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COUNTY NEWS Alan Cooke and Maris Sheppard coming were 6th and Paul Fegarty and Catherine

Congratulations to Avon 2nd while Maureen and Brian Stairs Curtis’s team were 21st. In the Pairs,

the newly promoted came 3rd in the Mixed Pairs event. Closer Chris Jagger and Ian Pagan finished

Grand Masters: IT is with great sadness that we report to home, Bharat Sanghrajka and Richard 10th, Paul Fegarty and Catherine Curtis

the death of Cyril Samuels. Cyril was the Chester (Wardown Club) did well in the 39th, and Rod and Sue Oakford 41st.

Mrs P Barton of North East doyen of bridge in Bristol for many Autumn Sim Pairs coming 6th nationally. Trevor King won the Men’s Pairs at the

Mr A D Cooke of years. He was originally from London The Men’s and Ladies’ Pairs took place West of England Congress, playing with

Bedfordshire but an employment move took him to during the afternoon of 27th September. Ian Clarke. Mike Seaver and Peter

Mr V Gaskell of Herts Cardiff in the early 1960s where he estab- John Andrews and Tim Sharrock won Morgan finished 3rd in the B final of the

Mr I J Pendlebury lished himself as a Welsh international in the Men’s event, while Rita Keable and Championship Pairs at the Summer Seniors

of Staffs & Shropshire partnership with David Hamilton and Monica Lucy won the Ladies’ Pairs. Congress. Rod and Sue Oakford, Nadia

also Mike Hirst. He moved to Bristol in In the Eastern Counties League, Bed- Stelmashenko and Victor Milman ended

the 1970s and was Secretary of Bristol fordshire played Essex in September and 2nd in the Suffolk One-day Swiss Teams

Master Point Bridge Club for 15 years, when the club Hertfordshire in October. While the ‘A’ and 3rd in the Herts One-day Swiss Teams.

team won on both occasions, the ‘B’ and The county C team finished =2nd in

promotions was regarded as one of the finest in the

country and benefited from Cyril’s ‘C’ teams were well beaten. the National County League Finals. The

5 Star Regional superb organisational skills. He continued The 48-board Swiss Pairs event took team was David Carmichael, Gladys


Master to play bridge up to the age of 90 and place at Wilstead on 21st October and Gittins, Dominic Clark, Wendy Pollard,

Premier Life was won in style by Jon Williams and Brian Last, Jenny Jacobsberg, Nick Bull

Master Mrs MJ Davies taught some of the residents where he

Mr D Hamper Mr IF Macartney lived well after that. He will be much Ron Davis. The BBA league and KO and Cynthia Bull. Cambridge A were

Mrs A Teversham missed by all his bridge friends. matches will be starting soon, so watch knocked out in the semi-finals of the

Life Master

Mr RJ Dunn Regional Master Congratulations to John Atthey for this space for future results. 2006/7 NICKO.

Mrs E Crossley his fine win in the Great Northern Swiss Congratulations to Andrew Wilkinson

National Master

Mr M Davies 13 Star Premier


Pairs in partnership with Clive Owen Berks and Bucks for qualifying as County Tournament

Mrs C M Rankin and also for his recent participation in Director with distinction.

Mrs CE Moir Diary Dates: Jan 20, County Individual

2 Star Premier the Lederer Memorial Trophy as part of

Regional Master 11 Star Premier THE season started with Final; Feb 17, County Pairs Final; Mar

the Tollemache winning Gloucestershire

Mrs A Whitaker Master a win for Richard Palmer, 15, Novice Pairs; Apr 27, Swiss Pairs.

Mr N J Nicolson team which finished 5th out of eight.

2 Star Premier The first event of the new season was Dick Davey, Carole Muel-

8 Star Premier


Mrs S Stevens Master the Championship Teams, won by Chris ler and David Perkins in Channel Islands

Mrs MD Wernette King, Bill Maddox, Steve Tomlinson and the Mixed Teams. John

1 Star Premier Steve Turner. At the Somerset Congress, Greenhalgh and James

Master 6 Star Premier

Master the best results by Avon players were: Bond won the Swiss Pairs. The County THE main event in the

Mr P Keightley Channel Islands for this

Mr JN Bamberg Swiss Pairs: 10= Andrew and Cathy Teams Qualifier was won by Chris Burley,

3 Star Master Ed Scerri, Kevin Elstow and Phil Thorn- report has been the Guernsey

Mrs F Stinchcombe

5 Star Premier Smith; Swiss Teams: 3. Tony Letts with

Master three Glos players. ton with eight teams going forward to Congress, organised with

Advanced Master great efficiency and friend-

Mrs B Regan In the Bristol BC Premier Pairs comp- the knock-out rounds.

Ms A Kelly

3 Star Premier etition the winners in August were Pat We have re-organised the club pages liness as always by Malcolm and Barbara

County Master Master Chanter and Peter Tilley, in September on the website to make them more user- Carey. On the first weekend Guernsey’s

Miss S Bird Mr A Collins

Mr L Blanning Margaret Harris and Mike Short, and in friendly; do check that your club details Norwegian Rune Hague playing with

2 Star Premier October Ian Duncan and Steve Lawrence. are up-to-date. We are now working on a Reider Laland were the outright winners

Mr S F Croucher

Master list of clubs who run a host system to of the Swiss Pairs, with Marion Miles of

Mr R Cutts The West of England Bridge Club Pairs

Mr C Shambrook Jersey playing with Andrew Thompson in

District Master Championship was won by Gill Davies encourage visitors, so please let us know.

1 Star Premier We are also running a survey to find fourth spot. The top all C.I. Pair were the

Dr J Holyer and David Griffiths.


Mr M Ingham out at what time competitors would like Jersey/Guernsey combination of Ros

Mr S Bedford

Miss J E Richardson our Sunday events to start. The choice is: Bavin and Robert Plumley, jointly with

Club Master

Mr P R Feilding Bedfordshire unchanged at 2.30pm, 2pm or 1pm. If Lynda Mildon and Colin Tostevin in 7th

Mrs L Hayton

Mrs J Hoy Mrs U Henzell you haven’t voted yet, send your vote to place. In the mid-week events, Robert

Mrs L Irving THE BBA County season Margaret at Plumley and Susie Farnon were the top


Ms L Priess kicked off well with the

Master Congratulations to Ascot A, Barry C.I pair in the Mixed Pairs, finishing 6h.

Mr P Schmidt

Mr D Benjamin Opening Pairs, won by Read, Alan F. Brown, Jennie Corfield and In the Multiple Teams, Robert and Susie,

Bedfordshire 4 Star Master County Vice-Chairman Bruce Franklin who are in the Final of in partnership with Richard and Chris-

Grand Master Mrs AG Batten Val Lawson and Ian Wil- the NICKO Plate. tine Ray, were outright winners and in the

Mr A D Cooke Miss PME Day son. This was followed by Diary Dates: Dec 16, Mixed Swiss Senior Teams the Jersey combination of

8 Star Premier 3 Star Master the 37th joint Beds/Northants Congress, Teams. The New Year starts with the Sue Rankin, Brian Youd, Rosemary Pallot

Master Mr R W S Lark which was held for the second year at the County Pairs Qualifier on Jan 6 and the and Norman Le Cocq won the event.

Mr DG Pritchard 2 Star Master attractive new venue, Towcester Race- Friendly Swiss Pairs on Jan 13. You can Which brings us to the final event, the

Premier Master Mr A Hughes course. Ross Harper and Paul Hackett Swiss Teams, where again the Norwe-

enter these events through the web site.

Mr G D Robertson 1 Star Master

won the Pairs on the Saturday, while gians, captained by Rune Hague, swept

Mrs P M Smith Mr J R Crook

Marianna Kultalahti, Alan Shillitoe, Iain Cambs and Hunts the board, the top C.I. team being Susie

4 Star Master Mr M Fraser

Mr E Cohen Mr I C Kemp

Roberts and Dave Dickson won the Swiss Farnon, Robert Plumley, Lynda Mildon

Mr ND Welch Mrs M L Savill Teams on the Sunday. and Colin Tostevin in 6th position. The

3 Star Master Advanced Master Alan Cooke has recently attained the CATH Jagger won the National prize for the top Channel Islands pair for

Mrs JE Malpass Mr V C Crump rank of Grand Master and joins the small Women's Teams, and Sue Oakford and the two week-end events went to Colin

Advanced Master Mr P Matthews Bedfordshire elite band – congratulations, Nadia Stelmashenko reached the semi- and Lynda.

Mr EJ Hewitt Mr A L Ross Alan. Bedfordshire players have also done finals. Cath Jagger’s team were =1st in In purely domestic competitions the

District Master Mr P A Shuttleworth well ‘offshore’ at the Guernsey Congress, the Brighton Bowl, Chris Jagger’s team first three in the County Individual were

Mrs E S Brett Master

Mr M Francis Mr R Bedwell

Prof A G Parkinson County Master

Club Master Mrs M Andersen

Mr P M Clarke


Mr P L Shah

Mr J Downie AS a result of the changes to the Master Point year announced earlier, the current competition for the high-

Berks & Bucks Mrs I Stanbury est Master-points awards in each category, which started on July 1st 2006, will end on December 31st 2007.

Life Master Mr D Tilquin Those players who wish all their awards to be included in the ranking lists published when the event is

Mrs J Murphy Mrs E M Wilsey finalised, should ensure that their claims are at the EBU by Monday 21st January 2008 at the latest. It would

National Master District Master

Mrs M Bradshaw

be helpful if such claims did NOT include any certificates dated from 1st January 2008 onwards.

Mrs R Johnstone

Mr S Lee Mr R Kozlowski

Clubs and County Associations that use direct credit facilities should ensure that all finalised events up to

4 Star Premier Mrs R Lenney the end of December are submitted to the EBU by the same date, if they wish their member’s awards to be

Regional Master Mr K Sheppard included in the competition.

Mr K M Goswell Mr R Stepney

42 English Bridge December 2007


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