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representing England at Under-25 level. The autumn programme is now in

Master Point Also selected are Jennie Marvin and Middlesex full swing. Trophy winners to date are:

promotions Elizabeth Roberts who will play in the

Under-25 Girls team. Adam Hickman Robertson Cup (Handicap Pairs), Suzanne

Gill and Graham Grist. Houston Cup

and new partner Tom Paske are selected CONGRATULATIONS to (Swiss Teams), Suzanne Gill, Graham

15 Star Premier Manchester Glyn Liggins, Neil Rosen

Master for the Under 20 team. Michael Byrne is Grist, David Taylor and Tom Melvin.

4 Star Premier and Martin Jones for

Mrs J Grant non-playing captain. Allwood-Wharton Trophy (Inter-club

Regional Master winning the first stage of

Mrs K Lindley

Mr S Bielecki

In the Great Northern Swiss Pairs, teams of eight), Kings Head Bridge Club:

Manchester had a good showing: the Open Trials. They have Mark Hill, Mike Dignen, Mike Walsh,

8 Star Premier

Premier Regional earned the right to

Master Michael Byrne and Andrew Woodcock Steve Dannell, Paul Darby, Eaman

Master represent England in the

Mr M R Deakin were 2nd, Mike Bell and Dave Collier Bloomfield, Mervyn Scutter and Harry

Mr M Taylor upcoming Home Inter-

Premier Master 3rd, out of 100 pairs. Fox. The KHBC qualify for the regional

Mr A Edwards

2 Star Regional

Diary Dates: Dec 2, Ben Franks national series. Well done also to Rosen finals of the Garden Cities Trophy.

Mr S G Pope Master and Jones and Andrew McIntosh for

Trophy; Dec 16, Santa Claus Pairs; Jan 5- Diary Dates: Nov 11, Buxton Trophy

Mrs G McMullan winning the Lederer Memorial Trophy.

4 Star Master 6, Manchester Congress; Jan 24, Nation- (restricted pairs), Bawburgh; Nov 18,

Mrs RM Ronan 1 Star Premier

al Pairs; Jan 31, Golfprint Qualifier. Note Congratulations to Heather Dhondy Orb Paquot pairs at Roundwood; Dec 2,

Master and Nicola Smith for winning the Nat-

3 Star Master that the Junior Camrose Trophy will be Barclay’s Bank Trophy final at Round-

Mr J Fitzgerald ional Women’s Teams and their perfor-

Mr L W Danvers held in Manchester at Chancellors wood. And it’s time you were thinking

Mrs J M Roberts mance in the Venice Cup in Shanghai. The

Master Conference Centre, Manchester Univer- about your team for the Beccles Swiss

Dr P Dunham

Premier Master

sity on 15-17 Feb 2008. team was knocked in the quarter-finals by Teams event on Jan 20, 2008.

Mr K B Hassell China. After the Venice Cup ended, the

County Master

4 Star Master Women’s NPC, Martin Jones, reached the

Mr D C Betterley

Mr AM Stoll Merseyside/Cheshire quarter-finals of the Transnational Teams. North East

Club Master

1 Star Master In Surrey, Ian Pagan and Geoffrey

Ms E Alliston

Mr P Anning Mr D J Fitzpatrick DAVE Keen, Jean Keen, Matt Foster and Lederman finished second in the Swiss IAN Rankin and Peter

Mr G Poole Mrs B Haworth Tim Prior defeated Patrick Jourdain’s Pairs and Richard Johnson finished third Prince won the Swiss

Advanced Master team of experienced international players in the Swiss Teams. Pairs held at the splendid

Lincolnshire At the Rhodes Congress, Elizabeth

Mr AJ Coley by 27 IMPs to win the Crockfords Plate. St George’s bridge centre

8 Star Regional Mrs L Hobbs Four players from Deva BC finished first Barnard and Pauline Cohen finished in Darlington on 24th

Master in the North Wales Green-pointed Swiss third in the Ladies Pairs. Heather and September. (If you are


Mr A Andrews Jeremy Dhondy placed second in the

Mr R Booth Pairs: John Hampson and Paul Roberts, visiting the North East, you will always

3 Star Tournament and Peter and Jean Hand, finished on Bedford Swiss Teams, and Ian Pagan and be welcome at St George’s, or indeed at

County Master

Master Catherine Seale were third in the

Mrs B M Montrose exactly the same number of VPs after any of our friendly clubs throughout the

Mr AJ Davies Championship Pairs.

District Master managing to avoid playing each other region!) The following week saw the

2 Star Master during the event. Well done all. In County events, Brenda and Geoff action moving to Newcastle for their

Mr C Porteus

Mr ADC Foley won the Seniors Pairs; Kirti Wadhar

Mrs T Porteus Members of Deva Bridge Club were Swiss Teams event, which was won by the

Underwood and Kiran Patel won the Newcomers Pairs.

shocked by the sudden death of Frank ladies’ team of Jocelyn Gordon, Pam

1 Star Master Merseyside/ Many thanks to Jeremy Dhondy for

Dean. Frank had been a stalwart of the Niven, Kathleen Adair and Sheila

Mr P D Ison Cheshire club and one of its founding members. In our new county website. There are a few Houghton. Castle Morpeth hosted the

District Master 1 Star Regional his younger days he had been a keen areas still under construction. However, well-attended Newcomers’ Teams of Four

Mr D E Glozier Master sportsman and represented Cheshire at you will find a more informative and in early October when Sheena and Ian

Club Master Ms M Howe tennis. During his bridge career he had attractive website. The new address is Hudson teamed up with Peter Marshall

Mr B Atkin 2 Star Premier won all of the club’s major events and and Trevor Stone to emerge triumphant.

Mr E McGeough Master Diary Dates: Jan 20, Ranked Master

represented the County on many occa- Further afield, Clive Owen, playing

Miss M Williams Mr R Roberts Pairs, Oshwal Bridge Club. There are a

sions. He was a real gentleman at the table with John Atthey (Glos) won the Great

London 1 Star Premier and will be greatly missed. multitude of qualifying heats scheduled Northern Swiss Pairs the week before.

Life Master Master The opening event of the Merseyside for the National Pairs, the Middlesex John partnered Chris Owen in the Junior

Mr B McGuire Mrs B P Richards League season was the two-session Swiss Mixed Pairs, and the Middlesex Champ- Camrose Trials, coming 5th. Congratu-

Dr AE Scheps 3 Star Master Teams, which was won by Dusty Millers. ionship Pairs. An extensive competitions lations to all our winners.

Premier National Mr J S Kellett NOTE: the Eric Howarth Trophy has calendar may be found on the new Malcolm Oliver was elected to the

Master 2 Star Master been moved to March 9. This is an Open County website. EBU board at the AGM in early October,

Mr D A Gold Mr E F O'Keeffe Swiss teams event at a pleasant venue plus Do report points of interest for this and Clive Owen was appointed to the

National Master 1 Star Master green points and only £40.00 per team! column to chair of the EBU Youth Committee, and

Mr K Barnett Dr P M Wright The number of entries is limited, so became the Northeast’s first Premier

Mr A Hydes Advanced Master contact ASAP the event organiser Nigel Norfolk Grand Master the same month. We wish

Premier Master Mr MS Brotherton Worthington – them both well in their posts at this

Ms B C Gilbert Mr S Corcoran – to avoid disappointment. critical time for the future of the EBU.

Mr G Hart Master Diary Dates: Dec 2, Waterworth Cup THE County Summer Do visit our revamped website at

Mr D J Herman Mrs D Smith (County Open Pairs); Dec 9, Merseyside programme was well sup-, where webmaster Neil

1 Star Master County Master Cup (Open Swiss teams); Jan 4, Executive ported in contrast to the Aiston has been very busy updating the

Mr P Bohan Mrs JA Chapman & Council meeting; Jan 7-9, BGB Sim fall in attendance at most information.

Advanced Master Dr C Simpson Pairs – clubs; Jan 19-20, Chester Congress; clubs – a regular seasonal Diary Dates: Dec 16, Deane Salver,

Ms C Howard District Master Feb 3, County Trials; Feb 17, Jean Keen happening. The county Whitley Bay; Dec 30, St Georges

Master Mr J Fay Trophy (County Women’s Teams); Feb 24, season closed with the Congress, Darlington; Jan 6, King Cup,

Mr D Bennett Club Master Merseyside & Deeside Cup (County Pivot YMCA Trophy; congratulations to the St Georges, Darlington; Jan 20, Gazette

County Master Mr R Halford Teams); Mar 9, Eric Howarth Trophy, Mar winners, father and son Gabriel and Cup & Shield, Stannington; Feb 2, Chro-

Mrs E Bristow Mrs G M Knight 13, Charity Challenge. Giles Ip. nicle Cup final, Stannington.

Mr M L Gold


Mr JRJ Golding

Life Master

District Master

Mr T Chapman

Mr N Irens

Mr N Harcus

Mr D O Jones


Premier National STILL playing bridge at 100, Mrs Florence Hawkins celebrated her 100th

Club Master

Master birthday at a special afternoon of bridge at Newbury Bridge Club, of which she

Dr K Barclay

Photo: David Maddocks

Mr H Wayne

Mr C Bonser has been a member for many years. Florence was joined by fifty-one other

Mr P G Chapman 6 Star Premier members for a rubber bridge competition during which everyone enjoyed a cup

Mr W Coley Regional Master

of tea and a slice of a special celebration cake. Florence very proudly showed every-

Mr J Frost Mrs E G Jones

one her birthday card from the Queen.

Mrs C Sidney- 3 Star Premier

Woollett Regional Master The combined age of four people playing that day was 377 – also quite an

Mr P Willis Mr IM Isaacs achievement. Ann McMahon (Chair of Newbury Bridge Club)

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