Hawkes – Ian Reissmann were in the this competition is now free! Oct 27, Hotel, Carlyon Bay. Oct 21, County Swiss
Avon runners-up team, and Chris Mooney – Open Swiss Teams. Feb 16, Garden Cities Teams, Queen’s Hotel, Penzance. Nov 4,
www.avoncba.org.uk Kevin Elstow 3rd in the B Final. And in Qualifier. Feb 24, County Individual Mixed Pivot Teams, Ladock. Nov 25,
the Really Easy Congress Nirmal and Joy Final. Mar 16, County Pairs Final. Mar Bodmin Swiss Pairs, Lanhydrock GC.
THE County wel -
Dutta won with 72%, were promoted to 23, Novice Pairs Tournament. Apr 28,
comes Suzy Lawson
the Next Step event the next night and County Swiss Pairs.
as the new Secretary
won that with 66%!
of the Committee.
For the first time we held two GP www.ccdba.co.uk
At the Brighton
Events, both excellently organised by
Summer Congress well CUMBRIA held its first Green Pointed
Anders Wallen. Congratulations to the www.cwgsy.net/community/cicba/
done to the following: Jeremy Rickard – Swiss Teams for seven years on June 24
winners of the Pairs, Geoff Nicholas –
Robert Glass (17th in the Swiss Pairs); at the Stonecross Manor Hotel in
Debbie Roberts, with BBCBA’s Ed Scerri County results: Heats were held in each
Marc Lee (1st in the Championship Pairs Kendal. We had 20 tables and although
– Dick Davey runners-up. The Teams island and the merged results were:
and 2nd in the Mixed Pivot Teams); Katy that was a little down on what we had
trophy was a new one in memory of Simultaneous Pairs: 1. Nigel Elliott – Sue
Lee (2nd in the Mixed Pairs as well as in hoped, it was judged a great success.
Richard Palmer and fittingly was won by Rankin, 2. Svante and Nadde Ryman
the Mixed Pivot Teams); Tony Gammon, Congratulations to the winners (by a
a BBCBA team of David Beever, Robin (visitors from Sweden), 3. Howard
Irene Robinson, Mike Huggins and Aidan substantial margin!), Mike and Sally
Gardiner, Nigel Marlow and Steve Gore. Basden-Smith – Carl Harrison. Indivi-
Schofield (7th in the Swiss Teams); Suzy Ann Rothwell, Malcolm Hartley and
At the AGM in July Anders Wallen dual: 1. David Trestain, 2. Hugh Bacon,
Lawson (5th in the Stratified Swiss Pairs). Michael Cox from our neighbouring
succeeded Nigel Thompson as chairman. 3. Brian Youd.
Congratulations to Gareth Evans, Huw County, Westmorland.
Other results: LO4: Div. 1: 1. Chris Jersey results: Victoria Club Open Pairs:
Oliver, Mike Short and Andrew Urbanski The Simultaneous Pairs in aid of St
Burley, 2. Bob Dowdeswell, 3. Steve Lee, 1. Robert Brouard – Carl Harrison,
who won the Celtic Congress Teams and Mary’s Hospice raised £480 and a cheque
4. John Hawkins. LO8: Div 1: 1. Reading 2. Howard Basden-Smith – Marion
to David Jones who came 4th in the was presented to them at Grange Club
A, 2. Burnham B, 3A. Risborough A, 3B. Miles. Guernsey Results: District Teams:
English Riviera Congress Swiss Pairs. in August. Many thanks to the clubs that
SBBC A, 4A. Chalfont B, 4B. Bradshaw B. 1. Robert Plumley, Susie Farnon, Lynda
In the British Summer Sim Pairs, took part.
Victor Ludorum: jointly – Chris Burley Mildon, Alistair Kent, Colin Tostevin;
congratulations to Roy Maddon – The County AGM was held in
and Ed Scerri. Multiple Teams: John 2. Dick Langham, Rudi Falla, Lynne
Sheila Montgomery who came 60th in a Keswick in August and this was well
Greenhalgh, Tony Parkinson, James Williamson, John Seymour, Margaret
field of 1780. In the East and West Wales attended. The following Committee
Bond, Joyce Baldock. and Mike Allen. District Upper Restricted:
Green Pointed Congress at Newport well members retired at this year’s AGM:
Congratulations to Matthew and 1. Anne and Don Babbe, 2. Marie
done to Sue O’Hara – Nelson Stephens Babs Matthews (Match Captain), Glenda
Heather Tan, winners in the Oxfordshire Auchincloss – Catherine Bott. District
for winning the Swiss Pairs, and to Lloyd (Secretary), Bruce Denwood
GP Swiss Teams. Lower Restricted: 1. Liz Thompson –
David Jones who came 6th and also 3rd (Equipment Officer) and Geoff Bell
Diary dates: Oct 14, Swiss Pairs for the Robin Endean, 2. Chrysta Rang –
in the Swiss Teams. (Committee Member). We thank them
Denys Jenkins Cup, SBBC. Nov 25, Butler Michael Roberts.
Diary dates: Oct 14, Championship all for their service to the county and
Scored Pairs for the Jarrett Cup, SBBC. Diary dates: Nov 2-4, Inter-island
Teams. Nov 1, Men’s and Ladies’ Pairs – welcome new members of the
Dec 2, Mixed Swiss Teams, Windsor, Weekend in Jersey (including County
both events at the Bristol Bridge Club. Committee Howard Brown (Match
11am start. Dec 9, Friendly Pairs, SBBC. AGM at 12.30pm on Sat Nov 3).
Captain), Kate Cooper (Secretary), Sam
Norman (Equipment Officer) and Ian
Bedfordshire Cornwall Smith (Committee Member).
Cambs and Hunts
www.bedsbridge.co.uk Diary dates: Oct 21, Simple Systems
www.cambsbridge.org.uk www.cornwallbridge.co.uk Pairs (Carlisle). Nov 4, Multiple Teams
THE winning team at
OUR new Chief County (Barrow). Nov 25, Pro-Am Teams
the Bedfordshire One- JULIAN Wightwick, Jonathan Mestel,
Director, Chris Nichols, (Carlisle).
Day Swiss Teams event Catherine and Chris Jagger won the
in June was John and County Teams, and went on to win the playing with Jane Kaldewey,
Ros Bateman, Anne and Pachabo with Jon Cooke joining the his regular partner, has sig- Derbyshire
David Gilling. Alan Oddie – Ron team. The same four, plus Ian Pagan, also nalled his arrival with an
Davis led the field in the recent Grand reached the final of Crockfords, finishing impressive 80.69% score in www.dcba.org.uk
Masters’ Pairs from start to finish. 5th. Paul Fegarty – Catherine Curtis a Bude club evening in July. www.bridgewebs/derbyshire
Following consultation with local finished 7th in the Corwen and 14th in Wadebridge and Bod - SUE Birch is the DCBA
clubs, a new approach is being planned the Spring Bank Holiday Congress Pairs. min have, jointly, invested in Bridge- Individual Champion,
for the Beds Teams League as regards Julian Wightwick – John Liebeschuetz mates, now being used on Tuesday and having won the Gerry
venues etc. Full details of the proposals were 11th in the National Pairs Final. Thursday evenings. Dave Mattos and Fletcher Cup; Miranda
can be seen on the BBA website and if In the NICKO, Cambridge A (Julian Mark Reeve are providing essential back- Vinecombe was the
you wish to express your own views, Wightwick, Jonathan Mestel, Catherine up, ably assisted by John Finch. Anyone runner-up.
please contact either Derek Marsh or and Chris Jagger, Jon Cooke) and wanting to see them in action will be very Wendy Watson – Jennifer Floutier are
Peter Malpass. Cambridge B (Victor Milman, Simon welcome. Penzance have had Bridge- the DCBA Ladies’ Champions, having
Alan Shillitoe was the coach of the Barb, David Kendrick, Chris Larlham, mates for several years and are also happy won the Corey Cup; Sue Birch –
England Open team for the Mind Sports Nadia Stelmashenko) are through to the to receive interested visitors. Margaret Pacey were in 2nd place. Don
Games in Lille. semi-finals, with Cambridge B putting Jenny Vaughan and her sister, Irene Smedley – John Griffin are the DCBA
Diary dates: Thurs Oct 18, Men’s and out Saffron Walden A (Ross Midgley, Thomas, having played – as second Men’s Champions, having won the
Ladies’ Pairs, Wilstead, both starting at Bill Briscombe, Adam Eckersley-Waites, reserves – for the West Wales team which Dodson Shield; David Briggs – Jim
7.30 pm. Thurs Nov 29, Inter-Club Peter Oxley, Chris Waites) in the last 16. won the WBU Inter-Area Championship, Tomlinson were 2nd.
Teams of Four, Wilstead, 7.30pm. Meanwhile in the Plate, Peterborough B were invited to play at Fishguard for a Andy Wells and his team-mates
Further details and entry forms are (Trevor and Marion King, Christina Welsh Ladies Team in a series of matches (Peter Kelly, Howard Melbourne, Cedric
available on the BBA website. Brewster, Chris Heames) reached the against teams from Ireland. As part of a Cockcroft, Alex Hogg and Malcolm
quarter-final stage. team of four, Jenny and Irene played two Caporn) won the Brigden final against
The Cambridge Club reached the matches against a team of Irish ladies and the unbeaten team, David Briggs (Jim
Berks and Bucks final of the Garden Cities, where the two against an Irish County team. Their Tomlinson, Mick and Sheena Haytack).
team of Julian Wightwick, Mike Seaver, aggregate score for the weekend was a In the Vic Morris Cup final, Richard
Jonathan Mestel, Jon Cooke, Victor pleasing 66-37 IMPs victory. Edwards (Pym Berry, Mary and Dave
LOTS of successes by Milman, David Kendrick, Paul Fegarty Congratulations also to two Cornish Marshall) overcame Andy Wells (Roger
BBCBA players! Sally and Catherine Curtis finished 3rd. pairs who did outstandingly well in the Mallinson, Malcolm Caporn, Paul
Brock is World Mind Two Cambs & Hunts pairs finished in British Summer Sims: Jacqueline Russell – Madden and John Squibb). In a fairly
Sports Ladies Bridge Teams the top ten of the British Spring Pairs James Sim (Bude) were 2nd nationally evenly-matched Vic Morris Plate final,
Champion – to add to the events: Jon Cooke and Catherine Curtis with a 71.89% score, while Ken Keast – Jim Parker (Maggie Beale, Paul Knighton,
European Ladies last June, were 8th, while Ross Midgley and Chris Val Pitman (Penventon) were 5th. Mike Douglas) beat John Reavy (Mo
roll on the Venice Cup! Ed Scerri – Gary Waites were 9th. Diary dates: Oct. 7, Mixed Pairs Logan, Mike Spencer, Keith Sherwood).
Jones were members of the winning team Diary dates: Oct 15, Closing date for Championship, Ladock. Oct 14, Marie In the Nottinghamshire Green Point
in the Brighton Teams A Final, Peter County Knockout Teams – note that Gregson-Brown Trophy, Porth Avellen Event, Don Smedley, John Griffin,
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