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Roman Gembicki and Cedric Cockcroft, the Swiss Teams at the Riviera Congress. Club; each affiliated club may enter one Griffiths, Roman Klis, George Barrett

in 3rd place, were the highest-placed Diary dates: Oct 28, Hardwick Cup or two teams so why not organise your and Chris Chowney also came 2nd in

Derbyshire team. Don and John were (Swiss Teams), Christchurch Bridge teams and come along; each team can the inter-counties Midland Teams

also the highest-placed Derbyshire pair. Club. Dec 9, Chope Salver (Mixed Pairs), only have one player of National Master Challenge Bowl.

New Bridgewebs websites have been Dorchester. Other competition dates rank or above. The last two events start at Full results of all county competi-

set up for the DCBA, Derby Bridge and venues are being finalised. Further 2.15pm. tions are on our website.

Club, East Midlands Bridge Club and information available at www.bridge Don’t forget you can get all the Diary dates: Sat Oct 13, Ladies’ and

British Rail Bridge Club. details on our new website at www. Men’s Pairs, 10.30am, Tarrington Com-

Diary dates: Oct 3, First round of munity Hall. Wed Oct 31, Ace of Spades

Eric White & Winter Plate. Nov 25, (Restricted), 2pm, Much Birch Com-

Invitation Pairs.

Essex munity Hall. Sat Nov 3, No Fear Teams Hants and IoW (Restricted), 1.30pm, Wellington Heath

Devon CONGRATULATIONS to Memorial Hall. Fri Nov 16, Inter-club

Chris Megahey – John Teams Round 2, 7pm, Ledbury Com- Sutcliffe who were 28th CONGRATULATIONS to munity Centre.

ALL members should and Robert Elliott – Peter the winners of the Nat-

have received their Cal- Oake who were 34th in ional Seniors Knock-out,

the Championship Pairs at Jeremy Baker, Dave Hertfordshire

endars for 2012 – 2013.

Details of Andrew the Brighton Congress. Huggett, John Moore,

Robson’s Devon Tour At the Essex & Hertfordshire Green John Dakin and Steve Huggett; also to OUR seniors did the

(October 2–5) are available on the Pointed Weekend, in the Swiss Pairs we the winners of the Dorset Green Point county proud in the

website and your local club. had John Stimson and partner 3rd, Teams, Miles Cowling, Steve Preston, Eastbourne Seniors Con-

At the June AGM, Robin Mardlin Margaret Curtis – David Sherman 5th, Steve Auchterlonie, Andy Hughes; and gress and congratulations

kindly agreed to be Treasurer. and Stephanie and Laurie Burtt equal to John Jones – Adrian Fontes for go to Celia and Derek

Diary dates: Sat Oct 20 – Sun Oct 21, 14th with Brian Davies and partner. In coming 2nd in the Hereford Pairs. Oram who won the Championship Pairs

Plymouth Congress, Future Inn, the Swiss Teams we had Sue and Chris The first weekend at Brighton has just A Final, Stan and Tara Harding who

Plymouth; contact Ruth Edmondson Taylor in equal 7th with Jill and Roger finished (at the time of writing); well were 2nd in the Championship Pairs B

( 01752 316160. Sat Oct 27 (Pairs) – Tattersfield done to the following HIOW pairs who Final, the team of Malcolm Harris,

Sun Oct 28 (Teams), Exeter Bridge Club Well done Martin and Sandy Smith finished well up: James Clark– Bill Maria Budd, Sheila Evans and Rick

Swiss Weekend, Isca Centre, Exeter; who had a good result in the recent Taylor, 3rd; John Jones – Adrian Fontes, Irwin who won the Swiss Teams event

contact Jean Whitlam ( 01404 815318. British Summer Sim Pairs, finishing 7th. joint 8th; Andy Hughes – Jeremy and the team of Stan and Tara Harding,

Oct 30, please support the DBA Simul- Results of recent Essex competitions Baker,15th. Bill Blackman and Rodger Livesey who

taneous Pairs for Devon Air Ambulance. are as follows: the George Curtis was Some remaining results from the end came 3rd.

Nov 9-11, Torquay Bridge Club Congress, won by Robert Elliott, Peter Oake, of the last season: League Div. 1: 1. John At the Herts & Essex Joint Green-

Palace Hotel, Torquay; contact Joan Ley Winnie Godber, John Stimson. The new Dakin, Richard Harris, Chris Kinloch, pointed Weekend, the Swiss Pairs was

( 01803 401119. Sun Nov 25, North Pro-Am Pairs was won by Mary Homer John Moore. League Div. 2: 1. Clare and won by the Hertfordshire pair of Celia

Section Charity Swiss Teams; contact – Merryn Eves. Daytime Senior Pairs: Ian Fearon, Tony Page, Dave Dawson. and Derek Oram and the Swiss Teams by

N. Marsden ( 01271 860302. Sun Dec 9, 1. Simon Moorman – Steve Cade-Bowyer, 2. League Div. 3: 1. Helen Kinloch, John the Hertfordshire team of Colin Hay-

Torquay Bridge Club Swiss Pairs; contact Val and Paul Mollison, 3. Ian Moss – Mullen, Tracey Adams, Steve Tearle, wood, Ian Kemp, George Lock, David

Pat Haynes ( 01803 293903. Peter Oake. George Collins, Arthur Whittacker. Lock. Congratulations also to Sheila

Diary dates: Oct 6-7, Felixstowe Diary dates: Oct 7, Mixed Pairs. Oct Evans – Rick Irwin who came 3rd in the

Congress. Oct 14, Play with an Expert. 21, Wessex Swiss Teams. Nov 4, Simple Brighton Seniors Congress Pairs B Final.

Dorset Oct 25, Autumn Pairs League. Oct 31, Systems Pairs (in clubs). Nov 11, Jubilee Diary dates: Fri Oct 26, Club Autumn Seniors Pairs. Nov 11, Tony Cup Teams of Eight. Dec 2, Bloxham Winners Cup, Bridge Centre 7.30pm.

Kelvin Trophy. Nov 25, Fletcher Trophy Swiss Teams. Unless otherwise listed, all Fri Nov 23, Mixed Pairs, Bridge Centre

DORSET Green Point

and Essex Club Cup. Dec 2, Mixed Pairs. the above will be held in Romsey, 7.30pm. Sun Dec 2, Hertfordshire Rose

(June) Results: 1. Guy

Dec 9, Christmas Party. starting at 2pm. Entries to Lillian Bowl, Bridge Centre 1.00pm.

Lawrenson, Christine

Bradley, Phil Norman Craigen or

and Mark Hooper; 2. Steve Auchterlonie, Gloucestershire ( 02380 254276. Isle of Man

Andy Hughes, Dave Huggett, Nick

Craik; 3. Margot Wilson, John Gardner,

Herefordshire ON August 19 the Manx Bridge Union

Geoff Bailey, Janet Smith. CONGRATULATIONS

Boston Cup: 1. Nick Forrest, Sally to Norah Allen and held the first of its 2012/13 season

Cairns, Edward Leatham, Bryan Cross; Andrew Courtman who THE Gloucestershire & Herefordshire major events: the Isle of Man Individual

2. Ron and Lynne Heath, Andy Kit- won the Gloucestershire Green Point Event was held in late July at Championship. There was a good entry

tridge, Robin Wright; 3. Helen Ackroyd, & Hereford Green Point the Larruperz Centre in Ross-on-Wye. and a strong field contested the title

Tim Dunsby, Janet Smith, Doris Swiss Pairs event ahead of 75 other In the Swiss Pairs, the winners were which was won in 2011/12 by MBU

Hutchinson. pairs; they were undefeated throughout Norah Allen – Andrew Courtman, Chairman John Large.

Dorset Green Point (July) Results: the competition. Patrick Shields, Richard followed by John Jones – Adrian Fontes At the half way stage John was lead-

1. Miles Cowling, Steve Preston, Steve Butland and Keith Stanley from Glos with Lorna Vestey – David Wing joint ing once again and was on course to

Auchterlonie, Andy Hughes; 2nd= Paddy with Filip Kurbalija from Wales won the 3rd with Patrick Shields – Filip retain the championship, but Joan

Bowen, Brian Browse, Hugh Kevill- Swiss Teams on the Sunday dropping Kurbalija. In the Swiss Teams, the Watson, Steve Baggs and Jenny Glanz

Davies, Jon Holland and Richard Vessey, only 13 points in their seven matches. winners were Patrick Shields, Filip headed the pack and were close behind.

Claire Hillyard, Peggy Bennet, Keith Well done to Angela Hall who won the Kurbalija, Richard Butland and Keith In the closing stages there was a

Jerram. County Individual competition. Apolo- Stanley, with Gwynn Davis, Sue reshuffle of the leaders which resulted

Other notable results: EBU 75th Anni- gies for missing her out of the last report. Ingham, Ken Richardson and Chris in Steve Baggs getting his nose in front

versary Sims (Monday) – National results: Diary dates: Sun Oct 21, Cotswold Rochelle 2nd and Mike Ralph, John and taking the title with an overall score

2nd Dawn Gladwinfield – Peter Smith, Cup, 12.15pm, Cheltenham; always a fun Thacker, George Barrett and David of 65.83%. Congratulations to Steve on

3rd Martin Brook – Helen Ackroyd, 6th event with good food and raising money Atthey 3rd. Congratulations to all of winning the championship and the

David Berwitz – Patrick Cheu. for charity; it’s a team event but you enter them, particularly the Herefordshire Caymanx Cup at his first attempt.

Dorset, representing the Western as a pair and draw another pair on the members Mike Ralph, John Thacker Second place went to Joan Watson, an

League, finished 3rd in Division A of the day. Nov 4, Club Players Championship and George Barrett. excellent and popular result for one of

National Inter-Counties Leagues final for the Leonard Cup, Newent Bridge Other Herefordshire members who the Union’s veterans. John Large came

(see page 25). Team members were Mark Club; don’t worry if you missed the first have done well over the summer were in 3rd and Liz Kelly 4th.

Hooper, Phil Norman, Bob Mott, Ann event, still plenty of chances for you to Ben Britton – Mike Ralph coming joint Next on the Calendar is the Isle of Man

Sharples, Margot Wilson, John Gardner, score points for yourself and your club. 2nd at the WBU Swiss Pairs in Llan- Congress, held in Douglas in September.

and Ron and Lynn Heath. Dec 2, Bredon Vale Cup, hosted by dudno, and Murat Atac playing with This is the big annual bridge event on the

Bob Mott, Ann Sharples, Alastair Winchcombe Bridge Club, last year’s David Bakhshi coming 2nd in the WBU Island and full results will be on the

Cowley, Chris Stevens finished 8th in winners, but held at Cheltenham Bridge August Green Point Swiss Pairs. John Manx website.

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