came 2nd overall, with Andrew and Jane and Pyers Pennant were also 2nd. enter a team and join in this very enter-
Moore in 3rd place. Leon Northeast, John Jackson, Andy Westmorland taining event!
The second match of the new Eastern Ryder, Giles Faulkner, Andrea Galpin, After three heats of the Phillipps
Counties League season went much better Malcolm Wright, Shirley Saunter and Trophy, Brian Stanley and Simon
the ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams registering wins Peter Buttery qualified for the National CONGRATULATIONS to Harrison are in the lead, closely pursued
although the ‘C’ team had a rough time Inter-Counties League Final (see page 25) Paul Thornton, and his by Nick Forward and Steve Allerston.
of it. The ‘A’ Team won 14-6 , the ‘B’ Team by winning the ‘C’ flight of the Metro- London-based partner Another closely-fought battle for the
13-7, but the ‘C’ Team lost 0-20. politan Cup last September and they Gerry Weston, who won Trophy seems assured.
Diary dates: Fri Oct 5, Charity Pairs in went on in July to win Division Three at the Brighton Plate at this Diary dates: Oct 13, Irene Allen Non-
aid of St Nicholas Hospice, 2pm, Risby- Solihull; many congratulations to the year’s EBU Summer Expert Swiss Pairs, Stourbridge. Oct 27-
gate Sports Club. Sat Oct 6 (also Sun Oct whole team. Congress. The trophy is awarded to the 28, Malvern Congress, Bransford – once
7), Felixstowe Congress, 1pm, Felixstowe Venture Pairs: 1= Joy Mayall – Liz highest-placed pair below the rank of again, this popular congress is fully
Leisure Centre. Ending Oct 31: Champ Dewar and Sandra Landy – Alison Regional Master in the Swiss Pairs. booked; put it in your diary for next year!
Pairs Qualification in clubs. Sun Nov 4, Dunbar-Dempsey, 3. Gerry Stanford – Kendal Bridge Club was formed in
Novice Pairs, 2pm, Risbygate. Sun Nov Oliver Powell. the autumn of 1962, so this year is the
club’s 50th anniversary. They are hold- Yorkshire
18, Club Teams-of-Eight, 2pm, Colches- Green Point Swiss Teams: 1. Mick
ter. Sun Dec 9, Championship Teams, Carrington, Dave Franklin, Gerry ing a celebration day on October 14, www.ycba.co.uk
2pm, Pakenham. Stanford, Joy Mayall; 2. Andrew and it is hoped that as many members
as possible will attend. The day will start YORKSHIRE, represented
Southwell, Ian Lancaster, Jill Skinner,
with an afternoon of bridge followed by by Stuart Davies, Paul
Surrey Jeremy Willans.
an Anniversary Dinner. We are fortu- Belsten, George Bak, Gill
Brighton Congress: many congratu-
nate to have Graham Jepson, past Copeland, Janet and Ted
www.surreycountybridge.org.uk lations to Liz Hoskins, Ian Lancaster,
National Pairs winner, past Chairman of Latham, John O’Sullivan, Malcolm
CONGRATULATIONS to Marietta Andrew Southwell and Peter Clinch who Robinson won Div. 2 of the National
won the Midweek Pivot Teams; Ros and the National Club Committee, and a
Andree – Janet Cahm who retained member of the EBU Board of Directors, Inter-County League Finals. The county
their title of Sussex CCBA One-day Swiss Geoffrey Wolfarth were in the team that team of James Thrower, Robert Myers,
came 3rd; in the Mixed Pairs, Andrew as our guest speaker.
Pairs champions. Tony McNiff, Phil Godfrey, Tom
Shirley Pritchard – Graham Hudson Willard and Joy Mayall were 3rd. Gisborne, Sandy Davies, Dave Robinson,
won the Pre-congress Pairs at Scar- Congratulations also to John Williams, Wiltshire Richard Pike won the President’s Cup.
borough. Anne and Andrew Stimson David Benjamin, Matthew Read, At the Scarborough Congress, Frank
Michael Keeping and Shefton Kaplan www.wcba.co.uk
won the Swiss Pairs at the Seniors Con- Littlewood – Roman Gembecki were 2nd
who were 2nd in the second weekend’s AT the time of writing
gress at Eastbourne. Frances Hinden, in the Swiss Pairs, and Sandy Davies, Dave
Swiss Teams, a great result. the summer break is
Graham Osborne, Mike Scoltock, Robinson, Graham Jepson, David
Diary dates: Oct 21, Ladies Pairs coming to an end.
Jeffrey Allerton were runners-up in the Musson were 3rd in the Swiss Teams. At
Championships, Patcham. Oct 31, NEW League and cup entries for the coming
Pachabo Cup. the Brighton Congress, Sandy Davies –
Mid-week Swiss Pairs, Henfield. Nov 10, season indicate more teams than last
Peggy Griffin – Bomi Kavarana won Tom Gisborne won the Seniors Congress
Basic Bridge Pairs, The Ark, Turners year’s excellent turnout. A new and
the County AGM Swiss Pairs. This event Pairs. In the Four Stars Teams, Sarah
Hill. Dec 2, Basic Bridge Pairs, Bognor. additional Teams of Eight competition
was unfortunately very poorly attended, Teshome – Richard Winter were in the
has been arranged to augment our
and the committee are looking to bring 2nd-placed team and Sandra Penfold in
Garden Cities event.
the date forward next year to avoid Warwickshire the 3rd-placed team. Congratulations to
Wiltshire is looking forward to an
clashes with many other summer the above and to the following winners
www.warwickshirebridge.co.uk active and successful season. of county and club congress events:
The new season has now begun with SUSAN Stockdale, one Affiliated Clubs Teams: Leeds (Tim and
the Club Pairs Challenge final at of the England Women’s Worcestershire Sue Friedman, Simeon Saffman and
Richmond on October 14, which is team competing recently Carolyn Eastham). John Gerrard Sim
followed by a new midweek event for in the World Mind Sport Pairs: Adam Dickinson – Dominic Pinto.
members who find Sunday events Games in Lille, was given AS the nights draw in, Castle Swiss Pairs: Graham Jepson –
difficult to attend. This is the Midweek the honour of taking the Worcestershire is able to David Fletcher. Malton Swiss Teams:
Cross Imp Pairs at Bookham on Wed- oath on behalf of all the players. Susan reflect on a successful Stuart Davies, Sue Logan, Gill Copeland
nesday, November 7, and we hope that and her team-mates proceeded to win summer. Pam Pearce – and Steve Blackburn. Yorkshire Schools
many players will be able to join us for the gold medal in the Women’s series. Susan Sharp won the Cup: David and Laura Fennimore, Rhys
this new event. Congratulations to Margaret Wort – Ladies’ Pairs at the Celtic Congress, Munden and Jack Simm; Minibridge
We are also renaming our Newcomers Darren Evetts for winning the Play With repeating their previous success in the event: Ben Johnson – Louis Agars-Smith.
events this year as Friendly Events – The Experts at the Brighton Congress. same event at the Cheltenham Congress, Flitch: Mary and Lol Hinchcliffe.
these are designed for those who are The first Inter-County League match where Jane and Dick Rutter also repre- Waddington Cup: Sheffield (Tom Gis-
fairly new to bridge or who are learning against Oxfordshire was disappointing. sented the county successfully, winning borne, Sandy Davies, David Waxman and
the game. Please remember this before The first team lost 4-16, the second the Cleverly Cup. Sue Lane – Tony Mike Pomfrey). Newcomers Pivot Teams:
you sign up to come along. The first of team drew and the third team lost 8-12. Gervis won the Mixed Pairs at the Scot- Gill Cope land, Sheelagh and Tony
these events this year is at a new venue – Everyone who has been learning tish Overseas Congress in Portugal. Pickles, Joanne Johnson.
Ripley Village Hall on November 25. bridge for fewer than 18 months is The county also started the season Last but not least, congratulations to
The Senior Pairs this year is on encouraged to enter the Chick O’ The well in the Midland Inter-County Events, Fiona Brown, gold medallist at the Lille
December 2 at Oxshott. All events begin County competition. This will be at the First and Third Teams winning 20-0 World MSG Women’s Bridge Teams.
at 1pm. Enter via the Surrey website or WMBC on Sunday October 14 at against Lincolnshire and the Second Diary dates: Oct 6-7, Great Northern
contact Frances Trebble ( 01252 679883 1.30pm. Entry is free, but must be made Team winning 17-3. Swiss Pairs, Hilton Hotel, Leeds. Oct 21,
or email email@example.com via your club or teacher. In the county competitions, the Grand Nelson Rose Bowl, Harrogate. Oct 28,
The very successful Mentored Novice Prix Teams got off to a good start. After Yorkshire League (round 1); Nov 4,
Pivot Teams will be played on Sunday one heat, last year’s winners, Unquote, Ryedale Pairs, York. Nov 18, Yorkshire
Sussex are narrowly headed by Double Faults League (round 2). Nov 25, Yorkshire
November 18 at 1.30pm. at WMBC.The
www.sccba.co.uk format will be the same as last year (one and three pairs are tied on two points in League (round 3 – division 1 only). Dec
‘pro’ and three newcomers in each team). the Slam Competition. The next heat is 2, Yorkshire League (round 3 - divisions
IN the Green Point Event
on November 19 – it’s not too late to 2-11). r
held at Ardingly Marietta Details of all the county competitions
Andree – Janet Cahm re- are available on the website or from
tained the trophy from last Elayne Meakin ( 0121 580 9877.
year and Mick Carrington – Diary dates: many clubs will be hold- October 20th is the closing date
Richard Fedrick were 2nd. ing heats of the Championship Pairs for the submission of county reports
At the Eastbourne Seniors and Mixed Pairs during October and for the next issue of English Bridge.
Swiss Pairs, Jill and Dave Armstrong November; please look at the county
were 2nd and in the Swiss Teams Jeanne calendar for details. Thurs Nov 29, Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boydell, David Benjamin, Roger Poulter Seniors Pairs, 1.30pm. WMBC.
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