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Daily Telegraph Cup: 1. Surrey (Jeffrey tably, over a match clear of second place. The Dorset Cup was won by Jerry
Master Point Allerton, Frances Hinden, Graham Os- The County Pairs title for the Harouni, Ray Robinson, Tony Waterlow
promotions borne, Jonathan Cooke); 2. Sussex (Chris
Jepson, Liz and Ian Lancaster, Gerry
Waterworth Cup went to Geoff Cowie
and Rob Roberts – well done to them.
and Gerald Haase.
Diary Dates: Feb 10, Ladies’ and
Stanford). Close behind were Barry Jones and Gentlemen’s Pairs, Eastman’s; Feb 24,
1 Star Premier 2 Star Regional
Diary Dates: Feb 3, Championship Paddy Murphy, followed by Peter Middlesex Clubs Championships, Acol
Pairs (Nigel Freake, 020 8801 2884 or Kaufmann and Matt Foster. BC; March 9; Ranked Masters’ Teams,
Mr B Hobden Mr M Davis
Ms AM Gayfer firstname.lastname@example.org); Feb 24, Palmer The Merseyside Cup (County Open Pinner BC. There are a multitude of qua-
Premier Master Bayer Trophy, Simple System Pairs Teams) was won by the foursome of Bill lifying heats scheduled for the National
Mr A Murphy 11 Star Premier
(Chris Duckworth, 020 7385 3534 or and Joyce White, and Jim and Jenny Pairs, Middx Mixed Pairs, Middx Pairs.
3 Star Master email@example.com); Mar 8-9, Morris. Second place went to Earl Do report points of interest to
Mrs A Smaje
Mrs K J Harris Green Pointed Swiss Weekend, Swiss O’Keeffe, Rob Roberts, Cameron Boyd firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Star Premier Pairs on Saturday and Swiss Teams on and Geoff Cowie.
1 Star Master
Mrs BR Lewis
Ms M Page
Sunday (Chris Duckworth or Sati Mc- SPECIAL NOTE: the Eric Howarth Norfolk
Kenzie, as above); Mar 16, National New- Trophy has been moved for this season to
Mr P Shah comers Pairs (YCBC, 020 7373 1665 March 9th. This is an Open Swiss Teams www.norfolkbridge.co.uk
Mr J Quinn
5 Star Master or email@example.com); Apr 13, event at a pleasant venue plus green THE County teams are
Mr RL Thomas
Mr LH Dreebin Fox Shammon Trophy, Seniors Pairs points – and only £40.00 per team! The having a spell of mixed
County Master Mrs SS Sallis (Steve Eginton, 01628 780862 or number of entries that can be accepted fortune. Against Bedford-
Mr S Leighton Mr J Sofier firstname.lastname@example.org). is limited, so contact the event organiser shire, the A team lost 5-15,
District Master 4 Star Master Nigel Worthington nigel@tilstonefernall. the B team won 15-5 and
Dr MS McPhillips Mr DR Arundel
Ms C Stafford
Manchester com ASAP to avoid disappointment! the C team balanced the
Club Master Diary Dates: Feb 3, County Trials, result with a 10-10 draw.
Mrs P Cathcart 3 Star Master www.lighton.btinternet.co.uk/ MBC; Feb 17, Jean Keen trophy (County Against Hertfordshire, the A and B teams
Mr DM Shah CONGRATULATIONS Women’s teams), MBC; Feb 24, Mer- both lost 2-18, and the C team prevented
Merseyside/ to Manchester Bridge seyside & Deeside Cup (County Pivot a complete disaster by winning their
Cheshire Advanced Master
Club on winning the Teams), MBC; Mar 9, Eric Howarth match 18-2. The end of the first cycle of
Mr DB Combe
Premier National Nicko Trophy. The team Trophy, Deva BC; Mar 13, Charity Chal- the Norfolk and Norwich League saw
Master County Master of David Debbage, Mike Newman, lenge Cup, MBC; Apr 13, Charity Teams, David Newstead’s team on top of Div-
Mr J Tucker Mr G Daulby Andrew Woodcock and Michael Byrne MBC; Apr 20, Preece Rosebowl (County ision 1. Division 2 winners and runners-
Mrs S Kesselson defeated Cheltenham Bridge Club by 66
National Master Ladies Pairs), Blundellsands BC; May 5, up were Jan Anderson and Jola Allison.
Mr F Kirkbride IMPs in the final.
Mr G Horton Mr B Shah Mayday Pairs, MBC; May 9 Lady Con- They will join Division 1 for the second
The Ben Franks Pairs at Manchester nell – Cheshire Salver finals, LBC; May cycle.
8 Star Premier Mr SM Shah
Bridge Club in December was won by 10, Green-pointed Pairs, MBC. Trophy winners were: Orb Pacquot
District Master Michael Newman and Michael Byrne.
Mr G Eakin Swiss Pairs, Jacqui Murfitt and Val Mac-
Mrs S Sargent Second were Alan and Kath Nelson with
4 Star Regional Mr HK Shah David Debbage and Jeff Morris third,
Middlesex kenzie; Barclay’s Bank Trophy, Robert and
Master Club Master and Fred Bell and John Roberts fourth. www.middlesexbridge.co.uk Diary Dates: Feb 17, Committee Cup
Mr R Acaster Mrs A Finch These pairs will represent the county in CONGRATULATIONS to (club restricted teams of eight); Mar 9,
4 Star Premier Mr M Leigh the Corwen Trophy. Alexander Allfrey, Andrew
North Walsham Swiss Teams, at
Over the weekend of the 15th-17th Robson and Tony Forrester Bawburgh. And it’s time to be getting
Mrs C Andrews Norfolk
February 2008 the Junior Home Inter- for decisively winning the organised for the 40th Norfolk Congress
3 Star Premier Life Master nationals (for under-25s and under-20s) Gold Cup. Glyn Liggins,
at King’s Lynn, Apr 11-13.
Mrs SD Gill will be held at Chancellors Conference Neil Rosen and Martin
Mr P Holt 11 Star Premier Centre at the University of Manchester. Jones were sadly knocked
Mr N Worthington Master Why not plan a visit to encourage our out in the semi-final. North East
Premier Master Mrs B Howlett young players and watch a Vu-graph Well done to Andrew Mcintosh for www.neba.co.uk
Mr H Brewster Mr P Howlett presentation? Local interest will be qualifying for the final of the Open Trials. A BRIGHT, blustery
6 Star Tournament 10 Star Premier enhanced by the inclusion of two of Our Middlesex team comfortably quali- weekend at the Derwent
Master Master Manchester’s finest young players, Alex fied for the Tollemache final. Best of luck Manor Hotel in pictur-
Mr RJ Arnold Mr P Smith Morris and Mike Bell in the Junior to Heather Dhondy, Bill Pencharz, Neil esque Allensford was the
Mr DW Thompson Camrose. Rosen, Martin Jones, Jeremy Dhondy, scene in early November
3 Star Master
Congratulations to John Holland Keith Bennett, Victor Silverstone and for NEBA’s Congress,
Mr G Thomas 4 Star Master
who has been selected to play with John Tony Waterlow in the final. superbly organised by our Congress
1 Star Master Mrs S Briggs
Mrs BE Ingham
Armstrong for England in the second The Middlesex Congress Swiss Teams Secretary, Bev Godfrey, and efficiently
Mrs J Bate Camrose weekend (8-10th March 2008). was won by Jill Feldman and Anne and run by Chief Director Chris Benneworth
Dr C E Boyd 3 Star Master
Diary Dates: Feb 3, Cantor Cup, Neil Rosen; second were Catherine Seale, and his team. Pairs winners were: Men’s,
Advanced Master Mr G Hardman Altrincham Bridge Club, for new- Ivor Miller, Nevena Senior and Steve Terry Jones and Mike Thorley; Ladies’,
Mr G F Campbell 2 Star Master comers; Feb 17, Gazette Trophy, Altrin- Capal. Brenda and Geoff Foley came Nan Bell and Jo Lormor; Mixed, Bob
Master Mrs KE Bartram cham Bridge Club; Mar 8, EBU Green second in the Swiss Pairs. Watts and Liz Reese. Ken Spragg and
Mrs M A Mead 1 Star Master Point Event, Altrincham Bridge Club; At the Autumn Congress, Ian Pagan Bernard Shepherd won the late night
County Master Mrs GF Phillippo Mar 16, National new-comers, Man- won the Two Stars Pairs Final. The Sussex Speed Bridge Pairs’ event. For many, the
Prof P O Pharoah Advanced Master chester Bridge Club; March 30, Portland Cup was won by David Wing, Barbara highlight of the weekend was Saturday
Mrs J Hubbard Pairs, Manchester Bridge Club. Cohen, Irene Fine and Nigel Clayton. At morning when 13 tables of young
the Rhodes Congress, Jeffery Alper and players aged 6 to 16 competed for
Mr H Brueckel Master
Wendy Tabor won the Swiss Teams. trophies in both Bridge and MiniBridge.
Mrs J Bartram Merseyside/Cheshire In the London Year End Swiss Pairs, (see page 35). The Sinclair Cup for
Mrs JH Bolton
Life Master Mr DE Ellis www.mcba.org.uk Keith Bennett finished second and Simon Schools Bridge was won by Yarm, and
Mr G Brito Mr AJ Ferenczy CONGRATULATIONS to Ted Reveley Cope was fifth; in the Mixed Pairs, Cope the MiniBridge Trophy by Polam School.
Mrs V Durbin Mrs J Stenson and David Stevenson on winning the was second, Vanessa Clarke and Trevor It was a grand sight! The Swiss Pairs went
County Master Llangollen Swiss Teams along with their Morris finished fourth and Anne Rosen to Chris Owen and Damian Hassan,
Mr NJ Watts regular team-mates in this event, David was fifth; Nicola Smith was second in the who teamed up with Bob Watts and Liz
Miss BM Wooding Harris and Jon Williams. This foursome Women’s Pairs; Jerry Cope, Frances Mor- Reese to win the Swiss Teams on Sunday.
Mr A Gubbay
have an exceptional record in this comp- ton and David Walker finished third in Saturday’s Speed Bridge Teams event was
Premier Regional District Master
etition and this year they won comfor- the Swiss Teams. won by George and Phyllis Clark, David
Master Mrs B Wilson
Mr PJ Walker
5 Star Regional When you have finished reading this magazine,
Master Life Master
Mrs E Gergel Mrs G Gold if you don’t want to keep it, please recycle it.
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