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Strawbridge, and Bob Matthew. Sunday’s League Playoff; Apr 5, Broke Cup Final; Krishan Jalie in October, and Cyndy Lee
Master Point Newcomers’ competition for the Steve Apr 6, Eden Cup and Murchie Lerner. and David Watkins in December.
promotions Purvis Salver was won by Sue Gascoin The Oxford Times Cup Pairs Champ-
and Maurice Wood, and the Arnold Nottinghamshire ionship, generously sponsored by the
Deane Quaiche for the top player overall Oxford Times was run as a ‘genuine’
4 Star Premier Mr JI Wallis www.nottsbridge.org.uk
was shared by Bob Watts and Liz Reese. novice event, open to all players who
Club Master Commiserations to our Tollemache IN the county match vs Leicestershire, the had learned bridge within the last five
Mrs EG Foley Mr D Brook second team won 20-0, but the first and
team who failed narrowly to qualify years. It included a pair that had been
3 Star Premier Mrs I Fitzgerald from a fiercely contested group. third teams lost 3-17 and 2-18. Vs Derby- playing for only one month! The winners
Regional Master Mr D Gunn shire the first, second and third teams all
The NEBA Sim Pairs was won by Jack were Glenn Sheasby & Peter Eccles.
Mrs M Wiles Dr N Henry lost by 5-15, 1-19 and 5-15 respectively.
Atkinson and David Ayre (Wearside) Diary Dates: Feb 10, County Pairs
2 Star Premier
Mrs M Jackland NCBA Swiss Teams Championship: 1.
Mrs P Johnston with Alan Lester and Peter Prince semi-final 1, Oxford BC; Mar 2, County
Regional Master (Hurworth) runners-up. The Hurworth David and Joan Burgess, Gordon Fuller- semi-final 2; Mar 16, National New-
Mrs AE Murray
Mr AN Matthews
Mr S Watson team of Peter Allan, Ken Pattison, Joyce ton, and Robert Northage; 2. Graham comers Sim pairs, Oxford BC; Mar 31,
11 Star Regional Todd and Ted Murdoch triumphed in Brindley, Richard Kowalski, Eric Nunn OBA Management Committee meeting,
Master Northants the Niman-Israel Cup (Mixed Pivot and Graham Lee. The NCBA GolfPrint Oxford BC; Apr 6, Dawes league vs Not-
Mr J Bateman Premier Life Teams) at the beginning of December, Heat was won by Stanton on the Wolds tinghamshire, Oxford BC.
7 Star Regional Master and the Deane Salver (Mixed Pairs GC (Ray and Julia Furlonger, David and
Judy Cadwallader), with Radcliffe-on-
Master Mr RJ Miller Championship) went to Mary Baker and
Trent GC (Phil Dale, Jeff Robinson, John
Mr R Pyke Premier National Desmond Dunleavy.
Master Further afield, Clive Owen and and Pauline Chater) second. www.somersetbridge .org.uk
4 Star Regional CONGRATULATIONS to
Mr C Ramamoorthy Malcolm Oliver teamed up with Charles Diary Dates: Apr 13, the Journal Cup
Outred and David Gerrard to be – enquiries and entries to Graham all the winners of recent
Mr C Ringrose National Master
runners-up in the Men’s Teams at the Brindley 0115 9232186. Attention is County Competitions:. The
3 Star Regional Mrs C White Paul Jones was won by
Peebles Autumn Congress. drawn to the Leicestershire/EBU One-
Master 4 Star Premier Graham Heal, Eric Cum-
Day Green-Point Swiss Pairs and Swiss
Mr RA Jackson Regional Master Teams on March 8 and 9. On Wednes- mings, and David and Gina
Mrs M Reid Mr MN Gore Northamptonshire days, the Priday Cup commences on Howard. Mixed Team of Four winners:
2 Star Regional Browne Ray Harper, Barbara Parker, Tom
www.northantsbridge.info/ March 26th. The BGB Simultaneous
Master 3 Star Regional Pairs will be held on April 8. Gibbard and Marion Blackhall. The
Mrs A Bell
THE Eden Cup will be in a different
Master Men’s Pairs was won by Ralph Smith and
Mr H Wells format this year: there will be no heats in
Mr P Double Steve Tomlinson, and the Ladies’ Pairs by
11 Star Premier
clubs and the event will be held on Oxfordshire Ann Alsop and Glenda Shave.
2 Star Regional Sunday 6 April. The afternoon session
Master Master www.oxfordshirebridge.co.uk Congratulations also to David and
will be a qualifier with a carry forward to OXFORDSHIRE members
Mr S Khadaroo Mr SE Few Pat Hancock for winning the Children in
the final in the evening. Those not appreciated receiving their
7 Star Premier 5 Star Premier qualifying for the final will compete for Need Sim Pairs on the Monday night
December county newsletter scoring 75% – the highest percentage
the Murchie Lerner in the evening session. with English Bridge. Further
Mrs PM Hands Mr B Hope Winter League: North-East: Peter Foun- nationally on any night.
issues will continue to be Dairy Dates: Feb 10, Inter Club Teams
6 Star Premier 2 Star Premier tain’s team are leading on 175 VPs but distributed in this manner, of Four, Oake; Feb 23, Mixed Pairs,
Master Master Graham Hedley’s team are only 8 VPs the next (in April) advertising forth- Street; Mar 9, Yeovil Swiss Teams, Oake;
Mr C Singh Mrs A Turner behind. South-West: Maggie Jones’ team coming county events. Clubs are urged Mar 15, Championship Pairs and Plate,
4 Star Premier 3 Star Master is leading on 403 VPs with Mike Wiggins’ to send news to Malcolm Simpson,
Master team on 342. In the lead in the Inter-club Staplegrove; Apr 5, Swiss Teams, Staple-
Mr AR Bamford Editor (7 Kennet Court, Wokingham, grove ; Apr 12. the new competition
Mrs A Young League are: Div. 1 Stamford A, Div. 2 Berks RG41 3DB, 01189 772191, e-
Master Club Championship Pairs 3 Tiers.
3 Star Premier Kettering C; Div. 3 Northampton C. mail Malcolm648@btinternet.com).
Mr J Watkins
Master Congratulations to Kettering A who Debbie Roberts and Geoff Nicholas
Mr E Bell Notts won the Lakeland and will represent the performed well in Swiss Pairs events,
Staffs and Shrops
Mrs J Harvey 6 Star Regional County in the Garden Cities’ Trophy. The reaching second place at Malvern from a www.wolverhamptonbridge.org.uk/
Mrs M Ord Master Kettering Trophy was won by the field of 136 pairs and proceeding to win Staffs/
1 Star Premier Mr G Franklin Kettering team of Ann and Ralph Turner, the well-attended county event. ANNETTE Lucas and Mike Cornes won
Master Mr PF Waldron Mollie Cooke and Jo Henbury. Congratulations to Rob Procter and the Wolverhampton Club Championship
Mrs HMR Hardy 1 Star Premier In the Eastern Counties League, the A Mike Robinson, who with team mates with Pearl Evans and Dan Croft second.
Tournament Master team lost their fifth match of the season Alan and Judy Sanis won the Seniors’ Dave Clarke and Norman Jones were the
Master Mrs AR Brookes to Bedfordshire by 0-20, Bedfordshire Swiss Teams event at Daventry. Men’s Pairs winners and Iris Turner and
Mrs I Easton Mrs S Goodlud also beat our B team 16-4 but the C team Summertown BC’s Children In Need Jackie Jennings won the Ladies’ Pairs.
5 Star Master
won 13-7. event raised the princely sum of £750, In the Tollemache Qualifier, we beat
4 Star Master
Mr D Hoyle
Kettering BC’s Porch Trophy was won the highest of all the clubs in England! Essex and Kent, and drew with Man-
Mr KJF White
by Jim Bainbridge and John Larkin, only Congratulations to Mike Webley and chester. Geoff Davis and John Sheppee
3 Star Master Club Master marginally ahead of Graham and Berry
Mrs J Tomlinson Nigel Wilkes on winning the county finished 7th= in the Butler.
Mr J Cook Hedley. Men’s Pairs and to Cathy Rowland and Raj Talathi and Harold Goodwin
1 Star Master Oxfordshire In the Tollemache Qualifier the county Mary-Ann Sheehy on winning the Ladies’. (Newcastle) won the Inter-county Pairs;
Mrs P Buckley- team finished in fifth place out of nine The monthly Seniors’ Pairs (2nd Gillian Allsop and Jean Wellsbury were
Atkins teams in its group. Mondays) featured Peter Baxter and second, and Sheila Green and A. Dodds
Mr HW Thomson
Mrs I Hudspeth Diary Dates: Feb 9, Winter League
4 Star Premier Alan Prior winning in August, Norman were third.
Mr I Mitrani
Regional Master N/E at Kettering; Feb 20, Winter League Gascoyne and Colin Jones in September Paul Hackett is in the final of the
Mr MT Tulloch
S/W at Northampton; Mar 8, Winter and November, Geoff Nicholas and England Trials. He also qualified for the
Advanced Master Mr GO Carroll
Mr S Elliott
Mr DW Illingworth
Mr V Price 10 Star Regional
Mrs JE Curnow
Mr A Parker A GOOD SPORT
8 Star Premier
County Master HIGHFIELD Bridge Club, Jersey, held their annual Christmas Party on 4th
Mr P Baker December. A number of spot prizes were presented on the evening and
Mr W McCarthy
Mr WJ Bell
Mr B Graham 7 Star Premier Martin Rogers (in the picture) won a bottle of champagne for going more
Mr JP Phillipson Master than two down. He was not the only one to go more than two down but
Mrs J Sadler Mrs W Claye he was the last person to do so, and was left sitting with the flashing bunny
District Master 3 Star Premier ears for the latter part of the evening. What a good sport he was too!
T Pallister Master
Mrs AI Stephenson Mrs BR Edwards — Pat Panter
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