IN the Northern Easter Festival Suzy Lawson
came 2nd in the Swiss Pairs and 3rd in the
Mixed Pairs. In the Devon Congress Graham
Hartley, Rob Lawy and Trevor Ward were in
2nd place in the Swiss Teams. At the National
Pairs Final, David Jones finished in 4th place
and Tim Brierley - Mike Elliott were 6th.
In the Western League the A team had another big win
against Cornwall and are hot favourites to win the Division
needing at most 5 VPs from their last match. In the B Division
there are only 10 VPs separating the top five teams, so the last
match may see some drama!
WINNERS of the Green-pointed Swiss Teams
event held at the Vauxhall Recreation Centre in
Luton in March were Bedford's Janis Maurins -
David Woulds who teamed up with Middlesex's
Barry Murray - Linda Quigley.
Ron Davis - Pam Pearce were 8th nationally in the Portland
Pairs while competing in the Oxford heat. Peter Malpass -
Roger Kerkin were 2nd in the Ranked Regional Masters Pairs.
Alan and Saroj Ellis did well in the EBU Spring Sim Pairs on
13th April, coming 7th nationally while playing at Wardown.
Alan Cooke and partner were 2nd in the Lanzarote Congress
Mixed Pairs in February.
Berks and Bucks
Ed Scerri - Gary Jones (with Jerry Harouni - Ray
Robinson from Middlesex) beat Janet de Botton's
star-studded team in Round 3 of the Gold Cup.
At the London EBU Easter Festival, in the Swiss
Teams, Colin Simpson came 4th and Gary Jones
and Tim Rees were 6th.
Carole Mueller - David Perkins won the National Pairs
Regional Final in Solihull with Chris Mooney - David Killick
runners-up. Valerie and Mark Bannister won one of the Pairs
events at the EBU Really Easy Weekend on March 6. Well done
also to Paul Cockayne - Barry Read, 2nd in the Life Masters at
the EBU Ranked Masters Pairs.
Sam Botfield - Nigel Cooper (playing at Reading BC) and
David Grieve - Giles Brisbourne (playing at Seer Green BC)
came 8th and 10th respectively in the Club Stratified Pairs
played on Thursday 12th March.
Get your entries in for the Green-pointed Swiss Pairs and
Swiss Teams on 20 and 21 June, and the Teams event for the
Perkins Cup on July 7.
Cambs and Hunts
IN the Home Internationals, Paul Barden -
Jonathan Mestel played for England in the first
weekend of the Camrose, finishing top of the crossIMPs;
Catherine Jagger played in the Lady Milne.
In the Portland Bowl, Cambridge B (Kyle Lam, Michael
Alishaw, Freddie Illingworth, Toby Nonnenmacher, Stefan
David and Helen Holmes) beat Cambridge A in the semi-final
and Manchester A in the final to retain the trophy for the
David Kendrick was 2nd in the Open Pairs at the London
Year End Congress and 4th in the Swiss Pairs at the Easter
Congress, ahead of Victor Milman, Nadia Stelmashenko,
Adam Bowden, Carina Negreanu who were tied in 10th place.
The county's new website is now available at www.
TOP two at the CI Green Point Swiss Pairs were
Howard Basden-Smith - Sue Rankin (1st) and
Gillian and Peter Pitcher (2nd).
MANY congratulations to Viv Mably - Graham
Hoare (Devon), who were third in the Exeter heat
of the Portland Pairs. They won £60 each, plus
lots of green points.
With only one match to play, against Hereford, all three
Western League teams are well placed in their divisions. The
results so far have been splendid. Out of eighteen matches
played, fourteen have been won, one drawn and three lost.
The C team remains undefeated and leads their division with
a 13.5 average match score.
Sadly, John Heath has died from cancer. Obituary to follow
with the next magazine.
Diary dates: entries for the Cornwall Congress - at the
Falcon Hotel, Bude, on September 18-20 - are already coming
in. This year the Championship Pairs will be on the Friday,
with Green-pointed Swiss Pairs and Teams on Saturday and
Sunday. Entries to Chris Bickerdike as soon as possible, please.
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You will find your County's 'Local Results' (if submitted) and obituaries (in our 'In Memoriam'
column) in the online magazine (page 67 onwards). These pages are also available as a standalone
pdf in the English Bridge Section of the website and at www.ebu.co.uk/
documents/magazine/county-extra.pdf. We would also encourage you to visit your County
website for up-to-date news and results. The websites are given in each county report.