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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.

Channel Islands

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.

56 English Bridge June 2015



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

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.




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