OUR Congress was held at the end of March in the Hydro
Hotel, Bowness, overlooking the lovely lake Windermere.
Janet Sheppard, our Congress Secretary for the last sixteen
years, stood down and she was thanked for her sterling work
arranging and organising the Congresses. Cumbria Chair man,
Trevor Ward, presented her with a token of thanks and
appreciation. Babs Matthews will be our new Congress
Congress Results: Friday Open Pairs: David Sheppard -
Andrew Clery; Ladies' Pairs: =1. Sue Woodcock - Maureen
McConkey - Rosemary Jackson - Marjorie Swan; Gents' Pairs:
Ian Smith - Adam Aitken. Swiss Teams: Babs and Tim
Matthews, Joyce and Bill White. Congress Championship Pairs:
Ian Reeves - Tony Bartlett. Consolation Pairs: Linda Smith -
John Halliwell. Champagne Pairs: Catherine Draper - Michael
Congratulations to all the winners.
HARRY Madden has been selected for the first
ever England U15 Team and will represent our
country in Tromsø in July (in the European
Championship). He also came second in the U19
Pairs (at the Easter Festival in London) partnering
Daniel Winter from Yorks.
Forthcoming competitions: our popular Swiss Teams
event has just started (runs fortnightly for twelve sessions)and
we have a new Swiss Pairs event running throughout the
summer starting on May 20 (runs fortnightly for six sessions);
all teams/pairs are welcome, it is not compulsory to play in firstname.lastname@example.orgThis year we have a new Green Point email@example.com are interested in playing in either our Swiss Pairs on
September 26 or our Swiss Teams on September 27 please
contact Ian Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contact the DCBA secretary (email@example.com) if
you are interested in the above events.
Playing in the county: details of events scheduled by our
county association can be found on our website www.
THE DBA AGM will take place at the Isca
Centre on Sunday, June 14 followed by Swiss
Teams. Full details will be on the website and
notices at clubs. As always the County and
sections would welcome new volunteers to help with
Once again the Devon Congress was almost sold out with 56
tables in the pairs and 59 in the teams. The Swiss Pairs was
won by Rob Cliffe - Alan Mayo (London and Essex), who
overtook Clare Hamon (Devon) and Robert Dixon in the last
match, and the Swiss Teams was won by Torquay members Ian
Walsh, Peter Bowles, Mike Orriel and Jacek Pietrzycki.
Congratulations to Gillian Fawcett, Jane Moore, Warner
Solomon and Ian Walsh on winning the Swiss Teams at the
Avon & Wiltshire Green Point Weekend in March; and to
Warner Solomon on finishing 2nd in the Portland Pairs with
Caroline Macpherson (Somerset).
June 2015 English Bridge
Diary date: Sun June 14, AGM and Swiss Teams.
Full details of all events and results are on the website.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Hooper -
Krzysztof Ginda who finished 2nd at the
National Pairs championship. A great result
being in the top two throughout the weekend. They also won
the Regional Final at Leatherhead.
Congratulations to Mark Hooper - Ron Heath who
finished in the prizes in the Swiss Pairs at the Devon Congress
and with team-mates David Gill - Eugene Sheehan finished in
the top ten in the Swiss Teams.
Diary dates: June 21, Dorset Green-pointed Teams, Ham worthy
Club, Canford Magna, Wimborne. July 19, Dorset
Green-pointed Pairs, Hamworthy Club, Canford Magna,
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the following:
National Pairs Regional: 5th, Paul Mollison - Bernie
Hunt; 7th, Simon Moorman - David Piper, both
pairs qualifying for the Final.
Bedford One Day Green Point Teams: 3rd=, Chris Chorley,
Paddy Murray, Richard Perryman and Mike Wren.
Portland Pairs: 33rd, Martin and Sandy Smith; 35th, Laurie
and Stephanie Burtt.
Easter Really Easy Pairs: 3rd, David and Jean Cannan; 7th,
Iris Ireton - Mary Downes.