London Easter Congress: Swiss Pairs: 2nd, Tony Verran.
Sim Pairs: British Spring Pairs: Wed: 1st, Alan Cohen - George
Wilcox. Mon: 5th, Ray Clarke - Charles Matthews; 32nd, John
Sutcliffe - Len Williams. Club Stratified Sims: Mon: 7th, Simon
Moorman - Peter Oake; 15th, Brian Davies - Val Mollison.
Diary dates: June 7, George Curtis Teams. June 21,
Warboy's Cup and Club Pairs. June 28, Pro/Am Pairs. July 8,
Summer Seniors Pairs. July 18-19, Essex & Herts Green Point
WE are putting a lot of effort into our Youth
Bridge work. We have had useful talks with
Alison and Joan in Oxfordshire, and we want
other areas to know what we are doing so that
we can share good practice and learn from each other.
We are holding a Youth Summer workshop in July and a
Learn Bridge in a Weekend for teachers in the holidays too.
Details from Ro Kaye via the GCBA website. Ideas welcome.
Hants and IoW
PORTLAND Pairs: Lilian Lamont - Mike Fithyan,
winners of the Bournemouth heat and 6th
nationally. National Pairs Regional Final at Bristol:
Miles Cowling 2nd. Devon Congress: John Jones -
Adrian Fontes, joint 4th in the Swiss Pairs; John Dakin, 4th in
the Swiss Teams. Wilts/Avon GP Swiss Pairs: 3rd, Miles
Cowling - Bob McRobert; 4th, Lesley Lewis - Dave Willis. Beck
Cup (Oxfordshire's Invitation Teams of Four): 1st, Christine
and Richard Ray, Karen Dewar - Gary Reynolds. Chiltern
League Teams of Four: 1st, Michael Beer; 2nd, Peter Cherrett.
Diary date: Jun 7, AGM and Ranked Pairs, Romsey. Entries
via HIOW website or Steve Preston on ( 02380 702934.
THERE have been mixed fortunes in the Western League.
With six of the seven matches played, the A Team have lost
two and are 3rd, the B Team have won two and are 6th, but the
C Team have won five and still have a chance to win the league.
Two Herefordshire pairs (Sarah Mathews - Peter Watts and
Stephen Booth - George Richardson) qualified for the
National Pairs Final from the Bristol Regional Final.
The Glos & Herefordshire Green-pointed Swiss Pairs &
Swiss Teams will be held on July 18-19 at the Larruperz Centre,
Ross-on-Wye. Entry forms are on both counties' websites.
Full results of all county competitions are on our website.
Diary dates: July 18-19, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire
Green Point Events, Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye. Sept 4,
Annual General Meeting, 7pm, Much Birch.
CONGRATULATIONS to Helen Robinson -
Mark Westley who won the Portland Pairs (see
Diary dates: July 18, Green-pointed Swiss
Pairs, Wodson Park, 12 noon, Ware. July 19,
Green-pointed Swiss Teams, 12 noon, Wodson Park, Ware.
MANY congratulations to John Amor - Peter
Taylor winners of the EBU Easter Festival London
Swiss Pairs 'A Flight'. A heat of the Portland Pairs,
held at Tunbridge Wells, was won by Epsen and
Helen Erichsen. Christina Davies - Elizabeth
Laurent won the EBU Club Stratified Sim Pairs on Wednesday
11th March, playing at Maidstone Bridge Club (photo below).
There are some additions to the Archive pages on the web site
with biographies of Bill and Gay Bright, John Culling worth,
and revised biographies of Frere Allnutt and Philip Brook.
CONGRATULATIONS to Nick and Sue
Woodcock, Stuart Clarke, Bill Carr on winning
the LCBA Knockout Teams of Four and earning the
right to represent Lancashire in the Pachabo Cup.
Diary dates: June 27-28, President's Cup, Spondon Bridge
Club, Derby. July 12, Lancashire v Cumbria, Lytham Bridge
Club. Aug 3, Preston Pairs, Preston Bridge Club.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Norton who
was in the EBU Under-20 team which won the
Peggy Bayer Trophy.
Final County Teams result: March 29, Home
vs Derbyshire - 1st team won 14-6, 2nd team lost 8-12, 3rd
team lost 2-18. Final league positions are: 1st team (Dawes
League) - 7th place; 2nd team (Porter Cup) - 6th place; 3rd
team (Markham Trophy) - 6th place.
Portland Pairs: Ian Bruce - Pat Watson won the Solihull
heat and this placed them in 23rd position overall.
Diary dates: June 10, LCBA AGM & Presentations,
Greenfields. July 18, Green Point Pairs, Spondon. July 19,
Green point Teams, Spondon.
CONGRATULATIONS to David Dichmont (17), Aaron
Hutton (17), Anne Hutton (15) and James Buman (13) (photo
58 English Bridge June 2015 www.ebu.co.uk
Christina Davies (left) and Elizabeth Laurent from Maidstone
Bridge Club, winners of the Club Stratified Sim Pairs event
on Wednesday 11 March 2015.
Photo: Richard Sissons