THE Gladys Hakki Trophy is awarded annually to a
Sussex member who has given outstanding service to
county and club over a number of years. This year's
very worthy winner is Bob Whiting, pictured below
being presented with the 'trophy' by SCCBA
Chairman Andy Ryder at the SCCBA AGM. His
actions speak louder than any words but a written record of
his achievements is set out on the county website and is a
continuing inspiration to us all.
Diary dates: Sun June 7, 40th Candles Congress, Henfield.
Sun June 28, SCCBA Venture Pairs, West Sussex BC. Sun July
19, EBU/SCCBA Green Point Swiss Teams, Crowborough.
Entry forms and more information on the SCCBA website.
DENNIS Gough had more than his fifteen minutes
of fame when, as part of the 'Five Diamonds' team,
he beat the Eggheads on the BBC 2 programme of
the same name (see page 40).
The Markham team having retained the Inter
County League Trophy will now compete in the final on 28th
June. Good luck to them.
Diary dates: Sun June 7, Mentored Novice Pivot Teams,
1pm, Stratford. Sun June 14, Introducing Duplicate Play,
1.30pm, West Mids. Sat June 27, Non-Expert Pairs (0-10 years
experience), 1.30pm; Frank Cup - Handicap Teams &
Goodman Qualifier & Cock O' County Butler Pairs Challenge
12 noon, and the AGM at 4.00pm; all events at West Mids.
Wed July 1, Ann Ormond Pairs, 7.15pm, Moseley. Thurs July
9, Seniors Pairs, 1.30pm, West Mids. Fri July 17, City of
Birmingham Cup - Butler Pairs, 7pm, West Mids.
IN the Wiltshire & Avon Green Point
Weekend in March, congratulations to Pat
Davies - Katharine Hodgson for winning the
Pairs; joint winners for the Teams were Gillian Fawcett, Jane
Moore, Warner Solomon, Ian Walsh and Sonia Blandy,
Georgie Dalton, David Hale, Brian Johnson.
The KO is starting earlier this year and should be under
way by now. Also, a reminder for Wiltshire members to enter
their teams for next season's leagues by July 1st.
AS the current season draws to a close, we look
forward to some important changes, which are
intended to make some of the county
competitions more accessible to our members, in
the new season. The most significant of these is
that the County Closed Teams has now been made knockout
throughout and we expect that eliminating the need to play in
a qualifying round will enable a larger number of teams to
In the County League, there was an increase in the number
of teams playing in the No-Fear divisions, which have proved
extremely popular, last season. As more teams choose to play
their matches in the daytime rather than the evening, we
expect that the number of teams entering this very sociable
and enjoyable series of matches will continue.
CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Winter, who has
been selected for England in the Under-15 section
of the European Youth Teams Championship, to be
played in Tromsø, Norway, in July.
Bill Townsend - Tony McNiff won the EBU's
Northern Pairs; Ian and Julie Grant were in the winning team
in the Leicestershire Swiss Teams, and Cheryl and Dave
Duddell were fourth in the EBU's Portland Pairs.
At the Northern Easter Festival, in the Swiss Pairs Alan
Jarvis - Suzy Lawson were 2nd; Phil Morrison - Tom Cohen
Phil Godfrey - James Thrower won the National Pairs Final
Diary dates: June 10, Affiliated Clubs Teams, Tickton. June
14, Castle Swiss Pairs, Huddersfield. June 18, John Gerrard
Sim pairs.june 19, AGM, Bradford. June 21, Malton Teams,
York. July 1st, Peter Littlewood Pairs, Bradford. July 5,
Newcomers' Pivot Teams, Bradford. July 12, Waddington Cup,
Leeds. July 19, Flitch, Doncaster. r
June 2015 English Bridge
Bob Whiting of Sussex being presented with the Gladys Hakki
'trophy' by county Chairman Andy Ryder.
Photo: Sussex CBA
Yorkshire's Phil Godfrey and James Thrower,
winners of the National Pairs Final.