BAINTON Trophy: 1. Ron Wall - Brian Smith; 2. John and
Gerry Petherick; 3. Chris Phillips - Alan Millington. In the
Garden Cities Trophy, Scunthorpe BC beat the City of Lincoln.
Annual Championships: Pairs Final winners were Maurice
Ladlow - Mo Parsons; the Consolation Pairs was won by Roy
Hughes - Dennis Mellor. Teams Final winners were Andy
King, Ron Wall, Mo Parsons, Maurice Ladlow; the Consolation
Teams was won by Ted and Brenda Goodacre, Brigid Hughes
and Sylvia Bunton. The Veterans Cup was won by Ron Wall -
THE ODGP Swiss Pairs in March was won by
Allison Green - Glyn Liggins, with Barry Stoker
and Gordon O'Hair 2nd and Heather Dhondy -
Brian Callaghan 3rd. The ODGP Swiss Teams was
won by Graham Osborne, Frances Hinden, Philip Wood and
Jeffrey Allerton with previous two-time winners Paul Hackett,
Roger O'Shea, Justin Hackett and Jason Hackett 2nd and
Dinah Caplan, Dessy Malakova, Marion Robertson and Mike
The Garden Cities heat was won by the Young Chelsea BC
team of Paula Leslie, Roger Gibbons, Peter Taylor, Ingar
Hansen, Richard Hillman, Richard Bowdery, Andy Bowles
and Shireen Mohandes,
The London Championship Pairs was very close at the end,
with Victor Silverstone - Brigid Battiscombe winning by a
whisker from Debby Sandford - Gad Chadha, with David
Williams - Paul Russell 3rd.
The London Trophy Pairs was won comfortably by Bill
Linton - Carrie Eden with Charles Moore - Kate Woodruff
2nd and Philip Watson - Rita Desmarais 3rd.
CONGRATULATIONS to Alec Smalley, Tom
Slater, John Currie and Royce Alexander who
won the League finishing with an emphatic 30-0
victory against Bare Bones. This is the first
league win for all four players in their first full season in their
current line-up. St Titus (Michael Byrne, Michael Newman,
Alan Mould, Gary Hyett, Rodney Lighton, Ollie Burgess) were
In Div. 2 DASH (Ken Hassell), North Star (Mike Hart) and
Leaders with Attitude (Jeanne Bayly) are promoted -
congratulations. In Div. 3 Sedgely (Bernard Kaye) have won
the division with a fine average of 23 VPs. In Div. 4
Manchester A (Ray Ashleigh) and Altrincham Z (Roy
Higginbottom) are promoted. In Div. 5 Davenport (Derek
Bailey) are promoted. In Div. 6 Enigmas (Heather Saunders)
are champions. In Div. 7, 3 Reds and a Rebel (Annie Curtis)
have won the division.
Green Point Pairs: winners of the annual MCBA Green
Point Pairs, by a large margin, were Alan Nelson - Jeff Smith
with Peter Kauffman - Chris Pope of Merseyside in 2nd place,
again well ahead of third; congratulations to Stephen Ward -
Chris Hine who came 3rd belying their Intermediate status.
Rodney Lighton and John Currie won their last match 20-0
and leaped a large number of places to finish 4th.
THE County Ladies' Teams event for the Jean
Keen Trophy was won by Joan King, Pat
Crossley, Mui Fellows, Lollo Murthwaite; the
runners-up were Dorothy Hislop, Lucy Jones,
Anne Davies, Dorothea Gilbert.
In the Eric Howarth Trophy (County Open Teams) the local
foursome of Peter Hall, Danny Miller, John and Pauline
Rudolf finished in 2nd place behind winners Babs Matthews,
John Farmer, Bill and Joyce White.
CONGRATULATIONS to Suren Velayutham -
Rasool Somji on winning the County Champion ship
Pairs; Peter Hasenson - David Sherman were
2nd and Anne Rosen - Jeremy Dhondy finished
Well done to Pauline Cohen - Joanne
Waterman who won the County Ladies' Pairs;
Frances Liew and Belinda Bridgen were 2nd with Daksha
Malde - Jayoti Shah finishing 3rd.
All results, diary dates and much more information can be
found on the Middlesex County Bridge Association website:
THE Hudson Cup is our qualifier for the Corwen
Trophy; this year's winners were Peter Ison - Jane
Aylett. We wish them and the two other qualifying
pairs every success at the next stage.
Our 'less experienced' pairs weekend featuring
the Barbara Dick Cleland and Buxton trophies was marred by
a problem with the scoring programme so that the wrong
winners were announced on the day. Congratulations to Tina
Potter - John Savery and Karen - Gary Seaman, and our
apologies to those whose hopes were raised only to be dashed.
The Norfolk Congress is the big event of the year; turnout
was slightly down on last year and there are too many winners
to list them here! Instead our thanks to Congress Secretary
Maureen Kimbley and TD Martin Lee, who will not be
returning next year when we will be organised by Gary
The North Walsham Trophy Swiss Teams event attracted
thirteen teams and was won by the new County Chairman,
Sue Gill and her team of Graham Hardman, James Tullett and
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