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OF EVENTS EBU News

n OCTOBER 2011

30/9-2/10 West of England Congress

1-2

Weston-super-Mare

Premier League

YOUNG PLAYER YOUNG PAIR OF THE YEAR

1-2

Manchester BC

Great Northern Swiss Pairs OF THE YEAR AWARD

Hilton Leeds City Hotel

1-2 Felixstowe Congress AWARD THE 2010 award for Young Pair missed out on a medal in the

7-9 Isle of Man Congress of the Year goes to a young pair last few boards, and at the

The Villa Marina, Douglas

12-13 BGB Sim Pairs

who have made great progress Channel Trophy in Lille, where

13-18 Overseas Congress in a short period of time: their slam bidding was respon-

Kos Tommy Brass and Alex Roberts. sible for many swings to

15-29 World Teams Championships

Veldhoven

England.

21-23 Autumn Congress

Holiday Inn,

Stratford-upon-Avon

29-30 Malvern Congress

Brandsford

29-30 Kent Congress

Tunbridge Wells BC

29-30 Lancashire Congress

Brierfield, Blackburn

n NOVEMBER 2011 THE 2010 Young Player of the

4-6 Seniors Congress Year award goes to Graeme

Daventry

11 Children in Need Sim Pairs Robertson, who has been a

Clubs member of the Junior Squad for

11-13 Premier League over five years, gaining in ability Tommy Brass

West Midlands BC, Alex Roberts

Solihull and talent throughout this time. Despite having only joined

11-13 NEBA Congress 2010 was his highpoint as a the squad in the autumn of Their attitude is always posi-

Derwent Manor Hotel,

Allensford

player, as he represented 2009, 2010 has seen them tive, and even after a poor

14-17 Children in Need Sim Pairs England in not just one but two achieve many good results, par- result the only thing you will

Clubs World Championships. In July ticularly at the European Youth see is laughter – and maybe a

19-20 Lederer Memorial Trophy

Young Chelsea BC, London he travelled to Taiwan as captain Pairs where they narrowly sheepish grin!

19-20 Middlesex Congress of the Cambridge University

Barnet team in the World University

26-27 Tollemache Cup

Championships, having quali-

2011 EBU & FRED. OLSEN CRUISE

Qualifying Round

Daventry fied by right by winning the

Portland Bowl (the England

n DECEMBER 2011

27-30 Year End Congress Universities championship). His

London team finished creditably consid-

28-30 Year End Congress ering their inexperience but

Blackpool

Graeme’s performance was first

n JANUARY 2012 class: he played in every match

6-8 Camrose Trophy and was awarded the Paul

Oxford

6-8 Midland Counties Congress Magerman Trophy for the best

Bransford defended hand, for his inspired

7-8 Manchester Congress defence to beat a 4´ contract.

Manchester

9-11 BGB Sims Last October he travelled to

Clubs Philadelphia as part of the THE Norwegian fjords on board Bridge (about ten tables per

13-15 Lady Milne Trials Under-21 team in the Junior

Young Chelsea, London Balmoral, one of the ships in the session) took place in the after-

21-22 Swiss Teams Congress World Championships. Graeme Fred. Olsen line, were the desti- noon when at sea and in the

Hinckley was part of the anchor pair that nation of the 2011 EBU cruise evening when in port. Memories

27-29 Really Easy Winter Break

Wroxton, nr Banbury

played every single board in the which took place in June. Paul of the two weeks include Arthur

quarter-finals, semi-finals and Hackett gave the seminars while Russell picking up four bottles of

n FEBRUARY 2012 final of the event, and his per- John Pyner was the TD in the champagne for winning four

7-8 Bridge England Sim Pairs formance was critical in the

Clubs

superb bridge room. Mike and quizzes, Margaret Hall going up

7-12 Overseas Congress teams phenomenal recovery Annette Cornes, Olivia Hackett, in a helicopter, and the midnight

Marbella against the Netherlands. Maggie Pyner were the hosts. feasts. The overall winner was

11-12 Tollemache Final

Hinckley

His sense of humour and The weather was gorgeous – it Eric Smith from Hampshire.

17-19 Harrogate Spring Congress amusing story-telling provide did not even rain in Bergen (pic- Our next cruise is seventeen

Majestic Hotel light relief in even the darkest ture above) – and everyone was days going to the Cape Verde

17-19 Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer

Republic of Ireland

of times, and he is a credit to in short sleeves as the ship hit Islands starting on November

the squad. the Arctic Circle. 17th, 2012 (see page 24).

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