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your diaries now! Congratulations to the Hunter – David Trestain (G). Peter Dodson Shield for the Men’s Pairs

Avon winners, David Perkins, Bob Holder, Phil Jersey District results: the Restricted just ahead of Alan Smith – Jim Parker. Thornton, Sandra Belcher, with another Pairs upper section was won by David More spectacularly, Mary Marshall –

Berks & Bucks team joint runners-up: Ed Waters – June Le Blancq, with Howard Sheena Haytack won the Corry Cup for

THE County is very

Scerri, Gary Jones, Dick Davey, Richard Basden-Smith – Marion Miles runners- the Ladies’ Pairs over 13% ahead of the

sad to report the

Palmer. up. The Lower Restricted Pairs was won rest of the field.

recent deaths of Peter

This came in the middle of a run of by David Humpleby – Muriel Holmes. In a close contest against Wendy

Willoughby and John

good performances by Ed Scerri – This was an excellent performance by Watson’s team, Jennifer and Roger

Doran. Peter, who

Richard Palmer, winning the Northants them as due to shortage of entries in the Floutier, Don Smedley, John Griffin

died on 27 June, was

Swiss Pairs the day before, 2nd a week lower section the competition was played were the winners of the Vic Morris Cup.

Chairman of the Tudor Bridge Club and

earlier in the Oxfordshire Swiss Pairs and together as one five-table movement with Malcolm Young, Richard Horsley, Alan

an active member of several other clubs

1st in the Essex/Herts Swiss Teams with David and Muriel finishing first overall Kenny and Jeff Calladine defeated

in the county. John, who died on 2 July,

Chris Burley – Bill Charlwood. ahead of the upper pairs. Margaret Watson’s team to win the Vic

was a popular figure in both Avon and

Congratulations also to Brenda Vitty – Guernsey District results: the final Morris Plate.

Wiltshire, and a member of both Bristol

Evelyn Crossley who reached the A final of the Teams resulted in a win for Dick The Notts GP Weekend was a success

and Bath Bridge Clubs. We extend our

in the Summer Seniors Congress Pairs, Langham, Rudi Falla, Lynne Williamson for Roman Gembicki who won the Pairs

sympathies to their families and friends.

and Nigel Lancaster – Nigel Marlow, and John Seymour. Manor Club Frank with Alex Hogg and the Teams with

Congratulations to David Jones for

2nd in the Swiss Pairs. Money Trophy: 1. Cliff Drillot, 2. Sylvia Cedric Cockroft, Don Smedley and

being in the winning team at the National

There were a number of good perfor- Lawrence-King, 3. Brenda Walker. John Griffin.

Welsh Teams Championship. David was

mances by BBCBA players at Brighton, Ed Peter Kelly – Alex Hogg finished 8th

also a winner at the Swiss Teams in the

Scerri and Richard Palmer coming 8th= in the Corwen Trophy.

East Wales Congress, and came 3rd in the Cornwall

in the Swiss Pairs, Tim Rees in the A Final In the first County Match of the

Mid Wales Congress Swiss Teams.

of the Swiss Teams, Sally Brock – Barry season, Derbyshire got off to a good

In the Gold Cup, Tim Brierley, Mike

Myers in the B Final as were Matthew and start against Nottinghamshire. All three

Elliott, Paul Keightley, Peter Sampson

Heather Tan, and a tremendous come- MARIAN Holden, one of teams won: the 1st team 18-2, the 2nd

have reached the last 16.

back by Pat Dowdeswell, Mike Ribbins, Cornwall’s senior bridge team 20-0 and the 3rd team 11-9. The

Brighton news: well done Irene

David Barnes and Nigel Guthrie to come players, has died – in her third team also won a friendly match

Robinson – Mike Huggins on winning

2nd in the Brighton Bowl despite losing mid-nineties. She came to against Merseyside & Cheshire.

the Senior Pairs. The best performance

their first two matches by 18-2! Cornwall in 1943, from Diary dates: Oct 5, First round of

by an Avon pair in the Swiss Pairs was

Diary dates: Oct 16, Swiss Pairs for France, where she had been Eric White and Winter Plate. Nov 20,

the 46th place achieved by Taf Anthias –

the Denys Jenkins Cup, SBBC. Oct 30, doing research on French Invitation Pairs.

Paul Keightley. In the Play with the

Butler Scored Pairs for the Jarrett Cup, mediaeval literature and

Experts, Andrew Urbanski – Robert

Windsor. Nov 27 Friendly Pairs, SBBC. tapestries. She became Head of Modern

Glass were the highest-placed Avon pair

Dec 4, Mixed Swiss Teams, Windsor, Languages at Helston School, and an


(3rd E/W); Sue O’Hara – Nelson

11am start. early national authority on the use of

Stephens were 4th N/S. In the Swiss

Teams, Andrew Urbanski, Gareth Evans, language laboratories. She played bridge RIVIERA Congress: in a

Marc Lee, Tony Letts finished 8th. Cambs and Hunts at St Austell and Falmouth before, with strong field Devon

Andy and Cathy Smith were 6th in her husband, starting the bridge club in players won both the Helston, which she ran for many years,

the Torquay Swiss Pairs and Huw Oliver pairs and the teams.

finished 11th. At the Glos/Hereford GP DAVID Kendrick won the Swiss Teams often directing. She had great success at Congratulations to Joe

Weekend, Brian Dyde – Peter Sherry and at the Summer Seniors Congress, Peter county level and her name is on most of and Gillian Fawcett (Swiss Pairs) and to

Robert Covill – Aidan Schofield finished Morgan – Mike Seaver finished equal 4th the Cornish cups. She was a committee Mike Orriel, Ian Walsh, Howard Kent-

in joint 3rd place in the Swiss Pairs. In the in the Pairs A Final and Joanne Caldwell – member both for Cornwall and for its Webster, Graham Hoare (Swiss Teams).

Notts GP Swiss Pairs, Andrew Urbanski – Ian McDonald finished in the same posi- congresses, and was a Premier National Diary dates: Oct 9, South Hams

Tony Gammon were 3rd. tion in the Pairs B Final. Other equal Master. She was a regular county player, a Swiss Teams, Thurlestone Parish Hall.

fourths were achieved by Victor selector and the SW League representa- Oct 22-23, Plymouth Congress, Future

Milman – Nadia Stelmashenko in the tive, and played in both the Tollemache Inn; Pairs on Saturday, Swiss teams on

Bedfordshire Swiss Pairs at the Scarborough Summer Cup and the Corwen Trophy. One of the Sunday; there will also be a two-session Congress, and Trevor and Marion King in first players given the Dimmie Fleming Novice Pairs event on the Saturday with

the Nottinghamshire One Day Green Point Award for services to bridge, she was very an entry fee of just £5. Oct 29-30, Exeter

CONGRATULATIONS Swiss Teams. Dominic Clark, Roger well liked and respected. Bridge Club Swiss Weekend. Nov 6,

to John Neville and part- Courtney, Wendy Pollard and Eric Congratulations to Muriel Wood- Charity Swiss Teams; Filleigh Village

ner Jackie Davies for Campbell finished 2nd in the Bedford- house – Maureen Fallows (Bude), who Hall. Nov 11-13, Torquay Bridge Club

winning the BGB Sum- shire One Day Green Point Swiss Teams. finished an impressive 9th in the BGB Congress, the Palace Hotel; Mixed Pairs,

mer Tuesday Simult an - Diary dates: Oct 10, closing date for Summer Pairs, with a 67.54% score. Flitch or Open Pairs on Friday evening,

eous Pairs; 1,953 pairs County Teams Knockout entries. Oct 29, Cornwall will have its first experience Pairs on Saturday and Swiss teams on

competed throughout the UK. Peter Mal- C&H Open Swiss Teams, Peterborough. of stratified scoring on Nov 20, with the Sunday. Nov 20, Heart Foundation Swiss

pass – Andrew Mason were 3rd in the Feb 19, County Individual Final. Feb 25,

Swiss Pairs at the June Oxford Congress. new Club Players Pairs competition. This Teams at Smithaleigh.

Garden Cities Qualifier. Mar 10, Novice is open to players of Star Tournament Please support Devon Air Ambulance

Michael Collins has recently qualified Pairs Tournament. Mar 25, County Pairs

as an EBUTA instructor and is now Master rank and below. Master points by playing on the county sim pairs

Final. Apr 29, Jubilee Swiss Pairs. and prizes will be awarded at three levels nights. The next is Tuesday 18 October.

listed on the BBA website along with the

other local instructors. and we hope for a strong field. Further details of upcoming events

Diary dates: Thurs Oct 13, Men’s/ Channel Islands Diary dates: Oct 2, Mixed Pairs Cham- can be found on the website.

Ladies’ Pairs. Thurs Oct 24, Teams-of- pionship, Ladock. Oct 16, County Swiss

Four. Both these events take place at Teams, Queen’s Hotel, Penzance. Nov 6,

Mixed Pivot Teams, Ladock. Nov 20, Dorset

Wilstead and start at 7.30pm. FIRST, a couple of omissions from the

last county news. In the County Mixed Club Players’ Pairs, Ladock. Nov 27,

Pairs final, Jane Knight – Chris Hill of Bodmin Swiss Pairs, Lanhydrock GC. DORSET Green Point

Berks and Bucks

Jersey came joint 2nd. In the Lambourne Swiss Teams results: Congress Senior Pairs, Howard Basden- Derbyshire 1. Steve Preston, Steve

THE Berks & Bucks Green Smith – Marion Miles of Jersey won the Auchterlonie, Nicholas

Pointed Swiss Teams on Douglas Romain Claret Jug for being the Craik, Dave Hugget; 2. Chris Stevens,

June 26, excellently organ- top C.I. pair, coming 6th out of 37. THE Individual Competi- Ann Sharples, Clive Russell, Hilary

ised by Anders Wallen and County competitions: Indi vi dual: tion for the Gerry Fletcher Brain; 3. Guy Lawrenson, Jeremy Baker,

directed by Martin Lee and 1. Gill Pitcher (Jersey), 2. James Fattorini Cup was won by Tony Christine Bradley, Phil Norman.

his team, was a sell-out, (Guernsey), 3. Howard Basden-Smith (J). Wakeling; Mike Douglas Boston Cup: 1. Miles Cowling, Phil

and we are delighted that next year we Inter-island Simultaneous Pairs: 1. Ann and Graham Burgess tied Norman, Hugh Kevill-Davies, Jon

will also have a GP Swiss Pairs the Burnett – Catherine Rynd, 2. John and for 2nd place. Holland; 2. Tim Dunsby, Ray Mardon,

preceding day – put June 23 and 24 in Fiona Honey (all from Jersey), 3. Barbara John Sowter – Mick Haytack won the Ron and Lynne Heath; 3. Nick Forrest, October 2011 English Bridge 47


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