Sally Cairns, Edward Leatham, Roger Pairs. Oct 16, Wessex Swiss Teams. Nov to Bob Turnham – Harry Silverman It is rare to be able to report a success
Andrews. 6, Simple System Pairs (+IOW heat) in who won the Bedfordshire One-day Swiss in a British National competition for an
Other notable results: Margot Wilson, specified clubs. Nov 20, Jubilee teams of Teams with out-of-county team-mates. Isle of Man competitor but Erika
John Gardner, Paddy Bowen, Brian Eight. Dec 4, Bloxham Trophy Mixed Our A and C teams competed in the Slatcher, one of our better-known
Browse came 2nd in the East and West Swiss Teams. All the above will be held County League Teams of Eight National players, achieved one of the best results
Wales Green Point Swiss Teams. in Romsey at 2pm unless otherwise listed. Final on July 10 (see page 9). The A team of her long and distinguished career at
Diary dates: Oct 6, National Pairs Entries to Lillian Craigen ( 02380 (Stan and Tara Harding, Vernon Gaskell, the EBU Summer Seniors Congress at
Qualifier, 7pm, Christchurch Bridge 254276 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least David Dickson, Anne Flockhart, Mike Eastbourne. She and her partner John
Club, Bournemouth. Oct 9, Simeon a week before if possible. Hancock, Alan Kay and David Walker) Holland of Manchester won the A Pairs
Cup – Pairs, 1pm, Preston Bridge Club, came 4th in their group. The C team Final with 62.38%, some 7% ahead of
Weymouth. Oct 10, Knight Cup Quali- (Sonia Griffiths, June Ball, Adrienne their nearest rivals. Well done Erika for
fier – Pairs, 7pm, Dorchester Bridge
Herefordshire Tinn, Michael Shine, David Arrighi, keeping the Manx flag flying.
Club. Nov 6, Flemmich Cup – Mixed www.herefordshirebridge.co.uk Julie Snell, Andy Fenn and Chris Cook)
Teams, Christchurch Bridge Club, THIS year, the joint Herefordshire and were 3rd in their group.
Diary dates: Fri Nov 11, Mixed Pairs
Bournemouth. Dec 4, Chope Salver – Gloucestershire Green Point Weekend
Mixed Pairs, 1pm, Dorchester Bridge reverted to mid-summer with a result- Championship, Bridge Centre. Sun Dec www.kcba.org.uk
Club. ing increase in entries. The Swiss Pairs 4, Hertfordshire Rose Bowl, Bridge
Centre. Humble Cup (qualification via AT the AGM in July, Geoff
was won by Alan Wearmouth – Tony Smith took over as Kent
Hill; best Herefordshire Pair were Sarah local club heats): Sept 2, Watford, 7.30
Essex pm; Sept 12, St Albans, 7.30pm; Sept 14, Chairman with David
Mathews – Peter Watts (10th). The Swiss Anning replacing him as
www.essexbridge.co.uk Teams was won by Jim Simons, Filip Sobell, 7.30pm; Sept 22, Hemel Hemp-
stead, 7.30pm; Sept 27, New Hertford, Treasurer. Mike Rafferty
WELL done to Dave Kurbalija, Patrick Phair, Patrick Shields;
7.30pm; Oct 4, Stevenage, 7.30pm; Oct has joined the committee.
Sherman – Alan Coral the best Herefordshire team was Chris
19, Hatfield Heath, 7.45pm; Oct 19, We wish them all well.
for coming first in the Chowney, Ben Britton, Mike Ralph,
Welwyn Garden City, 7.25pm; Oct 26, Congratulations to Ian Draper and
EBU Spring Sim Pairs George Barrett (10th).
Leverstock Green, 7.30pm; Oct 27, Brox- Gerald Tredinnick who were on the
event with Martin and In recognition of her role over many
Pam Sethill coming 12th. bourne, 7.30pm; Nov 15, Harpenden team that won the Hubert Phillips Bowl
years of managing the Joint HBA/ (National Knockout Pivot Teams).
In the Essex/Hertfordshire GP Event GCBA Weekends (and before that HBA Tuesday, 7.25pm.
Ray Clarke – Simon Moorman came 5th Well done Patrick Collins who was
Green Point events), Sarah Mathews on the winning team in the Swiss Teams
in the Swiss Pairs. was presented with a Claret Jug by the Isle of Man
Results of recent Essex competitions: at the Summer Seniors Congress in East-
Chairman of HBA and the President of www.manxbridgeunion.org bourne. At the Scarborough Summer
Essex Mixed Teams: 1. Ian Moss, Nicole the GCBA following her decision to
Cook, Frank Morrison, David Sherman; ON August 21 the MBU Congress Michael Prior and Keith Ash-
retire from that demanding role. croft were in the team that won the
2. Marion Cook, John Birch, Rod In the delayed finals of the County In- Individual Island Cham-
Hudson, Susan French. The George Curtis pionship was played at Swiss Teams playing for the McMahon
House Teams KO and Plate, Ben Britton, Trophy. Congratulations.
was won by Margaret Curtis, David Chris Chowney, Robin Lewis, Paul Douglas BC. It is some
Sherman, Frank Morrison, Ian Moss. years since the MBU held The Phillimore Cup (Kent Swiss Pairs
Smith won the main event; John Championship) was won this year by
Senior Pairs on July 13: well done to Chris an individual event, but there was an
Thacker, Mike Ralph, Cathy England, Jean Smallwood – Eddie Lucioni; 2nd
and Sue Taylor, and John Birch – Pat encouraging entry of players keen to try
Karin Fairweather, won the Plate. were Mike Hampton – Peter Taylor.
O’Gara who finished equal 1st, with Peter out their skills and it is hoped that the
In the East and West Wales Green Point Brighton Summer Congress: Jeremy
Scotting – Pat Johnson in 3rd place. championship can become a regular
Events at Cwmbran, Herefordshire’s Mike Willans – Ian Draper came 3rd in the
Diary dates: Oct 16, Fletcher Trophy, feature of the annual programme in
Ralph, Ben Britton and George Barrett Swiss Pairs. Sarah Whitehead – Leigh
Essex Club Trophy. Oct 26, Autumn future. It was an entertaining and in-
with David Atthey came 3rd in the Swiss Chapman were 3rd in the Thursday
Senior Pairs. structive event, and quite a challenge to
Teams; Heather Brace – Ken Nelson Open Pairs. Patrick Collins won the
play well with a variety of different and
finished equal 7th in the Swiss Pairs. Senior Pairs Secondary Final and Seniors
often unfamiliar partners. The Cham-
Hants and IoW Diary dates: Sept 30, draw for the KO Swiss Teams. Well played all.
pionship, and with it the Caymanx Cup,
Teams and play of first round, Ledbury was eventually won by MBU Chairman Diary dates: Sun Oct 9, 11am, Dyer-
www.bridgewebs.com/hiwcba/ Community Centre, 7pm. Oct 14, Inter John Large (157 points) – a nice reward Smith Cup (Kent Mixed Pairs Cham-
HIOW members did well Club Teams League – first round, Led- for all the effort he put into organising pionship), Tunbridge Wells. Oct 29- 30
in the Glos/Hereford GP bury CC, 7pm (both events run by the event – with the lesser places going 52nd Kent Congress (Swiss Pairs &
Swiss Pairs in July. Gayle Ledbury BC); Oct 15, Ladies’ & Men’s to Pam Townsend (149), Marjorie Mur- Green-pointed Swiss Teams) Tunbridge
and Tony Webb came Pairs, Tarrington Com munity Hall, dock (138) and Cary Ellis (131). Wells.
2nd; Pauline Serby and 10.30am (run by Ross BC). Nov 18, Inter
out-of-county partner 8th, and Adrian Club Teams League – round 2, Ledbury
Fontes – John Jones 15th. Community Hall, 7pm. Nov 20, No Fear
Winners of 2010-11 leagues and Teams (only one member of each team
knockout competitions: League Div.1: may be Advanced Master or above),
Sonia Zakrzewski, Wolf Klewe, Brian Wellington Heath Memorial Hall, 1.30
Mace, Gareth Birdsall, Adam Dunn, Tony pm (run by Wellington Heath BC).
Kelly. League Div. 2: Karen Dewar, Mac
Lowcock, Guy Lawrenson, Chris Bradley, Hertfordshire
Adrian Fontes, Mike Gwilliam. League
Div. 3: Rick Assad, Jenny Ashby, John www.hertsbridge.co.uk
Pearson, Margaret Stothard. Basingstoke CONGRATULATIONS to
Cup: Petersfield (John Pearson, Janet Sheila Evans, Maria Budd,
Buist, Tony Bleeton, Jan Currell, Dennis Mark Westley and Malcolm
Adams, Maureen Rubra, Chris Muir, Harris who came 5th in
Tim Broughton-Pipkin, Louise Mellor, the Brighton Mixed Pivot
Nick Silk). Cahalan Cup: Jeremy Baker, Teams, and the team of Sheila Evans, Bill
Andy Hughes, Dave Huggett, John Blackman, Richard Perryman and Mike
Moore. HICKO Cup: Newbury B (John Wren who were 4th in the Teams at the
Hawkins, Mike Gowlett, Nicola and John Scarborough Congress. It has been a
Foster, Dave Richardson). Congratula- busy time for Sheila Evans who,
tions to the above and also to the winners together with Bill Blackman, Michael
of the Hill Head Teams: 1. Helen Ackroyd, Rawlins and Nigel Rawlins, was 2nd in
Photo: Lincs CBA
David Berwitz, Eugene Sheehan, Roy the Essex & Herts Swiss Teams.
Riley; 2. John Dakin, Tony Olech, James Congratulations also to Celia and Drene Brown and Elaine Proctor receiving
Clark, Dave Willis. Derek Oram who won the B Pairs Final Certificates of Life Membership for services to Lincolnshire CBA.
Diary dates: Oct 2, Ladies’/Men’s at the Eastbourne Seniors Congress, and
48 English Bridge October 2011 www.ebu.co.uk