at Lincoln Bridge Club in March. day at the YCBC; brilliant spectator to Michael Byrne who was part of the
Lancashire The County was delighted to present event – see all the stars in action. For winning team in the main event. In the
framed Honorary Life Membership cert- details contact Stefanie Rohan ( 07891 Midweek Mixed Pivot Teams, Alec
ificates to Margot Blakeney, Drene Brown 747273 or at email@example.com. Smalley, Barbara Lewis and Tom Slater
LANCASHIRE finished a and Elaine Proctor (photo on page 48). Nov 6, Junior Teams of Four, 1pm, were in the team that finished 4th; The
close 2nd in the President’s The Committee wish to thank Paul YCBC. Contact chris.duckworth@lineone. Goldenfields and Nelsons were 6th.
Cup behind Merseyside and Evans for the excellent certificates. net or ( 020 7385 3534. Nov 27,
Cheshire but ahead of York- The present Chairman, Alan Andrews, Under-19 Pairs, 1pm, YCBC; contact
shire, Staffs and Shropshire, Merseyside/Cheshire
and Vice-Chairman, Bill Parsons, resig- Chris Duckworth as above.
Manchester and five other counties. The ned after serving the maximum period www.mcba.org.uk
team was Andrew Petrie, Jeff Smith, of three years which the constitution THE Presidents Cup is
Austin Barnes, Stuart Norris, Paul and imposes, and were replaced by Glynn
Manchester an inter-county compe-
Hilda Williams, Steve Haley and Mike Elwick (Chairman) and Guy Grainger tition which is arranged
Nicholson. Congratulations to Poulton www.lighton.btinternet.co.uk/
(Vice-Chairman). Having been Compe- every year by M&CBA
Bridge Club on winning the Wainwright tition Secretary for seven years, Stuart GERARD Faulkner Salver with David and Liz
Cup, the knockout competition of the Knox has resigned, and was replaced by Final: England’s 2010-11 Stevenson as organisers. The venue
Fylde and District Bridge League. Vic Llewellyn. Seniors’ KO involved changes each year so that all competing
After two rounds of the Northern After the meeting, the AGM Pairs for essentially two Manches- counties can play host and this year the
Bridge League, Lancashire A is 3rd out of the Herbert Trophy took place: 1. Mike ter teams – seven of the event was held at Sheffield BC. There
five counties, Lancashire B 6th out of Llewellyn – Glynn Elwick, 2. Nick eight participants were from Manchester. were ten counties taking part and the
seven counties and Lancashire C 5th out Hunter – Alan Millington, 3. Keith Congratulations to John Holland, Jeff Merseyside team came out on top, with
of seven counties. Stewart – Roy Hughes. Morris and John Hassett plus Clive Lancashire 2nd and Yorkshire 3rd. Our
Preston Pairs: 1. Don Hilton – Richard The second round of the Champion Owen (North East), who defeated the successful team were Dave and Jean Keen,
Hilton. Pairs League was played at Louth on Aug Goldenfields and Blakeys (photo below). Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews,
Diary dates: Oct 16, Foundation Cup 4: 1. Paul Wokes – David Pettengell, Eastbourne Seniors Congress: Congra- Colin Humphrey, Mike Swanson, Julian
Swiss Teams, Blackburn Bridge Club. 2. Martin Sizer – Helen Dunning, tulations to John Holland playing with Merrill, Paul Roberts, Daniel Miller and
Oct 22, Northern Bridge League, Round 3. Mike Llewellyn – Megan Williams, Erika Slatcher (Isle of Man), who won Peter Hall. Well done everyone.
4. Oct 29, LCBA Congress Swiss Pairs, the Pairs. Bill Hirst was 4th with Jeremy There was an excellent turnout of 22
4. John Brockleurst – Tony Waine,
Brierfield Bridge Club. Oct 30, LCBA Dhondy of Middlesex. teams for the annual Jim Davies Swiss
5= Dennis Mellor – Andrew Green and
Congress Swiss Teams, Blackburn Bridge National League Final: At the fifth Teams in mid-June; the winners were
Carole Rushforth – Lo Tolbutt,
Club. Nov 13, Athenaeum Swiss Teams, attempt Manchester finally won the A Sheila Shea, Wyn Williams, Andrea
The latest Midland League matches
Bury Athenaeum. Dec 4, Lytham Rose Division this summer (see page 9). Well Martin and Margaret Barnes, with John
resulted in losses for the A and C teams
Bowl Pairs, Lytham Bridge Club. done to the Goldenfields, Nelsons, David Hampson, Simon Whitehouse, Julian
against Oxfordshire, the B team won;
losses for the A and B teams v Gloucester- Debbage, John Hassett, Michael New- Merrill and Paul Roberts 2nd.
Leicestershire shire, the C team won. man, Alec Smalley. The annual Liverpool v Dublin match
European Junior Championships: resulted in the third consecutive win for
www.leicsbridge.org.uk Michael Byrne was the NPC of the U-20 our guests from across the Irish Sea; full
THIS season sees the London team that qualified for the World details on the county website.
introduction of a new www.metrobridge.co.uk Championships (see page 14). In the North Wales Swiss Pairs con-
competition: the Leic- President’s Cup: Ten counties compet- gress in early July, David Stevenson – Liz
estershire Pairs League. CONGRATULATIONS to ed in Sheffield. Manchester won the Commins finished an excellent 2nd in a
It will take place over all winners at Brighton: previous two years, but this year finished field of 94 pairs.
five sessions through the season, starting Mark Teltscher – Martin a modest 5th. Diary dates: Oct 11, Lady Connell
on October 20. Pairs will compete in Hoffman who won the MCBA Green Point Swiss Teams: Won heat LBC. Oct 14, Lady Connell heat,
divisions of eight (four tables), with every Swiss Pairs, with David by Bill Alston, Andrew Petrie, Nick and Deva BC. Oct 16, Chester Bowl, Deva
board scored with the other three pairs Gold – David Bakhshi a close 4th; John Sue Woodcock from Lancashire. Con- BC. Oct 22, NCL. Nov 4, 13th Water-
playing the opposite way within the Reardon, 2nd in the Four Stars A final; gratulations to the non-expert teams of worth Cup, MBC. Nov 14, ‘Children in
division. This format is tried and tested Sarah Dunn, David Ewart, David Gold, David Matthews, Ann Thornton, Kevin Need’ Sim. Pairs, MBC. Dec 4, Mersey-
elsewhere, and has proved to be a sociable Gunnar Hallberg, 3rd in the B final; Higgins, Richard Sinton, who finished side Cup, MBC. 2012 Dates: Jan 21-22,
and fun event. Alex Hydes, Olivia and Alan Woo who 3rd and Stephen Ward, Christopher Chester Congress, Deva BC. Feb 5,
The only county matches played so won the Brighton Bowl Swiss Teams, Hine, George Leigh,Michael Wymer who County Trials, MBC. Feb 12, Merseyside
far this season were on May 15 vs Notts. with Nick Irens, David Bakhshi, David were 4th. & Deeside Cup, MBC. Feb 19, Jean Keen
The results were: First team (Dawes) lost Gold 3rd. Also to Alex Hydes – Tom Brighton Congress: Pride of place goes Trophy, MBC.
0-20; Second team (Porter) won 20-0; Townsend, 2nd in the Mixed Pivot
Third team (Markham) lost 5-15. Teams; Alex Hydes 2nd E/W in the
Diary dates: Oct 9, Midland League v PWTE Pairs; Toby Nonnenmacher –
Warwicks (home). Oct 11-12, Josephs Michael Alishaw, first in Friday’s Open
Bowl Preliminary Round Club Heats. Pairs; Bernard Teltscher, 2nd in the
Oct 20, Pairs League – Round 1. Oct 26, Seniors Pairs; Mandie Campbell, Ben
Stanley Trophy Round 2. Nov 9, Josephs Hackenbroch, David Schiff, 3rd in the
Bowl Preliminary Round Open Heat. Seniors Swiss Teams; and Natasha Regan
Nov 11, 14, 15 and 17, Children in Need – Oscar Selby who won the Next Step
Sim Pairs. Nov 13, Midland league v Thursday Pairs.
Staffs & Shrops (away). Nov 23, Leic- Well done to the YC team of Gordon
estershire Cup Round 1. Dec 7, Stanley Rainsford, Dom Goodwin. Liz Clery,
Trophy Round 3. Ryan Stephenson, Tim Gauld, Paul
Martin, David Ewart, Gunnar Hallberg,
who won the Garden Cities Trophy for
Lincolnshire London. Also in recent one-day events:
www.lincsbridge.org.uk Lorna Vestey, Ned Paul, Dave Straw-
PRIOR to the start of the bridge, Martin Baker, equal 2nd in the
AGM, the manager of B&BCBA Swiss Teams; Chantal Girar-
Waitrose, Lincoln, pres- din, Stefanie Rohan, Paul Lamford, 3rd=
ented the Waitrose Trophy in the Beds Swiss Teams; and Lyn Fry,
and prizes to Lo Tolbutt 2nd in the Herts Swiss Pairs.
and Alan Andrews; this trophy is award- Diary dates: Oct 2, Champions Cup
2011 Gerard Faulkner Salver finalists (winners’ names in italics).
ed for the highest percentage score at for winners of Leagues in and around
any duplicate session of more than eight London, 1.00pm, YCBC. Contact sati. From the left: Clive Owen, Bernard and Rhona Goldebfield, John Holland,
tables at any Lincs bridge club through- firstname.lastname@example.org. Nov 19-20, Joy and Irving Blakey, Jeff Morris and John Hassett.
out the year. Lo and Alan scored 80.99% Lederer Memorial Trophy, 1pm each
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