Townsend – Lily Cox; Men, Richard Diary dates: There is still time to
Middlesex Thornley – Malcolm Connolley. Shaw enter the NEBA Congress which will be Oxfordshire
www.middlesexbridge.co.uk Trophy: Roger Amey – Dave Newstead. held over the weekend of Nov 11-13. www.oxfordshirebridge.co.uk
Mills Knight Trophy: Mervyn Scutter – Note that in a change to the brochure CONGRATULATIONS to
CONGRATULATIONS to Barbara Hacker. Brooke Cup: Peter and the format of the Friday night com-
Shivam Shah – Basil Letts County Captain Chris
Brenda Howlett. Wymondham Trophy: petition has been changed to a single Cooper and team-mates
who were part of the Neil and Laura Tracey. Kings Lynn Open Pairs event – see the NEBA
English Under-20 Team to on winning the Midweek
Trophy (Teams): John and Julie Aspinall, website for further details. Afternoon Knock-Out Teams
finish 4th in the Junior Roger Amey, David Newstead. Other dates to note are: Oct 19-21,
European Championships. event at Brighton.
The Summer Open Pairs events were NEBA Autumn Simultaneous Pairs. Oct The OBA Management Committee is
By doing so they have well supported. Winners were: 1. Mike 23, King Cup. Nov 27, Cramlington
qualified for the World to be commended for its commitment
and Barbara Harnden, 2. Maureen Teams Congress. to provide encouragement, support and
Championships in Cuba (see page 14). Kimberly – Bogden Drobny, 3. Eileen
Well done to Bernie Hunt – Andrew opportunities for novice players to
Townsend – Andrew Brown, 4. Nigel Northamptonshire thrive. Recently the first All Oxfordshire
Mundy who were the top UK pair in the Block – Mervyn Scutter, 5. John
World Simultaneous Pairs and came www.northantsbridge.info/ Newcomers Pairs event was well attended.
Aspinall – Andrew Haslehurst, 6. Neil In addition, Non-Expert Pairs will again
38th world-wide. and Laura Tracey. WE are sad to report
Congratulations to Jeremy Dhondy be included in both sections of the
Diary dates: Oct 23, Allwood- the death of Len annual Men’s and Ladies’ Pairs event in
who was part of the winning team in the Wharton Trophy (Club teams of Eight), Shulman in June. He
Summer Senior Congress Swiss Teams in October. Oxfordshire is fortunate to
Roundwood Bowls Club. Oct 30, was Northants’ first life master and a have dedicated Youth and Education
Eastbourne, a feat he repeated at the Houston Trophy (Swiss Teams), Baw- founder member of Northampton BC.
Brighton Seniors Swiss Teams. Officers whose efforts have proved
burgh. Nov 13, Orb Pacquot Trophy At his funeral it was mentioned he had invaluable in this field.
Middlesex players have enjoyed some (Swiss Pairs), Roundwood. Dec 4, Bar- played with Omar Sharif and Liz Fraser.
success around the country with Gill A picture of the winners of the
clays Bank Trophy (Qualifiers only), He donated the Shulman Bowl for the Oxford Times Cup (for Novices) being
Walker – Rosella Emanuel winning the Roundwood. Bedford Congress.
Bedfordshire Swiss Teams, Ian Pagan presented with their trophy by Peter
The Northants B team, winners of Jordan can be seen below left.
coming 2nd in the Essex & Herts Swiss the B Division of the Eastern Counties
Pair, and Mike Vail finishing 3rd in the North East The popular monthly Seniors’ Pairs
League, took first place playing against continued throughout the summer
English Riviera Congress Swiss Teams. www.neba.co.uk the B Division winners of other Inter-
In the county, Jill Feldman’s team featuring Gordon Carroll – Elizabeth
County Leagues (see page 9). Congratu- Yearling winning the May event, David
(A. Sobell, A. Skry, B. Ritacca, T. Stanley- THE NEBA Summer
lations to the team of John Walshaw, Patterson – Andrea Smith in June, Geoff
Clamp and A. Perelman) have won the Pairs was won by Jenny
Peter Coleman, Colin Porch, Amy Nicholas – Krishan Jalie in July and
Middlesex Plate. Grist – David Rossiter
Cherry, Maggie Jones, Jim Bainbridge, Marian Day – Cyndy Lee together with
Diary dates: Oct 23, Ranked Masters with Niall Keaney –
James and Shirley Dutton. Michael Lucas – Amanda Potter jointly
Pairs, Oshwal Bridge Club, 2pm. Nov 13, Wojtek Zakrzewski as
The Northants representatives in the winning in August. The Sadler Salver,
Senior Pairs, Pinner Bridge Club, 2pm. runners-up. Congratu-
Pachabo finished 2nd. Congratulations awarded annually to the highest ranked
Nov 19-20, Middlesex Congress, Queen lations to Stella Findlay – Simon Hedley
to Rob Miller, Dan Baines, Jim Deacon, pair throughout the series, was eventual-
Elizabeth’s School, Barnet, 1pm. There is who won the NEBA Northern Swiss Pairs
Chris Wormleighton, Mark Hodgson, ly wrested from Geoff Nicholas – Krishan
also a number of Mixed Pairs and Cham- on a split tie from Anne Bell – Barry
for the best-ever Northants result in this Jalie by the 2011 winners, Norman
pionship Pairs heats. For full details Graham. Winners of the 10th Annual
event. Gascoyne – Colin Jones.
please visit the county website which has McMillan Event held at St George’s
Congratulations to Ian Clarke – Diary dates: Sun Oct 30, Men’s and
an extensive competitions calendar. Bridge Centre for the Margaret Watts
Mark Hodgson who took 2nd place in Ladies’ Pairs including Non-Experts in
Memorial Trophy were Rose Boddy –
the Northants Green Point Swiss Pairs. both sections, Oxford BC, 2pm. Mon
Peter Williams, with Marian Wilson –
Norfolk Congratulations also to Ross Stacey, John Oct 31, OBA Management Committee
Eileen Cotton runners-up. The event
Josephs, Maggie Jones, Jim Bainbridge Meeting, TBA, 7pm. Sun Nov 13, Mid-
raised £957 for this very worthwhile
www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk/ who finished 2nd in the Green Point land League v Notts, Oxford BC, 2pm.
charity and a great day was had by all!
THE County Match Swiss Teams at Spondon. Tues Nov 13, County Pairs Heat, Oxford
The winners of the annual Cram-
against Bedfordshire res- Diary dates: Sat Oct 8, Saturday BC, 7.30pm. Sun Dec 4, Swiss Pairs
lington One Day Pairs event were Barry
ulted in a loss for the A Winter League, Stamford. Sun Oct 9, Championship, Oxford BC, 2pm.
Graham – John Beamont. Congratula-
team, 7-13. The B and C Eden Cup & Murchie Lerner, Kettering.
tions to Clive Owen’s team (Clive, John
teams each won their Wed Oct 19, Wednesday Winter League,
Holland, John Hassett and Jeff Morris,
Northampton. Sun Oct 30, Lakeland Somerset
matches 20-0. photo on page 49) who have won the
Winners of the summer trophy Trophy, Stamford. Sun Oct 30, Kettering www.somersetbridge.org.uk
2010-11 Gerard Faulkner Salver for
events were: Gender Pairs: Ladies, Eileen Trophy, Kettering. Sat Nov 12, Saturday
Senior Teams. A TEAM that included
Winter League, Stamford. Wed Nov 16,
three members from Nailsea
Wednesday Winter League, Northamp-
Bridge Club came 2nd at
ton. Sun Dec 4, Porch Trophy, Kettering.
the Welsh Seniors Swiss
Teams after leading all the
Nottinghamshire way. The players were
Daphne and Joe Patrick, Norman
www.bridgewebs.com/nottinghamshire Massey, Keith Shuttleworth. Congra-
IN the County match against Derbyshire tulations to them.
all three Notts teams lost, by 2-18, 0-20 We were very pleased to see so many
and 9-11 respectively. county members at our AGM in June.
In the Nottinghamshire/EBU Green- Congratulations to the winners of the
point Weekend there were 32 tables in Swiss Teams: Sheena Lanham, Andy
the Swiss Pairs and 26 tables in the Swiss Ridgers, Mike Roberts, Norman Massey.
Teams. The Pairs was won by Alex Hogg The team comprising Valerie Dunn,
– Roman Gembicki and the Teams by Anona Taylor, Gillian Toogood, Mike
Don Smedley, John Griffin, Cedric Readman was 2nd. Wendy Miller, Tish
Cockcroft and Roman Gembicki, all of Hopkins, Phil Dyer, Pat Bedwell won
Derbyshire. the Ascenders prize.
Diary dates: the Anniversary Teams Each year one or more bridge events
will be held on Sunday Oct 30 at are organised and promoted by the
Nottingham Bridge Club. Entries, by SCBA Committee in support of a
Photo: Oxon CBA
Oct 26, to Graham Brindley ( 0115 charity. Last year £1541 was raised for
Tony and Alison Lee, winners of the Oxford Times Championship Pairs 9232186. On Wednesdays the President’s Somerset Cancer Care. This year’s
event for novice players, presented with the trophy by Peter Jordan (right). Cup continues, except for the BGB nominated charity is Secret World. It
Simultaneous Pairs on Oct 12. specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation
50 English Bridge October 2011 www.ebu.co.uk