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and eventual release of orphaned, nament directors and Max Bavin – a The recent Joyce Hare Teams Trophy Kennedy – Martin Rees 60.953%. David

injured and sick wildlife and is the only fitting tribute to someone who gave his at Sutton BC was won by Brian and Pat Thomas – Jimmy Ledger were runners-

such 24/7 service in the South West; it is life to bridge. Parker with John Hind – Janet Whittaker. up in the July BGB Summer Pairs with

based in Highbridge. The Michael Coda On a happier note many congratu- Chris Harris, a member of Sutton BC, 70.37%, narrowly missing out on first

Cup is our County’s principal fund- lations to Frances Hinden – Jeffrey has been selected as the county’s EBU place overall.

raising event. It is a simultaneous pairs Allerton, runners-up by one point in Regional Club Representative.We wish In the County Summer Swiss Teams,

competition played in participating the Brighton Swiss Pairs; together with him luck in this important role Steve Allerston, Nick Forward, Richard

clubs which are affiliated to the SCBA. It Graham Osborne and Peter Lee, they The first Inter County League match Jephcott, John Sansom were convincing

will be held on each day during the were 3rd in the Teams A Final. Also of 2011-2012 against Staffordshire saw winners, followed by Alan Reid, Mike

week of 20 to 24 February 2012. All of congratulations to Barry and Barbara all three teams win comfortably. The Heard, Suzanne Griffin, Susan Sharp.

the entry fees and donations, less costs Stoker who won the Essex & Herts One Dawes and Porter teams both won 20-0, Forthcoming county events include

incurred by the SCBA, are passed on to Day Green-pointed Swiss Pairs. the Markham team won 18-2. the ever-popular Malvern Congress on

the nominated charity. Peter Lee – Graham Osborne won the Two Warwickshire teams, Moseley B October 29 and 30, and the Children-In-

Diary dates: Our County League AGM Swiss Pairs and Peter Lee thereby (Glyn Preece) and Coventry & North Need Simultaneous Pairs on November

starts on Oct 14 and continues on Oct won the County Victor Ludorum title for Warwickshire A (David Jones) have 14. The Grand Prix Teams has continued

28 at Woolavington. Oct 15, Mixed the season 2010-11. reached the semi-finals of the NICKO. to generate entertainment and excite-

Teams of Four, Street. Nov 20, County If you are a club chairman you will By the time this is published we will ment, and the next heat will be held at

Swiss Teams, Woolavington. Dec 11, have received an invitation to the Club know if they made further progress. Droitwich on November 21.

Men’s and Ladies’ Pairs, West Camel. Chairmen’s Cup on October 26. This will Diary dates: Sun Oct 16, Frank Cup

start at 11am and include a lunch in order and Goodman heat, WM, 1pm. Nov

Staffs and Shrops to enable club chairmen to socialise as Children in Need Sim. Pairs: Mon.14,

Yorkshire

well as to enjoy a game of bridge. Mos, 7.15pm; Tue 15, WM, 7pm; Wed www.ycba.freeserve.co.uk/

www.staffsandshrops.org.uk 16, Mos, 7.15pm.

All other events begin at 1pm at Old SANDY Davies – David

IN the President’s Cup the Woking. To book please contact Frances Robinson were the

county (Kath Adams, Dan Trebble ( 01252 679883 or via email to Wiltshire winners of the Swiss Pairs,

Crofts, Barbara, Justin and competitionsecretary@surreycountybridge. the principal event at the

Paul Hackett, Edward org.uk. www.wcba.co.uk EBU’s Scarborough Summer Congress.

Levy, John Parsons and Diary dates: Oct 26, Chairmen’s Cup, AT the time of writing, The same pair, with Graham Jepson –

Nicholas Thorne) had wins against Mid 11am. Nov 13, Seniors Pairs. Dec 4, the county’s summer David Musson, were also 2nd in the

Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire, Man- Ladies’ & Men’s Pairs. Dec 11, Multiple recess is not quite over. main final of the Teams. At the EBU’s

chester, Yorkshire and Herefordshire, but Teams of Four. Preparations are being made for all the Brighton Summer Congress Phil Godfrey

a large loss to North Wales stopped them usual winter events, together with an – James Thrower were 2nd in the B final

winning the title. enhanced league programme. Wiltshire of the Four Stars Teams.

Paul Hackett finished 2nd in the Mixed

Sussex

members should visit the county web- The inter-county President’s Cup

Pairs at Deauville where he was also 4th www.sccba.co.uk site for details of upcoming events. event was held at Sheffield this year. The

in the Teams, while Dan Crofts was 5th in CONGRATULATIONS to A few results to report: in Brighton, Yorkshire team of David Robinson,

the Brighton Pairs. We wish Barbara Yves LeBrec, Richard New- Emma Jackson, Mike Cripp, Pat Lewis, Richard Pike, Graham Jepson, David

Hackett all the best as she represents ton, Jill and David Arm- and Jo Seddon won the Next Step Teams Musson, Frank Littlewood, Tony McNiff,

Germany in the Venice Cup. strong, Peter Brown, Joy and Adam Jackson (12) won the Novice Bill Townsend, Phil Godfrey, Sandy

Mayall, Anthony Whiteway Pairs; unfortunately the prize for the Davies, Tom Gisborne, Richard Winter

Suffolk and Andy Ryder who won latter was a bottle of wine, which was and Sarah Teshome finished 3rd, just

Division 3 of the National quickly confiscated by his mother! Also, seven points behind winners Mersey-

www.suffolkbridge.co.uk Inter-county League (see page 9). They the team of Kathy Hodgson, Pat Davies, side & Cheshire.

JULIAN Lang – David won the Metropolitan Cup C Division in Roy France, Keith Williamson finished Congratulations to the following

Morran won the Seniors’ September 2010 to qualify for this event. in an excellent 5th place in the Swiss who have achieved excellent results in

Pairs from Alan Green – Sussex Venture Pairs: 1. Jane Ross – Teams. And Chris Clements, playing county events and club congresses:

Dennis Valtisiaris, and Valerie Atkins, 2. John Naish – Chris with Sue Gregory (Devon), won an Affiliated Clubs Teams: Harrogate

Maureen and John Heath. Mike Stewart. Open Pairs session. (Peter and Agnes Baxter, Janet and Ted

O’Reilly – Doc Lacey finished 4th and In the Glos/Herefordshire GP Swiss Earlier in the summer Colin and Latham).

won the Veterans Prize. Teams, Ian and Liz Lancaster were 2nd Gayle Webb were 2nd in the Hereford & John Gerrard Simultaneous Pairs: 1.

Pauline and Con Hanson won the with Lindsey Geddes – Graham Sadie. Worcestershire Green Point Pairs. Nichola Cockerill-Smith – Beverley

Married Pairs from Fleur and Rick Sussex GP Swiss Teams: 1. Malcolm and Godfrey, 2. David Donaldson – Alan

Waters, and Jenny and David Price. Karen Pryor, Duncan Curtis, Andrew Worcestershire Ardron, 3. Glen Ashmore – Jim Proctor.

In the Eastern Counties League, Suf- Morris; 2. Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Castle Swiss Pairs: David Lewis – Jim

folk’s A team staged a late rally to beat Michael Hampton, Peter Taylor. www.worcestershirebridge.co.uk Proctor won the event on a tie-break;

Hertfordshire by 12-8, but the B and C Brighton successes: Swiss Pairs: Frances DESPITE the summer the unlucky second-placed pair was

teams lost by 0-20 and 2-18 respectively. Hinden – Jeffrey Allerton 2nd, Jeremy weather, Worcestershire Graham Jepson – David Fletcher.

Diary dates: Sun Nov 6, Novice Pairs, Willans – Ian Draper 3rd. Midweek players continue to pur- Yorkshire Schools Cup: Kenneth

venue and time TBA. Sun Nov 20, Club Mixed Pivot Teams: Andrew Southwell, sue their passion both Andrew, Dominic Beech, David Fenni-

Teams-of-Eight, Risbygate. Liz Hoskins, Richard Fedrick, Peter within and outside the more, Jack Simm. The winners of the

Clinch 3rd. Wednesday Open Pairs: County. Pride of place goes to Sue Evans mini-bridge competition were Callum

Surrey Geoffrey Wolfarth – Brian Senior 3rd. and Dennis Loynes, who have been Rainey – Andrew Winckles.

Diary dates: Oct 23, Ladies Pairs, awarded the John Armstrong Award for Malton Cup: Gill Copeland, Stuart

www.surreycountybridge.org.uk Patcham. Nov 5, Basic Bridge East sportsmanship in bridge (see page 27) Davies, Steve Blackburn, George Bak.

THIS month’s news begins on a sad Grinstead. Nov 12, Chairmans Cup, following their nomination as reported Yorkshire Flitch: Pamela and David

note with the death of Roland Bolton Avenue. Dec 4, Basic Bridge, Bognor. Jan in the last issue of English Bridge. In the Oglesby.

on 4th July. Roland was CTD of Surrey 15, New Year Swiss Teams, Henfield. competitive field, Pam Pearce – John Waddington Cup Final: Sheffield (Tom

for more than twenty years and he Sansom won the Mixed Pairs at the Gisborne, Sandy Davies, Mike Pomfrey,

developed this role to include not only Warwickshire Brighton Congress. John also performed David Waxman).

organising all events down to the last creditably in the Corwen Trophy, Newcomers Pivot Teams: Toby Wall,

detail, but also then usually playing in www.warwickshirebridge.co.uk achieving a top-ten place with Richard Christine Riggall, Peter Riggall, Dominic

them himself and making the tea and AT the AGM all officers Jephcott. Rayner.

washing up as well. He prided himself and committee members Closer to home, the Pershore Bridge Diary dates: Oct 3, Nelson Rose Bowl,

on making events run smoothly even were re-elected unopposed. Club Championship Pairs, which is a (Harrogate). Oct 30, Yorkshire League

when he was very ill indeed – a true The Cock O’ County com- season-long competition, featured one (match 1). Nov 6, Ryedale Pairs, York.

professional who will be much missed. petition was won by Jane of the tightest finishes for some years, Nov 20, Yorkshire League (match 2). Nov

His funeral was attended by 150 people, Hall – Carolyn Fisher. A with just 1/1000th of a percent separating 25, YCBA Council meeting, Bradford.

many from the world of bridge includ- very well supported Chick O’ County the leading two pairs: 1. Sally Martin – Dec 4, Yorkshire League (match 3). Dec

ing no fewer than twelve EBU tour- was won by Jim Quy – John Lucioli. Bernard Palmer 60.954%, 2. Louie 18, Mixed Pivot Teams, Bradford. r

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