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COUNTY NEWS

to the Bedford branch of the Alzheimer’s April and Chairman Nigel Thompson

Landmark Avon Society, this year’s nominated charity. says a big ‘thank you’ to his wife Dory for

www.avoncba.org.uk The event was featured on 3-Counties his 70th birthday present and promises to

Promotions AT the County AGM

Radio’s ‘Treasure Quest’. keep the Rex Avery Trophy well polished!

The County AGM in May was The other three pairs to qualify for the

March 2012 – held in May Andrew

Urbanski was elected

followed by the Simultaneous Pairs, won Corwen were Vic Savage – Kevin Elstow,

by Derek and Janet Marsh. For those Joan Murphy – Bob Holder and Mike and

June 2012 as the new Chairman

(and congratulations

who qualified, the Champions’ Trophy Joan Bennett. The Plate was won by Tony

was contested at Wilstead in June; with Parkinson – Andrew Parker.

are also due to Andrew

12 tables in play, winners were Alan Other results: Club Teams (Committee

on his appointment at the EBU as Clubs

Oddie – Ron Davis. Cup): Alan Boothroyd, David Benjamin,

LANDMARK Liaison Officer) and the county would

On a sad note, Vice-chairman of the David Herod and Norma Lord of

like to thank Eric Page for his excellent

PROMOTIONS service as Chairman. Other positions in

BBA Christopher Parkin passed away on Burnham. Club Pairs (Waller Bowl): Ed

3rd May after a long illness. Chris was a Scerri – Chris Burley of Richards. Senior

• There are currently four the county are held by Mike Short

(Treasurer), Robert Glass (Tournament

founder member of the BBA in 1964 Pairs: Pauline Serby – Alan Boothroyd.

landmark promotions and served on the County Committee in Ladies’ Pairs: Carole Mueller – Carol

Secretary), and Sue O’Hara (Secretary).

(Master, 5000 Master several roles. Humphreys (for the 11th time!). Men’s

In the County Leagues, Division 1 was

Points; Regional Master, Diary dates: Sept13, Opening Pairs, Pairs: David Patterson – Brian Geary.

won for the second consecutive year by

10,000 MPs including at Wilstead, 7.30pm. Sept 15-16, Bedford Friendly Pairs (Finchampstead Trophy):

the team of Andrew, Cathy and Ralph

Congress, to be held at the Heron’s Janet and Bill Irvine. Annual match: Bucks

least 25 Green Points; Smith and Steve Tomlinson, with the

Lodge Guide Centre in Milton Keynes beat Berks.

Life Master, 60,000 MPs Covill team in 2nd place. In Division 2

with the Championship Pairs on the Stop Press: Congratulations to Sally

including at least 150 the winners were Mike Davies, Jack

Saturday and the GP Swiss Teams on the Brock, again European Ladies Champion!

Terry, Tim Brierley, Mike Elliott, Paul

Green Points; and Grand Keightley and Peter Sampson.

Sunday. Entry forms and further details

Master, 120,000 MPs are available on the BBA website.

At the Spring Bank Holiday Congress Channel Islands

including at least 600 Andrew and Cathy Smith won the B

Green Points). When you Final of the Championship Pairs. Steve Berks and Bucks www.cwgsy.net/community/cicba/

are promoted to one of Tomlinson and Nelson Stephens won the www.berks-and-bucks-cba.co.uk JERSEY Congress: the new venue was a

these four levels, you One-day Welsh Senior Swiss Teams in WE regret the passing of great success, and the top placed CI

Newport. Congratulations to Brian Dyde, John Williams and Eric players were: Pre-Congress Pairs, 5th

receive a good quality gift Peter Sherry, Phil Channack, Brian Crowhurst, major figures Norman Le Cocq – Rosemary Pallot;

and free entry into the Wibberley for reaching Round 6 (last and Life Members of Swiss Pairs, 8th Graham Boxall – Sue

Ranked Masters pairs. 16) of the NICKO. Trevor Ward – David BBCBA. John was Tourna- Rankin; Swiss Pairs CI Non-expert

• All other promotions Jones have won the Gloucestershire Knock-

out Teams.

ment Director for many Trophy, Pat Self – Sue Corbet; Country

enter a four-monthly years and also Chairman; an obituary of Club Teams Trophy, 2nd Howard

In the final Western League match of Eric appears on page 12 in this issue. Basden-Smith, Marion Miles, Graham

Master Point draw with the season against Somerset there were The County Teams was won by Richard Boxall and Sue Rankin; Mixed Pairs, 8th

three prizes – first prize is big wins for both the A team (Mike Bowdery, Jack Mizel, Steve Eginton, Sally Graham Boxall – Sue Rankin, Cham-

two nights Dinner, Bed & Short, Gareth Evans, Ralph Smith, Steve Brock and Barry Myers, and Richard, pionship Pairs, 8th Graham Boxall – Sue

Breakfast for two people Tomlinson, Jeremy Rickard, Robert Glass, Steve and Barry, with Ed Scerri from the Rankin; Swiss Teams, 10th Harold

at a Puma Hotel. Aidan Schofield and Robert Covill, 20-0) losing finalists, were 4th in the Pachabo, Walden, Brian Youd, Jackie Rumball and

and the B team (Cathy and Mike Davies,

• The winner of the most

Eric Page and Colin Oakley, 18-2).

only 1 VP behind the joint seconds.

We were delighted to be able to re-

Robert Brouard; Senior Pairs, 5th Fiona

Honey – June Le Blancq.

black points in each affil-

establish the Student League for Second County results: Mixed Pairs: 1. Fiona

iated club’s events enters

Bedfordshire Year students, the winners, Cuebid, cap- and John Honey, 2. Susie Farnon –

the Annual Prize Draw tained by Nirmal Dutta, were presented Robert Plumley, 3. Chris Hill – Jane

for the Club Champions www.bedsbridge.co.uk with the Margaret Hatch Memorial Trophy Knight.

with a first prize of £400. THE BBA held its first at a very enjoyable Pro-Am (see photo Jersey results: Winter Cup: 1. Jane

• The annual local and Charity Pairs event in

April; it was a great

below). The runners-up, captained by

Gillian Foulkes, received the SBBC Trophy.

Knight, 2. Sue Rankin. District Open

Pairs: 1. David Hole – David Friswell,

national awards success with 14 tables in Next year we will also have a Graduate 2. Robert Brouard – Carl Harrison.

continue. play. Winners were Peter League, open to students for two years Men’s Pairs: 1. Ken Wise – Peter Pitcher,

Flippant – Terry Pearce following their second-year course. 2. Peter Evans – John Honey. Ladies’

and the proceeds of £571 were donated The County Pairs Final was played in Pairs: 1. Hilary Wise – Gill Pitcher,

Congratulations

to the newly promoted

Grand Masters:

Mr J Amor, Kent

Miss Z Covrigaru, Middx

Mr D F Eddleston, Herts

Mr D A Gold, London

Mrs QTJ Harding, Herts

Mrs J Mitchell,

Staffs & Shrops

Photo: Berks & Bucks CBA

Mr P Norman, Dorset

Dr N Stelmashenko, ‘Ams’ Nirmal Dutta and Gillian Foulkes and ‘Pros’ Tony Williams & Hilary Hinman are shown

Cambs & Hunts (front row, right-to left with their prizes) together with the director Anders Wallen, the host Nigel Thompson

and the Berks & Bucks Student League Organiser Derek Cook.

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