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
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-
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,
to the newly promoted
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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