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best players to return the compliment ‘McKenzie House’ in his honour. Bruce Fulton – Rob Atkinson, Gerry Franklin

Landmark and beat us by some margin!’ he said. also served on the county committee and Steve Mulligan; 2 John and Irene

Promotions And the warm welcome and lavish

hospitality made up for it – even for

and was a former county Chairman. Auld, Lloyd Eagling, Keith Rodgers. In

the Midland Mixed Championship, Mike

bridge players. and Daphne Coggles were 2nd. In the

Regional Master

Norfolk County President Mary Smith Priday Cup: 1. Gordon Fullerton, 2. David

Ms BA Bridgen

is appealing for more teams of four to Burgess, 3. John Auld.

Mrs LJ Burns

play in the League – and doesn’t want The winning teams in the League

Mr R Burns

bridge players to feel intimidated: ‘We are were Gambit, Retford B, Phoenix Red


in the bottom division at the moment so and Woodborough X. The winning

Mr G Audunsson

there’s nowhere to go but up. If you are teams in the League for Teams of Four

Mr Lester Emanuel

an average Norfolk club member, give it a were Parsons Pack and Minx.

Mr David Horan

go,’ she said. Matches take place on the At the AGM Angela Fullerton and

Mrs U Jobanputra

third Friday evening of the month, Marie-Claire Adderley resigned from

Mr M Leigh

September to December and January to the Committee and Lloyd Eagling

Mahendra N Patel

April at the Royal British Legion Hall on resigned the County Captaincy. Their

Mrs S Patel

Mr H Shah

Aylsham Road, Norwich. contributions over a number of years

Mr S Shah

Christine Buchanan is celebrating the have been much appreciated. The

success of her twenty-table fund-raising remainder of the Committee was re-

Norfolk Bridge Day which raised over £1600 for elected and Lloyd is continuing on the

Regional Master Norfolk Broads Environmental Study

Mrs M Dewhurst

Committee. However the positions of

Centre The How Hill Trust. ‘A huge County Captain and Chief Tournament

Mr P Smith thank you to everyone who supported

Bruce McKenzie, Director remain to be filled, and the

Master this excellent cause,’ she said.

much missed President of Committee would welcome suggestions.

Mrs P Cook Finally, here’s advance notice that next

Mr CJ Cunnington Stamford Bridge Club. Diary dates: on Wednesdays the

year’s Norfolk Congress is relocating to Black and Farr Cups alternate.

Mr B Roberts Wensum Valley Golf Club in Taverham,

Prof A Young near Norwich, on 5-7 April 2013. The joint Bedford and Northants Congress

Mrs D Young will be held on Sat. 15 (Pairs) and Sun. Oxfordshire

North East 16 September (Green-pointed Teams) at


North East Heron’s Lodge Guide Centre, opposite the

Mr J Armstrong National Badminton Centre, Bradwell AT the well-attended AGM,

Mrs DA Craig Road, Loughton, Milton Keynes, MK8 many players were congra-

Mrs Anastasia Potter THE winners of the 9LG. Entries can be made online on the tulated on their success

Mrs B Thompson Kempson Cup (Knock- Bedfordshire CBA website or to Rita over the past year. County

Ms Ruth Turner out Teams of Four) were Keable, 170 Bideford Green, Leighton Captain Chris Cooper and

Mrs F Wood Martin Kane, David Buzzard, Beds LU7 2TS, email: congress@ his team-mates won the

Northamptonshire Broadhead, Bill March, Dawes League (first time in living

Life Master Damian Hassan. This The Broke Cup Final was won by memory). The President’s Cup winners,

Mr SP O’Kell was the twentieth time Bill March has Maggie Jones, Brian Davies, James Nick Smith, Alan Wilson, Dan McIntosh

won the event, a remarkable achieve- and Shirley Dutton, David Flower. and Stuart McPhee will represent the

Regional Master

Miss D Simpson

ment! The winners of the Kempson Plate Maggie also won the Winter League county in the Pachabo. Mike Webley,

were Bo Hnyda, John Eglington, John Play-off with Jim Bainbridge, James and Geoff Nicholas, Dinah and Andrew


Greaves, Harald Volkmann Shirley Dutton. Bill Chadwick, Chris Lintott won the Chester Cup. Walling-

Mr C Bodenham

The North East League was won by Wiggins, Chandra Ramamoorthy, Mike ford A won the Wessex League in Div. 1;

Mr A Firkins

the team of Hayden Dando, Martin Gore Browne won the Betts Bowl. Banbury, Div2; Oxford C & D, Divs. 3

Nottinghamshire Kane, Mike Ferguson, Dave Broadhead Congratulations to Northampton A and 4 respectively; University B, Div. 5.

Life Master and Damian Hassan, who then repre- Nick Smith won the prestigious Premier-

who won the Inter-club League, Division

Mr JR Rolph sented the NEBA in the Pachabo Cup 1, for the first time since 1989 when it ship award. Other prize-winners were:

Master finishing 6th out of 31 teams. Mixed Pairs: Dave Dobson – Diana

was changed to the current format. The

Mrs J Glass The NEBA Summer Swiss Teams was Nettleton. OBA Sim Pairs: Stephen

Division 3 Play-off was won by North-

Mr BV Hill won by Brenda Osborne, Mike Stanbury, ampton B by 1 IMP. The county won Rotherham – Paula Hopkinson. Tues

Mr A Khandelwal and Janet and Frank Springett. both the B and C divisions of the Eastern Championship Play-Off: Chris Wilson –

Mrs D King The NEBA AGM was held in May and Counties’ League and will represent the John Williams. Tues Teams Ladder:

Mr SW Wharton Ken Spragg stood down as Chairman league in the national finals. Dinah and Andrew Lintott, Geoff

Oxfordshire after three years in office. He was Jim Deacon, Robert Miller, Ian Clarke Nicholas, Mike Webley. Tues Pairs Ladder:

Regional Master replaced by Ann Caygill, with Val and Chandra Ramamoorthy won the Ian and Val Constable. Tues Butler

Mr A Lishkov Gibson joining the Executive as Vice- Leicestershire Green-pointed Swiss Teams. Pairs: Nick Smith – Alan Wilson.

Ms E Middleton Chairman. Amongst the trophies pre- Diary dates: Aug 25, Charity Salver, Sadler Seniors’ Salver: Krishan Jalie –

Dr J Murray sented at the AGM were the Player of the Kettering. Sept 8, Winter League N/E, Geoff Nicholas. The Oxford Times Cup

Mr D Watkins Year which went to Martin Kane for the Stamford. Sept 15, Bedford Congress (generously sponsored by Oxford Times

Master third year in a row, and the John Clark Pairs; Sept 16, Bedford Congress Teams. newspaper) for less experienced players

Mrs S Bowen Salver (for the most successful club) Sept 19, Winter League S/W, North- was won by Claire McDonagh – Ruth

Mr Robert Dixon which was won by Hurworth. ampton. Kim. Formal proceedings were followed

Mr F Illingworth by free bridge and refreshments.

Mrs A Kennedy Oxfordshire, under the chairmanship

Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire

Mrs H Masheter of Robert Procter, has made great strides

Dr ME Rebick in welcoming newcomers into its com-

Miss E Slater

WE are sad to report petitions, the culmination of which was

Mrs V Stevenson that Bruce McKenzie IN the first County match of the new the introduction of a Social Congress for

Ms G Wren passed away on 24th season, against Derbyshire, the first, students and less experienced club players

Mrs C Wright April. He was a driving force behind second and third teams all lost: 1-19, 2-18 to run alongside its main Congress;

Somerset Stamford Bridge Club and served as and 0-20. Barbara Jordan was appointed as its

Life Master Chairman for 28 years up to 2000 and The Inter-Club Pairs Final was won Manager. Congratulations to Gary

Mrs A McBride President thereafter. Despite failing by Brian and Barbara Pilbin of Key- Diamond – Russell Tenzer, winners of

Master health, he insisted on attending the worth Bridge Club, with Sally Axford – the Social Congress. In the main

Mr DS Brooke formal opening ceremony of the new Doreen Ratcliffe, also of Keyworth, 2nd. Congress, Aleksandar Lishkov – Cathy

Stamford Bridge Clubhouse, named In the Retford Swiss Teams: 1. Sandy Rowland won the Pairs, with Heather

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