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waive the Bedfordshire clubs’ EBU 4th. At the London Easter event, Tommy and Sean Galpin who defeated the team

Avon subscription of £15 with immediate Brass was in the winning pair in the U-19 of Robert Plumley, Susie Farnon, Lynda effect. The Committee has also recently Pairs; Richard Bowdery was 3rd in the Mildon, Alistair Kent and Colin Tostevin

invested in its own bridge scorers to be Championship Teams and 4th in the in their semi-final. The final played in

VERY well done to

used at future county events. Championship Pairs. Jersey over 40 boards resulted in a win

Cathy and Andy Diary dates: June 13, Champions’ Belated congratulations to the New for the Jersey team.

Smith for winning Trophy, Wilstead, 7.30 pm (for those Amersham team of Harvey Bengen, County Mixed Pairs: the Jersey section

the Portland Pairs who have qualified). June 24, One-day Kevin Elstow, Steve Gore, Callum McKeil, was won by Howard Basden-Smith –

(the EBU’s Mixed Green-pointed Swiss Teams, Vauxhall Phil Thornton and Nigel Wolfendale who Meredith Case from David Hole –

Pairs Championship) Recreation Centre, Luton, 1pm. Further won the 2010 Silver Plate, beating a team Marion Miles. The Guernsey section was

in a field of 389 pairs nationally. details of these two events (including from Leeds in the final. won by Robert Plumley – Susie Farnon

Many congratulations also to David who has qualified for the Champions’ Diary dates: June 23, Green Pointed from Martin Jones – Sue Shaw. We will

Jones, Trevor Ward, Rob Lawy and their Trophy) are available on the BBA Swiss Pairs; June 24 GP Swiss Teams, both report on the final in the next issue.

team-mates for reaching the eight-team website. at Windsor, 12 noon start. July 29, Green Point Event: this was held in

final of Crockfords (English Teams-of- Multiple Teams/AGM, Windsor. Guernsey and resulted in a win for Sue

Four Championship), from an entry of Rankin – Chris Hill of Jersey; 2. Anne

140 teams after five rounds of knockout. Berks and Bucks and Don Babbe of Guernsey; 3. Mike

The final will comprise most of the top Cambs and Hunts Bane – Alistair Kent of Guernsey.

teams in English bridge. Congratu- Jersey results: the Highfield Drawn

lations to Ralph and Andrew Smith for THE picture below shows Pairs for the Pat Grinstead Trophy was

their 2nd place in the Grandmaster our youngest players par- CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Fegarty – won by John Panter – Ann Burnett;

Pairs. ticipating in the EBU Catherine Curtis on winning the Premier 2. Martin Rogers – Sheila Harrison. The

The County Pairs has been won by Minibridge Simultaneous Grand Masters Pairs, David Kendrick on Winter Cup was won by John Panter,

Trevor Ward – David Jones; 2. Irene Pairs, helped by Mike winning the National Swiss Teams, and with Mike Newman and Paul Reed in

Robinson – Mike Huggins, 3. Alan Bennett and others. Rod and Sue Oakford for finishing 2nd joint 2nd place.

Jones – Graham Hartley. The County Congratulations to Pauline Serby – in the Portland Pairs. In the National Guernsey results: Island Bridge Club

Mixed Pairs has been won for the third Alan Boothroyd, winners of the Seniors Pairs Regional Final, Julian Wightwick – Teams: 1. Robert Plumley, Susie Farnon,

successive year by Cathy and Andy Smith Pairs by a staggering 8% margin over the John Liebeshuetz came 2nd, Robert Lynda Mildon, Colin Tostevin; 2. Cath

who perhaps should now keep the runners-up, John Spiers – Ed Brennan. Miller – Jim Deacon finished 3rd, and Bott, Liz Thompson, Brenda Lihou,

trophy. The Veterans prize went to Tara and Stan Sue Oakford – Eric Campbell also Brenda Walker.

In the National Pairs South West Harding and the Non-experts prize to qualified. Diary dates: July 11, County Indivi-

Regional Final held at Bristol BC, the Mike and Sandra Baily. In county competitions, Malcolm dual Final. September 21-30, EBU

county qualifiers for the National Final The two ‘club’ competitions had their Anderson won the County Individual, Guernsey Congress.

were Vanessa O’Callaghan – John finals – the Teams for the Committee Cup Robert Miller – Jim Deacon won the

Brandon-Joyce (5th), Ralph Smith – was won by Alan Boothroyd, Norma County Pairs, Susan Smyth – David

Steve Tomlinson (6th) and David Jones Lord, David Herod and David Benjamin Mayer won the Novice Pairs Tournament, Cornwall

with Miles Cowling of Hampshire (7th). representing Burnham, ahead of Finch- and Cambridge A won the county heat

of the Garden Cities.

In the National Final held in April David ampstead’s Winnie Helps, Lyn and Steve

and Miles finished in 3rd place in the Barrow, Ian Adnams – and the Pairs for RENE Godin, for many

fifty-pair field. the Waller Bowl by Ed Scerri – Chris years a colourful character

Burley of Richards Club, with Robin Channel Islands in Cornish bridge, has died,

In the Gold Cup, congratulations to

Andrew Urbanski, Gareth Evans, Tony Gardiner – Nigel Marlow of Burnham a in her nineties. A beauty

Letts and Marc Lee for reaching the close second. David Jukes and Les Ellis of queen in Stoke, she worked

fourth round (last 32). Lane End won the Non-expert prize. COUNTY Teams: the Jersey representa- in London and moved in

Suzy Lawson was the winner of the There have been a number of good tives in the final were Carl Harrison, fashionable society before

Mixed Pairs at the EBU Northern Easter performances in national competitions. Brian Youd, David Friswell, David Hole, marrying. She played at St

Congress held in York and finished in Chris Tucker – Tony Aston won the Robert Brouard and Eric Todd, who Austell, Newquay and Wadebridge and

the prizes in 9th place in the Swiss Pairs Masters Pairs section at the Ranked defeated the team of John and Fiona baked cakes for Saturday afternoon

(75 pairs). Masters, and Mike and Joan Bennett were Honey, Chris Hill and Jane Knight in bridge parties in her caravan. She

3rd in the Regional Masters category. In the semi-final. The Guernsey represen- became profoundly deaf but retained a

the National Pairs B Final, Mike O’Neill – tatives in the final were Margaret and wicked sense of humour. At Newquay,

Bedfordshire Roger Donato were 3rd and the Bennetts Mike Allen, Liz Thompson, Andy Hall she stunned a silent bridge-room with

THE BBA County Pairs

Qualifier was contested

in February; congratula-

tions to the winners, Jon

and Ros Bateman. Win-

ners of the Plate com-

petition were Rex Gower – Ray Lawton.

In the BBA Teams-of-Eight the winning

team was Leighton Buzzard ‘A’; team

members were Jon Guess, Eric Cohen,

Judi and Peter Malpass, Chris Watson,

Peter Scott, Andrew Mason and Bob

Brown. The team goes forward to the

represent the county in the Regional

Finals of the Garden Cities Trophy held

in Peterborough.

Winners of the Mixed Pairs held at

Wilstead in March were Ron Davis –

Lynne Emmett. The BBA Seniors’ Pairs

was also played at Wilstead in March, and

Photo: Berks & Bucks CBA

was won by Brian and Maureen Stairs.

Away from home, Ron Davis – Alan

Oddie won the Grand Masters’ Pairs and

Ron Davis – Bill Hood won the Leicester-

shire Swiss Pairs. Berks & Bucks school children take part in the EBU Minibridge Sim Pairs

The BBA Committee has decided to June 2012 English Bridge 47


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