the announcement that ‘I’m giving up Championship Pairs event was won by Leicestershire GP Teams. by Margot Wilson, John Gardner, Janet
sex for Lent.’ Keith Ashcroft – Michael Prior, who also Diary dates: June 6, First Round of Smith, Kelly Courtney, Michael Gore.
The Club Teams of Eight was won by won the Swiss Teams with Catherine the Summer Pairs for the Smedley Salver. They will represent Dorset in the
Helston, from Wadebridge A. Rod Bell – Draper – Andrew Woodcock. There were June 20, Individual Championship for Pachabo.
Stephen Crouch won the John Perks, local winners of the Consolation Pairs the Gerry Fletcher Cup. July 18, Men’s Other notable results: Allendale C
Cornwall’s Pairs Championship, from event with Peter Thompson – Colin Pairs for the Dodson Shield and Ladies’ (Kelly Courtney, David Gill, Chris Guy,
Brian and Elaine Relton, tied with Jenny Woods of Barrow prevailing. The Ladies’ Pairs for the Corry Cup. July 19, First Hugh Kevill-Davies, Eugene Sheehan)
Cant – Margaret Warner. Pairs competition was won by Maria Round of the Two Counties. July 21-22, have reached the 5th round of the
At the Falmouth Congress, Barbara Budd – Celia Oram. The Gents’ Pairs Notts GP weekend at Spondon. NICKO; Bob Mott – Ann Sharples were
Shipley – Catherine Harris won the winners were John Halliwell – John 10th in the Grand Masters at the Ranked
Newcomers’ Event from Rod Langton – Whitaker. Our thanks go to Janet Devon Pairs; Lesley Lewis – Janet Smith were
Ron Fulford. Friday afternoon’s Open Sheppard for all the hard work she puts in 4th in the Premier Life Masters; Eugene
Pairs was won by Chris Stevens – Hilary throughout the year to make the weekend www.devonbridge.co.uk Sheehan – David Gill were 5th in the
Brain (69.48%), from June Fitness – such a success. THE Devon Pairs Swiss Pairs at the Devon Congress.
Barrie Benfield, while Phil Palmer – Jenny This year the Swiss Pairs event was Cham pionship (Julia Congratulations to Phil Norman
Flood beat Sue Gregory – Ian Hopkins in played at Workington Bridge Club: the Chadwick) was won by who recently became a Grand Master.
the evening. Tony Ratcliffe – Kevin winners were Wadvern Davies – Chris Mike Smith – George Diary dates: June 24, Dorset Green-
Maddox led qualification for the Cham- Hamilton of St Bees; Manel Trepte – Simnet; 2. Jim Grant – Pointed One-Day Swiss Teams, Canford
pionship Pairs, with Roger Eaton – Mike Howard Brown tied for 2nd place with Stefan Lindfors; 3. Graham Hoare – Ian Magna. July 15, Boston Cup Swiss
Booth 2nd. The Final was won by Pam Tim and Babs Matthews. Walsh; 4. Pete Wood – Howard Kent- Teams, Shaftesbury Bridge Club. July
Pearce – Lesley Harrison from Rob Diary dates: June 17, Annual Match v Webster. The first and third pairs are 22, Dorset Green Pointed One-Day
Mabley – Sallie Green. Bob and Jacky Lancashire for the Pearse MacNamara not available, therefore the second and Swiss Teams, Canford Magna.
Baker won the B Final, from Ruth Trophy, Barrow Bridge Club. June 24, fourth pairs qualify for free entry to the
Edmondson – Brigid McElroy, while Cumbria Green Point Event, Stonecross EBU’s Corwen Trophy.
Dick Andrews – Gaynor Wiseman won Manor Hotel, Kendal. Download an The North Devon Congress held in
the C Final from Jan and Ken Keast. Chris entry form from the Cumbria website. March was very successful, with a www.essexbridge.co.uk
Stevens, Hilary Brain, Val and Steve maximum 36 tables pairs and 40 tables THE Gwen Herga was won
Kennewell won the Swiss Teams from Phil teams. Held at a good hotel, this is a
Palmer, Jenny Flood, Dick Andrews and Derbyshire by Carol McCue – Linda
very pleasant bridge weekend thanks to Barker, 2. Linda Fleet –
Gaynor Wiseman. www.dcba.org.uk the hard work by Carol Ritzen, Richard Mary Homer, 3. Marion
Joan Quiddington, who learnt bridge Carter, Brenda Martin and helpers.
THE winter league winners are: Divi- Cook – Pat Johnson.
with Truro’s No-fear group, and played at Congratulations to Alison Pollok –
sion 1: East Midlands White, who will Men’s: 1. Albert Kitchin –
Newquay and with U3A Truro, with Richard Watkins who won the Swiss
represent Derbyshire in the Garden Chris Taylor, 2. Alan Cohen – Richard
Terry, her husband, has died after a Pairs and to Ann Slee, Alison Pollok,
Cities competition; Division 2: East Register, 3. Roger Tattersfield – Bill West.
stroke. She was 67. Brigid McElroy and Ruth Edmondson
Midlands Red; Division 3: Allestree Red; Congratulations to Chris and Sue
Division 4: Burton B; Division 5: Ring- who won the Swiss Teams. Taylor who won the Open Pairs and
Cumbria wood Green; Division 6: Allestree Green. The Devon Congress was again very came 4th in the Championship Pairs at
The winners of the Eric White Cup, successful; entry to the teams closed two the Norfolk Congress.
www.ccdba.co.uk who will represent Derbyshire in the weeks before the event (64 tables teams, Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, Dave
THE Championship Pairs event was held Pachabo Cup, are Peter Kelly, Alex Hogg, 57 tables pairs). Congratulations to Duffy, Bernie Harrison won the Teams
at Eden Bridge Club: 1. Sam Norman – Don Smedley and John Griffin. This Gavin Mackay – Croz Croswell who of Four competition. The Essex Switch
John MacLachlan; 2. Tim Matthews – foursome won the Pachabo in 2003. won the Swiss Pairs and to Sandra Cup was won by Peter Scotting, Michael
Ian Reeves; both pairs will represent Jeff Calladine, Derek Robinson, Bennett, Sue Gregory, Ann Husk and Watson, Phil Collier, Sandy Riach. The
Cumbria in the Corwen Trophy and we Richard Horsley and Wilson Howden Barbara Schultz who won the Swiss Spring Seniors competition was won by
wish them all the best. Tim will also be won the Winter Plate after leading Teams. Ian Walsh – Graham Hoare were Graham Foster – Richard Register
representing Cumbria in the Pachabo throughout. Jonty Wootten’s team were a close 2nd in the Pairs and Teams with (picture below left) and the Seniors Cup
Cup having won the County Teams of in 2nd place. Howard Kent-Webster and Mike Orriel. Winners were Peter Scotting – Pat
Four with team-mates Babs Matthews, The Swiss Pairs for the Atkins Cup Thanks to Terence Treeby, Mike and Johnson (best results from all three
John Farmer and David Strawbridge. have been won by Chris Rogers – Marion Kelsey and Pam Ward for all seniors events).
Again, we wish them well. The losing Richard Hodgkins, well ahead of 2nd their hard work organising the event. A Essex had four pairs qualify for the
finalists were Adam Aitken, Ian Smith, placed Keith Sherwood – Mike Spencer. special thanks to David Jones and his finals of the National Pairs: Richard
Ian Reeves and Tony Bartlett. Alex Hogg – Peter Kelly finished 8th team for directing. Perryman – Paddy Murray, Margaret
It was good to welcome friends old in the National Pairs Final. Malcolm Congratulations to Margaret and Curtis – David Sherman, Graham
and new to the annual Cumbria Congress Young, Alan Kenny, Jeff Calladine and Robin Mardlin, overall winners of the
Foster – Richard Register and Robert
at the Windermere Hydro in March. The Richard Horsley were runners-up in the Winter Pairs competition.
Elliott – Peter Oake.
Well done to David Tennet – Theo
Dorset Todman who came 2nd in the Regional
Masters at the Ranked Pairs, and Mike
www.bridgewebs.com/dorset Harbour – Catriona Lovett, 13th in the
WEYMOUTH College London Easter Festival Swiss Pairs.
Trophy: 1. Chris Stevens, Diary dates: June 10, Warboys Cup.
Hilary Brain, Ann June 17, George Curtis Swiss Teams of
Sharples, Bob Mott; Four. July 1, Pro-Am Pairs. July 11,
2. Janet Smith, Harold Wayne, Margot Summer Senior Pairs. July 21-22, Essex
Wilson, John Gardner; 3. Ron and & Hertfordshire Joint Green-pointed
Lynne Heath, Hugh Kevill-Davies, Jon Weekend.
Garden Cities Qualifier: 1. Allendale
A (Claire Hillyard, Richard Vessey, Alan Gloucestershire
Wilson, Daphne Philipps, Janet Smith,
Lesley Lewis, Guy Lawrenson, Phil www.gcba.org.uk
Norman), 2. Allendale B, 3. Weymouth. IF you have not already
Allendale A will represent Dorset in the booked your place at the
Garden Cities Regional Finals in Bristol. Gloucestershire/Hereford
Portland Pairs (Dorset Heat): 10th Ron Green Point Event at
Photo: Essex CBA
and Lynne Heath, 20th Krzysztof Ginda – Ross-on-Wye, there is
Lesley Lewis, 35th Miles Cowling – Ann still time to enter. Saturday July 21 is
Graham Foster and Richard Register,
Sharples. Swiss Pairs and Sunday 22 is Swiss Teams.
winners of the Essex Spring Seniors competition
The Dorset Knockout Final was won The entry form is available from the
48 English Bridge June 2012 www.ebu.co.uk