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Diary dates: June 13, LCBA AGM & David Bakhshi was 2nd in the Premier Barbara Lewis (Sam Herman, Tom Slater, were Jeremy Dhondy, Richard Hillman,

Presentations, Rothley Centre. June 17, Grands, and Paul Chapman – Simon Alec Smalley) by 15 IMPs. Team Byrne Alan Kay and Jerry Cope. Peter Bentley,

Midland League v Derbyshire, Rothley Pollack 3rd in the Nationals. Paul and will represent Manchester in the Pachabo. Eddie Richart, John Stimpson and

Centre. July 12, Kidney Research Charity Simon also won the Bedford Swiss Teams As expected, the League title will be Winnie Godber were joint 2nd with

Sim Pairs, Ashby. July 21, Green-point along with Graham Pollack. In Harro- decided by the final match between Tony Cummins, Trevor Seeing, Elizabeth

Pairs, Spondon. July 22, Green-point gate, Mike Fletcher was 2nd in the Pairs Curry Eaters (Justin Hackett, Martin Taylor and David Messer.

Teams, Spondon. July 30, EBU Sim Pairs and Rob Cliffe 2nd in the Teams. Ryan Taylor, Darren Everts, Paul Hackett) and Congratulations to Jacqui Tobias –

(County Bridge Club & Melton). Stephenson – Liz Clery were 4th nation- St Titus (Michael Byrne, Michael New- Frank Wharton who won the Middlesex

ally in the Portland Pairs. man, Alan Mould, Gary Hyett, Rodney Championship Pairs Final; Anne Rosen

Lincolnshire London Championship Pairs: 1. Eric Lighton). – Jeremy Dhondy were 2nd, Nigel Bird –

Duffelen – David Bakhshi, 2. Anita Diary dates: the annual Green Point

www.lincsbridge.org.uk Tony Mutukisna were 3rd, with Ray

Sinclair – Zia Mahmoud, 3. David Gold Swiss Teams will be at St Peters Assembly

LINCOLN Gold Cup: Robinson – Jerry Harouni 4th. All four

– Susanna Gross; Consolation Pairs: Rooms, Hale on Sun July 22.

Maurice Ladlow, Mo 1. Martin Baker – Dave Strawbridge, pairs have qualified for the Corwen

Par sons, John Gaunt, 2. Malcolm Todd – John Pemberton, Trophy. In the Middlesex Cup, the semi-

Debbie Burton won by 7 3. Benji Hackenbroch – Mandie Camp-

Merseyside/Cheshire finals have been completed and the

IMPs in the final against bell. LMBA Swiss Pairs: 1. Alex Hydes – www.mcba.org.uk Rosen and Silverstone teams are set to

Glynn Elwick, Mike Llewellyn, Roy David Levy, 2. Jason Hackett – Derek CONGRATULATIONS play in the final for the right to repre-

Hughes, Keith Stewart. Veterans’ Cup: Patterson, 3. Colin Bailey – David Pinder. to David Flacks – Liz sent the county in the Pachabo.

1. John Longmuir – Andrew Green, Swiss Teams: 1= Andrew Abelson, Tim Commins who won the Diary dates: June 11, AGM, 7.15pm;

2. Nick Dyer – Mike Perry, 3. Sylvia Gauld, Brian McGuire, Guy Hart, and national Premier Life Committee Cup, 8pm; both at Oshwal

Bunton – Brigid Hughes. Champion Pairs Paul Hackett, Roger O’Shea, Jason and Masters Pairs, a fantas- Club, Northwood. The County website

League: George Foord – Patrick Rimmer Justin Hackett; 3. Barbara and Barry tic achievement. In the Premier Grand has an extensive competitions calendar.

won the April event; Mo Parsons – Stoker, Gordon O’Hair, Bob Hampson. Masters, David Stevenson finished an

Maurice Ladlow won both the February London Trophy Pairs: 1. Neil and excellent 3rd in partnership with Tracy

and the March event. Christine Tomkin, 2. Bob Bowman – Capal of Manchester.

Norfolk

Diary dates: June 10, Charles Heward Arun Suri, 3. Bill Linton – Tim Pelling. The County Open Swiss Teams event www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk/

Trophy, Dunholme. June 24, AGM and for the Eric Howarth Trophy took place

Herbert Trophy for Pairs, Dunholme in mid-March. There was a good turn- NORFOLK enjoyed a busy

(free entry).

Manchester weekend at the end of

out and the winners were Liz Commins

www.lighton.btinternet.co.uk/ David Stevenson, Paddy Murphy and March with the Norfolk

London Matt Foster. Congress attracting keen

WELL done to Paul

Worswick – Paul Beck- Paul Roberts – Julian Merrill won the bridge players from across

www.metrobridge.co.uk with who finished 5th in Northern final of the EBU National the county. Proud Norfolk

CONGRATULATIONS to the National Pairs B Pairs – an excellent achievement. Cup winners were Michael Whiting –

Toby Nonnenmacher and Final. Congratulations to Sinead Bird – Dave and Jean Keen, Liz Commins, David Loasby; the Swiss Teams honours

Michael Alishaw, selected Sarah O’Connor who have won the David Stevenson were 2nd in the Swiss were taken by Chris Smart, Jackie

to play in the England Under 25 Pairs at the London Easter Teams at the Cumbria Congress. Dave Davies, Mike Scoltock and Chris

U-20 Team in the World Festival; Laura Bonney playing with and Jean were also members of the team Mallon. Outgoing Norfolk President

Championships in China. Very well done Rasool Somji was 3rd. Also in London, that finished 2nd in the North Wales Maureen Kimbley marked the culmina-

to Alex Hydes who has swept the board Mike Bell won the Monday Swiss Pairs Spring Swiss Teams; Ted Reveley, Bill tion of her year of office by presenting

recently with wins in the Life Masters with Simon Creasey. In the Northern Niccol, Stuart Matthews, Alan Stephen- two trophies to encourage less experi-

Pairs, the Easter Championship Pairs, Easter Festival, Alec Smalley, Tom Slater, son were 3rd. enced bridge players to participate in

the London Swiss Pairs and both the Peter Jones and Jeff Smith were 2nd in The County Women’s Team event for the Congress. Her Trophy for the top

Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams in Harro- the Swiss Teams, and Rob Myers won the the Jean Keen Trophy was won by Joan pair in the qualifying round below the

gate – the latter with Alan and Olivia Swiss Pairs with James Thrower. King, Pat Crossley, Lollo Murthwaite, rank of Regional Master went to Susan

Woo. Other good results at Easter came John Hassett, Jeff Morris, Michael Mui Fellows; the runners-up were Falgate – Dennis Ellis and the Teams

in the Championship Pairs from Mark Byrne, John Holland have once again Margaret Howe, Barbara Serres, Joan Cup to Eileen Townsend, Janette Wells,

Teltscher – Tom Townsend, 2nd, Phil reached the final of Crockfords. Marray, Jill Knight. Graham Hardman, Stewart Farquharson.

King, 3rd, and Anita Sinclair, 4th; in the The final of the Goldstone Trophy was Diary dates: June 7, Liverpool BC The trophy presentations at the

Swiss Pairs from Rob Cliffe – Millie won by the team captained by Michael Open Teams. June 14, Jim Davies Swiss

Norfolk Congress were Maureen’s final

Jones, 2nd and Helen Erichsen, 3rd; and Byrne (Alan Mould, John Holland, Teams, Heswall BC. June 26, Bill Hughes

duty as President before handing over

in the U19 Pairs from Michael Alishaw – Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman, with Sim Pairs (clubs). June 30 - July 1, Pre-

Sam Behrens, 3rd. At the Ranked Masters, Gary Hyett in earlier rounds) who beat to Mary Smith. Many thanks to

sident’s Cup, MBC. Aug 4, Northern

Counties League (NCL) Round 1. Aug Maureen for all her hard work and a

25, NCL Round 2. warm welcome to Mary.

Still on the theme of encouraging

newer players, the winners of the

Middlesex Barbara Dick-Cleland Trophy for players

www.middlesexbridge.co.uk below the rank of Master were Barbara

Foxhay – Ray Thompson, and the

WELL done to Jerry Buxton Trophy for those below Tourna-

Harouni – Ray Robinson

ment Master was won by Jeannette and

who were 2nd in the A

Melvyn Pamplin.

Final of the National Pairs.

The Afternoon Bridge Club in Cost-

A number of players

essey celebrated its second birthday by

recorded good results in

the London Easter Festival. holding its first ABC Open Trophy Swiss

Jeremy Dhondy, Andrew Teams event on March 18. The winning

McIntosh and Jerry Cope won the Swiss team were Malcolm Loveridge, Kevan

Teams; Jack Mizel and Thor Erik Mann, Masuma Ali and Mary Smith.

Hoftaniska were 2nd, and Steve Root Beccles Bridge Club have been run-

came 3rd. In the Championship Pairs, ning an annual Swiss Teams event for

Fredrik Bjornlund finished 4th. In the some twenty-five years. Peter and Brenda

Under-19 Pairs Josh Treon came 2nd. Howlett, who have organised it for the

Photo: Oxon CBA

In county news, the Middlesex County past five years, have now decided to take

Bridge Association 75th Anniversary Swiss a well-earned rest and the ABC Open

Warwickshire 2012 winners of Oxon’s Beck Cup, from left to right:

David Kenward, George Cuthbert, Ian Handley and Roger Bryant

Teams was won by the narrowest of Swiss Teams will take over its slot from

margins. After a split tie, the winners January 2013.

50 English Bridge June 2012 www.ebu.co.uk

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