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Preston, Andy Hughes; 3. Karen Dewar, hard were the Sobell BC team of Bob and Bob Fordham. We are grateful to scored Pairs).

Martin Smith, Adrian Fontes, Mike Pyburn, Doug Edmonds, Terry and Joan Monica Aitken and her team for making Recent Midlands League county re-

Gwilliam. Butfield, Ahmad and Ulla Mallick, the Kent Congress a superb success. sults are: vs Staffs & Shrops, 1st team

Diary dates: Feb 5-9 IBM Sim Pairs Eddie O’Sullivan and Colin Thomas. Equally, we would like thank June Booty won 15-5, 2nd team won 18-2, 3rd team

(in some clubs, see web). Feb 12, Val- Congratulations also go to Helen Taplin and her team for running the lost 2-18; vs Lincolnshire, 1st team won

entine Mini-Swiss teams. Mar 18, Harrop Robinson – Roy Young, winners of the congress so smoothly. 14-6, 2nd team won 20-0, 3rd team won

Swiss Mixed Teams. Apr 1st, Pottage Mixed Pairs Championship, and to Tony Peter Crouch and Derek Patterson 20-0. The current league positions are:

Semi-finals. April 22, Bayer No-Fear Pairs Slater – Bernard Eddleston representing (photo below) were in the team that won 1st team (Dawes League) 3rd place; 2nd

(in some clubs, see web + IoW heat). Apr Hitchin BC, winners of the Club Cham- the 2011 Premier League. Congratula- team (Porter Cup) 3rd place; 3rd team

29, Philip Graham Mini-Swiss teams. All pions’ Cup. tions to Norman Selway who was in the (Markham Trophy) 9th place; and Leic-

will be held at Romsey, starting at 2pm, Diary dates: Sun Feb 12, Cadets & winning team for the prestigious 2011 estershire is 5th in the overall table.

unless otherwise listed. Entries please to Intermediates Championships, 1pm, Lederer Memorial Trophy. Unfortunately Leicestershire did not

Lillian Craigen, ( 02380 254 276 or Bridge Centre. Sun Feb 19, Swiss Pairs, The Kent team of Jeremy Willans fare well in the Tollemache Qualifier,

lillian.craigen@sky.com 1.30pm, Hemel Hempstead. Tues Feb 21, (captain), Ian Draper, Norman Selway, finishing in 8th place out of 9.

HBA Simultaneous Pairs, Clubs. Sun Kay Preddy, Pat Collins, Peter Law, Steve Diary dates: Feb 8, Joseph’s Bowl/

Feb 26, Humble Cup 2nd Qualifinal, Auchterlonie and Malcolm Lewis has Butterworth Trophy Quarter-finals,

Herefordshire Blaby. Feb 16, Leicestershire Pairs League

1pm, Bridge Centre. Fri Mar 16, Marj- qualified for the eight-team Tollemache

www.herefordshirebridge.co.uk orie Lukyn Charity Cup Final, 7.30pm, final. final round, Rothley. Feb 22, Stanley

CONGRATULATION to Tony Forrester Bridge Centre. Sun Mar 25, Portland 2012 will be the 75th anniversary of Trophy Heat 5, Glenfield. Mar 6 and 7,

who was a member of the team that Pairs, 1pm, Bridge Centre. Sun Apr 1st, the KCBA. To ensure our history is 21st Gimson Trophy preliminary rounds

won the Premier League and came 2nd in Desmond Flockhart Trophy, 1pm, Bridge recorded, we would like to appoint an (see LCBA website for details). Mar 11,

the Gold Cup. Centre. Tues Apr 17, Seniors Pairs (inc. archivist to research and record our Green Point Swiss Pairs, Rothley Centre.

The Healey Cup is a teams-of-four buffet lunch), 11am, Bridge Centre. history. Please contact Chairman Geoff Mar 12, Green Point Swiss Teams,

competition for Herefordshire and Wor- Smith if you can help. Rothley Centre. Mar 12, Stratified Sim

cestershire clubs, hosted by Worcester- Diary dates: Sun Feb 5, 11am, TW, Pairs, Grantham and Melton. Mar 20,

shire. Herefordshire clubs have had good

Isle of Man County Teams of Eight Competitions Leicester Mercury (Learners) Pairs,

results in this competition in recent www.manxbridgeunion.org Qualifier (Corbett Cup - incorporating County Club. Apr 1st, Barkby Charity

years and this year was no exception, SEVEN teams contested the Corbett Plate and Mitchell Salver). Swiss Teams (Rothley). Apr 10, Yates No

with Wyeside (Stephen Booth, Chris the Isle of Man Bridge Sun Feb 26, 11am, TW, County Teams Fear pairs, County Club. Apr 11, Stanley

Thomas, John Griffiths and George Teams of Four Champion- of Eight Competitions Final. Larsky Trophy Heat 6, Glenfield. Apr 18,

Barrett) winning and Marcle (John ship for 2011 organised Cup heats will be played at the following Gimson Trophy Semi-finals, Rothley

Crowe, Neville Shorrick, Heather Brace by the Manx Bridge clubs: TW, Feb 7, 7.30pm; Beckenham, Centre. Apr 25, Olga Cup – Ladies’ Pairs

and Jutta Shadforth) coming 2nd. Union at the Douglas Bridge Club 1n Feb 20, 7.30pm; Canterbury, Feb 24, and Buckby Cup – Men’s Pairs, Rothley

In the county No-Fear Teams (a res- November. The event, which comprised 7.30pm. Sun Apr 1st, 11am, TW, George Centre. Apr 29, Gimson Trophy Final,

tricted event with only one team mem- two keenly-contested eighteen board Griffiths Senior Pairs. Sun Apr 22, 11am, Rothley Centre.

ber allowed to be Advanced Master or sessions, was dominated by three of the Larsky Cup Final, TW. Sun May 20, 1pm,

above), the winners were Rex Shutler, teams: Carter (Chris Carter, Cary Ellis, Canterbury University, Green-pointed Lincolnshire

Frank Balchandani, Jennifer Thomson Marjorie Murdock and Pam Townsend), One Day Event. www.lincsbridge.org.uk

and John Meredith. The runners-up Smith (Gloria Smith, Annette Ellis, Angie

were Evie Whitfield, Caroline Kinmond, CONGRATULATIONS

and Fred Kissack) and Tooley (Stephen

Judy Mabe and Sarah Wenden, with Tooley, Flora Simons, Pat Laski and

Leicestershire to Paul Wokes, Dave

Pettengell, Mike Grant

Christine Peacock, Andy Lowe, Barbara John Stewart). www.leicsbridge.org.uk and John Brocklehurst

Ferris and Michael Wilkins coming 3rd. At the end of the afternoon session

THE Leicestershire Pairs who won the Notting-

Full results of all county competitions the Tooley team with +48 IMPs was a League has completed hamshire Anniversary Teams of Four

are on our website. comfortable 10 IMPs ahead of the three rounds (of five). invitation event recently, beating teams

The county will be losing the services Smith team with the Carter team just 2 The current leaders are from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire,

of Tony Truluck who is returning to live IMPs further back. But, refreshed by the Dick and Lucy Pathan Oxfordshire and Derbyshire.

in South Africa. Tony is a previous tea break, Team Carter mounted a (Div. 1), Bharat Thakrar – Jenny Grant The Lincoln Imp was played at

county captain, and ever present in the stirring come-back in the second session. (Div. 2), Alison Nichols – Win Stocker Dunholme: 1. Alan and Drene Brown,

county team. His advice and comments They scored +46 to give them a con- (Div. 3), and Graham and Dianne Maurice Ladlow, Mo Parsons; 2. Glyn

will also be much missed. vincing Championship winning total Conway (Div. 4). Elwick, Mike Llewellyn, Megan Williams,

Diary dates: Sat Feb 18, Club Teams +82 IMPs. Team Smith retained their After three rounds, Dick and Lucy Margaret McLeod; 3. Phillip Harland,

of Eight, 10.30am, Tarrington. Fri Mar 9, 2nd position with +19 in the evening Pathan lead the Stanley Trophy (Butler- Chris Phillips, Bill and Susan Keast.

Inter-club Teams Round 4, 7pm, Led- session, so that they finished with a

bury. Fri Mar 23, Mixed Pairs, 7pm, score of +57 IMPs. Team Tooley fell

Bartestree. Sat Apr 21, Championship from grace with a -4 score in the second

Pairs, 10.30am, Hampton Bishop. session, but their total of +44 IMPs was

sufficient for them to hold on to 3rd

Hertfordshire place.

At the conclusion, the MBU Cham-

www.hertsbridge.co.uk pionship Team Tankards were presented

CONGRATULATIONS to to the victorious team by Erika Slatcher

the team of Anne Flock- on behalf of the Manx Bridge Union.

hart, Mike Hancock, Derek

and Celia Oram who won

the Rose Bowl multiple Kent

teams event in December. They will

www.kcba.org.uk

represent Hertfordshire in the Beck Cup

held in Oxfordshire next year. In 2nd AT the Kent Congress,

place were the team of Derrick Kime, congratulations to Gavin

Francis Eddleston, Martin and Bobbie Mackay – Croz Croswell,

Rodney. winners of the Swiss Pairs;

Congratulations to the team from non-expert winners David

Photo: Simon Cochemé

Watford BC who won the Eccles Cup in Ellerby – Mark Rixon

November; team members were David were 2nd overall. The Green-pointed The winners of the 2011 Premier League (from the left): Peter Crouch,

Mail, Carole Morley, Paul Wilson, Harry Swiss Teams was won by Steve Burton, Tony Forrester, Alexander Allfrey, Derek Patterson (front),

Sack, Judith Meridith, Donald Reid, Mike Fletcher, Tony Clarke and Andrew Andrew Robson and David Gold (variously from Kent, Herefordshire,

John McBryde and Florence Stoker. In Thompson; non-expert winners were Middlesex and London).

2nd place and pushing Watford very Oliver Kinsey, David Jones, Gill Cordell

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