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The change of date is a consequence of liated clubs: Bolton, Southport, Bury

Landmark the Commonwealth Youth Games which and Brierfield. Lincolnshire

are being held on the Island on the Hector Barker Pivot Teams: 1. Michael

Promotions Congress’ traditional weekend leading to Prior, Catherine Draper, Andrew Wood-

ONLY two clubs com-

a shortage of hotel accommodation. As cock, Ollie Burgess. Sowerby Cup: 1. Paul

Mrs J Hole peted for the Charles

always, hopes are high for a good atten- Evans – Alan Whittam. Doyle Cup:

Pam Merrell Heward Trophy in June, a

dance of both locals and visitors at the 1. Michelle Brunner, John Holland, multiple teams of four

Mr M Navarro Island’s small and friendly congress. Sandy and Dick Fleishman. Madeline competition, one player

Herefordshire Berney Swiss Pairs: 1. Andrew Lum – of any rank, three below master; why

Regional Master Kent Andrew Holborn (split tie); 2. Max and aren’t clubs encouraging their lower-

Mr I Murray-Watson Sandra Richman. Blackburn Swiss Pairs: ranked players to try county events?

Master 1. Ken Renno – Brian Ripley. Bolton Winners were Scunthorpe – Mike

Mrs R Gabb CONGRATULATIONS to Bank Holiday Swiss Teams: 1. Jeff Smith, Llewellyn, Megan Williams, Sue and Bill

the Corbett Cup winners, Peter Jones, Brian Ripley, Barrie Newall. Keast. Congratulations!


Chislehurst Bridge Club, Diary dates: Aug 7, Preston Pairs, In the Midland Counties League our

Life Master

who went on to win the Preston Bridge Club. Sept 2-4, Bolton teams began the new season against

Mr M Westley Southern Heat Regional Congress, Bolton Bridge Club. Sept 5, Oxfordshire with a defeat for the A and

Regional Master Final of the Garden Cities LCBA Council, Bolton Bridge Club. Sept C teams by narrow margins, but a

Mr NA Rawlins competition. In the National Final, they 10, Northern Bridge League, Round 3. memorable win for our B team (A.

Master came 2nd narrowly beaten by 3 VPs, Sept 18, LCBA Mixed Pairs, Bolton Green, D. Mellor, J. Brocklehust, B.

Mrs Dinah Buckingham pipped in the last match by London Bridge Club. Sept 24, Pendle Witch Parsons, Mr & Mrs Goodacre, Mrs L.

Mrs N Cherry YCBC. The team was Derek Patterson Pairs, Brierfield Bridge Club. Tolbutt, J. Longmuir) over our historic

Mr P Cooper (Captain), Patrick Collins, Ian Draper, nemesis.

Mike Hampton, Michael Prior, Keith The long-awaited first round of the

Mrs M A Gooch Leicestershire

Ashcroft, Bill Charlwood, Jon Chapman. Champion Pairs League was held in June.

Mr R Perrott John Hemington replaced Jon Chapman Clubs have nominated 24 pairs to play

Mrs S Richmond in the final. in this prestigious competition. Scored

THE 2011 AGM was

Mrs RA Tite Congratulations to the winners of the by the Butler method, the top six were:

held on June 15. The

Kent Arnold Cup (Kent Knockout Teams of Carole Rushforth – Lo Tolbutt, Roy

Committee reports were

Grand Master Four Championship): Norman Selway, Hughes – Andy Milner, Mike Perry –

heard and adopted. The

Mr PAE Nicholls Kay Preddy, Pat Collins, Derek Patterson Nick Dyer, Stuart Knox – Al Brown,

new Committee (elected

Life Master and Peter Law. The Gill Cup (Kent Alan Andrews – Harry Coates, Nick

unopposed) comprises: Chairman John

League North West, Division 1) was won Hunter – Alan Millington. The next

Mr J Condon by Norman Inniss, Stefan Syplywczak,

Wilcox, immediate past Chairman Nick

round will be held on Thursday, August

Mr SL Syplywczak Ossie Saaed, Colin Game; Kent League Stevens, Treasurer Henry Cooklin,

4 at Louth Indoor Bowls Club, 6.50pm

Regional Master North West Division 2 was won by General Secretary Robert Northage,

It is with much regret that we an-

Mrs A Jasper Richard and Helen Gibbons, Jacky and League Secretary Richard Smith, Fixtures

nounce the sudden death of Tim Walker,

Mr R Meredith Neil Wotherspoon, Graham Clements, Secretary Dick Pathan, Membership

the popular Chairman of Lincoln (East-

Master Jan Johnson. The Dover Cup (Kent Secretary Pat Beasley (also acting Minutes

gate) Bridge Cub. Tim was well known

League East) was won by Nicky and Stan Secretary). There were no nominations

Mr I Cotton as a solicitor in the Lincoln area, but

Adamson, David McVey, Steve Auchter- for Tournament Secretary, so the TSC more recently, after his retirement, he

Mr JM Dennis will operate for now with John Wilcox as

lonie, Mark Benson. The Brook Shield became involved in tournament direct-

Mr RC Gibbons convenor.

for the Kent Area League winners final ing, and directed the inaugural round of

Mrs Maggie Piazza has not been played yet. Robert Northage was elected a Life the County Champion Pairs League on

Mr Peter Quinton At the Jersey Congress, Gwyneth Member of the LCBA in recognition of June 14. On June 15 he was happily

Mr F Waller Davies – Ian Draper were joint winners his long service to the Association in the playing at the club duplicate, but he

Lancashire of the Swiss Pairs. In the EBU Spring essential and demanding role of General sadly passed away the next day. Always

Grand Master Pairs 2011 Sims on the Wednesday, Liz Secretary. charming at the bridge table and away

Blande – Mike Rafferty came 2nd over- The guests of honour (the son and from it, Tim will be sorely missed. Our

Mr MA Nicholson

all in the country. daughter of the late Ramnik and Mangala sincere condolences go to his family.

Mr N Woodcock Samani), presented the trophies to the

Diary dates: Sun Oct 9, Dyer-Smith

Regional Master 2010-11 competition winners, including:

Cup (Kent Mixed Pairs Championship)

Mr DW Briggs Tunbridge Wells, 11am. Oct 29-30, Samani Salver (Handicapped Teams of London

Master (Swiss Pairs / Green-pointed Swiss Four Knockout), won by Hinckley A (Bill

Mr Chris Brooks Teams) 52nd Kent Congress, Tunbridge Hood, Nick Stevens, Mike Deakin and


Ms MA Brown Wells. Martin Wilson); Stanley Trophy (Butler

David Bakhshi for reach-

Mr I Fowler Pairs Championship), won by Brian and ing the finals of the Van-

Mrs Anita Goldberg Sheila Stockdale; Joseph’s Bowl (Teams of

Lancashire Four Knockout) won by Tony Odams,

derbilt at the US Nat-

Mrs ML Monk ionals, to Simon Gillis Nick Stevens, Duncan Happer, Jim who won the Iceland Express Teams, and

Mrs Joan Roddan Mason and Paul Bowyer; Butterworth

Mrs C Wallbank IN the first round of the to Chris Duckworth – Brian Callaghan

Northern Bridge League Trophy (for first round losers in the who came 2nd in the Mixed Teams at the

Leicestershire Lancashire B finished 5th Joseph’s Bowl), won by Brenda Coltman, Gold Coast Congress. Chris and Brian

Premier Grand Master out of 8 counties and Lan- Alison Nichols, Keith Preston and Ken also won the Portland Pairs with Anouk

Mr PA Bowyer cashire C 4th out of 7. Vernon; Gimson Trophy (Pairs Cham- Riviere 2nd, and came 2nd in the Easter

Life Master The LCBA Knockout Teams of Four pionship) won by Simon Stokes – Yasser Festival Swiss Pairs. Also at Easter, Alex

Dr PG Neville has been won by Brian Irlam, Paul Haider; Leicestershire Cup, won by Susan Hydes won the Championship Pairs,

Regional Master Hepworth, Ken Renno and Brian Ripley, Bowyer, Paul Bowyer, Duncan Happer, Arthur Wolstenholme – Angus Tayler

Mr M Ayers who represented Lancashire in the Kerri Nash, Jim Mason and Simon won the Under-19s Pairs, and Willie

Mrs B Cooklin Pachabo Cup, finishing 15th out of 30 Stokes. Whittaker was 2nd, and Helen and

Master counties. Diary dates: Sept 11, Midland League Espen Erichsen 3rd, in the Swiss Teams.

Congratulations also go to Preston A v Derbyshire (away). Sept 14, Stanley At Crockfords Finals Nick Irens, Espen

Mr DC Betterley Trophy round 1 (Glenfield). Sept 24- 25,

on winning Division 1 of the Fylde and Erichsen, David Bakhshi and Tom

Mrs D Bowden District Bridge League. Divisions 2, 3 and Green Point Swiss Pairs / Teams Townsend were 2nd, Bernard Teltscher

Miss Y Coggins 4 were won by Southport B, Poulton B (Spondon). Sept 28, Otto & Edith Bowl 3rd and Richard Johnson 2nd in the

Prof. RC Fraser and Clifton B respectively. Mixed Pairs (County BC). Oct 9, Mid- Plate. Richard was also 3rd in the Pairs B

Mr WM Harvison Lancashire has four clubs in the top land League v Warwickshire (home). Final at the EBU SBH Congress with

thirteen (for attendance) of EBU affi- Oct 20, Pairs League Round 1. Heather Bakhshi. Rob Cliffe – Mike Vail

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