At the 2011 AGM the cumulative Northants won all their matches in Gidman and team-mates finished 3rd in
Landmark awards for 2010-2011 were announced their first match of the season in the the Swiss Teams. Stuart McPhee – Chris
with Martin Kane winning the Player of Eastern Counties League, the A team and Cooper performed well to reach 3rd
Promotions the Year and Brunton winning the John B teams both winning 20-0, with the C place in the Corwen final from a field of
Clarke Salver for the top club. team winning 17-3. over one hundred pairs.
Mr MR Richards The Summer Swiss Teams, held at Congratulations to Jim Deacon, The Oxfordshire Congress, over-
Mrs J Rossi Hexham, was won by the Hexham team Robert Miller, Daniel Baines, Chris subscribed this year, featured Oxford-
Mrs GM Snow of Jocelyn Gordon, Pam Niven, Bill and Wormleighton, Mark Hodgson who shire players winning all three events:
Mrs LJ Tracey Sheila Rodger. They won on a split tie finished 2nd in the Pachabo, competing Debbie Roberts – Geoff Nicholas, the
from the Whitley Bay Team of Pat Tuff, against the teams of four winners of Swiss Pairs; Alan Wilson, Nick Smith,
Ajit Shivdasani, Ian Rankin, Mike other county associations. Congratu- Dan McIntosh, Stuart McPhee, the Swiss
Stanbury. lations to Ian Clarke – Christine White, Teams; Robert Gasser – Alison Withers-
Mr David Mills Diary dates: the NEBA Congress who won the Warwickshire Swiss Pairs, Green, the Sandra Landy Trophy.
Mr CG Owen takes place at Allensford on Nov 11-13, and Trevor Thrower who was in the win- Peter Cherrett, Eleanor Rice, Pauline
Mr B Somerville 2011. Last date for entries to the Inter- ning team at the Shrewsbury Congress. Serby, Peter Briggs won the Chester Cup.
Master club League, the Kempson Cup and the At the well-attended county AGM,
Mrs M Bowes North East League is Aug 31, 2011. Robert Procter was applauded as the
Mr JK Cocker newly-elected county Chairman. Other
Northamptonshire www.nottsbridge.org.uk newly-elected committee members were
Mrs P Crozier Viccy Fleming, Claire MacDonagh,
IN the first County Match of the season
Mrs MG Gilbert www.northantsbridge.info/
against Leicestershire, Notts 1st and 3rd Krishan Jalie and Alan Wilson as Mem-
Mrs S Joicey THE Winter League teams won 20-0 and 15-5 but the 2nd bership Secretary, Education Officer,
Mr PM Jones will start in Sept- team lost 0-20. Club Committee Representative and EBU
Mrs AM McConnell ember. The Saturday At the AGM, Jackie Parsons retired Shareholder respectively. Free refresh-
Mr R Williamson event will be held at Stamford starting at from the Committee. She was thanked ments and duplicate bridge followed
7pm on the six Saturdays: 17 September, warmly for her work over a total of forty formal proceedings.
Northamptonshire 8 October, 12 November, 10 December, Congratulations to Nick Smith on
years. The remainder of the Committee
Life Master 7 January, 4 February (entries to Trevor winning the Premiership, a rolling ladder
Mr M Keogh Thrower). The Wednesday event will be The winning teams of the divisions of based on results from all county events. Jo
Regional Master held at Northampton starting at 7pm on the League were Retford A, Wood - Murray – Malcolm Currie won the Mixed
Mr R Griffiths the six Wednesdays: 21 September, 19 borough A, Wollaton Park, and East Pairs Championship with Helen Lawton-
Mr L Lubaszewski October, 16 November, 14 December, 18 Bridgford. In the Teams of Four League, Smith – John Slater winning the Flitch.
Master January, 15 February (entries to Jim the winning teams were DJAT and The Tuesday Pairs Championship was won
Bainbridge). There will be a playoff Acolites. In the Priday Cup: 1. John Auld, by Chris Wilson – John Williams; the
Mrs Edna Stewart between the winners of the two sections. 2. Lloyd Eagling, 3. Gordon Fullerton. Tuesday Teams Ladder winners were
Mr H Williams The Broke Cup is a teams-of-four The Retford Swiss Teams was won by Andrew and Dinah Lintott, and Geoff
Nottinghamshire knockout event with the winners repre- the Lincolnshire team of Ted and Brenda Nicholas; and the Tuesday Pairs Ladder,
Master senting the county in the Pachabo. First- Goodacre, Paul and Barbara Evans. Andrew and Dinah Lintott.
Mrs NH Borrett round losers compete in the Betts Bowl Diary dates: on Wednesdays the Wessex League winners were: Div. 1,
Mr G Burgess so everyone is guaranteed at least two Black Cup (commenced 25th May) and Menagerie A; Div. 2, University A; Div. 3,
matches (entries by the end of August, to Farr Cup (commenced 1st June) com- Wantage A; Div. 4, Aylesbury B; Div. 5,
Mr MJ Dames Jim Bainbridge). petitions continue in alternate weeks. Witney B.
Mrs J Furlonger The joint Bedford and Northants Details of the new season’s events, Diary dates: Sept 5, OBA Management
Mr DA Garside Congress will be held on September commencing in September, will appear & Wessex League Meeting, Oxford BC,
Mr KE Humphrys Saturday 10 and Sunday 11, with Pairs on the website. 6.30pm. Sept 11, Midlands League v
Oxfordshire on the Saturday and Green-pointed Warwickshire (away).
Teams on the Sunday, at Heron’s Lodge
Guide Centre, opposite the National
Mrs CA Wadsworth Bad minton Centre, Bradwell Road, www.oxfordshirebridge.co.uk Somerset
Mrs G Weatherley Loughton, Milton Keynes, MK8 9LG. CONGRATULATIONS to www.somersetbridge.org.uk
Master Northants members are asked to Oxford University, winners CONGRATULATIONS to
Mr M Covill support this event. Entries: online on the of the Portland Bowl and all of the following: Gina
Dr JS Deech Bedfordshire BA website or to Rita Ed Jones and partner on Howard who is our Victor
Mrs MD Jalie Keable, 170 Bideford Green, Leighton winning the Pairs Cham- Ludorum champion, with
Buzzard, Beds. LU7 2TS, 01525 377906; pionship of the Baker Tilly Graham Heal 2nd and Jackie
Mrs PS Morgan e-mail: email@example.com. Easter Festival, London, where Alastair Waters 3rd. Gina Howard,
Mr G Phillips
Sheila Coda, Graham Heal and Colin
Somerset Juneman, who beat Colin Flood’s team
Life Master by 40 IMPS in the final of this years’
Mrs JM Baker County Teams Championship. The
Regional Master Percentage Pairs was won by Sheila
Mr SA Oldham Coda – Jackie Waters; 2. Les Botting –
Master John Cockram; 3. Doone Hoong – Mike
Mrs MJ Blight Toft. Langport won the A Division of the
Mr A Hughes County League with Taunton 2nd;
Winscombe won the B Division with
Mr P Mead Taunton 2nd; Langport won the C
Mr DR Pyne Division with Bridgwater 2nd.
Staffs & Shropshire In the NICKO Plate the Yeovil team of
Master Rachael Brown, Frank Coltman, Peter
Mr Colin Draper Gurman, Colin Simcox and Ray Walder
Suffolk have reached the round of the last 16.
Dave Latchem – Ron King (from
Wilts) took 2nd place in the Swiss Pairs
Mr JCV Lang at the Spring Bank Holiday Congress in
NEBA winners of the Pachabo Cup: (from the left) Bournemouth At the same event, Rob
Dr H Lacey Steve Ray, Dave Roberts, Damian Hassan and Martin Kane. Lawy was a member of the team that
took 6th place in the Swiss Teams and
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