August 2018 English Bridge
Shahzaad Natt was the
winner of the main pairs
and teams competitions at
the Spring Bank Holiday
Congress in Stratford.
Playing with David Bakhshi
he won the Championships
Pairs, ahead of Ben Norton
& Stephen Kennedy.
Shahzaad teamed up with
Nathalie Shashou, Nick
Sandqvist, & Stefano Tommasini to win the Swiss
Teams, with Mark Hodgson, Maggie Jones, Bill
Taylor & Robert Miller in second place.
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CONGRESS
Tunbridge Wells BC won the Garden Cities
Trophy, the competition for each county's teamsof-eight
champion'. The team comprised
(pictured) Colin Wilson, Espen Erichsen, Helen
Erichsen, Steve Barnfield, Gerald Soper, Jeremy
Willans, Frances Connell and Ian Draper. Deva BC
came second and Reading BC was third.
GARDEN CITIES TROPHY
Joan Peel &
The Swiss Teams competition was won by Jeremy
Dhondy, Bill Hirst, Peter Law & Clive Cubitt
(pictured above). They finished ahead of Gary
Hyett, Alan Cooke, John Jones & Adrian Fontes,
with the Davey team in third a further 2 VPs back.
Paul & Fiona
winners of the
Pairs at the
Congress, held in
Eastbourne in mid-July. Kathy & Denis Talbot
came second, with Celia & Derek Oram third. The
B Final was won by Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke.
The Swiss Pairs - for non-qualifiers in the
Championship Pairs, and those joining the
Congress on day two - was won emphatically by
SUMMER SENIORS CONGRESS
The Pachabo Cup was won by the Manchester
team of (pictured) John Holland, Michael Byrne,
Rodney Lighton and Michael Newman. All were
part of Manchester's winning team in 2015.
Jeremy Dhondy (second left) presented the cup.
The Pachabo Cup is contested by the holders of
the teams-of-four Championship of each county,
and 25 counties took part. Nottinghamshire came
second with Hants & Isle of Wight third.
Manchester pair John Holland and Alan Mould
won this year's event with nearly 61% over four
sessions. The Corwen is the EBU's inter-county
pairs championship for which pairs qualify from
their county's pairs championships. John has won
it twice previously. Second place was taken by
Steve Root & Shahzaad Natt.