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Diary Dates: Apr 13, Fox Shammon Diary Dates: Apr 13, Charity Teams, Diary Dates: the 40th Norfolk

Master Point Trophy for Seniors Pairs (contact Steve MBC; Apr 20, Preece Rosebowl (County Congress will be held at King’s Lynn, Apr

promotions Eginton 01628 780862 or e-mail

steve@eginton.co.uk). Apr 17, Garden

Ladies Pairs), Blundellsands BC. May 5,

Mayday Pairs, MBC; May 9, Lady Connell/

11-13. If you have not yet entered, do so

now! It’s a great congress, don’t miss it.

Cities Heat (contact Chris Duckworth Cheshire Salver finals, LBC. May 10, Apr 27, Hudson Cup, championship

Advanced Master Master

Mr D. Manton Mrs J. Lewis

020 7385 3534 or e-mail chris.duck Green-pointed Pairs, MBC. May 14, EBU pairs, Roundwood. May 16, Dereham

Mrs R.A. Shaw Mr N.G. Matthews worth@lineone.net). May 11, Newcomers’ Simultaneous, MBC. May 22, Andrew Trophy, Pairs, Norwich High School for

Mr R. Shelley Ms L.C. Shuttleworth Day – informal bridge for new players. Rosebowl (Mixed Pairs), LBC. June 5, Girls. May 22, Harry Hunt Cup, Pairs,

Mrs L.L. Tolbutt Mr G.A. Wilson (contact Chris Duckworth as above). Oulton Broad. June 6, Shaw Trophy,

Liverpool Open Pairs, LBC. June 12, Jim

County Master County Master June 1, London Trophy Final – spectator Pairs, NHSG.

Mr H.R. Watson Mrs P.J. Bluhm Davies Swiss Teams, Heswall BC. June

Miss S. Richmond

event (Cecil Leighton 020 8500 0700). 21-22, match v Dublin. June 24, Bill

District Master

Mr R. Parkinson Mrs A. Thornton Hughes Simultaneous, clubs. June 26, North East

Mr R Tupper District Master Manchester Liverpool Open Teams, LBC. July 7,

Mr R. Cooper www.neba.co.uk

London Miss M. Skinner Northern Counties League match 1. THE last event of 2007

www.lighton.btinternet.co.uk/

Premier National Mr G. Winn was the first St George’s

Club Master THE highlight of our

Master

Mr G. Berzins news is the Junior Home Middlesex Congress, a splendid one-

Ms L. Clery day Swiss teams comp-

Mr S. Popham Dr R. Reisler Internationals held in www.middlesexbridge.co.uk

Mr R. Stephenson Manchester over the etition, won by Malcolm

National Master

Merseyside/ CONGRATULATIONS to Oliver, Mike Ferguson,

Cheshire weekend of February 16-17. Manchester

Miss S. Dunn Anne Rosen and Catherine Val Gibson and Brian Smith. The follow-

juniors Alex Morris and Mike Bell

3 Star Premier Premier Grand Draper for winning the ing week, St George’s Bridge Centre

Master

played in the Junior Camrose and won;

Regional Master Ladies’ Trials. They will re- hosted the King Cup (Ladies’ Pairs

Mr C. Hepworth Mr B. Niccol Jennie Marvin and Elizabeth Roberts

present England in the Lady Championship), won by Marlene David-

2 Star Premier 11 Star Premier played in the Peggy Bayer (Under 20s)

Milne. Heather Dhondy and son and Kathleen Armstrong, with Ros

Master Master with Michael Byrne as non-playing cap-

Mr J.A.B. Clark Nevena Senior came third. Wigham – June Lowson runners-up.

Mr P. Mitchell tain and finished second to Scotland.

9 Star Premier Well done to Richard The action then moved North to Stan-

Premier Master Jenny and Elizabeth were also part of the

Mr D. Bennett Master Johnson for winning the National Men’s nington for the Gazette Cup and Shield;

winning Under-25 Women’ Team in the

Ms C. Howard Mrs S.C Clark Pairs; Brian Senior and Jack Mizel were Joe and Stella Bateman won the Cup for

Channel Trophy, and Adam Hickman

5 Star Master 2 Star Premier second. In the Ladies’ Pairs, Nevena the second time in four years, and Ian

Mr M.D. Tomlin Master was part of the winning Under-20s Team

Senior came second, Anne Rosen third. Rankin, back from a long illness, and

3 Star Master Mr K. Perry in the same event.

Middlesex players finished high on Mike Stanbury were the Shield winners.

Mr M. Galgut Premier Master Gazette Cup: Jim and Jenny Morris, Bill

the Gold Point ranking, which measures Stannington was again the scene for the

1 Star Master Mr J. Ewington and Joyce White, Dhun Daji, Howard

2 Star Master performance in top English events. Eight Chronicle Cup a fortnight later, when Ted

Mr M. Zeffertt Stubbings, Kevin Higgins and Rod Franks

Mr D. Howe out of the top fifteen places are held by Murdoch and John Eglington won, with

Advanced Master won the Gazette Trophy competition at

Mrs R.A. Dorey 1 Star Master Middlesex members. In fourth position, Graham Cox – Alleyn Erskine second.

Altrincham BC on 17th February and

Master Mrs F. Bradley Jeremy Dhondy was the highest ranked The Student Sim Pairs were held in

Mr C. Hutchinson will represent Manchester CBA at the

Mr G. Jackson county member. In twelfth, Heather early February in two sections. Joyce

Mr D. Margo Advanced Master Garden Cities Regional Final.

Dhondy was the highest-ranked woman Myers – Anne Joynes won the Open

County Master Mr J.B. Harrison Cantor Cup (fifteen tables took part in

Mrs P. McMinn

overall. Neil Rosen was the top Middle- Section, and Judith Lennon – Ingrid

Mrs D. Caplan this event for inexperienced players held

Master sex player in the EBU Master Point 2007 Panther the Beginners’.

Mr N. Irens at Altrincham BC): 1. David and Jennifer

Mr B. McCarron Mrs A. Harwood Ranking, racking up an impressive Results from a well-attended Newcastle

Wickenden, 2. Gloria and John Quayle,

Mrs H. Stewart County Master 38,982 MPs to finish fourth. Congress were: Premier Pairs: Ian Rankin

3. Andrea O’Rafferty – Sue Wells, 4.

District Master Ms E. Hatfield Our Middlesex team finished fifth in – Mike Stanbury; Consolation Pairs:

Wendy Burton – Angela Parkinson.

Mr T. Chanter District Master the Tollemache final. Norman and Rosemary Gray; Open Pairs:

Mrs M. Gentilli Mr F. Dixon Blackpool Year End: well done to the

At the Baker Tilly Lanzarote Congress, Dorothy and Mike Craig.

Mr A.E. Levi Club Master winners of the Swiss Pairs, Kath and Alan

Mr D.F. Newman

Peter Kaufmann won the Men’s Pairs Clive Owen, with Bill March, and Val

Mr S.A. King Nelson, and runner-up Gary Hyett. Also

Mrs C.A. Nicholson Mr N. Layhe

and finished second in the Swiss Pairs. and Julian Gibson, have won the

well done to Swiss Teams winners Dave

Mr N. Surface In the Online Players’ Congress, Linda prestigious Silver Plate, winning the final

Ms H.M. Wildsmith Middlesex Debbage, Ed Levy, Andrew Woodcock

Quigley, John Golding and Riki Kittel by 23 IMPs over 48 boards. Congratula-

Club Master and Catherine Draper, and runners-up

Premier National won the Bears Swiss Teams. Quigley and tions to all our winners, and apologies to

Mrs P. Bloom Master

Tracy Capal, Kath Nelson, Alan Nelson

Golding also finished second in the BCL Babs Matthews, NEBA Congress Speed-

Mr S. Catherall Mrs J. Feldman and Jeff Morris.

Mr K. Lewis Trophy Pairs and the Speedball Teams. bridge winner, who was erroneously listed

Mr L. Lubaszewski 7 Star Premier Diary Dates: Apr 6, Higson Cup and Basil Letts and Edward Hughes won

Regional Master as ‘Bob’ in the last edition. Mea culpa.

Mr S.S. Potel Plate Finals, Manchester BC. AGM – the Middlesex heat of the Under 19s

Mr S. Prager Mrs G.V. Walker At the beginning of the year, Whitley

date in May to be advised. Pairs Championship. Anthony Martinelli Bay Bridge Club celebrated the news that

Ms P. Saunders 4 Star Premier

Regional Master and Alastair Gartenberg came second. they had been awarded £10,000 by the

Manchester Mr I.M. Isaacs Merseyside/Cheshire Diary Dates: An extensive calendar lottery ‘Awards for All’ scheme to improve

Premier Regional may be found on the website. their premises. Well done indeed!

Life Master

Mr K.B. Hassell

Master www.mcba.org.uk Do report points of interest to Diary Dates: Apr 20, Kempson Vase

Ms S. Grant

3 Star Premier THE winners of this hsbakhshi@aol.com. Final. Apr 27, Club Teams Championship.

5 Star Regional

Regional Master Master season’s County Trials May 4, Kempson Cup & Plate Final. May

Mr G. Burns were Margaret Lloyd 11, Championship pairs. June 1, Hur-

Premier Regional

Mr E. Gergel Norfolk

3 Star Regional and David Howe. Se- worth Congress.

Master Master www.norfolkbridge.co.uk

cond were Paul Roberts and David Flack.

Mr M. Bell Mr M. Davis

4 Star Premier

Thanks from the selectors to everyone WITH nine top players Northamptonshire

2 Star Regional who participated. away on duty in the Tolle

Master Master

Dr H.A. Potts The Chester Congress was as usual a Final, the match against www.northantsbridge.info/

Mrs V. Clarke

1 Star Premier Regional Master very successful event. The Pairs title Suffolk was tough. All three THE Eden Cup will be in a different

Master Mr B. Murray went to David Armstrong – Stephen matches ended 13-7, with format this year. There will be no heats

Mr D.G.J. Matthews 7 Star Premier O’Brien. Runners-up were Kevin Jones – success for the Norfolk B in clubs. The event will be held on

3 Star Master Master Barry Jones. The Teams title was secured team and losses for the A and C teams. Sunday 6 April at 1pm at Kettering BC.

Mrs D.L. Dicken Mrs S. Karp The afternoon session will be a qualifier

by the foursome of Bill and Joyce White, The Beccles Club started the year on a

2 Star Master 4 Star Premier and Jim and Jenny Morris. In second high note: P. Spratt, P. Sutton, P. Rowlett with a carry forward to the final in the

Mr C. Baker Master

Mr R. Stevenson Mr M.S. Simon

place were Bill and Liz Wattleworth with and T. Geshke won their own Beccles evening. Those not qualifying for the

1 Star Master 1 Star Premier Dan Cross and Jill Entwistle. Swiss Teams event and the Beccles Club Eden Cup final will compete for the

Mrs C. Bloch Master NOTE: the County has a new Green- also won the Committee Cup, the County Murchie Lerner in the evening session. If

Mrs M.V. Pearson Mr D. Mail pointed Pairs event. This will take place inter-club teams of eight competition. you wish to play please contact Jim

Advanced Master Tournament at Merseyside Bridge Centre on May 10th. The team was P. and B. Howlett, B. and Bainbridge 01788 570468 or e-mail

Mrs P.A. Booth Master It will be held over two sessions and R. Shreeve, P. Whittley and D. Thompson, jimbainbridge1@virgin.net.

Mrs I. Davies Mr M.L. Tasker

advance entry is advisable. Contact Jill and P. Rowlett and T. Geshke. Must be Northants will be holding a Green-

Oddie 0151 653 0603 or ring the club. something in the Beccles water. pointed Swiss Pairs One-day Event at Bug-

46 English Bridge April 2008 www.ebu.co.uk

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