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brooke village hall on May 10. Contact Khandelwal, 2. Aaron Iger – Simon
Master Point Peter Fountain 01733 320845 or e- Spencer. The Team of Four Heat was won Somerset
promotions mail Pfountainbridge@aol.com.
The North-eastern half of the Winter
by William Crook, Tony McNiff, Rob
Sharpe and Tony Sowter.
IN the Gold Cup, two teams
League was won by Trevor Thrower, Diary Dates: Apr 13, Journal Cup with Somerset involvement
4 Star Master County Master
Mrs M.S. Gershinson Mrs L.J. Bailey
Marcus Witt, Bill Chadwick, Mike Gore (enquiries and entries: Graham Brindley have reached the 3rd round.
Mrs I. Mason Mr R.C. Cooper Browne, only 1 VP ahead of Graham 0115 9232186). Apr 27, Final of the They are the all-Somerset
3 Star Master Mrs J.B. Davies Hedley’s team. Maggie Jones, Brian Inter-Club Pairs – ask your club when its team of Caroline Macpher-
Mr R.J.C. Shepheard Mrs C. Harvey Davies, James and Shirley Dutton won heat is! May 11, AGM. May 25, Retford son, Bill Rowe, Gina and
Mr J. Harvey
2 Star Master the South-western half. Swiss Teams. On Wednesdays the Black David Howard, and the team which
Mrs D. Rabbidge
Mr L. Bartlett Mrs M. Tansey Interclub League: Div. 1, Stamford A; Cup commences on May 28 and the Farr includes Colin Juneman and Roger Sweet.
1 Star Master District Master Div. 2, Kettering C; Div. 3 is still ongoing. Cup on June 4.
Mr A. Corner In the Crockford's, the team of Sheila
Mrs E. Corner
Mrs J. Pank The Broke Cup Semi-finals are between Coda, Colin Flood, Michael Whittaker
Mr I. Dent Northants Tilley and Jones, and Miller and Gibson. and Roger Sweet have reached the 4th
Mrs C.L. Mathys Michael Keogh’s team has reached the
National Master round where they will meet the seeded
Mr N. Winer final of the Betts Bowl. www.oxfordshirebridge.co.uk
Mr M.J. Auger team captained by Paul Denning.
Advanced Master In the Eastern Counties League, the A EVERYONE is invited to
Mr J.G. Francis
2 Star Premier In the Western League, Somerset con-
Mr C.D. Lever Regional Master team won their sixth match of the enter the Oxfordshire Con- tinue to have a topsy-turvy year. Against
Mr E .Jones season over Essex 14-6. The Northants B gress on 28-29 June at Ste- Dorset the A and B teams lost but the C
Mrs S.L. Owen 5 Star Regional team won 18-2 but the C team lost 7-13. venton (advert on page 22).
team won. After big defeats to Dorset in
Mr C. Shah In the last match of the season, the A Free bridge and refresh- the A and B matches, there was a ‘bounce-
Mr T. Wheatley Mr R. Wakerley
3 Star Regional
team defeated Cambs & Hunts 13-7, the ments are on the menu for back’ with wins in the match against
Mr K. Ziewacz
Master B team won 16-4 and the C team won the OBA AGM, Thursday 12 June, 7.30pm Cornwall – but the C team did the
Mr L. Freeman Mrs S. Parkhouse 17-3. Congratulations to the B team who at Oxford BC. reverse winning 14-6 against Dorset and
Mrs E..A. Freestone 6 Star Premier have retained the B team title, finishing Geoff Nicholas, Debbie Roberts, Paula losing 7-13 to Cornwall.
Mr G.J. Lipton Master the season on exactly 100 VPs. The C Hopkinson and Vic Savage came second The winners of the County Swiss Pairs
Mr P.N. Stevens Mr A.P. Robinson team, with 92 VPs, have finished in at the WBU Swiss Teams from a strong were Peter Gurman – Ray Walder, with
District Master 4 Star Master second place for the second year
Mrs R. Freeman
field of fifty-eight teams. John and Shirley Durant second and
Mr A. Harbour
Mr K.C. Patel Mrs S. Harbour running and the A team have finished in The huge success of the Oxfordshire’s Colin Simcox – Frank Coltman third.
Mrs N.K. Patel 3 Star Master fourth place on 73 VPs. Pro-Am tournament held on county night The Inter Club Teams of Four had an
Mr A. Sheth Mr A.J. Ross will prove difficult to replicate – 19 tables, amazing result in the Open Section with
Club Master 2 Star Master 7 Pros surplus to requirements, prizes
Mrs K. Gadani Nottinghamshire the teams of Yeovil, Langport and
Mr G. Lawlor galore, all for the modest charge of £3 Taunton all tying in first place with 136
Mr K. Kothary Mrs P.L. Ollive
Dr H. Leigh www.nottsbridge.org.uk including refreshments! Stephen Brown’s VPs. Is this a first in any County/EBU
1 Star Master
Dr N. Mehta WE report with sadness the death of two expert and friendly direction ensured a competition? The Yeovil team of Rachael
Mr B. O’Sullivan Mr B.T. Jackson
Master members of the NCBA committee. Eric memorable evening for all. The winners Brown, Colin Simcox and team-mates
Mr C. Parekh
Mr H. Patel Mr J.H. Maxwell Nunn died on 11th February. He had were Rob Procter – Kevin Plumb, with Ray Walder and Mike Toft win the trophy
Mrs S. Patel County Master been a member of the committee for over Andrew Lintott – Paul Merrick, Sandy on split-tie regulations. The winners in
Mr M.A. Rasheed Mr R.M. Blackmore twenty-five years, holding the posts of Constable – Kathryn Collingham in the Restricted Section were also from
Mrs B. Shah District Master second and third places respectively.
Mr D. Shah Secretary, Captain and finally, for the last Yeovil: Steve Fletcher, Simon Oldham
Mr R. Griffiths 12 years, President. Throughout most of Sandra Nicholson and Krys Kazmier- with Cyndi Harris and Rachael Pantling.
Mrs S. Shah
Club Master czak, together with Yorkshire team-mates, The winners of the Mixed Pairs were
Norfolk this time, he was also the NCBA EBU
Mr C. Odell achieved third place in the Swiss Teams
delegate, representing the County enthu- Di Hutton – Tony Russ, second Sheila
Grand Master at the Blackpool Year End Congress.
Mr D.A. Newstead
North East siastically and reporting back conscien- Coda – Steve Tomlinson, with Anne
Grand Master tiously. He was a Grand Master and an John Clifford, Clive Keep, Nigel McBride – Ken Pye coming third.
Mr S.P. Dannell Mr M.G. Oliver active and successful player. His name Wilkes and Gillian Lonsdale won the Diary Dates: Apr 12, the new Inter
29 Star Premier 9 Star Premier appears on most of the County’s trophies. Harwell Cup and, together with John Club Pairs event at Street. May 18, the
Master Regional Master He represented the County in the Mid- Briggs, Andy King, Marcus Lapthorn, County Percentage Final at West Camel.
Mr M.J. Connolly Mrs M.E. Berrisford Richard Dixon, and Roger van Noorden,
lands League on countless occasions, and
13 Star Premier 12 Star Regional John Deech, Helen Schapiro, Evan Harris,
was frequently a member of the NCBA Staffs and Shrops
Master qualified for the Beck Cup Final, Oxford-
Mr A. Hourd Mr D. Benison Tollemache team.
7 Star Regional Jenny Waddingham died on 18th shire’s prestigious invitation teams www.wolverhamptonbridge.org.uk/
5 Star Premier
Master Master February. She had been a member of the event. Staffs/
Ms J. Anderson Mr P. Rodgerson committee for over fifteen years. She Congratulations to Peter Smith, Chris DAN Crofts, Celia Day, Brian Tonks and
2 Star Premier 4 Star Regional made an enormous contribution to the Wilson, George Murdie and Dai David Andrew Thompson won the Littleford
Master Master smooth running of our events. (Studely Wood Golf Club) on winning Henley Cup at the Midlands County Con-
Mr M. Butler Mrs M. Page Golfprint’s local heat.
Mr J.T. Scott In the county match v Gloucestershire, gress. Linda Curtis, Jane Sturton, Dave
Premier Master Diary Dates: Apr 6, Dawes league v
Mr W. Zhang 10 Star Premier the first and second teams lost 0-20 and Clarke and Norman Jones were runners-
4 Star Tournament Master 2-18 respectively, but the third team won Nottinghamshire, Oxford BC. Apr 24 up in the Swiss Teams. Dave and Norman
Master Mrs J. Lormor 15-5. Andrew Robson Seminar (sold out), Ox- also added the Wolverhampton Yuletide
Miss B.M. Shreeve Dr P.J. Prince The NCBA Individual Championship ford BC. May 4, Beck Cup Final, Oxford Pairs Trophy to their winning ways.
2 Star Tournament 9 Star Premier was won by Gordon Fullerton. Mixed BC. May 11, County Pairs Final, Oxford Jason and Justin Hackett were second
Mrs D. Henshaw Pairs Championship: 1. John and Irene BC. May 18 Dawes league v Gloucester- in the Manchester Congress Teams and
Mr R.B. Shreeve
5 Star Master Auld, 2. David and Joan Burgess. Under shire (away). May 29, OBA/EBU meeting Jason also won the teams at Cwmbran. A
Master Mrs R.J. Boddy 19s Heat: 1. Ted Pynegar – Ankush with clubs, Oxford BC. difference of only 4 IMPs cost Paul
Mrs M.A. Smith 2 Star Master
4 Star Master Mr W.M. Bell
Mr D.C. Ellis Mr S. Donnellan
Dr S. Farquharson
3 Star Master
Mrs A. Hopper
Mr A.C. Martin
PRESTBURY BC’S CHARITY CONTRIBUTION
Mrs J.M. Allison 1 Star Master
Mr E. Fitch
PRESTBURY Bridge Club have raised more than
Dr A.P. Dawson
Dr C.M. Dawson Advanced Master £40,000 for the East Cheshire Hospice.
2 Star Master Mr J. Hall Hospice representative Lesley Cann (in the
Mr J.E. Barley Master
Miss J.A. Jay Mrs R. Rooney picture, receiving a cheque from chairman Peter
1 Star Master Mrs V. Tulley Greaves, with members of the committee), accepted
Mrs A.B. Boote District Master
Mrs P. Cuthbert Mr R. Scott
a cheque for £2,628. Peter Greaves said that the
Advanced Master Mr D. Spencer amount, raised mainly from members’ subscript-
Mr J .Adams Mrs M. Spencer
Mrs S.C. Beecham Mrs M. Taylor ions, brought the total donated to the Hospice
Master Club Master over the last sixteen years to £42,400.
Miss M. Ali Miss J. Grist
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