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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

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.

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

County Master

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 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.

Life Master

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

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

Master Master

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


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 April 2008 English Bridge 47


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