NEW FOR 2014! EBU News
TEAMS THE NICKO, as the National
Inter-club Knock Out is affectio-
CONGRATULATIONS TO the
Coventry and North Warwick-
CONGRESS nately acronymised, is probably
the most popular of all EBU
tournaments, with around 300
shire Bridge Club for winning
the 2013 Garden Cities Trophy
for club teams of eight. Winning
18 – 19 JANUARY 2014 teams entering annually. The six out of seven matches they
Green-pointed NICKO is open to finished a comfortable 13 VPs
Park Inn Hotel, Northampton all fully affiliated EBU bridge ahead of second-placed Shef-
clubs. The early rounds are of just field. Cheltenham were third.
24 boards, increasing to 32 The team comprised Roger
boards for the quarter-finals and Bryant, Ian Handley, David
semi-finals and 48 boards for the Kenward, Gareth Roberts,
final, with the draw regionalised Martin Jones, Stephen Green,
so as to reduce travelling. Garry Watson and Nick Stevens.
All players must be members
of the registering clubs.
There is no limit to the num- PACHABO CUP
ber of teams any one club can
enter, so why not get together CONGRATULATIONS TO
with your regular partner and a Julian Wightwick, Catherine
couple of team-mates from your Jagger, Jonathan Mestel and
club and ask your club secretary Paul Barden who, representing
to enter your team for the Cambs and Hunts, have won the
2013 Pachabo Trophy held in
ENGLAND’S FIRST MAJOR NICKO?
New for 2013: the seeding June. They finished three points
POINT-A-BOARD will be based on Gold Points for ahead of Bedfordshire, with
Warwickshire and Berks & Bucks
the top teams (probably 32).
TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP Seeded teams will be exempt tied for third.
from the first two rounds and
will be ineligible for the Plate CORWEN
START IN THE BRAND NEW Deadline for entries: TROPHY
POINT-A-BOARD TEAMS EVENT 20th September 2013.
Congratulations to Marten
(with enhanced master points for matches won) Wortel and Doug Andrews for
OR CROCKFORDS winning the 2013 Corwen
PLAY IN THE TRADITIONAL SWISS TEAMS Trophy. Things were very excit-
DEADLINE ing at the end, but they just
THROUGHOUT managed to pip Richard
(Teams eliminated from the Point-a-Board event THE CROCKFORDS Cup is the Lingham and Ann Slee by
at the end of Saturday will join the Swiss Teams prize at stake for England’s pre- 0.02%. Neil Rosen and Jill
with a carry-forward score) mier competition for teams of Feldman were third.
four. The competition consists
of five rounds of knock-out
With Point-a-Board scoring, only two points are at
stake on each board. You gain 2 if your score is higher matches played privately, quali- Want to recruit more
than the opponents’ (even by only 10 points if, say, fying eight teams to contest an
you were in 1NT making for +90 and your opponents all-play-all final. Note: for the
for your bridge club?
were in 1´ making for +80). If you score less than first time, this will take place in
your opponents, you get zero, and if your score is the September, on 6th-7th, 2014. Then find out more
same as theirs you get 1 point each. This is a Green-pointed event. about the EBU’s FREE
The last eight from the club teacher courses!
Crockfords Plate will play along-
Entries / enquiries: EBU Competitions Department side the main final (same dates, For details
( 01296 317 203 / 219 8 email@example.com venue and format). ( 01296 317217
Deadline for entries: or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
26th September 2013.
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