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NEW

NEW FOR 2014! EBU News

NATIONAL NICKO

DEADLINE

GARDEN CITIES

TROPHY

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

Green-

pointed EITHER

will be ineligible for the Plate CORWEN

competition.

events

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

members

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 comps@ebu.co.uk venue and format). ( 01296 317217

Deadline for entries: or e-mail lisa@ebu.co.uk

26th September 2013.

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