COUNTY NEWS was appointed the new Chairman of the Philip Thornton Shield in the annual
Landmark Avon BBA. Liz Varga was elected as a new Berks v Bucks match was Berks.
www.avoncba.org.uk committee member, while the other In the national arena, Harvey Bengen
Promotions THE Avon County A
existing committee members remain – Nigel Wolfendale, teamed with a pair
unchanged. There still remains a from Hants, won the Welsh Senior Teams.
March 2013 – team won the Western
vacancy for Vice-chairman and for a Well done all!
new committee member. Some changes Please check our website for coming
June 2013 to all the many players
who contributed to this
have been made to the county events events.
calendar for 2013-14 season in order to
move a number of events to Sundays.
The ACBA Handicapped Pairs was won
The move will allow time to play more
Cambs and Hunts
LANDMARK by Gareth Evans – Mike Short with
boards in these competitions and also www.cambsbridge.org.uk
Julienne Holder – Pat Clowes 2nd.
PROMOTIONS The League has now been completed
avoid clashing with local club nights.
THE County Swiss Pairs was won by
Diary date: Sept 12, Opening Pairs,
• There are currently four and the winners of League 1 were Robert
Covill, Robert Glass, David Jones, Jeremy
Wilstead, 7.30 pm.
Tapan Pal – Abdel Abdelmoneim (photo
below). The County Teams was won by
Rickard, Aidan Schofield and Trevor Chris and Cath Jagger, Jonathan Mestel,
(Master, 5000 Master Ward. Leagues 2 and 3 and the No Fears Berks and Bucks Julian Wightwick and Paul Barden; the
Points; Regional Master, League were won by Wibberley, O’Brien Plate was won by Trevor and Marion
10,000 MPs including at and King respectively. The Knockout King and Chris and Christine Heames.
THE County Teams Cham-
least 25 Green Points; competition was won by Andrew, Cathy
pionship Knockout was won
The Cambs and Hunts League 2012-13
Life Master, 60,000 MPs and Ralph Smith and Steve Tomlinson. was won by Cambridge 2.
by Peter Hawkes (captain)
The Plate was won by the Page team. In the NICKO, Cambridge A (capt.
including at least 150 with Mike Perkins, Tim
In the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Chris Jagger) has reached the last eight.
Green Points; and Grand Teams, David Jones and Rob Lawy were
Rees, John Howards and
In the Plate, Cambridge E (capt. Peter
Master, 120,000 MPs Ian Reissmann.
in the team that came 3rd. In the Welsh Bhagat) are also through to the last
including at least 600 The League of Four was won by Chris
Seniors Congress, the Swiss Pairs was won eight, after beating Thursday B (capt.
Burley (captain) with Gary Jones, Ed
Green Points). When you by Nelson Stephens – Steve Tomlinson, Brian Copping) in Round 4.
Scerri, Dick Davey, Richard Bowdery
are promoted to one of who also came 2nd in the Swiss Teams. Chris and Catherine Jagger, Jonathan
and Simon Cope. In the League of Eight
Avon players have achieved notable Mestel, Paul Barden, Julian Wightwick
these four levels, you both Amersham teams finished in the
finished 4th in the Crockfords Cup. Cam-
success in national competitions. The
receive a good quality gift top three. New Amersham A were the
West of England A team (Tim Brierley, bridge won the Regional Final of the
and free entry into the runaway winners, with the B team
Robert Covill, Mike Elliott, David Jones, Garden Cities, and finished 4th in the
taking 2nd place; in 3rd place was the
Ranked Masters pairs. Alan Jones and Steve Tomlinson) proceed
Amersham Community Centre A Team.
National Final. Jon Cooke’s team
• All other promotions to the last eight of the NICKO. The West
of England C team (Irene Robinson, Tony
The Student League for 2nd year
finished 6th in the Spring Bank Holiday
Congress Swiss Teams.
enter a four-monthly students was won by the team captained
Gammon, Mike Huggins, Jeremy Rickard
Master Point draw with and Aidan Schofield) proceed to the
by Mary Pace with Pauline Priest, Anne
three prizes – first prize is Siddell and Sue Gammage. The new Channel Islands
semi-finals of the NICKO Plate.
Graduate League was won by Marilyn
two nights Dinner, Bed & The Smith team got to the last sixteen www.cwgsy.net/community/cicba/
Halton’s team consisting of Phillippa
Breakfast for two people of the Crockfords Cup. Rob
click Goss, Joyce Heath, Sue Stabler and Laura THE Lambourne Jersey Festival, held at
at a Puma Hotel. Lawy, David Jones, Tony
and Paddy Walker-Taylor – one man only the end of April, was a success with
Ratcliffe and Trevor Ward
• The winner of the most reached the final (see page 18). link
in this new generation of bridge players!
A successful Pro-Am event was organ-
numbers up on last year in all events. In
the Swiss Pairs CI players managed five
black points in each affil- In the Garden Cities Trophy, the
iated club’s events enters ised to mark the end of the season, and a half of the top seven places, the
Bristol A team (Bryan Dyde, Sue O’Hara,
following which the Student and Grad- winners on a split tie being Daniel
the Annual Prize Draw Rob Lawy, Michael Letts, Tony Ratcliffe,
uate Trophies were awarded. The McIntosh – Alistair Kent from Brian
for the Club Champions Peter Sherry, Nelson Stephens and
winners of the Pro-Am were Carolyn Youd partnering a mainland player. In
with a first prize of £400. Andrew Urbanski) won the Avon quali-
Leventon, Joyce Heath, Sue Stabler and the Multiple Teams John and Fiona
fier and then the Regional Final.
• The annual local and Darina Scott (no pro in their team!).
371 pairs competed in local heats of
Honey, Paul Reed and Mike Newman
won the Stanley’s Trophy. Ken and Hilary
Bedfordshire Club Pairs with 58 pairs in the final for Wise won the Seniors’ Teams with part-
continue. the Waller Bowl. Ed Scerri – Chris Burley ners from the UK. Special congratulations
were the worthy winners and went on to to them as they put an extraordinary
THE Charity Pairs event represent the County in the Corwen. amount of work into the Festival. In the
returned to Wilstead in Liz Clark – Elaine Lloyd won the May Mixed Pairs John and Fiona Honey came
Congratulations April, organised and run Friendly Pairs. The overall winner of the 2nd overall and won the Flitch prize.
by Janet and Derek
to the newly promoted Marsh, and was a great
Premier Grand Masters: success with 13 tables in
play. £912 was raised for the nominated
Mr MG Byrne, Manchester charity of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Miss PS Davies, Wiltshire Winners on the day were Liz Varga – Les
Mr P Fegarty, Cambs & Hunts Calver.
Andrew Mason – Peter Malpass were
Mr J Harouni, Middlesex
1st nationally in the EBU
Mr N Sandqvist, Middlesex Spring Sim Pairs played on click
7th May (photo on page 54).
Congratulations For those who qualified, the link
Champions’ Trophy was held in
to the newly promoted June and the winners were Liz Varga –
Grand Masters: Les Calver. ‘Tudor Rose’ have won the
2012-2013 BBA League Div. 1 while the
Photo: Cambs & Hunts CBA
Mr PI Clinch, Sussex ‘Clangers’ have won Div. 2.
Nr E Erichsen, Kent Further afield at the Jersey Congress,
Mr W Hodgkiss, Surrey Brian and Maureen Stairs won the Pre-
Congress Pairs; runners-up were Alan
Mrs B Kerr, Oxfordshire
Cooke – Maris Sheppard. Brian and Cambs & Hunts County Swiss Pairs winners
Mr ACR Maddocks, Devon Maureen also won the Seniors’ Pairs. Tapan Pal and Abdel Abdelmoneim.
Mr SR Norris, Lancashire At the recent AGM, Michael Collins
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