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48 English Bridge August 2014


THE friendly match between West mor land

and Cumbria has been revived after

decades. It was held at Kendal Club and

everyone had a very enjoyable day, made

even better by Cumbria winning the

trophy. A return match will be held in

Cumbria next year.

The team which won the Pivot Teams

was Babs Matthews, Ken Johnston, Tim

Matthews and Ian Reeves, with an out standing

score. Runners-up were Graeme

Walker, Colin Woods, Howard Brown

and Dorothy Pritchard. Congratulations.

Diary dates: Aug 10, AGM followed

by the AGM Pairs, St Herbert's, Keswick.

Sept 7, IMP Pairs (Blue-point event),

same venue. Sept 21, Simple System

Pairs, Eden Club.


RESULTS: Sue Goldman

- Peter Heatherington

won the Midlands Mixed

Pairs with Amanda and

John Sowter winning the

Flitch. Amanda and John

also won the DCBA Mixed Pairs.

Ongoing competition: in the Summer

Swiss Teams, currently at week 6 out of

12, the current leader is team Sowter.

Last year's winners, team Griffin, are in

2nd place trailing by 22.78 VPs.

Playing in the county: details of

events scheduled by our county asso ciation

can be found on our website,

which also contains links to the clubs, so if you are

looking to play bridge in Derbyshire

please visit

Diary dates: Derbyshire Green Point

Weekend, Sat Sept 27 Swiss Pairs and

Sun Sept 28 Swiss Teams; email Amanda

Sowter for

further details.

Ringwood Bridge Club are running a

special weekend event on Sept on Saturday and

Teams on Sunday at Grassmoor Com munity

Centre, New Street, Grassmoor,

Chesterfield S42 5EE. The event includes

a hot lunch; timing: arrive 10am for

10.30am start, expected finish 4pm;

refreshments are available throughout

all sessions free of charge. All are

welcome; please contact their secretary,

Jeff Wragg, for further details: email or tele phone

( 01142353766.


AT the AGM, Michael

Hamon was elected

Chairman and the other

officers re-elected.

Devon won both the A

and B divisions of the Western League

and will play in the national inter-league

finals in both sections. Congratulations

to Warner Solomon, Alex Maddocks,

Peter Bowles and Mike Orriel who beat

Stefan Lindfors, Jim Grant, Willie

Hamilton and Peter Woods in the final

of the Devon Teams (Western Morning

News Trophy). They went on to

represent Devon in the Pachabo.

Congratulations to Warner Solomon,

playing in a Bristol-based team, who

reached the quarter-final of the EBU

Spring Foursomes in an extremely highquality

field. He finished 3rd in the Pairs

and won the Teams at the EBU Oxford

Midweek Congress. Ann Slee - Alison

Pollock won the B final of the Chel ten ham

Congress with a huge score; Richard

Lingham - Vivienne Mably were 2nd.

The four of them played together in the

Green Point Swiss Teams and came 3rd


Congratulations to Phil Palmer, Jenny

Flood, Dick Andrews and Gayner

Wiseman who won the Graphic Cup and

also the AGM Swiss Teams. Congratu la tions

to Richard Lingham winning the

Kevin and Ann Slee Trophy. Southern Sec -

tion League: A Section: 1. Tim Waltons, 2.

Warner Solomon; B Section: 1. Mike

Kelseys, 2. Roland Wilkinsons.

The total raised for the Devon Air

Ambulance this financial year was

£2,441.81 - over £800 more than our

previous best. We must thank Paul

Ainsworth for persuading clubs to par ticipate

and organising the competition.


UDALL Trophy: 1. Janet

Smith, Lesley Lewis,

John Gardner and Mar -

got Wilson-Gard ner;

2. Tim Dunsby, Helen Ackroyd, Keith

Bartlett, Barrie Cantello; 3. Hugh KevillDavies,

Guy Lawrenson, Lynne and Ron

Heath. Western League: the A Team had

a good year finishing 2nd, narrowly

missing out by 1 VP. The B team finished

6th and the C Team 4th. Thanks to all

the players who have represented Dorset

this season.

Other results: Cheltenham Congress:

Robin Wright, David Berwitz, Eugene

Sheehan and David Gill won the Greenpointed

Teams. Hampshire Green-pointed

Teams: Margot Wilson-Gardner, John

Gardner, Alan Wilson and Janet Smith

finished 6th. EBU Spring Bank Holiday

Con gress: Championship Pairs: Mark

Hooper - Krzysztof Ginda, 7th; Really

Easy Pairs: Christine Denning - Titia

van der Heijden, 1st. East Wales Seniors

Congress, Open Pairs: Pat Savage - Brian

Browse, 7th.

Diary dates: Aug 21, Chope Salver,

Open Pairs, 7pm, Allendale BC, Wim borne.

Sept 14, Boston Cup, Swiss

Teams, Shaftesbury BC.


THE Essex League First

Division champions are:

South East Essex - Barley lands

(Peter Oake, Rob

Elliott, Alan Green and

David Clark); West Essex

- Loughton Collier (Peter Scotting, Phil

Collier, Sandy Riach, Michael Watson and

Jacek Lapszys). Teams of Four: well done

to Alaric Cundy, Chris Megahey, Tony

Philpott, Nigel Bardsley and Margaret

Curtis who won the major Essex com petition

for teams. Essex Mixed Teams of

Four: well done to Margaret Curtis, David

Sherman, Ian Moss and Frank Morrison

who came 1st. Essex Championship Pairs:

congratulations to Gad Chadha - Theo

Todman who won, with David Sherman -

Margaret Curtis 2nd; equal 3rd were Alan

Greenstein - Yvonne Dias and Michael

Watson - Nigel Bardsley; Simon Moor man

- Peter Oake won the Consolation


Essex players who did well in other

events: at the London Easter Bridge

Festival Tony Verran - Geoff Wootton

won the Swiss Pairs B Flight and the B

Stratification of the Teams was won by

the team of Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting,

Geoff Wootton and Tony Verran who

were 5th overall. At the Oxford Midweek

Congress the B Stratification of the

Teams was won by the team of Pat

Johnson, Peter Scotting, Geoff Wootton

and Tony Verran, who were 7th overall.

In the Yorkshire Congress Sue and

Chris Taylor and team-mates won the

Championship Teams Consolation Final.

Diary dates: Thurs Sept 25, Day Time

Pairs League. Sat Sept 27, GP Swiss Pairs.

Sun Sept 28, GP Swiss Teams.


GCBA held the AGM in

June. Afterwards we

play ed for the Cham pions'

Cup and the over -

all winners were Ted

Hill - Stewart Harrison. Eira Arkley -

Gill Grant Duff had the highest score in

the first half but couldn't hold on to the


The GCBA Individual event was won

by Jane Rowley. The Rank Xerox title was

won by Stroud BC and the team

members were Tom Jarman, Roger

Miles, John Whittenbury, Sian Brady,

Nigel Pitel, David Atthey, Alison

Pritchard and David Hauser.

Newent B.C. held their first Saturday

event and the club winners of the World

Wide Sim Pairs were Paul Ford - Guy

van der Gucht.

Cheltenham is twinned with the town

of Göttingen in Germany and a team of

sixteen players competed in a Pairs and a

Teams event in June. The winners of the

Pairs were Judy Sanis - Paul Ford and

they kept their winning form to win the

Teams with Allan Sanis - Tony Letts. The

purpose of the few days spent in Göt tingen

was largely social and German

hospitality was very much appreciated

by all who participated. This is an ongoing

exchange and we hope to make

our German friends equally welcome at

a future event in Cheltenham.

By the time you read this we will be

shortly starting our Autumn pro gramme.

We are expecting to arrange

some 11am starts for weekend events.

Please do look on our website: We hope you will find

plenty to interest you and comments are

always welcome.


Life Master

Mrs L Smith

Regional Master

Vanessa O'Callaghan

Mr J Richards

Mr B Wibberley


Mr PA Gunning

Mr Keith Radmall

Mrs JA Reid

Dr Michael Whitfield


Premier Grand Master

Mr RR Davis

Grand Master

Mrs JA Abley


Mr David Gilmore

Berks & Bucks

Premier Grand Master

Mr E Scerri

Life Master

Mr J Howard

Regional Master

Mr T Brass

Mrs A Chamberlain

Mr JR Chamberlain

Mr P Dolphin

Mr CPD Johns

Mr SG Lynch

Mr RK Wilkinson


Mr Sam Botfield

Barrie Chafer

Mr DD Chopping

Mrs MT Chopping

Gina Egby

Mr Nigel Fountain

Mrs J Galvin

Mrs G Goodwill

Pippa Harrison

Ms Nina Holding

Mr AJ Kerevan

Dr PR Maul

Mr Patrick Moore

Mr Dave Mullen

Mrs AE Rayner

Mrs Jean Schmidt

Mrs EJ Swain

Cambs & Hunts

Regional Master

Mr Simon Barb

Mr M Bradley

Miss A Kueh

Mr JC Lambden

Dr PA Russell

Channel Islands

Regional Master

Mr Graham Boxall

Mrs S Corbet


Ms A Gauld

John Hibbs

Mr R Ingram

Jan Walker


Regional Master

Mr J Harnett


Mrs C Cheetham

Mrs M Hicks

Marijonas Rocius


Regional Master

Mrs J Mossop

Mr ID Smith


Mr Derek Heyes


Regional Master

Mr Janusz Adamowilz




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