August 2014 English Bridge
Hants and IoW
HIOW now has charitable
status and is able to go
ahead with plans to open a
county bridge centre near
Southampton. Seminars run
by Dave Huggett have proved very
popular and the next one planned is a
master-class for improvers on Oct 5 at
Some good results in National events.
National Pairs: Miles Cowling won the
Bristol heat and came 2nd in the final.
Corwen Trophy: Owen Leigh - James
Clark representing HIOW were 7th out
of 112 pairs. Portland Pairs (Christ church
heat): Miles Cowling - Chris
Bradley won and came 27th overall.
The HIOW One-day GP Swiss Teams
at Andover was won by Nick Craic, Andy
Hughes, Miles Cowling, Dave Huggett;
John Moore - Pauline Serby were in the
team that came 2nd and Jeremy Baker -
Guy Lawrenson and Bob McRobert -
Chris Kinloch were in the two teams
that tied for 3rd place. The Swiss Pairs at
Petersfield was won by Andy Hughes -
County results: Pottage Cup: Mac
Nurmohamed - Phil Downham. IBM
Cup: Margaret Abbott - Jill Brereton.
Ladies' Pairs: Lesley Lewis - Lilias
Lamont. Finale Pairs: Andy Hughes -
Sue Hands. No Fears Pairs: John Burnett
- Peter Marchant. Philip Graham Teams:
Bob McRobert, Chris Kinloch, John
Moore, Pauline Serby. Cahalan Cup:
Jeremy Baker, Andy Hughes, Jeremy
Dhondy, Dick Hyde. League Div. 1: Sonia
Zakrzewski, Gareth Birdsall, Adam
Dunn, Graham Allen. League Div. 2:
John Pearson, Margaret Stothard, Jenny
Ashton, Rick Assad, Gordon Clark.
Solent Cup: Basingstoke. Basingstoke
Cup: Basingstoke. Hicko: Petersfield.
Victor Ludorum: Bob McRobert.
Diary dates: Sept 21, Candover Swiss
Teams. Oct 5, Mixed Pairs. Oct 19,
Wessex Swiss Teams. All events at
Romsey, 2pm start. Entries via website
or Guy Lawrenson ( 01590 622917.
IT is the end of the season, and the
multi-round competitions have now
been concluded. The In-house League
Div. 1 winners were Chris Chowney, Ben
Britton, George Richardson and Paul
Smith; Div. 2 was won by Sue and
Derrick Munday, Maggie and Mike
Appleton. The winners of the Knock-out
Cup were Sue and Derrick Munday,
Maggie and Mike Appleton; and of the
KO Plate Dave Weller, Nick Duberley,
Paul Ford and Guy Van der Gucht.
In other events, the Avocet Teams was
won by Peter Watts, John Griffiths,
Stephen Booth and Roman Klis, and in
the Next Step Pairs (Restricted), the
winners were Richard Manuel - Ralph
Rea. In the South-West Regional Final of
the Garden Cities Trophy, the Hereford
team came 3rd, one VP behind Bath
who qualified for the National Final
along with the winners Worcester.
This has been a bad year in the
Western League. The A Team finished the
season with two wins and five losses,
finishing 7th equal out of eight. The B
Team won two, drew two and lost three
and finished 5th. The C Team won one
and lost six, finishing 8th.
Full results of all county competitions
are on our website.
Diary dates: Sept 5, Annual General
Meeting, 7pm, Brooms Green Village
Hall. Oct 10, Inter-club Teams Round 1,
7pm, Ledbury. Oct 18, Ladies' and Men's
Pairs, 10.30am, Tarrington. Nov 8, No
Fear Teams (Restricted), 1.30pm, Well ington
Heath. Nov 14, Inter-club Teams
Round 2, 7pm, Ledbury.
THE Humble Cup final
was won by Stan and Tara
Harding, Andrew Doyle
and Mike Rawlins.
Malcolm Harris and Sally Bennet won
the Marjorie Lukyn final. Steve South worth
- Fiona Paterson won the Cadets
and Intermediates Championship and the
winners of the Cadet were Stephen
Coade - Joan Grundon.
Other successes by county players
were Celia and Derek Oram, 3rd in the
Swiss Pairs and winners of the Mixed
Pairs at the York Spring Congress. Francis
Eddeston - Rick Irwin were 2nd in the
Grand Masters Pairs and Simon Mostyn -
Jonothan Osgood were 2nd in the
National Masters Pairs.
The AGM was held in May and the
committee was unanimously re-elected;
Jeff Green and Ken Barnett were elected.
The Mixed Teams Championship which
followed was won by Sheila Evans, Maria
Budd, Mike Robinson and Mark
Diary dates: Sat June 28, Blue
Pointed Swiss Pairs, 1pm, Hitchin B.C.
Sat July 19, Green-pointed Swiss Pairs,
12 noon, Wodson Park, Ware. Sun July
20, Green-pointed Swiss Teams, 12 noon,
Wodson Park, Ware.
Isle of Man
THE Manx Bridge Union's
2014 AGM has been held
- very much a status quo
event with a satisfactory
financial position, in creased
attendance at the Congress, no
changes to the committee and no
variation in the P2P levy. The
programme of events for 2014/15 is also
a near repeat of previous years:
Individual Championship: Aug 3.
Annual Green-pointed Congress:
Pairs Championship: Oct 12.
Teams Championship: Nov 2.
Rawcliffe Mixed Pairs: Feb 22.
Mini-Congress: March 22.
A Manx team of eight competed in the
inter-county President's Cup in Carlisle
in June. Four of the Island's squad for
the Commonwealth Nations Champion ship
in Glasgow in September were
available and played in the event, which
was a good workout at the teams format
played at a high level.
Liz Kelly, the Tournament Secretary,
is gearing up for this year's Congress and
the usual rush of applications in the last
two months before the event. It will be
held again in the Palace Hotel, Douglas
and, with the new sponsorship deal in
place, prize money is being increased.
The format is slightly changed from the
usual as there is a near clash of dates
with the Commonwealth Championship
and the changes will enable members of
the Island team to play in the main
Congress events before heading north
on representative duty.
THE Maidstone Greenpointed
Swiss Teams was
won by Derek Patterson,
Jeremy Willans, Jonathan
Chapman and Ian Draper.
The Brook Shield, the
area leagues play-off trophy, was won by
Irvine Caplan, Jean Smallwood, John
Murrell and Gerald Soper.
Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Gerald
and Stuart Tredinnick, Leigh Chapman
and Michael Prior won the Arnold Cup,
beating team Amor. Gerald Soper, Terry
Goldsmith, Diana Avis and Colin Wilson
won the Arnold Plate. They beat team
Rafferty in the final.
The Yorkshire Congress Championship
Pairs was won by Bill Gardner with
Heather Dhondy. Bill's team won the
At the Lambourne Jersey Congress,
Tony Clark and Steve Burton won the
Swiss Teams; Jeremy Willans - Jill
Skinner won the Swiss Pairs; Bill Gardner
- George Pilcher won the Seniors' Pairs,
Pre-congress Pairs and Open Pairs, for
the second year running. Brian Crack
and Shirley Goldwin won the Seniors'
Teams. The Jersey Tourism Cup Midweek
Teams was won by Jeremy Willans,
Jill Skinner, Ian Draper and Gwyneth
Davies. Congratulations to all!
Orpington BC and Bridge @ Kipping ton
BC (Sevenoaks) are now affiliated to
Diary dates: Sun Oct 12, Dyer-Smith
Cup (Kent Mixed Pairs Championship),
11am, Tunbridge Wells. Oct 25-26, 55th
Kent Congress (Blue pointed), Tunbridge
AT the LCBA AGM in May
John Brearley was elected
Chairman and Bill Alston
Vice-Chairman for the
coming year. Barry Brels ford
remains as Secretary, Jacqueline
Wright as Tournament Secretary and
Clive Henderson as Treasurer.
Congratulations to the Lancs team of
Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock,
Mr I Blake
Mr SF Cave
Mr W Cockayne
Mr Lyndon Davies
Mr John Gould
Mrs V Suttie
Mrs I White
Mrs G Rogers
Mrs PM Joseph
Mrs JM Northmore
Mr Andy Carpenter
Mrs JR Clutterbuck
Mr John Corry
Mrs Bridie Cushion
Mr Edwin Derham
Mr KRC Evans
Mrs JE Goldsworthy
Ms A Hunt
Mr P Squire
Hon. Alderman AJ Wilkinson
Mrs B Wilson
Mrs GD Johnson
Mr JD Gardner
Mr PC Bowen
Mr Kelly Courtney
Mr David Mitchell
Mr Frank Taylor
Mr J Bernard
Mr DJ Brace
Mr BJ Pinto
Mr JD Ward
Mr G Wootton
Mr Alan Bryant
Mr Peter Copsey
Mr Mike Fricker
Mrs T Genthe
Ms P Hardcastle
Mr P Hariram
Mr G Oldham
Mr MF Wright
Mr B M Dorey
Mr A Kwatra
Ms S Watson
Mrs PF Burrows
Mr G Carter
Mrs Dorothy Windeatt
Mr Michael Windeatt
Hants and IoW
Mr Jim Batchelor
Mr Harry Cornforth
Mr Brian Medhurst
Mr PA Trehern
Mrs JL Berrington
Mr DJ Furnival
Mrs E Warrington
Mr C Haywood