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William Crook and Sandy Fulton also
won the County Pairs (Journal Cup).
Among their other good results, Kyle
Lam - Simon Spencer were in the 2ndplaced
team at a Junior International
event in Finland in June. The Retford
Open Swiss Teams was won by John
Rolph, Gerry Franklin, Sandy Fulton
and Rob Atkinson.
AT the AGM, players were
congratulated on their
success over the past year.
President's Cup winners
were Sandra Claridge,
Stephen Brown, John
Williams and Chris Wilson, who repre sented
the county in the Pachabo.
Congratulations to Esme Alden and Roy
East who were presented with OBA
Distinguished Service awards by County
President, Evan Harris.
Kathy and Denis Talbot, Robert
Procter and Nick Smith won the Chester
Cup. Wallingford A won the Wessex
League in Div. 1; Banbury, Div. 2;
Aylesbury C, Div. 3; Blewbury, Div. 4;
Wantage B, Div. 5.
Other prize-winners not previously
featured were Helen Lawton-Smith -
John Slater (Mixed Pairs); Alan Wilson
(Pairs Ladder); Dinah and Andrew Lin tott
and John Williams (Teams Ladder);
Sadler Seniors' Salver: Keith Goswell -
Dale Thomas retained their title and
Aleksandar Lishkov won the Premier ship
Henley Café Bridge winners were Jeff
Millard - Jean Ingham-Johnson (N/S)
and Beryl McGreery - Prue Porter (E/W).
There have been some excellent
results for Oxfordshire players in EBU
competitions. At the London Easter
Festival, Chris Wilson - Aleksandar
Lishkov won the Swiss Pairs A Flight and
Freddie Illingworth was 3rd. Pete Mc Allister
- Rob Dixon came 2nd in the B
Flight. Lorna Swadling - Alastair Gidman
won the Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Swiss Pairs and Alastair came 2nd in the
Swiss Pairs at the Shropshire Congress.
Stuart McPhee came 3rd in the Jersey
Festival Swiss Pairs, and Kathy and Denis
Talbot won the Seniors' Teams.
The Oxfordshire Congress was a great
success: Swiss Pairs winners were Janusz
Adamowicz - Roman Gembicki; Swiss
Teams winners were Paula Leslie, Laura
Porro, Richard Bowdery and Steve Root.
Pat Lewis - Miriam Seaver retained the
Sandra Landy Trophy.
At the AGM held in June
changes to the Committee
were announced. Mike Whit taker,
who has been Chair man
for six years, stepped
down as did Bob Warrender
(who has served for twenty years), Colin
Simcox, David Porter and Daphne
Patrick. They will all be sorely missed.
The new members are Eric Cummings
and Caroline Mac pherson. Gina Howard
is the new Chair person; we wish her
The Swiss Teams held after the AGM
was won by Ken and Ann Bawdon,
David Howard and Wendy Miller.
The Percentage Pairs was won by
Mike Powell - Eric Cummings.
Diary dates: Sept 7, Paul Jones Wool avington.
Oct 3-5, West of England
Congress, Weston-Super-Mare. Oct 10,
County League (1). Oct 12, County
Mixed Teams of Four. Oct 17, Paul
Bowyer Seminars. Oct 24, County
Staffs and Shrops
JUDY Mitchell organized
another successful Con gress
at a new venue, the
Park Inn, in Telford. Pairs:
1. Stuart Mathews - Mark
Weeks, 2. Alistair Gidman - Martin
Jones, 3. Tracy Capal - Mike Pownall.
Teams: 1. Dan Crofts, Barbara Hackett,
Edward Levy and Mike Goldsmith; 2.
Darren Evetts, Martin Taylor, Justin and
Paul Hackett; 3. Dave Weller, Ben
Briton, George Barrett and Mike Ralph.
Another successful No Fear tourna ment,
this time Teams, was organized at
Wolverhampton BC: 1. John Withers,
Val Lupton, Paul Keightley and Barrie
Tykiff; 2. Geoff Thomas, Stan Jarvis,
Sally and Gerald Griffin; 3. Pauline
Campbell, Audrey Clarke, Rose Jessop
and our webmaster, Anne Sleightholme.
The Ladies' and Men's Pairs were held
on the same night at the same venue.
Roma Smith - Annette Lucas and Ron
Stevenson - Trevor Freeman were res pective
winners with Judi Stevenson -
Alma Richards and Brian McLaughlin -
Mike Cornes 2nd, and Gillian Allsop
with our County Secretary, Pat Poxon,
and Norman Jones - Roger Turner 3rd.
Monica Scott - James Vickers won
the County Mixed Pairs ahead of Mike
Cornes - Annette Lucas and Sue
Yardley - John Pugh; the Flitch winners
were Peter and Helen Lees.
In the tightest of finishes, Paul Hackett,
Dan Crofts, Edward Levy, Graham Weir,
Barbara and Justin Hackett won the
League by 1 IMP and the Cup by 9 IMPs.
Geoff Davies's team was the unlucky
2nd on both occasions; Geoff's team
were Robin Adey, John Day and Geoff
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THE 2014-15 Eastern
Counties League season
opened with a home match
against neighbours Essex.
The 'A' team were the only winners (146
VPs) with 'B' losing 2-18 VPs and 'C'
losing 0-20 VPs.
At the AGM Trish Littell stepped
down from the committee and Paul
Rickard was nominated from the floor
and elected. Otherwise standing officers
and members were re-elected and the
committee remains at full strength.
Malcolm Carey and Rick Hanley were
elected as EBU shareholders. Nick Farr
continues as Accounts Examiner. The
new season of Suffolk Bridge then
started with the AGM Pairs which was
won by Bim Wilson - Sam Wilson; 2nd
were Norman Less - Helen Mason and
Roger and Jill Tattersfield were 3rd.
Bogdan Talaga, Simon Riley, Dave
Walker and David Willson scored 58
VPs to retain the Suffolk Pivot Teams
beating Hanley, who were also last year's
Rounds one and two of the Suffolk
Championship Teams were played back
in December and four teams qualified
to the knock-out stage. In the final Eric
Newman, Mike Sherer, David Morran
and Julian Lang were behind at the half
but won both the third and fourth
quarters to take the final of the 2013
Championship Teams by 34 IMPs from
Rick Hanley, Peter Sutcliffe, Debby
Sutcliffe, Maria Allnutt, Peter Gemmell
and Chris Chambers.
Diary dates: Wed Sept 17, Ladies' &
Men's Pairs, 7pm, Clare. Sat Oct 4,
Felixstowe Congress GP Pairs, 1pm,
Felixstowe Leisure Centre�Sun. Sun Oct
5, Felixstowe Congress GP Teams, 11am,
Felixstowe Leisure Centre.
INCLUDED in this issue is
next year's calendar. Please
do not throw it away!
Maxine Julius who with
an out-of-county player won the Cham pionship
Pairs B Flight at Bournemouth.
Two near misses to report this
month: Frances Hinden - Graham
Osborne were runners up in the A flight
of the Bournemouth Championship Pairs
by 0.16% behind the winners. Peter
Lee - Bob Rowlands continued their
recent great run of form as runners-up
in the Corwen by only 0.18%.
The Mary Edwards Cup for Club
Champions was won by Jill Cook -
Colin Bailey from Yateley and Hawley.
The AGM Swiss Pairs was won by Surrey
President Graham Osborne playing
with Jeffrey Allerton. The winners of the
Leagues were: Novices: Mick Edwarf.firstname.lastname@example.org Friend, and Ann Pressey;
Div. 1, Frances Hinden's team; Div. 2,
Jane and Tim Green, Tim Rees, Graham
Davison and Keith Wilson; Div. 3, Jenny
Breeden, Barbara Beaumont, Joan
Clancy, Gesa Coleman; Div. 4, Rosemary
Vase, Mary Webster, Carol Clisby,
Diary dates: Sept 27-28, Green Point
Weekend, Guildford - entries via the
website only. Aug 25, Bank Holiday
Monday Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs, 1pm,
Banstead. Enter via the Surrey website
or contact Frances Trebble ( 01252
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