competitions are on our website. Hawkins, winning the Open Pairs. LCBA Mixed Pairs: 1. Nick and Sue
Landmark Diary dates: Fri Jan 18, Inter-club The Congress, which had increased Woodcock
Teams Round 3, 7pm, Ledbury Com- entries over last year, retained its com- Diary dates: Dec 2, Lytham Rose
Promotions munity Centre. Feb 9, Club Teams of fortable and friendly atmosphere. It was Bowl, Lytham Bridge Club. Dec 3, LCBA
Eight, 10.30am, Tarrington Community once again well run by the director, Council Meeting, Bolton Bridge Club.
Mr JM Duthie Hall. Mar 2, Championship Pairs, John Pyner, and the administration was Dec 16, Santa Claus Pairs, Manchester
MR DAV Edmonds 10.30am, Tarrington Community Hall. efficiently handled by Liz Kelly in her Bridge Club. Jan 5-6, Manchester Con-
Mrs J Gillis first year as congress organiser. Well gress, Renaissance Hotel, Manchester.
Madeleine Harris done to them. Jan 19-20, Chester Congress, Deva
Hertfordshire Bridge Club. Jan 26, LCBA Butler Pairs,
Mr JP Jeffrey
www.hertsbridge.co.uk Brierfield Bridge Club.
Mrs L Lewis
Mrs Anne McConnell Maria Budd, Malcolm www.kcba.org.uk Leicestershire
Ms S Mount Harris, Rick Irwin, Tony
Mrs C Wheatley McWalter, who won the KENT players did well in
Hertfordshire Teams Cham- the SCBA Guildford Swiss
Mr A Young Teams in September. In a THE Samani Salver
pionship, and to Alan Hudson, Peter
Kent field of 76 teams, the (summer knockout cup)
Lewy, Mike Minting and Nigel Walsh,
Grand Master winners were John Amor, was won by Clarendon
who were 2nd.
Michael Hampton, Bill North (Duncan and
Mr M Prior The Herts Green-pointed Swiss Teams
Charlwood, Jack Goody (Surrey); Kerri Happer, Jim
Life Master was won by Aleksandar Lishkov, Cathy
3rd: Brian Crack, Shirley Goldwin, Mason, Susan Bowyer), who defeated
Mr SG Adamson Rowland, Nigel Wolfendale, Callum
Diana Avis, Colin Wilson. Bradgate A in the final. The correspond-
McKail. Herts players June Ball – Helen
Mr D Cock In the Metropolitan Cup played at ing Samani Silver Plate competition was
Robinson, playing with Martin Lerner – won by Westcotes 1, who overcame
Dr S Goldwin Ernest Schlesinger, were 3rd Ardingly in September, the team of
Regional Master David Anning (Capt. ), Kim Staples, Lyn Grantham B in their final.
At the Marmaris Congress, congratu- Gerry Bucciero – Roger Cook are the
Mr MR Benson lations go to Maria Budd, Bill Black- and Graham Foreman, Barbara Schult,
David Powell, Jill Skinner, Gwyneth current leaders of the Stanley Trophy
Mr B Dunbar man, Mark Westley, Shelia Evans, who after just one round, with George and
won the Pivot Teams. Davis, Colin Game, Ossie Saeed,
Mr AK Salvage Dorothy Holland, Pat McBain won the Mary Brown in second place.
Master In the Eastern Counties League the Congratulations to Pat Watson who,
Herts A Team is currently in 3rd place C Division out of ten teams. Many
Mr P Banfield congratulations. partnered by Carolyn Fisher of Warwick-
The B team is in 1st place and the C shire, won the Ladies’ Pairs in the recent
Mr D Burroughs team is in 2nd place. Well done Jane Mitchell – Sheila
Boakes who, playing in the Welsh Autumn Guernsey Congress; they were one half of
Mr David Cox Diary dates: For all those who have
Sim Pairs at Broadstairs Bridge Club, won the team that won the Pivot Teams.
Isabelle Dubuisson qualified or are going to try to qualify County results: September 16 vs War-
for the Humble Cup (the Herts teams of the Wednesday heat with 73.35%.
Mr AW Everitt wickshire (away): 1st team drew 10-10,
Four Championship): Sun Jan 6, 1st Congratulations to Sarah and Leigh
Mr Alan Hodkinson Chapman, winners of the Dyer Smith 2nd team won 12-8, 3rd team won 14-6;
Qualifinal, 1pm, Bridge Centre; Sun Feb October 14 vs Staffs & Shrops (home):
Mr R Horlock 3, 2nd Qualifinal, 1pm, Bridge Centre. Cup for the Kent Mixed Pairs Cham-
Mr David Keith pionship; they led the field from the 1st team lost 7-13, 2nd team lost 4-16,
Fri Jan 18, Cadet Pairs Final, 7.30pm, 3rd team won 17-3.
Ms J Letley Bridge Centre. Sun Jan 27, Champion- beginning. The Hunter Cup for the
highest placed married couple was won Diary dates: Dec 12, Leicestershire
Mr RT Lewis ship Pairs Semi-final, 1pm, Bridge Cup Round 1, Rothley. Jan 7th, BGB
Centre. Fri Mar 15, Marjorie Lukyn by Karen and Malcolm Pryor.
Mr G Richardson Simultaneous Pairs, CBC. Jan 13, Mid-
Charity Cup, 7.30pm, Bridge Centre. Diary dates: Sun Jan 13, Men’s Pairs
Mrs Caroline Tinsley land league vs Gloucestershire (home).
Sun Mar 17, Cadet & Intermediate (Hunter Homines) and Ladies’ Pairs
Jan 14, BGB Simultaneous Pairs, Mel-
Lancashire Championships, 1pm, Bridge Centre. (Fleming Femina), 11am, TW. Sun Feb
ton. Jan 16, Stanley Trophy Round 4,
Grand Master 3, County Teams of Eight Competitions
Glenfield. Jan 17, Pairs League Round 3,
Qualifier (Corbett Cup – incorporating
Mr RA Loveridge Isle of Man Rothley. Jan 25, Wilde Cup, CBC. Jan
the Corbett Plate and the Mitchell
Regional Master 30, Josephs Bowl Round of 16, Blaby.
www.manxbridgeunion.org Salver), 11am, TW. Sun Feb 17, County
Mrs AE Burgess Feb 4, LCBA National Pairs Heat,
THE 46th annual Isle of Man Bridge Teams of 8 Competitions Final, 11am,
Mr AR Howarth Congress was held at the Villa Marina in TW. Larsky Cup heats will be played at
Master September but local players struggled to the following clubs: Farnborough, Fri
Mr PJ Hargreaves make an impact against a strong visiting Jan 18, 7.30pm; Beckenham, Mon Feb Lincolnshire
Mr JA Hilton contingent in the major competitions 18, 7.30pm; Ashford, Tue Feb 19, www.lincsbridge.org.uk
and most of the silverware ended up 7.30pm. AT the County Committee
Mrs P Hunter
going across the water. Meeting in October, mem-
Mr T Hunter
In the blue ribbon event, the Swiss Lancashire bers were delighted to
Mr B Kenny Pairs, held over three evenings, first hear of the Dimmie
Mr N Pearson place went to regular visitors Janet and www.lancsbridge.co.uk Fleming Award made to
Mrs Jenny Reed Ted Latham, with Jim May – Julia CONGRATULATIONS go Elaine Proctor (see page 30). It was
Palmer taking 2nd place and Simon to the Lancashire C team presented to her by County Chairman,
Gottchschalk – Paul Darby taking 3rd. on winning its division of Glynn Elwick prior to the start of the
Life Master In the Swiss Teams event, held over the Northern Bridge League, Random Seeded Pairs one week later and
Mr N Williams two afternoons, all the top places were which contained seven she is now wearing her badge with
Regional Master again taken by visitors, the top team counties. Captain Barry Brelsford used pride.
Mr RA Wallace being Sue and Nick Woodcock, Stuart twelve different pairings in the four The Champion Pairs League Round 4
Clarke and Bill Carr. There was a tie for matches. Lancashire A finished 4th out was held at Scunthorpe Bridge Club in
Lincolnshire 2nd place between Kathy and Dennis of five counties and Lancashire B 2nd September: 1. Andrew Green – John
Master Talbot, Aleksandar Lishkov and Cathy out of eight counties. The A and B Longmuir, 2. Carole Rushforth – Dennis
Mr Bill Burrows Rowland, and Janet and Ted Latham, divisions were won by Manchester. Mellor, 3. Nick Dyer – Mike Perry.
Mrs ML Taylor Heather Hobson and Roy Garthwaite. Bolton Congress: Ladies’ Pairs: The Random Seeded Pairs was held at
Mr P Wilson In the one-session competitions the 1. Maureen McConkey – Catherine Dunholme in October: 1. Dennis
Manx did rather better, with Paul De Draper. Men’s Pairs: 1. Brian Ripley – Mellor – Carole Rushforth and Mary-Jo
London Weerd – Erika Slatcher coming 2nd in Clive Henderson. Championship Pairs: Mangion – Reg Loosley, 3. Brian Smith
Regional Master the Mixed Pairs behind visitors Jean 1. Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield. – Ron Wall and David Trinder –
Miss A Jones Squires – Neville Shorrick, and Diccen Swiss Teams: 1. Michael Byrne, Michael Margaret McLeod, 3. Glynn Elwick –
Sargent, playing with visitor William Newman, Michael Bell, Sarah O’Connor. David Caldow and Margot Blakeney –
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