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Patcham. Feb 24th Individual Final, and C Division of the Northern League. winners Worcester Grant took full

Landmark Patcham. Overall the B team finished in 4th place advantage of some difficult hands to

with C in 5th – well done to such a small dislodge the leaders. The January heat

Promotions Warwickshire county. The healthy state of bridge in will be on the 14th and is sure to

the county is also exemplified by the produce more excitement.

Master fact that members of Kendal Bridge The Irene Allen Non-Expert Swiss

Ms A Hampson Club made up 25 tables in celebration Pairs is always a popular event and this

WHY not make a New

Mr PD Johnstone Year resolution to support of its 50th anniversary (see page 41). year proved no exception. It was held in

Mrs M Sclater the Midland Counties Stourbridge in October and Lorna

Ms A Sturman Congress? Fellows – Terry Collins were clear

Wiltshire winners from James Taylor – Roy

Mrs J Williams In its 63rd year, the

Congress runs from the Withers in 2nd place. Wendy and Eric

Mr K Williams Silverstone retained the Richard Lewis

Mr R Yeates 4th-6th January 2013, and THE Wiltshire season

aims to provide something for every- has started with some- Trophy that they won last year.

Westmorland one. Friday has Mixed, Ladies’, Men’s, thing of déjà vu about it. The Malvern Congress was held at

Master and Flitch Pairs in the afternoon, Mixed Team Williamson leads the Premier Bransford on 27-28 October and, once

Teams in the evening with team-mates League, and Keith Williamson, Kathy again, was fully booked early in

Mr Paul Thornton October. Look out for the full results in

guaranteed. All these events are Black Hodgson, Bob Bannister and Andrew

Wiltshire Pointed. Saturday is Championship Law were comfortable winners of the the next edition.

Life Master Pairs with Blue Points being awarded. Cliff Sibley Mixed Teams event. Finally, we’re sorry to have to report

Mr C Clements Sunday is Championship and Swiss After two rounds of the League, King that Brian Dawson, a founder member

Teams with both events being Green are lying second in the Premier, of the Eckington Bridge Club, died at

Regional Master

Pointed. With your support it’s hoped Thackaberry heads Gwyer in Division 2, home in August. We offer our sincere

Mr JMK Sharp condolences to his family.

this fun and friendly Congress will run while Hodgson are at the front of Div-


for another 62 years. Further details on ision 3 after the early skirmishes.

Mrs F Dewar or Corsham Pairs: 1. Mike Fithyan – Yorkshire

Mr Raymond Goddard from Darren Evetts ( 07977 481399. Christine Ray, 2. Dave Latchem –

Prof M Tranter Winners of the recent Chick o’ the Norman Botton, 3. Pat Davies – Trevor

Mr Glynn Yelland County were Jim Penderson – Rob Jones; Purches. THE winners of the Great

Marijke Rodrigo – Gerri Draysey were Jo Seddon – Helen Holden were Northern Swiss Pairs, hosted

Worcester runners-up. Wiltshire’s only winners at the recent

Regional Master by the YCBA, were Adam

The Inter-County League match Weston Super Mare Congress; they won Dickinson – Dominic Pinto;

Mr D Williams against Gloucester resulted in a max- the Ladies’ Pairs. Frank Littlewood – Roman

Master imum win for the 1st team, a 3-17 loss The county is in good health with Gembicki were 3rd and Pauline Cooper

Mrs RD Aitkenhead for the 2nd team and a 13-7 win for the increased numbers in all our early – Richard Hilton 5th.

Mr Frank Balchandani 3rd team. events. In the 2012 Northern League, the

Diary dates: Jan 4-6, Midland Yorkshire teams finished 2nd and 3rd in

Mr A Carter Counties Congress. Thurs Jan 31,

Mr BS Craddock Worcestershire Division A, 5th in Division B, and 2nd

Senior Pairs, WM, 1.30pm. Sun Feb 24, and 3rd in Division C.

Mr P Ford Introductory Pairs (entry via clubs). At the EBU’s Guernsey Congress, Ian

Mrs MV Latham Rodger – Judith Biles were in the


Yorkshire Westmorland ladies have done us winning team in the Pivot Teams, while

Grand Master proud, with two teams Agnes and Peter Baxter won both the reaching the semi- Mixed Pairs and the Seniors Pairs. Janet

Mrs S Galloway

THE Westmorland Swiss finals of the National and Ted Latham were 2nd in the Swiss

Life Master Pairs. At the EBU’s Marmaris Congress,

Pairs took place at The Women’s Teams. Sadly, Sue Evans, Sue

Mr JF Bramall Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. Lane, Marian Wilcox and Jane Morton Shelagh Flett – John Scott were in the

Mr AR Brosgill A record number of entries lost to the eventual winners and Joyce 2nd-placed team in the Swiss Teams.

Mr IR Rodger competed in a friendly and Skelton, Pam Pearce, Val Kennewell Sarah Teshome’s team, including

Regional Master pleasant atmosphere. In a and Margaret Lane lost their semi-final Richard Winter, Tony McNiff and Nick

strong field, local pair John Farmer – by a single IMP! Pam had some conso- Woolven, reached the final of the EBU’s

Mr P Barr

David Strawbridge emerged as the win- lation in winning the Derbyshire Green- Hubert Phillips Bowl knockout compe-

Mr SJ Blackburn tition for mixed pivot teams, in which

ners (see photo on previous page). Local pointed Swiss Pairs playing with John

Mr J Blackett Jnr they were narrowly defeated.

success was shared by Brian Smith – Sansom.

Mr RE Brown Fred Thornton, who won the non- The county’s first competition to pro- York and Bradford players Ant

Mr P Camm expert category in 5th overall place; duce a result was the Ladies’ and Men’s Edwards and Neil Zussman appeared in

Mr JLC Raine Mike and Jean Patefield, who won the Pairs. Sue Lane – Marian Wilcox won the BBC quiz show ‘Only Connect’ as

highest-ranking Westmorland pair not the Ladies’ and the Men’s ended, un- members of a team of mind games

Mr B Ziff

otherwise in the prizes, and Mike and usually, in a tie for first place between enthusiasts.

Master Congratulations to the following on

Sally Ann Rothwell who won the fastest Paul Hammond – Ken Carpenter and

Mrs M Andrews their successes in county events and

ascenders. Next year’s event will take Ian Thompson – Mike Willoughby. Ian

Mr A Barnett place on Sunday September 29 at the is also leading the Phillipps Heats play- club congresses: Huddersfield Rose Bowl:

Mr CW Burton same popular venue. ing with Stewart Fishburne. Heather Hobson, Roy Garthwaite and

Mr P Davies Westmorland entered teams in the B In the Grand Prix Teams, previous Janet and Ted Latham. Garforth Swiss

Mr JB Forrest Teams: Pauline Cooper, Richard Hilton,

Richard Pike, Peter Waterman. Kath

Mr S Gibson Grimoldby Simultaneous Pairs: 1. Russ

December 19th is the closing date

Mrs RE Hall Parkinson – Jean Forrester (Wakefield),

Mr R Hall 2. John and Beryl Bramall (Pickering);

Mr A Hawcroft 3. Tony Kent – Malcolm Robinson

Mrs C Kaye

for the submission of county (Wakefield)

Diary dates: Dec 16, Mixed Pivot

Mr S Swaine

Mrs J Thompson

reports for the next issue of Teams, Bradford. Jan 6, Yorkshire

League (Round 4). Jan 13, Yorkshire

Mr A Watson English Bridge. Pairs, Bradford. Jan 26, Yorkshire

Mrs J Wilhelm Schools Pairs, York. Jan 27, Yorkshire

Mr Graham Wood Please e-mail: League (Round 5). Feb 3, Doncaster

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