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Cup, restricted teams, CBC. Dec 14, pionship), 11.30am start, YCBC; contact Swiss Pairs event on October 12. They
Master Point Midlands League, Derbyshire, LGS. Jan Sati McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or have an excellent record in this event
promotions 4, Midlands League, Warwickshire, away.
Jan 14, Joseph’s Bowl R2, CBC. Jan 28,
020 7627 0977. Feb 1, London Cham-
pionship Pairs, 1.00pm, YCBC; contact
having won it more often than not.
The MBC Congress Teams event held
Stanley Trophy R4, Glenfield. Feb 2, Nigel Freake 020 8801 2884 or at at the beginning of September was won
Middlesex Dr H Leigh National pairs heat, LGS. Feb 8, Mid- email@example.com. Feb 22, Palmer by the foursome of Joan Marray, Julian
Mr M Leigh lands League, Staffs/Shrops, LGS. Bayer Trophy (Restricted System Pairs),
Life Master Merrill, David Flacks, Paul Roberts.
Dr N Mehta
Mrs J Cohen
Mr S Parekh 1.00pm, YCBC; contact Chris Duckworth The opening event of the Merseyside
Premier National Mrs B Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Master Mr D Shah
Lincolnshire 020 7385 3534.
League season was the two-session Swiss
Mr P Hasenson Teams, which was won by the Sutton
Dr SR Vora www.lincsbridge.org.uk
National Master Mrs U Vora team. Three teams finished equal second:
Mr R Kane Mrs H Westbury CONGRATULATIONS Manchester Dusty Millers, Peninsula and Phoenix.
Mrs F Liew Club Master to Roy Hughes who has Diary Dates: Dec 6, Waterworth Cup
Mr B Ritacca Ms S Cooper been given a Dimmie www.lighton.btinternet.co.uk/ (County Pairs), MBC. Dec 14, Mersey-
6 Star Premier Mrs AG de Ayala Fleming award, the first
Regional Master Mr K Depala TWO silver medals in side Cup (Open swiss teams), MBC. Jan
Mrs M Hayman Mr S Desai
one in the county. World Championships 14, BGB Sim Pairs, MBC. Jan 17-18,
4 Star Premier Mrs N Jashapara Drene Brown would like to thank all to report! Well done to Chester Congress, Deva BC. Feb 1,
Regional Master Mr R Jashapara those who have sent their best wishes for Jason and Justin Hackett County Trials, MBC. Feb 8, Jean Keen
Mr D Blaine Mr D Kothari a speedy recovery after her stroke in Trophy (County Women’s Teams), MBC.
Mrs K Kothari
on their silver medal in the World Open
3 Star Premier September, which has affected her sight. Feb 22, Merseyside & Deeside Cup (Pivot
Regional Master Mrs H Kothary Teams in Beijing and to Michael Byrne’s
Mr MP Kothary
There has been no improvement but Under-21 team’s silver. All the Under-21s Teams), MBC. Mar 12, Charity Challenge,
Mrs S Berkovi
Mrs N Kothary early days yet (mid October)! are well known here through their MBC. Mar 15, Eric Howarth Cup (Open
2 Star Premier
Regional Master Mr B Lakhani So far there have been three competi- attendance at the Manchester Congress Swiss Teams), Green Points, Deva BC.
Master SN Shah Mrs P Lakhani tions with entries lower than last year. In
Mrs G Musgrave
and the training sessions in our county.
2 Star Regional the Mixed/Married Pairs Mo Parsons – The team was Ed Jones, Tom Paske, Rob
Mr J Patel
Maurice Ladlow won the Hannon Chal- Middlesex
Mr DL Perridge Myers, Ben Paske, Adam Hickman and
Mrs J Haring lenge Cup, and Bill and Shirley Holmes
Mr S Sheldon Dan Macintosh. Michael Byrne was www.middlesexbridge.co.uk
Regional Master Mr C Sheth the Dean Trophy.
Ms P Cohen non-playing captain and Alan Shillitoe CONGRATULATIONS to
Mr JK Sheth In the Swiss Teams, after leading for
7 Star Premier Mrs U Sheth coach. As Under-20 Squad manager, Heather Dhondy, Anne
Master most of the competition Bill and Eileen Michael has worked tirelessly with his
Mrs S Varia Rosen, Nevena Senior,
Mrs S Avoth Local Master Herbert with Bill and Shirley Holmes players arranging practice opportunities Nicola Smith and their
5 Star Premier Mrs K Doshi were overtaken by the winning team of as well as training weekends, and deserves
NPC, Martin Jones, for
Mr N Doshi Alan Andrews, Harry Coates, Lo Tolbutt much credit for the success of his team.
Mr DR Arundel Mrs F Frais
winning the Gold Medal
and Ron Moss. England also did well in the Under-
Mr R Murugesu Mr E Hughes-D’Aeth in the Women’s Teams at
The Lincoln IMP was won by Debbie 28s series in Beijing; congratulations to
3 Star Premier Mr N Khajuria the World Mind Sports
Master Mrs J Mehta
Burton, Helen Gillatt, Mary Milnes and Ben Green, Duncan Happer, Fiona Brown Games in Beijing. Congratulations also
Mrs LJ Burns Mrs A Mehta Roger Shelly. and Susan Stockdale, who played in Man- to Artur Malinowski for winning the
Mrs T Gent Mr B Mehta Dairy Dates: Dec 7, Ghost Pairs. Jan chester BC’s 30th Anniversary Teams,
Mr N Mehta silver medal in the WMSG Open Teams.
1 Star Premier 18, Bainton Semi-final. Feb 1, Bainton plus locals Andrew Woodcock and Ollie
Master Mrs P Mehta The Autumn Congress was a successful
Final. Feb 15, Randon Seeded Teams – Burgess. They finished 6th out of 74 tournament for Middlesex: Frances Liew
Mr R Burns Norfolk
Mrs E Nelson Pre-entry essential. teams in the Swiss Teams qualifier; the won the Championship Pairs; Jeremy
5 Star Regional
Premier Master Master top eight teams qualified for the quarter- Dhondy won the Eastbourne Bowl, with
Mrs I Gee Mr R Cortis London finals where our team lost to France. Ian Pagan finishing second, and Frances
Mr DS McDouall We are delighted to report that the
3 Star Regional Liew and John Vos third. At the Guernsey
2 Star Tournament Master www.metrobridge.co.uk International Bridge Press Association
Master Congress, Ian Pagan finished second in
Dr BB Dewhurst VERY many congratula- Award for Defence of the Year went to the Swiss Pairs.
Lady M Yacoub
7 Star Premier Michelle Brunner for her play against
tions to Nick Sandqvist, In County Events, the Dorset Cup was
Master Tom Townsend, David China in the 2007 World Championship won by Jacqui Tobias – Gary Jones.
Mrs M Dewhurst
Mrs LD Howard
6 Star Premier Gold and NPC Phil King, quarter-finals. Fatima Choglay – Linda Boyd won the
5 Star Master Master all of whom won silver for A good all-round performance in Sep- Beginners’ Pairs. Pratibha Desai – Bhadra
Mr AA Qaiyoom Mrs S Birchall tember resulted in a further increase in
England in the Open series at the recent Mehta won the Newcomers’ Pairs.
4 Star Master 4 Star Master the overall lead in the Northern League C
Mrs F Moshi
World Mind Sports Games, and to Ross Best of luck to the Middlesex Tolle-
Mr P Carruthers Harper – Peter Czerniewski who reached Division. Well done Dave Pennington, mache team: Tony Waterlow – Victor
Dr E Sorrell
3 Star Master Lesley Johnson, Jim Morris, Jenny Morris,
Mr RJ Sorrell the last eight of the Seniors series there. Silverstone, Heather Dhondy – Nevena
Mr DM Thompson Bernard Kaye, Roger Waddington, Ron
2 Star Master London is very proud of you all. Senior, Neil Rosen – Martin Jones,
1 Star Master
Mr AH Wyatt Well done for the following recent Steedman, Reg Bowdler. Jeremy Dhondy – Ian Pagan and Keith
Mrs JM Abbott
1 Star Master Mr DA Ellis good results: Olivia Woo, second in the Diary Dates: Dec 7, 1.00pm Ben Bennett – Richard Hillman.
Mr JG Francis Franks Trophy, Manchester Bridge Club.
Mrs A Mace
Advanced Master Pre-Congress Pairs at the Guernsey Con- Diary Dates: Dec 7, Ladies’ and
Mr DV Mithani
Mrs PA Seligman gress; Mike and Carrie Eden, second in Dec 21, 2.00pm, Santa Claus Pairs MBC. Gentleman’s Pairs, Eastman’s, 12:00pm.
Advanced Master District Master the Surrey One-Day Swiss Teams; Dom Jan 3-4 2009, Manchester Congress, Jan 18, Ranked Master Pairs, Oshwal
Mr B Drobny Renaissance Hotel, Deansgate. Bridge Club, 2:00pm. There are a multi-
Mrs M Shah Goodwin who won the Two Stars Pairs
Mr RH Spiro Club Master
and was third in the Eastbourne Bowl at tude of qualifying heats scheduled for
Mrs M Tager Ms H Cao
Local Master the Autumn Congress. Also in East- Merseyside/Cheshire the National Pairs, the Middlesex Mixed
County Master Pairs, and the Middlesex Championship
Mrs S Bardwell Mr SL Parsonson bourne, Paul Martin was third in the
Two Stars, Tim Gauld was third in the www.mcba.org.uk Pairs. An extensive competitions calendar
Mrs EM Hyde North East
Mrs A Lakhani Eastbourne Bowl, and Mary Gordon- THE County lost one can be found on the County website.
Mr SD Mehta
Mrs JV Gibson Smith, Fiona Hutchison and Guy Hart of its stalwarts recently Do report points of interest to
Mrs AJ Shah with the sudden death email@example.com.
Life Master where third in the Burlington Cup.
Mr J Shah
Mr DG Hassan Results: Mixed Pairs: 1. Ursula Harper of Val Eakin. She was a
Mr R Shah
Mr J Stamatov 13 Star Premier – Martin Hoffman; 2 Espen and Helen regular at most of the Norfolk
District Master Regional Master Erichsen; 3. Justin Wickens – Carol events in the county for many years, and
Mrs R Doshi Mr J Wooton until April this year was the steadying www.norfolkbridge.co.uk
Regulski; 4. Jackie Fairclough – Graham
Mr J Jacobs 12 Star Premier hand as Chairman of the Merseyside
Regional Master Orsmond. Champions’ Cup: 1. Surrey A WELL-deserved Dimmie
Mrs U Jobanputra League. At the table she accepted good
Mrs K Lester Mr D Benison –≠Home Counties League (Tony Eastgate, Fleming award has been
Mrs G Sheth 4 Star Premier Bob James, Penny Macleod, Richard fortune and bad with equanimity, and her made to Roger Amey for
Mr R Spencer Regional Master Currie); 2. London League (Rob Cliffe, gentle sense of humour will be missed his long-term services to
Area Master Mrs J Springett Nick Boss, Brian Callaghan, Michael by all those who knew her. (There is a county and country bridge.
Mrs K Gadani 3 Star Premier Ranis). full obituary on the County website.) Martin Pooley has much
Mr R Gadani Regional Master
Mrs E Purvis
Diary Dates: Jan 11, Ian Gardiner Well done to Ted Reveley and Bill to celebrate: daughter Emma won a
Mrs SN Khajuria
Trophy (London Teams of Four Cham- Niccol who won the NWBA Autumn silver medal in the cycling time trial at
54 English Bridge December 2008 www.ebu.co.uk