elected as follows: Chairman, Dean Benton; Treasurer, Henry
Cooklin; General and Membership Secretary, Pat Beasley;
League Secretary, Brian Stockdale; Tournament Secretary,
Neil Beasley; Fixtures Secretary, Dick Pathan; Webmaster,
Richard Smith; Education Liaison Officer, Simon Stokes.
The guest of honour was Phil Watts of the Bradgate club
who presented trophies to the competition winners. For
details see the online Local Results section.
Diary dates: Aug 27, League Forum. Sept 13, Midland
League v Worcestershire, Home. Sept 16, Stanley Trophy
Round 1. Sept 23, League - Round 1 matches. Sept 26-27,
Derbyshire Green Point Swiss Pairs & Teams, Spondon. Sept
30, League - Round 2 matches. Oct 7, Otto & Edith Cups -
AT the recent AGM the officials were all re-elected without
opposition. Chairman will be Guy Grainger, Vice-Chairman
is Adrian Underwood, Treasurer Mike Llewellyn, Secretary
Paul Wokes, Competition Secretary Glynn Elwick.
As a result of his support of Lincs Bridge over many years
Maurice Ladlow was made an Honorary Member of the
County. This award is richly deserved. Congratulations.
CONGRATULATIONS to Claire Robinson - Nick
Boss who won the Pairs A Final at the Spring Bank
Holiday Congress and to Alan and Olivia Woo and
Alex Hydes who won the Swiss Teams at the
Oxford Mid-week Congress. Well done to those who did well in
the Spring Foursomes - finalist Dror Padon, semi-finalists
David Gold, David Bakhshi, Andrew Robson and Alex Hydes
and Punchbowl semi-finalists Gitte Hecht-Johansen, Szczepan
Smoczynski and Mary Gordon-Smith. Also to Mike Fletcher,
2nd in the Jersey Swiss Teams.
Diary dates: Sept 10, AGM, 7pm, YCBC. Sept 15, Café
Bridge, Clapham. Sept 20, Mixed Pairs, 1pm, YCBC. Oct 25,
Men's & Women's IMP Pairs, 1pm. YCBC. More details from
the LMBA website.
MANCHESTER'S Goldstone Cup winners have
won the EBU County Teams of Four Cham pionship
(Pachabo Cup) for the first time. Well
done to John Holland, Rodney Lighton,
Michael Newman, Alan Mould and Michael Byrne (photo on
previous page). Congratulations also to the winners of the
EBU Teams of Eight Championship (Garden Cities Trophy),
Manchester Bridge Club. This is the fourth time that Man chester
Bridge Club have won. Well done to Jeff Morris, John
Hassett, Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, John Holland,
Alan Mould, Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock.
At the MCBA AGM Bob Cooke retired after two years as
Chairman. Irene Davies takes over and Ann Thornton
becomes Chair of the Tournament Committee. Karen Sandler
becomes Membership Secretary. Treasurer Joan Hinchcliffe
has retired after six years and is replaced by Haidee Tattersall.
Diary dates: Sept 12-13, Premier League, Manchester
HUGE congratulations to Liz Commins who
was part of the Welsh team that won this
year's Lady Milne Trophy.
Well done to Joan Marray - Paul Roberts
who won the Welsh Bridge Union Mixed Pairs final.
In the annual M&CBA match v Dublin, we are pleased to
say that we won narrowly by 899 IMPs to 891.
In the Northern Ireland Spring National Congress held in
Belfast (formerly Armagh) the Championship Pairs was won
by Liz Commins - David Stevenson. However, they were
unable to retain their teams title, finishing 2nd playing with
locals Robin Burns - Ian Lindsay.
In the WBU Seniors Congress the teams event was won by
John Hampson, Julian Merrill, Bob Pitts, Simon Whitehouse.
The Congress also had an Open Pairs event on the final day
and this was won by Barry Jones - Bob Pitts.
Diary dates: Aug 29, NBL Round Two. Sept 12, NBL
CONGRATULATIONS to Waseem Naqvi who
was in the team which finished 2nd in the
Schapiro Spring Foursomes.
Well done to Simon Cope who won the Oxford
Midweek Congress Championship Pairs and Swiss
In the Spring Bank Holiday Congress, Tony
Waterlow won the Pairs B Final.
Please visit the county website which has an extensive
SUZANNE Gill has plans.
She's just become NCBA Chairman after
twenty years on the Norfolk committee and her
ambition for her county is boundless. Bridge
education is her watchword and the Norwich
Bridge School she has founded is just part of a renaissance of
teaching and teacher training across Norfolk.
But her ultimate ambition is to help achieve a permanent
bridge centre for Norfolk, to house county competitions and
August 2015 English Bridge
Norfolk's new Chairman, Suzanne Gill.
Photo: Jane Scarfe