teaching, and provide a base from which to promote the game
to schoolchildren as well as adults. She plans an in-depth
consultation with county clubs and an investigation into
funding options, including grants, sponsorship and
She sees it as part of uniting Norfolk's many clubs in a
shared mission to make bridge fashionable again - with best
behaviour and sociability paramount.
It's a hugely ambitious project. But if not now, when? And
if not Suzanne, who? You know something? She might just
pull it off.
CONGRATULATIONS go to Bill March for his
consistent performances throughout the season
resulting in the award of NEBA Player of the Year
2014-2015. Chairman Val Gibson made the pres en
tation at the AGM in May. After nine years, the Hurworth
'A' grip on the 1st Division of the NEBA InterClub was broken
when Brunton 'A' took the 2015 title. The NEBA team selected
to play ED Scotland in July was Liz Muir, Don Reid, Clive
Owen, Damian Hassan, Liz Reese, Bob Watts, Neil Aiston and
Diary date: the 2015 NEBA Congress is again to be held in
the splendid bridge facility at the Marriott Metro-Centre
Hotel from 6-8 November. All main events, Saturday Swiss
Pairs and Sunday Swiss Teams, will be green pointed.
THE county will be holding a Blue-pointed
Swiss Pairs event on Saturday August 8 at
Stamford Bridge Club. The event will be open
to any pairs with the leading Northants mixed
pair receiving the Murchie Lerner Trophy. Details on the website.
The joint Bedford & Northants Congress will be held on
September 12-13 with Pairs on the Saturday and Greenpointed
Teams on the Sunday. The event will be held at
Heron's Lodge Guide Centre, opposite National Badminton
Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton, Milton Keynes, MK8 9LG.
I would ask Northants members email@example.com
can be made online on the Bedfordshire Bridge Association
website or to Rita Keable, 170 Bideford Green, Leighton
Buzzard, Beds LU7 2TS, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AGM at Nottingham Bridge Club in May
was not quorate. The new Committee was
elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting in
June. The Committee and the programme that
it established will be found on the website.
AT the EBU Jersey Lambourne Festival, Jean
Squires won the Pre-Congress Pairs. Kathy and
Denis Talbot were 6th in the Midweek Pairs
Championship, 7th in the Swiss Teams and 7th at
the Hants & IOW Swiss Teams playing with Debbie
Roberts - Geoff Nicholas.
Ed Jones' team came 7th in the Swiss Teams' Hamilton Cup
at the Schapiro Spring Foursomes. Sandra Nicholson - Krys
Kazmierczak were 4th in the Swiss Teams at the Cheltenham
Congress. Aleksandar Lishov came 3rd in the Yorkshire
Congress John Colley Trophy and =7th in the EBU Spring Bank
Holiday Congress Swiss Pairs.
At the EBU Oxford Belfry Midweek Congress, Beryl Kerr was
6th in the Swiss Pairs.
The Oxfordshire Congress was another great success.
Winners of the Swiss Pairs were Sarah O'Connor - Mike Bell
with Oxfordshire's Michiel Cottaar - Carlos Acero in 2nd
place. The Swiss Teams was won by Joan and Geoffrey Peel,
Chris Smart and Michael Lunn with Oxfordshire's Abbey
Smith, Sandra Claridge, Robert Procter and Mike Robinson
3rd. Ruth Kim - Howard Arnes won the Sandra Landy Trophy.
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THE County finished 4th, 2nd and 6th in the
various divisions of the Inter County Western League.
The team of Roger Sweet, Colin Juneman, Eric
Cummings and Colin Flood were defeated in the
3rd round of the Gold Cup.
The green-pointed West of England Congress will be held at
the Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare, from 2 to 4 October.
Entry Secretary is Ann Bawdon, 4 The Perrings, Nailsea,
Somerset BS48 4YD or email email@example.com
Staffs and Shrops
WITH three rounds to go the county team of
Dan Crofts, Barbara, Justin and Paul Hackett
were leading the Pachabo. In a close finish they
Both our county teams had a creditable result in the
Midlands Bowl Trophy. Dan Crofts, Ed Levy, Jason and Paul
Hackett finished 2nd, while Robin Adey, John Day, Geoff
Davies and Geoff Feltblower were 3rd.
We wish Justin and Jason in the Open and Paul in the
Seniors the best of luck in the World Championships in
Chennai, India in September.
Andrew Robson is giving us a seminar. Details will soon be
appearing on the county website.
ANDREW and Jane Moore won the Swiss Teams at
the Jersey Congress.
JEFFREY Allerton, Frances Hinden and Graham
Osborne have had an amazing couple of months.
Not only did they win the Schapiro Spring Four somes
(see pages 24-25), but they were also runners
up with Mike Scoltock at the Pachabo, and Graham and
Frances were 3rd in the Corwen. Frances described these
achievements as disappointing as they could have won all three!
Six Wimbledon players were in the first two teams at the
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