Oxford GP Congress. Joan and Geoffrey Peel, Chris Smart and
Mike Lunn won, and David Wing and Roland Gronau were in
the runners-up team.
Diary dates: Sept 26-27, Surrey Green Point Weekend,
Guildford; book via the website. August Bank Holiday Mon day
Aug 31, Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs, 1pm, Banstead; please
remember to bring your own tea. Enter via the Surrey website
or contact Frances Trebble ( 01252 679883, email
CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew Southwell - Ian
Lancaster who did excellently to finish 2nd in the
Corwen Trophy; Dave Franklin - Gerry Stanford
were a very creditable 12th.
SCCBA are planning to hold a lottery-funded
Bridge Festival from August 10-14 primarily firstname.lastname@example.org 7-17 but parents / grandparents are invited too. The
Festival is free and so this is a great chance to learn and / or
improve your bridge! The venue is the Avenue Bridge Club,
Hove. Contact email@example.com for further details.
SCCBA is also launching a new initiative of 'Basic Bridge
Rewards' available to those with fewer than 5,000 Master
Points. Please see the county website for details. The next
qualifying events are the SCCBA Basic Bridge Bognor - Aug
30 at Bognor Bridge Club, and SCCBA Basic Bridge East
Grinstead - Nov 21 at The Ark, Turners Hill. All are welcome
- and why not get some practice at the Really Easy Congress at
the EBU's Summer Meeting held in Brighton on Aug 17-20?
CONGRATULATIONS to Susan Stockdale on her
recent marriage to Peter Norton.
With all the Pairs Leagues now completed any one
interested in joining the new series starting in
September should contact Elayne Meakin for the
WPL and BPL, John Pyner for the CPL.
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Dixon, Pat
Davies and Taf Anthias who, as members of
Sally Brock's team, have reached Round 5 of
the Gold Cup, having beaten a Wiltshire team in Round 4
(Richard Samter, Norman Botton, Roy France, Sam Sloan).
The new season will get under way in September with four
events: Western League Match vs Cornwall on Sept 12;
Premier League on Sept 21; Mixed Teams on Sept 27 and
Leagues 1 & 2 on Sept 28.
SUMMER is the time to reflect on the outgoing
season and plan for the new. Teams have already
been formed for the ever-popular Grand Prix
Teams series: however, for those players, either
from Worcestershire or other counties, who
haven't yet done so, it's not too late to join in the fun - details
are on the county website.
Other forthcoming open events include the Ladies' and
Men's Pairs on September 14, the Irene Allen Non-Expert
Swiss Pairs on October 18 and, of course, the Green-Pointed
Malvern Congress on October 25-26. The Congress moved to
a new venue, St John's Sports Centre in Worcester, last year.
This proved extremely successful so we would encourage our
regular attendees, in particular, to get their entries in early.
PHILIP Mason has retired as Chairman of the
Management Board after twenty-five years service
- a remarkable achievement. He will become the
new President. We thank Philip and wish the new
Chairman, Nick Woolven, every success.
Congratulations to Dave Robinson - Graham Jepson,
winners of the EBU's Corwen Trophy (see page 43).
In the Pachabo Cup inter-county competition, Yorkshire
(Nick Woolven, Martin Edge, Alan Brosgill, Robin Jepson)
were 10th. In the Garden Cities Trophy, Yorkshire League
winners Bradford narrowly missed qualification from firstname.lastname@example.org group.
At the Jersey Festival, Heather Hobson - Roy Garthwaite
won the Seniors' Pairs and (with Janet and Ted Latham) the
Teams A Final and the Seniors' Teams. Gillian Emerson - Alan
Stephenson were 2nd in the Really Easy Pairs at the EBU
Spring Bank Holiday Congress.
Diary dates: Sept 6, Huddersfield Rose Bowl. Sept 20,
Garforth Swiss Teams (Collingham). Oct 3-4, Great Northern
Swiss Pairs (Leeds). r
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Philip Mason celebrated fifty years of the Malton Cup on
Sunday 21 June at York Bridge Club.
Photo: Margaret Cowe