August 2017 English Bridge
IN Crockfords the team led by Peter Shelley (Brian Goalby,
Robert Covill & Steve Turner) have reached the 5th round
(the last 16).
In the Nicko the Bristol team of Tim Brierley, Graham
Hartley, Chris Dixon & David Jones have reached the Quarter
In the Senior Teams Peter Shelley, Brian Goalby, Mike
Letts & Andrew Urbanski have reached the semi final .
Bristol Bridge Club represented by Andrew Urbanski,
Mike Letts, Graham Hartley, Rob Lawy, Steve Turner, Robert
Covill, Trevor Ward & David Jones won the South West
Regional Final of the Garden Cities and will play in the 8 team
national final in June .
Tim Brierley & Graham Hartley came in 4th in the
English Inter County Pairs (Corwen Trophy ) in a field of 100
Avon ran a very successful new green point weekend held
at the University of the West of England over the weekend of
20-21 May with 50 tables in play on each day .The Swiss Pairs
saw joint winners with Huw Oliver & Tony Gammon and
Cathy & Andy Smith in the tie. In the Swiss Teams the
convincing winners with a 90% score were the
Gloucestershire team of Wendy & Joe Angseesing , Tony Hill
& Martin Garvey.
The County Knock-out has been won by Graham
Hartley (Tim Brierley, David Jone's Chris Dixon, Rob Lawy &
Trevor Ward) and they will represent Avon in the Pachabo.
County leagues 1 & 2 are not finally decided but Hartley
& Page are the favourites to win the respective divisions.
The Knock-out plate has been won by Huw Oliver (Tony
Gammon, Brian Goalby, Nelson Stephens, Ceri Pierce & Eric
Berks and Bucks
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At the EBU shareholders' meeting in London in May,
Colin Simpson was given the Diamond Award in recognition
of excellence over a long period for England's international
team. Unfortunately, Colin, who is in a nursing home, was
unable to be present, but we send our congratulations and
Berks & Bucks players featured prominently in the EBU's
Spring Bank Holiday Congress. Tim Rees gained 2nd place in
the Championship Pairs A Final. In the Pairs Qualifier, Pat
Dowdeswell & Mike Ribbins (4th) and Heather & Matthew
Tan (18th) qualified through to the A Final. Heather &
Matthew then gained 12th place in the A Final in a very strong
field, and followed that with 15th place in the Swiss Teams.
Marilyn Murtagh & John Coleman were 9th in the Swiss Pairs
and, together with Liz Hayton & Angela Flintoff, were the
highest ranked all-B&B team in the Swiss Teams.
Waller Bowl: out of the 314 pairs who competed in 23
heats held in affiliated B&B clubs, 58 pairs qualified to play in
the 2016-17 final. Winners were Steve Moss & John Bamberg
from South Bucks BC. Runners up were Paul Dolphin &
Steve Lynch (Lane End), followed by Marilyn Murtagh &
John Coleman (Lane End) in 3rd place. Well done to all.
Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale won the Men's Pairs
event, with David Owen & Nigel Marlow 2nd, and Anthony
Collins & Barry Read 3rd.
Sue Brown & Dick Davey won the Mixed Pairs Cup and
Carole & Herb Mueller the Flitch competition. Runners up in
the Mixed event were Liz Hayton & Kevin Colling, with Joyce
Baldock & Tony Parkinson in 3rd place.
Finally, congratulations to Dick Davey on winning the
2016-17 Victor Ludorum competition for the player who
achieves the greatest success in the County's qualifying events
over the course of a season.
Cambs and Hunts
WE would like to congratulate the Cambs & Hunts League
winners - for Division 1, the University 1 Team (Lam,
Alishaw, Bowden, Shillitoe, Clark and Panchagnula), for
Division 2, the Peterborough 2 Team (Crane, Farquhar, Vajda,
Hope, Porter, Evans) and for Division 3, the Ely 3 Team
(Lowe, Barnes, Hide, Watson, DasGupta, Newman).
A round of applause also goes to Jon Cooke and Paul
Barden for winning the Swiss Pairs, Cambs & Hunts.
The Cambridge Team has emerged victorious and has
qualified for the Garden Cities Final.
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COUNTY Mixed Pairs:
1) Dan McIntosh & Susie Farnon, 2) Howard Basden-Smith
& Sue Rankin
1st, Biddy Waters & Jackie Rumball; 2nd, Sadie O'Brien &
1st, Chris Davey & John Honey; 2nd, Howard BasdenCOUNTY
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