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August 2017 English Bridge

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Avon

www.avoncba.org.uk

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

Final.

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

pairs.

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

Cummings).

Berks and Bucks

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THE county has set up a new e-group facility that ensures you

receive occasional reminders of events and county

information via email. You will receive this information

automatically if your email is registered in 'My Details' within

your EBU Members' area. You can change your email address

or udavid.green52@ntlworld.come simple instructions at the

bottom of an email. If you have not registered your email with

the EBU but would still like to be added to the B&BCBA list,

please email the B&BCBA Membership Secretary, Dave

Green: david.green52@ntlworld.com

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

best wishes.

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

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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.

Channel Islands

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www.bridgewebs.com/cicba - Jersey

COUNTY Mixed Pairs:

1) Dan McIntosh & Susie Farnon, 2) Howard Basden-Smith

& Sue Rankin

Jersey District

Ladies' Pairs:

1st, Biddy Waters & Jackie Rumball; 2nd, Sadie O'Brien &

Margaret Treacy

Men's Pairs:

1st, Chris Davey & John Honey; 2nd, Howard BasdenCOUNTY

NEWS

COUNTY NEWS

For the latest news & events please visit the individual county websites listed at the top of each entry

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