August 2017 English Bridge
Mike McMorran, David Gill, Alan Wilson, Daphne
Philipps, Krzysztof Ginda & Mark Hooper have qualified
for the national final.
1st, Chris Taylor; 3rd, Peter Oake & Simon Moorman.
5th, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner.
Eastern Counties League v Norfolk:
A team won 13-7, B team won 11-9, C team won 18-2.
West Essex League:
1st, Waltham Foresters - Tony Verran Stuart Dustan, Phil
Mattacks, Andrew Barker; 2nd, Loughton Collier - Peter
Scotting, Phil Collier, Sandy Riach, Michael Watson.
South East Essex League:
Div 1 - 1st, Barleylands - Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, Simon
Moorman, Steve Cade-Bowyer; 2nd, Academics - Paul
Mollison, Val Mollison, Bernie Hunt, Brian Davies.
1st, Peter Scotting, Phil Collier, Sandy Riach, Michael
Watson; 2nd, Peter Oak, Robert Elliott, Simon Moorman,
Essex Teams of Four Plate:
1st, Laurie & Stephanie Burtt, Sandy Smith, John Sutcliffe,
Dennis Valtisiaris; 2nd, Chris Megahey, Alaric Cundy, Tony
Philpott, Nigel Bardsley, Margaret Curtis.
Val Mollison won the Ladies' and Paul Mollison won the
1st, Paul & Val Mollison. 2nd, Paul Spencer & Marc
'B' Flight Pairs:
1st, John & Ann Davison; 2nd, Marion Beecher & Ken
Mixed Teams of Four:
1st, Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting, Sandy Riach, Jacek
Lapszys; 2nd, Roger & Jill Tattersfield, Alaric Cundy, Chris
The Club Pairs was won by Hutton. Overall placing. 1st,
Coral Fallon & Jon Ward; 2nd, Marcia Levan-Harris & John
Diary dates: 19 Sep, Mentored Swiss Teams, 23rd Herts &
Essex Swiss Pairs, 24th Herts & Essex Swiss Teams. 25 Oct,
THE Cheltenham Congress, held every year over the early
May bank holiday, was a great success. Players came from far
and wide, and the Green Point Swiss Teams was won by Paul
& Fiona Littlewood, and Derek & Celia Oram from
Hertfordshire. However, all the other winners were local.
David Simons & Ashok Kwatra won the Green Point Swiss
Pairs. The Mixed Teams was won by Diana Nettleton & Keith
Stanley with Wendy & Joe Angseesing. The Mens', Ladies' and
Mixed Pairs were won by John Skjonnemand & Paul Clark,
Daphne Smith & Esther Devereaux and Diana Nettleton &
Keith Stanley. June Scarrett & Sylvia Desert won the Gentle
Pairs; Douglas Quine & Marilyn Jones won the Jones Rolf
The GCBA is working on a strategy to guide its direction
over the coming years. While there is still work to do on this,
we had a useful discussion at the AGM to get our members'
reactions. In particular, there was support for the idea that
county resources need to support teaching and social bridge,
as well as the competitive duplicate bridge which it has always
Dorset's Udall Trophy winners, from left - Tim Dunsby,
Peter Mallett, Helen Ackroyd, Andy Kittridge.
Udall Trophy (see picture above):
1st, Tim Dunsby, Helen Ackroyd, Andy Kittridge & Peter
Mallett; 2nd, James & Shirley Dutton, Geoff Fogg & David
Willis; 3rd, Steve Tomlinson, Alan Wilson, Pat Savage &
Dorset won the B league qualifying for the national finals
representing the South West. The A and C teams finished
2nd in their leagues.
Mark Hooper, Krzysztof Ginda, Mike Pownall, Miles
Cowling & Rod Marks won the final by defeating Keith
EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress:
Mark Hooper with partner Deborah Berwitz finished 3rd
in the Swiss Pairs.
Diary dates: 3 Sep, Chope Salver (Blue-pointed Pairs),
Broadmayne Village Hall. 29 Oct, Flemmich Cup (Bluepointed
Swiss Teams), Allendale Bridge Club, Wimborne.
EBU Really Easy Weekend Sat Afternoon Pairs:
1st, Sue & Tony French.
EBU Easter Festival:
'B' Flight Swiss Pairs:
2nd, Tony Verran.
Really Easy pairs:
1st, Richard Manning & Mustapha Rahaman.
Lambourne Jersey Festival:
Chris Taylor & partner.
3rd, Paul & Val Mollison.
3rd, Chris Taylor, Paul & Val Mollison.
Really Easy Pairs May:
1st, Vinaychandra Gandhi & Amarjeet Singh; 2nd, Jane
Pollit & Clive Smith
Scottish Overseas Congress
Pre-congress Pairs: 3rd, Peter Oake & Simon Moorman.
2nd, Chris Taylor.
Ladies' Pairs: 2nd, Linda Fleet & partner.