August 2017 English Bridge
CONGRATULATIONS go to Jeff Smith who, together with
Irving Blakey, David Barton and Leslie Klein, won the
Manchester Teams of Four Higson Cup. Jeff Smith and John
Holland also won the Open Pairs at the Northern Easter
Festival. Nick and Sue Woodcock were second in the Swiss
Pairs and Mike Tomlinson, Linda Smith and Jeff and Ann
Wilkins were second in the Swiss Teams.
Madeline Berney Swiss Pairs:
1st, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield
Blackburn Swiss Pairs:
1st, Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye
Bolton Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Teams:
1st, Raymond Semp, John Hassett, Alan Mould and John
Diary dates: 6 Aug, Preston Pairs, Preston Bridge Club. 13
Aug, Lancashire v Cumbria, Lytham Bridge Club. 19 Aug,
Northern Bridge League, Round 2. 1-3 Sep, Bolton Congress,
Bolton Bridge Club. 9 Sep, Northern Bridge League, Round 3.
17 Sep, LCBA Mixed Pairs, Poulton Bridge Club. 7 Oct,
Northern Bridge League, Round 4.
OFFICERS were elected at the 2017 AGM as follows:
Chairman - Dave Pollard, Treasurer - Henry Cooklin,
General and Membership Secretary - Pat Beasley, League
Secretary - John Wilcox, Tournament Secretary - Neil
Beasley, Fixtures Secretary - Dick Pathan, Education Liaison
Officer - Simon Stokes.
The guest of honour was Irene Krantz, of the Clarendon
& County Clubs, who was awarded Life Membership for her
services as an officer over the past 22 years. She presented the
trophies to the competition winners as listed below.
Inter-Club Teams of Eight League Divisional Winners:
Div 1- Clarendon; Div 2 - Ashby 'A'; Div 3 - County 'C';
Div 4 - Bradgate 'B'
Gimson Trophy (Pair's Championship):
Dick & Lucy Pathan
Joseph's Bowl (Championship Teams of Four):
Ben Gibson, Angela Abbott, Joan Gibson, Wendy Godley,
Mike Osborne & James Spencer
Butterworth Langley Trophy (Josephs Bowl Plate):
Peter Halford, Andy Mackriell, Mick Mahoney, John Milne,
Alison Nichols & Richard Smith
Stanley Trophy (Butler Pairs Championship):
Peter Halford & John Milne
Leicestershire Cup (Knock-out Teams of Four - Aggregate):
Garry Whiteman, Mike Ayers, Mike Gould, Duncan Jones,
Lucy Pathan & Keith Preston
Leicestershire Cup Plate (KO Teams of Four - Aggregate):
Susan & Paul Bowyer, Duncan & Kerri Happer, Jim Mason
& Simon Stokes
Otto & Edith Cups (Mixed Pair's):
Dick & Lucy Pathan
Bucky Cup (Men's Pairs):
Paul Bowyer & Ben Norton
Olga Cup (Ladies's Pairs):
Mary Johnson & Audrey Mount
Joyce Cup (Mixed Pivot Teams):
Susan & Paul Bowyer, Jim Mason & Eric Wilde
Hyman Crammer (Club Nominated Pairs):
Margaret Butterworth & Gary Jones
Samani Silver Salver (Summer KO Teams):
Samani Silver Plate (Summer KO Teams Plate):
Wilde Cup (Restricted Teams of Four):
Steve Foster, Brian Hughes, John Ruddock & Dennis Vesty
Mercury Trophy (Bridge Students):
Patrick & Anthea Byrne
The Leicestershire Pairs League:
Div 1 - Tim Glover & Peter Neville; Div 2 - Ian Bruce &
Mick Mahoney; Div 3 - Roger Cook & Dave Pollard.
Diary dates: 7 Sep, League Forum, Rothley. 10 Sep, Midland
League v Derbyshire, Greenfields. 20 Sep, League Round 1.
23-24 Sep, Derbyshire Green Point, Spondon. 4 Oct, League
Round 2. 8 Oct, Midland League v Glos, away. 11 Oct, Otto &
Edith Cups Mixed Pairs, County Club.
THE County Teams title was won by the Scunthorpe team of
Glynn Elwick, Keith Stewart, David Redfearn & Terry Fenton.
The Veterans Trophy was won by Malcolm Hammond & Peter
Childs while the Lincolnshire Gold was won by Brian Smith,
Ron Wall, Andrew King and Al Brown.
The City of Lincoln team narrowly missed out on
qualification for the National Final of the Garden Cities
Trophy when finishing 3rd in the Regional semi-final at
Peterborough. With two teams to qualify they were joint 2nd
with a round to go but fell just 6 VPs short in the end despite
having won their matches against both the two teams who did
Scunthorpe Bridge Club sadly report the passing of Dave
Peachey, a much-valued contributor to the running of their
CONGRATULATIONS to these London members who have
done well in national events recently:
At the Easter Festival, David Bakhshi won the Championship
Pairs; The Swiss Teams was won by Shahzaad Natt, Kiril
Delev, Stefano Tommasini and Szczepan Smoczynski, with
Janet De Botton, Thor Erik Hoftaniska and Tom Townsend in
third place; the Swiss Pairs A flight was won by Ben Green,
with Chris Duckworth and Brian Callaghan third; and Oscar
Selby came second in the Under-21 Pairs.
At the Jersey Congress Mike Bull won the Swiss Teams and
was second in the Multiple Teams B final and the Seniors
Teams, while David Wing won the Seniors Pairs and was third
in the Swiss Teams.
At the Spring Foursomes the winners were Andrew
Robson, David Bakhshi, David Gold and Mike Bell. The
losing semi-finalists included Andrew Black, Gunnar
Hallberg and Phil King and quarter-finalists were Janet de
Botton, Thor Erik Hoftaniska, Tom Townsend and Nick
Sandqvist, along with Marion Robertson and Kieran Dyke.
The punchbowl winners included John Matheson, with Brian