August 2017 English Bridge
Myers, Denise Barham-Hall) scoring 87 VPs from Wearside
BC (Pat Barton, John Moor, Graham Cox, Alleyn Erskine). In
third place on 85 VPs was Brunton BC (David Gold, Irene
Sharff, Inga Aiston, Neil Aiston).
Another close result in the Club Champion Pairs in May
saw success go to the Hurworth BC pair of Nigel Durie &
David Turner. In second place were Frank Springett & Brenda
Osborne (Newcastle BC) with third place going to Mary Page
and Aileen Cunningham (Cramlington BC). The John Clarke
Salver (awarded for the best aggregate performance over the
Champion Pairs, Champion Teams and Inter-Club League)
was won by only two points by Brunton BC (134 pts).
Hurworth BC were second (132 pts) and Morpeth BC were
third (127 pts). Congratulations go to all successful players.
JIM Deacon & Trevor Thrower finished 24th in the Corwen
Trophy. Mike Trask & Mark Tilley finished 50th out of a field
of 100 pairs in the EBU national competition.
Diary dates: Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs on 19th August at
Stamford Bridge Club
THE following players represented Nottingham recently:
Keith Rodgers & Lloyd Eagling in the Corwen; Irene &
John Auld together with Bill Whalley & Pravin Taylor in the
Pachabo. It was an exciting event with the team lying 3rd
after the first round and still playing for everything lying 10th
with just 15 boards of 75 left. Finally finishing 20th, a good
effort all around.
The Fight for Sight Charity event at Nottingham Bridge
Club in memory of bridge legend Dinah Mairs raised £580.
Thanks to so many for supporting this event.
Nottinghamshire Contract Bridge Association (together
with Derbys and Leics CBAs) hosts its two day green pointed
event soon. Plegraham@brindley57.plus.com event - easy access at
the East Midlands Bridge Centre, Spondon, DE217JR - just
five miles off J25 M1. Swiss Pairs (22 July ) 1pm. 7 x 7 boards
matches. Swiss Teams (23 July ) 12 noon. 7 x 7 board matches
For information and entry form contact Graham at
Kathy & Denis Talbot won both the Mid-Week Pairs
Championship and the Pre-Congress Pairs at the EBU Jersey
Lambourne Festival. They were 4th in the Seniors' Multiple
Congratulations to Ed Jones' team on winning the
National Swiss Teams. Ed also had a successful EBU London
Easter Festival with 2nd place in the Swiss Pairs A Flight, and
3rd in the Championship Pairs.
At the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress, Ed Jones came
5th in the Championship Pairs A Final and Lorna Swadling &
Alastair Gidman were 4th in the B Final. In the Swiss Pairs,
Rita Todd & Liza Furnival came 2nd.
Congratulations to Aleksandar Lishkov's team on winning
the Swiss Teams at the Shropshire Congress.
Diana Nettleton had a successful Cheltenham Congress.
She won the Mixed Pairs, came 2nd in the Swiss Pairs with
Beryl Kerr, and was 4th in the Swiss Teams, playing with
Matthew Covill, Sandra Nicholson & Krys Kazmierczak.
David Flower & David Stead were 5th at the
Northamptonshire Swiss Pairs.
At the Avon Swiss Teams, Sandra Nicholson & Krys
Kazmierczak's team came 3rd.
At the Yorkshire Congress, Henry Rose, Helen Rose, &
Aleksandar Lishkov's team qualified for the main Swiss
Teams' final, finishing in 2nd place. Mary-Ann Sheehy &
Diana Nettleton's team qualified for the Scarborough Trophy
and came 3rd.
Oxford A won the Wessex League Division 1; Oxford B,
Division 2; Aylesbury B, Division 3; Wallingford C, Division
4; Bicester B, Division 5.
Debbie Roberts & Geoff Nicholas won the OBA Mixed
Pairs with Emily Middleton & Nick Smith in 2nd place.
Ian Angus, Aleksandar Lishkov, Mary-Ann Sheehy &
Christopher Whitehouse won the OBA President's Cup.
The OBA Sadler Seniors' Salver was won by Angela Adams
& Mike Wenble.
Nick Smith won the OBA Premiership ladder.
Bedfordshire's Iain Roberts, Alan Oddie, Brian Keable &
Ron Davis won the Beck Cup.
North-South Winners at the Henley Café Bridge were
Richard Brodie & Michael Allen, and East-West winners were
Peter Bowles & Ian Hodkinson.
The OBA Oxford Festival of Bridge is taking place from 47
Sep 2017. Further information is on the OBA website.
THE Individual Percentage Final played in early May was won
by Gillian Toogood with Les Botting second.
The final results of the Pairs League were:
Division 1: David Howard and Roger Sweet
Division 2: =1st Wendy Miller & Mike Smith and Martin
Holcombe & Michael Powell
Division 3: Joan Pooley & Nigel Hamlyn
Division 4: John Staite & Katrina Foote
In the Western League match played against Avon in midMay,
A team won 14/6, B lost 8/12 and C won 11/9. Somerset
won the A division by one VP ahead of Dorset and qualify to
play at Coventry in July against the winners of the other
The County League has also been finalised with the
winners of the first division being Taunton (Roger Sweet,
Sheila Coda, Alan and Jette Bailey, Colin Flood and Rob
Lawy). The second division was won by Langport (Alan
Atkinson, Simon Brooke, John Staite, Joan Pooley and Chris
Hamilton). The third division won by Wilton (Anne Harris,
Tony Morgan, Brian Tustian, Olga Belding, Helen Lilly.
Sandra Cavaciuti and Lesley Garner).
Diary dates: 29 Sep-1 Oct, West of England Congress, Weston
Super Mare. Full details and online entry forms are available
on the SCBA website.