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Staffs and Shrops

THE SSCBA Ladies' Pairs Championships was won by Alma

Richards & Linda Curtis with Kath Adams & Terry May

second and Gillian Allsop & Pat Poxon third. Keith

Shuttleworth & John Waller won the SSCBA Men's

Championship Pairs with Norman Jones & Roger Turner

second and James Vickers & Bill Sherman third. The SSCBA

Mixed Championship Pairs was won by Colin Draper & Sue

Yardley with David Alderson & Elizabeth Clarke second and

Pam Booth-Jones & Tony Leech third.

The Shrewsbury Club Mixed Championship Pairs was

won by Dominic Wilson & Marion Adams. The Tettenhall

Ladies' Pairs was won by Gillian Allsop & Pearl Evans and the

Men's Pairs by Albert Nixon & Roger Biddlecombe.

The county team (Dan Crofts, Jason, Justin and Paul

Hackett) finished third in the Pachabo.


OUR AGM left the SCBA committee broadly unchanged; all

incumbent county officers and committee members being reelected.

Malcolm Pryor joined the committee and was elected

as an EBU Shareholder (with Malcolm Carey).

Rick Hanley takes over as county captain from David

Price. In his Chairman's address, Jeff Orton thanked David for

his tenure as captain during which Suffolk qualified for the

Tollemache Final for the first time (and three times in four

years). Under his captaincy the Suffolk 'A' team also twice

finished top of the Eastern Counties League first division.

Tony Shearman & Robert Green were convincing winners

of the 2016-17 Suffolk Pairs Championship. Roger Bacon &

Keith Belsey were second, and Din Gudka & Cathy Rowland

were third. David Willson & John Heath finished in 4th place

but went on to be Suffolk's highest placed pair in The

Corwen, finishing 43rd.

In the Winter League Premier Division Hanley (Rick

Hanley, Maria Allnutt, Chris Chambers, Peter Gemmell,

Debby Sutcliffe, Peter Sutcliffe) were comfortable winners

having won all of their six matches. In the second division

Harpur (Jo Harpur, Helen Mason, Pamela Pope, David

Mathews), had an outstanding first season to be promoted as

champions with Edwards (Anne and Phillip Edwards, Paul

and Wendy Lefort) promoted as runners-up.

Tony Shearman & Robert Green began the new season

with another fine score to take the AGM Pairs. Second were

Jan Havard-Davies & Rosemarie Mascall; and third, Jeff

Orton & Peter Bushby.

At Suffolk's second 'Bridge with Lunch' held in

Somersham players of all experiences from across the county

enjoyed a splendid lunch with wine. Lunch was followed by

bridge, which was won by Pauline Hanson and Barbara

Barker from Ipswich. Phillip Edwards & Anne Edwards came

second, with Will Pavry & Angela Pavry third.

Diary dates: 13 Sep, Ladies' & Men's Pairs, 7pm, Lavenham.

30 Sep, Felixstowe Congress Pairs, 1pm, Felixstowe. 1 Oct,

Felixstowe Congress Really Easy Pairs, 3pm, Felixstowe. 1 Oct,

Felixstowe Congress Teams, 11am, Felixstowe. 15 Oct, Club

Teams of Four, 2pm, Colchester. 12 Nov, Club Teams-of-Eight

Championship, 2pm, Colchester.


CONGRATULATIONS to those who did well at the Spring

Congress. Mike Keeping, David Benjamin, Tim Dickinson

and Shefton Kaplan won the Swiss Teams and Jill Skinner &

Jeremy Willans won the Blue-Pointed Swiss Pairs. The

runners-up were Tom Brogan & Sandy Blunt. Tim Dickinson

& Shefton Kaplan were third. Also congratulations to Tim

Hewson & Sean Cufley who won the Basic Bridge Pairs and to

Paul Allen, Rosemary Land, Simon Fishburn and Peter

Cattermole who won the Multiple Teams and to Philip Hunt

& Lindsay Geddes who won the Mixed Pairs.

Congratulations to Molly Freeman & Claire Weston who

won this year's Basic Bridge Pairs at Hastings and the

runners-up were Sue Clarke & Pat Barkess.

The Gladys Hakki Trophy is awarded annually to a Sussex

member who has given outstanding service to county and

club over a number of years. This year's very deserving winner

is Ernie Rivett. Ernie has been an enthusiastic member of

Worthing Bridge Club for more than twenty years and in his

six years as Chairman has shown total commitment, calm

leadership and consistent management in leading the club in

a remarkable turnaround from a time when the club's

fortunes were at a low ebb.

Congratulations to Michael Collins & Keith Ashcroft who

won the Green Point Swiss Pairs The runners-up were Mike

Hampton & Michael Prior.

Congratulations to Dave & Jill Armstrong who won the

Swiss Pairs and to Stephen Kennedy who was in the team

which won the Swiss Teams at the EBU Spring Bank Holiday


Congratulations to Yves Lebrec, Peter Brown, David Telfer

and Cliff Vince who won the Blue-Pointed Sussex Candles in

early June. In joint second place were Peter Clinch, David

Dickson, Oliver Powell and Mike Allen and Alan Setchell, Jane

Handley, Terry Fishlock and Guy Davies. The winners of the

Non-Expert category were Ian Sanderson, Hazel Beveridge,

Brian Kirkdale and David Williams.

Diary dates: 23 Aug, SCCBA Blue-Pointed Midweek Swiss

Pairs, Henfield. 21 Sep, SCCBA Golf/Bridge Day, Cooden

Beach. More details on the SCCBA website.


CONGRATULATIONS to Leslie Reece on attaining the rank

of Grand Master.

The Goodman Cup has been won by the team of George

Cuthbertson, Ian Handley, Darren Evetts, Simon Creasey and

Susan Norton.

Nick & Anne Woosnam were victors in the county's Mixed


The Warwickshire League went down to the wire with

three teams in with good chances of lifting the title before

playing their last match. When the dust settled Sutton C

(Steve Wood, Mike Leese, Jeremy and Elizabeth Fenwick, John

Collin and Malcolm Oliver) emerged triumphant. The B, C

and D league winners were Moseley B, West Midlands C and

Edgbaston Priory respectively. Moseley B have also won the

Warwickshire Handicap Cup.

The latest series of the Birmingham Pairs Leagues resulted

in wins for John Collin and Steve Wood (Div 1), Sue Cope &

Jon Downing (Div 2), Helen & Matthew Brigham (Div 3),


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