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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
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),