Sandra Squires & Annabel Hampson (Div 4) and Marjke
Rodrigo & Gerri Draysey in Division 5.
GREETINGS from Wiltshire - we are a small county with big
ambitions. In the last five years we have expanded our
competition programme so it really is 'Bridge for All'. There
are leagues, knock-outs and Sunday competitions (including
dedicated non-expert events) to suit all our members from
those who've only just finished their lessons to the Grand
Masters we hold so dear. We are all looking forward with
relish and renewed vigour to the upcoming 2017-18 season.
WE have an exciting and varied programme on County
Nights over the next few weeks. On 14 August we have a
Point-a-Board Teams. This proved very popular last summer
and so we are repeating it. The ever-popular Grand Prix
Teams starts a new season on 4 September and we'd
encourage those who haven't played in it before to dip a toe in
the water and see how much they enjoy it - there is no
obligation to continue if you don't (but we think you will!).
The County Ladies' and Men's Pairs will take place on 11
Sep and the new season of the Inter-Club Teams starts on 22
YCBA has made a key strategic appointment of a
Development Officer to support clubs growing their
membership. His name is David Guild, and his contact details
are on the Who's Who page of the county website. Please get
in touch with David if you want to discuss ideas for bridge
development in Yorkshire.
Congratulations to the following on their achievements in
recent national, county and open club events:
Yorkshire Mixed Pairs:
1st, Carole Kelly & Stuart Davies; 2nd, Gill Copeland &
Steve Blackburn; 3rd, Mike Hopkins & Susan Pell.
Improvers Pairs: York & Manchester Simultaneous:
The leading competitors in the York heat were: 2nd, Arnie
Mander & Christopher Irvin; 4th, Helen McCormac & Jane
Kirk; 5th, Hilary & Tony Swann
Nelson Rose Bowl:
1st, Agnes Baxter, Jill Foggitt, Lesley Bridson & Catherine
1st, Peter Wallace; 2nd, Laurie Lewis; 3rd, Margaret Sewell;
4th, Margaret Sandal; 5th, Andy Quine.
Leeds Swiss Pairs:
1st, Pauline Cooper & Richard Hilton; 2nd, Martin Ott &
Terry Read; 3rd, Gill Copeland & Steve Blackburn.
Castle Swiss Pairs:
1st, Fiona Brown & Hugh McGann; 2nd, Carole Kelly &
Geoff Kenyon; 3rd, Stuart Barrett & Denis Murphy.
1st, Sally Brock & Ollie Burgess
1st, Babs Matthews & Joyce White
1st, Phil Godfrey & Paul Brereton
1st, Sheila Dodd & Ralph Thompson; 2nd, Diane Horton
& Brian Stephenson; 3rd, Brian Glasby & Mary Gascoigne.
Pairs events, Moortown Cup:
1st, Adrian Kenworthy & Jason Hackett; 2nd, Fiona Brown
& Sally Brock; 3rd, John Hayton & Mike Jackson.
York Mount Group Trophy (Pairs):
1st, Nick Woolven & Tom Cohen
1st, Joy & Irving Blakey.
Teams events, Fell-Vincent Trophy: Jason Hackett, Chris
Owen, Nick Woolven & Tom Cohen
John Colley Trophy:
Alan Jarvis, Suzy Lawson, Roz Bavin & John Fitzgerald
Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Stuart Matthews & Mark
Lynda & Bob Partridge, Pauline Stout & Rowena White
In the final, Bill Townsend, Tony McNiff, Sarah Teshome &
Richard Winter defeated Heather Hobson, Roy Garthwaite
and Pearl & Denis Murphy.
In the final, Oliver Cowan, Stephen Berson, Mike Levi &
Melvyn Cohen defeated Geoff Newman, Adrian Goulding,
Ian Johns & John O'Sullivan
Garden Cities Trophy:
Sheffield finished third in the regional heat and narrowly
missed out on qualification for the national final.
Diary dates: 22-24 Aug, EBU Northern Midweek Congress; 3
Sep, Huddersfield Rose Bowl (teams); 17 Sep, Garforth Swiss
August 2017 English Bridge
MAURICE FREEDMAN (London): 1934-2017. Maurice,
an accountant by profession, and in the family
business for almost 35 years, was one of those larger
than life personalities whom, once you met him,
you could never forget. His generosity and
dedication to friends and family alike was second to
none. You could always rely on Maurice to do all in
his power to help and advise you, especially on
matters to do with politics and bridge!
Maurice's contribution to bridge in North-West
London, Middlesex, and Berks & Bucks was
enormous. Before the computer took over, he could
In MemoriamCont/. . .