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BBCBA GROUP EMAIL FACILITY

There is an e-group facility that sends you reminders of events and county information via email.    You can join by sending an email to bbcba-subscribe@egroups.com.   To unsubscribe send an email to ‘bbcbaunsubscribe@ egroups.com’. Should you change your email address you will need to unsubscribe and subscribe again with the new one.   Use the ‘Reply’ button to contact the sender of an individual email – this will not go to the e-group.

NEXT EVENT - SUNDAY 9th NOVEMBER

The next event will be Butler Pairs for the Jarrett Cup which will be held at Windsor on Sunday 9th November starting at 1:30pm.  Click for further details and online entry form.

NATIONAL INTER-CLUB KNOCK OUT (NICKO) 2014
NATIONAL INTER-CLUB KNOCK OUT (NICKO) 2014

Congratulations to the Burnham B Team (David Beever, Bob Holder, Nigel Lancaster, Nigel Marlow & Joan Murphy) on winning the Final of the 2014 NICKO Plate - beating Northampton A (who conceded on being 80 IMPs down after 24 boards).   Extremely well done.
New Amersham B team (Dick Davey, Sally Brock, Barry Myers & Ed Scerri) are still to play their match in the Final of the NICKO.   Good Luck.

SWISS PAIRS for the DENYS JENKINS CUP
SWISS PAIRS for the DENYS JENKINS CUP

B&B's 2014-15 event season kicked off with Swiss Pairs in which 28 pairs competed.    It was won by Barry Read & Paul Cockayne - seen here being presented with the Denys Jenkins Cup by Dick Davey.    Runners up (only 2VP behind) were Mary Hughes & David Beever.   Well done.

MONTENEGRO CONGRESS (8 - 14 OCTOBER)

Berks & Bucks members held their heads high in the Bridge Overseas EBU Congress in Montenegro.  Sue Brown & Angela Flintoft were joint 3rd out of 80 pairs in the Swiss Pairs (10 rounds of 8 boards played over 3 sessions), and Eva & Anders Wallen were 5th out of 48 pairs in the Open Pairs event.   Well done. 

BRITISH AUTUMN SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

Well done Chris Fox-Geen & Rob Sassoon playing at Reading BC - 15th out of 574 pairs in the Thursday event.

B&B MEMBER'S SUCCESSES

Tim Rees & Gary Jones were in the Wales team that won the Gold Medal in the 4th Commonwealth Nations Team Championship event played in Glasgow last month.  Dee & Peter Lindon repeated their success of last year by again being in the winning team in the Surrey Green Point Swiss Teams event on 28th September.   And Dick Davey (with the Handings and Bill Charlwood) were joint winners of the Hertfordshire Swiss teams - also on 28th.  
Well done to all.

SIM PAIRS SUCCESSES

Lane End BC players dominated the B&B successes in the EBU Autumn Simultaneous Pairs events played during the w/c 8th Sept.  Steve Lynch & Paul Dolphin achieved 5th place out of 1,106 pairs on Monday, and on Wednesday, Dennis Brown & Ken Porteous were 7th and David Jukes & Tony Williams 13th with 513 competing pairs.  On Thursday, Martyn Jordan & Sam Botfield playing at Reading BC were 8th out of 299 pairs.  Well done to all players and to Lane End BC.

METROPOLITAN CUP

The Metropolitan Cup is an annual competition between teams drawn from the home counties, played in 3 flights of "teams of 12".    In this year's competition, played on Sunday 7th Sept, the Berks & Bucks teams secured 2nd place in the "B Flight" competition and 2nd= place in the "C Flight" competition.    The "A Flight" team fared less well with 5th place.     Well done to all who took part.

CROCKFORDS CUP & PLATE

Well done to Colin Simpson - a member of the winning Hackett team in the final of the prestigious Crockfords Cup.  (Colin last won this event 33 years ago!)    Ed Scerri, Steve Eginton, Sally Brock & Barry Myers were in 5th place.    In the Crockfords Plate, Dee & Peter Lindon and Derek & Celia Oram finished in 3rd place.     Well done all.

COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15 - DRAW

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(Click on "County Teams Championship" in menu on left for full details.)

BRIGHTON SUCCESSES

Ed Scerri and our new chairman Dick Davey had a very good last day at Swiss Pairs and ended up as 6th out of 287 pairs in a high standard field. Andrew Murphy and partner came 8th.  Within the Swiss Pairs competition, Dave Mullen & John Bowen won the Brighton Plate - awarded to the highest placed "C" stratified pair (below Regional Master).  Andrew Murphy and partner came 3rd and Richard Bowdery and partner were 7th in the Wednesday Open Pairs; Andrew Murphy (again!) and partner came 5th in the Thursday Open Pairs; and Richard Bowdery and partner came 6th in the Friday Open Pairs.  
And to round off the Congress, B&B performed brilliantly in the Swiss Teams.   Bob Holder & Phil Thornton were half of the team who came 5th in the Brighton Four Stars A Final (the top 8 teams from the Qualifier).   Extremely well done!    In the Brighton Bowl, seven B&B Members were in the top 8 teams of 104 .  Tim Rees played in the winning team and Sally Brock & Barry Myers came third.  Joint 7th were Dee & Peter Lindon and Ed Scerri & Gary Jones (both pairs playing with non-BBCBA members).    Very well done all.

WELCOME TO THE NEW CHAIRMAN - DICK DAVEY
WELCOME TO THE NEW CHAIRMAN - DICK DAVEY

Following his election at the recent AGM, we are delighted to welcome Dick Davey as the new Chairman of BBCBA.     Dick is a long time member of BBCBA.    For many years he represented B&B in the Tollemache before his regular partner (Richard Palmer) died, and in the last two years his (non-playing) captaincy has led B&B to victory in the Tolle.    Since moving to Bucks he has clocked up no less than 15 wins in various B&B events - many of them with Richard.   He has also won several national events, including the Corwen, the NICKO and the National Swiss Teams.   We are sure that BBCBA will continue to thrive under Dick's leadership - just as it has over the past 2 years under Anders Wallen chairmanship.    Thank you Anders.    Welcome Dick.

TEACHING BRIDGE IN SCHOOLS IN BERKS AND BUCKS

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B&B SUCCESSES IN BRITISH SUMMER SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

Berks & Bucks players featured well in the ranking lists of the recent British Summer Sim Pairs. Monday 28th July: Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch (playing at Lane End) 3rd and Janet & Bill Irvine (also Lane End) 8th out of 1,398 pairs.  Tuesday 29th:  Winnie Helps & Janet Hughes (Finchampstead) 10th out of 1,078.   Wednesday 30th:  Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch (again at Lane End) 7th out of 654.  Thursday 31st:  Ann Musson & Roger Ellis (Reading) 4th and Pam Hanson & Maureen Carver (Reading) 6th out of 449.    Well done to all.

GP EVENT SUCCESS

Yet another GP Event win (the 3rd in a row) for Richard Bowdery and his (out-of-county) team-mates - 1st placed in the Sussex County CBA Green Point Swiss Teams on Sunday 20th July.    Well done Richard.

TEAMS for the PERKINS CUP - 13 JULY 2014
TEAMS for the  PERKINS CUP - 13 JULY 2014

14 teams competed in the last event of this season.     In 1st place and winners of the Perkins Cup, presented here by David Perkins, were Bill Charlwood, Richard Bowdery, Dick Davey & Ed Scerri.   Runners up were Mary Hughes, Evelyn Crossley, David Owen & Charles Chisnall with  Rob Wilkinson, Colin Johns, Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch in 3rd place.    Well done all.    The Association's AGM was held in the interval.

VICTOR LUDORUM 2013-14
VICTOR LUDORUM 2013-14

In being part of the winning team in the Perkins Cup, Ed Scerri consolidated his unassailable position as leader of the 2013-14 Victor Ludorum competition.    Ed is presented with the John Pares Cup by the newly elected BBCBA Chairman Dick Davey.      David Owen's position in the Perkins Cup brought him into the Runner-up position in the Victor Ludorum.

2013-14 LEAGUE WINNERS
Lo4 winners 2014
Lo8 winners 2014
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In the prize-giving which took place during the AGM, representatives of the 2013-14 League-of-8 and League-of-4 winning teams were presented with their awards. 

EBU SUMMER SENIORS CONGRESS

Well done to Phil Thornton & Bob Holder on coming joint third (with two Oxfordshire players) out of 65 teams in the Swiss Teams event at the Summer Seniors Congress held in Eastbourne over 4-6th July.    Nigel Marlow & Nigel Lancaster were 2nd in the Championship Pairs B Final and Mike Webley and Heather & Matthew Tan did well in the Swiss Pairs - well done.

EUROPEAN BRIDGE TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP

Well done to Colin Simpson who was a member of the English Seniors Team who won gold and to Sally Brock on winning a silver medal playing for the English Ladies team, both in the 52nd European Bridge Teams Championship held in Croatia this week.

KEITH JARRETT

Members will be saddened to learn of Keith’s death on Saturday 28th June. Our thoughts are with his family and particularly his Wife, Merle.

He has been associated with Berks and Bucks CBA for more than 50 years since he first joined the committee. He held various positions before being invited to become Chairman from 1979 to 1983. More recently he was honoured to be appointed a “Life Member”.

As an EBU tournament Director he worked under Harold Franklin at Congresses in London and other prestigious events. He directed numerous Berks & Bucks county events often meaning that he could not take part himself.

He worked with Lyn Stancer in establishing Lyncroft Bridge Club, which later became the original Gerrards Cross Bridge Club. With Merle he taught hundreds to play bridge and founded Cookham Bridge Club where some of their pupils still play. In addition to representing both clubs in the league of 8, he also played for the ‘A’ teams of New Amersham and Austenwood.

PREVIOUS EVENTS & NEWS ITEMS

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CALENDAR of B&BCBA EVENTS for 2014-2015
FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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Bourne End BC - Foster Cup - 26/10/14
Butler Scored Pairs - Jarrett Cup - 09/11/14
Friendly Pairs - Tony Boothroyd Plate - 23/11/14
Mixed Swiss Teams - Carole Mueller Trophy - 07/12/14
Club Pairs (Waller Bowl) & Club Teams (Committee Cup) Championships - Heats played in Clubs
LEAGUE OF FOUR 2014-2015
COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15
EBU CALENDAR
Results
12th Oct 2014
Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Cup
Director: Rob Sassoon
13th Jul 2014
Perkins Cup Session 1
13th Jul 2014
Perkins Cup Session 2
13th Jul 2014
Perkins Cup Overall Result
Director: Steve Foster
Calendar
Sun 9th Nov 2014
Butler Pairs for the Jarrett Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
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Sun 23rd Nov 2014
Friendly Pairs for the Tony Boothroyd Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
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Sun 7th Dec 2014
Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Nick Doe
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