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PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We are phasing out the acceptance of cheques as payment of table money at Berks & Bucks events.   Cheques will be accepted at county events for this season only (until June 2017), after which it will be cash only.  Cheques will continue to be accepted at the Green Point events.

BBCBA Group Email Facility

The county has set up a new e-group facility that ensures you receive occasional reminders of events and county information via email. You will receive this information automatically if your email is registered in “My Details” within your EBU Members’ area. You can change your email address or unsubscribe by following the simple instructions at the bottom of an email.

If you have not registered your email with the EBU but would still like to be added to the B&BCBA list, please email the B&BCBA Membership Secretary - Dave Green: david.green52@ntlworld.com

 
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NEXT EVENT - CLUB PAIRS FINAL (WALLER BOWL) - 7 MAY

The next event will be the Club Pairs Final for the Waller Bowl which will be held at Windsor (see "Competition Venues" in LH Menu) on Sunday 7th May starting at 1:30pm.    Click for the list of pairs competing in this Final, and for further information on this event.

MEN'S PAIRS - 21st APRIL
MEN'S PAIRS - 21st APRIL

Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale were the clear winners (with an impressive 69%) of the Reg Capewell Cup in the Men's Pairs event played on 23rd April.    Runners-up were David Owen & Nigel Marlow, with Anthony Collins & Barry Read in 3rd place.    Well done.

AGM - 21 MAY 2017

The AGM of the Association will be held on Sunday 21st May at Windsor during the interval of the Mixed Pairs event.   Click to view the Agenda. 

METROPOLITAN CUP 2017 - Notice to all our Members.

Would you like the opportunity to play in an inter county event?  The Metropolitan Cup is an event between the southern counties and if you and your partner are interested please let us know so the county selection committee can pick the ​three team.   If you are interested please contact Mike Ribbins p@ribbins.co.uk by the 30th April 2017.
Click on the item header for further details.

SENIOR PAIRS - 5th APRIL
SENIOR PAIRS - 5th APRIL

31 pairs competed for the Directors Cup in the Senior Pairs event held at SBBC on Wednesday 5th April.    Well done to Jennie Corfield & Bruce Franklin on winning the Cup; to runners-up Nigel Lancaster & Nigel Marlow; and to John Spiers & Ed Brennan taking the "Veterans" prize.  

COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-17

Well done Dick Davey, Richard Bowdery, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones and Andrew Murphy - winners of the 2016-17 County Teams Knock-out Championship (the Crowhurst Quaich), and commiserations to the runners-up team (for the 2nd year running) Bob Holder, David Beever, Callum McKail, Nigel Wolfendale, Kevin Elstow and Phil Thornton.   Dick Davey's team will be invited to represent the County in the Pachabo Cup (the EBU's inter-counties teams of four competition).

CLUB TEAMS FINAL - COMMITTEE CUP
CLUB TEAMS FINAL - COMMITTEE CUP

Over the season, 87 teams had competed in Heats of the Club Teams Championship played in 12 affiliated clubs throughout Berks & Bucks.  Of these, 24 teams qualified and played in the Final. The Committee Cup winners were Jenny & Keith Sheppard and Sue & John Moor representing Bracknell Forest BC.  Runners up were Ilan Sirkis & Chris Shambrook and Stuart Townsend & Simon Roberts from Loddon Vale BC, with tie for 3rd place between Robert Wilkinson & Colin Johns and Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch of Bourne End BC and Anders Wallen & Neil Drapkin and Ian Griffiths & Grant Masom of Austenwood BC.   Well done to these teams in particular, and to all who had won through to the Final.

BERKS vs BUCKS
BERKS vs BUCKS

Berks won the annual Berks v Bucks "Teams-of-16" match played on Wednesday 22nd March, and thus retained the Phil Thornton Shield - seen here held by the victorious Berks captains Joyce Baldock (A-Team) and Dave Green (B/C teams).    Bucks were winners of the A-Team match (by 46 IMPs), but Berks won the B-Team Match (by 41 IMPs) and the C-Team match (by 34 IMPs).    Berks thus had an overall 2-1 win.
For Cross-IMP Rankings, Scorecards, Travellers & Hands - see Results column to Right.

FRIENDLY PAIRS for the FINCHAMPSTEAD PLATE - 12 MARCH
FRIENDLY PAIRS for the FINCHAMPSTEAD PLATE - 12 MARCH

Congratulations to Gisela Martin & Dale Thomas on winning the Finchampstead Plate in the Friendly Pairs event played on Sunday 12 March at SBBC.  Also to the runners-up Jane Tozer & Mike Miller and 3rd placed Jackie & Mike Tennant.  29 pairs took part in the event.

EBU RANKED MASTERS PAIRS 2017
EBU RANKED MASTERS PAIRS 2017

B&B players featured prominently in the EBU Ranked Masters Pairs event held in Birmingham over 25-26th February.   Pat Dowdeswell & Mike Ribbins were 3rd in the Grand Masters; Nigel Wolfendale & Callum McKail were1st in the Premier Life Masters Pairs (see picture); Angela Flintoft & Liz Hayton were 6th in the Life Masters Pairs; and Rita Evans & Bridget Hughes were 5th in the Regional Masters Pairs.    Well done.

TEAMS for the PERKINS CUP - 19th FEBRUARY
TEAMS for the PERKINS CUP - 19th FEBRUARY

The Perkins Cup was won by James Chapman, Mike Wenble, Pat Dowdeswell & Mike Ribbins.   Runners-up were David Perkins, Chris Mooney, Herb Mueller, Carole Mueller with Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, Nigel Wolfendale & Dick Davey in 3rd place.   Well done.    16 teams competed - the highest entry for a number of years.

TOLLEMACHE CUP

B&B's team - Tim Rees, Steve Eginton, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, Richard Bowdery, Andrew Murphy, Mike Perkins and Peter Hawkes - competed in the final of the Tollemache Cup over 11-12 February.   On the first day we beat Oxfordshire 17-3 and Kent 11-9, but lost 9-11 to both Somerset and Dorset, and ended the day in fourth place out of eight.   In the final three matches we beat Middlesex 14-6 but lost to London 9-11 and to Manchester 4-16 so finished with a total of 73 VPs and in fourth position.
  Click for the full results.

COUNTY PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL & PLATE
County pairs champions 2017
County pairs plate winners 2017
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Barry Read & Anthony Collins won the Rex Avery Trophy to become the County Pairs Champions for 2016-17.   Runners up were Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch with Dee & Peter Lindon in 3rd place.

In the Plate competition, the Chris Burley Trophy was won by Evelyn Crossley & Eva Wallen, with Rob Wilkinson & Colin Johns in a close 2nd place and Andy & Michelle Margetts in 3rd place.

Well done to all.

FRIENDLY PAIRS for the PAT HUSBAND TROPHY - 22nd JANUARY
FRIENDLY PAIRS for the PAT HUSBAND TROPHY - 22nd JANUARY

With a score of 95 VPs out of a possible 120, Pat & Richard Chantler were the clear winners of the Pat Husband Trophy.    Runners-up (with 81VP) were Avril Catto & Keith Goswell with a tie for 3rd place (76 VP) between Janet Allan & Colin Dale and Heather Perry & Ruth Marshall.     Session prizes were won by Brenda & Frans Vas Nunes (1st session) and by Beata Felmer & Will Gee (2nd session).    Well done to all.   32 pairs competed.

COUNTY PAIRS QUALIFIER

33 pairs competed in the Qualifiying event for the County Pairs Final and the County Pairs Plate.    The top ranked pair were Callum McKail & Nigel Wolfendale with David Owen & Mary Hughes in 2nd place, Jonny Richards & Mike Ribbins in 3rd place and Heather & Matthew Tan in 4th.     Well done.   The top 16 pairs qualify for the Final and the next 16 pairs qualify for the Plate.    Both of these events will be held on Sunday 5th February starting at 1:30pm.   Click the header of this item for list of qualifiers for the Final & Plate (or click on the Final & Plate event on the right).
Any qualified pairs who are unable to play in the Final or Plate should click on >> this link << as soon as possible. .

LIFE MEMBERSHIP for ADDIS PAGE
LIFE MEMBERSHIP for ADDIS PAGE

Addis Page was presented with an engraved silver tankard by Dick Davey the Chairman and Sue Brown the County Secretary to mark the award of Life Membership of the Association in recognition of his exceptional services to bridge in Berks and Bucks over many years.   A well deserved award.

MIXED SWISS TEAMS - 4th DEC 2016
MIXED SWISS TEAMS - 4th DEC 2016

Well done to Joan Murphy, Bob Holder, Ed Scerri & Dick Davey - winners of the Carole Mueller Trophy (presented here by Carole) in the Mixed Swiss Teams event.    And to runners-up, Mary Hughes, Evelyn Crossley, David Owen & Charles Chisnell; and 3rd placed Eva Wallen, David Beever, Sue & Graham Dickens.   14 teams competed in this pre-Christmas event in which wine replaced the normal refreshments, and bottles were awarded to the overall winners and the winners of each round.

TOLLEMACHE QUALIFIER

Berks & Bucks made an excellent start in the Tollemache qualifier.    At the end of the first day, the Berks & Bucks team was leading its group, having won its two completed matches 17-3 against Northants and 11-9 against Manchester and was winning in each of the six incomplete matches. On the second day, the team continued in good form, losing only narrowly to Norfolk, winning their other seven matches, and finished a comfortable top of their qualifying group - thus qualifying for the Final which will be played on 11-12 Feb 2017.    Congratulations to the team of Tim Rees, Steve Eginton, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, Richard Bowdery, Andrew Murphy, Mike Perkins and Ian Reissman.    We wish the team good luck in the Final.

FRIENDLY PAIRS - NOV 2016
FRIENDLY PAIRS - NOV 2016

Congratulations to Pat & Richard Chantler on winning the Tony Boothroyd Plate in the Friendly Pairs event held on 20th November.    Runners up were Gillian Smith & Christine Cook, with Janet Allan & Colin Dale in 3rd place.    Well done.

BUTLER SCORED PAIRS - 13th NOVEMBER
BUTLER SCORED PAIRS - 13th NOVEMBER

Congratulations to Dee & Peter Lindon on winning the Jarret Cup in the Butler Pairs event.  And well done to Paula Hopkinson & Geoff Nicholas and to Simon Gass & Alan Scott in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. 24 pairs competed.  

EBU SENIOR'S CONGRESS 4-6 NOVEMBER 2016

Being held at a venue near Reading, the Senior's Congress attracted a large entry from B&B members.  4 B&B pairs reached the A-Final of the Championship Pairs - with David Owen & Charles Chisnall finishing top of those in 4th place.   6 B&B pairs reached the B-Final with 4 pairs in the top 5 places headed by Bob Dowdeswell & Ian Mackinder in 1st place.  A further 8 pairs competed in the Swiss Pairs with James Bond (with Graham Davison) and Chrys Poole & Steve Lee in 1st & 2nd places in a field of 71 pairs.  In the Swiss Teams, Chrys Poole, Steve Lee, Liz Hayton & Kevin Colling won all 7 of their matches - yet were pipped into 2nd place - with other B&B players also in 5th & 6th place in a field of 41 teams.   Well done to all.
Click for full results.

GERARD FAULKNER SALVER (SENIORS KNOCK-OUT)

Congratulations to Bob Holder (Captain), Dick Davey, Phil Thornton, Nigel Wolfendale all from B&B and Bill Charlwood from Kent on winning the 2016 Gerard Faulkner Salver - the EBU Seniors Knock-out competition.

EBU AUTUMN CONGRESS

Well done to Dee & Peter Lindon (playing with Liz Commins & David Stevenson) on coming 2nd in the Teams A-Final (the Eastbourne Bowl), and to Heather & Matthew Tan who were 7th (with Brian Geary & David Patterson) in the Teams A-Final and 6th in the Swiss Pairs.

NATIONAL INTER-CLUB KNOCK-OUT (NICKO) 2016

Two teams from B&B - representing Reading and New Amersham - were successful in reaching the semi-finals of this year's Nicko competition.   Unfortunately Reading lost their match, but New Amersham won and now play a team representing TGR's in the final.    We wish them (Dick Davey, Ed Scerri, Sally Brock and Barry Myers) good luck!

SWISS PAIRS - 9th OCTOBER
SWISS PAIRS - 9th OCTOBER

26 pairs competed in the first of this season's events - the Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Cup.   The winners were David Owen & Charles Chisnall - seen here being presented with the Cup by Mick Green.   Runners up were Mike O'Neill & Roger Donato with Tony Aston & Christopher Tucker in 3rd place.     Well done to all.

2016 GOLD CUP
2016 GOLD CUP

Well done to Sally Brock & Barry Myers who, with Neil Rosen & Martin Jones (both Middlesex) and Robert Sheehan (London), were runners up in the prestigeous 2016 Gold Cup.

EBU 2015-16 PLAYER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Congratulations to Colin Simpson on coming 6th equal in the EBU 2015-16 Player of the Year Competition.   In the competition players gain points based on finishing in the top places of the most prestigious events on the EBU calendar.   (The EBU version of our Victor Ludorum.)   Colin was part of the winning team in both the the Premier League and the Crockfords Cup.    Well done.

EBU SUMMER MEETING - EASTBOURNE - 19-28 AUGUST

B&B Successes:

Well done to Gary Jones (playing with Jerry Harouni) - fifth (out of 269 pairs) in the Swiss Pairs Championship played over the 1st weekend.

And to Sally Brock & Barry Myers (playing with Ben Green & John Holland) who were second in the Four Stars A Final.

SUMMER SENIORS CONGRESS
SUMMER SENIORS CONGRESS

Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale were the winners of the main Championship Pairs at the Summer Seniors Congress which took place in Eastbourne over 8-10 July.  Having won the qualifying session, they continued their good form to comfortably win the A Final.     Pat Dowdeswell & Mike Ribbins were 3rd in the A Final.

In the Swiss Teams. Phil Thornton & Bob Holder playing with Robert Procter and Michael Robinson won their first five matches, but stumbled in the penultimate match against the Hackett team. Their last match was against the then 2nd placed team of Joan Murphy, Sue Brown, Heather & Matthew Tan.   The Thornton team won that match comfortably to take the trophy - but in so doing pushed the Murphy team down to 7th place.     The Dee & Peter Lindon with Celia & Derek Oram were in 6th place.       Well done to all.

Click for all results.

PREVIOUS EVENTS & NEWS ITEMS

News of events held prior to those shown above may be found in "Previous News Items"  (Menu on Left)

Click for the latest results
CALENDAR of B&B CBA EVENTS for 2016-2017

If you have entered an event and later find that you are unable to play or need to change your entry, please notify us as soon as possible by using the applicable online Entry Form again with an appropriate comment added.​  If you have to withdraw on the day, or are delayed in arriving, please phone the B&B Host on 07522 015305.  All players are asked to be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of any event. These measures will help the Director plan the movement and achieve a prompt start.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Click on a event below for further details.

Club Pairs Competition Final - Waller Bowl - Final 07/05/17
SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 14/05/17
Mixed Pairs & Flitch - 21/05/17 ( AGM during the interval)
AGM to be held 21st MAY 2017 at SBBC [Click for Notice & Agenda]
Hants & IOW GP Swiss Teams - Andover - 21/05/17
Oxfordshire Bridge Assoc. Congress - 10-11 June 2017
B&BCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams - 17th & 18th June 2017
LMBA London Congress - 15-16 July 2017
Herts/Essex Green Pointed Weekend - 22/23 July 2017
EBU CALENDAR
Results
23rd Apr 2017
Men's Pairs
Director: Mick Green
5th Apr 2017
Senior Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
2nd Apr 2017
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Director: Don Collier
22nd Mar 2017
Division A Cross-IMPs
Director: Ian
22nd Mar 2017
Division B Cross-IMPs
Director: Ian
22nd Mar 2017
Division C Cross-IMPs
Director: Ian
12th Mar 2017
Finchampstead Plate
Director: Gary Conrad
19th Feb 2017
Teams for the Perkins Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
5th Feb 2017
County Pairs Plate
Director: Rob Sassoon & Keith Sheppard
5th Feb 2017
County Pairs Final
Director: Rob Sassoon & Keith Sheppard
22nd Jan 2017
Friendly Swiss Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
8th Jan 2017
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Chris Dawe
4th Dec 2016
Mixed Swiss Teams
Director: Ian / Mick
20th Nov 2016
Friendly Pairs (Boothroyd Plate)
Director: Rob Sassoon
13th Nov 2016
Jarret Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
9th Oct 2016
Denys Jenkins Swiss Pairs
Director: Ian
Calendar
Sun 7th May 2017
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
Host: Nigel Wolfendale
 Click for more information
Sun 21st May 2017
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick Green
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sat 17th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
Host: Pat Dowdeswell
 Click for more information
Sun 18th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Teams
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
Host: Pat Dowdeswell
 Click for more information
Click for the latest results
CALENDAR of B&B CBA EVENTS for 2016-2017

If you have entered an event and later find that you are unable to play or need to change your entry, please notify us as soon as possible by using the applicable online Entry Form again with an appropriate comment added.​  If you have to withdraw on the day, or are delayed in arriving, please phone the B&B Host on 07522 015305.  All players are asked to be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of any event. These measures will help the Director plan the movement and achieve a prompt start.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Click on a event below for further details.

Club Pairs Competition Final - Waller Bowl - Final 07/05/17
SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 14/05/17
Mixed Pairs & Flitch - 21/05/17 ( AGM during the interval)
AGM to be held 21st MAY 2017 at SBBC [Click for Notice & Agenda]
Hants & IOW GP Swiss Teams - Andover - 21/05/17
Oxfordshire Bridge Assoc. Congress - 10-11 June 2017
B&BCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams - 17th & 18th June 2017
LMBA London Congress - 15-16 July 2017
Herts/Essex Green Pointed Weekend - 22/23 July 2017
EBU CALENDAR
Results
23rd Apr 2017
Men's Pairs
Director: Mick Green
5th Apr 2017
Senior Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
2nd Apr 2017
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Director: Don Collier
22nd Mar 2017
Division A Cross-IMPs
Director: Ian
22nd Mar 2017
Division B Cross-IMPs
Director: Ian
22nd Mar 2017
Division C Cross-IMPs
Director: Ian
12th Mar 2017
Finchampstead Plate
Director: Gary Conrad
19th Feb 2017
Teams for the Perkins Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
5th Feb 2017
County Pairs Plate
Director: Rob Sassoon & Keith Sheppard
5th Feb 2017
County Pairs Final
Director: Rob Sassoon & Keith Sheppard
22nd Jan 2017
Friendly Swiss Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
8th Jan 2017
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Chris Dawe
4th Dec 2016
Mixed Swiss Teams
Director: Ian / Mick
20th Nov 2016
Friendly Pairs (Boothroyd Plate)
Director: Rob Sassoon
13th Nov 2016
Jarret Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
9th Oct 2016
Denys Jenkins Swiss Pairs
Director: Ian
Calendar
Sun 7th May 2017
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
Host: Nigel Wolfendale
 Click for more information
Sun 21st May 2017
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick Green
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sat 17th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
Host: Pat Dowdeswell
 Click for more information
Sun 18th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Teams
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
Host: Pat Dowdeswell
 Click for more information