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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 27th APRIL

The next event will be the Club Pairs Final for the Waller Bowl which will be held at Windsor on Sunday 27th April starting at 1:30pm.  Click for further details and the list of qualified pairs.     Please check the list.    If you are down as a qualified player and are now unable to play, please inform your Club Contact as soon as possible so that a substitute can be arranged.

SENIOR PAIRS - 16 APRIL 2014
SENIOR PAIRS - 16 APRIL 2014

25 pairs (with a likely combined age around 3,500) competed for the Directors Cup in the annual Senior Pairs event held at SBBC.    Winners were Mike Wenble & David Patterson - just ahead of the runners-up Barry Read & Paul Cockayne.    The winning "Veterans Pair" were John Spiers & Ed Brennan.   Well done to the winners and to all who took part.

BECK CUP

The B&B team - David Beever, Bob Holder, Nigel Marlow & Steve Gore - were runners up in the Beck Cup played on 13th April.  The Beck Cup is the annual Oxfordshire Bridge Assoc. inter-county invitation teams-of-four event.   11 teams competed.    Well done team.

LADIES' & MEN'S PAIRS - SUNDAY 6th APRIL
Ladies Pairs 2014
Mens Pairs 2014
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With a disappointing total of only 16 pairs competing, the Ladies' Pairs and the Men's Pairs events were run as a combined event.   Winners of the Chairman's Cup in the Ladies group (5 pairs) were Carole Mueller & Carol Humphreys.    Winners of the Reg Capewell Cup in the Men's group (11 pairs) and overall were Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch and the overall runners up were David Owen & David Beever.    Well done and thanks all for playing.

CLUB TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP - COMMITTEE CUP
CLUB TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP - COMMITTEE CUP

16 teams competed in the Final of the Club Teams Championship which was held at Windsor on Sunday 30th March.   The winners of the Committee Cup were Jean Ingham-Johnson, Dennis Virgo, Dave Willard, Trevor Dawe of Thame BC.    Only 3 IMPs separated the top three teams.     Runners-up were Ilan Sirkis, Keith Goswell, Dale Thomas, David Spielmann of Reading BC with Robert Wilkinson, Colin Johns, Paul Dolphin, Steve Lynch of Bourne End BC in 3rd place.   The "Non-Expert" prize went to Chris Hopkins, Norman Oakley, Brian Taylor, Paul Scrivener of Loddon Vale BC.   Well done all.

PORTLAND PAIRS

Berks & Bucks members did well in the Portland Pairs played on Sunday 23rd March.     Sally Brock & Barry Myers came 1st out of 376 pairs.   Pat Dowdeswell & Ian Mackinder were 6th and Joan Murphy & David Beever were 12th.     The Portland Pairs is a mixed pairs event, held simultaneously at fifteen venues around England and Wales, and scored across the whole field.     Well done to all.

YORK CONGRESS

Ed Scerri & Gary Jones were runners up and Celia & Derek Oram finished in 3rd place out of 142 pairs in the Swiss Pairs event at the EBU's York Congress held over 28th Feb - 2nd March.   Celia & Derek also won the Mixed Pairs event.     Well done.

COUNTY PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL & PLATE
Chris Burley Cup winners 2014
Plate competition winners 2014
Rex Avery Cup winners 2014
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Ed Scerri & Dick Davey rounded off their success in the Tollemache by winning the County Pairs Championship - the Rex Avery Cup seen presented by Chris Burley.   Runners-up were Mary Hughes & David Owen.   The Plate competition, held concurrently, was won by Joyce Baldock & Sue Brown who had entered as a non-qualifying pair, so the Chris Burley Cup was awarded to the 2nd placed pair, Dory & Nigel Thompson.    Congratulations to all.

"THE HEROES OF TOLLEMACHE"

Berks & Bucks have won the Tollemache Cup for county teams of eight for the second year in a row.     The team was the same as the winnng team of last year - Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, John Howard, Tim Rees, Richard Bowdery & Andrew Murphy and it was again led by NP Captain Dick Davey. 
Extremely well done to all.
 

Click for the official EBU Results page.

MIXED PAIRS & FLITCH - 9th FEBRUARY
Married pairs winners 2014
Mixed pairs winners 2014
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38 pairs competed in the popular Mixed Pairs held at SBBC.    Winners of the Mixed Pairs Cup were Carole & Herb Mueller.    And because they were not permitted to win both trophies, the BBL Cup for the highest placed married couple was awarded to the 2nd placed pair - Eva & Anders Wallen.    Session prizes went to Mary Hughes & David Owen (1st session and 3rd overall) and to Pat & Richard Chantler and Rita Evans & Dale Thomas (both for the 2nd session).   Janet Allan & Colin Dale won the "Non-Expert" prize.    Well done all.

BGB SILVER PLATE 2013 & GOLD CUP 2014

Congratulations to Gary Jones and Ed Scerri - 2/5ths of the team winning the 2013 Silver Plate.
And continued good fortune to Dee & Peter Lindon and Celia & Derek Oram who are through to the 3rd round of the 2014 Gold Cup.

FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - 26 JANUARY
FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - 26 JANUARY

Well done to Avril Catto & Keith Goswell on winning the Pat Husband Trophy in the Friendly Swiss Pairs event played at SBBC in which 22 pairs competed.    Runners up were Claire Hodgson & Chris Moir with Janet Allan & Colin Dale in 3rd place.

COUNTY PAIRS QUALIFIER

37 pairs played in the 44-board Qualifying round for the County Pairs Championship which was played at Windsor on Sunday 12th January.   The event was won by Juliana & Colin Simpson.    Runners-up were Nigel Marlow & Stephen Gore, with Ed Scerri & Dick Davey in 3rd place.   Well done. 

NEW MAIN COMMITTEE MEMBER

We are very pleased to announce that Dave Green has accepted an invitation to join the BBCBA Main Committee. 

PREVIOUS EVENTS & NEWS ITEMS

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

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CALENDAR of B&BCBA EVENTS for 2013-2014
FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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Club Pairs Competition - Waller Bowl - Final 27/04/14
SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 11/05/14
Berks v Bucks - 14 May 2014 at Windsor - 7:15 for 7:30 start
Friendly Pairs - 18 May 2014
B&BCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams - 21st & 22nd June 2014
Results
16th Apr 2014
Seniors Pairs - Overall Result
Director: Gary Conrad
16th Apr 2014
Seniors Pairs - Session 1
16th Apr 2014
Seniors Pairs - Session 2
6th Apr 2014
Mens & Ladies Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
30th Mar 2014
Committee Cup (Combined)
Director: Ian
30th Mar 2014
Committee Cup (Session 1)
Director: Ian
30th Mar 2014
Committee Cup (Session 2)
Director: Ian
16th Feb 2014
County Pairs Final - Session 1
16th Feb 2014
County Pairs Final - Session 2
16th Feb 2014
County Pairs Final - Overall
Director: Gary Conrad
9th Feb 2014
Mixed Pairs and Flitch
Director: Steve Foster
26th Jan 2014
Pat Husband Trophy Friendly Swiss Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
12th Jan 2014
County Pairs Qualifier - Overall Result
Director: Rob Sassoon
12th Jan 2014
County Pairs Qualifier - Session 1
12th Jan 2014
County Pairs Qualifier - Session 2
Calendar
Sun 27th Apr 2014
Club Pairs Final for the Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
 Click for more information
Wed 14th May 2014
Berks v Bucks Match for the Phil Thornton Trophy
Windsor 7:20
Director: Ian Mitchell & Steve Foster
Host: Anders Wallen
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Sun 18th May 2014
Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Host: John Pendered
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Sat 21st Jun 2014
GP Swiss Pairs for the Anders Wallen Trophy
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Rob Sassoon, Neil Morley
Host: Anders Wallen, Pat Dowdeswell
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Sun 22nd Jun 2014
GP Swiss Teams for the Richard Palmer Trophy
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Rob Sassoon, Neil Morley
Host: Anders Wallen, Pat Dowdeswell
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Sun 13th Jul 2014
Teams for the Perkin's Cup (& AGM)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
Host: Anders Wallen, Sue Brown
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