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PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We are phasing out the acceptance of cheques as payment of table money at Berks & Bucks events. At county events, table money will be cash only - cheques will not be accepted.  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 - BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS - 1st OCTOBER

The next event - the first in the 2017-18 season - will be the Swiss Pairs which will be held at Windsor on Sunday 1st October  starting at 1:30pm.    This will be a Blue Point event.     Click for further information and online entry.

B&B SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

The first B&B county Simultaneous Pairs event took place over four days from Monday 18  Sept to Thursday 21 Sept. Twenty seven B&B clubs participated holding 32 sessions between them. In all, 636 pairs played.
The daily winners were :-  Monday - Bill & Lynn Fraser (Tessa Templeton School of Bridge) with 71%, Tuesday - Barry Read & Kim Sedgwick (Ascot BC) with 70%, Wednesday - Anders Wallen & Steve Lynch (Chalfont BC) with 69%, Thursday - Tony & Sue Strawson (Seer Green BC) with 65%.
Congratulations to them all. We hope that everyone enjoyed the event, seeing how they performed against others across the county and getting a few extra Master Points from the EBU !
We look forward to running the event again next year.

TOLLEMACHE CUP 2017/18

The Tollemache Cup is the inter-county championships for teams of eight.  The Qualifer event is played in November, and the Final in February. B&B have qualified for the Final in each of the last 5 years and won the event in 2012/13 and 2013/14.    B&B's team for this season's competition will be Sally Brock & Barry Myers, John Howard & Tim Rees, Gary Jones & Ed Scerri, Richard Bowdery & Andy Murphy with James Bond as their non-playing Captain.   We wish them Good Luck.

LAURIE CHAMPNISS

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Laurie Champniss on Sunday 17th September, after a long period of illness.   Laurie was well known to many in the bridge community for fulfilling his personal dream of building a superb bridge facility - South Bucks Bridge Centre - which many B&B members enjoy.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends; everyone who played bridge with him; and those who just knew him for the gentleman that he was.
The funeral arrangements will be posted here as soon as they are available.

EBED AUTUMN SIMS - 4-8 SEPT

Nathan Galpin & Jack Lawrence -17 year olds still studying at Reading School - won the Reading BC heat of the Thursday EBED Autumn Sims and came 9th nationally out of 378 pairs with 65%.    On other days, Ed Brennan & David Horen (Austenwood), were 11th out of 641 on the Monday, and Chris Waye & Michael Kaye (Newbury) were 34th out on 687 on the Tuesday.     Well done.

CROCKFORD CUP & PLATE FINALS
CROCKFORD CUP & PLATE FINALS

News Update:    Congratulations to Ian Reissmann's team - Ian, Andrew Murphy, Steve Eginton, Tim Rees, Mike Perkins & Chris Cooper (Chris not pictured) on winning the Crockfords Plate final.     Sally Brock's team were 5th in the final of the Crockfords Cup, and Ed Scerri & Gary Jones playing in Jerry Harouni's team were 3rd in the Plate final.    Well done.

Good Luck to B&B members playing in the finals of the Crockford Cup and Plate which are being held in Solihull this weekend.  This is England's premier teams-of-four championship.  Knock-out matches are played in the early stages with eight teams winning through to contest an all-play-all final.  Sally Brock & Barry Myers are in the final of the Cup.   And in the final of the Plate, we  have Ian Reissmann's team - Ian, Chris Cooper, Mike Perkins, Tim Rees, Steve Eginton as well as Ed Scerri & Gary Jones playing in Jerry Harouni's team. 
You can watch these finals live - see http://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2847 for further details.

BERKS & BUCKS SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

The county is running a Sims Pairs event for the first time this September.
29 clubs have signed up to hold sessions on Monday 18th to Thursday 21st September - click for listing.  Please see your local club for details.
We hope as many as possible will support and enjoy this new county initiative.

And there is a chance for extra Master Points ! You get the normal points for your club session and also points for the overall sims results !

GERARD FAULKNER SALVER 2016-17

Congratulations to Dee & Peter Lindon, Ed Scerri & Steve Eginton on reaching the Final of the Gerard Faulkner Salver.  And condolences - but well done nonetheless - to Tara & Stan Harding, Stephen Gore & Michael Rawlins on winning through as far as the Semi-Final.

EBU SUMMER MEETING in EASTBOURNE 4-13 AUGUST

Many Berks & Bucks players took part in the first weekend of the EBU Summer Meeting in Eastbourne.   The most notable successes were Ed Scerri & Dick Davey and Richard Bowdery (with Brian Senior) who were both joint 9th out of 214 pairs playing in the Harold Poster Swiss Pairs.   [Richard clearly kept in form by also being in the top (EW) pair and the top team in the Late Night Speedball Pairs and the Late Night Speedball Teams on the Friday and Saturday nights respectively (11:30pm starts!).]

In the Seniors Congress Pairs, played over Monday & Tuesday, Mick Green & Georgio Jeronimidis won through to the A-Final and gained 10th place.   Well done.

Congratulations to Barry Read & Anthony Collins who were the convincing winners (in a field of 52) in the Swiss Pairs played on the 2nd Saturday.

And in the Swiss Teams over the final weekend, Ed Scerri & Gary Jones (with Waseem Naqvi & Jerry Harouni) were 3rd and Phil Thornton, Bob Holder, Callum McKail & Nigel Wolfendale were 5th in a strong field of 85 teams.    Well done.
Click here for a link to the Summer Meeting Hub on the EBU website.

SUMMER SENIORS CONGRESS - EASTBOURNE - 7-9 JULY

Players who play regularly in Berks and Bucks clubs and county events did well at the Seniors Eastbourne Congress.  In the Championship Pairs A final David Patterson & Paula Hopkinson were second, Charles Chisnall & Bob James were third and Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale were seventh. Matthew and Heather Tan came ninth in the B final.   In the Swiss Pairs Peter & Dee Lindon were fourth and Pat Dowdeswell & Mike Ribbins were sixth.   Peter & Dee then won the Swiss Teams playing with Derek & Celia Oram ahead of Phil Thornton, Bob Holder, Dick Davey & Bill Charlwood in fifth place.

GRADUATE & STUDENT LEAGUE WINNERS 2017
Graduate and student league end of year event winner 2017
Graduate league winners 2017
Student league winners 2017
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Graduate League:   Congratulations to the winners The Four Suits - Bill Astles, John Gover, Malcolm Butwick (captain) and Mark Bannister (L-to-R in photo) - from The Bridge School at Gerrards Cross, only 3 VPs ahead of the Frantic Ruffers, captained by John Young.

Student League:  Well done to the Bidding Useless team - Pauline Robb, Anna Assaf, Alan Robb (captain), Jim Morrison, Andrea Morrison - taught by Marilyn Murtagh of SBBC, who won the 5 VPs ahead of Chris Allen’s Top Marks team in second place.

The End of Season Competition was won by Anna Assaf, a member of the Bidding Useless team which won the Student League.

And thanks to Nigel Thompson for running these leagues. 

GP SWISS TEAMS - 18 JUNE
Gp swiss teams runners up 2017
Gp swiss teams winners 2017
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On the 2nd day of B&B's Green Point Weekend, the winners of the Richard Palmer Memorial Trophy in the Swiss Teams event in a field of 45 teams were Eric Cummings, Ceri Pierce, Jette & Alan Bailey.    Runners-up - only 1VP behind the winners - were Rob Wilkinson, Colin Johns, Steve Lynch & Paul Dolphin.  The 3rd place was tied between Pat Dowdeswell, Mike Ribbins, Jonny Richards & James Chapman, and Steve Mai, Lewis Pirnie, Anil Bhandari & Graham Cunningham.   Well done. 

GP SWISS PAIRS - 17 JUNE
GP SWISS PAIRS - 17 JUNE

Congratulations to Steve Eginton & Peter Comber on winning the Anders Wallen Cup in the Green Pointed Swiss Pairs event in which 104 pairs competed.   Steve & Peter were clear winners, but only 3 points separated the next 4 places.    The runners-up were Jacqui Tobias & Frank Wharton followed by John Fairhurst & Philip Brown in 3rd, Camilla Blackburn & Mark Mortimer in 4th and Eva Wallen & David Beever in 5th.  Well done to all.

B&B GREEN POINT WEEKEND

A huge thanks to Pat Dowdeswell for once again organising - virtually single handedly - a very enjoyable and well run Green Point Weekend.    Thanks too to our directors, not only for their management of this event, but also for their support thoughout the year.

PACHABO CUP

As members of the winning team in our 2016-17 County Teams Championship, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, Dick Davey & Richard Bowdery, represented Berks & Bucks in the EBU Pachabo Cup which was held in Daventry over 10/11th June, and came a very creditable 5th out of 29 teams.   Well done.

DICK DAVEY WINS THE 2016-17 VICTOR LUDORUM
DICK DAVEY WINS THE 2016-17 VICTOR LUDORUM

Congratulations to Dick Davey on winning the John Pares Cup in the 2016-17 Victor Ludorum competition.  This is awarded to the player who achieve the greatest success in the County's qualifying events over the course of a season.  Going into the Mixed Pairs event only one point separated Dick from Nigel Wolfendale in second place, but Dick's win in the Mixed Pairs ensured the award.    Dick previously won the cup in the 2014-15 season. 

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).

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 2017-2018

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.

Blue Point Swiss Pairs - Denys Jenkins Cup - 01/10/17
SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 29/10/17 (2pm start)
Butler Scored Pairs - Jarrett Cup - 12/11/17
Mixed Swiss Teams - Carole Mueller Trophy - 03/12/17
County Pairs Qualifier - 14/01/18
Club Pairs (Waller Bowl) & Club Teams (Committee Cup) Championships - Heats played in Clubs
EBU CALENDAR
Results
18th Jun 2017
GP Swiss Teams
17th Jun 2017
GP Swiss Pairs
Director: Gary
21st May 2017
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Director: Mick Green
7th May 2017
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Director: Steve Foster, Mick Green
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 1st Oct 2017
Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Host: Sue Brown
 Click for more information
Sun 12th Nov 2017
Butler Pairs for the Jarrett Cup
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sun 26th Nov 2017
Friendly Pairs for the Boothroyd Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Nigel Wolfendale
Host: Nigel Wolfendale
 Click for more information
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sun 14th Jan 2018
County Pairs Qualifier
Windsor 1:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
Sun 21st Jan 2018
Friendly Swiss Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Don Collier
Host: Mick Green
 Click for more information
Sun 4th Feb 2018
County Pairs Final & Plate
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 18th Feb 2018
Teams
SBBC 1:30
Director: Mick Green
 Click for more information
Sun 4th Mar 2018
Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Mick Green
Host: Mick Green
 Click for more information
Wed 21st Mar 2018
Berks v Bucks Match
Windsor 7:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sun 8th Apr 2018
Club Teams Final
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Wed 18th Apr 2018
Senior Pairs
SBBC 10:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Apr 2018
Men's Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Apr 2018
Ladies' Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Click for the latest results
CALENDAR of B&B CBA EVENTS for 2017-2018

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.

Blue Point Swiss Pairs - Denys Jenkins Cup - 01/10/17
SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 29/10/17 (2pm start)
Butler Scored Pairs - Jarrett Cup - 12/11/17
Mixed Swiss Teams - Carole Mueller Trophy - 03/12/17
County Pairs Qualifier - 14/01/18
Club Pairs (Waller Bowl) & Club Teams (Committee Cup) Championships - Heats played in Clubs
EBU CALENDAR
Results
18th Jun 2017
GP Swiss Teams
17th Jun 2017
GP Swiss Pairs
Director: Gary
21st May 2017
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Director: Mick Green
7th May 2017
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Director: Steve Foster, Mick Green
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 1st Oct 2017
Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Host: Sue Brown
 Click for more information
Sun 12th Nov 2017
Butler Pairs for the Jarrett Cup
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sun 26th Nov 2017
Friendly Pairs for the Boothroyd Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Nigel Wolfendale
Host: Nigel Wolfendale
 Click for more information
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sun 14th Jan 2018
County Pairs Qualifier
Windsor 1:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
Sun 21st Jan 2018
Friendly Swiss Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Don Collier
Host: Mick Green
 Click for more information
Sun 4th Feb 2018
County Pairs Final & Plate
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 18th Feb 2018
Teams
SBBC 1:30
Director: Mick Green
 Click for more information
Sun 4th Mar 2018
Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Mick Green
Host: Mick Green
 Click for more information
Wed 21st Mar 2018
Berks v Bucks Match
Windsor 7:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
Host: Dick Davey
 Click for more information
Sun 8th Apr 2018
Club Teams Final
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Wed 18th Apr 2018
Senior Pairs
SBBC 10:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Apr 2018
Men's Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Apr 2018
Ladies' Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information