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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

PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We are now phasing out the acceptance of cheques at Berks & Bucks events.   Cheques will be accepted at county events for this season (until June 2017), after which it will be cash only.  Payment for Lo4/Lo8/County Teams will continue, for the time being, as cheque/cash/bacs - the preferred method being bacs.  Cheques will continue to be accepted at the green point event.

 
NEXT EVENT - COUNTY PAIRS QUALIFIER

The next event will be the County Pairs Qualifier which will be held at Windsor on Sunday 8th January starting at 1:30pm.  Click for further information and the online entry form. 

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, our 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.

ADDIS PAGE AWARDED LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The Committee has awarded Addis Page life membership of the Association in recognition of his exceptional services to bridge in Berks and Bucks over many years.   A well deserved award.

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.

CLUB DIRECTOR TRAINING

Does you club need extra directors?     The EBU (EBED) is running Club Director training courses at Aylesbury (on Wednesdays starting 26th October) and at Young Chelsea BC, Shepherds Bush (on Sundays starting 2nd October).    Each course comprises 4 modules: Essentials, Book Rulings, Judgement Rulings, Assessment.
Full details can be found on the EBED website - http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-training

 
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.

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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&B CBA EVENTS for 2016-2017

If you have entered an event and later find that you are unable to play, 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.

SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 11/12/16
County Pairs Qualifier - 08/01/17
Friendly Swiss Pairs - Pat Husband Trophy - 22/01/17
Bourne End BC - Foster Cup - 29/01/17
County Pairs Final & Plate - 05/02/17 (Incl. Direct Entry to Plate)
Club Pairs (Waller Bowl) & Club Teams (Committee Cup) Championships - Heats played in Clubs
COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-17
LEAGUE OF EIGHT 2016-17
LEAGUE OF FOUR 2016-17
EBU CALENDAR
Results
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 8th Jan 2017
County Pairs Qualifier
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 22nd Jan 2017
Friendly Swiss Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Host: John Pendered
 Click for more information
Sun 5th Feb 2017
County Pairs Final & Plate
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 19th Feb 2017
Teams
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 12th Mar 2017
Friendly Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Wed 22nd Mar 2017
Berks v Bucks
Windsor 7:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
Sun 2nd Apr 2017
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Senior Pairs
SBBC 10:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Men's pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Ladies' Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 7th May 2017
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
 Click for more information
Sun 21st May 2017
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
 Click for more information
Sat 17th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 18th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Teams
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
 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, 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.

SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 11/12/16
County Pairs Qualifier - 08/01/17
Friendly Swiss Pairs - Pat Husband Trophy - 22/01/17
Bourne End BC - Foster Cup - 29/01/17
County Pairs Final & Plate - 05/02/17 (Incl. Direct Entry to Plate)
Club Pairs (Waller Bowl) & Club Teams (Committee Cup) Championships - Heats played in Clubs
COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-17
LEAGUE OF EIGHT 2016-17
LEAGUE OF FOUR 2016-17
EBU CALENDAR
Results
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 8th Jan 2017
County Pairs Qualifier
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 22nd Jan 2017
Friendly Swiss Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Host: John Pendered
 Click for more information
Sun 5th Feb 2017
County Pairs Final & Plate
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 19th Feb 2017
Teams
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 12th Mar 2017
Friendly Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Wed 22nd Mar 2017
Berks v Bucks
Windsor 7:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
Sun 2nd Apr 2017
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Senior Pairs
SBBC 10:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Men's pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Ladies' Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
Sun 7th May 2017
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
 Click for more information
Sun 21st May 2017
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
 Click for more information
Sat 17th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 18th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Teams
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information