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NEXT EVENT - COUNTY PAIRS FINAL & PLATE - 21st FEBRUARY

The next event will be the County Pairs Final & Plate which will be held at Windsor on Sunday 21st February starting at 1:30pm.     Click for the lists of qualified pairs, further information, and the entry form for entering direct into the Plate event.

WEBSITE ADDRESS

When we changed to using this Bridgewebs website, as a convenience to members, we retained www.berks-and-bucks-cba.co.uk as a link.  Until now, it has been possible to use either www.berks-and-bucks-cba.co.uk or the more familiar www.bridgewebs.com/bbcba.  We intend to phase out www.berks-and-bucks-cba.co.uk and it will cease to work after 25 April 2016.  Please make sure that you have www.bridgewebs.com/bbcba as your Favourites link to this website.

TOLLEMACHE FINAL - WATCH THIS SPACE

The Final of the Tollemach Cup is being held in West Bromwich over 13-14 Feb.     We wish the Berks & Bucks team Good Luck.    Updates of their progress will appear here.

SENIOR TRIALS for the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Colin Simpson was a member of the winning team in the Senior Trials and will now represent England in the European Championships to be held in Budapest in June.   Well Done & Good Luck.    

FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - JAN 24th
FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - JAN 24th

24 pairs played in the Friendly Swiss Pairs event.     Winners of the Pat Husband Trophy (by an impressive margin) were Jane Morris & Nigel Thompson.  (Jane plays in the Graduate League which is run by Nigel.   This was the first time they had played together.)    Second place was closely contested up to the final round, at which stage Liz Hayton & Addis Page claimed the place, with Pat & Richard Chantler in 3rd place.     Well done to all. 

BRITISH WINTER SIM PAIRS

Good results by B&B players in the recent British Winter Simultaneous Pairs.    Wed 6th Jan:  Richard Holt & Gill Ray (Chalfont) 10th out of 889 pairs.    Thurs 7th Jan: Jennie Griffiths & Joyce Baldock (Reading) 10th out of 504 pairs.    Well done.

COUNTY PAIRS FINAL & PLATE

Well done to Nigel Marlow & Steve Gore, Ed Scerri & Dick Davey and Joan Murphy & Bob Holder on taking the top 3 places respectively in the Qualifying Heat of the County Pairs Championship played on 10th January.     36 pairs competed. 

The County Pairs Final and the County Pairs Plate competitions will be held at Windsor on Sunday 21st 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. 

LONDON YEAR-END CONGRESS

Berks & Bucks members featured in the London Year-End Congress held over 28-30 December.  The best B&B result was Heather & Matthew Tan (playing with A Aleksandrzak & M Pilecki) coming 6th in the Swiss Teams.  Other highest placings of all B&B pairs were Ed Scerri & Steve Eginton who were 14th in the Swiss Pairs, Eva Wallen & David Beever who were 23rd in the Mixed Pairs (which was won by Celia & Derek Oram)    In the Really Easy Pairs the highest placed B&B player was David Taylor (playing with Laraine Stokes) in 6th place, with Chantal Dolphin & Sue Johns the best all-B&B pair in 13th place.    

MIXED TEAMS for the CAROLE MUELLER TROPHY
MIXED TEAMS for the CAROLE MUELLER TROPHY

Well done to Heather & Matthew Tan and Celia & Derek Oram on winning the Carole Mueller Trophy. Ten teams competed in the event, which was played as Multiple rather than Swiss Teams. Carole & Herb Mueller with David Perkins & Phil Thornton were the runners-up, with Joan Murphy & Bob Holder with Ed Scerri & Dick Davey in 3rd place.    Well done.   Being the last event before Christmas, wine at the interval and wine and spirits for the winners made for a very enjoyable afternoon!

FRIENDLY PAIRS - TONY BOOTHROYD PLATE
FRIENDLY PAIRS - TONY BOOTHROYD PLATE

Congratulations to Avril Catto & Keith Goswell on winning the Tony Boothroyd Plate in the Friendly Pairs played on 22nd November.  Runners-up were Sue Lowe & Dale Thomas, with a tie for 3rd place between Elaine Lloyd & Liz Clark and Pat & Richard Chantler - well done all.

TOLLEMACHE QUALIFIER

Reports from the Captain:  
Saturday:  After a moderate start on Saturday afternoon in the 6 half-matches (scoring 55 out of 120), the team had an excellent evening session beating Northants 19-1 and Cambridge & Hunts 16-4, giving them 90 overnight.
Sunday:  Success - The team qualified comfortably in second spot with 100 VPs. Today they completed the matches against 6 teams beating Essex 18-2, Herefordshire 14-6, Warwickshire 14-6 drawing with Derbyshire 10-10 and losing to Surrey 6-14 and Sussex 3-17. An excellent result in what was a tough group. Congratulations to 
Barry Myers, Sally Brock, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, Tim Rees, John Howard, Andrew Murphy & Richard Bowdery and NPC Dick Davey.  

BUTLER SCORED PAIRS - JARRETT CUP

Well done Tara & Stan Harding - clear winners of the Jarrett Cup in the Butler Pairs event held on 8th November.     Runners-up were Nigel Wolfendale & Dick Davey, with Liz Hayton & Angela Flintoft in 3rd place.   19 pairs took part.

EBU PREMIER LEAGUE

Congratulations to Colin Simpson on being in the winning team of the First Division of the EBU Premier League (together with David Mossop, Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Alex Hydes & David Price).

EBU SENIORS KNOCKOUT COMPETITION

Well done to  Kevin Elstow & Chris Mooney who, with Rob Lawy & Trevor Ward (both Avon), won their way through to the final round of the Gerard Faulkner Salver competition (the Seniors Knockout Competition) which took place on 31st October, but were beaten by Derek Oram, Celia Oram, Alan Kay (all Herts) & Jeremy Dhondy (Hants & IOW) who retained the title.

EBU AUTUMN CONGRESS - 16-18 OCTOBER

Berks & Bucks players featured well in the EBU Autumn Congress held at Peterborough.    Dee & Peter Lindon with Celia & Derek Oram were 6th in the main teams final (Eastbourne Bowl).     In the secondary final (Burlington Cup), Heather & Matthew Tan with Brian Geary & David Patterson were 4th, and James Bond, Anne & Graham Lucy with Graham Marshall were 9th in the consolation teams (Sussex Cup).    James Bond and Graham Marshall also won through to the final of the Swiss Pairs, with Nigel Marlow & Stephen Gore 4th in the satellite pairs event.

SWISS PAIRS for the DENYS JENKINS CUP played on 4th OCTOBER
SWISS PAIRS for the DENYS JENKINS CUP played on 4th OCTOBER

Congratulations to Mike O'Neill & Roger Donato on winning the first B&B event of the 2015-16 season - the Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Cup.    Runners up were Dee & Peter Lindon - just beating Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch into 3rd place.  34 pairs competed - a good turn-out which we hope to see repeated at other events throughout the season.    Well done all.  

EBED AUTUMN SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 7-11 SEPTEMBER

Highest placed B&B players:
Monday: Chris Moir & Richard Donnelly (Austenwood) 43rd out of 925
Tuesday:  Mary Hughes & David Owen (Ascot)  3rd out of 743
Wednesday:  David Jukes & Les Ellis (Lane End)  1st out of 352
                    Chrys Poole & Steve Lee (Lane End)  4th out of 352
Thursday:  Gill Smith & Christine Cook (Reading)  36th out of 372

                     Well done.

GEORGE SOMERVILLE

Sadly we have received news that George Somerville died on 1st September.  He was a true gentlemen of the game and a valued member and teammate at Ascot Bridge Club and before that Slough Bridge Club, winning a total of seven county events stretching back to the 1970s and 80s.  His funeral service will be held at Easthampstead Crematorium on Thurs 17th September, 12:00pm.

CROCKFORD PLATE

Congratulations to Gary Jones, Richard Bowdery & Andrew Murphy (with J Harouni) on coming 3rd in the 2015 Crockford Plate.

COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16 - DRAW

Click this panel for the Draw of 1st & 2nd Round Matches.
(Click on "County Teams Championship" in menu on left for full details.)

BRIGHTON SUMMER CONGRESS

Berks & Bucks Players Successes:
16th August  Swiss Pairs:  Ed Scerri & Dick Davey 18th; Phil Thornton & Bob Holder 45th out of 287 pairs.
18th August  Open Pairs:  Andrew Murphy (with Simon Cope) 1st place.
19th August  Open Pairs:  Tony Williams & David Jukes 28th.
20th August  Mixed Pairs:   Carole Mueller & Chris Mooney 14th out of 112 pairs.
23rd August  Four Star Teams B Final:  Ed Scerri & Barry Myers with Gad Chadha & Malcolm Harris 1st Place (picture below)
      Consolation Final:     Tim Rees in the winning team.
Well done to all.

BRIGHTON SUMMER CONGRESS
SUMMER SENIOR CONGRESS

Berks & Bucks players were well represented in the Summer Senior Congress held at Eastbourne over 10-12 July.    Heather & Matthew Tan were 3rd in the Championship Pairs A-Final (just behind Celia & Derek Oram in 2nd place).    In the Swiss Teams, Colin Simpson was in a team in 9th place, with Heather & Matthew Tan (playing with Sue & Richard Millard) tying with Phil Thornton & Bob Holder (playing with R Proctor & M Robinson) both in 14th place.    Well done. 

VICTOR LUDORUM 2014-15
VICTOR LUDORUM 2014-15

Congratulations to our Chairman Dick Davey on winning the 2014-15 Victor Ludorum competition.   Dick was presented with the John Pares Cup at the AGM.    Close runner-up (2 points behind) was Ed Scerri, with Bob Holder, Carole Mueller & David Owen tying for 3rd place.    Well done all.
Click for the Final Table of Awards.

[For further information on the Victor Ludorum competition, click on the Victor Ludorum item in the menu on the left.]

TEAMS for the PERKINS CUP on 5 JULY 2015
TEAMS for the PERKINS CUP on 5 JULY 2015

Well done to Chris Mooney, Stan Harding, Tara Harding and Kevin Elstow on winning the Perkins Cup in the Teams event held on 5th July - the last event of the 2014-15 season.
The AGM of the association was held during the interval.   For the Minutes see item above.

GREEN POINT SWISS TEAMS - 21 JUNE 2015
GREEN POINT SWISS TEAMS - 21 JUNE 2015

The success of the Swiss pairs was followed by an equally successful Swiss Teams event with 50 teams competing.
Overall winners - winning the Richard Palmer Memorial Trophy - were Sandra Belcher, Bob Holder, Phil Thornton & David Perkins.  Runners up were Stuart Matthews, Mark Weeks, Richard Plackett & Mike Pownall, with Stefan Skorchev, Dessy Malakova, Shahzaad Natt & Steve Root in 3rd place.
Well done all.

And another big "Thank You" to Pat Dowdeswell and the team of directors for a well organised and well run weekend. 

GREEN POINT SWISS PAIRS - 20 JUNE 2015
GREEN POINT SWISS PAIRS - 20 JUNE 2015

In the first event of the B&B "Green Point Weekend" - Swiss Pairs - the winners of the Anders Wallen Trophy were our own World Champion Sally Brock partnering Barry Myers. Joint runners up were Richard Bowdery & Steve Root and Debbie Roberts & Geoff Nicholas.  Very well done.
As in previous years, the event was a success thanks to Pat Dowdeswell's excellent organisation.  The standard was high with 106 pairs competing (a very good attendance - in spite of a few pairs not showing up)
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STUDENT & GRADUATE LEAGUE END-OF-SEASON EVENT
End of season event winners 2015
Graduate league winners 2015
Student league winners 2015
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18 pairs competed, and the winners with a magnificent score of 74.4% were Elaine Leech & Sue Horley.  For the second year running a pair from the Student League beating all the Graduate League pairs! They are shown with the Bridge Plus trophy, kindly donated by Elena Jeronimidis. The runners-up with 61.1% were Malcolm Butwick and Bill Astles.   The winners of the Student League (Jill Roylance, Anne Byles,Val Bannister (captain), Barbara Gibbs) and the Graduate League (Clem Bradley, Anna Duncan, David Genders (captain), Helen Jennison ,Peter Simon) were also presented with their Trophies.    

LO4 WINNING TEAMS

The 2014-15 County League of Four (Brown Cup) competition is now complete. Congratulations to the members of the winning team in each Division who are listed below:
Div 1 & Winners of the Brown Cup: Mike Perkins (captain), Chris Cooper, John Howard, Andrew Murphy, Tim Rees, Ian Reissmann
Div 2: David Barnes (captain), James Bond, Jim Chapman, John Greenhalgh, Mike Ribbins
Div 3: Anders Wallen (captain), Angela Flintoft, Liz Hayton, Addis Page
Div 4: Liz Pratt (captain), Graham Cheetham, Avril Neighbour, Angie Wilson, Ron Wilson

The B&B League of Four is played in divisions and therefore caters for ALL abilities.  Information about this competition for 2015 – 2016 will be available shortly.  Anyone wanting further information should contact the League Secretary: bridge@lizpratt.me.uk or 01494 716037

LO8 WINNERS - GARDEN CITIES TROPHY REGIONAL FINAL

Congratulations to the following teams on winning their Divisions in the B&B League of 8: 

  Div 1 New Amersham A;    Div 2  Reading B;    Div 3  SBBC A;   Div 4  Five Aces A
Well done all.

As overall winners of the League, the New Amersham A teamRichard Bowdery & Dick Davey (capt), Gary Jones & Ed Scerri, Dee & Peter Lindon, Celia & Derek Oram - will now represent Berks & Bucks in the Regional Final of the Garden Cities Trophy at Richmond on 9 May.    We wish them Good Luck.

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 2015-2016

​In order to help the Director and Host, all players are asked to be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of any event.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 14/02/16
County Pairs Final & Plate - 21/02/16 (Incl. Direct Entry to Plate)
Mixed Pairs & Flitch - 13/03/15
Senior Pairs - 13/04/16
Men's Pairs - 24/04/16
Ladies' Pairs - 24/04/16
Club Pairs (Waller Bowl) & Club Teams (Committee Cup) Championships - Heats played in Clubs
EBU CALENDAR
Results
24th Jan 2016
Friendly Swiss Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
10th Jan 2016
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Rob Sassoon & Mick Green
6th Dec 2015
Carole Mueller Trophy
Director: Gary Conrad
22nd Nov 2015
Friendly Pairs (Boothroyd Plate)
Director: Rob Sassoon
8th Nov 2015
Jarrett Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
4th Oct 2015
Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Cup
Director: Ian Mitchell
Calendar
Sun 21st Feb 2016
County Pairs Final & Plate
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 13th Mar 2016
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
Host: John Pendered
 Click for more information
Sun 3rd Apr 2016
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Windsor 1:30
 Click for more information
Wed 13th Apr 2016
Senior Pairs for the Directors Cup
SBBC 10:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 24th Apr 2016
Men's Pairs for the Reg Capewell Trophy
Windsor 1:30
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Sun 24th Apr 2016
Ladies' Pairs for the Chairman's Cup
Windsor 1:30
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Sun 8th May 2016
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
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Wed 11th May 2016
Berks v Bucks for the Phil Thornton Trophy
Windsor 7:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
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Sun 22nd May 2016
Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Host: John Pendered
 Click for more information
Sat 18th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Pairs
Windsor 12:00
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Sun 19th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Teams
Windsor 12:00
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Sun 3rd Jul 2016
Teams for the Perkins Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 3rd Jul 2016
AGM held in the interval of the Teams Event
Windsor
Click for the latest results
CALENDAR of B&BCBA EVENTS for 2015-2016

​In order to help the Director and Host, all players are asked to be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of any event.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Click on event for further details.

SBBC - Monthly Swiss Pairs - 14/02/16
County Pairs Final & Plate - 21/02/16 (Incl. Direct Entry to Plate)
Mixed Pairs & Flitch - 13/03/15
Senior Pairs - 13/04/16
Men's Pairs - 24/04/16
Ladies' Pairs - 24/04/16
Club Pairs (Waller Bowl) & Club Teams (Committee Cup) Championships - Heats played in Clubs
EBU CALENDAR
Results
24th Jan 2016
Friendly Swiss Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
10th Jan 2016
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Rob Sassoon & Mick Green
6th Dec 2015
Carole Mueller Trophy
Director: Gary Conrad
22nd Nov 2015
Friendly Pairs (Boothroyd Plate)
Director: Rob Sassoon
8th Nov 2015
Jarrett Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
4th Oct 2015
Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Cup
Director: Ian Mitchell
Calendar
Sun 21st Feb 2016
County Pairs Final & Plate
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 13th Mar 2016
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
Host: John Pendered
 Click for more information
Sun 3rd Apr 2016
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Windsor 1:30
 Click for more information
Wed 13th Apr 2016
Senior Pairs for the Directors Cup
SBBC 10:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 24th Apr 2016
Men's Pairs for the Reg Capewell Trophy
Windsor 1:30
 Click for more information
Sun 24th Apr 2016
Ladies' Pairs for the Chairman's Cup
Windsor 1:30
 Click for more information
Sun 8th May 2016
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Wed 11th May 2016
Berks v Bucks for the Phil Thornton Trophy
Windsor 7:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
Sun 22nd May 2016
Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Host: John Pendered
 Click for more information
Sat 18th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Pairs
Windsor 12:00
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Sun 19th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Teams
Windsor 12:00
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Sun 3rd Jul 2016
Teams for the Perkins Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Sun 3rd Jul 2016
AGM held in the interval of the Teams Event
Windsor