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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. 

AGM - 5 July 2015

Click to view the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the BBCBA held on 5th July 2015. 

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.    

OXFORDSHIRE CONGRESS

There were several B&B successes in the Oxfordshire Congress played over 13-14 June.    In the Swiss Pairs, Dee & Peter Lindon came 6th out of 116 pairs (just beating Celia & Derek Oram).   Richard Bowdery (playing with Steve Root) was 12th and Nigel Marlow & Nigel Lancaster 14th.   In the Swiss Teams, Heather & Matthew Tan (playing with Sue & Richard Millard) were 4th in a field of 48 and Joan Murphy, Ann Banner, Pat DowdeswellPauline Serby were 12th.   Well done all.

GRADUATE & STUDENT LEAGUES 2014-15

Graduate League:   Seven teams, one more than the previous year, took part with every team 'getting on the scoreboard' with at least one win, and the outcome going down to the wire of the final match in which David Genders' Grand Slam team were successful, leaving Dermott Bradley's Ruff Diamonds as runners-up for the second year running.

Student League:   Five teams, all attending Second Year bridge courses, fought a closely contested League, with every team having successes and the final margin being a wafer-thin 2 VPs - 100 VPs to 98! The winners were Val Bannister’s Bridge Ahead just ahead of Malcolm Butwick’s The Four Suits.

Congratulations to the winning teams, and well done to all who took part.    We hope to see you in other B&B events and competitions.

The End of Season Event and prize-giving is on June 18th and every team in both the Leagues will be represented.

EBU SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CONGRESS

Well done Heather & Matthew Tan - 2nd out of 60 pairs in the Swiss Pairs event at the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress.    Mike Wenble (playing with Aleksander Lishkov) was 7th and Rita Evans & Mike Miller were 11th.   Well done.

FRIENDLY PAIRS - 17th MAY
FRIENDLY PAIRS - 17th MAY

A disppointing turnout with only 9 tables - but an enjoyable event nonetheless. Derek Cook playing with his ex-student Eva Wallen were the clear winners of the Finchampstead Plate.  Joint runners-up were Janet Allan & Colin Dale and Avril Catto & Keith Goswell.   Well done all.

COUNTY TEAMS KO CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15

Congratulations to Dick Davey, Richard Bowdery, Ed Scerri and Gary Jones on winning the 2014-15 County Teams Championship - beating last year's winning team (Peter Hawkes et al) in the Final.    We wish them luck when they go on from this to play in the EBU's Pachabo event on 6-7 June.

BUCKS WIN THE 2015 BERKS v BUCKS MATCH
BUCKS WIN THE 2015 BERKS v BUCKS MATCH

After successive wins in the previous two years by Berks, Bucks regained the Phil Thornton Shield in the annual Berks v Bucks "Teams-of-16" match played on 13th May.   Bucks were winners of the A-Team match (by 50 IMPs) and of the B-Team Match (by 27 IMPs), but lost to Berks in the C-Team match (by 18 IMPs).    Bucks thus had an overall 2-1 win. 
Dick Davey presented the Shield to 
Angela Flintoft and Carole Mueller - Captains of the Bucks B/C and A Teams respectively.

Click for Match Scores and Summaries.
(For Cross-IMP Rankings, Scorecards, Travellers & Hands - see Results column to Right.)

GARDEN CITIES TROPHY - REGIONAL FINAL

New Amersham A-Team, representing B&B as the LO8 winners, were placed 3rd equal in the Regional Final of the Garden Cities Trophy - thus just missing out on a place in the National Final.

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

LOCAL SUCCESSES IN EBED SPRING SIM PAIRS

Local players did well in the recent EBED Spring Sim Pairs.  Regular county players Paula Hopkinson & David Patterson were the Tuesday winners in a field of 625 pairs.  Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch, playing at Lane End, ended up in third place of 690 pairs in the Wednesday event.  And on Thursday, Gunsel Akyol & Ian Kidger, playing at Reading, came joint 26th of 720 competitors. Well done all.

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.

EBED MINIBRIDGE SIM PAIRS

A belated well done to New Scotland Hill Primary School, Little Sandhurst on the performance of their players in the recent Minibridge Sim Pairs organised by EBED.  In particular to Hayley Lyne & Holly Newport who came top and Sophie Cook & Morgan Capaldi came 5th in a field of 60 pairs.

CLUB PAIRS FINAL - WALLER BOWL - 26 APRIL 2015
CLUB PAIRS FINAL - WALLER BOWL - 26 APRIL 2015

From the 344 pairs who played in Club Heats, 70 pairs qualified to compete in the Final held at Windsor.  Overall winners of the Waller Bowl were Stuart Strachan & Paul Hirszowicz of Burnham BC (Stuart is shown receiving the trophy from Dick Davy - B&BCBA Chairman).  Runners up were Ed Scerri & Chris Burley (Richards BC).  3rd place went to Clare Hodgson & Richard Holt (also Richards); 4th to Grant Masom & Ian Griffiths (SBBC); and 5th to Geoff Nicholas & Andrea Smith (Thame).  Session winners were Madeleine Harrison & John Henderson (Lane End) in the 1st session and Rafi Razzak & Martin Neal (Goring & Strealey) in the 2nd.    Well done to all.  

B&B SUCCESSES IN THE NATIONAL PAIRS FINAL

After coming through the club heats, and regional final, fifty pairs played in the National Pairs final in West Bromwich on 18th and 19th April. The highest ranked local players were Peter Hawkes & Chris Kinloch in 7th place.  Dick Davey & Ed Scerri came 9th and Carole Mueller & David Perkins finished 13th. Very well done all.

SENIOR PAIRS
SENIOR PAIRS

Well done to Ed Brennan & Charles King-Farlow on winning the Directors Cup (presented here by Sue Brown) in the Senior Pairs played at SBBC on 15th April.  30 pairs competed.  Close runners-up were Juliana & Colin Simpson, with John Greenhalgh & James Bond in 3rd place.  The "Veterans" prize went to Mike Miller & Derek Cook.    We trust that all players had an enjoyable event - and well done to all.

LADIES' PAIRS & MEN'S PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
LADIES' PAIRS & MEN'S PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS

9 pairs of ladies and 16 pairs of men competed for the separate Ladies' Pairs and Men's Pairs Championship titles in a combined event on 12th April. Well done to Carole Mueller & Carol Humphreys on winning the Chairman's Cup for the Ladies' Pairs (for the 13th time!) and to Barry Read & Paul Cockayne on winning the Reg Capewell Cup for the Men's Pairs.   Runners up were Joan Murphy & Pat Dowdeswell in the Ladies' and Bob Holder & David Owen in the Men's.  (More ladies next year please - then the Ladies' can be played as a separate section.)

EBU EASTER FESTIVAL

Good results were achieved by several BBCBA players in EBU Easter Festival played over the Easter weekend.  In the Swiss Teams, Colin Simpson with 3 non-BBCBA members came 4th and Gary Jones & Tim Rees plus two non-BBCBA members ended as 6th in a field of 72 teams competing.  In the Swiss Pairs A Flight, Ed Scerri and partner came 16th out of 134 competing pairs.    A Happy Easter was no doubt had by all.

CLUB TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP for the COMMITTEE CUP
CLUB TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP for the COMMITTEE CUP

Out of 83 teams who competed in heats played in 10 clubs, 18 teams qualified to play in the Final of the Club Teams Championship.  Winners of the Committee Cup - presented by Dick Davey - were Dinah Lintott, John Slater, Gillian Lonsdale, Andrew Lintott representing Thame BC.   (Thame BC also won the event last year.)   Runners-up were Tara & Stan Harding and Nicola Sutton & Nigel Wolfendale of New Amersham BC with Harvey Bengen & David Beever and Ed Scerri & Dick Davey also of New Amersham in 3rd place.    Well done to all. 

GOLD CUP - 3rd ROUND

Ed Scerri & Gary Jones (with Jerry Harouni and Ray Robinson from Middlesex) beat Janet de Botten's star studded team in round 3 of the Gold Cup.   They lost one stanza of 8 boards by 3 IMPs, and won the other 5 by 47 IMPs.     They take over Janet's position as second seed for the remainder for the competition.    Well Done - and Good Luck in the next rounds.

PORTLAND PAIRS

The Portland Pairs - EBU’s Simultaneous Pairs event for Mixed Pairs - was played Sunday 22nd March with 397 competing pairs from all over England.   Nigel Wolfendale with an Oxfordshire partner came 22nd in a strong field with many international players. Well done.

NATIONAL PAIRS REGIONAL FINALS

The National Pairs Regional Finals were played this Sunday in five different venues.   Around 10 BBCBA pairs participated.   Carole Mueller & David Perkins won the event in Solihull with Chris Mooney & David Killick runners up.    In Leatherhead Dick Davey & Ed Scerri ended up as 10th of 107 pairs, having a strong second session.    These three pairs, all representing New Amersham, are among the 50 pairs who qualify for the National Pairs Final which will be held over 18th/19th April. Good Luck then.

EBU CLUB STRATIFIED PAIRS

Well done to Sam Botfield & Nigel Cooper (playing at Reading BC) and to David Grieve & Giles Brisbourne (playing at Seer Green BC) on coming 8th and 10th respectively out of 204 competing pairs in the Club Stratified Pairs played on Thursday 12th March. 

EBU'S REALLY EASY WEEKEND
EBU'S REALLY EASY WEEKEND

Well done to Valerie & Mark Bannister on winning one of the Pairs events at the EBU Really Easy weekend on 6th March.

BBCBA would like to apologise for the problems caused by the movements used for the Mixed Pairs and Flitch on 1 March.   The Committee are looking into ways of ensuring that our directors have movements at their disposal that produce a fair outcome for all numbers of tables.

RANKED MASTERS PAIRS

The Ranked Maters run by EBU over the weekend 28th February and 1st March, saw a number of BBCBA players competing at various levels. The best BBCBA pair in each sector was Mick Green and Gordon Maxwell being 11th of 24 pairs in the Regional Masters; Paul Cockayne & Barry Read 2nd of 29 pairs in the Life Masters; Heather & Matthew Tan finishing 8th of 31 Grand Master pairs; and Dee & Peter Lindon 7th of 14 pairs competing in the Premier Grand Master section. Well done all!

MIXED PAIRS & FLITCH
  • Flitch winners 2015
  • Mixed pairs winners 2015

Due to some late cancellations and a clash with the EBU Ranked Masters, only 25 pairs competed in the Mixed Pairs event.  Joan Murphy & Bob Holder won the Mixed Pairs Trophy with a great score.  Carole & Herb Mueller were the runners-up and winners of the BBL Cup for married couples.  Well done.  Thanks to all for coming - especially the new faces.

TOLLEMACHE FINAL 2015

The Final was played over 14/15 February.
  The Berks & Bucks team ended 4th in this year's Final after putting up a good fight. Winning three years in a row was a lot to ask for.
Well done to the team.
Click on the header above for the blow-by-blow account.
Or on http://www.ebu.co.uk/results/297 for the full results. 

COUNTY PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL & PLATE
  • County pairs final winners
  • County pairs plate winners

Ed Scerri & Dick Davey retained the Rex Avery Trophy (presented here by Chris Burley) - winning the County Pairs Championship Final for the 2nd year running (Ed's 4th time of winning).    Runners up were Harvey Bengen & Kevin Elstow, with Joan Murphy & Bob Holder in 3rd place.    In the Plate competition, Rob Wilkinson & Colin Johns were in 1st place to win the Chris Burley Trophy, with Tara & Stan Harding 2nd and Paul Cockayne & Barry Read 3rd.     Well done to all.

EBU MASTER POINT AWARDS 2014

Congratulations to Ed Scerri - runner-up in the Sunday Telegraph Salver for number of Master Points gained in 2014 (an award which he won in 2010 & 2011).   The accolade for the highest All-Time Master Point scorer in Berks & Bucks goes to Tim Rees, with Ed again in second place.    Well done.  

FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - 15th JANUARY
FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - 15th JANUARY

Congratulations to Sandra & Michael Baily on winning the Pat Husband Trophy in the field of 38 pairs playing in the Friendly Swiss Pairs.  Runners up were Chantal & Paul Dolphin with Dominique Tilquin & Marilyn Murtagh in 3rd place and Angela & Ron Wilson in 4th. The 1st Session prize was won by Annette & John Chamberlain and the Highest Ascenders were Janet Allan & Colin Dale.     Well done to all.   

COUNTY PAIRS QUALIFIER

Well done to Ed Scerri & Dick Davey - the top pair in the County Pairs Championship Qualifier held on Sunday 11th January, and to the runners-up Dee & Peter Linden, and 3rd placed pair Nigel Lancaster & Nigel Marlow.   41 pairs competed of which the top 16 qualify for the Final and the next 16 qualify for the Plate - both of which will be held on Sunday 8th February. 

B&B SUCCESSES in the BRITISH WINTER SIM PAIRS 5-8 JAN

Monday (935 pairs): Ron Vass came joint 9th and Mike Gentry 19th.
Tuesday (997 pairs): Joan Murphy & Alan Bevan ended up in 17th place playing at New Amersham BC.
Wednesday (952 pairs):  Steve Lynch & Paul Dolphin were 5th playing at Chalfont BC.
Thursday (396 pairs): Sam Botfield & Ken Jones came 17th, playing at Reading BC.

LONDON & NORTHERN YEAR END CONGRESSES 27-30 DECEMBER

In the London Congress, Colin Simpson was 3rd (with his Surrey partner) out of 142 pairs competing in the Swiss Pairs event.   Sally Brock & Barry Myers warmed up with 4th in the Mixed Pairs and then followed it with winning the Swiss Teams (with two London players) in a field of 92 teams.  Callum McKail, Nigel Wolfendale, Bob Holder & Phil Thornton were the top all-B&B team in the Swiss Teams in 9th= place.   In the Northern Congress, Nigel Marlow (playing with Peter Hall - an ex-BBCBA member who will be remembered by many) came 3rd in the Open Pairs and 4th in the Swiss Pairs.    Well done to all.

SENIOR CAMROSE TRIALS

Bob Holder partnering Phil Thornton in a team with two Oxfordshire players were the runners-up out of the six teams competing in the Senior Camrose Trials played over 19-22 December.    Just missing the chance to represent England in the Teltscher Trophy 2015 by a mere 0.3 VP behind the winning team.   What a great performance!

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

Callum McKail, Steve Gore, Sandra Belcher and David Beever were presented with the Carole Mueller Trophy by Carole on winning the Mixed Swiss Teams event held on 7th December.   Runners-up (4VPs behind the winners but also winning 4 out ot 5 of their matches) were Dick Davey, Bill Charlwood, Joan Murphy and Bob Holder.   Well done to all.

NICKO FINAL

Sadly, New Amersham B team (Dick Davey, Sally Brock, Barry Myers & Ed Scerri) lost to the West Midllands A team in the Final of the 2014 NICKO.
Commiserations - but extremely well done for getting as far as the Final.

TOLLEMACHE QUALIFIER

Berks & Bucks have again qualified for the final of the Tollemache Cup, to be played in February 2015. The team, Sally Brock & Barry Myers, Andrew Murphy & Richard Bowdery, Ed Scerri & Gary Jones and John Howard & Tim Rees with NPC Dick Davey came second in a group of 9 teams, narrowly beaten by Manchester and far ahead of third place. Of the 86 players in their group all our players had a Cross Imp score among the 16 best players. Well done BBCBA!

FRIENDLY PAIRS for the TONY BOOTHROYD PLATE
FRIENDLY PAIRS for the TONY BOOTHROYD PLATE

Well done Amanda Potter & Michael Lucas - clear winners of the Tony Boothroyd Plate at the Friendly Pairs event held on 23rd November. 27 pairs competed.  Runners up were Avril Catto & Keith Goswell, with Erica & Christopher Sheppard in 3rd place.

CHILDREN IN NEED SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

This year the Simultaneous Pairs events run throughout the country during 7-13 November will raise over £65,000 for Children in Need (bringing the total since 2002 to over £734,000).   Well done ECats for running this event each year, and thanks to all who took part.
The highest placed B&B pair in any of the events were Steve Lynch & Paul Dolphin (again!) playing at Lane End who came 4th out of 2,492 pairs on the Monday.   Well done. 

BUTLER PAIRS for the JARRETT CUP
BUTLER PAIRS for the JARRETT CUP

Barry Read & Paul Cockayne were the clear winners (by 39 IMPs!) in the Butler Pairs event held at Windsor on 9th November.   30 pairs competed.    Runners up were Paula Hopkinson & David Patterson with Dee & Peter Lindon in 3rd place.    Well done.

SENIORS CONGRESS

BBCBA members did well in the Seniors Congress which was played over 31 oct - 2 Nov.  In the Swiss Teams there were 4 teams with at least two B&B members among the first 12 teams out of the 56 teams competing.  Bob Holder & Phil Thornton (with two Oxfordshire members) won the event with the "Barnes", "Lintott" and "Greenteams all among the top twelve.    David & Janet Barnes and  Barry Read & Paul Cockayne were well placed in the Championship Pairs and Michael Green & Mike O'Neill were the highest placed B&B pair in the Swiss Pairs.    Well done to all.

NATIONAL INTER-CLUB KNOCK OUT (NICKO) 2014
NATIONAL INTER-CLUB KNOCK OUT (NICKO) 2014

Congratulations to the Burnham B Team (David Beever, Bob Holder, Nigel Lancaster, Nigel Marlow & Joan Murphy) on winning the Final of the 2014 NICKO Plate - beating Northampton A (who conceded on being 80 IMPs down after 24 boards).   Extremely well done.
New Amersham B team (Dick Davey, Sally Brock, Barry Myers & Ed Scerri) are still to play their match in the Final of the NICKO.   Good Luck.

SWISS PAIRS for the DENYS JENKINS CUP
SWISS PAIRS for the DENYS JENKINS CUP

B&B's 2014-15 event season kicked off with Swiss Pairs in which 28 pairs competed.    It was won by Barry Read & Paul Cockayne - seen here being presented with the Denys Jenkins Cup by Dick Davey.    Runners up (only 2VP behind) were Mary Hughes & David Beever.   Well done.

MONTENEGRO CONGRESS (8 - 14 OCTOBER)

Berks & Bucks members held their heads high in the Bridge Overseas EBU Congress in Montenegro.  Sue Brown & Angela Flintoft were joint 3rd out of 80 pairs in the Swiss Pairs (10 rounds of 8 boards played over 3 sessions), and Eva & Anders Wallen were 5th out of 48 pairs in the Open Pairs event.   Well done. 

BRITISH AUTUMN SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

Well done Chris Fox-Geen & Rob Sassoon playing at Reading BC - 15th out of 574 pairs in the Thursday event.

B&B MEMBER'S SUCCESSES

Tim Rees & Gary Jones were in the Wales team that won the Gold Medal in the 4th Commonwealth Nations Team Championship event played in Glasgow last month.  Dee & Peter Lindon repeated their success of last year by again being in the winning team in the Surrey Green Point Swiss Teams event on 28th September.   And Dick Davey (with the Handings and Bill Charlwood) were joint winners of the Hertfordshire Swiss teams - also on 28th.  
Well done to all.

SIM PAIRS SUCCESSES

Lane End BC players dominated the B&B successes in the EBU Autumn Simultaneous Pairs events played during the w/c 8th Sept.  Steve Lynch & Paul Dolphin achieved 5th place out of 1,106 pairs on Monday, and on Wednesday, Dennis Brown & Ken Porteous were 7th and David Jukes & Tony Williams 13th with 513 competing pairs.  On Thursday, Martyn Jordan & Sam Botfield playing at Reading BC were 8th out of 299 pairs.  Well done to all players and to Lane End BC.

METROPOLITAN CUP

The Metropolitan Cup is an annual competition between teams drawn from the home counties, played in 3 flights of "teams of 12".    In this year's competition, played on Sunday 7th Sept, the Berks & Bucks teams secured 2nd place in the "B Flight" competition and 2nd= place in the "C Flight" competition.    The "A Flight" team fared less well with 5th place.     Well done to all who took part.

CROCKFORDS CUP & PLATE

Well done to Colin Simpson - a member of the winning Hackett team in the final of the prestigious Crockfords Cup.  (Colin last won this event 33 years ago!)    Ed Scerri, Steve Eginton, Sally Brock & Barry Myers were in 5th place.    In the Crockfords Plate, Dee & Peter Lindon and Derek & Celia Oram finished in 3rd place.     Well done all.

COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15 - DRAW

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(Click on "County Teams Championship" in menu on left for full details.)

BRIGHTON SUCCESSES

Ed Scerri and our new chairman Dick Davey had a very good last day at Swiss Pairs and ended up as 6th out of 287 pairs in a high standard field. Andrew Murphy and partner came 8th.  Within the Swiss Pairs competition, Dave Mullen & John Bowen won the Brighton Plate - awarded to the highest placed "C" stratified pair (below Regional Master).  Andrew Murphy and partner came 3rd and Richard Bowdery and partner were 7th in the Wednesday Open Pairs; Andrew Murphy (again!) and partner came 5th in the Thursday Open Pairs; and Richard Bowdery and partner came 6th in the Friday Open Pairs.  
And to round off the Congress, B&B performed brilliantly in the Swiss Teams.   Bob Holder & Phil Thornton were half of the team who came 5th in the Brighton Four Stars A Final (the top 8 teams from the Qualifier).   Extremely well done!    In the Brighton Bowl, seven B&B Members were in the top 8 teams of 104 .  Tim Rees played in the winning team and Sally Brock & Barry Myers came third.  Joint 7th were Dee & Peter Lindon and Ed Scerri & Gary Jones (both pairs playing with non-BBCBA members).    Very well done all.

WELCOME TO THE NEW CHAIRMAN - DICK DAVEY
WELCOME TO THE NEW CHAIRMAN - DICK DAVEY

Following his election at the recent AGM, we are delighted to welcome Dick Davey as the new Chairman of BBCBA.     Dick is a long time member of BBCBA.    For many years he represented B&B in the Tollemache before his regular partner (Richard Palmer) died, and in the last two years his (non-playing) captaincy has led B&B to victory in the Tolle.    Since moving to Bucks he has clocked up no less than 15 wins in various B&B events - many of them with Richard.   He has also won several national events, including the Corwen, the NICKO and the National Swiss Teams.   We are sure that BBCBA will continue to thrive under Dick's leadership - just as it has over the past 2 years under Anders Wallen chairmanship.    Thank you Anders.    Welcome Dick.

TEACHING BRIDGE IN SCHOOLS IN BERKS AND BUCKS

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CALENDAR of B&BCBA EVENTS for 2015-2016

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LEAGUE OF FOUR 2015-2016
COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16
EBU CALENDAR
Results
5th Jul 2015
Perkins Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
21st Jun 2015
Green Point Swiss Teams
Director: Gary, Rob & Neil
20th Jun 2015
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Director: Gary, Rob & Neil
18th Jun 2015
End of Season Student-Graduate League
Director: Anders Wallen
17th May 2015
Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead Plate
Director: Rob Sassoon
13th May 2015
B v B 'A' - Pairs Scores
Director: Ian & Anders
13th May 2015
B v B 'B' - Pairs Scores
Director: Ian & Anders
13th May 2015
B v B 'C' - Pairs Scores
Director: Ian & Anders
26th Apr 2015
Waller Bowl
Director: Ian & Keith
15th Apr 2015
Seniors Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
12th Apr 2015
Mens and Ladies Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
29th Mar 2015
Committee Cup Final
Director: Ian
1st Mar 2015
Mixed Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
8th Feb 2015
County Pairs Final
Director: Gary Conrad
8th Feb 2015
County Pairs Plate
Director: Gary Conrad
25th Jan 2015
Friendly Swiss Pairs for the Pat Husband Trophy
Director: Rob Sassoon
11th Jan 2015
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Rob Sassoon
7th Dec 2014
The Carole Mueller Trophy
Director: Nick Doe
23rd Nov 2014
Friendly Pairs for the Tony Boothroyd Plate
Director: Rob Sassoon
9th Nov 2014
Jarrett Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
Calendar
Sun 4th Oct 2015
Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Trophy
Windsor 1:30
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Sun 8th Nov 2015
Butler Scored Pairs for the Jarrett Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
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Sun 22nd Nov 2015
Friendly Pairs for the Tony Boothroyd Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
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Sun 6th Dec 2015
Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
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CALENDAR of B&BCBA EVENTS for 2015-2016

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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LEAGUE OF FOUR 2015-2016
COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16
EBU CALENDAR
Results
5th Jul 2015
Perkins Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
21st Jun 2015
Green Point Swiss Teams
Director: Gary, Rob & Neil
20th Jun 2015
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Director: Gary, Rob & Neil
18th Jun 2015
End of Season Student-Graduate League
Director: Anders Wallen
17th May 2015
Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead Plate
Director: Rob Sassoon
13th May 2015
B v B 'A' - Pairs Scores
Director: Ian & Anders
13th May 2015
B v B 'B' - Pairs Scores
Director: Ian & Anders
13th May 2015
B v B 'C' - Pairs Scores
Director: Ian & Anders
26th Apr 2015
Waller Bowl
Director: Ian & Keith
15th Apr 2015
Seniors Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
12th Apr 2015
Mens and Ladies Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
29th Mar 2015
Committee Cup Final
Director: Ian
1st Mar 2015
Mixed Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
8th Feb 2015
County Pairs Final
Director: Gary Conrad
8th Feb 2015
County Pairs Plate
Director: Gary Conrad
25th Jan 2015
Friendly Swiss Pairs for the Pat Husband Trophy
Director: Rob Sassoon
11th Jan 2015
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Rob Sassoon
7th Dec 2014
The Carole Mueller Trophy
Director: Nick Doe
23rd Nov 2014
Friendly Pairs for the Tony Boothroyd Plate
Director: Rob Sassoon
9th Nov 2014
Jarrett Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
Calendar
Sun 4th Oct 2015
Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Trophy
Windsor 1:30
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Sun 8th Nov 2015
Butler Scored Pairs for the Jarrett Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
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Sun 22nd Nov 2015
Friendly Pairs for the Tony Boothroyd Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
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Sun 6th Dec 2015
Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
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