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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.

TEAMS for the PERKINS CUP - 13 JULY 2014
TEAMS for the  PERKINS CUP - 13 JULY 2014

14 teams competed in the last event of this season.     In 1st place and winners of the Perkins Cup, presented here by David Perkins, were Bill Charlwood, Richard Bowdery, Dick Davey & Ed Scerri.   Runners up were Mary Hughes, Evelyn Crossley, David Owen & Charles Chisnall with  Rob Wilkinson, Colin Johns, Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch in 3rd place.    Well done all.    The Association's AGM was held in the interval.

VICTOR LUDORUM 2013-14
VICTOR LUDORUM 2013-14

In being part of the winning team in the Perkins Cup, Ed Scerri consolidated his unassailable position as leader of the 2013-14 Victor Ludorum competition.    Ed is presented with the John Pares Cup by the newly elected BBCBA Chairman Dick Davey.      David Owen's position in the Perkins Cup brought him into the Runner-up position in the Victor Ludorum.

2013-14 LEAGUE WINNERS
Lo4 winners 2014
Lo8 winners 2014
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In the prize-giving which took place during the AGM, representatives of the 2013-14 League-of-8 and League-of-4 winning teams were presented with their awards. 

EBU SUMMER SENIORS CONGRESS

Well done to Phil Thornton & Bob Holder on coming joint third (with two Oxfordshire players) out of 65 teams in the Swiss Teams event at the Summer Seniors Congress held in Eastbourne over 4-6th July.    Nigel Marlow & Nigel Lancaster were 2nd in the Championship Pairs B Final and Mike Webley and Heather & Matthew Tan did well in the Swiss Pairs - well done.

EUROPEAN BRIDGE TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP

Well done to Colin Simpson who was a member of the English Seniors Team who won gold and to Sally Brock on winning a silver medal playing for the English Ladies team, both in the 52nd European Bridge Teams Championship held in Croatia this week.

KEITH JARRETT

Members will be saddened to learn of Keith’s death on Saturday 28th June. Our thoughts are with his family and particularly his Wife, Merle.

He has been associated with Berks and Bucks CBA for more than 50 years since he first joined the committee. He held various positions before being invited to become Chairman from 1979 to 1983. More recently he was honoured to be appointed a “Life Member”.

As an EBU tournament Director he worked under Harold Franklin at Congresses in London and other prestigious events. He directed numerous Berks & Bucks county events often meaning that he could not take part himself.

He worked with Lyn Stancer in establishing Lyncroft Bridge Club, which later became the original Gerrards Cross Bridge Club. With Merle he taught hundreds to play bridge and founded Cookham Bridge Club where some of their pupils still play. In addition to representing both clubs in the league of 8, he also played for the ‘A’ teams of New Amersham and Austenwood.

GP SWISS TEAMS
GP SWISS TEAMS

Congratulations to Stefan Skorchev, Lee Rosenthal, Richard Bowdery & Steve Root - winners of Richard Palmer Trophy and 13 VPs ahead of the rest of the field in the Swiss Teams event played on the 2nd day of the B&B GP Weekend.    43 teams took part.    The runners-up were Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, John Howard & Jeffrey Allerton.  3rd placed were Bob Holder, David Perkins, Sandra Belcher & Phil Thornton, with Dee& Peter Lindon and Celia & Derek Oram in 4th place.    Well done to all.

And a particular thanks to Pat Dowdeswell for organising the very successful weekend.

GP SWISS PAIRS
GP SWISS PAIRS

106 pairs competed in the Swiss pairs event on the 1st day of the B&B Green Point weekend.     Clear winners of the Anders Wallen Trophy and winning all 7 of their matches were Rob Cliffe & Eric Leong.     Runners up were were Bob James & Terry Hewett with Ed Scerri & Barry Myers in 3rd place; Catherine Seale & Tom Paske 4th; and Joyce Baldock & Tony Parkinson in 5th place.     Well done to all.

OXFORDSHIRE BRIDGE ASSOC. CONGRESS

Well done to Paula Hopkinson & Kevin Elstow - 11th out of 115 pairs in the Swiss Pairs held on Saturday 15th June.  Richard Bowdery was part of the winning team in the Swiss Teams played on the Sunday, in which Bruce Leslie, Charles King-Farlow, Ed Brennan & Steve Gore came 5th out of 48 teams.   Well done.

HUBERT PHILLIPS BOWL
HUBERT PHILLIPS BOWL

Well done to Sally Brock & Barry Myers on winning the 2014 Hubert Phillips Bowl - Sally for the 5th time.

STUDENT LEAGUE AND GRADUATE LEAGUE WINNERS

The winners of this season’s Graduate League – and receiving the Margaret Hatch Memorial Trophy - were Nirmal Dutta (Captain), Joy Dutta, John O’Halloran & Marilyn Halton.  Close runners up (only 1VP behind) were Dermot Bradley’s team (who are eligible to play again next year).

Winners of the Student League Trophy – and receiving the SBBC Trophy - were David Genders (Captain), Peter Simon, Helen Jennison & Anna Duncan.

The end-of-season event organised for players in both leagues was won by Jane Morris & Jan Przybys - a Student League pair beating all the Graduate Leaguers!  They won the Bridge Plus Trophy, kindly donated by Elena Jeronimidis.

Once again we thank Nigel Thompson for running these leagues throughout the season.   Well done to all who took part.   (More photographs to follow.)

End of season event winners 2014
Graduate League Winners 2014
Student league winners 2014
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EBU SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CONGRESS

Several B&B players featured prominently in the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress.   Tim Rees (with Alan Kay) won the SBH Championship Pairs, with Heather & Matthew Tan in 10th place (out of 87 pairs competing).    In the Swiss Teams, Liz Hayton, Addis Page & Steve Gore (with G. Fogg) came 2nd, with Dee & Peter Lindon and Celia & Derek Oram in 12th place (out of 57 teams).   Well done to all who took part.

COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15

Entries are now invited for the 2014-15 County Teams Championship.
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LEAGUE-OF-FOUR 2014-15

Entries are now invited for the 2014-15 League-of-Four Competition.
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NEW YOUTH OFFICER APPOINTMENT

We are pleased to announce that Tony Aston has agreed to take on the role of Youth Officer for the Association.

FRIENDLY PAIRS - 18 MAY 2014
FRIENDLY PAIRS - 18 MAY 2014

Congratulations to Shirley Bull & Tony Heatly on winning the Finchampstead Plate in the Friendly Pairs event.    Runners up were Marilyn Murtagh & Dominique Tilquin, and Paul Riley & David Bascombe were the highest placed "Non-Expert" pair.

BERKS vs BUCKS MATCH - BERKS RETAIN PHIL THORNTON SHIELD
BERKS vs BUCKS MATCH - BERKS RETAIN PHIL THORNTON SHIELD

Berks repeated their last year's success by winning the Phil Thornton Shield in the annual Berks v Bucks "Teams-of-16" match played on 14th May.   Bucks were winners of the A-Team match, but Berks had clear wins in the B-Team and C-Team matches to give Berks an overall 2-1 win. 
Anders Wallen presents the Shield to Joyce Baldock, Pat Dowdeswell and Rob Sassoon, Captains of the Berks B, A and C-Teams respectively.

Click for Results Summaries.  
(For Butler Rankings, Scorecards, Travellers & Hands - see Results column to Right.)

LEAGUE OF EIGHT - WINNING TEAMS

Congratulations to the Reading A team on winning Division 1 of the B&B League of 8. 

Winning teams of the other divisions were:
    Div 2  Thame A;    Div 3A  Bradshaw A;   Div 3B  Risborough A;
    Div 4A  Bourne End B;   Div 4B  Stoke Mandeville A
Well done all.

LEAGUE OF FOUR - WINNING TEAMS

The 2013-14 season of the League-of-Four (Brown Cup) is now complete.
Click for the winning teams.   Well done to all.
The Division 1 winners were Kevin Elstow, Callum McKail, Bob Holder, Chris Mooney and 
Harvey Bengen (not in photo). 

LEAGUE OF FOUR - WINNING TEAMS
VIC SAVAGE

We are sad to learn that Vic Savage died peacefully in Wexham Park Hospital on Easter Sunday. Vic was well known throughout the county. For many years he was the Chairman of the Amersham Community Centre Bridge Club and a member of their successful League of 8 team. He was a life member of the club and recently attained the status of Grand Master.

CLUB PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - WALLER BOWL - 27th APRIL
CLUB PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - WALLER BOWL - 27th APRIL

After 337 pairs had competed in the Heats held in clubs, 70 pairs competed in the Final of the Club Pairs Championship.    Winners of the Waller Bowl were Thelma & Melvyn Tuson of Bradshaw BC.     Runners up were Elizabeth Parkinson & Keith Hawkins (Goring & Streatley), and Mary Hughes & David Owen (Ascot) were in 3rd place.     Alan Brown & John England won the 1st Session, and Dale Thomas & Keith Goswell the 2nd Session.     Ivy Barnard & Ian Fowler were the highest place "Non-Experts".     Well done to all.

COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013-14

Congratulations to Peter Hawkes, Ian Reissmann, Mike Perkins, Tim Rees, John Howard & Andrew Murphy on winning the 2013-14 County Teams Championship.    We wish them luck when they go on from this to play in the EBU's Pachabo event in June.

EBU EASTER FESTIVAL

In the EBU's Easter Festival, held in London over 18-21 April, David Patterson & Brian Geary came 7th in a strong field of 95 pairs in The Championship Pairs competition.   In the Swiss Teams, Richard Bowdery & Tim Rees were in the runners-up team in a 59 team field.     Well done.

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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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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EBU Brighton Congess 8-17 August 2014

Click for link to the Timetable and Booking Form - including the Really Easy Summer Congress and Brighton Light.

LEAGUE OF FOUR 2014-2015
COUNTY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15
CALENDAR of B&BCBA EVENTS for 2014-2015
Results
13th Jul 2014
Perkins Cup Overall Result
Director: Steve Foster
13th Jul 2014
Perkins Cup Session 1
13th Jul 2014
Perkins Cup Session 2
22nd Jun 2014
GP Swiss Teams for the Richard Palmer Trophy
Director: Gary, Rob & Neil
21st Jun 2014
GP Swiss Pairs for the Anders Wallen Trophy
Director: Gary, Neil & Rob
28th May 2014
League of Four 2013-14 Master Point Awards
28th May 2014
League of Eight 2013-14 Master Point Awards
18th May 2014
Friendly Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
14th May 2014
Berks v Bucks 'A'
Director: Steve Foster & Ian Mitchell
14th May 2014
Berks v Bucks 'B'
Director: Steve Foster & Ian Mitchell
14th May 2014
Berks v Bucks 'C'
Director: Steve Foster & Ian Mitchell
27th Apr 2014
Waller Bowl
Director: Steve Foster & Anders Wallen
16th Apr 2014
Seniors Pairs - Overall Result
Director: Gary Conrad
16th Apr 2014
Seniors Pairs - Session 1
16th Apr 2014
Seniors Pairs - Session 2
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