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As a welcome to the Association and the new EBU constitution, each affiliated Club was invited to run an event with the winners in each of two categories - Existing Members and New Members - receiving a Certificate presented by the Committee.
The Winners in the two categories with the highest percentage at any club received special prizes
Click on this panel for photos of some of the winners.
Three teams represented Berks and Bucks in the Finals of the Inter-County Leagues of Eight held in the Midlands On Sunday 11th July.
This competition is for the leading teams from inter-County A, B and C leagues which are held in five areas. Berks and Bucks had competed in the Metropolitan Cup for the Home Counties.
Each of the three divisions in the final had five teams. The Berks and Bucks A, B and C teams finished 4th, 2nd and 2nd respectively.
We were represented by:
A Team: Richard Bowdery, David Owen, Bob Holder, David Perkins, Peter and Dee Lindon plus a substitute pair from Yorkshire.B Team: Mike Ribbins, Pat Dowdeswell ,James Bond John Greenhalgh, Steve Moss, Ed Scerri Nigel Wolfendale, Doug Townsend. C Team: Anders Wallen, Richard Donnelly, Chrys Poole, Steve Lee, Liz Hayton, Addis Page, Marilyn Murtagh, Kevin Colling
Most of our teams are in the photo.
New Amersham won the final of the Garden Cities Trophy, for the champion team of eight from each County, in Solihull on June 19th. The winning team was Ed Scerri, Barry Myers, Derek Oram, Sally Brock, Richard Palmer, Celia Oram, Peter and Dee Lindon.
The Finchampstead Plate for Friendly Pairs, the final event of the season was won by Marilyn and Chris. They were presented with the trophy by Colin Harris, President of the Finchampstead Bridge Club
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The Perkins Cup held on 30th May was won by Richard Palmer, Bill Charlwood, Steve Moss and Nigel Wolfendale.
Because of the disappointingly low number of entries, the event was run as a Multiple Teams, with each team playing all the others, rather than the normal Swiss Teams.
As the winners of the League of Eight first division, New Amersham represented Berks & Bucks in the regional final of the Garden Cities Trophy for County Champion Teams of Eight.
They won the event comfortably, being more than a match ahead of the second team, and will now play in the National Final.
The team was Peter & Dee Lindon, Derek & Celia Oram, Barry Myers & Sally Brock, Richard Palmer & Ed Scerri.
Resounding win for Berks versus Bucks, to win the Philip Thornton Shield
The annual Berks v Bucks match for A, B and C teams, held at Finchampstead on Monday 17th May resulted in a resounding win for Berks in all three matches, to avenge their defeats for the past three years. The margin of victory over the three matches totalled 243.
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The winners will represent Berks and Bucks in the Pachabo Cup for County champion teams in June.
Carole Mueller and Carol Humphries won the Ladies Pairs for the tenth time!
David Owen and Charles Chisnall won the Mens Pairs for the second time. They were second in the County Swiss Pairs this season and David won the County Pairs with Mary Hughes.
Juliana and Colin win Seniors Pairs
Juliana Simpson with husband and World Champion Colin won the Seniors Pairs with more that 66% over 36 boards at South Bucks Bridge Centre on 21st April.
Second were Carole Mueller and Richard Palmer.
The Veteran's Prize went to Margaret Bradshaw and Colin Harris
Liz Hayton and Addis Page won the Mixed Pairs Cup at Windsor on 11th April. They were in the lead after the first session and held on to win from last years winners, Sandra Belcher and Steve Gore who were second.
The Club Pairs Final for the Waller Bowl on 28th March was won from 76 pairs by Stuart Townsend and Jim Roy, representing Loddon Vale. Second were Malcolm Burch and Ken Butler, representing Five Aces.
Above, Nigel Thompson presents Jim Roy with the Waller Bowl (Stuart having disappeared).
Waller Bowl - part of the room with play in progress.
A flight winners for the Margaret Hatch Memorial Cup at the Improver Pairs which was played on Thursday February 25th at South Bucks were Roger Garstang and Arthur Johnson. Tony Hatch presented the trophy.
B flight winners for the SBBC Cup at the Improver Pairs which was played on Thursday February 25th at South Bucks were Sandra and David Jones, seen with Chrys Poole presenting the trophy
Club Teams for the Committee Cup won by Reading team
The Committee Cup Final, which was held at South Bucks Bridge Centre (after a last moment change of venue), was won by Andrew Parker, Richard Bird, Tony Parkinson and Peter Hawkes representing Reading
Berks and Bucks finish third in Tollemache Cup Final
Berks and Bucks finished third in the finals of the Tollemache Cup, the inter-county championship for teams of eight, on February 13th and 14th. This equals what was probably our best ever performance in 1990.Our team was: John Howard & Tim Rees, Dick Davey & Richard Palmer, Chris Burley & Ed Scerri, Richard Bowdery & Simon Cope, Mike Perkins & Ian Reissmann, with Addis Page as non-playing captain.
The final totals of the leading teams were: Middlesex 110 (winners), Manchester 92, Berks and Bucks 89 and Gloucester 70.
We had four good wins, two narrow defeats against the teams finishing first and second, and a draw during the weekend. After the Saturday evening session we were lying fourth. On Sunday we won each of our last four matches 15-5 and comfortably rose to third place, but were unable to catch the leaders.
Middlesex were certain winners with one match remaining; they lost to second place Manchester in the final match.
Mary Hughes and David Owen won the Rex Avery Trophy for the County Pairs Championship at Windsor on February 7th- David for the fourth time and Mary for the second time.The qualifying round and final were held on the same day for the first time, after the original qualifying round was cancelled because of snow.In the final session David & Mary tied with David & Janet Barnes for first place, but David & Mary won because of a carry forward score based on the qualifying round, which was added to the final session score to produce the result.
Congratulations to the England Under 25 Teamwho won the Junior Channel Trophy in Belgium on the weekend before Christmas - the first time we have achieved this in 21 years.
Simon Cope was non-playing captain of the team, which included James Paul of Reading
Carole's Team win her Trophy for Fourth Year in Succession!
The Carole Mueller Trophy for mixed Swiss Teams was won yet again by Carole's team at Windsor on 20th December. The winning team were Harvey Bengen, Carole and Herb Mueller, David Perkins.
Gill and Eric Vickers won the County Flitch (Married Pairs) for the Bracknell Bridge League Trophy at South Bucks on 29th November, from Juliana and Colin Simpson in second place.
Non -expert prize winners were Carol & Jeremy Rudge
Elaine Lloyd & Keith Goswell win the friendly Pairs for the Boothroyd Plate held at South Bucks Bridge Centre on 22 November
Bruce Leslie & Richard Bridgen win Denys Jenkins Trophy for Swiss Pairs
Bruce and Richard, who volunteered to come along as the spare pair to play if needed showed that virtue can be rewarded by winning the Swiss Pairs at Windsor on October 18th.Second were last year's winners Charles Chisnall and David Owen
Jarrett Cup for Mixed Teams
Just eight teams entered for the Jarrett Cup, the first event of the new season, held at Windsor on September 20th.
The winners wereSteve Lee, Sue Taylor, Director Martin Lee, Chrys Poole, & Chris Taylorwho had an excellent performance to beat some very strong teams