We are phasing out the acceptance of cheques as payment of table money at Berks & Bucks events. At county events, table money will be cash only - cheques will not be accepted. Cheques will continue to be accepted at the Green Point events.
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55 teams competed in the Green Point Swiss Teams event held at Windsor on 26th June. The winners were Phil Thornton, Sandra Belcher, Bob Holder and David Perkins. Congratulations to the winning team and to Anders Wallen (seen here presenting the winners trophy) for his splendid organisation of the event.
Berks & Bucks Chairman, Nigel Thompson, presents the John Pares Cup to Richard Palmer, the winner of this season's Victor Ludorum competition.Click for full listing of the final Victor Ludorum points.
Congratulations to Mike Ribbins, Mary Hughes, Pat Dowdeswell and David Owen on winning the Perkins Cup in the Multiple Teams event held on 19th June. Runners up were Ed Scerri, Richard Palmer, Steve Moss and Nigel Wolfendale.
Berks & Bucks team - Peter Hawkes (C), Mike Perkins, Tim Rees, John Howard & Ian Reissmann - came 13th (out of 30 competing teams) in the EBU's Pachabo event played at Daventry over 11/12 June.For full results click on http://www.ebu.co.uk/results/2011jan_july/pachabo/pachabo2011_000.htm
Congratulation to Christine Cook and Gillian Smith on winning the Finchampstead Plate in the Friendly Pairs held at SBBC on Sunday 5th June. Runners up were Hilda Hope and Joy Orford - well done.
Based on a recent consultation with the Captains of Division 3 & 4 teams, it has been decided that the structure of Divisions 3 & 4 will remain as last season - i.e. each split into two on a geographic basis to minimise travel distances. Click to view the announcement by the Competitions Committee.
Well done to Colin Simpson on being selected for the England team in the Senior Camrose which is being held at the Oxford Spires Hotel over 27-29 May. Good luck to the team. Spectators are welcome.
The 2010-2011 League of Four competition is now complete.Click for details of the winning teams.
Congratulations to Ed Scerri & Chris Burley on winning the Reg Capewell Cup in the Men's Pairs Championship (shown being presented by Sue Brown) and to Elena Jeronimidis & Pat Dowdeswell on winning the Chairman's Cup in the Ladies' Pairs Championship (presented by Nigel Thompson). Both events were held at Windsor on May 8th.
34 pairs (estimated combined age 4,600) competed in the Senior Pairs. Winners of the Director's Cup were David Owen & Charles Chisnall shown receiving the Cup from Chris Burley (Centre). Other winners were Ian Macartney & John Whittenbury, Bruce Leslie & John Spiers, Richard Palmer & Carole Mueller. Well done to all.
Bob Holder & Joan Murphy were the winners of the Mixed Pairs Cup at the Mixed Pairs Championship held at Windsor on 10 April. Charles & Jenny Chisnall won the 1st Session and Eva Wallen & Nigel Lancaster the 2nd. Well done to all.
Congratulations to David & Michele Barker, Nick Doe and Simon Husband on winning the final round of the County Teams Knock-Out Championship. Runners up were Peter Hawkes, John Howard, Mike Perkins, Tim Rees and Ian Reissmann. (Click for the Results of all KO Rounds.)
61 pairs competed in the Final of the Club Pairs held at Windsor on 3rd April. The winners were Dick Davey & Richard Palmer - shown being presented with the Waller Bowl by Chris Burley (left). 2nd placed were Colin Bailey & David Pinder and the Non-Expert prize was won by Martyn Jordan & Rod Plank. Well done to those and to all who took part.
Congratulations to David Owen, David Calcutt, Dave Green and Mary Hughes representing Ascot BC on winning the Committee Cup in the Club Teams Final played on 20 March. 24 teams played in the final, having qualified from the 103 teams who competed in the heats. Well done to all who took part.
Well done Richard Palmer & Ed Scerri on winning the Grand Masters category in the 2011 EBU Ranked Masters.
Gary Jones was a member of the Welsh team which won the Camrose this year (for the first time ever). Well done Gary.
Congratulations to Ed Scerri on winning the 2010 Daily Telegraph Salver - awarded to the person earning the most EBU Master Points in the year.
Well done to all who played in the Improver Pairs event held at SBBC on 24th February. Winners of the Margaret Hatch Trophy were Sue Lowe & Caroline Kallipetis - shown being presented with the trophy by Tony Hatch. The SBBC Trophy was won by Dot Dunnett & Paul Ellis - with the trophy presented by Sue Reid.
Congratulations to Chris Burley and Ed Scerri - winners of the Rex Avery Trophy in the County Pairs Final played at Windsor on 6 February. Winners of the Chris Burley Trophy in the Plate competition were Jean & Mike Patefield.
Congratulations to Paul Dolphin and Stephen Lynch on winning the Pat Husband Trophy at the Friendly Swiss Pairs played on 30th January. The 1st session prize was won by Pat & Bruce Cannon, and the 2nd session prize by Robert Wilkinson & Colin Johns.
Congratulations to Bob Holder, Joan Murphy, Richard Palmer & Richard Davey (L to R in photo) on winning the Carole Mueller Trophy in the Mixed Swiss Teams played on 5the December. For a change, Carole was on the presenting end of the Trophy (having been in the winning team for the last four years). David & Janet Barnes, Roger Donato & Pat Dowdeswell were the runners up.
Congratulations to Chrys Poole and Steve Lee on winning the Burlington Cup (with partners Roland Gronau and David Wing) at the EBU Autumn Congress. And also on coming second in the Malvern Congress Swiss Pairs.
We are keen to ensure that we have got the best format for the Friendly Events which we currently run, and would like to receive views and comments on this. Clicking on this panel will take you to a simple online questionnaire. Whether or not you have played in these events in the past, or are contemplating doing so, we would appreciate you taking the time to complete and submit this.
Congratulations to B&B Members achieving successes in the EBU Overseas Congress held in Crete over 13-18th October. June Booty - playing with Rick Irwin - won the Swiss Pairs. Mike Miller and Mike Gentry won the Mens Pairs.
The Jarrett Cup - held on 17th October, and played this year as a Butler Imp scored pairs competition - was won by Derek Russell and Alex Jenkins. Well done.
Congratulations to Mike Perkins and Ian Reissmann who have been selected to play in the 6-man England squad in the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships which are to be held in New Delhi from October 24th to October 29th, 2010. The other members of the England team are John Hassett/Jeff Morris and Brian Callaghan/Gary Hyett.Also to Tim Rees and Gary Jones who have been selected for the Welsh team.
Postscript: England finished 8th in the round robin, just ahead of Wales in 9th.
Congratulations to the B&B team who faced strong opposition to win the London Champions Cup – a Teams-of-4 event for the winners of major London events and Teams-of-4 leagues in the home counties. The B&B team - picked from the winners or runners-up of the Brown cup - was Mike Perkins & Ian Reissman and Chris Cooper & Ben Paske.
Congratulations to Ian Kidger and Richard Palmer on winning the Denys Jenkins Cup in the Swiss Pairs held on Sunday 3 October, narrowly beating John Greenhalgh and Joyce Baldock after in a Split Tie result.
Joan & Mike Bennett won the first event of the 2010-11 season - the Flitch competition for Married Couples for the BBL Cup which was held at SBBC on Sunday 19th Sept. They are shown with Martin Lee, the Director of the event. Nicky & John Pendered won the Non-Expert prize.