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Welcome to Burnham Bridge Club
Chiltern Elimination Pairs Heat, 1 April

Most of you will be aware that we were no longer able to put together a third team for the Berks & Bucks league-of-8 competition this year, so we decided instead to enter a team for the Chiltern League teams-of-8 equivalent. This has the benefit of allowing us to draw on members committed to other clubs for Berks & Berks purposes but uncommitted as far as the Chiltern League is concerned. And where necessary we can involve 'A' and 'B' team players as occasional reserves.

The Chiltern League runs an annual Elimination Pairs event, with heats held in clubs and qualifying pairs competing in the final on 1 May. We've decided to hold a heat as part of our normal pairs event on Monday 1 April. Pairs are eligible to qualify provided at least one member of the partnership has been involved with the Chiltern League team, but for the most part this will be a normal pairs event [though we may operate it on a single-winner basis]. This heat will be different from for example a Waller Bowl heat in that the number of qualifying pairs is determined by the size of the entire field, not just by the number of potential qualifiers.

For more information contact Nigel Lancaster.

Alan Boothroyd - In Memoriam
Alan Boothroyd - In Memoriam

Alan died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Sunday 20th January.  Alan has been a longstanding member of Burnham and up until this season has always been a keen and helpful member of our League of 8 teams.  Bridge was important to Alan and also to Sandra, because it enabled Alan to keep up an independent social life, enabling him to get out, meet friends and talk with them as well as play bridge to a high standard.

He will be sorely missed not only for his bridge skills but for his composure and ability to cope with adversity.

The funeral takes place at 2:00 p.m. on February 13th at Slough Crematorium, and at SBBC afterwards, members invited.

Burnham AGM & Prize-giving

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The results of the 2017-18 annual competitions are:

Competion Winner Score 2nd Score 3rd Score
Club Pairs David Herod & Rob Walther 56.39 Chrys Poole & Steve Lee 56.18 Phil Thornton & Sandra Belcher 55.48
Teams of Four (Gwen Stoneham) Nigel Wolfendale 316 Chris Mooney 268 Bob Holder 240
League of 8  (Peter Hall) Bob Holder 321.3 David Owen 281 David Herod 205.3
6 Partners  (Addis Page) Nigel Marlow 61.8 Joan Murphy 61.3 David Owen 59.9
Masterpoints (Chairmans Cup) Bob Holder 588 Joan Murphy 565 David Beever 552
Improvers' Shield (Raymond Worrall) David Herod & Rob Walther 3.75% Frances Sargent & Newark Smelt 3.67% Chrys Poole & Steve Lee 3.52%

 

Waller Bowl Final Qualifiers

 

As a result of competing in the Waller Bowl heat held at Burnham on Monday 26th November 2018 the following pairs have qualified for participation in the Final to be held at Windsor on Sunday 28th April 2019:

  • Graham Dickens & Sue Dickens(S)
  • Michael Harris & Dinah Kane
  • Callum McKail & Nigel Wolfendale.

There were eleven competing pairs out of 19 giving rise to three qualifying places. 

England Senior Congress

 

In the Seniors Congress which took place on November 2nd - 4th 2018, Nigel Wolfendale & Phil Thornton, playing with Robert Proctor & Michael Robinson, won the Swiss Teams event by a margin of 29 VPs.

 

Berks & Bucks CBA Events

 

Burnham members have already featured in the initial  Berks & Bucks CBA competitions of the 2018-2019 season:

  • Heather & Matthew Tan won the Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins trophy on 17th October 2018, with  David Owen & Bob Holder in joint 2nd place, Dick Davey & Paula Hopkinson in 4th place, and Liz Hayton & Angela Flintoft in 5th place
  • David Owen & Bob Holder were placed second in the Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy held at Windsor on Sunday 11th November, after finishing 1st equal with a Butler score of 74 - leading the field by a clear margin of 25, the final result being determined from the head-to-head boards. Evelyn Crossley & Eva Wallen finished in 4th place. 
  • David Perkins & Phil Thornton playing with Carole & Herb Mueller were placed second in the Butler scored pairs for the Jarrett Cup held at Windsor on Sunday 2nd December.   As there was a 3-way tie for the 3rd place, this was awarded on the basis of the head-to-head tie-break results to Evelyn Crossley, David Owen, Bill  Godenzie & Charles Chisnall.

Forthcoming competitions are:

  • The County Pairs Qualifier to be held at Windsor on 13th January 2019
  • The Friendly Swiss Pairs for the Pat Husband Trophy to be held at SBBC on 20th January 2019

About Burnham Bridge Club
About Burnham Bridge Club

We have twice weekly sessions of good standard Duplicate Bridge at the very attractive South Bucks Bridge Centre - a purpose-converted 16th Century barn in its own grounds, between Beaconsfield, Maidenhead and Slough 

Our main session is at 7.30 every Monday evening, when we play Pairs, except Teams of Four on the third Monday each month except when this is a bank holiday.  A host is available to play with anyone without a partner on Pairs evenings.

We use Bridgemates, for instant scoring, with current scores displayed on a large screen.  Hand records and results print-outs are available within a few minutes of the end of every session. 

Several teams from the Club compete in the Berks and Bucks League of 8, with the A team in the first division.  We also encourage less experienced players and hold monthly free seminars before the start of an evening session.

Monday Night Host

A host is available for all Monday evening Duplicate Pairs sessions,
so anyone coming along without a partner is guaranteed a game.  This service may be used by any player not more than 6 times in a calendar year.

This does not apply for teams evenings or special events- check the calendar

 

 

Results
Teams
Director: David
Monday Teams Session 1
Burnham C v Caversham Park
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel
Amersham CC A v Burnham A
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sue and Graham
Calendar
Mon 25th Feb 2019
Duplicate Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Malcolm & pat
Wed 27th Feb 2019
Amersham CC A v Burnham A
7.30 pm
Wed 27th Feb 2019
Reading B v Burnham C
7.30 pm
Mon 4th Mar 2019
Duplicate Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Sue & graham
Mon 11th Mar 2019
Duplicate Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Nigel
Mon 18th Mar 2019
Teams
7.30 pm
Director: David