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Welcome to Chiltern Bridge League
Competitions for Teams 2018-2019

The Chiltern Bridge League runs a Teams of 8 Competitions for Clubs and a Teams of 4 Competition open to all.  

Entries are required by Aug 31st.  More details are available from the left hand menu - entry forms

Results 2017-2018

Cups have now been awarded for competition winners in the 2017-2018 session

Teams of  8: Newbury B

Teams of  4:  Team Captain Peter Cherrett

Spring Cup for Teams of 4:  Team Captain Madeline Lawson

Elimination Pairs    Jack Calder and Michael Drew

Summer Teams   Joan and Mike Bennett, Jack Calder, Michael Drew

 

Summer Teams Competition 2018

Results of the Summer Teams of 4 Competition are posted under Results, right hand menu

The winners were Joan and Mike Bennett, Jack Calder and Michael Drew with +59

Second were Mike and Sara Ribbins, Janet Barnes and Jonny Richards with +46

Congratulations to them.

Elimination Pairs 2018

 

The Elimination Pairs final was held on Wednesday April 18th at the Reading Cricket and Hockey Club. There were 26 pairs participating from 8 local bridge clubs. Details are available from the right hand results menu,                     

The winners were Jack Calder and Michael Drew from Goring and Streatley Bridge Club.

Second were Rouenna Winstanley and Anthony Collins from Bradshaws Bridge Club

Third were Simon Roberts and Irlan Sirkis from Loddon Vale Bridge Club. 

Congratulations to them.

 

Teams of 4 competition

Peter Cherrett and his team, Peter Briggs, Chris Cherrett, Mark Scott and Stuart Strachan,won the Teams of 4 with outstanding performances beating all opposition and obtaining an average of 16.43. Many congratulations to them.

An exciting finish to the teams of 8 competition

Newbury B needed to beat Goring and Streatley by at least 17-3 in their last match to overtake their friends and neighbours in Newbury A and win the teams of 8 competition. They achieved exactly that result and won by 101 VPs to 100. Congratulations of both Newbury teams.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

 

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY PAIRS COMPETITION

 

To celebrate the 50th year of the Chiltern Bridge League, a golden anniversary pairs competition was held on Wednesday October 18th at the Village Hall, Goring hosted by the Goring and Streatley Bridge Club. Many senior members of the Bridge League were welcomed. The competition was directed by Ann McMahon and 22 pairs participated. The results are shown in the right hand column. There were two winning pairs whose achievements were acknowledged with souvenir cups. 

Angie Camden and Mick Dowling for N/S

Jax Hovell and Pam Hanson for E/W

Congratulations to them.

The Chiltern Bridge League was formed 50 years ago when clubs around Reading got together to run a series of competitions for their members. It is a tribute to the clubs that the League has continued to be successful for all these years. Currently there are five competitions, the Elimination Pairs, Leagues for Teams of 4 and 8 from Clubs, together with a Spring Cup for teams of 4, and a one evening Summer Teams competition for teams of 4.   Competitions for the teams of 4 and 8 from clubs are now being played. The other events will taken place in the New Year. 

 

 

 

Summer Teams Competition 2017

 

There were 12 entries to the Summer Competition for Teams of 4.

Prizes were awarded to the winners,Keith Goswell, Cyril Berkely, Dianne Browne and Dale Thomas and

the runners up Peter Cherrett, Keith Terrell, Stuart Strachan and Peter Briggs.

Congratulations to them - see details under results - right hand menu.

Spring Cup 2017

The Spring Cup has now been completed and in the final the BARNES team eventually beat the VICKERS team by 4 IMPs. The match was tied after 24 boards so went into extra time with 4 extra boards. There were 8 entrants and this year the matches were very closely fought. Apart from the final, one of the semi-finals was also very close with a margin of 1 IMP.  Full details are shown via the left hand menu. 

Elimination Pairs 2017

It was a very close at the top for the Elimination Pairs. Reg and Mary Watson won with a scorer of 66.25 % followed by Eleanor Rice and Stuart Strachan with a score of 66.02 %. Congratulations to both pairs for outstanding results.  All details are available from the Results Menu on the Right Hand Side.

 

Season 2016-2017

Congratulations

to Newbury A who have won the Teams of 8 Competition.

to Peter Cherrett's team who have won the Teams of 4 Competition.

 

 

Mike Bennett - Our Honorary President

Mike Bennett was elected as the Honorary President of the Chiltern Bridge League at the AGM held on September 18th 2016.

Mike was our Chairman from 2003 - 2014 and during that time was responsible for the expansion and management of the Chiltern Bridge League.

He ran the league with great efficiency and good humour and will continue to play an important part in the organisation

 

Competition Winners 2016

Teams of 4:  The winners were Peter Cherrett's team.

Teams of 8. The winners are Reading A with Newbury B second,  Goring and Streatley third.

The final results are available from the menu on the right hand side of this page

Elimination Pairs The winners were Stuart Townsend and Jim Roy

Spring Cup    The winners were Peter Cherrett's team

Summer Teams  The winners were Peter Cherrett's team

Previous Winners 2000-2016

Lists of all previous winners of the Chiltern Bridge League Competitions from 2000-2016 have now been added to the website

These lists for the Teams of 8, the Teams of 4, The Elimination Pairs, The Spring Cup and Summer Teams

are to be found under the results/previous winners entry on the left hand menu.

 

Permitted Agreements - Orange Book 2012

From 2013 onwards the EBU has ceased maintain level 3 replacing the orange book with the blue book.. The Chiltern League will continue to use the Level 3 as defined by the final version of the orange book which can be found under rules.

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
The League runs a very successful program for introducing bridge into local schools using local volunteers. We have two training sessions to teach our teachers how to teach first Minibridge and then bridge as we all know it. The programme received a massive boost in its early years when it was awarded over 9000 to buy dealing machines, cards and boards. 

Youth and Educational Trust has awarded the Chiltern Bridge League 2500 for purchasing boards and cards for the schools project. This has enabled us to help neighbouring counties start similar initiatives.
ABOUT THE LEAGUE

The Chiltern Bridge League was formed in 1967 to allow clubs to play matches while keeping travel to a minimum. The league operates under license from the English Bridge Union and awards MPs on the District scale.

The league organizes leagues for Teams of Eight and Teams of Four in the period September to March. The Spring Cup for fours starts with a round-robin stage and the qualifiers proceed to the knockout stage. The League has a single pairs event, the Elimination Pairs, with heats in clubs and the qualifiers meeting for the final. The season's bridge concludes with an evening of Fours in July at which the year's trophies are presented. EBU level 3 applies to all events though club heats may use the club's standard if it is lower.

All Team of Eight captains form the committee along with the executive (President, Chairman, Treasurer). Clubs without a team of eight may choose to have a representative on the committee. The executive may co-opt members to the committee for special projects.

Results
summer teams
Director: Jonny Richards
Scorer: Michael Drew
Elimination Pairs Final 2018
Director: Mike Bennett
Scorer: Michael Drew
Duplicate
Director: Ann McMahon
Scorer: Michael Drew
Summer Teams
Director: Michael Bennett
Scorer: Michael Drew