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Holders Retain Knockout Teams of Four
Holders Retain Knockout Teams of Four

After being behind for all the match, Chris Bickerdike (Jean Law, Richard GS Draycott, Sandra Bickerdike) had a storming last eight boards to beat Joe Bryant (Geoff Warren, Mary Robson, Rob Jones) by 17 IMPs in the 40-board final played on 15 April. They now qualify to represent Cornwall in the Pachabo Cup in Birmingham in June. 

Cornwall Congress 2016

STOP PRESS : SWISS TEAMS NOW OVER HALF FULL

The Congress in 2016 will again be held at the Falcon Hotel, Bude over the weekend 9-10-11 September. National Director and Devonian, Robin Barker, has kindly agreed to be Chief Tournament Director, with Don Pearson as Scorer. An entry form will be mailed in April to all players who completed an entry form in 2015 and have not entered already. It can also be downloaded by clicking on "Cornwall Congress 2016".  

Booking accommodation at the Falcon Hotel should be done directly with the hotel - do not delay as there are only 29 rooms.

Bed & Breakfast for the Friday & Saturday nights combined will be : Single room £100.00    Single occupancy of a Double Room £140.00   Standard Double/Twin Room £100.00 per person  Superior Double Room £120.00 per person.

Ring the hotel on 01288 352005 quoting "Bridge Congress" to ensure you get these special rates. A deposit of £30.00 will be required when booking.

A starting point for other hotels, guest houses, B & Bs, restaurants, cafes, etc is www.visitbude.info

ENTRIES TO DATE : Club Players Trophy : 0,   Championship Pairs* : 16,   Consolation Pairs : 1,   Swiss Pairs : 22,   Swiss Teams : 16.  

* Non-qualifiers automatically go forward to the Consolation Pairs on Friday evening

Cornwall Charity Simultaneous Pairs

will be held on Tuesday 21 June with proceeds going to the Precious Lives appeal. Five clubs in the county will be holding heats - Bude, Godolphin (Helston), Liskeard, St. Austell and Wadebridge - and it is hoped that players from other clubs will support the event by travelling to their nearest heat. The cost will be £2.00 more than a club's normal entry fee, and we hope that each club will also hold a small raffle. More details in due course, but please put this date in your diary today! 

Introduction
Introduction

There are currently 13 bridge clubs in Cornwall that are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU). They meet on a variety of weekday evenings. 

Most county events are held on Sundays between September and April at Ladock village hall, just east of Truro. Postcode is TR2 4PG.

The County hosts one event open to all members of the EBU. In September, the three day Cornish Congress is held in the attractive seaside town of Bude on the extreme North coast of the county. The weekend includes two one-day green-pointed events and a Championship Pairs on the Friday.

Visitor to Cornwall?

As the most popular county in England in which to holiday, all our clubs are happy to welcome visiting bridge players for some mental stimulation after a relaxing day on the beach or walking the coastline! Again, contact the appropriate club secretary via Cornish Bridge Clubs page so they know to expect you.

Click for the latest results
Home Swap in Australia?

I have received a letter from keen bridge players Don & Judy Scown who live 400 miles north of Sydney. They are looking to do a home and car swap in mid 2017 with a like-minded couple living in Cornwall. Email me if you would like to read their letter. Chris Bickerdike

Results
24th April 2016
Ryley King and Hilda Higman Trophies
Director: Chris Bickerdike
Scorer: Chris Nichols
3rd April 2016
Club Teams of Eight
Director: rb
Scorer: rb
6th March 2016
John Perks Cup
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Jim Barker
Click for the latest results
Home Swap in Australia?

I have received a letter from keen bridge players Don & Judy Scown who live 400 miles north of Sydney. They are looking to do a home and car swap in mid 2017 with a like-minded couple living in Cornwall. Email me if you would like to read their letter. Chris Bickerdike

Results
24th April 2016
Ryley King and Hilda Higman Trophies
Director: Chris Bickerdike
Scorer: Chris Nichols
3rd April 2016
Club Teams of Eight
Director: rb
Scorer: rb
6th March 2016
John Perks Cup
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Jim Barker