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Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
for winning the ECBA Championship Pairs
Robert Elliott & Tanya Genthe, Andrew & Ann Smith, John Sutcliffe & Peter Franklin
for joining Paul & Marc to represent Essex in the Corwen Trophy
Dave Duffy & Bernie Harrison
for winning the ECBA Championship Pairs Consolidation Finals
Andrew & Anne Smith
for the only non county squad players in the finals and securing 3rd place
Richard Perryman & Mike Wren
for winning the ECBA Championship Pairs Qualifier Round
Sandy Riach & Jacek Lapszys
for 9th place at the National Pairs Final
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ECBA Championship Pairs on Sun 14 April - Entry Form
ECBA B-Flight on Sun 14 April - Cancelled due to lack of interest
ECBA Mixed Teams on Sun 12 May - Entry Form
2019 AGM on Sun 12 May - drinks and nibbles - 17:00
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♥ ♥ AGM 2019 AGENDA ♥ ♥
Please join us on Sunday 12th May for the Mixed Teams followed by the AGM.
Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
for winning the Wednesday British Spring Sim Pairs
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 5, 13, 16 and 24 ♠ ♠
Robert Elliott & Tanya Genthe
for an amazing 3rd place (out of 246) at the Portland Pairs
Well done also to:
26th: Tony Verran & Naomi Cohen
33rd: Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton
39th: Mary Homer & Peter Styles
for winning the ECBA Seniors Cup
Martin & Sandy Smith, Ted Cockle & Tony Philpott
for winning the Essex Switch Cup
Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey
for winning the ECBA Spring Seniors
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ECL 2019/20 DATES & SELECTIONS
Well Done to
for a good 34th/158 in the National Pairs Regional Finals
and qualifying for the National Pairs Final in Warwick.
Graham Beeton & Rick Hanley
for 1st place in the EABW Swiss Pairs
Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting, Val & Paul Mollison
for 4th place in the EABW Swiss Teams
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 2, 17 and 21 ♠ ♠
There were some decent results for Essex Players in heavy playing fields:
Grand Masters - 17/26: Albert Kitchin & Chris Taylor
Premier Life Masters - 3/17:Ray Clarke & Graham Beeton
Premier Life Masters - 8/17: Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting
Regional Masters - 9/12: Cath Fox and Ann Owen
Masters: 49/242: Colin Scott & Tony French
Seventh Game of the Season
Essex played Norfolk away as follows:
A Team lost 9-11 B Team lost 3-17 C Team lost 4-16
Winners Ray Cornell Trophy
Team Mid Essex A
Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
Winners Ray Cornell Prize
Frank Morrison & Peter Franklin, Graham Beeton & David Piper, Roger & Jill Tattersfield, John Sutcliffe & Alaric Cundy
Congratulations to Team Mountnessing for representing Essex in the Garden Cities Competition.
Sixth Game of the Season
Essex played Cambridge University away as follows:
A Team lost 8-12 B Team n/a C Team n/a
Bernie Harrison & Dave Duffy
for 1st Place in the Thursday Bridge England SIMS
NEWS FROM ATHENS
Congratulations to our Essex Players in Greece:
Pre-Congress Pairs: 2nd Cath Fox & Ann Owen, 4th Paul & Val Mollison
Swiss Pairs: 6th Paul & Val Mollison
Pivot Teams: 1st Cath Fox & Anne Owen, Paul & Val Mollison
Ladies Pairs: 1st Cath Fox & Ann Owen
Mixed Pairs: 2nd Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton
Swiss Team: 2nd Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton (WOR), Kathy & Denis Talbot (OXF)
Swiss Teams: 4th Val & Paul Mollison, Cath Fox & Ann Owen
Chris Megahey & John Sutcliffe
for winning the Woodham Ferrers Congress Swiss Pairs
Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Simon Moorman & Peter Oake
for winning the Woodham Ferrers Congress Swiss Teams
Richard Register & Robert Elliott
for winning the Trophy for Best Combined Performance over the two days
Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy
for winning the ECBA Gwen Herga Men's Pairs
Pers Gozubuyukoglu & Sue French
Pat Johnson & Fran ALexander
for jointly winning the ECBA Gwen Herga Ladies' Pairs
Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
for winning the ECBA Swiss Pairs
Fifth Game of the Season
Essex played Beds at home as follows:
A Team won 19-1 B Team won 13-7 C Team won 15-5
Robert Elliott & Maureen Huntingford
for winning the ECBA Mixed Pairs
Laurie & Stephanie Burtt
for winning the ECBA Flitch Trophy
(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)
The ECBA was formed in 1946. We have around 2,100 members and 26 affiliated clubs.
We now have 3 clubs that are amongst the 50 most active in the country.
A message from Tony French:
Hutton Bridge Club would like to announce that our next ‘Beginning Bridge’ course will commence with a free taster lesson on Monday 8th April at Hutton Community Centre. On the same date and at the same venue we are also starting our first ‘Continuing Bridge’ course, both courses start at 10 am.
From 12:30 – 15:30 on Mondays, again at the same venue, we also continue to run a, relaxed, friendly and social Play and Learn Club. Please contact Tony on 07957 406088 or see www.bridgewebs.co/hutton.
Competition Programme 2019-20
This has now been emailed to Club Secretaries. Please note that the Programme may get out of date, so check the website Calendar and onward links for current information.
The annual lists showing Master Points gained in 2018, and ranks at the end of the year, have been published by the EBU.
List of 2018 Essex Top Tens & Cat 1-6 Winners
List of Essex Promotions (monthly)
Congratulations to Pat Johnson - 4th in Cat 2
EBU AGM MINUTES
A message from Bernie Hunt:
Barleylands runs Seminars on most Thursdays in Spring.
£8pp which includes the booklet on the subject.
Based on the EBU statistics for 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 we have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country.
Some Website users may be unaware of a wonderful new and updated Bridgewebs feature for reviewing your results. Go to "Results", and click on "Scorecards". Under each hand, there's a "Play It Again" button that's been around for a while. A new feature - the "Results Analysis" button - gives all sorts juicy statistics, including X-IMPs for teams events. It only applies where automated deal files have been uploaded. See the Help File for a full explanation.
The EBU is keen that all members are aware of the services of EBED, its new charity for Bridge Education & Development, Click on this box to find out more and visit their new website!