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321 Pairs in 33 Essex Clubs
took part in the 2018 Children in Need Sims in which an amzing 9,218 Pairs in 555 clubs participated.
♥ THANK YOU ♥
to all directors, scorers and players who donated their time and money for this worthy cause.
Chris Taylor & Sandy Riach, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
for winning the Sue Taylor Memorial Trophy
♥ ♥ ♥ PLEASE BOOK NOW ♥ ♥ ♥
Charity Bridge Day on 4 December - call 01621 891546 or 07812-342438
ECBA Mixed Pairs on 9 December - Entry Form
Andy Robson Masterclass on 1 February in Lavenham, Suffolk
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Chris Taylor & Simon Moorman, Paul Mollison & Bernie Hunt, Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
Cup for Clubs
Cath Fox & David Embleton, Les Woolard & Val Poter
Congratulations to the Winners
and a big ♥ Thank you ♥ to the Organisers, Directors and all the Players.
Mike Graham & Ian Moss
for winning the Autumn Seniors
♠ ♥ ♠ EBU AUTUMN CONGRESS ♠ ♥ ♠
Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner, Robert Elliott & John Sutcliffe
for a very respectable 6th place in the Teams A Final, after winning in their qualifying section.
♠ ♥ ♠ N E W S F R O M CADIZ ♠ ♥ ♠
More than 20 players from Essex had a great time in Spain- with good results:
(players in top 25%)
Pre-Congress Pairs (42):
5th: Peter Oake & Simon Moorman
7th: Peter & Wendy Williamson
Swiss Pairs (74):
11th: Peter Oake & Simon Moorman
14th: Peter & Wendy Williamson
Ladies Pairs (24):
1st: Linda Fleet & Mary Homer
Men's Pairs (10):
1st: Ted Latham & Bernie Hunt
2nd: Chris Taylor & David Wing
Mixed Pairs (34):
8th: Peter Oake & Debbie Sandford
Pivot Teams (10 each section):
Red 1st: Team Kitchin (A Kitchin & M Harbour, L Fleet & M Homer)
Green 2nd: Team Oake (P Oake & S Moorman, D Sandford & GChadha)
3rd: Team Sandford (D Sandford & G Chadha, P Oake & Simon Moorman)
4th=: Team Kitchin (A Kitchin & M Harbour, L Fleet & M Homer)
9th: Team Johnson (P Johnson & F Alexander, G Fosteer & C Scott)
♠ ♥ ♠ FELIXSTOWE CONGRESS ♠ ♥ ♠
Swiss Teams 4th=: R Register & R Elliott, G Ip & P Darby
Swiss Teams 6th: C Chorley & P Murray, R Perryman & M Wren
Championship Pairs 3rd: Brian Davies & Annie Davies
Results from the Metropolitan Cup
Essex A (10/10) Essex B (2/9) Essex C (6/9)
P Johnson & P Scotting (B) +58, P Mollison & B Hunt (B) +32, K Thompson & G Olliffe (C) +44, M & D Gilbert (C) +26
♠ ♠ ♠ SIMS - 1st National ♠ ♠ ♠
Congratulations to Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
(Thorpe Bay, with 74.24%)
An exciting weekend was had in Ware with overall Swiss Pair winners Andrew Conway & Steve Bush and Swiss Team winners Robert Kipling & Andrew Macnair and Peter & Dee Lindon.
Some good results for Essex players:
Swiss Pairs (74 pairs):
3rd: Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
5th: Chris Megahey & John Sutcliffe
6th: Bernie Hunt & Ray Clarke
8th: George & Maureen Vede
Swiss Teams (31 Teams):
5th: Martin Smith & Sandy Riach, John Sutcliffe & Sandy Smith
7th: Paul Mollison & Bernie Hunt, Steve Cade-Bowyer & Val Mollison
Keith Thompson & Graham Olliffe won the Cup for the leading non-expert pair @ Bedfordshire CBS GP Swiss Pairs (9th overall place)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE WARBOYS TROPHY:
Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer (average 1.01 Imps per board)
Click heading (right) for Overall Leaderboard, click below for B-flight Leaderboard.
David Wing Charity Swiss Pairs
Chelmsford BC raised £531 for the Alzheimer’s Society, £481 on the night and an extra £50 raised by SWF Bridge Club.
a big THANK YOU to everybody who took part in this event.
Joint Winners: Roger & Jill Tattersfield, Pat Johnson & Paul Spencer
Third Game of the Season
Essex played Herts home as follows:
A Team lost 9-11 B Team won 15-5 C Team lost 1-19
The ECBA Leagues 2018-2019
Swiss Pair Championship (156 pairs)
28th: Tony Verran & Brian Gladman
Swiss Pairs (50 pairs)
5th: FGraham Beeton & Ray Clarke
Friday Open Pairs (34 pairs)
7th: Graham Beeton & Robert Elliott
Mixed Pivot Teams (65 Teams)
3rd=: Oake (P Oake, T Genthe, M Graham, I Moss)
3rd=: Hunt (B Hunt, P Mollison, V Mollison, S Cade-Bowyer)
24th: Ward (J Ward, C Fallon, L Fleet, C Fox)
♦ A great turn out was had at the Essex/Herts Swiss Teams with 44 Teams playing.
4th place - Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
8th place - Keith Thompson & Graham Olliffe, Alan Bryant & Geoff Webber
( winners of the non expert category )
A big ♥ THANK YOU ♥ to the organisers and to everybody who played.
We hope to see you all again in September - Teams Entry Form
A great turn out was had at the Essex/Herts Swiss Pairs with 108 Pairs playing.
3rd place - Stephanie & Laurie Burtt
5th place - Marc Chawner & Alan Cohen
18th place - June Brown & Angela Fenton
We hope to see you all again in September - Pairs Entry Form
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Congratulations to the Winners of the Summer Seniors
Alan Cohen & Dennis Johnson
Barleylands will be hosting the Mixed Pivot Teams event on Wednesday 15th August - 3:30pm (- 7:00pm).
£25.00 per team.
In this format each player plays with the other 3 team mates as a partnership - great fun and Blue Pointed.
Please book with Bernie Hunt directly.
to Graham Beeton & Ray Clarke for 6th place in the Championship Pairs.
to Laurie and Stephanie Burtt for 7th place in the B-flight.
to Linda Fleet & Winnie Godber for 9th place in the Swiss Pairs.
to Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting, Graham Beeton & Ray Clarke for 5th place in the Swiss Teams.
Second Game of the Season
Essex played Northants away as follows:
A Team won 11-9 B Team lost 3-17 C Team drew 10-10
Congratulations to the Winners of the George Curtis
Peter Oake & Simon Moorman, Ian Moss & Frank Morrison
whose Senior Team came 8th in the European Championships in Ostend, Belgium and thus securing a place to respresent England in the World Championships in China next year.
Well done to Team Essex (Marc Chawner, Peter Franklin, Richard Register, Robert Elliott) for a very respectable 7th (of 25) place in the Pachabo Cup.
C ♦ L ♦ U ♦ B P ♦ A ♦ I ♦ R ♦ S
♠ John McCoy & Alan Aylott ♠
♣ Jon Ward & Carol Fallon ♣
♥ Mayflower Bridge Club (114.04) ♥
Congratulations to the Winners and Thank You to all the Players for Taking Part in this Competition.
92 pairs played over five sessions to win the coveted Corwen Trophy.
The Essex Pairs finished in respectable places.
19 S Moorman & M Chawner 20 S Riach & J Lapszys 41 G Beeton & R Clarke 53 R Elliott & T Genthe
Congratulations to the Winners of the Mixed Teams
Paul & Val Mollison, Bernie Hunt & Sheena Millins
The ECBA Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM.
Congratulations to the ♥ ♠ EVE GOBLETS ♠ ♥ Men & Ladies Winners:
Marc Chawner (56)
Pat Johnson (27.5)
♥ CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNING TEAMS ♥
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Nailbiting suspense at the final match,ending in a 3 way tie of 57VP !!
1st Ultra Llama (Marc Chawner, Paul Spencer, Chris Taylor, Albert Kitchin)
2nd Hanley (Rick Hanley, Andre Gray, Graham Beeton, Ray Clarke, Mike Sherer)
3rd Barleylands (Peter Oake, Frank Morrison, Simon Moorman, Robert Elliott)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 2
May & Baker (Jill & Roger Tattersfield, Alaric Cundy, Chris Megahey)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 3
Hadleigh Castle (Geoff Webber, Alan Bryant, Linda Barker, Peter Bailey)
Waltham Foresters (Tony Verran, Stuart Dunstan, Andrew Barker, Phil Mattacks)
First Game of the Season
Essex played Camb & Hunts home as follows:
A Team lost 5-15 B Team won 16-4 C Team won 15-5
(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.
ECBA welcomes the new, EBU affiliated
Upminster & Cranham Bridge Club
Friday Evening session & Bridge Lessons
We wish Tony and Sue French every success with this new club.
A message from Bernie Hunt:
Barleylands runs Seminars on most Thursdays in Autumn.
8th November: no seminar
15th November: What's my rebid?
22nd November: Strong Opening Bids
29th November: Checkback Stayman
These subjects are for everyone.
£8pp which includes the booklet on the subject.
Loughton Bridge Club is extending the trial for Friday Afternoon Sessions at Grange Farm to the End of December. 1.10pm for a 1.30pm start. £3 per person, incl tea/coffee. New members very welcome.
A message from Tony French:
Hutton’s new Play & Learn session starts from Monday 8th October at Hutton Community Centre - 13:00 - 16:00.
Up to 18 boards with hand records will be played and discrete questions may be asked of the session leaders, inexperienced players may refer to notes and although etiquette will be observed it will be fully explained. The club is ideal for any player undertaking lessons, any with limited experience, those just returning to the game or anyone looking to test new systems or partnerships. This is a highly social and friendly session looking to gently introduce players to our club and the scene at large, any player/s at any standard looking for a game on Monday afternoons are most welcome. The session will be scored manually but not EBU graded.
The club is hosted so there is no need for a partner, the session costs £2.50 for club members and £4 for others.
SAVE THE DATE
Wickham Bishops Bridge Day in aid of Yomelelani Trust on Tuesday 4 December.
♠ ♥ Learn to play Bridge in 14 weeks ♦ ♣
Joan McGuffin, Fast Track Bridge Classes, starting 8 October
for more information call 07842-245047/423763
The annual lists showing Master Points gained in 2017, and ranks at the end of the year, have been published by the EBU.
A host of new reports showing master-point lists and promotions, enhancing the EBU reports, have been developed by your webmaster. Click here for reports.
The Competition Programme 2018-19 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.
This column in the EBU magazine was discontinued at the end of 2017 as the majority of members were sourcing more up-to-date information from county websites and newsletters, and a survey of the readership indicated that other content should be given priority. For County News Archive click here.
Based on the EBU's 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!