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Surrey GP Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams on 22/23 September

Felixstowe Congress Pairs & Swiss Teams on 6/7 October 

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Essex/Herts Congress

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

Other Counties Competitions


yessmiley  Congratulations  smileyyes 

  Keith Thompson & Graham Olliffe won the Cup for the leading non-expert pair @ Bedfordshire CBS GP Swiss Pairs (9th overall place)

Warboys 2018

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 2018


heart  David Wing Charity Swiss Pairs   heart 

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.

Results

Joint Winners: Roger & Jill Tattersfield, Pat Johnson & Paul Spencer

 

Eastern Counties League

     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

Butler Scoring

ECBA Leagues

      STOP PRESS     

The ECBA Leagues 2018-2019

EBU Competitions - Summer Festival

   yes   Congratulations   yes

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)

Essex/Herts Swiss Teams

 A great turn out was had at the Essex/Herts Swiss Teams with 44 Teams playing.

Congratulations to:

4th place   -  Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner

8th place   -  Keith Thompson & Graham Olliffe, Alan Bryant & Geoff Webber

                    ( yes  winners of the non expert category  yes )

 

A big    THANK YOU    to the organisers and to everybody who played.

  smiley   We hope to see you all again in September - Teams Entry Form   smiley

         

Essex/Herts Swiss Pairs

A great turn out was had at the Essex/Herts Swiss Pairs with 108 Pairs playing.

Congratulations to:

3rd place   -  Stephanie & Laurie Burtt

5th place   -  Marc Chawner & Alan Cohen

18th place -  June Brown & Angela Fenton

 

A big    THANK YOU    to the organisers and to everybody who played.

  smiley   We hope to see you all again in September - Pairs Entry Form   smiley

ECBA Competitions - Summer Seniors

♠      ♣    

Congratulations to the Winners of the Summer Seniors

Alan Cohen & Dennis Johnson

Results

EBU Competitions - Summer Festival - Pivot Teams

!!!   EXCITING NEWS   !!!

The EBU Summer Festival is coming to Barleylands!

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.

EBU Competitions - Eastbourne Summer Seniors Congress

♠   ♣ 

Congratulations

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.

yessmiley

Eastern Counties League

     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

Butler Scoring

ECBA Competitions - George Curtis

♠      ♣    

Congratulations to the Winners of the George Curtis

Peter Oake & Simon Moorman, Ian Moss & Frank Morrison

Results

Senior European Championship

          

Congratulations to 

Alan Mayo

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.

EBU Competitions - Pachabo Trophy

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.

ECBA Competitions - Club Pairs

 

C   ♦ B       P   I   S

Winner Pairs

♠    John McCoy & Alan Aylott   ♠ 

Runners-Up

♣     Jon Ward & Carol Fallon   ♣  

Winners Club

    Mayflower Bridge Club (114.04)    

 

Congratulations to the Winners and  Thank You to all the Players for Taking Part in this Competition.

EBU Competitions - Corwen Trophy

     STOP PRESS     

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

Results

ECBA Competitions - Mixed Teams

♠      ♣    

Congratulations to the Winners of the Mixed Teams

Paul & Val Mollison, Bernie Hunt & Sheena Millins

Results

ECBA - AGM
  • Championship Pairs
  • Gwen Herga Ladies
  • Mayflower - Fletcher
  • Chelmsford - Club Teams
  • Mid Essex - Ray Cornell
  • Eve Goblets Ladies
  • Eve Goblets Men
  • Teams of Four
  • Switch Teams
  • Teams Plate
  • Club Pairs
  • Mixed Pairs
  • Mixed Teams
  • George Curtis Teams
  • Sue Taylor Memorial

The ECBA Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM.

 

Eve Goblets 2017/18

Congratulations to the   ♠   EVE GOBLETS   ♠    Men & Ladies Winners:

Marc Chawner (56)

and

Pat Johnson (27.5)

Leagues - Winners 2017/18

                        ♥  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)

WEST LEAGUE

Waltham Foresters (Tony Verran, Stuart Dunstan, Andrew Barker, Phil Mattacks)

Eastern Counties League

     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

Results

(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. 

More.....

 

Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer won the Warboys Trophy with an average 1.01 Imps per board. 

Click heading above for the Overall Leaderboard Session, click below for B-flight Leaderboard.

Club News

      SAVE THE DATE   

Wickham Bishops Bridge Day in aid of Yomelelani Trust on Tuesday 4 December.

Club News

♠    Learn to play Bridge in 14 weeks   ♣ 

Joan McGuffin, Fast Track  Bridge Classes, starting 8 October

for more information call 07842-245047/423763

Club News

Loughton Bridge Club is running a trial for Friday Afternoon Sessions at Grange Farm from 20 July to End of October.  1.10pm for a 1.30pm start.  £3 per person, incl tea/coffee.  New members very welcome.

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. 

Click on the heading above (or links below) for more information on:

County News

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.  

Top Clubs

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. 

The annual lists showing Master Points gained in 2016, 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 the box heading if interested. 

Play It Again (Sam)

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. 

Results
Essex/Herts Congress - Swiss Teams
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ
Essex/Herts Congress - Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ
Warboys
Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Warboys B
Calendar
Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Surrey GP Swiss Pairs
Spectrum Leisure Complex The Parkway, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1UP 12:00
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Surrey GP Swiss Teams
Spectrum Leisure Complex The Parkway, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1UP 12:00
 Click for more information
Sun 30th Sep 2018
Metropolitan Cup
East Grinstead Sports Club, The Sports Hall, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JU 13:00
 Click for more information
Sat 6th Oct 2018
Felixstowe Bridge Congress - Pairs
Pier Leisure Centre, Seafront, Felixstowe, IP11 2AE 13:00
 Click for more information