ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORTS & ACCOUNTS and
COUNTY NEWS LETTER
For the year 1st May 2011 to 30th April 2012
Minutes of the 65th Annual General Meeting of the ECBA,
held on Saturday 5th May 2012 at Little Baddow Memorial Hall.
Present: Mrs M Curtis (Hon President), R Green (Hon Vice-President), J Williams (Hon Chairman), Mrs A Hartley (Hon General Secretary), E Cockle (Hon Tournament Secretary), B Hunt (Hon League Secretary), Officers and 23 members of the committee and other members.
Apologies for absence: A. Cundy, A Philpott, N Bardsley, J Birch, M Cook, B Telford, S Taylor, C Taylor, J Lestrange, J Lestrange, B Hair, J Hair, L Burtt, S Burtt, S Moorman and F Morrison
1. Hon Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Mr John Williams welcomed those present and outlined the plans for the evening. He congratulated a number of Essex members who had done well during the past year in competitions further afield, in particular Cecil Leighton, who in October 2011 was awarded the very prestigious EBU Silver Medal award for services to bridge and Nicole Cook who had won a place in the team to represent England in the Lady Milne.
He reported that he had continued to visit and play at Essex clubs and had now visited 19 of the 28 ECBA affiliated clubs. He had less success with non-affiliated clubs but he had tried to encourage them to consider themselves as part of the Essex scene telling them of our events, particularly those for which their members are eligible, and offered them the opportunity to have their club details on our website. He hoped that by being friendly that eventually some might see the advantage of affiliating.
He said that in September he would be holding a meeting which he hoped all clubs would attend to discuss two matters. Firstly, the new events we had started, designed to attract wider participation, and to ask what other events might appeal to club members. And secondly, to explain the new EBU initiatives including Blue points, the National ranking project, the consultation on turning the EBU into an educational charity etc
He recorded his thanks to Jill Hair, who was not present. Jill was retiring after many years of hard work both on the committee and in Essex and the ECBA had decided to award her life membership and present her with the award of “Good Friend of Essex Bridge”. Ian Moss was also retiring from the Committee, he had been co-opted for the last year and contributed excellently to the work of the Committee. John hoped to be able to persuade him to rejoin at some stage in the future.
He reminded the members that two years ago he promised to undertake the Chairman’s role for three years and further, if required and if he felt able. He said he wished to pursue two or three pet projects related to trying to help intermediate players progress and he could easily undertake these as Chairman or as an ordinary committee member, which ever the membership wished.
He thanked all members of the Committee for their support and hard work over the year.
2. Minutes of the last meeting
These had been previously circulated to all members. They were agreed to be a correct record and acceptance was proposed by A Kitchin, seconded by C Lovett and signed by the Chairman.
3. Matters arising
Item 1. The Chairman had, as promised visited several more affiliated clubs.
Item 7. We had continued our focus on reducing cost and were proposing a further reduction of the County’s portion from 7p to 6p and were hoping to continue to reduce it.
4. Hon Secretary’s Report
This is attached in full. Its adoption was proposed by P Oake, seconded by M Homer and agreed by the meeting. The Chairman thanked Mrs Hartley for her report and hard work over the year. He presented her with a bouquet.
5. Hon Treasurer’s Report
In T Philpott’s absence the Treasurer’s report was presented by J Williams. Copies of the Income and Expenditure Accounts and the Balance Sheet were circulated at the meeting. The Treasurer’s Report is attached in full. Its adoption was proposed by J Peacock, seconded by V Mollison and agreed by the meeting. The Chairman thanked Mr Philpott.
6. Subscriptions 2013/2014
The County part of the P2P subscription for this coming year would be 6p which is a reduction of 1p from the year before. T Philpott in his report suggested that the figure for 2013/2014 should be set at a maximum of 6p but that we would make every effort to reduce this. That this should be adopted was proposed by D Valtisiaris, seconded by P Oake and agreed by the meeting.
7. Hon Tournament Secretary’s Report
This is attached in full. Its adoption was proposed by M Smith, seconded by M Homer and agreed by the meeting. The Chairman thanked Mr Cockle.
8. Hon League Secretary’s Report
This is attached in full. Its adoption was proposed by V Mollison, seconded by C Lovett and agreed by the meeting. The Chairman thanked Mr Hunt.
9. Election of officers
All of the current Committee members were willing to stand again with the exception of J Hair. G Foster has been proposed by J Hair and seconded by J Williams for the vacant position. All were elected unopposed.
10. Any Other Business
The Chairman said he had received a request that the AGM should be held on a different weekend and at a different venue. He promised to air this under Any Other Business. He pointed out that next year’s AGM would be on May 18th. Ideally we like the AGM on the second Saturday of May but that was the day the Village used their Hall for their annual Open Gardens weekend. He pointed out that the Little Baddow Hall was extremely convenient for parking, kitchen, access to entrances, equipment and very reasonably priced. P Oake suggested using Barleylands for all events as it had many similar attributes and a number of other venues were suggested; however, members from the west of the County agreed that they had been unable to find any new suitable venues. J Williams said that his aim was to try to cover the whole of Essex with a fair distribution of our meetings but the Committee would consider it further. As there was no further business Dr Williams closed the meeting
The trophies and prizes were presented by the President, Mrs Margaret Curtis and she received a bouquet of flowers with thanks. This was followed by a cheese and wine buffet and closed with a short game of bridge.
Hon Treasurer’s Report
Income and Expenditure Account for the 2011/2012 Season
£ £ £ £
P2P, Club and other EBU Income 6353 5723
Less Life Members 96 138
Fees 9770 9120
Accommodation, refreshments & T.Ds 5194 4613
Cost of Duplimating & Bridgemates 796 1112
Tournament Directors 498 869
EBU and other charges 923 997
Prizes 1170 1132
Receipts 600 580
Prizes and EBU Fees 230 230
Interest Received Gross 5 5
Surplus on joint EBU events 1560 815
County matches 2194 903
Honorary secretary's expenses Nil 900
(2011 includes travel, telephone etc.)
Printing and stationery 169 1157
AGM 2011/2012 Season 340 Nil
AGM 2010/2011 Season 199 700
Tournament Director Course 119 Nil
Meetings 79 486
Postage and telephone 459 474
Engraving and repairs 305 199
Web Site 97 116
Bidding Box Purchase/Cards 168 74
Sundries 57 302
4186 4186 5311 5311
Excess of Income over Expenditure 5195 1841
Less transfer to Tollemache Reserve Fund Nil 1000
Less transfer to New Equipment Fund 2500 Nil
Less transfer to Youth Development Fund 1198 Nil
Balance Sheet as at 31/03/12
Stock: ties, spoons, vouchers and stamps 306 377
Entry fees due and payments in advance 250 709
On current account and in hand 559 142
On Business Bonus Account 9004 13999
Skipton Building Society 90 Day Account 10000 Nil
Hire of halls,fees in advance and prizes 1037 1341
New Equipment Fund(see Note 4) 2500 Nil
Youth Development Fund (see Note 1) 2000 802
Tollemache Reserve Fund ( see Note 2) 1000 1000
Capital account 12085 11243
Excess of Income over Expenditure 1497 841
Note 1: The Youth Development Fund represents funds donated by the Thurrock Bridge Club on their closure with the express wish that they be used to develop Youth Bridge. The ECBA has topped up this Fund by £1198 to cover planned activities.
Note 2: The Tollemache Reserve Fund is to cover the extra costs involved on occasions when Essex qualifies for the final.
Note 3: It is the policy of the committee to write off expenditure on trophies, cards, boards and stationery in the year of purchase.
Note 4: This fund is to cover substantial expense expected in the near future.
HONORARY TREASURER: A.J.Philpott
I have examined the books and records of the Essex Contract Bridge Association and, in my opinion these give a true and fair view of the financial position as at 31/03/2012
HONORARY AUDITOR: J.Cordingley
Balance Sheet. Under Cash you will note the Skipton Building Society Account that was opened during the year which originally was paying 2.0% Gross interest although that reduced to 1.80% in January 2012. Still this is a better rate than that paid by Barclays.
The other 2 items of note are the creation of a New Equipment Fund of £2500 and an increase in the Youth Development Fund to £2000. Both these were achieved by a transfer from our surplus with particular projects in mind.
Income and Expenditure Account. The key items here are P2P, Club and other EBU Income.
At first glance it may appear odd that when we reduced P2P from 9p to 7p our income has gone up. However because the EBU paid us 2 months in arrears in the 2010/2011 year we only received 10 months of income. In the current year we therefore received 2 months at the old 9p rate and having said they pay us 2 months in arrears for some reason the February 2012 payment normally received in April was put through by the EBU at the end of March. We received 13 months income in the year.
For next year, with P2P reduced to 6p, I would anticipate income including direct members and BFA to be in the region of £4500/£5000.
Competitions. Overall a much improved performance only partly aided by a credit adjustment of £216 where we did not, as anticipated, enter a team in the Pachabo. Our prize structure has remained unchanged since 2005 and will be reviewed this year.
Interest Received. Our 1st Interest from the Skipton Building Society was not due in the year.
Joint EBU Events. The surplus of £1560 was almost double as compared to the previous year.
County Matches. The cost of £2194 was more than double the previous year largely due to us entering a team in the Tollemache which we had not done in the previous year. We now employ a caterer for our home Eastern Counties Matches and had one more match than we were expecting as the re-arranged match with Bedfordshire became a home rather than an away match. We will benefit next year as they will now host a match that would have been our home match for the 2012/2013 season.
Honorary Secretary’s Expenses. Now nil but not due to us being mean to Audrey! These are now dispersed amongst other cost headings.
Printing and Stationery. At only £169 this is an amazing result. Going back over 10 years, and before we changed printers, in one year we spent over £5400.
Meetings. These costs are considerably reduced as they are now held in members’ houses rather than a hired room.
Tony Philpott 10th April 2012
Hon. General Secretary’s report 2011 - 2012
Good evening Ladies and gentlemen. This is my first report to you as the General Secretary of the Essex Contract Bridge Association. At the last AGM I was caught by surprise when I was asked to take the minutes as, at that point, I had not been elected to the position. However it was much easier that I expected as most of the reports were given to me either by email or paper copy.
Firstly I would like to say a special thank you to Margaret Curtis. Hers was a tough act to follow but she has been incredibly helpful throughout the year. It was very comforting to know that she was only the other end of a phone line when ever I needed to tap into her experience or ask for advice. Thank you, Margaret.
It has been a busy year and your Committee Members have been working hard often with more than one hat on, and they have accomplished a lot. On your behalf I thank them all.
New events. Your Chairman is very keen to involve clubs and their members in County activities; to that end he has been visiting clubs and asking them what they want from the County. Many said they wanted more competitions where ordinary club members didn’t have to play against strong players.
To that end we have introduced some new competitions which we hope will attract more of the ordinary club members to take part.
Pairs League. During April, May and June we are running a pilot Pairs League. When this is fully operational it should be formed into divisions of approximately ten pairs so that competitors play against opponents of about the same level. During each of three afternoons each pair will play approximately eight boards against three other pairs so that at the end of three afternoons they will have played against all of the pairs in their division. The first three games of the pilot are held on one Thursday afternoon each month. If it is successful then we hope to run three sessions each year; September, October and November; January, February and March; and May June and July with pairs being promoted and demoted as in football. Do encourage members of your clubs to take part. Your comments on which afternoon and afternoon or evening will be welcome.
PRO/AM. The “Play with an Expert” has been very successful and we decided to introduce another competition along similar lines. This one is called PRO/AM. Each pair entering should consist of one less experienced player and one more experienced player. But this time we are leaving it to players to find partners for them-selves. We ask clubs to encourage stronger players to pair up with less experienced players from their club and enter this competition. If you do want to enter but don’t know an appropriate partner the organisers will be pleased to help. The competition will be on July 1st at Barleylands.
The Queen’s Jubilee. For the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics we have decided to celebrate with a rather novel competition on June 5th designed to appeal to all standards. The aim is that players will be formed into groups of similar standards and will play three short sessions of bridge, the first will be teams, the second pairs and the last an individual. There will be a lunch between the first two sessions and tea and biscuits in the second break. We hope the novelty of this competition will attract many players. If it proves popular we will hold another during the Olympics.
Christmas Party. The Christmas Party was a last minute addition to our programme of events and was only advertised on the Website. It was held at Barleylands. The food was fantastic and the bridge was great fun. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting to people I don’t usually meet. Most of the money went to a Charity chosen by the winners.
Website. Over the year Sandy Riach has been hard at work revamping the Website and reorganising it and the additions into a logical format. He has been very receptive to suggestions and requests have been installed within 24 hours. Sandy, the Website is fantastic – thank you.
Disciplinary Panel. During the year we have dealt with two disciplinary matters; as a result of these and advice from the EBU Laws and Ethics committee we have advertised on the website for volunteers with appropriate experience in court procedure and legal matters to be part of a Disciplinary Panel. From this we will be able to form Conduct and Disciplinary Committees much more quickly if or when we need them in the future. If you know of anyone else who would be willing to be part of this Panel please let me know. We also wish to make two changes to the Constitution which will be on the AGM agenda next year. One is a slight change to the wording in the definition of a Full Member of the Association and the other is an inclusion recommended by the Laws and Ethics Committee to define more clearly the role of the County in helping Clubs if they encounter disciplinary problems. I also wish to recommend to all clubs, whether Member or private, affiliated or non-affiliated that they have a Constitution approved by the EBU. There are example Constitutions on the EBU website and John and I would be happy to help if needed.
Programmes and AGM Report. The programmes of events and the AGM report are now done in-house. They are published on the website and paper copies are sent to Club Secretaries and to those members who don’t have internet access; if you know of any member who can’t access our website please let me know.
Blue Points. There is an exciting addition to the Master Point scheme which will start next year. Blue Points! Blue points are designed to be halfway between black points and green points with 3 blue points being equivalent to one green point. A blue pointed event has to be a two session competition. All clubs can hold up to two blue pointed events and a county can hold up to four blue pointed events in any year. Any club wishing to hold such an event will need to apply first to their County to agree the date so that it fits into the calendar and then to the EBU for permission to hold the event. More details will be found on the EBU website. The County are considering applying to change one of their team events and perhaps the Swiss Pairs to blue points. Your comments on this are welcome.
EBU and Charity Status. At a Meeting in October the Shareholders of the EBU approved that there should be an investigation into whether the EBU should apply for charity status or not. At the more recent Shareholders’ Meeting in April progress on this issue was reported but a written report had not been circulated. A more detailed report is being published in the next two months and will be further discussed at the Chairmen’s Meeting in July. Your Shareholders and your Chairman will discuss this issue when they receive more information.
Thanks should also go to Ted Cockle, Nicole Cook and Bernie Hunt for organising and directing our competitions and for coming up with so many new ideas for our entertainment. When all is said and done – bridge is what we are here for, so without their hard work we would have no bridge outside the club environment. Thank you. Thank to everyone who helps or participates – without you life would be very dull!
J Audrey Hartley 5 May 2012
Hon Tournament Secretary’s report – 2011/12
The total number of pairs competing in Essex events (excluding the leagues) was slightly down on the previous year but still higher than the previous two years; last year 474 pairs played in all competitions compared to 481 in the previous year. I have produced a one page summary showing the number of entries for each competition for the last four years; I have printed off a number of copies for the AGM. Some extra statistics; 103 individuals took part in the 3 seniors, this increased to 169 in all the pairs events (excluding the play with an expert) and when you include all the team events it goes up to a total of 224 competitors. The total membership for Essex is 1975.
Some of the competitions had an increase and some a decrease; for example the George Curtis had 13 teams this year compared to 7 last year, but the Tony Kelvin only had 7 teams compared to 11 for the previous year. The day time seniors are still proving popular; we run three separate events and there were 30 pairs on two of the occasions and 31 on the third one.
We introduced a new event this year which was a Christmas party at Barleylands. Although only 12 pairs took part I understand they all enjoyed themselves. In the coming year we will be introducing three new events.
Over the past year most people have been entering competitions via E:mail; these either come via our web-site or normal E:mail. From an administrative point I can easily confirm I have received the entries but the downside is that on the day someone (quite often that is me) has to collect the entry fees and that is normally a lot of money! Over the year the total amount of entry fees is just under £10,000. This year we’ve introduced electronic payments and we received a total £455 during the year. As result of proving that we can accept electronic payments successfully the committee have decided that whilst competitors can still pay on the day it will cost them an extra pound per person.
In addition to Nicole Cook and myself directing the tournaments Audrey Hartley, Bernie Hunt and Richard Register have also directed, - so I would like to thank them
Finally I would like to point out that have I taken on a new and valuable responsibility which is, Chief (I always think it’s good to have chief in the title as it makes you feel important) Lost Property Officer – for example at the Essex pairs 3 coats, 1 jacket, 1 cardigan and 1 large umbrella were left behind!
Ted Cockle May 2012
Hon League Secretary’s report – 2011/12
Before I say anything else I wish to express my thanks to Bill West who has put all the results and league tables on the ECBA website.
Apart from one all matches were completed by 29th April.
There have been some really good performances in all divisions
In West Essex there was only one division of eight. Waltham Foresters (T Verran, S Dunstan, P Mattacks and A Barker) have won the division comfortably scoring 109/140 VPs, Hatfield Heath were second and Redbridge were third.
In South East Essex there are three divisions of 7 teams. Division 1: May and Baker (J & R Tattersfield, A Cundy, C Megahay, T Cockle and M Smith) are first with a score of 110/120 VPs, followed by Taylors’ Dummies (74) and Barleylands (71). One team have failed to complete 50% of their fixtures and will be withdrawing completely from the league next season. This means that only one team will be relegated.
Division 2: was won by a new team, Ultra Vires (G Foster, J Hair, S Cade-Bowyer and S Moorman) with a score of 95/120 VPs followed by Chelmsford Green (66) and Academics (65).
Division 3: was won by the Hadleigh Castle (B Newman, G Webber, J Sargent and S Larkin) scoring 82/120 followed by Derek’s Dominoes (80) and Weakenders (62)
Bernie Hunt May 2012
EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE 2011/2012
A Division B Division C Division
1 Suffolk 101 1 Northamptonshire 108 1 Northamptonshire 95
2 Hertfordshire 94 2 Essex 101 2 Hertfordshire 77
3 Bedfordshire 73 3 Hertfordshire 90 3= Essex 70
4 Norfolk 71 4 Cambs. & Hunts. 71 3= Norfolk 70
5 Northamptonshire 68 5 Norfolk 63 5 Cambs. & Hunts. 59
6 Essex 63 6 Bedfordshire 60 6 Bedfordshire 34
7 Cambs. & Hunts. 56 7 Suffolk 40 7 Suffolk 15
8 Cambridge University 34 8 Cambridge University 22
ESSEX SWITCH CUP
1st Peter Scotting, Phil Collier, Sandy Riach & Michael Watson.
2nd Sue Taylor, Chris Taylor, Winnie Godber & John Stimson.
QUALIFYING HEAT OF THE NATIONAL PAIRS
1st Graham Foster & Richard Register 2nd Sandy Riach & David Clark
ESSEX NATIONAL PAIRS TROPHY
Margaret Curtis & David Sherman.
ESSEX TEAMS OF FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
1st Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, 1st Sandy Smith, John Sutcliffe,
Bernie Harrison & Dave Duffy Linda Fleet & Mary Homer
2nd Graham Foster, Richard Register, 2nd John Williams, Brian Davies,
Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey Val & Paul Mollison
1st Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner 2nd Laurie Burtt & Alan Coral
3rd Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey 4th Dave Duffy & Bernie Harrison
ESSEX SENIORS’ CUP
Seniors’ Summer Pairs Seniors’ Autumn Pairs
1st= John Birch & Pat O’Gara. 1st Albert Kitchin & Catriona Lovett
1st= Sue Taylor & Chris Taylor 2nd Sue French & Jill Day.
3rd Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting 3rd Dennis Valtisiaris & Robert Elliott
4th= Richard Perryman & Michael Wren 4th Eddie Cirket & Hazel Miles
4th= Peter Williamson & Derek Stewart 5th Jean Rance & George Rance
6th Sandy Smith & John Sutcliff 6th Margaret Curtis & David Sherman
Seniors’ Spring Pairs Final seniors’ Cup
1st Graham Foster & Richard Register 1st= Pat Johnson
2nd George McGuffin & Joan McGuffin 1st= Peter Scotting
3rd Theo Todman & David Tennet 3rd= Chris Taylor
4th Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting 3rd= Sue Taylor.
5th Cecil Leighton & Monty Krimgoltz 5th= Dennis Valtisiaris
6th George Vede & Maureen Vede 5th= Michael Wren
12/09/2011 1st A Coral & D Sherman 10/04/2012 14th B West & D Cooper
13/09/2011 1st A Kitchin & A Eames 11/04/2012 6th M Marks & J Lepszys
9th P O’Gara & J Birch 20th M Rastin & A Aylott
10th A Coral & D Sherman 12/04/2012 14th R Elliott & S Riarch
27/02/2012 10th R Perryman & D Johnson
ESSEX MIXED TEAMS OF FOUR:
THE GEORGE CURTIS TEAMS
1st Margaret Curtis, David Sherman, Frank Morrison & Ian Moss
2nd Marion Cook, John Birch, Len Garcia & Sue French
3rd John Stimson, Winnie Godber, Martin Baker & Peter Richardson
THE FLETCHER TROPHY
1st Chelmsford – Martin Smith, Sandy Smith, John Williams, David Cooper,
George Rance, Jean Rance, Val Mollison & Brian Davies
2nd Waltham Forest – Winnie Godber, John Stimson, Collin Elliott, Anne Catchpole
Ken Ralph, Phil Mattacks, Stuart Dunstan & Tony Verran
ESSEX CLUB TROPHY
1st Loughton B Sandra Fenton, Jackie Chesler, William Yeung & Harish Dhawan
2nd Loughton A L Raven, R Newson, K Mitchell & C Ollive
3rd Loughton C Keith Thompson, Ray Green, Pat Johnson & Charlie Cook
TONY KELVIN TROPHY
1st= Roger Tattersfield, Jill Tattersfield, Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey
2nd Linda Fleet & Simon Moorman 5th Sue French & Rod Hudson
3rd Allan Greenstein & Yvonne Dias 6th Dennis Valtisiaris & Frances Alexander
ESSEX SWISS PAIRS
1st John Stimson & Winnie Godber 5th Margaret Curtis & David Sherman
2nd David Clark & Dennis Valtisiaris 6th Robert Elliott & Sandy Riach
3rd Paul Mollison & Val Mollison 7th Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey
4th Bernie Hunt & Ray Clarke 8th Bernie Harrison & Dave Duffy
PLAY WITH AN EXPERT
1st Bobbie Hall & Phil Mattacks 4th Patti Nicholson & Bernie Hunt
2nd Maureen Killey & Mary Homer 5th Stephanie Pyne & Peter Oake
3rd Janet Starkey & Gad Chadha 6th Jane Huxter & Angela West
1st Waltham Forest A Colin Elliott, Martin Baker, Winnie Godger & John Stimson
2nd Lingwood A Ray Jones, Nick Hunt, Steve Ensor & Tim Connett
3rd Thorpe Bay B Roger Bright, Bob Hair, Richard Perryman & Jill Hair
4th Thorpe Bay A Graham Foster, Richard Register, Allan Greenstein & Yvonne Dias
5th Hutton A Dennis Valtisiaris, Simon Moorman, Sandy Riach & David Clark
Thorpe Bay have won the right to represent Essex in the Garden Cities Trophy
ESSEX PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP The first four qualify to represent Essex in the Corwen.
1st Tony Philpott & Nigel Bardsley. 1st Rod Hudson & John Birch
2nd Peter Oake & Simon Moorman. 2nd Anthony Verran & Stuart Dunston
3rd Ted Cockle & John Williams 3rd George Wilcox & Alan Cohen
4th Margaret Curtis & David Sherman 4th Allan Greenstein & Yvonne Dias
5th Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey 5th Lionel Thacker & J Murray
6th Frank Morrison & David Piper 6th Alan Coral & Laurie Burtt
HEAT – Spoon winners
1st Tony Philpott & Nigel Bardsley 2nd Peter Oake & Simon Moorman
GWEN HERGA TROPHIES
1st Carol McCue & Linda Barker 1st Albert Kitchin & Chris Taylor
2nd Linda Fleet & Mary Homer 2nd Alan Cohen & Richard Register
3rd Pat Johnson & Marion Cook 3rd Roger Tattersfield & Bill West
4th Michael Wren & Chris Chorley
1 Sue Taylor 30 1 Chris Megahey 42
2 Margaret Curtis 29 2 Alaric Cundy 41
3 Winnie Godber 28 3= David Sherman 35
4= Audrey Hartley 18 3= Chris Taylor 35
4= Val Mollison 18 5 Peter Oake 30
6= Marion Cook 17 6 John Stimson 28
6= Mary Homer 17 7 Simon Moorman 26
6= Jill Tattersfield 17 8 Frank Morrison 25
9= Linda Fleet 16 9 Robert Elliott 24
9= Sue French 16 10 Graham Foster 23
EBU MASTER POINT RANKING LISTS 2011
Leader Board Level 4 Leader Board Level 5 Leader Board Level 6
(Star Masters, Tournament (County Masters, Masters, (Unranked, Club Masters,
Masters, Premier Masters) Advanced Masters) District Masters)
1 Mr F C Morrison 5108 1 Mr A Aylott 5136 1 Mr. N Sussman 4038
2 Mr D F Clark 4893 2 Mrs P Johnson 3593 2 Mr. A J Flaherty 3061
3 Mr T Todman 4589 3 Mr. M H Rand 3439 3 Ms H I Banks 2236
4 Mrs P Clark 4397 4 Mr B Davies 2470 4 Mrs. S Thorburn 2101
Ranks shown are as at 01/01/2012. Total points column includes net points.
WEST ESSEX LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS-UP 2010/2011
1. Waltham Foresters: Tony Verran, Stuart Dustan, Phil Mattacks & Andy Barker.
2. Hatfield Heath: Adrienne Tinn, Michael Shine, Roy Young and Hazel Miles
SOUTH EAST ESSEX LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS-UP 2010/2011
1. May and Baker: Jill & Roger Tattersfield, Alaric Cundy, Chris Megahey, Ted Cockle & Martin Smith.
2. Taylor’s Dummies: Sue Taylor, Chris Taylor, Winnie Godber and John Stimson
1. Ultra Vires: Graham Foster, Jill Hair, Steve Cade-Bowyer & Simon Moorman
2. Chelmsford Green: Audrey Hartley, Alison Spencer, David Cooper, John Williams & Neil Bresler.
Barry Newman, Geoff Webber, John Sargent & Steve Larkin
2. Derek’s Dominoes: Angie Spittal, Lorraine Butler, Wendy Logan and Derek Stewart
May Kent GP Swiss Teams 6th G & M Vede, C Lovett & M Harbour
8th M Wren, R Perryman, C Chorley & P Murrayth
Norfolk GP Swiss Teams 9th R & J Tattersfield + team mates
EBU BH W/end Pairs A Final 16th R Elliott & S Riach
June Beds GP Swiss Teams 5th C Megahey, A Cundy, G Foster & R Register
July EBU Seniors Pairs A Final 3rd R Register & A Cohen
6th C Leighton & partner
Pairs B Final 3rd L & S Burtt
4th M & S Smith
8th Y Dias & J Hair
Swiss Teams 4th R Register, A Cohen & team mates
7th L & S Burtt, P & M Burrows
9th C Leighton & Team mates
Sept Met Cup B Division 1st Essex B team
C Division 2nd Essex C team
Surrey GP Swiss Pairs 10th R Perryman & M Wren
Herts GP Swiss Teams 1st S & C Taylor, D Clark & S Riach
5th A Catchpole, N Freake, D Schiff & P Mattacks
Oct EBU Kos Swiss Pairs 4th M Wren & S Evans
Open Pairs 2nd M Wren & S Evans
Swiss Teams 4th M Wren, S Evans, & team mates
Felixstowe Pairs 2nd P Oake & S Moorman
Teams 2nd D Cooper & team mates
EBU W/end Teams B Final 8th R Register, Alan Cohen, A Greenstein, Y Dias
Swiss Teams 9th R & J Tattersfield, M & S Smith
Nov EBU Seniors Pairs A Final 10th A Greenstein & Y Dias
Pairs B Final 3rd C Leighton & Partner
Swiss Pairs 8th M Wren & C Chorley
Jan EBU Lady Milne Trials 3rd Nicole Cook and partner
Feb EBU Marbella Pre Congress Pairs 8th M Wren & S Evans
Swiss Teams 2nd= M Wren, S Evans, & team mates
March EBU Ranked Regional Masters 2nd D Tennet & T Todman
Beds GP Swiss Teams 5th R & J Tattersfield, C. Megahey & A Cundy
7th M Wren, R Perryman, P Murray & c Chorley
London GP Swiss Teams 7th W Godber, J Stimson, & team mates
National Pairs Regional Finals Qualifiers: M Curtis & D Sherman, G Foster & R Register,
P Oake & R Elliot, and R Perryman & P Murray
Apr EBU Easter Swiss Pairs A-flight 13th C Lovett & M Harbour
Norfolk Pairs Championship 4th S & C Taylor
9th R & J Tattersfield
Essex Contract Bridge Association
Mrs M Curtis
J C Williams
Hon. General Secretary:
Mrs A Hartley
A J Philpott
Hon. Tournament Secretary:
Hon. Membership Secretary:
Hon League Secretary:
Senior Tournament Director:
Ms N Cook
Teachers’ Liaison Officer:
Member of the committee:
D Valtisiaris, G Foster
Co-opted to the Committee:
Delegates to the EBU:
Mrs M Curtis, Mrs A Hartley
Regional representative for clubs:
Chairman of Selection Committee:
A J Philpott
A Team Captain:
B Team Captain:
C Team Captain:
Mrs M Vede
Dr J. C. Williams
Chelmsford CM3 4DA
Hon. General Secretary
Mrs J. A. Hartley
168 Broomfield Road
Chelmsford CH1 4HF
Tel: 01245 355830