Full Screen Print Page Latest Enhancements Web Administration Help and Guide
Release 2.19k
 
Important Notices

Please note that there have been certain changes to the menu - in particular Entry Form for Competitions and Entries Received are now shown seperately.  If you think there's a problem with the website, please contact the ECBA Webmaster and NOT Bridgewebs, using the menu-item below.   Any feedback is gratefully received.  Best wishes - Petra

 
 
 
Recent Updates
News Archive
11th Dec 2017 08:58 GMT
Home Page
10th Dec 2017 11:26 GMT
Test Page
7th Dec 2017 18:14 GMT
Awards
7th Dec 2017 02:22 GMT
Presidents & Chairmen
6th Dec 2017 23:01 GMT
Entry Form for Competitions
6th Dec 2017 11:59 GMT
 
0 0 0 0 0 0
Pages viewed in 2017
 
Saxons & TGR Super League‏
Introduction

The TGR Super League is a relatively new initiative hosted by one of London's premier Bridge Clubs. ECBA has entered a team under the name of Saxons. The formation of the team was designed to give Essex County A and B squad members experience of playing against different and higher standard opposition. All A and B Squad members were invited to indicate an interest in taking part. An attempt is made to give as many as possible the experience of playing in the Super League.

After a brief showing in Division 1, Saxons have returned to Division 2 (which is now a single division). 

Because of insufficient availability of players, Saxons will not be entering the TGRs Super League for the Spring 2017 season.

The results of Saxons can be found below, following the links where necessary.

2016 - Autumn

Link to TGR's Super-League Page

Link to Saxons Autumn 2016 Schedule & Results

After an excellent start to the season, Saxons lost their last five matches and finished 6th of 10 in the TGR's Super League Division 2.

Round Date / Table Team Result IMPs VPs Total VPs Position Butlers
1 06/09/16 Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe; Peter Scotting & Pat Johnson Won 27-17 17-13 17 3 Butlers
2 20/09/16 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; John C. Williams & Brian Davies Won 46-40 16-14 33 3 Butlers
3 04/10/16 N/A - Walk Over Won N/A 18-12 51 3 Butlers
4 18/10/16 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; Alaric Cundy & Margaret Curtis Won 51-40 17-13 68 5 Butlers
5 01/11/16 Martin & Sandy Smith; Peter Scotting & Pat Johnson Lost 39-69 9-21 77 5 Butlers
6 15/11/16 Alaric Cundy & Margaret Curtis; Dennis Valtisiaris & John Sutcliffe Lost 58-71 13-17 90 6 Butlers
7 29/11/16 Alaric Cundy & Margaret Curtis; Dennis Valtisiaris & John Sutcliffe Lost 32-63 9-21 99 6 Butlers
8 13/12/16 Peter Scotting & Pat Johnson; John C. Williams & Brian Davies Lost 21-37 12-18 111 5= Butlers
9 03/01/17 Dennis Valtisiaris & John Sutcliffe; John C. Williams & Brian Davies Lost 43-64 11-19 122 5= Butlers
2016 - Spring

Link to TGR's Super-League Page

Link to Saxons Spring 2016 Schedule & Results

Saxons had a good season winning six matches, drawing one (a moral victory by 1 IMP) and losing only two. While this left them a comfortable third, of ten, it was not sufficient to earn one of the two promotion places, so they will play in the second division again next term.

Round Date / Table Team Result IMPs VPs Total VPs Position Butlers
1 12/01/16 Alaric Cundy & Margaret Curtis; Martin & Sandy Smith Won 53-21 21-9 21 3 Butlers
2 26/01/16 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; Dennis Valtisiaris & John Sutcliffe Lost 43-67 11-19 32 5 Butlers
3 09/02/16 John C. Williams & Brian Davies; Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Won 92-15 125-2 57 3 Butlers
4 04/05/16 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Drew 53-52 15-15 72 3 None
5 08/03/16 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; Alaric Cundy & Margaret Curtis Won 70-47 19-11 91 3 Butlers
6 22/03/16 Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting; John Sutcliffe & Alaric Cundy Won 66-54 17-13 108 3 Butlers
7 05/04/16 Margaret Curtis & Alaric Cundy; Sandy Smith & Martin Smith Won 92-42 24-6 132 3 Butlers
8 19/04/16 John Williams & Brian Davies; Dennis Valtisiaris & John Sutcliffe Won 68-32 22-8 154 3 Butlers
9 04/05/16 Bye (See R4)           Butlers
10 17/05/16 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; Alaric Cundy & Margaret Curtis Lost 34-76 7-23 161 3 Butlers
2015 - Autumn

Link to TGR's Super-League Page

Link to Saxons Autumn 2015 Schedule & Results

After a good start, the team has struggled against the stronger teams. Their last match was effectively a knock-out round against the team one place above them. They needed to win 17-13 or better but - despite leading by 19 IMPs at half time - a succession of poor results in the second half resulted in a 23-7 VP loss and relegation back to Division 2. "Someone" will write an account of life in the fast lane. Ian Moss is to be commended for a fine Butler average of +0.63 / board, sharing 11th place with a distinguished pair. 

 

There were two teams founded by Nicole Cook in Division 2 wholly or partly constituted of Essex players:-

  • The Cook team in Division 2 Blue narrowly missed out on promotion last season. Follow the link to TGRs for their results. Despite having led their division for more than half the season, they fell away at the end, finishing in 3rd place. However, Tony Verran was runner-up in the Butler rankings among those who had played four or more matches, with the excellent average of +1.34 / board.
  • The Too Many Cooks team in Division 2 Red was Nicole's new team this season: see their results. Their results were similar to those of the other Cook team, though they held on to second place. 

So, while at one time it looked as though we might have three Essex teams in division 1 next term, we are back down to none. 

Round Date / Table Team Result IMPs VPs Total VPs Position Butlers
1 09/09/15 John Williams & Ted Cockle; John Sutcliffe & Audrey Hartley Drew 54-53 15-15 15 4= Butlers
2 23/09/15 Audrey Hartley & Ian Moss; Martin Smith & Dennis Valtisiaris Won 47-29 18-12 33 4 Butlers
3 07/10/15 Audrey Hartley & Ian Moss; John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris Lost 31-42 13-17 46 4= Butlers
4 21/10/15 John Williams & Ted Cockle; John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris Lost 8-87 2-25 48 6 Butlers
5 04/11/15 Martin Smith & Sandy Smith; John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris Lost 28-59 9-21 57 6 Butlers
6 18/11/15 Alan Green & Peter Oake; John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris Lost 38-93 5-25 62 7 Butlers
7 02/12/15 Ian Moss & Peter Oake; Audrey Hartley & John Williams Lost 35-77 7-23 69 7 Butlers
2015 - Spring Play Offs

Link to TGR's Super-League Page

Link to Division 2 Cummulative Butlers (Spring 2015 + Play-Offs)

  • John Sutcliffe came 2nd! (note that to qualify for the final ranking list, 120 boards must be played)

Link to Saxons Spring 2015 Promotion Play-Offs Schedule & Results

Round Date Team Result IMPs VPs Total VPs Position Butlers
7   Scores carried forward from Spring All-play-all       121 3  
8 21/04/15 Ian Moss & Alan Green; John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris Won 62-34 20-10 141 2 Butlers
9 05/05/15 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; John Sutcliffe & Alaric Cundy Won 94-5 25-0 166 1 Butlers
10 19/05/15 Audrey Hartley & John Sutcliffe; Peter Oake & Robert Elliott Won 69-36 21-9 187 1 Butlers

 

  • Saxons are promoted to Division One!!
2015 - Spring

Link to TGR's Super-League Page

Link to Saxons Spring 2015 Schedule & Results

Round Date Team Result IMPs VPs Total VPs Position Butlers
1 13/01/15 John Sutcliffe & Alaric Cundy; Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley Lost 73-78 14-16 14 5 Butlers
2 27/01/15 John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris; Alan Green & Ian Green Won 81-37 23-7 37 3 Butlers
3 10/02/15 Bye     15 52 2=  
4 24/02/15 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley; Alaric Cundy & Dennis Valtisiaris Lost 42-87 7-23 59 4 Butlers
5 10/03/15 John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris; Audrey Hartley & John C Williams Lost 38-43 14-16 73 4 Butlers
6 24/03/15 John Sutcliffe & Alaric Cundy; Ted Cockle & John C Williams Won 74-32 23-7 96 4 Butlers
7 07/04/15 John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris; Ian Moss & Peter Oake Won 96-13 25-1 121 3 Butlers

 

2014 - Autumn

Link to TGR's Super-League Page for Autumn 2014

Link to Saxons Autumn 2014 Schedule & Results

Round Date Team Result IMPs VPs Total VPs Position Butlers
1 09/09/14 Peter Oake & Ian Moss, John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris Lost 21-68 6-24 6 6 Butlers
2 23/09/14 Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe, Margaret Curtis & Frank Morrison Won 84-34 24-6 30 5 Butlers
3 07/10/14 Bye     15 45 5  
4 21/10/14 Peter Oake & Robert Elliott, Ted Cockle & John Williams Won 54-41 17-13 62 4 Butlers
5 04/11/14 Audrey Hartley & Ian Moss, Alan Green & Ian Green Lost 32-70 8 70 5 Butlers
6 18/11/14 Peter Oake & Robert Elliott, Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Lost 42-90 6-24 76 6 Butlers
7 02/12/14 Margaret Curtis & Frank Morrison, John Sutcliffe & Dennis Valtisiaris Won   25-5 101 5 Butlers

 

2014 - Spring

Link to TGR's Super-League Page for Spring 2014

Link to Saxons Spring 2014 Schedule & Results

Saxons finished their TGRs Super League season in 3rd place after a 17-13vp win in the final match. Promotion was missed by a few VP but even a maximum win in the last match would not have helped. Nevertheless it was a very creditable performance over the season to finish third. Four members of the Saxons squad finished in the top ten in the overall Butler IMP ranking out of the 86 players in the 10 teams taking part in the Division.

Round Date Team Result IMPs VPs Total VPs Position Butlers
1 14/01/14 Margaret Curtis & Frank Morrison, Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Won 76-26 24-6 24 3 Butlers
2 28/01/14 Alan Green & Ian Green, Bernie Hunt & Ray Clarke Lost 38-50 13-17 37 4= Butlers
3 11/02/14 Audrey Hartley & Ian Moss, Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Won 123-10 25-5 62 2 Butlers
4 25/02/14 Bye     15 77 3  
5 11/03/14 Peter Oake & Robert Elliott, Margaret Curtis & Frank Morrison Lost 49-69 11-19 88 4 Butlers
6 25/03/14 Peter Oake & Robert Elliott, Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Won 46-13 21-9 109 3 Butlers
7 08/04/14 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley, Alan Green & Ian Green Won 97-18 25-5 134 3 Butlers
8 22/04/14 Peter Oake & Robert Elliott, Bernie Hunt & Ray Clarke Lost 56-106 6-24 140 3 Butlers
9 06/05/14 Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley, Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Won 61-25 22-8 162 3 Butlers
10 20/05/14   Won 74-26 24-6 186 2 Butlers
11 03/06/14 Margaret Curtis & Frank Morrison, Alaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe Won   17-13 203 3 Butlers