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28th Jan Candlestick Swiss Pairs Competition Entry
12th-16th Feb IBM Charity Sim Pairs in clubs HIWCBA Sim Pairs Competition Entry
18th Feb Valentine Teams Competition Entry
4th March TD Refresher Workshop.
3rd/4th March  Wiltshire Green Point Swiss Weekend (Bath)
17th June
Dorset Green Point Swiss Teams
22nd July  Dorset Green Point Swiss Pairs

Mid Winter Teams Report

The Mid Winter Teams on 7th Jan was enjoyed by all who participated, and the only real tasks for the director were 'why have i got 26 cards?' - half of them had not been put away in the previous board - and keeping the caterers, who did their normal faultless job,  occupied when tea was half an hour later than usual. The result was close. Congratulations to Tony Page & John Folkes, Clare & Ian Fearon winners by a single VP. Although his team was only 3rd, that was enough for Andy Hughes to rise to the top of the Derek Gibbins.
PS. Sorry - no picture of the winners of this event. Perhaps their New Years resolution was to practice being shy.

Looking Back to 2017

Happy New Year from HIWCBA.

Looking back to December 2017: Congratulations to Jeremy Baker & Alan Wilson, James Guiton & John Sherringham winners of the Yule Tide Swiss teams on 17th December. Mince pies, mulled wine, raffle prizes and bridge were all enjoyed by all - well done to the committee & the director. This result gives Jeremy & James the lead in the Derek Gibbins.

December is a charitable time and XMAS began early for the Hampshire Air Ambulance when over 150 pairs took part in the Chidwick Cup in the first week of advent, a significant increase on last year. There would have been more, but one club couldn’t submit their results after dealing machine problems sabotaged their hands! Well over £500 was raised for the Air Ambulance. Many thanks to all those who took part, we hope you enjoyed it. And congratulations to Dave Hinkin and Owen Leigh winning with a very good score.

Wessex / Bloxsom Congratulations & Future HIWCBA Events
Wessex / Bloxsom Congratulations & Future HIWCBA Events

Fourteen teams competed at Romsey on Sunday 3rd December, which was enough (just) to run a Swiss event.  Andy Hughes, Fred Hotchen, Steve Preston and Dave Huggett (pictured) were convincing winners of the Wessex Trophy. After five (of six) rounds they led the field by over 30 VPs and had only conceded 1 IMP!  The team of Helen Ackroyd, Ann Sharples, Shirley and James Dutton steadily climbed the field to finish second and claim the Beryl Bloxsom Trophy. This victory puts Andy Hughes ahead in the Derek Gibbins  after 4 of the 11 events.

November HIWCBA Successes

Congratulations to the HIWCBA team of Jeremy Dhondy,Andy Hughes,Gareth Birdsall,Sonia Zakrzewski,Jeremy Baker,Guy Lawrenson,Steve Preston,Dave Huggett,Adam Dunn,Graham Allan who won Group D of the Tollemache qualifiers on 18/19 November to qualify for the Tollemache final - the first HIWCBA team to qualify for many years. Good luck to the team in the final in  February.

There were also HWICBA successes in the in the recent Children In Need Simultaeneous pairs with Barry Tobutt & David Goodlake (Meon Bridge Club) and Steve Tearle (playing out of county) first in the Monday & Thursday events respectively. All who enjoyed that event should also enter the forthcoming HIWCBA simulateous event in clubs near you - the  Chidwick Cup

Finally there were a couple of notable results in the Seniors Congress at the beginning of this month - John Dakin 6th in the pairs A Final & Jeremy Dhondy a winner of the Pairs B final with John Jones & Adrian Fontes 4th.

Jubilee Cup results

Assuming the updated result stands, congratulations to  Jeremy Baker & Guy Lawrenson, John Sherringham & James Guiton, Jason Frost & Fred Hotchen, Karen & Malcolm Pryor winners of the Jubilee Teams of 8 in Romsey on 12th November. The competition was friendly and close. Initially it looked like last year’s winning team from the Petersfield club (well 7 from the 2016 team), would win on a split tie but then Jeremy noticed that one of the Petersfield  scores had been  entered incorrectly and the team from the IOW had an even larger victory over that Petersfield team than initially scored; Victory was Jeremy’s! This also meant that the new girl in that  Petersfield team (Lilias Lamont) only rose to 3rd in the derek gibbins (after 3 of the 11 events) .
It was good to see out of county visitors (the Pryors) in the winning team and good to see more teams than last year. Although the team from the Milford-on-sea club were last, they weren’t far behind and they did win a match.
 

Simple System Pairs

Congratulations to Penny Blake and Margaret Major, winners of this year's Simple Systems Simultaneous Pairs. A total of 108 pairs played at 6 venues. Many thanks to Dave Huggett and No-Fear Bridge for some of the hands. Full results here

Mixed Married Pairs and forthcoming HIWCBA events
Mixed Married Pairs and forthcoming HIWCBA events

There were 11 full tables for the Mixed and Married Pairs on Sunday 15th October. Christine and Richard Ray (pictured above right)  successfully defended the trophy they won last year for Married Pairs. The Mixed Pairs was won by Connie Pearce and Alan Mansell (pictured above left). Congratulations to them all. Full results (slightly revised after the end of the event) available here.

It was good to see a number of less familiar faces at the Crosfield Hall. I hope they enjoyed the afternoon and will come back again soon.

After two events Richard & Christine Ray are ahead in the Derek Gibbins trophy standings.

The next HIWCBA level event is the  Simple System Pairs in clubs in the week beiginning 30th October. The next Romsey event is the Jubilee Cup Teams of Eight Competition on the 12 of November followed by other events as in the calender. There are still Pottage Cup Heats to enter as well.

Candover Swiss Teams and presentation of trophies

Congratulations to Jeremy Dhondy & Richard Ray, Andy Hughes & Christine Ray (maybe not playing as shown) for winning the Candover Swiss Teams on the 17th September. Good times were had by all, including those who received their 2016-2017 trophies - as about to be pictured in the county competitions page.

Notable achievements by HIWCBA members September 2017

The most notable achievement by HIWCBA members outside HIWCBA events in september 2017 was victory for Steve Preston & Andy Hughes in the Surrey Green Point Swiss Pairs event on the 23rd September. Many congratulations to them.

2017-2018 HIWCBA Events, Tollemache Selection and Summer 2017 Successes

You can now enter the first 5 2017-2018 HIWCBA county events.
 All HIWCBA league & knockout events are now underway - for details see county competitions.
There are also 3 seminars this autumn whose dates and info are now in the calendar. 
HIWCBA & Clubs are now busy arranging heats of the premier HIWCBA pairs competition  - The pottage cup. The first heat is less than a week away but there is still plenty of time for clubs to arrange their own heat

Those interested in representing HIWCBA in the Tollemache need to register their interest here by 9th October.

Congratulations to the following HIWCBA members for notable achievements in EBU website reported events since June (most recent first):
2016/7 NICKO : Petersfield B (Mike Fithyan, Stuart Burnett, Tony Truluck, Tim Smith, Dave Willis) losing semi-finalists
EBU Eastbourne summer meeting Pairs weekend : Jeremy Dhondy & Andy Hughes 2nd
EBU Eastbourne summer meeting teams weekend : Andy Hughes , Steve Preston & Jeremy Dhondy 4th in Brighton Bowl.
Scarborough summer congress :: Bill Taylor part of a team in the teams b final.
Summer Seniors congress:: Jeremy Dhondy 11th in pairs A final; Bud Abbott/ Margaret Abbott and Andrew Bennett/Keith Bennett reached B final; Sula Turpin/ Anne McMahon, Chris Kinloch/Helen Kinloch, Adrian Fontes/John Jones all part of teams in the top ten of the swiss teams.
English Riviera congress (July) : Richard Ray & Dave Willis 5th= and John Jones/Adrain Fontes 8th in Swiss pairs.
Corwen congress (June): Andy Hughes & Jeremy Dhondy 12th

 

Simple systems

We have provided a simple systems convention card, which you may wish to use.

Webmaster policy

From June 2016 webmaster policy is to highlight names of primary HIWCBA members with public NGS grades & report on their notable achievements in HIWCBA events, national events & neighbouring county events, in addition to reporting HIWCBA  events & major HIWCBA club events & news.

2016-2017 season news...
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Calendar
Fri 26th January 2018
Pottage Heat
Basingstoke Bridge Club
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Sun 28th January 2018
Candlestick Swiss Pairs
Crosfield Hall Romsey 2pm
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Tue 6th February 2018
Pottage Heat
Newbury Bridge Club
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Mon 12th February 2018
IBM Cup Dup Pairs
12th-16th In Clubs
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Wed 14th February 2018
Pottage Heat
Island Bridge Club
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Sun 18th February 2018
Valentine Swiss Teams
Crosfield Hall Romsey 2pm
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Results
Sun 7th January 2018
Mid Winter Swiss Teams
Crosfield Hall Romsey
Sun 17th December 2017
Yuletide Mini Swiss Teams
Crosfield Hall, Romsey
Mon 4th December 2017
Chidwick Cup Duplicate Pairs
4th-8th In Clubs
Sun 3rd December 2017
Wessex / Bloxsom Blue Pointed Teams
Crosfield Hall Romsey
Sun 12th November 2017
Jubilee Cup Teams Of Eight
Crosfield Hall, Romsey
New load of information file and results, adjusted one score scored n/s instead of e/w. Thanks Jeremy. Click on INFOrmation tab for full report
Mon 30th October 2017
Simple Systems
30th-3rd In Clubs
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Calendar
Fri 26th January 2018
Pottage Heat
Basingstoke Bridge Club
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Sun 28th January 2018
Candlestick Swiss Pairs
Crosfield Hall Romsey 2pm
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Tue 6th February 2018
Pottage Heat
Newbury Bridge Club
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Mon 12th February 2018
IBM Cup Dup Pairs
12th-16th In Clubs
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Wed 14th February 2018
Pottage Heat
Island Bridge Club
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Sun 18th February 2018
Valentine Swiss Teams
Crosfield Hall Romsey 2pm
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Results
Sun 7th January 2018
Mid Winter Swiss Teams
Crosfield Hall Romsey
Sun 17th December 2017
Yuletide Mini Swiss Teams
Crosfield Hall, Romsey
Mon 4th December 2017
Chidwick Cup Duplicate Pairs
4th-8th In Clubs
Sun 3rd December 2017
Wessex / Bloxsom Blue Pointed Teams
Crosfield Hall Romsey
Sun 12th November 2017
Jubilee Cup Teams Of Eight
Crosfield Hall, Romsey
New load of information file and results, adjusted one score scored n/s instead of e/w. Thanks Jeremy. Click on INFOrmation tab for full report
Mon 30th October 2017
Simple Systems
30th-3rd In Clubs