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Sadly Steve Burton has lost his battle, dying peacefully in hospital on Saturday 21st May.

Steve was a larger than life character with many bridge stories to tell. 

His many successes at the bridge table included being in winning Camrose teams in the early 70's and winning the Silver Plate in '95 and '98 playing with Anne Rosen and Tony Clark respectively.  He won the KCBA championship teams in '96/97 and more recently the George Griffiths, Kent's senior pairs, in 2012 with Chris Wall.

Steve paired up with Tony Clark while they were both at Cambridge where Steve read maths at St. John's College. He attained the rank of Grand Master, was a good chess player, a sound golfer and passionate cricketer.

Steve belonged to several clubs in the NW Kent area and, until the recent deterioration in his condition, played at Farnborough (Kent) BC on a weekly basis.  He was a member of the club for over 50 years and held the post of Club Match Captain on three separate occasions.

He will be missed by many.

Phillimore Cup and AGM

Sunday 26th June 11am
Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club
Chief TD Nicole Cook (EBU Senior Congress Director)

Swiss Pairs 6 x 8 board matches
Closing date for entries 20th June or when full
Open to all KCBA Primary and Associate members

The KCBA AGM will be held during the lunch break

Please click here for the online entry form and list of entrants

Please click here for a downloadable entry form

Corwen Trophy

Four pairs are representing Kent in the Corwen Trophy, the EBU's competition for the leading pairs from County Pairs Championships (Larsky Cup) in Birmingham over the weekend of 4th/5th June. We wish Malcolm Lewis & Steve Auchterlonie, Stuart McPhee & Stephen Brown, John Griffiths & John Hemington and John Gibbons & Konrad Mau every success.

European Seniors - Budapest

Patrick Collins & Norman Selway were part of the team who won the England Seniors trials in January.

Together with Sandra Penfold, David Kendrick, John Holland and Colin Simpson they will represent England in the European Championships in Budapest in June.

Please click here for the results of the trials.

Junior Bridge Camp - August

This is the perfect opportunity to take your children, grandchildren or anyone's children (with their parent's permission of course) to a fun weekend of bridge and other social activities.  All young people under the age of 21 are welcome with all levels of ability catered for from absolute beginners to junior experts.

Please click here for further information.

Tunbridge Wells TD Courses

The Saturday dates booked at TWBC for the EBU Directors Course are:
18th June;  16th July; 10th September

Click for the latest results
Senior Camrose
Congratulations to Norman Selway who was part of the winning England team in the Senior Camrose (Teltscher Trophy). They led convincingly throughout the weekend and ended up comfortable victors with almost 80% of the available Victory Points.
KCBA Green Pointed Swiss Teams

Congratulations to our winners

1st place with 110 VPs

Waseem Naqvi, Lee Rosenthal, Marcia Green and Szczepan Smoczynski

2nd place with 98 VPs

Keith Ashcroft, John Hemington, Michael Prior and John Griffiths

3rd place with 94 VPs

Richard Fedrick, Matthew Read, Andrew Southwell and Neil Rosen

Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Kent pairs clean up in Sussex

Many congratulations to Michael Prior and Mike Hampton who won the Sussex Swiss Pairs by a clear 20 VPs, scoring 121 out if a possible 140.

 

 

Congratulations also to Sue Parkins and Mark Wiggins who won the prize for highest placed non-expert pair.

 

 

Arnold Cup (and Arnold Plate)

Congratulations to Gerald Soper's Arnold Cup team (Gerald, Terry Goldsmith, Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield) on winning the Cup by 1 IMP over 48 boards in a hotly contested match against the number 1 seeds. On their way to the final they knocked out the number 2 and number 3 seeds. They now go on to represent Kent in the Pachabo Cup over the weekend of the 11/12th June. We wish them good luck.

The Arnold Plate has been won by John Gibbon's team, John, Craig Cooper, Konrad Mau and Andrew Shillam.

MPs for all matches in the Cup and Plate will appear in your EBU member's section in July.

Lady Milne - England take Silver

The Annual Lady Milne Trophy (Ladies Home International) took place just outside Belfast 15th-17th April.  This event is contested annually by England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and NIBU.

Having won the trials in January Helen Erichsen and her partner Fiona Brown were part of the England team who finished second to Scotland. 

Click here for the full results.

George Griffiths
 

Congratulations to Nick Irens and Norman Selway, winners of the Kent Seniors Pairs. 

Runners-up were Valerie Golding and Ann Cox.

Larsky Cup Final

Congratulations to Mike Hampton and Chris Wall, winners of the Larsky Cup, Kent's Championship Pairs.

Malcom Lewis and Steve Auchterlonie were runners-up.

KCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Peter Taylor and Keith Ashcroft, winners of the Swiss Pairs.

Norman Selway and Kay Preddy were runners-up.

Ranked Masters Pairs

John Gibbons & Konrad Mau won the Masters Pairs (1st out of 127 pairs playing in venues across the country). 
In the other ranks, playing in Birmingham, Steve Auchterlonie came second in the Premier Grand Masters playing with Kath Nelson and Stuart McPhee came second in the Grand Masters playing with Alan Wilson.

Tollemache Cup

Congratulations to our Kent team of Derek Patterson, Gerald Tredinnick, Mike Hampton, Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Patrick Collins, Peter Law, Steve Auchterlonie and Gerald Soper who came second in the Tollemache Inter-Counties Final. The event was won by London.

Click for full results.

Results
22nd May 2016
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Kathy
Scorer: Eddie
10th Apr 2016
George Griffiths Cup
Director: Stephen Brown, Brian Forty
3rd Apr 2016
Larsky Cup Final
Director: Nicole Cook
6th Mar 2016
Green pointed Swiss Pairs
7th Feb 2016
Corbett Cup S4
Director: Steve Foster, SB, PG
Scorer: Steve Foster
Click for the latest results
Senior Camrose
Congratulations to Norman Selway who was part of the winning England team in the Senior Camrose (Teltscher Trophy). They led convincingly throughout the weekend and ended up comfortable victors with almost 80% of the available Victory Points.
KCBA Green Pointed Swiss Teams

Congratulations to our winners

1st place with 110 VPs

Waseem Naqvi, Lee Rosenthal, Marcia Green and Szczepan Smoczynski

2nd place with 98 VPs

Keith Ashcroft, John Hemington, Michael Prior and John Griffiths

3rd place with 94 VPs

Richard Fedrick, Matthew Read, Andrew Southwell and Neil Rosen

Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Kent pairs clean up in Sussex

Many congratulations to Michael Prior and Mike Hampton who won the Sussex Swiss Pairs by a clear 20 VPs, scoring 121 out if a possible 140.

 

 

Congratulations also to Sue Parkins and Mark Wiggins who won the prize for highest placed non-expert pair.

 

 

Arnold Cup (and Arnold Plate)

Congratulations to Gerald Soper's Arnold Cup team (Gerald, Terry Goldsmith, Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield) on winning the Cup by 1 IMP over 48 boards in a hotly contested match against the number 1 seeds. On their way to the final they knocked out the number 2 and number 3 seeds. They now go on to represent Kent in the Pachabo Cup over the weekend of the 11/12th June. We wish them good luck.

The Arnold Plate has been won by John Gibbon's team, John, Craig Cooper, Konrad Mau and Andrew Shillam.

MPs for all matches in the Cup and Plate will appear in your EBU member's section in July.

Lady Milne - England take Silver

The Annual Lady Milne Trophy (Ladies Home International) took place just outside Belfast 15th-17th April.  This event is contested annually by England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and NIBU.

Having won the trials in January Helen Erichsen and her partner Fiona Brown were part of the England team who finished second to Scotland. 

Click here for the full results.

George Griffiths
 

Congratulations to Nick Irens and Norman Selway, winners of the Kent Seniors Pairs. 

Runners-up were Valerie Golding and Ann Cox.

Larsky Cup Final

Congratulations to Mike Hampton and Chris Wall, winners of the Larsky Cup, Kent's Championship Pairs.

Malcom Lewis and Steve Auchterlonie were runners-up.

KCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Peter Taylor and Keith Ashcroft, winners of the Swiss Pairs.

Norman Selway and Kay Preddy were runners-up.

Ranked Masters Pairs

John Gibbons & Konrad Mau won the Masters Pairs (1st out of 127 pairs playing in venues across the country). 
In the other ranks, playing in Birmingham, Steve Auchterlonie came second in the Premier Grand Masters playing with Kath Nelson and Stuart McPhee came second in the Grand Masters playing with Alan Wilson.

Tollemache Cup

Congratulations to our Kent team of Derek Patterson, Gerald Tredinnick, Mike Hampton, Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Patrick Collins, Peter Law, Steve Auchterlonie and Gerald Soper who came second in the Tollemache Inter-Counties Final. The event was won by London.

Click for full results.

Results
22nd May 2016
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Kathy
Scorer: Eddie
10th Apr 2016
George Griffiths Cup
Director: Stephen Brown, Brian Forty
3rd Apr 2016
Larsky Cup Final
Director: Nicole Cook
6th Mar 2016
Green pointed Swiss Pairs
7th Feb 2016
Corbett Cup S4
Director: Steve Foster, SB, PG
Scorer: Steve Foster