Congratulations to Team Betterley who were winners of the Wilde Cup on 13th February 2019. The event is an imp scoring teams of four event for less experienced players and we were delighted to see 10 teams enter. Runners up were Team Walker and non-expert prize went to Team Long. The same hands were played in both the Stanley Trophy and the Wilde Cup so those competing in the Wilde Cup can see how they compared with the scores in the Stanley Trophy.
The 31st Charity Swiss Teams event is hosted by Glenfield Bridge Club on Sunday 7th April 2019 at Glenfield Memorial Hall (13:45 for 14:00 start). Anne Wright is taking your entries. Please click for the entry form which is available as a pdfCharity Swiss Teams entry form (pdf) or microsoft word (docx)Charity Swiss Teams entry form (docx) document.
The sixth Midland Counties match was on 10th February. We played Oxfordshire (Home) and the results were :
Well done again to the Dawes team who retain their unbeaten run and continue to head the league averaging over 16 VPs per match. More detailed scores can be found through the results section. For fixtures, results, table and archive information refer to the Midland Counties League Link to Midland Counties League page page (in Competitions / League menu).
Results from Josephs Bowl and Butterworth-Langley Trophy updated 3rd February 2019.
Josephs Bowl results and drawLink to Josephs Bowl draw
Butterworth-Langley Trophy results and drawLink to plate draw
Results from the Leicestershire Cup and Leicestershire Cup Plate updated 13th February 2019.
Leicestershire Cup results and drawLink to Leicestershire Cup draw
Leicestershire Cup Plate results and drawLink to plate draw
Rutland Bridge Cl;ub has changed its venue from 8th January 2019 to St Joseph's Catholic Church, Station Road, Oakham LE15 6QU. Play has also changed to Tuesday evening (from Thursday evening).
The Midland Counties Congress was held at West Midlands Bridge Club from Friday to Sunday 4th/6th January and Leicestershire were well represented. The event was well supported with 124 pairs and 57 teams competing in the main Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams events. In the Swiss Pairs Ben Norton (with Mike Bell) , Peter Nuttall & Richard Smith were on the top table for the final match. Ben & Mike won 19-1 to take the top position with Peter & Richard slipping to 7th. Pat Watson (with Peter Abbott) were 13th , Peter Neville & Bob Parker 19th. In the Swiss Teams Mary Johnson and Mike Mahoney playing with Andrew Leslie and John Mewes were 5th and Ian Bruce, Simon Stokes , Ben Norton and Nick Stevens were 7th. In the Friday mixed pairs event it was lovely to see Katie Bruce entering with son Daniel (aged 8).
Full results Link to MCC results page
Congratulations to Simon Stokes who has been promoted to a Grand Master. To achieve this rank requires 120,000 master points including at least 600 green points. Simon joins Jim Mason and Paul Bowyer (Premier Grand Masters) and Pat Watson, Dick Pathan, Nick Stevens, Peter Harvey and Duncan Happer (all Grand Masters) as the Leicestershire players holding that rank or higher.
The Tollemache Cup qualifier 2018 was held at the Staverton Estate Hotel, Daventry on 17/18th November. The Leicestershire team was Jim Mason & Simon Stokes, Duncan Happer & Ben Norton, Colin Dean & Nick Stevens, and Rick Wilde with Dick Pathan / Kit Kitson. Leicestershire finished a creditable and close third (77 VPs) in group B behind qualifiers Cambs & Hunts and Oxfordshire (both 80 VPs). A well done to the team who were in contention for most of the event, but a loss against Yorkshire and an average result against three teams on the final day meant we just missed out.
The results were vs Cambs & Hunts lost 7-13 VPs, vs East Wales won 19-1, vs North East won 14-6, vs Yorks lost 5-15, vs Oxford drew 10-10, vs Warks won 11-9 VPs, vs Staffs & Shrops won 12-8.
Tollemache Group B table.Link to Group B table
Tollemache results.Link to Tollemache results
Congratulations to Alison Nichols and Simon Stokes who won the B final of the EBU Seniors Congress held in Gloucester
resultsLink to Seniors Congress result
articleLink to EBU article
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A big thank you to Paul Bowyer for an inspiring series of seminars on defense. He has kindly let us to post the hands that he guided us through. Enjoy.
Seminar 4 : 4th September 20184th September hands 1 to 16
Seminar 3 : 28th August 201828th August hands 1 to 16
Seminar 2 : 7th August 20187th August hands 1 to 16
Seminar 1 : 31st July 201831st July
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