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Paul Bowyer seminars handouts (04/08/2015)

Alison Nichols & Simon Stokes won the pre-tournament pairs event (and trophy) at the Scarborough Summer Congress and June Dixon & Becky Ronan won the Grantham Bridge Club heat of the British Summer Simultaneous Pairs event. Further details in articles below. (02/08/2015)

Ben Norton played every match for England U21 side in European Team Championships (see below) (26/07/2015)

Clarendon North and South are in the Samani Salver Summer KO competition semi-final and face Glenfield A and Loughborough A respectively. In the Samani Silver Plate the semi-final line up is County B vs Bradgate C and Blaby A vs Bradgate B. (26/07/2015)

Results

You will find results in Calendar > Results Calendar. Recent results:

British Summer Simultaneous Pairs

Grantham Bridge club entered the British Summer Simultaneous pairs on Tuesday 28th July. June Dixon and Becky Ronan finished 56th of 1175 pairs and Margaret and Roger Shelley finished 71st. Both pairs scored over 60% nationally, well done.

Summer at the Green Point Congresses

Scarborough :

Thursday July 23rd to Saturday July 25th

Congratulations to Alison Nichols & Simon Stokes who won the pre-tournament pairs on Thursday.

On Friday Duncan Happer, playing with S.Cope, B.Green and A.Kent came second in the A Final of the teams event. Alison & Simon played with Brian & Sheila Stockdale coming third in the yellow section. Pat Watson (Carolyn Fisher, S.Evans and L.Gervis) also played in the yellow section.

The pairs was on Saturday with Brian and Sheila (41st) and Alison & Simon (43rd) in top third of field of 130. Pat and Carolyn were lying 8th after the second of three sessions and finished 77th overall.

Notts CBA July 18th and 19th pairs and teams :

46 pairs and 19 teams met at Spondon.In the pairs event Carolyn Fisher & Pat Watson finished 8th, Yasser Haider & Simon Stokes finished 9th, and John Bee and  Mary Johnson were 24th. In the teams event Leicestershire were represented by Graham Lightfoot (Chris Cassin, Lol Tolbutt and Alan Webb) and Andrew Billson (Steve Fieldhouse, Ray Jolland and Miranda Vinecombe).

Ben Norton in 25th European Youth Team Championship

Loughborough's Ben Norton represented England in the Under 21 category of the European Youth Team Championships (see results) at Tromso, Norway on 18th - 25th July. There were 16 teams in the Under 21 series and the competition was run as a round robin (teams of four) event over 7 days. Ben played in every match partnering Frederick Illingworth (first seven matches), Sam Behrens (six times) and Nicholas Dean (twice). Netherlands won the series with England finishing 13th. England U26 side finished 4th and the U16 side finished 5th.

Articles on Ben :

LCBA Paul Bowyer Seminars

Paul will be running a series of 4 seminars for players who have played or are aspiring to play for our County teams. They will be themed on defence. The dates and venues are :

  • Tuesday 4th August (County Bridge Club)
  • Tuesday 11th August (County Bridge Club)
  • Wednesday 2nd September (Greenfields Sports and Social Club)
  • Tuesday 8th September (Rothley Centre)

Usual 7.15 start. Table money is £4 per seminar. Please email Simon Stokes to make a booking.

 

Junior (under 21) teach-in

The EBU, through its EBED (English Bridge Education and Development) charity, is again holding the annual junior teach-in at Loughborough University on 28th - 30th August, the August bank holiday weekend. The non-residential cost of the weekend is £45. EBED aim to cater for all levels of junior players from beginner to aspiring international with a program of teaching, play and fun social activities. If you know of anyone who might be interested then bookings have to be made by 10th July using this entry form.

Calendar
4th August 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 1
County Bridge Club 19.15
  (Bookings)
11th August 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 2
County Bridge Club 19.15
  (Bookings)
27th August 2015
League Forum
Rothley Centre (Lounge) 19.15
28th August 2015
EBED Junior teach-in
Loughborough University
Event runs from 28th to 30th August
2nd September 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 3
Greenfields Sports & Social Club 19.15
  (Bookings)
8th September 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 4
Rothley Centre 19.15
  (Bookings)
13th September 2015
MBL 1 v Worcestershire
Greenfields Sprts & Social Club
16th September 2015
Stanley Trophy Heat 1
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
23rd September 2015
LCBA League 1
19.15
26th September 2015
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon
27th September 2015
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Teams
Spondon
30th September 2015
LCBA League 2
Note: ONLY 1 WEEK AFTER League 1 19.15
7th October 2015
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
County Bridge Club 19.15
11th October 2015
MBL 2 v Oxfordshire
Away
Calendar
4th August 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 1
County Bridge Club 19.15
  (Bookings)
11th August 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 2
County Bridge Club 19.15
  (Bookings)
27th August 2015
League Forum
Rothley Centre (Lounge) 19.15
28th August 2015
EBED Junior teach-in
Loughborough University
Event runs from 28th to 30th August
2nd September 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 3
Greenfields Sports & Social Club 19.15
  (Bookings)
8th September 2015
Paul Bowyer Seminar 4
Rothley Centre 19.15
  (Bookings)
13th September 2015
MBL 1 v Worcestershire
Greenfields Sprts & Social Club
16th September 2015
Stanley Trophy Heat 1
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
23rd September 2015
LCBA League 1
19.15
26th September 2015
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon
27th September 2015
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Teams
Spondon
30th September 2015
LCBA League 2
Note: ONLY 1 WEEK AFTER League 1 19.15
7th October 2015
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
County Bridge Club 19.15
11th October 2015
MBL 2 v Oxfordshire
Away