Leicestershire CBA
Hurwich Quaich 2015

The Hurwich Quaich is an open handicapped league teams of four competition run by the County bridge club. This year 9 teams competed. Paul & Sue Bowyer, Ian Bruce, Gary Duddle, Yasser Haider, Duncan & Kerri Happer, Irene Krantz, Jim Mason and Simon Stokes represented team Stokes who won the league undefeated.

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 :

President's Cup

Leicestershire were invited to send a team to the President's Cup - the inter-county teams of eight competition run by Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association. Derbyshire hosted the event this year at the East Midlands Bridge Acadamy, Spondon on 27th and 28th June.

Leicestershire were represented by:

Ben Norton and Simon Stokes (capt)

Ian Bruce and Mick Mahoney

Jenny Grant and Bharat Thakrar

Anne and Steve Wright

The team did very well finishing equal 5th of 13 in a very strong field.The results can be viewed through the results link on the right.