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Pat Watson with partner Carolyn Fisher from Warwickshire had two notable successes in the 2014 Malta Congress.

On Friday 7-Feb, they won the Malta Open Pairs in the afternoon, and were victorious again in the Pivot Teams (Red section) in the evening.

The picture shows the Pivot Teams winners, Prue Knight, Pat, Adrian Knight and Carolyn. Pat & Carolyn were camera-shy after the Open Pairs (can you believe that?)

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England Women including Susan Stockdale second again, this time in the Lederer 26/27-Oct 2013, in a very strong field of ten teams
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Congratulations to Jim Mason & Duncan Happer with team-mates Ben Green & John Holland on winning the Eastbourne Bowl (Main Teams Final) at the EBU Autumn Congress on Sun 20-Oct 2013    ... More
More congratulations to Susan Stockdale (Loughborough) and the England Ladies Team on their second place in the Beijing Hua Yuan Cup, just behind hosts China (held 14 to 16-Oct 2013).    ... More
Peter Stockdale started his new career as EBU Communications Officer on Mon 7-Oct 2013  ... More    
Congratulations to Susan Stockdale (Loughborough) and the England Ladies Team on their Silver Medals in the 41st World Bridge Team Championships in Bali 17/29-Sep 2013.

The Ladies were narrowly beaten by USA-2 after being in the lead several times in a ding-dong final.    ... More
Two Leicestershire teams tied for fifth place in the Derbyshire Green Point Swiss Teams on  29-Sep 2013.    ... More
Congratulations to Bill Hood (Hinckley) and partner Ron Davis (Bedfordshire) who finished in joint first place in the Derbyshire Green Point Swiss Pairs on  28-Sep 2013.

Bill and Ron are making a habit of this sort of thing, having won the equivalent Leicestershire event for the last two years.    ... More
Sadly we announce that Anne Pamela (Pam) Leeson passed away on Thursday 15 August 2013, aged 92.
 
Pam came to Leicestershire some 40 years ago, living in Woodhouse Eaves, before moving a  few years ago, in widowhood, to sheltered accommodation in Kirby Muxloe. Her principal club was originally Bradgate but after moving to Kirby Muxloe she played more regularly at Glenfield.  Pam formed a long standing partnership with the late Ada Robson, enjoying success in National events.  Locally she won the LCBA Mixed Pairs (with David Mitchell) and Ladies Pairs firstly with Ada, and more recently with Pat Watson.
Sadly, Alan Langley passed away on 10-Jul 2013.  Click to view his obituary.
Congratulations to Pat Watson, playing with Carolyn Fisher from Warwickshire, on winning the Midweek Pairs Competition at the Jersey Lambourne Congress on Wed 1-May 2013. Pat and Carolyn retained the Mary Ann Cup they had also won in 2012  ...  Results

As an aside, Pat and Carolyn also finished 9th in the Seniors Pairs on Mon 29 and Tue 30-Apr.
The National Pairs Finals took place on 13/14-Apr 2013
 
Leicestershire had a pair in each of the A and B Finals

Congratulations to Keith Preston and Ken Vernon 13th in the B Final .. More
Richard and Val Rees won the Non-expert Prize in the Swiss Pairs Event at the (EBU) Northern Easter Festival in York on 29-30 March 2013  ...  More
In the Midlands Regional Final of the EBU National Pairs on Sunday 17-Mar 2013, the results of the 3 pairs who qualified from the LCBA heat were as follows.

9th  -  Alison Nichols and Simon Stokes
25th    -    Keith Preston and Ken Vernon
39th    -    Dick Pathan and Ron McEwan

Alison and Simon  qualified for the National Pairs (A) Final on 13/14 April 2013.

Keith and Ken  qualified for the B Final, also on 13/14 April   ...  More
Bill Hood (Hinckley) and partner Ron Davis (Bedfordshire) won the Leicestershire Green Point Swiss Pairs on  9-Mar 2013.

John Glover (Glenfield) and Lyn Hilton (Hinckley) finished 3rd.
Ben Norton (playing with Rhys Munden) was selected to play for the England team in the Peggy Bayer competition in Manchester on 15/16-Feb 2013. The England team comfortably beat Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
 
LCBA Member David Craig
celebrated his 100th birthday on 17-Dec 2012.

David is a long-standing member of the County Bridge Club, and plays there regularly twice a week.

He was also a member of Barkby Bridge Club for many years, and played for them in the LCBA League until  about 2008.

He also directed and scored Barkby's Saturday evening duplicate events at the County Club.
Result of Tollemache Cup Qualifying Heat 17/18-Nov 2012 at Daventry. The Leicestershire Team finished 4th of 9 counties, missing qualification for the final by only 4 VPs (top two qualified)   ...  More
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