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            Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke, Maurice Lynn & Elaine Proctor
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                  Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams, Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse
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Veterans' Cup

The Veterans' Cup took place at Scunthorpe Bridge Club yesterday, 12/04/2015. Twelve pairs entered and the competition took place over 33 boards. The convincing winners were Brian Smith and Ron Wall.They scored 62.06%. Runners-up were Susan and Bill Keast with 60.61%. In third place came Pete Stackhouse and Glynn Elwic scoring 53.7%. I hope that all the players enjoyed the event and that they will continue to support the County in future events.

Allcomers Duplicate Pairs

 The Allcomers Duplicate Pairs was held, yesterday, at Dunholme. Sixteen pairs entered the competition which was played in a very relaxed atmosphere. All the pairs enjoyed the Competition and the new entrants to County events were happy with the introduction.

   We managed to make the event an "all play all" event in order to make it a completely fair event. Thirty boards were played in total. In third place was Paul Steeper and Vic Llewellyn, scoring 57.38%. Runners-up were Guy Grainger and Daphne Ward with 59.05%. Winners of the Competition were Alan Millington and Maolong Ke with a good score of 61.43%.

   Thank you to all of those members  that turned up to play. It was enjoyed by all and, hopefully, they will tell all other County members that this kind of event is well worth supporting. I hope that the County Committee will support more of this type of event. It should be possible to arrange another Allcomers Pairs in the near future. Come along and find out what you are missing. 

Allcomers Duplicate Pairs

After our last County Committee Meeting, it was decided to hold another Allcomers Duplicate Bridge session. It will be held on Sunday May 10th at the Dunholme Village Hall stating at 1.30 p.m. The cost will be £5 per player

  The format will be the same as for the first one. Stronger players will be encouraged to partner weaker players and, although abiding by the rules, playing in a relaxed and convivial way. Only by doing this will we encourage newcomers to play in County events.

  Put this date in your diary and make sure that you come along.

Annual Calendar

Over the weekend I have had a couple of enquiries about the 2014-2015 County Calendar and whether it is ready , or not.

As you will be aware, the attendance at the 2014 AGM did not reach 30 people. This meant that the meeting was not quorate. It had to be held over three weeks later, as an EGM. As a result of this my proposed Calendar for 2014-2015 was ratified nearly a month late. Furthermore, my computer knowledge is extremely limited. I have tried to update the 2013-2014 poster set but have failed dismally. I am told that I need to know about something called PDFs, which is foreign to me. However, I know a man that can. I am going to see him this week. If everything goes well I hope that the Poster set for 2014-2015 will be updated some time this week.

The man who can, could, and the posters are now available for download from the menu bar on the left (under Calendar . . .Calendar and Poster Set 2014-2015) or by clicking here. smiley

  I can tell you that the first event of the season will be the Random Seeded Pairs. It will be held at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday, September 14th at 1.30 p.m. This event pairs stronger players with weaker players and is run as a Teams event. The pairing is done by random draw. As a result, pre-entry is essential so let me have your entry asap and try to bring another pair with you. It is an ideal event for those wanting to be introduced to County events. Thanks, Glynn.



Annual Championshios

Over the weekend 21/22 March the 2015 Annual Championships were held At Scunthorpe Bridge Club. Twenty-five Pairs competed in the Pairs event and ten Teams played on the second day.

 The first event was the Qualifying heat for the Pairs. N/S was won by Pete Stackhouse and Glynn Elwick and second was Mo Parsons and Maurice Ladlow. E/W winners were Andrew Green and John Longmuir with runners-up Margaret McCleod and Janice Hill. The second event was the Pairs Final. The winners, with 61.57%, were Mo Parsons and Maurice Ladlow. Second came Andrew Green and Jon Longmuir with 56.94% and third were Pete Stackhouse and Glynn Elwick scoring 53.7%. In the Consolation Final, Roy Hughes and Dennis Mellor claimed the victory with 60.42% winning on a split tie from Debbie Burton and John Gaunt.

  On the second day, ten Teams played in the Qualifying session. This was won by the Nick Hunter team from the Maurice Lynn team. In the Final the team of Ron Wall/Andrew King/Mo Parsons/Maurice Ladlow won by an enormous margin from Roy Hughes/Dennis Mellor/Debbie Burton/John Gaunt. In the Consolation Final, the team of Ted and Brenda Goodacre/Sylvia Bunton/Brigid Hughes won on a split tie from Alan and Drene Brown/Pete Stackhouse/Glynn Elwick. The two events were very efficiently run by Helen Barr.

  It was very disappointing to see so few members entering this very important event of the season, especially the very poor turnout of 10 Teams on the second day. What can be done to improve attendances is beyond me. It is all a very worrying trend. 

Any News or Views?
  I am always keen to know about either your views about Bridge in the County or if you have any news to publicise to the other members of the County. If you have then give me a call on 01652654872 or send me an e-mail at

   It is always nice to know what you, the member, thinks about what we are doing, or probably not doing, for you. For example, where should we be thinking of playing our County events from 2014? Should we stay at Dunholme? Should we play at Scunthorpe? Will the new facilities at the City of Loincoln Club be such that we could hold events there? Let me know your thoughts or have a chat with your Club representative. We need your views so that we can try and improve things for you. Glynn.
Bainton Trophy Final

The qualifiers for the Bainton trophy final gathered on 23/02/2015 to pit their wits against one another. Over 39 boards by way of a full Howell movement Ron Wall and Brian Smith prevailed. They won the event with a score of 62.01%. Runners-up came John and Gerry Petherick, scoring 60.85%. In third place were Chris Phillips and Alan Millington scoring 57.44%. Thank you to Stuart Knox for Directing the event so efficiently.

  Thank you, also, to all yhose players that entered the event from the outset. Your support is very welcome.


County Cups and Trophies

It hardly seems possible but another year has nearly passed by. It is the time of year for County Cups and Trophies to be handed in for engraving and then for presentation at the AGM in June. Would all winners of events please hand in their Cups by the end of April, or early May, so that I can get them sorted out and then pass them on to the engraver. It would be helpful if you could get them to your County rep and then on to me. It all went very well last year so, hopefully, we can do it again this year.

County Pairs League Heat 3

    The third heat of the County Pairs League took place on Sunday December 7th at Dunholme. The event attracted eight pairs and an all play all event was organised. Butler scoring was used.The event was very enjoyable. In equal second place came Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons tied with Phillip Harland and Sue Barraclough. They scored 10 IMPs. The winners were Chris Phillips and Alan Millington, scoring 20 IMPs. Thank you to those players that entered the event. I hope that more members will make an effort to play in the remaining heats.

County Pairs League Standings

  After the first five heats of the County Pairs League the current standings are :-

1= Tony Waine -13 56 33                                                    76

1= Alan Marshall -13 56 33                                                 76

3= Chris Phillips 15 20 33                                                   68

3= Alan Millington 15 20 33                                                68

5= Maurice Ladlow 37 18 10 20 -29                                   63

5= Mo Parsons 37 18 10 27 -29                                         63

7 Margery McCarthey 9                                                        9

8= Harry Coates 13 -14                                                      -1

8= Mike Hirst 13 -14                                                           -1

10= Sue Barraclough -1 10 -11                                          -2

10= Phil Harland -1 10 -11                                                 -2

12= Jeff Jeffrey -4                                                              -4

12= Dave Pettengell -4                                                      -4

14= Glynn Elwick 18 0 -24 1                                              -5

14= Pete Stackhouse 18 -24 1                                          -5

16 Vic Llewellyn -9 -5                                                       -14

17= Andrew Green 42 9 -19 -47                                      -15

17= John Longmuir 42 9 19-47                                       -15

19= Paul Wokes -21 -13 5 12                                         -17

19= John Brocklehurst -21 -13 5 12                               -17

20 Margaret Shelley -20                                                 -20

21= Nick Hunter -28 21 -12 -13                                      -32

21= Ruby Schnalke -28 21 -12 -13                                -32

22 Megan Williams -39                                                  -39

23 Roger Shelley 9 -44 -20                                            -55

24 Mike Llewellyn -39 -21 0 -9 -5                                   -74

























Remember, the best six scores count towards the overall result so all is not lost!








































County Pairs League

  The second heat of the County Pairs League was held yesterday, 26/10/2014, at Dunholme. Nine pairs took part, one more pair than the first heat. Thank you to all the players that attended. After a close competition equal runners-up were Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons along with Pete Stackhouse and Glynn Elwick. Both pairs scored +18 IMPs. Winners of the second heat were Nick Hunter and Ruby Schnalke. They finished with +21 IMPs. Congratulations to them and hopefully we can continue to attract more players to future events.

County Pairs League

Please remember that the seventh heat of the County Pairs League takes place this coming Sunday, 19/04/2015, at Dunholme Village Hall at 1.30 p.m. Try and attend this in order to make the event viable.Thank you.

County Pairs League

At our quarterly Committee meeting this week we discussed the fate of the final heat of the County Pairs League. As you may know we had to cancel Heat 6 and Heat 7 because of lack of support. If any pair intends to come and play in Heat 8, which is arranged for May 24th at Dunholme would they please let me know asap. If we do not give enough notice about not wanting the Village Hall then we have to pay the hire fee of around £50. I would like your response by 29/04/2015. Whatever happens the Committee reserve the right to amend the rules of the Competition accordingly.

     In addition the Committee decided to select a team for the 2015 Tollemache competition. This was voted through by an overwhelming majority. The Tolle will be held at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport on Sat/Sun Nov 21/22. Any pairs wishing to be considered for selection, aprt from those that I have already contacted, should let me know within the next 10 days. The Committee will then meet to select the side. If you would like any more information then get in touch. Glynn.

County Swiss Teams


   Sixteen teams turned up at Scunthorpe Bridge Club yesterday (02/11/2014) in he County Swiss Teams. After a hard fought, but enjoyable, afternoon the outcome was that two teams tied for the runners-up spot. With a score of 75 V.Ps came Brian Smith/Ron Wall/Mo Parsons/Maurice Ladlow and Nick Hunter/Ruby Schnalke/Andrew Green/John Longmuir. The winners were Debbie Burton/ John Gaunt/ Pete Stackhouse/ Glynn Elwick. They scored a commenable 95 V.Ps. In fact, after five of the six rounds they were more than 20 V.Ps in front of the second placed team.

   An excellent buffet tea was served and every team managed to win at least one match so everybody went home with some masterpoints, as well. The event was well directed by Helen Barr. Overall the event was a success and thank you to all of the members that attended. If you did not play this year then make sure that you enter next year. Remember that the next competitions are the Vincent and Sidney Vincent Trophies and look out for your Club Bainton Trophy heat. That should be coming along shortly.

CPL Heat 8

Owing to the fact that we could not guarantee that more than seven pairs would be willing to play in the last heat of this competition, it was decided that this heat, on May 24th at Dunholme Village Hall, would be cancelled. It is not fair that we book the Hall and then do not take up that booking. additionally, we have to pay for the room if we do not give the Booking Officer a reasonable length of time with regard to cancelling it.

   Thank you to all those players who have entered some, or all of, the heats. The County Committee reserve the right to change the format of the event , and will do, in the near future. We will have to decided the future of this kind of event in the future. Glynn.

Ghost Pairs

  The Ghost Pairs event was held last Sunday (30/11/2014) at Dunholme. The attendance was 7 tables and an enjoyable afternoon was had by the players. The competition provided comfortable winners in both directions.

   The winners of the North-South event was Roy Hughes and Keith Stewart with a score of 162 IMPs. Runners-up were Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons with 143 IMPs. The East -West competition was won by Nick Hunter and Ruby Schnalke, scoring 120 IMPs. Second came Reg and Margaret Shelley, scoring 89 IMPs.

      Thank you to all those players that took part. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Loughborough Grammar School Bridge Tournament

Four students from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle took part in the Loughborough Grammar School National Schools' Bridge tournament; we were the only State School that took part. The Students have been taught by Reg Loosely, a member of Louth Duplicate Bridge Club, who runs the Bridge Club every Tuesday night.

 The day consisted of a Swiss Teams tournament and a mini-bridge tournament.The Competition began with three matches in order to find the four top teams for the semi-finals which was preceded by supper!

  Aaron Hutton and his partner David Dichmont, aged 17, and Anne Hutton and her partner James Burman, aged 15 and 13 respectively played brilliantly and were runners-up- not bad after only a year of learning! Next year we are determined to take the Cup!

  This is a magnificent performance and one to be proud of. The effort that the teachers at Louth Bridge Club are putting into this is beginning to produce dividends. We all hope that it can be maintained.

Married and Mixed Pairs

  Eight pairs turned up last Sunday (21/12/2014) to contest the County Married and Mixed Pairs. A very close competition resulted in a tie for first place. Ron and Judy Wall tied with David and Carol Hall. The split tie was just as close. The score after the split was 16-14 in favour of Ron and Judy, so they are now the County Married Pairs Champions. They scored 56.67%. Hard luck to David and Carol.

  As has happened several times there has been some confusion about the awarding of the trophies. After the last County Committee Meeting it decided that Ron and Judy Wall would be awarded the Hannan Cup and David and Carol Hall will receive the Dean Trophy. Sorry for any confusion caused.


Random Seeded Pairs

The first event of the season was held on 14/9/2014 at Dunholme. It was the Random Seeded Pairs. The competition was won by David and Carol Hall teamed with Tony and Hiary Swann. They had a score of 70 IMPs. Runners-up were Mike Llewellyn and Megan Williams teamed with Guy Grainger and Brenda Begley, scoring 62 IMPs. In third place were Alan Marshall and Tony Waine together with Deidre Fell and Gertie Eley, scoring 44 IMPs. Congratulations to these pairs and thank you to all the other pairs that took part. Without your support we cannot make a success of these competitions.

     The next event follows on very soon. This Sunday is the first heat of the County Pairs League. Remember, this is a series of 8 Heats throughout the season. To qualify for the overall Championship you must play in at least 6 of the Heats with your best 6 scores counting for the overall title. Prizes will be awarded for each of the heats as well as prizes for the overall result. You do not need to have the same partner for each of the Heats. Please support this new event. We start this Sunday, 21/9/2014 at Dunholme at 1.30 p.m. Table fee is £5 per player.

   Thank you to Helen Barr for Directing the event.


Vincent and Sidney Vincent Trophies

     The Vincent and Sidney Vincent events were held on Sunday November 16th. at Dunholme. In total 16 pairs took part in the competitions, 11 in the Gents and 5 in the Ladies. This meant that it was run as an all play all Howell movement. each pair playing a total of 30 boards. In the Mens competition, the Sidney Vincent Trophy, the convincing winners were Andrew Green and John Longmuir with a score of 63.57%. Runners-up came Phil Harland and Roger Shelley, scoring 59.93%. Third place went to Harry Coates and Mike Hirst with 56.52%.

      In the Ladies competition, for the Vincent Trophy, the winners were Brenda Begley and Emer Ward scoring 53.52% and second came Mo Parsons and Drene Brown with 53.4%. Thank you to all those that played in the Competitions. Hopefully you will play in the next County event which is the Ghost Pairs and will be held on Sunday November 30th ay Dunholme Village Hall at 1.30 p.m. Pre-entry is not required.



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10th May 2015
Newcomers Pairs
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
26th Apr 2015
League Waine v Hughes
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
24th Apr 2015
League Parsons v Wall
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
24th May 2015
County Pairs League Heat 8
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