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All Comers Duplicate Pairs

A nice relaxing afternoon of Duplicate Pairs is in the offing at the City of Lincoln Bridge Club on Sunday May 15th starting at 1.30 p.m. Hopefully experienced players will pair up with those who do not  have much knowledge about County events and play. Cost is £5 per player and entries should be sent to Chris Phillips at Lincoln, although if you tell me then I will pass them on. Please give it a go. We have had a couple of these afternoons recently and players do seem to enjoy them.Glynn.

Players entering the All Comers Pairs

Chris Phillips and Cos Corry

David and Sally Williams

Peter and Corrine Cole

Chris and Rosie Fowler

David Lucas and Ann Ford

Audrey Powney and Pat Lucas

Megan Williams and Joan Tong

Deirdre Fell and Gertie Eley

 

Veterans Cup

The next County event is the Veterans Cup. This will be held at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday May 8th starting at 1.30 p.m. It will cost £5 per player. The entry rules are that the combined age of each pair must be at least 125 years and that each player must be at least 60 years old. I would appreciate it if players would let me know if they are intending to play mainly for the provision of light refreshments. Come on, supprt this event if you meet the entry requirements.

 

Players entering the Veterans Cup

Glynn Elwick and Peter Stackhouse

Reg Loosley and Mary Jo Mangion

Adrian Underwood and Andy Tomlinson

Vic Llewellyn and Dave Caldow

Roy Hughes and Keith Stewart

Phillip Harland and Susan Barraclough

Kath Taylor and Margot Blakeney

Andrew Green and A.N, Other

Margaret McCleod and Hazel Shipley

County League and Lincs Gold

   As well as the normal events which are always held at the weekend we still have the other two important County Competitions. These are the County League and the Lincs Gold competition.

 

    The County League consists of a match against every other team in the League. The matches are arranged by agreement between team Captains and take place between October and May. We had 5 teams in the League last year and the League winners were not known until the very last match. Each match consists of 24 boards, 12 boards against each pair and is short enough to be played in the evening.

  The Lincs Gold competition is the premier County teams event. It is played for Green Points and is a knock-out competition. Again, we had 5 teams enter last season but it would be nice if we could attract a few more teams. This competition is played in players homes between October and May. The winners of the competition are entitled to play in the national Pachabo competition. Also, the more teams that enter the more Green Points can be awarded. If you have not entered these then give it a go. The cost is £16 per team for the County League and £20 per team for the Lincs Gold.

2015-2016 Calendar

The 2015-2016 season is on the horizon. After the disappointments of last season let's try and make this one a good one! The events for the forthcoming season have been streamlined. Those that did not attract support have been culled. This means that there are fewer events to enter and should draw bigger attendances.

   We start off this year with the Random Seeded Pairs on Sunday September 20th at Dunholme Village Hall at 1.30 p.m. This event will be Directed by Helen Barr. Light refreshments will be available during the afternoon and the entry cost will be £5 per player. We have amended the rules for next season. You must enter each event at least 7 days prior to the event. After this date you must get in contact with me to find out if you can play. This is because we had no idea, last season, how many people wanted to play and we had to cancel some events at the very last moment, when we were at Dunholme. It is more than likely that you will be able to play but, please, do not leave it until the last moment.

   My telephone number is 01652654872 or e-mail gloria@prescott78.orangehome.co.uk.

   As an experiment we are holding our second event at the City of Lincoln Bridge Club. That will be the Allcomers Duplicate Pairs on Sunday October 11th  at 1.30 p.m. cost £5 each. Remember, stronger players are expected to pair up with weaker players to encourage them to have a go at County events.

   I will try to get the events on the County website asap and then Club Reps can take a copy and put them on the Club noticeboards. Please try and make this season more popular than last season. Once again the motto must be use it or lose it. Glynn

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Honorary Membership
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AGM Presentation

Congratulations to Maurice Ladlow

pictured receiving his Honorary Life Membership

from Chairman Guy Grainger

League 2014/15

 

Congratulations

to

Nick Hunter, Ruby Schnalke, Andrew Green & John Longmuir

on winning the League by 12 VPs.

(Full results can be found in Teams Competitions).

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 gloria@prescott78.orangehome.co.uk.

   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.
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Requests
Return of County Trophies

Amazingly it is that time of year again. I require County Trophies to be handed in so that they can be engraved for presentation at the 2016 AGM, in June.

The most convenient method is for the trophies to be brought to the County Championships and handed in then.

Otherwise, winners will have to make alternative arrangements to get them to me.

I must have them handed in by the beginning of May, at the latest, so that I can get it all sorted out.

Thank you, Glynn.

Results
1st May 2016
teams x4
Scorer: Lincoln (Eastgate) Bridge Club
10th Apr 2016
LCBA Championship Teams
10th Apr 2016
LCBA Championship Teams Final
Calendar
8th May 2016
Veterans Cup
Dunholme Village Hall 1.30pm
15th May 2016
Allcomers Event
City Of Lincoln BC 1.30pm
Duplicate Pairs - Experts are asked not to form pairs with other experts
26th Jun 2016
AGM followed by Hulbert Trophy (pairs)
Dunholme Village Hall 1.30pm
Click for the latest results
Requests
Return of County Trophies

Amazingly it is that time of year again. I require County Trophies to be handed in so that they can be engraved for presentation at the 2016 AGM, in June.

The most convenient method is for the trophies to be brought to the County Championships and handed in then.

Otherwise, winners will have to make alternative arrangements to get them to me.

I must have them handed in by the beginning of May, at the latest, so that I can get it all sorted out.

Thank you, Glynn.

Results
1st May 2016
teams x4
Scorer: Lincoln (Eastgate) Bridge Club
10th Apr 2016
LCBA Championship Teams
10th Apr 2016
LCBA Championship Teams Final
Calendar
8th May 2016
Veterans Cup
Dunholme Village Hall 1.30pm
15th May 2016
Allcomers Event
City Of Lincoln BC 1.30pm
Duplicate Pairs - Experts are asked not to form pairs with other experts
26th Jun 2016
AGM followed by Hulbert Trophy (pairs)
Dunholme Village Hall 1.30pm