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Garden Cities Regional Final  10/5/2014
 
The City of Lincoln qualify for National Final
 
1st Coventry - 92 VP (Qualify)
2nd Lincoln - 90 VP (Qualify)
3rd Cambridge - 89 VP
4th Bedford - 69 VP
5th Hemel Hempstead - 67 VP
6th Ipswich - 61 VP
7th Kettering - 50 VP
8th Chelmsford - 42 VP
 
With Lincoln sitting in 3rd place at the interval, they needed to beat Cambridge by18-2 VP to swap places and take a place at the final - well done to them all!
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24th Oct 2014 13:12 BST
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 Alang 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. 

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.

 

 

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.
Bainton Trophy Qualifiers

   To my knowledge, the first heat of the Bainton Trophy has been held. Market Rasen B.C. held their hear on 23/10/2014. Thirteen pairs took part and seven pairs attained the required 50% mark. I do not know which of these will want to go forward to the semi-final, in January but I will keep the list updated as I am informed. It is important that I am told how many players take as well as because the number of Green Points that can be awarded depends on the total number of entries.

Competition Entries

A new season is about to begin. I am hoping that the County will get more entries for our Competitions this year. The Calendar of events will be available in the near future and then you can start to make your plans for the next twelve months.

  Other Competitions are still going ahead. The County League is still in operation. This competition involves playing each other Team in the League once over the whole season. Each match is played over 24 board, 12 boards against each of the two pairs. The matches are usually played in the home of one of the Home side.

  The other Competition is the Lincs Gold Cup. This is a straight knock-out Competition played over 24 boards in the initial stages. It is a Green Pointed event and the County entry for the Pachabo  comes from the finalists of this Competition.

  If you can get a Team together to play in one, or both, of these Competitions then just let me know. Each Team may consist of up to 6 payers. It is helpful to have at least 5 players to ease the complication of arranging matches.

   To enter any of the Competitions then either e-mail me on gloria@prescott78.orangehome.co.uk or telephone on 01652654872. Thank you, Glynn.

 

 

 

County Pairs League

 The first Heat of the County Pairs League was held yesterday, 21/09/2014, at Dunholme. Unfortunately only eight pairs played in the event. However, we managed to get a result. The winners of the heat were Andrew Green and John Longmuir. Using Butler scoring they scored 42 Imps. Runners-up wer Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons. They totalled 37 Imps and, in third spot, came Chris Phillips and Alan Milliongton with 15 Imps.

 

       I would plead with members to support new initiatives like this. We will fold if you do not attend the events. Remember that with this event there will be eight heats and, to be counted in the overall standings, you need to play in at least six of the heats. Prizes will be awarded for each heat and for overall results at the end of the season. In other words, if you play in all of the heats then you can discard your two worst results when working out your final standing. Please give it a go. The second heat is on Sunday, October 26th. Please turn up and play. It is open to all members.

County Pairs League

   The second heat of the County Pairs League will be held at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday October 26th at 1.30 p.m. As you will be aware, the Competition is held over eight heats with your best six scores counting towards the overall ranking. Butler scoring is used, but this is most effective when we have a reasonable number of players at each heat. As I have said before, we need your support and unless you do come along then the Competition cannot succeed.

      Prizes will be awarded at each heat as well as overall prizes at the end of the Competition. In fact, if you are the only pair to play in at least six of the eight heats then you will win the Competition, and the prize money, by default! It is worth considering, anyway. Please make an effort, we need more than the eight pairs that turned up to the first heat. Remember, the event is open to all members of the County. Remember, you do not have to play with the same partner at every heat. The Competition is a single winner competition, although it may be shared if the partnership is the same throughout the whole eight heats, the top two prizes may be shared.

 

County Swiss Teams

   Our annual County Swiss Teams event will be held at Scunthorpe Bridge Club on Sunday November 2nd starting at 1.30 p.m. The cost of entry will be £50 per team, which will include a buffet tea. Please let Glynn have your entry as soon as possible. If any of your players have any special dietary requirements then please let Glynn know at the time of entry.

 

    We had a splendid turn-out last year with eighteen teams taking part. I am hoping that we can at least match that this year and, if possible, improve on it. I would like entries in before October 31st in order to arrange catering. Please make a big effort to play in this event this year.

EGM

As the original AGM failed to be quorate an EGM was called to ratify the business conducted at the AGM. This EGM was held last night, July 18th, at the Scunthorpe BC. The meeting was quorate and the business was quickly ratified.

  A County Committee meeting was held immediately after the EGM at Scunthorpe.

Midland Counties League 2014-2015

   As many members will be aware, the organiser of the teams for the Midlands League suddenly resigned a few weeks ago, without warning. This put the County in a difficult position with regard to our fixtures for the 2014-2015 season. The first fixture was was postponed. Subsequently we have not been able to find anyone interested in taking over the role of organiser for the Midlands League teams.

   At our County Committee meeting, 18/07/2014, it was decided that we should withdraw from the league for the 2014-2015 season, at least. This is a great pity and will be a big disappointment to many of the players in the various teams. This decision will be reassessed for the 2015-2016 season.

 

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.

 

EBU Competitions
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Results
12th Oct 2014
Allcomers' Duplicate Pairs
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
21st Sep 2014
County Pairs League Heat 1
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
14th Sep 2014
Random Seeded Pairs
Director: Helen Barr
Calendar
26th Oct 2014
County Pairs League Heat 2
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