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8th Feb 2016 14:12 GMT
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Alcomers Duplicate Pairs Entries

Fifteen pairs turned out for the Alcomers Pairs last Sunday. We played a Howell movement over 27 boards. As you can see from the results the competition was very close. Thwinners, and only just, were Maurice Lynn and Jenny Knowler who scored 60.42%. Runners-up came Adrian Underwood and Andy Tomlinson. They finished 1 IMP behind the winners with 60.07%. In third place, scoring 59.26% were Margaret Foster and Rob Tatum.

  The event was enjoyed by all of the players and was played in a very friendly spirit. Hopefully we will hold another event early next year. The City of Lincoln B.C. venue was very acceptable. Many thanks to all of the players that turned out. Your support is very welcome and needed.

Allcomers Duplicate Pairs

On a more positive note, your County Management Committee decided, at the recent meeting, to hold a second Allcomers Duplicate Pairs event this season. It will be held on Sunday May 15th at the City of Lincoln clubroom, starting at 1.30 p.m.

   Remember that in this competition that the more experienced player is expected to pair up with a weaker, or less expeienced player, in order that the latter can gain confidence in playing in County events. The cost will be £5 per player. Please can we all try to make this a viable event. Glynn.

Bainton Semi-final Qualifiers

Market Rasen BC 15 Pairs

Welton BC 22 Pairs

Scunthorpe BC 31 Pairs

Horncastle 6 Pairs

Louth Duplicate BC 8 Pairs

The City of Lincoln BC 16 Pairs

Louth Central BC 10 Pairs

Boston BC 16 Pairs


Glynn Elwick and Peter Stackhouse

Ron Wall and Brian Smith

Roy Hughes and Keith Stewart

Dave Caldow and Chris Taylor

Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons

John and Sue Ward

George Nicoll and Toni Raynor

Helen Dunning and Martin Sizer

Mark Wardell and Sue York

Phillip Harland and Sue Barraclough


Chris Phillips and Alan Millington

Alan Andrews and Colin Ryan

Nick Hunter and Ruby Schnalke

Maurice Lynn and John Hill

Mike Llewellyn and Megan Williams

Bill and Sue Keast

Alan and Drene Brown

David Stoddart and Mark Wain

Guy Grainger and Jo Pike

Dennis Mellor and Debbie Burton


Chris Foster and Linda Lovell

Robert Haynes and David Marshall

Phil Boyd and Sally Hipersley

Lindy Mastenbroek-Andrews and Lesley Parker

Janet Sharman and Katy Leshman

Roger and Margaret Shelley

Robin Gulliver and Malcom Reynolds

Linda Dobbie and Stephanie Rouse

Stephen Scaglia and Milly Hobson 

Kath Taylor and Margot Blakeney                     30 Pairs                 

Bainton Semi-Final

The semi-final of the Bainton Trophy was held last Sunday (31/01/2016) at the Dunholme Village Hall. Twenty-four pairs took part, which was less than expected but it was still a reasonable turnout. The movement for the event was a Mitchell movement  comprising of 22 boards, shorter than usual because of the confusion about how many pairs were going to play in the competition. This did not stop the afternoon being an enjoyable one.

   The winners were, N/S 1st with 60.23% came Glynn Elwick and Pete Stackhouse. Runners-up were Guy Grainger and Jo Pike scoring 59.09% and in third position came Dave Stoddart and Mark Wain with 57.39%. E/W winners were Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons scoring 58.71% just beating Dennis Mellor and Debbie Burton with 57.77%. In third position was Nick Hunter and Ruby Schnalke who scored 57.39%.

  The qualifying positions for the final were kept to the first seven positions N/S and the first seven positions E/W even though the attendance was less than expected. The Competition Secretary would be pleased if qualifying pairs would let him know if they are available and willing to play in the final. This is on Sunday, February 28th  at Dunholme Village Hall starting at 1.30 p.m. entry fee £5 per player. A high placing in the event entitles players to enter the Corwen Trophy later in the year.

   A thank you to all of the members that played in the event and many thanks to Helen Barr for Directing the competition in such an efficient manner.


County Swiss Teams

It was heartening to see so many players taking part in the County Swiss Teams event yesterday even though the weather was inclement. Sixteen teams turned out for the competition and the matches were all played in a thoroughly friendly but competitive atmosphere.

  The event was won by Ron Wall, Andy King, Mo and Maurice Parsons. They scored 86 VPs and also won all six of their matches. They were closely followed by Chris Phillips, Alan Millington, Ruby Schnalke and Nick Hunter. They scored 84 VPs and won four of their matches. In third position was the team of Chandra Ramamoorthy, John Brocklehurst, Paul Wokes and Dave Peiiengell.  Their total was 79 VPs but they won five out of six matches. The full results can be found on the County website.

   A word about the students representing Horncastle Grammar School. None of the players have yet to turn sixteen. They were playing in this type of event for the very first time. They enhanced the reputation of the School considerably as well as gaining a lot of experience. It must have been very daunting for them. I was very impressed by their attitude throughout the afternoon and I am sure that they have gained much for the experience. Well done to them!

  The competition was expertly Directed by Helen Barr and a first class buffet meal was provided by Gloria Elwick. Altogether the afternoon can be classed as a success. We must build on this momentum for the next event. The next event is on Sunday November 29th at Dunholme Village Hall at 1.30 p.m. It is the Ghost Pairs competition. Please can I have entries as soon as possible. Thank you, Glynn.


Ghost Pairs

   The latest Conty event to be held was the Ghost Pairs. It was held on 29/11/2015 at Dunholme. Fifteen pairs entered the competition. In this kind of event we always have two winners. The winners in the N/S direction was Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons. They scored 34.29 IMPs. In second place came Ron Wall and Brian Smith with 17.14 IMPs. On the E/W direction the victors were Mike Llewellyn and Megan Williams scoring -6 IMPs and runners-up were Nick Hunter and Ruby Schnalke who scored -27 IMPs.

    Thank you to all those who supported us by playing in this event, wfich was well directed by Helen Barr. This was the last event before Christmas. The next event is the semi-final of the Bainton Trophy. This will be held on January 31st at Dunholme. A merry Christmas and a happy New Year from your County Committee and please support us by playing in the County events in 2016.

County League and Lincs Gold

   As well as the normal events which are always held at the weekend we still hace 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

   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
Honorary Membership




AGM Presentation

Congratulations to Maurice Ladlow

pictured receiving his Honorary Life Membership

from Chairman Guy Grainger

League 2014/15




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

   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.
EBU Competitions
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7th Feb 2016
League Phillips v Parsons
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
31st Jan 2016
Bainton Semi
Director: Helen Barr
16th Jan 2016
League Phillips v Sizer
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
Click for the latest results
7th Feb 2016
League Phillips v Parsons
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
31st Jan 2016
Bainton Semi
Director: Helen Barr
16th Jan 2016
League Phillips v Sizer
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn