See above for Competition Reports
Latest results for Lincs. Gold and League can be found at Competitions
All members who play in our County, be that within our clubs, or in County events, are reminded that they are expected to behave in line with the EBU standard for Bridge and the Best Behaviour code.
In particular the following points are important:-
- Greet others in a friendly manner and be a good host at the table
- All members playing in County events should have completed convention cards and be expected to give proper explainations of their bids
- The TD decisions are to be respected
The next County event is the County Championship Pairs. This event will be held at Scunthorpe Bridge Club on SATURDAY April 28th starting at 11.30 a.m. The early start is because we have a qualifying session then a final. The event will be Directed by Helen Barr. Entry fee is £10 per player. Refreshments will be available during the interval. Let me have your entries asap.
1.Guy Grainger & Andrew Laing 2.David & Catherine Caldow. 3. Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse 4. Martin Amery & Kath Taylor. 5. Kiat Huang & Graham Marshall. 6. Maurice Ladlow & Mo Parsons. 7. John Gaunt & Debbie Burton. 8. Andrew Green & Keirh Stewart. 9. Mike Waters & David Page. 10.Ted & Brenda Goodacre. 11. Margaret McLeod & David Raddish. 12. Phillip Harland & Andy Lewis. 13 Reg Loosely & Sue York. 14. Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams. 15. David & Sally Williams. 16. Dennis Mellor & Roy Hughes. 17. Alan & Drene Brown. 18. Denis Parkinson & Margaret Williams. 19. Paul Steeper & Roy Brixton.
The County storage cupboard at the Dunholme Village Hall needs to be sorted out. I have no idea what equipment we have or what equipment we need to order. We need a few members to give us a few hours of their time to take everything out of the cupboard and get to know where we are at. The last time that this was done was when Stuart Knox was County Chairman, which is several years ago. Also, some of the bridge tables have wobbly legs. Do we have any members who are proficient at woodwork and could do a bit of repair work on these tables?
My present state of health means that I am unable to do this kind of thing on my own. It will take a few hours to do the work. If any member can spare a few hours then let me know, please. I do not have any specific time for this but, hopefully, we can get it done some time during the summer ( if we get one ). Glynn.
The fantastic work being done within the County at three of our schools is being rewarded when, in early July, a group of @ 20 young bridge players from the county will visit Parliament for a game of bridge against a team from the House of Lords along with a visit to the Upper Chamber.
This is a brilliant opportunity to showcase junior bridge in the County and a massive well done to all involved in setting this up.
If anyone in the County wants to take the initiative and help develop schools bridge where they are, contact Deidre Fell or Reg Loosely, who have gained great experience in this over the years.
Paul Wokes, our County Secretary was taken ill in a shop in Spalding on Friday, 23rd March. Presently he is, I believe, in the stroke unit at the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. I do not have any further news than that. On behalf of all our County members, Clubs and members of the County Committee I would like to wish Paul a speedy recovery and that we all hope that he will be making a return to the bridge table as soon as possible. I will try to update the situation when I have any more information.
Paul has taken a few steps out of bed and is in a comfortable condition. Beyond that I cannot say.
Better news. Paul is recovering well. He is still in Pilgrim Hospital but is getting better every day. He is hoping to be out of hospital during the next week, or so. After that the recuperation starts. He is even threatening to return to the bridge table some time in the next few weeks! I will try to keep members posted. ( 04/04/2018 )
I have had another update on Paul's progress. He left hospital on Sunday. His sister and nephew have flown over from the U.S.A. to look after him. ( 11/04/2018 )
Good news. Paul rang me up this morning. We had a lengthy chat. His stroke was a severe one. Initially it took away his ability to speak and he was unable to walk. We all know that he ia a very determined person and since then he has learned how to speak, again,, although his speech is slightly slurred. When he first got out of bed he realised that he could not walk. He has had to learn how to walk, again. He has done this, although it is difficult for him. He gets very tired quickly but he is determined to build himself up over the next few weeks and months. He tells me that he will be back at the bridge table, starting with Boston BC and then Spalding BC. He has asked me to thank all of the members of the County Committee and the County members for their kinds wishes that he makes a full recovery. It will be hard work for him but I am sure that he will be successful. ( 14/04/2018 )
Lincoln BC are launching a new morning bridge session in March with members from other clubs welcome to come along anytime from 16th March onwards.
The emphasis is on friendly social bridge.
It now starts at 10.00am, for more details see the Lincoln BC website.
Will all County members please note that the County Championship Teams event has had to be brought forward by one week.It will now be held at Scunthorpe BC on Saturday June 16th starting at 11.30 a.m. This is due to unforseen circumstances. Sorry if this causes any difficulties for any members. Glynn
The fixtures are, Parsons v Elwick, Parsons v Wardell, Millington v Parsons, Marshall v Parsons, Wardell v Elwick, Elwick v Millington, Elwick v Marshall, Wardell v Millington, Marshall v Wardell, Millington v Marshall
The first named team is deemed to be the Home team. The Away team captain in each match is responsible for getting in contact with the Home team captain to organise the match. The Home team should provide light refreshments, a grand buffet is not expected! Results should be passed on to Glynn Elwick as soon as it is possible after the fixture is played.
If the Competition is as close this season, as it was last, then the result of the League will be in doubt until the very end. Any problems then get in contact.
Contact details of Team Captains: Glynn Elwick email@example.com.Tel 01652654872.Mark Wardell firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01507480515. Mo Parsons email@example.com.Tel 01526342047.Alan Millington Alan.Millington@dynexsemi.com. Tel 01673885507. Graham Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 01507607015.
The conversion table to convert the IMP score of each match into a VP score is:-
0-1 IMPs (10-10 VP), 2-5 IMPs (11-9 VP), 6-10 IMPs (12-8 VP), 11-15 IMPs (13-7 VP), 16-21 IMPs (14-6 VP), 22-27 IMPs (15-5 VP), 28-34 IMPs (16-4 VP), 35-43 IMPs (17-3 VP), 44-53 IMPs (18-2 VP), 54-65 IMPs (19-1 VP), 66 or more IMPs (20-0 VP)
Results: Parsons beat Wardell by 25 IMPs (15-5 VPs). Millington beat Wardell by 16 IMPs (14-6 VPs). Wardell beat Marshall by 39 IMPs (17-3 VPs). Millington beat Parsons by 1 IMP (10-10 VPs). Elwick beat Marshall by 38 IMPs (17-3 VPs). Elwick beat Parsons by 28 IMPs (16-4 VPs).
Please refer to Competitions section on the Home Page for full details.
The first named team will be the Home team. The Home team is expected to provide light refreshments. The contact details of captains are:-
Glynn Elwick: email@example.com tel 01652654872, Mark Wardell: firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01507480515, Brian Smith: email@example.com tel 01472505239, Mo Parsons: firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01526342047, Alan Millington: Alan.Millington@dynexsemi.com tel 01673885507, Paul Wokes: email@example.com tel 01205368077, Phillip Harland: No email tel 01522595420, Graham Marshall: firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01507607015
Our Chairman made the draw for the semi-finals of the Gold. The draw came out :-
Harland vs Smith and Elwick vs Parsons. The first names side will be the home side. Matches should be of 32 boards, or 40 boards by agreement of Captains. Please try and play the matches so that the Final can be played in good time before the deadline for the Pachabo Cup.
The result of the Smith vs Harland match was that Smith won by 7 IMPs.
The result of the Elwick vs Parsons match was that Elwick won by 27 IMPs
Please refer to Competitions section on the Home Page for full details
Waitrose annually sponsor a prize for the pair who achieve the highest percentage in any EBU affiliated club in the County. This year was won by Andy Lewis and Phil Harland won won with 77.34%. They are shown being presented with the prize by Jane Adams, Manager of Waitrose Lincoln, at the AGM. Well done both and many thanks to Waitrose for their generous sponsorship.
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 Glynn a call on 01652654872 or send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Please click the link below to access the EBU Calendar.
Result of Garden Cities Qualifier
Sunday, 5th November
City of Lincoln: 58.5 VPs
Scunthorpe: 52 VPs
Heighington: 40 VPs
Louth Duplicate: 38 VPs
Market Rasen: 11 VPs
Good luck to Lincoln in the Regional Semi-Final.
The Waitrose Trophy is awarded at the AGM to the Pair with highest percentage score in a club duplicate session in the previous 12 months.
Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a high score.
Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%