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All Comers Duplicate Pairs January 21st 2018

The next event on the County calendar is the All Comers Duplicate Pairs which will be played at the Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday January 21st starting at 12.00. The entry fee will be £5 per player. Remember that we hope that stronger players will partner those players who have not experienced many County events in the past in order to encourage them to come along to future County competitions. Light refreshments will be available at very reasonable prices.

   If you would like to play then get in touch with me as soon as possible.

Players entering the event :-

Glynn Elwick & David Trinder, Kiat Huang & Graham Marshall, Chris Phillips & Cos Corry, Richard Tupper and Peter Sharman, Lyn Brocklehurst amd Isabella Masters, Paul Radford and Margaret Williams, David and Catherine Caldow, Margaret McLeod and Hazel Shipley, David and Sally Williams, Peter and Corrine Coles, Reg Loosely and Anna Hutton, Guy Grainger and andrew Laing, Zubair Ahmed and A.N.Other

Bainton Qualifiers

The qualifiers for the Bainton Trophy have started. Please remember that your Club is now allowed to hold as many heats for the Bainton as it wishes. The only restriction is that a pair may not try to qualify twice.

Qualifiers from the Heighington heat are:- Roy Hughes and Keith Stewart, , Roger and Margaret Shelley, Andy Milner and John Luckraft

Qualifiers from Horncastle are :- Helen Gillatt and Pamela Greening-Lewis, Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons

Qualifiers from Scunthorpe are :- Stuart Knox and Vic Llewellyn, Andy Lewis and Phillip Harland, Susan Barraclough and Brigid Hughes, Paul Steeper and Jane Brown, Glynn Elwick and Pete Stackhouse

Qualifiers from Louth :- Zubair Ahmed and Brenda Bassford, Graham Marshall and Kiat Huang, Deidre Fell and Charles Hoyle,  Reg Loosley and Mary-Jo Mangion, John and Gerry Petherick

Qualifiers from the City of Lincoln Club :- Andrew & Alison Howarth, Dennis Mellor & Debbie Burton, Tony Garland & Norman Rossiter, Chris Phillips & Alan Millington, Maurice Lynn & John Hill

Qualifiers from Market Rasen :- None of the qualifiers accepted the invitation to play.

Qualifiers from Welton  :- Adrian Underwood and David Minnis

Qualifiers from Scunthorpe BC :- Margaret McCleod and Mike Gailey

Change of Rules for the Bainton Trophy

The County Committee has decided to change, slightly, the qualification rules for the Bainton Trophy. For this season any affiliated Club may hold as many heats for the competition as it wants to. Players may only play with the same partner in one of those heats. However, a player may play in more than one heat but always with a different partner. If a player attains the qualification standard with more than one partner then that player will have to decide which player to play with in the semi-final.

We will use these new rules for this season, and review at a later date to judge if any further change is needed. We hope that this leads to an even stronger competition at the semi-final stage.

Can all clubs please ensure the have at least one qualifying heat arranged. If any help is needed with these changes then get in touch.

Lincs League Fixtures 2017-2018

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 glynglo@gmail.com.Tel 01652654872.Mark Wardell m.s.wardell@open.ac.uk Tel 01507480515. Mo Parsons m.parsons870@btinternet.com.Tel 01526342047.Alan Millington Alan.Millington@dynexsemi.com. Tel 01673885507. Graham Marshall gbm@doctors.org.uk. 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). Parsons lost to Millington by 1 IMP (10-10 VPs).

Lincs Gold Draw

Draw for the Lincs Gold Cup as follows, Marshall v Parsons, Smith v Wardell, Wokes v Harland, Millington v Elwick

The first named team will be the Home team. The Home team is expected to provide light refreshments.

The semi-finals drawn after the 1st round. The competition needs to be finished in reasonable time because the County entry for the Pachabo Cup comes from the finalists. The contact details of captains are:-

Glynn Elwick: glynglo@gmail.com tel 01652654872, Mark Wardell: m.s.wardell@open.ac.uk tel 01507480515, Brian Smith: briangsmith14@gmail.com tel 01472505239, Mo Parsons: m.parsons870@btinternet.com tel 01526342047, Alan Millington: Alan.Millington@dynexsemi.com tel 01673885507, Paul Wokes: pwokes@yahoo.com tel 01205368077, Phillip Harland: No email tel 01522595420, Graham Marshall: gbm@doctors.org.uk tel 01507607015

Quarter Final results: Harland beat Wokes by 70 IMPs. Smith beat Wardell by 52 IMPs. Parsons beat Marshall by 81 IMPs. Elwick beat Millington by 24 IMPs.

   During the interval at the Random Seeded Pairs 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.

 

Waitrose Trophy 2016.17
Waitrose Trophy 2016.17

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.

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 Glynn a call on 01652654872 or send me an e-mail at glynglo@gmail.com.

 
 
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Garden Cities

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.

Waitrose Trophy

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.

Current Leaders

Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%

Results
17th Dec 2017
Christmas Random Seeded Pairs
Director: Helen Barr
7th Dec 2017
Lincs Gold Millington v Elwick
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
1st Dec 2017
League Marshall v Wardell
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
Calendar
21st Jan 2018
All Comers duplicate
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
4th Feb 2018
Bainton Trophy Semi Final
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
Click for the latest results
Garden Cities

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.

Waitrose Trophy

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.

Current Leaders

Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%

Results
17th Dec 2017
Christmas Random Seeded Pairs
Director: Helen Barr
7th Dec 2017
Lincs Gold Millington v Elwick
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
1st Dec 2017
League Marshall v Wardell
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
Calendar
21st Jan 2018
All Comers duplicate
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
4th Feb 2018
Bainton Trophy Semi Final
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00