The county newsletter for October 2018 has been added. It is under County News Page.
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** Green-Pointed Championship Pairs **
Holders: Tracy Capal and Paddy Murphy
Entry fee £16 per player (£32 per pair)
M&CBA QUALIFYING EVENT FOR THE CORWEN TROPHY
(EBU Event for County Pairs winners)
Top three M&CBA pairs qualify – County pays entry
Merseyside Bridge Centre
Prenton Methodist Church
2 Glenavon Road, Birkenhead CH43 0RE
SATURDAY 10th November 2018 at 1.00 pm
Played in two sessions with a short break
Please enter by email giving names
and EBU numbers of both players to
Email : email@example.com
Click here for further details
Chicago Bridge Drive
for the Christleton Parish Hall Refurbishment Fund
MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2018
10.30am coffee for 11am start
Hosted by the DEVA BRIDGE CLUB in Christleton. Come and play, have soup, sandwiches & cake for lunch, and a glass of wine or juice.
All-inclusive tickets £12.50 each from:
Annie (01244 342808), Fred (01244 336732) or Jane (01829 751809)
The Lady Connell and it consolation event, the Cheshire Salver, are knockout teams of four events, held in mutually agreed venues. The winners of the main event are invited to represent the county in the Pachabo Cup, an EBU national event for county champion teams.
The cost to enter is £24 per team, for which you are guaranteed at least two matches. Teams losing in the first round of the Lady Connell are automatically entered in the Cheshire Salver. EBU Green Points are awarded in the main event, and Black Points in the consolation event.
Entries should be emailed to Julian Merrill ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) giving the names of team members, their EBU numbers and the captain’s contact details. You can have up to 6 players in your squad, although only four can play in each match.
Closing date for entries is 23rd September 2018 and the draw will be advised to Captain's by end September.
NORTH WALES BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
GREEN POINTED One Day SWISS PAIRS
Sunday 7th October 2018 12.15pm
to be held at
Holiday Inn A55 Chester West, Westbound A55,
Northop Hall, Mold, Nr. Chester CH7 6HB.
Contact Jean Hand
Tel: 01244 830246 Mobile: 07484 329892
Clubs affiliated to the M&CBA are invited to enter teams of four to take part in the Merseyside Cup.
No more than 1 player in any team to be of National Master or higher rank. Clubs may enter as many teams as they like.
Congratulation to the winners of the Chester Bowl, Mark Weeks and Stuart Matthews.
Congratulations to Mark Weeks, Barry Jones,Alan Stephenson, Stu Matthews on winning the Jim Davies trophy held at Liverpool Bridge club. Click here for the full results.
Congratulations to David Stevenson and Liz Commins on winning the Mixed Pairs trophy in the Yorkshire Congress. They alos won the teams with Tom Dessain and Tugral Kaban from London.
The final of the Cheshire Salver took place on Tuesday 29th May, contested by the teams captained by Ted Reveley and Barb Serres. The Cheshire Salver is the plate event for the Lady Connell, our premier county knockout teams event.
The match was won by Ted Reveley's team. Many congratulations to both teams and especially to the winners, Ted Reveley, Mike Swanson, Alan Stephenson and Stuart Matthews.
This popular event, organised by MCBA and hosted by Deva Bridge Club took place on Friday 18th May. 39 people eager to improve their game fought their way past the parking problems caused by the Christleton 5k run and were matched up with 13 friendly experts who had kindly volunteered their services. All had an excellent evening as the photo suggests. The Duplimate machine decided to produce some wild hands which were difficult to bid even for the experts and generated lots of discussion and tips to take away.. We hope to run this event next year so if you missed out this time then look out for information and apply early in 2019. We are also keen to recruit more experts (a loosely defined term but basically anyone playing in county teams or MBL division one) - if you would be interested please contact any of the MCBA committee members.
Congratualtions to Rodney Lighton and John Currie on winning the John Armstrong trophy held at the Deva. In second place were Bob Loveridge and Michael Tomlinson.
The final of the Lady Connell took place at Deva Bridge Club on Wednesday 15th May between the teams captained by Bob Pitts and Dave Shaw.
The Lady Connell is our premier county knock out event, with the winning team earning the right to represent Merseyside & Cheshire in the Pachabo Cup, the EBU event for County Champion teams.
After a well fought match, Dave Shaw's team emerged as winners. Many congratulations to both teams and especially to the winners, Dave Shaw, Richard Davies, Bernard Krasner and Stuart Scholes.
The next MCBA Executive committee meeting will be held on Friday 5th October.