The county newsletter for June 2018 has been added.It is under County News Page.
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Jim Davies Trophy
*** One evening Swiss Teams ***
THURSDAY 14th June 2018 at 7.00 pm
5 x 5 board matches Level 4
Entry fee £6.50 per player (£26 per team)
Advance entry £5.50 per player (£22 per team)
Liverpool Bridge Club
7a, Croxteth Rd, Liverpool, L8 3SE
Contact: David Stevenson firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for further details
Help Build Bridge Playing In Our Area
M&CBA have agreed - in partnership with Manchester CBA and the EBU - to fund a project to help affiliated clubs in our two Counties to build membership and attendance.
Please look at the advertisement for the role of Project Officer by clicking here..
If you’d like to discuss the role further, do please contact me (email@example.com or 01829 270013)
M&CBA representative on the Project Steering Committee
Manchester GP Swiss Teams
7 x 7 board matches
Sunday 22nd July 2018 11.00am start
ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS STRICTLY LIMITED TO 26 TEAMS
VENUE St Peters Assembly Room
134 Cecil Road
Hale Altrincham WA 15 9NU
ENTRY £20 per Player (Half-price for under 22s & students in full time education)
Contact:Mrs Rhona Goldenfield
Click Here for further details.
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 Executive committee meeting which was to be held on 27th April will now be held at the Deva on Friday 11th May at 7:00. The MCBA AGM will be held at Liverpool Bridge Club, rather than Merseyside Bridge Centre, on Thursday 21st June at 7:00.
Congratulations to the team of Bob Pitts, Ted Reveley, Dave and Jean Keen for their win in the Eric Howarth Cup at the Deva.