The county newsletter for February 2019 has been added. It is under County News Page.
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WELSH BRIDGE UNION
SWISS PAIRS & SWISS TEAMS
GREEN POINTED EVENT
St Margaret’s Church Hall, Chester Road,
Wrexham LL11 2SH
6th & 7th April 2019
Contact: Rod Sheard
Tel: 01978 710394
Click Here for further details
John Armstrong Trophy
Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Holders: Rodney Lighton & John Currie
Entry fee £20 per player (£40 per pair)
Deva Bridge Club
WI Hall (behind Christleton Institute)
Village Rd Christleton
near Chester CH3 7AS
Club (on the day) 01244 335514
SUNDAY 19th May 2019 at 1.00 pm
Played in two sessions with a break
Please enter by email giving names
and EBU numbers of both players to
23 Wentworth Court
0161 759 8016
Entries taken on day if there is room (very probable)
No food provided but you may bring your own
Hot and cold drinks available
Pay on day (cheques to M&CBA) or in advance
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 ( email@example.com ) 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.
Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.
Second were Tracy Capal, David Flacks, Raymond Semp and John Parsons.
Congratulations to Ted Reveley and Bill Niccol on coming 2nd out of 100 pairs in the Swiss Pairs at the Harrogate Spring Congress.
On the weekend of February 2nd/3rd the WBU held their Seniors trials. Deva BC members Barry Jones and Bob Pitts were part of the foursome that won these trials and consequently have been selected to play for the Welsh team for the Senior Camrose which takes place in Edinburgh at the start of April.
Congratulations to Chris Pope and Andy Prothero on winning the Grattan Endicott Cup (County Trials).
The Lady Connell is now down to the last four teams, with teams led by Dave Shaw, James Ewington, Colin Humphrey and Ted Reveley set to do battle for places in the final. Good luck to everyone still remaining in our County Teams Championship. The eventual Champions will have the opportunity to represent Merseyside and Cheshire in the prestigious Pachabo Cup, for county champion teams.
The event is now closed for entries and the first and second round draws have been made by the EBUKnockout utility. Captains and their team-mates can access the details through MyEBU. Good luck to all participants.
Congratulations to the Merseyside Bridge Centre team of John Fay, Pauline Norman, Caterina Gianota and John Griffith on a fine win in the Merseyside Cup at the Deva.
Congratulations to the MCBA team of Andrew Prothero, Chris Pope, Tracy Capal, Paddy Murphy, Ted Reveley, Mike Swanson, David Flacks, Peter Hall, Dave Keen and Jean Keen on an excellent result in qualifying for the Tollemache final.
Click here for the scores.
Congratulations to Bill and Liz Wattleworth on winning the Waterworth Cup. Second were Paul Roberts and Julian Merrill.
Congratulations 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.