2018 National Inter-County League Finals:
A Division Winners:
B Division Winners:
C Division Winners:
Congratulations for Berks & Bucks in winning the 'A' Division
Kent won the B Division; Surrey the C Division
Full results for each indidual Team-of-Four can be found via the Results menu.
Congratulations to Cambs & Hunts for an overwhelming victory in the 'A' Division.
Manchester won the B Division, and Hertfordshire retained their C Division title on a tie-break over Gloucestershire.
Cambs & Hunts (from L to R):
Nadia Stelmashenko, Catherine Curtis, Tim Pike, Paul Fegarty,
Paul Barden, David Kendrick, Simon Barb, Victor Milman
Manchester 'B' (not in order):
Eve Lighthill, Kenneth Hassell, Robert & Joyce Jones,
Gillian McMullan, Neil Thomas, Peter Foster, John Roberts
Hertfordshire 'C' (not in order):
Michael Kaltz, Peter Lewy, Alan Hudson, Mike Levy,
David & Jacqueline Collier, Andy Fenn, David Arrighi
Results can be viewed via the 'Results' menu on the left, or the short cuts on the right;
Cross IMP rankings:
A Final XIMPs
B Final XIMPs
C Final XIMPs
About the Event
Congratulations to Manchester for retaining their 'A' Division Title. Pictured (Left to Right): Tom Slater, Michael Byrne, Kath Nelson, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman, Alan Nelson, Alan Mould, Alec Smalley.
Warwickshire won the B Division, and Hertfordshire the C Division.
2016 A Final XIMPs
2016 B Final XIMPs
2016 C Final XIMPs
My (non-bridge-playing) partner, with a little bit of help from me, is aiming to raise £5,000 this year for the NSPCC by completing three 100km challenges.
On 23rd - 24th May, she attempted the "London 2 Brighton" 100km walk. Sadly, a stomach bug caused her to pull out with just 20k to go. But she will have another go next year.
On 27th - 28th June, while I had been 'sent to Coventry', she successfully completed the "Grand Union Challenge", a 100km walk along the Grand Union Canal from London to Bletchley.
For our thrid challenge we had both intended to do a 100km kayaking trip down the Zambezi to the Victoria Falls in November. Unfortunately that trip was cancelled. Instead, we completed a cycling trip, from Ho Chi Min (Saigon) in Vietnam to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, a little over 400km (250 miles) - a little bit more energetic than originally planned!
Next May, Mandie will once again attempt the 100km London 2 Brighton walk. In the meantime, she has organised a number of smaller fund-raising events.
Please click on this article to go to Mandie's JustGiving page, where you can read more and make a donation. Please be generous!
I had the pleasure of directing a (bridge) match between the two great cricket clubs, the MCC (Marylebone) and MCC (Melbourne Cricket Club) at Lords on 21st July.
It was a part of a multi-sport fixture. The two clubs also played each other at cricket, (real) tennis and golf. With a little welcome relief after the proceedings at Lords over the previous five days, the English won all of the fixtures, winning the bridge by some 75 IMPs in a teams-of-16 match (scored as four teams-of-four on each side).
Congratulations to the winners of each of the divisions:
A Division: Manchester
(L-R:) John Currie, Gary Hyett, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman
Michael Byrne, John Holland, Tom Slater, Alec Smalley
B Division: Hertfordshire
(L-R:) Malcolm Harris, Paul & Fiona Littlewood, Roger Edmonds
Roy Button, Karima Basse, Maria Budd, David Stimson
C Division : Devon
(L-R:) Gwen Watkins, Stephen Rafferty, Jeanine Keith, Roger Gowland
George Delafield, Bill Luscombe, Betty Golding, Andrew Leslie
Hover your mouse over the 'thumbnail' pictures on the left to see an enlarged picture.
For the overall results, please click on the links on the right hand side of this page. Pairwise Cross-IMP rankings below:
2015 A Final XIMP Ranks.htm
2015 B Final XIMP Ranks.htm
2015 C Final XIMP Ranks.htm
Friday 28th November
Saturday 29th November
Sunday 30th November
Results can also be found at the WBU website http://news.welshbridgeunion.org/results-porthcawl-congress/
Please note that the Master Point awards for the Teams Championships are quite complicated, and the awards for rounds won cannot be displayd on the ranking lists. Only the bonus ranking awards appear. Full awards will be calculated shortly after the event, and credited directly to your WBU / EBU Master Point accounts.
The 2014 finals took place on Sunday 6th July at the West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull.
The 'A' Final Winners, Worcestershire
(L to R: Steve Allerston, John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Stewart Fishburne, Nick Forward, Mike Willoughby, Ian Thompson, Simon Harrison)
The 'B' Final Winners, Lancashire
(not in order: John Brearley, Ross Shine, Don Hilton, Barrie Newall, John Morrell, Marianne Farr, Stuart Clarke, Bill Farr)
The 'C' Final Winners, Sussex
(L to R: Ray Burnett, Per Lindsten, Brian Gould, David Gillespie, Richard Newton, David Galpin, Joan Hootman, Fergus Cameron)
Overall results can be seen via the Results Menu.