Sadly Robbie passed away on Monday 10 September. He was a great character in Norfolk bridge and will be fondly remembered by us all.
He undertook many duties for Norfolk bridge: President of the NCBA in 2008, Competitions Secretary for a good number of years and much more.
In 2006 his commitment to bridge in Norfolk was recognised when he received the EBU's Dimmie Fleming Award for services to bridge.
The photograph on the left, courtesy of Jane Scarfe, shows him receiving prizes at the Afternoon Bridge Club, just one of the clubs where Robbie was a member.
Robbie's funeral service will be at All Saints Church in Catfield (just off the A149 near Stalham) at 2pm on Monday 1 October.
Afterwards at the Wayford Bridge Inn, also on the A149.
to see the article in the
Eastern Daily Press
and Evening Press on 22 July
Here are the winner's of the King's Lynn Trophy, Mervyn Scutter, Barbara Hacker, Neil & Laura Tracey. The trophy event was played on Monday, July 30th at the West Norfolk & King's Lynn Bridge Club.
Sunday 24 June, a very pleasant day playing bridge at Great Yarmouth.
Well done to Ann Denman & Jean Green who won the No Fear competiition
and to Maureen Kimbley & Bogdan who won the Swiss Pairs
Six bridge players from Norfolk played in the Corn Cairdis 2018
held in Dun Laoghaire, near Dublin: Suzanne Gill, Graham Hardman,
Jan & Martin Pooley, Maureen Kimbley and Bogdan Drobny
Our hosts gave us a wonderful weekend with some very good bridge.
It was a very close match with England retaining the trophy by 3 points
Congratulations to Rob Richardson and his team mates,
winners of the Swiss Teams at the Devon Congress
and to Imogen La Chapelle who with partner, Megan Jones,
came third in the Under 21s at the Easter Festival in London
Winners of the Championship Teams play-off
Maureen Kimbley, Bogdan Drobny, Graham Ware & Martin Oates
Here are the winners of the Barbara Dick-Cleland Trophy on Sunday,
Kate Nash & Deb Frankham together with their trophy and proud tutor, James Tullet.
And the winners of the Buxton Trophy,
Jill Cadley & Marion Lawrence.
At the Scarborough Congress last weekend
"our boys" came top in the qualifying round
and then went on to win the A final for the McMahon Trophy.
Well done to Giles Ip, Paul Darby, Steve Dannell and Mark Hill
We are pleased to announce that the NCBA has been awarded charitable status.
An extraordinary general meeting will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017, 1.30pm at Bawburgh Village Hall prior to the North Walsham Trophy.
This meeting is to agree to wind up the organisation and transfer its assets to the new charity as at 1 June 2017, and to elect two additional trustees.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the secretary (contact details below), and then be sent to reach the secretary no later than Monday 17 April 2017.
Voting will be by a show of hands on the day. No postal or proxy votes accepted.
As per the constitution no other business can be discussed at this meeting.
Secretary to the NCBA: Maureen Kimbley, 2 Great Yard, The Street, Saxthorpe, Norwich, NR11 7AH. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB: The officers on the NCBA management committee automatically become trustees; they are:
Peter Cotes, John Dennis, Graham Hardman, Gabriel Ip, Maureen Kimbley, Neil Tracey.
Please note that as only 11 teams have entered a Swiss movement is not viable and so a multiple teams event of 4 board matches will be run and scored by Victory Points.
The NCBA & EBED have arranged a series of Club Tournament Director Courses in 2017 at the Abbey Hall, Wymondham, NR18 0PH.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to take your own lunch.
Entries to Richard Banbury of English Bridge and Development 01296 317218
Local Organiser - Roger Amey 01263 713476
A very successful congress; many congratulations to the winners
Roger's commitment to bridge has been recognised with the presentation of the prestigious EBU's Silver Award.
Roger has been involved with the organisation of bridge in Norfolk since 1970, a member of the NCBA committee - twice as chairman - and the various sub committees, responsible for organising the Eastern Counties League, and helping with the Norfolk Congress and Green Pointed Weekends. He has been President, Competitions Secretary, Team Captain, and more; managed the matches for two Corn Cairdis events; member of the EBU Board and much more.
Our warmest congratulations and grateful thanks to Roger
This result has been updated and is now finalised. Following instruction from the EBU the wrongly duplicated boards in the b section were marked as 'Fouled' and the scores were ajusted using the facility in the scoring programme. There is an explanation of this in the EBU White Book on page 76 point 4.2.3 if you would like to see the explanation.
The Norfolk Congress held over the weekend of 1, 2, 3 April was a great success. Our thanks to the Tournament Directors who did an excellent job and to the hotel staff who provided such friendly and helpful service. Congratulations to the winners of the various competitions:
Don't forget to make a note to come back for the Norfolk Congress in 2017 - 31 March, 1 and 2 April.
There have been several changes to the NCBA Committee recently. The NCBA wishes to thank Jayne Scarfe, Musuma Knevitt and Graham Grist for their contibution to bridge in Norfolk and wishes them well in the future.
Joining the NCBA Committee are Jacquie Burgess (Honorary Secretary), Peter Walters (Press Officer), Sarah Chamberlin (management committee).
Winners of the 2014 Hudson Cup, Gabriel (left) & Giles (right) Ip, receiving the trophy from NCBA President, Michael Whiting (centre).
There is a problem with the display of the result from the Neville Hill Cup results played on Sunday, 30th March. As a team had to withdraw after 4 matches because one of the players was taken ill the final result, correctly, shows the positions of the 40 teams that finished the event. The first 4 matches had the original 41 teams participating and because of this difference the data does not appear correctly in the results. The final scores, match results from each round and positions are unaffected by this.
Here are the victorius members of the West Norfolk and Kings Lynn Bridge Club who won the Committee Cup on February 9th. Chairman of the NCBC, Peter Cotes, is holding the trophy being presented to the team.
Congratulations to Paul Darby & Steve Dannell who won the regional final of the National Pairs played in Peterborough with an impressive 63.54% - more than 3% ahead of the field.