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Welcome to the website for the Northern Section of the Devon Bridge Association. All results falling under the Section will be shown here. There will be 2 separate "competitions" created for each year's Section Swiss Pairs Events and an overall Master Points Competition for each year. Swiss Pairs event tables will be based on average VPs over a minimum of three rounds.You will be shown in the Pairs Competition table only if you played 3 or more events with one partner and in the Individual Competition only if you played 3 or more events with more than one partner. You can see the overall pattern of entries from the Master Point Competition) 

 

Dartington Glass Trophy (Swiss Teams)

Sunday 5th Feb saw Filleigh Village Hall host the annual Swiss Teams event for the Dartington Glass Trophy with its usual complement of strong teams from outside North Devon. This year for the first time since 2013 the event was won by a local team and was a triumph for Roger Luckham, John Boxall, Jane Koldewey and Sam Mckibbin who won all six of their matches, averaging nearly 16/20 per match. Sam was in the last winning ND team too. The only South Devon team to do really well was Ann Slee, Richard Lingham, Vivienne Mably and Graham Hoare who finished on the same score but came second having lost to the winners. The third placed team of Chris & Gill Rogers, Neil Marsden and Brenda Martin were 16 VPs behind recovering well after losing their first two matches. As always this was a most enjoyable day and the twenty teams in attendance raised almost £500 of which £100 goes to Macmillan and the balance to the North Devon Hospice. The catering was to the usual and expected high standard. Thanks to Richard Carter for running the techonolgy expertly as normal and to Carol Ritzen who directed, having a somewhat difficult start to the day.

First Section Swiss Pairs Event (2016/17)

Thursday saw the first round of Northern Section's Swiss Pairs competition held at the club. Four pairs averaged about 12VPs over the 5 rounds with Neil & Chris ahead of Sally & Theo, Richard & Carol and Elizabeth & Ian. Some way ahead in third place averaging 13.6 VPS were Brent and Paul. Somehow Roger L & Betty contrived to be in the lowest ranked third of the participants and easily came second with 75/100. Congratulations to them on taking the non-expert prize and for just beating winners Richard W & Mike on 80/100 into the bargain. Thanks to Richard Carter for running the technology.

Newly qualified North Devon Directors!

Please take this link to TV to see a news item in respect of the recent successes of nine local players. Thanks to Section for sponsoring the Qualification of the 7 members of EBU affiliated clubs. 

Filleigh Matched Teams

This annual event was as usual a great success notably in 2016 for Mary Snell, Alastair Miller and Davids Dunsby & Biscoe. Although two evenly matched pairs often win this event the two Davids were very much a scratch pair. More notable achievements were the 14VP overall margin of their victory, their 5 round average of 17 and particularly their 4 round total of 73/80. They beat teams led by Clare Hamon, Graham Clark, Carol Ritzen, DD's own grandson Sam and Bob Arnheim, losing only marginally to the 2nd placed team of Susan Aird, Mike Gregory, Ann Hill and Richard Watkins in the last round. Joint third were Graham and young Sam's teams a further 6VPs off. Claire Hamon's team won the prize for the team in the bottom third of the table winning most VPs in the last two rounds. Many many thanks to Carol for her efforts which could have been more helpfully assisted.  The social and hospitality aspects were also as normal a particular feature of the day.

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Second Round of North Swiss Pairs

The second of this year's Northern Section Swiss Pairs Events was something of a triumph for the hosting club Braunton with John Sach & Brenda snatching the honours from Jan & Jane Keatley who won all of their matches. Chairman David & Sandra were 3rd placed ahead of Peter & Bill. After 2 rounds only 8 pairs have played in each with only 4 having an above average VP score. Of these Brent & Paul had a second good round averaging 66 some way ahead of Neil & Chris on 58. Richard & Carol on 55 are a whisker ahead of Nicky & Alison. Next round is at Taw Vale on Monday March 20th. Bring it on!!

Calendar
20th March 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Taw Vale)
Roundswell Community Centre
18th April 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Caen)
Christchurch Hall
Results
26th February 2017
North Devon Congress 2017
24th February 2017
North Devon Congress
8th February 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Braunton)
5th February 2017
Dartington Swiss Teams
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Second Round of North Swiss Pairs

The second of this year's Northern Section Swiss Pairs Events was something of a triumph for the hosting club Braunton with John Sach & Brenda snatching the honours from Jan & Jane Keatley who won all of their matches. Chairman David & Sandra were 3rd placed ahead of Peter & Bill. After 2 rounds only 8 pairs have played in each with only 4 having an above average VP score. Of these Brent & Paul had a second good round averaging 66 some way ahead of Neil & Chris on 58. Richard & Carol on 55 are a whisker ahead of Nicky & Alison. Next round is at Taw Vale on Monday March 20th. Bring it on!!

Calendar
20th March 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Taw Vale)
Roundswell Community Centre
18th April 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Caen)
Christchurch Hall
Results
26th February 2017
North Devon Congress 2017
24th February 2017
North Devon Congress
8th February 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Braunton)
5th February 2017
Dartington Swiss Teams