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North Devon Booklet 2017-18

Pleas follow this link to see this years section booklet. It was available to Braunton club menbers today (23rd August) and will be available to members of other clubs in due course.. 

Web Site

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.

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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Filleigh Swiss Teams (Matched Pairs)

Sunday 5th November yet again saw Filleigh Village Hall host a Section Swiss Teams event, this time the matched pairs event. There were good showings from severl teams with five teams all reaching 70 VPs. Three of these lost no more than one match while the winners lost three. Congratulations to Mike & Jen, Steve & Jacqui who came third behind Kevin Yardley & Jenny Burman with previous winners John & Regina with just one more VP. The trophy was taken by Richard & Carol on 77. They were paired with Margaret & Dulcie scooping the trophy for the third time. This was a most enjoyable day for the 17 participating teams and over £400 was raised for North Devon Hospice. Thanks to all contributed to the organisation and running of the day to Richard Carter for running the techonolgy expertly as normal and to Carol Ritzen who directed fielding a largenumber of calls. The cateing was excellent. 

Final and overall results of Swiss Pairs competition

After the final round of this years competition held at he Caen Club on Tuesday, Brent and Paul  are in first place with four very consistent scores ahead of Mike & Richard. By inspection at least it would seem that Jan & Jane Keatley take the handicap prize. Had they just beaten 2/3 of their score of 75 in the final round (which earned them second place) either at Barnstaple (when they didn't play) or Taw Vale, then they wouldnt be mere handicap winners. They were fourth overall. Joint third on Tuesday were Stephen & Roger and Carole & Penny scoring 63 (with Brent & Paul). The highest score of 81 in both this round and the overall competition was acheived by Richard & Carol who won on the night rising to third overall. Shirley Jobbins and Lee Styles acheived a very good result in this round beating 3 of their 5 seemingly stronger opponents rather handsomely.  

Calendar
30th November 2017
Barnstaple Swiss Pairs
Roundswell
4th February 2018
Dartington Glass Trophy (Swiss Teams)
Filleigh Village Hall
7th February 2018
Braunton Swiss Pairs
Christchurch Rooms
23rd February 2018
North Devon Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Barnstaple Hotel
Results
5th November 2017
Filleigh Nov 2017
18th April 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Caen)
20th March 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Taw Vale)
Director: Stephen Rafferty
Scorer: Richard Watkins/Richard Carter
26th February 2017
North Devon Congress 2017
Click for the latest results
Filleigh Swiss Teams (Matched Pairs)

Sunday 5th November yet again saw Filleigh Village Hall host a Section Swiss Teams event, this time the matched pairs event. There were good showings from severl teams with five teams all reaching 70 VPs. Three of these lost no more than one match while the winners lost three. Congratulations to Mike & Jen, Steve & Jacqui who came third behind Kevin Yardley & Jenny Burman with previous winners John & Regina with just one more VP. The trophy was taken by Richard & Carol on 77. They were paired with Margaret & Dulcie scooping the trophy for the third time. This was a most enjoyable day for the 17 participating teams and over £400 was raised for North Devon Hospice. Thanks to all contributed to the organisation and running of the day to Richard Carter for running the techonolgy expertly as normal and to Carol Ritzen who directed fielding a largenumber of calls. The cateing was excellent. 

Final and overall results of Swiss Pairs competition

After the final round of this years competition held at he Caen Club on Tuesday, Brent and Paul  are in first place with four very consistent scores ahead of Mike & Richard. By inspection at least it would seem that Jan & Jane Keatley take the handicap prize. Had they just beaten 2/3 of their score of 75 in the final round (which earned them second place) either at Barnstaple (when they didn't play) or Taw Vale, then they wouldnt be mere handicap winners. They were fourth overall. Joint third on Tuesday were Stephen & Roger and Carole & Penny scoring 63 (with Brent & Paul). The highest score of 81 in both this round and the overall competition was acheived by Richard & Carol who won on the night rising to third overall. Shirley Jobbins and Lee Styles acheived a very good result in this round beating 3 of their 5 seemingly stronger opponents rather handsomely.  

Calendar
30th November 2017
Barnstaple Swiss Pairs
Roundswell
4th February 2018
Dartington Glass Trophy (Swiss Teams)
Filleigh Village Hall
7th February 2018
Braunton Swiss Pairs
Christchurch Rooms
23rd February 2018
North Devon Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Barnstaple Hotel
Results
5th November 2017
Filleigh Nov 2017
18th April 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Caen)
20th March 2017
Section Swiss Pairs (Taw Vale)
Director: Stephen Rafferty
Scorer: Richard Watkins/Richard Carter
26th February 2017
North Devon Congress 2017