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Kent Congress - 27/28th October 2018
Kent Congress - 27/28th October 2018

Kent's Blue Pointed Congress is being held at TWBC over the weekend of 27th/28th October.

Please click here for the Congress entry form with further information.

Entries may also be made online - Swiss Pairs  Swiss Teams

This year's Congress will also feature a Real Easy event, run concurrently with the main Swiss Pairs event, on Saturday 27 October at 2pm.  This NO FEAR event is aimed at all those who have learned to play bridge in the last few years and would like a taste of the Congress. Please click here for an entry form with further information

Teaching & Learning Opportunities in Surrey
Teaching & Learning Opportunities in Surrey

Surrey are offering the following training activity

23-25 November - Learn & Play Bridge Weekend - Counting & Competitive Bidding

Club TD Training
Club TD Training
EBED is working together with Bridge Clubs to organise club director training courses.
Information can be found on our website http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-training including a full course calendar for all venues and dates
Please book directly online, or to contact Richard via email : richard@ebu.co.uk
 
Orbituaries
Sandy Constable
Sandy Constable

Sandy Constable. 1919-2015

Oxfordshire bridge lost one of its great characters in 2015 with the death of Sandy Constable, aged 95. Sandy flew with the RAF in WWII and was one of the top bridge players in the county for much of his life, forming successful partnerships with Viscount Richard Parker and others. With a glass of red wine in his hand, he was still playing well just a few weeks beforehand, usually in a team with his son, Ian, Ian's wife, Val, and Sandy's daughter, Lynne Hayes, an England international - the Constabulary, as they were known.

Sandy was a much valued member of both Oxford Bridge Club and the Oxfordshire Bridge Association. He played a major role in getting the plans drawn up and the building works carried out to make the Banbury Road premises a suitable venue for playing bridge. He was a member of the Club Committee for several years and Chairman of the Club from 1977 to 1980. He was President for two decades, in which role he was a ready source of help and advice to the Management Committee.

Sandy was also influential in establishing the OBA County nights and played representative County level bridge for many years. He served as Chairman of the County Association, and later as President from 2001 to 2007.

In 1997 Sandy received the Dimmie Fleming Award from the English Bridge Union, to mark his contribution to bridge in the County; and in 2001 his contribution to Oxford Bridge Club was honoured with the award of Honorary Life Membership.

Sandy was witty, generous and a true gentleman of the game. He will be greatly missed.