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The 2018 Inter-University Bridge Festival took place on Saturday 24 February 2018 at Coventry and North Warwickshire Bridge Club.
Teams from University College London, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, Nottingham, Southampton and Warwick Universities along with Warwickshire Juniors, competed.
Darren Evetts, Meg Jones, Andy Cope and Imogen La Chapelle
Won the day - for the fourth consecutive year, but cannot win the University Bridge Festival, which was won by the University College London team of
Roy Goh, Ren Ziyu, Chua Teeyong and Lien Chongyou
The event is supported by Warwickshire CBA, Coventry and North Warwickshire and West Midlands Bridge Clubs.
Full Results, click here
Click here for Cross Imp Scores
Click here to read the President of WUBC, Jason Ly's, event report
Elizabeth Gahan, one of our Junior Members, represented England in the Under 15 Squad in Hluk (Czech Republic), November 2015.
Elizabeth was the highest Butler ranked English player in the teams, and the highest ranked English pair in the pairs.
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CBS News coverage
Three of Warwickshire’s Junior Members, and Eight Minibridge students from Bentley Heath School, accompanied by four members of staff, took part in a Bridge Challenge against a team from the House of Lords.
The group was welcomed to the House of Lords by Baroness Henig, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Bridge Group, together with members of the English Bridge Union, headed by Heather Dhondy, Women’s England International.
Following a tour of the House of Lords they were joined by other Peers and the Challenge commenced. Three tables played Minibridge and two tables played Bridge. The adults played a mixture of Bridge and Minibridge, allowing them to play against most of the students, some Peers having the pleasure of playing Minibridge for the first time, and there were some interesting results from both sections!
In the Minibridge section the students prevailed, with Harriet and Katie leading the field. In the Bridge section, the three separate matches were much closer, again with some unexpected results, including a lucky +1700 on the one hand for the Lords’ team, which gave them a slender overall win.
The English Bridge Union presented the students, Warwickshire, and Bentley Heath School, with beautifully engraved crystal plaques, and the day ended with refreshments in the House of Lords Terrace Restaurant.
Our thanks go to everyone who contributed to the success of the day, including the staff, the parents and the volunteers, who have all played their part in introducing the students to Bridge and Minibridge. Thanks also go to Baroness Henig and the English Bridge Union for this unique opportunity.
Finally, our congratulations to all of the students, who were the real stars of the day, especially on such a hot and sunny day, with temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius!
Prior to the visit BBC Coventry and Warwickshire visited Bentley Heath to play a hand of minibridge, and also talked to the Chairman of the APPG, Bob Blackman MP. BBC Coventry & Warwickshire - scroll to 1:26:00 and 2:23:00
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Click to view Picture Gallery
Bentley Heath Primary School - Friday 27 June 2014
Congratulations to Winners:
NS - Edward & Sam
EW - Katie E & Katie W
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Congratulations to Meg Jones on being the first recipient of EBED’s (English Bridge Education & Development) Junior Diamond Award.
The Diamond Award recognises exceptional understanding of key elements of the game, along with regular attendance at National events and a continued high standard of ethics and behaviour.
Meg received her award from David Emerson, EBED Youth Officer.
Well done Meg!
Congratulations to Andy Cope who will be making his international debut at the Czech Republic Junior Teams Championship in Hluk, Czech Republic, in November. Liz Gahan will also be in the squad.
Andy is the third of our current Junior Members selected to represent England, Meg Jones and Liz being the other two.
Good luck to Andy & Liz in Hluk.
Three of our juniors, Andrew, Megan and Elizabeth playing with Oscar (from Young Chelsea BC) came 3rd out of 13 teams in this year’s Swiss Teams competition held at Loughborough Grammar School on Saturday 28 Feb.
Well done to them all.
Saturday 4 February 2017
Warwickshire along with Coventry and West Midlands Bridge Clubs supported the event.
Congratulations to overall winners:
Warwickshire 'Juniors': Andy Cope, Liz Gahan, Meg Jones & Darren Evetts
2017 Inter-University Bridge Festival Winners:
Warwick A: Jasper Hau, Stephen Loat, Jason Ly & Stanislav Cholakov
On Friday 20 March 2015 Warwickshire held its second Junior MiniBridge Challenge, which this year was combined with the EBED (English Bridge Education & Development) Education Simultaneous Pairs. 50 students from five primary schools took part; many playing duplicate style bridge for the first time.
Congratulations to Local Winners:
N/S: Thomas & Rayyan
E/W: Raeesa & Rebecca
N/S: Henrietta & Tamara
E/W: Amy & Michaela
Click Here for: RESULTS
Full National Simultaneous Pairs Results Link are here
Our thanks to West Midlands Bridge Club for hosting the event and to the many helpers and school staff who supported the event.
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Congratulations to Winners of the Harry Scully Trophy (Swiss Teams)
Warwickshire Juniors: Andy Cope & Megan Jones, with teammates Imogen La Chapelle, & Alex Pemberton
Liz Gahan was a member of the team who finished second.
Well done all!
Thursday 23 February 2017
At West Midlands Bridge Club, Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3EP
Learn through play
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Megan Jones organised a fundraiser at Stratford Bridge Club to raise funds for the Junior Teams representing England at the World Championship in China this summer.
The Stratford Club kindly donated the table money which, along with generous donations from the players, raised £314.50.
The winners, pictured with Megan Jones, were Roger Harris (Bridge Club Chairman) and Alan Patel
Liz & Andy have been selected to represent England in the
26th European Youth Teams Championships
8–15 July 2017, X-Bionic Sphere, Samorin, Slovakia
We wish them, and their teammates, every success.
Event details here
Warwicskhire's Junior Challenge took place on Friday 24 March 2017 at West Midlands Bridge Club.
Students from Solihull Schools Bentley Heath and St Martin's took part in the EBED Minibridge Simultaneous Pairs.
Local Results can be found here:
A Section - Winners: Katie & Matthew
B Section - Winners: Emily & Isla
National Results can be found here
Picture Gallery here
Warwickshire Juniors finish 1st and 2nd out of 20 teams!
Winners - Oscar Selby, Elizabeth Gahan, Jasmine Bakhshi, Harry Madden
Runners-Up - Andrew Cope, Megan Jones, Henry Rose, Alex Pemberton
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Congratulations to Liz Gahan & Meg Jones
Who have been selected to represent England
in the 2016 Under 15 Junior World Youth Team Championships in Italy this summer.
Well done! and Good Luck to you and your team!
Warwickshire CBA and West Midlands Bridge Club welcomed over 50 students from two local schools to take part in the annual Warwickshire Junior Challenge.
Year 5 and 6 students, some having received less than 10 hours tuition, played up to 12 boards from the EBED Schools Spring Simultaneous Minibridge Pairs.
Section A – Katie & Dana
Section B N/S – Connie & GJ
Section B E/W – Adam & Tom
Click here for SIMS results
Photo Gallery Here
15 Year 6 students were also awarded the Minibridge Junior Award, which grants them Junior Membership of the EBU.
WELL DONE TO ALL!
The success of this event is down to our local members who attend schools weekly during term time, and the numerous members who joined us for the afternoon to assist.
We would like to thank the Schools and their Staff for welcoming us, and for giving their students the opportunity to learn new skills and experience a part of the wonders of the game of bridge.
Sponsorship for this event was received from WCBA, West Midlands Bridge Club, and EBED.
Congratulations to: Liz Gahan, Andy Cope, Imogen La Chapelle & teammate Alex Pemberton
on winning the Swiss Teams (Schools' Plate & Harry Scully) at the 2018 Youth Bridge Challenge
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Andy Cope, Warwickshire Junior, has been selected to represent England in the U16 squad at the 2018 World Youth Team Championships, being held in China in August.
Well done Andy!
Liz Gahan and Meg Jones (Under 16s) will be representing England with their respective partner's, Jasmine Bakhshi & Henry Rose, and teammates Harry Madden & Oscar Selby (NPC: Sarah O’Connor; Coach: Mike Bell) in the 2016 World Championships in Salsomaggiore, Italy.
We wish them, and the Under 26s, the very best of luck.
Further details @ www.ebu.co.uk
Well done to the team, they finished 8th out of 14.
Liz, with Oscar and teammates (local juniors) Ankush Khandelwal & Ben Norton are competing in the board-a-match consolation event, and finished 9th.
Saturday 31 January 2015 - Warwickshire CBA along with Coventry & North Warwickshire and West Midlands Bridge Clubs supported the Inter University Bridge Festival organised by Warwick University. For the first time the event included a team made up primarily of some of Warwickhshire's youngest members.
Liz Gahan, Meg Jones, Andy Cope & Darren Evetts
Runners Up (and winners of the Official Inter-University Bridge Festival):
London School of Economics: Yifei Zheng, Keith Lai, Tongzhou He, Benedict Pang
Elizabeth Gahan and Megan Jones are representing England in the Channel Trophy in Utrecht, Holland, 18-20 December 2015.
The team finished third.
Links on EBU Homepage
An article courtesy of the Daily Telegraph
Also written up by Brian Senior in a Spring Fours Bulletin
Winning an award for improvement made Andy Cope, Alex Pemberton (not Warwickshire), and Megan Jones, pictured with Sarah O'Connor, England Under 15 Squad Manager.