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Welcome to Austenwood Bridge Club
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The club, which meets in the Tony Graham Room at the Community Centre in Chalfont St Peter, normally has pairs events each Monday except for the SECOND Monday, in the month when a multiple teams event is held. Please visit the calendar page for any exceptions and details of the Club's special competitions.  Visitors are welcome and your first visit is free. If you would like to come but need a partner please phone Dory Thompson on 01494 433841. The table money is £2.00  per session for members and £3.00  for visitors.

The hands are pre-dealt and hand copies are provided, showing makeable contracts. The results are normally available at the Club at the end of play and on this site soon after.

                                                                                                                    Delayed?

NEW NUMBER! To ensure we are able to start play not later than 7.30 pm players are asked to be seated by 7.20 pm. If you are delayed please phone 07805 201 265 or 07999 935 859 before 7.20 pm to ensure to be included. Any pair arriving after 7.20 pm without having phoned will be included only if the director is able to do so without disturbing the movement.

9th December 2019

Our five best teams are playing Austenwood Teams Final Monday th December. NO OTHER session will be played that evening.

Board 18

Board 18 was fouled Monday 18th November. The board has now been amended according to EBU rules in the White Book, and the results have been uploaded to EBU and to our web site. 

The foul occurred after the board have been played twice, thus between table 4 and table 3, (or, theoretically, when it was on the relay chair between these two tables). It was played twice with the hands shown in the hand records on web site/ These two results were both 3 , so they 'share a top before the foul', and all four pairs got 6 IMPs. Then the board was turned 90 degrees anti-clockwise and the results for the remaining 5 tables are calculated based on that.

If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact me.

Anders

Lof8 Latest Update

Austenwood A played its third Lof8 match for the season and lost heavily to Bradshaws A, 4 - 16. No pairs performed particularly well, and our best pair only managed a small positive Butler scoring result. This outcome means that we will most likely not be promoted to the first division next year, which is the positive outcome of the evening.

 

Austenwood B played its third Lof8 match 8th November and won against Hazlemere A, 12-8. Austenwood A is narrowly still top of the table at the moment, but far ahead of the third team in division 4, just ahead of  Chalfont A. It will be an interesting match 12th December between these two top teams.

After a good start of the season, the second matches for both teams were even more successful.

The A team managed to beat Stoke Mandeville A with 16 - 4 and the B team had a huge evening winning 19 - 1 over Tessa Templeton Bridge School B.

Keep going!

Teams Championship Heat 2

The two top teams from the second heat, played Monday 11th November, to qualify for Teams Championship Final are

  • Peter Matthews & Tim Lawrene and Judy & David Cadwallader
  • Ros Warren & Althea Batten and Nick Crabtree & Patrick Clarke
Mixed Pairs Trophy & The Flitch 2019

Monday 21st October 2019 there was a competition for the Mixed Pairs Trophy and The Flitch, (Married Pairs) in the normal Pairs session. The winners of the Brenda Bolton Cup, (Mixed Pairs), was won by Tony & Amanda Hawthorn and the Flitch by Judy & David Cadwallader. Well done all four.

As a matter of fact, Graham Lynch and Chris Moir was the non-same-sex pair with the highest score, but the trophies can only be won by club members. So, well done all six!

Teams Championship Heat 1

The three teams qualifying to the Teams Championship final in December, from the October heat are

  • Tony & Amanda Hawthorn and Richard Donnelly & Chris Moir
  • Neil Drapkin & Keith Simpson and Antonetta & Richard Kaye
  • Charles King-Farlow & Bruce Leslie and Ed Brennan & John Marr

The final will be played with five teams Monday 9th December. Two last teams will qualify for the final in a heat Monday 11th November.

League of 8 has started very well for both our teams

Both our teams in Lof8 has got off to a very good start.

The B team, in divison 4, with its new captain Diana Longshaw, won their first match, away against Phyllis Court A, with an impressive 18 - 2 victory to top the table.

The A team, in division 2, had a good night against Loddon Vale A, the probably strongest team in the second division and won 13 - 7, and are currently in third place.

Interesting months to come. Both teams are playing their second match 17th October at home against Stoke Mandeville, (our A team), and Tessa Templeton B, (our B team).

League of 8 2019-2020

Austenwood will field two teams in BBCBA Lof8 this season.

The A team, playing in the second divison, (thus not relegated), will consist of Althea Batten & Ros Warren; Judy & David Cadwallader; Ed Brennan & John Marr; Keith Simpson & Neil Drapkin and Richard Donnelly & Anders Wallen (captain).

The B team, will be playing in the fourth division, and will consist of Amanda & Tony Hawthorn; Diana (captain) & Alan Longshaw; Dory Thompson & Richard Bridgen; Colin Taylor & David Coles; Michael Baxendine & Nigel Thompson and Peter Matthews & Tim Lawrence.

Good Luck!

NB! Mixed Pairs Trophy and the Flitch NB!

Please note you can compete for Mixed Pairs Trophy, (Brenda Bolton), as well as Married Pairs, (the Flitch), Monday 21st October. It will be a normal Pairs evening with everyone playing in the same session. The best ranked mixed pair wins the Mixed Pairs Trophy and the best placed married pair, (unless winning the Mixed Pairs Trophy). wins the Flitch title/trophy.

Butler Scoring Trophy 2019
Butler Scoring Trophy 2019

The annual Butler Scored Pair with a trophy to win, was played Monday 5th August 2019. The oustanding winners with a cracking score of +65 were Richard Cranston and Charles Colton. Very very well done!

The trophy is presented by the chairwoman Diana Longshaw.

Charles is to the left and Richard on the right. (Diana is the one in the middle.)

Austenwood have a new Chair(wo)man

After 16 successful years as Chairman of Austenwood BC, involving a lot of hard work, Nigel Thompson, and Dory, retired at the AGM. Nigel was thanked for his committment by being elected as President of the club.

The club has got its first Chairwoman. Thanks for taking the task on board Diana Longshaw! We are all happy to support you.

All the other committee members were re-elected.

Corwen Trophy 2019

Ed Scerri and Dick Davey managed to finish in an outstanding second place of 94 participating pairs in the Corwen Trophy. Steve Lynch, partnering Paul Dolphin, had two very good days and ended up in 22nd place. Corwen Trophy is a pairs competition between the best pairs from all counties in England. Congratulations and Very Well Done Austenwood boys!

Waller Bowl Final

BBCBA Club Pairs Final, Waller Bowl, was played Sunday 28th April with 51 pairs competing.

Austenwood was represented by Ed Scerri & Anders Wallen, (9th place), Neil Drapkin & Keith Simpson, (28th), and David Balderson & Keith Jones, (30th). Well done, all players.

Sim Pairs 1st April 2019

We played Sim Pairs Monday 1st April and Grant Masom & Richard Holt finished 4th in the country, of 807 pairs from 48 clubs. Very well done!

You may have noticed that, when opening the results on our web site, I have added a new small tab 'EBU Sims' to the right of 'Hands' on the top line above the results. Click there and you will see all the results for the Sim Pairs event that day.

Committee Cup Final

BBCBA Club Teams Final, the Committee Cup, was played Sunday 7th April with 19 teams from all over the Berks & Bucks counties.

Three teams represented our club and finished in 12th, 15th and 18th place. The players were Grant Masom & Ian Griffith and Jonathan Lewis & Anders Wallen; Amanda & Tony Hawthorn and Richard Donnelly & Chris Moir; Neil Drapkin & Keith Simpson and David Balderson & Richard Bridgen.

Most Improved Pair 2018/19

One of our our very best pairs have managed to be even better. They are the Most Improved Pair 2018/19. Well done and Congratulations to Richard Holt & Grant Masom!

Club Champions 2018/19

After the last Championship evening for 2018/19 we have a new Championship Pair, Chris Moir & Richard Donnelly. They finished just over 60%, almost 1 % more than the runners up Richard Holt and Grant Masom. The winners have played all 11 Championship evenings, so they really deserve to be our superior pair. Well done!

Number One!

Our Chairman, Nigel Thompson, was the very worthy winner of the Individual Club Championship played 18th March 2019. He scored an excellent 70%, thereby outclassing all other 12 members who took part. Very well played. Congratulations Nigel!

Teams Championship 2018

The Teams Championship Final was played Monday 3rd December 2018. Only four teams competed. 

The worthy winners were Ed Brennan & David Horan and Charles King-Farlow & John Marr

With just 2 VPs less, the silver medals were grabbed by Neil Drapkin & Keith Simpson and Richard Gore & Richard Bridgen

Married Pairs and Mixed Pairs 2018

The competition for Married and Mixed Pairs this season was played 15th October 2018. Nancy & Ed Scerri retained the Married Pairs title, (the Flitch), and Syb Bob Beath were the worthy winners of the Mixed Pairs trophy, (Brenda Bolton), though married, (to each other). Well done all four and Congratulations to you all!

Butler Scored Pairs 2018

The winners of the Butler Scored Pairs Trophy 2018 played on 6th August were Richard Holt & Grant Masom. Well Done and Congratulations to both!

Results
Pairs
Director: David
Scorer: David
Teams. Heat 2 for Teams Championship
Director: Anders
Scorer: Anders
Pairs
Director: Keith
Scorer: Keith
Pairs Championship Heat
Director: Tim
Scorer: Tim
Mixed Pairs Trophy, Flitch & Pairs. One session
Director: Richard
Scorer: Nigel
Teams. Heat 1 for Teams Championship
Director: Keith
Scorer: Keith
Pairs
Director: David
Scorer: David
Pairs Championship Heat
Director: Keith
Scorer: Keith
Pairs
Director: Tim
Scorer: Tim
Pairs
Director: Anders
Scorer: Anders
Calendar
25th Nov 2019
Pairs Championship Heat
Director: Anders Wallen
Scorer: Anders Wallen
2nd Dec 2019
Pairs
Director: David Cadwallader
Scorer: David Cadwallader
9th Dec 2019
Teams Championship Final
Director: Tim Lawrence
Scorer: Tim Lawrence
16th Dec 2019
Xmas Party
Director: Richard Holt
Scorer: n.a.
23rd Dec 2019
Club Closed
Director: n.a.
Scorer: n.a.
30th Dec 2019
Club Closed
Director: n.a.
Scorer: n.a.
6th Jan 2020
Pairs
Director: David Cadwallader
Scorer: David Cadwallader
13th Jan 2020
Teams
Director: Anders Wallen
Scorer: Anders Wallen
20th Jan 2020
Pairs
Director: Tim Lawrence
Scorer: Tim Lawrence
27th Jan 2020
Pairs Championship Heat
Director: Keith Jones
Scorer: Keith Jones