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 by midnigh
To ensure we are able to start play not later than 7.30 pm players are asked to be seated by 7.20 pm. Anyone who is delayed must phone 07999 935859 or 07949 719548 before 7.20 pm to ensure they are 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.
Austenwood will field two teams in BBCBA Lof8 this coming season.
The A team, probably playing in the third divison, 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, probably playing in the forth division, 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.
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.
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!
A gentle reminder to all members playing, (or not playing) at the club Monday 3rd June: Please remember that the AGM is held before playing pairs. Starting time for AGM is 7.00pm, not 7.10pm. Welcome! Click here for the Agenda. All documents, including the Agenda, Minutes from Last Year's AGM, Accounts 2018/19 and Chairman's Report have been sent out to all members.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Austenwood won the last match of the season against Lane End and had a small chance of staying in the second division, but that didn't happen. Click HERE to read the last report from our Lof8 Captain.
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!
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
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!
The winners of the Butler Scored Pairs Trophy 2018 played on 6th August were Richard Holt & Grant Masom. Well Done and Congratulations to both!