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BANBURY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB.
LIST of MEMBERS and CLUB HISTORY.
(Earliest record 21 February 1963
[A date following a member's name shows the date on which he/she first played in the club, and a date in brackets shows the last time.]
These members but, for some reason or other, these
are still active former members or non-members, have
1963; 21/2/63 Mr DEARDS
to Mr EATON ┌────────────────────────┐
16/4/63 Mr HERRINGTON │ Meetings were held on │
Mrs Kit KILBY │ alternate Thursdays, │
Mr Roger KILBY │ in a Cafe by The Cross.│
Mrs MELLERS │ Rent of the room 12/6. │
Mrs ROBSON └────────────────────────┘
Mr V.Joe SANGER-DAVIES
Mrs Nancy SANGER-DAVIES - died 1981
Mr/Mrs SMITH - left district c.1975?
Mr Herrod TAYLOR - left district 1966
Mr Gerry TUCKER - resigned 1986
Mrs Marrie TURNER
Mrs Bobs WALFORD
Miss Phyl WATTS - retired 1988
Mrs Dorrie WHITE - died c. 1975
Mr Bill WHITTLE - retired c.1975
Mrs Dorothy WHITTLE ditto.
Mrs WILD 18/4/63 – left district c. 1975
1963 Sept Mr John CLARE 5/9/63
Mrs CLARE 14/11/63
Mr AUGUST 19/9/63
Mrs COLLISSON 14/11/63
1964 Mrs Margy PELL 17/9/64 - retired c. 1978
Mrs RALLS 17/9/64
Mr/Mrs BETTERIDGE 17/9/64
Mr MURCOTT 17/9/64
Mr Harry TAYLOR 1/10/64 ) moved to York
Mrs Freda TAYLOR 1/10/64 )
1965 Sept Committee elected:
Chairman: Herrod Taylor
Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Sanger-Davies
Members: Dorrie White
Mrs Win REID 30/9/65 - retired c. 1978
Mrs COLEGROVE 30/9/65
Mr Bill HIGGS 11/11/65 - died 1985
Mrs Margaret HIGGS 25/11/65
17/10/65 The first MATCH, v Northampton (away)
Team: Walford/Herrod Taylor
won by 3000+ points
28/11/65 MATCH v Oxford (home)
Team not recorded
lost by 5000+ points,
1966 Mr/Mrs BENTLEY 6/1/66 - retired c.1980
Mrs Dorothy BUSBY 20/1/66 ditto
Mr HOSKINS 17/2/66
Mrs Gladys GARDAM 17/2/66 -retired c.1980
Mr Raynald FRANKS 17/2/66 - to Bampton
Mrs ASKEW 3/3/66
27/2/66 MATCH v Northampton (home)
lost by 300 pts.
13/3/66 MATCH v OXFORD (away)
Team: H. Taylor/Franks
lost by 1400 points
21/4/66 MATCH v WITNEY (away)
won by 4000 points.
19/5/66 MATCH v WITNEY (home)
won by 1080 points.
Herrod Taylor presented a Shield for Annual "Pairs" Competition.
9/23 June. There was difficulty about the "Room" at The Cock Horse, so these meetings were held at The Homestead, Shotteswell
1. To enter Wessex League.
2. Friendly fixtures agreed.
3. To visit Unicorn (& White Hart) re hiring their upstairs room.
4. Possible Team Competition in the club.
5. Sept. 15 start of new season.
End of Season: Money in hand £8.14.8 in POSB
1965-66 Membership List: Mr/Mrs Bentley
Mr Roger Kilby
Mr Herrod Taylor
Mrs White (27)
3/11/66 MATCH v WITNEY (away):
8/11/66 WESSEX LEAGUE MATCH v SWINDON (home)
Lost by 14 IMPs.
Herrod Taylor left Banbury in Dec. 1966 leaving Mr Sanger-Davies to run the club from Jan. 1987.
AGM 1967 at The Cock Horse.
to form Committee
Sanger-Davies to continue to represent the club on the County
Committee, which he had done since September 1965.
The Sub fixed at 10/- Table money at 2/6
Money prizes to be abolished, and instead the club funds will
subsidise competition entries - National Pairs
Mrs Gatti's Charity Pairs
two BBL Simultaneous Pairs/year.
Some years later members were asked to pay about half the Charity
Pairs entry, and two OBA Simultaneous Pairs Competitions were
added to each years entries,
EBU Points to be awarded instead of money prizes
Players in matches to pay 2/6 each.
Many MATCHES were played after this date but the records were not kept,
AGM 1968 (29 May) In the Upstairs room behind The Unicorn in The Market Place, Banbury.
Committee re-elected, and John Clare added.
Resolved to meet every week instead of fortnightly as had been the
case since the start in 1963. Alternate weeks on Thursdays and
1969-70. New members since 1966 (No records kept)
Mr Arthur TURNER died 1969.
Mrs Elsie GODDARD retired
Mr MEYRICK retired
Mrs WOODCOCK retired
Mr THOMPSON retired
Mr Paddy DOUGLAS died
Mr/Mrs Weaver OWEN moved away
Mr/Mrs LEWENDOWSKI moved away
Mrs Ann STARKEY
Mr Robin WATTS 11/11/69 moved away
Mr Trevor DAWN 5/2/70 moved away
The room at The Unicorn was not big enough to house six tables, which we were getting sometimes, so other accommodation was sought. A new Community Centre had been built on the Evenlode Estate off Ruscote Avenueand we were able to hire this for £1 a night (ie £4 less 75% for an educational activity). It was a nice big room (with Kitchen £1 extra); it could easily house 12 tables. It also had nice firm square tables which, with table cloths, made splendid card tables. They were prepared to store our six tables and not let other people use them.
(Later on we were also able to put up our own Notice Board and install our Filing Cabinet (qv) to contain our 'gear')
AGM 1970 (April 30) at the new headquarters at Evenlode Community Centre.
Replace weekly subs with an Annual Sub (£4) to satisfy the Gaming
Act. Accumulated balance of £18 will cover any loss.
Committee of three elected:
Sanger-Davies to be Chairman, Sec & County rep.
Roger Kilby Treasurer
Franks Match Secretary.
Shield won by Kilbys - calculated from the average of the ten best
scores made during the season (The Season defined as from one
AGM to the next. )
1970-71 Mr David IRELAND 18/3/71
Mr BRAIN 1/4/71
AGM 1971 (10 June)
Formal Statement of Accounts appeared for the first time, showing
accumulated Balance £39
40 members @ £3
Entries to four competitions £24
Paid to County for County 4 EBU subs, £15
Two teams to be entered in Wessex League 20p.'to be paid by those
playing in matches.
Play to be faster - no post mortems - 7te minutes per hand max
David Ireland presented a cup for annual competition (Individual)
1971-72 Mr/Mrs SONES 9/3/72
Mrs DAVONPORT 6/1/72
Mr Michael DANCER 11/11/71
Mr HOUGHTON 11/11/71
Mr MALIK 28/10/71
Mrs Lesley MOIR 3/6/71
Mr JENNINGS 3/6/71
Mr Nigel CLARE 14/11/71
Mr Bob PICKARD 25/11/71
AGM 1972 (8 June)
Shield won by Kilbys
Roger Kilby won the Ireland Cup.
Sub to remain at £3 (no table money)
John Clare to be Match Secretary
Mrs Walford & Mrs Higgs to be Committee members
1972-73 Mr WOOLAMS 8/9/72
Mrs HUGHES 8/9/72
Miss WHITEHOUSE 8/9/72 resigned
AGM 1973 (21 June)
Shield won by Kilbys
Ireland Cup by Phyl Watts
Robin Watts appointed Match Secretary
Balance of £20
1973-74 Mr FENTON 22/11/73
Mrs DOWNS 7/9/73 resigned
Mrs PLANTEMA 19/10/73 - moved to Bicester
Mr JONES 19/10/73 – ditto
AGM 1974 (6 June)
'A' Team undefeated in Div. II of Wessex League.
Mike Dancer appointed Match Secretary
Kilbys won the Shield
1974-75 Mr Ray DURHAM 7/5/75 died April 1989
Mrs Doris DURHAM 7/5/75 - withdrawn
Mrs Kirsty WHITE 10/4/75 - withdrawn
Mrs Judy BROWN 10/4/75
Mr David BROWN 10/4/75 - withdrawn
Mr KINGSTON 7/3/75
AGM 1975 (5 June)
'A' Team again undefeated in Div II of Wessex League.
Agreed (with the Chairman dissenting) to re-introduce table money 5p
Sub raised to £3.50 to compensate for the raise of County & EBU Sub
Kilbys again won the Cup
Nigel Clare the Ireland Cup
Cost of matches to be reviewed, including paying drivers for away
matches a realistic sum
1975-76 Mr ARCHARD 13/6/75
Mr FOSKITT 9/10/75
Mr Peter DAY 19/8/75 ) left, and later formed
Mrs Marion DAY 19/8/75 ) Kings Sutton Club.
Mr/Mrs BREACH 19/3/76 - left the district.
AGM 1976 (11 June)
'A' Team won the Wessex League (Div. II)
Annual Sub. raised to £4 (to off-set EBU rise)
Match fee now 40p.
Kilbys won the Shield
Win Reid the Ireland Cup
Meetings to start on time, 7. 15
(Mr V.J. Sanger-Davies, OBE, TD. had been appointed Chairman
1976-77 Mr Norman HAIGH 17/9/76
Mr David STEAD 1/10/76
Mr/Mrs RONAY 1/10/76 - withdrawn
Rev J WOOTON 11/6/76 - moved away
Mr/Mrs POOLE 21/1/77
Mr KENNEDY 23/9/76 - moved away
Mr ROBERTS 23/9/76 - moved away
Mr David SOUTHCOMBE 7/9/76 spasmodic
Mr Norman BELL 4/11/76 - moved to Hook Norton
Mr/Mrs TRENCH 17/9/76
AGM 1977 (8 June)
39 paid-up members
Balance £6. (Subs still £4, with 5p Table money)
Kilbys again won the Shield
Norman Bell won the Ireland Cup.
(Special Invitation issued to non-duplicate playing Bridge players
to an Experimental Duplicate Evening to "see how Duplicate works"
1977-78 Mr John CULLEN 9/9/77
Mrs Jenifer CULLEN 9/9/77
AGM 1978 (25 May)
Kilbys, playing with Franks & Pickard, won the "Daily Telegraph"
heat in Oxford & played in the final in London. #
Roger Kilby won the County Individual Competition, and within a
week also won the IRELAND CUP.
Kilbys again won the Shield.
To meet expected increase in club expenses, Table Money was raised
from 5p to lOp (Visitors 25p to 30p)
Roger Kilby was appointed Match Secretary, and also to be Rep. on
County Committee (of which Joe S-D was Chairman for the third
Ray Durham was appointed Treasurer.
Agreed to re-cover the club's card tables at a cost of rather more
than £2 a table.(The club owns seven tables, they are kept at the
Evenlode Community Cantre where the club meets on alternate
Thursdays and Fridays 7-11 pm)
1978-79 Mr Gay LASCELLES 25/1/79 - moved America 1987
Mr Maurice REYNOLDS 25/1/79
Mr GULLIVER 5/9/78 - very spasmodic
Mr ANDREWS 15/9/78 - ditto.
Mrs Mary CRAWLEY 21/9/78 - resigned 1988
Mrs Joan HERBERT 21/9/78
AGM 1979 (31 May)
Kilbys again won the Shield
Phyl Watts won the Ireland Cup.
Kilbys were 3rd in County Pairs.
'A' Team had held on to a place in the Wessex League Div.I
We now had a balance of £13; the financial year was moved to 1 April
to synchronise with the county's.
Joe had agreed to be County Chairman for a fourth year
Bob Pickard was to be County Tournament Director
1979-80 Mr CARTER 12/10/79
Mr ROSE 12/10/79
AGM 1980 (29 May)
The Balance was now £45, but in view of rises in County (£1) and
EBU (£2) subs, our sub was raised to £5.50. Visitors fee raised
to 50p, and when there is a Competiton Entry fee visitors will
be charged this plus 50p. Match fee is now 50p.
Mr/Mrs Day had won the Shield
Judy Brown won the Ireland Cup.
Kilby's Team of Four (Kilbys, Dancer/Southcombe) were "runners-up"
in the Chester Cup.
Roger Kilby was appointed Secretary to relieve the Chairman, whose
wife was very unwell.
Two Match Secretaries were appointed Southcombe for 'A' Team, and
Judy Brown for ' B' Team.
Rep on County Committee Mrs Marion Day.
1980-81 Mr WALKER 8/1/81
Mr WALLER 8/1/81
AGM 1981 (30 April)
Kilby's Team (with Dancer & Southcombe) were again second in a
three-way final of Chester Cup.
Balance had increased to £57, but with EBU subs going up to £2,
agreed to raise Table Money to 20p to cover this. Car drivers re-
payment to go up too by 50% (ie Oxford is now £3).
Change of Venue was discussed, and a sub-committee (Higgs, Day &
Durham) appointed to investigate and report.
Officers etc re-elected.
1981-82 Mr Frank PIKE 12/11/81 - resigned
Mrs PIKE 12/11/81 - resigned
Mr GWINNELL 10/4/81
Mrs GWINNELL 17/9/81
Mrs Jessie HERD 17/9/81
Mr Trevor DIXON 21/6/82
Mr Tom FOLEY 21/6/82
AGM 1982 (29 April)
28 members attended (+ 3 apologies)
Kilbys won the Shield
John Cullen won the Ireland Cup.
Our team (Days, Dancer/Southcombe) were second in the University
Congress at Oxford.
The sub was raised to £6 to provide for increases in costs
generally. The sub-committee reported that no satisfactory
alternative location had been found.
Nomination Papers had been circulated, a number had been returned
showing one nomination only for each office Chair, Sec & Treas
were reelected and John Clare became Match Secretary for both
It was agreed to arrange some extra (friendly) matches, and perhaps
a Teams of Four Competition during the Summer months, when the
club meetings are suspended.
Prompt start, quicker play should be encouraged to give an earlier
Players without partners to report to Judy Brown who will try to
pair them up.
1982-83 Mr BARSO 18/6/82 - moved to
Mrs BARSO 18/6/82 - Brackley
Mr Peter CRUMPTON 2/9/82
Mrs BAILEY 26/3/82
Mrs BARNDEN 8/10/82
Mrs GARSHAGEN 8/10/82
Mrs WILLIAMS 8/10/82
Mrs HEWITT 8/10/82
AGM 1983 (28 April)
Kilbys won the Shield for the sixteenth time
Kit Kilby won the Ireland Cup
Kilby's Team won the Chester Cup.
Southcombe and Kirsty White were second in County Mixed Pairs and
4th in County Pairs
The Balance had fallen to £10 and the Treasurer estimated a
considerable increase was imminent. In view of this the annual
sub was increased to £10. Table Money unchanged at 20p, and Match
Fees raised to 75p.
The Elections brought in Maurice Reynolds as Treasurer, and Ray
Durham moved to Match Secretary. Ray Durham would represent the
Club on the County Committee.
The Teams of Four Competition was tried in the summer of 1982 but it
was not very successful - indeed the final was never played!
Instead the Chairman invited the Club to come to his home at
Shotteswell every Thursday during the summer, where Teams were
played whenever possible. This proved quite popular.
1983-84 Mr/Mrs PAINE 8/12/83
Mr Andrew NORTH 13/10/83 -resigned by default
Mr Frank EAST 9/6/83)- resigned
Mrs Pauline EAST 9/6/83)
Mr Dennis BAXTER 15/9/83 ) moved to Norwich
Mr Raymond BAXTER 15/9/83)August 1986.
Mr BOTTOMLY 10/11/83
Mrs Sylvia VIDLER 13/1/84 moved to Leamington
Mr Paul FOSTER 10/2/84
Mr Hugh SPOTTISWOOD 10/2/84 - never a member
Kilbys were second in County Pairs
Dixon/Foley had qualified for the Final of National Pairs
Wessex League teams had not done well -only one win between them!
Kilbys won the Shield
Kit Kilby won the Ireland Cup for the second year running.
The Balance was £89, so no changes were made in subs.
The Officers were re-appointed.
David Stead undertook to send matter to the press from time to time,
to keep the Club before the public eye
1984-85 (no new members)
AGM 1985 (11 April)
Kilbys won the Shield; the old shield was "full" and Kilbys had
kindly donated a new one.
Sylvia Vidler won the Ireland Cup.
Bob Pickard's Team won the Chester Cup.
Kilbys won their Saga Heat.
Agreed to raise Table Money to 30p since expenses were going up
fast, and an extra £100 would be needed during the year.
It seems doubtful if the second Wessex League Team is viable, but it
will go on this year.
New members are urgently needed, and the committee was asked to
investigate suggestions that were made, and try some new ideas.
In due course the Committee reported (14/9/84):
More publicity needed
David Stead's articles in the Banbury Guardian welcomed.
New Poster for the Library.
Club must overcome rumour that new members and visitors are
not made welcome.
Coffee break would be introduced.
Monthly "Beginners Evenings" would be tried, hoping to bring in
The "Cullen Plan" (a host each night ready to withdraw if there
is an odd player. This would permit people coming without a
partner) to be introduced if the suggestion got a favourable
reception. (Later on it was introduced - not very
The old Shield would be given to Kilbys to keep, since the club had
no premises of its own in which to keep its archives.
1985-86 Mrs Dora MILLS 11/7/85
Mr/Mrs MERVIS 8/11/85
AGM 1986 (17 April)
The New Ideas were operating:
Practice Duplicate with members partnering beginners
The Cullen Plan (Not being supported by members in the way it was
intended; the Chairman asked members to co-operate.)
David Stead's gift of a Filing Cabinet (on permanant loan) was much
appreciated. The four keys are held one by each officer.
The Balance was now £201. This should cover all our needs at the
The Kilbys won the new Shield.
1986-87 Mrs Brenda McDONAGH 6/6/86
Mr Brian NEAL 9/5/86
Mr/Mrs HAINSWORTH 1/5/86
Mr Roy GOW 31/10/86
Mr/Mrs CAHILL 12/3/87 - gone away
Mr Richard HOPKINSON 21/8/86 -never a member
AGM 1987 (21/5/87)
New Ideas were continuing fairly well. "Cullen Plan" working quite
well, but members are reluctant to take advantage of the
flexibility that it gives.
Treasurer's report showed balance of £233 which was adequate for the
ensuing year. (EBU £6, OBA £1)
Match Sec, said two teams were not any longer possible, so *B' Team
Kilbys again won the new Shield
Roger Kilby won the Ireland Cup.
Chairman gave notice that he would be retiring at the end of the
1987-88 Mr Matthew COVILL 16/7/87
Miss BULLEN 25/2/88 - never a member
Miss BREESE 25/2/88 - never a member
Mr Gerald HART 18/3/88) occasional
Mrs Sue HART 18/3/88) visitors
Mr Ron ALLUN 7/4/88
Mr Ian BROOKS 7/4/88
AGM 1988 (21 April)
Expenses exceeded income by £140, leaving a balance of £93.
Sub. was raised to £15, Table Money to 50p. Visitors Fee to 75p.
(EBU £7.50, OBA £1) These changes should well cover expenditure
in the ensuing year.
Wessex League Team were second in Division III, and are promoted.
Cullens won the Shield in a close result (613-607-601 for the
The Ireland Cup was shared by Norman Haigh and Bobs Walford.
The question of banning smoking (before half-time) was discussed but
the seconder of the motion withdrew after hearing the discussion,
and no other seconder could be found, so the motion lapsed.
Joe Sanger-Davies agreed to remain Chairman for one more year
David Stead was appointed Treasurer
Roger Kilby & Ray Durham agreed to continue as Secretary and Match
Ray Durham also agreed to continue to represent the Club on the
1988-89 Mr LEE (partner for Dora Mills) 27/5/88
Mr RITTER (partner for Ian Brooks) 10/6/88
Mr/Mrs F0ULSHAM 23/6/88 came once only
Mr Paul HOLLEY 28/7/88
Mr Jonathan HYATT(Warwick schoolboy)11/8/88
Mrs Doreen FANTASIA 25/8/88
Mr/Mrs PATTERSON 30/9/88
Mr/Mrs RATCLIFFE 30/9/89
Mr CROOK (partner for Dora Mills) 6/10/88
Mr JESS0N (partner for Dora Mills) 28/10/88
Mr David BROWN (partner for Judy) 23/12/88
AGM 1988 (20 Apr)
Opened with a minute of silence in memory of RAY DURHAM who died in
Wessex League (only one team now) third in Div.II
Treasurer (David Stead) reported profit on year of £140, giving a
balance of £233. Annual sub. reduced to £14:[EBU £7.50, County
£1.50, Club. £5.]
Anne STARKEY won the Ireland Cup
CULLENS won the Shield (v. close finish)
Elections: Secretary Roger Kilby
Treasurer Malcolm Patterson
Match Secretary David Stead T
There was no candidate for Chairman and the three
committee members were instructed to discuss the
vacancy and invite their nominee to be Chairman.
David Stead would be the nominee on the County Committee
The Club thanked Joe Sanger-Davies for his services as Chairman for
24 years, and presented to him a travelling alarm clock as a
token of their gratitude.
1989-90 Nick SIMON-NORRIS 20/4/89
Joe S-D won the Ireland Cup