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PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We are phasing out the acceptance of cheques as payment of table money at B&BCBA events. At county events, table money will be cash only - cheques will not be accepted.  Cheques will continue to be accepted at the Green Point events.

B&BCBA Group Email Facility

The county has set up a new e-group facility that ensures you receive occasional reminders of events and county information via email. You will receive this information automatically if your email is registered in “My Details” within your EBU Members’ area. You can change your email address or unsubscribe by following the simple instructions at the bottom of an email. If you have not registered your email with the EBU but would still like to be added to the B&BCBA list.      

Please email the B&BCBA

Membership Secretary  

Graham Dickens

membsec.bbcba@gmail.com

PLASTIC WASTE

B&BCBA are keen to reduce the amount of plastic waste which result from the catering at events held at Windsor.   Firstly, we will phase out the use of plastic spoons and change to wooden stirrers.    Secondly, whilst it is not practical for B&BCBA to totally change to using china or other re-useable cups, players are encouraged to bring their own cups if they wish to.

SURROUNDING COUNTY AND CLUB EVENTS

London Metropolitan BA 

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

17th July 2021

Green Pointed Swiss Teams

18th July 2021

Click here for more information

Hertfordshire BA 

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

 31st July 2021

Green Pointed Swiss Teams

 1st August 2021

Click here for more information

 

** OUR NEXT EVENT - 26TH AND 27TH JUNE 2021 - GREEN POINTED SWISS TEAMS & PAIRS 11.00 AM ON REALBRIDGE**

---  FORTHCOMING EVENTS  ---

26TH AND 27TH JUNE 2021 - 11.00 AM

B&BCBA ONLINE GREEN POINTED SWISS TEAMS & SWISS PAIRS

Swiss Teams: Saturday 26 June 2021 at 11am

for the Richard Palmer Memorial Trophy

Swiss Pairs: Sunday 27 June 2021 at 11am

for the Anders Wallen Trophy

For further information and to book and pay for this event please click here

VOLUNTEER STANDBY TEAM NEEDED FOR THE GREEN POINT SWISS TEAMS ON 26 JUNE 2021

The county is looking for a team of 4 players who would be willing to act as standby for the Green Point Swiss Teams on Saturday 26 June.  This is needed to ensure an even number of teams so no one has to sit out.  If you play, there is no entry fee.  If you do not play, each player will get a gift voucher.  Please contact Pat Dowdeswell (email: patdowdeswell@virginmedia.com) if you are interested in volunteering.

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OBA CONGRESS SWISS TEAMS 13 JUNE 2021

Congratualtions to Berks and Bucks members, Barry Read, Ilan Sirkis, Gordon Maxwell, Marc Rivoira on winning the Oxfordshire Bridge Association Swiss Teams event this weekend.  

MESSAGE FROM THE NEW CHAIRMAN

I would like to thank all the members who voted for me at the AGM and I am honoured to become your new Chairman. I hope I can do as good a job as Dick Davey, who has served the County so well over his seven years as Chairman.

The last year has been a difficult one for bridge and the problems that clubs have faced are not over yet.

The next challenge is how and when to get back to playing face to face. Rest assured that the County will do all we can to help clubs get back to normality. I will be contacting club Chairmen soon to discuss the way forward.

In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy your online bridge.

Mick Green

FINAL OF COUNTY KNOCKOUT - CROWHURST QUAICH

The final of the county knockout for the Crowhurst Quaich was played on 24 April. Congratulations to the team of Carole and Herb Mueller, Chris Mooney and David Perkins  who beat Phil Thornton, Bob Holder, Dick Davey and Nigel Wolfendale by 17 imps. The winning team will be invited to represent the county in the Pachabo Cup on 12-13 June.

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ON-LINE INTER CLUB LEAGUE OF EIGHT 2020-21

24 teams of eight representing 16 clubs competed in the 3 divisions of our online league introduced for the 2020/21 season.

The final results were:

Div 1 (8 teams): New Amersham won with 115 VP (out of possible 140); runners up were Reading A on 94 VP

Div 2 (8 teams): Lane End A won with 96 VP; runners up were Austenwood A on 90 VP

Div 3 (8 teams): Stoke Mandeville C won with 89 VP; runners up were SBBC on 86 VP

Well done to all those who played. 

 

HOME COUNTIES LEAGUE

Our third match in the league was against Essex Yellow. The B&BCBA team was

Bob Holder and David Owen
Marc Rivoria and Gordon Maxwell
Phil Thornton and Neil Crawford
David Green and David Calcutt


The match resulted in a 18 - 2 VP win for the B&B team, well done all.
B&BCBA GRADUATE LEAGUE WINNERS 2020/2021

Congratulations to Ruff & Ready Elaine Rushforth (Captain), Peter Rushforth, Clare Marshall, Carl Dorsett and Helga Armstrong for winning the B&BCBA 2020/2021 Graduate League Trophy.  We hope to be able to present you with the trophy in July!

STUDENT BRIDGE LEAGUE 2019-2020

Congratulations to the Killer Queen team - captain Guy Evans, team members Michelle Voss, Patricia Oswald , Lesley Sewart and Stuart Siddall on winning the Online Students League 2019/20, teacher Chrys Poole. Thank you to the other two teams, Acolholics (captain Vivien Benzie) and Game for a Laugh (captain Paul Ernest) for participating in BBCBA's first online league.  

IF YOU NEED TO WITHDRAW FROM ONE OF OUR EVENTS

Please contact our Webmaster Tracy Coleman Click Here

IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE TD/HOST ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

Call the TD/Host on 07401 079752

Results
Home Counties - Berks & Bucks Vs Essex Yellow
Mixed Pairs and Flitch - Mixed Pairs and BBL Cup
Director: Mick Green
B&BCBA Saturday Jack High On-line Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Senior Pairs - Directors Cup
Director: Rob Sassoon
Ascot vs ReadingLoddon
Home Counties - Berks & Bucks Vs London Match 2
B&BCBA RealBridge On-Line Open Pairs Event
Director: Keith Sheppard
Calendar
Sat 26th Jun 2021
Green Pointed Swiss Teams - Richard Palmer Memorial Trophy
RealBridge 11.00
Director: Gary Conrad
Sun 27th Jun 2021
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs - Anders Wallen Trophy
RealBridge 11.00
Director: Gary Conrad