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SURROUNDING COUNTY AND CLUB EVENTS

Kent and Sussex Congress

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs - Saturday 29th October 2022, 11am start

   Green Pointed Swiss Teams - Sunday 30th October 2022, 11am start

Please click here for further event information 

 

Middlesex Congress

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs - Saturday 26th November 2022, 12 noon start

Please click here for further event information 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW BLUE BOOK

The EBU have announced the publication of a new Blue Book which becomes effective from 1st September.

There are changes to

  • Rules on announcements
  • Rules on strong opening bids
  • Rules on non-strong 2-bids and 3-bids (at Level 4)

It can be downloaded from the EBU website at :-   Blue Book

In addition there are also new Alerting and Announcing rules which can be found at :-

New Alerting and Announcing Bidding Rules

It is recommended that clubs should advise their members of the new rules and

club directors should make themselves familiar with the three main changes.

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DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS WE HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO CANCEL THESE EVENTS

 

THE DENYS JENKINS BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS 

 

 

FRIENDLY PAIRS - TONY BOOTHROYD PLATE AND TESSA TEMPLETON TROPHY (1)

 

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TOLLEMACHE QUALIFIER

Berks & Bucks CBA played in the EBU Tollemache qualifying round over the weekend of 12-13 November.

The event was played on the Realbridge platform once again as last year.

Drawn in the stronger of the two sections, the team held their own against the eventual four qualifiers for the final achieving 41 VPs out of 80, but failed to capitalise against the weaker teams finishing with exactly average VPs in 9th position out of 14.

Our team was :-

Mike Perkins (C) & Ian Reissmann,

Gary Jones & Ed Scerri,

Bob Holder & David Owen,

Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale,

Dee & Peter Lindon

One hand from the event showed how difficult it can be to reach the optimum contract.

AK842                  Q3

     A                           98732

AKJ109                 Q8

    92                          AJ54

Played 28 times, 26 were safely in a game contract of spades or no trumps.

Two pairs reached slam. One in 6S which failed when the spades proved to be 4-2.  

The other in 6D which made as a third round of spades can be ruffed before drawing trumps.

The successful slam was reached by the weaker hand employing a 5NT bid used as ‘pick a slam partner’, a method which is becoming increasingly popular.

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CHANGES TO THE COMMITTEE CUP AND WALLER BOWL THIS SEASON

Following feedback from players at last season's events, there are changes to the timings of the finals and the format of the final of the Committee Cup. The main points are:

Club Pairs for the Waller Bowl

  • Heats can be played at any one of your club duplicate sessions in September, October or November

  • The final will be played on Realbridge on Sunday, December 11th

Club Teams for the Committee Cup

  • Club members can qualify by playing in a heat on one of your club team evenings, or as one of three teams nominated by your club (depending on the field size of a heat, more than 3 teams may qualify from a heat)

  • Heats can be played at any time from September through to March 31st

  • The final will be played face to face on Sunday, April 23rd at Windsor

  • The final will be a simple multiple teams of 4 competition, playing a maximum of 36 boards

For entry forms, rules and full information please click on Waller Bowl & Committee Cup Heats in the main menu.

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SELECTION COMMITTEE NEWS

The following team has been selected to represent Berks and Bucks in the Tollemache Qualifying on 12-13 November:

Mike Perkins (C) & Ian Reissmann

Gary Jones & Ed Scerri

Bob Holder & David Owen

Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale

Dee & Peter Lindon

We wish them good luck in qualifying.

 

The following teams have been selected to represent Berks and Bucks in the Metropolitan Cup on 27 November:

A team

Bob Holder & David Owen (C)

Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale

James Bond & Jim Chapman

Gordon Maxwell & Marc Rivoira

B team

Pat Dowdeswell & Mike Ribbins (C)

Paul Dolphin & Steve Lynch

Daisy Dillon & Hanna Tuus

Simon Roberts & Stuart Townsend

Reserves: John Coleman & Mike Wenble

C team

Mick Green (C) & Giorgio Jeronimidis

Andy & Michelle Margetts

Rita Evans & Mel Thomas.

Tony Hawthorn & Nigel Thompson

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IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

Call the Director on 07401 079752

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Results
Berks v Bucks - XIMPS A
Berks v Bucks - XIMPS B
Berks v Bucks - XIMPS C
Green Pointed Swiss Teams - Richard Palmer Memorial Trophy
Director: Gary Conrad
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Home Counties B&B vs Sussex
B&B Committee Cup Final
Calendar
Sun 27th Nov 2022
Friendly Pairs - Tessa Templeton Trophy (1) - CANCELLED
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: EVENT CANCELLED
Sun 27th Nov 2022
Friendly Pairs - Tony Boothroyd Plate - CANCELLED
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: EVENT CANCELLED
Sun 11th Dec 2022
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Realbridge 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
Sun 15th Jan 2023
County Pairs Qualifier
Windsor 1:30
Director: TBA
Sun 29th Jan 2023
Friendly Pairs - Tessa Templeton Trophy (2)
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: Keith Sheppard
Sun 29th Jan 2023
Friendly Pairs - Pat Husband Trophy
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: Keith Sheppard
Sun 5th Feb 2023
County Pairs Final - Rex Avery Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 5th Feb 2023
County Pairs Plate - Chris Burley Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 19th Mar 2023
Friendly Pairs - Tessa Templeton Trophy (3)
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: Keith Sheppard
Sun 19th Mar 2023
Friendly Pairs - Finchampstead Plate
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: Keith Sheppard
Wed 22nd Mar 2023
Senior Pairs - Directors Cup
Windsor 10:30
Director: TBA
Sun 23rd Apr 2023
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick Green