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PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We are phasing out the acceptance of cheques as payment of table money at Berks & Bucks 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.

BBCBA 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 - Dave Green: david.greenj76@gmail.com

Welcome to Berks & Bucks CBA
METROPOLITAN CUP - 2019

The Inter County Teams of Eight competition for the Metropolitan Cup will be held on Saturday 28th September at Windsor.    Berks & Bucks will be entering a team in the A and B Flights.   A Team: Dee & Peter Lindon, Mike Perkins & Peter Jackson, Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale, Ed Scerri & Gary Jones.   B team: Pat Dowdeswell & David Owen, Jim Chapman & Peter Hawkes, Paul Dolphin and Steve Lynch, Mike O'neill & Roger Donato.   We wish them an enjoyable and successful day.  

B & B GREEN POINTED SWISS TEAMS - 23 JUNE
B & B GREEN POINTED SWISS TEAMS - 23 JUNE

Congratulations to Michael Green, Tony Parkinson, James Bond & Graham Davison - winners of the Richard Palmer Trophy in the Green Ponted Swiss Teams event.    The runners-up were Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, Barry Myers & Steve Eginton and in 3rd place were Robert Procter, Michael Robinson, Christopher Whitehouse & Matthew Covill - well done to both of those teams also.  34 teams took part.

B & B GREEN POINTED SWISS PAIRS - 22nd JUNE
B & B GREEN POINTED SWISS PAIRS - 22nd JUNE

Congratulations to Jette & Alan Bailey on winning the Anders Wallen Trophy in the Swiss Pairs event.    And to the runners-up (only 1 VP behind) Ed Scerri & Barry Myers.   In 3rd place were James Bond & Graham Davison, and in 4th equal places were Eddie Lucioni & John Dakin and Peter Clarke & Andrew Doye.   Well done.   103 pairs played.

Our thanks to Pat Dowdeswell for once again running the successful Green Pointed Swiss Pairs & Teams events.
BRIAN BEST

We are saddened to learn that Brian Best died on 18 June, aged 85.  Brian was the leading light at Slough Bridge club for many years and played at several other clubs in the area until quite recently. He was also active in the affairs of the county association, serving as chairman from 1994 to 1998. He was a real gentleman at the bridge table and will be sadly missed.
The funeral will take place at the Milton Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium near Amersham on Thursday 27 June at 4pm. His widow Barbara invites those wishing to attend to do so - the dress code is bright colours or black. Family flowers only
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PACHABO CUP

This EBU event, featuring the teams-of-four champions from each county, took place at the weekend. Berks & Bucks were represented by the winners of the knock-out teams competition, Dick Davey, Richard Bowdery, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, Sally Brock and Barry Myers. Congratulations on finishing 7th out of the 29 teams.

CORWEN TROPHY

The 5 top pairs from our County Pairs Championship represented Berks & Bucks in the Corwen trophy at the weekend, with 94 pairs competing. Ed Scerri and Dick Davey were second, Paul Dolphin and Steve Lynch 21st, Peter Hawkes and Roger Donato 32nd, Matthew and Heather Tan 39th and John Coleman and Marilyn Murtagh 75th. Congratulations to all.

GRADUATE LEAGUE WINNERS 2019
GRADUATE LEAGUE WINNERS 2019

Congratulations to ‘Mary’s Berries’, Alan & Elena McBride, Sally Tilleray, Anita Wallace & captain Gary Jennison (L-to-R in photograph) on winning the Graduate League over a series of 4 matches against Mike Etkind’s Finesse team. Mary’s Berries were taught by Mary Sharp, and are eligible to play in the Graduate League again next year, it will be interesting to see if they can retain their trophy against the newcomers from the Student League!

STUDENT LEAGUE WINNERS 2019
STUDENT LEAGUE WINNERS 2019

Congratulations to ‘Ruff & Ready’, Elaine Rushforth (captain), Peter Rushforth, Carl Dorsett, Clare Marshall, Jenny Wooding & Nicola Wilsdon on winning the Student League, 4 VPs ahead of Julie King’s ‘6 Queens.’ The winning team were taught by Rob Wilkinson and the runners-up by Clive Lewis.  The photograph shows Nigel Thompson presenting the SBBC Trophy to Elaine & Peter.

GRADUATE & STUDENT LEAGUES - END-OF-SEASON EVENT
GRADUATE & STUDENT LEAGUES - END-OF-SEASON EVENT
The Bridge Plus Trophy is awarded to the winners of the end-of-season event for those who have played in the Graduate and Student Leagues in 2018/9.  The photograph shows Anders Wallen presenting the Bridge Plus Trophy to Anita Wallace (on the left) and Sally Tilleray.
NEW WEBMASTER

Tracy Coleman has now taken over as the B&BCBA Webmaster.

PLASTIC WASTE

B&B 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&B to totally change to using china or other re-useable cups, players are encouraged to bring their own cups if they wish to.

If you have entered an event and later find that you are unable to play or need to change your entry, please notify us as soon as possible by using the applicable online Entry Form again with an appropriate comment added.​  If you have to withdraw on the day, or are delayed in arriving, please phone the B&B Host on 07401 079752.  N.B. This is a recently changed number.    All players are asked to be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of any event. These measures will help the Director plan the movement and achieve a prompt start.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Click on a event below for further details.

Results
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Gary Conrad
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Director: Gary
Mixed Pairs & Flitch
Director: Mick Green
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Director: Steve Foster
Senior Pairs for the Directors Cup
Director: Ian
Seniors Pairs Overall
Director: Ian
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Director: Steve Foster
Berks v Bucks - XIMPS A
Director: Ian
Berks v Bucks - XIMPs B
Director: Ian
Berks v Bucks - XIMPs C
Director: Ian
Friendly Pairs Finchampstead
Director: Don Collier
Teams for the Perkins Cup
Director: Don Collier
County Pairs Final
Director: Steve Foster
Friendly Swiss Pairs for the Pat Husband Trophy
Director: Don
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Rob Sassoon
Mixed Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy
Director: Steve Foster
Friendly Pairs for the Tony Boothroyd Plate
Director: Steve Foster