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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
NEXT EVENT - BERKS & BUCKS SIMS PAIRS

The next event will be Berks and Bucks Sims Pairs which will be held from the 14th to 17th October 2019 

DENYS JENKINS CUP - BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS
DENYS JENKINS CUP - BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS

Congratulations to Ed Scerri and Steve Eginton winners of the Denys Jenkins Cup in the Blue pointed Swiss pairs event held on the 6th October 2019.  Well done also to the runners up David Owen and Charles Chisnell (2nd Place) and Mike Wenble and John Coleman (3rd Place).   20 pairs took part.

EBED SIMS - 2-6 SEPTEMBER

Congratulations to the top B&B pairs in the EBED Simultaneous Pairs which were held over 2 - 6 September.

Tuesday 3rd:    John & Dan Skipper coming 6th out of 672 with 66.1% playing at Ascot BC
Thursday 5th:   England U26 international Daisy Dillon and her father Oliver coming 5th out of 266 with 65.9% playing at Reading BC

METROPOLITAN CUP - 2019
METROPOLITAN CUP - 2019

Our A team came second in the A flight, our B team fourth in the B flight and our C team won the C flight. Congratulations to all. Full results are available on the Middlesex Website www.bridgewebs.com/mcba.

BERKS & BUCKS SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS- 14 - 17 OCTOBER 20

For the third year, Berks and Bucks will be holding our now well established County Simultaneous Pairs from 14-17 October this year.  As before, we will be using the services of the EBU to run and score the event.  Instructions on how to enter will be sent to the club sectretaries soon.  B&B will pay the EBU costs so there will be no charge to the clubs for entering.  After the successful introduction last year, we will continue to award prize money for the leading pair on each of the four nights and provide a commentary on the hands of each night, which will be available the next day.  

 

CHAMPIONS PAIRS FOR THE CHAIRMAN'S CUP

The county are pleased to announce a new competition, The Champions Cup. This event will be a pairs event for the "Champion" pair of each affiliated Berks & Bucks club. Each club is invited to put forward their "Champion" pair to an all play all final to be held at Windsor in May each year, commencing 10th May 2020. Clubs can decide on their Champion pair in whatever way they wish.  Only one pair per club will be allowed to enter. An invitation will be sent to clubs shortly and it is hoped that all our clubs will wish to take part in this new event.

 

 

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.
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
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Gary Conrad
Calendar
Sun 10th Nov 2019
Butler Scored Pairs
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick Green
Sun 24th Nov 2019
Friendly Pairs
SBBC 1:30
Director: Don Collier
Sun 15th Dec 2019
Mixed Swiss Teams
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick Green
Sun 12th Jan 2020
County Pairs Qualifier
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 12th Jan 2020
Friendly Swiss Pairs - Pat Husband Trophy
SBBC 1:30
Director: Don Collier
Sun 2nd Feb 2020
County Pairs Final - Rex Avery Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 2nd Feb 2020
County Pairs Plate - Chris Burley Trophy
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 23rd Feb 2020
Teams - Perkins Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve Foster
Sun 8th Mar 2020
Friendly Pairs - Finchampstead Plate
SBBC 1:30
Director: Don Collier
Wed 18th Mar 2020
Berks v Bucks - Philip Thornton Shield
Windsor 19:30
Director: Ian
Sun 5th Apr 2020
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick
Wed 15th Apr 2020
Senior Pairs - Directors Cup
SBBC 10:30
Director: Don Collier