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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  

Graham Dickens

gandsdickens@hotmail.com

Welcome to Berks & Bucks CBA
ELENA JERONIMIDIS

We are very sad to report the death of Elena Jeronimidis on 22 September 2020.  Elena was a member of the county association for many years and had served on the committtee.  She was also a member of several clubs in the area and, despite her health problems, was playing regularly until early August.

Elena edited a number of bridge publications, including English Bridge from 2007 to 2015, for which she was made a life member of the EBU.  There is a 2013 biography of Elena on the EBU website https://www.ebu.co.uk/biographies/elena-jeronimidis

She will be sadly missed and we send our condolences to her husband, Giorgio, and the rest of the family,


Elena's funeral will be on Friday 2nd October at 2.30 pm at the Reading Crematorium. Family only to attend in person given the limit imposed by the social rules and also according to Elena's wishes. However, for those who wish, the service will be available on stream. Please click here Elena Details.pdf for the necessary link 

NEW ON-LINE COUNTY EVENTS FOR 2020-2021

The County is delighted to announce it will be holding the following on-line events for the 2020-2021

using the

Bridge Base On-Line Platform.

For further information and entry forms please click on the events below.

 

The County Teams Championship is a knock-out competition running throughout the season.  It is the premier teams competition in County's calendar, and the winners will be invitited to represent the County in the Pachabo Cup, if it is played (the EBU's inter-counties of four competition).  Open only to players whose primary allegiance is to BBCBA.  

 

All Matches will be played with rules as last year other than for this season, all matches will be played on BBO and there will be 2 stanzas of 12 boards each. There will be no entry charge. The home team captain will be responsible for setting up the match on BBO, this is a relatively easy exercise and is currently free. Team captains who wish to enter please send an entry to Mike Ribbins (p@ribbins.co.uk). Entries will close on the 14th of September 2020

The Brown Cup is the County League for Teams of Four. It cannot take place in its usual form whilst we are unable to play face-to-face.  Instead, if there is sufficient interest, we hope to run a simpler online teams of 4 league.

The outline arrangements will be as follows:

• Entry will be free

• The matches will be held on BBO between October 2020 and April 2021

• Teams may have up to six players. Each player should be registered with the League Secretary before they take part in a match

• Matches can be held at any time of day that is agreeable to both teams (and may be held over more than 1 day)

• Results will be recorded on the EBU’s League Management System

• There will be no prizes

• If there are sufficient entries the league will be divided into divisions, with the allocation to divisions decided by the competitions sub-committee

You can enter in the simplest possible way by sending details of players, with their EBU number, by email to bobdowdeswell@virginmedia.com.
Please indicate who will be captain and supply their email address and phone number(s). The deadline for entries is September 20th. 

This league is seen as a single season replacement for the Brown Cup with that competition resuming, we might hope, in September 2021.

 

INTER-CLUB TEAMS OF 8 - 2020/2021

The county does not plan to run the league of 8 in its usual form whilst we are not able to play face-to-face.  Instead, if there is sufficient interest, we hope to run a simpler online inter-club teams of 8 league.

The outline arrangements will be as follows:

  • Entry will be free
  • Clubs may enter as many teams as they wish – but please note that individual players may only represent one team
  • The matches will be held on BBO between October 2020 and April 2021
  • Matches can be held at any time of day that is agreeable to both teams (and may be held over more than 1 day)
  • Before a match, captains will assign their best 2 pairs to their “A” team and the other 2 pairs to their “B” team – these formations to be held throughout the match
  • Each match will consist of 2 team of 4 matches of 24 boards between the “A” teams and the “B” teams (the two matches do not play the same boards) with a break and change of opponents after 12 boards
  • The IMP results from the 2 matches will be added together and then converted to VPs 
  • Results will be recorded on the EBU’s League Management System
  • There will be no prizes
  • If there are sufficient entries the league will be divided into divisions, with the allocation to divisions decided by the competitions sub-committee

Club secretaries have been invited to nominate teams for the event by 13 September.

LEAGUE OF EIGHT 2019-2020

34 teams of eight representing 19 clubs competed in the 4 divisions of our league over the 2019/20 season.  Scores for matches that had not taken place before lockdown were assigned according to the rules. 

The final results were:

Div 1 (10 teams): Burnham A won with 122 VP (out of possible 180); joint runners up were Reading A and New Amersham A on 115 VP

Div 2 (10 teams): Loddon Vale A won in style with 137 VP; runners up were Burnham B on 113 VP

Div 3 (9 teams): Amersham CC B won with 114 VP (out of possible 160); runners up were Tessa Templeton Bridge School A on 106 VP

Div 4 (5 teams playing each other twice): Austenwood B won with 98 VP (out of possible 160); close behind were Chalfont B on 96 VP. 

Well done to all those who played. 

 

STEVE LEE

We were sad to learn of the death of Steve Lee this week.  Steve played, taught and Directed at many of our affiliated Clubs for many years and also took part in many of the County Events.  He will be missed by his bridge friends and colleagues throughout the county.  

 

GRADUATE LEAGUE WINNERS 2020

Congratulations to Mary's Berries - Gary Jennison (captain), Alan McBride, Elena McBride and Sally Tilleray - on winning the Graduate League for the second year running, so retaining the Margaret Hatch trophy. All five teams in the League won at least one match and the four newcomer teams gave Mary's Berries a run for their money, with Elaine Rushforth's Ruff and Ready (who won the Student's League the previous year) in second place.

Mary's Berries were taught by Mary Sharp (hence the team name) and Ruff and Ready by Rob Wilkinson.'

ON-LINE BRIDGE SESSIONS IN THE COUNTY
Monday's
Bridge School at Gerrards Cross
10.00 am - 15 boards - 8 mins each
Contact Val 
val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk 
 
South Bucks Bridge Club
Duplicate  - 10.30 am
Contact Evelyn Crossley 
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk
 
Tessa Templeton School of Bridge
2.00 pm - 18 boards - 7 mins each
Contact Val
val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk
 
Ascot Bridge Club
Duplicate - 2.00 pm
Contact David Calcutt
david_calcutt@hotmail.com
 
South Bucks Bridge Club
Burnham@SBBC  - 7.30 pm
Contact Evelyn Crossley 
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk
 
Tuesday's
South Bucks Bridge Club 
Gentle Duplicate - 10.30 am
Duplicate - 2.30 pm
Contact Evelyn Crossley 
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk
 
Beaconsfield Bridge Club
Duplicate - 1.00 pm
Contact Jim Downie
jimbdownie@yahoo.co.uk
 
New Amersham Bridge Club
Duplicate - 7.15 pm
Contact Nigel.Wolfendale
nigel.wolfendale@btinternet.com
 
Ascot Bridge Club
Duplicate - 7.30 pm
Contact David Calcutt
david_calcutt@hotmail.com
 
Wednesday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Duplicate - 10.30 am 
Duplicate - 7.30 pm
Contact Evelyn Crossley 
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk
 
Thursday's
Bridge School at Gerrards Cross
10.00 am - 15 boards - 8 mins each
Contact Val 
val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk 
 
South Bucks Bridge Club
Gentle Duplicate - 10.30 am
Duplicate - 2.30pm
Contact Evelyn Crossley 
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk
 
Tessa Templeton School of Bridge
2.00 pm - 18 boards - 7 mins each
Contact Val
val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk
 
Reading Bridge Club
Duplicate - 7.00pm
Contact Pat Dowdeswell
patdowdeswell@virginmedia.com
 
Friday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Duplicate - 10.30 am 
Contact Evelyn Crossley 
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk
        
The Garden Room Bridge Club
Gerrards Cross - 2.00 pm 
Contact Larry Doyle lawfdyle@gmail.com
 
Saturday's
Berks and Berks County Bridge Assoc
 Main Pairs Level 4 (fortnightly)
 2.30 pm
Contact and details - see event details on main page
 
Sunday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Duplicate - 2.30pm
Contact Evelyn Crossley 
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk

 

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 FIND YOU CAN''T PLAY IN ONE OF OUR EVENTS

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.

SURROUNDING COUNTY AND CLUB EVENTS

 

 

Results
B&B CBA On-Line Open Pairs Event
Director: Kevin Colling
B&B CBA On-Line Open Pairs Event
Director: Kevin Colling
B&B CBA On-Line Main Pairs Event - Level 4
Director: Mick Green
B&B CBA On-Line "Jack High" Pairs Event - Level 2
Director: Mick Green
B&B CBA On-Line "Jack High" Pairs Event
Director: Mick Green
B&B CBA On-Line "Main" Pairs Event
Director: Mick Green
B&B CBA Jack High On-Line Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Calendar
Sat 10th Oct 2020
B&B CBA On-Line Open Pairs Event
Bridge Base On-line 2.30 pm
Director: Kevin Collimg
Sun 1st Nov 2020
Butler Scored Pairs - Jarrett Cup
Bridge Base On-Line
Director: Kevin Colling
Sun 22nd Nov 2020
Friendly Pairs - Tony Boothroyd Plate
Bridge Base On-Line
Director: Don Collier
Sun 10th Jan 2021
County Pairs Qualifier
Bridge Base On-Line
Director: Kevin Colling
Sun 7th Feb 2021
County Pairs Final and Plate - Rex Avery and Chris Burley
Bridge Base On-Line
Director: Kevin Colling
Sun 21st Feb 2021
Friendly Pairs - Finchampstead Plate
Bridge Base On-Line
Director: Don Collier
Sun 25th Apr 2021
Senior Pairs - Directors Cup
Bridge Base On-Line
Director: Kevin Colling
Sun 16th May 2021
Mixed Pairs and Flitch
Bridge Base On-Line
Director: Kevin Colling