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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

Kent CBA

Green Pointed Swiss Teams

23rd May 2021

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Oxfordshire Bridge Association

Green Pointed Congress

12th and 13th June 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 - 25TH APRIL 2021 - 1.30 PM - DIRECTORS CUP - SENIOR PAIRS**
VACANCY FOR INDEPENDENT EXAMINER - PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING.

Having served the Association for over 20 years, Simon Husband, partner of Richardsons, Chartered Accountants, is retiring as a partner and giving up his role of independent examiner on completion of the accounts to 31 March 2021. Our sincere thanks go to Simon - we are very grateful for all he has done. We are now looking for a successor.

The constitution of the Association requires that an independent examiner reviews the draft accounts of the Association prepared by the treasurer and certifies that the final accounts are a true record of the finances of the Association.  A formal audit is not required. The person must be independent of the running of the Association. While the position would suit someone with an accounting or bookkeeping background there is no need for the person appointed to have a formal accountancy qualification. Involvement is mainly limited to a few hours work immediately following the end of the financial year when the review takes place and any issues are resolved with the treasurer.

If you would like to help the Association by volunteering for this role please email Dick Davey (richardxdavey@aol.com).

** IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING B&BCBA 2021 AGM **

Berks and Bucks County Bridge Association AGM - 22 May 2021 at 4.00 p.m.

This is to formally inform you that the AGM will go ahead on 22 May 2021 at 4.00 p.m. in line with the constitution. As last year, due to the current circumstances, this year’s AGM will be held on-line, in two parts (see details at the bottom of this notice).

In order to show you the list of reports, resolutions and elections to be debated and voted upon, a draft agenda is accessible with the link below, together with the Minutes of the B&BCBA 2020 AGM.

The following documents will be published on the website on about 1 May 2021 are listed below.

Chairman’s report 2020-21 

Treasurer’s report 2020-21

Elections and nominee statements

As usual, all committee members stand down at the AGM, and most will seek re-election. On this occasion, after seven years as chairman, Dick Davey will retire from the committee.

We expect there to be at least one contested election, including for the position of chairman, and there are vacancies for other committee members. We invite nominations for officers (Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary) and other members of the main committee (proposer, seconder and confirmation that the nominee has consented are required, nominees or their proposers may also include an election statement of up to 300 words).

These should be sent to the secretary (Peter Hawkes, hawkes_home@btinternet.com) by 30 April 2021.

We also invite proposals for agenda items and resolutions supported by five members (with details). These are also to be sent to the secretary by 30 April 2021.

Hoping these difficult times will end well and we can all get back to the game we love.

HOW THE TWO PART AGM WILL WORK

OFF-LINE

Once all the Reports and other AGM documents are published on the website (around the 1 May 2021), you will be invited by email to review the documents and will then have until the 21 May 2021 at 4.00 p.m. to email your votes. 

ON-LINE

A Zoom meeting will be held on the 22 May 2021 at 4.00 p.m. which all members are invited to attend if they wish. If you would like to participate in the Zoom meeting please complete and submit the form under this notice by midday on the day before the AGM.  Please note: In order to participate you will need to be happy to download the Zoom app onto your computer or tablet. Members who wish to participate via Zoom will be sent an invitation to join with a password 24 hours before the meeting.

Please see below Zoom attendance request and links to AGM documents

---  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

---  B&BCBA NEWS  ---

---  LEAGUE NEWS  ---

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!

HOME COUNTIES LEAGUE

Our second match in the league was against London Blue. The B&BCBA team was

Bob Holder and David Owen
James Bond and John Greenhalgh
David Green and David Calcutt
Mike Perkins and Ian Reissman


The match resulted in a 182 VP win for the B&B team, well done all.

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.  

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. 

 

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
Ascot vs ReadingLoddon
Home Counties - Berks & Bucks Vs London Match 2
B&BCBA RealBridge On-Line Open Pairs Event
Director: Keith Sheppard
Home Counties - Berks & Bucks Vs Middlesex Match 1
B&BCBA RealBridge On-Line Open Pairs Event
Director: Mick Green
Friendly Pairs - Finchampstead Plate
Director: Don Collier
B&BCBA RealBridge On-Line Open Pairs Event
Director: Keith Sheppard
Calendar
Sun 25th Apr 2021
Senior Pairs - Directors Cup
Bridge Base On-Line 1.30 p.m.
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sat 1st May 2021
B&BCBA Saturday Jack High On-line Pairs
RealBridge 2:30
Director: Mick Green
Sun 16th May 2021
Mixed Pairs and Flitch - Mixed Pairs and BBL Cup
Bridge Base On-Line 1.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green
Sat 22nd May 2021
B&BCBA AGM
Zoom 4.00 pm
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