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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
CANCELLATION OF EVENTS - COVID 19

After a lot of discussion and in line with the EBU notice yesterday it is with great regret that we have decided to cancel the following events:

Phil Thornton Trophy - 18th March 2020

Committee Cup Final - 5th April 2020

Directors' Cup - 15th April 2020

Waller Bowl Final - 26th April 2020

Chairman's Cup - 10th May 2020

Mixed Pair's and BBL Cups - 17th May 2020

The AGM was due to be held on the 17th May 2020 and we would like to try and stick to that by doing it "on-line".  At the moment our intention is to post the calling notice and last years minutes on the website by the 5th April and then the Chairman,Treasurer Reports and the two elections on by the 5th of May, we will also detail how members can record they have read the reports to enable us to carry out a"virtual" AGM.

We are hoping to hold the Green Pointed Swiss Pairs and Teams in June, but will be monitoring the situation regularly and make a decision nearer the time and will update the website accordingly.

We know players will be disappointed, but know you will understand that the safety and health of everyone has to be the main priority during this time.

Your Committee

BERKS AND BUCKS CBA

 

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.'

ANDERS WALLEN

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Anders Wallen on 5 March following a stroke.

Anders was a towering and much loved figure in the County bridge community. He was instrumental in setting up, and in the early years largely running, our June Green Point events and was delighted when the cup for the pairs event was named after him. He served periods as Chairman and Treasurer of our Association. He was a keen supporter of county competitions and perhaps his proudest playing achievement was winning our Flitch competition with his wife Eva in 2014.

Anders played regularly at several clubs in Bucks, especially at Austenwood where he was an inspiring captain of their first team. When the Wednesday afternoon Richards Bridge Club in Amersham folded, he took it over, renamed it ABC, Anders Bridge Club and successfully turned it into a thriving club. This was typical of the energy he brought to anything in which he was involved.

Our sympathy and thoughts go to Eva and his family.

The funeral will take place on Friday 20 March at 11am at Greenacres Chiltern Cemetery, Potkiln Lane, Beaconsfield HP9 2XB and the wake at Hicknaham Farm, Littleworth Road, Slough SL1 8PG (near Odds Farm).

 

 

FRIENDLY PAIRS - FINCHAMPSTEAD PLATE - 8 MARCH 2020

16 pairs, including a pair from Surrey, had an enjoyable afternoon competing for the

Finchampstead Plate. Congratulations to the winners, Chris Cook and Gillian Smith,

seen here with the runners-up, Monique Illingworth and Molly Andersen.  

We look forward to seeing you all at the next Friendly Event in November.

 

COUNTY PAIRS FINAL - REX AVERY TROPHY

Congratulations to Joan Murphy and David Killick on winning the Rex Avery Trophy in the County Pairs Final held on the 2 February 2020.  

Well done to the next four pairs Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale, David Owen and Bob Holder, Barry Read & Ilan Sirkis and Dee & Peter Lindon who are also eligible to join Joan and David in representing the County in the Corwen Trophy later this year.  
 

COUNTY PAIRS PLATE - CHRIS BURLEY TROPHY

Congratulations to David & Janet Barnes on winning the Chris Burley Trophy

at the County Pairs Plate held on the 2nd February 2020.

 

STUDENT LEAGUE 2019/2020

We held our first meeting with the Captains of the Student League last week and we are delighted that we have a record entry of 9 teams, from 5 different teachers.  We have some clever team names with plays on the word bridge - such as 'Troubled Waters' and 'Arnhem' - but the prize we think has to go to the 'Acolholics' - a name came up with at a meeting in a pub!  

From left to right: Nigel Thompson (League Organiser), Alexandra Donaldson (Game for a Laugh), Dick Mander (Arnhem), Mary Bungard (Troubled Water), Barbara Stunell & Sue Mander (members of the Arnhem team), Steve Hollow (SUITS), Tim Davies (Lacking Finesse),  Mike Blackmore (Ruff & Ready), Guy Evans (Killer Queen)  David Smith (Rule of Four) and Vivien Benzie (The Acolholics),                                          

              

 

 

FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - PAT HUSBAND TROPHY 12 January 2020
FRIENDLY SWISS PAIRS - PAT HUSBAND TROPHY              12 January 2020

In a good turnout of 11 tables.  First prize went to Norma and Paul Lord with second prize to Jerry and Carol Rudge. Congratulations to both pairs and thanks to all who played. We hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you at the next event.

FRIENDLY PAIRS FOR THE TONY BOOTHROYD PLATE- 24 NOVEMBER 2019
FRIENDLY PAIRS FOR THE TONY BOOTHROYD PLATE- 24 NOVEMBER 2019

Congratulations to Patricia and Richard Chantler winners of the friendly pairs event for the Tony Boothroyd Plate held on the 24th November 2019.  Well done also to the runners up Graham Cheetham and Valerie Daniel and Susan Brown and Nigel Thompson (joint 2nd Place). 14 pairs took part.

 

BRIDGE IN SCHOOLS

Berks and Bucks CBA is very proud to promote bridge in schools.  We would like to take the opportunity to thank Nigel,Tony and all the other volunteers who go into the local schools to promote and teach children the wonderful game of bridge.  The EBU have recently put an article on their website including a letter addressed to Nigel and Tony from one of the local schools. It is very rewarding to hear from the children how much they enjoyed learning bridge and how they hope to keep it up when they leave school.   

If you would like to read the full article click here.

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.

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.
ENTRY FEES

The entry fee for all events (excluding the Green Pointed weekend) is £5. Juniors (under 25 years old on the day) are free!  Fees are collected at the table on the day of the competition and are payable only in cash (cheques are not accepted).

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

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SURROUNDING COUNTY AND CLUB EVENTS

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Results
Finchampstead Plate
Director: Don
Teams - Perkins Cup
Director: Steve Foster
County Pairs Plate - Chris Burley Trophy
Director: Rob Sassoon
County Pairs Final - Rex Avery Trophy
Director: Rob Sassoon
Friendly Swiss Pairs - Pat Husband Trophy
Director: Don Collier
County Pairs Qualifier
Director: Rob Sassoon
Mixed Swiss Teams
Director: Keith Sheppard
Calendar
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
Wed 15th Apr 2020
Vets Pairs - Reg Capewell Cup
SBBC
Director: Don Collier
Sun 26th Apr 2020
Club Pairs Final - The Waller Bowl
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve
Sun 10th May 2020
Club Champion Pairs - Chairman's Cup
Windsor 1:30
Sun 17th May 2020
Mixed Pairs & Fitch - Mixed Pairs Cup and BBL Cup - AGM
Windsor 1:30
Director: Steve
Sat 20th Jun 2020
Green Point Swiss Pairs - Anders Wallen Trophy
Windsor 11.00
Director: Gary
Sun 21st Jun 2020
Green Point Swiss Teams - Richard Palmer Memorial Trophy
Windsor 11.00
Director: Gary