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B&BCBA FREE TO ENTER EVENTS

The County is delighted to announce that the following friendly events will be FREE to enter.   

All Tessa Templeton Memorial Trophy events - 7 High Friendly Pairs (18 boards)

 The Pat Husband Trophy - Jack High Friendly Pairs (20 boards)

The Finchampstead Plate - Jack High Friendly Pairs (20 boards) 

SURROUNDING COUNTY AND CLUB EVENTS

 Middlesex County Bridge Association

Green Pointed On-line Swiss Pairs

27th November 2021

Green Pointed On-line Swiss Teams

28th November 2021

Click here for further information

 

 

*** OUR NEXT EVENT - 12 DECEMBER 2021 - MIXED TEAMS ON REALBRIDGE - CAROLE MUELLER TROPHY ***

---  B&BCBA LATEST NEWS  ---

THE METROPOLITAN CUP

The Metropolitan Cup, a team of 8 competition held between counties in the South East, was held on Saturday 20th November. Berks & Bucks entered teams in the three sections ( A, B and C ).

The A team finished 4th= out of 7 teams, the B team finished 3rd out of 6 teams and the C team finished 3rd out of 8 teams. As you might expect the scores were all very close in all three sections with only a few VPs separating a number of teams.

The event was organised by Middlesex and run on Realbridge. Thanks to Gary Conrad, the chief TD, and his team of TDs for running the event so smoothly.

Thanks to all the Berks & Bucks players who took part.

FRIENDLY PAIRS 21 NOVEMBER 2021

The first Friendly Pairs of the season was held on Sunday 21 Nov. The new format has two sections, the Jack High Pairs and the 7 High Pairs. Although initially 24 pairs had entered there were a number of lastminute withdrawals and also some no shows. In the end there were 5 tables in the Jack high and 4 tables in the 7 High.

The winners of the Jack High were Keith Greig and Kenneth Rowe (who win the Tony Boothroyd Plate)

The winners of the 7 High were Andy Armstrong and Helga Armstrong.

Congratulations to them both.

The new Tessa Templeton Trophy will be awarded at the end of the season for the best overall pair in the 7 High events.      

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  played in the Graduate and Student Leagues in 2020/21.

Congratulations to the winners - Andy Armstrong on the left and Mark Wilsdon on the right, with the trophy.

TOLLEMACHE QUALIFIER

Hearty congratulations to our team who finished 2nd of 15 teams in Group B to qualify for the eight team final on 19/20 February 2022. Runaway winners of the group were London who lost only one match of the 14 by 9-11. Gary Jones was taken ill the night before the event and Steve Eginton stepped in to the breach. Our team was therefore Sally Brock & Barry Myers , Steve Eginton & Ed Scerri, Bob Holder & David Owen,  Mike Perkins (captain) & Ian Reissmann.  John Howard kindly covered for Ian in the first match on Remembrance Sunday. The event was extremely well run by the EBU and play was on Realbridge using “screens” and self-alerts. The screens meant that players were in audio and visual contact with one opponent only during the auction and play.

Swings can occur by inducing opponents to make a mistake. Board 39 was such an opportunity.

                            

1   1♠    2  DBL
4  4♠  Pass Pass
Pass      

                                                              

♠ J4

 ♥ 74

      9643

        ♣ AK432

♠ KQ                                                 ♠ A85

      ♥ 1098                                               AQ6532

 108752                                           -----

    ♣ J87                                                ♣ Q965

         ♠  1097632

  KJ

     ♦ AKQJ

♣ 10

 

The 10 of hearts was led to the ace and a heart returned. Declarer crossed to dummy with a club and led the jack of spades, won by west with the queen. A club was returned won in dummy and a spade led. East now thought for a while, raising declarer’s hopes, and rose with the ace. Was west putting the lead back to an entry less dummy hoping for a second losing spade finesse? There’s a case for East to double 4S which given west’s trump holding may lead him to find a diamond lead. This would net +500 for the defence. In the whole event 4S was allowed to make twice, failing 5 times. Part scores in spades also made 10 tricks 4 times. E/W can make 4H and did so 3 times with two lucky declarers playing in 3H doubled. 

SELECTION COMMITTEE NEWS

The following teams will represent the county in events in November.

Tollemache Qualifying 13/14 November

Sally Brock & Barry Myers

Ed Scerri & Gary Jones

Mike Perkins (capt) & Ian Reissmann/John Howard

David Owen & Bob Holder

Reserves: Dick Davey & Nigel Wolfendale

Metropolitan Cup 20 November

A team

Dick Davey (capt) & Nigel Wolfendale

Peter & Dee Lindon

Nick Doe & Simon Husband

Mike Ribbins & Pat Dowdeswell

B team

Daisy Dillon & Hanna Tuus

Barry Read & Ilan Sirkis

Gordon Maxwell & Marc Rivoira (capt)

James Bond & Chris Hall

C team

Mick Green (capt) & Giorgio Jeronimidis

Andy & Michelle Margetts

Nigel Thompson & Tony Hawthorn

Mike Nunn & Gary Stevens

We wish the teams every success.

IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

Call the Director on 07401 079752

Results
Friendly Pairs - Tony Boothroyd Plate/Tessa Templeton Memorial Cup (1st event)
Director: Keith Sheppard
B&B Jack High Friendly Pairs
Home Counties - Berks & Bucks Vs Surrey Purple
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs - Anders Wallen Trophy
Director: Gary Conrad
Green Pointed Swiss Teams - Richard Palmer Memorial Trophy
Director: Gary Conrad
Home Counties - Berks & Bucks Vs Essex Yellow
Mixed Pairs and Flitch - Mixed Pairs and BBL Cup
Director: Mick Green
Calendar
Sun 12th Dec 2021
Mixed Teams - Carole Mueller Trophy
RealBridge 1.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green
Sun 9th Jan 2022
County Pairs Qualifier
Windsor 1.30 p.m.
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 30th Jan 2022
Friendly Swiss Pairs - Pat Husband Trophy/Tessa Templeton Memorial Cup (2nd Event)
SBBC 1.30 p.m.
Director: Keith Sheppard
Sun 6th Feb 2022
County Pairs Final - Rex Avery Trophy
Windsor 1.30 p.m.
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 6th Feb 2022
County Pairs Plate - Chris Burley Trophy
Windsor 1.30 p.m.
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 6th Mar 2022
Teams - Perkins Cup
Windsor 1.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green
Sun 20th Mar 2022
Friendly Pairs - Finchampstead Plate/Tessa Templeton Memorial Cup (3rd Event)
SBBC 1.30 p.m.
Director: Keith Sheppard
Sun 3rd Apr 2022
Berks v Bucks - Phil Thornton Trophy
Windsor 1:30 p.m.
Director: Ian Mitchell
Wed 20th Apr 2022
Senior Pairs - Directors Cup
SBBC
10.30 a.m.
Director: Keith Sheppard
Sun 24th Apr 2022
Club Pairs Final - Waller Bowl
Windsor 1.30 p.m.
Director: Steve Foster
Sun 1st May 2022
Club Teams Final - Committee Cup
Windsor 1.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green
Sun 15th May 2022
Mixed Pairs and Flitch - Mixed Pairs and BBL Cup - AGM will be held
Windsor 1.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green