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NIGEL GUTHRIE

We are sad to report that Nigel Guthrie passed away on 29 August 2022. Many members will remember Nigel as a regular player at Reading Bridge Club and in B&BCBA and EBU events until his return to Scotland in about 2010. He played in the League of 8 Reading A team with Stuart Maurice and in the B&BCBA Tollemache Team. He was Double Dummy compiler for Bridge Plus magazine. He was 11 times a winner of the B&BCBA County Teams, County Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Mens' Pairs, Swiss Pairs, Committee Cup, Waller Bowl and Jarrett Cup, about half of which were in partnership with David Barnes. Nigel will be missed by his many bridge partners and other friends. A longer tribute by former B&BCBA partner Paul Gipson can be found at:  https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/nigel-guthrie-rip/

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FREE HELP AND TRAINING FOR OUR AFFILIATED CLUBS

Bridgewebs Website Training
Do you:

Have a new Webmaster who would like some assistance?

Need some help setting up your website on Bridgewebs?

Need help with a specific thing on your site?

Our Webmaster Tracy Coleman is very happy to offer free help and guidance to any of our Affiliated Clubs.  
Everyone has different needs so the help will be tailored to your Club and would be one-on-one assistance for your Club Webmaster.  


EBUScore Training

Following the success of the County’s training courses for Club Directors, we are now putting together a course on EBUScore for club scorers.

Although yet to be finalised, it is envisaged that the course will likely be one or two days and will be free to any of our Affiliated Clubs 

It will be targeted at anyone who wishes to become a club scorer or an existing scorer who wants to improve their knowledge of EBUScore.

INTERESTED? - Click to email Mick Green

 

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WALLER BOWL AND COMMITTEE CUP HEATS

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Waller Bowl (Pairs) and Committee Cup (Teams)  

Every year, the county runs two competitions which involve affiliated clubs – one for pairs and one for teams. 

 

WALLER BOWL (PAIRS)

The competition is played in 2 stages.  Qualifying heats are arranged by and played in your club.  Your club chooses the date for a heat and plays the heat as a normal club session.  Pairs qualify in your heat to represent your club in the finals, which are played later at Windsor.

Your club is invited to run heats for this competitions.  If you wish to run a heat, then as soon as possible, but in any case before December 31st, please complete the entry details below.  Note  that the named club contact will be the sole point of contact with your club for these events.

All open heats will be publicised on the B&BCBA website

A copy of the rules for the heats can be found below.  There are changes to the rules this year, designed to maximise the number of qualifiers.

Waller Bowl heats can be played any time up to April 1st , 2022; the final is on April 24th, 2022

 

COMMITTEE CUP (TEAMS)

For this year only, clubs do not need to run a heat to determine the team(s) that will represent them. Instead, clubs will be able to nominate up to three teams of 4 to represent them in the final.

Clubs may use any mechanism to select their team(s) and could, of course, use the traditional means of running a Committee Cup heat.  

Closing dates for entries for this event will be the 17th April 2022. Entries should be submitted to the event organiser as detailed below.  

Contact the Waller Bowl and Committee Cup Event Organiser Graham Dickens by Email or Phone

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