Beauchief Bridge Club Happenings
We have to report that, sadly, Geoffrey Winter died on Friday 29th January; he was 98. He was well liked and respected and had been a Club member for many years.
Geoffrey led a long, very full and interesting life. The many facets of his life are explored in a series of autobiographies which he wrote in his latter years after the death of his wife Fleur. He leaves a son John and a daughter Vanessa. Geoffrey was a gentleman in the true, old fashioned sense of the word and someone who left a lasting impression.
2020 Coupland Trophy Event
Congratulations to the 2020 outright winners
Peter and Janet Hempson and Ann and Billy Furie won the Coupland Handicapped Teams event on Thursday 12 March 2020 and they didn't need their handicap! With a score of +53IMPs they were top of the tree before and after handicapping. Seriously well done all four!
Results before handicapping here
Results with handicapping here
2020 Exchange Club Trophy Event
Well done Frank, Jackie, Mollie and Terry - winners of the 2020 Exchange Club with 50 IMPs.
Full results here
2019 Festive Evening
Super evening with Bridge plus food, drink, prizes, award presentations, quiz and of course Bridge.
Many thanks from all of us to Stan and Jackie for organising a super finale to another very successful year at Beauchief Bridge Club.
For full details of annual award winners, please check out the Honours Book ....
.... and here are the winners on the night itself ...
Well done all - onwards and upwards to a successful 2020
2019 Mixed Pairs Event
Congratulations to Janet Thomson and Graham Jepson on winning the 2019 Mixed Pairs event with a splendid score of 69.68%
2019 Jepson Trophy Event
A superb time was had by all on a glorious autumn day. Members enjoyed good bridge and excellent food with lovely views over the golf course at Sickleholme Golf Club in Bamford. Special big thank you to Stan and Jackie for organising such a splendid day out.
Congratulations to the winners of the Jepson Trophy
Jackie Marah and Frank Littlewood
and to the runners-up, Bruno Brugger and Martyn James.
Handicap prizes were awarded to
Denise Glossop and Sue Burkinshaw
Darren Carter and Margaret Savage.
Well done all.
2019 Pot Luck Teams Winners
Well done Richard, Brian Judith and John on winning the 2019 Pot Luck Teams Trophy.
2019 Pivot Teams Winners
Congratulations to Margaret, Baz, Stuart and Lesley
Full Results here
2019 McCloskey Cup - Lunch at Hassop Hall
Congratulations to the winners
Graham Wood, Philip Anwar, Richard Bertram and John Little came top in a strong 15 table field with 67 IMPs. Well done all.
Runners-up (above) were Martin Taylor, Harry Peck, Jerry Peel and Peter Camm with 32 IMPs and
Best All Beauchief Team were Graham Jepson, Peter Brown, Joan Wragg and Ruth Gibb.
2019 Individual Trophy
Well done to Jackie Starsmore - the clear winner with 64%
2019 Coupland Trophy - Thursday 16 March
Handicapped Teams of 4
Congratulations to The Winners !!
YCBA SIM PAIRS - February 2019
Very well done to Ron Muse and Wendy Pye-Smith who scored a magnificent 68.20% and were placed second out of 218 pairs across Yorkshire.
Ron and Wendy receive their prizes
Three other Beauchief pairs were in the top 20:-
12th Graham Jepson and Frank Littlewood with 63.59%
15th Martin Brailsford and Terry Marah with 62.58%
20th Roman Gembicki and Sandy Davies with 61.44%
Full results on the EBU website here .
The local results with hand records and Play it Again facility are on our website here as usual
2019 Exchange Club Trophy
Well done Jackie, Stan, Janet and Frank on winning the 2019 Exchange Club Trophy competition with a spectacular score of 111 IMPs.
2018 Festive Evening
Great time had by all with Bridge plus food, drink, prizes, award presentations, quiz and of course Bridge.
Many thanks from all of us to Stan and Jackie for organising a super finale to a very successful year at Beauchief Bridge Club.
For full details of award winners, please check out the Honours Book.
As a taster, here's Frank in Festive Mode, receiving the Rosebowl Trophy.
Here are the brainboxes who won the Quiz prize with Steph who set the seriously difficult questions.
and finally the evening's Bridge winners ...
Well done all and here's to a successful 2019
Mixed Pairs - 6 December 2018
Well done Jackie and Stan - top mixed pair on 64% in a strong field of 23 pairs. Full result here
Jepson Trophy - November 2018
Ten tables of players enjoyed lunch and bridge in the lovely surroundings of Whirlowbrook Hall on Sunday 25 November.
Well played Graham Wood and Philip Anwar - worthy winners of the 2018 Jepson Trophy event with a highly creditable 64.07%.
Well done to Elaine Fox and Colin Monaghan - the runners-up on 61.85%.
Full results here.
Lesley, Molly, Stuart and Jackie were the lucky Spot Prize winners.
Ron Symonds Trophy - Pot Luck Teams - September 2018
Congratulations to Frank Littlewood, Terry Marah, Peter Camm and Jerry Peel on winning the 2018 Pot Luck Teams Event.
Also well done to runners-up Mollie Hallam, Jackie Marah, Pat and John Jarratt
YCBA SIM PAIRS - 13 September 2018
The Club results are available as usual and the Hand Records and Play it Again analysis are also available on our website.
Well done to the Club NS winners, Molly Hallam and Jackie Marah on 66.67% and the Club EW winners, Ian Willmott and Graham Wells with 57.69%.
The combined Yorkshire rankings can be seen here
McCloskey Cup 2018
Great day out at Hassop Hall on Monday 18 June with 15 teams competing for the McCloskey Cup. The unstoppables - Jackie, Stan, Janet and Janet stormed to victory again with a magnificent 91 IMPs.
Worthy runners-up were Terry, Jackie, Molly and Martin on 67 IMPS.
A strong "Best of the Rest" (Beauchief members only) team were Julia Broady, Jane Kirk, Elaine Fox and Colin Monaghan with 36 IMPS
Full result here
Pivot Teams 2018 winners
Congratulations to Stan, Jackie and the two Janets - winners of the 2018 Pivot Teams Event
Coupland Trophy 2018
Seriously well done to Brian, Judith, Irene and Stephanie on their win of the 2018 Coupland Trophy.
Full details of the results here
Individual Competition 2018
Winner Ken Smith
with second place to Jackie Starsmore and third place to Vari Ainsworth. Well done all.
February Festive Evening 2018
Thanks to Stan and Jackie for organising a super Sunday evening of food and bridge. Forty members enjoyed a welcome drink, a delicious hot buffet supper followed, of course, by a good game of bridge. And here are the prizewinner, Denis, Graham, Dot, Gill, Stephanie, Brian, Graham and Philip ...
YCBA SIM PAIRS - 8 February 2018
The Club results are available as usual and the Hand Records and Play it Again analysis are now available.
Well done to the Club NS winners, Graham Jepson and Frank Littlewood and the EW winners Ron Muse and Wendy Pye-Smith.
The combined Yorkshire rankings can be seen here
Exchange Club Trophy 2018
Congratulations to the winning team:
Terry Marah, Jackie Marah,Martin Brailsford and Molly Hallam
2017 Year End Awards
Sylvia Thompson and Ken Newton (jointly)
2017 Annual Monday and Thursday Pairs Results
Last week saw the final sessions of the Monday and Thursday Pairs Competitions.
Congratulations to the winners.
Monday Evening Pairs
Janet Whiteley and Janet Thomson (59.38%)
Runners-up: Graham Wood and Phillip Anwar (58.69%)
Monday Evening Handicapped Pairs
Graham Wood and Phillip Anwar (55.24%)
Runners-up: Barbara Walton and Irene Newbound (54.55%)
Thursday Evening Pairs
Jacqueline Starsmore and Stan Haywood (62.14%)
Runners-up: Ron Muse and Wendy Pye-Smith (59.95%)
Thursday Evening Handicapped Pairs
Jacqueline Starsmore and Stan Haywood (56.98%)
Runners-up: Ken Newton and Sylvia Thompson (56.95%)
Well done all
Mixed Pairs 2017
Congratulations to Molly Hallam and Terry Marah who won the 2017 Mixed Pairs event, well ahead in a 26 pair field with a super score of 68.43%.
Well done both.
Jepson Trophy Red Letter Day
22 October 2017 at the Proact Stadium
Jolly good time had by all - good bridge,good company and good food. Special thanks to Stan for all his efforts and for dealing with the computer glitches.
Well done to the winners of the trophy
and the spot prize winners
Ron Symonds Trophy Winners
28 September 2017
Well done to Elaine Fox, Colin Monaghan, Martin Brailsford and Terry Marah - the trophy winners in the Pot Luck Pairs Event.
YCBA SIM Pairs
14 September 2017
Hand records have been added to the local results on this website. For each hand, makeable contracts and optimum contracts are displayed. Plus click on Play it Again for free step-by-step guidance on each hand.
County-wide results are now available here on the YCBA website.
New EBU Rules
We have converted to the new 2017 Laws with effect from Friday 1 September. There is not really anything new that the ordinary bridge player needs to know, except that many irregularities will now be resolved differently by our TDs. It remains as important as ever that we call the TD whenever something goes awry so that the TD can help us out.
Please look here for an article in the August issue of English Bridge (Page 44) if you would like a little more detail or see full documentation on the EBU website.
British Summer Sim Pairs Results - update 4 August 2017
23 pairs played at Beauchief in the British Summer Sim Pairs on Monday 24 June 2017. As usual the local results are on this website. Well done to Irene Newbound and Brian Garlick who came top NS with 59.79% and Roman Gembicki and Sandy Davies coming top EW with 63.64% .
The National results are available on the EBU website with what now looks like a final total of 81 clubs and 1411 pairs competing. Interestingly, two of Beauchief's EW pairs made it into the top 5% nationally and two more Beauchief EW were in the top 10% nationally as shown here
Whilst playing during the event, it did also seem that EW were getting all the HCPs as well!
The full national rankings can be viewed here and the full Beauchief national rankings are here. The top third of the field will be awarded Blue Master Points in due course.
Winners of the 2017 Pivot Teams
Congratulations to Ron Muse, Wendy Pye-Smith, Lesley Blanchard and Stuart Fletcher - winners of the Beauchief 2017 Pivot Teams Event with 49 IMPs.
Runners-up were Mollie Hallam, Martin Brailsford, Jackie and Terry Marah on 46 IMPs.
Ron and Wendy are Stars of the YCBA Sims
Well done to Ron Muse and Wendy Pye-Smith. After winning NS at Beauchief on Thursday 15 June with a top class 66.23%, Ron and Wendy were placed second overall in Yorkshire with an even higher score of 67.19%
Winners of the 2017 McCloskey Cup
Congratulations to the winners of the McCloskey Cup 2017 held at Hassop Hall.
Molly Hallam, Jackie Marah, Terry Marah & Martin Brailsford
Runners up in the McCloskey Cup were Geoff Kenyon, Shirley Morrisroe, Pat Foy & Margot Stuart-Harris.
2nd best Beauchief Bridge Club members only were Peter Camm, Harry Peck, Roger Taylor & Glyn Foley.
Beauchief Team win the Charity Swiss Pairs
Sunday 30 April 2017
Mona Rhodes presented the Sheffield Charity Swiss Teams Shield to the winning team of
Jeff & Joan Wragg, Susan Stranex & Ben Hamilton