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The club will play on 19th Dec. and be closed 26th Dec. and re-open bright eyed and bushy tailed on 2nd Jan.
The EGM on 28th Nov. voted in John McCoy as the new Chairman.
John replaces the fondly remembered and sadly missed John Peacock. John P was the long time Chairman; under his stewardship the club has thrived and for that and all his many endeavours we give his memory a tip of the hat. Our gratitude John
John Peacock RIP
The New Year's party is booked for Tuesday Jan. 16th, put the date in your diary – a sumptuous spread with plenty of liquid refreshment. The 'do not miss' social event of the year.
Sadly we have lost another bridge member. Graham Smith passed away after a short illness, as you will remember he used to play with Mike Goodswen. Another player who will be fondly remembered both for his bridge and as a very fine gentleman. The funeral date for Graham is 6th February at Chelmsford crematorium at 11.30 am.
Success at the Warboys Competition with Robert Eliot with A. Partner won the A - list comp and Jon Ward with A. Partner won the B/C list competition very well done chaps. With an honourable mention to Marcia Levan-Harris and John McCoy who netted a second place in the B/C list.
Excellent work from all concerned.
The great and good of Essex Bridge assembled for the Fletcher Trophy and were left trailing in the wake of our 'Magnificent 8': Alan Aylott and Jon Ward, Angela Fenton and June Brown, Catriona Lovett and Mike Harbour, George and Maureen Vede.
A stunning win by 21 VP's, to put that in context they scored 25% more VP's than the runners up.
Well done to the Magnificent 8.
Unhappily we have to announce the death of Peter Drew, a stalwart club member. Our deepest condolences to Frances.
The funeral will take place on 9th April, Upminster Crematorium 14:00
Swiss Pairs Sunday 3rd June - Cancelled
The AGM will take place in May with some exciting proposals, - a Club Constitution, Hosting, Additional Committee members etc.
Full details to be published shortly.
John and Carol did a magnificent job in running the club taking the bulk of the work on their shoulders, going forward I would like to see the club more inclusive with members taking a more active role - as is already the case many thanks. Ask not what the club can do for you but how can we take the club forward to secure it for the next generation!
A stunning performance by Mayflower Ladies at the Gwen Herga - the county ladies pairs competition. Nearly a whitewash with Marcia Levan-Harris and Ann Morgan winning narrowly from June Brown and Angela Fenton and Linda Fleet coming third with erstwhile member Coral Fallon. Congratulations to all - very well played against a strong field.
In the mens competition the John's Cosgrove and McCoy managed a highly creditable second place against a field largely populated by county players.
The perimeter lights have been re-instated with super new LED lights giving a good level of lighting. The lamps in the pendant lights will also be changed shortly to LED which will give a further increase in light levels and a better colour match.
The great and the good* of Essex bridge assembled and were sent packing with their tails between their legs as Mayflower vanquished all.
The team of Alan Aylott, Irene Bessell, John McCoy, George and Maureen Vede, Joan Wallace, Peter and Wendy Williamson won both the Club and Pairs titles.
A superb victory from Alan and John with and an excellent 5th from George and Maureen. The corks popped (well caps unscrewed) as the dust settled over Barleylands.
Very well done to all concerned.
* the Essex a and b Team players were excluded.
As of 29/05/18 plastic cups will no longer be provided for tea/coffee. There are cups available in the wall cupboard or bring your own favourite mug - no suggestions needed thank you.
Please don't forget to wash up and put away your cup and leave the kitchen tidy!
The pairs championship was won by Alan Aylott and Jon Ward - a true test over two weeks - well played sirs!
Marcia Levan - Harris/John McCoy and Graham Beeton/Ray Clarke were a very honourable 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Results - Click here
Well played to all who took part and many thanks for your participation.
The club pairs took place over two weeks - 19/26 March. The pairs winner was Alaric Cundy &Chris Megahey with a sparkling 59.4 % over the two weeks - very well played chaps.
Coming in second and third respectively David Tennet & Leon Lewis/Angela Fenton & Dorothy Cundy with very respectable percentages. Nearly half the field is in the County Squad so a true test against very good opposition. The full results can be seen here.
Thanks to all who took part.
It is with great sadness we heard the news that Chris passed away on Saturday 28th November after a long battle with Cancer.
Chris was a lovely man and excellent Bridge player and he will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts are with his wife, Karen and his family.
Funeral arrangements are not yet known but will be restricted due to Covid-19 rules.
Well done to Marcia, who raised an incredible £779 for Breast Cancer Now through her recent raffle.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Catriona died this morning Friday 26th March 2021.
Catriona was a well liked member of the club and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Catriona was club captain for many years, leading the Mayflower team to victory in the Fletcher trophy in 2017.
Funeral arrangements are not yet known.