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It is with much sadness that we report the loss of a long-standing member and great friend, Derek Gunter.
Derek passed on Friday 20th October and our thoughts are with his loving wife and member, Rosemary and their daughter Natalie.
Derek was a warm and kind man and blessed with great bridge instincts. He was often near the top of the rankings and shared in success at the club and in external matches and events.
Even in trying times, Derek could be relied upon for a smile and an uplifting tale.
Derek was also one of my bridge partners and during a tough session at YHBC (where we had a string of zeros to start) said to me "Ian, don't get cross, don't worry about the scores, enjoy the game and have fun - the rest will be ok" - sure enough, we won that session! I will always remember the advice and the laughs and will miss you as a friend.
Marilyn Walker's funeral
The service will be held at 11 am on Friday 19 May at St Paul’s Church, Church Hill, Camberley followed by a reception at Windlesham Golf Club.
The family meanwhile will go to Easthampstead Crematorium after the church service and come on to the reception as soon as possible afterwards.
Members are welcome to attend both the funeral and reception but Deborah, Marilyn's daughter has asked if she could be given some idea of numbers for the reception.
Those planning on attending the reception please contact Bobbi Chilton by 08/05 at the latest. Bobbi's email address can be found in the members only section of our website.
Some CBC players may well opt to play bridge that afternoon after the funeral service rather than go to the reception and Deborah thought that would be a very fitting way to remember her mother.
YHBC members are very welcome to play at CBC in the afternoon.
Congratulations to Trevor Hobson for winning the Dimmie Fleming award for his contributions to County Bridge !
Click HERE for the full citation
It is with much sadness we report the loss of a very dear member, Harry Witt. Harry passed peacefully on Tuesday 13th Dec. Harry had a long life and a successful life, one of life's true Gentlemen. You could always rely on Harry to be gentle, kind, thoughtful, compassionate and humorous. A wonderful man on and off the Bridge table and partner (in Bridge) to Andrew Smith for over 30 years and Diana Matthews (in life and Bridge) for many years. Harry won the Members Plate 3 times at Camberley (including this year) and has always provided tough competition to any opponent (though always with a smile and quick to praise partners and opposition). Our thoughts are with Diana and his family, you will be missed Harry. RIP
Club Swiss Pairs event
Well done to Tony Yip & Paul Lee
2nd Alan Brown & Charlie Palmer, 3rd Jo Brock & Ian Lewis
Circa £200 raised for Phyllis Tuckwell
From members donations and table money (plus CBC matching the table money donation), we raised £600 for the Ukraine fund - well done all
Congratulations to William Clennell (with partner Dominic Cooke) in winning the Junior Pairs, Sunday 20th March, with a huge +64.50 Imps !
YOUTH BRIDGE AWARD
William Clennell (Surrey) with Val Foster (CBC Chair) and Tim Warren (Surrey Chair) presenting.
This year a special award has been given to William Clennell, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Youth Bridge during 2020/21.
William has organised a weekly duplicate exclusively for Juniors between January and July of this year, with more than 150 people signing up from across the country and beyond.
William is President of Cambridge University Bridge Club and he organised the Cambridge University Summer Online League in 2020, although this was not restricted to Cambridge University, and had 11 teams taking place which was a hugely successful junior event.
Our youngest member, William, has graduated Cambridge with a First in Economics !
Well done William !!!
Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May, 1pm
Well done to Peter & Charlie!
2nd Judi & Marie and 3rd Barbara & Neil
£300 raised for Phyllis Tuckwell, well done all!
Surrey County Pairs:
Congratulations to Carole & Jerrold and Judi & Mike for making the Final
Congratulations to Margaret & John for winning the Mixed Pairs
Congratulations to Barbara & Neil for winning the Married Pairs
BBL (Bracknell Bridge League):
Congratulations to John Fairhurst & team winning Division 1 !
Congratulations to Alan Brown & team winning Division 2 !
Congratulations to David Pinder & team winning Division 3 !
(A clean sweep for members of our clubs!!!)
ECATS Charity Sim Pairs 15th March
Well done to all for helping raise £200 (plus any voluntary donations) !
Profits will go to Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie
You can click here to pay using PayPal or credit card for voluntary donations also.
Are current top 3 pairs are:
Alan & Colin | Pitti & Anne | Jennie & Bruce
Erica & Richard Currie Event
Well done to Barbara & Ian for winning the Cup!
Well done to Hari & Eric for winning the Plate!
The total raised so far stands at £1220 plus £213 gift aid - magnificent, and much needed by our hospice in these difficult times.
If you have not yet made a donation, there is still time via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CurriePairs
Dorin Salver Sim Pairs for the Queen Elizabeth Foundation
Link to Sim Pairs Results
Well done to Alan & Colin 1st with 72.49% !
The NHS Sim Pairs orgsanised by Surrey have been a huge success! Well done to all for taking part and/or donating.
Results are shown as links on the Surrey Home Page and also below (with notes to our local pairs in the top 40):
Monday 27th - (196 Pairs)
Tuesday 28th - (150 Pairs): Well done Karen & John (5th), Trevor & Barbara (19th), Harry & Andrew (28th), John & Margaret (35th)
Wednesday 29th - (132 Pairs): Well done Moira & Jim (17th)
Thursday 30th - (235 Pairs): Well done Trevor & Barbara (35th)
Friday 1st - (124 Pairs): Well done John & Judi (13th)
Some of our club members and friends enjoying a lovely holiday in Turkey in March!
Well done to Nick & John winning the Wimbledon Swiss Pairs on 6th October!
Well done to Jill & Ian, the Dorin Salver Winners! Jill has now won this twice, I can’t find anyone else who has done this!
I have consolidated the weeks Results and removed the 2 clubs who had less than 5 tables (not qualifying for the Salver) and the Top 10 are HERE
Our 3rd annual Swiss Pairs event and all went smoothly other than a few pairs having to drop out at the last minute due to poor health. 34 pairs turned out and this was just under capacity.
Well directed by Gary Conrad and thanks to all of the organising committee. Well done to the top places listed below:
Winners: Simon Oldham & David Stallan
Runners Up Joint): Colin Bailey & David Pinder
Runners Up Joint): Sharon Bayne & Paul Gibbons
We made a profit of circa £200 overall and we will donate this to Phyllis Tuckwell, thanks to all for helping to achieve this!
Our Charity week raised £420 (including Table money), well done all - this is a very generous contribution to The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice
Surrey have now completed divisions 2, 3 and 4 and congratulations are due to:
Ian, Margaret, Jo and Alan - Division 2B
Geoff, Frances, Linda and Sylvia - Division 3B
Penny, Susan, Jean, Bobbi, Brian and Marilyn - Division 4
The Annual Master Points Lists are now available and links are within the main menu (you can select various categories and also look up your own name at the top)
Well done to Ian Lewis as the Camberley Champion and also 10th in Surrey and 1st in Surrey Regional / Premier Regional Masters
Well done to Margaret Bradshaw finishing 8th in the Surrey National / Premier National Masters