This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Congratulations to Derbyshire pairs Janus Adamowicz & Roman Gembicki and John Griffin & Malcolm Young who finished 1st and 2nd in the Notts Green Point Pairs on Saturday 20th July. For the full results, go to the NCBA website.
Congratulation to Derbyshire players Harry Madden, Ian Robson and Hanna Tuus for great results representing England in the 27th European Youth Team Chamionship.
For more details, see the news page, which can be accessed from the button on the left of this page.
The rules of our competitions are published on the DCBA website and details of our calendar and competitions (Sept-Aug) are published in our members hand book. This year we emailed the document to as many members that we could and it is also available via this website. Each year competitions are discussed at our AGM and then the competitions subcommittee meet in June/July to finalise the new calendar and agree any competition changes, the calendar/members hand book is then approved at the following main committee meeting. If any members have any comments or suggestions please try and attend the AGM on May 2nd 2019 and then members attending can agree or make comment. Should you have comments or suggestions and are unable to attend the AGM please pass them to the DCBA secretary (Jim Parker; Mob 07980716894; firstname.lastname@example.org) or your Club’s DCBA Representative and they can be raised at the AGM on your behalf. Please try and avoid making suggestions too close to an event as often it is too late to make changes and may only increase the stress levels of the event organisers. Your input will be appreciated and making it at the right time means we can evaluate your suggestion and hopefully improve our competitions for the benefit of members.
The DCBA are seeking a volunteer to monitor location of our trophies and to keep engraving up to date. If interested please contact Jim Parker or John Sowter.
Did you know three young Derbyshire players are selected regularly to represent England?
Click on the NEWS item on the left of the screen to find out more.
Leicestershire are running a Green Point Swiss Pairs event on 22nd June.
If you would like to play, details can be found under "Entry Forms" on the left of this page.
Due to the lack of interest, the trials for entry into the President's Cup, scheduled for Sunday 12th May, has had to be cancelled.
Our entry will now be made wholly by the selection committee.
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Note Minutes to be agreed and accepted at our 2019 AGM on 2nd May-19
Please be aware should your phone make a noise during play you WILL be fined 1/2 VP
If you are looking for information that is older than 1-2 weeks try looking in our old news section
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Derbyshires Roman Gembicki won the event partnered by Yorkshires Sandy Davies
Congratulations also to Hanna Tuus (partnered by Filippos Ktitsalis), Dave Frape & Mike Ball and Chris Callinor & Clive Case who finshed 6th, 7th & 8th respectfully
The Winter Swiss Event Finished on 13th March winners were:
Eric White (open event) was won by Team Mallinson
Winter Plate (teams Ave NGS no higher than Queen) was won by Team Parker
Secretaries Cup (team Ave NGS no higher than 10) was won by team Curzon
Click here for further details
The County Pairs Final will be held on 27th Jan 2019, starting at 13:00 please be at the event by 12:50. Entry Fee will be £12 per player, Juniors half price.
Due to the high number of qualifiers for this years County Pairs Final, it will not possible to have an all play all event on 27th Jan.
We have therfore decided that the Final will now consist of 46-48 boards, played over two sessions, with the number of pairs in each session/section as equal as possible. To ensure the competition remains as fair as possible a random draw will be made on arrival to establish starting positions.
We acknowledge that some players may be unhappy that the event will not now be scheduled to be all play all. If this is the case, and you wish to now choses to withdraw from the competition, please let Jim Parker or Ken Smith know as soon as possible. Food available from bar (Cobs, various fillings and cakes), you can bring your own packed tea if you so desire.
Once you sit down to play then you are deemed to have accepted this revised event format.
Click here for list of qualifiers
Andy Wells (c) & Roger Mallinson, Paul Madden & John Squibb, Peter Kelly & Harry Madden, John & Amanda Sowter won 13-7
John Griffin (c) & Malcolm Young, Richard Edwards & Ian Robson, Mike Douglas & Paul Knighton, Richard Horsely & John Shaw lost 3-17
3rd team Randy (c) & Doreen Curzon, Liz hall & David Taylor, Jim Parker & Maggie Beale, Alastair McCance & John Gould won 19-1
Click here for link to WCBA result page
Derbyshire had a slow start and did not quite do enough to qualify. Congratulations to Harry Madden and Alex Hogg finishiang a very creditable =7 in the ximps list. See attached for complete list.
The 1st Team (Roger Mallinson & Richard Edwards; Paul Madden & John Squibb; Harry Madden & Alex Hogg; David & Mary Marshall) won 12-8
our 2nd Team (Amanda & John Sowter; Steve Cave & Derek Brooks; John Shaw & Richard Horsley; Alan Kenny & Malcolm Young) lost 3-17
and 3rd Team (Doreen & Randy Curzon; Ian & Chris Robson; Clive Case & Chris Challinor; Jennfer & Roger Floutier) won 18-2
Click here for match analysis
Event held at Bakewell, Arrive 13:30 - 14:00
Afternoon Tea @ 15:30
Start session 2 @ 16:15
Finish Approx 18:00
Prizes & Raffle
Entry £9-50 per person (Juniors half price)
Click here for results
This has been cancelled as numbers for the planned workshops were lower than needed. It is hoped to reshedule the event on a more popular date.
Please support your County Green point Event, click here for details
Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire are hosting a bridge festival in Oxford from September 18 to 21 inclusive. The festival is aimed at players who play for fun rather than master points. See side tab for details
Derbyshire took part in the event hosted by Worcestershire, click here for link to results
We will be holding our review of competitions rules on 5th July. Our current rules are available via a side tab on this website, if anyone has any suggested amendments or issues they feel need addressing please pass them in writing (or marked up existing version) to Ken Smith, Derek Turner or Jim Parker by Wed 4th July.
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Ian and his partner Tommy finished 6th out of 61 pairs in the U26 qualification round and then 3rd in the final to win the Bronze!
Click here for link to EBU report and results
Winners Jim Parker, Mike Douglas, Alan Smith & Paul Knighton (Maggie Beale was 5th member of team)
Jim's team beat Jennifer Floutiers team in the Final (Don Smedley, John Griffin & Roger Floutier were in Jennifers team)
Click here for results
Due to the inconsiderate actions of the England football team there will be insufficient people at Spondon on Wednesday, 9th July to allow a viable competition to take place. This round has therefore been cancelled.
As a result the following changes have been made to the rules (for this year only)
1. Pairs need to play in at least 3 rounds out of the 5 available to qualify (from 4 out of 6)
2. The final score in the Smedley Salver will be calculated based on the best 3 scores acheived whilst playing in the event.
Unfortunately suggestions, such as another Wednesday (September!) or playing on a Thursday, may well be intrinsically unfair to a section of the people playing and, as such, are not viable alternatives.
Please let anyone you are aware of who does not look at this Web Site know.
Please click here get to results page
Congratulations to the 2018 Brigden Cup winners!
Roman Gembicki, Janusz Adamowicz, Cedric Cockcroft, Andy Wells
Below we have the DCBA's President Ian Blake handing over the cup to 3 of the Team
The Mixed Pairs Championship
The East Midlands Bridge Academy Plate & Flitch Cup 2018
This competition is specifically for mixed pairs from all over the Midlands region. The event incorporates the Flitch Cup for married couples, a Midland League event. The competition will take place at 1.00pm on Sunday 29th April 2017 at The East Midlands Bridge Academy, The Old School, Chapel St., Spondon, Derby DE21 7JR. The entry fee is £34 per pair, which includes a two-course meal between the two sessions – a vegetarian option is available.
Click here to download an entry form.
Click here for details
All members are invited to the 2018 AGM on 3rd may 2018 (click here for Agenda)
Re agenda item constitution our current 2016 constitution and the draft 2018 constitution are available on side tab menu. The meeting will be asked to propose any amendments and vote on any changes to our constitution
Due to having to postpone the Invitation Pairs event to play an outstanding MCL match postponed in November due to poor weather, we are now holding a joint event on April 15th 2018. The event will also be a County trial with best placed pairs being offered places in this years Preidents Cup team. The event will start at 1pm.
Regarding Entries, Ian Blake will be inviting the County & Club competition winners to play in the Invitation Pairs event. The County Trial is an open even and any pairs interested should advise the DCBA Secretary
Jim Parker – email@example.com
Chaiman of Selectors Andy Wells - firstname.lastname@example.org
Enterance Fee is £12 per person (£8 Juniors)
1st Team won 11-9
2nd Team Won 13-7
3rd team lost 9-11
There will be lessons for beginners and intermediate players at EMBA Spondon on Monday evenings (7 p.m.) starting on September 4th. For further details, please contact Mary on 01335 360582 or by email to email@example.com
Lessons are also run by affiliated clubs and Caledonian School of Bridge offer free coaching, for link to each affiliated club web site please click on our useful link's tab.
The DCBA are looking for a volunteer to manage our trophies, this will include monitoring their location, organising engraving (all costs reimbursed) and getting them returned for award at competitions/AGM.
Anyone interested please approach John Sowter 07811564518
1st Team lost 5-15; 2nd team lost 7-13 and 3rd team won 12-8
click here for lick to GCBA result table
Winners of the County Pairs were Roman Gembicki & Janusz Adamowicz with Harry Madden & Alex Hogg 2nd
Winners of the Consolation Final were Peter & Susan Illsley with Elaine Madden & Ken Smith 2nd (Note Derek & Roy entered event at start of session 2)
Well done to the DCBA team over the weekend!
Richard Edwards/ BobRoss Paul Madden/ John Squibb Andy Wells/ Roger Mallinson and Peter Kelly/ Alex Hogg and Harry Madden replacing Peter Kelly on the Sunday.
Derbyshire were lying half way down the table after Saturday but on Sunday staged a fightback failing by 1vp to qualify. Click here for list of qualifiers
There is a heat of the EBU Midlands Improvers Pairs being held at Spondon on 25th Nov start 2pm see details on MIP2017 side tab
The teams are:
1st team - John Squibb/Paul Madden, Roman Gembicki/Janusz Adamowicz, Roger Mallinson /Andy Wells(c), Alex Hogg/Harry Madden
2nd Team - John Griffin/Don Smedley, Derek Brookes/Steve Cave(c), John & Amanda Sowter, Mary & David Marshall
3rd Team - Jim Tomlinson/David Briggs, Chris Challinor/Clive Case, Mike Douglas/Paul Knigton, Randy(c) & Doreen Curzon
res Alan Kenny/Malcolm Young
The next match in the 2017-18 season is against Notts at Spondon on Sunday 8th October with a 2:00pm start
The selected teams are:
1st team Paul(c)/John Roger/Richard Alex/Peter David/Mary - Won 11-9
2nd team John(c)/Amanda Alan/Malcolm Jim/David Harry/Cedric - Lost 9-11
3rd team Randy(c)/Doreen Mike/Paul Richard/John Ian/Chris - Won 19-1
Please click here for result
Click here for link to results
Thanks to Bakewell Bridge Club for being excellent hosts!
Please click here for details
1st team Lost 1-19
Paul Madden (capt)/John Squibb Don Smedley/John Griffin Roger Mallinson/Richard Edwards Harry Madden/Cedric Cockcroft
2nd team Won 18-2
John Sowter (capt)/Amanda Sowter Mary& David Marshall Alan Kenny/Malcolm Young Derek Brookes/Steve Cave
3rd team Won 18-2
Jim Parker(capt)/Ron McEwan Alastair McCance/John Gould Mike Douglas/Paul Knighton Ian&Chris Robson
This is a Swiss pairs event held at 7.00pm at Spondon fortnightly throughout the summer(6 sessions, 4 best scores count towards winning overall event), starting on Wednesday, 17th May playing 3 x 8 board matches per session. Players joining the event late during the summer will start in the middle of the table. Prizes are awarded on final finishing positions and to the highest scoring pair on the night. Scoring is by IMP's converted to Victory Points (EBU scale). Because of the competition format, pairs will find themselves in matches against pairs close to them, therefore, this event is suitable for players of all standards and it is possible for any Pair to win on the night.
Do not worry if you have not been playing long, this competition is one that all can enjoy. The normal DCBA contact for this event is Derek Turner email firstname.lastname@example.org mobile 07851262493. Throughout the event please let Derek know if your partnership cannot play in a session. Remember you can enter this event at any time throughout or even just play once, all are welcome.
Please click here for results
The 24th Shropshire Congress
Saturday, 22nd April 2017
starting at 1.30 p.m.; prize-giving c.9.30 p.m.
7 x 7 board matches; interval for early supper after 4 matches
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Sunday, 23rd April 2017
starting at 11.30 a.m.; prize-giving c. 7.15 p.m.
7 x 7 board matches; short interval for snack lunch after 2 matches
Click here to access event brochure
For competition results please click here.
Winners of Eric White were Andy Wells, Roger Mallinson, Paul Maden, John Squibb, Steve Cave & Derek Brookes
Winners of Winter Plate were Jim Parker, Maggie Beale, David Briggs & Jim Tomlinson
Winners of Secretary's Cup were Ian Robson, Chris Robson, Sally Douglas, Catherine Goodwin & Anne Townsend
Please note our AGM is being held on May 4th @ Spondon (7:30 pm),
Members are invited to attend.
Could all trophy holders please return them ASAP so that they can be awarded as part of the prceedings.
Derbyshire sent a team to play in this years Beck Cup on 23rd April 2017, click here for link to results.
Jim Parker (Capt), Rom McEwan. Jayne & Graham Burgess finished a creditable 3rd.
On May 14th DCBA is holding a Trials Event with a view to selecting the team of eight to represent Derbyshire in this year's President's Cup - the 'Northern Tollemache' - which this year is on the weekend of 15th/16th July at Manchester BC (teams for Saturday and Sunday may differ so players do not have to be available for the whole weekend).
The trials are on Sunday 14th in Spondon and start at 1.30pm. We have pledged to choose at least 3 pairs from the ranking list of this event and performances in this trial will be reviewed by selectors in picking teams for forthcomming inter county events. Players on the county teams list and players hoping to be included on the selection list should all be interested in participating in this event.
This is a first time that we have used trials in this way so it would be good to see the event being a success; feel free to make bridge players aware of this event.
If you wish to register to play in this event please advise the DCBA Secretary click for email link.
Mob 07980716894 email email@example.com
1st team - Lost 9-11
Andy Wells (c)/Roger Mallinson John Griffin /Don Smedley John Squibb/Paul Madden Harry Madden /Cedric Cockcroft
2nd team Lost 7-13
Steve Cave (c)/Derek Brooks Richard Horsley /John Shaw Jim Tomlinson /David Briggs Mike Douglas /Paul Knighton
3rd team Lost 9-11
Alan Kenny (c)/Jeff Caledine Jim Parker /Maggie Beale Alastair McCance /John Gould Mo Logan / Malcolm Young
1st team Andy Wells(c)/Roger Mallinson John Griffin/Don Smedley Cedric Cockcroft/Harry Madden Dave & Mary Marshall result lost 6-14
2nd team Steve Cave(c)/Derek Brookes Jim Tomlinson/David Briggs Mike Douglas/Paul Knighton Richard Horsley & John Shaw result won 18-2
3rd team Alastair McCance/John Gould Chris Challinor/Clive Case Malcolm Young/Jeff Calledine Jennifer&Roger Floutier result lost 4-16
Res Randy&Doreen Curzon
For Butler Report and Hand Annalysis Report see side tabs via main heading County Matches.
WINTER SWISS TEAMS of 4 ENCOMPASSING
THE ERIC WHITE CUP - THE WINTER PLATE - THE SECRETARY’s CUP
(DCBA Team of Four Championship - Pachabo Cup qualifier)
This will be run as a Swiss Teams event, the team finishing 1st will be champion team
of four for Derbyshire and will be invited to represent the county in the Pachabo Cup
(providing all members have Derbyshire registered as their primary county of allegiance
with the EBU). The winners of the Winter Plate will be the highest placed team that have
an average team ranking of no higher than a J on the EBU NGS system, the winner of the
Secretary’s Cup will be the highest placed team that have an average ranking of no higher
than an 8 on the EBU NGS system. Latest change is highligted in yellow.
1. Teams may consist of up to 6 players but only 4 may play in any one match.
Exceptionally a player may play for more than one team
2. Three matches of 8 boards will be played on each night. If necessary a group
of three teams will be formed playing 4 board mini-matches, in which case a team
may have to play another team twice on the night.
3. On the first evening teams will draw lots; thereafter pairings will be based on teams'
cumulative scores. Except in the case of a mini-match,teams will not meet twice on the
4. There are no entry forms and teams may turn up to play unannounced at any event.
Teams entering late or missing an event will be awarded a 50% score for all matches
missed. However, to qualify for a prize at the end of the competition teams must play
in at least two-thirds of the events.
Regretfully the following teams have advised they are unable to fulfil their fixtures
and have withrawn from the compitition:
Caledonian S of B
The fixtures for the above teams have now been cancelled and the opposition teams
will have a sitout
For results please click here
This year Ringwood are celebrating their 35th year! The DCBA would like to congratulate them on this magnificent achievement and wish them many more years of fun bridge.
To celibrate the occaision they are holding a free bridge competion, click here for details.
The Invitation Pairs will be held at The East Midlands Bridge Academy, The Old School, Chapel Street, Spondon, Derby DE21 7JR on Sunday February 26th 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
This is aspecial invitation only event and the DCBA Committee invites pairs who have won or been highly placed in Club and County events to compete in this event.
Note home side have requested a 2pm start. Team selected:
1st team Andy Wells(c)/ Roger Mallinson David & Mary Marshall Paul Madden /John Squibb Harry Madden /Cedric Cockcroft
Result lost 8-12
2nd team Richard Horsley /John Shaw Jim Tomlinson /David Briggs Alan Kenny /Jeff Calledine Mike Douglas /Paul Knighton
Result won 17-3
3rd team Randy & Doreen Curzon Jennifer & Roger Floutier Jim Parker (c)/Maggie Beale Derek Turner / Geoff Alderman Result Drew 10-10 (+1 imp)
Click here for link to Worcestershire web site for result info and ximp table
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This is the provisional qualification listing and can all pairs please confirm their intention to accept there place in our finals, also please advise if you are unable to accept your place.
Contact is Jim Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
This list will also be sent to the clubs that held the qualifying heats. The finals will be held atSpondon on Sun 29th Jan 2017 13:30 start
Arrangements for finals day, you are welcome to bring your own tea, food will be available to be purchased from the bar. The menu is:
Jacket Potato with choice of filling and salad garnish (chilli, cheese or tuna mayo).
Ploughman's with ham or cheese.
Soup & sandwich.
Price £5, purchased from bar on arrival on the day.
Please do not bring your own alcohol to the event
The results of the match on 11th Dec was:
1st team won 13-7 - Andy wells(c)/Roger Mallinson John Squibb/Paul Madden Don Smedley/John Griffin Roman Gembicki/Janusz Adamowicz
2nd team won 12-8 - Steve Cave(c)/Derek Brookes Dave&Mary Marshall Jim Tomlinson/David Briggs Cedric Cockcroft/Harry Madden
3rd team won 13-7 - Alan Kenny(c)/Jeff Calledine Randy&Doreen Curzon John Reavy/Mo Logon Jim Parker/Maggie Beale
Click here for butler report, next match away to Worcestershire on 15th Jan 2017.
County match away to Notts on 13-11-16.
1st team Lost 5-15
Andy Wells (capt)/Roger Mallinson John Squibb/Paul Madden John Griffin/Don Smedley Roman Gembicki/Janusz Adamowicz
2nd team Lost 3-17
Steve Cave(capt)/Derek Brooks Jim Tomlison/David Briggs Harry Madden/Cedric Cockcroft Dave & Mary Marshall
3rd team Won 16-4
John(capt) & Amanda Sowter Mike Douglas/Paul Knighton Richard Horsley/John Shaw Jennifer & Roger Floutier
Report available via county match side tab, click here for butlers report.
For latest on league positions open County Matches side tab
Please click here for link
Following the resignation by Arnold Chandler as Chairman of the DCBA earlier this week, Alistair McCance (Vice Chairman) has agreed to be Chairman of DCBA.
He will carry out the duties of Chairman, until the associations next AGM.
NCBA are hosting a subsidised training day suitable for all bridge players.
The results of the Midlands County Home League match on 9th Oct are
1st team won 13-7
Paul Madden(capt)/John Squibb Alex/Peter Kelly Roman Gembicki/Janusz Adamowicz Roger Mallinson /Richard Edwards
2nd team won 14-6
Steve Cave(capt)/Derek Brookes Dave&Mary Marshall Jim Tomlinson/David Briggs Cedric Cockcroft/Harry Madden
3rd team won 13-7
Alan Kenny/Jeff Calledine Mike Douglas/Paul Knighton Jim Parker (capt)/Maggie Beale Alastair Mcance/John Gould
Reports and analysis to follow
A working party is scheduled for Sat 8th, see notice boards or contact Andrew for details
This years event was hosted by Bakewell Bridge Club on Sunday 25th September 2016
The winners were Roger Mallinson and Andy Wells. Click here for link to results.
The DCBA wish to thank all at Bakewell Bridge Club for being excellent hosts and an excellently run competition.
The Final was played last night and Brian Elliott's team beat Don Smedley's team by 62 imps
The winning team was Brian Elliott, John Sowter, Roger Mallinson & Richard Edwards.
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Click here for Butler report, match analysis by Roger/And to follow shortly!
1st team lost 14-6
Paul Madden (capt) John Squibb
John Griffin Don Smedley
Dave & Mary Marshall
Roman Gembicki Janusz Adamowicz
2nd team drew 10-10
Jim Parker Ron McEwan
Steve Cave (capt) Derek Brookes
Harry Madden Cedric Cockcroft
John & Amanda Sowter
3rd team drew 10-10
Richard Horsley John Shaw
Alastair McCance John Gould
Randy (capt) & Doreen Curzon
Paul Knighton Mike Douglas
Jennifer & Roger Floutier
On 21st of September we have the 2016 mixed teams (all play all) event (team of 4 with at least 1 Man and 1 Lady), there is no entry just turn up and play.
Green Pointed Swiss Weekend
Swiss Pairs – 1 pm Saturday Swiss Teams – 1 pm Sun
7 x7 board Matches 7x7 Board Matches
1:00 pm Session 4x7 Boards 1:00 pm Session 1 4x7 Board
4.30pm (approx) Tea – see below 5:00 pm (approx) Tea – see below
5:15 pm Session 2 3x7 Boards 5:45 pm Session 2 3x7 Boards
8:00 pm (approx) Results and Presentation of Prizes 9:00 pm (approx) Results and Presentation of Prizes
Both Days: Green Point Awards and Prizes to EBU Scales (1/4 point per match won or drawn plus ranking awards)
Free on site car parking (now extended) 4 ½ miles from J25 M1 Map available – Facilities for disabled.
Light refreshments from 12 noon. Various salads, sandwiches and cakes available during the tea interval (order on the day).
Click Here for entry form
This years final of the Vic Morris Plate took place last Tuesday between Malcolm Young (Alan Kenny, Jeff Calladine and Richard Horsley) and David Briggs (Jim Tomlinson, Chris Rogers, and Richard Hodgkins). Despite several swingy boards, Malcolm's team emerged the victors by just 630 aggregate points. This was even more remarkable as David's team were fined 600 for late arrival.
Click here for link to EBU web page, note Derbyshires Barrie Witcomb & Pamela Selden were third with 58.59%
NCBA Green Point Results - DCBA team take the Notts silverware!
Click here for winners photo
Click here for link to results (Sat Pairs)
Click here for link to results (Sun Teams)
At the Spondon Event we had joint winners Jenny Roe & Sue Rhead; Linda Pritchard & Sue Wright
Click on link for overall winner https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwom/bw.cgi?pid=display_rank&msec=1&event=20160703_2&wd=1&club=warwickshire
Team that played against Manchester on 3rd July was:
Randy/Doreen Curzon, Mo Logan/Malcolm Young, Alistair McCance/John Gould, Mike Douglas/Paul Knighton, Steve Lemmings/Natasha Romaine,Chris Challinor/Clive Case
The result was a 15-5 win to Derbyshire by 32 imps
Derbyshire started well and at close of play on 1st day were =4th Just 5vp below 2nd, however, the 2nd day did not go well and we finished 6th. Click here for link to results.
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This event is taking place at 3 venues simultaneously with an EBU trophy for the overall wnners.
Open to all bridge players (from EBU affiliated, and non-EBU affiliated clubs) with less than 5 years bridge playing experience. (EBU members should have no more than 5000 master points.)
Entry fee will be £10 per player to include afternoon tea and a printed commentary on the hands played. There will also be local prizes, and Masterpoints. Closing date for entries 24th June 2016.
You can enter by adding your names to the entry sheet on the notice board at Spondon or click here for an entry form.
The result of the 1st Friendly on Sunday 22nd May at Sheffield Bridge Club was an 18-2 win for Derbyshire (+64 imps)
Jim Parker (capt) Maggie Beale, Geoff Alderman Derek Turner, Steve Lemmings Natasha Romaine, Malcolm Young Jeff Calladine,
Mike Douglas Paul Knighton, Clive Chase and Chris Challinor
Anyone interested in playing in the remaing friendlies should approach Andy Wells, Alan Kenny, John Griffin or David Marshal or email Andy at email@example.com
All members are invited to the DCBA EGM which is being held at Spondon @ 18:15 on 25th of May 2016.
This EGM has been called due to a quorum not being achieved at the recent AGM. Meeting will start once a quorum is achieved and is scheduled before the Summer Swiss Teams Event scheduled on that evening.
At the recent AGM the members agreed that we should amend clause 7 of our constitution. The vote to accept or decline this amendment will be held at the EGM on 25th May 2016.
The new proposed amendment for clause 7 is that highlighted in yellow:
7) GENERAL MEETINGS Each affiliated Club Secretary will be notified of the time and place of a General Meeting by written communication which may be posted, emailed or delivered by hand. Notice of fourteen days is required for a General Meeting. Clubs have the responsibility to inform their members. No other notification of members by the DCBA is required. All individuals in attendance who are members may vote at a General Meeting. The quorum for a General Meeting shall be 15. If there are insufficient members at the meeting to form a quorum, then the meeting may proceed except that any vote for an Officer where there is more than 1 candidate for that office must be delayed until an EGM is held in not less than 2 weeks and not more than 4 weeks after the AGM.
At the AGM further amendments were proposed:
In the event of only one applicant for officer positions that we should not need to call an EGM for the election.
In the event of an EGM being called the number of attendees shall be a quorum.
These additional changes will be put to the members for acceptance at the EGM
This is a knockout pivot teams-of-four competition (in which each player must play 9 boards with each other player of his team in turn during the course of a 27-board match). Scoring is by aggregate points. All rounds in both events are handicapped (National Grading used, details supplied by Competitions Secretary prior to match). Teams defeated in the first round of the competition play in the Vic Morris Plate, which starts at round 2 of the Vic Morris Cup. Each member of each team carries a handicap, the aggregate of which becomes the team hadicap. Matches for rounds 1 & 2 of the Cup and the 1st round of the Plate, will be played at Spondon at 7.00pm on Wednesdays as prescribed in the calendar. Result is decided by Aggregate scoring.
Entry form available via side tab
The final match for the 2015/6 season was away at Gloucs on 3rd April
As per Meatloaf song two out of three ain't bad, with the 1st team winning 14-6, 2nd team losing 8-12 and 3rd team winning 16-4.
Report and analysis of the match is available via County match side tab at side or follow this link to Glouscestershire result page https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwom/bw.cgi?pid=display_rank&msec=1&event=20160403_2&wd=1&club=gloucestershire
Final league table placings are also available via County Match side tab (highest placed Derbyshire team was the 3rd team finishing a mid table =4th)
The next match is against Worcs on 21st Feb at home (2.30 start)
The teams selected are:
1st team Andy Wells(c)/Roger Mallenson John Griffin/Don Smedley Dave/Mary Marshall Jim Tomlinson/David Briggs - 1st team won 15-5
2nd team Steve Cave(c)/Derek Brookes Alan Kenny/Jeff Calledine John/Amanda Sowter Cedric Cockcroft/John Squibb - 2nd team won 18-2
3rd team Jim Parker(c)/Maggie Beale Richard Horsley/John Shaw Randy/Doreen Curzon Alastair Mcance/John Gould - 3rd team drew 10-10
Reports available via the county matches tab on LHS
Best Derbyshire pairs were:
Ken Smith & Ron McEwan who finished 3rd, losing once to Don Smedley & John Griffin who finished =4th. Well done!
Please click link for details of each of our affiliated clubs gold, silver and bronze champions. Well done all.
Winners Mike Douglas & Paul Knighton for results see that section
Winners Don Smedley & John Griffin. Results are shown in that section
!st team Lost 8-12; 2nd team won 13-7; 3rd team lost 3-17
Click here for butler report Analysis is available via County match tab
Click here for link to results
Our final qualifying event is being held at Spondon on January 13th, If you have played in one of the other qualifying events and haven't qualified, you are still welcome to play in our final qualifier at Spondon (if you finish in any top 1/3 you will be invited to participate in the DCBA County Pairs Final - Main event). Green Points will be awarded in this event.
The Finals will be held at Spondon on Sunday 31st January, There is also a consolation final being held in parallel with the main final, this is open to all and all you need to do is register your intent to play with our competitions secretary Mary Marshall by Monday 25th January. Mary can be reached on 01335 360582. The winners will be awarded the Hazel Whinfrey Plate. Blue Points will be awarded in this event
There are additional prizes in both events for best finishing partnerships, that are elligable to represent Derbyshire in National competitions (i.e, have registered their primaryalliegence as Derbyshire with the EBU).
Note no catering is being provided for the finals day, so please bring along your packed tea's, drinks will be available from the bar.
These competitions have now started. We did not have enough entries to run a seperate newcomers event so the Secretaries Cup will now be presented to the best listed newcomer team playing in the Winter Plate.
The Winter Plate is open for any team to come along and play, so please come and join in.
There were a few last minute changes due to illness
1st team won 15-5
Team John Squibb/Paul Madden; Andy Wells(c)/Roger Mallinson; Steve Cave/Derek Brookes; Don Smedley/John Griffin
2nd team lost 6-14
Team Randy Curzon/Doreen Curzon; Harry Madden/Cedric Cockcroft; Jeff Calledine/Alan Kenny; John Sowter(c)/Amanda Sowter
3rd team won 17-3
Team Richard Horsley/John Shaw; Jim Parker(c)/Ron McEwan; Mike Douglas/Paul Knighton;Liz Hall/David Taylor
Click here for Butler Report
Derbyshire finished a creditable 3rd in their group, missing out by one place to qualify for the final.
Click here for results http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/results-data/live/TolleD.htm
Please click here http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/results-data/2015/tollemache-qualifier/TolleDXImp.txt
1st team lost 6-14
2nd team drew 10-10
3rd team lost 7-13
Match reports are available in the couty matches section
This years final was played on 29th Oct between team Elliott and Parker.
After a close match Jim Parker's team were the winners by aggregate of 120 points (980 inc handicap).
Jim's teamates in the final were Maggie Beale, Mike Douglas and Paul Knighton (Pete Coxhill also played in an earlier round).
Brian's teamates were, Amanda Sowter, John Sowter and Mike Haytack
Click here for report
Click here for report
Butler and match reports available via county match side tab.
1st team lost 9-11; 2nd team lost 1-19 and 3rd team had a winning draw 10-10
Coming up on the 24th of Oct we have two competitions:
“The Pym Berry Cup” this a pairs competition for those new to bridge.
“The Warnock Trophy” this is a pairs competition for players with an NGS grading of 8 or below. Click here for entry form
Click here to download
Last years Brigden Final was won by team Madden (Paul, John Squibb, Derek Brooks and Steve Cave) they beat Team Wells.
This years Brigden (Round 1) started on September 17th and 14 Teams have entered.
Results (In triples there are 2 winners)
Green Pointed Swiss Weekend
26th and 27th September 2015
Click here for more details and entry form
Derbyshire played Oxfordshire on 13th Sept 2015
1st team lost 2-18, 2nd team drew 10-10 and the 3rd team lost 2-18 open County Matches side tab to download match scores and match summary.
Click on this article to access the DCBA 2014-15 Members Handbook incorporating our full calendar of events, if you want to save a copy please open up the document in a new window and select the save option.
We are keen to to develop a members section for this website. Once a member you can then visit this new section (via tab on LHS). The code to register as a new member is dcba123, this will enable you to register your email address so that you can access this private section.
Jim Parker (Secretary)
From Tuesday April 21st and weekly till mid-September, Mary and David Marshall and John Griffin will be running Supervised Play Sessions.
These will consist of two hours of informal duplicate pairs, playing random hands, followed by a discussion session to look at any points that have arisen plus any that are asked.
The sessions start at 7.00pm and will finish by 10.00. These evenings are intended for relatively inexperienced players.The usual table money will be charged. For more details, look at the notice at Spondon or call Mary on 01335 360582 or
Derbyshires Harry Madden played in the England team that finished 4th in the recent European Championships. They were only 9 VP behind the winners Poland whom they covincingly beat on the 1st day. Well done Harry.
For details on the results please click here.
Smedley Salver for the Summer Swiss Pairs 2015
Holders: John and Amanda Sowter
This competition begins on Wednesday May 20th. There is a new format this year, the popular Swiss Pairs!
There are 6 sessions in total (June 3rd, June 17th, July 1st, July 15th, and July 29th). Play in as many or as few as you wish but your best 4 scores will count towards the trophy. Prizes each evening and also prizes for final ranking.
The Vic Morris Plate Final was played on 23rd June between John Reavy's team (Mo Logan, Keith Sherwood and Mike Spencer) and David Briggs team (Jim Tomlinson, Chris Rogers, Brian Woodall).Briggs won by just over 1100 aggregate points.Richard Hodgkins was also a member of the winning team.
The DCBA are hosting the Presidents Cup on 27th + 28th June 2015, this is a Northern Counties teams of 8 competition. Click here for link to results
Derbyshires team was:
Don Smedley + John Griffin, Andy Wells + Roger Mallinson, Paul Madden + John Squibb & Mary + David Marshall.
Sue completed her sponsored walk on 20th June and together with her daughter Fiona raised over £500 for St Giles Hospice.
She has asked me to say thank you to her bridge friends for their support.
Well done Sue & Fiona!
Please be aware as we failed to get a quorum at the DCBA AGM, an EGM is now scheduled for Wednesday 10th June at Spondon (prior to summer Swiss event) commencing at 6:15 pm
All members are welcome to attend
It is with sadness we announce the death of Anne McCarthy. Anne played her bridge at various venues, winning the Beginners Pairs at National Level with Bob Dykes. She was DCBA membership secretary for 5 years. Unfortunately she had been ill for sometime. The funeral will be on Monday 8th June at 11:00am at Markeaton Crematorium in the Round Chapel and then everyone is invited to the Mundy Arms, Ashbourne Road.
Brian Elliot's team (with Ian Hall, Amanda and John Sowter) receiving the Winter Plate
Don Smedley and John Griffin finished a creditable 23rd (in a field that contained 104 of each counties best pairs) in last weekends Corwen Trophy, our other pair (David Briggs and Jim Tomlinson finished 76th). Well done to both pairs. For link to the final results please click here.
One of the winners, David Robinson played in the Glenmorangie team in our recent winter teams of 8 competition.
Click here for Draw & 1st Round Results
Click here for Round 2 Draw & Results
Vic Morris Results Round 1 April 22nd 2015
Young had a bye
This is a knockout pivot teams-of-four competition (in which each player must play 10 boards with each other player of his/her team in turn during the course of a 30-board match). Scoring is by aggregate points. All rounds in the Vic Morris Cup are handicap rounds. Teams defeated in the first round of the competition play in the Vic Morris Plate which is also run on a handicap basis. In both events each member of the team carry's a handicap (based on NGS grades), the aggregate of which is the handicap of the team. Matches for rounds 1 & 2 will be played at Spondon at 7.00pm on Wednesday's 22nd April & 6th May the remainder of the ties are to be played as agreed by the captains of the teams involved. Click here for copy of entry form
You do not have to Register for the Summer Teams but if you want the same team number as last time you can complete the form here
On 8th Feb we played against Notts (away).For the latest status please click on the tab on the left (Midlands Counties)
The teams were:
1st team John G/Don S, Roman/Janusz, Roger M/Andy W(capt), Dave and Mary M
Result - Lost 8 - 12
2nd team Jim T/David B, Steve C (capt)/Derek B, John and Amanda S, Alan K/Jeff C
Result - Lost 0 - 20
3rd team Jim P/Maggie B, Paul K/Mike D, John R(capt)/Mo L, Liz H/David T
Result - Won 14 - 6
Reserves Richard H /John S + Alastair C/John Gould
Our last match of the season is against Leics on March 29th. Next season's matches start in Sept so we are hoping to arrange the 3 off 3rd team friendlies (Manchester, Sheffield and Mersyside & Cheshire) for May/June/July If you are interested in playing in thse freindlies and not already on the selection committes list please register your interest with Andy (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Reavy's team overcame the team that had won this event for previous two years (Team Marshall).
The picture on the left is Johns's team (Mo, Keith and Mike receiving their trophy. Well done!
Richard and Roger won the Pairs Championship.
Runners-up were Jim and David. Jim and David have won it for the last 2 years and are the only pair to have won it twice followed by 2nd place.
Keith and Mike won the Whinfrey Plate.
The runners up were Stan Haywood and Jaqueline Starsmore
Congratulations to all
Forthcoming Events January 2015
We have a busy calendar during January.
Please give your entries to Mary for the County Pairs Weekend by Wednesday January 21st. See below for Form
Jan 4th County match v Staffs
Jan 7th Teams of Eight (6)
Jan 14th National Pairs Qualifying - Just turn up no prior entry required
Jan 21st Teams of Eight (7)
Jan 28th Winter Plate
Jan 31st - Feb 1st County Pairs Championship
Eric White Round 3 matches need to be played by Jan 30th
Brigden Round 3 matches need to be played by Jan 30th
Do you want to complete a TD Course? Courses start at Spondon, Old School, 24th January 2015 click on header to obtain copy of Spondon courses.
Get your club to sponsor you. Clubs recieve an extra place when they book. (BOGOF)
For more information Click Here for link to EBU website
The next county match is at home on 4th Jan against Staffordshire and Shropshire.
The team selection is as follows:
John S/Paul M, John G/Don S, Dave and Mary M, Andy W/Roger M
Jim T/David B, Cedric C/Malcolm C, Jeff C/Alan K, Steve C/Derek B
Malcolm Y/Derek G, John and Amanda S, Geoff A/Derek T, Richard H/John S
John R/Mo L, Liz H/David T
There are two more matches this season, Notts away 8th Feb, Leics away 29th March. If you want to look at the league position then click on this article and the current competition standings page will open in a new window. Unfortunately the DCBA are not doing that well this season especially in the Porter and Markham.
The first two dates for the new season are 10th May and June 28th before the summer break.
Merry Christmas all from County selectors AW, JG & AK
The next Midland County League is on October 12th at home to Warwick and we have a 3rd team friendly match against Sheffield (at Sheffield) on 19th October (36 boards with tea provided at half time).
Team to play Warwickshire on 12th Oct @ Spondon is:
1st Alex/Peter (capt) Don/John John/Paul Dave/Mary Result lost 7-13
2nd Andy(capt)/Malcolm Jeff/Alan Derek/Steve Malcolm/Derek Result lost 5-15
3rd Ron/Pym Jim/Maggie Dave/Liz Randy(capt)/Doreen Result lost 1-19
The next match is Dec 7th
Team to play in 3rd team friendly away at Sheffield is:
Paul(capt)/Harry Geoff/Derek Derek/Malcolm Dave/Liz Wendy/John Chris/Clive John/Richard
There are eight County Matches (1st, 2nd and 3rd teams) each season and three friendly matches against Merseyside, Manchester and Sheffield. If there are any players/pairs who would like to be considered for any of these events (who are not currently known to the selectors) please contact any one of the selectors (Andy Wells, John Griffin, Alan Kenney) or e-mail email@example.com
Oxford took all of the honors in the weekends county match:
1st team lost 7-13
2nd team lost 4-16
3rd team lost 4-16
Results of recent swiss teams event
Results of recent swiss pairs event
Paul Madden, Harry Madden, Steve Cave & Jim Mason with the India Cup that their team won on Sept 10th 2014
Its not too late to enter the Derbyshire September Green Point event, contact Amanda Sowter to enter a team or pair (click on header and the event documentation with contact details will open in a new window).
Updated 17th Sept 2014
4 pairs represented Derbysire in the Midlands leagues Edgar Foster Cup, finishing 13th, 16th,19th & 22nd. Click on header to open link.to results.
Final Result - Three Counties Swiss Teams 2014
Congratulations to Gambit on winning the event. Winners on the night were West Bridgford with 37and there were 4 teams a close joint 2nd on 36. A special mention is needed for Deby B on being the highest placed Derbyshire team in this event.
Finally a big thank you to all the teams that took part in the event
EMBC will welcome you to a game of bridge on every Monday including Bank Holidays. You choose whether you join the normal club night or the NEW IMPROVERS group. Which ever you choose you wil be welcome.
Be there at 6:50 for 7:00 pm Start. Computer scoring and pre-dealt boards all you need for a good night's bridge.
click here for EMBC website
As a new initiative the DCBA decided to offer it's Atkins Cup event for affiliated clubs to host.
Chesterfield Bridge Club volunteered and were selected to host this years competition. It was a well attended and enjoyable event so thank you Chesterfield.
Clear winners were John & Amanda Sowter, well done!
Please click on the result tab if you want to see the final result.
Finally a big thank you to our events organiser Derek Turner who attended to help ensure that the event ran smoothly.
Jim Parker DCBA Secretary
Come and join the DCBA's Stratified Pairs.
The Don Smedley Stratified Pairs is our 1st try at this unique competition where the field is broken into a number of groups. In our case this is likely to be 3.
We have already played 1 session but that does not mean you cannot be a winner. Each week the highest score in each group will win a cash prize and each group will be awarded Master Points.
It is an opportunity where the less experienced plays can compete against their peer group whilst learning what it is like to play against experienced players.
The experienced players learn how to compete against less experienced players and everyone's bridge experience improves.
Whether you are experienced, a beginner or an intermediate come and join in and make this a successful competition.
Derbyshire players performed well in the recent inter-county Edgar Foster Cups event:
David & Liz were 2nd and Randy & Doreen were 4th in the pairs.
The derbyshire team were 2nd overal to Worcestershire.
For Details, click the heading.
After many months of delay the Vic Morris Cup Final was played yesterday at Spondon, between Richard Edwards' team (Pym Berry, David and Mary Marshall) and David Briggs' team (Jim Tomlinson, Chris Rogers and Richard Hodgkins).
Team Edwards emerged winners, after a tight match, with the margin of 1380 aggregate points. This is the second year running that this team have won the cup.
The Pym Berry Trophy was won by Janina Malinowski and Brian Abthorpe, closely followed by John and Eileen Jordan. Tricia Alderman and Mary Cater finished third. You can see how you did in each session ny looking at the results section on this page, but the full overall result has to be recalculated using individual match points not percentages so cannot appear in the results section. It will appear here as an add on shortly. Clicking on this item should give it.
Well done to everyone involved and especial thanks to Pym who presented the trophy to the winners.
PS Apologies to Rosemary and Ian, who were placed 11th in my chart but actually scored 203.5, which puts them up to 7th.
The county Pairs Champions are Jim Tomlinson & David Briggs for the second year in a row.
They won on a split tie from Paul Madden & John Squibb.
The Plate was won by John Squires & Wendy Watson.
Photos coming shortly.
Derbyshire team results when away to Oxforshire on 13th September, 2013 were as follows:
1st Team won 12-8
2nd Team lost 2-18
3rd Team loast 2-18
Full details and Analysis will be on Ron's Site, County Matches, shortly
Derbyshire finished above average in Group D of the Tollemache national teams of eight championship at the week-end, but failed to qualify for the finals.
Click the heading for position details.
Roger and Andy were the best of our pairs.
For butler scores, click here:
Congratulations to the winners on the night Mary & David Marshall Andy Wells & Cedric Cockcroft with 41 imps
2nd were Janusz Adamowicz & Roman Gembicki Paul Madden & John Squibb
Click here for Overall Positions
Congratulations to Graham Jepsons team on winning the Sunday GP Teams
For full details:
Congratulations to Roman Gembicki & Janusz Adamowitz on winning Saturday's Green Point Pairs Championship.
For full details:
Derbyshire were away to Worcestershire on Sunday, !5th September, 2013.
The 1st team lost 9-11, the 2nd team won 11-9 & the 3rd team lost 9-11
Go to useful links, Rons site, County Matches for details
For overall Midlands League positions go to https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwom/display.cgi?pid=display_page6&club=worcestershire&sessid=
Bridge lessons for improvers and complete beginners will recommence on Monday September 2nd at 7.00 p.m. If you want further information or have friends who might want it, either e mail or phone 01335 360582.
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new 3 Counties Swiss competition was won by the Notts team, Gambit with Notts Alderclarke second. The best placed Derbyshire teams were third equal: British Rail A and Derby B.
Congratulations to the Winners
with a score of 57 David Briggs & Jim Tomlinson James Parker & Maggie Beale
Second with 23 were Dave Robinson & Ron McEwan John Sowter & Brian Elliott
The photographer has agreed to have lessons in framing from Jim Parker.
Congratulations to the Winners on the night
with a score of 53 Andrew Billson & Steve Fieldhouse Miranda Vinecombe & Ray Jolland
Second with 52 were Dove & Dianna Fletcher John & Linda Boadle
and Joint Third were Mike Clayton & Amanda Sowter Judy Lomas & David Wright
& Don Smedley & John Griffin Richard Edwards & Robert Ross with 48
Overall Don Smedleys team continue to lead (448), followed by Trevor Pilkington's and Malcom Caporn's (377)
On 1st September,Debyshire overcame Manchester Bridge Club in a 3rd team Friendly.
The winning team stands proud :->>
Congratulations to Roger & Jennifer Floutier, Don Smedley and John Griffin on winning the Vic Morris Plate.
Touch the Vic Morris 2013 button on the left for details.
Congratulations to the Winners
Alan & Pat Smith
Pat and Alan won the last round with 59.38% making them the overall winners with an average of 59.68%
for Summary Click here
Winners of this year's Summer Swiss event for the British Rail Trophy were:
Robert Ross, John Griffin, Richard Edwards & Don Smedley
DCBA President, Judy Loamas presents the Trophy to the winning team.
John Griffin & Don Smedley
Second were Jim Parker & Adrian Pilling
for Summary Click here
with a score of 55 Don Smedley & John Griffin Richard Edwards & Robert Ross
Second with 53 were Ian Roxburgh & Timothy Hallam Janson Leung & Alastair McCance
and Joint Third were David Taylor & Liz Hall Graham Jackson & Clive Warbrick
& Trevor Pilkington & Malcolm Young Keith Sherwood & Mike Spencer with 48
Overall Don Smedleys team continue to lead (400), followed by Mary Marshall's and Andy Well's (344)
with the good score of 53 Arnold & Sandra Chandler Mike Douglas & Paul Knighton
Second with 41 were Andrew Billson & Steve Fieldhouse Ray Jolland & Miranda Vinecombe
and joint Third were Roger & Jennifer Floutier Margaret Watson & Pat Hobson
& Pat Smith & Adrian Pilling Ian Blake & Jogindra Bakshi with 39
Overall Don Smedleys team continue to lead (345), followed by Mary Marshall's (323) and 3rd Roger Mallison's (315)
Second were Judy Lomas & David Wright
Once I had unravelled the Ladies from the Mens results the actual results are different to those announced on the night.
Ladies 1st with 58.33% was Judy Lomas & Amanda Sowter with Mary Marshall & Sheena Haytack 2nd with 57.14%
Mens 1st with 59.09% was Paul Madden & Steve Cave with John Sowter & Mick Haytack 2nd with 58.18%
Sorry to the pairs I disappointed
Congratulations to the Winners on the night Peter & Sheila Kelly Malcolm Caporn & Andy Wells with 45
Second with 42 were Don Smedley & John Griffin Richard Edwards & Dave Robinson
and joint Third were Ian Blake & Adrian Pilling Alan & Pat Smith
& Arnold & Sandra Chandler Mike Douglas & Paul Knighton
Overall Don Smedleys Team have taken the lead closely followed by Mary Marshall's and Roger Mallison's
Well done the Winners on the night with 47 were Alan & Pat Smith Ian Blake & Jogindra Bakshi with David Taylors Team on 45 and John Goulds third
It's still close at the top of the Ranks with Roger Mallinson & Ron McEwan Ian Hall & Brian Elliott top with 273, Don Smedley's team 270 and Mary Marshalls team with 263
For Full Ranks Listing see Menu on the Left - Competitions
On a difficult Night 1st were Roger Mallinson, Ron McEwan, Ian Hall and Brian Elliott with 53, 2nd were Andrew Bilson's team with 49 and 3rd were.Anne McLean's with 43
For the full list click here
Overall Roger Mallisons team has take the lead with Mary Marshall's team and Don Smedley's Team close behind.
For full results see Competition Menu on the left
Director, Adrian, has had to cope with a multiplicity of new requirements imposed by the EBU.
He and his team are to be congratulated on the excellent wasy they have coome to terms with the new challenges.
Perhaps those who have been sniping at them might consider the vast amount of effort being put in and offer to help rather than criticise.
On Sunday, 23rd JUN3, 2013 Derbyshire won their 'friendly' match against Merseyside & Cheshire by 100 IMPS.
For details got to County Matches on Ron's Old Site
by clicking here
On 22/23 June, 2013, Derbyshire performed well in the Pachabo Cup, finishing 5th out of 29 Counties, only a few VPs behind the winners, Cambridgeshire/Huntingdonshire .
Our team consited of last season's Eric White Cup Holders: Don Smedley, John Griffin, Alex Hogg, Peter Kelly, Richard Edwards and Bob Ross
They each earned a massive 6.24 Green Points, Taking Alex Hogg into the ranks of Super Grandmasters!
For details,Click here
Home to Lincolnshire on 9th June , 2013, Derbyshire teams had mixed fortunes in the 2nd match of the new season.
1st team lost7-13
2nd team won 20-0
3rd team won 16-4
At the AGM on 20th June the following officers were elected.
The secretary will be publishing the new handbook shortly with all the relevant emails and phone numbers.
President - Judy Lomas
Chairman - Arnold Chandler
Vice-Chairman - Jim Parker
Secretary - Mick Gavigan
Treasurer - John Sowter
County TD - Richard Edwards
Events Organiser - Adrian Pilling
Tournament Secretary - Mary Marshall
MP Secretary - Liz Hall
Membership Secretary - Pat Smith
Webmaster - Ron McEwan
Auditor - Malcolm Young
County Clubs Representaive - Mick Gavigan
Please refer to the 2012-1013 handbook for contact details in the short term
The winners on the Night were John Griffin & Don Smedley Richard Edwards & Robert Ross With 48 VP.
2nd was Roger Mallinson & Ron McEwan John Sowter & Brian Elliott with 43 and
3rd with 40 June Lippitt & Dorothy Smith Steve Lemmings & Margaret Pacey
Overall Mary Marshall team are winning but the top three on now closer together. See Ranking
Home to Leicestershire on 12 May, 2013, Derbyshire teams had mixed fortunes in the 1st match of the new season.
1st teamwon 14-6
2nd team won 18-2
3rd team lost 7-13
Congratulations to Team 22 Geoff Alderman, Derek Turner, Chris Rogers, Richard Hodgkins Top on the night with 50 VPs
Overall Team 11 Mary Marshall, David Marshall, Steve Cave, Pym Berry are Top with 84 VPs and Team 9 Wilson Howden, Derek Robinson, Richard Horsley, Jeff Calladine are Second with 80 VPs
There is a problem with uploading the results to the Bridgewebs site below are some files which will give you information on Session
Click Here for Ranks, Click Here for Travllers, Click Here for Match Scores
Click Here for Cumulative in Rank order, Click Here for Overall Summary
I have left the Bridgewebs result showing. If you are interested please have a look. If you have any observations about the anomalies please e-mail me at email@example.com
Please note that the DCBA AGM has been postponed until 20th June, 2013 This is to allow our President, Mick Gavigan to convene a small sub-committee of club members to tighten up clauses in the new DCBA Constitution to be presented for adoption at the AGM If you would like to help, please contact Mick(07970103217) or Ron (01773 778118)
Congratulations to the Winners of the Solhull Regional Final of the National Pairs:
Jim Tomlinson & David Briggs
Click here for full results
At the 42nd Canberra Summer Festival of Bridge, Howard Melbourne partnering Ishmael Del'Monte were:
1st in the National Open Swiss Pairs
2nd in the South West Pacific Teams
1st in the National Open Teams
click here for Photo and details
Click here to see the Index
County Pairs Champions are David Briggs & Jim Tomlinson, 2nd Cedric Cockcroft & Zbignew Baronovski and 3rd Amanda & John Sowter. Session 1 Session 2 Result
Hazel Winfrey Plate 1st Mike Spencer & Keith Sherwood, 2nd Miranda Vinecombe & Trevor Pilkington, 3rd Maggie Beale & Jim Parker. Session 1 Session 2 Result
Qualifier Session 1 Session 2 Result