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Second Game of the Season
Essex played Herts away as follows:
A Team lost 6-14 B Team lost 4-16 C Team lost 6-14
We are sad to announce the death of ♠ Len Williams ♠.
His funeral will be on 27th August.
He will be sadly missed and we send our condolences to his family.
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
We are sad to announce the death of ♠ John Stimson ♠.
Essex Contract Bridge Association run a League for Teams of Four each year.
The season runs from October to April and is normally five or six games.
If you would like to enter a team could you please contact Bernie Hunt by email
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want further details please ring on 07973-925315.
♥ ♥ ♥ PLEASE BOOK NOW ♥ ♥ ♥
David Wing Charity @ Chelmsford BC on Monday 9 September - Information
Surrey GP Swiss Pairs & Teams on Sat/Sun 14/15 September - Information
Essex//Herts Congress on Sat/Sun 21/22 September - Information & Entry Forms
Felixstowe Congress Sat/Sun 5/6 Ocotber - Entry Form
News from Eastbourne
♥ Well Done ♥
Chris Megahey & John Sutcliffe - 10th (of 160) in Harold Poster Pairs
Chris Megahey & Gordon Bickley - 4th in Sunday evening Pairs
Tony Verran & 3 others - Four Stars Teams B Final
Well Done to our Essex players in Scarborough
Linda Fleet & Winnie Godber 2nd Pre-Congress Open Pairs
Chris Taylor & 3 others 3rd= Open Teams Final A
Paul & Val Mollison, Jill & Roger Tattersfield 3rd Open Teams Final B
Linda Fleet & Winnie Godber, two others 2nd Consolidation Open Teams Green
Chris Chorley & Paddy Murray 9th Swiss Pairs (5.25 GP!!! )
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 4, 7 and 19 ♠ ♠
♠ CONGRATULATIONS ♠
Roy Button & Maria Budd for winning the Swiss Pairs
Bill Briscombe & Peter Oxley, Colin Campbell & Ross Midgley for winning the Swiss Teams
Essex Pairs in Top 20:
12th - Graham Olliffe & Keith Thompson
14th - Richard Register & Robert Elliott
Essex Teams in Top 15:
7th - Sandy Riach & Martin Smith, Sandy Smith & John Sutcliffe
Ian Moss & Mike Graham
for winning the ECBA Summer Daytime
Well Done to our Essex players in Eastbourne
Graham Beeton & Ray Clarke - 4th Pair A Final
Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting - 5th Pair B Final
Margaret Curtis Trophy
Ian Moss & Mike Graham, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 1, 8 and 14 ♠ ♠
ECBA Club Pairs
Alan Aylott & John McCoy
Mayflower Bridge CLub
First Game of the Season
Essex A Team won 17-3 against Cambridge University
the webmaster apologises for this late reporting
Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton
for 5th place at the Oxford Congress
(Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner, Frank Morrison & D Sherman)
played a respectable 16th place (out of 29) in the Patchabo Cup
Well done to Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
for 7th place (out of 94!!) in the Corwen Trophy
being through to the last 16 teams in the country for the National Crockfords Cup
for playing in Round 3 in the EBU Silver Plate competition
Well done to Mountnessing A for playing in R4 (last 16) of the Nicko Plate.
Good luck for the next round against Young Chelsea K
The ECBA Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM.
Scottish Bridge Union Overseas Congress
Well done to our Essex Players in sunny Spain:
Colin Scott & Peter Oake - Pre-Congress EW Winners
Colin Scott & Peter Oake - Swiss Pairs Joint Winners
Linda Fleet & Cath Fox, I & I Hunter - Open Team Winners
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 15, 16,18 ♠ ♠
♠ ♥ CONGRATULATIONS ♣ ♦
to Peter Scotting for his Promotion to Grand Master
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 5, 24 and 26 ♠ ♠
Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
for winning the ECBA Championship Pairs
Robert Elliott & Tanya Genthe, Andrew & Ann Smith, John Sutcliffe & Peter Franklin
for joining Paul & Marc to represent Essex in the Corwen Trophy
Dave Duffy & Bernie Harrison
for winning the ECBA Championship Pairs Consolidation Finals
Andrew & Anne Smith
for the only non county squad players in the finals and securing 3rd place
Richard Perryman & Mike Wren
for winning the ECBA Championship Pairs Qualifier Round
Sandy Riach & Jacek Lapszys
for 9th place at the National Pairs Final
Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
for winning the Wednesday British Spring Sim Pairs
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 5, 13, 16 and 24 ♠ ♠
Robert Elliott & Tanya Genthe
for an amazing 3rd place (out of 246) at the Portland Pairs
Well done also to:
26th: Tony Verran & Naomi Cohen
33rd: Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton
39th: Mary Homer & Peter Styles
for winning the ECBA Seniors Cup
Martin & Sandy Smith, Ted Cockle & Tony Philpott
for winning the Essex Switch Cup
Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey
for winning the ECBA Spring Seniors
♠ ♠ STOP PRESS ♠ ♠
ECL 2019/20 DATES & SELECTIONS
Well Done to
for a good 34th/158 in the National Pairs Regional Finals
and qualifying for the National Pairs Final in Warwick.
Graham Beeton & Rick Hanley
for 1st place in the EABW Swiss Pairs
Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting, Val & Paul Mollison
for 4th place in the EABW Swiss Teams
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 2, 17 and 21 ♠ ♠
There were some decent results for Essex Players in heavy playing fields:
Grand Masters - 17/26: Albert Kitchin & Chris Taylor
Premier Life Masters - 3/17:Ray Clarke & Graham Beeton
Premier Life Masters - 8/17: Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting
Regional Masters - 9/12: Cath Fox and Ann Owen
Masters: 49/242: Colin Scott & Tony French
Seventh Game of the Season
Essex played Norfolk away as follows:
A Team lost 9-11 B Team lost 3-17 C Team lost 4-16
Winners Ray Cornell Trophy
Team Mid Essex A
Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
Winners Ray Cornell Prize
Frank Morrison & Peter Franklin, Graham Beeton & David Piper, Roger & Jill Tattersfield, John Sutcliffe & Alaric Cundy
Congratulations to Team Mountnessing for representing Essex in the Garden Cities Competition.
Sixth Game of the Season
Essex played Cambridge University away as follows:
A Team lost 8-12 B Team n/a C Team n/a
Bernie Harrison & Dave Duffy
for 1st Place in the Thursday Bridge England SIMS
NEWS FROM ATHENS
Congratulations to our Essex Players in Greece:
Pre-Congress Pairs: 2nd Cath Fox & Ann Owen, 4th Paul & Val Mollison
Swiss Pairs: 6th Paul & Val Mollison
Pivot Teams: 1st Cath Fox & Anne Owen, Paul & Val Mollison
Ladies Pairs: 1st Cath Fox & Ann Owen
Mixed Pairs: 2nd Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton
Swiss Team: 2nd Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton (WOR), Kathy & Denis Talbot (OXF)
Swiss Teams: 4th Val & Paul Mollison, Cath Fox & Ann Owen
Chris Megahey & John Sutcliffe
for winning the Woodham Ferrers Congress Swiss Pairs
Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Simon Moorman & Peter Oake
for winning the Woodham Ferrers Congress Swiss Teams
Richard Register & Robert Elliott
for winning the Trophy for Best Combined Performance over the two days
Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy
for winning the ECBA Gwen Herga Men's Pairs
Pers Gozubuyukoglu & Sue French
Pat Johnson & Fran ALexander
for jointly winning the ECBA Gwen Herga Ladies' Pairs
Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
for winning the ECBA Swiss Pairs
Fifth Game of the Season
Essex played Beds at home as follows:
A Team won 19-1 B Team won 13-7 C Team won 15-5
Robert Elliott & Maureen Huntingford
for winning the ECBA Mixed Pairs
Laurie & Stephanie Burtt
for winning the ECBA Flitch Trophy
(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)
The ECBA was formed in 1946. We have around 2,100 members and 26 affiliated clubs.
We now have 3 clubs that are amongst the 50 most active in the country.
Bridge Tournament Schedule 2019
Ted Cockle has set up a small bridge club which is aimed at in-experienced players who wish to improve, Monday mornings at 9.45 for play at 10am. There is a host system so no partner is needed. A number of experienced players will also attend to help and to play with.
Wishing you every success with your new club.
A message from Robert Elliott:
Collier Row Bridge Club (North Romford Community Centre RM5 3QJ, Thursdays 7.30pm) has reintroduced its host system on a slightly different basis. Anyone wanting to give the club a try can book the host for a particular Thursday night by phoning the club secretary, Helen Evans, on 01708 751074, by no later than 4pm on the day. The host is bookable on a first-come, first-served basis, but if already booked Helen will do her best to match you with any other unpaired single if you wish.
You can book the host a maximum of 3 times, if you wanted to continue playing after that you would be expected to pair up with a regular partner and join the club.
Competition Programme 2019-20
This has now been emailed to Club Secretaries. Please note that the Programme may get out of date, so check the website Calendar and onward links for current information.
The annual lists showing Master Points gained in 2018, and ranks at the end of the year, have been published by the EBU.
List of 2018 Essex Top Tens & Cat 1-6 Winners
List of Essex Promotions (monthly)
Congratulations to Pat Johnson - 4th in Cat 2
EBU AGM MINUTES
Based on the EBU statistics for 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 we have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country.
Some Website users may be unaware of a wonderful new and updated Bridgewebs feature for reviewing your results. Go to "Results", and click on "Scorecards". Under each hand, there's a "Play It Again" button that's been around for a while. A new feature - the "Results Analysis" button - gives all sorts juicy statistics, including X-IMPs for teams events. It only applies where automated deal files have been uploaded. See the Help File for a full explanation.
The EBU is keen that all members are aware of the services of EBED, its new charity for Bridge Education & Development, Click on this box to find out more and visit their new website!