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ECBA Mixed Pairs on Sunday 8 December - Entry Form
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Please note that the Rules for the Essex Knock Out Cups have been updated.
Teams that did not enter the main Teams of 4 event can still enter the Teams of 4 Plate event.
Please register by Friday 13 December. Entry £10 per team.
Fourth Game of the Season
Essex played Beds away as follows:
A Team won 16-4 B Team won 16-4 C Team won 11-9
David Embleton & Roy Young
for 3rd place (out of 2546) at the Monday CIN Sims
Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy
for 6th place (out of 1803) at the Tuesday CIN Sims
Marc Chawner & Bernie Hunt
for 13th place (out of 1975) at the Wednesday CIN Sims
Chris Taylor & Sandy Riach, Pat Johnson & Steve Cade-Bowyer
Mike Graham & Ian Moss, Tanya Genthe & Robert Elliott
for jointly winning the Sue Taylor Memorial Trophy Competition
Team Taylor will win the Trophy on a split tie
apologies from the webmaster for her oversight of the joint win
Well done for 6th place in the EBU Premier League, 3rd Division
Ray Clarke & Bernie Hunt, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
FOR RECEIVING THE
DIMMIE FLEMING AWARD
In recognition of a valued contribution to the game of Bridge and voluntary services in Essex and to the English Bridge Union
Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Simon Moorman & Paul Mollison, Anne & Andrew Smith, Jacek Lapszys & Sandy Riach
Cup for Clubs
Linda Fleet & Coral Fallon, John Cosgrove & Carol McCue
Congratulations to the Winners
and a big ♥ Thank you ♥ to the Organisers, Directors and all the Players.
Peter Richardson & Peter Rogers
for winning the ECBA Autumn Daytime
Essex played Northants at home as follows:
A Team lost 4-16 B Team drew 10-10 C Team lost 4-16
NEWS FROM SICILY
More than 30 Essex Players are having a fabulous time in Sicily with some decent results.
Pre Congress Pairs
2nd - Paul & Val Mollison, 3rd - Graham Foster & Colin Scott, 8th - Cath Fox & Anne Owen
4th - Peter Scotting & Stephen Lally
Pivot Teams - Blue
1st - Team Mollison, 3rd - Team Scott, 6th - Team Scotting
10th - Bernie Hunt & Ray Clarke, 15th - Graham Foster & Colin Scott
6th - Ray Clarke & Petra Bromfield
8th - Marcia Levan-Harris, John McCoy & 2 others
♠ Well done to our Essex Players in Felixstowe ♠
3rd Chris Megahey & John Sutcliffe
Swiss Pairs Consolation - winner Graham Beeton & Rick Hanley
Swiss Pairs Qualifying - 3rd John Ward & Alan Aylott, 5th June Brown & Cath Fox
3rd Jill & Roger Tattersfield, Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy
5th= Team Elliott, 7th= Team Chorley, Team Davies, 9th Team Beeton, 10th Team Levan-Harris
TOP with +116.93 (!!!) - Robert Elliott & Sandy Riach
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 5, 6 and 14 ♠ ♠
♠ ♠ ♠ Met Cup Results ♠ ♠ ♠
A good time was had by all the players. All teams fought bravely against tough opposition.
Congratulations to Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer for 2nd Place in the A Team X-IMPs.
Results A Team
Results B Team
Results C Team I
Results C Team II
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE WARBOYS TROPHY:
Martin Smith (average 1.17 Imps per board)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE WARBOYS B-FLIGHT:
Alan Bryant and Geoff Webber (average 1.01 Imps per board)
Third Game of the Season
Essex played Suffolk at home as follows:
A Team won 12-8 B Team drew 10-10 C Team drew 10-10
♠ ♠ Report by Ian Moss on Hands 6, 7 and 18 ♠ ♠
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
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.
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!!! )
♠ 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
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
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.
SATURDAY EVENING IN LEIGH
A message from the SLBC Lady Chairman:
Enjoy a Saturday night out with a friendly relaxed game of bridge. Visitors welcome. If you fancy a tipple in the break bring along your own wine. Tee and coffee provided.
BRIDGE IN SCHOOLS
A message from Val Poter:
I am looking for buddies to help, this is not a weekly commitment only days that would fit into your busy schedules.
Quilters Junior School Billericay wants 4 taster lessons which hopefully will turn into a bridge club after school. The taster lessons will be on a Tuesday afternoon with 32 children year 6 in the upper maths group, we would arrive at 1.00pm for a quick chat for a start at 1.15pm. Hopefully starting on Tuesday 24th September if we get enough buddies, so any help would be very appreciated.
Please let Val Poter know if you can help out on email@example.com or 07722-516 561.
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!