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This page shows old "News Items" published in, or relating to, the calendar year 2012. It includes hyperlinks to the detailed Results, where available.
Items are in reverse-date sequence: the most recent first.
Your Web Master may in the near future initiate a project to sort these annual pages into a more meaningful Archive, but so far all that has been done is to tidy them up and make the context apparent. In the interim, suggestions from the membership are welcome!
Well done to Flitch Winners Chris and Sue Taylor who retained the Challenge Trophy.
Loughton Win the Fletcher Trophy
Collier Row Bridge Club win the Essex Cup for Clubs (Teams of 4)
Congratulations to Peter Scotting & Pat Johnson with Tony Verran & partner who WON the Swiss Teams.
Also well done to Jacek Lapszys and Sandy Riach who were 7th in the Swiss Pairs.
The winners were Winnie Godber, John Stimson, Sue Taylor & Chris Taylor
Well Done Margret Curtis and David Sherman, 4th overall and highest placed veterens.
Well done Graham Foster & Richard Register!
In the League Cup Final Loughton Cookies beat Taylor's Dummies. The Loughton Cookies team was: Marion Cook, John Birch, Sue French & Rod Hudson.
Well done to Sandy and Martin Smith, who made the A final at the Stratford Autumn Congress with team mates Roger and Jill Tattersfied.
Once again Essex shines: Winners of the following events were:-
Well Done to Chris and Sue Taylor who came 2nd on the Wednesday night.
There was a clean sweep for Essex at the Felixstowe Congress!
At the Herts GP Swiss Teams, Pat Johnson's team came second. Well done Pat, Remi Tatur, Tony Verran and Peter Scotting
At the Surrey GP Swiss Pairs, John Williams and David Cooper won all their matches to come a very close second (by one point).
Convincing wins for the A and B teams against Suffolk - Well Done to ALL involved.
Well Done to Essex pair Chris and Sue Taylor (with teammates) who, after a bad start, came third.
Well done to Alan Coral & David Sherman who have once again come top in the country - this time on the Monday, in a field of 1149 pairs, the third occasion they have came first in the SIMS.
Well done to these Essex players:-
Well done to the Essex B, team who won their division of the Metropolitan Cup held at Ardingley Sports Centre on Sunday 9th September 2012: Albert & Audrey, Sandy & Martin, Cecil & Monty, Peter & Mike Watson, Dennis & John and Mike Wren & Chris.
There were some strong performances from Essex players at this year's “Brighton”:-
Well done Martin and Sandy Smith who had a good result in the recent British Summer SIM pairs, finishing 7th out of 1781 pairs with 67.48%.
Well Done Simon Moorman and Steve Cade-Bowyer!
Many Essex players had good results including Stephanie & Laurie Burtt who were 4th in the A division and Alan Cohen & Richard Register who were 1st in the B division.
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Congratulations to Sandy Riach & David Clark who won the Swiss Pairs
Well done to all who took part!
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Well done to Chris & Sue Taylor who, with Team-mates, were third in the Swiss Teams event.
Well done to:-
P.Oake & S. Moorman came 6th and M.Curtis & D Sherman came 10th, playing against 110 pairs over 4 sessions
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Well Done to Sandy Smith and her team, John Sutcliffe, Linda Fleet and Mary Homer, who won the Teams of four Plate.
Well done to Bob Hair's Team who won this Trophy again. The event was a great success and raised (just) over £500 for St. Francis Hospice. A big "thank you" to all who participated.
Well done Martin and Sandy Smith with Paul and Val Mollison who won the final against Michael Watson, Sandy Riach, Phil Collier and Peter Scotting.
Photos from the 2012 AGM are available by clicking this box.
Peter Oake's team beat Graham Foster's team in the final. Well done to Peter and his team mates: Robert Elliott, Dave Duffy & Bernie Harrison.
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The Switch Cup was won for the second year in a row by Peter Scotting's team who defeated Sue Taylor's team in the final.
Peter's team mates were Michael Watson, Phil Collier & Sandy Riach.
Congratulations to Nigel Bardsley and Tony Philpott who successfully defended their title to remain Essex Pairs Champions for another year - well done lads!
Catriona Lovett and Mike Harbour came 13th in the London Easter Festival Swiss Pairs against a very impressive field.
Wel done to Chris & Sue Taylor who won the Open pairs event and came 4th in the Championship Pairs "A" final.
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Thanks to Ian Moss for the Photos.
Some good results! Four Essex pairs qualified for the Final:-
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Well Done to David Tennet and Theo Todman who came second in the Regional Masters section of the EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
It is usually considered an advantage when bidding major game contracts to have a second suit fit as well. It can also be helpful when considering whether to compete at the five level or double an opponent’s sacrifice. But do the same criteria apply at the slam level? Two similar hands from the Hellier competition on Sunday February 19th have left me wondering.
Board 2; Dealer E; N/S vulnerable.
AQ652 63 KJ87
J9874 4 AKQ2
I opened 1NT, South showed diamonds, partner indicated both a good spade suit and a second club suit and we reached 6S. South cashed the AD, lead a heart and there is no play for twelve tricks.
Board 45; Dealer North; Both vulnerable.
K5 4 A
AK85 QJ98732 J9632
I opened 1H, partner indicated a good heart fit and a club suit and we arrived in 6H. I could see no good reason to play South for Q10x in clubs and again went one off.
The winning team of four representing Waltham Forest ’A’ were Winnie Godber, John Stimson, Colin Elliott, Martin Baker. The overall best performance for the two nominated teams of four went to the Thorpe Bay Bridge Club team of Richard Perryman, Richard Register, Graham Foster, Roger Bright, Jill Hair, Bob Hair, Yvonne Dias, Allan Greenstein, (left to right in photo) who qualify to represent Essex in the Garden Cities Trophy later this year.
John C Williams February 24th 2012
Well done to Theo Todman and Partner who came 10 / 154.
Well done to Graham Foster & Richard Register.
Nicole Cook came third with her partner in the Lady Milne trials. She will now represent England in Wales on 13th-15th April. Well done!!
Well done to John Stimson & Winnie Godber who won the Essex Swiss Pairs.