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This page shows old "News Items" published in, or relating to, the calendar year 2013. 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 Robert Elliott and Simon Moorman who were 4th in the Open Pairs and to John Stimson & Winnie Godber who were 6th in the Mixed Pairs.
Well done to the Essex team who came fourth in their qualifying heat. The team was:-
Well done to Gad Chadha and David Tennet who came second in the Swiss Pairs.
In the Swiss Teams Mike Wren & Chris Chorley with Steve Curran & Richard Perryman were Third, Gad and David (with partners) were fourth and Sue and Chris Taylor (with partners) were Fifth equal.
The Team of Four Plate (2012/13) was won by Val Mollison, Paul Mollison, John Williams and Brian Davies. They beat Dennis Valtisaris, Dave Clark, Nobby Clark and Ann Clark in the final.
Well done to winners Richard Perryman and Michael Wren.
Well done to winners Audrey Hartley, Allison Spencer, David Cooper & John Williams
Well done to winners Eric Field & Dave Brace
Well done, Sue and Chris Taylor came fifth in this event.
Well done to David Clark and Sandy Riach who came second at the Swiss Pairs in Bournemouth and came tenth in the Swiss teams with Chris and Sue Taylor. Cecil Leighton came 4th equal in the Swiss pairs.
Well Done to Margaret Curtis, David Sherman, Ian Moss & Frank Morrison who came first.
Essex Pair Marion Cook and John Birch won the Senior Teams event and the Mixed Pairs event.
Well done to
Barleylands (P Oake, R Elliott, D Duffy & B Harrison) beat Crowstone (A Cohen, R Register, Y Dias & A Greenstein).
Well done to Essex player Gad Chadha who won the final of the National Pairs.
Well done to Dennis Valtisaris, Simon Moorman, Dave Clark and Peter Oake who have won through to the last 32 in the Nicko.
Well done to Peter Oake, Simon Moorman, Ian Green, Alan Green who came 8th in the Swiss Teams 'A' Flight
Well done to Geoff Wootton & Tony Verran (pictured left) who won the Swiss Pairs 'B' Flight
Congratulations to Ian Moss and Peter Oake for winning this competition.
At the Regional final in Peterborough:-
Ladies: W Coldham & P Watson
Men (joint winners): C Megahey & A Cundy, J Williams & T Cockle, F Morrison & I Moss.
Congratulations to Roger Bright, Bob Hair, Jill Hair and Paddy Murray from Thorpe Bay who are this year's winners of the Helliar Trophy. Further congratulations to the team, who along with their Club teammates - Richard Register, Graham Foster, Yvonne Dias and Allan Greenstein - are the first recipients of the new Ray Cornell Prize and will represent Essex at the 2013 Garden Cities Qualifier.
Thanks to the kind generosity of Mrs Barbara Cornell, the ECBA is able to establish the “Ray Cornell Prize” which will be presented annually to the club whose teams achieve the best combined results and are going forward to represent Essex in the Garden Cities. The award is aimed at helping to offset the expenses of the eight team members involved. Any remainder will be used by the club to help their club players to enter ECBA events.
1st John Leake & Sheila Evans, 2nd Stuart Dunstan & Tony Verran and 3rd Peter Oake & Simon Moorman.
Well Done all 7 pairs who qualified for the regional finals, in particular to:-
Well Done to:-