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KCBA

The KCBA website has information about County events, news and results.

EBU Summer Meeting

The EBU Summer Meeting will be held in Eastbourne from 11th to 14th August

Full details of the programme and arrangements can be found by clicking this link

 

News archive
Kent Senior Pairs (George Griffiths Cup)

Congratulations to Frances Connell who, playing with Gerald Soper, won the George Griffiths Cup in the Kent tournament.  They finished a board ahead of Christine Kempton and Norman Inniss who were second.  Well done to all of them

Full results are available here

Bridge for Ukraine

A tremendous day on Saturday in the Green Pointed event organised jointly by Kent, Surrey and Sussex County Bridge Associations. 360 people took part in the main Green Pointed Swiss Pairs and 316 in the 9-high event.  Many thanks to the organisers from the counties and to the directors on the day (including Stephen Brown)  for their hard work in putting on these events, which raised over £10,000 for the humnnitarian appeal.

Particularly noteworthy performances from Hugh Llewellyn-Jones and Susan Parkins who came 9th, and Graham Clements and Jan Johnson who came 36th in the Green Pointed event.  Ian Galetti and Jenny Kerr and David Dodd and Helen Smithson also finished in the top half of the field.

Many thanks to all those who took part - and also to those who were unable to take part but sent donations.

Larsky Cup

A very strong showing by Farnborough members in the final of the Larsky Cup which is the Kent Championship Pairs event.

Congratulations to Frances Connell who triumphed playing with Gerald Soper. They have therefore qualified to play in the Corwen Trophy later in the year.

Stephen Brown and Michael Collins finished in second place, John Gibbons and Jennie Cain were third, and Norman Inniss and Christine Kempton finished fourth.  All these pairs have also qualified for the Corwen Trophy.

Happy Birthday to Pam

Happy 91st  birthday to long-standing member Pam Green

Happy Birthday to Pam
Winners of the Club Pairs Events

Congratulations to Christine Kempton and Marian Hunt who were victorious in the De Winter Cup, finishing ahead of Liora Eveleigh and Lesley Pechey

And also to Mike Rafferty and Richard Anscombe who won the Hitch Cup, finishing narrowly ahead of Neil Wotherspoon and Richard Gibbons.

Well done to them and thank you to everyone who took part

Kent Green Points Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Norman Selway and Kay Preddy who won the Kent Green Pointed Swiss Teams convincingly in a field of 64 pairs.  Well done!

Full results are available here

Smith Cup

Congratulations to the team of Jan Johnson & Graham Clements and Helen Gibbons & Richard Gibbons who triumphed in the Smith Cup.  Full results are available here

Ukraine Appeal Fund Raising

Kent, Surrey & Sussex County Bridge Associations are holding a joint Green Pointed Swiss Pairs event to raise money for the Ukraine Appeal.  

It will start at 11am on Saturday 2nd April and will take place on RealBridge.

There is also a 9-high event on the same date which will be over 18 boards commencing at 2:30pm.

All proceeds will go to the Appeal

Ukraine Appeal Fund Raising

Kent/Surrey/Sussex County Bridge Associations are holding a joint 9-high event to raise money for the Ukraine Refugee Appeal.  All proceeds will be used towards this.

It will be held on 2nd April on BBO starting at 2:30pm and will be 18 boards.  

Please see the KCBA website for more details here and the entry form is here

Ukraine Appeal

Kent/Surrey/Sussex County Bridge Associations are holding a joint Green Pointed Swiss Pairs event to raise money for the Ukraine Refugee Appeal.  All proceeds will be used towards this.

It will be held on RealBridge on 2nd April starting at 11am.  The format will be 7*7 board rounds.  

Please see the KCBA website for more details here or to enter click here

Member (and non-member) survey results.

Thank you to all of you who completed our member (and non-member) survey.  We had 34 responses in total, and the results can be found here.  We asked for responses by the end of January, but we will keep the survey open here in case anyone wants to add anything.  Alternatively you can email us at FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com with your thoughts.  Your committee will now be considering the results and what they tell us.

 

Upcoming club competitions

The Committee has decided, in light of the limited number of tables currently being filled, that it will not be appropriate to hold the Burton-Pryor Cup this year.  It will consider whether the format of the competition should be altered in future.  Members who wish to express views about the shape of the competition in future should contact the Secretary at FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com before Easter 2022.

The next club competitions are for the deWinter Cup (Ladies' Pairs) and Hitch Cup (Men's Pairs) which take place on 16th March and are for members only (no visitors).

Message from Barbara and Mark Howarth

We would like to thank all of our friends at Farnborough Bridge Club for their many cards and good wishes.  Our recovery is slow but we are making steady progress on our return to good health.  Kindest regards Barbara and Mark.

New constitution agreed

The committee is delighted to report that the proposed changes to the constitution that were discussed at the special general meeting on 3 December 2021 were unanimously approved by those present at the special general meeting on 19 January 2022.  Many thanks to all of you who came to support your club.  The new constitution comes into effect on 20 January 2022, and can be found under the Information section.  Minutes of the SGM of 19 January 2022 are now available in the General Meetings section.

Face Coverings

Following the change in the law it is no longer compulsory to wear face coverings whilst in the village hall.  However, if anyone feels they may be contagious with Covid, 'flu or the like (with or without having taken a lateral flow test) please do not attend.  If any member wishes to wear a face covering we would encourage them to do so.

Garden Cities Trophy Qualifier

Farnborough was represented in this tournament by the following:

Michael Collins & Stephen Brown
Stefan Syplywczak & Mike Hampton
John Amor & John Hemington
Richard Creamer & Norman Inniss

Farnborough finished second losing only one match which was against the overall winners,  Tunbridge Wells, who qualified for the next stage of the competition.  

Results can be found here

A charity bridge event is being held at Sundridge Park golf club on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 in aid of St Christopher's hospice.  Further information can be found here.

New......

We have removed the previous AGM notices and minutes from the website for security reasons.  If any member wishes to receive these please can you email FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com and I will be happy to send them to you.  Thank you. smiley

Friendly Twin Town Match

Thank you to everyone who took part in the friendly match against Neuwied Bridge Club on 10th January.  Farnborough fielded 5 teams and ran out convincing winners on a combined basis.  

Particular congratulations to Robin & Keith George and to Jenny Kerr & Ian Galletti who filled the top two places on the cross-imps.

It was a very enjoyable session, and we will discuss with Neuwied whether to continue with this event - and if so in what format

 

Kent Swiss Pairs

Many congratulations to Kay Preddy and Norman Selway for winning the KCBA Swiss pairs on 30 October 2021.  Full results can be found here.

Face coverings mandatory from Friday 10 December 2021

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 8th December 2021 about the changes in the rules around the wearing of face coverings, it will be compulsory for these to be worn by everyone - unless exempt - when playing face to face in the Village Hall from Friday 10th December 2021 until further notice.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#when-to-wear-a-face-covering

Some people have questionned whether it is OK not to wear a face covering at the club because we provide (limited) food and drink.  The exemption around eating and drinking is 'Face coverings are' 'not required in premises or part of a premises where the main activity is eating, drinking...'  It is the committee's view that our club does not fall within this exemption.

We will continue with face to face bridge whilst members still wish to come and the rules allow us to play.  As the situation is (once again) changing rapidly, the committee will be keeping up to date with developments and will let you know if anything changes.

Just a reminder that we are holding a special general meeting on Friday 3rd December, starting at 7pm, to discuss the proposed changes to the constitution, followed by  party bridge with prizes  .  There will be no table money payable on that evening, and the results will not count towards your NGS.

Drinks will be provided (alcoholic and soft), as well as cakes and mince pies and all members are welcome.  No partner is needed, as a host will be provided.  Depending upon numbers we will either be doing an individual movement, or a 'normal' movement, with surprise prizes.

All members are welcome.  To help with planning - if you haven't already done so - can you please email FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com to let us know if you are able to come?  Christmas jumpers are optional....wink

Boxwell Cup

Many congratulations to Richard Gibbons and Helen Gibbons for winning the Boxwell cup 2021/22 with Bob Kendall and Mary Kendall hot on their heels

Chairman of the EBU joins us for bridge
Chairman of the EBU joins us for bridge

We were delighted to welcome Ian Payn, Chairman of the EBU, to the club on Wednesday 27th October.  He is pictured discussing the evening's bridge with our Chairman, Mike Rafferty.

Christmas Greetings from your Chairman and Committee

Thank you for supporting Farnborough Bridge Club by playing in our BBO sessions.

We can look forward to 'RealBridge' in the New Year alongside BBO, and hopefully resume proper bridge in the Village Hall before Easter

Very best wishes - Stay Safe

Larsky Cup

The Larsky Cup is Kent's Premier Pairs event and the qualifier for the Corwen Cup.  Initial heats are held in clubs, from which pairs can qualify for 4 semi-finals run by the county, and a 13 table final.

All events held by Farnborough in the week of 10 January will act as heats for the Larsky Cup and any pair scoring 50% or more will qualify to play in the semi-final of their choice.  As yet no decision has been taken on the dates of these or whether they will be held face-to-face or on-line.

Sunday RealBridge

There will be no RealBridge session tonight, sorry.

Online Bridge

Until Wednesday 11th August 2021 we are holding duplicates on BBO on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm. The cost of entry is $3 (around £2.50), and you have to pre-buy your $ on the BBO website. Please read our Guidelines for playing at Farnborough on BBO.

Friendly Online Club Competitions

Congratulations to Jan Johnson and Graham Clements who were joint July Online Players of the Month, and to Marian Hunt who came third.

July Online Pair of the Month was Jackie & Neil Wotherspoon. In second place were Jan Johnson & Graham Clements, with Christine Kempton & Marian Hunt and Lesley & Roger Pechey in equal third.

Chris Wall

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Chris Wall passed away on Friday evening. Chris was a long-standing and hugely active member of our club and he will be missed by many people. Our thoughts go out to Jenny and to both of their families at this time. Further information

Postponement of AGM

Unfortunately due to the unavailability of Farnborough Village Hall to host the required number of members, the committee have agreed to postpone the AGM until the end of October.

The format and venue of the AGM might need to change due to the current restrictions, we hope to make a decision on the AGM as soon as possible.

Return to Village Hall

Face-to-face bridge returned to the Village Hall on August 13th with 5 full tables enjoying a successful and very pleasant evening. We look forward to more of you joining us in the future on Wednesday and Friday nights.

Phillimore Cup

Congratulations to Norman Selway and Kay Preddy on winning the Phillimore Cup (Kent Blue Point Swiss Pairs)

Arnold Cup & Plate

Congratulations to Michael Collins, Phil Jones, Stefan Syplywczak, Stephen Brown who beat Mike Hampton, Michael Prior, Norman Selway & Kay Preddy by 18 IMPs in the Arnold Cup

Also congratulations to John Amor, John Hemington, Jon Chapman & Bill Charlwood who beat Sue Parkins & Frances Connell playing with Jennie Cain & Angela Treen by 11 IMPs in the Arnold Plate

Hubert Phillips Bowl and Tollemache Cup

Congratulations to Mike Hampton, Michael Prior, Norman Selway and Kay Preddy on winning the Hubert Phillips Bowl (2020). The Hubert Philips Bowl is the national EBU mixed teams of 4 event.

Also congratulations to the Kent team on winning the Tollemache Cup, the team was represented by the following Farnborough members Mike Hampton, Phil Bailey, Norman Selway and Kay Preddy and also included our online friends of Ian Draper, Jeremy Willans and Gerald Tredinnick.

Bedfordshire Green Point Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Michael Collins and Stephen Brown on finishing equal 1st in the Bedfordshire Swiss pairs event

Kent Mens & Ladies Pairs

The Kent Mens (Hunter Homines) and Ladies (Fleming Femina) Pairs are being held on Saturday January 10th using RealBridge - online entry forms via link KCBA

Cambridge Swiss pairs

Congratulations to Sue Parkins and David Stern on winning the Cambridge Swiss pairs event.

Kent Senior Pairs

Congratulations to Christine Kempton and Norman Inniss on winning the Kent Senior Pairs (George Griffiths Cup), also Kay Preddy playing with Jeremy Willans on finishing second and in third place Frances Connell playing with Gerald Soper.

Dorset Swiss Teams

Congratulations to David Stern, Susan Parkins, Norman Inniss and Konrad Mau on winning the Dorset Green Point Swiss Teams event

Kent Green Point Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Frances Connell on winning the Kent Swiss Pairs with Gerald Soper. Robin George and Hugh Llewellyn-Jones came third.

Bill Hirst

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Bill Hirst passed away at the weekend. Two months ago, Bill had an operation to remove a benign brain tumour, which at first seemed to have been successful, but unfortunately a few weeks later he was re-admitted to hospital with what turned out to be an infection in the brain. He passed away peacefully in intensive care with his wife and daughter at his side. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Swiss Teams with Bromley North

Well done to Helen Houston & Steve Webb, Kay Preddy & Norman Selway on winning the Swiss Teams event on Sunday. Well done also to runners-up - Matthew Beddow & David Hudson, Tom Smith & Mike Penney - and 3rd place team - Phil Jones & Christine Kempton, Stefan Syplywczak & Lindsey Clark. Thanks to all who who took part!

KCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Farnborough players were in the first four places of the Swiss Pairs, with Kay Preddy & Norman Selway winning, Stephen Brown and Stefan Syplywczak second, and Michael Collins and John Hemington third.

Corbett

Many congratualtions to Farnborough C for winning the Corbett Plate by a huge margin of 27 VPs. The C Team was represented by Chris Wall & Bob Kendall, Mark & Barbara Howarth, Neil & Jackie Wotherspoon and Tony Price & Marian Hunt.

Well done to the other Farnborough Teams. The A and B Teams were 2nd and 3rd in the Corbett Cup, whilst the D Team came from behind to finish 4th in the Plate and thus avoid relegation.

I would like to thank everyone who took part, in particular those who helped me out enormously by being on standby, changing partner, stepping in at the last moment, etc. As a result we will now have 3 teams from Farnborough eligible to play in the Corbett Cup next season (in a top division comprising of only 5 teams) and another team eligible to play in the Corbett Plate.

Mike Hampton, Match Captain

Kent Hunter Homines and Fleming Femina

Congratulations to Stefan Syplywczak & Bill Hirst on winning the Kent Men's Pairs (Hunter Homines) with Michael Prior and Mike Hampton 3rd; and John Amor and Phil Jones 4th.

Also Lesley Pechey on finishing 2nd with Jenny Kirby in the Kent Ladies Pairs (Fleming Femina)

Seniors Congress

Double congratulations go to Bill Hirst who with his partner won The Championship Pairs at The Seniors Congress and he was also part of the team who won The Swiss Teams event.

Kent Congress Swiss Pairs.

Congratulations to Michael Prior and Mike Hampton who have won The Kent Congress Swiss Pairs.

Dyer Smith Kent Mixed Pairs.

Congratulations to Jackie & Neil Wotherspoon who won The Kent Mixed Pairs and to Sue Parkins & David Stern who came second and to Liz Blande & Mike Rafferty who came third.

Surrey Green Pointed Swiss Teams.

Congratulations to Mike Hampton & Michael Prior, Kay Preddy & Norman Selway who won the Surrey green pointed Swiss Teams by a clear margin of 13 VPS.

Herts/Essex Green Point

Congratulations to Ravi Athwal, John Hemington, Phil Jones and John Amor for finishing equal first in the Swiss Teams event

Haycocks Cup

Congratulations to Liz Blande & Mike Rafferty, Marian Hunt & Brad Featherman, Mary & Bob Kendall, Jackie & Neil Wotherspoon who have won the Haycocks Cup for Farnborough. This is the inter-club competition between Farnborough and Beckenham bridge clubs. Farnborough have held the cup since 2011.

Easter Festival London.

Congratulations to Mike Hampton who was a member of one of the teams that came joint third in The Campionship Teams.

Senior Camrose

Many congratualtions to Norman Selway who was a member of the victorious England Senior Team in the 2019 Teltscher Trophy (Senior Camrose) held in Scotland. The England team won every one of their ten matches over the weekend and finished well ahead of second-placed Scotland.

Larsky Cup

Congratulations to Chris Wall & Mike Hampton, winners of the 2019 Larsky Cup, Kent’s championship pairs event. Well done also to Jon Wittmann & Chris Morgan, who finished in 3rd place.

Ranked Masters Pairs

Congratulations to David Stern & Howard Jennings who won their category - Regional Masters - in the Ranked Masters Pairs. This EBU event was held in Peterborough over the weekend.

Corbett Cup and Plate

Thank you to all Farnborough Team Members who played at the weekend.

In the Cup, Farnborough A finished 2nd (again!) and Farnborough B came a very respectable 4th - both will retain their place in the top flight for next year.

In the Plate, Farnborough C finished in 2nd place and Farnborough D were tied for 4th place.

Whilst no Farnborough team quite managed to win their division, we were yet again the 'most represented' club in the top flights of the tournament, and indeed in the tournament as a whole. Congratulations to all!

Fleming Femina

Many congratulations to Liz Blande & Christine Kempton who have retained the Fleming Femina (the Kent Ladies' Pairs). This is the fourth time they have won the event in the last ten years.

Year End Congress

Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Phil Bailey and Mike Hampton came 3rd in the Swiss Teams at the Year End Congress. In a tight finish, the top five teams had scores ranging from 104 to 101...

Channel Trophy

Well done to Louise Selway on being selected to represent England in the Under 26 Team competing for the Channel Trophy. They finished second, losing out to the host nation, France. The other two countries making up a strong field were Belgium and The Netherlands. More details can be found on the EBU website.

NICKO Success

Congratulations to Norman Selway, who was a member of the team from Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club that has won the EBU National Inter-Club Knockout for the second year running. This is an impressive achievement, particularly as they managed to knock out two Farnborough teams on the way to victory..!

Online Success

Congratulations to Michael Prior & Mike Hampton, Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, who have won the EBU Online Knockout. This year saw the highest entry to this event since it began in 2013, with matches played on Bridge Base Online.

Summer Results

Well done to Louise Selway & Norman Selway who came second (out of 170) in the Summer Festival Mixed Pairs. The event was held simultaneously at clubs around the country.

Congratulations to Norman Selway & Kay Preddy who were part of the team that won this year's Arnold Cup, Kent's Team of four knockout competition.

Also, congratulation to Bill Hirst whose team won the Seniors Congress Swiss Teams held in Eastbourne.

Sussex Spring Congress

There was success for Farnborough members at the Sussex Spring Congress. Congratulations to David Stern & Howard Jennings, winners of the Swiss Pairs on Saturday. Also, well done to Liz Blande & Mike Rafferty, Sue Parkins & Mark Wiggins who were joint second in the Swiss Teams on Sunday.

George Griffiths Cup

Well done to Roger & Lesley Pechey, who came second in the George Griffiths Cup (Kent Seniors Pairs).

Portland Pairs

Congratulations to Jon Thoresen, playing with Helen Erichsen, who has won the Portland Pairs (the EBU one-day mixed pairs event). Held simultaneously at several different venues around the country with 284 pairs competing, Jon & Helen won the event by a clear 4% margin.

Larsky Cup 2018

Well done to John Amor & Eddie Richart, who came a very close second in the Larsky Cup (Kent Pairs Championship). They were equal first in terms of match points, but lost out to the winners on a split tie.

The final was held at Tunbridge Wells on Saturday. 10 pairs out of 26 consisted of Farnborough members, and 5 of these finished in the top 7 places.

Senior European Championship Trials

Well done to Malcolm Pryor who was part of the team that has gained selection for the England team in the Senior European Championships in June later this year. The tournament will take place in Ostend.

Corbett Cup and Corbett Plate

Well done to all the Farnborough Teams on creditable results in the Kent Inter-Club Teams of 8 competitions. In the Corbett Cup, Farnborough A came a close 2nd, losing out to Tunbridge Wells A, with Farnborough B in 3rd equal. In the Corbett Plate, Farnborough C came another close 2nd behind a strong Folkestone team.

A personal thanks from me to all those who have represented the club so well over the past few weeks in the Corbett Cup, Corbett Plate and Mitchell Salver.

Mike Hampton (Match Captain)

Kent Green Point Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, who won the Kent Green Point Swiss Pairs by a comfortable margin of 13 VPs.

Tollemache Cup

Congratulations to the Kent Team on winning the 2018 Tollemache Cup (the inter-county Teams-of-Eight competition). Five Farnborough members were playing in the final: Pat Collins, Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Phil Bailey and Mike Hampton. Michael Prior, Bill Hirst and Derek Patterson were also part of the team who helped Kent qualify for the final. Having been runners-up in three of the last four years, Kent managed to seal victory this year, finishing just 1VP ahead of Manchester.

Mitchell Salver

Congratulations to the Farnborough D Team who have won the Mitchell Salver in convincing fashion. They won all seven of their matches and finished 14 VPs clear of the field. Particularly mention must go to Val Smith and Ken McClements who were miles ahead of any pair in the event on the X-Imping.

The D Team was represented by Roger & Lesley Pechey, Allan & Gillian Foster, Val Smith & Ken McClements and Tom Smith & Mike Penney.

Fleming Femina

Congratulations to Liz Blande & Christine Kempton, who have won this year's Kent Ladies Pairs.

Year End Congress

There were two notable results in the Year End Congress, both in the two-day Swiss Pairs event: Norman Selway & Kay Preddy came 2nd and Howard Jennings & David Stern came 5th (out of 114 pairs).

Senior Camrose Trials

Congratulations to Norman Selway, playing with Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester & David Kendrick on winning the trials and therefore being selected to play for England in the Senior Camrose in March 2018. This will be the fourth year running that Norman is representing England in this event.

Tollemache

Congratulations to Phil Bailey, Patrick Collins, Mike Hampton, Bill Hirst, Derek Patterson, Kay Preddy, Michael Prior and Norman Selway - 8 out of the 11 players representing Kent at the weekend - who won their section of the Tollemache Cup qualifier (County teams of 8).  Their nearest rivals finished 18 VPs behind. The top two teams from each of the four sections will play in the final held over the second weekend in February. 

November 2017

Congratulations to Louise Selway, playing with Will Roper, who won the Torquay Bridge Club Congress Championship Pairs. They then made it a double victory when Louise’s parents joined up with them to win the Swiss Teams the next day.

EBU Seniors Congress

Well done to Pat Collins & Peter Law, who came second - by just a single match point - in the main Pairs final of the EBU Seniors Congress.

In the Swiss Teams, the team including Pat Collins and Bill Hirst came third, with a team including Norman Inniss, Christine Kempton and John Gibbons close behind in fourth.

Kent Congress 2017

Congratulations to Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, who were members of the team who won the Swiss Teams. Bill Charlwood, John Hemington & Jon Chapman were in the teams that came equal 3rd.

Well done to John Amor & Eddie Richart, who came second in the Swiss Pairs.

NICKO

Congratulations to Norman Selway, who has won the NICKO (National Inter-Club Knockout) whilst playing for Tunbridge Wells A (team-mates: Espen Erichsen, Helen Erichsen, Andrew Cairns & Jeremy Willans).

Gold Cup 2017

Many congratulations to Derek Patterson and his team on their victory in the 2017 Gold Cup beating the team including Norman Selway and Kay Preddy in the final. Patrick Collins and Bill Hirst were in one of the teams who reached the semi-finals.

Team line-ups, hands and contract information may be found on the EBU's website.

Metropolitan Cup

Congratulations to Farnborough members, Chris Wall, Graham Clements, John Hemington, John Griffiths, Ravi Athwal, Jon Thoresen, Stephen Brown, Suart McPhee, Phil Jones & Tony Price, who formed the majority of Kent's B Team that won their division in the Metropolitan Cup (Inter-County Teams of 12, South East region).

Dyer Smith

Congratulations to Norman Selway & Kay Preddy on retaining the Dyer Smith Trophy (Kent Mixed Pairs). John Erdos & Dorothy Holland came second.

August 2017

Well done to Michael Prior & Mike Hampton who won the Surrey Swiss Pairs on 28 August. Phil Jones & Keith Ashcroft were 3rd.

Eastbourne Summer Congress

Farnborough was well represented in the B Final of the Eastbourne Summer Congress Four Star Teams. Congratulations to Malcolm & Karen Pryor, whose team won the B final ahead of Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, whose team came second.

Haycocks Cup

Well done to the team representing Farnborough on Monday night - Liz Blande & Mike Rafferty, Mary & Bob Kendall, Jackie & Neil Wotherspoon, Val Smith & Ken McClements - on winning the Haycocks Cup. The margin of victory was 19 IMPs.

July 2017

Congratulations to Richard Creamer, whose team won the Sussex Green Point Swiss Teams at the weekend.

June 2017

Congratulations to Kay Preddy & Norman Selway, winners of the Phillimore Cup (KCBA Swiss Pairs). Pat Collins & Bill Hirst came a close second. Michael Prior & Mike Hampton completed another 1-2-3 for Farnborough.

Pachabo Cup

Congratulations to the team representing Kent of Mike Hampton & Phil Bailey, Patrick Collins & Peter Law who have won the Pachabo Cup. This is the EBU's teams of four competition, qualification for which is via the Arnold Cup. There were 29 counties competing for the Cup over the weekend of 10th/11th June.

Arnold Cup

Congratulations to Norman Selway & Kay Preddy - along with team-mates, Espen & Helen Erichsen and Nick Irens - on winning the Arnold Cup, Kent's knockout teams competition.

The runners-up were the team of Mike Hampton & Phil BaileyPat Collins (playing with Peter Law), and Michael Prior & Derek Patterson.

Senior Camrose

Congratulations to Norman Selway, who was a member of the England team that won the Senior Camrose this weekend in Northern Ireland.

May 2017

Well done to Michael Prior, who was in the team that finished second at the National Swiss Teams.

It was a 1-2 for Farnborough at the Sussex Green Point Swiss Pairs on Saturday. Well done to winners, Keith Ashcroft & Michael Collins and runners-up, Michael Prior & Mike Hampton.

March 2017

Congratulations to John Amor & Ravi Athwal on winning the Larsky Cup, Kent's Championship Pairs.

Runners up John Griffiths & John Hemington were just 0.24% behind them.

March 2017

It was a 1-2-3 for Farnborough at the Kent green-pointed Swiss Pairs. Congratulations to the winners: Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, along with John Hemington & John Griffths in second and Michael Prior & Mike Hampton in third.

Ranked Masters

Congratulations to Richard Creamer & Norman Inniss who won the EBU Life Masters Pairs competition held in Birmingham at the weekend.

February 2017

Corbett League (Teams of Eight)

A big thank you to all those who represented Farnborough in the Corbett Cup, Corbett Plate and Mitchell Salver. All four teams had respectable finishes, but particular congratulations to Farnborough B - Norman Inniss, Christine Kempton, Liz Blande, Mike Rafferty, Brad Featherman, Marian Hunt, John Amor, Michael Collins, Mark & Barbara Howarth -  who won the Corbett Plate and gained promotion back into the Cup for next year. 

Mike Hampton
Match Captain

 

Tollemache Final (National Inter-County Teams of 8)

Patrick Collins, Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Derek Patterson, Michael Prior, Phil Bailey and Mike Hampton were all involved in the campaign that led to Kent finishing equal 2nd in this event.

January 2017

Congratulations to Michael Prior and Derek Patterson for winning this year's Hunter Homines (Kent Men's Pairs).

December 2016

Congratulations to Norman Selway, whose team comfortably won the Senior Trials. As a result, he will represent England in the 2017 Senior Camrose (the Teltscher Trophy) to be held in May in Northen Ireland.

Kent Congress

Congratulations to Bill Charlwood & Jon Chapman who won the Invicta Cup (Swiss Pairs) at the Kent Congress. Liz Blande & Mike Rafferty, along with Michael Prior & Mike Hampton were equal second - Liz & Mike won the Allnut Trophy (highest place mixed pair).

An excellent weekend for Bill & Jon continued, as their team - Jon Chapman & John Hemington and Bill Charlwood playing with Dick Davey - also won the Lukey Cup (Swiss Teams) the following day. Well done to all.

October 2016

Congratulations to Bill Charlwood who was a member of the team that won the Gerard Faulkner Salver (the EBU Seniors Knockout Teams). Well done also to Patrick Collins and Bill Hirst, who were in the opposition team that lost a very closely contested final by 8 IMPs. The largest lead held by either side at the end of any of the six sessions was just 11 IMPs.

Congratulations to Norman Selway & Kay Preddy on winning the Kent Mixed Pairs Championship, the Dyer Smith Cup. Well done to Leigh & Sarah Chapman who won the prize for the best-placed married pair.

Swiss Teams
Swiss Teams

Congratulations to Michael Prior, Leigh & Sarah Chapman and Mike Hampton, winners of the Swiss teams on Sunday 18th September.

September 2016

Congratulations to Stephen Brown & Stuart McPhee and David Dawson playing with Christine Dyer were joint winners of the Swiss pairs. Keith Ashcroft & Michael Collins were joint third, 164 pairs competed. Keith Ashcroft & Peter Taylor were half of the team that finished third in the Swiss teams, 71 teams competed.

Haycocks Cup

Well done to the team representing Farnborough on Friday night - Christine Kempton & Peter Hibbins, Helen & Richard Gibbons, Jenny Kerr & Chris Wall, Jan Johnson & Graham Clements - on winning the Haycocks Cup. The margin of victory was 47 IMPs.

July 2016

Congratulations to Norman Inniss & Stefan Syplywczak & Pat McBain (playing with Colin Game), who won the Brook Shield - the Kent area leagues play-off.

Congratulations also to Norman Inniss & Richard Creamer, who were part of the winning team in the Sussex Green Point Swiss Teams.

May 2016

Congratulations to Norman Selway who was part of the winning England team in the Senior Camrose (Teltscher Trophy). They led convincingly throughout the weekend and ended up comfortable victors with almost 80% of the available Victory Points.

Congratulations also to Mike Hampton & Michael Prior who won the Sussex green pointed Swiss Pairs by 20 VPs, scoring 121 out of a possible 140, and to Sue Parkins & Mark Wiggins who won the prize for being the leading non-expert pair.

Well done to Keith Ashcroft & Michael Prior and John Griffiths & John Hemington who came second in the Kent green pointed Swiss Teams.

April 2016

Well done to Norman Selway who with his partner Nick Irens has won The George Griffiths Cup for the Kent Senior Pairs.

April 2016

Well done to Chris Wall & Mike Hampton on winning The Larsky Kent Championship Pairs.

March 2016

Well done to Kay Preddy & Norman Selway & Derek Patterson who with Gerald Tredinnick came second in the Easter Swiss Teams.

March 2016

Well done to Keith Ashcroft and Peter Taylor who won the Kent green pointed Swiss Pairs and to Kay Preddy and Norman Selway who came second.

February 2016

Well done to Stuart McPhee who came second in the Grand Masters Pairs.

February 2016

Well done to Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Derek Patterson, Patrick Collins and Mike Hampton who were members of the Kent team that came second in the Tollemache final (national inter-county teams of eight).

February 2016

Corbett League (Teams of Eight)

A big thank you to all those who represented Farnborough in the Corbett Cup, Corbett Plate and Mitchell Salver. 
Congratulations to Farnborough members - Bill Charlwood, Pat Collins, John Griffiths, John Hemington, Derek Patterson and Michael Prior - who were members of the winning Chislehurst A Team in the Corbett Cup.

Mike Hampton
Match Captain

January 2016

Well done to Norman Selway and Pat Collins who were part of the team that won the Senior trials to represent England in the European Championships.

January 2016

Well done to the Farnborough team, Richard & Helen Gibbons, Paul Saunders & Carol Homden, Graham Clements & Jan Johnson and Jim Metcalf & Jenny Kerr who won the Mitchell Salver.

January 2016

Well done to John Amor and Keith Ashcroft who won the Kent Men's Pairs Championship and to Sue Parkins and Hilary Powell who came third in the Kent Ladies' Pairs Championship.

November 2015

Well done to Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Derek Patterson and Patrick Collins, who were members of the team representing Kent in the Tollemache qualifier. The team won their group convincingly with 130VPs out of a possible 160. This equates to an average score of 16.25VP in each of their 8 matches.

November 2015

Well done to Steve Burton and Patrick Collins, who were part of the winning team in the MCC mixed teams bridge event held at Lord’s Cricket Ground. They were representing the Cam Bridge Circle.

November 2015

Well done to Phil Jones & Christine Kempton on being joint runners up in the Sussex invitational event, the Chairman's Cup.

November 2015
Premier League
 
Well done to Derek Patterson, who was in the team that won Premier League Division 2 and also to Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, whose team came 2nd in the same Division. Both teams have gained promotion to Division 1 for next year’s Premier League.
November 2015

Dyer Smith Kent Mixed Pairs

Well done to Leigh & Sarah Chapman on coming second in the Dyer Smith (Kent mixed pairs) and winning the Hunter Cup (highest placed married couple). Also, well done to Mike de Winter and Mary Kendall on coming fourth.

October 2015
October 2015

Kent Congress

Congratulations to Mike Hampton, John Amor, Michael Prior & Keith Ashcroft for winning the Kent Congress Teams for the fourth year running. Norman Selway was a member of the team that finished third.
  

September 2015
September 2015

Surrey Green Point Swiss Pairs.

Congratulations to Mike Hampton and Michael Prior who came equal first in the Surrey Swiss Pairs on Saturday 26th September 2015.

 

August 2015

Brighton Congress

Well done to Norman Selway and Kay Preddy on another excellent showing in the Brighton Swiss Pairs. In a field of 287 pairs they finished in 4th place, just 3 VPs behind the winners. They have now been in close contention in each of the last 3 years since winning the event in 2012.

 

Well done to Patrick Collins in the Brighton Congress. His team finished third in the Four Stars A Final.

July 2015
July 2015

English Riviera Congress

Congratulations to Michael Hampton and John Amor on winning the Riviera Swiss Pairs in Torquay. In a field of 100 pairs they went through the two day event undefeated and the final winning margin was 26 VPs.

Well done also to Michael Prior and Keith Ashcroft, who came 3rd.

June 2015

North West Kent League (Gill Cup)

Congratulations to Allan & Gillian Foster, Mike Rafferty and Liz Blande on winning the North West Kent League Division I (the Gill Cup) for the third consecutive year.

May 2015

Arnold Cup

Well done to Norman Selway and Kay Preddy who were members of the team that won the Kent County Teams Knockout Competition, the Arnold Cup.  In a very close final, they narrowly beat a team that included Michael Prior and Leigh Chapman.

 

Sussex Green Point Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Christine Kempton & Phil Jones on coming equal first in the Swiss Pairs.

 

Kent Green Point Swiss Teams

Well done also to Keith Ashcroft & Michael Prior, John Hemington & John Griffiths who came second. Christine Kempton, Phil Jones and Tony Price (along with Jon Chapman) came fourth.

April 2015

Hubert Phillips Plate

Congratulations to Leigh Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Michael Prior and Mike Hampton on winning the 2015 Hubert Phillips Plate.

 

Easter Festival London - Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to John Amor and Peter Taylor who won the Swiss Pairs on Easter Monday.  In a very strong field of over 130 pairs they won by a convincing 12 VPs.  Norman Selway (playing with David Kendrick) came fourth.

March 2015

Larsky Cup
Congratulations to
Michael Prior & Keith Ashcroft, who won the Kent Pairs Championship (the Larsky Cup) on Sunday. Other Farnborough members were also highly placed: Robin George & Keith George came second and Nick Barlow & John Amor were fourth.

February 2015

Corbett League (Teams of Eight)

A big thank you to all those who represented Farnborough in the Corbett Cup, Corbett Plate and Mitchell Salver.  All teams had very respectable results (details can be found on the KCBA website).

Congratulations to Farnborough members -
Bill Charlwood, Pat Collins, John Griffiths, John Hemington, Derek Patterson and Michael Prior - who were members of the winning Chislehurst A Team in the Corbett Cup.

Mike Hampton
Match Captain

 

Club Champion

In figures pulished by the EBU recently Mike Hampton tops the list for the most Master Points won at Farnborough Club.  Well done.

December 2014

Teltscher Trophy

Congratulations to Norman Selway who will be part of the team to represent England in the Teltscher Trophy, the 'Senior Camrose’, in May 2015.  His team won the trials that were held just before Christmas.

November 2014

Middlesex Congress - Swiss Teams

Well done to Norman Inniss and Stefan Syplywczak (playing with London players Richard Creamer and Mike Bull) on finishing third.

 

Tollemache Qualifier

Leigh Chapman, Pat Collins, Derek Patterson, Kay Preddy, Michael Prior and Norman Selway were all members of the team representing Kent in the Tollemache Qualifier. They won their group and qualified comfortably for the Final. Congratulations!  The final will be held in February.

October 2014
Kent Congress
 
Norman Selway and Kay Preddy were clear winners of the Swiss Pairs. Norman Inniss and Stefan Syplywczak came 3rd.
Allnutt Trophy (Leading Mixed Pair): Christine Kempton and Phil Jones.
Mike Hampton, John Amor, Michael Prior and Keith Aschcroft won the Swiss Teams - they have now won this event three years in a row. Norman Inniss, Stefan Syplywczak and Bill Charlwood (playing with Dick Davey) came an extremely close 2nd - they scored exactly the same number of VPs but just lost on a split tie.
In a strong field, other Farnborough members were well placed in both events - Well Done!!
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Norman Selway and Kay Preddy won the Dyer Smith trophy. Gillian and Allan Foster were 3rd.
Keith Ashcroft, John Griffiths, Michael Hampton and John Amor won the Bromley North Swiss Teams for the third year running. Mark Howarth, John Hunter, Barbara Howarth and Phil Bailey came equal 2nd with David Powell, Hilary Powell, Valerie Smith and Mary Kendall.
September 2014

Pat Collins (with Peter Law, Steve Auchterlonie and Malcolm Lewis) came 2nd in the Crockfords Plate.

August 2014

Norman Selway and Kay Preddy had another great Brighton Pairs tournament with an equal 8th position in the Swiss Pairs having won the event in 2012.

July 2014
Pat Collins (with Peter Law, Alan Kay and Jeremy Dhondy) won the Swiss Teams at the Summer Seniors Congress.
Mike Hampton and Michael Prior won Kent’s Phillimore Cup Swiss Pairs.
June 2014

Mike Hampton, John Amor, Michael Prior and Keith Ashcroft won the Swiss Teams at the Riviera Congress at Torquay.

May 2014

Derek Patterson (with John Chapman, Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans) won the Green Pointed Kent Swiss Teams. Keith Ashcroft, Michael Prior, John Hemington and John Griffiths came 3rd.

April 2014
Mike Hampton and Bill Charlwood won the B-Final of the National Pairs.
Norman Selway (with Nick Irens) won the George Griffiths Seniors Kent Pairs; Steve Burton and Chris Wall were 3rd.
Phil Jones, Michael Prior, Karen and Malcolm Pryor won the first SEBL PAB Rotter Cup teams KO. Mike Hampton, Pat Collins and Bill Charlwood (with Jonathan Chapman) were runners up.
Bill Charlwood (with Bob Holder, Dick Davey, Phil Thornton and Nigel Wolfendale) reached the quarter finals of the Gerard Faulkner Salver (National Seniors KO competition).
March 2014
Norman Selway and Kay Preddy won the Kent Green point Swiss Pairs scoring 126/140 (90% of the VPs). Mike Hampton and Michael Prior were second with 115/140 (82%). Normally a score of 75% will win a Swiss event.
Norman Selway and Kay Preddy won the Tunbridge Wells heat of the Portland Pairs. Also they came 9th out of 376 nationally.
Phil Jones and Christine Kempton came second in the Larsky Cup (Kent main pairs event).
February 2014

Chris Wall and Jenny Kerr came 2nd in the Masters Pairs.

January 2014
Michael Hampton and John Amor won the Kent Men’s Pairs (Hunter Homines) with Michael Prior and Leigh Chapman 2nd.
Norman Innis and Stefan Syplywczak came 3rd in the Life Masters pairs.
December 2013
Leigh Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Michael Prior and Mike Hampton reached the quarter final of the Hubert Phillips Plate.
Norman Selway, Kay Preddy and Pat Collins (with John Reardon and Richard Butland) reach the quarter final of the Gold Cup.
November 2013
Derek Patterson and Norman Selway gained selection for the first weekend of the Camrose series of matches for the Home Nations.
Norman Selway and Kay Preddy were part of the Kent team that qualified for the Tollemache final. Pat Collins, Michael Prior and Leigh Chapman (with Peter Law, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Colin Wilson, Gerald Soper, Steve Auchterlonie, Malcolm Lewis) played in the final and came 3rd out of eight.
Mike Hampton, Leigh Chapman, Michael Prior and Keith Ashcroft reached the semi-final of the Silver Plate.
October 2013
Keith Ashcroft, John Griffiths, Michael Hampton and John Amor won the Bromley North Swiss Teams, with Phil Jones, Karen Pryor, Michael Prior and Steve Burton coming 2nd and Mark Howarth, John Hunter, Barbara Howarth and Phil Bailey 3rd.
Phil Jones and Christine Kempton won the Dyer Smith mixed pairs for Kent.
Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Patrick Collins and Derek Patterson (with Ben Green) won the 2012/13 Hubert Phillips Bowl.
Malcolm and Karen Pryor came second in the Kent Congress Swiss Pairs
Michael Hampton, John Amor, Keith Ashcroft and Michael Prior won the Swiss Teams at the Kent Congress, with Malcolm and Karen Pryor with Steve Burton and Tony Price 2nd.
September 2013
Michael Prior and Mike Hampton came 2nd at the Guildford One Day Green Point Swiss Pairs (172 pairs took part).
Phil Jones, Christine Kempton, Keith Ashcroft and Michael Prior came 2nd out of 87 teams at the Guildford One Day Green Point Swiss Teams.