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Green Point Hampshire Congress 21st/22nd March 2020 Competition Entry - Enter Here Now!
The Pottage Cup is the HIWCBA major pairs championship - plan your participation now.
Next HIWCBA Events - Enter Now
Sunday 24th November - Dave Huggett Seminar - Accurate Slam Bidding For Improvers
Sunday 1st December Blue Point HIWCBA Bloxsom Teams Competition Entry
Other HIWCBA and Nearby Events
You may also wish to enter events as follows:
2nd-6th December in clubs : Chidwick Cup HIWCBA Sim Pairs Competition Entry
Sunday 15th December 2019 HIWCBA YuleTide Mini Swiss Teams Competition Entry
Sunday 12th January 2020 HIWCBA Mid Winter Teams Competition Entry
Sunday 2nd February Blue Point HIWCBA Candlestick Swiss Pairs Competition Entry
Sunday 16th February HIWCBA Valentine Teams Competition Entry
Sunday 5th April HIWCBA Pairs (Mixed Married, Mens & Ladies) Competition Entry
Coming soon :: later HIWCBA 2019-2020 season county events competition entry.
If you are looking for a partner or teammates for any of the HIWCBA events above then please use Contact Us and we will endeavour to help.
Alternatively are you interested in teaching and/or learning bridge? - then try Seminars / Learn / Teach Bridge
If you are new and nervous about entering tournaments then try one of the HIWCBA events in Romsey - we are always friendly.
Sunday 10th November was a well attended (10 teams) Teams of 8 day in Romsey - too many people to corral for a photograh and difficult to judge how one is doing but at the end Petersfield United - The Reds (Steve Preston & Mike Fithyan, Owen Leigh & James Clark, Lilias Lamont & Tony Truluck, Tim Smith & Gabriel Hearst) triumphed to win the Solent Trophy and qualify to represent HIWCBA in the Garden Cities Trophy next april. 2nd were Badger Farm (Jeremy Dhondy & Andy Hughes, Fred Hotchen & Jeremy Baker, John Folkes & Tony Page, Clare & Ian Fearon) who therefore retain the Jubilee cup that they won last year. Full results here or here.
Rather simpler(!) was the simple systems simultaeneous held in clubs between the 28th october and the 1st November. Congratulations to the winners Georgina Boase & Jennifer Privett from Meon Bridge Club and to all who took part (full results here)- the event (especially meon bridge club - well done!) raised lots of money for Hampshire Air Ambulance.
In recent national events congratulations to Jeremy Dhondy for winning both the pairs event and the teams event at the Seniors Congress, and also to Team Lamont (Lilias Lamont, Andrew Doye, Liz Senior & Stephen Scott) for almost making the 2018-2019 Nicko Plate final - initially tying their semi-final but losing the extra boards.
With such a large turn out for the teams of 8 lets hope all are encouraged to enter the next HIWCBA events - the Bloxsom Teams and YuleTide during december.
Sunday 13th October saw the inaugural running of the Wessex Swiss Pairs. 11 tables of pairs enjoyed 6 rounds of 7 boards well directed by Mike Kinsey. At tea, with catering as excellent as ever, Andy Hughes and Steve Preston had only dropped 3 vps and this proved enough to win - even though they lost the fourth round to the eventual 2nd place pair of Bob McRobert & Chris Kinloch and followed this with only a draw against Tim Smith & Tony Truluck. Although Lelsey Lewis & Tim Dunsby (potential Dorset raiders) started well in the final round, they only finished 3rd when Andy & Steve recovered to 17-3, which was plenty. Congratulations to all.
The Tollemache Cup is the EBU's inter-county championship for teams of eight. The following team has been selected to represent HIWCBA at the Tollemache qualifier in Daventry on the 16th/17th November: Andy Hughes/Jeremy Dhondy, Peter Crouch/Geoff Oldfield, Dave Huggett/Steve Preston, Bob McRobert/Chris Kinloch, Sonia Zakrzewski/Gareth Birdsall. No reserve pair has been selected. Well done on your selection and good luck in the qualifier.
It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of Gordon Clarke - one of the current holders of the prestigious Pottage Cup. He will be sadly missed. Follow link for more details.
Congratulations to Lilias Lamont, Tim Smith, Philip Mitchell & Mike Kinsey (pictured above) winners of the first event of the HIWCBA 2019-2020 season - the Candover Swiss Teams. The event attracted 15 teams (2 more than the previous year) and was well directed by Tim Anderson. With one round to go only 1 vp separated the top three teams and, in Danish style, top played 2nd, and 3rd played 4th etc in the final round. That saw Team Ray, who were 4th at the end of round 5 beating Team McRobert 16-4 to rise to second place meaning that Team Lamont's 13-7 victory over Team Dhondy was enough to secure them victory.
The candover teams was enjoyed by all; We hope to see all (and more) back for later HIWCBA events - starting with the Wessex swiss pairs on the 13th October. Also, if by chance you found it hard to decide if bids were forcing or not or penalty or take out then you may choose to attend the popular Dave Huggett seminar on 6th October
At tea, those 2018-2109 season trophies that had not previously been presented were presented (pictured below): View the County Competitions page to see what they won.
Also, the Dorset 2019-2020 season started earlier than the HIWCBA one and saw a successful raid by HIWCBA members John Jones and Celia Parsons winning the Chope Salver (final picture below)
Congratulations to all.
We have provided a simple systems convention card, which you may wish to use.
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