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Fleming Femina and Hunter Homines - January 2020

Fleming Femina
Congratulations to Frances Connell and Angela Treen, who have won the ladies pairs  beating Lesley Pechey and Jenny Kirkby into second place.

Hunter Homines
Congratulations to Stefan Syplywczak and Bill Hurst (left), who have won the men's pairs beating last year's winners, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper who were runnres up.

Full results:      Fleming Femina     Hunter Homines

EBU Seniors Congress - November 2019
EBU Seniors Congress - November 2019

The Championship Pairs was won by Bill Hirst & Jeremy Dhondy, and the Swiss Teams event was also won by the team of Bill Hirst, Jeremy Dhondy, Celia Oram and Derek Oram. Well done to Kent player Bill (and all the others).

Swiss Pairs Swiss Teams

Invicta Cup (winners) Michael Prior & Mike Hampton

Lukey Cup (winning team): Fredrik Helness, Helen Erichsen, Margaret Nygren, Martin Nygren      

Owl Cup (runners up): Nathalie Shashou, Nick Sandqvist, Shireen Mohandes, Andy Bowles

The winners of the Puddleduck Plate, leading non-expert pair in Swiss Pairs, left -Alex Crystol & Sara Moran & below leading non expert teams in Swiss Teams - Janet Batson, Simon Westerman, John Williams, Martin Hammer

Swiss Pairs Runners up Bill Gardner & Peter Griffin Allnut Trophy (mixed pairs): Sharon Baynes & Paul Gibbons, who were also the pair that ascended the most number of places in the second session of Swiss Pairs
Gentry Trophy (married pair) Helen & Franco Carlotti

Congratulations to all our winners pictured here and many thanks to our Congress Secretary: Monica Aitken for all her hard work in making the congress a success.

Full results -     Swiss pairs    Swiss Teams  

Real Easy Pairs

Winners:Penny & Paul Massey

(Juniors & 2nd overall): Tom & Rupert Furness Junior Players

Congratulations to all who played, particularly junior players.  This event was held in conjuction with the Congress Swiss Pairs.  Please click here for the full results.

Guernsey Congress - September 2019
Guernsey Congress - September 2019

At the Guernsey Congress, the Pivot Teams and the Senior Multiple Teams were won by the Goldwin Team of Brian Crack, Shirley Goldwin with Kathy & Denis Talbot, (pictured), who scored an emphatic victory finishing 38 VPs ahead of the second place Team. 

Gerard Faulkner Salver - September 2019
Gerard Faulkner Salver - September 2019

The winners of the Seniors Knockout competition for the Gerard Faulkner Salver are Norman Selway, Brian Senior (Captain), Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester and Paul Hackett (pictured, left to right).

In the final, the first time champions defeated the team of Malcolm Pryor (Captain), Alan Mayo, David Muller and Ed Scerri by 44 IMPs.

EBU Summer Meeting - Eastbourne August 2019
EBU Summer Meeting - Eastbourne August 2019

FIRST WEEKEND: Congratulations to Norman Selway & Will Roper who came second in the Swiss Pairs (Harold Poster Cup), Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper came 8th - full results

MIDWEEK: Some events had sections at Eastbourne and other clubs. Congratulations to Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner who won the midweek Mixed Pairs (playing at the TWBC) - full results   and to Gerald Soper & Colin Wilson who won the midweek GCH Fox Pairs (playing at TWBC) - full result

SECOND WEEKEND: Well done to  Mike Hampton Croz Croswell (with John Sansom, David Cebbage) who came 3rd= and Jeremy Willans Ian Draper (with Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen) who came 6th in the Brighton Bowl - full result. Also to Espen Erichsen (with Glyn Liggins, Peter Crouch, Simon Cope) who came 3rd and to  Derek Patterson (with Gunnar Halberg, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Black) who came 4th in the Four Star Teams A Final - full result


Many congratulations to Konrad Mau & Mike Bull, winners of the blue pointed Swiss Pairs. Malcolm Lewis and Frank Wright were runners up with Elaine Cockerell and Denise Baxter just behind them in third place.

Full results may be viewed here.

EBED Bridge Teacher of the Year 2019 awared June 2019
EBED Bridge Teacher of the Year 2019 awared June 2019

At the EBED Bridge Teachers’ Conference this weekend, there was a presentation for the inaugural “Bridge Teacher of the Year” award and the board of trustees chose to give it to Chris Lohan. Congratulations.

Garden Cities National Final - 15th June 2019

The TWBC team of Colin Wilson (capt), Gerald Soper, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Helen & Espen Erichsen, Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield finished third in the National Final. Please click here for the full results.

A Kent club has played in the final nine times in the last 20 years, winning the trophy an impressive four times, Farnborough twice, Chislehurst once and Tunbridge Wells last year. Even more impressive is the fact that Ian Draper was in every winning team!

Click here for details of other national successes for Kent teams and players in our archive section.

Many congratuations to Christine Kempton and Norman Inniss who finished in 4th place out of a national field of 94 pairs in the Corwen Trophy.

Please click here for the full results.

Arnold Cup & Arnold Plate May 2019

Congratulations to Gerald Tredinnick and his team, Patrick Collins, Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, who have won the Arnold Cup (Kent’s teams of four event) beating Jon Chapman’s Team in the final.  Also in Gerald’s team were Derek Patterson and Peter Law.

The Arnold Plate was won by Mike Hampton, Phil Bailey, Michael Prior & Jon Thoresen. They beat Colin Game’s team in the final.

Full results of all matches in both events may be found on the EBU’s web site - Arnold Cup    Arnold Plate.


Green Pointed Swiss Teams - 19th May 2019
  Congratulations to the team of Ian Lancaster, Mike Scoltock, Richard Fedrick and Andrew Southwell who won the KCBA's Swiss teams with a total of 96VPs.
  Finishing close behind them on 94VPs were Suren Velayutham, Anojan Pothalingam, Ponnampalam Yogeswaran and Ratnerverl Murugesu.

Just 1VP behind on 93VPs were Ian Draper, Anne Rosen, Richard Hillman and Neil Rosen.

Full results available here.

Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs - 18th May 2019

Congratulations to Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner, winners of the Sussex one day Swiss pairs competition.

Please click here for the full results, 52 pairs took part.

Inter Schools Tournament - May 2019

The Inter-Schools Tournament held at Weald Community Primary School ran two sections - Bridge and MiniBridge.

Congratulations to Tanya Gupta & Bhavana Ratakonda who won the main bridge section, Antoinina and Amelia Mauve were second. Ben Wild and Theo Marchal won the MiniBridge section with Toby Williams & Dana Chang and Carla Burton & Namira Nasir finishing in joint second place.

Please click here for the results from both sections.

Garden Cities - May 2019

Many congratulations to the Tunbridge Wells team of Espen Erichsen, Helen Erichsen, Jeremy Willans, Jill Skinner, Frances Connell, Steve Barnfield, Matthew Brown and Croz Croswell who won their regional final of the Garden Cities Trophy winning every match.  Sussex finished in second place and will go forward, along with the winners and runners up from the other three regional finals, with TWBC to the National Finals in Solihull on June 15th.

Jeremy, Jill, Espen and Helen topped the X Imps ranking table.  Please click here for results from all four regional finals.

TWBC are the current holders of the trophy and we wish them all the best of luck in the finals.

George Griffiths Cup - April 2019

Congratulations to Kay Preddy and Jeremy Willans, winners of the George Griffiths Cup, Kent's seniors pairs event. Eddie Lucioni and Jean Smallwood were runners up, Konrad Mau and Andrew Shillam finished in third place.

Click here for the full results.

Senior Camrose - April 2019
  Many congratualtions to Norman Selway (far left) who was a member of the victorious England Senior Team in the 2019 Teltscher Trophy (Senior Camrose) held in Scotland. They won all of their 10 matches and finished well ahead of second-placed Scotland.
Larsky Cup - March 2019

Many congratulations to Mike Hampton & Chris Wall, winners of the Larsky Cup, Kent's championship pairs event. Mike and Chris, along with Bill Gardner & Elaine Cartledge, Jon Wittman & Chris Morgan and Stephen Brown & Stuart McPhee will be invited to represent Kent in the EBU's Corwen Trophy in June.
Please click here for the full results.

Steve Barnfield receives EBU's Silver Award - March 2019

Congratulations to Steve who was presented with the EBU's Silver Award for his long service to Regulation and Laws & Ethics.

He was Chairman of the L&E for six years and served on the committee before that. He was a referee for some years and he was also until recently the EBU pro bono advisor.

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs - March 2019

Congratulations to Yves Lebrec and Richard Illingworth (left) winners of the Swiss pairs with 112 VPs. Mike Hampton and Michael Prior (below left) and Mike Bull and Konrad Mau (below right) were joint second with 100VPs.  

Click here for the full results.

Ranked Masters - February 2019

The Ranked Masters pairs were held over the weekend of 23rd/24th February in Peterborough. Many congratulations to David Stern and Howard Jennings who won their category, the Regional Masters, and were also overall winners of the combined National and Regional Masters Pairs.

Full results of all categories are available on the EBU's website.

Annual Master Point Leaderboards
Category 1st 2nd
Life Masters and above Jeremy Willians Norman Selway
National & Premier National Helen Erichsen Valerie Reeves
Regional & Premier Regional Mark Mortimer Konrad Mau
Star, Tournament, Premier &
Premier Tournament
Anton Mauve Howard Jennings
County Master, Masters &
Advanced Masters
Jon Thoresen Peter Webster
District Masters & below = Allan Kelsall & Brenda Kelsall

Click here for the complete lists for Kent and other counties on the EBU's website.

The Tollemache Final - Feb 16/17th 2019

Jeremy Willans (Capt), Ian Draper, Phil Bailey, Mike Hampton, Colin Wilson & Gerald Soper, Derek Patterson & Gerald Tredinnick were defending Kent’s Tollemache title over the weekend of 16/17th February. Sadly they didn’t manage to retain the Cup, finishing fourth. The full results may be viewed on the EBU’s website by clicking hereThe history and team lists since 1950 may be viewed in our archive section.

The Corbett League (Club Teams of Eight) - January 2019

Congratulations to Tunbridge Wells 'A' who have won the Corbett Cup for the third year running and will now go on to represent Kent in the Garden Cities regional final in April.  Farnborough 'A' were runners up.
Tunbridge Wells 'B' won the Corbett Plate, runners up were Farnborough 'C'.  The Mitchell Salver was won by Bromley North 'B', Tunbridge Wells 'C' were the runners up.

 Corbett Cup winners - Tunbridge Wells 'A'


Left to right: Helen Erichsen, Jill Skinner, Steve Barnfield, Jeremy Willans, Colin Wilson (Capt), Croz Croswell, Gerald Soper and Frances Connell.

Full results

 Corbett Plate winners - Tunbridge Wells 'B'

Left to right:
Diana Avis (Capt), Chris Morgan, Ann Hunt, Chris Parrish, Jean Smallwood, Maggie Piazza, Eddie Lucioni and Jon Wittmann.

Full results 

MItchell Salver winners - Bromley North ‘B’ (with apologies to the team for the lack of photograph)
Dave Harper, Jan Whitman, Jean & Paul Fishleigh, Margaret Jones, Mary Richards, Philip Wolfson and Liora Eveleigh. Please click here for the full results.

Please note that the split tie for 4th place in the Corbett Plate was decided by the result of the head to head match which was won by Swanley. 

Fleming Femina and Hunter Homines - January 2019

Fleming Femina
Congratulations to Liz Blande and Christine Kempton (left), who have retained the ladies pairs narrowly beating Angela Treen and Frances Connell into second place.

Hunter Homines
Congratulations to Gerald Soper and Colin Wilson (left), who have won the men's pairs beating last year's winners, Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans who were runnres up.

Full results:      Fleming Femina     Hunter Homines

Camrose Trophy - January 2019

Congratulations to Derek Patterson, fellow KCBA member and partner Gerald Tredinnick, plus the rest of his team (Andrew Black, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King & Andrew McIntosh) who finished at the top of the leader board after the first Camrose weekend.  Derek's team is representing the EBU.  Another Kent player, Espen Erichsen, is a member of the team representing England who are in second place.

Click here for the full results.  We wish them all continued success at the final over the first weekend in March.