EBU Annual Masterpoint Competition 2018
Lincolnshire CBA Prize Winners
Category 1 (Life Masters & Above)Maurice Lynn
Category 2 (National & Premier National Masters)Nick Hunter
Category 3 (Regional & Premier Regional Masters)Adrian Wilson
Category 4 (Star, Tournament, Premier & Premier Tournament Masters)Margaret Shelley
Category 5 (County Masters, Masters & Advanced Masters)Roy Brixton
Category 6 (District Masters & Below)Jane Brown
Click Here for Prizes Awarded at the 2019 AGM
Our final event of the season was our experimental Afternoon Tea with Gloria and All Comers Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall on Thursday May 16th 2019. It was a light-hearted and friendly event thoroughly enjoyed by all participants. The ten pairs played a 24 board 3/4 Howell movement to produce the eventual winners. Congratulations to Fina Blake and Rodney Mitchel who managed to achieve a 1 point lead over our Vice-Chair and Rosemarie Proudlove. Gloria's Afternoon Tea was taken mid-session, and a very special tea it was! All you could wish for including strawberries & cream and cream scones laid out beautifully in the Jubilee Room.
Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another most enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a most delightful Afternoon Tea.
Our next event is the Association's Annual General Meeting. to be held at Dunholme on Sunday 2nd June, commencing at 1:30pm, followed by free bridge for the Bill & Eileen Herbert Trophy.
Would all members please note that the date for the first event of the season, the Ghost Pairs, has been changed to Sunday 13th October
The Herbert Trophy has disappeared!
It is awarded to the winners of the duplicate pairs played after the AGM.
Would the most recent winners please check their homes, cupboards, lofts, sheds, garages, etc.
It would be really nice to have it back and get it engraved.
The Men’s and Ladies Pairs Championships were held at Dunholme on Sunday 14th April 2019. Unusually, the men outnumbered the ladies by almost two to one, with14 men’s Pairs and only 8 ladies’ pairs competing together in a 14 round Howell movement. The Men’s Pairs was a very closely fought contest, with two pairs, Paul Wokes & John Brocklehurst and Chris Phillips & Alan Millington achieving the same score, very closely followed by Kiat Huang & Rodney Mitchell. The Ladies’ Pairs was more clear cut, with the honours going to Janet Sharman & Katy Lishman, followed by Margaret McLeod & Hazel Shipley and Trish Herring & Brigid Hughes. Congratulations to all.
Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.
The next event is Gloria’s Afternoon Tea & the All Comers Pairs at Dunholme at 12:00 on 16th May.
The Waitrose Trophy is awarded at the AGM to the Pair with highest percentage score above 70% in a club duplicate session of 8 tables or more in the previous 12 months.
Winners 2019 Roy Hughes & Dennis Mellor with 74.35%
Trophy Presented at the 2019 AGM by Gloria Elwick
Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a contending score.
Lincolnshire's Graham Marshall from the Louth Duplicate/Central/Alford clubs recorded the very strong result of 4th in the annual EBU Seniors Congress Swiss Pairs in Eastbourne at the weekend, with his partner James Bond. This is a tremendous result, earning them 2.13 green points, but Graham also performed exceptionally well in the Swiss Teams on the Sunday coming 4th with James in the X-IMPs ranking of all pairs, in a very strong field, pulling their team of four up to mid-way in the field. A magnificent set of results!
The County Teams Championship was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 24th March 2019. 8 teams had entered the initial Qualifier Session, and the top four teams played in the Final Session, with the remaining teams playing in the Consolation Session. Congratulations to winners of the final and the Dutton Challenge Cup, Nick Hunter, Ruby Schnalke, Paul Wokes & John Brocklehurst. Congratulations also to the winners of the Consolation and the Turner Brumpton Trophy, Mike Llewellyn, Megan Williams, Glynn Elwick & Peter Stackhouse.
The next event is the Men’s & Ladies’ Pairs Championship Teams at Dunholme at 12:00 on 14th April.
The County Pairs Championship was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 10th March 2019. 25 pairs had entered the initial Qualifier Session, and the top five placed N/S & E/W pairs played in the Final Session, with the remaining pairs playing in the Consolation Session. Congratulations to winners of the final and the Arthur Wilson Trophy, Chris Phillips & Alan Millington. Congratulations also to the winners of the Consolation and the Bell Trophy, Maureen Parsons & Maurice Ladlow, to the winners of the Lucy Osbourne Trophy for the best placed pair aged over 65 in the Qualifier, Glynn Elwick & Peter Stackhouse, and the Margaret Briggs Trophy for the best placed inexperienced pair in the Qualifier, Corinne & Peter Cole.
The next event is the County Championship Teams at Dunholme at 11:30 on 24th March.
Congratulations to Richard Tupper and Peter Sharman (Boston Bridge Club) who were the winners of this years Bainton Trophy on Sunday 24th February 2019.
The Swiss Pairs was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 17th February 2019. 23 pairs had entered, resulting in a completely new movement experience for Helen. We played six 6 board rounds except that one round had a 3 board sit out. The computer seemed to know what was happening and produced results after each round telling the players where to go next. Congratulations to winners Ron Wall and Brian Smith, who seemed to spend all their time at the top table, closely followed by runners up Malcolm Hammond and Mike Waters. The results showed a tightly fought contest with only 10 VPs separating the first six placings.
The next event is the Bainton Trophy Final at the City of Lincoln BC at 12noon on 24th February, which will be followed by the Championship Pairs at Dunholme at 11:30am on 10th March.
12 Feb 2019
The main teams event at the Harrogate Congress was won by a Lincolnshire team of relatively inexperienced players at this level, Kiat Huang, Mark Wardell, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke. The team played remarkably well as they had not played as a team before and had not won any previous EBU event. The Congress was run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU.
Mel Rowley and Peter Morgan, both from the Pinchbeck BC won the Thursday night heat of the recent EBU Simultaneous Pairs event. They won the Thursday night heat with a commendable score of 68%. This is a considerable achievement. Well done to them both!
Congratulations to the City of Lincoln Bridge Club on winning the heat for the Garden Cities' Trophy.
The event went to the wire, with everything dependant upon the final match between Lincoln and Louth. In the end Lincoln won that match by 13 VPs to 7 VPs and thus earned the right to represent Lincolnshire in the semi-finals.
Click here to see the final ranking table.
ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION
Our Chairman presented Glynn Elwick with the Dimmie Fleming Award at Dunholme on 13th January 2019
Glynn served on the Lincs CBA Committee for many years as the Scunthorpe Club Representative, then as Secretary for two years, followed by Vice-Chairman and then Chairman from 2011 to 2014. Since then he has been Competition Secretary. He was a founder member of Scunthorpe Bridge Club in 1977 and has served on the Committee for most years since.
He directs at Scunthorpe BC and many County events. He has represented Lincs in the Tollemache and inter-county leagues. He is very active in promoting All Comers Duplicate sessions in the county, to encourage less experienced players to take part in county events.
The first County event of 2019, the January All Comers Pairs was held at Dunholme on the 13th. Fifteen experienced players together with fifteen inexperienced players produce a tightly fought 27 board contest, the eventual victors being Mike Llewellyn & Rennie Bennington. It was a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.
The next event is the Garden Cities Qualifier at Dunholme at 12:00 on 27th January, closely followed by the Bainton Trophy semi-final on 3rd February
The Lincs Gold is the main County teams competition and is a knockout event and is played for Green Points. Each match in the Lincs League is played over 24 boards (12 boards against each pair) and each team plays each other team once. Matches have to be played by the end of the season. One player in each team has to be designated as Captain. This person organises the matches. At the last County Committee meeting the draw for the event was made by our Chairman. Since five teams have entered this year, we will have one preliminary match and then the semi-finals.
Mo Parsons (Capt)/M Ladlow/D Burton/J Gaunt/D Mellor
Glynn Elwick (Capt)/P Stackhouse/M Llewellyn/K Stewart
Paul Wokes (Capt)/John Brocklehurst/Dave Pettengell/Nick Hunter/Ruby Schnalke
Chris Phillips (Capt)/Alan Millington/John Hill/Maurice Lynn
Mark Wardell (Capt)/Kiat Huang/Sue York/Reg Loosley/Maria Nelson/Aaron Hutton.
The preliminary match is Wardell (home) v Wokes (away). This match is 24 boards (32 boards by agreement of Captains). Please try and get this played before Christmas.This match has been played. Wardell (Huang/Loosley/Hutton) beat Wokes (Brocklehurst/Hunter/Schnalke) by 37 IMPs. Wardell will now play Elwick in the semi-final.
The semi-finals are Parsons (home) v Phillips (away) and Wardell or Wokes (home) v Elwick (away). These matches should be 32 boards (40 by agreement of Captains). Please try and get these matches played so that we can get the competition completed so that an entry can be made for the Pachabo competition. We will sort out the home team for the Final at a later date. Good luck to all. Glynn.
The semi-final between Parsons and Phillips has been played. The match was won by Phillips by 66 IMPs and they now go forward to the Final. The second semi-final was won by Wardell (Huang/Hutton/Loosley) by 28 IMPs. The final will be between Phillips and Wardell. If there is a demand, a team can go forward and represent the County in the Pachabo Cup later in the season. Good luck to both teams.
We have four teams entering the competition. This makes it that each team plays three matches. I will try and make it as equal as possible because two matches will be at home and one away and vice-versa. There will be six matches in total.
Mark Wardell (Capt)/Kiat Huang/Sue York/Reg Loosley/Maria Nelson
The matches will be Parsons (home) v Elwick, Parsons (home) v Phillips, Wardell (home) v Parsons, Phillips (home) v Elwick, Elwick (home) v Wardell, Phillips (home) v Wardell. Usual rules apply. Results to me after each match. Please try to get matches played within a reasonable time. It seems very difficult to imagine that we will not be able to get six matches played before the end of the season but you never know. Good luck to all. Glynn.
Parsons beat Wardell by 22 IMPs which is 15-5 VPs and Parsons beat Phillips by 72 IMPs which is 20-0 VPs, Parsons beat Elwick by 14 IMPs which is 13-7 VPs. This means that Parsons has won the Lincs League for 2019. However, remaining fixtures should be played. Congratulations to Parsons on winning the League. Elwick beat Phillips by 14 IMPs which is 13-7 VPs. Wardell beat Elwick by 24 IMPs which is 15-5 VPs. Wardell beat Phillips by 53 IMPs which is 19-1 V.Ps.
Over the last few weeks, Roy Brixton (County Rep for Scunthorpe BC ) has been attending meetings in Nottingham BC in order to pass the course to become a Club Tournament Director. Recently his Directing knowledge has been tested and he was not found wanting. I can report that he passed his exam at Distinction level.
Well done, Roy. We now look forward to seeing you Directing events at the Scunthorpe BC. We have been needing help in this matter for a long time. Any other members who want to do the same as Roy should speak to any Committee member at Scunthorpe BC for further details.
Contact details of Team Captains: Glynn Elwick Tel 01652654872. Mark Wardell Tel 01507480515. Mo Parsons Tel 01526342047. Chris Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> Paul Wokes Tel 01205368077.
The conversion table to convert the IMP score of each match into a VP score is:-
0-1 IMPs (10-10 VP), 2-5 IMPs (11-9 VP), 6-10 IMPs (12-8 VP), 11-15 IMPs (13-7 VP), 16-21 IMPs (14-6 VP), 22-27 IMPs (15-5 VP), 28-34 IMPs (16-4 VP), 35-43 IMPs (17-3 VP), 44-53 IMPs (18-2 VP), 54-65 IMPs (19-1 VP), 66 or more IMPs (20-0 VP)
Please refer to Competitions section on the Home Page for full details of results.
The fantastic work being done within the County at three of our schools is being rewarded when, in early July, a group of @ 20 young bridge players from the county will visit Parliament for a game of bridge against a team from the House of Lords along with a visit to the Upper Chamber.
This is a brilliant opportunity to showcase junior bridge in the County and a massive well done to all involved in setting this up.
If anyone in the County wants to take the initiative and help develop schools bridge where they are, contact Deidre Fell or Reg Loosley, who have gained great experience in this over the years.
The Veterans Cup was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 08/05/2016. 14 pairs took part in the event. This meant that a full Howell movement could be played over 26 boards. This meant that the Veterans were not taxed too much and could get home early. The whole afternoon went very well and the event was played in a very friendly spirit.
When everything had been scored up the result was very close. Third were Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons with 56.97%. In second place came Reg Loosley and Mary Jo Mangion scoring 62.18%. The winners, by two Match Points, were Pete Stackhouse and Glynn Elwick, they scored 62.82%.
Thank you to all of the members who supported this event. We only have a couple of fixtures to fulfill now. The All Comers pairs will be held at the City of Lincoln playing room on 15/05/2016 and the AGM will finish the season off and be held at Dunhome Village Hall on 26/06/2016. We need to make sure that enough members turn up to the AGM to make the meeting viable. At least 25 members are needed to do that.
The County Championships were held at Scunthorpe BC on April 9/10th. The Pairs Championship was held on the first day. Twenty-six pairs entered and the first session was the qualfying event. The first five pairs in each direction qualified for the main final. The N/S direction was won by Alan and Drene Brown with 64.02%. Second came Mike Llewellyn and Megan Williams with a score of 60.8%. In third place was John Gaunt and Debbie Burton scoring 60.42%. E/W winners were Dennis Mellor and Roy Hughes with 62.31%, runners-up came Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons scoring 56.25%. Third place was taken by David Stoddart and Mark Wain with 60.42%. Those pairs finishing sixth and below in both directions qualified for the Consolation Final.
After the break the Finals took place. The main final was won by Glynn Elwick and Keith Stewart with 59.72%. Second came Mike Llewellyn and Megan Williams scoring 57.87% and in third place was Nick Hunter and Ruby Schnalke with 55.56%. The Consolation Final was won by Malcom Hammond and David Page with 60.12%, second was Trish Herring and Susan archer with 57.14% and third was David and Sally Williams with 55.06%. Thanks to all of the players that attended. I hope that you all enjoyed it.
On the second day the Teams Competition was played. It was disappointing that only nine Teams entered . the first session was a round robin of 24 boards with the first five teams to qualify for the main final. Winners of this was Maurice Lynn's team with 42 IMPs. Second was Nick Hunter's team with 29 IMPs and third came Ron Wall's team with 26 IMPs. The losing four teams played in the Consolation event.
The main event was played over 24 boards. The result was very close. Maurice Lynn won with 46 VPs from Roy Hughes with 43 VPs. In third was Margaet McCleod with 40 VPs. The Consolation Final was captured by Sylvia Bunton's team.
Unfortunately this was the second time that the attendance for the Teams Championship was really poor. Your County Committee will have to look at the structure of the Championships and see if any alterations ought to be made.
Finally, thank you to Helen Barr for the way that she Directed both events over the weekend.
All members who play in our County, be that within our clubs, or in County events, are reminded that they are expected to behave in line with the EBU standard for Bridge and the Best Behaviour code.
In particular the following points are important:-
- Greet others in a friendly manner and be a good host at the table
- All members playing in County events should have completed convention cards and be expected to give proper explainations of their bids
- The TD decisions are to be respected
I am always keen to know about either your views about Bridge in the County or if you have any news to publicise to the other members of the County. If you have then give Glynn a call on 01652654872 or send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
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