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70th Midland Counties Congress

This is a 3 day event held in Solihull on 3rd, 4th and 5th January 2020.

For brochure click here

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Please note - if you have been using the link www.northantsbridge.info - this is being phased out - you should use www.bridgewebs.com/northants

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Northants One Day Green Point Event - 18th May 2019

Congratulations to the winners, Ufuk Cotuk and Robert Miller after a close set of last matches.

1 Ufuk Cotuk & Robert Miller 100 VPs
2 Mark Hodgson & Maggie Jones 98 VPs
3 Nadia Stelmashenko & Victor Milman 96 VPs
4 Doreen Simpson & Robin Griffiths 92 VPs
5 Andy & Graham Cope 91 VPs
       

County Sim Pairs has been postponed from 25th February 2019 to an unspecified date

2019 Eden Cup Winners

Congratulations to 

1 Robert Miller & Daniel Baines 67.59 24
2 Maggie Jones & John Walshaw 57.24 18

2019 Broke Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Tilley Team for their win in the Broke Cup

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Inter-School Tournament

Inter-School Tournament

Another hugely successful Inter-School Tournament took place at Stamford Bridge Club on Friday 21st June 2019. There were 100 children taking part in this event from 12 different schools either from Northamptonshire or Lincolnshire. Prizes were awarded to the winning students and the participating schools by Donna Wright, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of English Bridge Education and Development (EBED). Thanks go to Liz Dale, her team of buddies and the committee at Stamford for another tremendous achievement.

Lincolnshire county player and U26 England squad member, Aaron Hutton, assisted at the event with his team-mate Kripa Panchagnula recollecting: "It was a wonderful event, with 7 tables of bridge and 18 tables of minibridge. It was great to help ensure the event ran smoothly and I enjoyed watching the children try to decide how to bid and how to play their contract. The children had a break half-way through, in which they were excitedly comparing their results trying to work out who had more plus scores. The event also allowed the helpers and Alan Shillitoe to spot potential talent which they can try to push forward, some of which I heard have been invited to U16 training sessions. My personal favourite moment was when I saw a young girl finesse the T with KJ96 opposite Q8, which worked out perfectly on the hand."

Northants One Day Green Poits Event

This years Swiss Pairs event was contested by 40 pairs with 4 pairs still in contention for first place starting the last round. The eventual winners narrowly lost the last round but had a sufficient lead to hold on to first place. The final results were:

Place Winners Victory Points Prize
1 Ufuk Cotuk & Robert Miller 100 VPs £60 each
2 Mark Hodgson & Maggie Jones 98  VPs £40 each
3 Nadia Stelmashenko & Victor Milman 96  VPs £30 each
4 Doreen Simpson & Robin Griffiths 92  VPs £20 each
5 Andy & Graham Cope 91  VPs £10 each

 

Thankyou to all those who took part and we hope to see everyone next year.

County Pairs Championship

Congratulations to Robert Miller & Daniel Baines who won comfortably with a great score of 67.59%. Well done to Maggie Jones & John Walshaw who came second.

The winners and runners up qualify to represent Northamptonshire in the Corwan Trophy.

Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs on 17th August 2019

Andrew Bisson and Sue Cooke won the Murchie Lerner Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs event on 17th August.

For full results see "Results" in menu

2019-2020 Inter-Club League

NCBA organises a teams of eight league for competition between clubs.

The top team in Division 1 qualifies for the Garden Cities national competition.

Results are entered into the

EBU League Management System.

NCBA Inter Club Division Tables are at:

Division 1  Division 2 Division 3 North   Division 3 South

Victory Point Scale

2019-20 Eastern Counties League

Northants has teams in all three divisions of the ECL.

Match dates are in the calendar.

Results are entered into the

EBU League Management System

ECL Tables are at:

Division 1    Division 2   Division 3

Calendar
3rd January 2020
70th Midlands Counties Congress
West Midlands Bridge Club
3rd, 4th and 5th January
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5th January 2020
ECL Bedfordshire (H)
Kettering Bridge Club
8th January 2020
County Committee Meeting
Kettering Bridge Club 7:30pm
19th January 2020
Kettering Swiss Pairs
9th February 2020
ECL Cambridge University (A)
24th February 2020
Northamptonshire Simultaneous Pairs provisional date
Results
Murchie Lerner Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Stamford Bridge Club
One Day Green Points Events
Bugbrooke
Director: Gary Conrad
Garden City Regional Finals
Eden Cup Session 2
Eden Cup Combined Sessions
Eden Cup Session 1
Director: Robert Miller