Club Teams-of-Four16-Oct-2016

2016 Club Teams-of-4 winners

Winners Woodbridge: from left, Dave Walker, John Pearson, Viv Mason, Tony Baker.

In the closest possible finish, in which the final placings were not decided until the last board of the day had been played, the Woodbridge team of Dave Walker, John Pearson, Viv Mason & Tony Baker won the Thornway Cup for Club Teams of Four by one Victory Point from the Stansfield team of Bridget Smith, Paul Flavell, Celia Jeal & Richard Evans with the Colchester team just one VP further away in third place.

2016 Club Teams-of-4 runners-up

Runners-up Stansfield: from left, Bridget Smith, Paul Flavell, Celia Jeal, Richard Evans.

All present enjoyed a very sociable event which included an excellent tea. It was a shame that only nine teams entered (including two from Framlingham and one for the first time from Little Clacton) with several well known clubs being absent.

See the full results, line-ups and Masterpoints..

Felixstowe Congress2-Oct-2016

A successful congress with even more participants. Suffolk players were well represented in the field though not so prominently in the prizes – whatever happened to home advantage?

Swiss Teams
1.Paul Littlewood, Fiona Littlewood, Julie Abley, Steve Abley94 VPs
2.Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, Alan Green, Frank Morrison92
3.Steven Berg, David Green, Jill Tattersfield & Roger Tattersfield91
Championship Pairs
1.Konrad Mau & Mike Bull65.71%
2.Robert Elliott & Albert Kitchin60.58%
3=Alan Sparkes & Eric Campbell60.10%
3=Dinesh Gudka & Cathy Rowland60.10%
Consolation Pairs
1.Val Mollison & Paul Mollison65.48%
2.Richard Creamer & Graham Horscroft62.20%
3.Graham Pollack & Malcolm Pollack60.71%
Open Pairs
1.Bogdan Drobny & Maureen Kimbley61.57%
2.Graham Olliffe & Keith Thompson59.48%
3.John McCoy & Ann Morgan58.97%
2016 Felixstowe Really Easy Pairs winners

Winners of the Really Easy Pairs event, Andrew Lewis & Peter Watson with Competitions Secretary, Chris Rickard (right), presenting prizes.

Really Easy Pairs (Sunday)
1.Andy Lewis & Peter Watson59.72%
2.Jan Turner & Jean Gaffer59.03%
3.Carol Durston & Sue Cooper57.64%

All in all 66 pairs competed on Saturday, 32 teams and 9 pairs on Sunday.

Use the links in the event names for the results or the Congress results summary.

Suffolk Men's and Women's Pairs14-Sep-2016

It is hard to deny this year's Men's and Women's pairs results have a familar look: of the 12 names below only three are different from the result in 2014.

Congratulations to Jane Moore and Elizabeth Tora for retaining the Women's Years and to David Morran and Julian Lang for regaining the Men's Pairs. Their streak continues: since 2010, David Price and Andrew Moore (odd years) have alternated with David and Julian (even years).

Women's Pairs
1.Jane Moore & Elizabeth Tora61.11%
2.Bim Wilson & Trissa Orange56.48%
3.Helen Mason & Sue Flin54.63%
Men's Pairs
1.David Morran & Julian Lang59.49%
2.Andrew Moore & David Price58.45%
3.Eric Newman & Mike Sherer57.52%

See the full results: Men's and Women's.

Suffolk v Bedfordshire14-Aug-2016

The first home match of the Eastern Counties League Season was an an unhappy affair for Suffolk; the first and third teams lost and it was left to the second eight to salvage some pride.

The 'A' Team lost 1-19 VPs (-93 IMPs), the 'B' Team won, 15-5 (+40) but the 'C' lost 3-17 (-62).

See the board-by-board results.

2016 Pivot Teams29-Jul-2016

Entries for this year's Pivot Teams competition are now being taken. As last year, this is a teams-of-four knockout competition played in your own homes by players who partner each of the other three team members during each match.

Entries to the Competitions Secretary, , by the end of August, please. First round draw to be made on 1st September. Entry fee just £5 per team.

Suffolk Senior Pairs13-Jul-2016

Congratulations to Andrew and Jane Moore who took the Senior pairs with an excellent score. Second-placed Roger and Jill Tattersfield took the Veterans' prize.

1.Andrew Moore & Jane Moore67.50%
2.Roger Tattersfield & Jill Tattersfield64.79%
3.Jeff Orton & Rick Hanley62.92%

See the full results.

A blue cardigan was found after the event, if you are missing one, contact

Bridge With Tea Cancelled1-Jul-2016

Regrettably Bridge With Tea on Sunday 10th July has been cancelled for lack of entries.

This is a sad eventuality after the support and appreciation for the 'Bridge With Lunch' last month. The committee recognises the social element in county events and will consider formats. If you have any comments or insights, please get in touch via the committee contact page.

Mixed Pairs22-Jun-2016

The Mixed and Married Pairs event at the excellent Lavenham Village Hall attracted 24 pairs, 9 of them married, and a very enjoyable evening was had by all. The Ringer Cup for the overall winners was won by Jane and Andrew Moore with an outstanding 71% while the Lang Cup for the highest placed married pair who are not the overall winners went to the partnership of May Li and John Gan.

1.Andrew Moore & Jane Moore71.59%
2.Din Gudka & Cathy Rowland64.02%
3.May Li & John Gan57.95%

See the full results.

Bridge With Tea21-Jun-2016

After the success of Bridge with Lunch Suffolk has another social event planned – Bridge with Tea on Sunday July 10th at Nayland Village Hall.

These events are a great success with Tea (and cakes) having an equal billing with the relaxed bridge session. Entry is restricted to players below the rank of Premier Master – so all you club players will have a chance to do well.

Please enter by June 30th as catering commitments must be made by July 1st.

European Championships15-Jun-2016

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Play starts tomorrow in the European Team Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

England has squads in all three events, Open, Women and Seniors. Suffolk captain David Price is moonlighting as the NPC of the Open Team.

The other home unions are all represented and, as luck would have it, England take on Wales during at the same time as the countries take the field in Lens in that other European Championship.

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Watch the championships online - see our guide to watching bridge online. The times of play (local +1 hour) are:

  • 09:00
  • 12:20
  • 15:00
  • 17:40

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The Team Championships have reverted to a single all-play-all in each category. There are 37 teams in the Open, 23 in the Women's and 24 in the Senior event. The latter two begin on 19th June and during 16th to 18th the European Women's Pairs is held.

Tournament website including Bulletins and all match results.


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The Jaggards are only going to China…9-Jun-2016

Further to the item on the World Wide Pairs (and not mentioned earlier for fear of a jinx) in an earlier heat, a Suffolk partnership recorded a score that 'put them in the frame'.

Joan & Keith Jaggard

They played in the 28th April heat at Stansfield, Richard Evans the Chairman writes,

A couple from the Suffolk village club of Stansfield has been invited to take part in the final of the 2016 World Wide Bridge Contest in Beijing, where US$20,000 prize money will be on offer.

Joan and Keith Jaggard won the chance to play in China when they recorded a fantastic 70+% score at a qualifying heat held on a regular Thursday night in April – the entry fee was a mere £1.50p!

Thousands of pairs around the globe took part in six qualifying heats staged in April, May and June, with players in each heat tackling the same set of boards.

Joan & Keith finished second out of 555 pairs from 18 different countries who took part in the April heat. With the six heat-winners they qualified with one of the seven highest non-winning scores over the three months (in a complicated process!).

The thirteen pairs will be joined in Beijing by seven pairs from the host country. Joan and Keith are the only pair from Britain to qualify for the final.

The club's 100 members are tickled pink. Ever since Keith and Joan recorded their huge score all the talk has been about whether they would get to China.

Stansfield only took part because it sounded like fun and, although no-one dreamt anyone from Stansfield would be winning an all-expenses-paid trip to China, it just goes to show miracles do happen. Keith and Joan are club stalwarts and this could not happen to a nicer couple.

See the news as reported by the World Bridge Federation and the EBU.

World Wide Bridge Contest30-May-2016

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Stowmarket Club are again holding a heat of the World Wide Bridge Contest on Friday 3rd June, starting at 2pm.

The same cards are played around the world in probably the largest contest of its type. The scores are uploaded to the Internet on the ECats site. From their pages,

An exciting, revised Contest is coming for 2016 with an amazing prize for the winning pairs – qualification to a Final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd – 25th September with a subsidy for travel expenses, free B&B accommodation and a great prize fund!

This is the last opportunity to make the final (previous runnings in April and May).

The game at Stowmarket starts at 2:00pm at St. Mary's Hall in Windermere Road (junction of St Mary's Rd, Silverdale Ave and Windermere). Table money for everyone is £4.00. Simply turn up or, if you have any questions or you need a partner, speak to Arthur Winchester (01449 612105).

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