Official website of the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association
Two pairs were clear of the rest of the field in Suffolk's Blue-pointed event, the Mid Anglia Pairs. After a very enjoyable 54-board IMP-scored marathon hosted by the Woodbridge club, Neil Bresler and David Cooper beat Norman Less and Helen Mason by less than half an IMP.
|1.||Neil Bresler & David Cooper||90.84 IMPs|
|2.||Norman Less & Helen Mason||90.38|
|3.||Roger Tattersfield & Jill Tattersfield||63.15|
See the full results for all the placings and the Blue Point awards.
The Norfolk Bridge Association and English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) are holding Club Tournament Director Courses in 2017 at the Abbey Hall, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH.
All courses run from 10:30am – 5:00pm and the lead instructor is Nicole Cooke.
Above costs are to EBU members and clubs are invited to sponsor attendees. (Non members, £50, £50, £60 respectively.)
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to take your own lunch.
Entries to Richard Banbury, 01296 317218; local organiser Roger Amey, 01263 713476. Answers to queries about the course can be found on the EBED Frequently Asked Questions page.
The county teams suffered a bad start to the new year losing all three matches against Northamptonshire.
The 'A' Team lost 8-12 VPs (-16 IMPs), the 'B' Team lost, 9-11 (-9) and the 'C' lost 3-17 (-60).
See the board-by-board results.
The inclement weather conditions on the 12th January may have prevented pairs from playing in the Open Heat held at Ipswich & Kesgrave that night. Consequently we have designated an additional 'last chance' heat to be played on February 9th at Kesgrave to accommodate anyone prevented from competing for a place in the semi-final because of the weather concerns.
The semi-final will be played on 17th February in Lavenham.
Round One qualified seven teams played to the championship Round Two, the remaining five contested the plate.
Carey won all their matches and took the Plate which was settled on the day.
(Malcolm Carey & Barbara Carey, Phillip Edwards & Anne Edwards)
(Con Hanson & Pauline Hanson, Clive Rowe & Patrick Grant)
(Jo Harpur & Norman Less, Patsi Barnes & Joan Watson)
From Round 2, the top four teams go through to the knock-out semi-finals. As winners of the qualifier, Hanley have the right to choose their semi-final opponent. They selected Evans, therefore the other semi-final is Price v Sherer (higher-placed teams from round two having home advantage).
(Rick Hanley & Graham Beeton, Christopher Chambers & Peter Gemmell)
(David Price & Jane Moore, Rosemarie Mascall & Jenny Price)
(Mike Sherer & Eric Newman, David Morran & Julian Lang)
(Richard Evans & John Bloomfield, Peter Bushby & John Wilmott)
See the full results with all team line-ups.
By overall measure Suffolk had slightly the better of it against neighbours Norfolk. However the county lost two of the three matches – but by less than 'B' team's winning margin.
The 'A' Team lost 8-12 VPs (-13 IMPs), the 'B' Team won, 17-3 (+66) but the 'C' lost 6-14 (-26).
See the board-by-board results.
Bill Johnston and Mike Williams retained the Suffolk Simultaneous Pairs. Prizes go to the top four pairs:
|1.||Mike Williams & Bill Johnston||Frinton||70.22%|
|2.||Frank Mansfield & Mike Del-Bo||Woodbridge||68.78%|
|3.||Paul Flavell & Bridget Smith||Stansfield||68.40%|
|4.||John Pearson & Clive Rowe||Woodbridge||64.57%|
125 pairs from Abbeygate, Clare, Deben, Framlingham, Frinton, Ipswich Hospitals, Stansfield and Woodbridge bridge clubs took part.
Suffolk had a weekend of mixed fortunes, winning five matches (more than twice as many as 2015) but again settling into sixth place in their group.
The county were represented by David Price (Capt.), Chris Chambers, Peter Gemmell, Rick Hanley, Jane Moore, Eric Newman, Jeff Orton and Mike Sherer.
|Merseyside & Cheshire||2||6||6||8||16||8||4||6||-||56|
Full results are on the EBU site (Group C).
After the scores were published on our results site it was noticed that they were inconsistent with the Victory Point scales given to players and used for the first-half results.
The changes were relatively small but they did perturb the top and bottom places. Accordingly it was actually Ipswich and Kesgrave (Tony Shearman, Robert Green, Anne Edwards, Phillip Edwards, Maria Allnutt, Debby Sutcliffe, Chris Green and Chris Chambers) who retained the Abbeygate Shield.
|Ipswich & Kesgrave||x||10||3||10||19||19||17||8||20||18||124|
|Bury St Edmunds||1||6||9||13||x||17||11||13||6||11||87|
|Stratford St Mary||0||1||5||8||14||8||3||11||x||16||66|
Commiserations to Colchester; an unfortunate mistake saw them leave the event believing they had retaken the trophy.
See the results and line-ups.
The event was very well attended with ten teams enjoying an excellent day's bridge and the usual outstanding tea provided by the local Sea Scouts who are already booked for next year!.
The Children in Need Telethon lands on Friday 18th November.
The week before you can play in the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs. ECats who run the international bridge event are again an official partner organisation of the BBC.
Four Suffolk clubs are holding heats:
We would be pleased to advertise any other heats, just write to .
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.
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..
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?
|1.||Paul Littlewood, Fiona Littlewood, Julie Abley, Steve Abley||94 VPs|
|2.||Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, Alan Green, Frank Morrison||92|
|3.||Steven Berg, David Green, Jill Tattersfield & Roger Tattersfield||91|
|1.||Konrad Mau & Mike Bull||65.71%|
|2.||Robert Elliott & Albert Kitchin||60.58%|
|3=||Alan Sparkes & Eric Campbell||60.10%|
|3=||Dinesh Gudka & Cathy Rowland||60.10%|
|1.||Val Mollison & Paul Mollison||65.48%|
|2.||Richard Creamer & Graham Horscroft||62.20%|
|3.||Graham Pollack & Malcolm Pollack||60.71%|
|1.||Bogdan Drobny & Maureen Kimbley||61.57%|
|2.||Graham Olliffe & Keith Thompson||59.48%|
|3.||John McCoy & Ann Morgan||58.97%|
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 Watson||59.72%|
|2.||Jan Turner & Jean Gaffer||59.03%|
|3.||Carol Durston & Sue Cooper||57.64%|
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.
A Green Point Weekend held on Ipswich Waterfront. Jointly organised by the Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambs & Hunts Associations. This year we are pleased to announce a Really Easy Pairs on Saturday.
Download an entry form for more details
See more about the event.
Eastern Counties League 2016-2017
'Year at a view' PDFs.
Competitions Brochure PDFs.
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You can download a copy from our Table Talk page.
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