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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.
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).
|1.||Jane Moore & Elizabeth Tora||61.11%|
|2.||Bim Wilson & Trissa Orange||56.48%|
|3.||Helen Mason & Sue Flin||54.63%|
|1.||David Morran & Julian Lang||59.49%|
|2.||Andrew Moore & David Price||58.45%|
|3.||Eric Newman & Mike Sherer||57.52%|
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.
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.
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 Moore||67.50%|
|2.||Roger Tattersfield & Jill Tattersfield||64.79%|
|3.||Jeff Orton & Rick Hanley||62.92%|
See the full results.
A blue cardigan was found after the event, if you are missing one, contact
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.
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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