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Dave Walker enjoyed the respectful support of his partners and the respectful fear of his opponents to breeze through the competition without a bad board – well done him. All 24 players enjoyed a very sociable afternoon's bridge.
See the full results for all the placings and Master Point awards.
Forty-four pairs sought a place in the Championship Pairs Final. The top 24 qualify by right to all-play-all final at Nayland Village Hall on Sunday 23rd April at 2.00pm. If any of those 24 drop out the next in line will be invited to play.
Thes front-runners in the semi:
|1.||Paul Flavell & Bridget Smith||64.68%|
|2.||Malcolm Pryor & Karen Pryor||61.41%|
|3.||David Price & Jenny Price||60.81%|
See the full results for all the placings and Master Point awards
If you are unable to take up a qualification place, please contact as a reserve list will be created.
First past the post in each club's annual Master Point race.
|Abbeygate Bridge Club||John Bloomfield*||1269|
|Aldeburgh Bridge Club||Carol Smith||948|
|Bury St. Edmunds Bridge Club||Kevin Fletcher||357|
|Clacton Contract Bridge Club||Mike Williams||374|
|Clare Duplicate Bridge Club||David Price||1007|
|Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club||Eric Newman||599|
|Deben Bridge Club||Sally Ledger||531|
|Felixstowe Bridge Club||Glynn Whitehead||556|
|Framlingham Bridge Club||Richard Waters||408|
|Frinton Bridge Club||Mike Williams||506|
|Heritage Coast||Michael Shine||554|
|Ipswich & Kesgrave Bridge Club||Diane Whitley||1263|
|Ipswich Hospitals Bridge Club||Joan Mayhew*||381|
|Little Clacton Bridge Club||Frank Gibson||548|
|Newmarket Bridge Club||Roger Timmins**||498|
|Stansfield Bridge Club||Bridget Smith||823|
|Stowmarket Bridge Club||David Willson**||1371|
|Stratford St. Mary Bridge Club||Christine Cooke||694|
|Sudbury Contract Bridge Club||Mike Malin*||621|
|Woodbridge Bridge Club||Bob Webb*||1085|
* Club champions who retained their title from 2015
** Club champions who are undefeated since awards were first made in 2010.
Sadly (yet again) none of the county's club champions was lucky in the EBU prize draw.
|Leader Board Level 4||(Star Masters, Tournament Masters, Premier Masters)|
|Mr JR Pearson||4312||1 Star Master|
|Leader Board Level 5||(County Masters, Masters, Advanced Masters)|
|Mr David Green||2543||County Master|
|Leader Board Level 6||(Unranked, Club Masters, District Masters)|
|Mrs Carol Smith||2774||District Master|
Suffolk's full lists are available from the dedicated EBU page.
Ipswich and Kesgrave are hosting a course run by English Bridge Education and Development (EBED) to train club teachers on Sat/Sun 29th/30th April 2017 at Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre where the club plays.
This course equips attendees to teach the EBED Bridge for All course. From the EBED website:
To help membership recruitment in your club, English Bridge Education & Development is now running an important teacher training initiative to help all bridge clubs to 'grow their own' membership through an integrated teaching programme.
The purpose of this course is to provide basic training for club members who are prepared to offer a teaching programme at their club. This needs to be as part of programme to which the whole club is committed and which is designed to attract new members into bridge and then nurture their development within the world of duplicate play.
Applicants should apply directly to Lisa Miller (01296 317217) at EBED. Further details can be found on the dedicated webpage.
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).
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
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