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

2016 European Championship banner

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

Useful Links

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.

Results

Open
CrosstableRunning scores
Women
CrosstableRunning scores
Seniors
CrosstableRunning scores

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

WBF logo

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).

Bridge with Lunch25-May-2016

Lunch!

Suffolk's inaugural 'Bridge with Lunch' was supported by players from across the county, with a considerable range of bridge experience. A total of 44 people enjoyed a superb lunch with wine, prepared by restaurateur Gerry Ford, to whom many thanks are due.

Serving lunch

This was followed by the bridge, which was won by Jim Sawyer and Jan Wynne from Stowmarket, in a tight finish by two matchpoints.

1.Jim Sawyer & Jan Wynne62.50%
2.Jill & Roger Tattersfield62.08%
3.David Price & Sarah Farr60.63%

See the full results.

Chef Gerry Ford serving lunch

AGM Pairs22-May-2016

After a commendably businesslike (and brief) AGM the first event of the 2016-17 season was promptly under way. Paul Flavell and Richard Evans opened their season with a win.

1.Richard Evans & Paul Flavell58.92%
2.Rick Waters & Fleur Waters56.67%
3.Malcolm Carey & Barbara Carey55.50%

See the full results.

Earlier entries…

 

Felixstowe Congress

The Felixstowe Pier Leisure Centre again hosts our annual congress on the first weekend in October. The main format is unchanged; Green-Pointed Pairs and Swiss Teams on separate days but now including a Really Easy Event on Sunday.

  • Saturday 1-Oct-2016: 1:00pm, Championship Pairs
  • Sunday 2-Oct-2016: 11:00am, Swiss Teams
  • Sunday 2-Oct-2016: 15:00pm, Really Easy Event

Download an entry form for more details

Contact

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Leagues & Knock-Outs

Eastern Counties League

Forthcoming Matches

  • Sun 27-Nov-2016 2:00pm Norfolk – Home
  • Sun 15-Jan-2017 2:00pm Northants – Away
  • Sun 12-Mar-2017 2:00pm Cambridge University – Away
  • Sun 26-Mar-2017 2:00pm Essex – Home

Recent Results

League Cross-Table

Eastern Counties League 2016-2017
Updated 20-Aug-2016

Calendars & Brochures

'Year at a view' PDFs.

Competitions Brochure PDFs.

Forthcoming Events

  • Sat 1-Oct-2016 1:00pm Felixstowe Congress Pairs – Felixstowe
  • Sun 2-Oct-2016 3:00pm Felixstowe Congress Really Easy Pairs – Felixstowe
  • Sun 2-Oct-2016 11:00am Felixstowe Congress Teams – Felixstowe
  • Begins Mon 3-Oct-2016 Championship Pairs Club Qualifying – Clubs
  • Sun 16-Oct-2016 2:00pm Club Teams of Four – Colchester
  • Sun 13-Nov-2016 2:00pm Club Teams-of-Eight Championship – Colchester
  • Sat 19-Nov-2016 Tollemache Cup Qualifier – Birmingham
  • Begins Mon 21-Nov-2016 Suffolk Simultaneous Pairs – Clubs

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