Some of our members have been competing against people from all over the country in the EBU Summer Congress. The full results can be seen on the EBU website but special successes for players from our Club were as follows:-
Aug 6 GCH Fox Pairs 2nd Stuart Davies and George Bak (118 pairs competed)
Aug 8 Mixed Pair Championship 3rd Carole Kelly and Stuart Davies
Aug 9 Point A Board Teams 1st Alan Jarvis (with three others)
Aug 9 Friday pairs 3rd Stuart Davies (with Nick Doe)
The August 100 Club winners are
5 August. Susan Hoyle
12 August Pat Benson
If you use your EBU diary please note that with the latest edition of English Bridge members are being told that from 2020 if they wish to receive a diary then they will need to OPT IN. This is to reduce the number of unwanted diaries which are sent out which obviously has both an environmental and financial impact. To opt in to receive the diary members will need to login to My EBU and check the appropriate tick box, even if they were previously marked to receive it. If members ask for assistance with doing this then the Club should be able to do this for them provided that the member has given the club permissions to update their details.
Everyone will be interested to know that several members from the Club played in the recent Scarborough Congress. All did well - with the most notable success being in the Senior Pairs Qualifier when Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn were the top pair. All the results can be seen on the EBU website.
Next Season's Pro-Am Evening League competition begins on Tuesday 8th October
Teams of 4 compete on a Tuesday evening once a month for approximately 7 sessions. Each team is captained by a more experienced player who will provide encouragement and talk about the hands at the end of each session.
If you are interested, please sign the sheet in the tearoom by Thursday 29th August
If you have any queries, please contact Georgie Ramseyer
Congratulations to Stephen, Sharon, Elaine and Peter. They won the Mixed Pivot Teams Championship held on Monday 15th July
Louise and Mark Armitage came fourth in the County Yorkshire Flitch held at Doncaster on July 14th. Very well done.
We hope that this will not be the case but members should be aware that due to illness there may, possibly, not be a host at the Club on the evening of Wednesday 17th July.
Congratulations to George and Stuart - our winners of the Hill Pairs competition. Morris Brown and Cath Riley came second. Well done.
The winners of the 100 club in July are:- 1 July Kath Jagger 8 July. Madeleine Newby 15 July Margaret Brayshaw 22 July. Wendy Murphy 29th. Richard King
The dates for next season's Yorkshire League matches have been published - so please put them in your diaries!
|2019 - 2020|
|Match 1||27th October 2019|
|Match 2||10th November 2019|
|Match 3||1st December 2019|
|Match 3a||15th December 2019|
|Match 4||5th January 2020|
|Match 4a||19th January 2020|
|Match 5||26th January 2020|
|Match 6||16th February 2020|
|Match 7||8th March 2020|
Congratulations to Sue (Sheldrick) and Madeleine. They won the Vera Walton trophy competition on 12th June.
Congratulations to George Bak, Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn who, playing with non Club member Nichola Cockerill-Smith, won the final of the Yorkshire Congress team event held in Harrogate on the weekend of 9/10 of June. Well done to you all.
Our extremely successful mentoring scheme formally came to an end at the end of June. Many, many thanks to the mentors who took part. They all spent a lot of time with their respective mentees, meeting up with them to discuss various hands, advising on system cards and frequently playing with a mentee in a Club session. Everyone agrees that the help that was given has made all the difference to our intermediate players.
The scheme may run again in 2020-21 depending on interest and demand in twelve months time.
Monday 3 June was a very special day at our bridge Club as it was Kath Fort’s birthday. She had provided what was said to be ‘nibbles’ but that certainly didn’t cover the absolutely wonderful array of food that we had in the extended interval. Chris gave an account of Kath’s long-time association with the Club and Susan presented her with a bouquet.
Thank you so much Kath for doing all this. You and your family must have worked extremely hard to get everything so well organised. It was a really lovely evening. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
On Monday May 20th the winners of the Joyce Allard Trophy were Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Lynn Nutton, Georgie Ramseyer and Richard King. Well done to you all.
Congratulations to Stuart Davies and Alan Jarvis who won this event at Huddersfield bridge club on May 19th. Also to George Bak, Steve Blackburn and Carole Kelly. George and Steve came third in the same event tieing with Carole and her partner - Geoff Kenyon from Doncaster. Twenty four pairs from over the region competed.
The Bradford Swiss Pairs competition for the Rita Oldroyd Cup was held on Sunday 14th April and, in addition to Club members, a lot of participants came from other bridge clubs to compete. The winners were Mike Ash and Rob Ferrari, with two pairs - Dave Robinson partnering Sandy Davies and TonyMcNiff partnering Bill Townsend - tieing in second place. Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn were the highest ranking Bradford pair.
Many thanks to our wonderful house committee for providing such a lovely buffet meal.
Monday 15th April was a handicapped event and seven teams competed. The raw results can be seen by clicking the Results Tab in the usual way. However Pianola does not deal with the handicaps. The final result for the top four teams, with the handicap applied, is as follows:-
|1||Stephen & Sharon Halston. Kath Fort , Peter Smith||102|
|2||George Bak, Stuart Davies, Gill Copeland, Steve Blackburn||69|
|3||Liz Brown, Joyce Carey. John Lomas, Morris Brown||40|
|4||Robert Eaton, Jacqui Hutchinson, Alistair Copeland, Clive Naylor||35|
Many congratulations to the winners of the Haslock Trophy - Hazel Greenwood and Margaret Brayshaw. Very well played - a great result!
This competition concluded this week and in an exciting photo finish Team Andrews L pipped Team Davies on a split tie after both finished on 89VP. So hard luck for Stuartís team and congratulations to Laurieís. Team Eaton took third spot on 83 VP, not so far behind. Unfortunately the results from the final round of matches cannot yet be displayed on the results page but this will be remedied in due course. Thanks to all who played throughout the winter to make this competition a success.
The Mentoring system seems to be working extremely well and still has several months to run. The Club would now also like to organise some stand-alone seminars on topics of interest. For instance, a seminar topic could be on team tactics or further conventions or cue bidding and splinters or defence etc. If you have the necessary expertise and would be willing to run one of these seminars it would be great - so please let someone on the Committee know.
The winner of the Club Championship Handicap Teams held on 18th March was Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Janice Brear, Alistair Copeland and Clive Naylor. Well done, all of you!
On Sunday 14th April the Club is hosting a Swiss Pairs event. It starts at 1.00 pm, there's a substantial buffet and it should be a really enjoyable day. It's a great opportunity to meet and play against people from other clubs as well as the other Bradford members who will be playing.
Full details can be found on the YCBA website under the Events tab and there are some entry forms on the table in the coffee room.
Congratulations to Louise Armitage and Sandra Andrews who won the Ladies Championship Pairs Drive on March 13th and to Alistair Copeland and Alan Jarvis who won the Men's event.
Many thanks to Stuart for all the work that he put in running two events simultaneously. It was really appreciated by everyone who played.
With only one round of matches remaining in this year's competition Team Davies' lead has been cut to 4VP.
Hot on their heels is Team Andrews L. and Teams Eaton and Andrews M. still have a theoretical chance of winning.
Plenty to play for in the final matched on April 2nd.
All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.
Members will be shocked and saddened to hear that Jim Newby died in his sleep on the weekend of 2nd/3rd March. Our thoughts are very much with Madeleine at this sad time.
The results for the final match in this season’s Yorkshire League are as follows:-
Special congratulations to Team D who finished the season at the top of their division which means that they will be promoted next year. Well done to the A team for their 20-0 win on March 3rd!!
The Bradford team of Stuart Davies, Alan Jarvis, Steve Blackburn and Gill Copeland have reached the semi-finals of the Waddington Shield, the annual Yorkshire k/o teams event. This is the major county teams-of-four competition. The winners will represent the YCBA in the EBU Pachabo Cup competition (inter-county teams of four championship). We wish our team well for the next round.
Please note that the movement activated light in the Club porch is now working and switching on. It has a timer and will stay on for about thirty seconds when activated and then switch off automatically. So, if you are a keyholder, just leave it when you lock up. You don't have to turn it off manually.