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Congratulations to Ian Walsh, Peter Bowles, Jacek Pietrzycki and Mike Orriel who won the Hants and IOW Green Point Swiss Teams.
The Devon Swiss Teams will follow the AGM and entries for this should reach Jeanine Keith by 10 June. Reduced entry fee : £8 per player.
|Victor Ludorum||Michael Hamon|
|Devon Teams||Stefan Lindfors|
|Western Counties League||Div 1||Devon 5th|
|Div 2||Devon 2nd|
|Div 3||Devon 1st|
|East League||Div 1||Peter Bowles|
|Div 2||Steve Quinn|
|North League||Div 1||David Clarke
|Div 2||David Biscoe|
|South League||Div 1||Warner Solomon|
|Div 2||Michael Hamon|
|West League||Div 1||Michael Hamon|
|Div 2||Ali Blake|
Congratulations to Ann Slee and Alsion Pollok who were first equal in the Championship Pairs and to Richard Lingham, Viv Mably, Phil Palmer and Jenny Fllod who won the Open Teams.
The High Court ruled recently in favour of the EBU’s appeal against an earlier ruling by Sport England that bridge is not a sport and gave the EBU the right to a judicial review. If this is upheld then bridge will be recognised as a mind sport (as it already is by the Charity Commission and by several Eurpoean countries). Devon Chairman Michael Hamon was interviewed on BBC Radio Devon on 28 April on the subject. See www.ebu.co.uk/node/2029 for more inormation.
West AGM - Wed 13 May at Plymouth BC at 6pm.
Nominations to Ros Morgan by 5 May.
South AGM and prize pairs - Wed 20 May at Torquay BC.
Nominations and volunteers needed for Chairman, Treasurer and committee as Tim Walton, Pam Ward and Paul Ainsworth are all retiring.
Congratulations to Stefan Lindfors, Jim Grant, Peter Woods and Willie Hamilton who have won the Devon Teams. They beat Warner Solomon's team in a closely fought final, with the result in doubt up to the last board. They qualify to play in the Pachabo (for county teams champions) and we wish them the best of luck.
Braunton celebrated 25 years on 1st April. All members received commemorative pens and there was a buffet and a special cake.
Shown above from left to right are Regina Thomas, Brenda Martin, John Sach and Tim Gay
The Devon Congress attracted 112 pairs and 59 teams. It was superbly run (as always) by David Jones and his team with Terence Treeby and his team behind the scenes.
Congratulations to Rob Cliffe and Alan Mayo who just pipped Clare Hamon and Robert Dixon to the post in the Swiss Pairs
and to Ian Walsh, Peter Bowles, Jacek Pietrzycki and Mike Orriel who won the Swiss Teams.
Thanks to the hotel and all the people who worked so hard to make the event so successful.
Following some recent misunderstandings, the rules and regulations for county and section events are clarified in a single document. In particular, there is a correction period which expires at mid-day two days following the publication of the results. Any protests should be first reported to whoever was the Director.