Quick links (links to recent results and events for the next three months) are at the bottom of the page, accessed via the button above.
Here you will find interesting hands and answers to bidding and play questions. Send your hands in and one of our Tollemache team will give their advice - email hands or question.
The Bridge Doctor can be found under Instruction in the menu.
Congratulations to Warner Solomon who has become a Premier Grand Master (the highest rank) and to Jim Grant who has become a Grand Master (second highest rank).
The following heats will take place (more will be added):
|Tue 27 Jan||Exmouth|
|Wed 28 Jan||Newton Abbot|
|Wed 28 Jan||Torquay|
|Thu 29 Jan||Barnstaple|
|Mon 2 Feb||Honiton|
|Tue 3 Feb||Tipton St John Acolites|
|Tue 3 Feb||Plymstock|
|Mon 9 Feb||Kingsbridge Regal|
|Mon 9 Feb||Plymouth|
|Tue 10 Feb||Exeter|
Most heats welcome visitors, please check with the club first.
There will a Bridgemate Seminar on Saturday 31 January 2015 at the Newton Abbot Scout Hut from 1-6pm. The cost will be £10 per person - ask your club to send you. Places are limited so book early to guarantee your place. Please note that this seminar is titled 'What to do when things go wrong' and is for scorers already familiar with running duplicates using Bridgemates. [More information].
The team of Warner Solomon and Ian Walsh, Alex Maddox and Stefan Lindfors, Gillian and Joe Fawcett, Peter Bowles and Mike Orriel finished a disappointing 7th out of 8 in Group D. The team started well, but faded badly on the second day. Short report.
Heart Foundation Swiss Teams
This popular event was won on a split tie by Pat Joesph, Jenny Northmore, Ali Blake and Morag MacBean from Clare Hamon, Enid Hamon, Richar Ayres and Barry Smale. £290 will be donated to the Heart Foundation.
There is a possibility of the DBA running two full-day workshops on Sat 28 and Sun 29 Mar 2015 aimed at, but not restricted to, players of County B and C team standard. These would be run by Michael Byrne and would cost each player £22.50 for the day. We will only be able to commit to running these (at this cost) if both days are likely to be fully subscribed, so we are asking for provisional bookings from players who are interested. Please contact Terence Treeby or Andrew Leslie by the end of November.
Ian Walsh won the Swiss Pairs playing with Jack Terry.
West of England Congress
Warner Solomon won the Swiss Pairs playing with Roger Sweet. Stefan Lindfors was second playing with Gunnar Hallberg. Stefan Lindfors, Jim Grant and Alex Maddocks won the Swiss Teams playing with Gunnar Hallberg.
EBU overseas Montegro Congress
Ros Morgan won the Ladies' Pairs playing with Jean Squires.
South Hams Charity Swiss Teams
Dick Andrews, Terry Cannon, Robin Giles and Chris Hall won the sell-out Charity Swiss Teams in Thurlestone. The full results can be found on www.bridgewebs.com/kingsbridge
The Congress held over the weekend was enjoyed by all. Congratulations to the Championship Pairs' winners, Mike & Enid Hamon, and to the runners up, Daphne Twinberrow & Jan Patrick.
Also to Norman Massey, Nethie White, Jacek Pietrzycki and Mike Orriel who won the Swiss teams.
And to Sue and Martin Ruth who won the Novice Pairs.
Thanks to Don Pearson for directing and to Ros Morgan and her team of helpers for all their hard work.
Please note that the date of the Devon Pairs Final has been changed from 15 March 2015 to Saturday, 21 February 2015.