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Bridgemate Seminar
31 Jan 2015

Still a few places left on the Seminar on Saturday 31 January 2015 at the Newton Abbot Scout Hut from 1-6pm. 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].

Summary of the Rules for County and Section Events

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.

John Woolcott Weekend
10-11 January 2015

Congratulations to the winners at the John Woolcott Wekend. The A Final Pairs' was won by Jean Whitlam and Nigel Hamlyn (Mike Hamon, is shown presenting the prize to Jean).


The Swiss Teams was won by Mike Hamon, Enid Hamon, Clare Hamon and Barry Smale.


Devon Pairs Qualifiers 2015

Final - Saturday 21 February
Thank you to those clubs who are holding qualifiers. Players scoring 50% or more in a qualifier automatically qualify for the final on Sat 21 February. Table money for qualifiers is normal club money. Regional masterpoints are awarded even in qualifiers. Please note that players must declare in advance if their attempt to qualify is at another club on a later date. Also, no-one may make a second attempt to qualify if they miss first time. If a player plays in more than one qualifier and is not marked X on the first result submitted, then only the first score is valid.
Green points are awarded at the final.


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).

Devon Pairs Qualifying Heats

The following heats will take place (more will be added):

Tue 27 Jan Exmouth
Wed 28 Jan Newton Abbot
Wed 28 Jan Fort Stamford
(limited space, vistors
please email Tom Biss)
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.

Advanced and Improver Workshops 2015

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.