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Devon Congress
11-13 April 2014

54 tables of Swiss pairs and 60 of Swiss Teams came to Torquay for a sunny weekend. Congratulations to Ruth Edmondson and Brigid McElroy who won the Swiss Pairs


and to Pam Pearce, Susan Sharp, Nicky Ferguson and John Councer who won the Swiss teams.


Thanks to Terence and his committee for all their hard work in the organisation and to David Jones and his team for directing - and under Neil's watch, the Bridgemates behaved immaculately!

Andrew Robson Tour

The schedule for Andrew Robson is as follows. Topics will be arranged with the clubs shortly.

 Morning Afternoon  Evening
Mon 29 Sep     Exmouth Taw Vale
Tue 30 Sep Newton Abbot Newton Abbot  
Wed 1 Oct   Plymouth Thurlestone
Thu 2 Oct   Torquay Isca

Cornwall Congress
28-30 March

Congratulations to Sandra Bennett and Ann Husk who won the Treguddaq Trophy (championship pairs) at the Cornwall Congress and to Dick Andrews and Gaynor Wiseman won won the Fistral Cup (secondary pairs event).

Western League 2013-14

Devon have won the B division of the Western League with one match to play and have a possibility of winning the other two divisions.

Some interesting hands came up in the match. Can you get them right? Email Terence with your answers

Notes on Committee Meeting
March 2014

Full draft minutes will be available soon.

  • Devon currently has 1441 EBU members but clubs are reminded to update their information on the EBU website in order to maintain the accuracy of this.
  • It was decided that there would be no printed calendar for 2014-15 in its current form. The information is all available on the website. There will be a reduced version on 2 sides of A4 circulated via clubs for those members who want one.
  • The savings from not issuing a calendar enable the committee to propose to the AGM that the P2P rate for 2015-16 stays at 3p.
  • A number of changes to the Constitution will be put to the 2014 AGM to bring it line with current operational practice.
  • The South Section urgently needs new committee members and a league organiser.
  • Julia Chadwick : in 2014 we promoted the extra master points for qualifiers and 11 clubs held qualifiers with 215 players but still about 15-18 tables in the final. This raised the green points for the winners without attracting any more to the final. Next year’s promotion will stress cheap green points more prominently.
  • Directors will be reminded to announce prior to an event that they should be called if there is a behaviour problem just as they should for a bridge problem.
  • Further details of Andrew Robson’s tour (29 Sep to 2 Oct) were approved with a county subsidy of £700.
  • We will be candidates for county director’s courses and a list of directors willing / able to run county events.
  • The Devon Congress is approaching a sell-out but there are still a few spaces.

National Pairs

Jacek Pietrzycki and Ian Walsh were 2nd in the Regional qualifier for the National Pairs at Bristol and Jim Grant and Stefan Lindfors were 4th. Both pairs qualify for the National final in April.

North Devon Congress
14-16 March

The North Devon Congress attracted 30 tables of Swiss Pairs and 34 of Swiss Teams. Congratulations to Andrew Thompson and Mike Fletcher who won the pairs


and to Andrew Thompson, Mike Fletcher, Rod Marks and Bill Rowe who won the Swiss teams.


Thanks to Carol, Richard and Brenda for all their hard work which made the congress the Congress such a friendly and enjoyable event for all. Also thanks to Chris and the North Devon Committee. 

Devon Pairs for the Julia Chadwick Trophy

Congratulations to Steve Dooley and Ian Dalrymple who won the Devon Pairs. The top four pairs (or reserves if they are not available) go on to represent Devon in the Corwen Trophy at the end of May.


Thanks to Robin Barker for directing so efficiently.

TD Training in Wimborne, Dorset.

The Allendale Bridge Club in Wimborne Dorset is hosting TD training in 2014:

8 March Essentials
19 April Book Rulings
17 May Judgement Rulings
7 June Assessment

Applications for places should be made directly to the EBU.