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The North Devon weekend was its usual success - the hotel, the food and the organisation were all great. Congratulations to the winners: Barbara Biggin & Anne Skinner who won the Swiss Pairs
and to Mike Fletcher, Andrew Thompson, Bill Rowe and Rod Marks who won the Swiss Teams
Thanks to the hotel, Carol Ritzen, Richard Carter, Brenda Martin and their team of helpers for making the event so enjoyable.
Entries now stand at over 50 tables with a top limit of 60. Please get your entries in soon to avoid disappointment. Anyone planning to stay at the hotel should make their booking soon as rooms have now been released for sale to the general public.
Congratulations to Stefan Lindfors and Alex Maddocks who won the Devon Pairs final. Mike Hamon is presenting the cup.
The first four pairs go on to represent Devon in the Corwen Trophy in June. We wish them the best of luck.
Thanks to Robin Barker for directing.
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.
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).
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.