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Devon Congress
10-12 April 2015

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.

East Section AGM

The AGM of the Eastern Section of the DBA is to be held at the Isca Centre at 6.30pm on Monday 27th April. Keith Ponsford is not standing for re-election as Chairman. Please let Keith or Terry Cannon know if anyone is interested in standing for election as Chairman, and if there are any matters for discussion at the AGM. Keith Ponsford (01395 446228). Terry Cannon (01395 266448).

Portland Pairs
22 March 2015

Congratulations to Warner Solomon on finishing second in the Portland Pairs with Caroline Macpherson from Somerset.

Wiltshire Green Point Swiss Weekend
7-8 March 2015

Congratulations to Gillian Fawcett, Jane Moore, Warner Solomon and Ian Walsh who won the Swiss Teams Event.

North Devon Weekend
27 Feb-1 Mar 2015

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.

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.


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).

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.