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March Achievements

EBU Portland Pairs
Harry and Sally Anoyrkatis finished fourth in a very strong field.

Wiltshire Green Pointed Swiss Weekend - Teams
Warner Solomon, Ian Walsh and Gillian Fawcett won playing with Jane Moore.

Wiltshire Green Pointed Swiss Weekend - Pairs
Theo Anoyrkatis came fourth playing with Mike Bell.

WL Devon v Hereford 2017

The results for the match against Hereford on 18 March are:

A Team won 11-9: Peter Bowles and Mike Orriel, Ian Walsh and Mike Walsh.
B Team won 17-3: Clare Hamon and Barry Smale, Sue Gregory and Sandra Bennett.
C Team won 18-2: Maureen Baser and Margaret Flanagan, Alf Treharne and Tom Biss.

News from the Committee
March 2017

  • There have been no expressions of interest for the upcoming vacancies for Chairman, vice-Chairman and Hon Secretary. Devon members were asked to actively approach possible candidates. The Hon Secretary circulated a list of non-Secretary jobs which he can continue if required at least until the 2018 AGM but will definitely not be available for the core work or organising and attending meetings after the 2017 AGM.
  • In order to change the accounting year to end on 30 April, with the AGM in July and corresponding changes to the Constitution, a proposal for submission to the 2017 AGM was approved. If approved at the AGM, the changes will take place for the year 2017-18.
  • DBA calendar: all events are now on a Google calendar which is linked to the website calendar and can be linked to members’ calendars.
  • Rules and conditions for all competitions were reviewed for the 2017-18 calendar and the following changes were approved
      A one-day teams of eight competition … (change from 2017-18) In addition, EBU rules for their Garden Cities competition will apply.
      No alternatives to DAA were suggested so they will continue to benefit for another 3 years; non-affiliated clubs will still be allowed to participate; the EBU levy on players at non-affiliated clubs will continue to be paid as part of the overheads.
      It was agreed to have one A division match as team of 8 early in the season; to attempt to play teams of 8 for the B and C teams against one county with central selection.
    • (d) Competition Finances
      2017-18 entry fees for Devon Teams (WMN), Devon Pairs (Julia Chadwick), Devon Club Teams of 8 and AGM teams 2018 will remain unchanged.

Full Minutes

North Devon Congress 2017

Once again the North Devon Congress proved popular, with The Barnstaple Hotel providing an attractive venue and excellent food. Over eighty players stayed in the hotel and enjoyed a wine reception and dinner on the Friday evening. There were a record 36 tables for the 10 rounds of Swiss Pairs that evening and on the Saturday. Competition was keen, with a two-way tie for second place and three-way for fourth, with the 2010 winners Catherine & Malcolm Boyack recovering the trophy. Brian Johnson & Sue Hands and Terence Treeby & Dave Strawbridge shared second place.


On Sunday forty teams contested the Swiss Teams with a team new to the congress of Mike Orriel, Peter Bowles, Stefan Lindfors and Ian Walsh just winning by one point (pictured with Sally Stuttard who presented the prizes). Joint second were Mike Fletcher and Robert Mabley's teams.


The Congress was hosted and directed by Carol Ritzen with support from Linda Rafferty, Richard Carter, Ruth Edmondson and many others.

Devon Pairs Final
19 February 2017

Congratulations to Stefan Lindfors and Jim Grant who have won the Julia Chadwick Cup.


The first four pairs qualify to play in the Corwen in June.

Thanks to Robin Barker for directing.