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At the AGM the officers were re-elected and shortly afterwards Vivien Peters was co-opted as Hon Treasurer. The draft minutes can be found here.
Congtratulations to Andrew Leslie, Betty Golding, Norman Massey and Donald Pearson who won the County Swiss Teams on a split tie from Phil Palmer, Jenny Flood, Mike Ball and Sallie Green.
Congratulations to Warner Solomon, Alex Maddox, Peter Bowles and Mike Orriel who have reached the last 16 of the 2013 Gold Cup by beating a seeded Bristol team. We wish them the best of luck in the next round.
In conjunction with and at Newton Abbot Bridge Club the EBU are running a series of courses for Directors as follows:
|Sat 21 September||Essentials||£37|
|Sat 12 October||Book Rulings||£42|
|Sat 16 November||Judgement Rulings||£42|
|Sat 7 December||Assessment||£49|
Application for places and enquiries for further details should be made directly to the EBU. Remember that clubs can send two for the price of one as part of their EBU affiliation. In addition, there is a proposal (to be confirmed in July) that the DBA pays half of the EBU price for any place not covered by EBU support. Applications for DBA support should be sent in advance to the Hon Secretary.
The EBU Corwen Trophy was held over the weekend. Only pairs who finish in the top few of their County Pairs' finals qualify.
Congratulations to Ann & Richard who came 2nd, missed winning by just 0.02%
This season's Knock-out Teams, Victor Ludorum and leagues are now finished. Use the link on the left-hand side for the final results. Congratulations to the winners:
|Devon Knock-out Teams|
|Devon Knock-out Teams Plate|
|Kevin and Ann Slee Trophy
|Div A||Devon 3rd|
|Div B||Devon 3rd|
|Div 3||Devon 2nd|
|East Section League|
|Div 1||Tom Cook|
|Div 2||Terry Cannon|
|Div 3||Nigel Richardson|
South Section League
|Div A||Tim Walton|
|Div B||Geoff White|
North Section League
|Div 1||Neil Marsden|
|Div 2||Dena Sells|
Your section of the DBA will soon be holding its AGM - check your club notice board for details. This is your chance to elect your representatives on the Section committee and the DBA committee.
Congratulations to Robin and Margaret Mardlin and Gillian and Joe Fawcett who have won the Western Morning News Trophy. They go on to represent Devon in the Pachabo in June. Also Gillian Fawcett was a member of the England team that has just won the Lady Milne Trophy.
The Palace Hotel was home to over 60 tables of Swiss Pairs and Swiss teams during a rainy weekend. Congratulations to the Swiss Pairs winners Bill Rowe and Rod Marks (with Howard Kent-Webster presenting the trophy).
and to the Swiss Teams winners, Ray Harper, Michael Powell, Russell Day and John Cockram who won a on a split tie from Warner Solomon, John Holland, Christine and Richard Ray.
Congratulations also to the organisers (especially, but not limited to, Terence Treeby, Marion and Mike Kelsey) and to the directors (David and Marilyn Jones, Neil Morley, Robin Barker and Steve Quinn) all of whom played a large part in running such a successful congress.
Following the March committee meeting, it has been agreed that the DBA will pay to affiliated clubs each year the amount of their EBU subscription. This policy also applies as an incentive to newly affiliating clubs.
Next seasons's draft calendar is now available. There are a few bits and pices still to be checked.
to Gillian Fawcett on being promoted to Grand Master and to Joe and Gillian Fawcett who were in the winning team at the Easter Congress in London.
Full minutes available here.