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Links to recent results can be found on the left. Events for the next three months, entry forms and committee news on the right.

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September Achievements

Welsh Foursomes
Stefan Lindfors and Warner Solomon were in the second placed team.

Cornwall Congress
Barry Smale and Clare Hamon won the Championship Pairs; Steven Rafferty and Roger Gowling were in second place and Jean Harrison and Betty Golding won the Consolation Pairs; Stefan Lindfors was in the winning team.

Guernsey Congress
Ann Slee, Alison Pollok, Ruth Edmondson and Brigid McElroy tied for second place in the Swiss teams and won the the Pivot teams on a split tie; Ros Morgan was in the team that was won the multiple teams and also in the team that was third in the pivot teams.


Selections for WL against East Wales and Avon 2016

The A teams selected are:

v EAST WALES:
Richard Lingham and Ann Slee, Mike Orriel and Stefan Lindfors.

v AVON (team of 8):
Peter Bowles and Mike Orriel, Joe and Gillian Fawcett, Ruth Edmondson and Brigid McElroy, Alison Pollok and Stefan Lindfors.


Really Easy Congress 2016

The West Section has not had enough interest registered in the Really Easy Congress to justify running it this year. Anyone who was considering entering, why not enter the main competition? It's very friendly and not everyone else entering is a Grand Master! 


July Achievements

Harry Anoyrkatis has been promoted to Grand Master.

Carmen Ruiz-Castell and David Southcombe playing with David Woulds and Janis Maurins won the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Green Point Swiss Teams and Ian Walsh and Peter Bowles playing with Edward Leatham and Nick Forrest were second.


News from the Committee
July 2016

  • New committee: New members were welcomed and retiring members George Simnett, Vivien Peters, Terry Cannon, John Boxall, David Clarke, Ros Morgan were thanked. Ruth Edmondson was co-opted as Treasurer. There are still vacancies for vice-Chairman and for West section representative. There is also a potential vacancy for duplimate organiser (and storage).
  • Section league rules: The following changes agreed for section league rules: (i) a multiple teams format may be used for smaller leagues; (ii) no team may register more than 7 players; (iii) no team in the A division may use more than 7 players in a season; (iv) the league organiser has discretion over the application of the league rules.
  • County Competitions: Entry fees for the Devon Pairs (Julia Chadwick) final and the Devon Club Teams of 8 remain at £8 per player and there will be no charge for the bridge following the AGM. Players under 25 will be charged 50% of bridge fees (50% of entry fee if no food is included).
  • Andrew Robson: Preparations are going ahead for Andrew Robson’s visit (20-23 Mar 2017). These are being dealt with by the new Education sub-committee of Jean Harrison and Maureen Dalton.
  • Calendar: The final version of the 2016-17 calendar was approved. A larger print version will be produced for display and those without internet access. Most events will now be able to take entries and payments electronically.

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