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The July 2015 Committee Meeting

  • The committee agreed that future applications from clubs for help with equipment will not be considered retrospectively.
  • The North Section Committee is negotiating with EBED to hold director training in the section.
  • The membership of the new committee and sub-committees were confirmed or discussed. There are still vacancies on the Education sub-committee and on the EBU regional Club Working Group.
  • It was agreed that the Education sub-committee would be responsible for carrying out the DBA’s policies on education and training, including youth matters.
  • Following a change in EBU entry fees for the Corwen, the entry fee for the Devon Pairs (Julia Chadwick) will revert to £12 pp (£15 on day).
  • Contact details previously on the calendar will be moved to the website; the printable version of the calendar for 2015-16 was amended and confirmed.
  • Vacancies exist in all the Section leagues – contact your local organiser.
  • The Hon Secretary was asked to contact Andrew Robson regarding dates and he has been provisionally booked for 20-23 Mar 2017.
  • The committee approved the draft brochure and charges for the 2016 congress.
  • A discussion on how to conduct very early director training (e.g. how to run a club movement and basic rules) was best left to individual clubs.

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Riviera Congress 3-5 July 2015

Devon players did well at the Riviera Congress: Richard Lingham, Ann Slee, Ruth Edmondson and Brigid McElroy were second in the Swiss teams; Warner Solomon and Peter Bowles were second in the Swiss Pairs, Alison Pollok and Ian Walsh  fourth and Stefan Lindfors and Miles Cowling fifth equal.