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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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Devon Bridge Association Officers

Ruth Edmondson has agreed to be County Treasurer; this will be ratified at a committee meeting in early July.

There is still a vacancy for this post.

AGM and Swiss Teams 2016

At the DBA AGM on 12 June, the Chairman expressed his view that if members expect the same menu of events we need a greater willingness to take up the growing list of vacant Committee posts, extended only 2 days ago when the treasurer announced she is standing down. In the absence of any volunteers Terence Treeby has indicated he will organise the April 2017 congress but will not be available thereafter.

Mike Hamon was re-elected as Chairman but will stand down next year; Terence Treeby was re-elected as Hon Secretary.

There were no nominees for the post of vice-Chairman and Hon. Treasurer. These posts are vacant and anyone wishing to volunteer should contact the Chairman or Hon Secretary and can be co-opted at the next committee meeting.

After lengthy discussion, the meeting agreed that no changes are made to the present selection arrangements for the Tollemache qualifiers. It was agreed that proxy voting will be permitted in future with a maximum of one proxy per member present.

The teams that followed was won by a narrow margin by Mike Hamon, Howard Kent-Webster, Joe And Gillian Fawcett from Richard Carter, Carol Ritzen, Richard Watkins and Richard MacLaughlin. Thanks to Terence Treeby and Don Pearson for running the event.

Devon Teams Plate 2016

Congratulations to Mike Hamon, Enid Hamon, Sandra Bennett and Terry Hirst who won the Plate beating the Wilkinson team in the final.

2015-2016 Round-Up

Victor Ludorum    Ann Slee
Devon Teams    Ann Slee
   Plate Michael Hamon
Western Counties League Div 1 Devon 3rd
  Div 2 Devon 4th
   Div 3 Devon 3rd
East League Div 1 Tom Cook
   Div 2 Steve Dooley
   Div 3 Exeter G&C Club
North League Div 1 David Clarke
   Div 2 Chris Rogers
South League Div 1 Peter Bowles
   Div 2 George Simnett
West League    Michael Hamon

News from the Committee
June 2016

  • Ann Slee can still accept late entries for the Swiss teams that follow the AGM on Sunday 12 June.
  • Annual accounts for the AGM were circulated to the committee; it was emphasised that the snapshot bank balance on 31 March included 2016 congress income and that congress expenditure will show in next year’s accounts.
  • Michael Byrne seminars at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre have been reduced to a single date on Sat 9 July. The session is almost full; anyone interested should contact the Hon Secretary.
  • The draft minutes from the March meeting were amended; the revised minutes are now on the website and have been circulated to clubs and committee members.
  • The retiring officers of the West Section have made or are making, with some helpers, arrangements for the section finances, the Plymouth Congress, the Heart Foundation swiss teams and the West Section league.
  • The Western League (inter-county) rules were amended to allow players with up to 75 green points (possibly more with low NGS rating) to play for the C team.
  • There has to date been no offer to take over the running of the congress from 2017. Terence Treeby indicated that he will not be available for the 2018 congress.