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The National Inter-County League Final
June 28 2015

Devon's C team, having won the Western League C Division went on to win The National Inter-County League Final in Coventry. Congratulations to the team of eight: Jeanine Keith and Gwen Watkins, Betty Golding and Andrew Leslie, Bill Luscombe and George Delafield, Stephen Rafferty and Roger Gowland.


AGM and Teams
14 June 2015

At the AGM (minutes) on Sunday all the officers were re-elected.

The Chairman highlighted numerous gaps in administration which, if not filled, will compromise the schedule of events available. The Hon Secretary, on behalf of the committee, listed current and forthcoming job vacancies : Congress organiser(s) (ideally now but Apr 2016 at the latest; Education sub-committee to replace Andrew Leslie and to organise any future Andrew Robson or Michael Byrne sessions tour from NOW (or July meeting); East section Chairman and second committee rep; Youth Officer; representative on EBU Counties Working Group; Treasurer from June 2016; Tournament Administrator from June 2016; duplimate organiser and operator. Anyone interested email Terence.

The meeting was followed by a multiple teams as there were insufficient entries for the advertised Swiss teams. Congratulations Don Pearson, Norman Massey, Andrew Leslie and Betty Golding who won the event by a country mile.

Thanks to Robin Barker for directing.

News from the Committee and the May Meeting

  • The 2011 printed DBA Rule Book has been replaced by an online version (Rulebook2 May 2015). There are separate links online to rules for individual competitions.
  • Steve Dooley has created a simple Director’s app (Bridge TD £3.60) available for android and iphone.
  • The High Court ruled recently in favour of the EBU’s appeal against an earlier ruling by Sport England that bridge is not a sport and gave the EBU the right to a judicial review. If this is upheld then bridge will be recognised as a mind sport (as it already is by the Charity Commission and by several European countries).
  • There are vacancies in all the section leagues for next season.
  • £2600 (a new record) has been raised for Devon Air Ambulance through the simultaneous pairs, bringing the total to over £10,000.

Full minutes.

Hants and IOW Swiss Teams
17 May 2015

Congratulations to Ian Walsh, Peter Bowles, Jacek Pietrzycki and Mike Orriel who won the Hants and IOW Green Point Swiss Teams.

Cheltenham Congress 2015

Congratulations to Ann Slee and Alsion Pollok who were first equal in the Championship Pairs and to Richard Lingham, Viv Mably, Phil Palmer and Jenny Fllod who won the Open Teams. 

Devon Teams Final 2014-2015

Congratulations to Stefan Lindfors, Jim Grant, Peter Woods and Willie Hamilton who have won the Devon Teams. They beat Warner Solomon's team in a closely fought final, with the result in doubt up to the last board. They qualify to play in the Pachabo (for county teams champions) and we wish them the best of luck.

Pachabo Cup 2015

Congratulations to Stefan Lindfors, Willie Hamilton, Pete Wood and Warner Solomon who finished 5th representing Devon in a very strong field in the Pachabo Cup for county teams of four champions.

2014-2015 Round-Up

Victor Ludorum    Michael Hamon
Devon Teams    Stefan Lindfors
   Plate George Simnett
Western Counties League Div 1 Devon 5th
  Div 2 Devon 2nd
   Div 3 Devon 1st
East League Div 1 Peter Bowles
   Div 2 Steve Quinn
   Div 3 Jenkins
North League Div 1 David Clarke
John Boxall
   Div 2 David Biscoe
South League Div 1 Warner Solomon
   Div 2 Michael Hamon
West League Div 1 Michael Hamon
   Div 2 Ali Blake

Braunton Bridge Club's 25th Anniversary

Braunton celebrated 25 years on 1st April. All members received commemorative pens and there was a buffet and a special cake.

Shown above from left to right are Regina Thomas, Brenda Martin, John Sach and Tim Gay

Devon Congress
10-12 April 2015

The Devon Congress attracted 112 pairs and 59 teams. It was superbly run (as always) by David Jones and his team with Terence Treeby and his team behind the scenes.

Congratulations to Rob Cliffe and Alan Mayo who just pipped Clare Hamon and Robert Dixon to the post in the Swiss Pairs


and to Ian Walsh, Peter Bowles, Jacek Pietrzycki and Mike Orriel who won the Swiss Teams.


Thanks to the hotel and all the people who worked so hard to make the event so successful.