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WL Devon v Somerset 2017/18

The results of the match against Somerset on 21 April are:

A Team won 20-0: Gillian & Joe Fawcett, Alex Maddocks, Warner Solomon.
B Team lost 4-16: David Southcombe, Graham Clark, Norman Massey, Betty Golding, Margaret Mardlin, Don Pearson, Mike Anderson, Terry Hirst.
C Team won 13-7: Elizabeth Nunn, Richard Watkins, Jonathan Jenkins, Tom Cook, D Carpenter, G Tompkinson, Nigel & Kathy Richardson.

The A team have an unassailable lead with one more match to play. In theory, East Wales could draw with Devon for first place, but as they lost to Devon earlier in the season Devon will be the Division 1 winners regardless of the results in the remaining matches.

Devon Teams for the Western Morning News Trophy 2018

Congratulations to Jim Grant, Stefan Lindfors, Willie Hamilton and Pete Wood who have won the final of the Devon Teams, repeating their success of last year. They go to represent Devon in the Pachabo Cup in June and we wish them the best of luck.

Newton Abbott Bridge Club Swiss Teams 2018

25 teams played in this Swiss teams event, in aid of Rowcroft Hospice. Congratulations to the winners: Ian Walsh, Mike Walsh, Douglas Dunn and Jack Pietrzycki.


Devon Congress 2018

A large number of players who attended the Devon Congress at the TLH Toorak Hotel from 6 to 8 April 2018 reported illness after returning home from the final session on Sunday 8 April. From information received by the DBA and the General Manager of the Toorak, it has now been established that this was a norovirus type infection and not in any way caused by food served at the hotel. As there had not been any previously confirmed sickness at the hotel, it seems likely that it was brought into the hotel by a person or persons staying that weekend, or playing in the congress.

The hotel advises bridge players that if they have caught the virus then they must stay confined to their houses for at least 48 hours after the last time that they have been ill; use hand sanitiser on a regular basis after to prevent spreading the virus; if travelling to future events and are unwell to stay at home; if players do get ill during a congress to stay in their rooms until they feel better and not mix with other people until they are at least 24 hours clear of any symptoms.

Spring 2018 Success

Lady Milne
Sally Anoyrkatis was in the England team that came second in the Home International Ladies' Championship.

Crockfords Cup 
Warner Solomon, Alex Maddocks, Jim Grant and Stefan Lindfors have reached the last 16.

Irish Seniors' Congress 
Howard Kent Webster playing with Ian Hamilton won the Gala open pairs and was also in the winning team in the Teams' Championship.

Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies 2018
These events are played against the home nations, the Junior Camrose is for players under 26 and the Peggy Bayer for those under 21.
Sam and Theo Anoyrkatis were in the England team that won the Peggy Bayer Trophy.

Harry Anoyrkatis was the NPC of the EBU team that came 2nd in the Junior Camrose event.

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