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The Devon Pairs was held on Sunday 17 March at Gypsy Hill.
Congratulations to the winners: Alison Pollok and Brent Wormald who finished over three percent ahead of the next pair - Dick Andrews and Gaynor Wiseman.
The top four pairs qualify to go to the Corwen with the DBA paying their entry fees.
Thanks to Robin for directing and Terence for the dealing.
The DBA is pleased to welcome Laura Porro, an international player and coach for the Under 16s England team. Laura will hold these seminars at four clubs throughout Devon. She is particularly passionate about the thinking processes underpinning bridge decisions and tactics. Her teaching approach uses rigorous evidence and best practice.
Heavily subsidised by DBA, seminars cost £10 for DBA members (£20 non-DBA members). To book contact the individual clubs as shown below.
|10am: Minor Suit Slams and interesting playing techniques
2pm: Elimination and End Play
|Newton Abbot BC
Newton Abbot Racecourse
|10am: Defence to pre-empts and sacrificing
2pm: NT competitive auctions and defence v NT contracts
Gypsy Hill Hotel
|10am: Defence to pre-empts and sacrificing||Torquay BC
|2pm: Jacoby 2NT||Plymouth BC
1 Moor View Tce Mutley
On Sunday 17 March at Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, Laura will run an advanced session for regular competition-level partnerships. The workshop is split into two sessions. First a duplicate session of 20/22 boards, followed by bidding analysis for each board with handouts and audience participation. This is a great opportunity to revise your game in line with current thinking. Players should be county standard (NGS 9+). The DBA is subsidising this workshop so the cost to DBA members is only £15. To book a place, please email Maureen Dalton [email protected] with your EBU rank and grade. Please pay the DBA via BACS, sort code 30-96-68, account no 01010562.
East Wales Green Pointed Winter Congress
Alex Maddocks, Warner Solomon, Stefan Lindfors and Jim Grant won the one-day Swiss Teams on the Saturday and came second in the one-day Swiss Teams on the Sunday.
EBU Overseas Congress (Athens)
Brigid McElroy and Ruth Edmondson won the Green Pointed Swiss Teams playing with Sue O'Hara and Nelson Stephens from Bristol.
Hubert Phillips Plate
The Anoyrkatis family have reached the semi-final.
WBU Porthcawl Congress
A Pairs Final: Mike Walsh (and Andrew Thompson) were second.
B Pairs Final: Stefan Lindfors and Ian Walsh won.
A Teams Final: Stefan Lindfors, Ian Walsh, Mike Walsh (and Andrew Thompson) won.
The League night that was cancelled on Friday 1st February will now be played on Friday 3rd May.
The results of the match against Dorset (away) on 2 February are:
A Team won 19-1: Warner Solomon (Capt), Alex Maddocks, Gillian and Joe Fawcett.
B Team won 13-7: Dick Andrews (Capt), Gaynor Wiseman, Viv Mably, Graham Hoare.
C Team lost 3-17: Nigel (Capt) and Kathy Richardson, Roland Wilkinson, Barry Goddard.