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Although we can no longer meet in person at our bridge clubs, some of the clubs in Devon have set up club games and leagues online. In the club games you will be playing against people you know.
Exeter Bridge Club are running a Swiss Pairs on BBO (one match every Sunday) starting on 31 May and are hopiing for as many entries as possible.
See bridgewebs.com/exeter for further details.
Plymouth Bridge Club
Plymouth have set up duplicate pairs' games on BBO on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm (club members only) and Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.15pm (open to everyone). See plymouthbridge.co.uk/bbo-virtual-plymouth-bridge-club.
Exeter Bridge Club
Exeter have set up duplicate pairs' games on Mondays at 6.45pm, and a teams-of-four league on BBO and are inviting other Devon EBU members to join in. See bridgewebs.com/exeter for further details.
Torquay Bridge Club
Torquay have set up duplicate pairs' games for Tuesdays at 3pm and are inviting other Devon EBU members to play. See bridgewebs.com/torquay for further details.
The EBU are playing five 12-board games daily and have set up various leagues. See ebu.co.uk/node/3738 for further details.
Let me know of other games where 'visitors' are also invited and I'll add them to the list.
2020 Accounts and AGMs
The South Section AGM did not take place and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Formal notice is given that the AGM of the Devon Bridge Association will take place Sunday 12 July 2020 at 11am. The venue is provisionally Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, but the committee are also considering holding the meeting online via Zoom. Arrangements will be confirmed in due course. Members are asked to update their contact email details on their My EBU account so that we can contact them individually. Any resolution for submission to the AGM must be proposed and seconded and sent in writing to the Association’s Secretary by 14 June. Nominations for the posts of Chairman, vice-Chairman, Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary must be proposed and seconded and sent in writing to the Association’s Secretary by 14 June. It is fully expected that this meeting will not be able to take place. In this case, it will technically be adjourned due to a lack of quorum and reconvened at a later date. As the meeting is not expected to take place, the Swiss Teams on the same date has been cancelled. At your Section AGM you also elect the members of your Section committee who then nominate two members to represent the section on the DBA committee. The DBA committee also has vacancies for Treasurer and Tournament Organiser.
The accounts for 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020 for all areas will be available to download below as soon as they are ready. It seems likely that this will be the only way to see the accounts for this year. Please email queries on any of the accounts to me ([email protected] and I'll pass them on where necessary).
We regret to announce that Joy passed away on 15 May. She was a long time member of Torquay Bridge Club and served on the South Section Committee.
Many events have been cancelled in the county for the rest of the season: Winter Pairs, April DBA Sim Pairs, all Leagues (including the Western League), North Section Swiss Pairs.
The EBU has cancelled this year's Garden Ctiies, Corwen and Pachabo. As we have no entry fees to pay for these, prize money has now been paid to the top three finishers in the Devon Pairs and extra prize money to winners of the Devon Teams of Eight. It is hoped that the Devon Teams will be completed eventually and prize money will be paid at thet point.
Play has also been suspended at many clubs. I suggest you check on the their websites for the most up to date information.
Winter Pairs: The March ladder stands as the final result, with Dave Strawbridge and Douglas Dunn as the winners.
South Section League: The intention is to play the March and April matches at later dates to complete the season. This will remain under review.
More or less 'definite' bridge dates have now been added to next year's calendar. More will follow as they are agreed. If you know of any events that are missing and 'definite' please let me know.