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Virtual County AGM May 7th 2020

posted 11 May 2020, 07:16 by Penny Riley   [ updated 11 May 2020, 07:19 ]

Due to an insufficient number of attendees (only 11), we did not hold the virtual AGM at this time - given the current uncertainty, it is indefinitely postponed. Reports from the various officers (plus the audited accounts) have been made available (below and in 'documents'),  and any comments are welcomed.

Once there is more information around when it is safe to resume face to face bridge, a draft calendar will be disseminated. Until that time, I encourage anyone who is interested to take part in the various available online bridge games organised by both clubs and the EBU. Despite the difficult circumstances, bridge can still provide a valuable source of social interaction and entertainment.

Best wishes to everyone in the County and stay safe. 

Adam Bowden,


EABW Sunday Swiss Teams

posted 8 Mar 2020, 17:06 by Penny Riley

Top: Clive Stops, Simon Barb, Rod Oakford & John Liebeschuetz

Left: Pauline Harden, Mary Moir, Mark Leggett & Tyler Mair

Right: Liam Fegarty, Catherine Curtis, Jamie Fegarty and Paul Fegarty

Simon Barb & Rod Oakford completed an East Anglian Bridge Weekend 'double' by landing the Teams event on Sunday - together with Clive Stops & John Liebeschuetz - 24 hours after winning the Swiss Pairs.

However, the manner of their success could not have been more different to their earlier victory. Having strolled to a comfortable win on Saturday (see below), the teams comnpetiton was not decided until the score for the last of 48 boards was punched into the Bridgemate.

The family quartet of Paul Fegarty & Catherine Curtis and their two sons, Liam and Jamie, led for much of the day only to be overtaken in the final round by the Norfolk quartet of Paul Darby & Steve Dannell and Giles & Gabriel Ip who in turn were overhauled in the dying moments by the winning four from Cambridgeshire.

The Relaxed Pairs was won by Tyler Mair, Mary Moir, Pauline Harden and Mark Leggett.


EABW Saturday Swiss Pairs

posted 7 Mar 2020, 16:22 by Penny Riley   [ updated 8 Mar 2020, 16:49 ]

Simon Barb & Rod Oakford (top), 

John Bloomfield & Celia Jeal (left) 

Christine Mapus-Smith & Sekhar Pillai (right)

Simon Barb & Rod Oakford from Cambridgeshire strolled to an emphatic victory in the Swiss Pairs on the opening day of the East Anglian Bridge Weekend.

Although they lost two of their seven matches - narrowly - they scored thumping wins in the other five to finish 13 VPs clear of joint runners-up, Jake Dunn & Martin Jones and John Bloomfield & Celia Jeal, who were the top placed Suffolk pair.

The non-expert prize went to Christine Mapus-Smith & Sekhar Pillai. 44 pairs took part in the event staged aty Elmswell. Click on EABW to see all the scores.

The Swiss Teams on Sunday start at 11am; the Relaxed Teams at 3pm.

East Anglian Bridge Weekend March 7th and 8th

posted 17 Feb 2020, 11:22 by Penny Riley   [ updated 17 Feb 2020, 11:28 ]

To enter on-line, please click on relevant event

SWISS PAIRS (Sat 12noon start)

SWISS TEAMS (Sun 11am start)

RELAXED TEAMS (Sun 3pm start)

Separate entries required for separate events

Jubilee Swiss Pairs March 21st

posted 17 Feb 2020, 02:43 by Penny Riley

The County Jubilee Swiss Pairs will be held on Saturday March 21st at Trumpington Village Hall.
It is Blue Pointed and there will be prizes and a trophy.
The entry form with further details is attached.
Space is limited to 16 tables so enter early to avoid disappointment. 

County Individual Final Sunday 16th Feb

posted 17 Feb 2020, 01:59 by Penny Riley

The County Individual Final was held at Dry Drayton Village Hall on Sunday, 
where 20 players from County club heats took part.

The winner of the trophy was David Joy from Huntingdon B.C.
In second place was  Malcolm Anderson also from Huntingdon B.C. 
In third place was Michael Clydesdale from Dry Drayton B.C.

The event was organised by Michael Clydesdale and directed by Peter Grice.

C & H Management meeting 30.01.2020

posted 14 Feb 2020, 04:48 by Penny Riley

The latest County Management meeting was held by Skype. 
This medium was not perfect but will no doubt improve with practice.
It has the big advantage over previous meetings in that nobody has to travel long distances or battle past roadworks. It was hosted by Adam Bowden, our County Chairman, and attended by three officers and two delegates. The minutes are attached and both they, and decisions made, can be read in the management section of 'Documents'. Hopefully more officers and delegates will attend the next Skype meeting 
on June 15th.

Herts & Essex Green Pointed WE July 18-19th

posted 29 Jan 2020, 05:27 by Penny Riley

Herts and Essex are holding their first 2020 Green Pointed event on 18th/19th July 

Here is the link to details and entry form.


Upcoming County Events

posted 13 Jan 2020, 06:58 by Penny Riley

          Now that Christmas and all the festivities are over it is time to think about Bridge again and entering many of the events coming up in the next few months. 

         The East Anglia Bridge Weekend is taking place on Saturday March 8th and Sunday March 9th at Elmswell near Bury St Edmunds. Green pointed Swiss Pairs on Saturday and green pointed Swiss Teams on Sunday, both enjoyable events, so keep the dates free. 
Entry forms with details will be out soon.

          The March Pairs Tournament is on Saturday March 14th at Trumpington Village Hall. 
This is a relaxed duplicate event with a trophy and prizes for non-expert players of NGS rating 9 or lower. 

          The County Swiss Pairs is on Saturday March 21st at Trumpington Village Hall. 
This is a blue pointed event with a trophy and prizes. Details:

The full calendar can be downloaded here

ECL Match v. Suffolk - 12 January 2020

posted 12 Jan 2020, 14:37 by Jenny Jacobsberg

Congratulations to the A and C teams, who won 12-8 and 11-9 respectively.  The B team lost 3-17.

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