from North Eastern Bridge Association
NEBA wish all of our members a HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR
May your hands be full of pictures.
May your partners never sneer!
on directors courses, newcomers sims. etc. HERE
Newcastle University's second round match against the University of Southampton will be broadcast on BBC 2 on 8th January 2018.
Newcastle's captain is Jonathon Noble who plays bridge regularly at a number of clubs around Newcastle. We wish them every success
All the round 1 matches in the NEICKO have been completed. Results HERE
A DREAM COME TRUE
Golding Bridge Club 2017 - Golding Salver Winners Bernie Gruer and Terry Foster.
Bernie has been a Member of the club since Rene Golding started classes and then the Golding Bridge Club, in the early 1970s.
Bernie, who still manually does the scoring, became our Chairman after Les Mathews passed away. She has played with Terry since his wife Norma died. Norma and Terry used to play at Whitley Bay and Cramlington and Terry played at Brunton with Les Mathews.
Bernie travels up from North Shields every week and has wished she could win the Trophy for years and have her name on it. So now her dream has come true.
A short history of the Golding Bridge Club can be viewed HERE
The Hexham heat of the Kempson Vases was cancelled last night (30th Nov. ) because of bad weather. When re-scheduled the new date will be added to the Club Heats table.
There are only two matches still to play in the first round of the new Kempson Cup/Neicko competition. 1st round results can be viewed HERE
News from the counties is no longer included in the EBU Magazine, but can be accessed on line HERE
Last weekend, 18th/19 Nov. the Tollemache (Inter County Teams of 8 Qualifier) was held in Solihull.
The NEBA team was drawn in by far the toughest group, and performed creditably in finishing exactly average, 1 VP behind last years winners London, and ahead of a very strong Surrey team.
Steve and Georgia Ray were the leading N E pair on the Butler rankings.
NEBA Team was
Julian Gibson and Damian Hassan, Steve and Georgia Ray, Bill March and Val Gibson, Dave Broadhead and Martin Kane. Full results HERE
2017 NEBA CONGRESS
The 2017 NEBA Congress was unanimously considered to be a great success. It was well attended by 'old pros' from around the country on all three days and the event attracted eleven tables of 'Newcomers on the Sunday. The Congress was run like clockwork by Norman and his team of directors. Meals were staggered to prevent long queues and the Swiss Teams assignments were posted on Bridgemates to direct E/W pairs to the appropriate table for the next round.
Everyone was very friendly!
Winners of the Arnold Deane Quaich were Steve and Georgia Ray who were 2nd on Friday and Saturday and 5th on Sunday.
FULL RESULTS and photographs HERE
2017 NEBA CONGRESS
An excellent turnout of 42 pairs competed on the first night of the Annual green pointed congress at the Marriott Hotel in Gateshead.
The overall winners and Ladies Pairs Champions, were Pauline Knight and Nichola Cockerill-Smith.
Steve and Georgia Ray, in 2nd position overall, won the Mixed Pairs Championship and in 4th position, visitors, David Harrison & Clive Stops scooped the Mens Pairs Trophy.
In response to requests, EBU have established a TD forum where you can ask questions and discuss matters of interest. It is open to everyone - not just restricted to qualifed TDs - and anyone needing help with any matter relating to the Laws can use it.
Since the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 have fairly recently come into effect, we anticipate that there may be a number of questions that TDs will have that more experienced colleagues may be able to help with.
The forum is available at: https://www.ebu.co.uk/forum
BRIDGE OVER CHRISTMAS
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