BRIDGE - A SPORT IN INDIA
We have to search far and wide to find any mention of bridge in the outside world, but EBU have managed to spot this article from 'BBC India'.
It records that Bridge HAS been recognised as a sport and will be represented in this year's Asian Games.
Bridge and chess are the only "mind sports" recognised by the International Olympic Committee but they were not found eligible for the Olympics.
Read the full article HERE
MORE ON THE ASIAN GAMES
The Indonesian billionaire whose "persistence" helped convince Asian Games organisers to include bridge has won bronze in the competition.
Michael Bambang Hartono, one of the Games' oldest competitors at 78, is worth an estimated $11.7bn, making him the world's 75th wealthiest person.
He and five team-mates finished joint third with Chinese Taipei in the supermixed team event in Indonesia.
"If you want to be a good leader and a successful man, play bridge," he said.
"Bridge is like business. First you get the data, the information. You analyse the information, and then you make a decision. So business, real life and bridge are the same."
NEBA LOGO & WEBSITE
It is always disappointing when I hear that members have had difficulty in finding what they are looking for on the NEBA website. It IS a large site where I have tried to provide a comprehensive history of your association and an up to the minute results service, together with News pages from around our region and beyond. All information received is posted within hours. If it is not there - I havent been given it! Please help to make your website worth reading by passing on to me, anything worth sharing. -Neil
The top, black, menu bar links (in CAPITALS) remain constant whichever page you are on. The lower black menu bar offers you more pages related to the link you selected.
If club webmasters would like to use the NEBA logo on their site, there is a range of sizes available to download. (From HOME PAGE, click Administration then Publicity.)
EBU NORTHERN MIDWEEK CONGRESS
Congratulations to the NEBA team of Martin Kane, Val Gibson, Pearl Murphy and Bill March who won the Swiss Teams event at the Northern Midweek Congress played at Harrogate on 21st - 23rd August.
They finished with 99 VPs from their seven matches, 5 VPs ahead of the runners up.
Val & Pearl were also placed 6th in a strong field of 54 pairs in the Championship Pairs.
NEBA CONGRESS at MARRIOTT HOTEL
Remember that to get the special rates for the NEBA congress you need to book with the hotel BEFORE 7th September.
ANDREW KAMBITES SOLD OUT!
Sorry, but the Andrew Kambites seminar at Cramlington Bridge Club is now full. There may be some tickets left for his Darlington seminar on Saturday 22nd Sept.
Contact Beverley 01325 360340
ANDREW KAMBITES AT DARLINGTON
Andrew will give a seminar at St Georges Bridge Centre on Saturday 22nd Sept. The event will begin with a two course lunch and will be followed by an afternoon talk on 'Competitive Bidding'. More details can be found HERE or on the Darlington website.
MORPETH BRIDGE CLUB CELEBRATION
Congratulations to Morpeth Bridge Club which was founded in September 1968.
Members will have a lunch at Stannington Hall on September 9th to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
EBU NORTHERN MIDWEEK CONGRESS
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, HG1 2SR, 21st – 23rd August
A fully Green-pointed Tuesday to Thursday midweek congress featuring a 3-session ‘all play through’ Full details HERE
BISHOP AUCKLAND -'KYNREN'
A group of Bridge players from Brunton and Cramlington spent a very enjoyable evening at the 'Kynren' spectacular - A historical pageant illustrating the last 1000 years.. The lavish event is overlooked by Auckland Castle and has a cast of 1000 performers & volunteers. The trip was organised by Gill Gold and if you haven't yet experienced 'Kynren', we would suggest that it is unlike anything you have seen before.
SCARBOROUGH SUMMER CONGRESS
John Atthey, playing with Richard Bowdery won the Open Pairs event on July 26th
Steve Ray, Georgia Ray, B Niccol and John Gladders qualified in 3rd position for the Multiple Teams final where they came 2nd. The John Atthey team came 3rd!
In the final event, 'Swiss Pairs', Bill Niccol & John Gladders were lying 5th after session 1 and came 3rd in session 2. We wish them well in the final sessions today!
AND THE WINNERS WERE - -
John Atthey and Claire Robinson!
In 3rd Position, only 9 VPs behind were Bill Niccol & John Gladders.
An excellent result for our NEBA players
EBU SUMMER SIMS
Congratulations to Di Barker and David Barker who were first - Nationally - in the Monday session of the EBU Summer Simultaneous Pairs. Their score was 72.23%.
Well done also to Alistair Kemp and Margaret Andrew who were only a few percentage points behind them, in 3rd position.
1134 pairs competed!
In the Thursday event, 493 pairs competed and the Wearside Bridge Club pair, Pat Barton and Graham Cox came 2nd with 72.39%
NORTHERN BRIDGE LEAGUE NEWS
NEBA OPEN PAIRS WINNERS
23 pairs competed on a warm afternoon at Castle Morpeth Bridge Club for the Northern Open Pairs event, this being the last year that the event will be run at this venue. Everyone appeared to enjoy the day and a tasty tea break with a few players having some leftovers plated to take home. The bridge was won by Castle Morpeth members Simon Hedley & Stephen Reay, with Susan Green & Mary Page second. 7 pairs were competing for the NGS prize which was won by Pauline Chapelhow & Bob Lyon in 7th place.
Cramlington Bridge Club will host a seminar on COMPETITIVE BIDDING by Andrew on Friday September 21st at 6.30 pm. Tickets are only £5 and include wine and cheese at the interval.
After the seminar there will be a number of hands to play that illustrate the main points of the talk.
This event is open to all bridge players who should contact ANNE BELL on 01670 366492 or email email@example.com POSTER
NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME
Under the National Open Garden Scheme, Alison & Godfrey Young of the Bishop Auckland Bridge Club are holding an Open Garden Weekend at their home in Crook.
Under this scheme, more than £3,000,000 was raised in 2017 to support a number of worthy charities. All members are invited to attend to see the wonderful things that have been achieved in this garden and to enjoy tea and cakes and the like.
Plants will also be for sale. Fri. 6th & Sat. 7th July 10.30 am-4.30 pm The Fold, High Wooley, Stanley, Crook, DL15 9AP
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NEBA v EAST of SCOTLAND
I am pleased to report that both our teams won their matches against the East District of Scotland, quite comfortably.
Our A team was represented by Steve and Georgia Ray, Martin Kane and Damian Hassan, Don Reid and David Brickland, Liz Muir and Marion Curran.
Our B team was represented by
Bev Godfrey and Nichola Cockerill-Smith,
Frank Springett and Peter Avery,
Neil Oliver and Steve Kitching and John Boughey and Eddie Nord.
NEBA SUMMER PAIRS FINAL
Thirty pairs competed in this year's Summer Pairs final at Stannington.
At the break, Steve and Georgia Ray on 69% were well clear of 2nd place Dorothy James & Judy Creswick and last year's winners Jaqui Taylor & Geoff Parker who were lying in 3rd place.
In the 2nd session, despite Steve & Georgia having another steady round of nearly 60%, they were pipped into 2nd place by Inga & Neil Aiston who had a very lucky run of results that produced a 2nd half score of just under 75%