Some of you may remember Marion Chipperfield who was a regular player at Newcastle Bridge Club for many years.
Marion now plays in the Bourne Bridge Club at Farnham, Surrey and she has just celebrated her 100th birthday.
I am sure that all her old friends in the Newcastle area share in this huge message of CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
EBU MASTERS PAIRS
A follow up to the EBU Masters Pairs competition played at many venues across the country shows that Anne Rooke and Alan Chapman finished 10th in the National rankings and the the pair who were 2nd at Darlington, Peter Burnip & Peter Williams, finished 5th.
Overall there were 242 pairs below the rank of Regional Master competing in the event!
FULL RESULTS HERE
The final of the Chronicle Cup was played yesterday, on 24th February and for the 5th time, this premier NEBA pairs competition was won by Damian Hassan & Bill March.
Runners up and winners of the St Georges Shield were Pam Gladwin & Robert Stead.
EBU MASTERS PAIRS 24th Feb.
Ann Rooke and Alan Chapman who were the winners of the Masters Pairs heat played at Darlington today. A total of 60% over 2 sessions (45 boards).
Second were Peter Burnip and Peter Williams who were just 0.1% behind.
SUCCESS FOR ENGLAND
Congratulations to Dom & Charlie Many congratulations go to Dominic Price and Charlie Bucknell, members of the winning England Junior Camrose Trophy team (under 26).
The series of matches was played at La Mon Hotel and Country Club at Castlereagh, Belfast from 15-17 February 2019.
The team representing England were Charles Bucknell, Dominic Price, Ben Norton, Shahzead Natt, Ian Robson and Eshan Singhal.
Final Scores :-
N Ireland 88.34
The latest qualifiers list for the Chronicle Cup Final on 24th February at Whitley Bay can be seen HERE
SCOREBRIDGE - IS THIS THE WAY FORWARD?
As a user of 'Scorebridge, Inga received this email which I thought may be of interest.. The difficulty of seeing the results on 'Bridgemates is a constant problem and the ability to view results on a 7" tablet is appealing.
We are sad to report that Fergus Marshall died on February 6th. His funeral will be held on Monday 25th February at 12 noon at West Road Crematorium. Fergus and his wife Jean were members of Newcastle Bridge Club and it's committee for many years.
DIRECTORS TRAINING COURSE
Led by Chris Benneworth, the course will be held at the College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham City
Dates and details HERE
QUITE A GOOD NIGHT!
Congratulations to Steve and Georgia Ray who recorded an amazing score of 79% at Cramlington Bridge Club last night - 8th February.
EBU MASTERS PAIRS
The Masters Pairs is specifically for players with a Master Point rank - below Regional Master.
The local event will be held on Sunday 24th February at Darlington. More information HERE
FROM THE NEBA COUNCIL MEETING
Please note that NEBA will reimburse NEBA clubs for the cost of one member per club who attends all 4 sessions of the upcoming Directors Course in 2019.
Many congratulations go to Jane Pringle who has qualified to play in the World Croquet Federation Women's World Championship to be held in New Zealand from 2-9 February 2019. The matches will take place at the Heretaunga and Marewa Croquet Clubs in Hawkes Bay. Jane, a member of Bishop Auckland Bridge Club for more than 35 years is also a member of both the Bishop Auckland and Ripon Spa Hotel Croquet Clubs. An accomplished player, she previously played in the World Championships in Cairo (2005) and Dublin (2007).
FROM THE NEBA EXECUTIVE MEETING
In case you have not read the latest minutes, items of interest from the recent Executive meetings include the scrapping of the 'King Cup' and that from next year in the 'A' division of the Inter Club competition, teams will no longer be allowed to tactically select which pairs to play.
SELECTED FOR ENGLAND
Many Congratulations go to Charlie Bucknell and Dominic Price upon their selection to the England Under-26 Team to compete in the Camrose Cup (in Ireland 14th February 2019) and in the Whitehouse Cup (in Amsterdam 24th March 2019). Additionally they will compete in the Online World Championships (February 9th to July 26th 2019). Great news for Durham Bridge Club & NEBA.
Playing at the Durham Bridge Club, Clive Nichols and Ian Mordue were 5th in the Tuesday heat of the EBU Winter Simultaneous Pairs. Adrian Darnell and John Dobson were close behind them in 8th position
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Last chance to get your entry in for January 5th!!
Contact Annne Bell on 01670 366492
SORRY (but delighted to report)
The NIMAN ISRAEL event is FULL!
2019 NIMAN ISRAEL TEAMS
13 teams competed for the 2019 Niman Israel Mixed teams competition at Cramlington Bridge Club in Stannington. (Saturday 5th January)
The sell out event was played in a very friendly manner despite the inevitable bidding errors that occur when new partnerships meet for the first time.
In a tight finish, the winners were Graham Cox, Alleyn Erskine, Pat Barton and Tony Watson.
Runners up were Peter Avery, Brenda Osborne, Frank Springett, and Guy Herzmark. Only 3 VPs separated the first three places.
The director was John Portwood and as usual, Anne Bell provided a superb meal which helped to make this undoubtedly the best NEBA competition of the year so far.
(Results are now shown in IMPS rather than VPs