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News July/August 2019

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Dear all
The NEBA is very grateful to Neil for all his hard work and dedication over the years as our Webmaster.
As everyone will be aware, Neil has decided to 'retire' from this role and the Executive have given extensive thought to the vacancy.

While a number of members expressed their regret at Neil's decision, sadly no-one responded immediately to his invitation to take on this important role. Notwithstanding this, Pauline Durie volunteered to take on the construction of a new site which can be found at:

https://www.bridgewebs.com/neba/home.html

May I reiterate our grateful thanks to Neil for his years of work on the webpages (and for his work on posters and many other things) and to Pauline for having constructed the new site under Brdigewebs.

If anyone is is need of a poster for an upcoming event please contact me in the first instance.

Thanks and best wishes. -Adrian Darnell

A NEW NEBA COMPETITION - LAST POST!
At the last Executive Meeting (14/8/19) we discussed the possibility of running a new NEBA Competition, open to players who regular play in supervised events. We agreed that we’d aim to run such a competition in late April 2020 (and suggested Saturday or Sunday April 18/19). It was also agreed that the Secretary (Adrian Darnell!) would alert all clubs of this new event.

I’d welcome any feedback on the idea of running an annual competition for supervised players (please note that the event itself will not permit ‘supervision’). If anyone has any idea about its potential appeal, and where we might hold it, I’d be most grateful to hear from you.

Once we have finalised the details of this new competition we’ll add it to the calendar and ask you all to advertise it and encourage your students to engage with it.
Adrian

NORTHERN MID WEEK CONGRESS
NEBA members who did well at the Harrogate congress are as follows.

The two-day Championship Pairs was won by Alan Mould & John Holland who finished with 62.60%, ahead Celia Oram & Derek Oram in second place, who scored 57.61%. Val Gibson & Pearl Murphy completed the podium with 57.33%.

The Swiss Teams competition was won by the team of Alan Jarvis, Tom Cohen, Alan Hayward & Robert Dixon. They finished with 100 VPs from their seven matches, 6 VPs ahead of Bill Niccol, John Gladders, Graham Jepson & David Musson. The Gibson team was just one point behind with 93 VPs.
FULL RESULTS

ST GEORGES CHARITY

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GOOD BYE
Sadly I cannot remember how many years it has been since I started the NEBA website. Although it never really reached the heights I had hoped for, I hope that you have found it useful. I look forward to being a regular user of the new site when it is up and running and hope that NEBA can preserve the historical archive details that have been built up over the years.
Best wishes Neil Aiston

SWISS PAIRS
Can I please remind everyone that the NEBA Swiss pairs will be held at the Durham Bridge Club (at the Framwellgate Moor Community Centre) on Wednesday September 4
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Play will begin at 11.00am.
Entries are limited to 15 tables
and there are a few places left.

Adrian

NEBA CONGRESS
Download an entry form
HERE
Download the congress poster

NORTHERN LEAGUE
The first round of this teams-of-eight inter-county league was held last Saturday in Bradford.

Currently NEBA fields only one team (in the B division consisting of 8 teams ranging from North Wales to Cumbria).

Despite winning 2 matches out of 7, our losses far outweighed our wins and hence NEBA currently props up the division.

The teams for the last 3 matches can only improve our position!

Nigel Durie

FULL RESULTS HERE

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After many years running the NEBA website
I will hand over to someone else at the end of August.

The final update to this website will be AUGUST 31st 2019

The site will remain accesible until November, giving sufficient time for you to download any information you may need.
I hope that you have found the content and presentation of your NEBA website of some value - Neil Aiston

Anyone interested in developing a new site should contact
Nigel Durie - ndurie@yahoo.co.uk or
Adrian Darnell - nebasec@btinternet.com

NEBA SUMMER PAIRS FINAL
item10Congratulations to Mary Page & Aileen Cunningham who won the Summer Pairs Final played at Durham yesterday. Runners Up were the South Shields pair of Jaqui Taylor & Geoff Parker. Twenty nine pairs competed in the event played over 48 boards.
FULL RESULTS

Mary Page has had a string of excellent results recently winning at Brunton on 24th June with Marion Hall, winning at Newcastle on 26th with Susan Green and of course was 2nd in the recent 'NEBA Butler Pairs' playing again with Susan on 16th June.

UNREPORTED NEWS
The result of this years NEBA v East of Scotland match was spotted on the East of Scotland website. No information about who represented the NEBA teams.
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ACCESS PROBLEMS? HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL SECURE
Users are being warned that the NEBA website (and all other sites using HTTP) is not secure. Apparently some browsers will not even open the site. Although the new HTTPS protocol offers greater security for commercial sites that provide cash transactions and sites with sensitive data, it also affects access to NEBA. Hopefully the new webmaster will purchase the appropriate SSL certificate to solve this problem. In the meantime, if you are having difficulties, you might try these fixes.

Mac users
Go to system preferences / network / advanced / proxies / then unselect "http web proxy".

Links from Google Chrome not working

1 Click the Options icon (three dots) on the far right of the address bar, and select Settings.

2 In the search box at the top of the window, type "proxy"; then select Open proxy settings. ...

3 Click the Security tab > Trusted Sites icon, then click Sites.

4 Enter the URL of your Trusted Site, then click Add.

The last update to this website will be AUGUST 31ST 2019

NEBA TEAMS
Subsequently, I have been told that the teams were:

A Team:

Damian Hassan (c) & Martin Kane
Steve & Georgia Ray
Liz Muir & Marion Curran
Brian Lumsden & Don Reid

B Team:

Bev Godfrey & Nichola Cockerill-Smith
Peter Avery (c) & Guy Herzmark
SteveKitching & Neil Oliver
John Boughey & Eddie Nord

 

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