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News January Febuary 2019

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OTHER INTERESTS
item23Many 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).

 

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.

SIMS SUCCESS
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

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LOCAL TRAINING COURSE FOR DIRECTORS
Led by Chris Benneworth, the course will be held at the College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham City
Dates and details
HERE

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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!

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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

 

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