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News September/October 2018

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2018 NEBA NEICKO
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t is not too late if you want to enter this year's competition.
David Gold is going to accept entries up to the end of October if you want to join in. Please let David know ASAP.

David Gold 0191 2855852
 

ANDALUCIA CONGRESS
74 Pairs competed in the Andalucia Congress Swiss Pairs event held between 9th -10th Oct. Congratulations to NEBA players Steve and Georgia Ray who were runners up in a high quality field.

EBU GREAT NORTHERN SWISS
item30Holland/Owen regain Great Northern Swiss Pairs
Clive Owen &
John Holland & have regained the Great Northern Swiss Pairs title in a closely fought contest in Leeds. John & Clive, who also won the event together in 2005, finished on 163 VPs. 74 pairs competed.

2018 NEBA SENIORS PAIRS
item26Congratulations to NEBA Chair Liz Muir, who, playing with NEBA selector John Gladders, won the 2018 Seniors Pairs event played at Whitley Bay Bridge Club. Well done also to Runners Up Helen Hardy and Carole Newton and the NGS prize winners Robert Blofeld & Steve Renold. 20 pairs competed.
 

TEACHERS!
There is a great opportunity to introduce your students to friendly competitive duplicate bridge, to experience the the sociability of a big Bridge Congress AND enjoy a delicious Sunday Lunch with old and new friends at the MARRIOTT HOTEL in Gateshead. It is the 2nd year that NEBA have run this Newcomers event and the feedback from last year was excellent. It does however rely on teachers to positively encourage students to participate. DETAILS HERE

Similarly, ALL NEBA players can help by suggesting, to friends who only play sociably, or in golf clubs or other non-affiliated clubs, that this might be a new and pleasurable experience. Please twist arms - or at least, spread the word!!!

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Peebles Hydro
19-21st October 2018

Details & Entry Form

BLACKPOOL YEAR END CONGRESS
Hilton Hotel, Blackpool
28th-30th December 2018

Details & Entry Form

item24DAVID LATNER
We record the sad news of the death David Latner who died peacefully at home on 12th September 2018 at the age of 98 years. David was President, and a founder member of Bishop Auckland Bridge Club.

item18MORPETH B.C.
On the 9th Sept. Morpeth Bridge Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a buffet lunch at Stannington Village Hall.   Among the guests who  attended were Liz Muir - Chairman of the North East Bridge Association, Mike Craig - chairman of Castle Morpeth Bridge Club and many other bridge players both past and present - some of whom had played at the club right at the beginning in 1968.
Full details from the Archive page HERE

EBU AUTUMN SIMS
Congratulations to Adrian Darnell and John Dobson. Playing at Durham Bridge Club, they came 4th Nationally in the Tuesday heat of this event.

There were no significant NEBA successes in the Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday heats.

NEBA SWISS PAIRS
item14Congratulations to Anne Bell and Colin Mitchell,
winners of the 2018 Swiss Pairs held at Durham Bridge Club.

Runners up were Beverley Godfrey and Nicola Cockerill Smith and the highest Ranked NGS pair was
Kathleen Adair & Jean Laing.
28 pairs competed.
Full results HERE

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

2018 NEBA CONGRESS REMINDER
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Trawling through some old stuff, I found this advert for the NEBA Congress in 2004 - which was probably at Otterburn with Susan Green as Congress Secretary.

It provides a good opportunity to remind you of this year's congress on November 2nd-4th, and that there are only a couple of days left to book special rates at the Marriott Hotel if you are staying there.


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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.

 
 

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