News Nov. / Dec. 2015
NEBA CONGRESS WINNERS - FRIDAY
Congratulations to NEBA Secretary, Mary Page, and Aileen Cunningham who have won the Congress Ladies Pairs event for the second year running.
Congratulations also to Mixed pairs winners James and Eve Ewington, a 'young' couple from Chester-le-Street and to the Mens pairs winners, 'oldtimers' Ray Green and Brian Pacey.
Full results HERE
PARSONS LEAVE EBU/NEBA
Parsons Bridge Club are very sad to leave EBU/NEBA - They have been members for over 40 years but numbers had fallen to 2 tables a week!!!
Get your teams sorted out for the first competition of 2016, the Niman Israel Cup. It is a uniquely challenging competition where you play with each member of your team of four, at least one of whom is a different gender to yourself.
Get your entry in, to Anne Bell for the Saturday competition at Stannington on January 9th. Good fun and an afternoon tea will be provided!
Email Anne Bell or simply ring Anne on 01670 366492
Please print a full resolution copy of the poster from the link below and display in your club to support enthusiastic announcements of this event
If you would like to play bridge against some 'new faces', in beautiful surroundings, the 2016 Cumbria Congress will be held at the Grand Hotel in Grange Over Sands on 18th -20th March.
It is with great sadness that we report the sudden and unexpected death of Aileen Bryant. Aileen from the Cramlington Bridge Club was a delightful lady and a successful bridge teacher for many years. The funeral service will be held on Thursday 10th December,12.30pm at West Road Crematorium and afterwards at Morpeth Golf club.
NEBA just failed to qualify for the 2016 Tollemache final when they came 3rd behind Kent and London in Group A. (21st - 22nd Nov. 2015).
EBU PAIRS PRIZE DRAW WINNERS
The winners of the Simultaneous Pairs prizes for 2015 were drawn during the EBU's Annual General Meeting which took place in London on 25th November.
The pair which achieved the best score within their club in any of the EBU organised Simultaneous Pairs events were entered in to the draw.
The pair which won the £1000 first prize were Susan Dodds & Hetty Jackson of Castle Morpeth Bridge Club.
EBU Chairman, Jeremy Dhondy, is pictured drawing their names.
EBU CLUB PRIZE DRAW WINNERS
Every club which entered a heat of any EBU organised event – i.e. the EBED Spring & Autumn Simultaneous Pairs, the British Simultaneous Pairs Events, the Bridge England Simultaneous Pairs, and the Club Stratified Simultaneous Pairs - were included in the draw. One ‘entry’ in the draw is awarded for every ten tables (or part thereof) which take part in any single heat.
1st Prize - £1000Wantage Bridge Club - Oxfordshire
2nd Prize - £500 Nottingham Bridge Club - Nottinghamshire
3rd Prize - £200 Norfolk & Norwich Bridge Club - Norfolk
Runners-up prizes - £100 Christchurch Bridge Club -Dorset
Penventon Bridge Club - Cornwall
Kettering Bridge Club - Northamptonshire
Tain Bridge Club - Scotland
Duns Bridge Club - Scotland
Noverre Bridge Club - Norfolk -
Kirkcaldy Bridge Club - Scotland
Hartlepool Bridge Club - North East
Wantage Bridge Club - Oxfordshire
Hawkhurst Bridge Club - Kent
Roydon (Diss) Bridge Club - Norfolk
Wetherby Bridge Club - Yorkshire
Castle Morpeth Bridge Club - North East
Wearside Bridge Club - North East
Chipping Norton Bridge Club - Oxfordshire
CONGRATULATIONS NEWCASTLE B. C.
Newcastle Bridge Club is 80 years old this year? Although I understand that there may have been a gap during the war years.
ARNOLD DEANE SALVER
Please this Hi resolution A4 poster, for display in your club to support the enthusiastic announcements of the event.
Email ENTRIES to Eunice Ferguson HERE
HAVE A SUPER
from everyone at
Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel Clayton le Moors
The 4 star Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa is a 175 room property. This Blackburn hotel is a converted 700 year old country manor. An indoor pool and modern fitness centre await you in the Spa.
NORTHERN YEAR END CONGRESS
27th -29th December at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel Clayton le Moors, Blackburn.
NEBA WISH YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY