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News Sept./Oct. 2016

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NEBA ANNUAL GREEN POINTED CONGRESS
Thank you to all the members who have submitted their entry forms for our Annual Congress which is being held again this year at the Marriott Hotel.

However as time is now getting short, can I ask those members who have not put in an entry, "Why not enter?" This promises to be a highly enjoyable event. You don't have to play the whole Congress - there are Pairs events and a Newcomer's event on the Friday evening, Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Swiss Teams on the Sunday. (Gill will be pleased to match up pairs for the teams if you are looking for partners).

To ensure continued success of the Congress, the NEBA needs the support of its members.
I can assure you that the problems we had last year, with the dining arrangements have all been addressed this year, so please come along for what promises to be a good weekend's bridge, at the Marriott Hotel, Gateshead, 11th to 13th November.

Send your entries to Gill Gold gillrgold@yahoo.co.uk.
Mary Page - NEBA secretary.

 

PEEBLES SUCCESSES
At the Scottish Bridge Union's Autumn Congress at Peebles, the NEBA players, Frank Springett and Mike Stanbury, won the Pairs final.

Clive Owen, playing with Patrick Shields and Vi & Charles Outred were 2nd in the Teams final.

ALNWICK MOVING
The venue for Alnwick Bridge Club, who presently meet at Lindisfarne Middle School, will be move to the 5 million pound housing development at WEAVERS' COURT, Alnwick, in January 2017.

The club meet on Tuesday evenings and new members are always welcome.

 

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WORTH THE EFFORT?

The Woodborough solution

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NEBA GAZETTE CUP & SHIELD WINNERS
Congratulations to Gazette Cup Winners Gypsy Ann Nichol and Ken Yates (Left) and to the Gazette Shield winners Barry Graham & John Beaumont (Above).

GREAT NORTHERN SWISS PAIRS
Congratulations to Clive Owen from the Hurworth Bridge Club who came 2nd in the 'Great Northern Swiss Pairs' competition played at Leeds on 1st and 2nd October. Playing with Brian Senior, they were in 1st position after session 1, came 7th in session 2 and 2nd in the final two sessions. Overall winners were Fiona Brown (Yorks) & Helen Erichsen (Kent)
FULL RESULTS
 

EBU AUTUMN SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS
Congratulations to Kathleen Meins and Margaret Scott from the Wearside Bridge Club.
They had a huge 79% at the club on Thursday night and ended in top position Nationally with 70%

BLACKPOOL YEAR END CONGRESS
28th - 30th December


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Held between Christmas and New Year over three days, this congress has earned the reputation of being relaxed and friendly. It’s ideal for players entering a national congress for the first time.
 

NEWCOMERS EVENT at the NEBA CONGRESS
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Any players who are not yet ranked higher than Club Master are invited to play in a Newcomer's Event at the Marriott Hotel in the Metro Centre Gateshead. The table money is £4, 18 boards will be played and prizes will be awarded,
The start time is 7.30 pm on Friday Nov. 11th.

NEBA also hope that this event will draw in newcomers who perhaps play in NONE AFFILIATED BRIDGE CLUBS.
Those who are attending bridge classes can simply express an interest to their teacher who will submit names to the Congress secretary.
So if you know of friends who have not yet dipped their toes into the world of friendly competitive bridge, please ask them along to this beautiful venue on Friday 11th November.

NEBA bridge players, could of course accompany their chums to the Marriott and play in the main events with bridge playing friends that they may not have seen for a number of years.

 
 

-NEBA KING CUP
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-Winners - Bev Godfrey & Val Gibson
-Runners up - Alison Young & Audrey Bainbridge

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CUMBRIA & WESTMORLAND CONGRESS
The Cumbria & Westmorland Congress Teams event held on Saturday 24th September, was won by David & Margaret Thompson from the Bishop Auckland Club and Roger & Jill Hancock, from Durham Bridge Club. Congratulations to both pairs.

BARGAIN BRIDGE EQUIPMENT
Surprisingly no-one has yet taken advantage of this bargain bridge equipment!

Phyllis Hands is prepared to sell two bridge tables in good condition, 24 wallets with cards and two sets of bidding boxes all for 100 pounds. Ideal if you are planning to run teams events.

If you are interested, please contact Phyllis on 0191 3890622
 

SENIORS PAIRS WINNERS

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Congratulations to Pat Barton and Graham Cox, winners of the NEBA Seniors Pairs competition held at Whitley Bay on Sunday 18th September. FULL RESULTS
 

BEST OF THE EBED AUTUMN SIMS RESULTS
MONDAY
5th - Don Reid and David Brickland - 67.03% - BRUNTON
6th - Jim Hodgson and John Kingcome - 66.44% - MORPETH
TUESDAY
20th - Ann Noble and Paula Gates - 63.98% - CASTLE MORPETH
THURSDAY
3rd - Graham Cox and Alleyn Erskine - 68.69% - WEARSIDE
5th - Tony Watson and Reg Hornsey - 67.31% - WEARSIDE

Well done to all - especially the Castle Morpeth pair who are a 'relative newcomer' and an 'absolute newcomer' to club bridge.

 

BRIDGE TEACHERS (and CLUB PLAYERS)
With a new range of classes about to start across the region, NEBA executive are hoping that all local Bridge teachers will encourage their students to participate in the Newcomer's event on Nov.11th, at this year's NEBA Annual Congress.

After encouraging some of your more experienced students, to participate, could you forward their names to
 Congress Secretary - Gill Gold at 11 Emblehope Drive, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4RW
or telephone
Tel: 0191 285 5852    
or email:  
gillrgold@yahoo.co.uk

Any student or Newcomer who is NOT YET ranked higher than CLUB MASTER is eligible.

NEBA also hope that this event will draw in newcomers who perhaps play in NONE AFFILIATED BRIDGE CLUBS.
So if you know of friends who have not yet dipped their toes into the world of friendly competitive bridge, please ask them along to this beautiful venue on Friday 11th November to play 18 boards with prizes.

You may not be a teacher,webmaster, scorer, director or committee member at your club, but you can still help our game by being positive about what NEBA are trying to achieve.

All bridge teachers that we know of have been sent a personal email by the NEBA secretary. If you are teaching the game and did not receive a Newsletter please let us know.neilaiston5@gmail.com

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GREAT NORTHERN SWISS PAIRS
at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds, 1st - 2nd October 2016

This event at Leeds and is run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU on the first week of October. Information is available on their website at www.ycba.co.uk

NEBA SWISS PAIRS
Those of you who did not play in the NEBA Swiss Pairs on Wed 31st August missed a very enjoyable event. It was held in Chester le Street Cricket club on a sunny afternoon. They put on an excellent tea of sandwiches, salads and delicious cream cakes, with plenty for everyone. We had a pleasant view over the cricket pitch, to distract us from what was happening at the tables.

The bridge was well organised by David and Norman and was played in a very friendly manner.

I would like to congratulate Jo Lormor and Peter Marshall on winning the event. Thanks also to Mary for organising it so successfully.
I wish that more members would support the efforts of the executive in trying to offer a variety of different events at different times and on different days of the week. It was pleasing to see 11 tables but we could do with many more in future!!

Marion Curran

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BRIDGE AT BARTON GRANGE
For tremendous value, this short break at Christmas takes some beating. The holiday is arranged by the hotel and last year, the food, and accommodation were excellent. Bridge is ideal for average club players and friendly enough for social bridge players.

BARGAIN BRIDGE EQUIPMENT
Phyllis Hands is prepared to sell two bridge tables in good condition, 24 wallets with cards and two sets of bidding boxes all for 100 pounds. Ideal if you are planning to run teams events from your home! If you are interested, please contact Phyllis on 0191 3890622

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