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News March/April. 2013

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KEMPSON CUP 2013 WINNERS
Although the official result is not yet through I have heard from a reliable source that the winner of this year's Kempson Cup was the team captained by Martin Kane.

CLUB CHAMPION TEAMS WINNERS
Congratulations to the 2013 Club Champion Teams winners representing Bishop Auckland Bridge Club
John Dobson and Audrey Bainbridge playing with Godfrey and Alison Young.
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CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations go to Dorothy and Mike Craig who won the Newcastle Congress in an exciting finish.

They won on a Split Tie with Pauline Bell and Janet Angel AND Robert Sread and Pat Tuff. I cannot remember a local event with three pairs ending with the same winning score!
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MEETING FOR CLUB SECRETARIES
T
he meeting of NEBA Club Chairman and Secretaries is definitely going ahead and will be held at Wearside Bridge Club on Wednesday 17 April.

It will start at 10:30 and be followed by a Buffet Lunch and Bridge.

8TH CONSECUTIVE WIN FOR HURWORTH
Congratulations to the
Hurworth team who have won the Inter Club teams of 8 for the eigth consecutive year.


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CANCELLATION
The Northern Regional Club Committee Meeting scheduled for Friday April 5th has been cancelled owing to the unavailability of committee members. Gail Saunders

CUMBRIA GREEN POINTED CONGRESS
T
he Cumbria Green Point Swiss Teams Event will be held in Kendal on 23 June 2013. Please click HERE
for more information and an entry form.

SOUTH SHIELDS BC - CHANGE OF VENUE
Please note that with effect from Tuesday 9 April 2013
South Shields Bridge Club will play at –
South Shields Golf Club
Cleadon Hills, South Shields NE34 8EG
All future events will be held at this venue.

SUCCESS AT YORK
In recent years the Northern Easter Festival Congress has been moved from Blackpool to York. The Yorkshire  Contract Bridge Association run the event on behalf of the English Bridge Union.

North East players fared well with Alison Young and Audrey Bainbridge winning the Open Pairs  and in the main events Beverley Godfrey and Nicola Cockerill –Smith came second in the Swiss Pairs whilst Clive Owen playing with John Holland , Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield from Manchester won the Swiss Teams.

SUCCESS AT PEEBLES
Clive Owen playing with Charles Outred completed a clean sweep at Western District Congress played at Peebles over the weekend of 22nd-24th March.

They started by winning the pre Congress pairs followed by winning the Swiss teams by 21 victory points and finally together with Vi Outred and Roy Bennett the Swiss teams by 18 victory points.

MOIRA REID
We are sad to advise members that Moira Reid died in hospital on Wednesday 20th March 2013.  She was in hospital, due to have a minor operation on her hand, but she suffered a heart attack from which she did not recover. Moira was a long standing member of Brunton Bridge Club and Newcastle Bridge Club where for many, years, she served conscientiously on the Committee taking on many duties. From the Brunton and Newcastle websites

Moira's funeral will be held on Friday 5th, April at 12 noon at 
St. Andrew's Cemetery, Hexham.

 

CONGRATULATIONS
go to the Bishop Auckland pair of John Little and Brian Myers for gaining overall First Place Nationally in the EBU Stratified Simultaneous Pairs held on Thursday 14th March 2013.   With a score of 67.53% John and Brian headed a field of 309 pairs from clubs across the country.

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From the Bishop Auckland website

Even More Winners
Congratulations go to the Bishop Auckland pair Audrey Bainbridge and Alison Young who won the NEF Open Pairs on Friday 29th March 2013 at Leeds.

NORTH REGIONAL CLUB COMMITTEE
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Read more HERE

EVERYDAY PLAY TECHNIQUES
I have posted a couple of pages to illustrate some everyday play techniques.
If YOU think that they are useful PLEASE let me know! - Neil
Click
HERE

KEMPSON VASES
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Congratulations to the Hexham Bridge Club team of Bob Horton, Jen Horton, Laurie Monkhouse & Andy Pryor winners of the 2013 Kempson Vases.
 

NEWCASTLE PAIRS CONGRESS
This year's congress will be held at the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn on Sunday 14th April at 2 pm.

More information and entry forms -
HERE

Blue Points to be awarded at this event !!!

EBU - GRAND MASTERS PAIRS
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Congratulations to NEBA players Julian Gibson and John Atthey who won the EBU Harrison Gray Salver for Grand Masters pairs. They
competed against 35 other pairs on 2nd/3rd March at the Daventry Court Hotel.

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The Darlington seminar at St Georges has been cancelled.

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