Holland and Mould shine at Scarborough Congress

John Holland and Alan Mould were the stand-out performers at the Scarborough Congress, winning both the Teams and Pairs event.

They teamed up with Bill Hirst and Jeremy Dhondy to win Friday's multiple teams event, finishing 8 imps ahead of the team of David Stevenson, Liz Commins, Iain Roberts and Alan Oddie. The team of Geoff Kenyon, Carole Kelly, Robin Jepson and Alan Brosgill were third.

In the 'B' final the team of Barry O'Connor, Piers Percival, Stuart Coggrave and Pam Coggrave won comfortably by 41 imps. The team of Steve Male, Marilyn Silverdale, Bob McKinnon and Cathy Ferguson was second.

John and Alan (pictured left and right) then won the three session Swiss Pairs event over the weekend. They finished on 181 VPs, six clear of John Hayton & Philip Clark. Giles Ip & Gabriel Ip were a further two VPs back in third.

The event began with a 'pre-congress' Pairs on Thursday evening which was won convincingly by Linda Smith & John Halliwell. They finished eight per cent clear of the field on 69.23%. Second placed Adrian Knight & Prue Knight, and third placed Tom Paske & Alistair Kent, also scored over 60%.

August issue of English Bridge, and the 2014/15 diary

The August issue of English Bridge has been posted today and should be delivered in the next few days. Most members will also receive the 2014/15 Members Diary. We are pleased that we are able to send the diary to you with this issue, having listened to your feedback requesting it in time for September and the start of the new season.

The online version of the magazine is also now available through the members area of the website. Those members who have not accumulated enough magazine points to receive a printed version, or who prefer to read a digital version, can read the magazine online. Similarly those members who wish to access the ‘web content’ to which the magazine links should read the magazine online.

For more information on the delivery of the magazine and diary, and on accessing our online magazine archive, please read on...

Brighton discussion schedule announced

The schedule for the 'Discuss it with an Expert' sessions to be held at the Brighton Congress has been announced.

This year we are delighted to welcome an esteemed group who between them have combined to earn (by our reckoning, and amongst other achievements): 3 European titles, 2 World Titles, 13 European and 3 World Championship appearances, over 50 Camrose and Seniors Camrose Caps, 12 Gold Cups, 10 Crockfords Cups, 11 Spring Foursomes titles, 5 Premier League titles, 9 medals as NPC or Coach in European and World Championships, and more Peggy Bayer (the Under-20s Home Internationals competition) titles than any other NPC in the history of the event. Combine this success as players and coaches with their talents as bridge authors, journalists and teachers, and we have a wonderful line-up.

Day Speaker(s)
Saturday 9th Andrew Robson OBE
Sunday 10th Brian Senior
Tuesday 12th Patrick Collins & Bill Hirst
Wednesday 13th John Holland & Gunnar Hallberg
Thursday 14th Michael Byrne & Simon Cope
Friday 15th Brian Senior - a special seminar on tactics for match pointed and point-a-board games
Saturday 16th David Burn
Sunday 17th Espen Erichsen

These sessions begin at 11:00am and are free of charge. We hope you will join us.

For information on the competitions that are taking place during the congress, please see the event website.

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