Barden & Kendrick win National Pairs

The National Pairs competition has been won by Paul Barden & David Kendrick.

50 Pairs had qualified for the National Final from the Regional Finals, and David & Paul finished atop the rankings with 59.04% after the two days of play. Ankush Khandelwal & Ben Green were second with 57.72% and Sandy Riach & Jacek Lapszys were third with 57.01%.

The trophies for the Regional Finals were also awarded (see here).

The National Pairs is part of the Championship Series of competitions, with results counting towards the Player of the Year Competition. David's victory has moved him up to 13th place; Paul is a new entrant at 20th=.

England second in Lady Milne Trophy

England has finished second in the Lady Milne Trophy which took place in Edinburgh. The team of Heather Dhondy & Sally Anoyrkatis*, Alexandra Birchall & Qian Li, Heather Bakhshi & Claire Robinson, with NPC: David Burn, won four of their five matches, losing only to eventual winners Scotland.

Despite Scotland going through the competition undefeated, England's large victories in other matches meant they finished just 3.43 behind. Ireland finished third a further 10 VPs behind. The Scottish team was Abi Wilson, Sheila Adamson, Liz McGowan, Fiona McQuaker, Sam Punch & Paula Leslie.

* - Sally replaced Abbey Smith, who was originally selected but was unable to take part

A new online shop for the Bridge Warehouse

The Bridge Warehouse has a new online shop. We hope you like the new, modern platform, and that you find it easy to use.

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Numerous winners at Spring Really Easy Weekend

The latest Really Easy Weekend, which is aimed at less experienced players, with an emphasis on socialising as well as bridge, took place near Banbury 5th-8th April. There were numerous different winners across the four days:

  • Thursday evening pairs: Susan Keightley & Mark Keightley
  • Friday morning pairs: Anna Collett & Michelle Cox
  • Friday evening pairs: Anne East & Gill Leese
  • Saturday afternoon pairs: Jean Wilson & Philip Mucklow
  • Saturday evening teams: Mark Keightley, Susan Keightley, Anne Byles & Jill Roylance
  • Sunday Swiss Pairs: Anne East & Gill Leese

The next Really Easy events are: the Really Easy Congress, held near Warwick, 10th – 12th August 2018; and as part of the Andalucia Congress, 8th - 14th October.

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