Patterson & Mason head list of winners at Really Easy Weekend

The Autumn Really Easy Weekend has taken place just outside Warwick.

The main competition of the weekend, the Swiss Pairs, was won by Winston Patterson & Peter Mason, with Roma Smith & Pearl Evans in second and Tricia Berry & John Berry in third.

The other winners across the weekend were: Anna Collett & Michelle Cox; Allan Wright-Harding & Barbara Jordan; Linda Rafferty & Janet Ward; Margaret Ackroyd & David Ackroyd; and Jocelyn Binks & Steve Binks

The next Really Easy Weekend, aimed at less experienced players, takes place in Wroxton, near Banbury, in April 2018.

Edwards team wins Gerard Faulkner Salver

The final of the 2016/17 Gerard Faulkner Salver took place on Sunday, and was won by the team of Tony McNiff, Bill Townsend, Dave Robinson, Richard Edwards (capt) & Robert Ross (pictured) - Robin Jepson also played for the team in an earlier round.

They beat Dee Lindon, Peter Lindon, Ed Scerri and Steve Eginton by just 12 IMPs in the 48 board final. The Lindon team lead by 26 IMPs after 16 boards, but the Edwards team won each of the last four sets to edge in front by the end.

New TD Forum available

In response to requests, we have established a TD forum where you can ask questions and discuss matters of interest. It is open to everyone - not just restricted to qualified TDs - and anyone needing help with any matter relating to the Laws can use it.

Since the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 have fairly recently come into effect, we anticipate that there may be a number of questions that TDs will have that more experienced colleagues may be able to help with.

The forum is available at: https://www.ebu.co.uk/forum

Update: A sub-forum for those wishing to ask questions about scoring has been added.

West Midlands BC wins NICKO Plate

The Plate competition in the National Interclub Knockout for 2016/17 has been won by West Midlands A.

The team of Pip Whitehouse, Gordon Clark, Peter Oldbury & Roger Flood beat Young Chelsea G (John Dean, Trevor Mathews, Laura Covill & Nicholas Dean – David Muller and Bill Pencharz played one match each earlier in the competition) in the final.

Gordon Clark has written a report including two deals from the match which you can see by clicking 'read more'.

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