October 2013

Success in the Beijing Hua Yuan Cup

The team of Sally Brock, Fiona Brown, Heather Dhondy, Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith and Susan Stockdale have finished second in the Beijing Hua Yuan Cup, just behind hosts China.

In the pairs competition which followed Sally & Nicola claimed further success with third place, finishing only 0.23% behind second.

The women were invited to represent England following their recent international successes and recorded victories over teams from Poland, Indonesia, the Netherlands, USA and Sweden.

Fiona & Susan finished top of the Butler, continuing their run of good form having also finished top of the Butler for the round-robin phase of the Venice Cup. Fiona also won the prize for the best declarer play in the competition. You can read about the hand on page 5 of the bulletin

British Autumn Sim Pairs

The British Autumn Simultaneous Pairs takes place throughout this week. All the results and commentaries will be available at the links below as soon as they start coming in. Good luck to anyone competing.

This week we're trying something new and selecting one feature hand every evening for players to discuss. It'll usually be a hand that's exciting and worth sharing a story about, so why not check back after bridge is finished. You should find a link below to a Google+ post about the hand.

Monday 7th October Commentary Booklet Feature hand: board 5
Tuesday 8th October Commentary Booklet Feature hand: board 16
Wednesday 9th October Commentary Booklet Feature hand: board 1
Thursday 10th October Commentary Booklet Feature hand: board 13
Friday 11th October Commentary Booklet Feature hand: board 7

Grattan Endicott wins EBU Gold Award; Christine Duckworth, Silver

At yesterday's AGM a number of awards were presented. Grattan Endicott received a Gold Award for outstanding contribution to the management/administration of the game at national or international level. Christine Duckworth received a Silver Award for her long service as a volunteer at national and county level.

Four Dimmie Fleming Awards were also presented, to Tony Philpott (Essex), Kevin Comrie (Manchester), Peter Bates (Sussex) and Roger Poulter (Sussex).