The Overseas Congress in Cyprus, sponsored by Bridge Overseas, took place from 1st to 7th February. The attendees enjoyed glorious weather and what many believed to be the best hotel used for an EBU Overseas Congress.
The stars of the week were Richard Spencer & Emile Lawy (both Middlesex) (pictured with Hannah Williams of Bridge Overseas) who won three competitions - the Open Pairs, Men's Pairs, and Swiss Pairs.
Other winners were: Pat Watson (Leics) & Carolyn Fisher (Warks) in the Pre-Congress Pairs (see picture here); Howard Basden-Smith & Sue Rankin (both Channel Islands) in the Mixed Pairs (see picture here); Jan Duncan & Sue O'Hara (both Avon) in the Ladies Pairs (see picture here); Jean Squires (Oxon), Rosalind Morgan (Devon), Nes Charles, Bill Gardner (both Kent) in the Mixed Pivot Pairs (see picture here); Sandy Davies (Yorks), Warner Solomon (Devon), Rhona Goldenfield & Bernard Goldenfield (both Manchester) in the Championship Teams (see picture here).
The next Overseas Congress takes place at Lake Garda, Italy, 5th to 11th October. Spaces are still available, but are filling quickly, so act promptly.