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Welcome to the home page for all your Summer Meeting needs this year. Here you will find links to results, articles, important information and photos from the event. We hope you'll check back frequently as this is updated.
|Monday 11th||First Step Session 1|
|Tuesday 12th||First Step Session 2||Next Step Afternoon Blue||Next Step Afternoon Green||Next Step Evening Blue||Next Step Evening Green|
|Wednesday 13th||Really Easy Swiss Pairs||Really Easy Teams Yellow||Really Easy Teams Blue|
|Thursday 14th||Really Easy Next Step Pairs Yellow||Really Easy Next Step Pairs Blue|
News and updates
The winners the Four Stars teams - Tony Forrester, David Gold, Alexander Allfrey & Andrew Robson.
The winners of the 'B' Final of the Four Stars teams - Kevin Castner, Tom Townsend, Ewa Kater, & Artur Malinowski, plus Mark Teltscher (not pictured).
Eddie's Caption Competition. TD Eddie Williams has chosen a winner for his caption competition. The winner was Paul Brayshaw of Plymouth with his suggestion, "And that, ladies and gentlemen, was 'wielding the axe'! I now need a volunteer for the 'entry-shifting squeeze'".
Honourable mentions go to "I said cut for partners, not cut my partner" from Tony Ratcliff; "She asked me to cut to see who would sit North" from David Bygott; "That's not how we double round here..." and "Share and relay refers to the boards....", both from Meena Samani. Well done, and thank you to you all for your suggestions.
|AUG‑018, 11:10||Brian Senior has contributed his final article from the congress, looking at hands from the Four Stars Teams Final.|
|AUG‑17, 22:08||Congratulations to David Gold, Tony Forrester, Andrew Robson & Alexander Allfrey, winners of the Four Stars Teams. They finished on 91 VPs, three ahead of Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Andrew McIntosh & Alistair Kent. Phil King, Cameron Small, Ben Green & John Holland were third on 78 VPs. The 'B' final was won by Artur Malinowski, Kevin Castner, Tom Townsend, Mark Teltscher & Ewa Kater, by a large margin of 36 VPs. 'A' Final Results; 'B' Final Results|
|AUG‑017, 20:41||Brian Senior has written two articles over the weekend for your enjoyment. This one gives you a defensive problem from the Swiss Teams - "Defensive Problem".|
|AUG‑017, 20:40||Brian Senior has written two articles over the weekend for your enjoyment. This one looks at some slams which he successfully bid as part of a scratch partnership - "Practical Slam Bidding".|
Laurie & Stephanie Burtt celebrated Laurie's 80th birthday by playing on our Sunday Stratified Swiss Pairs - which they won! Gabriel Ip & Giles Ip had won the Saturday Stratified Swiss Pairs, as well as getting the overall prize for the two days (picture).
|AUG‑17, 17:32||Congratulations to Samantha Punch, Tim Rees, Stephen Peterkin & Derek Sanders, who won the Brighton Bowl (Swiss Teams). Results|
Alistair Kent, James Thrower, David Gold, Marusa Basa, Kevin Castner and Tom Paske (not pictured) won the Midweek Knockout Teams on Friday.
|AUG‑15, 17:22||Congratulations to Basil Letts, John Atthey, Alex Hydes & Simon Cope, winners of the Point-a-Board teams on Friday afternoon. Results|
|AUG‑15, 17:22||Congratulations to Nigel Guthrie & Sean Mekie, winners of the Open Pairs on Friday afternoon. Results|
|AUG‑015, 13:04||Brian Senior has provided an article looking at how your tactics should differ for each form of scoring, to go alongside his Friday morning seminar. It is available here.|
|AUG‑14, 18:32||Congratulations to Paul Gibbons & Sharon Bayne, winners of the Mixed Pairs Championship with 66.89%. Brian Senior & Ros Wolfarth were second on 62.32%, very narrowly ahead of Ewa Kater & Tom Townsend who scored 62.22% in third. Results|
The 2014 Really Easy Congress at Brighton has ended after a great four days of bridge competitions and lessons. Photos from the event, including of some of the winners, are available here. We hope many beginners, and 'congress first-timers', will join us next year.
|AUG‑14, 18:32||Congratulations to Anthony Milford, Irving Gordon, Liz McGowan and David Liggat, winners of the John Carter Trophy for the Swiss Teams in the Mercian Travel Seniors Congress. They finished 5 VPs ahead of Jim Luck, Kath Nelson, Bernard Goldenfield & Rhona Goldenfield, with Roy Garthwaite, Heather Hobson, Janet Latham & Ted Latham a further 3 VPs behind in third. Results|
|AUG‑14, 18:32||Well done to Shefton Kaplan & Tim Dickinson, winners of Thursday afternoon's Open Pairs. Results|
|AUG‑14, 17:32||The final competition of the Really Easy Congress was a Pairs event for the Next Step delegates. The winners in the yellow section were Margaret Gilroy-Smith & Hilary Stewart (N/S) and Dilys Shortridge & Hugh Thompson (E/W), and in the blue section were Carol Brocklehurst & Mick Brocklehurst (N/S) and Anne East & Gill Leese (E/W). Yellow section results; Blue section results|
Thursday's 'Discuss it with the Experts' seminar was given by Simon Cope and Michael Byrne.
|AUG‑14, 09:32||After the first session of the Swiss Teams in the Mercian Travel Seniors Congress, Roy Garthwaite, Heather Hobson, Janet Latham & Ted Latham lead on 60 VPs. Jim Luck, Kath Nelson, Bernard Goldenfield & Rhona Goldenfield are just 1 VP behind. The event concludes this afternoon. Results|
|AUG‑014, 11:00|| Brian Senior's next article looks at a hand which he describes as including "poor play and worse defence".
Join Brian on Friday morning at 11am when he will be giving a free seminar on the difference in tactics for the various forms of scoring, including Point-a-Board teams.
|AUG‑14, 09:52||The Next Step delegates at the Really Easy Congress played a teams competition on Wednesday evening. The winners in the yellow section were Marion Brown, Jeanette Cossey, Christine Swanston and Sue Hull, and in the blue section were Norman Bond, Elaine Duff, Dilys Shortridge and Hugh Thompson. Yellow section results; Blue section results|
|AUG‑14, 09:32||The Really Easy Swiss Pairs took place on Wednesday, with sixty two pairs taking part. Congratulations to the winners, Dilys Shortridge & Hugh Thompson, second placed Averil Beaton & Anna Collett, and third placed Libby Mortimer & Mark Mortimer. Well done also to Elaine Duff & Norman Bond, and Ruth Kim & Judy Wesselbaum, both pairs winning six of their seven matches. Results|
|AUG‑14, 09:27||The Wednesday afternoon Open pairs was won by Malcolm Schofield & Roy Thearle, with 65.22%. The Late Night Speed Ball was won by Basil Letts & Andrew Murphy. Open Pairs Results; Speed Ball Results|
The Mixed Pivot Teams took place on Wednesday evening and was won by Mahmoud Sadek, Ned Paul, Simon Prager, and Kath Stynes. Tim Dickinson, Alastair Gidman, Lorna Swadling and Robert Dixon were second, with Sarah O'Connor, Mike Bell, Dean Spasov and Michael Byrne in third. Results
|AUG‑013, 15:04||In his latest article Brian Senior looks at a hand from Tuesday evening in which an opponent was adversely affected by 'Convention Fever'.|
Wednesday's 'Discuss it with the Experts' seminar featured two of England's Senior European Champions - John Holland and Gunnar Hallberg. The hands clearly gave John plenty to ponder.
The Really Easy Swiss Pairs is taking place this morning, with many competitors experiencing what will hopefully be the first of many 'Swiss' events in their bridge playing lives.
|AUG‑13, 09:42||The Championship Pairs on Tuesday evening for the GCH Fox Trophy was won by David Gold & Kevin Castner with an impressive score of 70.46%. Bill Taylor & Jim Deacon were second on an almost-as-impressive 68.94%. Results|
Congratulations to Bill Hirst & Patrick Jourdain who defended their title in the Seniors Championship Pairs to win the Mercian Bridge Travel Trophy. Brian Senior & Geoffrey Wolfarth were second, with Liz McGowan & David Liggat in third. Patrick and Bill are pictured with Maggie Adams & Elaine Jeavons of sponsors Mercian Travel. Results
|AUG‑13, 09:42||Tuesday evening saw the second competition in the 'Next Step' part of the Really Easy Congress. The winners in the blue section were Ruth Kim & Judy Wesselbaum (N/S) and Sandy Reimoser & Sue Simpson (E/W); and in the green section were Norman Bond & Elaine Duff (N/S) and Nick Cutterham & Alan Cutterham (E/W). Well done to them all. Blue Results Green Results|
|AUG‑13, 09:12||The 'Next Step' part of the Really Easy Congress held its first competition on Tuesday afternoon and the winners in the blue section were Carol Brocklehurst & Mick Brocklehurst (N/S) and Pat Lewis & Helen Holden (E/W); and in the green section were Mags Hutchinson & John Ellis-Gittins (N/S) and Sally Found & Paul Found(E/W). Well done to them all. Blue Results Green Results|
Congratulations to Shahzaad Natt & Chris Derrick, winners of the Under-25 Championship Pairs. Sinéad Bird & Kyle Lam were second, with Sean Mekie & Basil Letts third. The best Under-19 pair were Stephen Kennedy & Jonathan Derrick. Results
|AUG‑12, 20:32||Well done to Alex Hydes & Martin Garvey, winners of the Tuesday afternoon Open Pairs. Results|
|AUG‑12, 20:32||The winners of the second competition in the 'First Step' part of the Really Easy Congress were Jeff Taylor & John Taylor (N/S) and David Hawkins & Jill Cousins (E/W). Well done to both pairs. Results|
|AUG‑12, 16:14||John Williams asked us to pass on his feedback on the timings of the Swiss Pairs over the weekend. In response to feedback the timings had been adjusted to allow for easier access to public transport at the end of the evening. John was pleased to report that the event ran to schedule and he finished in time to catch the penultimate bus from the city centre to the park-and-ride. Even had he played a little slower in the final round he would have been in plenty of time for the final bus. He wished to make it known to those coming in future that using public transport, and/or staying outside the centre of Brighton, is very much an option, and he gave his thanks to the TDs for the revised schedule.|
|AUG‑12, 16:02||The 'First Step' part of the Really Easy Congress held their first competition on Monday evening. The winners were Jeff Taylor & John Taylor (N/S) and Liz Ball & Christine Ware (E/W). Well done to both pairs. - results|
|AUG‑012, 12:47||Brian Senior has written about two interesting play problems from Monday evening in his new article entitled, 'Senior Moments'.|
The Under-25 Championship Pairs is underway with twelve pairs battling it out for Junior bragging rights.
Patrick Collins and Bill Hirst were the speakers this morning at the 'Discuss it with the Experts' seminar.
The Mercian Travel Seniors Congress has started, and began with the qualifying round of the Championship Pairs. The leading pair was Patrick Jourdain & Bill Hirst with nearly 70% - results
|AUG‑12, 09:02||The 'Play with the Experts' event took place on Monday evening. The North/South winners were Michael Byrne & Adam Bowden, the East/West winners were Sean Mekie & Alex Hydes. Well done to both pairs. - results|
Eddie's Caption Competition. TD Eddie Williams has set a caption competition. Submit your suggestions for this picture, either by email, or to Eddie (written down, along with your name, please). The best suggestion may earn the contributor a wonderful prize.
|AUG‑11, 18:02||Well done to Stephen Peterkin & Samantha Punch, winners of the afternoon Open Pairs with 64.97% - results|
The Really Easy Congress is underway, with the First Step delegates enjoying lessons and competitions with teacher Christine MacFarlane
Club Director Training has begun today, with Mike Amos guiding the future Club Directors.
|AUG‑11, 15:42||Congratulations to Dave Mullen & John Bowen, the winners of the Brighton Plate competition, part of the Swiss Pairs event.|
|AUG‑011, 12:47||In his third article Brian Senior looks at some of the recent hands on which twelve or thirteen tricks could be made in his'Swiss Pairs Slams' report.|
|AUG‑11, 11:24||Video of the first part of Andrew Robson's 'Discuss it with the Experts' seminar from Saturday morning is available here.|
|AUG‑11, 09:02||Well done to the winners in the Open Pairs and Open Teams on Sunday evening - Bill Gardner & Mike Bell in the pairs; Tom Dessain, Laura Covill, Basil Letts & Simon Cope in the 'red' teams; Bill Taylor, Mark Hodgson, Jim Deacon & Robert Miller in the 'blue' teams.|
|AUG‑10, 21:02||Congratulations to Graeme Robertson, Lavinia Constantin, Tom Slater & Alex Hunt, winners of the 'B' Final of the Bracketed Teams.|
|AUG‑10, 21:02||Congratulations to Brian Crack, Shirley Goldwin, Diana Avis & Colin Wilson, winners of the 'A' Final of the Bracketed Teams. Please note the results were affected by a re-scoring after play concluded.|
Congratulations to Mark Teltscher and Tom Townsend, winners of the Harold Poster Cup for the Swiss Pairs. They finished 2 VPs ahead of Michael Byrne & Mike Bell, with Jeffrey Allerton & Frances Hinden in third. Final results
Many hardy folk braved the weather to join Brian Senior for Sunday morning's 'Discuss it with the Expert' seminar
|AUG‑10, 11:22||Congratulations to the winners of the Saturday night teams Speed Ball: Ed Jones, Michael Byrne, Graeme Robertson & Andrew Murphy|
|AUG‑010, 11:17||After three sessions of the Swiss Pairs for the Harold Poster Cup, Peter Crouch and Simon Cope lead on 155. Mark Teltscher & Tom Townsend are second on 149 and Michael Byrne & Mike Bell are third on 144.|
|AUG‑010, 10:47||Brian Senior looks at a deal from the third session of the Swiss Pairs Championship, in an article he titles, 'Bad Defence, Good Defence'|
Andrew Robson gave the morning 'Discuss it with the Experts' seminar to a capacity crowd on Saturday. Join us on Sunday when Brian Senior will be our speaker.
Congratulations to Rosie Robson & David James (pictured with TD Martin Lee), winners of the Bracketed Pairs B final
Congratulations to Sheila Simm & Margaret Aitchison, winners of the Bracketed Pairs A final
|AUG‑09, 19:07||Brian Senior will be contributing articles on interesting hands he plays during the Brighton Congress. His first contribution, however, looks at hands he enjoyed during his busy, globe-trotting week prior to the start of the event. Article 1|
|AUG‑09, 10:47||After the first three matches of the Swiss Pairs for the Harold Poster Cup, there is a three-way tie between Maureen Dennison & Dan O'Farrell, Jeffrey Allerton & Frances Hinden, and Bill Taylor & Mark Hodgson|
|AUG‑09, 10:42||Congratulations to the first winners of the congress - Gitte Hecht-Johansen & Karim Hejjaj in the Friday night Speed Ball|
The congress has begun. Jeremy Dhondy welcomed everyone at the start of the Swiss Pairs
Midway through setting up, and looking forward to seeing a room full of people this evening
|AUG‑07, 11:31||The schedule for the 'Discuss it with an Expert' sessions to be held at the Brighton Congress has been announced. See it here. These sessions begin at 11:00am and are free of charge. We hope you will join us.|