Hand records for the 18 June evening session failed to upload, despite trying again a couple of times. The reason is unknown.
If you would like a copy of the hand records e-mailed to you, please e-mail me (Barrie) at TD@sheffieldbridgeclub.co.uk
These are as follows:
27th October 2019
10th November 2019
1st December 2019
15th December 2019
5th January 2020
19th January 2020
26th January 2020
16th February 2020
8th March 2020
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No silverware for Sheffield this year but a couple of near misses:
Rob Turner and Rod Hose were runners-up for the York Mount Group Trophy with a score of 60.6% on Saturday.
Ian Johns and John O'Sullivan were runners-up forthe John Colley Trophy (teams) on the Sunday.
Full results are here
No fewer than six Sheffield players were participating in this EBU event for the respective 2018/19 holders of the teams-of-four Championship of each County Association.
The Yorkshire team comprised Dr. Arthur Hughes, Mike Pomfrey, Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborn. Roman Gembecki was in Derbyshire's team, and Tony Sowter was representing Nottinghamshire.
Twenty-nine teams were competing. The event was won by Manchester. Yorkshire came a creditable 8th, just ahead of Notts. Arthur and Mike finished...
David Fletcher, Frank Littlewood, Matthew Kiggins and Bazil Caygill were clear winners of the Vera Copestake Multiple Teams held last night with +66 IMPs. Second and winning the handicap prize with +34 IMPs, were Gill Woodcock, Margot Stuart-Harris, Steve Willis and Mick Lindley.
13th in this National Pairs Final were Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins with a score over 92 boards of over 55%. Bazil and Matthew were one of five Yorkshire pairs to qualify via the Yorkshire Pairs event in January. Bob Brown and a Doncaster partner also qualified. 94 pairs competed altogether. Congratulations!
Results are here.
Mike Williams and Richard Wakefield were clear winners of the Flo Dornan Swiss Pairs with a huge 81 VPs out of a possible 100 VP, and 12 VPs ahead of Raphael Grossman and Barrie Partridge in 2nd place, who win the additional handicap prize.
Results are here.
We have received the sad news that former member Anne Stone passed away on Monday after a long illness. She and her husband, Mick, were members quite a few years ago, though carried on playing in the local leagues for a while. Mick himself died a few years ago. The funeral will be for family only.
Sandy Davies, Tom Gisborne, Mike Pomfrey and David Banks have won the final of the Waddington Shield, Yorkshire's Knockout Teams event after opponents conceded with 8 boards remaining to play. Arthur Hughes played in earlier matches, making up the quintet. Congratulations!
Tom, Sandy, Mike and David are also through to the final 16 teams in the Gold Cup, organised by Bridge Great Britain. In the next round they play a team led by Sally Brock.
We held a heat of this event at the club on Wednesday evening 15 May. Our highest pair nationally are Gill Woodcock and Pat Powell, placed 25th out of 376.
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Jean Rodgers and Barrie Partridge have won the Bears Teams Trophy at the annual Bridge Club Live congress which this year took place at Lido Di Jesolo near Venice. Their score of +67 IMPs over 24 boards was only 3 IMPs ahead of the second placed team! Team mates were Sue Hall from Cornwall and Said Kablawi from Abu Dhabi.
Jean and Barrie also won the Early-Birds Pairs.
For the August edition of English Bridge, Barrie has written about a hand he declared in which he went 7 off in a 3H contract despite...
The Sheffield Charity Swiss Teams held on 28th April was won byJanet Thomson, Janet Whiteley, Jacqueline Starsmore and Stan Haywood with 88VPs.
Mick Lindley, Jan Coutts, Sue Wormald and Graham Lyon were runners-up, 7VPs behnd.
Full results and hand records can be found here
All matches are now completed in the local leagues programme.
Congratulations to all winners and especially to David Fletcher who, for the second time in three years, has been on undefeated teams in both leagues.
Grand Slam Fours
Full results are here.
Sandy Davies and Roman Gembicki have won the Gold Trophy, and the Silver has been shared between Mary Cousins and Bill Cullen and Margaret Johnson and Pat Powell for the Easter Swiss Pairs. Consequently, the Bronze Trophy is not being awarded.
The results on this web site are different from those announced on the evening following a score correction. An outstanding ruling resulted with no further adjustments.