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The following have been selected to play in the Tollemache on 19-20 November 2016:
Jim Grant/Stefan Lindfors
Peter Bowles/Mike Orriel
Peter Wood/Willie Hamilton
Warner Solomon (capt)/Alex Maddocks
We wish them the best of luck.
The Plymouth Congress was held over the weekend of 15-16 October. The venue is excellent with ample free parking and a good time was had by all. Congratulations to all the winners, especially to Richard Carter and Carol Ritzen who won the Championship Pairs
and Ruth Edmondson, Ann Slee, Richard Lingham and Brigid McElroy who won the Swiss Teams.
Thanks to Mike Hamon, Bev Dickinson and their helpers for the organisation and to Don Pearson for directing. Thanks also to Plymstock and Armada bridge clubs for the loan of equipment.
The draw has been made for the Devon Teams (Western Morning News). The winning team will go on to represent Devon at the Pachobo on 10-11 June 2017.
The results were:
A Team won 13-7: Richard Lingham and Ann Slee, Mike Orriel and Stefan Lindfors.
B Team lost 2-18: Graham Hoare and Barry Smale, Howard Kent Webster and Margaret Mardlin.
C Team won 16-4: Roland Wilkinson and Barry Goddard, Jonathan Jenkins and Bill MacIntyre.
The South Hams Charity Swiss Teams was held at Thurlestone on Sunday 9th October and attracted 19 teams. Don Pearson directed with his usual competence. Overall winners were the team of Ian Dalrymple, Steve Dooley, Bill Ellis and Ian Walsh who retained the title and cup from the previous year. Runners-up were Roland Wilkinson, Laurie Taylor, John Dixon and Simon Rake, and third Dick Andrews, Gaynor Wiseman, Terry Cannon and Robin Giles. The non-expert prize was won by the team of Tim Meyers, Ines Penning, Carole Reid and Wendy Wroe. Mike Hamon, chairman of the Devon Bridge Association presented the prizes.
Over £300 was raised for the chosen charity, which this year was the Lewy Bodies Society. This charity was chosen because Brian Cook, who many will remember as an enthusiastic bridge player in Devon, and also as editor of "English Bridge" for many years, now suffers from Lewy Bodies Dementure and is no longer able to play.