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John Woolcott Weekend, 11-12 January 2020

pairs winners
consolation pairs winners
teams winners

The John Woolcott Weekend was run jointly by the East Section and Exeter Bridge Club at Gipsy Hill Hotel over the weekend. Congratulations to the winners: Richard Feetenby and Hilary Anthony who won the A Final, Lin Waddington & Elizabeth Timbrell and Ann Slee & Alison Pollok who were first equal in the B Final and Mike Orriel, Peter Bowles, Ian Walsh & Stefan Lindfors who won the teams.

Thanks to Robin who directed and to Viv Mably, Tim Barnes and Tony Rusbridge for the organisation.

North Devon Congress (28 Feb to 1 Mar) Update

We have now filled The Barnstaple Hotel. However, we do have rooms available at the same price (including dinners at the Barnstaple Hotel) in other Brend Hotels in Barnstaple. Please be aware of this when booking with accommodation.

Coming Up

Qualifiers for the 2020 final on Sunday 16 February at Gipsy Hill Hotel
Thank you to those clubs who are holding qualifiers. Players scoring 50% or more in a qualifier automatically qualify for the final. Table money for qualifiers is normal club money. Please note that players must declare in advance if their attempt to qualify is at another club on a later date. Also, no-one may make a second attempt to qualify if they miss first time. If a player plays in more than one qualifier and is not marked X on the first result submitted, then only the first score is valid. Half the pairs in the final receive green points.
Entry Form for Final (pdf)    On-line Entry for Final

Sunday 26 January at Gipsy Hill Hotel at 11 am

Any team of eight players from the same club may enter. There is no limit on the number of teams from each club. Each entry must be submitted by the club. In addition, EBU rules for their Garden Cities competition will apply. Players must be members of the club, and must have been members for at least three months immediately prior to the closing date for entry to the county competition. Moreover, nominated players must play regularly at the club or for the club, or contribute regularly in some other way, or have met this criterion in previous years, yet be unable to currently do so through some personal circumstance (e.g. illness, work, childcare, etc.).
Entry Form (pdf)

2020 Devon Pairs Heats

The Devon Pairs' Final will be on Saturday Sunday 16 February at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter and green points will be awarded to half the field. Any pair achieving 50% or more in a heat will qualify for the two session final.

Although qualifiers for Devon Pairs should be in the three weeks prior to the second Saturday in February, (this year Mon 20 Jan to Sat 8 Feb), any club that has already arranged a qualifier for the week beginning 13 Jan will be permitted to stick with their chosen date.

The following clubs will be holding heats with more to follow - visitors may want to check the club websites:

Plymouth Thu, 16 Jan 1pm Plymouth Bridge Club
Torquay Fri, 17 Jan 7pm Torquay Bridge Club
Exeter Mon, 20 Jan 7pm Gipsy Hill Hotel
guests please pre-book
Mon, 20 Jan 1.45pm Woodbury Village Hall
Honiton Mon, 20 Jan 7pm Sports & Social Club
Taw Vale Mon, 20 Jan 7pm Roundswell Centre
Acolites Tue, 21 Jan 2pm Tipton St John Village Hall
Tue, 21 Jan 7pm Plymstock Community Centre
Barnstaple Thu, 23 Jan 7pm Roundswell Centre
Thu, 23 Jan 7pm Plymstock Community Centre
Newton Abbot Wed, 29 Jan 7pm Newton Abbot Racecourse
Kingsbridge Regal Mon, 3 Feb 6.45pm The Regal Club

Qualifiers intending to play in the final MUST enter as soon as they can after the heat. Entry Form for Final (pdf)   On-line Entry for Final

WL Devon v Cornwall 2019/20

The results of the match against Cornwall on 23 November are:

A Team lost 8-12: Warner Solomon, Stefan Lindfors, Willie Hamilton, Peter Wood.
B Team won 20-0: Mike Hamon, John Vaughan, Dave Strawbridge, Douglas Dunn, Julian Foster, Dick Andrews, Roger Gowland, Stephen Rafferty.
C Team won 16-4: Susan Gregory, Bev Dickinson, Paul Ainsworth, Bobby Ainsworth, Chris Thomas, John Dick, Julie Rotchell, Mike Dixon.

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