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Laura Porro Seminars
17-20 March

The DBA is pleased to welcome Laura Porro, an international player and coach for the Under 16s England team. Laura will hold these seminars at four clubs throughout Devon. She is particularly passionate about the thinking processes underpinning bridge decisions and tactics. Her teaching approach uses rigorous evidence and best practice.

Heavily subsidised by DBA, seminars cost £10 for DBA members (£20 non-DBA members). To book contact the individual clubs as shown below.

18 Mar
10am: Minor Suit Slams and interesting playing techniques
2pm: Elimination and End Play
Newton Abbot BC
Newton Abbot Racecourse
TQ12 6JL
Margaret Steele
[email protected]
01626 832137
19 Mar
10am: Defence to pre-empts and sacrificing
2pm: NT competitive auctions and defence v NT contracts
Exeter BC
Gypsy Hill Hotel
Clare Hamon
[email protected]
01392 758243
20 Mar
10am: Defence to pre-empts and sacrificing Torquay BC
Zion Road
Peter Bowles
[email protected]
07832 219295
20 Mar
2pm: Jacoby 2NT Plymouth BC
1 Moor View Tce Mutley
Charles Greenlees
[email protected]
07950 000851

On Sunday 17 March at Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, Laura will run an advanced session for regular competition-level partnerships. The workshop is split into two sessions. First a duplicate session of 20/22 boards, followed by bidding analysis for each board with handouts and audience participation. This is a great opportunity to revise your game in line with current thinking. Players should be county standard (NGS 9+). The DBA is subsidising this workshop so the cost to DBA members is only £15. To book a place, please email Maureen Dalton [email protected] with your EBU rank and grade. Please pay the DBA via BACS, sort code 30-96-68, account no 01010562.

Winter 2018/19 Success

East Wales Green Pointed Winter Congress
Alex Maddocks, Warner Solomon, Stefan Lindfors and Jim Grant won the one-day Swiss Teams on the Saturday and came second in the one-day Swiss Teams on the Sunday.

EBU Overseas Congress (Athens)
Brigid McElroy and Ruth Edmondson won the Green Pointed Swiss Teams playing with Sue O'Hara and Nelson Stephens from Bristol.

Hubert Phillips Plate
The Anoyrkatis family have reached the semi-final.

WBU Porthcawl Congress
A Pairs Final: Mike Walsh (and Andrew Thompson) were second.
B Pairs Final: 
Stefan Lindfors and Ian Walsh won.
A Teams Final: Stefan Lindfors, Ian Walsh, Mike Walsh (and Andrew Thompson) won.

East Section League - 1 Feb

The League night that was cancelled on Friday 1st February will now be played on Friday 3rd May.

WL Devon v Dorset 2018/19

The results of the match against Dorset (away) on 2 February are:

A Team won 19-1: Warner Solomon (Capt), Alex Maddocks, Gillian and Joe Fawcett.
B Team won 13-7: Dick Andrews (Capt), Gaynor Wiseman, Viv Mably, Graham Hoare.
C Team lost 3-17: Nigel (Capt) and Kathy Richardson, Roland Wilkinson, Barry Goddard.

Heart Foundation Swiss Teams

Get your entry in now for the Charity Swiss Teams on 10 February starting at 2pm at the Royal British Legion, Plymouth. The cost is £64 per team to include carvery lunch, pudding and tea/coffee. More details and Entry Form here.

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