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The Nottinghamshire Bridge Club was founded in 1937. Its objectives are to promote and further bridge in Nottinghamshire, to organise competitions and to arrange matches with other counties.
Our NTBC President and EBU delegate Peter Cole has died suddenly at his home in Nottingham. This news will be greeted with immense sadness throughout the Notts bridge community and beyond.
A full obituary will follow.
Further details – Peter`s friends are invited to Nottingham Bridge Club for refreshments after the funeral. No flowers please but donations to RSPB can be sent to A.W.Lymn, 128-130 Main Street, Bulwell, NG6 8ET.
Penny Auld 1944-2008
On behalf of Penny Auld, I would like to thank the bridge playing fraternity for the friendship that you have given to my mother over the past years. During her last few months in hospital, there were two things that she was looking forward to doing on her recovery.
The first was to get back playing bridge with her friends at the club. Many many years ago, I used to ask her how she had done of an evening, enquiring if she won or lost. I soon stopped asking, as the result was completely unimportant to her. It mattered neither, whether she won or lost, the social side being far more important to her, and the game itself secondary.
The other thing that she wanted to do was resume her beloved horse-riding, but alas that was completely out of the question.
Many have asked whether there will be a funeral. Her wishes were that her body go to medical science, with as little fuss as possible, so that is what is happening. If you wish to mark her passing, then take a few minutes sometime with your favourite drink, and remember than even in death she wanted to help others.
Nottinghamshire Team Leagues – Latest Results
In Division 1 Keyworth Red beat Mansfield A 18 – 2. This confirms Keyworth Red as this years Division 1 Runners Up.
In Division 2 Retford B narrowly beat West Bridgford T 11 – 9, Wollaton beat Retford B 13 – 7 and Mechanics beat leaders Keyworth White 12 – 8. This leaves four teams separated by just 2 VPs at the top, however Keyworth White & Woodborough both have a match in hand.
In Division 3 Phoenix Red lead the division. Newark still have a match in hand but are now 20 VPs behind the leaders.
In Division 4 Mansfield B lead the division, but West Bridgford S and Phoenix have matches in hand.
Teams of Four
In Division 1 Ramblers beat Four Deuces 15 – 5 and in Division 2 Phoenix beat Acolites 15 – 5.
Nottinghamshire Club Pairs Championship
The Nottinghamshire Bridge Club took place on 27th April at Nottingham Bridge Club. 10 Bridge Clubs in Nottinghamshire held heats and 24 pairs qualified for the final.
Congratulations to Eleanor Gauntley & Catherine Waldron from Phoenix Bridge Club who finished a clear first with 64.39%.
Second were Wendy Walker & Liam Tynan from Woodborough Bridge Club with 58.14% closely followed by Stuart Wells & Pat Pickworth (Radcliffe on Trent Bridge Club) with 57.95% and Barbara & Brian Pilbin (Phoenix Bridge Club) with 57.77%
Midlands Mixed Pairs Championship
The Midland Mixed Championship took place on 27th April at Spondon. Congratulations to John and Irene Auld who won both the Midland Mixed Championship Trophy and The Midland Flitch Cup.
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