Can I thank all the members who were able to take part in the Spring Festival this year. Again spreading it out over the week has proved to be the best way to do it. I believe the entries were up on previous years. Also thank you to the directors and those that helped in the background during the week to ensure things went as smoothly as possible. Your committee will be reviewing the events to see if there can be further improvements for next year. Finally congratulations to all those that won.
Spring Festival Winners - Heads Salver
Winners of the Heads Salver on Sunday were Tilly Hennings, Roger Pyart, Mike Percik and Valerie Benson.
The runners up were Geraldine Springer, Barbara Gordon, Rosie White and Ian Gordon.
The best non-experienced team was Simone Burke, Jane May, Bob Cole and Jackie Baker.
Spring Festival Curry Cup
The Curry Cup for Mixed Pairs was won by Roger Pyart and Valerie Benson. The runners up were Laurence Chiswell and Tilly Hennings
Spring Festival Ernie Rivett Cup
The Ernie Rivett Cup was won by John Hardy & Duncan Macfarlane.
Cat A: Winners were Sue & Bob Best. (1st Overall)
Cat B: Winners were Peter Baker & Aidan Raleigh (6th Overall)
After consultation withEBU clubs last year, changes to the National Grading Scheme are now in effect.
1. The grade of players with "mature" grades will not change when they play with partners who have played fewer than 150 graded boards. The sesion will not count towards the grade of the more experienced player, but will count towards the grade of the less experienced player. It is hoped that this will stop people being deterred from acting as ahost or mentor at their club due to concerns they have...