Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association

The YCBA promotes, manages and supports EBU affiliated
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Tollemache Qualifier 2021 – November 13th/14th

  • By YCBAUsr
  • 4th December 2021

The withdrawal of some of our top pairs meant Yorks were on the back foot straight away and once again failed to qualify for the Tollenmache final.

31 county teams entered on Realbridge and these were split into 2 groups of 16 and 15 with the top 4 qualifying from each group.

Yorkshire were in the group of 15 and finished 8th, 23 victory points short of 4th. The team took a hammering from the eventual winners, London (who cantered to victory) and there after mediocre performances left them mid table. Robinson and Sowter were by far and away the best performing pair being the only ones positive on the cross imps.

The organisation of the pairs and the seating rights etc. were well coordinated by the NPC Alan Brosgill, who did a sterling job ensuring everyone was in position at the correct time and keeping us well informed.

In the Yorkshire group, qualifiers were London, Berks and Bucks, Gloucester, Norfolk
and in the other group, qualifiers were Manchester, Devon, Warwicks, Herts.

Some notable teams performed worse than Yorks (Surrey, Middlesex, Cambs, Kent) but that is of no consolation!

Yorkshire Team: Robinson / Sowter / McNiff / Hayward / Woolven / Cohen / Pike / Waxman / Cook / Haines.

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