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REPORT No. 69

PREMIER LEAGUE UPDATE

After a couple of additions, the teams are now:

1.  Richard Plackett, Paul Denning, Mike Pownall, Tony Disley
2.  Ceri Pierce, Maggie Pierce, Gilly Clench, David Birt
3.  Bob Pitts, Barry Jones, Peter Kaufman, Alan Stephenson
4.  Gwynn Davis, Sue Ingham, Chris Rochelle, Simon Gottschalk
5.  Steve Jarvis, Nick Forrest, Tony Howarth, Kevin Maddox, Peter Milewski, Anthony Stevens
6.  Julian Pottage , Tony Ratcliff, Mark Roderick, Paddy Murphy, Simon Richards, Jonny Richards
7.  Steve Webb, Tim Barsby, Geoff Evans, Helen Houston, Mia Deschepper
8.  John Salisbury, Tim Rees, Gary Jones, Paul Lamford, Mike Tedd

The draw is as follows. Note that the first named team is the ‘Home’ team and has seating rights for that match in the first weekend. The draw remains the same for the second weekend, but seating rights will be reversed.

SATURDAY

Match 1:  7 v 1; 6 v 2; 5 v 3; 4 v 8
Match 2: 1 v 6; 2 v 5; 3 v 4; 8 v 7
Match 3: 5 v 1; 4 v 2; 3 v 8; 6 v 7
Match 4: 1 v 4; 2 v 3; 7 v 5; 8 v 6

SUNDAY

Match 5: 1 v 8; 2 v 7; 3 v 6; 4 v 5
Match 6: 2 v 8; 3 v 1; 4 v 7; 5 v 6
Match 7: 1 v 2; 7 v 3; 6 v 4; 8 v 5

The timing of the matches each weekend is expected to be:

Saturday: 11.30 – 1.25; 14.10 -16.05; 16.15 – 18.10; 18.20 – 20.15
Sunday: 10.30 – 12.25; 12.35 – 14.30; 15.00 – 16.40

MDT

Report No.68 – Teams

2018 PREMIER LEAGUE UPDATE
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There will be eight teams in this year’s Premier League. They are:

Gwynn Davis, Sue Ingham, Chris Rochelle, Simon Gottschalk
Steve Jarvis, Nick Forrest, Tony Howarth, Kevin Maddox
Ceri Pierce, Maggie Pierce, Gilly Clench, David Birt
Bob Pitts, Barry Jones, Peter Kaufman, Alan Stephenson
Richard Plackett, Paul Denning, Mike Pownall, Tony Disley
Julian Pottage, Tony Ratcliff, Mark Roderick, Paddy Murphy, Simon Richards and Jonny Richards
John Salisbury, Tim Rees, Gary Jones, Paul Lamford
Steve Webb, Tim Barsby, Geoff Evans, Helen Houston and Mia Deschepper

The event will take place over the two weekends of 20-21 October and 3-4 November in The Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Sarah Amos will direct. Table money for each weekend is expected to be £180 for a team of 4 plus £30 for each additional player involved that weekend. Light refreshments will be provided on both days.

Systems and conventions will be as laid down in the Camrose regulations.

Screens will be in use at all tables on both weekends.

Seven 14 board matches will be played each weekend.

The draw will be made in advance and posted here together with the timetable. Play is expected to start at 1130 on the Saturdays and finish soon after 5pm on each Sunday.

Subject to Pairs having played at least 50% of the boards, all members of the winning team will be guaranteed selection for at least one Camrose weekend, and the Pair finishing top on X-imping will likewise be guaranteed at least one Camrose weekend. The Camrose weekends are: 4-6 January 2019 (in Wales) and 1-3 March 2019 (in England).

REPORT NO. 67

2018 PREMIER LEAGUE

Applications are now invited from TEAMS wishing to compete in this season’s Premier League. The main purpose of the Premier League is to assist the selectors in choosing teams to represent Wales over the two home international (Camrose) weekends in 2019 (January 4-6 in Wales, March 1-3 in England).

The Premier League will be held on the two weekends of October 20-21 and November 3-4 in the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.

Teams may comprise up to six players, all of whom must be eligible to represent Wales this season. If a team entered is of fewer than six players, additional players, up to a total of six, may be added subsequently.

Acceptance of entries to the Premier League is at the discretion of the selectors, bearing in mind the purpose of the PL as outlined above. Application should be made to Mike Tedd, whose email address is mike.tedd@aber.ac.uk

The closing date for entries is 31 August. There is no entry fee, but table money will be charged at a rate to cover the cost of the trial.

MDT

REPORT NO.66

TELTSCHER TROPHY SECOND WALES TEAM

As is normally the case, there will be a sixth team participating in the Teltscher Trophy (‘Senior Camrose’), which this year will be held in Mold, North Wales on the weekend of 18/19/20 May.  The inclusion of a sixth team avoids the need for a long sit-out. In the past, when the event was sponsored, that sixth team was the ‘President’s Team’, which included the event sponsor. Now that Bernard Teltscher is no longer sponsoring the event we do not have a President’s team, but Wales – as this year’s hosts – have been invited to field a second team.

The following pairs have been invited to make up this second Wales team:

Dave Birt & Gilly Clench

Barry Jones & Bob Pitts

Tony Disley and Philip Felman

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REPORT NO. 65

JUNIOR CAMROSE

The Junior Camrose (u26) and Peggy Bayer (u20) home internationals will be held this coming weekend (16-18 February) in Coventry. Wales will be represented in the Junior Camrose by:

Stephen Loat & Sarah Greener

Jonny Richards & Jason He

NPC: Paddy Murphy

Good luck to the team. Jason is given special dispensation to represent us as he is now over the age limit.

Wales is unable to field a team in the Peggy Bayer.

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REPORT NO. 64

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: LADIES AND SENIORS

The European Teams Championships will be held in Ostend, Belgium, from 6 to 16 June. In addition to the Open team (already selected) Wales is entitled to send both a Ladies and a Seniors team. There are also  Pairs competitions for Ladies and Seniors. These will be run immediately prior to the Teams events.

There is no WBU financial support guaranteed for either of the above teams, although if there is sufficient interest the selectors will be prepared to make the case to WBU management for at least some measure of funding.

Anyone interested in representing Wales in the above events (Ladies or Seniors) is invited to contact the selectors. Application may be made by pairs or, if preferred, by teams of four.

Applications should reach us no later than 28 February.

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REPORT NO. 63

TEAM SELECTED FOR TELTSCHER TROPHY (SENIOR CAMROSE)

Following last weekend’s trial, the following team has been chosen to represent Wales in this season’s Seniors home international (the Teltscher Trophy), to be held in North Wales on the weekend of 18/19/20 May:

Gary Jones & Paul Lamford

Simon Gottschalk & Chris Rochelle

Nick Forrest and Steve Jarvis

Reserve pair: Dave Birt and Gilly Clench

Good luck to all.

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REPORT NO.62

LADY MILNE TROPHY

The following team has been chosen to represent Wales in the Lady Milne (Ladies’ Home International), to be held in Edinburgh on the weekend of 13-15 April:

Ceri Pierce & Maggie Pierce

Sue Ingham & Charlotte Ingham

Eleanor Price & Jennifer Wardell

Reserve pair: Mieke Deschepper & Helen Houston

We wish the team the best of good fortune.

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REPORT NO.61

NPC APPOINTMENTS

The following captaincy appointments have been made:

Wales team for the second Camrose (Home International) weekend, to be held in Dublin on 2-4 March: TONY DISLEY

Wales Open Team for the European Team Championships, to be held in Ostend, Belgium, starting 6 June: JONNY RICHARDS

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