The Borders Association of Bridge Clubs (BABC)

The Borders Association of Bridge Clubs (BABC) has six members:  Berwick BC, Duns BC, Jedburgh BC, Kelso BC, Ormiston BC (Melrose), and Peebles BC. The presidency of the association is currently with Berwick for 2021-23.

The association normally runs two events during the year: the Border Pairs, typically in November; and in February, the Border Teams competition.

Louis Moore is the current Berwick representative on BABC, with assistance from Jean Mole.

The 2021-22 Border Pairs was held on Bridge Base Online on Sunday, 21 November 2021.

The 2021-22 Border Pairs was held on Bridge Base Online on Sunday, 15 February 2022. 

2021-22 BABC tournaments

 

The Border Pairs ran on Sunday, 21 November 2021 on Bridge Base Online (BBO) over 26 boards. It was won by Diana Drysdale and Ros French from the Berwick-upon-Tweed club.

Results 

Border Teams trophy (and Bruce) Border Teams trophy (does not include Bruce)

The Border Teams is open to any bridge player resident in the Borders area who is a member of a Bridge Club in the Borders area. Any non-resident who is a member and plays regularly at the Berwick-upon-Tweed, Duns, Jedburgh, Kelso, Ormiston or Peebles clubs may also play.

Constitution, minutes and winners

Constitution

BABC constitution

Minutes and winners

Accounts are normally included in the AGM minutes unless explicitly listed.

Year AGM minutes and accounts Pairs winners Teams winners
(Berwick unless stated)
2021-22   Diana Drysdale & Ros French (web) Sue & Eric Price
Colin Edney & Alan French
2020-21 AGM minutes (draft), accounts Julian Bales & Ann Love (web) Diana Drysdale & Ros French,
Reg Drysdale & Jean Mole
 (web)
2019-20 AGM minutesaccounts George Martin & Brian Thomas (web) Marilyn Hodgson & Marguerite Robson,
Marion Mead & Dorothy Moore
 (web)
2018-19 AGM minutes, accounts Ros French & Jean Mole Brian Griffiths & Louis Moore,Christine & Ian McCreath
2017-18 AGM minutes George Martin & Brian Thomas  Reg Drysdale & Jean Mole,
Ros French & George Martin
2016-17  AGM minutes  George Martin & Brian Thomas (web) Joan Tait & Marion Mead,
Marguerite Robson & Dorothy Moore
 (web)
2015-16 AGM minutes  John Urquhart & Sam White (web) Bob Francombe & George Graham,
Val Johnstone & Mary Millar
 (web)
(Hawick)
2014-15 AGM minutes  Diana Drysdale & Ros French (web) Diana Drysdale & Ros French,
Reg Drysdale & Jean Mole
2013-14 AGM minutes  George Martin & Brian Thomas Maureen Weightman & Maureen Forsythe,
Helen & Malcolm Ouldcott
(
Jedburgh)
2012-13 AGM minutes  George Martin & Brian Thomas  
2012   John Urquhart & Sam While  
2011-12 AGM minutes  Alex Jeffrey & Jock Dun Gwen & Ken Cole,
Ian & Liz Ross
(Duns/Kelso)
2010-11 AGM minutes  Mrs V Johnstone & Mrs M Millar  
2009-10 AGM minutes  George Martin & Brian Thomas Kitty Home Robertson's team 
2008-09   Miss J Bunyan & Mrs V Fairbairn V Johnstone & M Miller,
P Gilligan & M Millar
(Hawick)
2007-08 AGM minutes  Kathy & Malcolm Copley J Hayton & P Jackson,
L Leeson & R Stevenson
(Kelso)
2006-07 AGM minutes  Kathy & Malcolm Copley  
2005-06 AGM minutes  Reg Drysdale & George Martin Kathy & Malcolm Copley,
Reg Drysdale & Brian Thomas
2004-05 AGM minutes  Mrs R Stewart & A Stewart Kathy & Malcolm Copley,
Reg Drysdale & Brian Thomas
2003-04 AGM minutes    Kathy & Malcolm Copley,
Reg Drysdale & George Martin
2002-03 AGM minutes  Mrs E Thompson & J Rogers Marguerite Robson & Betty Kelly,
Marjorie McDonald & Catherine McConnache
2001-02 AGM minutes  David Elder & Terry Harris Diana & Reg Drysdale,
Jean Mole & Margaret Patterson
2000-01 Accounts  George Martin & Brian Thomas V Johnstone and M Millar,
N Khan and D Usher
(Hawick)
1999-00 AGM minutes  George Martin & Brian Thomas Diana & Reg Drysdale,
Kathy & Malcolm Copley
1998-99 AGM minutes  Mrs Marietta Fenty & Colin Edney Colin Edney & Alan French,
David Elder & Terry Harris
1997-98   David Elder & Terry Harris Eileen Carmichael & Diana Drysdale,
Reg Drysdale & Jean Mole
1996-97   A Ayling & P Moffat Marguerite Robson & Betty Kelly,
Marjorie McDonald & George Bell
1995-96   Mrs P Paxton & David Elder Marguerite Robson & Betty Kelly,
Marjorie McDonald & George Bell
1994-95   Mrs Ros French & Alan French Kenny Watson & Mike Young,
Patrick Home & Iain Sime
(Peebles)
1993-94   Robin Pearson & Brian Thomas B Marsh & Mrs D Marsh,
M Ayling & Mrs L Douglas
(Kelso)
1992-93   Mrs Ros French & Alan French  
1991-92   Mrs E Aitken & A Aitken  
1990-91   Mrs M Scott & JF Millar  
1989-90   Robin Pearson & Brian Thomas  
1988-89   Robin Pearson & Brian Thomas  
1987-88   Robin Pearson & Brian Thomas  
1986-87   A Aitken & JF Millar  
1985-86   Mrs P Gilligan & Mrs M Millar  
1984-85   Mr & Mrs A Roberts  

 

Results

2021-22 Border Teams result - congratulations to Sue & Eric Price, Alan French & Colin Edney. The Lambie team from Peebles were second and the previous holders, Jean & Reg and Ros & Diana were third.

2021-22 Border Pairs result - congratulations to Diana Drysdale and Ros French. Second were Mary Millar & Morag Beaton (Kelso) with Jean Mole and Reg Drysdale third. Five other Berwick pairs finished above average.

2020-21 Border Teams result - congratulations to Diana Drysdale, Ros French, Jean Mole and Reg Drysdale who beat Jane Smithson, Trish Frew, Christine and Ian McCreath into second place after they met at the top table in the final round. There were six Berwick teams in the top ten.

2020-21 Border Pairs result - congratulations to Ann Love and Julian Bales who manages to push the holders, Brian Thomas and George Martin, into second place. It was a good year for Berwick as club pairs took three of the four prizes and six of the top ten places.

2019-20 Border Teams result - congratulations to Marion Mead, Dorothy Moore, Marilyn Hodgson and Marguerite Robson who won the event by 4VP. Sandy Moor, Susan Wight, Louis Moore and Brian Griffiths finished in fourth place and Tony Houghton, Nicola Corbyn, Graeme Bone and Jill Connor were equal fifth.

2019-20 Border Pairs result - congratulations to Brian Thomas and George Martin who won the event by less than 1% from Louis Moore and Brian Griffiths. Janet Beattie and Margaret Patterson were joint third.

2018-19 Border Teams result - congratulations to Christine and Ian McCreath, Brian Griffiths, and Louis Moore who won the BABC Border Teams. They finished 19VP clear of the defending champions, Ros French and George Martin, Jean Mole and Reg Drysdale.

2018-19 Border Pairs result - congratulations to Jean Mole and Ros French who comfortably won the event from Tony Oates and Peter Calder.

2017-18 Border Teams result - congratulations to Ros French & George Martin and Reg Drysdale & Jean Mole on winning the event. Jo & Bill Rowley and Brian Griffiths & Louis Moore were fourth, one place ahead of last year's winners.

2017-18 Border Pairs result - congratulations, once agan, to Brian Thomas and George Martin on successfully defending their title. Marguerite Robson & Ann Ross were fourth.

2016-17 Border Teams result - congratulations to Joan Tait & Marion Mead and Marguerite Robson & Dorothy Moore who won the title convincingly.

2016-17 Border Pairs result - congratulations to Brian Thomas and George Martin who won. Marilyn Hodgson and Jo Rowley were third.

2015-16 Border Pairs result - congratulations to Jean Mole and Reg Drysdale who finished second.

2015-16 Border Teams result - congratulations to Brian Griffiths & Rita McCreath, Christine & Ian McCreath who finished second.

1st Borders Charity Simultaneous Pairs

The 1st Borders Charity Simultaneous Pairs was held on Thursday, 6 July 2017. It was organised by the Peebles Bridge Club in association with a number of bridge clubs in the Scottish Borders.

A hand commentary was provided by Paul Gipson. It was assumed that most participants would be playing Acol, with a weak no trump and weak two bids in the majors.

The Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club made a donation to the Grenfell Tower Appeal.

Hand commentary (PDF, two hands per page, 16 pages)

Hand commentary brochure (PDF, print out double-sided and fold, 4 pages)

 

Berwick result

Interclub results (click on the link and select the Interclub button)

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