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.
Provisionally it is hoped that the 2021-22 Border Teams will be held on Sunday, 20 February 2022 at Gala Rugby Club, organised by the Berwick club with help from the Ormiston club. This is dependent on the clubs, Government regulations, social distancing policy and any restrictions from the venue.
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.
Border Teams trophy (does not include Bruce)
The Border Teams will run on Sunday, 20 February 2022 starting at 1pm on Bridge Base Online (BBO). It will be Swiss Teams with five rounds of five-board matches.
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.
The cost will be BB$4 per person payable upon BBO registration on the day. Master points, including individual match awards, will be made on the Area scale.
The event is being run by the Berwick club (SBU_E_BER) and you must pre-register so that an even number of teams is ensured for the event. Pre-registration closes on Friday, 18 February.
You should pre-register via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIVJv6PFCRhLn-nBFWo66Bv4wNBYi4UNv-Ric3rA6kqgEq6g/viewform?usp=sf_link
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)|
|2020-21||AGM minutes (draft), accounts||Julian Bales & Ann Love (web)||Diana Drysdale & Ros French,
Reg Drysdale & Jean Mole (web)
|2019-20||AGM minutes, accounts||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)
|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
|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
|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
|2007-08||AGM minutes||Kathy & Malcolm Copley||J Hayton & P Jackson,
L Leeson & R Stevenson
|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
|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
|1993-94||Robin Pearson & Brian Thomas||B Marsh & Mrs D Marsh,
M Ayling & Mrs L Douglas
|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|
2021-22 Border Pairs results - 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.
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)
Interclub results (click on the link and select the Interclub button)