Diary Date (1): AGM and New Venue
The 2019 AGM to establish the 2019-20 season will be on Monday 9th September at the Young Chelsea BC, Goldhawk Road. We will be in the rear playing room, beginning at 6pm. As ever, the Captains' Meeting will follow normal business and presentation of prizes.
Diary Date (2): SURDOC Trophy
The SURDOC teams-of-four will also be at the Young Chelsea, on Thursday 3rd October at 6pm. As in recent years, entries can be made when registering for the new season; see full details.
2018-19 League Complete
All matches in the 2018-19 League have been played. Congratulations to the division winners:
- Division 1.
- White Rabbits
- Division 2.
- Stock Exchange 'A'
- Division 3.
- RAC Morgan
- Division 4.
- Division 5.
Congratulations to Buttons 'A' (Jim O'Donoghue, Iain MacLeay, Vijay Tymms, Andrew Clery) who defeated London Underground (Audrey Hartley, Gary Diamond, John Levy, Paul Thornton) in the Plate final 75-43.
Congratulations to Andrew MacAlister and Graham Horscroft, winners of the 2019 Selfridges Pairs, the last event of the 2018-19 season.
|1.||Andrew MacAlister & Graham Horscroft||69.35%|
|2.||Dean Swallow & Carlos Dabezies||60.42%|
|3.||Mike Bull & John Bernard||57.14%|
Well done to all six teams in Division Five for being the first to complete all their matches. Congratulations to champions KPMG and runners-up, Stock Exchange 'B'.
In an effort to prevent 'accidental' overwriting of previously scored matches (though, it has to be said, it was already hard to mistake) I have time-limited the availability of the 'Rescore this match' button. That now disappears after five days.
If you score the first leg of a home match as away (or vice versa), score the second leg also the wrong way around and either, (a) keep quiet about it or (b) include a note to the effect in the comments box and keep your fingers cross that I notice.
The website appears not to be sending emails from the results pages. The last received was on Tuesday 9th April. When you submit a result captains always receive an email confirmation; if you didn't receive one, the result did not get through either.
For the time being, please do not send or resend results by the form (or any other way for that matter). Keep an eye on this page and a I hope normal service will resume soon. Last time something like this happened, when the blockage was removed, the mails came through.
Update 22:10: It seems back to normal now. I'm not sure if Mark Newton at hosts ECats did something or it was to do with our Google mailbox (and so out of our control). I stood Mark down around 18:00 while I tried other approaches and the old method started working again arounbf 18:22 (nothing I did).
Fortunately included within the send-failures I received are the submitted results. They appear to be:
- Division Three: Balliol Alumni v RAC Morgan
- Division Four: Formtex v Livesey Second
- Division Four: Roehampton Hearts v Formtex - CORRECTION
There are also duplicates, I'll sort them all out in the morning.
Apologies. Both knockout draws were accidentally corrupted on 17th January. They have now been reverted to their original state – if you think differently, please get in touch.
As a result of some innocent tidying, the indexes between the team-names and the random numbers (fixed after the draw) were broken. Everything else is done by team-name and unaffected.
Selfridges Cup 2019
Happy New Year.
Bright and early, the date for our annual Pairs even has been set: Tuesday, 14th May 6pm at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club, Goldhawk Road.
See the full details, also link from left.
Draws for the next round in both knockouts have been made – see left-hand links. Captains have been informed. There is one either-or which is expected to be resolved next week.
13-November: The final Round 1 match has been played.
Congratulations to David Hull, Stuart Leigh, Chris Brewin and Brian Kelly of Stock Exchange who won the annual teams.
|RAC Rolls Royce||-12||-4||4||-10||-10||x||-3||-5||-4||23||-21|
See the full results.
SURDOC – Places Left
Two places remain for this year's SURDOC Trophy on Tuesday 2nd October. We are now accepting additional teams from clubs and indeed, those made up of players from more than one LBH participating team.
The following teams have already entered:
- Buttons 'A'
- Buttons 'B'
- Buttons 'C'
- Civil Service
- Livesey Second
- RAC Jaguar
- RAC Rolls Royce
- Stock Exchange 'A'
- White Rabbits
See full details (or from left).
There have been a few changes to the forms that record results and team details. In the main these are 'under the hood', to consolidate data and better manage the end of its useful life. That part, the removal of personal details from historical records, is ongoing.
The results submission has been tidied so, I hope, adding new players is more intuitive. If any irregularities emerge, I'd like to know.