The Union is used to finding that its various trophies sometimes seem to disappear but here is one that turned up at an auction in Leicestershire recently.
The inscription reads as follows:
N.I.B.U NORTHLEIGH CHALLENGE CUP A.G. FELL 1956
So far no-one in the NIBU community has been able to recall such an event being played. The only possible link is with a certain Geoffrey Fell who was a long-time official within the English Bridge Union. He died in 1971.
The NIBU is proposing to run a Swiss Teams event online. Entries are welcome from players from all home nations. This is NOT an attempt to hold the annual NIBU league fixtures online but a completely separate event.
Following on from the great entry by Intermediate Players in the Autumn Congress, there will be 2 sections in this event. As well as an Open Section, by popular demand, there will be an Intermediate Section. We would encourage all Intermediate Players to take part in this fun event.
The competition will commence at 11 am. This will be a 1 session event of 48 boards with a 1 hour break at 1.45 pm. The event is due to finish at 5.45pm approximately.
The NIBU Autumn Congress was held online from 11th-13th September
A very big thanks to Ian Hamilton for his efforts over many weeks in setting up and administering our first online Congress. The event was an outstanding success with entries from all over the UK and Ireland. Total entries were as follows: Mixed Pairs – 90 pairs Congress Pairs – 60 pairs Congress Teams – 48 teams Intermediate Pairs – 50 pairs Open Pairs(2 events) – 32/26 pairs. Click here for Congress website where full details and results are available