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English Bridge Magazine
Access the English Bridge Magazine library of Web articles from here. There are some very interesting topics to choose from and will appeal to players of all abilities. There really is something for everyone.
Information for Tournament Directors

Detailed descriptions of Bridge Movements for a wide range of competitions have now been assembled on a single website.  They include movements for Pairs, Teams, Pivot Teams. Teams of 8, Teams of 12s, Simultaneous Pairs, Individual and a selection of movements for social occaisons.  There are also articles for TDs on the interpretation of Laws and Directives.

Table and Play Etiquette

Recent Updates
Competition Winners 2015
19th May 2015 19:30 BST
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County Events




Aug 9th - AGM & AGM Pairs - Keswick (St Herbert's)
Sept 6th - IMP Pairs - Keswick (St Herbert's) NOTE: THIS IS A BLUE POINT EVENT
Sept 26th & 27th Green Pointed Swiss Teams & Pairs - Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
(Joint event with Westmorland)
Oct 18th - Simple System pairs - Carlisle
Nov 1st - Pro-Am Teams - Carlisle
Nov 15th - Championship Teams Qualifier - Carlisle
Dec 6th - Multiple Teams - Barrow


Feb 7th - Championship Pairs - Carlisle
March 13th - Inter-Club Teams of 8 - Barrow
March 18th to 20th - Cumbria Congress - Bowness on Windermere
April 10th - Swiss Pairs - Carlisle - Host Pair Required
May 15th - Pivot Teams - Workington

Championship Teams
This competition has reverted to a one day qualifier with the top 2 teams playing a 24 board match at their conveinience to crown the County Champions. This arrangement will be reviewed by the committee at the March 2016 meeting to discuss its success, or otherwise, with the possibility of further enhancement to the current structure.

We ask all players to be at the venue for 11.45am with a prompt start @ 12 Noon for all events.

NBL Matches - 1st Aug, 29h Aug, 12th Sep & 10th Oct 2015
Tollemache - 21st & 22nd November 2015 - Venue TBA

County Autumn Sims - Week commencing 5th Oct 2015 - Clubs
County Spring Sims - Week commencing 22nd Feb 2016 - Clubs
Scottish Friendly - 17th Jan 2016 - Dumfries (Provisional)
Murray League Final - 17th April 2016 - Keswick (St Herbert's)
Eden Swiss Teams - 24th April 2016 - Carlisle

Cumbria vs. Westmorland - 21st June 2015 - Carlisle
President's Cup - 27th & 28th June 2015 - Derby

Pearse McNamara vs. Lancashire - 12th July 2015 - Lytham

£6 per player. NOTE: Blue Point event only - £7 per player. The Inter-Club Teams of 8 is £48 per team.


Championship Pairs
First £30 per player
Second £20 per player
Third £10 per player
The highest placed pair with allegiance to Cumbria who wishes to proceed to the Corwen Trophy will have the entry fee paid & receive £20 per player expenses. Any other pairs with allegiance to Cumbria who qualify & who wish to play in the Corwen Trophy will have to pay their own entry fee & will receive no expenses.

Championship Teams
First £20 per player
Second £10 per player
The winners will be entitled to play in the Pachabo Cup & will have the entry fee paid plus £20 per player expenses. If the winners are not able to play the runners up may take their place and will receive the same package as the winners. Only players with allegiance to Cumbria may represent them in the Pachabo.

Simple System Pairs
First in each stratification £10 per player

Inter-Club Teams of 8
Winners have entry paid to Garden Cities Tournament

Simultaneous Pairs
First £20 per player
Second £15 per player
Third £10 per player
Fourth £5 per player

All Other Events
First £10 per player
Second £5 per player

As long as a player is a bona fide member of an affiliated Cumbrian club they can play in the Championship Pairs & Championship Teams. The County minor championships will be OPEN events provided the player is a member of the EBU (or SBU). Detailed rules for the conduct of these competitions are available on the Cumbria website

To enter a County competition: Click Here


Practice Makes Perfect

Vu-Bridge is great website which is free to all and enables you to practice bidding & playing a large number of interesting hands. All the hands come with expert comments to guide you through the bidding & play. There are numerous subjects to choose from for every level of player. I would recomend all members visit this site as I'm sure you will find it extremely beneficial.

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No Fear Bridge
No Fear Bridge

Lots of content on this site for those new to the game or the more experienced. Use it alongside the clubs' lessons to enhance your learning experience.

Barrow Bridge Club

Welcome to Barrow Bridge Club. We are a friendly club located in beautiful South Cumbria. It has often been said we are located at the end of a 30 mile cul-de-sac, but, despite our remote location, we have embraced modern technology. We are a thriving club with approx. 100 members who range in ability from beginners to Grand Masters. We hold lessons for those interested in taking up this wonderful game. Lessons will be starting again in September, details of which will be posted on this website.
We use Duplimated boards and Bridgemates scoring system for instant results at the end of the evenings play.
Visitors are made very welcome at our club and a host system operates at each session. Please come along and enjoy a great evenings bridge. If you have no partner, please contact the club or secretary in advance. Each session of Bridge is only £2.50 for visitors.
Barrow Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU ( and is a member of Cumbria County Bridge Association. (

For general enquiries about the club please ring 01229-823347 or email Alternatively, contact the club secretary, Judy Kilty

Members Guide

Members Guide to the Essentials of Duplicate Bridge Law

I would urge all members to read and absorb this document. As the Laws and Regulations are constantly evolving, it is important we all keep abreast of developments. hard copies will also be made available in the club. Trevor.


25th May 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Howard Brown
21st May 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Colin Woods
20th May 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Christine Ward
18th May 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Trevor Ward
Wed 27th May 2015
Club Pairs
Host: Patricia Palmer
Thu 28th May 2015
Club Pairs
Host: Colin Woods/Sharon Gadsden
Mon 1st Jun 2015
Club Pairs
Host: Mike Kenny
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