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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

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County Events




Aug 10th - AGM & AGM Pairs - Keswick (St Herbert's)
Sept 7th - IMP Pairs - Keswick (St Herbert's) NOTE: THIS IS A BLUE POINT EVENT
Sept 21st - Simple System pairs - Carlisle
Sept 27th & 28th Green Pointed Swiss Teams & Pairs - Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
(Joint event with Westmorland)
Nov 2nd - Pro-AmTeams - Carlisle
Nov 16th - Multiple Teams - Barrow


Feb 22nd - Championship Pairs - Carlisle
March 20th to 22nd - Cumbria Congress - Bowness on Windermere
March 29th - Inter-Club Teams of 8 - Barrow
April 12th - Swiss Pairs - Carlisle - Host Pair Required
May 10th - Pivot Teams - Workington

Championship Teams - Knock-out between 7th Sept 2014 & 31st March 2015
Draw will be made at the Imp Pairs event on 7th Sept 2014.

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

NBL Matches - 2nd Aug, 30th Aug, 13th Sep & 11th Oct 2014
Tollemache - 22nd & 23rd November 2014 - Venue TBA

County Autumn Sims - Week commencing 6th Oct 2014 - Clubs
County Spring Sims - Week commencing 16th Feb 2015 - Clubs
Scottish Friendly - 18th Jan 2015 - Carlisle (Provisional)
Murray League Final - 19th April 2015 - Keswick (St Herbert's)
Eden Swiss Teams - 26th April 2015 - Carlisle

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

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 £30 per player
Second £20 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). It is hoped, depending on entries, to hold the first round of the Championship Teams in seperate areas to avoid too much travelling, but this may not be possible. Detailed rules for the conduct of this competition is available on the Cumbria website The draw for this event will be held at the IMP pairs on 8th September 2013.

To enter a County competition: Click Here

Alex Brown Trophy
Alex Brown Trophy

Many congratulations to Peter Boardman & Glenda Lloyd on winning the Alex Brown Trophy. It was a hard fought competition played in the right spirit and their consistency won the day. Well done both

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.


23rd Apr 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Colin Woods
22nd Apr 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Trevor Ward
20th Apr 2015
Alex Brown Trophy
Director: Howard Brown
16th Apr 2015
Club Pairs
Mon 27th Apr 2015
Club Pairs
Host: Alan Harris
Wed 29th Apr 2015
Club Pairs
Host: June Ivison
Thu 30th Apr 2015
Club Pairs
Host: Colin Woods/Christine Ward
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