There were no Blaby members in the March EBU Masterpoints Promotions list.
You can see your current status on this and the National Grading Scheme by logging on to My EBU (see Useful Links in menu above).
Now that we enter the hands at the Club, why don't you look at the Play it again feature which shows how it should be done - double dummy of course!
The Members Only section contains a notice board where you will be able to leave messages for other registered members, advertise for partners, amend your details etc. To register e-mail me at email@example.com
The EBU's shop has undergone a rebranding and is now called the Bridge Warehouse.
This is one of a number of changes which have been made as part of ongoing efforts to increase the shop's revenue, and thus provide more profit for reinvestment by the EBU in providing activities and services for members, clubs and counties.
To visit the site follow this link.
The Club was founded in 1947 by Nora and Harold Toon. Both were keen bowls players so the Bridge Club has always used Blaby Bowling Club as its premises apart from the summer months when bowls takes precedence.
We play every Tuesday starting at 7:15pm prompt. Visitors are always welcome when partnering a member. A pair of visitors are also welcomed. Please contact us if you intend to play.
For directions to the Club look under Information in the menu on the left.
The Olga (Ladies) and Buckby (Men) pairs competitions have been held.
Congratulations to Marjorie, who with Judy Hill, has won the ladies' event.
In the men's event, Peter Nuttall (playing with Rick Wilde) were second out of 17 pairs. The highest placed all-Blaby pair were John Arnold and Michael Allsopp who were third. Keith Preston (with Richard Smith) also did well coming 6th. Very well done to all three pairs.
The Gimson Trophy, LCBA'a premier pairs competition, has taken place with no all-Blaby pairs taking part.
However, several Blaby members played with other partners. Well done Lyn Hilton (playing with Irene Kranz) who came 3= and Peter Nuttall (with Andy Mackriell) 5th.
Press here for all the scores.
The Stanley Trophy, an LCBA competition described as Expert Butler Pairs, has been completed. No Blaby pair finished in the prizes, our best pair being John Bee and Mick Mahoney.
You can see full details here.
Only one all-Blaby pair has entered the 2019 LCBA Pairs League, Dave Pollard and Roger Cook.
You can see full details of how they, and other Blaby members playing with non-Blaby partners, fared by following this link.
Blaby A played their last match of the season knowing they had to achieve at least two points more than fellow strugglers Golf did in theirs. Blaby won their match 9 - 3 which was more than enough. As it turned out, results elsewhere meant that they also finished above County B in fourth place.
If the league structure remains the same Blaby will play County A, B and C next season!
You can see all the results and final tables in the menu on the left under Leicestershire League 2018/19.
Twelve teams entered this year's LCBA Charity Swiss Teams event, hosted by Glenfield Bridge Club. Over £600 was raised which will go the Alzheimer's Research charity. Well done to all organisers.
Top Blaby members were Mick Mahoney and Marjorie Gilbertson, playing with Audrey Mount and Mary Johnson, who were 4th. Mick Long and Terry Auger, playing with Praful Patel and Bob O'Brien, were 5th.
All results can be found here.
Well done Malcolm and Yvonne who have won Blaby's Toon Cup for the most improved pair. They improved their scores by a staggering average of 5.5%. In second place are Jenny Hand and Susan Fennell and third Keith Preston and Greta Cole.
The competition is over the past 12 months and compares their best 15 results with the best 15 of the previous year.
You can see the final positions under Competitions - Toon Cup in the menu to the left.
It wasn't to be a second consecutive trophy win for Roger Cook's team (Roger, Dave Pollard, Gerry Bucciero, Marjorie Gilbertson) in the Leicestershire Cup Plate, an LCBA teams of four competition with aggregate scoring. In the final they lost to John Thompson's team by the agonisingly close margin of 160 aggregate points.
Nevertheless, this was a fine performance in the competition. Well done to all the players who played in this and earlier rounds - the four above plus Henry Cooklin and Martin Stone.
Well done John and Michael. They have won the Blaby Club Cup, the club's major pairs competition for the second year running by the narrowest of margins. In the final round they were 1st North/South and finished 1st equal overall with Margaret Toon and George Pohl. However, John and Michael win overall because of countback - their fourth best score was better. The winners East/West of this heat were Beryl Allen and Maureen Williams.
So the first three final positions are:
1st John Bee and Miichael Mahoney
2nd Margaret Toon and George Pohl
3rd Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero
John and Michael and one other pair will be invited to represent Blaby in the LCBA Hyman Crammer competition on 8th May 2019 at Rothley.
There was a good turnout as 36 pairs enjoyed the event played at Spondon. Thanks to director John Wilcox, and to Robert Northage & Dave Pollard who played to complete a half table. There was plenty of interest for Blaby members. Well done Peter Nuttall who, playing with Andy Mackriel, came 4th. Robert Northage & Dave Pollard, also finished well above average in 10th place.
You can see full details including how other Blaby members fared here.
There was another good turnout for the annual Blaby LOROS Charity Pairs competition. There were 9 tables. We raised the excellent sum of £236 for LOROS, comprising the table money and proceeds from the raffle. Well done everybody.
The winners of the competition were North/South - Paul and Linda Loveday and East/West - Neil and Pat Beasley. You can see full details in the Menu on the left under Results.