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Friday Afternoon Host

Ruth Petter is coordinating the Friday PM host list.  If you are likely to be available with no partner, please volunteer to play host.  Hosts play free and, if you don't get a game, you will get a 'free play' voucher for another Friday.

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18th Nov 2014 18:04 GMT
30th Oct 2014 14:58 GMT
County Bridge Club

Welcome to the County Bridge Club, Leicester web site. Visitors are welcome to our sessions except when we have a members only event.  See the full Calendar by clicking on the menu on the left for the special events.  Our normal sessions are listed under information. 

The County Bridge Club is home to over 300 players from standards ranging from raw beginner to expert.  We run a full teaching programme throughout the year with qualified EBUTA teachers; click on the 'lessons' menu item for more information.  The various club nights/afternoons cater for the diverse standards of play. See the information section for details of the host arrangements.  The club enters six teams in the LCBA Winter League teams of eight.

We have a licensed bar on our own premises. Our busy and active club is open at least six days per week.

Club Telephone: 0116 254 0425
To contact us by E-mail use the 'contact list' on the left hand menu.

Last updated : 25th Nov 2014 17:07 GMT
Bridge teaching

Our annual bridge classes have recently been completed for the year 2014-15 and the final week a competition was held and congratulations go to Michael and Julie Jones (2nd year students) and Patrick and Anthea Byrne (1st year students) for coming top.

Details for next year will be advised in due course.

Last updated : 1st Apr 2015 15:19 BST
Arthur Bowyer


We are sad to announce the death of Arthur Bowyer at the age of 91.

Arthur was a keen member of the bridge club playing for the "A" team for many years and winning several of our competitions including the Woodier Cup, Hammersley Cup and Richard Buckby Trophy on more than one occasion as well as The Don Smith Trophy.

Arthur first joined the LCBA way back in the 1950s and if not a founder member of The County Bridge Club was one of its earliest members. A snippet from the minutes of the LCBA Committee meeting of 28 January 1958 the following is recorded: “New member – Mr Bowyer of the BB Chemical Co. proposed by Mr H Crammer seconded by Mr Crane.”

Some of you may realise that “Mr Crammer” is commemorated by the Hyman Crammer trophy and may remember that “Mr Crane” was Ralph Crane who owned Crane’s Club, 1 St James Road, currently the County Bridge Club.

Arthur played for many years with distinction, winning many local trophies (the Josephs bowl, the Leicestershire cup, the Buckby cup and others) and playing in the first division of the Leicestershire league. He formed successful partnerships with Ralph Crane, Arthur Bloxham, his son (Paul) and Ken Ford.

Many of the tributes that have been made to his family have used the word “gentleman” to describe him. That’s an old fashioned word but it sums up a thoroughly decent man of old-fashioned virtue. He will be missed.

He leaves behind a wife (Zoe), two sons and two grandchildren.

Funeral has been arranged for Thursday 2nd April at South Leicester Crematorium, Countesthorpe at 11.00am. Afterwards there will be some refreshments at Adkinson's funeral directors in Oadby. No flowers by request, but donations may be made to LOROS.


Last updated : 26th Mar 2015 14:29 GMT
Bournemouth Bridge Holiday 2015
Club holiday 2015
Dick presenting the trophy to Anne and Gilly
Holiday 2015
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We recently held our annual bridge holiday in Bournemouth attended by 60 players. Congratulations go to Anne Blackwell and Gilly Chivers on winning The Margaret Hill Trophy for the Championship Pairs and to Lynda Simmons, Mary Clarke, Richard Tyler and John Bee for winning the Teams competition. Our thanks and congratulations go to all those who attended the most enjoyable week, and to Dick Pathan for his expert analysis and informative advice during the daily seminars. Once again we had excellent weather and were well looked after at the Days Hotel, soon to become The Marsham Court Hotel once more.

This year we introduced an outing to Salisbury, much enjoyed by all those attending, viewing the cathedral and the many sights available.

Last updated : 24th Mar 2015 16:36 GMT
Cole Tankard and Williams Cup

We have now set up Bridgewebs to record the results of The Cole Tankard and Williams Cup competitions and you will find these on the COMPETITION page. At present we are only showing the first 40 places with enough results to cover one months bridge.

Last updated : 5th Mar 2015 16:01 GMT
County Bridge Club Teams in the LCBA League

In Division 1, team B has a substantial lead and now must be favorites to win. The A team is still too close to the bottom and although they have a game in hand, it is against Clarendon.  In Division 2, team C has started to move away from the bottom 2 but still are not safe. D needs a miracle!  Division 3 - Team E are now hoping for promotion.  Team F are in mid position in division 4.

Click here to open a link to the County Bridge Club League teams and Results.

Last updated : 12th Mar 2015 10:10 GMT
Saturday Evenings

We continue to run our Saturday evening duplicate bridge session.  This session is best suited to those players who want a low key, friendly evening.  If you are not sure if duplicate is for you, come along with your partner and try it.  

Last updated : 31st Jul 2014 16:50 BST
CLUB DIARY 2014 - 2015

Calendar for 2014 to 2015.  Click Here

Last updated : 31st Jul 2014 10:42 BST
Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

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Saturday March 7th, 2015:
Finesse or drop? by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

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Saturday March 7th, 2015:
The Overworked finesse by Marti Ronemus

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Tue 21st April 2015
Richard Buckby pivot teams
Wed 20th May 2015
Hurwich Starts
Mon 1st June 2015
CBC Sims
Wed 3rd June 2015
AGM and Speedball
20th April 2015
Mon PM
Director: David B
20th April 2015
Monday Eve
Director: Peter H
18th April 2015
Sat eve
Director: Gilly
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