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As the most popular county in England in which to holiday, all our clubs are happy to welcome visiting bridge players for some mental stimulation after a relaxing day on the beach or walking the coastline! Again, contact the appropriate club secretary via the "Local Clubs" page so they know to expect you.

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If you would like information on how and where to start learning to play bridge, of if you have played and would like an introduction to playing duplicate bridge at one of our clubs, click on Bridge Tuition (above) or contact the secretary in Cornish Bridge Clubs.
 
32nd Open Cornwall Bridge Congress

STOP PRESS : ONLY PLACES FOR FIVE MORE TEAMS ON SUNDAY

The Congress will again be held at the delightful Falcon Hotel in Bude, North Cornwall with the same team of directors as last year. Entry forms have been mailed to last year's attendees, and have been  distributed throughout the county. They can also be downloaded from this website. This year Rob Mabley (01208 814564) will be taking entries.

Remember the Falcon Hotel only has 29 rooms, so if you want to stay on-site for the Congress, it is important that you book in good time directly with the hotel. Quote "Bridge Congress" at reception to ensure you get the Congress rates.

Entries to date : Championship Pairs (Friday) : 30,  Consolation Pairs : 2,  Swiss Pairs (Saturday) : 38,  Swiss Teams (Sunday) : 23.

Inter- Counties C Division Final

Having won their Western Counties league, the C team travelled to the Inter-County Final at Coventry BC on Sunday 9 July. The four pairs playing were :  Rob Mabley & Dave Mattos, Viv Mably & Celia Bishop, Barry Cuff & Roger Bunt, John Finch & Roger Graham. With no South-East  Counties participation this year, there were just three matches against other regional winners -  Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire. Cornwall recorded two wins and one defeat, finishing third overall. They recorded wins against Yorkshire 13-7, Hertfordshire 11-9, losing 0-20 against Gloucestershire. This was an excellent performance against players with much higher ranking than themselves. Congratulations to all players, and thank you all for supporting this event particularly as one carload did the trip in the day - an 18 hour round trip.

 

737 Raised for Cornwall Air Ambulance. Thank you for your support.

Six clubs - Bude, Helston, Liskeard, Penventon, St. Austell, Wadebridge - ran heats on Tuesday 20 June with money raised for the Cornwall Air Ambulance. 88 pairs played with leading pairs at each club being:

Penventon - Bill Adams & Ken Keast  (69.09%)  First overall

Bude - Mary Hopwood & Fiona Hargreaves (67.66%) Second overall

Helston - Rod Bell & Richard Draycott (65.33%)  Third overall 

Liskeard - Sheila Johnson & Peter Lee (63.79%)  Fourth overall

Wadebridge - Bob Pretty & Suzanne Warring (59.29%) Eleventh overall

St. Austell - Geoff Firmin & Tony Pickup (58.25%) Fourteenth overall   

Introduction
Introduction

There are currently 13 bridge clubs in Cornwall that are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU). They meet on a variety of weekday evenings. 

Most county events are held on Sundays between September and April at Ladock village hall, just east of Truro. Postcode is TR2 4PG.

The County hosts one event open to all members of the EBU. In September, the three day Cornish Congress is held in the attractive seaside town of Bude on the extreme North coast of the county. The weekend includes two one-day green-pointed events and a Championship Pairs on the Friday.

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New Laws Training Day

The new duplicate bridge Laws 2017 must be in use by September 1st this year. Cornwall (CCBA) will be holding a training day for existing club directors on Sunday 23rd at the Athenaeum Club in Falmouth, starting at 10.00 am and finishing early afternoon. Rod Bell will be leading the session, with Jim Barker and Chris Nichols also. Please contact Jim Barker on 01736 794134 if you would like to attend. 

Partner Finding Service

To encourage players to enter county events, we are introducing a partner finding service from the beginning of 2017. If you are available to play in a pairs competition and would like a partner, please contact our Vice Chairperson, Liz Perry, who has kindly agreed to be the point of contact. Similarly, if you are a pair and would like team-mates to play in a teams event, Liz is also your contact. Liz' phone number is 01872 276623.  NB Entries are still to the person named in your county handbook or quoted on this website, not to Liz.

Calendar
22nd September 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifying Round
Falcon Hotel, Bude 1.30 pm
Director: Robin Barker
Scorer: Don Pearson
22nd September 2017
Championship Pairs Final
Falcon Hotel, Bude 7.0 pm
Director: Robin Barker
Scorer: Don Pearson
22nd September 2017
Consolation Pairs Final
Falcon Hotel, Bude 7.00 pm
Director: Robin Barker
Scorer: Don Pearson
Results
23rd April 2017
Ryley King Ladies' Pairs
Director: Jan Keast
Scorer: Liz Perry
23rd April 2017
Hilda Higman Men's Pairs
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Jim Barker
26th March 2017
Club Teams of Eight
Director: rb
Scorer: rb
Click for the latest results
New Laws Training Day

The new duplicate bridge Laws 2017 must be in use by September 1st this year. Cornwall (CCBA) will be holding a training day for existing club directors on Sunday 23rd at the Athenaeum Club in Falmouth, starting at 10.00 am and finishing early afternoon. Rod Bell will be leading the session, with Jim Barker and Chris Nichols also. Please contact Jim Barker on 01736 794134 if you would like to attend. 

Partner Finding Service

To encourage players to enter county events, we are introducing a partner finding service from the beginning of 2017. If you are available to play in a pairs competition and would like a partner, please contact our Vice Chairperson, Liz Perry, who has kindly agreed to be the point of contact. Similarly, if you are a pair and would like team-mates to play in a teams event, Liz is also your contact. Liz' phone number is 01872 276623.  NB Entries are still to the person named in your county handbook or quoted on this website, not to Liz.

Calendar
22nd September 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifying Round
Falcon Hotel, Bude 1.30 pm
Director: Robin Barker
Scorer: Don Pearson
22nd September 2017
Championship Pairs Final
Falcon Hotel, Bude 7.0 pm
Director: Robin Barker
Scorer: Don Pearson
22nd September 2017
Consolation Pairs Final
Falcon Hotel, Bude 7.00 pm
Director: Robin Barker
Scorer: Don Pearson
Results
23rd April 2017
Ryley King Ladies' Pairs
Director: Jan Keast
Scorer: Liz Perry
23rd April 2017
Hilda Higman Men's Pairs
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Jim Barker
26th March 2017
Club Teams of Eight
Director: rb
Scorer: rb