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Visitor to Cornwall?

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 Cornish Bridge 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.

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Dimmie Fleming Award For Jim Barker
Dimmie Fleming Award For Jim Barker


The Dimmie Fleming Award (DFA) is made annually by the EBU to people who have made an outstanding contribution to bridge within their county over an extensive period of time. Among the five winners this year we are so pleased that our own Jim Barker has been recognised for his work for the Cornwall Contract Bridge Association over the last 30 years. 

Below is a synopsis of the information sent to the EBU in support of his nomination :

"Jim Barker was a founder member of the CCBA committee when the Devon & Cornwall Bridge Association separated into two bodies in 1984.  He became Vice Chairman in 1987, and began his first three-year term as Chairman in 1990. He was continuously either Vice Chairman or Chairman (three times in total) until he stood down from the county committee in 2006.

Jim became a county director in the 1990s, and today he still directs about 50% of county events, as well as jointly running the annual three day Cornwall Congress and the one-day Green-Pointed Swiss Teams.

Because of the remoteness of Cornwall, the EBU approves Jim to deliver club directors’ courses within Cornwall.

Jim continues to chair the CCBA Law & Ethics sub-committee, now renamed the Conduct Committee.

Jim is a full member of EBUTA, and as recently as June this year, ran an EBU Club Teacher Training course in Cornwall.

As you can see, following 22 years at the very heart of the CCBA, even when he retired from committee to let others take over, Jim continues to play a significant role in the running of county bridge through his directing, teaching and general advice.

Away from county bridge, Jim is still secretary and club director at St. Ives BC, a club he founded in the late 1970s.  He also runs a beginners’ class every Monday afternoon in nearby Carbis Bay.

This is a man who has dedicated much of his spare time in the last 30 years to the game he loves so much."

And, of course, since this was written, Jim has re-joined the county committee in the capacity of EBU Youth Officer!

Arise Jim Barker DFA


Draw for Winter Teams of Four Knockout

The draw has been made for the green-pointed teams knockout and can be seen on the County Knockout page. Winners go forward to represent Cornwall in the Pachabo Cup at the Park Inn Hotel in West Bromwich on 6-7 June 2015.


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.

The County hosts two events open to all members of the EBU. In Spring, the three day Cornish Congress (Sunday's Swiss Teams is a Green Point event) is held in the attractive maritime town of Falmouth, and in late September, a one day Green Point Swiss Teams event is held, for the first time in 2014, in Liskeard in South East Cornwall.

Celtic Simultaneous Pairs

As a Celtic nation, Cornwall has been invited to run heats of this event during week commencing 30 November. Details are on the ECatsBridge website, and let me know (Chris Bickerdike) if your club decides to run a heat, so I can let everyone know.

Click for the latest results
30th November 2014
Bodmin Swiss Pairs
Lanhydrock Golf Club 2.00pm
Entry 42.00 per pair including meal to John King 01208 815212 by 23 November
Director: Chris Nichols
3rd January 2015
Falmouth Salver
Athenaeum Club, Falmouth 2.00pm
Entry 12.00 per pair to David Fraser 01326 311159 by 30 December
Director: Liz Perry
18th January 2015
Star Masters Pairs
Ladock 2.00pm
Entry 12.00 per pair to Jim or Frances Barker 01736 794134 by 11 January
Director: Jim Barker
16th November 2014
Bee Clarke Memorial
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
26th October 2014
County Swiss Teams
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Phil Dickson
12th October 2014
Clarke Winmill Mixed Pairs
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Jim Barker
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