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Minutes of a county committee meeting held on 4 September 2017 can be read on the "Minutes of Recent Meetings" page.

 
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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 the "Local Clubs" page so they know to expect you.

New to Bridge?
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.
 
Newquay Team wins County Swiss Teams
Newquay Team wins County Swiss Teams

Winners of the Swiss Teams played at the Queens Hotel on 5 November were (l to r) : Brian Relton, Elaine Relton, Graham Ramsey, Peter Scott.

33rd Cornwall Bridge Congress

For the third successive year, the Falcon Hotel in Bude hosted another very enjoyable three days of bridge. Under the superb direction of Robin Barker, Don Pearson and Jim Barker, nearly 140 different players attended at some time. Winners were:

Championship Pairs Final (Tregudda Cup) - Harry Anoyrkatis & Howard Kent-Webster (Devon)

Secondary Final (Collings Cup) - Brigid McElroy & Ruth Edmondson (Devon)

Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs (Fistral Cup) - Steve Tomlinson & Chris King (Somerset)

Green-Pointed Swiss Team (Betty O'Neil Cup) -  Joint Winners - Clare Hamon & Barry Smale (Devon) and Carol Benzie & Aleksander Lishkov (Oxford) with Shirley Goldwin & Brian Crack (Kent) and Geoff Smith & Chris Bickerdike (Cornwall)

Full results on "Previous Results" page.  Best Cornish performances on "News" page.

Entries for Next Event

For the scorer's and director's benefit - and also for players who can't quite remember if they have already entered the next event, or whether a particular player has entered the event with another partner - entries to the next event will now be posted on the website by the Entries Secretary for that particular event. Pairs should still contact the Entries Secretary as normal by email or phone having in mind the last date for entries.

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.

Click for the latest results
The 34th Cornwall Congress

will again be held at the Falcon Hotel, Bude on 14-16 September 2018. Hotel B&B will be increasing significantly next year, but particularly if you want to reserve a single room, the hotel is already taking reservations.

 

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
19th November 2017
Bodmin Swiss Pairs
Lanhydrock Golf Club, Bodmin 1.00 pm
44 per pair including hot carvery about 5.00 pm. Entries to Barrie Benfield (01208 812934) 65 Talmena Avenue, Wadebridge PL27 7RP by 15 November.
Director: Jim Barker
13th January 2018
Falmouth Salver
The Athenaeum, Falmouth 2.00 pm
Director: Liz Perry
21st January 2018
Star Masters Pairs
Ladock 2.00 pm
Director: Jim Barker
Results
5th November 2017
County Swiss Teams
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Frances Barker
22nd October 2017
Bee Clarke Mixed Teams of Four
Director: rb
Scorer: rb
8th October 2017
Clarke Winmill Mixed Pairs Trophy
Director: Geoff Smith
Scorer: liz Perry
Click for the latest results
The 34th Cornwall Congress

will again be held at the Falcon Hotel, Bude on 14-16 September 2018. Hotel B&B will be increasing significantly next year, but particularly if you want to reserve a single room, the hotel is already taking reservations.

 

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
19th November 2017
Bodmin Swiss Pairs
Lanhydrock Golf Club, Bodmin 1.00 pm
44 per pair including hot carvery about 5.00 pm. Entries to Barrie Benfield (01208 812934) 65 Talmena Avenue, Wadebridge PL27 7RP by 15 November.
Director: Jim Barker
13th January 2018
Falmouth Salver
The Athenaeum, Falmouth 2.00 pm
Director: Liz Perry
21st January 2018
Star Masters Pairs
Ladock 2.00 pm
Director: Jim Barker
Results
5th November 2017
County Swiss Teams
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Frances Barker
22nd October 2017
Bee Clarke Mixed Teams of Four
Director: rb
Scorer: rb
8th October 2017
Clarke Winmill Mixed Pairs Trophy
Director: Geoff Smith
Scorer: liz Perry