Cumbria County Duplicate Bridge Association
 
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Latest County Result

Congratulations to

Alan Anderson & Sam Norman

who won the County 

IMP Pairs

 

English Bridge Education and Development.

For information on educational programmes and support for teachers; TD training for Clubs and Counties follow the link.

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

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Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play 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

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Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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President's Cup
Presidents Cup 2016

THE PRESIDENTS CUP WILL BE HELD ON 18/19 JUNE 2016, AT BRADFORD BRIDGE CLUB.

THE TEAM SELECTED WILL BE;-

BABS & TIM MATTHEWS,  ADAM AITKEN & IAN SMITH,  TONY BARTLETT & SIMON SMITH,  KEN JOHNSTON & IAN REEVES.

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTS CUP AT BRADFORD 2016.

The weekend saw the end of yet another Royal Ascot, and we were challenged with running against the thoroughbreds of the northern counties bridge elite in the Presidents Cup.  Saturday saw us off to a good start and to everyone's amazement, at the end of the day we were left leading the field, even a short head against the favourites, Manchester.  At the start of play on the Sunday, we all had great expectations, hoping to maintain the pace with the pack and after three sessions with one to go, we were still holding on to second place with Manchester (our bete noire) to play. Alas, it seemed as though we had been heavily handicapped for that last furlong and I had forgotten to crack the whip, our hopes of a photo finish were soon diminished with Manchester literally galloping away and left us standing in a disappointing fifth position with a lesson on how to SLAM BID, we seriously must have some professional training on slam bidding.

I would like to congratulate all our players who participated and for playing so well in what was yet another very successful event; our thanks must go to David Stevenson for all his organisation and directing; a special thanks must go to the Ladies of the Bradford Bridge Club on serving up a superb lunch, to which we all over indulged, I think this was the governing factor in our poor finish.

Once again, many thanks to the players for giving up their weekend to represent the county.

Kind regards

Ian R.

President's Cup 2015

The President's Cup was played on June 27th

The Cumbria Team consisted of Babs Matthews, Tim Matthews, Ian Reeves, Ken Johnston, Peter Mollart, William Thompson, Adam Aitken and Ian Smith.

We came 10 out of 13 teams with 98 VPs.