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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
EBU Bridge Overseas Halkidiki Congress, 9th - 15th October 2017
  • 2017 Halkidiki Albert
  • 2017 Halkidiki Rest
  • 2017 Halkidiki Team1
  • 2017 Halkidiki Team2

Looks like half the Essex squad found their way to Greece! There were many successes for Essex or former-Essex players, often mingled with other Congress attendees in partnerships or teams. Too many to mention individual results. Hopefully you can make out the usual suspects from the photos. Click here for full details

EBU Autumn SIMS - October 2017

Congratulations to Peter Oake and Dennis Valtisiaris, who won the Monday 2nd October SIMS at Hutton - by quite a distance. Click on this box for further details, and for news of other recent successes.

Felixstowe Congress - 2017

Several Essex pairs did well in the Swiss Pairs on Saturday 30th September. Ray Clarke & Graham Beeton won the Championship final, having been runners-up in the QualifiersPaul Spencer & Marc Chawner were 5th, having won the Qualifiers. Richard Register & Robert Elliott were 6th. 

Essex / Herts GP Weekend - September 2017
Essex / Herts GP Weekend - September 2017

Congratulations to those Essex pairs and teams who did well over the weekend of 23-24 September, and thanks to all those who suported the event. In particular, "well done" to:-

  • Swiss Pairs:
    • 3rd: Graham Foster & Ray Clarke
    • 5th: Simon Moorman & Peter Oake
    • 6th: Sandy Riach & Chris Taylor
    • 7th: Richard Perryman & Mike Wren
  • Swiss Teams:
    • 2nd Sandy Riach & Chris Taylor, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner
Warboys Cup 2017

The Warboys Cup competition has been reinstated in a new format. Click on heading of this box for full details. Congratulations to Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner who won the last of the four heatsRobert Elliott & Richard Register, won the third heatPeter Franklin & Frank Morrison won the second heatAlaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe won the first heat

The second "B" Flight event was won by Roger Bright & Michael Rand. Alan Cohen & Tanya Genthe won the first heat, in August. Well done! 

47th Beds & Northants Congress

Well done to Bernie Hunt, Sheena Millins and Paul & Val Mollison who flew the flag for Essex and came 4th in the GP Swiss Teams. 

Master Points Promotions

The EBU announced the creation of the new "Star Grand Master" ranks in July. Congratulations to Peter Franklin who tops the Essex list as a 4 Star GM. These and other promotions can be found from the EBU website, or here (by date) or here (by Club). 

Essex / Herts Weekend - July 2017
Essex / Herts Weekend - July 2017

Well done to Tony Verran who - with Brian Gladman of Surrey - won the Swiss Pairs.

Also congratulations to Richard Register & Robert Elliott and Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison who came 4th in the Swiss Teams.

Summer Seniors - July 2017

Congratulations to Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer who won the first stanza of this season's Seniors competition. David Piper & Ray Clarke were second and Richard Register & Alan Cohen third.

London Congress - GP Swiss Teams - Sun 16 Jul 2017

Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting were joined by Albert Kitchin & Theo Todman to form a scratch team in the above event, held at the Young Chelsea. The team came 6th out of 27 in a very tough field, so is worth a brief mention. Well done team!

Inter-County Leagues National Final 2017

As a consequence of their winning the ECL in the 2016/7 season, the Essex "B" Team earned the right to compete in the Inter-County Leagues National Final held in Coventry on Sunday 9th July 2107. They performed creditably, coming 3rd of the 4 qualifiers, missing out on second place by 1VP. 

Eve Goblets - 2017-18

The Eve Goblets pages for the current year now show the standings after two events. 

Berks & Bucks Swiss Teams - 18th June 2017

Well done to John Sutcliffe & Sandy Smith, Martin Smith & Sandy Riach who came 5th out of 45 in a strong field. They were in third place with a round to go. 

Pachabo Cup - June 2017

More good news! Paul Spencer, Marc Chawner, Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison acquitted themselves well in Daventry over the weekend of 11th/12th June, coming 9th out of the 29 county teams that took part. They represented Essex in virtue of winning the ECBA Teams of 4 KO. 

George Curtis Teams - June 2017

Well done to Winnie Godber who teamed up with Anne Catchpole of London and Rick Hanley & Graham Beeton of Suffolk to win the George Curtis Teams, in what was almost a re-run of last year. Richard Register & Robert Elliott; Ian Moss & Peter Oake were second and Linda Fleet & Jon Ward; Angela Fenton & Alan Aylott were third. A somewhat reduced field of seven teams took part.

Corwen Trophy - June 2017

Well done to Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner who came 5th (of 100) in the Corwen Trophy, the national inter-County Pairs competition. Down a couple of places from last year's excellent result, but it looks like they were on course for a comfortable victory until a disappointing last round. 

Essex Contract Bridge Association

(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

The ECBA was formed in 1946. We now have around 2,100 members and 26 affiliated clubs. 

We now have 3 clubs that are amongst the 50 most active in the country

More.....

 

Upcoming Competitions - ECBA & Elsewhere

Reminders & Alerts:-

ECBA Autumn Seminars

By Marc Chawner. Click on this box for full details:-

  • Sat. Oct 28th: Bridge Boot Camp
  • Sat. Nov 25th: To Bid or Not to Bid

Barleylands, 14:00 - 16:30; £5 on the door, but please book.

Essex Leagues: 2017-18

The Essex Leagues for the coming season have now been set up on the EBU Website. Click this box. Captains who have not received an email should contact Bernie.  

Private Adverts

Click on the heading above (or links below) for more information on:-

ECBA Winter Programme

The above programme has now been emailed to Club Secretaries. Click here to download. Note that the Programme may get out of date, so check the website Calendar and onward links for current information. 

County News

The County News - sent to the EBU bi-monthly - is now also loaded on the ECBA website. Click this box!

Top Clubs

Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 we still have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. All three rose slightly in the rankings:-

EBU Master Points Lists - 2016

The annual lists showing Master Points gained in 2016, and ranks at the end of the year, have been published by the EBU.

A host of new reports showing master-point lists and promotions, enhancing the EBU reports, have been developed by your webmaster. Click the box heading if interested. 

Play It Again (Sam)

Some Website users may be unaware of a wonderful new and updated Bridgewebs feature for reviewing your results. Go to "Results", and click on "Scorecards". Under each hand, there's a "Play It Again" button that's been around for a while. A new feature - the "Results Analysis" button - gives all sorts juicy statistics, including X-IMPs for teams events. It only applies where automated deal files have been uploaded. See the Help File for a full explanation. 

EBU Bridge Warehouse
EBU Bridge Warehouse
English Bridge Education & Development

The EBU is keen that all members are aware of the services of EBED, its new charity for Bridge Education & Development, Click on this box to find out more and visit their new website!

Results
Sun 15th Oct 2017
Hatfield Heath BP Swiss Teams
Village Hall, Hatfield Heath CM22 7EA
Sun 8th Oct 2017
Metropolitan Cup
East Grinstead
Sun 1st Oct 2017
Felixstowe Congress - Swiss Teams
Pier Leisure Centre, Seafront, Felixstowe, IP11 2AE
Sun 24th Sep 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Calendar
Wed 25th Oct 2017
Autumn Seniors Pairs
Thornwood Common 10:30
 Click for more information
Sat 28th Oct 2017
Seminar: Bridge Boot Camp
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Oct 2017
Fletcher Trophy
Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, CM4 0DJ 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Oct 2017
Cup for Clubs
Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, CM4 0DJ 14:00
 Click for more information
Essex Contract Bridge Association

(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

The ECBA was formed in 1946. We now have around 2,100 members and 26 affiliated clubs. 

We now have 3 clubs that are amongst the 50 most active in the country

More.....

 

Upcoming Competitions - ECBA & Elsewhere

Reminders & Alerts:-

ECBA Autumn Seminars

By Marc Chawner. Click on this box for full details:-

  • Sat. Oct 28th: Bridge Boot Camp
  • Sat. Nov 25th: To Bid or Not to Bid

Barleylands, 14:00 - 16:30; £5 on the door, but please book.

Essex Leagues: 2017-18

The Essex Leagues for the coming season have now been set up on the EBU Website. Click this box. Captains who have not received an email should contact Bernie.  

Private Adverts

Click on the heading above (or links below) for more information on:-

ECBA Winter Programme

The above programme has now been emailed to Club Secretaries. Click here to download. Note that the Programme may get out of date, so check the website Calendar and onward links for current information. 

County News

The County News - sent to the EBU bi-monthly - is now also loaded on the ECBA website. Click this box!

Top Clubs

Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 we still have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. All three rose slightly in the rankings:-

EBU Master Points Lists - 2016

The annual lists showing Master Points gained in 2016, and ranks at the end of the year, have been published by the EBU.

A host of new reports showing master-point lists and promotions, enhancing the EBU reports, have been developed by your webmaster. Click the box heading if interested. 

Play It Again (Sam)

Some Website users may be unaware of a wonderful new and updated Bridgewebs feature for reviewing your results. Go to "Results", and click on "Scorecards". Under each hand, there's a "Play It Again" button that's been around for a while. A new feature - the "Results Analysis" button - gives all sorts juicy statistics, including X-IMPs for teams events. It only applies where automated deal files have been uploaded. See the Help File for a full explanation. 

EBU Bridge Warehouse
EBU Bridge Warehouse
English Bridge Education & Development

The EBU is keen that all members are aware of the services of EBED, its new charity for Bridge Education & Development, Click on this box to find out more and visit their new website!

Results
Sun 15th Oct 2017
Hatfield Heath BP Swiss Teams
Village Hall, Hatfield Heath CM22 7EA
Sun 8th Oct 2017
Metropolitan Cup
East Grinstead
Sun 1st Oct 2017
Felixstowe Congress - Swiss Teams
Pier Leisure Centre, Seafront, Felixstowe, IP11 2AE
Sun 24th Sep 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Calendar
Wed 25th Oct 2017
Autumn Seniors Pairs
Thornwood Common 10:30
 Click for more information
Sat 28th Oct 2017
Seminar: Bridge Boot Camp
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Oct 2017
Fletcher Trophy
Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, CM4 0DJ 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 29th Oct 2017
Cup for Clubs
Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, CM4 0DJ 14:00
 Click for more information