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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
Gwen Herga Trophies - 18th February 2017

This year there were again sufficient entries in the Gwen Herga to enable the ladies and gentlemen to play in their own sections. Congratulations to the winners:-

  • Ladies: Pat Johnson & Fran Alexander, with Ann Savory & Pat Watkinson runners-up.
  • Gentlemen:   Graham Foster & Ashley Nicklin, with Jacek Lapszys & Michael Watson runners-up.

The results have been applied to the Eve Goblets Victor Ludorum competitions. Margaret Curtis remains in the lead in the Ladies competition, but there's a .3-way tie for the Mens, with David Sherman now joined by Frank Morrison & Peter Franklin. 

Ray Cornell Trophy - Sunday 12/02/2017

Well done to Thorpe Bay B for winning the Ray Cornell Trophy and to Lingwood for coming second. Thorpe Bay also comfortably won the Teams of Eight competition - the Ray Cornell Prize and the right to represent Essex in the Garden Cities Competition, with Mountnessing and Mid-Essex in joint second. 

The full results (including the Butlers) are here

Bridge Overseas - Chris Taylor Hat Trick

Congratulations to Chris Taylor, partner David Wing and London team-mates, who won the Swiss Teams in Lisbon by a comfortable margin.  

This is the third time in a row Chris and David have won the Swiss Teams overseas, having won in Oct 2016 (EBU, Lake Garda) and May 2016 (SBU, Dubrovnik)

St Edith's Bridge Club

After over 30 happy years on Wednesday evenings in the W.I. hall in Billericay, St. Edith's Lane Bridge Club has closed due to falling numbers. Formed from a night school class in the early eighties, it enjoyed a more relaxed, less formal, atmosphere.

The Hutton Bridge Club, which meets in Becket Keys School (Sawyers Hall College until 2012) in Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, was looking late last year to expand the evenings on which it ran duplicate sessions. This was a more convenient venue for quite a few of the remaining St Edith's members, so it was decided that this offered a more viable option going forward.

Play will continue to be on Wednesday evenings. There is an EGM of the St Edith's Club before play at 19:00 on Wednesday 8th March.  

Play with an Expert - 4th February 2017

18 players fairly new to the game paired up with more experienced partners to contest the event. Congratulations to:-

  1. Clive Smith (assisted by John Sutcliffe)
  2. Penny Hanson  (assisted by Linda Fleet)
  3. Pam Pamphilon (assisted by Audrey Hartley)

Our thanks go to all the "experts" who volunteered to play. 

Click here for the full results. 

Woodham Ferrers Congress - January 2017

Well done to the winners of the 33rd Woodham Ferrers Congress, held this year at Barleylands:-

  1. Swiss Pairs: Richard Register & Robert Elliott
  2. Swiss Teams: Sandy Riach & Chris Taylor, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer
ECBA Swiss Pairs - 8th January 2017

Congratulations to the following who took the top 3 places in the Swiss Pairs:-

  1. Jacek Lapszys & Michael Watson
  2. Paul & Val Mollison
  3. Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison

The full results are HERE. Blue points have now been added.

Note that there was a computer problem with the assignments for Round 2. Potentially disadvantaged pairs have been compensated with VP adjustments in accord with the EBU White Book Section 3.5 ("Mismatches in Swiss events").

The results have now been sent to the EBU, and the Eve Goblets points awarded & the leader board updated. 

Saxons - Autumn 2016

After an excellent start to the season, Saxons lost their last five matches and finished 6th of 10 in the TGR's Super League Division 2.

Because of insufficient availability of players, Saxons will not be entering the TGRs Super League for the Spring 2017 season.

National Competitions - 2016/17

Your attention is drawn to two items on the website related to national competitions of one sort or another. Click on the links for more information:-

  1. National KOs: the page has now been set up for the current year. 
  2. CiN SIMS: These have now been finalised, and Essex successes are listed. 

Since these pages are produced by your webmaster following a long trawl through pages of stuff, please report any errors or omissions to him. 

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 29 affiliated clubs. 

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

More.....

 

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. Click this box if interested. 

Upcoming Competitions - ECBA & Elsewhere

Reminders & Alerts:-

ECBA Leagues - Set up for 2016/17

All the SE & W Essex Leagues & Friendly Fours Leagues have now been set up on the EBU website. Would Team Captains please set up fixtures using MyEBU. 

Private Adverts

Click on the heading above for more information on:-

  • Friendly Teams of Eight - CANCELLED - enter Friendly Fours (Click Here)
  • Hutton: New Friendly First Wednesdays
  • Collier Row - Host System now in operation
Top Clubs

Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 we now have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. Special congratulations to Bernie Hunt for the "new entry", Mid Essex BC:-

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 Master Points Lists - 2015

The reports for 2015 have been finalised and are available on the EBU website. Click this box. 

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
Sat 18th Feb 2017
Gwen Herga - Ladies Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
Sat 18th Feb 2017
Gwen Herga - Mens Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
Sun 12th Feb 2017
Ray Cornell Trophy
Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, CM4 0DJ 14:00
Sat 4th Feb 2017
Play with an Expert
Barleylands 14:00
Calendar
Sun 26th Feb 2017
EBU Masters Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 11:30
Sun 12th Mar 2017
EBU National Pairs Regional
Barleylands, CM11 2UD TBA
Wed 15th Mar 2017
Spring Seniors Pairs
Little Baddow Village Hall (TBC) 10:30
 Click for more information
Sun 26th Mar 2017
ECL vs Suffolk
Away TBA
 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 29 affiliated clubs. 

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

More.....

 

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. Click this box if interested. 

Upcoming Competitions - ECBA & Elsewhere

Reminders & Alerts:-

ECBA Leagues - Set up for 2016/17

All the SE & W Essex Leagues & Friendly Fours Leagues have now been set up on the EBU website. Would Team Captains please set up fixtures using MyEBU. 

Private Adverts

Click on the heading above for more information on:-

  • Friendly Teams of Eight - CANCELLED - enter Friendly Fours (Click Here)
  • Hutton: New Friendly First Wednesdays
  • Collier Row - Host System now in operation
Top Clubs

Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 we now have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. Special congratulations to Bernie Hunt for the "new entry", Mid Essex BC:-

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 Master Points Lists - 2015

The reports for 2015 have been finalised and are available on the EBU website. Click this box. 

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
Sat 18th Feb 2017
Gwen Herga - Ladies Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
Sat 18th Feb 2017
Gwen Herga - Mens Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
Sun 12th Feb 2017
Ray Cornell Trophy
Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, CM4 0DJ 14:00
Sat 4th Feb 2017
Play with an Expert
Barleylands 14:00
Calendar
Sun 26th Feb 2017
EBU Masters Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 11:30
Sun 12th Mar 2017
EBU National Pairs Regional
Barleylands, CM11 2UD TBA
Wed 15th Mar 2017
Spring Seniors Pairs
Little Baddow Village Hall (TBC) 10:30
 Click for more information
Sun 26th Mar 2017
ECL vs Suffolk
Away TBA
 Click for more information