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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
ECBA Competitions

         PLEASE BOOK NOW       

EBU Pivot Teams on 15 August 2018 - email Bernie on firstclassbridge@btconnect.com

Ipswich & Kesgrave Charity Swiss Pairs on Sunday, 2 September

David Wing Charity on Monday 10 September @ Chelmsford BC

Essex/Herts Swiss Pairs & Teams on 15/16 September

Surrey GP Swiss Pairs & Teams on 22/23 September

Felixstowe Congress Pairs & Swiss Teams on 6/7 October 

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Essex/Herts Swiss Teams

 A great turn out was had at the Essex/Herts Swiss Teams with 44 Teams playing.

Congratulations to:

4th place   -  Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner

8th place   -  Keith Thompson & Graham Olliffe, Alan Bryant & Geoff Webber

                    ( yes  winners of the non expert category  yes )


A big    THANK YOU    to the organisers and to everybody who played.

  smiley   We hope to see you all again in September - Teams Entry Form   smiley


Essex/Herts Swiss Pairs

A great turn out was had at the Essex/Herts Swiss Pairs with 108 Pairs playing.

Congratulations to:

3rd place   -  Stephanie & Laurie Burtt

5th place   -  Marc Chawner & Alan Cohen

18th place -  June Brown & Angela Fenton


A big    THANK YOU    to the organisers and to everybody who played.

  smiley   We hope to see you all again in September - Pairs Entry Form   smiley

ECBA Competitions - Summer Seniors

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Summer Seniors

Alan Cohen & Dennis Johnson


EBU Competitions - Summer Festival - Pivot Teams

!!!   EXCITING NEWS   !!!

The EBU Summer Festival is coming to Barleylands!

Barleylands will be hosting the Mixed Pivot Teams event on Wednesday 15th August - 3:30pm (- 7:00pm).

£25.00 per team.

In this format each player plays with the other 3 team mates as a partnership - great fun and Blue Pointed.

Please book with Bernie Hunt directly.

EBU Competitions - Eastbourne Summer Seniors Congress

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to Graham Beeton & Ray Clarke for 6th place in the Championship Pairs.

 to Laurie and Stephanie Burtt for 7th place in the B-flight.

to Linda Fleet & Winnie Godber for 9th place in the Swiss Pairs.

to Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting, Graham Beeton & Ray Clarke for 5th place in the Swiss Teams.


Eastern Counties League

     Second Game of the Season      

Essex played Northants away as follows:

A Team won 11-9      B Team lost 3-17      C Team drew 10-10

Butler Scoring

ECBA Competitions - George Curtis

♠      ♣    

Congratulations to the Winners of the George Curtis

Peter Oake & Simon Moorman, Ian Moss & Frank Morrison


Senior European Championship


Congratulations to 

Alan Mayo

whose Senior Team came 8th in the European Championships in Ostend, Belgium and thus securing a place to respresent England in the World Championships in China next year.

EBU Competitions - Pachabo Trophy

Well done to Team Essex  (Marc Chawner, Peter Franklin, Richard Register, Robert Elliott) for a very respectable 7th (of 25) place in the Pachabo Cup.

ECBA Competitions - Club Pairs


C   ♦ B       P   I   S

Winner Pairs

♠    John McCoy & Alan Aylott   ♠ 


♣     Jon Ward & Carol Fallon   ♣  

Winners Club

    Mayflower Bridge Club (114.04)    


Congratulations to the Winners and  Thank You to all the Players for Taking Part in this Competition.

EBU Competitions - Corwen Trophy

     STOP PRESS     

92 pairs played over five sessions to win the coveted Corwen Trophy. 

The Essex Pairs finished in respectable places.

19 S Moorman & M Chawner  20 S Riach & J Lapszys  41 G Beeton & R Clarke  53 R Elliott & T Genthe


ECBA Competitions - Mixed Teams

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Mixed Teams

Paul & Val Mollison, Bernie Hunt & Sheena Millins


  • Championship Pairs
  • Gwen Herga Ladies
  • Mayflower - Fletcher
  • Chelmsford - Club Teams
  • Mid Essex - Ray Cornell
  • Eve Goblets Ladies
  • Eve Goblets Men
  • Teams of Four
  • Switch Teams
  • Teams Plate
  • Club Pairs
  • Mixed Pairs
  • Mixed Teams
  • George Curtis Teams
  • Sue Taylor Memorial

The ECBA Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM.


Eve Goblets 2017/18

Congratulations to the   ♠   EVE GOBLETS   ♠    Men & Ladies Winners:

Marc Chawner (56)


Pat Johnson (27.5)

Leagues - Winners 2017/18

                        ♥  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNING TEAMS  


Nailbiting suspense at the final match,ending in a 3 way tie of 57VP !!

1st Ultra Llama (Marc Chawner, Paul Spencer, Chris Taylor, Albert Kitchin)

2nd Hanley (Rick Hanley, Andre Gray, Graham Beeton, Ray Clarke, Mike Sherer)

3rd Barleylands (Peter Oake, Frank Morrison, Simon Moorman, Robert Elliott)


May & Baker (Jill & Roger Tattersfield, Alaric Cundy, Chris Megahey)


Hadleigh Castle (Geoff Webber, Alan Bryant, Linda Barker, Peter Bailey)


Waltham Foresters (Tony Verran, Stuart Dunstan, Andrew Barker, Phil Mattacks)

Eastern Counties League

     First Game of the Season      

Essex played Camb & Hunts home as follows:

A Team lost 5-15      B Team won 16-4      C Team won 15-5


(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

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

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



Club News

Loughton Bridge Club is running a trial for Friday Afternoon Sessions at Grange Farm from 20 July to End of October.  1.10pm for a 1.30pm start.  £3 per person, incl tea/coffee.  New members very welcome.

EBU Competitions - Metropolitan Cup

      STOP PRESS   

The Metropolitan Cup Team Selection has been announced.

The Warboys trophy will be awarded to whoever has the highest IMPs per Board Score at the end of the season, provided they have played in at least 4 of the heats.  Click heading above for Leaderboard Session 1 to 5, click below for B-flight Leaderboard.

The Competition Programme 2018-19 has now been emailed to Club Secretaries. Please note that the Programme may get out of date, so check the website Calendar and onward links for current information. 

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

County News

This column in the EBU magazine was discontinued at the end of 2017 as the majority of members were sourcing more up-to-date information from county websites and newsletters, and a survey of the readership indicated that other content should be given priority.  For County News Archive click here.  

Top Clubs

Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 we have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. 

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. 

Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Warboys B
Essex/Herts - GP Swiss Teams
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ
Essex/Herts - GP Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ
Sun 2nd Sep 2018
ECL v Herts (Home)
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00
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Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Ipswich & Kesgrave BC 60th Anniversary Swiss Pairs
Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, IP5 1JF 11:30
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Mon 10th Sep 2018
David Wing Charity
Chelmsford Bridge Club, Falcon Bowling Club, CM3 3FB 19:15
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Wed 12th Sep 2018
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 19:30
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