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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
Eastern Counties Leagues Results

The 2016-17 season is now over and the highlight was that the ECBA "B" Team won their division, and so are eligible for the National Inter-County League Final which is provisionally scheduled for Sunday 9th July at Coventry Bridge Club. Click here for more information

Portland Pairs - 19th March 2017

Well done to Peter Oake who - in partnership with Debbie Sandford of London - won the Billericay heat of the Portland Mixed Pairs, held at Barleylands, coming 8th nationally (of 312 pairs). Peter and Ann Clark also did well, coming 15th. 

Seniors Cup - 2016/17 Winner

Well done to Graham Foster, winner of this season's Seniors Cup (thereby retaining his title) and to Val Mollison in second place. In joint third were Chris Chorley (again a repeat of last lear) and Paddy Murray

Congratulations to  Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy who won the Spring session, with George & Maureen Vede in second and Monty Krimgoltz & Cecil Leighton in third place.

National Pairs Regional Finals - 12th March 2017

A heat of the Eastern Region Final of the 2017 National Pairs was held at Barleylands on Sunday. The sessions were open to all comers and attracted some pairs of national standing as well as the Essex hopefuls. Four Essex pairs qualified for the 50-pair All-play-all National Finals in April in the following positions nationally:-

  • 17th: Robert Elliott & Peter Oake
  • 26th: Sandy Smith & Martin Smith
  • 42nd: John Sutcliffe & Richard Register
  • 48th: Ashley Nicklin & Frances Alexander

Well done to our qualifiers and best of luck for the Finals in Daventry. 

East Anglian Bridge Weekend - March 2017

Well done to Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting, Sandy Riach and Chris Taylor who came 2nd (of 24) in the Swiss Teams

Masters & Ranked Masters Pairs, Feb 2017

A super result for Ann Owen & Cath Fox who came 2nd nationally in the EBU Masters Pairs, winning the heat at Barleylands on Sunday 26th February.  

Well done also to Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer and to Albert Kitchin & Chris Taylor, who came 5th and 6th respectively in the EBU Grand Masters Pairs held over the same weekend in Birmingham. 

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 was the final AGM of the St Edith's Lane Bridge Club before play at 19:10 on Wednesday 8th March.  

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 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:-

Essex / Herts GP Weekend - July 2017

This year's event is over the weekend of 22-23 July, again at Wodson Park, Ware, Herts. Click on this box for more details and an entry form. 

EBU Members Area - March 2017 Upgrade

Please note that from 17th - 24th March the EBU will be retiring the old Members Area and replacing it with an upgraded MyEBU. This will place a temporary block on results uploads to the EBU, and the processing of Masterpoints and NGS ratings. 

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. 

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. 

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 26th Mar 2017
ECL vs Suffolk
Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell IP30 9UH 14:00
Wed 15th Mar 2017
Spring Seniors Pairs - 10 Tables
Little Baddow Village Hall 10:30
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
Calendar
Fri 14th Apr 2017
EBU Really Easy Afternoon
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:30
Fri 21st Apr 2017
Lambourne Jersey Festival: 21st - 30th April 2017
Jersey
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Championship Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
'B' Fight Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00
 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:-

Essex / Herts GP Weekend - July 2017

This year's event is over the weekend of 22-23 July, again at Wodson Park, Ware, Herts. Click on this box for more details and an entry form. 

EBU Members Area - March 2017 Upgrade

Please note that from 17th - 24th March the EBU will be retiring the old Members Area and replacing it with an upgraded MyEBU. This will place a temporary block on results uploads to the EBU, and the processing of Masterpoints and NGS ratings. 

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. 

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. 

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 26th Mar 2017
ECL vs Suffolk
Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell IP30 9UH 14:00
Wed 15th Mar 2017
Spring Seniors Pairs - 10 Tables
Little Baddow Village Hall 10:30
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
Calendar
Fri 14th Apr 2017
EBU Really Easy Afternoon
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:30
Fri 21st Apr 2017
Lambourne Jersey Festival: 21st - 30th April 2017
Jersey
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Championship Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00
 Click for more information
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
'B' Fight Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00
 Click for more information