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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
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.

Essex / Herts GP Weekend - September 2017

Green pointed weekend - Saturday/Sunday 23/24 Sep 2017

Wodson Park, Wadesmill Rd, Ware, SG12 0UQ

 

Click here for more information and entry form.

 

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!

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 Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison, who won the second of the four heatsAlaric Cundy & John Sutcliffe won the first heat

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.

Inter-County Leagues National Final 2017

As a consequence of their winning the ECL in the 2016/7 season, the Essex "B" Team has earned the right to compete in the Inter-County Leagues National Final to be held in Coventry on Sunday 9th July 2107. We wish them well!

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. 

Club Pairs - June 2017

Well done to Hutton, who won the ECBA Club Pairs on Sunday 4th June. The overall winners were Coral Fallon & Jon Ward (Hutton) and the runners up were Paul Hickson & Ian Yeats (Waltham Forrest).

For the results - including the Club rankings - follow this link.

EBU Really Easy Afternoon - Sat 27th May 2017

Congratulations to Vinaychandra Gandhi & Amarjeet Singh and Janet Pollit & Clive Smith who came first and second respectively in the Billericay heat and also nationally when the results were combined with those competing in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

SBU Overseas Congress - May 2017

Congratulations to Peter Oake, Simon Moorman, Chris Taylor & Linda Fleet who - with partners & team-mates - did well in various events at the Scottish Overseas Congress in Huelva, Spain. Click on this box for the News Archive, which contains full details and some photos!

Mixed Teams of Four - May 2017

Congratulations to Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting; Jacek Lapszys & Sandy Riach who won the first event of the new season - the Mixed Teams. Click here for the Results and Cross-IMPs

Eve Goblets - 2016-17

Congratulations to Paul & Val Mollison who have won the Men's and Ladies' Eve Goblets for the season just ended. This is the ECBA Victor Ludorum competition, with points awarded for successes in those ECBA competitions open to all ECBA members.  

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:-

  • 09/08/17 (Weds): Warboys Cup - Heat 3
  • 02/09/17 (Sat): Marc Chawner Barleylands Seminar - 'Your Lead Partner – How to find the correct lead in the 21st century'
  • Click the links above for full details
    (Usually: click date for flyer/website, title for entry form).
Essex Leagues: 2017-18

Entries are solicited for the coming season. Teams need to do two things:

email Bernie Hunt or phone him on 07973-925315, and
→ enter as for a normal competition (Link).

New teams are welcome! There will be friendly leagues as last year. 

Private Adverts

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

  • Ted Cockle's Bridge Lessons: 17th July 2017 onwards
  • YCBC Ladies Swiss Teams: 16-17th September 2017
  • Hutton: Bridge Weekend, Worthing, October 2017
  • Hutton: Friendly First Wednesdays
ECBA Competition Programme - Summer 2017

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. 

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. 

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 23rd Jul 2017
GP Swiss Teams
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
GP Swiss Pairs
Wed 19th Jul 2017
Summer Seniors Pairs
Thorpe Bay Bridge Club
Wed 12th Jul 2017
Warboys Cup - Heat 2
Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Calendar
Wed 9th Aug 2017
Warboys Cup - Heat 3
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 19:30
 Click for more information
Wed 13th Sep 2017
Warboys Cup - Heat 4
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 19:30
 Click for more information
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
Sun 24th Sep 2017
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
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:-

  • 09/08/17 (Weds): Warboys Cup - Heat 3
  • 02/09/17 (Sat): Marc Chawner Barleylands Seminar - 'Your Lead Partner – How to find the correct lead in the 21st century'
  • Click the links above for full details
    (Usually: click date for flyer/website, title for entry form).
Essex Leagues: 2017-18

Entries are solicited for the coming season. Teams need to do two things:

email Bernie Hunt or phone him on 07973-925315, and
→ enter as for a normal competition (Link).

New teams are welcome! There will be friendly leagues as last year. 

Private Adverts

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

  • Ted Cockle's Bridge Lessons: 17th July 2017 onwards
  • YCBC Ladies Swiss Teams: 16-17th September 2017
  • Hutton: Bridge Weekend, Worthing, October 2017
  • Hutton: Friendly First Wednesdays
ECBA Competition Programme - Summer 2017

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. 

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. 

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 23rd Jul 2017
GP Swiss Teams
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
GP Swiss Pairs
Wed 19th Jul 2017
Summer Seniors Pairs
Thorpe Bay Bridge Club
Wed 12th Jul 2017
Warboys Cup - Heat 2
Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Calendar
Wed 9th Aug 2017
Warboys Cup - Heat 3
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 19:30
 Click for more information
Wed 13th Sep 2017
Warboys Cup - Heat 4
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 19:30
 Click for more information
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
Sun 24th Sep 2017
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00