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EBU Brighton Summer Meeting - August 2015

Several Essex players took part in the EBU Summer Festival held for the last time at Brighton. Well done to all for taking part, and congratulations to the following most successful players:-

See the News Archive for more detail.

Scarborough Summer Congress - July 2015

Well done to Chris Chorley & Paddy Murray who came 8th out of 132 in the Swiss Pairs. They were in contention for first place until the last round, having heavily defeated a very strong pair in the penultimate round. 

Earlier, Val & Paul Mollison and Keith Seabold & Peter Rogers (with team-mates) had done their best after missing qualification by winning their respective consolation sections in the Swiss Teams

Friendly League - 2015

Congratulations to Mid Essex Bridge Club who came through as convincing winners of the Friendly League - a teams of 8 Club competition for improving players unused to tournament or teams bridge. Chelmsford came second and Hutton third.  

Essex / Herts Weekend - July 2015

Click on the links below for full results (space forbids congratulating the non-Essex teams-winners by name, but see the Herts Website)

  • The Green Pointed Swiss Pairs was won by the Hertfordshire pair Malcolm Harris & Rick Irwin, with Derek & Celia Oram (also Hertfordshire) in second and Malcolm & Karen Pryor (Suffolk) in third. Honourable mention goes to Essex pairs Robert Elliott & Peter Oake (7=) and Sandy Riach & Chris Taylor (13th). 112 pairs took part. 
  • In the Green Pointed Swiss Teams, Essex teams Paul Mollison & Bernie Hunt, Val Mollison & Brian Davies came 4= and Chris Taylor & David Wing, Albert Kitchin & David Clark came 6= (out of 50 teams). Belated congratulations to Essex team John Birch & Marion Cook, Keith Thompson & Graham Olliffe who won the Non-Expert prize for a strong showing of 15=.
Summer Seniors - 8th July 2015

This year's Seniors programme kicked off with the Summer event at Thorpe Bay Bridge Club on Wednesday 8th July at 11:00. Congratulations to the top 3 pairs:-

  1. Graham Foster & Marc Chawner
  2. Alan Green & Frank Morrison
  3. Chris Chorley & Paddy Murray
Sue Taylor - Rest In Peace

Sue Taylor, who as many will know had been gravely ill for the last couple of months, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday 22nd June. Sue had been an enthusiastic bridge player in the Essex area for the last 14 years and with her husband Chris had achieved the title Grand Master. She had recently been elected to the position of ECBA Tournament Secretary. As all who knew her will know, Sue was a larger than life character who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Chris at this time.

Essex Leagues: 2015-16

The composition of the Leagues has now been decided for the coming season - please refer to the Essex Leagues Page for more information. Please would Team Captains (or their delegates) record their entry - including likely team members (you will not be held to these) - via the form used for all other ECBA Competitions.  

Pro / Am Pairs - Barleylands - Sunday 28th June - 13:00

Thanks to all who took part in the Pro / Am Pairs, particularly to our Pros for giving up their time, and to those Ams new to tournament bridge for being brave enough to take part.

Congratulations to the top three Am-Pro pairs:-

  1. Martyn Neill & Simon Moorman
  2. Richard Manning & Jon Ward
  3. Richard Wilson & Mike Harbour
Club Pairs - Sunday June 21st

Well done to Eric Field and Dave Brace from Hutton DBC who won the Club Pairs. However, congratulations to Mayflower Bridge Club who win the prize of the 24 packs of cards as the club with the highest best two combined scores. Click here for the detailed results

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 28 affiliated clubs. 

More.....

 

ECBA Tournament Mobile: 07494-056212

Only to be used in emergencies on Event days, NOT for competitions entries.

Directors' Courses - 2015

Courses are scheduled at Barleylands as follows:-

  • 10 October 2015 - Essentials
  • 31 October 2015 – Book Rulings
  • 28 November 2015 – Judgement Rulings
  • 20 February 2016 - Assessment

Further details will be provided in due course. 

Upcoming Congresses

Click on the links below for the entry forms for:-

See the "Private Ads" Page for details of resources for improving / aspirational players:-

  • Improvers Course: a series of seminars to be run out of Barleylands in Oct - Dec 2015. 
  • Pairs Tactics: a Bridge Master Class, Thorpe Bay, Saturday 12th September 2015
County Mentoring Scheme

THE SESSIONS RECONVENE ON TUESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER, when ...

On the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Barleylands there will be a county mentoring event. This is to encourage potential county players to improve their game. The cost is subsidised by the ECBA and is £3 per person. Please see your club secretary for more details.

Bridge as a Sport - Judicial Review

Given that controversy over the status of bridge means that the game is currently in the public’s thoughts, the EBU encourages members to contact their local media, or local MP, to extol the virtues of bridge. You need not address the issue of whether it is, or is not, a sport – that is something which will ultimately hinge on a legal ruling – but please explain why it is such a worthwhile pursuit and should get the greater prominence and funding which the status of ‘sport’ would allow it to receive. Any positive response which your contribution receives may aid the EBU’s case, but more significantly will increase interest in bridge in Essex.

Results
Tue 21st Jul 2015
Friendly League Finals
Sun 19th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
Sat 18th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
Sun 12th Jul 2015
ECL vs Norfolk
Thornwood Common 13:00
Calendar
Sun 6th Sep 2015
ECL vs Bedfordshire
Away (Wilstead Village Hall) 13:00
 Click for more information
Sun 20th Sep 2015
ECL vs Cambs & Hunts
Away 13:00
 Click for more information
Sat 26th Sep 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Haileybury School, London Road, Hertford Heath, SG13 7NU 12:00
 Click for more information
Sun 27th Sep 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Haileybury School, London Road, Hertford Heath, SG13 7NU 12:00
 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 28 affiliated clubs. 

More.....

 

ECBA Tournament Mobile: 07494-056212

Only to be used in emergencies on Event days, NOT for competitions entries.

Directors' Courses - 2015

Courses are scheduled at Barleylands as follows:-

  • 10 October 2015 - Essentials
  • 31 October 2015 – Book Rulings
  • 28 November 2015 – Judgement Rulings
  • 20 February 2016 - Assessment

Further details will be provided in due course. 

Upcoming Congresses

Click on the links below for the entry forms for:-

See the "Private Ads" Page for details of resources for improving / aspirational players:-

  • Improvers Course: a series of seminars to be run out of Barleylands in Oct - Dec 2015. 
  • Pairs Tactics: a Bridge Master Class, Thorpe Bay, Saturday 12th September 2015
County Mentoring Scheme

THE SESSIONS RECONVENE ON TUESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER, when ...

On the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Barleylands there will be a county mentoring event. This is to encourage potential county players to improve their game. The cost is subsidised by the ECBA and is £3 per person. Please see your club secretary for more details.

Bridge as a Sport - Judicial Review

Given that controversy over the status of bridge means that the game is currently in the public’s thoughts, the EBU encourages members to contact their local media, or local MP, to extol the virtues of bridge. You need not address the issue of whether it is, or is not, a sport – that is something which will ultimately hinge on a legal ruling – but please explain why it is such a worthwhile pursuit and should get the greater prominence and funding which the status of ‘sport’ would allow it to receive. Any positive response which your contribution receives may aid the EBU’s case, but more significantly will increase interest in bridge in Essex.

Results
Tue 21st Jul 2015
Friendly League Finals
Sun 19th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
Sat 18th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
Sun 12th Jul 2015
ECL vs Norfolk
Thornwood Common 13:00
Calendar
Sun 6th Sep 2015
ECL vs Bedfordshire
Away (Wilstead Village Hall) 13:00
 Click for more information
Sun 20th Sep 2015
ECL vs Cambs & Hunts
Away 13:00
 Click for more information
Sat 26th Sep 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Haileybury School, London Road, Hertford Heath, SG13 7NU 12:00
 Click for more information
Sun 27th Sep 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Haileybury School, London Road, Hertford Heath, SG13 7NU 12:00
 Click for more information