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Essex Mixed Teams - Wednesday 20th May 2015

Well done to Robert Elliott & Coral Fallon with Simon Moorman & Albert Kitchin for winning the Essex Mixed Teams. For the full results, follow this link

Saxons Achieve Promotion!

Ian Moss Reports: "Saxons took 21VP in the last round of the season to clinch promotion and head their division by 25VP, equal to a whole match. It has been an outstanding squad effort; special mention must go to John Sutcliffe who played in seven of the ten matches with three different partners and finished second in the combined Division 2 Butler rankings."

AGM - Saturday 16th May 2015

The AGM only just managed to attract its quorum of 25 voting members. However, a fun time was had by those who attended. Click the heading for some photos, and this link for the New Committee which was elected unanimously. The Annual Report and AGM Minutes will be added shortly. 

Really Easy Afternoon - Saturday 23rd May, at 2pm

One of the five venues coordinated nationally as part of the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress will be at Bernie Hunt's Mid-Essex Bridge Club at Barleylands, Billericay. Click the heading for details on eligibility, and enter using the EBU Website ("Book Events").

Eve Goblets - 2014-15

The 2014-15 season is now over, and all scheduled events have been completed in time for the AGM. 

Congratulations to Margaret Curtis and David Sherman, who won their respective Goblets. 

Well done and thanks to all the players who took part in the many Essex Events that make up this Victor Ludorum competition. 

Click this box for more detail. 

ECATS SIMS - Saturday 6th June

A heat of the ECATS World Wide Bridge Contest in aid of the Nepal Disaster Fund will be held at Barleylands, starting at 14:00. There will be 30-32 boards. Entry is £5 per player, inclusive of Bernie's deluxe refreshments. Note that booklets are in electronic form only, and Bernie is not operating a host system for this event. 

Essex Teams of 4 - Final

Well done to Alaric Cundy's Team (Nigel Bardsley, Tony Philpott, Chris Megahey & Margaret Curtis), who retained their title by beating Ian Moss's Team (Mike Graham, Ted Cockle & Martin Smith) in the Final.

Essex Leagues - 2014-15 Final Positions

The 2014-15 season is now complete. Well done to the winning teams! 

  • West Division: Waltham Forresters
  • SE Div 1: May & Baker
  • SE Div 2: Ladies and the Tramps
  • SE Div 3: Hutton Blue

Click on this box for more details, and the identities of the victors. 

Obit: Po Shing Lee

It is with great sadness that we have to announce death of Po Shing Lee at the age of 44. Although Po has not played bridge in Essex for several years due to illness and only moved to Essex around 15 years ago, in that time he had good results in county and national competitions, played in the county team and served on the committee as 'School Liaison Officer' for a number of years. He was also involved in online bridge, working with ‘Bridge Club Live’. Po was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge. Our sympathies go to his widow and son.

Teams of Four Plate 2014-15

Congratulations to Val & Paul Mollison, Brian Davies & John Williams for winning the Teams of Four Plate. They beat Peter Scotting, Sandy Riach, Michael Watson & Philip Collier in the final. Revenge (for Val & Paul) for the Switch Cup. 

Essex Contract Bridge Association
Essex Contract Bridge Association

(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

 

The ECBA was formed in 1946. We now have around 2,200 members and 28 affiliated clubs.  More.....

ECBA on Facebook

Val Mollison has created a Facebook page for us ... still developing, but that won't stop you "liking" it!

Slam Bidding Seminar

See the new "Private Ads" Page for details of an exciting Seminar by Marc Chawner to be hosted by Thorpe Bay Bridge Club in July.

ECBA Tournament Mobile: 07494-056212

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

Find a Partner / Team

Click on this box for details of a new facility for forming teams / partnerships for ECBA events.

Essex / Herts Weekend

A date for your diaries: the Essex / Herts Green Pointed Swiss Pairs / Teams will be held over the weekend of 18th - 19th July 2015 at Ware. Click on this box for the application form, which provides full details. The Committee have taken notice of various complaints about the seating and have obtained more comfortable chairs.

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 (perhaps after May 7th), 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.

County Mentoring Scheme

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.

Results
Wed 20th May 2015
Essex Mixed Teams
Little Baddow 19:30
Sun 10th May 2015
Collier Row Open Teams
Romford 13:45
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship Heats
Navestock Side 14:00
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship 'B' flight
Calendar
Sat 23rd May 2015
EBU Really Easy Afternoon
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
 Click for more information
Sat 6th Jun 2015
Heat - ECATS World Wide Bridge Contest
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 7th Jun 2015
George Curtis BP Swiss Teams
Barleylands 13:00
 Click for more information
Sun 14th Jun 2015
ECL vs Hertfordshire
Away
Essex Contract Bridge Association
Essex Contract Bridge Association

(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

 

The ECBA was formed in 1946. We now have around 2,200 members and 28 affiliated clubs.  More.....

ECBA on Facebook

Val Mollison has created a Facebook page for us ... still developing, but that won't stop you "liking" it!

Slam Bidding Seminar

See the new "Private Ads" Page for details of an exciting Seminar by Marc Chawner to be hosted by Thorpe Bay Bridge Club in July.

ECBA Tournament Mobile: 07494-056212

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

Find a Partner / Team

Click on this box for details of a new facility for forming teams / partnerships for ECBA events.

Essex / Herts Weekend

A date for your diaries: the Essex / Herts Green Pointed Swiss Pairs / Teams will be held over the weekend of 18th - 19th July 2015 at Ware. Click on this box for the application form, which provides full details. The Committee have taken notice of various complaints about the seating and have obtained more comfortable chairs.

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 (perhaps after May 7th), 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.

County Mentoring Scheme

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.

Results
Wed 20th May 2015
Essex Mixed Teams
Little Baddow 19:30
Sun 10th May 2015
Collier Row Open Teams
Romford 13:45
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship Heats
Navestock Side 14:00
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship 'B' flight
Calendar
Sat 23rd May 2015
EBU Really Easy Afternoon
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
 Click for more information
Sat 6th Jun 2015
Heat - ECATS World Wide Bridge Contest
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 7th Jun 2015
George Curtis BP Swiss Teams
Barleylands 13:00
 Click for more information
Sun 14th Jun 2015
ECL vs Hertfordshire
Away