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A page noting the progress of Essex-resourced teams in the national knock-out competitions (NICKO, Crockfords, Gold Cup, etc.) has now been added (Link). It would be helpful if Essex teams with victories to report could alert the Web Master of them via the menu item in the list above. 

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Used Duplicate Boards for Sale

Mountnessing DBC has two remaining sets of used Duplicate boards for sale at massive discounts. Please click on this box for further information if interested. 

Recent Updates
Home Page
20th Apr 2015 19:57 BST
Eastern Counties, etc
20th Apr 2015 10:01 BST
20th Apr 2015 09:53 BST
20th Apr 2015 09:42 BST
Metropolitan Cup
19th Apr 2015 16:38 BST
National KO Teams Competitions
19th Apr 2015 16:15 BST
AGM - Saturday 16th May 2015

In accordance with the ECBA constitution, the deadline for submitting a proposal for inclusion in the agenda (to be voted on at the AGM) has now passed. Proposals received from now on (or on the day) will be treated as discussion points for the committee and cannot be voted on. The deadline for a nomination for one of the committee posts remains open until April 25th 2015 (three weeks prior).

Eastern Counties League - Teams for 2015-16

The ECL Teams for the coming season have been finalised, and the Teams & Match Schedule can be found by clicking this box. In addition, three documents dealing with procedures & expected conduct have been added. Squad members should read them, in particular the Players' Code. The season started well for the B & C Teams, who won their matches against Suffolk, though the A Team lost.  

Championship Pairs & B-Flight Pairs - 12th April 2015

Well done to Ian Moss & Mike Graham for winning the Championship Pairs Final, and to Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner in second and Stephanie & Laurie Burtt in third. 

Well done also to John McCoy & Marcia Levan-Harris for winning the Consolation Final, and to Alaric Cundy & Chris Megahey for winning the Qualifying Session

Finally, congratulations to Terry Burney & Godfrey Chasmer for winning the inaugural "B Flight" Pairs. 

EBU Easter Festival - Swiss Pairs - Monday 6th April 2015

A cracking result for Essex player Tony Verran and his partner (Brian Gladman of Surrey). They came second (out of 134) in the Swiss Pairs, above a host of international players. Naturally, they received a mention in the EBU write-up, as did the Cannans (see below). Very well done!

Really Easy Afternoon - Friday 3rd April 2015

One of the three sessions coordinated nationally as part of the EBU Easter Festival was held at Bernie Hunt's Mid-Essex Bridge Club at Barleylands, Billericay and attracted 11 tables. Well done to all who gave it a go, and in particular to club-regulars David & Jean Cannan who won the Billericay Heat, were runners-up in the B-Flight and came 3rd overall. 

Portland Pairs - 22 March 2015

Well done to all who took part in the Billericay Heat of the Portland Pairs at Barleylands. In particular to the top three pairs:-

  1. Stephanie and Laurie Burtt (35th / 397 nationally)
  2. Anne Catchpole and Phil Mattacks (32nd, prizewinners)
  3. Tanya Gente and Richard Register (68th)

Well done also to those who took part in other venues, in particular to Martin and Sandy Smith (Tunbridge Wells, 33rd nationally). 

National Pairs Regional Finals - 15th March 2015

Well done to the following pairs who have qualified (at Peterborough and Leatherhead) for the National Pairs Final scheduled for 18/19 April 2015:-

  • Bernie Hunt & Paul Mollison
  • David Piper & Simon Moorman
  • Gad Chadha & Partner
Play with an Expert - 15th March 2015

Congratulations to our winners:-

  1. Michael Watson & Linda Jenkins
  2. Linda Barker & Brian Moreton
  3. Alison Spencer & Claire Cooney
Seniors Cup - 2014/15 Winner

Well done to Tony Philpott - the winner of this season's Seniors' Cup, and (with John Williams) of the third and final Session held on Wednesday 11th March.  

Well done also to Dennis Valtisiaris & John Sutcliffe (2nd) and Chris Chorley & Paddy Murray (3rd) in the final Session.

And to Robert Elliott (runner-up in the Cup) and to the four players in joint-third place. 

For more information, click this box. 

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 30 affiliated clubs.  More.....

Eve Goblets & Essex Leagues

The web-support for the Eve Goblets has been enhanced: Click on heading above for more information. As the season is drawing to a conclusion, please would the captains of teams in the Essex Leagues with hopes of points please let the Webmaster know the qualifying members of their teams. If your team members' names don't appear on League page (click here), their points cannot be assigned.  

In Case of Website Problems

If you cannot access the site using essexbridge.co.uk, try bridgewebs.com/essex/. Note this down now!

If you think there's a problem with the site, contact the Webmaster and NOT Bridgewebs. And (a) try to be polite & generally appreciative and (b) check your facts carefully first. 

Letter to Club Secretaries - March 2015

A letter has been sent to all Club Secretaries announcing the AGM of 16th May and the Club Pairs Competition of 21st June. Also enclosed were the Summer Competition Programme and the Essex/Herts GP Swiss Events Flyer. Follow the links for more information. 

TGR Super League - Spring 2015

Congratulations to the ECBA Saxons team who came 3rd in TGR Division 2/Blue, and also to the unofficial Essex Cook team that came 2nd in Division 2/Red. Both teams had very strong finishes, and will take part throughout the summer in the play-offs for promotion to Division 1 ready for the Autumn season. 

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.

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.

Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship Heats
Navestock Side 14:00
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship 'B' flight
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship Consolation
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship Final
Sun 10th May 2015
Collier Row Swiss Teams
Romford 13:45
 Click for more information
Sat 16th May 2015
Essex AGM
Barleylands 17:00
Wed 20th May 2015
Essex Mixed Teams
Little Baddow 19:30
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Sun 7th Jun 2015
George Curtis BP Swiss Teams
Barleylands 13:00
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