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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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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

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. 

Obit: Tony Judge

The ECBA is sad to announce the death of Tony Judge. In recent years Tony played in Hertfordshire but in his younger years he played in and for Essex with some success. He was a member of the team when Essex won the Pachabo Cup in 1980 and in 1984 his team won through to the semi-final of the Gold Cup.

The funeral was held at St. Thomas More RC Church, Hodings Road, Harlow, CM20 1NW, at 11:30 on Wednesday 11th March. 

Ray Cornell Trophy / Helliar - 22/02/2015

Well done to Mid Essex Bridge Club for winning the Ray Cornell Trophy and the right to represent Essex in the Garden Cities Competition. Well done also to Thorpe Bay A for comfortably winning the Helliar Trophy and to Mid Essex A for coming an equally comfortable second. 

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.....

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. 

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. 

Championship Pairs & B-Flight Pairs

This year there is a new initiative: B-flight Pairs - a single session event for non-squad members - in parallel with the Championship Pairs, at 14:00 on Sunday 12th April 2015 at Navestock Village Hall. Click on the heading above for more information. 

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.

Really Easy Afternoon - Friday 3rd April 2015

As part of the EBU Easter Festival of Bridge, a satelite of the Really Easy Afternoon is being held at Barleylands. The event starts at 14:00 and will complete by 17:30, with a short break mid-way. Both rooms are available. The event is intended for newcomers to the tournament scene and is therefore open only to those with fewer than 5,000 local points. Cost is £8, inclusive of tea/coffee + biscuits, and is payable to the EBU (Website or Form). 

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.

Fri 27th Mar 2015
Friday Pairs
Sun 22nd Mar 2015
Portland Pairs
Barleylands 12:00
Sun 15th Mar 2015
Play with an Expert
Barleylands 13:00
Wed 11th Mar 2015
Spring Seniors
Little Baddow 11:00
Fri 3rd Apr 2015
Really Easy Afternoon
Barleylands 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 12th Apr 2015
Pairs Championship
Navestock Side 14:00
 Click for more information
Sun 10th May 2015
Collier Row Swiss Teams
Romford 13:45
 Click for more information
Sat 16th May 2015
Essex AGM
Barleylands 17:00
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