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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
ECBA Competitions

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Masters Pairs on Sun 24 February - email Val on val@valmollison.com

East Anglian Congress on Sat/Sun 2/3 March - Entry Form

Bedforshire GP Swiss Teams on Sun 3 March - Entry Form

National Pairs on Sun 10 March - enter through My EBU

Norfolk Congress on Fri-Sun 15-17 March - Entry Form

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ECBA Competitions

Winners Ray Cornell Trophy 

Team Mid Essex A 

Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer

Winners Ray Cornell Prize

Team Mountnessing

Frank Morrison & Peter Franklin, Graham Beeton & David Piper, Roger & Jill Tattersfield, John Sutcliffe & Alaric Cundy

Congratulations to Team Mountnessing for representing Essex in the Garden Cities Competition.

Eastern Counties League

     Seventh Game of the Season      

Essex played Norfolk away as follows:

A Team pending appeal      B Team lost 3-17     C Team lost 4-16

Results pending

Eastern Counties League

     Sixth Game of the Season      

Essex played Cambridge University away as follows:

A Team lost 8-12      B Team n/a      C Team n/a



   Congratulations to

Bernie Harrison & Dave Duffy 

for 1st Place in the Thursday Bridge England SIMS

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EBU - Overseas Congress


Congratulations to our Essex Players in Greece:

Pre-Congress Pairs: 2nd Cath Fox & Ann Owen, 4th Paul & Val Mollison

Swiss Pairs: 6th Paul & Val Mollison

Pivot Teams: 1st Cath Fox & Anne Owen, Paul & Val Mollison

Ladies Pairs: 1st Cath Fox & Ann Owen

Mixed Pairs: 2nd Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton

Swiss Team: 2nd Chris Taylor & Joyce Skelton (WOR), Kathy & Denis Talbot (OXF)

Swiss Teams: 4th Val & Paul Mollison, Cath Fox & Ann Owen

EBU - Overseas Congress
ECBA Clubs - Woodham Ferrers Congress

Congratulations to:

Chris Megahey & John Sutcliffe

for winning the Woodham Ferrers Congress Swiss Pairs


Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Simon Moorman & Peter Oake

for winning the Woodham Ferrers Congress Swiss Teams


Richard Register & Robert Elliott

for winning the Trophy for Best Combined Performance over the two days


ECBA Competitions - Gwen Herga

Congratulations to:

Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy

for winning the ECBA Gwen Herga Men's Pairs

Pers Gozubuyukoglu & Sue French

Pat Johnson & Fran ALexander

for jointly winning the ECBA Gwen Herga Ladies' Pairs

ECBA Competitions - Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to:

Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer

for winning the ECBA Swiss Pairs


Eastern Counties League

     Fifth Game of the Season      

Essex played Beds at home as follows:

A Team won 19-1      B Team won 13-7      C Team won 15-5


ECBA Competitions - Mixed Pairs

Congratulations to:

Robert Elliott & Maureen Huntingford

for winning the ECBA Mixed Pairs

Laurie & Stephanie Burtt

for winning the ECBA Flitch Trophy


(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

The ECBA was formed in 1946. We have around 2,100 members and 26 affiliated clubs. 

We now have 3 clubs that are amongst the 50 most active in the country. 



ECBA Clubs - Thorpe Bay Bridge Club

     A message from Danny Greenbaum:     

Thorpe Bay Bridge Club is pleased to announce our new Thursday Afternoon session, starting 1.30pm

Ample free parking. 

£2 per session, includes coffee/tea and biscuits. 

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ECBA Clubs - First Bridge Academy, Barleylands

A message from Bernie Hunt:

Barleylands runs Seminars on most Thursdays in Spring.

£8pp which includes the booklet on the subject.

EBU Master Points Lists - 2017

The annual lists showing Master Points gained in 2017, 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 here for reports.

The Competition Programme 2018-19 has now been emailed to Club Secretaries. Please note that the Programme may get out of date, so check the website Calendar and onward links for current information. 

Based on the EBU statistics for 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 we have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. 

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. 

Cornell Trophy
Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Warboys B
ECL v Norfolk (away)
Abbey Hall, Wymondham, NR18 0PH
Sun 24th Feb 2019
Masters Pairs - EBU Regional Heat
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00
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Sat 2nd Mar 2019
East Anglian Congress - GP Swiss Pairs
Blackbourne Centre, Blackbourne Road, Elmswell IP30 9UH 13:00
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Sun 3rd Mar 2019
East Anglian Congress - GP Swiss Teams
Blackbourne Centre, Blackbourne Road, Elmswell IP30 9UH 11:00
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Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Bedfordshire GP Swiss Teams
The Wixams Lakeview Village Hall, Brooklands Avenue, Wixam Village MK42 6AB 12:00
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