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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
EBU Competitions
EBU Competitions


Congratulations to the Essex Players who came in the Top 10%:

  6th Sandy Riach & Jacek Lapszys

      11th Richard Register & John Sutcliffe

 Eastern Heat S 1    Eastern Heat S 2    Eastern Heat Overall    Regional Finals Overall

ECBA Competitions

SENIORS' CUP  2017/18

Congratulations to Overall Winner


with outstanding 32/36 points.



Winners: Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley


Senior European Trials Playoff


Congratulations to 

Alan Mayo

whose Shelley Team won the trials to represent England in the Senior team at the European Championships in Ostend, Belgium, on 6th-16th June.

Norfolk Congress

♠   ♣ 

Congratulations to George & Maureen Vede for their 5th place (out of 55) in the Championship Pairs and, as Team with Angela Fenton and June Brown, for their 3rd place in the Neville Cup.

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Charity Bridge Marathon

Everyone had an amazing day at the Charity Bridge Marathon.

A big 

    THANK YOU     

from Hollie for an incredible £1,470.50 raised for St John's Ambulance.

Academy Award Oscar for Best Director: Bernie, for dealing 120 boards

Ascenders Prize: Ray Clarke and Graham Beeton

Result Summary and Results in Detail 

EBU Competitions
EBU Competitions

                   Masters Pairs and Ranked Masters Pairs

     Congratulations to all the Essex Players who ranked in the top 10:

Paul Spencer and Marc Chawner 5th  Grand Masters Pairs
Ann Owen and Cath Fox 4th  Regional Masters Pairs
Tony French and Colin Scott 5th  Masters Pairs
ECBA Competitions

Winners Ray Cornell Trophy 

Team Mid Essex B 

Robert Elliott & Simon Moorman, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer

Winners Ray Cornell Prize

Team Mid Essex

Robert Elliott & Simon Moorman, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer, Paul Mollison & Bernie Hunt, Steve Cade-Bowyer & Pat Johnson

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

Eastern Counties League

     Final Game of the Season      

Essex played Bedfordshire away as follows:

A Team lost 4-16      B Team won 12-8      C Team won 14-6

WELL DONE to B Team (Paul Mollison & Frank Morrison, Val Mollison &Brian Davies, Geoff Wootton & Ashley Nicklin, Richard Perryman & Mary Homer) and C Team (Alan Bryant & Geoff Webber,  Gary Waller & Ashley Sawyer,  Keith Thompson & Graham Oliffe, Jon Ward & Alan Aylott).

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EBU Overseas Congresses

    News from Budapest    

Pre-Congress                     2nd Chris Taylor and David Wing

Swiss Pairs                         9th Val and Paul Mollison

Open Pairs                         4th Cath Fox and Marc Chawner

                                             6th Chris Taylor and David Wing

Combined Pairs                 2nd Val and Paul Mollison

Pivot Team Red S              1st Linda Fleet (with M Jones, D Jones, N Morley)

Swiss Teams                       5th Linda Fleet, M Jones, Mark Chawner, Cath Fox

           !! Congratulations to all our successful Essex players !!


Woodham Ferrers Congress

   Congratulations to 

       Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner      

winner of Swiss Pairs


♠      Sandy Riach & Chris Taylor, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer    ♣ 

winner of Swiss Teams

ECBA Competitions


Congratulations to 

   ♥     Marcia Levan-Harris & Ann Morgan    

winner of Ladies' Pairs


♠    Alan Cohen & Allan Greenstein    

winner of Men's Pairs


Barbara Osborn is organising the next 

EBU Tournament Directors Course

   Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall  CM3 4T

10 March 2018       How to run club Duplicate

17 March 2018       Day 1 Book/Ruling

07 April 2018         Day 2 Book/Ruling

14 April 2018         Assessment

E.B.U Member  £54 per day  -  Non Member  £60 per day

Payment to E.B.U either by Club or individual

Entry is via the EBU - Link to EBU

ECBA Competitions

Congratulations to

Jacek Lapszys & Michael Watson

for defending their title and winning the 

Essex Swiss Pair Championship

Eastern Counties League


Essex played Suffolk at home as follows:

A Team won 18-2      B Team won 13-7      C Team drew 10-10 won 11-9

A very good start into the new year, and a WELL DONE to all our teams: A Team (R Elliott© & R Register, P Spencer & M Chawner, P Franklin & F Morrison, A Cundy & J Sutcliffe), B Team (P Scotting© & P Johnson,  J Stimson & W Godber,  P O'Gara & W Coldham,  J Hair & T Genthe), C Team (G Allen© & H McVeigh, G Waller & A Sawyer,  M & G Vede,  J Brown & A Fenton).

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ECBA Masterclass

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A big   THANK YOU   to

Marc Chawner

for another great seminar.

(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



Clubs in Essex

This is a message from John McCoy:

The issues at MAYFLOWER have been sorted. 

We have a warm well lit hall with good parking/access and a warm welcome.


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. 

Upcoming Competitions - ECBA & Elsewhere

Reminders & Alerts:   

     Click the links above for full details.

Click on the heading above (or links below) for more information on:

County News

This column in the EBU magazine was discontinued at the end of 2017 as the majority of members were sourcing more up-to-date information from county websites and newsletters, and a survey of the readership indicated that other content should be given priority.  For County News Archive click here.  

Top Clubs

Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 we still have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. All three rose slightly in the rankings:-

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. 

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Warboys B
EBU Heat - National Pairs Regional
Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Spring Seniors Pairs
Little Baddow Village Hall
Sun 25th Mar 2018
EBU Heat - Portland Pairs
Barleylands, CM11 2UD
Sun 8th Apr 2018
Mixed Pairs - New Date !!
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00
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Wed 11th Apr 2018
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 19:30
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
ECL v Cambs & Hunts (home)
Barleylands, CM11 2UD 13:00