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Sue Taylor - Rest In Peace

Sue Taylor, who as many will know had been gravely ill for the last couple of months, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday 22nd June. Sue had been an enthusiastic bridge player in the Essex area for the last 14 years and with her husband Chris had achieved the title Grand Master. She had recently been elected to the position of ECBA Tournament Secretary. As all who knew her will know, Sue was a larger than life character who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Chris at this time.

Her many friends will want to say a final farewell to Sue on Monday 6th July. For the arrangements, follow this link

Summer Seniors - 8th July 2015

This year's Seniors programme kicks off with the Summer event at Thorpe Bay Bridge Club on Wednesday 8th July at 11:00. The entry fee of £26 / pair includes lunch.

Note that there is a 15-table limit, so get your entries in quick so as not to miss out! 

Essex Leagues: 2015-16

The composition of the Leagues has now been decided for the coming season - please refer to the Essex Leagues Page for more information. Please would Team Captains (or their delegates) record their entry - including likely team members (you will not be held to these) - via the form used for all other ECBA Competitions.  

Pro / Am Pairs - Barleylands - Sunday 28th June - 13:00

Thanks to all who took part in the Pro / Am Pairs, particularly to our Pros for giving up their time, and to those Ams new to tournament bridge for being brave enough to take part.

Congratulations to the top three Am-Pro pairs:-

  1. Martyn Neill & Simon Moorman
  2. Richard Manning & Jon Ward
  3. Richard Wilson & Mike Harbour
Club Pairs - Sunday June 21st

Well done to Eric Field and Dave Brace from Hutton DBC who won the Club Pairs. However, congratulations to Mayflower Bridge Club who win the prize of the 24 packs of cards as the club with the highest best two combined scores. Click here for the detailed results

George Curtis Teams - Sunday June 7th

The results for the George Curtis Teams of 4 event have now been confirmed. Congratulations to Margaret Curtis & David Sherman, Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison who won by the narrowest of margins over the second and third placed teams in a tough fight, and hence retain their trophy for a second year.

ECATS SIMS - Saturday 6th June

A heat of the ECATS World Wide Bridge Contest in aid of the Nepal Disaster Fund was held at Barleylands, where 13 pairs took part. The local winners were Petra Broomfield and Mike Rand on 64.27%. They came 273 / 3881 internationally. Well done Petra & Mike!

Premier League - 2015

Congratulations to Barleylands (Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, David Clark & Alan Green) who beat Loughton Collier (Peter Scotting, Phil Collier, Sandy Riach & Mike Watson) in the final of the Premier League on Monday 1st June in a close match which finished 53 IMPs to 51. 

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.....

Find a Partner / Team

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

ECBA Tournament Mobile: 07494-056212

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

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 on Saturday 11th July.

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, 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
Sun 28th Jun 2015
Pro / Am
Barleylands 13:00
Sun 21st Jun 2015
Club Pairs
Barleylands 13:00
Sun 21st Jun 2015
Warboy's Cup - CANCELLED
Barleylands 13:00
Sun 7th Jun 2015
George Curtis BP Swiss Teams
Barleylands 13:00
Calendar
Wed 8th Jul 2015
Summer Seniors Pairs
Thorpe Bay Bridge Club 11:00
 Click for more information
Sun 12th Jul 2015
ECL vs Norfolk
Thornwood Common 13:00
 Click for more information
Sat 18th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
 Click for more information
Sun 19th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
 Click for more information
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.....

Find a Partner / Team

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

ECBA Tournament Mobile: 07494-056212

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

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 on Saturday 11th July.

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, 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
Sun 28th Jun 2015
Pro / Am
Barleylands 13:00
Sun 21st Jun 2015
Club Pairs
Barleylands 13:00
Sun 21st Jun 2015
Warboy's Cup - CANCELLED
Barleylands 13:00
Sun 7th Jun 2015
George Curtis BP Swiss Teams
Barleylands 13:00
Calendar
Wed 8th Jul 2015
Summer Seniors Pairs
Thorpe Bay Bridge Club 11:00
 Click for more information
Sun 12th Jul 2015
ECL vs Norfolk
Thornwood Common 13:00
 Click for more information
Sat 18th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
 Click for more information
Sun 19th Jul 2015
Essex / Herts GP Swiss Teams
Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ 12:00
 Click for more information