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Essex Contract Bridge Association
(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)
The ECBA was formed in 1946. We now have around 2,100 members and 26 affiliated clubs. Many different types of competitions are organised during the year for experienced, average and novice players.
Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 we now have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country:-
All three clubs have moved up the rankings since last year.
The teaching of bridge around the county is encouraged. There are classes in many adult education centres and private tuition is also available. The association is very happy to provide help to local schools either by teaching or developing bridge clubs.
The ECBA would like to welcome all new members and hope to see them at some of the competitions.
Pairs are requested to have two identically completed convention cards at all EBU and County Competitions. The EBU 20B convention card is the standard EBU card. A simplified convention card, such as the front of a scorecard, is acceptable if the partnership's methods are sufficiently straightforward to need no further explanation. Players who do not comply with this request may be asked to play a Simple System method until two convention cards are completed to the Director's satisfaction. Click on this box for various convention card download options.
History of the Essex C.B.A. - 1946-1996
A.M. Grant, Hon. President.
From the Spring 1997 ECBA County Newsletter