Lancaster Bridge Club
Teams Details 2013-2014
The club has three teams in the Fylde and District League.
The "A" team plays in Division 1 and is captained by Steve Raine
The "B" team plays in Division 2 and is captained by David Lowe
The "C" team plays in Division 3 (after promotion last year) and is captained by Joyce Snellgrove

Please let any of them know if you are interested in playing for any of the teams.
A Team Match Dates
LYTHAM A AWAY MON 16/09/2013
BOLTON A HOME TUE 15/10/2013
BLACKBURN B AWAY FRI 15/11/2013
SOUTHPORT B HOME THU 12/12/2013
SOUTHPORT A AWAY THU 16/01/2014
BLACKBURN A HOME TUE  11/02/2014
PRESTON A AWAY WED 19/03/2014
B Team Match Dates
CHORLEY A HOME TUE 17/09/2013
BOLTON B AWAY THU 10/10/2013
GREAT HARWOOD HOME TUE 12/11/2013
BRIERFIELD HOME THU 05/12/2013
POULTON B HOME THU 23/01/2014
PRESTON B AWAY WED 19/02/2014
POULTON A AWAY MON 03/03/2014
C Team Match Dates
POULTON C HOME THU 05/09/2013
BOLTON C HOME THU 17/10/2013
CLIFTON A AWAY FRI 15/11/2013
BLACKBURN C AWAY FRI 29/11/2013
PRESTON C AWAY WED 22/01/2014
BROUGHTON A HOME THU 20/02/2014
LYTHAM B AWAY MON 10/03/2014
Match against Poulton C

The C team played Poulton C on 5 September. At half time we were -28 with a couple of game/slam swings against us. But both teams did well to get a second half score of +75, giving an overall plus of 47 imps, a win of 16-4 in Victory Points.

Well done to all the team and especial thanks to Richard for overseeing the computer programme. Full details on the website.

Team:  Joyce Snellgrove and Lawrence Bland

            Mike Speed and Stan Hayes

            Dorothy and Harry Smith

               Richard Willey and Don McGowan
Match v Bolton C

Lancaster C played Bolton C on 17 Oct.

We lost 7-13 due to a couple of game swings. It was a pleasant, friendly event but with no very exciting hands.

Thanks to all the team:   Margaret and Michael Nolan

                                       Janie and Richard Kirkman

                                       Mike Speed and Stan Hayes

                                       Joyce Snellgrove and Lawrence Bland

C Team match against Clifton A

The C team played Clifton A and won 12-8. It could have been better if we hadn't let a slam make, bid the wrong slam costing  -17, and gone down for  -800 on another hand.
But we managed to bid making games and got opposition games down. Some fascinating hands, and all hand-dealt!!

Thank you to all the team:

Janie and Richard Kirkman

Margaret and Michael Nolan

Allan Holden and Barry Robertshaw

Joyce Snellgrove and Lawrence Bland.

Joyce Snellgrove (Captain)

Match v Blackburn C

Lancaster C played Blackburn C and lost 7-13. The first half was bad for us with several part -score hands going the wrong way for a series of -6's and -7's. At half time we were -57 IMPS.

We had a much better second half and clawed back 34 IMPS.

Thanks to all the team and welcome to Angela and Ros in their first matches for Lancaster.

Team

Margaret and Michael Nolan

Angela Clare and Colin Barton

Ros Lucas and Jean Higham

Joyce Snellgrove and Lawrence Bland
Match v Preston C on 22 Jan 2014

The C team won  15-5  against Preston C.

There were some very interesting hands and despite some of our bad bids we survived. Thanks to all , especially Stephen Breuer who filled in at short notice.

Team:

Joyce Snellgrove and Lawrence Bland

Mike Speed and Stan Hayes

Dorothy and Harry Smith

Richard Kirkman and Stephen Breuer.

Match v Broughton A on 20 February 2014

We won 12-8 but should have done better. Both teams registered a plus score but there were errors.

 However, many thanks to all who played as we are now secure in Division 3 and dangerously close to promotion.

 Team:

 Joyce Snellgrove and Lawrence Bland

 Mike Speed and Stan Hayes

Janie and Richard Kirkman

Margaret and Michael Nolan.

Joyce Sellgrove (Captain)

Match against Lytham B 10 March 2014

Final match against Lytham B resulted in our worst loss of 18-2. But an enjoyable event all the same. We finally ended 4th in Division 3 and will continue there next season.

Team:

Joyce Snellgrove and Lawrence Bland

Stan Hayes and Mike Speed

Dorothy and Harry Smith

Margaret and Michael Nolan.