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Butler Pairs on Sun 21Jan 2018 has been cancelled.

Championship Pairs Sun 4 Feb 2018 1:30pm at Bolton BC  GP Event
£20 per player incl meal
Contact Jacqueline Wright, 6 Filey Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 3EZ Te; 01253 722872

Club Teams of 8  Sun 25 Feb 18  11am at Bury BC
£48 per team
Contact Jacqueline Wright as above

 

 

 
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Lancashire Website

Lancashire has a bridge club in most of its major towns. Several clubs have a host system to ensure you can get a game. Contact details and club times are on the Clubs page though its sensible to check before attending a new club. Clubs with beginners and intermediate classes are also listed on the Clubs page. The website has details of forthcoming competitions and results. If your club is not affiliated you may become a direct member of the EBU. This entitles you to play in all Lancashire competitions, be eligible for Lancashire Teams, and attend all Lancashire Council Meetings

We welcome your comments about these pages - Enjoy your visit!

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Pls contact the WebMaster jasmith@nildram.co.uk for any omissions, corrections for the site.

 
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Preston Blue Pointed Teams 14Jan 2018

The Preston Blue Pointed Teams was held in the new spacious comfortable premises at Preston on Sunday 14 January. There were 14 teams and the winners were Jeff Smith/jackie Pye, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, second Bill Alston/Colin Mitchell, Andrew & Veronica Petrie. Full results at Preston Bridge Club site

Cancellation of Butler Pairs Sun 21 Jan 2018
Unfortuantely, the Butler Pairs scheduled on Sunday 21 January at Lytham has been cancelled due to a lack of support.
Manchester Congress 6/7Jan2018
  • Club/Ashworths ManCongress 2018
  • CrozDegsy Manchester Congress 2018
  • Teams Man Congress 2018

The annual Manchester Congress took place last weekend with many Lancashire players involved. There were 66 pairs and 33 teams. Cros Croswell & Degsy Williams were in the prizes finishing 8th while John & Catherine Ashworth won the nonexpert prize finishing 10th.  Jeff Smith with Alan Mould, John Holland & Paul Hackett won the Championship Teams.

Further details on the Manchester County and Manchester Bridge Site.

New Team of 8 Date - 25 Feb 2018

The date for the Team of 8 has been changed to 25th February 2018.  The veniue and arrangements at Bury Bridge Club, the Athenaum remain the same.

Blackpool Year End Swiss Teams 29 Dec 2017

Congratulations to Sue Woodcock, Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock and Sue Fortoft on winning the Blackpool Swiss Teams. Full details on EBU Website.

Lytham Rose Bowl 3Dec2017

Well done to Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft who won the Lytham Rose Bowl yesterday. Second were John & Cath Ashworth, third Alan Purdy & Pauline Holden

The full results are on the Lytham Bridgewebs site

Llangollen Swiss Teams 25/26 Nov 2017
Llangollen Swiss Teams 25/26 Nov 2017

In the Welsh Bridge Union event at Llangollen over the weekend of 25-26th November Jackie Pye playing with John Holland, Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield won for the second year in succession.  Full results are on the WBU site.

Tollemache Qualifier 18/19 November 2017

Well done to the Lancashire team of Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye, Nick & Sue Woodcock, John Brearley & Ross Shine, Paul Hepworth & Rick Bentley, Cros Croswell & Degsy Williams who finished second in their group in the Tollemache Qualifier at Sollihull over the weekend of 18th-19th November. They qualified for the final on February 10/11 - venue to be confirmed. The team was leading for much of the competition but just slipped a little then recovered with a strong finish. Full results are on the EBU web site.

Lancashire Congress 27/28 October 2017
Lancashire Congress 27/28 October 2017

The Lancashire Congress took place over the last weekend with 31 pairs at Briefield and 16 teams at Bolton BC. It was well run by John Pyner. In the Swiss Pairs, the winners were John Holland & Rodney Lighton, second Julian Merrill & Paul Roberts, third Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke. In the Swiss Teams, winners were Jackie Pye & Jeff Smith,  Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, second Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke, Ray Semp & Henry Bissell, and third John Holland & Alan Mould, Ollie Burgess & Michael Byrne.Full results in the LCBA Results section

Northern Bridge League Review Meeting 26Oct17

The annual review meeting for the Northern Bridge League took place in Bradford on Thursday 26th October.
The dates and provisional venues for 2018 are on the NBL website.

Haley Cup 2017

The 2017 Haley Cup goes to Degsy Williams and Cros Croswell. This Cup was donated in 2013 by Steve Haley's widow Shirley and will be awarded each year for the best performing pairs in the NBL A Division based on the CrossImps from at least two appearances. Degsy and Cros finished 4th in Match 1 and 1st in Match 3.The previous winners were Degsy Wiliams & Cros Croswell (2013), Austin Barnes & Stuart Norris (2014) and Bill Alston & Colin Mitchell (2015), Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye (2016).

NWBA Swiss Pairs 8Oct17

Congrats to Sue Woodcock and Stuart Clarke in winning the NWBA Swiss Pairs at Mold on 8th October. Full Results at N Wales Bridge website.

NBL Match 4 7th Oct 2017

The final round of NBL matches were played yesterday.

A Team finished 4th with the best pairs Barnes/Norris 6th, Shine/Brearley 9th, Smith /Pye 12th in the Ximps.
B Team finished 3rd with the best pairs Wilkins 5th, Wilkinson/Challinor 9th in the Ximps
C Team finished 4th with the best pairs Hoy/Apfel 5th, Calloway/Clarkson 10th in the XImps

In the NBL Final Table, Lancs A finished 2nd, Lancs B finished 2nd. Lancs C finsihed 5th

The full final results are on the NBL website.

Lancashire Teams of Four

Just a reminder that entry to the LCBA Teams of 4 Cup (& Plate) competition closes on September 30 2017. Entries including £28 fee to Jeff Smith, 28 Windsor Road,Prestwich,Manchester M25 0FF Email:jasmith@nildram.co.uk

Teams shall have four, five or six players only four of whom may play in any one match. All must be paid-up EBU members with primary allegiance to Lancashire. Members may be added to a team, free of charge, at any time prior to the final round and subject to a maximum team of six. No player may represent more than one team in the competition. This is a green pointed event; points will be awarded to the winners of each match.The overall winners will hold the Blackburn Bridge Club Cup for one year. Teams losing their first match will be entered into a Plate competition run on similar lines to the main event but with a 24 board final.The Cup winners, or failing them the runners-up, are eligible to represent Lancashire in the Pachabo Cup. Their entry fee will be paid but they will be expected to pay any other expenses which may be incurred.

LCBA MIxed Pairs 17Sep2017
LCBA MIxed Pairs 17Sep2017

This years event wa held at Poulton Bridge with 11 tables as an all play all competition. Winners were John Halliwell & Linda Smith, second Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye, third John & Judy Brearley. Full Ranks and details in results section.

Northern Bridge League Match 3 9Sep2017
The third round (of four) of the Northern League was played on Saturday 9th September at Bradford, Keighley and Brierfield for the A, B and C teams respectively.

In the A division,Lancashire,finished first on the day and moved into first equal position overall.  Cros Croswell/Degsy Williams headed the CrossImps Table with Paul Hepworth/Rick Bentley in 4th and Don Hilton/Dagmar Fazackerley in 6th place.
 
In the B division, Lancashire finished fifth equal and now lie second overall.  Tony Wilkinson/Stuart Challinor were 3rd, Brian Ripley/Barrie Newall were 8th in the CrossImps Table.

In the C division, Lancashire finished fifth and now lie fourth overall. Barry Brelsford/Jacqueline Wrght were the highest pair on 7th in the CrossImps Table.

NBL Match 2 19thAugust2017

All the Lancashire teams performed well in the NBL Match 2 to leave them well placed at the halfway stage of the NBL Season. The A Team finished 3rd to leave them 4rd in the overall Table but only 9 VPs behind the top teams. The B Team were 2nd and currently lie 2nd in thee overall Table only 1 VP behind the leaders. The C Team also were 2nd and currently lie 2nd in the overall C Division. The best CrossImps were A Team Bill Alston/Colin Mitchell 4th, Jeff Smith/Marrianne Farr 6th, B Team Andrew Lum/David Costich 4th, Brian Riply/Barrie Newall 7th, C Team Jeremy Stanforth/John Dearing 6th, Alan Crabtree/David Spencer 7th. Full results on NBL Site.

Lancashire v Cumbria 13 Aug 2017

Cumbria beat Lancashire by 96 Imps in the annual match for the Pearse McNamara Trophy played at Lytham BC. Full details in the results section.

Preston Blue Pointed Pairs 6Aug2017

Well done to Dave Hammonds and Paul Worswick who won the Preston Blue Pointed Event on Sunday August 6th. Don Hilton were 3rd and Michael Tomlinson & Linda Smith were 5th. There were 26 pairs on the day. Full results on Preston BC website.

 

LCBA Plate Final

The LCBA Plate Final was won by Andrew Petries team (A Holborn, A Lum & D Costich) who beat Michael Tomlinson's team by 23 Imps in the Final.

Michelle Brunner Pivot Teams

Congratulations to Marianne Farr and John Morrell who won the annual Michelle Brunner Pivot Teams playing with Peter Jones & Jim Luck.
There were 21 teams at the event which was held at Manchester BC and over £2000 was raised for Christe Hospital charity.

Presidents Cup 2017

Lancashire finished 3rd behind Manchester and Yorkshire in the annual Presidents Cup Team of 8 held at Manchester on 15/16 July 2017. The team was Nick / Sue Woodcock, Jeff Smith / Jackie Pye. John Morrell / Marianne Farr and Austin Barnes / Stuart Norris (Sat only) Mike Nicholson / Des King (Sun only). Best pairs were Austin/Stuart 4rd, Jeff/Jackie 6th and John/Marianne 8th on the Butlers. Further details at.http://www.blakjak.org/president.htm

EastBourne Summer Seniors 9Jul2017

Well done to Nick & Sue Woodcock who finished 2nd in the Eastbourne Summer Senior Teams playing with the Chris and Helen Kinloch.

Northern Bridge League Match 1 8Jul2017

The Lancashire A Team finished 3rd, B Team finished 4th, C Team finished 2nd in the first set of NBL matches this season. Best pairs on Ximps were Croz Croswell/Degsy Williams (5th) and John Brearley/Ross Shine (7th) in the A Division, Bill Carr/Stuart Clarke (4th) in the B Divsion and Barry Brelsford/Jacquline Wright (8th) and Les Hoy/Keith Stewart (10th) in the C Division.

Fylde League

The Fylde league 2016-17 is now complete. Division 1 was won by Preston with runners up Bolton, Division 2 by Bolton B with Lytham A second, Division 3 by Lytham B with Clifton A second and Division D by Bolton D with Chorley B second. Full details on Fylde League site at: http://www.fylde-league.co.uk/fylde2016_17.htm

East Lancs Bridge League

In the East Lancs Bridge League, the winners of both the League and Sarker Cup was Dave Pendlebury's team (Pauline Holden, John & Judy Brearley). The Lawrenson Salver was won by Wynn Sutherlands team (Sue Whittam, Irene Bowers,Barbara Heaton)

Pachabo 2017

The LCBA Team of Nick & Sue Woodcock, Stuart Clarke & Bill Carr led for a significant part of the weekend EBU Pachabo Cup competition held at the Mercure Hotel, Daventry.
They ended 8th in the Final positions. Full details on the EBU site.

Lancashire CBA AGM 15thMay2017 at Bolton BC

Monday 15 May 2017 7.30pm

at Bolton Bridge Club

The AGM will take place on Monday 15th May at 7:30pm at Bolton Bridge Club. We would encourage all members to attend and have a say in the running of bridge in Lancashire. If you have  a specific issue you want to raise at the meeting, you can Email the secretary John Brearley by May 1st and he will put it on the Agenda. The agenda and accounts for the meeting will be sent to all clubs before the meeting and published on the website. Nominations and Proposals should be sent to the Secretary John Brearley by 1st May 2017 at john.brearley19@hotmail.co.uk 
 

Blackburn Open Swiss Pairs 14th May 2017
Blackburn Open Swiss Pairs 14th May 2017

Congratulations to Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith on winning the annual Blackburn Open Swiss Pairs event. Second were John Brearley and Andrew Lum, and third Jacqueline Wright and Barry Brelsford. Thank you to all club members who helped to ensure that the day was a success, especially to Annabel and the catering team for the superb buffet meal. Full results on Blackburn Bridge Club site.

Calendar
Sun 21st January 2018
LCBA BUTLER PAIRS (Open to Non-EBU Members)
Lytham BC 1:30pm
19 per player. Entries to Jacqueline Wright, 6 Filey Road, Lytham,St Annes FY8 3EZ Tel 01253 722872
Sat 27th January 2018
Chester Congress
Deva BC
Sun 28th January 2018
Chester Congress
Deva BC
Fri 2nd February 2018
Overseas Congress
Sat 3rd February 2018
Overseas Congress
Sun 4th February 2018
Overseas Congress
Sun 4th February 2018
LCBA CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS
Bolton BC 1:30pm
20 per player. Entries to Jacqueline Wright, 6 Filey Road, Lytham,St Annes FY8 3EZ Tel 01253 722872
Mon 5th February 2018
Overseas Congress
Tue 6th February 2018
Overseas Congress
Wed 7th February 2018
Bridge England Sims
Sat 10th February 2018
EBU - Tollemache Final
Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry
Sun 11th February 2018
EBU - Tollemache Final
Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry
Fri 16th February 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sat 17th February 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sun 18th February 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress
Harrogate
Calendar
Sun 21st January 2018
LCBA BUTLER PAIRS (Open to Non-EBU Members)
Lytham BC 1:30pm
19 per player. Entries to Jacqueline Wright, 6 Filey Road, Lytham,St Annes FY8 3EZ Tel 01253 722872
Sat 27th January 2018
Chester Congress
Deva BC
Sun 28th January 2018
Chester Congress
Deva BC
Fri 2nd February 2018
Overseas Congress
Sat 3rd February 2018
Overseas Congress
Sun 4th February 2018
Overseas Congress
Sun 4th February 2018
LCBA CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS
Bolton BC 1:30pm
20 per player. Entries to Jacqueline Wright, 6 Filey Road, Lytham,St Annes FY8 3EZ Tel 01253 722872
Mon 5th February 2018
Overseas Congress
Tue 6th February 2018
Overseas Congress
Wed 7th February 2018
Bridge England Sims
Sat 10th February 2018
EBU - Tollemache Final
Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry
Sun 11th February 2018
EBU - Tollemache Final
Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry
Fri 16th February 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sat 17th February 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sun 18th February 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress
Harrogate