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EBU licenced

Monday 25 May 2015 at 1:30 pm

Entry £80 per team of 4 (inclusive of buffet meal)

Return to: Linda Hitchen (home tel. 01204 494506;

mobile 07787 528464;e-mail

Bolton Bridge Club, 4 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 3AA

before Friday 22 May

Please advise any essential seating or dietary requirements when booking and we will try our best to accommodate them. Smart casual wear please.  The organisers reserve the right to change the format should numbers necessitate it.


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Lancashire Website

Lancashire has a bridge club in most of its major towns. Several have a host system so you can always get a game . Contact details and club times are on the Clubs page though its sensible to check before attending a new club. There are clubs with beginners and intermediate classes listed on the club pages. You will find details of forthcoming competitions and results and on line entry forms for Lancashire competitions. 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!


Recent Updates
LCBA Minutes etc
22nd May 2015 17:41 BST
Roll of Honour
19th May 2015 14:28 BST
Home Page
19th May 2015 14:24 BST
Charitable Status for Preston Bridge Club
Preston Bridge Club have achieved Charitable Status as from the 1st April 2015. If any affiliated club wishes to investigate Charitable status and has any questions regarding the process etc. Bill Alston is willing to help in whatever way he can. Bill is best contacted by E-mail at  
LCBA County Selections

The LCBA County A,B and C Selections for the 2015 season covering the NBL, Presidents Cup and Cumbria matches are now available in the County Matches section.

AGM Monday 18 May at Bolton Bridge Club

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Monday 18th May at Bolton Bridge Club. All LCBA members are invited to attend. The following associated documents are in the LCBA Minutes section:

LCBA Accounts

LCBA Accounts Notes

LCBA Council Agenda


Madeline Berney Trophy

Congratulations to John Morrell and Marianne Farr who won the Madeline Berney Trophy in the Swiss Pairs at Brierfield in Lancashire on Sunday 3rd May. They finished level on VPs with Neil Thomas and Gillian McMullan who they beat in the final round. Full results are in the LCBA Results section.

Garden Cities

The Bolton Bridge Club team, who qualified as our county representatives by winning the Teams of Eight, have qualified for the National final of the Garden Cities winning the regional final at Bradford on Saturday 9th May.  The players were Austin Barnes, Jeff Smith, Paul & Hilda Williams, Stuart Norris, Rod Greenhalgh, Mike Nicholson and Des King. The team arrived late at Bradford taking a long detour, with the M62 closed dues to a potential jumper at the M62 Junction 23 bridge. As other teams were delayed, the start time was generously adjusted by the TD Chris Benneworth so no boards were forfeited. The National final is played on Saturday 13th June 2015 at West Midlands Bridge Club in Solihull, B91 3EP. Play will start at 1pm. Full results on the EBU website.

Sowerby Cup 26Apr15 Cancelled

I am informed the Sowerby Cup at Lancaster BC scheduled on 26Apr has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

The club officers apologise for any inconvenience.

Hector Barker Pivot Teams 2015
Hector Barker Pivot Teams 2015

The Hector Barker pivot teams on Sunday 29th March attracted 13 teams. Winners were Judy Brearley, Pauline Holden, Barrie & Julia Newall. As always, this was a very pleasant event with a superb buffet lunch and tea and cake later. Thanks to the hardworking organisers Catherine Draper, George & Maureen McKonkey, scorers Andrew Woodcock & Ollie Burgess, and other Southport members for making this an enjoyable day. 


1st Julia & Barry Newall, Judy Brearley, Pauline Holden  81VP Won 5 matches

2nd Jackie Pye, Jeff Smith, John Holland & S. Harris  79VP Won 4 matches

3rd Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Ollie Burgess & Mike Fay 78VP Won 4 matches

4th Glenn Oliver, Hettie Sutton, Neil Kenyon & Ian Hart  71VP Won 4 matches

5th= Nick & Sue Woodcock, Sue Fjortoft & Bill Carr   69VP Won 3 matches

5th= Andrew & Veronica Petrie, Nick Sutcliffe & Mike Tomlinson 69VP Won 4 matches

7th G. & M McConkey, Monica Cartwright & Alan Wilkinson  67VP Won 3 matches

8th B.Wattleworth, Anthony Butler, Ewart Evans & Andrew Holborn 63VP Won 3 matches

9th Y. Dickinson, Jenny Coupe, Geraldine Rankin & Gill Armstrong 52VP Won 2 matches

10th Rosanna Cousins, Doris Coltman, John Roberts & Tom Bradshaw 48VP Won 3 matches

11th Jan Speed, Margaret Hill, Ruth Evans & David Williams  46VP Won 1 match

12th  Ramesh Gulati, Robert Riding, Sue Brocklehurst & Zaga Mansour34VP Won 2 matches

13th Sandra Robinson, Kevin Holden, Pat Turner & Roger Jones 29VP Won 1 match

Blackburn Swiss Pairs Sunday May 10

The Blackburn and Ribble Valley bridge club will be holding their annual Open Swiss Pairs on Sunday May 10th 2015  at 1:30pm at The Bridge Centre, Pleckgate Rd, Ramsgreave, Blackburn.  £34 per pair including buffet. Entries to Julie Newall Tel 01282 698774 email

Entry form on competition page. 

LCBA Teams of 4

The LCBA Teams of 4 has now reached the Final mach with John Brearley's team playing against Sue Woodcock's team. Congratulations to Sue Woodcock's team who beat Brearley in the Final and will represent LCBA in the Pachabo Cup. The 2014/15 LCBA Plate Final is between Wattleworth and Norris.

Tollemache Final 14/15 Feb 2015

Lancashire finished 6th out of the 8 teams in the Tollemache Final held at the Park Inn, West Brom. The team won 3, drew 1 and lost 3 of its 7 matches. Full results available on the EBU site. 

LCBA Teams of 8

There were 5 teams at the LCBA Teams of 8 competition held at Bury on 8th Feb 2015. The winning team was Bolton represented by Austin Barnes & Jeff Smith, Rod Greenhalgh & Stuart Norris, Mike Nicholson & Des King and Alan Whittam & Paul Evans. The team will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Regional Final on Saturday 9th May 2015 at Bradford Bridge Club. Final ranks and details in the Results section.

LCBA Championship Pairs

The LCBA Championship Pairs was well attended with 14 Tables at Blackburn Bridge Club.Sarah Amos ran the event very efficiently and the meal was excellent as always.

Winners were Nick & Sue Woodcock, Second Alan Whittam & Paul Evans, Third John Brearley & Ross Shine and Fourth Andrew Lum & David Costich and they qualify to represent Lancashire in the EBU Corwen Trophy. Full details on the results pages.

LCBA Butler Pairs

There were 15 pairs at the LCBA Butler Pairs held at Lytham BC on Sat 24 Jan 2015. The refreshments as always were excellent. The winners were Marianne Farr and Jeff Smith, second were Sue & Nick Woodcock, third Roger Allison and Peter Richmond. Full details are published on the Results Page.

Sat 23rd May 2015
EBU - Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Congress
Sun 24th May 2015
EBU - Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Mon 25th May 2015
Bolton Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Teams
Bolton BC
Mon 25th May 2015
EBU - Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Congress
Fri 29th May 2015
Yorkshire Congress
Sat 30th May 2015
Yorkshire Congress
Sat 30th May 2015
EBU - Corwen Trophy
Birmingham Airport
Sun 31st May 2015
Yorkshire Congress
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