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Sun 5th May 2019 Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs Brierfield BC 1:30pm start.

£20 per Pair incl meal. Entries to Mike Tomlinson Tel: 07391 468820  Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk

 

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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

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Welcome to Lancashire Contract Bridge Association
Northern Easter Festival 21 April 2019

Congratulations to Jackie Pye who played with John Holland, Alan Mould & Michael Newman to win the Northern Easter Festival at Ilkley. Other good performaces from Lancs players were Jeff & Ann Wilkins, Linda Smith & Mike Tomlinson finished 4th, Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft finished 6th,  John & Judy Brearley, Barrie & Julie Newall finished 7th. There were 28 teams and full results on EBU web site.

LCBA Teams of 4

Congratulations to Andrew Petries Team (Veronica Petrie, Andrew Lum, David Costich) who won the LCBA Teams of 4 competition and thus qualify to play in the EBU Pachabo cup later in the year, They beat John Brearleys team (Ross Shine, Dagmar Fazackerley & Don Hilton) in the final by 47 Imps.

Preston Blue Point Pairs 14 April 2019

The Preston BP two session Pairs was held at Preston BC on 14th April. There were 24 pairs with nearly half the field being manchester Players. The winners were Andrew Petrie & Jeff Smith, second were Jackie Pye & John Holland and third John Hassett & Jeff Morris. Full results at the Preston site.

Fylde & East Lancs Bridge Leagues

The Fylde league Div 1 Team of 8 was won by Preston BC. Among players representing them were Mike Tomlinson & B Pickering, Don Hilton & Dagmar Fazackerley, Andrew Lum & John Brearley, Andrew Petrie & Bill Alston, Bob Loveridge & Nick Sutcliffe, Jackie Pye & John Holland. Full details at Fylde site. The East Lancs League Div 1 Teams of 4 was won by John Morrell's team (Jeff Smith, Brian Irlam & Paul Hepworth). Full details at East Lancs site

NWBA Spring Congress Teams 7 April 2019

Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson and Linda Smith, Jeff & Ann Wilkins who won the NWBA Spring Congress Teams held at Wrexham on Suinday 7th April with 15 teams taking part. In fourth place were Sue Woodcock & Michael Faye, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft. Full rankings on NWBA Wensite.

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs Sun 5th May 2019 1:30pm

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs

(Holders: Not Held in 2018)

A two session pairs Swiss event held at Brierfield Bridge Club, 2 Clitheroe Road, Brierfield, Nelson, BB9 5PT
(Tel 01282 694175) on Sunday 5 May 2019 starting at 1:30pm

Entry Fee £20 per player (juniors £10) including meal. Payment in advance or on the day.
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points Blue Pointed
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions: All players must be EBU members.

Preston BC Events

Sun 14th April Blue Pointed pairs at Preston BC at 11am

St Walburge's Gardens, Weston Street, Preston
Entry Fee £24 per pair.  Bring your own lunch!
Entries to Catherine@acesbridgeclub.co.uk or Tel 01772 815255 / 07734053494

Preston BC Summer Teams Festival

Preton BC is also a running a summer teams festival with events being run on the first Wed of each month at Preston Bridge club. 
Catherine Draper catherine@acesbridgeclub.co.uk is running the events and all entries to her please, full details on the Flyer. If the teams are similar to those run a few years ago it will be well worth considering entering. All events start at 7pm.

Wed 3 April         Multiple Teams (1st session) (changed from Swiss)
Wed 1 May          Multiple Teams (2nd session)(changed from swiss)
Wed 5th June       Point-a-Board teams
Wed 3rd July        Multiple teams
Wed 7th August   Pivot Teams

  • Prize giving
  • Complimentary buffet

Table money                      £5/night for PBC members          £6 for visitors

Three Finals...16March19

The LCBA Teams of 4 has reached the final stage with Andrew Petries team (Veronica Petrie, Andrew Lum, David Costich) facing John Brearleys team (Ross Shine, Don Hilton, Dagmar Fazackerley).

In the Fylde League A Division, Preston BC will play Bolton BC in their final match on 20 March 19 which will determine the Division A winners.

Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith playing with John Holland and Alan Mould have reached the final of the Hubert Phillips (Mixed Pivot Teams) 2018-19 competition. They will face the winners of the other semi final between teams captained by Janet De Botton and Sally Brock.

Nat Pairs Qualifier 10Mar2019

Following their win at Deva the previous week, congratulations to another success for Andrew Petrie & Catherine Draper who won the National Pairs Heat at Bradford on Sunday 10Mar2019 and qualified for the 50 player final at Stratford on 6/7 April 2019.

Eric Howarth Cup Sun 3rd March 2019

Andrew Petrie was part of the winning team at Deva BC in the Eric Howarth Cup on Sun 3rd March 2019. He partnered Catherine Draper with teammates Dave Debbage and Andrew Woodcock

Manchester GP Swiss Pairs 2 March 2019
Manchester GP Swiss Pairs 2 March 2019

Congratulations to Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke who won the Manchester GP Swiss Pairs held at Altrincham on Sat 2nd March 2019. Sue & Stuart are pictured with Manchester CBA chairman Irene Davies. Full results at Manchester BC Website

LCBA Teams of 8 at Bury BC on 24th Feb 2019

The Lancashire Teams of 8 competition took place at Bury Bridge Club with eight teams entered  - two teams from Bury, Bolton, Poulton along with Preston and Southport.  Bolton B were leading at halftime, but Preston won at the end, with Bolton A, Bolton B and Southport close behind. Preston will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Trophy Regional Final at Bradford on Saturday 27th April.

LCBA Championship Pairs Sun 3Feb2019 Bolton BC

There were 15 pairs playing in the LCBA Championsip Pairs ably run by Rob Turner at Bolton BC. Congratulations to the Winners J Dearing/J Stanforth, second were J Smith/J Pye, third J Brearley/R Shine and fourth N Sutcliffe/BLoveridge. These four pairs have earned the right to represent LCBA in the Corwen to be held on 1st/2nd June 2019 at the Mercure Hotel, Daventry.

LCBA Butler Pairs 20 January 2019

Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson and Jeremy Stanforth who won the LCBA Butler Pairs just ahead of Sue Woodcock/Stuart Clarke and Rodney Lighton/John Currie.
There were 21 pairs in the all play all competition held at Preston BC. Full rankings on Results page.

Manchester Congress 5/6 Jan 2019
Manchester Congress 5/6 Jan 2019

Congratulations to Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye who won the annual Manchester Congress Teams playing with John Holland and John Hassett. Well done to Cros Croswell and Degsy Williams who finished 3rd in the Pairs competition. Full results on Manchester Bridge Club site.

LCBA Competitions

LCBA Competitions for the 2019/20 season are listed below.
More details and Entry Form on the Competition Entry Details page.

Madeleine Berney Sun 5 May 19 1:30pm Brierfield £20 pp/meal
County Club Challenge Sat 10 Aug 19 11am Preston £8 p pair inc meal
Mixed Pairs Sun 22 Sep 19 1:30pm Poulton £20 pp/meal
Knockout Teams of 4 By 30 Sep 19 £28 pt
Congress Swiss Pairs Sat 26 Oct 19 11am Preston £18 pp
Congress Swiss Teams Sun 27 Oct 19 11am Preston £18 pp
Butler Pairs (BP EBU members only) Sat 18 Jan 20 1:30pm Preston £10 pp
Championship Pairs    (LCBA Allegiance) Sun 2 Feb 20 1:30pm Bolton £20 pp/meal
Club Teams of 8 Sun 23 Feb 20 11am Bury £48 pt
Madeleine Berney Sun 3 May20 1:30pm Brierfield £20 pp/meal

 

Calendar
Sun 21st April 2019
Northern Easter Festival
Leeds
Sat 27th April 2019
Shropshire Congress
Telford
Sun 28th April 2019
Shropshire Congress
Telford
Mon 29th April 2019
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
Clubs
Wed 1st May 2019
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
Clubs
Thu 2nd May 2019
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
Clubs
Fri 3rd May 2019
Schapiro Spring 4s
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR
Sat 4th May 2019
Schapiro Spring 4s
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR
Sun 5th May 2019
LCBA MADELEINE BERNEY SWISS PAIRS
Brierfield BC
Sun 5th May 2019
Schapiro Spring 4s
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR
Mon 6th May 2019
Schapiro Spring 4s
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR
Tue 7th May 2019
Schapiro Spring 4s
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR
Sat 11th May 2019
EBU National Swiss Teams Congress
West Midlands Bridge Club, Marion Murtagh House, 909 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 3EP
Sun 12th May 2019
EBU National Swiss Teams Congress
West Midlands Bridge Club, Marion Murtagh House, 909 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 3EP
Sun 12th May 2019
Blackburn Swiss Pairs
Blackburn BC