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Sun 3rd Feb 2019 LCBA Championship Pairs at Bolton BC 1:30pm start £20 per player inc meal.  Entries to Mike Tomlinson Tel: 07391 468820  Email:

Sun 24th Feb 2019 LCBA Club Teams of 8 at Bury BC 11:am start.
£48 per Team. Entries to Mike Tomlinson Tel: 07391 468820  Email:



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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LCBA Teams of 8 at Bury BC on 24th Feb 2019 11am start

The Lancashire Teams of 8 competition is being held at Bury Bridge Club commencing at 11am on sunday 24th Feb 2019. The competition is open to all clubs affiliated to lancashire so please consider taking part in a fun day,  the winning team has the opportunity to represent lancashire in the Garden Cities Trophy. The cost is just £48 per team. Entries to Michael Tomlinson  Email:  Tel 07391468820

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.

Sunday 3rd February at Bolton Bridge club starting at 1.30pm a meal is provided and it cost £20
This competition is for members with primary allegiance to Lancashire only. 
It excludes some strong players from Manchester, Cheshire etc that often compete in the Lancashire events and therefore opens up the competition to all sorts of possibilities. so come and give it a try !
It is a standard pairs 2 session event with the top half qualifying for a main final and the remainder taking part in a consolation final. The top  4 pairs from the main final qualify to represent Lancashire in a future competition!
Please consider entering !! Payment can be made on the day and entries to me. Entry forms also in Competitions Entry on Menu.
Mike Tomlinson
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.

LCBA Butler Pairs 20 January 2019

LCBA Blue Pointed Butler PAIRS

at Preston Bridge Club, St Walburges Garden, Weston Street, Preston, (Tel 01772 720060) on Sunday 20 January 2019 starting at 11:00am

Entry Fee £10 per player (juniors £5) does not include meal
Entries to: Jeffrey Smith, 28 Windsor Road, Prestwich M25 0FF Email: Tel 0161 702 3773
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points Blue Points will be awarded - the number depending on the entry.
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions:

1 Both partners must be EBU members (because its Blue Pointed and hence Licensed Event)
2 Assuming sufficient entries, the event will be played as a two session near all-play-all event (around 2 x 24 board sessions).

You can use the Competition Entry Form on this website for entry.

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.

Preston BC Teams 13Jan2019

Preston Bridge Club Blue Pointed TEAMS

at  St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street Preston PR2 2QJ,    Sunday 13 January 2019   at 11am

•             Entry fee £48 per team
•             Open to all EBU members – Newcomers welcome
•             Bring your own lunch
•             Tea, coffee & biscuits available throughout
•             Prizes to leading teams plus Non-Expert prize
•             Please contact Catherine Draper to register your team & pay by cash or cheque on the day
•   ,    01772 815255 / 07734053494
•             Please arrive in plenty of time on the day – but if you are going to be delayed, phone 01772 720060

Blackpool EBU Year End Congress 2018
Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft won the Blackpool Year End Teams for the second successive year on Sunday 30th December 2018. Sue and Nick Woodcock also finished 2nd in the Swiss Pairs the previous day. Jeff smith & Jackie Pye with John Holland & Alan Mould finished 3rd in the Teams, and Jeff & Ann Wilkins, Mike Tomlinson & Bob Loveridge finished 5th  Congratulations to all.  Full results are on the EBU web site.
Council Meeting 26Nov18

At the recent LCBA Council Meeting, it was agreed to keep the Pay To Play County session charge at 2p which is still one of the lowest in the Country. The club levy used for many years as a player charge has been abolished, the fee for direct members affiliating to LCBA remains at £4. The affiliation fee (for those whose primary affiliation is to another county) will be £2 - currently applies to LCBA Mixed Pairs or Hector Barker Pairs).

The new Selection committee is Jeff Smith, John Brearley, Barry Brelsford & Mike Tomlinson and we are looking for new pairs to make themeselves known to the Selection committee if they wish to be considered for County matches. The Haley Trophy, awarded to the pair with the best results in the A Team NBL matches, was won by Paul Hepworth and Rick Bentley.

Lytham Rose Bowl Sunday 2nd December 2018 1:30pm

The Lytham Rose Bowl will take place on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 1:30pm. This is a two-session LCBA all-play-all pairs event. The entry fee is £20 per person which includes a meal provided at half time. If you are interested in playing in the event, please visit the Lytham Bridge Club website which contains a link to the entry form.

Jeremy Stanforth (Secretary)
Lytham Bridge Club
4a Pembroke Road
Lytham St Annes


Tollemache Cup

The Lancashire team failed to qualify for the Tollemache Final in the qualifier held at Daventry over the weekend. Nick/Sue Woodcock were the only pair with a positive CrossImp score at the end. Full results available on the EBU website.

Preston Christmas Swiss Pairs Sat 15Dec18 3pm

Preston BC is holding a Christmas Swiss pairs on 15 December 2018 with a 3pm start.
Click here for an entry form
Open to all EBU Members, Christmas buffet after 4 matches (7 x 5 board matches), Bring your own wine/beer

Entry Fee   £30 per pair
Entries to:  Catherine Draper, Rose Cottage, 179 Chapel Rd, Hesketh Bank PR4 6SA
Tel: 01772 815255 Mobile: 07734 053494

27/28 Oct LCBA Congress Pairs (Brierfield) Teams (Bolton)

The LCBA Congress was held on Sat/Sun 27/28 October 2018 with the Pairs run by Rob Turner on the Saturday at Brierfield, Teams run by Neil Morley on the Sunday at Bolton.

There were excellent attandances at both events largely due to the sterling efforts of our new Tournament Secretary, Mike Tomlinson. The pairs was won by Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke, with Jeff Smith & Andrew Petrie second, Roger Allison &Ppeter Richmond third. The teams was won convincingly by Mike Nicholson & Des King, Stuart Norris & Rod Greenhalgh, with Dave Edwards & Gillian Jones, Gareth Thomas & David Burrows in second place. There were 18 tables at the pairs, 14 Tables at the teams.

NBL Match 4 6Oct2018

The final round of NBL matches for the 2018 season was played on the 6th October at Bolton (A), Bradford (B), Leeds (C). The A team finished last, the B team finished 2nd and the C team won on the day. The Final positions leave the A team 5th (of 6), the B team 3rd (of 8) and the C team (3rd) of 8. Full details as usual available on the NBL site

Dimmie Fleming Award - Jacqueline Wright
We are delighted to announce the succesful acceptance of Jacqueline Wright for a Dimmie Fleming Award. This award is for people who have retired from an official role but have worked hard and tirelessly in the promotion of bridge and made a significant contribution. Jacqueline was the Lancashire County Tournament Secretary for many many years aand with some health problems only stepped down from the role this year.

The awards will be presneted at the EBU AGM in London on Wednesday 28th November or a suitable venue of the recipients choice by a local official at a bridge club, a County AGM meeting or an EBU congress/competition.

Tollemache Qualifier Selection

The selectors have chosen the following team to represent Lancashire in the Tollemache Qualifier: Rick Bentley & Paul Hepworth John Brearley & Ross Shine Croz Croswell & Derek Williams Jackie Pye & Jeff Smith (Capt) Nick & Sue Woodcock The event is being held over the weekend of 17/18 November 2018 at the: Staverton Estate Hotel, Daventry Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 6JT

LCBA Mixed Pairs 23Sep2018
LCBA Mixed Pairs 23Sep2018

There were 13 Tables at the LCBA Mixed Pairs held at Poulton BC and ably run by Ken Johnston. The winners were Ian Kane & Barbara Eastabrook, with Stuart Clarke & Sue Woodcock second, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fortoft third. First Session prize went to Charrlie Colson & Roz Halliwell and second session to Ian Mckenna & Barbara Cain..

NBL Match 3 22Sep2018

The third round of NBL matches for the 2018 season were played on the 22nd September at Bradford (A,B), Keighley (C). The A team finished 2nd (of 6) on 54 VPs. The B team finished 3rd (of 8) on 84 VPs and the C team finished 6th (of 8) on 64 VPs thus moving to third position overall. Full details as usual available on the NBL site

LCBA Competitions

LCBA Competitions for the 2018/19 season are listed below.
More details and Entry Form on the Competition Entry Details page.

Mixed Pairs Sun 23 Sep 2018 1:30pm Poulton £20 pp/meal
Knockout Teams of 4 By 30 Sep 2018 £28 pt
Congress Swiss Pairs Sat 27 Oct 2018 1:30pm Brierfield £27 pp/meal
Congress Swiss Teams Sun 28 Oct 2018 1:30pm Bolton £27 pp/meal

Butler Pairs
(Blue Pointed:EBU members only)

Sun 20 Jan 2019 11:00am Preston £10 pp
Championship Pairs (LCBA Allegiance) Sun 3 Feb 2019 1:30pm Bolton £20 pp/meal
Club Teams of 8 Sun 24 Feb 2019 11am Bury £48 pt
Madeleine Berney Sun 5 May 2019 1:30pm Brierfield £20 pp/meal


Sun 17th February 2019
Tollemache Cup Final
Sat 23rd February 2019
EBU Ranked Masters
Holiday Inn Peterborough - West, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough PE3 6SG, UK
Sun 24th February 2019
Bury BC 11am
Sun 24th February 2019
EBU Ranked Masters
Holiday Inn Peterborough - West, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough PE3 6SG, UK
Sat 2nd March 2019
EBU/Manchester GP Swiss Pairs
Altrincham BC 11am
Sun 3rd March 2019
EBU/Merseyside GP Swiss Teams
Deva BC
Sun 3rd March 2019
Martin Braid Memorial Pivot Teams
Manchester BC
Sun 10th March 2019
National Pairs Regional Final
Bradford BC
Mon 11th March 2019
EBU Club Stratified Sim Pairs
Tue 12th March 2019
EBU Club Stratified Sim Pairs
Wed 13th March 2019
EBU Club Stratified Sim Pairs
Thu 14th March 2019
EBU Club Stratified Sim Pairs
Fri 15th March 2019
Cumbria Congress
Grange over Sands
Sat 16th March 2019
Cumbria Congress
Grange over Sands
Sun 17th March 2019
Cumbria Congress
Grange over Sands