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Note the forthcoming LCBA GP Congress with the Swiss Pairs at 1:30pm on Sat 25th Oct at Bolton BC and Swiss Teams at 1:30pm on Sun 26th Oct at Blackburn BC. This is LCBA's flagship event and there are still a few places available on both days.

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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

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LCBA CONGRESS

Just a reminder...

LCBA Congress GP Swiss Pairs Sat 25 Oct 2014  1:30pm BOLTON BC

LCBA Congress GP Swiss Teams Sun 26 Oct 2014 1:30pm  BLACKBURN BC

£26 per player inc meal

Phone Jacqueline Wright 01253 722872, email - jwatlsa@btinternet.com to guarantee your entry

2014 Steve Haley Cup

The 2014 Haley Cup goes to Austin Barnes and Stuart Norris. This Cup was donated by Steve Haleys 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. The Cup will be presented at the forthcoming LCBA Congress. The Cup was won last year (its inaugural year) by Degsy Williams and Cros Croswell.

Northern Bridge League 2014

The final matches of the Northern Bridge League 2014 were played on Saturday at Bradford BC. Lancashire A were 2nd on the day to finish a 3rd in the Division, Lancashire B were 3rd on the day but amassed enough overall VPs to win the division just 1 point ahead of Yorkshire. Lancashire C were also 3rd on the day to finish 3rd in the Division. This is the second year in succession that the B Team has won so congratulations to Marianne Farr,John Morrell, Nick Sutclife, David Costich, Alan Whitam, Paul Evans, Brian Ripley, Barrie Newall, Don Hilton, Dagmar Fazackerley, Andrew Lum, John Brearley, Ross Shine, Stuart Clarke, Bill Carr, Mike Tomlinson  all of whom have represented Lancashire B during the season. Good luck to the players selected for the InterCounty Final on Sunday 28th June 2015. The NBL Review meeting is on Friday 24th October at Bolton BC at 11am and you are welcome to raise any issues about the League with the LCBA Secretary or the NBL organiser. Full NBL results for the season are at: http://www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/NBL/index.html

Tony Wilkinson - Scottish National Teams Winner

Congratulations to Tony Wilkinson on winning the Scottish National Teams event (Edwin Berry Trophy) along with Harry Smith, Roy Bennett, Bob McPaul.

Pendle Witch Pairs

The Pendle Witch Pairs is on the 9th November at Brierfield Bridge Club. Entry form is on the Competition Entry Page.

Fylde League

The new season Fylde league fixtures are now on the Fylde League site at http://www.fylde-league.co.uk/

Cumbria v Lancashire Match at Barrow 13/7/2014

Lancashire won the annual County match against Cumbria by around 150 Imps. Cumbria were in the lead early on, but Lancashire had a slender lead (+14) by half time. After being treated to an excellent buffet by the Barrow Ladies, the Lancashire players were sufficiently revived to win the second half comfortably. The match was run under Ken Johnson's excellent direction and both captains (Dave Pendlebury and Trevor Ward) commented on the friendly manner in which the match was played by the two Counties.

Congratulations to Silver Medal Winner Catherine Draper!

In the European Championships held at Croatia, England Women's team of Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior, Sally Brock & Nicola Smith, Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper, with NPC Derek Patterson and coach David Burn, were narrowly pipped by the Netherlands after a final day in which the lead of the competition changed multiple times, and came down to the final board in the Estonia-Netherlands match. This adds to a long run of success for the England Women's team which has seen them pick up two gold medals and two silver medals in the last four major international events. Full Results available on the EBU Website

Calendar
Sat 25th October 2014
LCBA Green Pointed Autumn Congress (Swiss Pairs)
Bolton BC
Sun 26th October 2014
LCBA Green Pointed AutumnCongress (Swiss Teams)
Blackburn BC
Fri 31st October 2014
EBU - Seniors Congress
Birmingham Airport
Sat 1st November 2014
EBU - Seniors Congress
Birmingham Airport
Sun 2nd November 2014
EBU - Seniors Congress
Birmingham Airport
Sun 2nd November 2014
Merseyside Cup
(Merseysidecheshire)
MBC
Sun 9th November 2014
Pendle Witch Pairs
Brierfield BC
Mon 10th November 2014
10-13 Children in Need Simpairs
(Merseysidecheshire)
Clubs (BBC 12) 7.30 pm
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