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Saturday 8 September 1:30pm Championship Pairs £12 per playerSunday 9 September 1:30pm Swiss Teams £12 per player
Buffets £8 per player per day
Entries to Linda Hitchen (home tel. 01204 494506; mobile 07787 528464; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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We are now taking entries for the LCBA Teams of 4 Knockout 2018-19 competition. There is a Cup competitiuon and consolation Plate competition for first round losers. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in the Cup competition and the winners of the Plate Competition. The Cup winners will be entitled to represent Lancashire in the Pachabo Cup on 9th/10th June 2019. You can register your entry with Jeff Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or with the Treasurer Barry Brelsford email@example.com. Send an entry cheque £28 payable to LCBA direct to Mr. B.Brelsford, 13 Windsor Lodge, Windsor Road, Andsell, Lytham FY8 1XU. Closing date for entries September 30 2018.
The second round of NBL matches for the 2018 season were played on the 11th August at Bradford (A,C),Leeds (B). The A team finished 6th (of 6) on 25 VPs. The B team finished 5th (of 8) on 61 VPs and the C team finished 2nd (of 8) on 79 VPs thus retaining their 2nd position overall. Full details as usual available on the NBL site
On Saturday 11th August Preston Bridge Club hosted the County Club Challenge. This is a new event designed for players with an NGS of 10 or below. It was a great success everyone had a good time and an enjoyable game of bridge. The winners were Lynda Grundy and Sheila Nolan from Oakfield Bridge Club. Full results on our results page.
On Sunday 23rd September at Poulton Bridge club there is a Lancashire mixed pairs competition starting at 1.30pm. It is £20 for the day with a meal provided. The competition is open only to LCBA Affiliated members. If you would like to enter please send an e-mail or text and payment can be made on the day or a cheque through to
65 Westwood Road
The East Lancs Bridge League season recommences at the end of August and welcomes any new team to enter the League. It currently has two Divisions with about 5 teams in each so each team plays 4 matches in the season. Players not affiliated to the EBU are still eligible to enter the League. There is an associated optional Cup knockout competition (Sarker Cup).
The League secretary is Chris Pickup Email firstname.lastname@example.org and further details can be found at: East Lancashire Bridge League Website
Well done to Jackie Pye along with John Holland, Jeremy Dhondy, Bill Hirst who won the Scarborough Multiple Teams held on 26th July2018 in the Scarborough Congress.
There was a full house at Altrincham for the Manchester Green Point Teams on Sunday 22nd July, including visitors from the US and Australia. The winners were the Southport team of Roger Allison, Peter Richmond, Bill & Liz Wattleworth who won their last two matches against illustrious opposition to finish ahead of Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, Joy & Irving Blakey, with Karen McCallum, Axel Johannsson, Alan Mould and Michael Newman third. Detailed results are on the Altrincham and Manchester Bridge Club web sites.
The annual Michelle Brunner Charity Memorial in aid of Christies and St Anns Hospice was held on 21st July 2018 and raised around £1800. The winners on the day were Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, John Holland & Alan Mould. There were 16 teams taking part. Full results on Manchester Bridge Club website
The first round of NBL matches for the 2018 season were played on the 14th July at Sheffield (A), Bradford (B) and Keighley (C). The A team finished 3rd (of 6) on 63 VPs behind Manchester (68) and Yorkshire (64), The B team finished 5th (of 8) on 71 VPs and the C team finished 2nd (of 8) on 92 VPs just behind Manchester C1 on 94 VPs.Full details as usual available on the NBL site
Well played the Lancashire team that were declared winners on the day of the annual Presidents Cup on 30June/1 July 2018 held at the East Midlands Bridge Club at Derby. The competition is for North Western Counties Teams of 8, and this year there were 8 teams taking part (Hereford, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Merseyside, Manchester A, Manchester B and North Wales). Full results will be available in the results section. The picture shows David Stevenson presenting the Lancashire team with the Cup - left to right: Degsy Williams, Sue Woodcock, Stuart Clarke, Jeff Smith, John Brearley, Jackie Pye, Ross Shine, Cros Croswell, David Stevenson (TD). Lancashire last won the Cup in 2008 when it was held at Poulton BC.
Congratulations to Colin Mitchell's team (Bill Alston, Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye) who beat Sue Woodcock's team (Nick Woodcock, Bill Carr, Stuart Clarke) in the Lancashire CBA Teams of 4 Plate final.
Congratulations to Don Hilton and brother Richard Hilton who won the Yorkshire Congress Championship Pairs event.They also won the Teams Consolation event playing with I Crockatt & J Levesley
The AGM of the Lancashire CBA took place on the 21st May 2018 at Preston BC. Mike Tomlinson has taken over from Jacqueline Wright as Tournament Secretary and it was noted the excellent work that Jacqueline had done for a very long time. The new General Data Protection Act comes into force today (25th May 2018) and LCBA has published its GDPR Privacy notice on the Minutes page. LCBA have arranged a new non-expert competition – 'The County Club Challenge'. The clubs have been sent details, some have responded enthusiastically whilst others have ignored it. Please ensure your club is participating. There is also an initiative from some Preston members who have organised a Cafe bridge day for July, full details are on both the LCBA and Preston websites
Congratulations to Les Hoy & Mike Tomlinson who won the recent EBU Sims on Thursday 3rd May at Poulton Bridge Club and also won the competition nationally with 74.08% over the whole UK!
Twenty six pairs competed at Deva in Merseyside's John Armstrong Green Point Swiss on Sunday 20th May. Mike Tomlinson and Bob Loveridge finished in second place behind Rodney Lighton and John Currie. Full results are on the Deva web site.
Monday 21 May 2017 7.30pm
at Preston Bridge Club
The AGM will take place on Monday 21st May at 7:30pm at Preston 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. The agenda and accounts for the meeting will be sent to all clubs before the meeting and published on the website. Secretary: email@example.com
Following the successful Opening Event at Preston BC attended by players from across the Country, they will be running a Swiss Pairs event on Saturday 26th May. The event starts at 4pm and there will be a buffet to enjoy, plus bridge in a relaxed social setting
Entry fee £25per pair - to include refreshments
Open to all players - Newcomers welcome
5 x 6 board matches
Light supper served after 3 matches
Soft drinks provided - feel free to bring your own wine/beer
Prizes to leading pairs plus non-expert prizes
Closing date for entries 24th May (or when full)
Sadly, the Madeleine Berney scheduled for Sunday 6th May 2018 has been cancelled due to lack of entries.
Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson,Linda Smith, Jeff & Ann Wilkins who won the Staffordshire & Shropshire Congress Swiss Teams on 29th April 2018.
For the second successive year, Jeff Smith along with Dave Barton, Irving & Joy Blakey won the ManchesterHigson Cup on the 29th april 2018.
This brand new event is being run by Preston BC members. It is staged in four different Cafes with a break for morning coffee and a two course lunch. Entry is £30 with proceeds to charity, good cash prizes for the winners. Registration 9:30am until approx 4:30pm.For ore details contact Gill Armstrong Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07920 859525.
Congratulations to John Morrell's team (Marianne Farr, Alan Whittam, Paul Evans) who beat Paul Hepworth's team (Rick Bentley, Brian Irlam, Alan Purdy) in the Lancashire CBA Teams of 4 Cup final. They will be invited to represent Lancashire in the Pachabo Cup on the 9th/10th June 2018 at the Park Inn by Radisson Bedford Hotel.