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Lancashire Website

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 C Team Selections 2016

The LCBA teams for the C Team matches are now available on the County Matches page.

LCBA 29th Annual General Meeting

The LCBA AGM took place at Bolton Bridge Club on 16th May 2016. Bill Alston will take over as Chairman, Brian Irlam as Vice Chairman and John Brearley as Secretary. Barry Brelsford retired as Secretary (after 29 years!) and Jacqueline retired as Tournament Secretary (after 8 years) and received a presentation of flowers from the Chairman.To fill the vacancies, Barry Brelsford will continue with his Treasurer role and Barry and Jacqueline will share the Tournament. Secretary role for at least the next year while a new Officer is found for that role. The LCBA Team of 4 competitions will be managed separately by Jeff Smith who is hoping to run them using the new EBU Cup/Plate facility.

LCBA Team of 4 Plate Final

Brearley (R Shine, D.Hilton, D Fazackerley) beat Wattleworth (L Wattleworth, G & M McConkey) in the LCBA Team of 4 Plate Final.

Blackburn Open Swiss pairs

Brian Senior and John Holland won the 2016 Blackburn BC Open Swiss Pairs. In second place were David Hammonds and Paul Beckwith, and third were Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield.
There were fourteen tables in play and Paul Hepworth directed the event. 

Garden Cities Regional Final

The Garden Cities Regional Final was held at Bradford Bridge Club on Sat 7th May. The Preston Bridge Club team of 8 finished 4th out of the six teams. Manchester BC and Deva BC qualified for the final.

Madeleine Berney Trophy 2016

The Madeleine Berney Trophy held at Brierfield had 10 tables and was won by Paddy Murphy and Mark Weeks with Paul Evans & Alan Whittam second, Tony & Alex Wilkinson third. Full details on results page.

LCBA AGM

Monday 16 May 2016 7.30pm

at Bolton Bridge Club

All members of Lancashire County are invited to attend.

  • Have your say about how bridge is organised in the County.
  • If you feel strongly about an issue you can propose a motion, which will be published on the website and discussed at the meeting. (These need to be sent to Barry by 4th May).
  • Perhaps you would like to help some way in the running of the county?
  • Contact Barry Brelsford at barry.brelsford@btinternet.com 

    The agenda for the meeting will be sent to all clubs before the meeting and published on the website.
LCBA Team of 4 Winners

Mitchell (C Mitchell/B Alston, J Smith/J Pye) beat Barnes (A Barnes/R Greenhalgh, S Norris/D King) by 23 Imps in the LCBA Team of 4 Final of 32 boards. The Mitchell team will represent Lancashire in the Pachabo on 11/12 June 2016 at Holiday Inn Birmingham.

Preston Open Pairs

The Preston Pairs on 17th April 2016 had a full house of 11 tables. Winners were B & R Goldenfield, closely followed by S Clarke/S Woodcock with C Draper/A Woodcock in third place. Full results available on Preston Bridge Club Bridgewebs site. 

2016 County Team Selections

The 2016 County Team Selections are now available on the County Matches page.

LCBA Team of 4 Finals

The Team of 4 knockout competitions have now reached their final stages.  In the Cup, Barnes will play Mitchell, in the Plate, Brearley will play Wattleworth

Northern Easter Festival 25-27 Mar 2016
Northern Easter Festival 25-27 Mar 2016

In the Northern Easter Festival at Ilkley, Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye teamed up with Peter Stocken and Phillip Mason to win the Swiss Teams. Bill Wattleworths team (B&L Wattleworth, P Richmond & R Allison) finished 4th and Jeff Wilkins team (J & A Wilkins, J Halliwell  & L Smith) finished 6th.
In the Swiss Pairs, the leading Lancashire players were J Halliwell/LSmith in 8th place and B & L Wattleworth in 10th place.

Full results are on the EBU web site and the YCBA web site.

Cumbria Congress 18-20 Mar 2016

Successes at this weekend Cumbria Congress...

Congrats to Nick Woodcock & Sue Fortorft on winning the main Pairs event and to Catherine Draper & Andrew Woodcroft, Keith Ashford & Michael Prior on winning the main Teams event with Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fortorft second. Full Results on Cumbria Bridgewebs site.

LCBA Team of 8 14 Feb 2016

There were only five teams at the annual Team of 8 final held at Bury Bridge Club on 14th Feb 2016. The winners were Preston BC (A Lum/J Brearley, A Petrie/B Alston, D Hilton/D Fazackerley, N Sutcliffe/M Tomlinson) and they will represent Lancashire CBA on 7th May in the Garden Cities Regional Final at Bradford.  Second were Bolton B, Third were Southport. Full details on the Results page.

LCBA Championship Pairs 7 Feb 2016

The LCBA Championship Pairs at Blackburn BC had 14 tables (with one missing pair) and was expertly run again by John Pyner. The fomat was the usual qualifier followed by a 14 pair all-play-all final (with carry forward) and a consolation final. The winners were Andrew Lum/David Costich, with Anne Burgess/John Dearing second, Nick/Sue Woodcock third and Dave Debbage/Andrew Woodcock fourth and these pairs have qualified to represent Lancashire CBA in the Corwen Trophy on the 4th/5th June 2016 at Birmingham Airport. The Consolation Final was won by Andrew Petrie/Andrew Holborn, with  Bill/Liz Wattleworth second. Full details on Results page.

LCBA Butler Pairs 23 Jan 16

There were seven tables at the Lancashire Butler Pairs Competition held at Lytham BC starting at 1:30pm on Saturday 23Jan2016. The winners were Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield with Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye second. As always, the food was at its usual excellent standard. Full details in the results section.

Preston Blue Pointed Teams 10 Jan 2016
In the Preston Blue Pointed Teams on 10th January, clear winners were Kath and Alan Nelson with Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith ahead of Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock and Liz and Bill Wattleworth of Lancashire.  This well supported event had the maximum capacity 11 teams (with teams on reserve list) and was well run by Catherine and scored by Jeff. Also popular was the 11am start and 5pm finish (10 x 4-board matches) . Full results are on the Preston Bridge Club site.

Manchester Congress 2/3 Jan 2016

Congratulations to Marianne Farr and Jeff Smith who won the Championship Pairs at the annual Manchester Congress. More details on the Manchester Bridge Club Site.

Calendar
Sat 28th May 2016
EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Stratford-upon-Avon
Sun 29th May 2016
EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Stratford-upon-Avon
Mon 30th May 2016
EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Stratford-upob-Avon
Mon 30th May 2016
Bolton Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Teams
Bolton BC
Sat 4th June 2016
EBU Corwen Trophy
Birmingham Airport
Sat 4th June 2016
Yorkshire Congress
Harrogate
Sun 5th June 2016
EBU Corwen Trophy
Birmingham Airport
Sun 5th June 2016
Yorkshire Congress
Harrogate
Calendar
Sat 28th May 2016
EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Stratford-upon-Avon
Sun 29th May 2016
EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Stratford-upon-Avon
Mon 30th May 2016
EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Stratford-upob-Avon
Mon 30th May 2016
Bolton Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Teams
Bolton BC
Sat 4th June 2016
EBU Corwen Trophy
Birmingham Airport
Sat 4th June 2016
Yorkshire Congress
Harrogate
Sun 5th June 2016
EBU Corwen Trophy
Birmingham Airport
Sun 5th June 2016
Yorkshire Congress
Harrogate