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Preston Swiss Pairs
Saturday 26 May 4pm at Preston BC

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Welcome to Lancashire Contract Bridge Association
EBU SIM PAIRS 3/5/2018 - WINNERS M Tomlinson & L Hoy

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!

LCBA AGM 21 May 2018 at Preston BC 7:30pm

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: john.brearley19@hotmail.co.uk 

Preston Swiss Pairs Sat 26th May at 4pm

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)

Madeleine Berney Cancellation

Sadly, the Madeleine Berney scheduled for Sunday 6th May 2018 has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

Staffs & Shropshire Congress Swiss Teams 29Apr2018

Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson,Linda Smith, Jeff & Ann Wilkins who won the Staffordshire & Shropshire Congress Swiss Teams on 29th April 2018.

Manchester Higson Cup 29Apr2018
Manchester Higson Cup 29Apr2018

For the second successive year, Jeff Smith along with Dave Barton, Irving & Joy Blakey won the ManchesterHigson Cup on the 29th april 2018.

LCBA Teams-of-4 Cup Final 18 April 2018

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.

PRESTON BLUE POINT PAIRS SUNDAY 15 APRIL 11.00am START

There are still places available for the forthcoming Preston Pairs event at Preston BC on Sunday 15 April at 11.00am.

Entries to Gill Armstrong:
Tel 01772 465699   -   07920859525
gillarmstrong72@gmail.com

LCBA Teams-of-4 Final

The LCBA Teams of 4 knockout competition has now progressed to the Final. The match will be between Morrell (Farr, Evans, Whittam) and Hepworth (Bentley, Purdy, Irlam) with the winning team representing LCBA in the Pachabo Cup later in the year.

Cumbria GP Swiss Teams

Congratulations to the team of Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft who won the Cumbria Congress Teams on 11 March 2018 in a field of 37 teams. Sue & Stuart also finished 2nd in the Consolation Pairs Final, while Bill Carr and Michael Fay finished 5th in the Championship Pairs Final.

Manchester GP Swiss Pairs 3rd March 2018

The Manchester GP Swiss Pairs at Altrincham BC on Sat 3rd March 2018 attracted 48 pairs. The event was very ably run by Rob Dixon and Joan Lewis. Well done to Bill Carr and Sue Woodcock who won the event, and Nick Woodcock and Sue Fjortoft who finished 3rd after narrowly losing to Bill and Sue in the last round! Full results on the Manchester Bridge Club website.

Lancashire Teams of 8 25Feb2018

There was a healthy turnout of nine teams - Bury, Bolton A,B, Brierfield, Poulton A,B,C, Preston,Southport at the LCBA Teams of 8 held at Bury Bridge Club on 25th February 2018.  The event was won by Bolton A, with last years winners Preston second, and Southport and Bury equal third. Full details in the results section. Bolton will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Regional Final (probably at Bradford) on Sat April 21 2018.

Harrogate Spring Congress 16-18 Feb 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress 16-18 Feb 2018

The annual Harrogate Spring Congress run by the Yorkshire CBA was held at the Cairn Hotel from 16-18 Feb 2018.  The Swiss Teams event attracted 57 teams and was won by Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye, John Holland & Alan Mould. Full results available on EBU web site.

LCBA Plate 2017-18

The draw for the LCBA Teams of 4 Plate 2017-8 is now on the EBU website and in the LCBA Knockouts section.

Tollemache Cup 10/11Feb 2018

The Tollemache Final was held at the Mercure Hotel Coventry over the 10-11 Feb 2018 weekend. Kent won the event with Lancashire team finishing 5th of the 8 teams.The team was in contention on Sunday but sadly did not finish strongly and the heart of the team was possibly affected by a harsh adverse ruling against one pair in the last match on Saturday against Manchester. The team was Croswell/Willams, Barnes/Norris, Smith/Pye, Woodcocks and Brearley/Shine with Croswell/Williams carding the best Cross Imp performance over the weekend.

LCBA Championship Pairs Sun 4th Feb 2018

The Championship Pairs was held on 4th Feb 2018 at Bolton Bridge Club. With only 16 Pairs, TD Rob Turner ran an all-play-all 2-session Event. Winners were A Barnes & S Norris, second A Lum & D Costich, third N & S Woodcock and fourth D & D Ault. These four pairs will be invited to represent Lancashire in trhe Corwen Trophy later in the year. See results page for the full final ranks.

Reminder - LCBA Championship Pairs Sun 4th Feb 2018

The LCBA Championship Pairs will be held on Sunday 4th Feb 2018 1:30pm at Bolton Bridge Club.
£20 per player including meal. This is a Green Pointed Event and the leading four pairs will be invited to represent Lancashire in the EBU Corwen on 2/3 June at Mercure Hotel, Daventry. 
Contact Jacqueline Wright, 6 Filey Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 3EZ Tel: 01253 722872

Preston Blue Pointed Teams 14Jan 2018

The Preston Blue Pointed Teams was held in the new spacious comfortable premises at Preston on Sunday 14 January. There were 14 teams and the winners were Jeff Smith/jackie Pye, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, second Bill Alston/Colin Mitchell, Andrew & Veronica Petrie. Full results at Preston Bridge Club site

Cancellation of Butler Pairs Sun 21 Jan 2018
Unfortuantely, the Butler Pairs scheduled on Sunday 21 January at Lytham has been cancelled due to a lack of support.
Manchester Congress 6/7Jan2018
  • Club/Ashworths ManCongress 2018
  • CrozDegsy Manchester Congress 2018
  • Teams Man Congress 2018

The annual Manchester Congress took place last weekend with many Lancashire players involved. There were 66 pairs and 33 teams. Cros Croswell & Degsy Williams were in the prizes finishing 8th while John & Catherine Ashworth won the nonexpert prize finishing 10th.  Jeff Smith with Alan Mould, John Holland & Paul Hackett won the Championship Teams.

Further details on the Manchester County and Manchester Bridge Site.

New Team of 8 Date - 25 Feb 2018

The date for the Team of 8 has been changed to 25th February 2018.  The veniue and arrangements at Bury Bridge Club, the Athenaum remain the same.

Blackpool Year End Swiss Teams 29 Dec 2017

Congratulations to Sue Woodcock, Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock and Sue Fortoft on winning the Blackpool Swiss Teams. Full details on EBU Website.

Lytham Rose Bowl 3Dec2017

Well done to Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft who won the Lytham Rose Bowl yesterday. Second were John & Cath Ashworth, third Alan Purdy & Pauline Holden

The full results are on the Lytham Bridgewebs site

Llangollen Swiss Teams 25/26 Nov 2017
Llangollen Swiss Teams 25/26 Nov 2017

In the Welsh Bridge Union event at Llangollen over the weekend of 25-26th November Jackie Pye playing with John Holland, Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield won for the second year in succession.  Full results are on the WBU site.

Tollemache Qualifier 18/19 November 2017

Well done to the Lancashire team of Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye, Nick & Sue Woodcock, John Brearley & Ross Shine, Paul Hepworth & Rick Bentley, Cros Croswell & Degsy Williams who finished second in their group in the Tollemache Qualifier at Sollihull over the weekend of 18th-19th November. They qualified for the final on February 10/11 - venue to be confirmed. The team was leading for much of the competition but just slipped a little then recovered with a strong finish. Full results are on the EBU web site.

Lancashire Congress 27/28 October 2017
Lancashire Congress 27/28 October 2017

The Lancashire Congress took place over the last weekend with 31 pairs at Briefield and 16 teams at Bolton BC. It was well run by John Pyner. In the Swiss Pairs, the winners were John Holland & Rodney Lighton, second Julian Merrill & Paul Roberts, third Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke. In the Swiss Teams, winners were Jackie Pye & Jeff Smith,  Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, second Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke, Ray Semp & Henry Bissell, and third John Holland & Alan Mould, Ollie Burgess & Michael Byrne.Full results in the LCBA Results section

Calendar
Mon 21st May 2018
LCBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7:30pm
Sat 26th May 2018
EBU - Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon
Sat 26th May 2018
Preston Swiss Pairs
Preston BC 4pm
Sun 27th May 2018
EBU - Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon
Mon 28th May 2018
EBU - Spring Bank Holiday Congress
Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon
Fri 1st June 2018
Yorkshire Congress
Harrogate
Sat 2nd June 2018
Corwen Trophy
Mercure Hotel, Daventry 2:00pm
Sat 2nd June 2018
Yorkshire Congress
Harrogate
Sun 3rd June 2018
Corwen
Mercure Hotel, Daventry 10:45am
Sun 3rd June 2018
Yorkshire Congress
Harrogate
Sat 9th June 2018
EBU - Pachabo Cup
Park Inn by Radison Bedford Hotel
Sun 10th June 2018
EBU - Pachabo Cup
Park Inn by Radison Bedford Hotel
Sat 16th June 2018
EBU - One Day GP Events
Sun 17th June 2018
EBU - One Day GP Events
Sat 23rd June 2018
EBU - Garden Cities Trophy Final
West Midlands BC