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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 Championship Pairs 7Feb2016

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 Ann 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 23Jan16

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 10Jan2016
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 Jan 2/3 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.

Lytham Rose Bowl

There were 11 tables at the annual Lytham Rose Bowl at Lytham BC with the event run most efficiently by David Stevenson. Winners were Paul Worswick & Dave Hammonds, second Paul Evans & Alan Whittam, third Les Hoy & Brian Afnel. As usual, refreshments were excellent. See Results section for final rankings.

Northern Year End Congress Dec 27-29 2015

Congratulation to Jeff Smith / Jackie Pye finishing runnerup to John Holland / Alan Mould in the Northern Year End Swiss Pairs at Dukenhalgh.

Steve Haley Cup 2015

The 2015 Haley Cup goes to Bill Alston and Colin Mitchell. 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 by Austin Barnes/Stuart Norris and in its inaugural year by Degsy Williams and Cros Croswell.

Northern Bridge League Match 4 10Oct15

The fourth and final matches of this season's Northern league took place at Bolton, Bradford and Leeds on Saturday 10th October for the A, B and C teams respectively.
In the A division Lancashire finished 3rd = on the day and 3rd overall in the final Table. The team was A Barnes/R Greenhalgh, P & H Williams, S Norris/D King, J Smith/J Pye.

In the B division, Lancashire won on the day and were 1st overall for the third consecutive year! The team was J Morrell/M Farr, N Sutcliffe/D Costich, B & J Newall, D Hilton/D Fazackerley. Don and Dagmar topped the overall CrossImps on the day.

In the C division, Lancashire were 2nd on the day and 2nd overall.  The team was Les Hoy, Brian Apfel, Duncan/Diane Ault, Linda Wilson/Brian Perry, Angus Kirby/Brian Dormand. Angus and Brian topped the overall CrossImps on the day.

Thanks to all players who have turned out for Lancashire this year and to the NBL organisers, directors, host clubs and caterers for another enjoyable season of inter county bridge.
Full results on the NBL web site.

LCBA Congress

The LCBA Congress had 15 Tables on Bolton for the Swiss Pairs and similar for the Blackburn Swiss Teams. Once again it was most ably run by John Pyner.

Winners of the GP Swiss Pairs were Austin Barnes and Des King. Winners of the GP Swiss Teams were Paul Hackett, Jason Hackett, Brian Senior and Adrian Kenworthy.  See the Results section for the full results.

Tollemache 21-22Nov2015

The team finished a respectable 4th out of the 9 teams in the Tollemache Qualifier held at Birmingham Airport Hotel at the weekend. The team was J.Brearley/R Shine, J Smith/J Pye, B Alston/C Mitchell, P Hepworth/R Bentley, N & S Woodcock. Further details available on the EBU site.

England Bronze - Well done Catherine!

Congratulations to Catherine Draper who was part of the England's Women's team that won a bronze medal in the Venice Cup at the World Championships in Chennai. They finished fifth in the round-robin phase of the competition and then went on to beat USA1 by a good margin in the quarterfinal. More information on the EBU website.

Cumbria/Westmorland Green Point Events 26Sep2015
Cumbria/Westmorland Green Point Events 26Sep2015

Congratulations to Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye who along with the Manchester Pair Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield won the Cumbria/Westmorland GP Swiss Teams at Kendal on Sat 26 Sep. Full results are on the Cumbria Bridgewebs site.

Northern Bridge League 12Sep2015

The third round of four matches took place on Saturday 12th September. 

In the A division at Bradford Lancashire (
Degsy Williams,Croz Croswell,Bill Alston,Colin Mitchell,John Brearley,Ross Shine,Paul Hepworth,Richard Bentley) finished 3rd.  In the cross IMP scoring, Paul & Richard were best finishing 3rd.

In the B division at Keighley Lancashire (
Stuart Clarke,Bill Carr,Mike Tomlinson,Ewart Evans,Paul Evans,Alan Whittam,Brian Ripley,Barrie Newall) finished 4th but still lead overall. Mike and Ewart were our best pairs (4th) on the cross IMPs.

In the C division at Brierfield Lancashire (
Malcolm Fyne,Madeleine Fyne,Liz Wattleworth,Bill Wattleworth,Judy Brearley,David Pendlebury,Robin Atkinson,Pauline Holden) were fifth and now lie fourth overall.  Bill and Liz were our best pair on the cross IMPs.

Calendar
Sat 13th February 2016
EBU Tollemache Cup Final
West Bromwich
Sun 14th February 2016
EBU Tollemache Cup Final
West Bromwich
Sun 14th February 2016
LCBA Club Teams of 8
Athaneum, Bury 1:30pm
Fri 19th February 2016
EBU Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sat 20th February 2016
EBU Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sun 21st February 2016
EBU Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sat 27th February 2016
EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
Birmingham Airport
Sun 28th February 2016
EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
Birmingham Airport
Calendar
Sat 13th February 2016
EBU Tollemache Cup Final
West Bromwich
Sun 14th February 2016
EBU Tollemache Cup Final
West Bromwich
Sun 14th February 2016
LCBA Club Teams of 8
Athaneum, Bury 1:30pm
Fri 19th February 2016
EBU Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sat 20th February 2016
EBU Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sun 21st February 2016
EBU Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sat 27th February 2016
EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
Birmingham Airport
Sun 28th February 2016
EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
Birmingham Airport