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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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Tollemache Final 14/15 Feb 2015

Lancashire finished 6th out of the 8 teams in the Tollemache Final held at the Park Inn, West Brom. The team won 3, drew 1 and lost 3 of its 7 matches. Full results available on the EBU site. 

LCBA Teams of 8

There were 5 teams at the LCBA Teams of 8 competition held at Bury on 8th Feb 2015. The winning team was Bolton represented by Austin Barnes & Jeff Smith, Rod Greenhalgh & Stuart Norris, Mike Nicholson & Des King and Alan Whittam & Paul Evans. The team will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Regional Final on Saturday 9th May 2015 at Bradford Bridge Club. Final ranks and details in the Results section.

LCBA Championship Pairs

The LCBA Championship Pairs was well attended with 14 Tables at Blackburn Bridge Club.Sarah Amos ran the event very efficiently and the meal was excellent as always.

Winners were Nick & Sue Woodcock, Second Alan Whittam & Paul Evans, Third John Brearley & Ross Shine and Fourth Andrew Lum & David Costich and they qualify to represent Lancashire in the EBU Corwen Trophy. Full details on the results pages.

LCBA Butler Pairs

There were 15 pairs at the LCBA Butler Pairs held at Lytham BC on Sat 24 Jan 2015. The refreshments as always were excellent. The winners were Marianne Farr and Jeff Smith, second were Sue & Nick Woodcock, third Roger Allison and Peter Richmond. Full details are published on the Results Page.

EBU Year End Congress

The EBU Year End Congress was run at the new venue of Dunkenhalgh Hotel, nr Blackburn. Well done in the Swiss Pairs to Jeff Smith/Jackie Pye (2nd), Stuart Clark & Bill Carr (6th) and Nick & Sue Woodcock (8th) and in the Teams to Jeff Smith/Jackie Pye (2nd with Alan & Kath Nelson),  Austin Barnes, Rod GreenHalgh, Des King, Stuart Norris (3rd), Bill & Liz Wattleworth, Ewart Evans,Anthony Butler (4th). Full results available on EBU Website at:

Gold Medal in World Mind Games, Bejing

Congratulations to Catherine Draper who was part of the England's Women's team that has won the gold medal at the World Mind Games in Beijing. The full team was Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior, Catherine Draper & Fiona Brown, Sally Brock & Nicola Smith. Further details available on the Event Website at:

LCBA Teams of Four 2014-15

The Draw has now been published in the LCBA Knockouts section

Tollemache Qualifier 22/23 November 2014

Well done to the Lancashire Team that played in the Tollemache Qualifier held at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham over the 22/23 November 2014. The team finished second to Kent in Group B and thus qualifies for the Final. The Team was A.Barnes/S Norris, B Alston/C Mitchell, P Hepworth/R Bentley, J Smith/J Pye and J Brearley/R Shine. The final is on the 14/15 February 2015 at the  Park Inn Hotel, West Bromwich. Full Results on the EBU Website at:


The LCBA Congress was run very succesfully by John Pyner on the Oct 25/26 2014 weekend.

There were 16 Tables on both days. The winners were:

Pairs     Austin Barnes & Stuart Norris

Teams  Andrew & Veronica Petrie, Bill Alston & Colin Mitchell


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 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 2nd 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:

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.

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

Sat 28th February 2015
EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
Birmingham Airport
Sun 1st March 2015
EBU Ranked Masters Pairs
Birmingham Airport
Sat 7th March 2015
EBU One Day GP Events Swiss Pairs
Altrincham BC
Sun 8th March 2015
EBU One Day GP Events Swiss Teams
Deva BC
Mon 9th March 2015
EBU Stratified Sim Pairs
Tue 10th March 2015
EBU Stratified Sim Pairs
Wed 11th March 2015
EBU Stratified Sim Pairs
Thu 12th March 2015
EBU Stratified Sim Pairs
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