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LCBA Butler Pairs at Lytham Bridge Club on Sat Jan 24th starting at 1:30pm 

Cost with meal supplied £18 per person.

Contact Lytham BC or Jacqueline Wright for further details

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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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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 results will be published on the Lytham BC site.

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: http://www.ebu.co.uk/results#177

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: http://media.sportaccord.com/wmg2013/articles/view/Nail-biter-decides-bridge-gold

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: http://www.ebu.co.uk/new-results/#74

LCBA CONGRESS

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: http://www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/NBL/index.html

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 http://www.fylde-league.co.uk/

Cumbria v Lancashire Match at Barrow 13/7/2014

Lancashire won the annual County match against Cumbria by around 150 Imps. Cumbria were in the lead early on, but Lancashire had a slender lead (+14) by half time. After being treated to an excellent buffet by the Barrow Ladies, the Lancashire players were sufficiently revived to win the second half comfortably. The match was run under Ken Johnson's excellent direction and both captains (Dave Pendlebury and Trevor Ward) commented on the friendly manner in which the match was played by the two Counties.

Congratulations to Silver Medal Winner Catherine Draper!

In the European Championships held at Croatia, England Women's team of Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior, Sally Brock & Nicola Smith, Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper, with NPC Derek Patterson and coach David Burn, were narrowly pipped by the Netherlands after a final day in which the lead of the competition changed multiple times, and came down to the final board in the Estonia-Netherlands match. This adds to a long run of success for the England Women's team which has seen them pick up two gold medals and two silver medals in the last four major international events. Full Results available on the EBU Website

Calendar
Sat 24th January 2015
LCBA Butler Pars
Lytham BC
Sun 1st February 2015
LCBA Championship Pairs
Blackburn BC
Sun 1st February 2015
County Trials
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MBC
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Sun 8th February 2015
LCBA Club Teams of 8 Championship
Athenaeum, Bury
Sat 14th February 2015
EBU Tollemache Final
West Brom
Sun 15th February 2015
EBU Tollemache Final
West Brom
Fri 20th February 2015
EBU - Spring Congress
Harrogate
Sat 21st February 2015
EBU - Spring Congress
Harrogate
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