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LCBA Mixed Pairs  Sunday 23 September Poulton BC


GP One Day Swiss Pairs Holiday Inn, Northop Sun 7 October 12:15pm

7 x 7 board matches
Entry Form at:  N Wales Bridge Entry Form Oct 2018.pdf




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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Cumbria/Westmorland Congress 15/16 Sep 2018

The annual Cumbria/Westmoreland Congress was held on the 15-16 September 2018 at the Castle Green Hotel. The teams was won by Mike Tomlinson & Bob Loveridge, Jeff & AnnWilkins (pictured Jeff,Mike,Ann,Bob). John & Judy Brearley finished second in the Swiss Pairs. Full results on Cumbria website.

Cumbria/Westmorland Congress 15/16 Sep 2018
LCBA Team of 4 2018 Competition

We are now taking entries for the LCBA Teams of 4 Knockout 2018-19 competition. There is a Cup competition and consolation Plate competition for first round losers. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in the Cup competition and the winners of the Plate Competition. The Cup winners will be entitled to represent Lancashire in the Pachabo Cup on 9th/10th June 2019. You can register your entry with Jeff Smith at or with the Treasurer Barry Brelsford Send an entry cheque £28 payable to LCBA direct to Mr. B.Brelsford, 13 Windsor Lodge, Windsor Road, Andsell, Lytham FY8 1XU. Closing date for entries September 30 2018.

NBL Match 2 11 August 2018

The second round of NBL matches for the 2018 season were played on the 11th August at Bradford (A,C),Leeds (B). The A team finished 6th (of 6) on 25 VPs. The B team finished 5th (of 8) on 61 VPs and the C team finished 2nd (of 8) on 79 VPs thus retaining their 2nd position overall. Full details as usual available on the NBL site

County Club Challenge 11Aug2018
County Club Challenge 11Aug2018

On Saturday 11th August Preston Bridge Club hosted the County Club Challenge. This is a new event designed for players with an NGS of 10 or below. It was a  great success everyone had a good time and an enjoyable game of bridge. The winners were Lynda Grundy and Sheila Nolan from Oakfield Bridge Club. Full results on our results page.


LCBA Mixed Pairs 23Sep2018

On Sunday 23rd September at Poulton Bridge club there is a Lancashire mixed pairs competition starting at 1.30pm. It is £20 for the day with a meal provided. The competition is open only to LCBA Affiliated members. If you would like to enter please send an e-mail or text and payment can be made on the day or a cheque through to

Tournament Secretary

Michael Tomlinson
65 Westwood Road


BB12 0HR

07391 468820


East Lancashire Bridge League

The East Lancs Bridge League season recommences at the end of August and welcomes any new team to enter the League. It currently has two Divisions with about 5 teams in each so each team plays 4 matches in the season. Players not affiliated to the EBU are still eligible to enter the League. There is an associated optional Cup knockout competition (Sarker Cup).

The League secretary is Chris Pickup Email and further details can be found at:  East Lancashire Bridge League Website

Scarborogh Multiple Teams 26July2018

Well done to Jackie Pye along with John Holland, Jeremy Dhondy, Bill Hirst who won the Scarborough Multiple Teams held on 26th July2018 in the Scarborough Congress.

Manchester GP Teams 22July2018
Manchester GP Teams 22July2018

There was a full house at Altrincham for the Manchester Green Point Teams on Sunday 22nd July, including visitors from the US and Australia.  The winners were the Southport team of Roger Allison, Peter Richmond, Bill & Liz Wattleworth who won their last two matches against illustrious opposition to finish ahead of Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, Joy & Irving Blakey, with Karen McCallum, Axel Johannsson, Alan Mould and Michael Newman third. Detailed results are on the Altrincham and Manchester Bridge Club web sites.

Michelle Brunner Charity Memorial 21July2018
Michelle Brunner Charity Memorial 21July2018

The annual Michelle Brunner Charity Memorial in aid of Christies and St Anns Hospice was held on 21st July 2018 and raised around £1800. The winners on the day were Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, John Holland & Alan Mould. There were 16 teams taking part. Full results on Manchester Bridge Club website

NBL Match 1 July 14 2018

The first round of NBL matches for the 2018 season were played on the 14th July at Sheffield (A), Bradford (B) and Keighley (C). The A team finished 3rd (of 6) on 63 VPs behind Manchester (68) and Yorkshire (64), The B team finished 5th (of 8) on 71 VPs and the C team finished 2nd (of 8) on 92 VPs just behind Manchester C1 on 94 VPs.Full details as usual available on the NBL site

Presidents Cup 30 June/1 July 2018
Presidents Cup 30 June/1 July 2018

Well played the Lancashire team that were declared winners on the day of the annual Presidents Cup on 30June/1 July 2018 held at the East Midlands Bridge Club at Derby. The competition is for North Western Counties Teams of 8, and this year there were 8 teams taking part (Hereford, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Merseyside, Manchester A, Manchester B and North Wales). Full results will be available in the results section. The picture shows David Stevenson presenting the Lancashire team with the Cup - left to right:   Degsy Williams, Sue Woodcock, Stuart Clarke, Jeff Smith, John Brearley, Jackie Pye, Ross Shine, Cros Croswell, David Stevenson (TD). Lancashire last won the Cup in 2008 when it was held at Poulton BC.

LCBA Teams of 4 Plate Final 28June2018

Congratulations to Colin Mitchell's team (Bill Alston, Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye) who beat Sue Woodcock's team (Nick Woodcock, Bill Carr, Stuart Clarke) in the Lancashire CBA Teams of 4 Plate final.

Yorkshire Congress 2-3 June 2018

Congratulations to Don Hilton and brother Richard Hilton who won the Yorkshire Congress Championship Pairs event.They also won the Teams Consolation event playing with I Crockatt & J Levesley

LCBA AGM 21 May 2018

The AGM of the Lancashire CBA took place on the 21st May 2018 at Preston BC. Mike Tomlinson has taken over from Jacqueline Wright as Tournament Secretary and it was noted the excellent work that Jacqueline had done for a very long time. The new General Data Protection Act comes into force today (25th May 2018) and LCBA has published its GDPR Privacy notice on the Minutes page. LCBA have arranged a new non-expert competition – 'The County Club Challenge'. The clubs have been sent details, some have responded enthusiastically whilst others have ignored it. Please ensure your club is participating. There is also an initiative from some Preston members who have organised a Cafe bridge day for July, full details are on both the LCBA and Preston websites

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!

John Armstrong Swiss Pairs 20 May 2018 at Deva

Twenty six pairs competed at Deva in Merseyside's John Armstrong Green Point Swiss on Sunday 20th May.  Mike Tomlinson and Bob Loveridge finished in second place behind Rodney Lighton and John Currie.  Full results are on the Deva web site.

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: 

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.

LCBA Competitions

The LCBA Competitions for the 2018/19 season are listed below.

Mixed Pairs Sun 23 Sep 2018 1:30pm Poulton £20 pp/meal
Knockout Teams of 4 By 30 Sep 2018 £28 pt
Congress Swiss Pairs Sat 27 Oct 2018 1:30pm Brierfield £27 pp/meal
Congress Swiss Teams Sun 28 Oct 2018 1:30pm Bolton £27 pp/meal
Butler Pairs TBA
Championship Pairs Sun 3 Feb 2019 1:30pm Bolton £20 pp/meal
Club Teams of 8 Sun 24 Feb 2019 11am Bury £48 pt
Madeleine Berney Sun 5 May 2019 1:30pm Brierfield £20 pp/meal

More details on the Competition Entry Details page with a new feature of entry by BACS.

Sat 22nd September 2018
Northern Bridge League Match 3
Bradford/Keighley/Bradford 12:30
Sun 23rd September 2018
Poulton BC
Sat 29th September 2018
Great Northern Swiss Pairs
Sun 30th September 2018
Great Northern Swiss Pairs
Mon 1st October 2018
British Autumn Sim Pairs
Tue 2nd October 2018
British Autumn Sim Pairs
Wed 3rd October 2018
British Autumn Sim Pairs
Thu 4th October 2018
British Autumn Sim Pairs
Sat 6th October 2018
Northern Bridge League Match 4
Bolton/Bradford/Leeds 12:30
Sun 7th October 2018
North Wales Swiss Pairs
Holiday Inn, Northop 12:15pm
Director: S Amos
Sun 14th October 2018
Chester Bowl
Deva BC
Fri 19th October 2018
EBU Autumn Congress
Sat 20th October 2018
EBU Autumn Congress
Sun 21st October 2018
EBU Autumn Congress
Sat 27th October 2018
Brierfield BC