NEXT LOCAL EVENTS
Hector Barker Pivot Teams scheduled for Sun 8 April has been cancelled.
Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs Sun 6 May 1:30pm at Brierfield BC
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The draw for the LCBA Teams of 4 Plate 2017-8 is now on the EBU website and in the LCBA Knockouts section.
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.
Please note the forthcoming N Wales Swiss Teams on Apr7/8 1028 at Bryn Howell Hotel. Click news item for brochure.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Congratulations to Sue Woodcock, Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock and Sue Fortoft on winning the Blackpool Swiss Teams. Full details on EBU Website.
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
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.
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.
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