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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 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
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
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!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Sadly, the Madeleine Berney scheduled for Sunday 6th May 2018 has been cancelled due to lack of entries.
Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson,Linda Smith, Jeff & Ann Wilkins who won the Staffordshire & Shropshire Congress Swiss Teams on 29th April 2018.
For the second successive year, Jeff Smith along with Dave Barton, Irving & Joy Blakey won the ManchesterHigson Cup on the 29th april 2018.
This brand new event is being run by Preston BC members. It is staged in four different Cafes with a break for morning coffee and a two course lunch. Entry is £30 with proceeds to charity, good cash prizes for the winners. Registration 9:30am until approx 4:30pm.For ore details contact Gill Armstrong Email email@example.com or phone 07920 859525.
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.
There are still places available for the forthcoming Preston Pairs event at Preston BC on Sunday 15 April at 11.00am.
Entries to Gill Armstrong:
Tel 01772 465699 - 07920859525
The LCBA Teams of 4 knockout competition has now progressed to the Final. The match will be between Morrell (Farr, Evans, Whittam) and Hepworth (Bentley, Purdy, Irlam) with the winning team representing LCBA in the Pachabo Cup later in the year.
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.