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Hector Barker Pivot Teams scheduled for Sun 8 April has been cancelled.

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs Sun 6 May  1:30pm at Brierfield BC


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Cumbria GP Swiss Teams

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.

Manchester GP Swiss Pairs 3rd March 2018

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.

Lancashire Teams of 8 25Feb2018

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.

Harrogate Spring Congress 16-18 Feb 2018
Harrogate Spring Congress 16-18 Feb 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.

LCBA Plate 2017-18

The draw for the LCBA Teams of 4 Plate 2017-8 is now on the EBU website and in the LCBA Knockouts section.

Tollemache Cup 10/11Feb 2018

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.

LCBA Championship Pairs Sun 4th Feb 2018

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.

Reminder - LCBA Championship Pairs Sun 4th Feb 2018

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

Preston Blue Pointed Teams 14Jan 2018

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

Cancellation of Butler Pairs Sun 21 Jan 2018
Unfortuantely, the Butler Pairs scheduled on Sunday 21 January at Lytham has been cancelled due to a lack of support.
Manchester Congress 6/7Jan2018
  • Club/Ashworths ManCongress 2018
  • CrozDegsy Manchester Congress 2018
  • Teams Man Congress 2018

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.

New Team of 8 Date - 25 Feb 2018

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.

Blackpool Year End Swiss Teams 29 Dec 2017

Congratulations to Sue Woodcock, Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock and Sue Fortoft on winning the Blackpool Swiss Teams. Full details on EBU Website.

Lytham Rose Bowl 3Dec2017

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

Llangollen Swiss Teams 25/26 Nov 2017
Llangollen Swiss Teams 25/26 Nov 2017

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.

Tollemache Qualifier 18/19 November 2017

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.

Lancashire Congress 27/28 October 2017
Lancashire Congress 27/28 October 2017

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

Sun 18th March 2018
National Pairs Regional Finals
Bradford BC 1pm
Sun 25th March 2018
EBU - Portland Pairs
Brierfield BC 12:00
Fri 30th March 2018
Northern Easter Festival
Hilton, Leeds 1:30pm
Sat 31st March 2018
Northern Easter Festival
Hilton, Leeds 1:30pm
Sun 1st April 2018
Northern Easter Festival
Hilton Hotel, Leeds 11:30am
Sat 7th April 2018
NWBA Spring Swiss Teams Congress
Sun 8th April 2018
NWBA Spring Swiss Teams Congress
Mon 9th April 2018
British Spring Sims
Tue 10th April 2018
British Spring Sims
Wed 11th April 2018
British Spring Sims
Thu 12th April 2018
British Spring Sims
Sat 14th April 2018
EBU - National Pairs Finals
Wyboston Lakes Resort 1pm
Sun 15th April 2018
EBU - National Pairs Finals
Wyboston Lakes Resort 10:30am
Sun 15th April 2018
Preston Blue-Pointed Pairs
Preston BC 11:00am
Director: C Draper
Scorer: J Smith
Sat 21st April 2018
EBU - Garden Cities Trophy Regional Finals
Bradford BC 1pm