Lancashire Contract Bridge Association
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Lancashire Website

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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Archives 2016
Manchester Congress 2/3 Jan 2016

Congratulations to Marianne Farr and Jeff Smith who won the Championship Pairs at the annual Manchester Congress. More details on the Manchester Bridge Club Site.

Preston Blue Pointed Teams 10 Jan 2016
In the Preston Blue Pointed Teams on 10th January, clear winners were Kath and Alan Nelson with Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith ahead of Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock and Liz and Bill Wattleworth of Lancashire.  This well supported event had the maximum capacity 11 teams (with teams on reserve list) and was well run by Catherine and scored by Jeff. Also popular was the 11am start and 5pm finish (10 x 4-board matches) . Full results are on the Preston Bridge Club site.

LCBA Butler Pairs 23 Jan 16

There were seven tables at the Lancashire Butler Pairs Competition held at Lytham BC starting at 1:30pm on Saturday 23Jan2016. The winners were Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield with Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye second. As always, the food was at its usual excellent standard. Full details in the results section.

LCBA Team of 8 14 Feb 2016

There were only five teams at the annual Team of 8 final held at Bury Bridge Club on 14th Feb 2016. The winners were Preston BC (A Lum/J Brearley, A Petrie/B Alston, D Hilton/D Fazackerley, N Sutcliffe/M Tomlinson) and they will represent Lancashire CBA on 7th May in the Garden Cities Regional Final at Bradford.  Second were Bolton B, Third were Southport. Full details on the Results page.

LCBA Championship Pairs 7 Feb 2016

The LCBA Championship Pairs at Blackburn BC had 14 tables (with one missing pair) and was expertly run again by John Pyner. The fomat was the usual qualifier followed by a 14 pair all-play-all final (with carry forward) and a consolation final. The winners were Andrew Lum/David Costich, with Anne Burgess/John Dearing second, Nick/Sue Woodcock third and Dave Debbage/Andrew Woodcock fourth and these pairs have qualified to represent Lancashire CBA in the Corwen Trophy on the 4th/5th June 2016 at Birmingham Airport. The Consolation Final was won by Andrew Petrie/Andrew Holborn, with  Bill/Liz Wattleworth second. Full details on Results page.

Cumbria Congress 18-20 Mar 2016

Successes at this weekend Cumbria Congress...

Congrats to Nick Woodcock & Sue Fortorft on winning the main Pairs event and to Catherine Draper & Andrew Woodcroft, Keith Ashford & Michael Prior on winning the main Teams event with Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fortorft second. Full Results on Cumbria Bridgewebs site.

Northern Easter Festival 25-27 Mar 2016
Northern Easter Festival 25-27 Mar 2016

In the Northern Easter Festival at Ilkley, Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye teamed up with Peter Stocken and Phillip Mason to win the Swiss Teams. Bill Wattleworths team (B&L Wattleworth, P Richmond & R Allison) finished 4th and Jeff Wilkins team (J & A Wilkins, J Halliwell  & L Smith) finished 6th.
In the Swiss Pairs, the leading Lancashire players were J Halliwell/LSmith in 8th place and B & L Wattleworth in 10th place.

Full results are on the EBU web site and the YCBA web site.

LCBA Team of 4 Finals

The Team of 4 knockout competitions have now reached their final stages.  In the Cup, Barnes will play Mitchell, in the Plate, Brearley will play Wattleworth

2016 County Team Selections

The 2016 County Team Selections are now available on the County Matches page.

Preston Open Pairs

The Preston Pairs on 17th April 2016 had a full house of 11 tables. Winners were B & R Goldenfield, closely followed by S Clarke/S Woodcock with C Draper/A Woodcock in third place. Full results available on Preston Bridge Club Bridgewebs site. 

LCBA Team of 4 Winners

Mitchell (C Mitchell/B Alston, J Smith/J Pye) beat Barnes (A Barnes/R Greenhalgh, S Norris/D King) by 23 Imps in the LCBA Team of 4 Final of 32 boards. The Mitchell team will represent Lancashire in the Pachabo on 11/12 June 2016 at Holiday Inn Birmingham.


Monday 16 May 2016 7.30pm

at Bolton Bridge Club

All members of Lancashire County are invited to attend.

  • Have your say about how bridge is organised in the County.
  • If you feel strongly about an issue you can propose a motion, which will be published on the website and discussed at the meeting. (These need to be sent to Barry by 4th May).
  • Perhaps you would like to help some way in the running of the county?
  • Contact Barry Brelsford at 

    The agenda for the meeting will be sent to all clubs before the meeting and published on the website.
Madeleine Berney Trophy 2016

The Madeleine Berney Trophy held at Brierfield had 10 tables and was won by Paddy Murphy and Mark Weeks with Paul Evans & Alan Whittam second, Tony & Alex Wilkinson third. Full details on results page.

Garden Cities Regional Final

The Garden Cities Regional Final was held at Bradford Bridge Club on Sat 7th May. The Preston Bridge Club team of 8 finished 4th out of the six teams. Manchester BC and Deva BC qualified for the final.

Blackburn Open Swiss pairs

Brian Senior and John Holland won the 2016 Blackburn BC Open Swiss Pairs. In second place were David Hammonds and Paul Beckwith, and third were Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield.
There were fourteen tables in play and Paul Hepworth directed the event. 

LCBA Team of 4 Plate Final

Brearley (R Shine, D.Hilton, D Fazackerley) beat Wattleworth (L Wattleworth, G & M McConkey) in the LCBA Team of 4 Plate Final.

LCBA 29th Annual General Meeting

The LCBA AGM took place at Bolton Bridge Club on 16th May 2016. Bill Alston will take over as Chairman, Brian Irlam as Vice Chairman and John Brearley as Secretary. Barry Brelsford retired as Secretary (after 29 years!) and Jacqueline retired as Tournament Secretary (after 8 years) and received a presentation of flowers from the Chairman.To fill the vacancies, Barry Brelsford will continue with his Treasurer role and Barry and Jacqueline will share the Tournament. Secretary role for at least the next year while a new Officer is found for that role. The LCBA Team of 4 competitions will be managed separately by Jeff Smith who is hoping to run them using the new EBU Cup/Plate facility.

LCBA C Team Selections 2016

The LCBA teams for the C Team matches are now available on the County Matches page.

Corwen 2016

David Debbage playing with Andrew Woodcock finished fourth in the inter-county pairs on June 4-5th 2016. There were 98 pairs in the competition. Full results on EBU website.

Pachabo 2016

Stuart Norris & Rod Greenhalgh, Des King & Jeff Smith playing for Lancashire finished 14th of 27 Teams in the Pachabo held at Birmingham Airport Hotel on June 11-12 2016. Full results on the EBU site.

Lancashire Leagues 2015/16

The East Lancs and Fylde Leagues for the 2015-16 season are now complete. The Fylde League Team of 8 A Division was won by Bolton A team. The East Lancs League Team of 4 A Division was won by S Challinor & T Wilkinson, A Kirby & B Dormand. The Sarker Cup was won by J Morrell & J Smith, P & H Williams. Full details are available on the respective sites which can be reached by clicking the Leagues Section on this LCBA website.

Presidents Cup 2016

The Lancashire team (J Brearley/R Shine, N & S Woodcock, M Nicholson/D King, D Williams/B Winter) finished 2nd of the 8 teams in the Presidents Cup held at Bradford on the 19/20 June 2016. The best pair was Sue & Nick Woodcock very closely followed by Mike Nicholson and Des King. Full results are on the Results section and also on the Dave Stevenson Presidents Cup page.

Catherine wins Gold at European Teams 2016
Catherine wins Gold at European Teams 2016

Congratulations to Catherine Draper who was part of the England Women's team which won the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary.The England Team starting the final day in third place, won all three matches, including victory against overnight leaders Poland in the final match.The whole team was Heather Dhondy, Nevena Senior, Sally Brock & Nichola Smith, Catherine Draper & Fiona Brown NPC Derek Patterson, Coach David Burn.Further Details on EBU WebSite. Interview

Summer Seniors Eastbourne 2016

Congratulations to Sue and Nick Woodcock who won the Swiss Pairs at the Summer Seniors Congress 2016 at Eastbourne.

National Inter County Final 10 July 2016

Lancashire finished runners up to Warwickshire in the National Inter County League B Final 2016 held at Coventry Bridge Club on Jul 10.  The Lancs team was represented by J Brearley/D Hilton, P Evans/A Whittam, M Farr/J Morrell and B Carr/S Clarke. Full Results at: NICL Results

Lancashire v Cumbria 10 July 2016

The annual Lancashire v Cumbria match took place on Sunday 10th July at Barrow Bridge Club with Lancashire winning by 116 Imps. This was a very friendly encounter, well run by Ken Johnson with an excellent meal courtesy of the Barrow Club staff. Full details on the Cumbria site Results Page (see Information tab on the site) at:  Lancs v Cumbria Results

Northern Bridge League Match 1 16Jul2016

In the A division at Brierfield, Lancashire (Jeff Smith/Jackie Pye, John Morrell/Marianne Farr, Don Hilton/Dagmar Fazackerley, Paul Hepworth/Rick Bentley) finished 4th of 6 teams. Jeff & Jackie and Paul & Rick  were the best pairs on the cross IMPs.

In the B division at Manchester, Lancashire B (
Stuart Clarke/Bill Carr,Stuart Challinor/Tony Wilkinson,Jeff & Ann Wilkins,Nick Sutcliffe/Mike Tomlinson) finished 4th of 8 teams..Stuart & Tony and Jeff & Ann were the best pairs on the cross IMPs.

In the C division, also at Manchester, Lancashire C (
Angus Kirby/Brian Dormand,John & Cath Ashworth, Duncan &,Diane Ault,Bill &,Hazel Winter) finished 3rd of 7 teams. Angus & Brian were the best pair finishing top of the cross Imps!.

Full results are on the Northern Bridge league site.