Lancashire Contract Bridge Association
Lancashire Contract Bridge Association


Prestoin Blue Pointed Teams Sun 14 Jan 2018

Preston Bridge Club

LCBA Butler Pairs Sun 21 Jun 2018
Lytham Bridge Club

£19 per player. Entries to Jacqueline Wright, 6 Filey Road, Lytham,St Annes FY8 3EZ Tel 01253 722872


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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 2017
LCBA Butler Pairs Cancellation (Sun Jan 22 2017)

The LCBA Buitler Pairs scheduled for Sunday Jan 22 has been cancelled due to lack of entries along with some organisational problems.

Preston Blue Pointed Teams 15th Jan 2017

In the Preston Blue Pointed Teams on 10th January, winners were Peter Richmond, Roger Allison, Glen Oliver and Andrew Holborn on 142 VPs out of 200. Second were Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock and Bill Carr and Maureen McConkey.  This well supported event had the maximum capacity 11 teams. Full results are on the Preston Bridge Club site.

Ewart Evans

We are sad to learn of the death of Ewart Evans. He was a member of many bridge clubs including Blackburn and Bolton over the years and had many successes in local Lancashire and other events. Despite longstanding health problems, he was the most kind, cheerful, courteous, good humoured and friendly player at the table always ready to acknowledge a good play by the opponents and always helpful to other players where needed. He will be sadly missed. The funeral is 2:30pm Wednesday 1st February at Howe Bridge Crematorium, Lovers Lane, Manchester M46 0PZ.

Stratified Simultaneous Pairs Monday 13th March 2017

Preston club will be holding this event, which is scored within four rankings all across the country
A  One or both members of the pair are above tournament master
B  Both members of the pair are below tournament master
C  Both members of the pair are below master
D  Both members of the pair are below district master
So you can compare your score with lots of people across the country and receive Blue points and local points accordingly
Table money for the night will be £5.00 members £6.00 visitors
Preston BC can only take 12 tables so please enter before the event to avoid disappointment
Contact Gill Armstrong phone 01772 465699 phone or text 07920859525 Email

LCBA Championship Pairs

There were 24 pairs at Blackburn for the LCBA Championship Pairs. The final was won by M Tomlinson/N Sutcliffe, with J Brearley/R Shine second, P Worswick/D Hammonds third and P & H Williams fourth. They will represent LCBA in the Corwen at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport on the 10th/11th June 2017. The Consolation Final was won by B & L Wattleworth.
Full details on Results page.


LCBA Teams of 8 12 Feb 2017

LCBA had 8 Teams in the annual Teams of 8 held at Bury Atahaneum on 12th Feb 2017. Winners were Preston BC (JM Brearley/A Lum, D Hilton/D Fazackerley, M Tomlinson/N Sutcliffe, C Mitchell/B Alston) on 104VPs. Second were Bolton A, third Southport. Full deatils (including Ximps) are in the results section on this Lancashire website. Preston will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Regional Final on Sat 6th May at Bradford BC..

Manchester GP Swiss Pairs at Altrincham 4thMarch2017
Manchester GP Swiss Pairs at Altrincham 4thMarch2017

There was a full house at Altrincham on Saturday 4th March where fifty one pairs competed in the Swiss Pairs.  Congratulations to the joint winners Jeff Smith/Alan Nelson and Marianne Farr/John Morrell who were ahead of Kath Nelson/Jeff Morris in third place. Sue Woodcock and Stuart Clarke finished 7th. The Ascenders Prize was won by Barrie and Julia Newall. Full results to follow.

Mersyside GP Swiss Teams at Deva 5th March 2017
Mersyside GP Swiss Teams at Deva 5th March 2017

Congrats to Andrew Petrie who was in the winning team with Andrew Woodcock, Catherine Draper and Nicola Smith at the Merseyside GP Teams at Deva, There were 15 teams. Bill/Liz Wattleworth, Anthony Butler and Glen Oliver finished 6th.

Hubert Phillips Bowl Finalists 2016-17

Congratulations to the team of Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, John Holland and Alan Mould and semifinal substitute Rhona Goldenfield in reaching the Hubert Philips Bowl Final. The Hubert Philips Bowl is the mixed teams-of-four championships of England, named after the former EBU chairman, Hubert Phillips. They beat the Hinden team in the semi final, with Rhona playing as substitute as Jackie was recovering from a recent operation, They will play the winners of the other semi final between Sally Brocks team and Michael Byrnes team. 

Hector Barker Cancellation

Please note that the Hector Barker Swiss Pivot Teams scheduled for Sun 26th March has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

Martin Braid Pivot teams
Martin Braid Pivot teams

Jackie Pye, Jeff Smith playing with John Holland and Alan Mould won the Martin Braid Pivot teams charity event at held at Manchester Bridge Club on Saturday 2nd 2017. There were 16 teams at the event with around £500 raised for the British Heart Foundation charity, Full results on the Manchester Bridge Club website. Kath Nelson and Alan Mould spoke of their fond memories of Martin Braid and thanks were given to Sue Braid for her generous support for this event.

LCBA Teams of 4 Final 24th April 2017

The LCBA Teams of 4 has reached the Final stage between P Hepworth's team (R Bentley, B Ripley, K Renno) and Sue Woodcock's team (N Woodcock, B Carr, S Clarke). The Final will be played on Monday 24th April 2017.

Northern Easter Bridge Festival 14-16 April 2017

The Northern Easter Bridge Festival was held at Ilkley on the weekende 14th-16th April. Lancashire successes included Open Pairs - Jeff Smith with John Holland of Manchester winning, Swiss Pairs - Nick & Sue Woodcock finished 2nd, Brian Irlam & Nihar Mitra 5th and Jeff & Ann Wilkins 6th,  Swiss Teams - Michael Tomlinson & Linda Smith, Jeff & Ann Wilkins finishing 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

Manchester Higson Cup 23 April 2017
Manchester Higson Cup 23 April 2017

Jeff Smith along with Manchester players Irving Blakey, Dave Barton & Leslie Klein won the annual Manchester Teams of 4 Higson Cup on Sunday 23rd April at Manchester BC.

LCBA Teams of 4 Winners 2016-17

The LCBA Teams of 4 competition has been won by Sue Woodcocks team (Nick Woodcock, Bill Carr & Stuart Clarke). They beat Paul Hepworth's team,(Rick Bentley, Ken Renno & Brian Ripley) by 41 Imps in the final. They will represent LCBA in the Pachabo Cup on the 10th/11th June at the Mercure Hotel, Daventry.

Madeleine Berney 30th april 2017

The results for the Madeleine Berney Trophy held at Briefield BC on Sunday 30th April are shown on this website.Winners were Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, with second equal George Bak and Steve Blackburn and John Dearing/Jeremy Stanforth. The LCBA commitee is aware that there was some disruption with the scoring on the day and that one less swiss pairs round was played. It apologises for the inconvenience and as compensation, LCBA will be offereing £2 discount on next years competition entry to the participants in this years comepetition.