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Sun 2nd Dec 2018 Lytham Rose Bowl 1:30pm at Lytham BC
£20 per person (inc meal) Entries to Jeremy Stanforth Email lbclub.4a@gmail.com

Sat 15 Dec 2018 Preston Christmas Swiss Pairs + Buffet 3pm start 7 x 5 round
Entries to Catherine Draper  Email: catherine@acesbridgeclub.co.uk
Tel: 01772 815255 Mobile: 07734 053494

Sun 20th Jan 2019  Blue Pointed Butler Pairs at Preston BC 11:00am start £10 per player.
 Entries to: Jeff Smith. Email: jasmith@nildram.co.uk

Sun 3rd Feb 2019 LCBA Championship Pairs at Bolton BC 1:30pm start £20 per player inc meal.  Entries to Mike Tomlinson Tel: 07391 468820  Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk

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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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Competition Entry Details
LCBA Butler Pairs 20Jan2019

A Two session Blue Pointed Butler Pairs event held at Preston Bridge Club, St Walburges Garden, Weston Street, Preston
(Tel 01772 720060) on Sunday 20 February 2019 starting at 11:00am

Entry Fee £10 per player (juniors £10) does not include meal
Entries to: Jeffrey Smith, 28 Windsor Road, Prestwich M25 0FF jasmith@nildram.co.uk Tel 0161 702 3773
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points Blue Points will be awarded - the number depending on the entry.
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions:

1 Both partners must be EBU members (because its Blue Pointed and hence Licensed Event)
2 Assuming sufficient entries, the event will be played as a two session near all-play-all event (around 2 x 24 board sessions).

 

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LCBA Championship Pairs (Sun 3 Feb 2019)

LCBA Championship Pairs for the Robinson Salver

(Holders: A Barnes & S Norris)

A two session pairs event held at Bolton Bridge Club. 4 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 3AA
(Tel 01204 526484) on Sunday 3 February 2019 starting at 1:30pm

Entry Fee £20 per player (juniors £10) including meal
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points awarded depending on the number of pairs entering (see 3 below)
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions:

1 Both partners must be EBU members with primary allegiance to the LCBA
2 Assuming sufficient entries, the event will be played as a two session quali final. 14 pairs will qualify for the all-play-all final. The remaining pairs will qualify for the secondary final. There will be a carry forward score from the 1st session of approximately 50%. If entries are low, then it will be run as an all-play-through.
3 Green Points will be awarded - the number depending on the entry. 
Corwen: the leading four pairs will be eligible to play in the Corwen trophy to be held on 1/2 June 2019 at xxxx.
Entry Fee will be paid by LCBA

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Club Teams of 8 (Sun 24 Feb 2019)

Club Teams-of-8 Championship

(Holders: Bolton BC)

A multiple Teams-of-8 competition held at Bury Athaneum Club, Moss St, Bury BL9 0DF (Tel 0161 764 4518)
on Sunday 24th February 2019 starting at 11am (with an early finish)

Entry Fee £48 per team (please note that a meal is not included - bring your own food)
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07391 468820

Cheques payable to LCBA
Prizes: The winning club will hold the Holborn Trophy for one year and will have the fee paid for entry to the Garden Cities Trophy event.
Master points will be awarded to County Scale
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions:
1 Each team will have just eight players all of whom must be EBU members and belong to the same LCBA-Affiliated club. At least seven of the players must have first allegiance to Lancashire.
2 More than one team may be entered from a club. If there are space constraints, second and subsequent entries will be admitted on a first come first served basis.
3 Entries should arrive by 3 February 2019. Late entries may be accepted if space permits.

Garden Cities: The winning club will be entitled to represent the County in the Garden Cities Trophy held at Bradford Bridge Club on the 27th April 2019. The entry fee will be paid by the LCBA.

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Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs (Sun 5 May 2019)

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs

(Holders: Not Held in 2018)

A two session pairs Swiss event held at Brierfield Bridge Club, 2 Clitheroe Road, Brierfield, Nelson, BB9 5PT
(Tel 01282 694175) on Sunday 5 May 2019 starting at 1:30pm

Entry Fee £20 per player (juniors £10) including meal
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points to County Scale for top half of the field
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions: All players must be EBU members.

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LCBA Mixed Pairs (Sun 23 Sep 2018)

LCBA Mixed Pairs Championship

(Holders: J Halliwell & Linda Smith)

A two session pairs event held at Poulton Bridge Club. 10 Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde FY6 7DH
(Tel 01253 884844) on Sunday 23 September 2018 starting at 1:30pm

Entry Fee £20 per player (juniors £10) including meal
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points to County Scale for top half of the field
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions: All players must be EBU members affiliated to the LCBA.  Non LCBA primary members may pay a £2 fee for LCBA secondary membership.

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LCBA Congress Swiss Pairs (Sat 27 Oct 2018 Brierfield BC)

LCBA Congress Swiss Pairs For The Douglas Trophy

(Holders: J Holland & R Lighton)

A two session swiss pairs event held at Brierfield Bridge Club, 2 Clitheroe Road,Brierfield, Nelson, BB9 5PT (Tel 01282 694175)
on Saturday 27 October 2018 starting at 1:30pm. 

Entry Closing Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Entry Fee £27 per player (juniors £13:50) including meal
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points Green Pointed
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions: All players must be EBU members.

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LCBA Congress Swiss Teams (Sun 28 Oct 2018 Bolton BC)

LCBA Congress Swiss Teams For The Southport Bowl

(Holders: J Smith & J Pye, B & R Goldenfield)

A two session swiss teams event held at Bolton Bridge Club, 4 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 3AA
(Tel 01204 526484) on Sunday 28 October 2018 starting at 1:30pm

Entry Fee £27 per player (juniors £13:50) including meal
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email: mike9.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points Green Pointed
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions: All players must be EBU members.

FORM
Knockout Teams-of-Four (Entries by 30Sep18)

LCBA Knockout Teams of 4 Championship

(Cup Holders: J Morrell & M Farr, P Evans & A Whittam    Plate Holders: C Mitchell & B Alston, J Smith & J Pye)

A knockout for Teams of four with 24 board rounds and a 32 board final. Teams that lose their first match will enter a Plate competition played along similar lines to the main competition.

Entry Fee £28 per team of 4,5 or 6 players, only four of whom may play in any one match.
Entries by 30 September 2018 to: Jeff Smith, 28 Windsor Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0FF Tel: 0161 702 3773 Email jasmith@nildram.co.uk
Cheques payable to: LCBA
Master points Green Points will be awarded for each match won, in the main competition. Local Points will be awarded in the plate.
Prizes: The winners will hold the Blackburn Bridge Club Cup for one year and there will be money prizes for the winners and runners up in the main competition and for the winners of the Plate competition.
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions:
1 All players must be EBU members with primary allegiance to the LCBA
2 Unless the away captain agrees otherwise, all matches shall be played within the LCBA area.
3 No person may play for more than one team.
4 A single draw covering all rounds will be made early in October and will be sent to the captains, together with the full rules of the competition.

Pachabo: The winning team will be invited to represent the County in the Pachabo Cup to be held on 8/9 June 2019 at xxxxxx. The entry fee will be paid by the LCBA.

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