Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association
Gary Duddle

It is with deep regret that we report the death of Gary Duddle on the 20th March. Gary's funeral service will be held at Gilroes Crematorium on Friday 31st March at 10 a.m.

Samani Salver & Silver Plate Competitions 2017

Steve Wright is taking your team entries into the Samani Salver, our summer knock-out competition for league teams.

Samani Salver invitation and entry formLink to Samani Salver entry form

Hurwich Quaiche 2017

Richard Tyler is taking your team entries for the Hurwich Quaiche which is a handicapped team league competition run by the County Bridge Club and open to all LCBA members .

See club news for detailsLink to Club News

League Secretary

The LCBA League Secretary – Brian Stockdale – will be retiring from his post at the end of this season. This means that there is an urgent need to find a new League Secretary. Please will all LCBA members consider whether they could take on the role. All offers should be sent to the LCBA General Secretary – Pat Beasley - Email address patbeasley@care4free.net

Portland Pairs

Top Leicestershire pair in the Portland Pairs were Ian Bruce and Pat Watson who finished 38th of 312 on 19th March 2017.

Portland results 2017Link to EBU results

EBU National Pairs Regional Finals

Ben Norton and Simon Stokes were the only competitors from Leicestershire competing in the event on 12th March 2017. The regional results, the Midlands venue was West Midlands Bridge Club, were combined with Ben and Simon finishing 39th of 212 to book a place in the final on April 8th - 9th.

NPRF resultsLink to EBU results

Team Whiteman win Leicestershire Cup

Congratulations to Team Garrry Whiteman (Mike Ayers, Mike Gould, Duncan Jones, Lucy Pathan, Keith Preston, Garry Whiteman) beat Team Thompson (Denis Davis, Alan Lord, John Myles, John Thompson) in the final of the Leicestershire Cup.

Leicestershire Cup Final resultsLink to Leicestershire Cup draw

Leicestershire Cup Plate latest resultsLink to plate draw

Stanley Trophy

The Stanley Trophy is entering the final round. It will be a very close finish with Peter Halford & John Milne, Dick & Lucy Pathan and Tim Glover and Peter Neville separated by 16 imps at the top after six rounds.

Stanley Trophy Summary 2016-2017Link to Stanley Trophy Summary

 

Executive committee minutes

The latest committee meeting minutes (5th December 2016) are now posted under LCBA Information, minutes.

Derbyshire Mixed Pairs Championship

Derbyshire CBA are running their Mixed Pairs Championship on Sunday 30th April 2017 at Spondon. The event incorporates the Flitch Cup for married couples.

Full details can be found on this advert.Link to Flitch Cup advert

National Swiss Teams

Warwickshire CBA are running the National Swiss Teams on 13/14th May 2017 at the West Midlands Bridge Club (Solihull). The entry fee has been significantly reduced to £42.50 each (or £28 each if entering as a team of 6).

Full details can be found at www.nationalswissteams.co.ukLink to national swiss teams website

Leicestershire Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

The Leicestershire Green Pointed Pairs event took place on 4th March 2017 at Spondon. 32 pairs competed, congratulations to the winners Sue Goldman & Dodo Georgevic. The only Leicestershire Pair finishing in the top half were Irene Krantz and Linda Stone (12th).

Midland Counties League

The County teams played their sixth Midland Counties match of the season on 19th Fenruary 2017. We played Warwickshire (Home) and the results were :

First team (Dawes)   Lost 7-13 (-37 imps)
Second team (Porter)   Lost 5-15 (-79 imps)
Third team (Markham)   Lost 4-16 (-106 imps)

More details including tables and results analysis can be found on the Midland Counties League Link to Midland Counties League page page (in Competitions / League menu).

Midland Counties Congress

The Midland Counties Congress was well attended on weekend of 7th/8th January with 112 pairs competing in the Swiss Pairs event and 56 teams in the Swiss Teams event taking up maximum capacity of the West Midlands Bridge Club. In the pairs Tim Glover & Peter Neville finished a distinguised third place with 105/140 winning 6 of their 7 matches. In the teams it was the turn of Colin Dean & Nick Stevens to shine with third place (97/140) having been on the top table for the last match. The only other Leicestershire top half finish was by Pat Watson partnering Carolyn Fisher  with John & Pauline Rudolf in the teams (19th).

Important League Notice - Change to Westcotes League Venue

The usual Westcotes league venue (Estonian House) will be unavailable for the remainder of the 2016-2017 LCBA League Season.

Fortunately Glenfield Bridge Club have kindly agreed to host the remaining Westcotes home fixtures which will therefore be at Glenfield Memorial Hall, Stamford Street, Glenfield LE3 8DL.

The matches concerned are on 3 dates :

18th Jan Westcotes A v Clarendon, Westcotes B v Leicester University

15th Feb Westcotes A v Melton, Westcotes B v Blaby A

22nd Mar Westcotes A v Loughborough A, Westcotes B v Bradgate A

Please note that the Westcotes Monday evening duplicate events are unaffected and remain at West Gate School.

Joseph Bowl and Butterworth Langley Trophy

The Joseph Bowl Round 1 results, hands and draw can be found in the results section on the right.

Butterworth Langley drawLink to Butterworth Langley Trophy draw

 

LCBA League - no-show and late arrivals rules

A new procedure for dealing with no-show and late arrivals was agreed at the last League Forum. In the event of a no-show the match can be played as a teams of four match or rescheduled, and detailed rules for dealing with late arrivals are set out in an amended rule. The amendment to the rulesLink to league rule amendment are posted in League Documents.

Tollemache Qualifier 2016

The Tollemache Cup qualifier 2016 was held at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport on 19/20th November. The Leicestershire team was Paul Bowyer, Jim Mason, Nick Stevens, Colin Dean, Ian Bruce, Simon Stokes, Ben Norton, Duncan Happer, Dick Pathan, Rick Wilde and Yasser Haider. The competition was run in four groups, and the top two teams in each group qualified for the finals on 11/12th February. Leicestershire were drawn in Group A (a group of nine) with Berkshire & Buckinghamshire, Channel Islands, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Norfolk, North East and Northamptonshire. Leicestershire finished 5th with Berks & Bucks and Manchester qualifying. Middlesex, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Kent, London and Somerset were the other qualifiers.

Tollemache results.Link to Tollemache results

Annual Parliamentary Match

There were three familar names involved with the annual House of Commons vs House of Lords match on 2nd November. Playing were Baroness Byford (House of Lords) and Dr Evan Harris (son of Frank and Brenda Harris - House of Commons), with the commentary provided by Paul Bowyer.

EBU reportLink to EBU report

CommentaryLink to Paul's commentary

Baroness Byford parliamentary biographyLink to Baroness Byford parliamentary biography

Baroness Byford wikipedia biographyLink to Baroness Byford wikipedia biography

Dr Evan Harris parliamentary biographyLink to Dr Evan Harris parliamentary biography

Dr Evan Harris wikipedia biographyLink to Dr Evan Harris wikipedia biography

EBU Shareholders Meeting 23rd November 2016

The next EBU Shareholders Meeting is on 23rd November 2016. In the LCBA / EBU relationship sectionLink to EBU meetings and minutes you will find all the documents and minutes that will be discussed. If you have any questions that you want our delegates to take to the meeting then please Contact Us.

Samani Salver

Congratulations to the Northern Powerhouse at Clarendon who retain the Samani Salver after Clarendon North (Duncan Happer, Kerri Happer, Jim Mason, Tony Kitson, Paul Bowyer, Sue Bowyer) beat Clarendon South (Simon Stokes, Ian Bruce, Yasser Haider, Rick Wilde, Gary Duddle, Irene Krantz) for the second successive year.

LCBA minutes

The latest approved Executive meeting minutes and draft AGM minutes are now posted under LCBA information (minutes).

League Fixtures 2016-2017

Please click for the complete list of League Fixtures 2016-2017Link to league fixture list 2016-2017. There are 27 teams competing this year and we will run with 3 divisions of 7 and 1 division of 6. We give a warm welcome to a fourth Bradgate team. Venues are the same as last year except that Clarendon are playing at the County Bridge Club this year rather than at the University.

View League Tables , Results and Fixtures
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Click for division 4 Click for division 3 Click for division 2 Click for division 1

Important venue update - Westcotes will play remaining fixtures at Glenfield Memorial Hall instead of Estonian House

League Team Captain / Player Login
EBU Login required
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  • 4. Select your team from list
Results
19th Mar 2017
Portland Pairs
12th Mar 2017
National Pairs Regional Finals
9th Mar 2017
Pairs League 3
8th Mar 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 6 of 7
4th Mar 2017
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
22nd Feb 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 3
22nd Feb 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 2
19th Feb 2017
MCL 6 v Warwickshire
Calendar
29th Mar 2017
Gimson Trophy Semi-final
Rothley Centre 19.15
2nd Apr 2017
MCL 7 v Worcestershire
Away 14:30
4th Apr 2017
Leicester Mercury Bridge Trophy
County Bridge Club 19.15
5th Apr 2017
LCBA League 14
8th Apr 2017
National Pairs Final (Sat & Sun)
Mercure Hotel, Daventry
9th Apr 2017
LCBA Charity Swiss Teams
Glenfield Memorial Hall 14:00
12th Apr 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 7 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
13th Apr 2017
Pairs League 4
Rothley Centre 19.15
23rd Apr 2017
Gimson Trophy Final
Greenfields 14:00
25th Apr 2017
Yates Cup
Rothley Centre 19.15
26th Apr 2017
Buckby Cup (Mens Pairs)
Rothley Centre 19.15
26th Apr 2017
Olga Cup (Ladies Pairs)
Rothley Centre 19.15
3rd May 2017
Hyman Crammer Trophy
Rothley Centre 19.15
4th May 2017
League Forum
Rothley Centre 19.15
View League Tables , Results and Fixtures
No EBU Login required

Click for division 4 Click for division 3 Click for division 2 Click for division 1

Important venue update - Westcotes will play remaining fixtures at Glenfield Memorial Hall instead of Estonian House

League Team Captain / Player Login
EBU Login required
  • 1. Click on the link above
  • 2. Enter your EBU login details
  • 3. Select Utilities : EBULeague
  • 4. Select your team from list
Results
19th Mar 2017
Portland Pairs
12th Mar 2017
National Pairs Regional Finals
9th Mar 2017
Pairs League 3
8th Mar 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 6 of 7
4th Mar 2017
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
22nd Feb 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 3
22nd Feb 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 2
19th Feb 2017
MCL 6 v Warwickshire
Calendar
29th Mar 2017
Gimson Trophy Semi-final
Rothley Centre 19.15
2nd Apr 2017
MCL 7 v Worcestershire
Away 14:30
4th Apr 2017
Leicester Mercury Bridge Trophy
County Bridge Club 19.15
5th Apr 2017
LCBA League 14
8th Apr 2017
National Pairs Final (Sat & Sun)
Mercure Hotel, Daventry
9th Apr 2017
LCBA Charity Swiss Teams
Glenfield Memorial Hall 14:00
12th Apr 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 7 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
13th Apr 2017
Pairs League 4
Rothley Centre 19.15
23rd Apr 2017
Gimson Trophy Final
Greenfields 14:00
25th Apr 2017
Yates Cup
Rothley Centre 19.15
26th Apr 2017
Buckby Cup (Mens Pairs)
Rothley Centre 19.15
26th Apr 2017
Olga Cup (Ladies Pairs)
Rothley Centre 19.15
3rd May 2017
Hyman Crammer Trophy
Rothley Centre 19.15
4th May 2017
League Forum
Rothley Centre 19.15