Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association
Leicestershire Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

The next Leicestershire Green Pointed Pairs event is on 4th March 2017 at Spondon. Please click for the entry form which is available as a pdfLeicestershire Green Pointed Swiss Pairs entry form (pdf) or microsoft word (docx)Leicestershire Green Pointed Swiss Pairs entry form (docx) document.

Midland Counties League

The County teams played their fifth Midland Counties match of the season on 15th January 2017. We played Staffordshire & Shropshire (Away) and the results were :

First team (Dawes)   Won 15-5 (+89 imps)
Second team (Porter)   Lost 9-11 (-13 imps)
Third team (Markham)   Won 17-3 (+117 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.

Leicestershire Cup

The first round of the Leicestershire on Wednesday 9th November produced wins for teams Beasley, Fieldhouse, Halford, Thompson, Tyler and Whiteman.

Leicestershire Cup latest resultsLink to Leicestershire Cup draw

Leicestershire Cup Plate latest resultsLink to plate draw

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
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
15th Jan 2017
MCL 5 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
12th Jan 2017
Pairs League 1
11th Jan 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
11th Dec 2016
MCL 4 v Nottinghamshire
7th Dec 2016
Josephs Bowl Round 1
23rd Nov 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
20th Nov 2016
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
13th Nov 2016
MCL 3 v Gloucestershire
Calendar
18th Jan 2017
LCBA League 9
25th Jan 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
25th Jan 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 1
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
1st Feb 2017
LCBA League 10
8th Feb 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
8th Feb 2017
Wilde Cup
County Bridge Club 19.15
9th Feb 2017
Pairs League 2
Rothley Centre 19.15
11th Feb 2017
Tollemache Finals (Sat & Sun)
Park Inn, West Bromwich B70 6RS 13:30
15th Feb 2017
LCBA league 11
19th Feb 2017
MCL 6 v Warwickshire
Greenfields 14:30
22nd Feb 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 3
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
22nd Feb 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
25th Feb 2017
Ranked Master Pairs (Sat & Sun)
Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport
1st Mar 2017
LCBA League 12
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
15th Jan 2017
MCL 5 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
12th Jan 2017
Pairs League 1
11th Jan 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
11th Dec 2016
MCL 4 v Nottinghamshire
7th Dec 2016
Josephs Bowl Round 1
23rd Nov 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
20th Nov 2016
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
13th Nov 2016
MCL 3 v Gloucestershire
Calendar
18th Jan 2017
LCBA League 9
25th Jan 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
25th Jan 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 1
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
1st Feb 2017
LCBA League 10
8th Feb 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
8th Feb 2017
Wilde Cup
County Bridge Club 19.15
9th Feb 2017
Pairs League 2
Rothley Centre 19.15
11th Feb 2017
Tollemache Finals (Sat & Sun)
Park Inn, West Bromwich B70 6RS 13:30
15th Feb 2017
LCBA league 11
19th Feb 2017
MCL 6 v Warwickshire
Greenfields 14:30
22nd Feb 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 3
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
22nd Feb 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
25th Feb 2017
Ranked Master Pairs (Sat & Sun)
Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport
1st Mar 2017
LCBA League 12