Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association
Leicestershire Green Point Event cancellation

The Leicestershire Swiss Pairs Green Pointed Event due to be held on Saturday 3rd March 2018 has been cancelled due to lack of support. The next one due on Saturday 16th June 2018 will go ahead as normal.

David Field

We have been notified by his brother that the LCBA Life member David Field has died. David moved away from Leicestershire in the early 1990s but will be well remembered for a long stint as League Secretary. He was a member of Melton Bridge Club. We will post an orbituary as soon as possible. 

Midland Counties League

The County teams played their sixth Midland Counties match of the season on 18th February 2018. We played the against Worcestershire (Home) and the results were :

First team (Dawes)   Lost 7-13 (-38 imps)
Second team (Porter)   Lost 8-12 (-32  imps)
Third team (Markham)   Lost 7-13 (-45 imps)

More detailed scores can be found through the results section. For fixtures, results, table and archive information refer to the Midland Counties League Link to Midland Counties League page page (in Competitions / League menu). 

Wilde Cup

5 teams competed in the Wilde Cup this year, which is a teams of four ‘no fear’ style event for less experienced players. The winners were David Betterley, Linda Burdett, Gill Ivell and Chiman Haria. The prize for a team with all players ranked County Master or lower was won by Julie & Michael Jones, Paul Emberton and Mark Lansdale. Full results can be found in the results section.

EBED Director Training

The County Bridge Club is hosting an EBED Director course over 4 Saturday's 24th Feb, 24th March, 7th April & 28th April. If you are interested in becoming a director then hopefully a local location will help.

EBED Course Calendar - Director TrainingLink to EBED Course Calendar

Details of Leicester Course and how to book

Joseph Bowl and Butterworth-Langley QF results

The Joseph Bowl and Butterworth-Langley competitions have now reached the semi-final stage.

Joseph Bowl results and drawLink to Joseph Bowl draw

Butterworth-Langley Trophy results and drawLink to plate draw

EBU Shareholders Meeting (AGM) 22nd November 2017

The next EBU Shareholders Meeting is on 22nd November 2017. In the EBU Business 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.

Leicestershire Cup and Leicestershire Cup

The first round of the Leicestershire Cup was played on Wednesday 8th November.

Detailed results and hands from round 1 can be found in the results calender. The matches were (winners shown first) :

A. Ayers vs Fieldhouse

B. Halford vs Pacey

C. Bowyer vs Cook

D. Wright vs Northage

E. Thompson vs Hill

F. Rees vs Krantz

Leicestershire Cup results and drawLink to Leicestershire Cup draw

Leicestershire Cup Plate results and drawLink to plate draw

EU court rules against EBU

The European Court of Justice has overturned a recommendation from its Advocate General, and has ruled that bridge should not be considered a sport for VAT purposes. The ruling is a big disappointment for the EBU. The European Court did, however, leave open the opportunity for individual states to exempt bridge from VAT by recognising it as a ‘cultural service’.

Bridge not a sport for VAT purposes says EU courtLink to EBU web site

EBU press release 26th October 2017Link to EBU press release

Blue and White book changes

There are some important changes in the Blue and White books which we recommend you should be aware of. They include announcing short minor suit openings, alerting non-forcing change of suit responses which now include non-forcing responses to opening pre-empts and finally a new, simpler and wider definition of a "strong hand". The EBU document New Blue Book and White Book 2017 New Blue Book and White Book 2017Link to EBU summary document provides a useful one-page summary of these changes.

The Laws of Duplicate Bridge changed on 1st August 2017

The World Bridge Federation updated the Laws of Duplicate Bridge in 2017. These came into effect in England on 1st August 2017. The new 2017 Laws must be implemented at Club level by 1st October. The LCBA will switch over for its competitions on 20th September, i.e the first league match. 

Buy a copy of new rules Link to EBU Shop

EBU webpage New Laws of Bridge Link to EBU new laws webpage

Gordon Rainsford (EBU chief tournament director) videoLink to Gordon Rainsford Video

EBU 'How can I help you?' TD videosLink to EBU TD videos

Ben Norton Young Player of the Year

Ben Norton & Alex Roberts

Ben Norton & Michael Alishaw

Congratulations to Ben Norton who enjoyed a successful EBU Summer Meeting at Winter Gardens, Eastbourne on August 4th - 13th

  • Ben and Michael Alishaw won the 'Play with the experts' on 7th August
  • Ben and Alex Roberts won the Under 26 Championship pairs on 8th August
  • Ben received the Young Player of the Year award on 13th August
  • Summer meeting HubLink to EBU Summer meeting Hub
Executive committee minutes

The latest committee meeting minutes and draft AGM minutes (7th June 2017) are now posted under LCBA Information > minutes.

View League Tables , Results and Fixtures
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Results
18th Feb 2018
MCL 6 v Worcestershire
15th Feb 2018
Pairs League 2
14th Feb 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
14th Feb 2018
Wilde Cup
4th Feb 2018
MCL 4 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
31st Jan 2018
Josephs Bowl QF
Stokes bt Hill (76 imps)
31st Jan 2018
Josephs Bowl QF
Mason bt Ayers
(38 imps)
31st Jan 2018
Butterworth Langley QF
Halford bt Tyler
(69 imps)
31st Jan 2018
Butterworth Langley QF
Gibson bt Cook
(5 imps)
18th Jan 2018
Pairs League 1
17th Jan 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
14th Jan 2018
MCL 5 v Warwickshire
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Hill bt Tyler (11 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Stokes bt Halford
(10 imps)
Calendar
28th Feb 2018
Josephs Bowl Round 3
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
28th Feb 2018
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
3rd Mar 2018
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
Cancelled due to lack of support.
7th Mar 2018
LCBA League 12
14th Mar 2018
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches
18th Mar 2018
National Pairs Regional Finals
Various
20th Mar 2018
Leicester Mercury Bridge Trophy
County Bridge Club 19.15
21st Mar 2018
LCBA League 13
22nd Mar 2018
Pairs League 3
Rothley Centre 19.15
25th Mar 2018
Portland Pairs
Various
28th Mar 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 6 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
8th Apr 2018
MCL 7 v Oxfordshire
Away
11th Apr 2018
LCBA League 14
14th Apr 2018
National Pairs Final
tbc
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

League Team Captain / Player Login
EBU Login required
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Results
18th Feb 2018
MCL 6 v Worcestershire
15th Feb 2018
Pairs League 2
14th Feb 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
14th Feb 2018
Wilde Cup
4th Feb 2018
MCL 4 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
31st Jan 2018
Josephs Bowl QF
Stokes bt Hill (76 imps)
31st Jan 2018
Josephs Bowl QF
Mason bt Ayers
(38 imps)
31st Jan 2018
Butterworth Langley QF
Halford bt Tyler
(69 imps)
31st Jan 2018
Butterworth Langley QF
Gibson bt Cook
(5 imps)
18th Jan 2018
Pairs League 1
17th Jan 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
14th Jan 2018
MCL 5 v Warwickshire
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Hill bt Tyler (11 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Stokes bt Halford
(10 imps)
Calendar
28th Feb 2018
Josephs Bowl Round 3
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
28th Feb 2018
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
3rd Mar 2018
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
Cancelled due to lack of support.
7th Mar 2018
LCBA League 12
14th Mar 2018
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches
18th Mar 2018
National Pairs Regional Finals
Various
20th Mar 2018
Leicester Mercury Bridge Trophy
County Bridge Club 19.15
21st Mar 2018
LCBA League 13
22nd Mar 2018
Pairs League 3
Rothley Centre 19.15
25th Mar 2018
Portland Pairs
Various
28th Mar 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 6 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
8th Apr 2018
MCL 7 v Oxfordshire
Away
11th Apr 2018
LCBA League 14
14th Apr 2018
National Pairs Final
tbc