Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association
Midland Counties League

The County teams played their second Midland Counties match of the season on 8th October 2017. We played Gloucestershire (Away) and the results were :

First team (Dawes)   Lost 0-20 (-223 imps)
Second team (Porter)   Lost 0-20 (-241 imps)
Third team (Markham)   Lost 4-16 (-111 imps)

More detailed scores and hands 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). 

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
11th Oct 2017
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
8th Oct 2017
MCL 2 v Gloucestershire
27th Sep 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 1 of 7
10th Sep 2017
MCL 1 v Derbyshire
16th Jul 2017
Presidents Cup Session All
17th Jun 2017
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
11th May 2017
Pairs League 5
10th May 2017
Joyce Cup
3rd May 2017
Hyman Crammer Trophy
30th Apr 2017
Midlands Mixed Pairs
26th Apr 2017
Buckby Cup (Mens Pairs)
26th Apr 2017
Olga Cup (Ladies Pairs)
23rd Apr 2017
Gimson Trophy Final
13th Apr 2017
Pairs League 4
Calendar
18th Oct 2017
LCBA League 3
25th Oct 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 2 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
1st Nov 2017
LCBA League 4
8th Nov 2017
Leicestershire Cup R1
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
12th Nov 2017
MCL 3 v Nottinghamshire
Away
15th Nov 2017
LCBA League 5
18th Nov 2017
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
The St Johns Hotel, Solihull
19th Nov 2017
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
The St Johns Hotel, Solihull
22nd Nov 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
29th Nov 2017
LCBA League 6
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
10th Dec 2017
MCL 4 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
Greenfields
13th Dec 2017
LCBA League 7
20th Dec 2017
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches
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
  • 1. Click on the link above
  • 2. Enter your EBU login details
  • 3. Select Utilities : EBULeague
  • 4. Select your team from list
Results
11th Oct 2017
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
8th Oct 2017
MCL 2 v Gloucestershire
27th Sep 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 1 of 7
10th Sep 2017
MCL 1 v Derbyshire
16th Jul 2017
Presidents Cup Session All
17th Jun 2017
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
11th May 2017
Pairs League 5
10th May 2017
Joyce Cup
3rd May 2017
Hyman Crammer Trophy
30th Apr 2017
Midlands Mixed Pairs
26th Apr 2017
Buckby Cup (Mens Pairs)
26th Apr 2017
Olga Cup (Ladies Pairs)
23rd Apr 2017
Gimson Trophy Final
13th Apr 2017
Pairs League 4
Calendar
18th Oct 2017
LCBA League 3
25th Oct 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 2 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
1st Nov 2017
LCBA League 4
8th Nov 2017
Leicestershire Cup R1
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
12th Nov 2017
MCL 3 v Nottinghamshire
Away
15th Nov 2017
LCBA League 5
18th Nov 2017
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
The St Johns Hotel, Solihull
19th Nov 2017
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
The St Johns Hotel, Solihull
22nd Nov 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
29th Nov 2017
LCBA League 6
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
10th Dec 2017
MCL 4 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
Greenfields
13th Dec 2017
LCBA League 7
20th Dec 2017
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches