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LCBA AGM 2017

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at the Rothley Centre (7.15 start). The notice of meeting and committee nomination forms can be found on the left menu link.

Buckby Cup and Olga Cup

Congratulations to Paul Bowyer & Ben Norton and Mary Johnson & Audrey Mount who won the Buckby Cup (mens pairs) and Olga Cup (ladies pairs) respectively. The top three pairs in each of the two competitions were:

Buckby Cup

  1. Paul Bowyer & Ben Norton 63.49%
  2. Ben Gibson & Mike Osborne 63.23%
  3. Alan Lord & John Thompson 60.85%

Olga Cup

  1. Mary Johnson & Audrey Mount 68%
  2. Linda Stone & Anne Wright 62%
  3. Lyn Hilton & Alison Nichols 57%

The non-expert winners in these competitions were Colin Dobson & Richard Shadrack and June Dixon & Irene Pacey.

Joseph Bowl and Butterworth Langley Trophy

The Joseph Bowl and Butterworth Langley Trophy (knock out teams of four) competitions have been completed. Team Gibson (Ben & Joan Gibson, Angela Abbott, Wendy Godley, Michael Osborne, James Spencer) beat team Krantz (Irene Krantz, Gary Duddle, David Green, Linda Stone and Rick Wilde) in the Joseph Bowl final. Team Halford (Peter Halford, Andy Mackriell, Mick Mahoney, John Milne, Alison Nichols and Richard Smith) had a walkover in the Butterworth Langley final over team Tyler (Richard Tyler, Dick Bell, Jim Cooil, Christine Jones and Linda & Paul Loveday).

Joseph Bowl results Link to Joseph Bowl draw

Butterworth Langley drawLink to Butterworth Langley Trophy draw

 

Gimson Trophy

Congratulations to Gimson Trophy winners Dick & Lucy Pathan. The top five pairs in the Gimson Trophy Final were:

  1. Dick & Lucy Pathan 60.47%
  2. Ian Bruce & Mick Mahoney  57.26%
  3. Duncan Happer & Ben Norton 57.05%
  4. = Colin Dean & Nick Stevens / Charu & Sobhag Shah 56.62%
Samani Salver & Silver Plate Competitions 2017

The draw for the Samani Salver has now been made.

Samani Salver drawLink to Samani Salver draw

Stanley Trophy

Congratulations to the Stanley Trophy winners Peter Halford & John Milne The final results can be found through the Competitions information page or through this linkStanley Trophy results after heat 7. The prizewinners were:

  1. Peter Halford & John Milne
  2. Dick & Lucy Pathan
  3. Tim Glover & Peter Neville
  4. Ian Bruce & Mick Mahoney
LCBA / Glenfield Charity Swiss Pairs

The annual Charity Swiss Pairs on 9th April 2017 was hosted by Glenfield Bridge Club and was well supported with 18 teams competing. Team Gibson (Ben Gibson, Mike Osborne, Angela Abbott and James Spencer) was top with 77/100 VPs and second was Team Mahoney (Mick Mahoney, Marjorie Gilbertson, Mary Johnson and Audrey Mount) with 74/100, but the real winner was the usual lovely refreshments organised by the Glenfield Bridge Club team of helpers. A special thanks to our chief organiser Anne Wright and tournament director Steve Wright. We understand over £700 has been raised for Melton Stroke Charity. Full results and hands are available in the results section.

LCBA League - Final rankings

The final round has been played and all the main issues settled (with the caveat that promotions and relegations are subject to the league structure next year). Full tables are available in the top right link.

Division 1

Champions : Clarendon

Runners-Up : Hinckley

Relegated : Grantham A, Westcotes A

Division 2

Promoted : Ashby A and Glenfield A (tie break with Blaby A decided by results between Glenfield and Blaby)

Relegated : Leicester University and Westcotes B

Division 3

Promoted : County C and Golf

Relegated : County D and Loughborough B

Division 4 

Promoted : Bradgate B and Ashby B

We would like to thank Brian Stockdale for the smooth running of the league over the last two years and draw your attention to the need for a new league secretary next year (see below). It is important we fill this position.

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

Leicester Mercury Student Bridge Trophy

Congratulations to Anthea & Patrick Byrne who won the Leicester Mercury Student Bridge Trophy on 4th April 2017.

ResultsLink to Mercury Trophy result

Midland Counties League

The County teams played their last Midland Counties match of the season on 2nd April 2017. We played Worcestershire (Away) and the results were :

First team (Dawes)   Lost 8-12 (-22 imps)
Second team (Porter)   Won 17-3 (+121 imps)
Third team (Markham)   Won 14-6 (+60 imps)

The final positions in the league were 7th (first team), 6th (second team) and 5th (third team). 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). Butler scores now include all results from 2016/2017 season.

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

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 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).

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Results
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
12th Apr 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 7 of 7
9th Apr 2017
LCBA Charity Swiss Teams
8th Apr 2017
National Pairs Final
2nd Apr 2017
MCL 7 v Worcestershire
29th Mar 2017
Gimson Trophy Semi-final
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
Calendar
3rd May 2017
Hyman Crammer Trophy
Rothley Centre 19.15
4th May 2017
League Forum
Rothley Centre 19.15
10th May 2017
Joyce Cup
Greenfields Sports & Social Club 19.15
11th May 2017
Pairs League 5
Rothley Centre 19:15
3rd Jun 2017
Corwen Trophy (Sat & Sun)
Park Inn by Radisson Northampton
7th Jun 2017
LCBA AGM
Rothley Centre 19:15
10th Jun 2017
Pachabo Cup (Sat & Sun)
Mercure Hotel, Daventry
17th Jun 2017
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13.00
22nd Jul 2017
NCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
23rd Jul 2017
NCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Teams
Spondon 12:00
31st Aug 2017
League Forum
Rothley Centre (Lounge) 19:15
10th Sep 2017
MCL 1 v Derbyshire
Greenfields
20th Sep 2017
LCBA League 1
23rd Sep 2017
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
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
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
12th Apr 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 7 of 7
9th Apr 2017
LCBA Charity Swiss Teams
8th Apr 2017
National Pairs Final
2nd Apr 2017
MCL 7 v Worcestershire
29th Mar 2017
Gimson Trophy Semi-final
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
Calendar
3rd May 2017
Hyman Crammer Trophy
Rothley Centre 19.15
4th May 2017
League Forum
Rothley Centre 19.15
10th May 2017
Joyce Cup
Greenfields Sports & Social Club 19.15
11th May 2017
Pairs League 5
Rothley Centre 19:15
3rd Jun 2017
Corwen Trophy (Sat & Sun)
Park Inn by Radisson Northampton
7th Jun 2017
LCBA AGM
Rothley Centre 19:15
10th Jun 2017
Pachabo Cup (Sat & Sun)
Mercure Hotel, Daventry
17th Jun 2017
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13.00
22nd Jul 2017
NCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
23rd Jul 2017
NCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Teams
Spondon 12:00
31st Aug 2017
League Forum
Rothley Centre (Lounge) 19:15
10th Sep 2017
MCL 1 v Derbyshire
Greenfields
20th Sep 2017
LCBA League 1
23rd Sep 2017
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00