The fourth Midland Counties match was on 9th December 2018. We played Warwickshire (Home) and the results were :
Well done to the Dawes team with another emphatic victory. 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).
Twelve teams entered this year and competed in two sections of six teams, with each team playing five 5 board matches. The top four teams in each section went through to the Joseph Bowl quater-final knock-out stage and the other four teams are in the Butterworth Langley semi-final knock-out stage.
Joseph Bowl results and drawLink to Joseph Bowl draw
Butterworth-Langley Trophy results and drawLink to plate draw
The results and draws are as follows (updated 6th December):
Leicestershire Cup results and drawLink to Leicestershire Cup draw
Leicestershire Cup Plate results and drawLink to plate draw
Excutive Committee Minutes 11th Sept 2018 are now availableLink to minutes
The next EBU Shareholders Meeting (AGM) is on 28th November 2018. 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.
The papers on EBU Membership are well worth reading and bring to our attention the fact that the age data is a huge concern. 75% of the EBU membership is now 65+ and only 11% of the membership is under 55.
The Tollemache Cup qualifier 2018 was held at the Staverton Estate Hotel, Daventry on 17/18th November. The Leicestershire team was Jim Mason & Simon Stokes, Duncan Happer & Ben Norton, Colin Dean & Nick Stevens, and Rick Wilde with Dick Pathan / Kit Kitson. Leicestershire finished a creditable and close third (77 VPs) in group B behind qualifiers Cambs & Hunts and Oxfordshire (both 80 VPs). A well done to the team who were in contention for most of the event, but a loss against Yorkshire and an average result against three teams on the final day meant we just missed out.
The results were vs Cambs & Hunts lost 7-13 VPs, vs East Wales won 19-1, vs North East won 14-6, vs Yorks lost 5-15, vs Oxford drew 10-10, vs Warks won 11-9 VPs, vs Staffs & Shrops won 12-8.
Tollemache Group B table.Link to Group B table
Tollemache results.Link to Tollemache results
Congratulations to Alison Nichols and Simon Stokes who won the B final of the EBU Seniors Congress held in Gloucester
resultsLink to Seniors Congress result
articleLink to EBU article
The LCBA have produced a Privacy StatementLink to LCBA Privacy Statement to comply with GDPR regulations.
Congratulations to Alan and Linda Lord who won the Otto & Edith Bowl, our mixed pairs event, on 10th October 2018. The top four pairs were
The non-expert prize winners were Martin Stone and Joanna Tuppen.
A big thank you to Paul Bowyer for an inspiring series of seminars on defense. He has kindly let us to post the hands that he guided us through. Enjoy.
Seminar 4 : 4th September 20184th September hands 1 to 16
Seminar 3 : 28th August 201828th August hands 1 to 16
Seminar 2 : 7th August 20187th August hands 1 to 16
Seminar 1 : 31st July 201831st July
A new bridge club set up by Shelagh Rumbelow and Carol, Bagworth Whistlestop Bridge Club, is playing informal duplicate bridge on Thursday afternoons. They have aspirations of affiliating to the EBU when the club becomes established, and we wish them every success. Further details are available in the Clubs and Venues section.
The LCBA Annual General Meeting photo galleryLink to AGM photos is now available. Guest of Honour was our long serving treasurer Henry Cooklin. When the gallery is loaded click play to go through the slideshow.
It is with great sadness that the LCBA has to announce the death of Ken Forsyth at the age of 72. Paul Bowyer and Simon Stokes pay tribute to Ken in their obituariesLink to Ken Forsyth obituaries.
The Leicestershire Pairs League 2017-2018 has been completed after 5 rounds of matches. There were 26 pairs competing in divisions of 8. 10 and 8. Congratulations to the divisional winners.
Final tables can be found in the results section (round 5).
The Joyce Cup is a pivot teams of four imp-scoring competition (each player plays boards with each teammate) and this year 10 teams competed. The top three teams were:
The Hyman Crammer is an invitational event where clubs are invited to but forward pairs for the competition, usually winners of clubs pairs competitions. 19 pairs played 9 three board rounds in a closely contested event. The top three pairs were:
Congratulations to Duncan Happer & Jim Mason and Irene Krantz & Linda Stone who won the Buckby Cup (mens pairs) and Olga Cup (ladies pairs) respectively. The top three pairs in each of the two competitions were:
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.
Champions : Clarendon
Runners-Up : Hinckley
Relegated : Loughborough A, Ashby A
Promoted : Westcotes A and Bradgate A
Relegated : Golf and County C
Promoted : Bradgate B and Leicester University
Relegated : Westcotes B and Ashby B
Promoted : Loughborough B and Bradgete C Red (three way tie with Ashby C split on results between the three teams).
Congratulations to Gimson Trophy winners Ian Bruce and Mick Mahoney. The prizewinners and top four pairs in the final were:
We are pleased to report that Bradgate Bridge Club, which is running popular sessions on Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon, is 50 years old this year. For details of their celebrations please find article in Club NewsLink to Club News page.
Congratulations to Team Rees (Richard Rees, Diana Bowden, Nick Daniels, Pauline Dignan, Val Rees, Phil Watts) who have won the Leicestershire Cup. They beat Team Thompson (John Thompson, Dennis Davis, Len Kvietkauskas, Alan Lord, John Myles, David Pettitt) +1100 aggregate in the final.
The Plate was won by Team Cook (Roger Cook, Gerardo Bucciero, Henry Cooklin, Marjorie Gilbertson, David Pollard, Pat Watson) who beat Team Krantz (Irene Krantz, Peter Nuttall, Linda Stone and Rick Wilde) in a closely contested final +130 on aggregate scoring.
Congratulations to the Stanley Trophy winners Jim Mason & Ben Norton who won by a convincing margin. The final results can be found through the Competitions archive page or through this linkStanley Trophy results after heat 7. The prizewinners were:
Congratulations to Yates Cup winners Terry Green & Graham Langley. The competition is run as players attending bridge classes playing EW playing against more experienced players playing NS. This year we had a good entry of ten tables. The top four student pairs were:
Pauline Dignan & Val Rees topped the NS experts.
The Samani Salver & Silver Plate competitions 2018 are now underway. A link to the draw and results is throught the menu (second item down) or here Link to Samani Salver & Silver Plate competitions 2018.
Congratulations to Team Stokes (Simon Stokes, Ian Bruce, Colin Dean, Tim Glover, Peter Neville, Nick Stevens) who beat Team Mason (Jim Mason, Paul Bowyer, Duncan Happer, Kerri Happer, Ben Norton, Dick Pathan) by 52 imps in a tense encounter to win the Joseph Bowl. Team Wright bt Team Thompson to secure third place.
Team Halford (Peter Halford, Andy Mackriell, John Milne and Richard Smith) beat team Preston (Keith Preston, John Bee, Mary Johnson, Mick Mahoney, Audrey Mount and Ian Walkerdine) in the Butterworth-Langley final.
The latest committee meeting minutes 5th December 2017 are now posted under LCBA Information > minutes.
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.
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