Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association
Joseph Bowl Round 1

The first round of the Joseph Bowl played on Wednesday 6th December.

Detailed results and hands from round 1 can be found in the results calender. 

Joseph Bowl results and drawLink to Joseph Bowl draw

Butterworth-Langley Trophy results and drawLink to plate draw

Midland Counties League

The County teams played their third Midland Counties match of the season on 12th November 2017. We played Nottinghamshire (Away) and the results were :

First team (Dawes)   Won 17-3 (+135 imps)
Second team (Porter)   Lost 8-12 (-21 imps)
Third team (Markham)   Won 13-7(+51 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). 

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
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Hill bt Tyler (11 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Stokes bt Halford
(10 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Wright bt Krantz (18 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Mason bt Gibson (34 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Ayers bt Cook (12 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Thompson bt Preston
(3 imps)
22nd Nov 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
12th Nov 2017
MCL 3 v Nottinghamshire
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match A Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match B Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match C Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match D Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match F Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match E Session All
Calendar
10th Dec 2017
MCL 4 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
POSTPONED
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13th Dec 2017
LCBA League 7
20th Dec 2017
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches
10th Jan 2018
LCBA League 8
14th Jan 2018
MCL 5 v Warwickshire
Away
17th Jan 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
18th Jan 2018
Pairs League 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
24th Jan 2018
LCBA League 9
31st Jan 2018
Josephs Bowl Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
31st Jan 2018
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 1
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
7th Feb 2018
LCBA League 10
10th Feb 2018
Tollemache Finals
tbc
11th Feb 2018
Tollemache Finals
tbc
14th Feb 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
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Results
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Hill bt Tyler (11 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Stokes bt Halford
(10 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Wright bt Krantz (18 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Mason bt Gibson (34 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Ayers bt Cook (12 imps)
6th Dec 2017
Josephs Bowl R1
Thompson bt Preston
(3 imps)
22nd Nov 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
12th Nov 2017
MCL 3 v Nottinghamshire
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match A Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match B Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match C Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match D Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match F Session All
8th Nov 2017
Leics Cup R1 - Match E Session All
Calendar
10th Dec 2017
MCL 4 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
POSTPONED
 Click for more information
13th Dec 2017
LCBA League 7
20th Dec 2017
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches
10th Jan 2018
LCBA League 8
14th Jan 2018
MCL 5 v Warwickshire
Away
17th Jan 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19.15
18th Jan 2018
Pairs League 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
24th Jan 2018
LCBA League 9
31st Jan 2018
Josephs Bowl Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
31st Jan 2018
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 1
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
7th Feb 2018
LCBA League 10
10th Feb 2018
Tollemache Finals
tbc
11th Feb 2018
Tollemache Finals
tbc
14th Feb 2018
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15