Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association
Tony Odams

It is with sadness that we report that Tony Odams died on the 3rd December. Tony was a grand master with a very distinguished playing record, as well as giving 22 years of service to the LCBA Committee and many years of service to the County Bridge Club. An obituary and details of funeral arrangements will follow.

Leicestershire Pairs League

A reminder that entries to the Leicestershire Pairs League close on 16th December 2016 so please get your entryLink to entry details to Mike Ayers as soon as possible.

LCBA League - no-show and late arrivals rules

A new procedure for dealing with no-show and late arrivals was agreed at the last League Forum. In the event of a no-show the match can be played as a teams of four match or rescheduled, and detailed rules for dealing with late arrivals are set out in an amended rule. The amendment to the rulesLink to league rule amendment are posted in League Documents.

Leicestershire Cup

The first round of the Leicestershire on Wednesday 9th November produced wins for teams Beasley, Fieldhouse, Halford, Thompson, Tyler and Whiteman.

Leicestershire Cup latest resultsLink to Leicestershire Cup draw

Leicestershire Cup Plate latest resultsLink to plate draw

Tollemache Qualifier 2016

The Tollemache Cup qualifier 2016 was held at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport on 19/20th November. The Leicestershire team was Paul Bowyer, Jim Mason, Nick Stevens, Colin Dean, Ian Bruce, Simon Stokes, Ben Norton, Duncan Happer, Dick Pathan, Rick Wilde and Yasser Haider. The competition was run in four groups, and the top two teams in each group qualified for the finals on 11/12th February. Leicestershire were drawn in Group A (a group of nine) with Berkshire & Buckinghamshire, Channel Islands, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Norfolk, North East and Northamptonshire. Leicestershire finished 5th with Berks & Bucks and Manchester qualifying. Middlesex, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Kent, London and Somerset were the other qualifiers.

Tollemache results.Link to Tollemache results

Annual Parliamentary Match

There were three familar names involved with the annual House of Commons vs House of Lords match on 2nd November. Playing were Baroness Byford (House of Lords) and Dr Evan Harris (son of Frank and Brenda Harris - House of Commons), with the commentary provided by Paul Bowyer.

EBU reportLink to EBU report

CommentaryLink to Paul's commentary

Baroness Byford parliamentary biographyLink to Baroness Byford parliamentary biography

Baroness Byford wikipedia biographyLink to Baroness Byford wikipedia biography

Dr Evan Harris parliamentary biographyLink to Dr Evan Harris parliamentary biography

Dr Evan Harris wikipedia biographyLink to Dr Evan Harris wikipedia biography

EBU Shareholders Meeting 23rd November 2016

The next EBU Shareholders Meeting is on 23rd November 2016. In the LCBA / EBU relationship 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.

Midland Counties League

The County teams played their third Midland Counties match of the season on 13th November 2016. We played Gloucestershire (Home) and the results were :

First team (Dawes)   Lost 9-11 (-13 imps)
Second team (Porter)   Lost 7-13 (-38 imps)
Third team (Markham)   Lost 7-13 (-49 imps)

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).

Samani Salver

Congratulations to the Northern Powerhouse at Clarendon who retain the Samani Salver after Clarendon North (Duncan Happer, Kerri Happer, Jim Mason, Tony Kitson, Paul Bowyer, Sue Bowyer) beat Clarendon South (Simon Stokes, Ian Bruce, Yasser Haider, Rick Wilde, Gary Duddle, Irene Krantz) for the second successive year.

LCBA minutes

The latest approved Executive meeting minutes and draft AGM minutes are now posted under LCBA information (minutes).

League Fixtures 2016-2017

Please click for the complete list of League Fixtures 2016-2017Link to league fixture list 2016-2017. There are 27 teams competing this year and we will run with 3 divisions of 7 and 1 division of 6. We give a warm welcome to a fourth Bradgate team. Venues are the same as last year except that Clarendon are playing at the County Bridge Club this year rather than at the University.

View League Tables , Results and Fixtures
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League Team Captain / Player Login
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Results
23rd Nov 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
20th Nov 2016
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
13th Nov 2016
MCL 3 v Gloucestershire
9th Nov 2016
Leicestershire Cup R1
26th Oct 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 2 of 7
12th Oct 2016
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
9th Oct 2016
MCL 2 v Derbyshire
28th Sep 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 1 of 7
Calendar
7th Dec 2016
Josephs Bowl Round 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
11th Dec 2016
MCL 4 v Nottinghamshire
Greenfields 14:30
14th Dec 2016
LCBA League 7
21st Dec 2016
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches
4th Jan 2017
LCBA League 8
11th Jan 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
12th Jan 2017
Pairs League 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
15th Jan 2017
MCL 5 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
Away 14:30
18th Jan 2017
LCBA League 9
25th Jan 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
25th Jan 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 1
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
1st Feb 2017
LCBA League 10
8th Feb 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
8th Feb 2017
Wilde Cup
County Bridge Club 19.15
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
23rd Nov 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 3 of 7
20th Nov 2016
Tollemache Cup Qualifier
13th Nov 2016
MCL 3 v Gloucestershire
9th Nov 2016
Leicestershire Cup R1
26th Oct 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 2 of 7
12th Oct 2016
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
9th Oct 2016
MCL 2 v Derbyshire
28th Sep 2016
Stanley Trophy Heat 1 of 7
Calendar
7th Dec 2016
Josephs Bowl Round 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
11th Dec 2016
MCL 4 v Nottinghamshire
Greenfields 14:30
14th Dec 2016
LCBA League 7
21st Dec 2016
Free for rearranged LCBA League matches
4th Jan 2017
LCBA League 8
11th Jan 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 4 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
12th Jan 2017
Pairs League 1
Rothley Centre 19.15
15th Jan 2017
MCL 5 v Staffordshire & Shropshire
Away 14:30
18th Jan 2017
LCBA League 9
25th Jan 2017
Josephs Bowl Round 2
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
25th Jan 2017
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 1
Blaby Bowling Club 19.15
1st Feb 2017
LCBA League 10
8th Feb 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 5 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
8th Feb 2017
Wilde Cup
County Bridge Club 19.15