Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association
Bridge is a SPORT (well at least for a few weeks!)

At last there has been a breakthrough in the EBU efforts to have bridge recognised as a sport.The hope is provided in a non-binding report by Advocate General Maciej Szpunar at the European Court of Justice. The Judges will decide in the autumn on the final outcome of the case. A positive result for the EBU will mean that the organisation will be exempt from VAT which will have a significant impact on its finances.

EBU Press Release 15th June 2017Link to EBU HMRC press release

The other case that the EBU was battling was against Sports England, but sadly the EBU had to concede defeat.

EBU Press Release 20th January 2017Link to EBU Sports England press release

LCBA seminars 2017

Click on the "seminars 2017 improvers/advancers" tab on the left menu item for details of this year's seminars which are aimed at improvers and advancers. Our tutor this year is Brian Stockdale. First seminar of three is on 5th July 2017.

Leicestershire Green Point Event

The Leicestershire Green Pointed Event on 17th June 2017 was won by William Crook & Ankush Khandelwal (Nottingham) with an impressive score of 100/140 and seven wins. Five leicestershire pairs entered amongst the 36 pairs competing, but unfortunately no top half finish. Ben Norton entered with Harry Madden (Derbyshire) (who played for the England Under 16s in the World Youth Championships last August (Ben played in the same event with the Under 26s)) and they finished 10th. Full results can be found in the results section.

AGM photo gallery 2017

The LCBA Annual General Meeting photo galleryLink to AGM photos is now available. Guest of Honour was our new life member Irene Krantz. When in please click on "slideshow" to start viewing.

Market Harborough Bridge Club

We are pleased to report that Market Harborough Bridge Club have become affiliated to the English Bridge Union. The club have duplicate evenings on Mondays (excepting bank holidays) at The Angel Hotel. Full details available on their website Link to Market Harborough Bridge Club website .

Laws of Duplicate Bridge are changing on 1st August 2017

The World Bridge Federation will be updating the Laws of Duplicate Bridge in 2017. These come into effect in England on 1st August 2017.

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

Executive committee minutes

The latest committee meeting minutes (7th March 2017) are now posted under LCBA Information, minutes.

Calendar change- League Forum

Please note the change to the League Forum date. The Forum is now scheduled for Thursday 7th September 2017 (previously Thursday 31st August). Venue is still the Rothley Centre.

View League Tables , Results and Fixtures
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Results
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
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
Calendar
19th Jul 2017
LCBA Seminar 2 (Improvers and Advancers)
John Storer House (Loughborough) 19:15
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
2nd Aug 2017
LCBA Seminar 3 (Improvers and Advancers)
John Storer House (Loughborough) 19:15
7th Sep 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
24th Sep 2017
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Teams
Spondon 13:00
27th Sep 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 1 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
4th Oct 2017
LCBA League 2
8th Oct 2017
MCL 2 v Gloucestershire
Away 14:30
11th Oct 2017
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
County Bridge Club 19:15
18th Oct 2017
LCBA League 3
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
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
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
Calendar
19th Jul 2017
LCBA Seminar 2 (Improvers and Advancers)
John Storer House (Loughborough) 19:15
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
2nd Aug 2017
LCBA Seminar 3 (Improvers and Advancers)
John Storer House (Loughborough) 19:15
7th Sep 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
24th Sep 2017
DCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Teams
Spondon 13:00
27th Sep 2017
Stanley Trophy Heat 1 of 7
Glenfield Memorial Hall 19:15
4th Oct 2017
LCBA League 2
8th Oct 2017
MCL 2 v Gloucestershire
Away 14:30
11th Oct 2017
Otto & Edith Bowl (Mixed Pairs)
County Bridge Club 19:15
18th Oct 2017
LCBA League 3