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Latest results for Lincs. Gold and League can be found at  Competitions



All Comers Pairs

The first All Comers Pairs event of the year was held at Dunholme Village Hall on Saturday 22nd September.  18 pairs had entered to provide our Competitions Secretary, Glynn, with the simplicity of a 9 table 36 board Mitchell movement and two winners.  North/South, Stuart Watson and Paul Steeper, 56.08%.  East/West, Mike Llewellyn and Joan Tong, 58.68%.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, which enabled many of our less experienced players to enjoy participating in a County competition.  Thanks also, to our Director, Glynn, and our scorer, Mike for getting the results out a few hours after the event.

The next event is the Ghost Pairs, which will be held on 4th November at Dunholme.

Welcome to Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association web site.

The Association's aims are to promote and further bridge in Lincolnshire, to organise competitions in the County and to participate in matches with other counties.

Bainton Trophy

Hopefully all Clubs have, or will be, arranging heats for the Bainton Trophy. Remember, that the County Committee decided last year to change the rules for the heats. Clubs can hold as many heats as it wishes but a pair can only attempt to qualify in any one heat. Players may try to qualify in other heats with other partners. Pairs must score MORE THAN 50% in a heat in order to progress to the semi-final which is early next year.  

A reasonable suggestion is that each Club runs a heat for every session that it plays duplicate. If your Club has not organised a heat yet then ask a member of your Committee about it or get in touch with me. We need as many pairs as possible to play in the semi-final in order to have a reasonable sized final. Remember that all pairs that qualify for the final will be awarded a Green Point award of at least 0.25 GP. Glynn

Pairs Qualifying and playing in the semi-final

Bassingham BC :- Roy Hughes/Keith Stewart, Derrick Hickson/Mike Hirst,Dave Williams/Stefan Scigala, Margaretand Roger Shelley.

Ghost Pairs

The next County event is the Ghost Pairs. This is on November 4th at Dunholme Village Hall starting at 12.00. Directed by Stuart Knox and table fee £5 per player.

Entries so far are:

Taylor/Crawshaw, Lynn/Hill, Loosley/?, Underwood/?, Elwick/Stackhouse, Llewellyn/Williams, Shelley/Shelley, Mcleod/Shipley, Brixton/Thomas, Harland/Barraclough


Tollemache Qualifier 2018

Time flies, again. It is only three months to the Tolle qualifier. Once again, I am asking for pairs in the County who think that they can stand the pressure and deserve the chance to represent the County in the Tolle Qualifier in November. Just get in touch and throw your hat into the ring (along with that of your partner) and then we can get on with picking a side. We will need five pairs and a reserve pair. Get in touch over the next couple of weeks (10/08/2018). Cheers, Glynn.

The date is now 28/08/2018. I have not had any expression of interset from any pairs wishing to be considered for the Tollemache qualifier in November. Does this mean that we will not be considering entering a team this year? If you are interested then let me know! Glynn

I will give pairs until 16/09/2018 to get in touch. After that I will presume that players are not interested.

Pairs interested:

Mike Llewellyn/Glynn Elwick

Paul Wokes/John Brocklehurst/Dave Pettengell

Mark Wardell/Sue York

Keith Stewart/Andrew Green

Chris Phillips/Alan Millington


Entries for Lincs Gold and Lincs League

It is that time of year again. We are looking for teams (up to six players) for both the Lincs Gold competition and the Lincs League competition. Remember, the Lincs Gold is the main County teams competition and is a knockout event and is played for Green Points. Each match in the Lincs League is played over 24 boards (12 boards against each pair) and each team plays each other team once. Matches have to be played by the end of the season.

One player in each team has to be designated as Captain. This person organises the matches. I would like an avalanche of entries over the next few weeks, please. Either telephone me on 01652654872 or send me an email on Please remember to give me a complete list of team players and indicate who is the team Captain. Cheers, Glynn.


Lincs Gold

Mo Parsons (Capt)/M Ladlow/D Burton/J Gaunt/D Mellor

Glynn Elwick (Capt)/P Stackhouse/M Llewellyn/K Stewart

Paul Wokes (Capt)/John Brocklehurst/Dave Pettengell/Nick Hunter/Ruby Schnalke

Chris Phillips (Capt)/Alan Millington/John Hill/Maurice Lynn

Mark Wardell (Capt)/Kiat Huang/Sue York/Reg Loosley/Maria Nelson.

At the last County Committee meeting the draw for the event was made by our Chairman. Five teams have entered this year. This means we will have one preliminary match and then the semi-finals.


The preliminary match is Wardell (home) v Wokes (away). This match is 24 boards (32 boards by agreement of Captains). Please try and get this played before Christmas.

The semi-finals are Parsons (home) v Phillips (away) and Wardell or Wokes (home) v Elwick (away). These matches should  be 32 boards (40 by agreement of Captains). Please try and get these matches played so that we can get the competition completed so that an entry can be made for the Pachabo competition. We will sort out the home team for the Final at a later date. Good luck to all.


Lincs League

Mo Parsons (Capt)/M Ladlow//D Burton/J Gaunt/D Mellor

Glynn Elwick (Capt)/P Stackhouse/M Llewellyn/K Stewart

Chris Phillips (Capt)/Alan Millington/John Hill/Maurice Lynn

Mark Wardell (Capt)/Kiat Huang/Sue York/Reg Loosley/Maria Nelson

We have four teams entering the competition. This makes it that each team plays three matches. I will try and make it as equal as possible because two matches will be at home and one away and vice-versa. There will be six matches in total.


The matches will be Parsons (home) v Elwick, Parsons (home) v Phillips, Wardell (home) v Parsons, Phillips (home) v Elwick, Elwick (home) v Wardell, Phillips (home) v Wardell. Usual rules apply. Results to me after each match. Please try to get matches played within a reasonable time. It seems very difficult to imagine that we will not be able to get six matches played before the end of the season but you never know. Good luck to all.



New - GDPR

Members will be aware that new regulations on data retention (GDPR) came into force in May 2018.

The County Committee hold contact information (if provided by members) for the purposes of running the County Association effectively. It is never shared with 3rd parties. The position of the Lincolnshire County Bridge Association is the same as that which you may have received already from the EBU as follows:-

If you are content with the information that we hold, how we process it, how we currently contact you, etc, then you do not need to do anything. Unlike other organisations who may have contacted you recently, due to our position as a membership organisation we do not need you to grant consent for your information to be used, and you do not need to reply or complete any forms. 

If you do not want Lincolnshire County Bridge Association to hold your personal data in this way then please contact Secretary Paul Wokes and we will remove from our records accordingly.

NEW - House of Lords visit

The fantastic work being done within the County at three of our schools is being rewarded when, in early July, a group of @ 20 young bridge players from the county will visit Parliament for a game of bridge against a team from the House of Lords along with a visit to the Upper Chamber.

This is a brilliant opportunity to showcase junior bridge in the County and a massive well done to all involved in setting this up.

If anyone in the County wants to take the initiative and help develop schools bridge where they are, contact Deidre Fell or Reg Loosely, who have gained great experience in this over the years.


Best Behaviour at Bridge

All members who play in our County, be that within our clubs, or in County events, are reminded that they are expected to behave in line with the EBU standard for Bridge and the Best Behaviour code.

In particular the following points are important:-

- Greet others in a friendly manner and be a good host at the table

- All members playing in County events should have completed convention cards and be expected to give proper explainations of their bids

- The TD decisions are to be respected



Lincs League Fixtures 2017-2018

The fixtures are, Parsons v Elwick, Parsons v Wardell, Millington v Parsons, Marshall v Parsons, Wardell v Elwick, Elwick v Millington, Elwick v Marshall, Wardell v Millington, Marshall v Wardell, Millington v Marshall

The first named team is deemed to be the Home team. The Away team captain in each match is responsible for getting in contact with the Home team captain to organise the match. The Home team should provide light refreshments, a grand buffet is not expected! Results should be passed on to Glynn Elwick as soon as it is possible after the fixture is played.

If the Competition is as close this season, as it was last, then the result of the League will be in doubt until the very end. Any problems then get in contact.

Contact details of Team Captains: Glynn Elwick 01652654872.Mark Wardell Tel 01507480515. Mo Parsons 01526342047.Alan Millington Tel 01673885507. Graham Marshall Tel 01507607015.

The conversion table to convert the IMP score of each match into a VP score is:-

0-1 IMPs (10-10 VP), 2-5 IMPs (11-9 VP), 6-10 IMPs (12-8 VP), 11-15 IMPs (13-7 VP), 16-21 IMPs (14-6 VP), 22-27 IMPs (15-5 VP), 28-34 IMPs (16-4 VP), 35-43 IMPs (17-3 VP), 44-53 IMPs (18-2 VP), 54-65 IMPs (19-1 VP), 66 or more IMPs (20-0 VP)

Results: Parsons beat Wardell by 25 IMPs (15-5 VPs). Millington beat Wardell by 16 IMPs (14-6 VPs). Wardell beat Marshall by 39 IMPs (17-3 VPs). Millington beat Parsons by 1 IMP (10-10 VPs). Elwick beat Marshall by 38 IMPs (17-3 VPs). Elwick beat Parsons by 28 IMPs (16-4 VPs). Marshall beat Millington by 18 IMPs (14-6 VPs). Parsons beat Marshall by 37 IMPs (17-3 VPs). Wardell beat Elwick by 7 IMPs (12-8 V.Ps.). Elwick beat Millington by 15 IMPs ( 13-7 VPs )

Please refer to Competitions section on the Home Page for full details. 

Final Ranking               W                 VP

ELWICK                         3                   54

PARSONS                       2                  46

WARDELL                     2                  40

MILLINGTON               2                  37

MARSHALL                  1                  23




Lincs Gold Draw

The first named team will be the Home team. The Home team is expected to provide light refreshments. The contact details of captains are:-

Glynn Elwick: tel 01652654872, Mark Wardell: tel 01507480515, Brian Smith: tel 01472505239, Mo Parsons: tel 01526342047, Alan Millington: tel 01673885507, Paul Wokes: tel 01205368077, Phillip Harland: No email tel 01522595420, Graham Marshall: tel 01507607015

Our Chairman made the draw for the semi-finals of the Gold. The draw came out :-

Harland vs Smith and Elwick vs Parsons. The first names side will be the home side. Matches should be of 32 boards, or 40 boards by agreement of Captains. Please try and play the matches so that the Final can be played in good time before the deadline for the Pachabo Cup.

The result of the Smith vs Harland match was that Smith won by 7 IMPs.

The result of the Elwick vs Parsons match was that Elwick won by 27 IMPs

The result of the final was that Smith conceded the match. Elwick won the 2018 Lincs Gold.

Please refer to Competitions section on the Home Page for full details

Any News or Views?

  I am always keen to know about either your views about Bridge in the County or if you have any news to publicise to the other members of the County. If you have then give Glynn a call on 01652654872 or send me an e-mail at

EBU Competitions

Please click the link below to access the EBU Calendar.

Ghost Pairs
Ghost Pairs
Waitrose Trophy

The Waitrose Trophy is awarded at the AGM to the Pair with highest percentage score in a club duplicate session in the previous 12 months.

Leaders 2018/19

Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams with 72.92%

Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a higher score.

Winners 2017/18

Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%

All Comers Pairs
Director: Glynn Elwick
Scorer: Mike Llewellyn
AGM Pairs
Scorer: Mike Llewellyn
Championship Teams Final
Scorer: Helen Barr
4th Nov 2018
Ghost Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
Director: Stuart Knox
16th Dec 2018
Xmas Random Seeded Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
Director: Helen Barr
13th Jan 2019
All Comers Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
Director: Helen Barr