ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION
Our Chairman presented Glynn Elwick with the Dimmie Fleming Award at Dunholme on 13th January 2019
Glynn served on the Lincs CBA Committee for many years as the Scunthorpe Club Representative, then as Secretary for two years, followed by Vice-Chairman and then Chairman from 2011 to 2014. Since then he has been Competition Secretary. He was a founder member of Scunthorpe Bridge Club in 1977 and has served on the Committee for most years since.
He directs at Scunthorpe BC and many County events. He has represented Lincs in the Tollemache and inter-county leagues. He is very active in promoting All Comers Duplicate sessions in the county, to encourage less experienced players to take part in county events.
Welcome to the Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association web site.
The Association was founded in 1946. Its aims are to promote and further bridge in Lincolnshire, to organise competitions in the County and to participate in matches with other counties.
We are coming to the end of the 2018-2019 season. The next event is the Men's and Ladies' Pairs Championships on April 14th at Dunholme Village Hall starting at 12.00. Entries are required asap. If we have enough players then we will run two sections. If not, we will have to amalgamate them and play just one event. It would be nice if enough players entered to allow us to split the entry into two.
Mens Pairs :- Roy Hughes & Keith Stewart, Mike Llewellyn & Glynn Elwick, Maurice Ladlow & John Gaunt
Ladies Pairs :- Megan Williams & Jane Brown, Mo Parsons & Debbie Burton, Margaret McLeod
The County Teams Championship was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 24th March. Eight teams had entered the qualifying session which commenced late morning. The first four placed teams then competed in the teams final, with the remaining four and an additional team competing in the teams consolation. Congratulations to the winners of the teams final and the Dutton Challenge Cup, Nick Hunter, Ruby Schnalke, Paul Wokes & John Brocklehurst. Congratulations also to the winners of the consolation teams and the Turner Brumpton Trophy, Mike Llewellyn, Megan Williams, Glynn Elwick & Peter Stackhouse. Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.
The next event is the Men's and Ladies' Pairs Championships on Sunday 14th April 24th at Dunholme Village Hall starting at 12.00 noon. Gloria is providing her usual finger buffet where players choose the food and then pay for it. The event will be Directed by Helen Barr. Events have been well attended so far this season so can we make an effort to maintain this. Entries to Glynn as soon as possible please.
We would like to get started on selecting a Tolle team for 2019 a bit earlier this year. The main reason is so that we can get accommodation booked in good time and that would mean that we can stay at the hotel venue. So, if you would like to be considered for selection for the 2019 team then throw your hat into the ring and let me know that you are interested. Hopefully we can get the side sorted out in the next two or three months.The event takes place on November 16/17th at the De Vere Hotel, Staverton, Daventry. Glynn
Hats thrown into the ring :- Paul Wokes & John Brocklehurst, Kiat Huang & Mark Wardell, Mike Llewellyn & Glynn Elwick, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke
The County Pairs Championship was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 10th March. 25 pairs entered, resulting in a very competitive and enjoyable day of bridge. The qualifying session commenced late morning with a standard Mitchell movement to provide five of the N/S and five of the E/W pairs for the final. The remaining 14 pairs competed in a consolation session. Congratulations to winners of the County Championship Pairs, The Arthur Wilson Trophy, Chris Phillips and Alan Millington, and to the winners of the Consolation Pairs, The Bell Trophy, Mo Parsons and Maurice Ladlow. The Lucy Osbourne Trophy for the best placed ancient pair in the qualifier goes to Glynn Elwick and Pete Stackhouse. Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.
The next event is the County Teams Championships on Sunday March 24th at Dunholme Village Hall starting at 11.30 a.m. The early start is because we have a qualifying session and, after a short break for refreshments, we have the final and consolation sessions. We aim to finish at about 6:00 p.m. Gloria is providing her usual finger buffet where players choose the food and then pay for it. The Championships will be Directed by Helen Barr. Events have been well attended so far this season so can we make an effort to maintain this. Entries to Glynn as soon as possible please.
Congratulations to Richard Tupper and Peter Sharman (Boston Bridge Club) who were the winners of this years Bainton Trophy on Sunday 24th February
The Swiss Pairs was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 17th February. 23 pairs had entered, resulting in a completely new movement experience for Helen. We played six 6 board rounds except that one round had a 3 board sit out. The computer seemed to know what was happening and produced results after each round telling the players where to go next. Congratulations to winners Ron Wall and Brian Smith, who seemed to spend all their time at the top table, closely followed by runners up Malcolm Hammond and Mike Waters. The results showed a tightly fought contest with only 10 VPs separating the first six placings.
Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.
The next event is the Bainton Trophy Final at the City of Lincoln BC at 12noon on 24th February, which will be followed by the Championship Pairs at Dunholme at 11:30am on 10th March.
12 Feb 2019
The main teams event at the Harrogate Congress was won by a Lincolnshire team of relatively inexperienced players at this level, Kiat Huang, Mark Wardell, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke. The team played remarkably well as they had not played as a team before and had not won any previous EBU event. The Congress was run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU.
Mel Rowley and Peter Morgan, both from the Pinchbeck BC won the Thursday night heat of the recent EBU Simultaneous Pairs event. They won the Thursday night heat with a commendable score of 68%. This is a considerable achievement. Well done to them both!
Congratulations to the City of Lincoln Bridge Club on winning the heat for the Garden Cities' Trophy.
The event went to the wire, with everything dependant upon the final match between Lincoln and Louth. In the end Lincoln won that match by 13 VPs to 7 VPs and thus earned the right to represent Lincolnshire in the semi-finals.
Click here to see the final ranking table.
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. At the last County Committee meeting the draw for the event was made by our Chairman. Since five teams have entered this year, we will have one preliminary match and then the semi-finals.
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/Aaron Hutton.
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.This match has been played. Wardell (Huang/Loosley/Hutton) beat Wokes (Brocklehurst/Hunter/Schnalke) by 37 IMPs. Wardell will now play Elwick in the semi-final.
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. Glynn.
The semi-final between Parsons and Phillips has been played. The match was won by Phillips by 66 IMPs and they now go forward to the Final. The second semi-final was won by Wardell (Huang/Hutton/Loosley) by 28 IMPs. The final will be between Phillips and Wardell. If there is a demand, a team can go forward and represent the County in the Pachabo Cup later in the season. Good luck to both teams.
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.
Mark Wardell (Capt)/Kiat Huang/Sue York/Reg Loosley/Maria Nelson
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. Glynn.
Parsons beat Wardell by 22 IMPs which is 15-5 V.Ps and Parsons beat Phillips by 72 IMPs which is 20-0 V.Ps
Over the last few weeks, Roy Brixton (County Rep for Scunthorpe BC ) has been attending meetings in Nottingham BC in order to pass the course to become a Club Tournament Director. Recently his Directing knowledge has been tested and he was not found wanting. I can report that he passed his exam at Distinction level.
Well done, Roy. We now look forward to seeing you Directing events at the Scunthorpe BC. We have been needing help in this matter for a long time. Any other members who want to do the same as Roy should speak to any Committee member at Scunthorpe BC for further details.
Contact details of Team Captains: Glynn Elwick Tel 01652654872. Mark Wardell Tel 01507480515. Mo Parsons Tel 01526342047. Chris Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> Paul Wokes Tel 01205368077.
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)
Please refer to Competitions section on the Home Page for full details of results.
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 Loosley, who have gained great experience in this over the years.
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
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 email@example.com.
Please click the link below to access the EBU Calendar.
LINCOLNSHIRE CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
Men’s & Ladies’ Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme, LN2 3SU
Sunday, 14th April 2019, 12:00 noon
Entry Fee £5.00
Mid Session refreshments available from Gloria at modest prices
The Sydney Vincent Cup will be awarded to the highest placed Ladies’ Pair.
The Vincent Cup will be awarded to the highest placed Men’s Pair.
Pre-entry is required
Please email to Glynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone him on 01652 654872
at least a week before the event.
Director: Helen Barr
Trophies & modest prizes will be awarded at the AGM in June
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.
30/07/18 Roy Hughes & Dennis Mellor with 74.35%
Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a higher score.
Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%