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Welcome to Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association
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



Calendar for 2018-2019 Season

   Members will be keen to know the events planned for the 2018-2019 season. The following is a list.

All Comers Duplicate at Dunholme Village Hall on SATURDAY Sept 22nd Directed by G. Elwick starting at 12.00

Ghost Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday Nov 4h Directed by S. Knox starting at 12.00

Xmas Random Seeded Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday Dec 16th  Directed by H. Barr starting at 12.00

All Comers Duplicate Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday Jan 13th  Directed by H. Barr starting at 12.00

Garden Cities Qualifying Heat at Dunholme Village Hall on Sonday Jan 27th Directed by G. Elwick starting at 12.00

Bainton Trophy Semi-Final at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday 3rd Directed by H. Barr starting at 12.00

County Swiss PAIRS at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday Feb 17th Directed by H. Barr starting at 11.30 a.m.

Bainton Final at City of Lincoln on Sunday Feb 24th Directed by H. Barr starting at 12.00

County Championship Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday March 10th Directed by H. Barr starting at 11.30 a.m.

County Championship Teams  at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday March 24th Directed by H.Barr starting at 11.30 a.m.

Vincent Trophies (Mens and Ladies Pairs ) at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday April 14th Directed by H.Barr starting at 12.00

Gloria's Afternoon Tea All Comers Pairs Bridge at Dunholme Village Hall on THURSDAY May 16th Directed by H.Barr starting at 1.00 p.m.

County AGM at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday June 2nd followed by Free Bridge starting at 1.30 p.m.


  Please notice that none of the events will be held at Scunthorpe Bridge Club.

The first All Comers Duplicate Pairs will be held on a Saturday because the DVH is not available the next day

I have not timetabled any events in October because my wife is going into hospital for a knee replacement at the beginning of October. My talents (!) will be required elsewhere that month

The County Swiss Teams is now County Swiss PAIRS and will start at 11.30 a.m. because we will play 6x8 board rounds

The Calendar is subject to amendment.

The Lincs Gold and the Lincs League will go ahead as normal so please get your entris into Glynn asap.

We are continuing with the idea that Affiliated Clubs may hold as many heats of the Bainton Trophy as they wish. The only proviso is that a pair will not be allowed to try and qualify twice. for the semi-final. It is hoped that Clubs will hold two, if not more, heats. The suggestion is that a Club holds a heat on each of the nights that it plays bridge.






Enties 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.

Help Required

The County storage cupboard at the Dunholme Village Hall needs to be sorted out. I have no idea what equipment we have or what equipment we need to order. We need a few members to give us a few hours of their time to take everything out of the cupboard and get to know where we are at. The last time that this was done was when Stuart Knox was County Chairman, which is several years ago. Also, some of the bridge tables have wobbly legs. Do we have any members who are proficient at woodwork and could do a bit of repair work on these tables?

  My present state of health means that I am unable to do this kind of thing on my own. It will take a few hours to do the work. If any member can spare a few hours then let me know, please. I do not have any specific time for this but, hopefully, we can get it done some time during the summer ( if we get one ). Glynn.

   If any of the members who offered to tidy out our store cupbard at DVH please assemble at DVH on Thursday August 23rd August at 10.30 a.m. Also, a few of the County bridge tables are a bit wobbly and need a bit of attention and tlc. Do we have any members prepared to have a look at these tables and restore them to a playable codition? These tables are not too disrressed to justify replacement. A new table costs about £100. To repair one cost about £5. We must get full value out of the ones that we have. Let me know if you can help us out. Cheers, Glynn.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a high score.

Winners 2017/18

Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%

AGM Pairs
Scorer: Mike Llewellyn
Championship Teams Final
Scorer: Helen Barr
County Teams Qualifier
Scorer: Helen Barr