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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.

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Welcome to Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association

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.

County Swiss Pairs

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.. 

Novice team from Lincolnshire wins Harrogate Congress Swiss Teams


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.

Bainton Trophy Finalists

Scunthorpe BC :- Pete Stackhouse & Glynn Elwick, Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams, Jane Brown & Rita Watson, Stuart Knox & Keiron Barron

Louth Duplicate BC :- Mary-Jo Mangion & Reg Loosley

Louth Central BC :- Mark Wardell & Mark Wain

Market Rasen & District BC :- Phillip Harland & Susan Barraclough, Cos Corry & Mike Stafford

Spalding BC :- David Pettengell & Jeff Jeffery

The City of Lincoln BC  :- Chris Phillips & Alan Millington, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke, Maurice Lynn & John Hill, Andrew Green & Keith Stewart.

Boston BC :- Richard Tupper & Pete Sharman

  Would all finalists be aware that only very limited refreshments will be available at the City of Lincoln Club. It would be helpful if players provided their own refreshments for the event.

Simultaneous Success

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!

Entries for Lincs Gold and Lincs League

Lincs Gold

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.


Lincs League

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.


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

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.




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.

Lincs Gold & League Fixtures 2018-2019

Contact details of Team Captains: Glynn Elwick Tel 01652654872.  Mark Wardell Tel 01507480515.  Mo Parsons Tel 01526342047.  Chris Phillips <>  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. 

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 Loosley, 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



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.

Championship Pairs


Championship Pairs


Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme, LN2 3SU

Sunday, 10th March 2019

11:30 am


Director: Helen Barr

Modest prizes will be awarded at the AGM in June 2019


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

30/07/18 Roy Hughes & Dennis Mellor with 74.35%

Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a higher score.

Winners 2017/18

Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%

County Swiss Pairs
Director: Helen Barr
Bainton Trophy Semi-Final
Director: Helen Barr
Scorer: Helen Barr
Garden Cities Qualifier
Director: Stuart Knox
Scorer: Stuart Knox
24th Feb 2019
Bainton Final
City of Lincoln Clubroom 12:00
Director: Helen Barr
10th Mar 2019
County Championship Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 11:30
Director: Helen Barr
24th Mar 2019
County Championship Teams
Dunholme Village Hall 11:30
Director: Helen Barr