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All Comers Duplicate Pairs September 17th

  It may be hard to beleive it but the 2017-2018 season is about to begin. The first event of the season is the All Comers Duplicate Pairs. It will take place on Sunday, September 17th at Dunholme Village Hall. Please be aware that most events this year will be starting at 12.00 and not 1.30 p.m. The entry fee will be £5 per player. The starting time has been revised in order to allow players an early finish.

       For this competition we are looking for players who attend some County events to persuade those who have no experience of this and come along and give it a try. The event will be held in a friendly and positive atmosphere and members will enjoy themselves. Please try to come along and play in this event. Light refreshments will be available at very reasonable prices.

   Entries to me, Glynn, ay glynglo@gmail.com or telephone me on 01652654872.

 

 

Change of Rules for the Bainton Trophy

  After clarification from the EBU the County Committee has decided to change, slightly, the rules for qualification for the Bainton Trophy. For this season, 2017-2018, any affiliated Club may hold as many heats for the competition as it wants to. Players may only play with a partner in one of those heats. However, a player may play in more than one heat but always with a different partner. If a player attains the qualification standard with more than one partner then that player will have to decide which player to play with in the semi-final.

       We will use these new rules for this season, 2017-2018, and review them at a later  date to judge if any further change is needed.We all hope that this will lead to an increase in attendance at the semi-final stage. Before each heat is played a player may tell the organiser that he/she is not intending to attempt qualification at that heat, so preserving the chance of qualifying for the semi-final at a different heat.

   If any help is needed with these changes then get in touch. Glynn

 

 

Entries for Lincs Gold and Lincs League

   Now is the time foe teams to enter both the Lincs Gold and the Lincs League.

   The Lincs Gold is our premier team competition and is played for Green Points. It is held on a knock-out format throughout and is played, usually, in the home of one of the players. The matches are of shorter duration in the earlier stages in order for the matches to be arranged to play in mid-week. Semi-final and final matches are longer.

  The Lincs League matches are matches of 24 boards duration, each pair playing 12 boards against each pair of the opposition. Each team plays each other team once every season.The matches are played in a friendly but competitive spirit.

   Teams may consist of four, five or six players. Best advice is for a team to have five or six players in order to give the Captain some flexibility when arranging matches. Any team wanting to enter one, or both, of these events then please get in touch with me on glynglo@gmail.com or telephone 01652654872. I would like all entries to me by the middle of September then I can arrange the fixtures. Glynn.

2017-2018 Events

Some members like to know the calendar of events for the forthcoming season. You can put the following into your diaries.

Sunday September 17th All Comers Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall

Sunday October 22nd Ghost Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall directed by Helen Barr

Sunday November 5th Garden Cities Heat (Teams of Eight) at Dunholme Village Hall

Sunday December 17th  Xmas Random Seeded Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall directed by Helen Barr

Sunday January 21st All Comers Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall

Sunday February 4th Bainton Trophy Semi-Final at Dunholme Village Hall directed by Helen Barr

Sunday February 11th Mens and Ladies Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall

Sunday February 25th County Swiss Teams at Scunthorpe Bridge Club

Sunday March 25th Bainton Final at City of Lincoln Club

Sunday April 8th All Comers Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall

Saturday April 28th County Championship Pairs at Scunthorpe Bridge Club directed by Helen Barr

Saturday June 23rd County Championship Teams at Scunthorpe Bridge Club directed by Helen Barr

Sunday July 1st Annual General Meeting followed by Herbert Cup (free) at Dunholme Village Hall

 

  Members please note that for the 2017-2018 season County events will start at 12.00, in order to allow players time to get home earlier. The County Championships will commence at 11.30 a.m. and the AGM will remain at 1.30 p.m.

   Refreshments will be available at County events at reasonable prices.

  Entries for the County Swiss Teams must be in at least seven days before the date of the event. This is in order to arrange both the event and the catering. If the event does not attract enough entries to run a Swiss Teams event then a multiple teams competition will be organised.

  The cost of entry will be £5 per player for County events, £10 per day for the County Championships and £60 per team for the Swiss Teams. Any members in receipt of full-time education are entitled  to zero table fees.

   We are still running the Lincoln Gold event which is the County green point event for teams and the County League. We are very keen to have entries for these two events especially from players who are keen to progress through the ranks and play in other events such as the Tollemache Cup. Get your entries in during the next few weeks.

   Also note that the rules for the Bainton Trophy have been altered slightly. Any player may try and qualify for the semi-final in as many heats as they wish. If they qualify for the semi-final with two, or more, partners then they must inform the organiser which member they will play in the semi-final with.

   Entries to Glynn on 01652654872 or glynglo@gmail.com. Thank you.

 

2017-2018 Season

Here we are at the start of another season. We kick off the season with a nice and gentle event. The All Comers Duplicate Pairs. It will be held at Dunholme Village Hall on Sunday September 17th. The starting time will be 12.00. The earlier starting time is to allow players the chance to get home earlier. It is an experiment and we will see how it goes. The cost of the event will be £5 per player. Please make up your pairs and come along.

Waitrose Trophy 2016.17
Waitrose Trophy 2016.17

Waitrose annually sponsor a prize for the pair who achieve the highest percentage in any EBU affiliated club in the County. This year was won by Andy Lewis and Phil Harland won won with 77.34%. They are shown being presented with the prize by Jane Adams, Manager of Waitrose Lincoln, at the AGM. Well done both and many thanks to Waitrose for their generous sponsorship.

2017 AGM

The minutes from the 2017 AGM have been added to this website for all members to view.

Website update

Members will note that we are updating the County website for the 2017\18 season.If you have an opportunity, especially about your own club contact details, please email chrisphillips959@sky.com and we will make every effort to ensure the website is kept up to date. Thank you.

Change of Email address for Competitions

The new email address for Lincs bridge including email entries for competitions is glynglo@gmail.com. Sorry for any inconvenience. Glynn.

Tollemache November 2017

The County Committee have agreed that there needs to be a process in place to try and help improve the results for the Tollemache team. It also asks potential players to show loyalty to the County by playing in County events over the season.  Tollemache Trophy practice sessions will be arranged and should also be of interest to experienced players who, even if not interested in playing in the Tollemache, want to enjoy a strong session of bridge. Their participation can help the team develop further.

More information of 2017 team and practice sessions will appear on this website in due course.

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 glynglo@gmail.com.

 
 
EBU Competitions

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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.

Current Leaders

Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%

Congratulations

Lincs League 2016/17

Winners

Mo Parsons, Maurice Ladlow, John Gaunt, Debbie Burton, Dennis Mellor

who were 1 VP ahead of Andrew Green's Team

Results
25th Jul 2017
League Millington v Elwick
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
25th Jun 2017
AGM Pairs
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
26th May 2017
League Green v Millington
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
Calendar
17th Sep 2017
All Comers Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
22nd Oct 2017
Ghost Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
5th Nov 2017
Garden Cities Qualifier (Teams of 8)
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
Click for the latest results
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.

Current Leaders

Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse with 77.14%

Congratulations

Lincs League 2016/17

Winners

Mo Parsons, Maurice Ladlow, John Gaunt, Debbie Burton, Dennis Mellor

who were 1 VP ahead of Andrew Green's Team

Results
25th Jul 2017
League Millington v Elwick
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
25th Jun 2017
AGM Pairs
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
26th May 2017
League Green v Millington
Scorer: Victor Llewellyn
Calendar
17th Sep 2017
All Comers Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
22nd Oct 2017
Ghost Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00
5th Nov 2017
Garden Cities Qualifier (Teams of 8)
Dunholme Village Hall 12.00