The county newsletter for December 2018 has been added. It is under County News Page.
Many of the clubs in Merseyside offer beginners' and/or improvers' lessons. There are also easy duplicate sessions for improvers. As these change in availability it is not possible to keep a definitive list on this site. You can access the clubs' websites through the link top left on this site. Depending on where you live, possible clubs to try include Blundellsands BC, Deva, Liverpool BC, and Merseyside Bridge Centre.
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The Lady Connell and it consolation event, the Cheshire Salver, are knockout teams of four events, held in mutually agreed venues. The winners of the main event are invited to represent the county in the Pachabo Cup, an EBU national event for county champion teams.
The cost to enter is £24 per team, for which you are guaranteed at least two matches. Teams losing in the first round of the Lady Connell are automatically entered in the Cheshire Salver. EBU Green Points are awarded in the main event, and Black Points in the consolation event.
Entries should be emailed to Julian Merrill ( email@example.com ) giving the names of team members, their EBU numbers and the captain’s contact details. You can have up to 6 players in your squad, although only four can play in each match.
Closing date for entries is 23rd September 2018 and the draw will be advised to Captain's by end September.
The first round of the Lady Connell is now complete, and so the quarter final line-up is now known. So far, two quarter finals have taken place, with Dave Shaw's team ( the holders ) and Ted Reveley's team through to the semi finals. The quarter final round is due to be completed by January 23rd, at which time the draw for the semi finals will take place, unless all quarter finals are completed earlier.
Congratulations to the MCBA team of Andrew Prothero, Chris Pope, Tracy Capal, Paddy Murphy, Ted Reveley, Mike Swanson, David Flacks, Peter Hall, Dave Keen and Jean Keen on an excellent result in qualifying for the Tollemache final.
Click here for the scores.
Congratulations to Bill and Liz Wattleworth on winning the Waterworth Cup. Second were Paul Roberts and Julian Merrill.
Ten teams have entered the Lady Connell, the County Knock-out teams of four championship. We have initiated some changes for the current season, using the EBU Knockout tool, which can be accessed through the members area of the EBU website. The EBU Knockout tool has made the draw for the first two rounds of the event, with 6 byes in the first round, reducing the field to 8 teams for the second round, also the quarter final. Eventually EBU Knockout will provide a complete record for the event, and also process master point awards.
Congratulations to the winners of the Chester Bowl, Mark Weeks and Stuart Matthews.
Congratulations to Mark Weeks, Barry Jones,Alan Stephenson, Stu Matthews on winning the Jim Davies trophy held at Liverpool Bridge club. Click here for the full results.