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Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association
 
Bridge in Merseyside & Cheshire
Bridge in Merseyside & Cheshire

This is the official website of Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association.  We hope you will find the information you are looking for.  If you don't, please use the "contact us" facility to email us. Click here to send your query/comments.

Learn to play bridge!

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. 

For other suggestions, please click here to go to the EBU (English Bridge Union) education charity's website. 

Merseyside & Cheshire Facebook Page
Merseyside & Cheshire Facebook Page

Are you on Facebook? Why not visit our Facebook page. Click on the logo. If you "like" the page you will get updates on forthcoming events etc. 

 
Welcome to Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association

Forthcoming Events - click on the link below:

 
 
  Preston Blue Point Teams

Preston Blue Point Multiple Teams

Sunday 14th January 2018

St Walburges Gardens Preston (PR2 2QJ)

11am start. £48 per team

Good cash prizes

Blue Points

Bring your own lunch (no suitable eatery nearby)

Click here for entry details.

Last updated : 15th Nov 2017 10:10 GMT
  Angus Clark

Angus Clark

We are really sorry to announce the recent death of Angus Clark. He will be much missed.

Angus served M&CBA both as secretary and shareholder and played a leading role in ensuring the challenging transition from direct membership to P2P went as smoothly as possible in our county.

 

Last updated : 14th Nov 2017 17:50 GMT
  Ivy Blackwell
Ivy Blackwell

Ivy Blackwell

Jane Munro the daughter of Ivy Blackwell writes:

Ivy Blackwell was a Liverpool Bridge Club member & won the Andrew Rosebowl, Merseyside Cup Restricted Entry Teams, & the Merseyside & Deeside Cup Pivot Team competitions a total of 9 times

She was a director of the Liverpool Bridge Club & introduced extremely successful twice weekly beginners lessons at the Club over 10yrs ago

Very sadly she died on 23 July 2016 - she gave her final bridge lesson only 2 months earlier

I have worked closely with Hilary Rowland the new Chairman of Liverpool Bridge Club, to organise a fitting Memorial for Mum.

As a result, Hilary has agreed with club members to run the

Ivy Blackwell Victory Cup - it will be awarded to the pair with the best 6 scores achieved on the second Monday of the month.

Additionally, Roger Arnold who has taken over the running of Mums Tuesday & Thursday Bridge Lessons has organised the

Ivy Blackwell 'TT Cup ( TT standing for Tuesday, Thursday)

The winners will be presented with their trophies ( supplied by her family) at the AGM on Monday 15 January.

Hilary has asked my brother & I to present these awards which is a great honour.

Last updated : 6th Nov 2017 16:27 GMT
  Bridge For All

The EBU has produced a video to introduce the Bridge For All national learning program for Bridge teaching.

Click here to see the video. Further information about the program is under EBU Information - > Bridge For All on the left hand menu

Last updated : 4th Sep 2017 09:53 BST
  Jean Keen Trophy, organiser required

Jean Keen Trophy, organiser required

After around 20 years of organising the event she founded, Jean Keen has decided that it is time to hand over the rôle to someone else.

The Jean Keen Trophy is an open ladies' teams of four event, traditionally held every year in late February at Merseyside Bridge Centre (although a new organiser might want to change this).

It is a friendly, enjoyable occasion, with good bridge in convivial company.

If you are interested, further information about the role can be obtained by clicking here.

 

Last updated : 31st May 2017 18:03 BST
  Help make this website interesting and accurate!

We need your help to keep the website relevant. Please use the Contact Us facility (click here) to let us know news, results, forthcoming events etc. If you spot any errors or missing links, please also use the Contact Us facility.  Please be sure to include your name as anonymous emails will be automatically deleted. Many thanks.

Last updated : 10th Mar 2014 16:14 GMT
Click for the latest results
Waterworth Cup
Waterworth Cup

Congratulations to Tracy Capal and Paddy Murphy for a fine win in the Waterworth Cup.

Malvern Congress

David Stevenson & Liz Commins (with Helen Wildsmith & Tim Chanter of London) came a close second out of 75 Teams in the Malvern Congress.

Northern Bridge League

Congratulations to the Merseyside and Cheshire 'C' team of Gareth Thomas,Barbara Serres,Margaret Howe,David Burrows,Stuart Hunter,Robert James,Phil Nuttall and Maureen Borley on a fine win in their NBL match.

See http://www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/NBL/r2017.html for further information.

West Of England Teams
West Of England Teams

Congatulations to David Stevenson and Liz Commins on winning the West of England Congress Swiss Teams with Dee and Peter Lindon (London). Also congatulations to Sheila Shea and Ed Jones on coming second in a field of 84 teams.

Northern Bridge League

Congratulations to the Merseyside and Cheshire 'B' team of Dave Edwards, Peter Richmond, Chris Whaley, David Howe, Stephen Lloyd, David Smith, Peter Sumption and Laurence Stone on a fine win in their NBL match in Manchester.

See http://www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/NBL/r2017.html for further information.

Presidents Cup

Congratulations to Manchester. Merseyside/Cheshire came fourth out of six, North Wales did not compete this year. See http://blakjak.org/president.htm

 

Liverpool Open Teams
Liverpool Open Teams

Congratulations to Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Tracy Capal, Paddy Murphy on winning on a on a split tie from Bob Pitts, Barry Jones, Peter Hall, Daniel Miller. There were six teams.

Cambria Cup

The Cambria Cup is the Welsh Bridge Union's Mixed Pivot knockout event.  The final was won by Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Chris Pope and Paddy Murphy, beating the every strong Kurbalija team from South Wales by 880 total points over 48 boards. The winning team, which also includes Barry Jones who did not play in the final, is comprised of five M&CBA/NWBA/Deva members.

Recent Results
Recent Results

Recent Results:

At the Oxfordshire Green Point Congress the teams was won by:

Liz Commins & David Stevenson
Dee Lindon & Peter Lindon (London)

At the Yorkshire Green Point Congress the Scarborough Trophy was won by four members of Deva/M&CBA/NWBA:

Liz Commins & David Stevenson
Stu Matthews & Mark Weeks

Results
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Waterworth Cup
Merseyside Bridge Club
Director: David Stevenson
Sun 5th Nov 2017
Merseyside Cup
Merseyside Bridge Club
Director: Liz Stevenson
Thu 14th Sep 2017
MBL Teams
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Manchester 1-day teams
Sun 16th Jul 2017
Presidents Cup
Calendar
27th Jan 2018
Chester Congress
Deva
30th Jan 2018
MCBA Tournament Committee meeting
4th Feb 2018
County Trials
Deva
23rd Feb 2018
MCBA executive meeting
Merseyside Bridge Club
25th Feb 2018
Jean Keen Ladies Teams Of Four
Deva
Click for the latest results
Waterworth Cup
Waterworth Cup

Congratulations to Tracy Capal and Paddy Murphy for a fine win in the Waterworth Cup.

Malvern Congress

David Stevenson & Liz Commins (with Helen Wildsmith & Tim Chanter of London) came a close second out of 75 Teams in the Malvern Congress.

Northern Bridge League

Congratulations to the Merseyside and Cheshire 'C' team of Gareth Thomas,Barbara Serres,Margaret Howe,David Burrows,Stuart Hunter,Robert James,Phil Nuttall and Maureen Borley on a fine win in their NBL match.

See http://www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/NBL/r2017.html for further information.

West Of England Teams
West Of England Teams

Congatulations to David Stevenson and Liz Commins on winning the West of England Congress Swiss Teams with Dee and Peter Lindon (London). Also congatulations to Sheila Shea and Ed Jones on coming second in a field of 84 teams.

Northern Bridge League

Congratulations to the Merseyside and Cheshire 'B' team of Dave Edwards, Peter Richmond, Chris Whaley, David Howe, Stephen Lloyd, David Smith, Peter Sumption and Laurence Stone on a fine win in their NBL match in Manchester.

See http://www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/NBL/r2017.html for further information.

Presidents Cup

Congratulations to Manchester. Merseyside/Cheshire came fourth out of six, North Wales did not compete this year. See http://blakjak.org/president.htm

 

Liverpool Open Teams
Liverpool Open Teams

Congratulations to Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Tracy Capal, Paddy Murphy on winning on a on a split tie from Bob Pitts, Barry Jones, Peter Hall, Daniel Miller. There were six teams.

Cambria Cup

The Cambria Cup is the Welsh Bridge Union's Mixed Pivot knockout event.  The final was won by Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Chris Pope and Paddy Murphy, beating the every strong Kurbalija team from South Wales by 880 total points over 48 boards. The winning team, which also includes Barry Jones who did not play in the final, is comprised of five M&CBA/NWBA/Deva members.

Recent Results
Recent Results

Recent Results:

At the Oxfordshire Green Point Congress the teams was won by:

Liz Commins & David Stevenson
Dee Lindon & Peter Lindon (London)

At the Yorkshire Green Point Congress the Scarborough Trophy was won by four members of Deva/M&CBA/NWBA:

Liz Commins & David Stevenson
Stu Matthews & Mark Weeks

Results
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Waterworth Cup
Merseyside Bridge Club
Director: David Stevenson
Sun 5th Nov 2017
Merseyside Cup
Merseyside Bridge Club
Director: Liz Stevenson
Thu 14th Sep 2017
MBL Teams
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Manchester 1-day teams
Sun 16th Jul 2017
Presidents Cup
Calendar
27th Jan 2018
Chester Congress
Deva
30th Jan 2018
MCBA Tournament Committee meeting
4th Feb 2018
County Trials
Deva
23rd Feb 2018
MCBA executive meeting
Merseyside Bridge Club
25th Feb 2018
Jean Keen Ladies Teams Of Four
Deva