The county newsletter for April 2019 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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John Armstrong Trophy
Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs
Holders: Rodney Lighton & John Currie
Entry fee £20 per player (£40 per pair)
Deva Bridge Club
WI Hall (behind Christleton Institute)
Village Rd Christleton
near Chester CH3 7AS
Club (on the day) 01244 335514
SUNDAY 19th May 2019 at 1.00 pm
Played in two sessions with a break
Please enter by email giving names
and EBU numbers of both players to
23 Wentworth Court
0161 759 8016
Entries taken on day if there is room (very probable)
No food provided but you may bring your own
Hot and cold drinks available
Pay on day (cheques to M&CBA) or in advance
Staffordshire & Shropshire Contract Bridge Association
The 26th Shropshire Congress
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Holders: Michael Rawlins & Naomi Gibbs
Saturday, 27th April 2019 1.30 p.m.
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Holders: Jeff & Ann Wilkins, Michael Tomlinson, Linda Smith.
Sunday, 28th April 2019 11.30 a.m.
Telford Centre Hotel (ex Park Inn)
Forgegate, Telford, TF3 4NA
For further information please contact:
Congress Secretary: Mrs. Judy Mitchell
Tel: 01743 235374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for Congress Brochure
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 final of the Lady Connell, our county teams championship, was played last weekend between the teams led by James Ewington and Ted Reveley. Many congratulations to Ted's team who won the match. The winning team was Ted Reveley, Stuart Matthews, Bill Niccol, and Al Stephenson ( Mike Swanson played in an earlier round ). Very well done also to the runners up, James and Eve Ewington, Dave Flacks and Peter Hall. Dave and Peter are a new partnership, whereas for James and Eve, it was the first time they had entered the event.
Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.
Second were Tracy Capal, David Flacks, Raymond Semp and John Parsons.
Congratulations to Ted Reveley and Bill Niccol on coming 2nd out of 100 pairs in the Swiss Pairs at the Harrogate Spring Congress.
On the weekend of February 2nd/3rd the WBU held their Seniors trials. Deva BC members Barry Jones and Bob Pitts were part of the foursome that won these trials and consequently have been selected to play for the Welsh team for the Senior Camrose which takes place in Edinburgh at the start of April.
Congratulations to Chris Pope and Andy Prothero on winning the Grattan Endicott Cup (County Trials).
The event is now closed for entries and the first and second round draws have been made by the EBUKnockout utility. Captains and their team-mates can access the details through MyEBU. Good luck to all participants.
Congratulations to the Merseyside Bridge Centre team of John Fay, Pauline Norman, Caterina Gianota and John Griffith on a fine win in the Merseyside Cup at the Deva.
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.