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  Lady Connell

Lady Connell

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 ( ) 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.

Last updated : 3rd Sep 2018 15:09 BST
  Merseyside Cup

Merseyside Cup

Clubs affiliated to the M&CBA are invited to enter teams of four to take part in the Merseyside Cup.

No more than 1 player in any team to be of National Master or higher rank. Clubs may enter as many teams as they like.

Last updated : 27th Jul 2018 09:50 BST
  MCBA Membership Development Project
Sara Miles, a Deva member, has been appointed as the Project Officer for the joint Merseyside & Cheshire and Manchester County Associations Membership Development Project.
Paul Roberts - vice chair M&CBA - and Irene Davies - chair Manchester CBA will oversee the project.
Sara starts her assignment in September. She will be in touch with affiliated clubs to discuss if they are interested in discussing  how membership might be boosted.
Last updated : 7th Jul 2018 08:04 BST
Chester Bowl
Chester Bowl

Congratulation to the winners of the Chester Bowl, Mark Weeks and Stuart Matthews.


Yorkshire Congress
Yorkshire Congress

Congratulations to David Stevenson and Liz Commins on winning the Mixed Pairs trophy in the Yorkshire Congress. They alos won the teams with Tom Dessain and Tugral Kaban from London.

Cheshire Salver

The final of the Cheshire Salver took place on Tuesday 29th May, contested by the teams captained by Ted Reveley and Barb Serres. The Cheshire Salver is the plate event for the Lady Connell, our premier county knockout teams event.

The match was won by Ted Reveley's team. Many congratulations to both teams and especially to the winners, Ted Reveley, Mike Swanson, Alan Stephenson and Stuart Matthews.


Bridge For Fun - Play with an Expert
Bridge For Fun - Play with an Expert

This popular event, organised by MCBA and hosted by Deva Bridge Club took place on Friday 18th May. 39 people eager to improve their game fought their way past the parking problems caused by the Christleton 5k run and  were matched up with 13 friendly experts who had kindly volunteered their services.  All had an excellent evening as the photo suggests. The Duplimate machine decided to produce some wild hands which were difficult to bid even for the experts and generated lots of discussion and tips to take away.. We hope to run this event next year  so if you missed out this time then look out for information  and apply early in 2019. We are also keen to recruit more experts (a loosely defined term but basically anyone playing in county teams or MBL division one) - if you would be interested please contact any of the MCBA committee members.


John Armstrong Trophy

Congratualtions to Rodney Lighton and John Currie on winning the John Armstrong trophy held at the Deva. In second place were Bob Loveridge and Michael Tomlinson.


Lady Connell Final

The final of the Lady Connell took place at Deva Bridge Club on Wednesday 15th May between the teams captained by Bob Pitts and Dave Shaw.

The Lady Connell is our premier county knock out event, with the winning team earning the right to represent Merseyside & Cheshire in the Pachabo Cup, the EBU event for County Champion teams.

After a well fought match, Dave Shaw's team emerged as winners. Many congratulations to both teams and especially to the winners, Dave Shaw, Richard Davies, Bernard Krasner and Stuart Scholes.


MCBA Meetings.

The next MCBA Executive committee meeting will be held on Friday 5th October.


Chester Bowl Qualifying
Director: David Stevenson
Chester Bowl Consolation
Director: David Stevenson
Chester Bowl Final
Director: David Stevenson
Presidents Cup
East Midlands Bridge Academy
Director: David Stevenson
John Armstrong GP Swiss Pairs
Director: Ken Johnston/Liz Stevenson
10th Nov 2018
Waterworth Cup
Merseyside Bridge Centre
2 Session GP Pairs
9th Dec 2018
Merseyside Cup
2 Session Intermediate Teams
2nd Feb 2019
County Trials
Merseyside Bridge Centre
2 Session Butler Pairs
23rd Feb 2019
Charity Pairs
Merseyside Bridge Centre 13:00
3rd Mar 2019
Eric Howarth
2 Session GP Swiss Teams