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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. 

 
Lady Connell Knockout Teams
Lady Connell/Cheshire Salver

The Lady Connell Cup and its consolation event the Cheshire Salver are knockout events for teams of four, held in informal venues. The winning team is invited to represent the county in the Pachabo Cup (click here for information about the next Pachabo.)

The cost to enter a team in the Lady C is only £24 per team, for which you are guaranteed at least two matches. 

It really is a most enjoyable contest, playing bridge of a high standard. But please don't be put off entering a team because you don't think you'll win. The experience is worth more than a whole year of bridge lessons! (No offence to our wonderful bridge teachers in the county!)

Entries should be emailed to Julian Merrill (click on the heading to send an email), giving the names of the 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.

If you've never considered a competition of this calibre before but would like to give it a try, you could consider entering the Cheshire Salver direct (details on this will follow later in the year).  You can express your interest to Julian in advance. 

 

Lady Connell Knockout Teams
IMPORTANT CHANGES
 
With effect from September 2013, this event became a straight knock-out from the start with no qualifying rounds. As previously, all teams are guaranteed at least two matches: teams losing their first match receive automatic entry into the consolation event The Cheshire Salver.  However, a bye in the first round of the Lady Connell no longer constitutes a win. A team will qualify for the Salver if they lose the first match they play even if this is actually in the second round. As a result of this, the draw for the Cheshire Salver will not be made until after 31 January, when the second round matches will be played, including those who had a bye in the first round. The entry fee has been reduced to £24. 
 
This is our main County Teams event and the winners become our representatives in the EBU Pachabo Cup. For further information, please email Barbara Serres
 
Past Winners
 
2015 Ted Reveley, Mike Swanson  Alan Stephenson and Stuart Matthews 
2014 Andy Prothero, Chris Pope, Simon Edwards, Peter Kaufmann
2013 Dave Shaw, Bernard Krasner, Stuart Scholes, Richard Davies, Steve Downes
2012 David Stevenson, Liz Commins, Daniel Miller, Peter Hall 
2011 Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews, Ted Reveley, Bill Niccol
2010 Peter Kaufmann, Mike Amos, David Stevenson, Liz Commins
2009 Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews, Ted Reveley, Mike Swanson, Bill Niccol
2008 Simon Edwards, Chris Pope, Peter Garner-Gray, Andy Prothero, Paddy Murphy
2007 Simon Edwards, Chris Pope, Peter Garner-Gray, Andy Prothero
2006 Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney, Bill Niccol
2005 Bob Pitts, Pete Broster, Chris Pope, Peter Garner-Gray, Andy Prothero
2004 Bernard Krasner, Dave Shaw, Stuart Scholes, Steve Downes
2003 Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney, Bill Niccol
2002 Bob Pitts, Chris Pope, Andy Prothero, Peter Garner-Gray
2001 Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney, Bill Niccol
2000 Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney, Bill Niccol 
1999 Chris Ryall, Paul Baker, Ann Dunn, Joan Marray, Julian Merrill, Paul Roberts 
1998 John Armstrong, Dave and Jean Keen, David Stevenson, Boris Ewart 
1997 John Drake, Richard Davies, Richard Silcock, Geoff Cannon, Martin Cantor 
1996 Dave and Jean Keen, John Armstrong, Boris Ewart, David Stevenson, Mike Swanson 
1995 John Drake, Richard Davies, Colin Porch, Stuart Scholes 
1994 Dave and Jean Keen, Dave Bagshaw, Boris Ewart 
1993 Bill Niccol, Steve Whittleton, Ralph Churney, Ted Reveley, Alan Stephenson, Stuart Matthews 
1992 Bill Niccol, Steve Whittleton, Mark Knapton, Boris Ewart, David Stevenson 
1991 ?? Dave Bagshaw, Robert Smith, Bernard Krasner, Mike Swanson (not definite!) 
1990 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney 
1989 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney 
1988 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney 
1987 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney 
1986 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney 
1986 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley, Ralph Churney 
1984 Dennis Gray, Roger Arnold, Mike Tucker, Steve Kayne 
1983 Ralph Churney, Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley 
1982 Ralph Churney, Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Ted Reveley 
1981 Jean Keen, Dave Keen, Michelle Brunner, John Holland 
1980 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Jean and Dave Keen 
1979 John Armstrong, Graham Kirby, Dave Keen, Roy Dempster 
1978 Graham Kirby, John Armstrong, Dave Keen, David Stevenson, Mike Swanson 
1977 Murray Beilin, Dennis Brodie, Sam Canter, Harold Glassman, Nat Silverbeck 
1976 Stanley Beilin, Grattan Endicott, Malcolm McLaughlin, ?? Taylor
1975 Stanley Beilin, Grattan Endicott, John Hill, Howard Jackson, Malcolm McLaughlin 
1974 Stanley Beilin, Grattan Endicott, Bernard Goldenfield, John Hill, Howard Jackson 
1973 Stanley Beilin, Grattan Endicott, Bernard Goldenfield, John Hill, Raymond Semp 
1972 Ric Dearing (Captain), Julia Dearing, Peter Morley, Kathy Nelson / Stan Zychlinski.
          (Ray Fay, the original Captain, died before the first match) 
1971 Carl Burton, John Ashworth, Malcolm McLaughlin, Glynn Thomas
1970 Carl Burton, John Ashworth, Malcolm McLaughlin, Glynn Thomas 
Lady Connell Update

The Lady Connell is moving along and we are now down to two teams. The final will be held between Ted Reveley and Andy Prothero.