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This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Norfolk Boys Done Good at Scarborough
Norfolk Boys Done Good at Scarborough

At the Scarborough Congress last weekend

"our boys" came top in the qualifying round

and then went on to win the A final for the McMahon Trophy.

Well done to Giles Ip, Paul Darby, Steve Dannell and Mark Hill

Last updated : 12th Sep 2017 14:22 BST
Extraordinary General Meeting - 23 April 2017

We are pleased to announce that the NCBA has been awarded charitable status. 

An extraordinary general meeting will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017, 1.30pm at Bawburgh Village Hall prior to the North Walsham Trophy.

This meeting is to agree to wind up the organisation and transfer its assets to the new charity as at 1 June 2017, and to elect two additional trustees.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the secretary (contact details below), and then be sent to reach the secretary no later than Monday 17 April 2017.

Voting will be by a show of hands on the day. No postal or proxy votes accepted.

As per the constitution no other business can be discussed at this meeting.


Secretary to the NCBA: Maureen Kimbley, 2 Great Yard, The Street, Saxthorpe, Norwich, NR11 7AH.

NB: The officers on the NCBA management committee automatically become trustees; they are:

Peter Cotes, John Dennis, Graham Hardman, Gabriel Ip, Maureen Kimbley, Neil Tracey. 

Please note that as only 11 teams have entered a Swiss movement is not viable and so a multiple teams event of 4 board matches will be run and scored by Victory Points.

Last updated : 8th May 2017 10:06 BST
Tournament Director Course

The NCBA & EBED have arranged a series of Club Tournament Director Courses in 2017 at the Abbey Hall, Wymondham, NR18 0PH.

  • Saturday 11th March: Essentials & Book Rulings (£45:00)
  • Saturday 22nd April: Judgement Rulings (£45:00)
  • Saturday 20th May: Assessment (£54:00)
  • Times: 10:30am - 5:00pm
  • Instructor: Nicole Cooke

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to take your own lunch.

Entries to Richard Banbury of English Bridge and Development 01296 317218 

Local Organiser - Roger Amey 01263 713476


Last updated : 9th Apr 2017 14:49 BST
NCBA Congress
  • 2017 A Final Norfolk Cup
  • 2017 B Final King s Lynn Shield
  • 2017 C Final Markwell Trophy
  • 2017 Friday teams Bob Lawton Trophy
  • 2017 Ladies Pairs Webster Trophy
  • 2017 Mixed Pairs Haylock Trophy
  • 2017 Pairs President s Trophy
  • 2017 Teams Neville Hill Cup
  • 2017 Teams President s Cup

A very successful congress; many congratulations to the winners

  • Really Easy - President's Trophy: Rosemarie Robinson and Wendy Howard
  • Ladies Pairs - Webster Trophy: Karen Blacklock and Trish Foster
  • Men's Pairs - Baker Trophy: Tony Geschke and John Hovell
  • Open Pairs: Maureen Kimbley and Bogdan Drobny
  • Mixed Pairs - Haylock Trophy: Maureen Kimbley and Bogdan Drobny
  • Friday Teams - Bob Lawton Trophy: Karen Blacklock, Trish Foster, Richard Evans and Peter Bushby
  • Championship Pairs
    • Qualifying Round: Roman Gembicki and Janusz Adamowicz
    • A Final - Norfolk Cup: Trish Foster and Tony Graham 
    • B Final - King's Lynn Shield: Paul Darby and Simon Gottschalk
    • C Final - Markwell Trophy: Jan Havard Davies and Rosemarie Mascall
  • Sunday Teams
    • Neville Hill Cup: Matt Millson, Mike Walsh, Andrew Thompson and Mike Fletcher
    • President's Cup: David Small, Colin Waters, Sue and Michael O'Brien
Last updated : 9th Apr 2017 14:49 BST
EBU Silver Award For Roger Amey
EBU Silver Award For Roger Amey

Roger's commitment to bridge has been recognised with the presentation of the prestigious EBU's Silver Award.

Roger has been involved with the organisation of bridge in Norfolk since 1970, a member of the NCBA committee - twice as chairman - and the various sub committees, responsible for organising the Eastern Counties League, and helping with the Norfolk Congress and Green Pointed Weekends.  He has been President, Competitions Secretary, Team Captain, and more; managed the matches for two Corn Cairdis events; member of the EBU Board and much more.

Our warmest congratulations and grateful thanks to Roger  


Last updated : 30th Dec 2016 09:50 GMT
Barclay's Bank Trophy

This result has been updated and is now finalised.  Following instruction from the EBU the wrongly duplicated boards in the b section were marked as 'Fouled' and the scores were ajusted using the facility in the scoring programme.  There is an explanation of this in the EBU White Book on page 76 point 4.2.3 if you would like to see the explanation.

Last updated : 11th Dec 2016 17:12 GMT
2016 Baker Trophy winners Gary Putman Peter Cotes
2016 Haylock Trophy winners Richard Thornley Trish Raywood
2016 Markwell Trophy winners Andy Holland Roger Cortis
2016 Norfolk Cup winners Matt Millson Mike Walsh
2016 President s Trophy winners Jill Cadley Marion Lawrence
2016 Bob Lawton Trophy winners Chris Mallon Mike Scoltock Branda Peter Howlett
2016 Kings Lynn Shield winners Trish Foster Tony Graham
2016 Neville Hill Cup winners: Victor Milman, Nadia Stelmashenko, Mike Bell & Bill Gardner
2016 President s Cup winners
2016 Webster Trophy winners Eileen Townsend Jolanta Alison
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The Norfolk Congress held over the weekend of 1, 2, 3 April was a great success. Our thanks to the Tournament Directors who did an excellent job and to the hotel staff who provided such friendly and helpful serviceCongratulations to the winners of the various competitions:

  • Really Easy Congress : Jill Cadley and Marion Lawrence
  • Ladies Pairs (Webster Trophy): Eileen Townsend and Jolanta Alison
  • Men's Pairs (Baker Trophy): Gary Putman and Peter Cotes
  • Open Pairs: Rob and Rosa Richardson
  • Mixed Pairs (Haylock Trophy): Trish Raywood and Richard Thornley
  • Friday Teams (Bob Lawton Trophyy): Chris Mallon, Mike Scoltock, Brenda and Peter Howlett
  • Championship Pairs (The Norfolk Cup): Mike Walsh and Matt Millson
  • Swiss Teams (Neville Hill Cup): Bill Gardner, Mike Bell, Nadia Stelmashenko and Victor Milman
  • Swiss Teams (team all ranked below Regional Master) (President's Cup): Karen Seaman, David North Graves, Gary Seaman and Mark Coulson

Don't forget to make a note to come back for the Norfolk Congress in 2017 - 31 March, 1 and 2 April.

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 10:16 BST
Committee Changes

There have been several changes to the NCBA Committee recently.  The NCBA wishes to thank Jayne Scarfe, Musuma Knevitt and Graham Grist for their contibution to bridge in Norfolk and wishes them well in the future.

Joining the NCBA Committee are Jacquie Burgess (Honorary Secretary), Peter Walters (Press Officer), Sarah Chamberlin (management committee).

Last updated : 31st Aug 2015 07:16 BST
Hudson Cup 2014
Hudson Cup 2014

Winners of the 2014 Hudson Cup, Gabriel (left) & Giles (right) Ip, receiving the trophy from NCBA President, Michael Whiting (centre).

Last updated : 5th Oct 2014 19:48 BST
NCBA Congress - Results

There is a problem with the display of the result from the Neville Hill Cup results played on Sunday, 30th March.  As a team had to withdraw after 4 matches because one of the players was taken ill the final result, correctly, shows the positions of the 40 teams that finished the event.  The first 4 matches had the original 41 teams participating and because of this difference the data does not appear correctly in the results.  The final scores, match results from each round and positions are unaffected by this.

Last updated : 11th May 2014 09:00 BST
Winners of the Committee Cup
Winners of the Committee Cup

Here are the victorius members of the West Norfolk and Kings Lynn Bridge Club who won the Committee Cup on February 9th.  Chairman of the NCBC, Peter Cotes, is holding the trophy being presented to the team.

Last updated : 11th May 2014 08:59 BST
National Pairs

Congratulations to Paul Darby & Steve Dannell who won the regional final of the National Pairs played in Peterborough with an impressive 63.54% - more than 3% ahead of the field.

Last updated : 31st Mar 2014 09:56 BST
Primary Club
Members logging on to see their details on the EBU website may find that their 'Primay Club' is not correct.  This has happened as the EBU's database default will report that a member's primary club is that club which uploaded their members first.  This may not therefore necessarily be the primary club of choice of a member.  It is a simple matter to change this once logged on, and there are other options also available for members to select.
It may be a good idea for all members to log onto the EBU site and check that all is how it should be.
Last updated : 20th Sep 2010 15:27 BST