2018 Eden Cup Winners
2018 Broke Cup Winners
Congratulations to the Miller Team for their win in the Broke Cup
Congratulations to Hilary and Ross Stacey and
Walshaw Plate Winners:
Jennifer Metters and Geoff Wilson
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Blue pointed Swiss Pairs 6th August 2016 at Stamford
Also known as the Murchie-Lerner
Highest placed Mixed Northamptonshire pair Maggie Jones and Eifion Jones win the Murchie-Lerner
Click here for information
See results for the outcome
EBU Midlands Improvers competiton 3rd July 2016
The EBU ran an improvers competition -click for details.
Click here for results
NCBA One Day GP Swiss Pairs 21st May 2016
A great day for Northants! Our One Day Green Point Event was won by Susan & Jim Deacon (4th and 5th from left), second were Maggie Jones & Eifion Jones (left), joint third were Ufuk Cotuk & Robert Miller (3rd and 6th from left).
See results for full outcome.
Bugbrooke Mentored Teams 21st May 2016
Three teams entered the friendly improvers' event. Chris and Eddie Luck each led a team and Jim Bainbridge was non playing mentor to the third. Well done to Chris' team for a win and very well done to all who took part.
Garden Cities Regional Finals 7th May 2016
Congratulations to the Kettering (representing Northants) team of:
Keith Nash, Simon Few, Mike Trask, Daniel Baines, Mark Hodgson, Chris Wormleighton, Tony Hough, John Walshaw.
They came second in the Garden Cities Regional Final held at Peterborough on 7th May.
This meant that they qualified for the National Final in June which was challenging.
More information can be found at click
Lakeland Trophy 25th October 2015
Congratulations to Mike Gore Browne, Andrew Bisson, Bill Simpson and Beryl Peill who won the Lakeland in two sessions on Sunday 25th October. Results for each session can be found in Results and the overall position by clicking here.
Kettering Trophy 25th October 2015
Congratulations to Rodney King, Liz Coltman, Colin Tuton and Brenda Smith (sponsored by Kettering BC) who won the Kettering Trophy in two sessions on Sunday 25th October. Results for each session can be found in Results.
Crockfords Plate 2015
Congratulations to the Northants team of
Robert Miller, Daniel Baines, Jim Deacon, Mark Tilley and Chris Worm Leighton who won the Crockfords Plate.
For more information see link
NCBA Blue Point Swiss Pairs on 8th August 2015 at Stamford Bridge Club
Although the event is open to all, the highest placed Northants mixed pair will win the Murchie-Lerner Trophy
Please use this link for more information.
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs and Mentored Pivot Teams held on 16th May 2015
Congratulations to Karen Dewar and Adrian Fontes who won the Siss Pairs.
Congratulations also to Chris Luck, Margaret Lack, Maureen Simpson and Ian Smorfitt who won the Mentored Teams
Punchbowl May 2015
Robert Miller, Ufuk Cotuk, Jim Deacon and Mark Tilley who won the Punchbowl at the Spring Foursomes.
Eden Cup March 2015
Mark Tilley and Mike Trask
Jim Deacon and Chris Wormleighton
Robert Miller and Tony Hough
They won the first 3 places in the Eden Cup on 29th March at Kettering Bridge Club (see results).
They go forward to represent Northamptonshire in the Corwen.
Ranked masters Feb/March 2015
Ranked Master is a group of pairs championships for which an appropriate EBU Masters Point Rank is needed to enter.
This year Robert Miller and Daniel Baines won the Grand Masters Pairs - congratulations. See link for details.
Stamford Bridge Club is hostinga the Corn Cardis event during the weekend of 18/19th April. For more information please see links 1 and for some history 2, 3and 4
Alastair Brodie Trophy 12th April 2015
The Alastair Brodie was held at Kettering Bridge Club starting with pairs in the afternoon followed by teams in the evening.
Please see Results for more information.
NICKO Plate late 2014
The NICKO Plate - the 'consolation' competition for teams losing in the early rounds of the National Inter Club Knock Out.
Northampton lost to Burnham B in the final,
Well done to Ross Stacey, John Josephs, Leszek Lubaszewski, Malcolm Orr-Ewing and Trevor Wray.
Porch Trophy 7th December 2014
The Porch Trophy was held on 7th December at Kettering BC.
The club was packed, amd after a hard fought competition, the overall winners were Tony Hough and Robert Miller.
For results click this link.
Lakeland and Kettering Trophies 26th October 2014
Congratulations to the Kettering team of eight who won the Lakeland Trophy - Mike Trask, Mark Tilley, Tim Durdin, Daniel Baines, Colin Porch, Amy Cherry, Simon Few and Keith Nash.
Congratulations also to Marlene Jones, David Banks, Doreen Simpson and Allan Coker from Stamford who won the Kettering Trophy.
The 44th Bedford Congress 13th September 2014
Please see in "Results" for the outcome.
Northamptonshire Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs 2nd August 2014
The Northamptonshire Murchie-Lerner Trophy was held at 1pm in Stamford Bridge Club.
The results can be found in "Results" - congratulations to the winners!
The format was Swiss Pairs, 7x7 board matches to take place in 2 sessions.
The event was open to all pairs although the trophy was awarded to to the highest placed mixed pair.
Also Blue Points are awarded in line with national criteria and spot prizes will be given to highest scoring pair in each round.
National Inter Counties League Finals 7th July 2014
With the wins in Eastern Counties League, Northamptonshire did very well to get both the A Team and the B Team into the National Inter Counties League Final held on Sunday 7th July 2014.
The B Team ( Colin Porch & Amy Cherry, Eifion Jones & Richard Gibson, John Josephs & Ross Stacey, Malcolm Orr-Ewing & Leszek Lubaszewski) were second after Lancashire B - congratulations!
The A Team were not so successful but put in a valiant effort (Berry & Graham Hedley, Mark Tilley & Mike Trask, Jim Deacon & Robert Miller, Tim Durdin & Mark Hodgson).
Results can be found on this link.
Porch Trophy a SWISS Pairs event held by Kettering Bridge Club 1st December 2013