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County Sim Pairs has been postponed from 25th February 2019 to an unspecified date

2019 Eden Cup Winners

Congratulations to 

1 Robert Miller & Daniel Baines 67.59 24
2 Maggie Jones & John Walshaw 57.24 18

2019 Broke Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Tilley Team for their win in the Broke Cup


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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.

See results for full outcome.

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

Congratulations to the Northants team of

Robert Miller, Ufuk Cotuk, Jim Deacon and Mark Tilley  who won the Punchbowl at the Spring Foursomes.

See link

Eden Cup March 2015

Congratulations to

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.

Corn Cardis

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  

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

Congratulations to Tony Hough and Tim Durdin who won the Porch Trophy Competition held at the club on Sunday 1 December 2013.
Well done also to Johnnie Powell and Alex Murison who won the prize for being the leading improvers.
The full list of winners was:
Overall winners -  Tony Hough and Tim Durdin
Runners up - Colin Porch and Amy Cherry
Session 1 winners - Jo Henbury and John Gaggini
Session 2 winners - Simon Few and Keith Nash
Leading improvers - Johnnie Powell and Alex Murison
Match 6 winners - Joint 20 - 0 Winners
Maggie Jones and Eiffion Jones
Brenda Smith and Colin Tuton