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NCBA Committee Meeting

The next County Committee Meeting will be held,
Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 7:00 pm in Nottingham Bridge Club.

Match Results

Team Captains are invited to email match results to the appropriate League Secretary Jane Hall  for Team of 8 results and
Keith Spencer
for Team of 4 results

Welcome to Nottinghamshire Contract Bridge Association
Notts CBA
Notts CBA

Welcome to the Nottinghamshire Contract Bridge Association web site. The Association was  founded  in 1937  and  its  aims  are  to promote and further bridge in Nottinghamshire, to organise competitions in the County and to participate in matches with other counties.

Nick Dyer

With great sadness we note the death of Nick Dyer on 6 January 2019.

Nick was a county first team player and member of Retford BC.  Everyone who knew Nick recognised in him a top bridge player and a top human being.

A full obituary can be found on the Retford website.

Teams of Four Knockout

Nottinghamshire Contract Bridge Association

Teams-of-Four Knock Out Championship

Qualifying Heat

Sunday 27th January 2019


2.00 pm


Nottingham Bridge Club

2019 KO_Teams_Qualifier_Entry_Form.docx


Swiss Pairs

Look !!New to NCBA

Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

21st February 2019 at Nottingham Bridge club

Further details

Gloucestershire versus Nottinghamshire 13/01/2019

Gloucestershire won all 3 matches

MATCH SCORES WERE : DAWES 1 - 19,  PORTER  7 - 13,  MARKHAM  2 - 18

Results on Gloucestershire 

Report by John Auld

LONDON 2018 Year End Congress

Ankush Khandelwal & Ben Green continued their winning form in the Open Pairs at this event. They were first in a strong field of 69 pairs over 52 boards.


Wednesday Afternoons

Aimed at the developing bridge player, a Wednesday afternoon drive is being arranged, hosted by Graham Brindley at the Nottingham Bridge Club. You do not need to be an EBU or Club member, nor come as a pair. Support to help you make the transition from beginners lessons to joining a club. 

Just turn up! 14:00


Afternoon Bridge

Daytime Duplicate at Nottingham Bridge Club to include a buffet lunch.

Nottingham Bridge Club together with NCBA are running a daytime bridge session once a month

This social duplicate event is an exciting new venture following feedback requesting daytime bridge:

Please give it your support.

The cost is £6.00 to include a buffet lunch.
(£7 for non members)

The bridge will start at 12.45 and finish 4.00pm to avoid the rush hour.

We will have a host so you can play without a partner.

 Please email or sign up on the NBC noticeboard beforehand (to give the caterer some idea of the numbers coming).

contact NCBA secretary Clare Batten at

Next session will be on  14 February at  12 noon.


Please note that Winter Pair will resume on 13 February 2019

Premier League 2018

Ankush Khandelwal and Ben green were members of the team that finished third in division 1.
They were clear leaders in the cross imps ahead of the EBUs top international pairs.

Results on EBU site

The Premier League is a team of 4 Competition and replaced the Camrose Trials - the Winners of division one earn the right to represent England in the Camrose [the home countries international competition between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland].  It has three divisions with promotion and relegation but only the winners of the top division play for England.  In the first instance you apply to division three to be accepted as a team on the results you have had in National Competitions and then hope to be promoted eventually into the top division to give you a chance to represent your Country.  Ankush's team finished third in division one and at one point were leading.  However each pair like our County matches are butler imped and Ankush and his partner finished top in the butler imps doing better than all the pairs in the winning team.  Very impressive. 

NCBA Mixed Pairs 2019

Congratulations to

Chris and Dorithy Close



Anyone who has played or would like to play for the County teams this year need to register their interest with the County Team Organiser.


If you want to be considered please email


Woodborough Bridge Club

Woodborough BC have written the following article for the EBU.

How Woodborough BC increase its membership.


The NCBA committee secretary would like to thank all Clubs and Individuals that completed a Survey.  Clare is currently compiling a report, which will take several weeks.  We have received over 40 replies.

Summary of Suvrey 2015 Survey results.docx

Please see the Calendar for a list of local Charity Bridge drives

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Please use the Members area  to reserve a place or contact Clare Batten

If insufficient players are available you will then be contacted to say the evening has been cancelled.

Master Class

24 January 2019

Presented by John Auld

How to be a first team player

Please let Clare know if you wish to attend

Green Point Events

A list of this years Green Point Events has been added to the Calendar,
along with Entry Forms where available.

Charity Events

See a list of Charity Bridge Drives

Master Points

See 2017 Master Point List on EBU Site

24th January 2019
Master Class
Nottingham BC 19:00
Host: John Auld
 Click for more information
27th January 2019
Knockout Teams
Nottingham BC 14:00
 Click for more information
9th February 2019
Open day
Radcliffe on Trent 10:00
 Click for more information
10th February 2019
Notts versus Worcestershire
13th February 2019
Winter Pairs
Nottingham BC
Winter Pairs
Director: Keith Spencer
Dummy event
Gloucestershire versus Notts
Afternoon Bridge
Director: Keith Spencer