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County Committee Meeting

The next County Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at Nottingham Bridge Club at 19.00.

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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.

AGM Sunday 17th May 6pm

All county members are invited to the AGM at Nottingham Bridge Club. Any items for discussion or agreement please forward asap to the secretary Clare Batten


 In the final  between the leading qualifiers:

1 William Crook, Rob Sharpe, David Hodge & Mark Goddard  plus Sandy Fulton,


2. John & Irene Auld, Bill Whalley & Tailor Pravin  plus Keith Rodgers & Lloyd Eagling.                   

 The winners were team Crook by 28imps.


Congratulations to Kyle Lam who captained Cambridge B to victory in the Universities championship.


Congratulations to Mark Goddard & David Hodge winners of the Journal Cup and therefore NCBA pairs champions. They won from William & Daniel Crook with Mary Cook & Sue McIntosh. These pairs are eligible to represent Notts in the Corwen Trophy. 


In the Northern Easter Festival in York Willie Crook with team mates Gary Hyett. John Holland and Alan Mould easily won the Swiss Teams event.



 Wednesday 6th May is county pairs 7. 

There will be 7 evenings through to May 2015 and hopefully other events will then be scheduled. After the 7 sessions the best 3 scores by a mixed pair wins the BLACK CUP, and the best 3 scores by a similar pair wins the FARR CUP. In addition the best 4 scores by a single player will lead to a prize as Winter Wednesday Champion. Players may therefore concentrate on either Cup event or attempt to win both whilst anyone who wants to play 4 or more times can be the Wednesday Champion. 
Anyone seeking a partner for these evenings can contact
PORTLAND PAIRS 22nd March 2015

This multi centre event is the EBU national mixed pairs championship. John & Irene Auld won the Stamford heat and overall came 7th out of 397 pairs.

Teams of 8 League - 2014-2015

Nottingham Gambit are confirmed as top of the League in division one with Retford A confirmed as runners up.

In a very competitive division two, Retford B finished in the top position after beating Woodborough A in the decisive final match. Wollaton finished in the runners up place.

Nottingham A have secured division three - Keyworth B are runners up.


All the NCBA qualifiers for the National Pairs Regional final at Solihull finished above average but only William and Daniel Crook qualified for the National final. They were 9th in a field of 50 pairs.


John & Irene Auld  led throughout to win the Swiss Pairs on 7th March at Spondon in a field of 40 pairs.

Harrogate Congress

Congratulations to Willie Crook who with team mates Richard Winter, Gary Hyett and Alan Mould cruised to victory in the Harrogate Congress Swiss Teams on 22nd February 2015.


In the final match of the season Notts at last showed signs of improvement winning the Dawes match 12-8 and the Porter by a maximum 20-0. The Markham lost 6-14.

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18 pairs played in the NCBA Mixed Pairs championship on 11th January. Winners of the trophy  were Wendy Walker and Lloyd Eagling . Second were  Carol and Robin Fisher and third Retfords Mary Cook and Gerry Franklin. Congratulations to all the prize winners.

LEICS v NOTTS 4/1/15

In the first match of 2015 Notts won the Dawes 11-9, drew 10-10 in the Porter and lost the Markham 2-18.

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In their qualifying group of the Inter Counties Team of 8 competition Notts came 5th out of 9 teams. Winners of the group were Avon with London second. Notts were represented by William Crook, Rob Sharpe, Sandy Fulton, John Rolph, Irene and John Auld, Lloyd Eaging, Keith Rodgers, Mark Goddard, David Hodge, Graham Lee and Frank Ball. Our best player according to the EBU cross imping was Sandy Fulton.

Click to see two hands chosen by William Crook

NOTTS v STAFFS/SHROPS 9th November 2014

In a modestly improved performance Notts lost the Dawes match 7-13 VPs, drew the Porter 10-10 and won the Markham 13-7.

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SENIORS CONGRESS 31/10 14-3/11/14

In the Seniors Congress Swiss Teams Rob Sharpe and William Crook playing with Bill Gardner and Gary Hyett came joint second in a field of 56 teams just 1VP behind the winners.


In a field of 99 pairs at Leeds William Crook partnering Richard Winter came second just behind Kath and Alan Nelson.

NOTTS v WORCS 5th October 2014

Another poor performance saw Notts lose all three matches: Dawes 2-18; Porter 6-14; and Markham 2-18.

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WARKS v NOTTS 14th September 2014

In Sundays match Notts lost the Dawes match 6-14 and the Markham 1-19 but won the Porter 16-4 after a late rally from a losing position.

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Gambit win Three counties 2014

 Nottingham Gambit retained the three counties trophy with 122 VPs from Derby B on 115. On the final evening on September 11th they came second for a third successive time behind winners on the night West Bridgford. 


NCBA/EBU Green Point Weekend at Spondon

Swiss Pairs 19th July 2014 : Notts pair William and Daniel Crook (pictured receiving trophy from NCBA Chairman ) were convincing winners in a field of 51 pairs with 111 VPs. Second were Angela Booth and Peter Bradley on 99 and  third were Notts pair Mark Goddard and David Hodge on 96.


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Swiss Teams 20th July 2014:  A low turnout of 15 teams but a win for Notts team Lloyd Eagling, Keith Rodgers, Irene and John Auld with 97 VPs from Ron and Lin Birch and Henry and Audrey Mc Bride with 92.

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NOTTS v OXFORDSHIRE 29th June 2014

In the second match of the season Notts won the Dawes match 11-9 but lost the Porter 5-15 and the Markham 1-19.

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Junior Teams

Congratulations to Notts pair Simon Spencer and Kyle Lam who with Ankush Khandelwal and Basil Letts came 2nd in the Junior International teams at the Midsummer Bridge Tournament in Finland. 


The County teams final between Crook ( William Crook, Rob Sharpe, Sandy Fulton, David Hodge and Mark Goddard)  and Auld (John and Irene Auld, Lloyd Eagling and Keith Rodgers) was won by Crook by 13imps in a close match 

Winners represented Notts in the Pachabo Cup held this year at Park Inn Nottingham 7th and 8th June.


New NCBA CONSTITUTION approved at AGM May 2014

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Gloucestershire v Notts 11/5/14

In the first match of the 2014 season Notts managed to draw 10-10 in the Dawes match but lost the Porter and Markham matches 20-0.

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Journal Cup 2014


The JOURNAL CUP  the NCBA's principal Pairs Championship took place on Sunday 27th April at Nottingham Bridge Club.  


Winners were Sandy Fulton and William Crook from Irene and John Auld with Kyle Lam and Simon Spencer third. These pairs are invited to represent Notts in the Corwen Cup.

Winners of the  Presidents Cup are now Woodborough BC with a total of 172.57 combining Dick Milne and Alyson McClintocks scores with those of Jane Hall and Phil Dale.

Apologies to Bingham BC with a total score of 171.8 achieved by Ian Dovey and Graham Lee who were best pair.  


In the county match on 6th April 2014 at Spondon a depleted Notts team lost 8-12 in the Dawes match and 1-19 in the Porter. The Markham team saved the day for Notts with a 16-4 win.

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Notts pair win National Pairs Regional Final

Mark Goddard and David Hodge scored a big win in the National Pairs Regional final at Solihull. William and Daniel Crook also did well coming 9th of 51 pairs.

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Next County Event



Notts v Oxfordshire

Sunday 10th May 2015

2.15 pm


22nd April 2015
County Committee Meeting
7.00 pm
10th May 2015
Notts v Oxfordshire
17th May 2015
County AGM
6.00 pm
12th April 2015
Journal Cup Session 1
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
12th April 2015
Journal Cup Session 2
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
12th April 2015
Journal Cup - Combined Sessions
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
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