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The next County Committee Meeting will be held,
Wednesday 16 August 2017 at 7:00 pm in Nottingham Bridge Club.

 
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Match Results

Team Captains are invited to email match results to the appropriate League Secretary chris@theclarkhome.tv  for Team of 8 results and keith.m.spencer@btinternet.com 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.

NOTTS GREEN POINTS EVENT THIS WEEKEND AT SPONDON

Still time to enter.

Saturday's Pairs start at 1pm.

Sunday's Teams start at 12.00 noon.

Contact Graham Brindley to enter.

England U26 team

Congratulations to Notts member Hanna Tuus from Nottingham University who was selected to play for the England under 26 women's team which came third in the European Youth Championships..

EBU site

NOTTINGHAM BC ARE RUNNERS UP IN GARDEN CITIES 2017

In the final at Sollihull on 24thJune Nottingham BC represented by  Nottingham Gambit ( Geoff Topol & Robin Fisher, Irene & John Auld, David Hodge & Mark Goddard, Rob Sharpe & Graham Kirby) came second of the 8 finalists. This is the EBU event open to club  teams of 8 champions from every county and the result is Nottinghamshires best ever.

Comfortable winners were Manchester BC replicating the result in the Bradford qualifier.

Results (EBU web site)

 

Willie & Ankush win Leicestershire Green Points Pairs

William Crook & Ankush Khandelwal comfortably won this event on 17thJune 2017 scoring 111 VPs and winning all 7 matches.

Results (External web site)

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

 

Prize Quiz

Prize Quiz

At the end of the latest NCBA Newsletter, there is a Prize Quiz. A prize

of £20 will be awarded to the winner Have you entered yet? Why not

have a go? There is still time. Entries dont close until June 30th.

Corwen Trophy 2017

Nottinghamshire were represented by Keith Rodgers and Lloyd Eagling

Results (externel site)

Priday Cup 2017

Congratulations to Barbara Pilbin and Pat Bevis.

  Result %
1 Barbara Pilbin and Pat Bevis 66.30
2 Jim and Georgina Lyons 61.11
3 Brian Stein and John Nettleship 58.89

Full results available via Results Tab

EMBA Plate & Flitch Cup 2017

Congratulations to John and Irene Auld in winning the Midland Mixed Pairs Event at Spondon on 30th April 2017

Full Results (External web site)

JOURNAL CUP 2016-17

Bernard Moore & Sandy Fulton are county pairs champions winning the Journal Cup by a tiny margin from  holders Keith Rodgers & Lloyd Eagling. Daphne & Mike Coggles were third making this a good event for Retford BC.

 

2017 Summer Teams of 4

Teams of 4 Summer League

A team may be picked from a squad of 8 Players

We have 12 Teams entered.

Please see menu for Rules  

Please send results to:
Keith.m.spencer@btinternet.com and copy to chris@theclarkhome.tv

STEVE RAINE IS WINTER PAIRS CHAMPION

Steve Raine & Ankush Khandelwal  joint leaders in the Winter Pairs employed some big guns to establish a clear winner in the final drive.

Steve playing with Willie Crook won this contest scoring +60,  ahead of Ankush & Graham Kirby who scored +26 to come equal second with Irene & John Auld.

That means :    

Steve is overall Winter Champion with 14 points (best 4 scores), The maximum possible is 16.

Steve & Ankush win the Farr Cup for similar pairs with 12 points.

 Irene & John win the Black Cup for mixed pairs with a modest 5.5

NOTTINGHAM GAMBIT WIN LEAGUE

After trailing at the half way stage of the season Gambit have won division 1 of the teams of 8 league. They beat runners up Retford A by 19-1 to win with a match to spare.

Keyworth A won division 2 from Retford B .

 Keyworth B had a great final match beating runners up Nottingham B by 17-3 to win division 3 by just 1 VP. 

Click for full Results

Teams-of-Four Knock Out Championship

The team of Willie Crook, Rob Sharpe, Ankush Khandelwal & Mark Goddard led the qualifying session with 124 VPs from John & Irene Auld, Bill Whalley & Pravin Tailor with 112.
Full details via results tab.

The seedings and quarter final draw (home team first) are now:

Crook 1 V Bleaney 8
Auld 2 V Plumb 7
Dovey 3 V Dale 
Fulton 4 V Brindley 5

 

The away team offers 3 dates in February following EBU guidelines. Matches are 32 boards .

Semi finals to be played in March are seeded to be 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 .

 

MIXED PAIRS 4 December 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the NCBA Mixed Pairs

Shirley Ashtari & Dick Milne

Results

TOLLEMACHE 2016 19/20 NOVEMBER

In the EBU county teams of 8 champonship qualifying at Birmingham Notts finished 4th in group D just 2VPs behind the second qualifying place.

On  Saturday Willie Crook & Ankush Khandelwar were the best pair across all 8 teams in the group and Willie ( who was unavailable Sunday) finished top of the individual cross imping with Ankush fourth.

Results on EBU site, see Group D

DINAH MAIRS

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death on 6th October 2016 of Dinah Mairs  one of the best known and best loved players in the county.

In his message to members Mark Goddard the chairman of Nottingham Bridge Cub refers to her many years of service to the club, including her time as secretary and Chairman. Her involvement was widespread and dedicated to everyone at the club. She was, Mark suggests, the embodiment of what the members want the club to be. 

 Donations in Dinah's memory for Fight for Sight may be sent to: A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service Nottingham NG3 1GF

2016 Summer Teams of 4

Congratulations to The Palookas in winning this years competition.

1: The Palookas
2: TRYO
3: Optimists

Thanks to all the Teams that entered this year making it such an enjoyable competition.

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good luck to Nottinghamshires Ankush Khandelwal who plays for Englands Junior team in this event starting on Thursday 4th August.

Details on EBU site

SCARBOROUGH SUMMER CONGRESS

Congratulations to Steve Raine who came 5th of 144 pairs in the Swiss Pairs and 3rd in the teams final.

Results (External web site)

WILLIE CROOK PREMIER GRAND MASTER

Congratulations to William who becomes only the second current Notts player (with Graham Kirby) to attain the highest EBU rank.

GREEN POINT EVENT JULY 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the NCBA Green Point Events

Pairs: Carolyn Fisher and Pat Watson

Teams: John Gould, Alastair McCance, John Sowter and Amanda Sowter.

Sorry for the delay in publishing results

Woodborough Bridge Club

Woodborough BC have written the following article for the EBU.

How Woodborough BC increase its membership.

NCBA QUESTIONNAIRE

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

Click for the latest results
FUTURE EVENTS
Notts Green Points Weekend
22nd-23rd July 2017  
Green Pointed Events

Please see Calendar for details of this years events at Spondon.

News Letter

May's New Letter
See Prize Quiz
2017 Newsletter May.pdf

Charity Events

See a list of Charity Bridge Drives

Master Points

See 2016 Master Point List on EBU Site

Calendar
22nd July 2017
Nottingham Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
 Click for more information
23rd July 2017
Nottingham Swiss Teams
Spondon 12:00
 Click for more information
30th July 2017
Charity Bridge in aid of St John Ambulance
Mansfield 14:00
 Click for more information
4th September 2017
Oxford Bridge Festival
Oxford
 Click for more information
5th September 2017
Oxford Bridge Festival
Oxford
Results
28th June 2017
Improvers
24th June 2017
Garden Cities Final
17th June 2017
Leicester Swiss Pairs
3rd June 2017
Corwn Trophy
20th May 2017
Fight for Sight
Click for the latest results
FUTURE EVENTS
Notts Green Points Weekend
22nd-23rd July 2017  
Green Pointed Events

Please see Calendar for details of this years events at Spondon.

News Letter

May's New Letter
See Prize Quiz
2017 Newsletter May.pdf

Charity Events

See a list of Charity Bridge Drives

Master Points

See 2016 Master Point List on EBU Site

Calendar
22nd July 2017
Nottingham Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
 Click for more information
23rd July 2017
Nottingham Swiss Teams
Spondon 12:00
 Click for more information
30th July 2017
Charity Bridge in aid of St John Ambulance
Mansfield 14:00
 Click for more information
4th September 2017
Oxford Bridge Festival
Oxford
 Click for more information
5th September 2017
Oxford Bridge Festival
Oxford
Results
28th June 2017
Improvers
24th June 2017
Garden Cities Final
17th June 2017
Leicester Swiss Pairs
3rd June 2017
Corwn Trophy
20th May 2017
Fight for Sight