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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.

Winter PAIRS 6

The next Winter Pairs is on Wednesday 10th February. Leaders are Willie Crook & Rob Sharpe.

COUNTY TEAMS OF FOUR

In the qualifying round on 31st January winners with 104 imps were Bill Whalley, Pravin Tailor, Irene & John Auld with 104 imps. Second were Sandy Fulton, William Crook, Rob Sharpe & Graham Kirby with 92 imps well ahead of the field.

Quarter finals with seedings are

Auld ( 1) v Frost (8)

Crook (2) v Brindley (7)

McIntosh (3) v Lee (6)

Rolph (4) v Dovey (5)

Matches of 4x8 stanzas to be played in February with first named teams at home; away teams offering dates. EBU rules apply but teams are encouraged to resolve issues amicably.

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

Final winners will be invited to represent Notts in Pachabo Cup on 11/12 June 2016

NOTTS v LEICS 24th January 2016

Another match of big hands saw Notts lose the Dawes 6-14 VPs but win the Porter 11-9 and score a maximum 20-0 in the Markham.

Click for report and Butler imps

MIXED PAIRS 2016
MIXED PAIRS 2016

Congratulations to Barbara Hatfield & Phil Ottewell county mixed pairs champions. They won comfortably from Mary Cook & Gerry Franklin with Jane Hall & Phil Dale third.

Full result

WINTER PAIRS 5

Willie Crook & Rob Sharpe won their second event to take the lead in the Winter Pairs.

Leading positions after 5 drives:

Willie Crook & Rob Sharpe 8
David Burgess & Gordon Fullerton 7
Shirley Ashtari & Ian Dovey 6

 

LONDON YEAR END CONGRESS

Congratulations to Ankush Khandelwal who partnering Toby Nonnenmacher won the Open Pairs from a very strong field.

Full results on EBU website.

DERBYSHIRE V NOTTS 6th December 2015

In a match of big swings Notts lost the Dawes match 5-15, won the Porter 14-6 and lost the Markham 3-17.

Click for report.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BRIDGE - XMAS PAIRS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BRIDGE - XMAS  PAIRS

The fourth Winter Pairs event was the Christmas Pairs evening with wine and nibbles and a prize for the winners.

There was recognition for the work done over many years by Joan & David Burgess. They received the EBU's Dimmie Fleming award for services to bridge, the first married couple to be so recognised. The NCBA chairman presented the awards on the evening.

The winners of the prize were Sue & Frank Ball who won in a field of 17 pairs.

Further events are scheduled for the second Wednesday each month. The scoring will be butler imps where numbers permit, or normal matchpoints. Winners on each night receive 4 points, runners up 2 and third scores 1. The best 4 drives for pairs and individuals determine best mixed pair for Black Cup (holders John & Irene Auld ), best similar pair for Farr Cup (holders Stan Kujawinski & Richard Kowalski) and overall Winter Champion for best individual - not to be won by a pair (holder Richard Kowalski ).

Leading scores after 4 events are:

David Burgess 6
Gordon Fullerton 6
Toni Smith 4
Anthony Pettengell 4
Rob Sharpe 4
William Crook 4
Shirley Ashtari   4
Ian Dovey 4
Sue Ball 4
Frank Ball 4

 

NATIONAL SENIORS CONGRESS

Congratulations to Sandy Fulton & Willie Crook whose team came 5th in the Senior Swiss Teams on 8th November.
Full results on EBU web site 

NOTTS v OXON 1st November 2015

Notts did well in this match scoring a rare 20-0 in the Dawes and 12-8 in the Porter. Unfortunately the Markham was reduced to a team of four because of transport problems for the Oxforshire team.

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WORCS v NOTTS 4th October 2015

Notts lost all 3 matches by 9-11, 1-19, and 4-16 VPs.

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NOTTSv GLOUCESTERSHIRE 13th September 2015

Notts lost the Dawes match 7-13 VPs; won the Porter 17-3  but lost the Markham 4-16.

Click for match report .

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.

 

GREEN POINT EVENTS JULY 2015
GREEN POINT EVENTS JULY 2015

The 2015 Notts Green Point weekend was on 18th/19th July at Spondon. 

46 pairs played on the Saturday. Dan Crofts and Gary Hyett the 2012 winners took the trophy again. Best placed Notts pair in 5th place were Steve Raine and Ankush Khandelwal..

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19 teams played on Sunday. Convincing winners were Roman Gembicki, Arthur Hughes, David Musson & Frank Littlewood with a score of 114 VPs some 27 clear of the field.

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EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING 6pm Monday 22nd June

The EGM was quorate and appointed a new  committee as follows:

Chairman John Auld

Hon Sec  Clare Batten

Hon Treasurer Ian Dovey

Captain Keith Rodgers

Chief TDA Tim Anderson

Other members  Irene Auld, Graham Brindley, Chris Clark, Lloyd Eagling, Keith Spencer, Toni Smith, Kyra Wills

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BRIDGE

After 7 events through to May 2015 the results are:

 
BLACK CUP for mixed pairs winners John and Irene Auld from Ian Dovey and Shirley Ashtari;
FARR CUP for similar  pairs winners Richard Kowalski and Stan Kujinski from David Burgess and Gordon Fullerton.
 
Richard Kowalski recorded the best 4 scores by a single player and takes the prize as Winter Wednesday Champion. 
 
COUNTY TEAMS OF FOUR

 In the final  between the leading qualifiers:

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

and

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

 The winners were team Crook by 28imps.

PORTLAND BOWL 2015

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

JOURNAL CUP 2015

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. 

WILLIE WINS AGAIN

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.

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.

NATIONAL PAIRS MIDLANDS FINAL 15th March 2015

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.

LEICESTERSHIRE GREEN POINTS WEEKEND

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.

NOTTS v DERBYSHIRE 8th 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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COUNTY MIXED PAIRS 2015

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 4th January 2015

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

Click for report 

 

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Next County Event

 

WINTER PAIRS 6

Wednesday 10th February

7.00 pm 

Green Point Events

 

Next Green Point event is 5 March 2016.

Please see Calendar for further details.

Calendar
10th February 2016
Winter Pairs
Nottingham BC 19.00
21st February 2016
Notts v Warwicks
Home
5th March 2016
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
 Click for more information
Results
10th February 2016
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
31st January 2016
Knock Out Teams Qualifying Session 1
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
31st January 2016
Knock Out Teams Qualifying Session 2
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
Click for the latest results
Next County Event

 

WINTER PAIRS 6

Wednesday 10th February

7.00 pm 

Green Point Events

 

Next Green Point event is 5 March 2016.

Please see Calendar for further details.

Calendar
10th February 2016
Winter Pairs
Nottingham BC 19.00
21st February 2016
Notts v Warwicks
Home
5th March 2016
LCBA / Joint Counties Green Point Swiss Pairs
Spondon 13:00
 Click for more information
Results
10th February 2016
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
31st January 2016
Knock Out Teams Qualifying Session 1
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club
31st January 2016
Knock Out Teams Qualifying Session 2
Scorer: Nottingham Bridge Club