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Wednesday 25 April 2018 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.

Leicestershire Swiss Pairs Green Pointed Event

The Leicestershire Swiss Pairs Green Pointed Event due to be held on Saturday 3rd March 2018 has been cancelled due to lack of support.

The next one due on Saturday 16th June 2018 will go ahead as normal.

The 2018 Inter-University Bridge Festival

The 2018 Inter-University Bridge Festival took take place on Saturday 24 February 2018 at Coventry and North Warwickshire Bridge Club.

Teams from University College London, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, Nottingham, Southampton and Warwick Universities along with Warwickshire Juniors, competed.

Nottingham finished 7th out of 14 Teams.

Results (External web site)

HARROGATE CONGRESS 2018

Congratulations to Ankush Khandelwal & Steve Raine who came second in the Swiss Pairs at Harrogate.

Result (External site)

NOTTS v GLOUCESTERSHIRE 18/02/2018

Honours were almost even in this match: Gloucestershire won the Dawes match 16-4; the Porter was drawn 10-10, and Notts won the Markham 14-6.

Click for report

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS REQUIRED

The NCBA AGM is scheduled for 16th May. The committee needs new members particularly to implement recommendations from the Clubs Conference and particularly from clubs not currently represented. Please put your name forward by contacting Clare Batten.

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

WINTER PAIRS 6 on 14 FEBRUARY

A disappointing Valentines Day attendance of only 6  pairs led to a win for  Irene & John Auld .   

Current leaders are Steve Raine & Willie Crook with 9 points from Keith Rodgers & Lloyd Eagling with 7 . Third now are the Aulds with 6.5.

The scoring is 4 for first, 2 for second and 1 for third. Equal places share the points eg two pairs at 1st get 3 each.

Please note that the overall champion has to be an individual not a pair.

2018 County Teams of 4 Championship

On Sunday 28th January the qualifying event was comfortably won by Willie Crook , Ankush Khandelwal, Rob Sharpe & Graham Kirby. The top teams were:

 

Willie Crook        102 VPs

Sandy Fulton        76 VPs

Graham Brindley 74 VPs

John Auld              70 VPs

 

The semi finals are 32 boards:

1. Crook at home to Auld

2. Fulton at home to Brindley

The semis are to be completed in February (ideally). Away teams offer dates as per normal EBU rules.

Winners of Semi final 1 are at home in the final (to be completed in March ideally).

Click here for Results

STAFFS & SHROPS v NOTTS 14th JAN 2017

Notts won the Dawes match by 20-0 VPs and the Porter by 11-9. The Markham was lost 6-14.

 

Click for Report & cross imps

Mixed Pairs 2017

Congrtaulations to Stan Zygadlo and Ellen Overton

Full Results

TOLLEMACHE QUALIFIER 2017 18/19 NOVEMBER

In the  qualifying stage of the Tollemache  (the EBU county teams of 8 championship) Notts won 5 out of 7 matches but failed to reach the final.

Irene & John Auld who played on the Sunday came first in the cross imps ranking across the 8 teams in group D.

Results on EBU site

September Quiz

Winner of the September Quiz was Lloyd Eagling

The runner up was Paul Royal

Link to answers

Funbridge

Richard Page of Woodborough BC wins October FunBridge Ladder

See full report (EBU web site)

WEST of ENGLAND CONGRESS

Congratulations to Peter & Margaret Savage of Mansfield who came 3rd of 78 pairs in this congress Championship Pairs on 29/9/2017.

Full Results (External web site)

Master Class

19 October 2017

This class is for all standards

Notes from class

 

Derbyshire Green Point Events 23-24/9/2017

Willie Crook & Ankush Khandelwal came second in the Swiss Pairs on Saturday 23/9/2017. Ankush therefore just failed to win three consecutive green pointed pairs events. There was consolation in the Swiss Teams on Sunday which was won by the Notts team of Ankush & Graham Kirby and Willie & Steve Raine.

Under 26 comp at Eastbourne

Congratulations to Hanna Tuus (Nottingham University) and Ian Robsom (Derby BC) who finished second in the Under 26 Competion.

Full results available via EBU web page

NOTTS GREEN POINTS SWISS PAIRS 22 July 2017

Ankush Khandelwal & Graham Kirby won the Swiss Pairs on 22nd July with 117 VPs from 7 matches. This is the second such result for Ankush in five weeks.  Previously with Willie Crook he won the Leicestershire event.

Full Results.

 

NOTTS GREEN POINTS SWISS TEAMS 23 July 2017

Winners of the Swiss Teams were the Notts team of Keith Rodgers, Lloyd Eagling, Irene & John Auld who scored 99 VPs from seven matches.

Other Notts teams to do well were Gordon Fullerton, Shirley Ashtari, Ian Dovey & Dick Milne who came 5th, and Dave Cobley, John Black, Mike Nailard & Ian Nicholson, who were 6th playing in their first EBU competition,

Full Results

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)

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

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

21 February 2018

Notes from Class 201802 Master Class.pdf

Green Point Events

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

News Letter

December's Newsletter

2017 December Newsletter.pdf

 

Charity Events

See a list of Charity Bridge Drives

Master Points

See 2017 Master Point List on EBU Site

Calendar
3rd March 2018
Leicester Green Point
CANCELLED
 Click for more information
4th March 2018
Notts versus Warwickshire
14:00
Postponed from January
 Click for more information
18th March 2018
Journal Cup
 Click for more information
25th March 2018
Nottingham BC AGM
8th April 2018
Worcestershire versus Notts
14:00
Results
21st February 2018
Master Class
18th February 2018
Notts versus Gloucestershire
14th February 2018
Winter Pairs
31st January 2018
Improvers
28th January 2018
Knock Out Teams qualifier Overall
Director: Clare Batten
Click for the latest results
FUTURE EVENTS
Please see the Calendar for a list of local Charity Bridge drives
Master Class

21 February 2018

Notes from Class 201802 Master Class.pdf

Green Point Events

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

News Letter

December's Newsletter

2017 December Newsletter.pdf

 

Charity Events

See a list of Charity Bridge Drives

Master Points

See 2017 Master Point List on EBU Site

Calendar
3rd March 2018
Leicester Green Point
CANCELLED
 Click for more information
4th March 2018
Notts versus Warwickshire
14:00
Postponed from January
 Click for more information
18th March 2018
Journal Cup
 Click for more information
25th March 2018
Nottingham BC AGM
8th April 2018
Worcestershire versus Notts
14:00
Results
21st February 2018
Master Class
18th February 2018
Notts versus Gloucestershire
14th February 2018
Winter Pairs
31st January 2018
Improvers
28th January 2018
Knock Out Teams qualifier Overall
Director: Clare Batten