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EBU Masterpoints Promotions latest

There have been several recent promotions for Blaby members in the EBU Masterpoints Promotions list since I last posted them.

Well done to the following:

Gill Ivell - One Star Master
Martin Stone - Advanced Master
Chris Biggs - County Master
Jane Smith - District Master
Malcolm Newel - Area Master
David Ambrose - Club Master

You can see your current status on this and the National Grading Scheme by logging on to My EBU (see Useful Links in menu above).

Play it again

Now that we enter the hands at the Club, why don't you look at the Play it again feature which shows how it should be done - double dummy of course!

Members Only

The Members Only section contains a notice board where you will be able to leave messages for other registered members, advertise for partners, amend your details etc. To register e-mail me at

Bridge Warehouse
Bridge Warehouse

The EBU's shop has undergone a rebranding and is now called the Bridge Warehouse.
This is one of a number of changes which have been made as part of ongoing efforts to increase the shop's revenue, and thus provide more profit for reinvestment by the EBU in providing activities and services for members, clubs and counties.
To visit the site follow this link.


Welcome to Blaby Bridge Club
Lloyd Danvers and Peter Nuttall lead Blaby Club Cup with just one round to play
Lloyd Danvers and Peter Nuttall lead Blaby Club Cup with just one round to play

The fifth round of the Blaby Club Cup, the club's major pairs competition, has been played. Well done Mike and Tricia Allsopp & Dave Pollard and Chris Bancroft  who came first North/South and East/West respectively in this heat. 

Eighteeen pairs so far to have completed the requisite three rounds, with just one round to play. The current overall leaders are Lloyd Danvers and Peter Nuttall. Mike and tricia are second and Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero third.

You can see all the details of this heat under Results in the menu on the left. The overall positions can be found here.

The eventual winners and one other pair (eligible to play in the Blaby B team but not Blaby A) will be invited to represent Blaby in the LCBA Hyman Crammer competition on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at The Rothley Centre.

The Club
The Club

The Club was founded in 1947 by Nora and Harold Toon. Both were keen bowls players so the Bridge Club has always used Blaby Bowling Club as its premises apart from the summer months when bowls takes precedence.
We play every Tuesday starting at 7:15pm prompt. Visitors are always welcome when partnering a member. A pair of visitors are also welcomed. Please contact us if you intend to play.
For directions to the Club look under Information in the menu on the left.

League Update

Both Blaby teams had byes in the latest round of matches.

However, in Division Two results elsewhere mean that Blaby B have moved up one place to fourth.

In Division Three, Blaby B remain in third place.

You can see all the results and tables in the menu on the left under Leicestershire League 2019/20

Roger Cook's team narrowly out of Josephs Bowl

Roger COOK's team (Roger, Dave Pollard, Gerry Bucciero and Marjorie Gilbertson) are out the Josephs Bowl, the LCBA's premier teams of 4 competition. In the quarter-final they lost to Irene KRANTZ's team (Irene, Lyn Hilton, Peter Nuttall and Rick Wilde) by the relatively narrow margin of 19 IMPs.

This ends the interest in this competition for the all-Blaby teams. However, well done to Blaby members Lyn and Peter in the Krantz team. They will play Jim MASON's team in the semi-final.

Blaby Christmas Party
Blaby Christmas Party

This year's Blaby Christmas Party was attended by 29 members, slightly down on previous years.

However, the atmosphere was as festive as ever. Members enjoyed a free drink and the buffet food (provided by members themselves) was appreciated by all.

We played an individual movement of sorts. As usual there were slams galore.

The winners were:

NORTH - 1st Martin Stone    2nd Paul Webb

SOUTH - 1st Mick Mahoney  2nd Susan Fennell

EAST    - 1st Peter Nuttall    2nd Mike allsopp

WEST   - 1st Chris Bancroft  2nd Kate Boulter

Table closest to zero -Mike Allsopp, Martin Stone, Dorothy Pennington, Graham Anderson

The Chairman thanked John and Doreen for organising the evening. Many thanks too to those who helped in the kitchen. Once again a great evening.

Yvonne Dunbar

It is with great sadness and regret that I have to report that Yvonne has died. She had been ill for some time. She was a quiet, friendly lady who bore her illness with great dignity.

A regular member of Blaby Bridge Club for many years, she partnered John Gaunt regularly until his failing eyesight made playing bridge impossible. Latterly she partnered Malcolm Newell.

The funeral was on Wednesday 11th December at 2 p.m. at Countesthorpe Crematorium.

Tue 25th February 2020
Blaby LOROS Charity Pairs
Blaby Bowling Club 7:15 pm
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: Dave Pollard
Wed 26th February 2020
Buckby Cup Men's pairs
St Oswald 7:15 p.m.
Wed 26th February 2020
Olga Cup Ladies' pairs
St Oswald 7:15 p.m.
Tue 3rd March 2020
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7:15 pm
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
Wed 4th March 2020
Blaby A v Ashby A
Away 7:00 p.m.
Wed 4th March 2020
Blaby B v Bradgate B
Rothley Centre 7:00 p.m.
Club Duplicate
Director: Martin Stone
Scorer: Chris Biggs
Club Cup Round Five
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
Club Duplicate
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold