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Tricia Allsopp promoted in EBU Masterpoints Promotions

Well done Tricia who has been promoted to One Star Master in the August EBU Masterpoints Promotions list.

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
Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs
Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs

Blaby is once again holding a heat of the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs competition organised by Ecats and played throughout the UK and other countries. It is on Tuesday 12th November.

Table money is £4 per person. As usual, there will be a raffle. Please bring some prizes with you.

All table money and proceeds of the raffle and any other donations will go to Children in Need.

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.

Mick Mahoney second in Otto and Edith mixed pairs

Well done Mick who, playing with Mary Johnson came second in the first LCBA competition of the new season, the Otto and Edith Bowl. This is a mixed pairs competition with the top two married couples being invited to represent Leicestershire in the final of the Midlands Flitch.

The highest all-Blaby pair were Peter Nuttall and Marjorie Gilbertson who came 8th.

You can see all the results and how the other Blaby pair fared here.

Good wins for Blaby teams in their first matches of season

Blaby A and B Teams started their league campaign with very good wins.

In Division Two, Blaby A beat relegated Westcotes A by a tremendous 10 - 2 margin. New regular players Graham Anderson and Paul Webb, promoted from the B Team, had a great match with the best par by some margin.

In Division Three, Blaby B also had new players who did well. They overcame a first half deficit to defeat County D.

Well done both teams.

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

Roger Cook, Gerry Bucciero, Cynthia James and Gill Ivell win Blaby Summer Cup
Roger Cook, Gerry Bucciero, Cynthia James and Gill Ivell win Blaby Summer Cup

Well done Roger, Gerry, Cynthia and Gill who have won this year's Blaby Summer Cup - a handicapped teams-of-four competition.

In a field of 6 teams they won with an impressive +66 IMPs. Second were John and Doreen Arnold, Ken Jones and David Ambrose with +36 IMPs. 

You can see all the details here.

Roy Pennington

I am sorry to have to report that Roy Pennington has died after a long illness.

Roy was one of our longest standing members. He, with his wife Dorothy, was a regular team player for many years and loyally served the Club in various capacities, including Chairman.

Condolences have been sent to Dorothy and their family.

Roy's funeral was on 22 August at South Leicestershire Crematorium, Countesthorpe. There was an impressive turn-out to pay their repects, including family and friends and many from Blaby Bridge club and other Clubs.

Blaby A out of Samani Plate

Blaby  A are out of the Samani Silver Plate Summer Knockout Competition. We lost a very close match to Melton in the semi-final by just 210 aggregate points. It was an extraordinary match. After the first stanza we had lost  a substantial handicap advantage and found ourselves 500 points down. This had increased to 2013 points after the second stanza. However we pulled back in the third stanza to just -130 points! Unfortunately the final 6 boards were virtually flat.

Diana Kennard

I am sorry to report that Diana Kennard died on 16th July at Coalville Community Hospital. She had suffered from cancer for some time.

A member of Westcotes Bridge Club she and her husband Tom played  for their league team with success for many years. They became members at Blaby playing regularly and were unfailingly pleasant and well liked. Ill health caused them to stop playing competitive bridge in 2015.

Our condolances go to Tom and their family.

The funeral took place on 31st July at 2.45 p.m. at Loughborough Crematorium. Donations are for cancer research.


Mick Mahoney and Ian Bruce win Pairs League

The final round of the the 2019 LCBA Pairs League, has been completed. Congratulations to Mick who, playing with Ian Bruce, has won Division One. Peter Nuttall, playing with Andy Mackriell, were second.

Dave Pollard and Roger Cook, the only all-Blaby pair to enter this year, consolidated their position in Division Two. 

You can see full details of how they, and other Blaby members playing with non-Blaby partners, fared by following this link.

Lyn Hilton's team wins Joyce Mixed Pivot Teams

Congratulations Lyn and her team on winning the Joyce Cup, a pivot teams of four imp-scoring competition (each player plays boards with each teammate). This year 10 teams competed at the new St Oswald venue. The top three teams were: 

  1. Lyn Hilton, Irene Krantz, Andy Mackriell and Rick Wilde +60 imps
  2. Ian Bruce, Alison Nichols, Ben Norton and Simon Stokes + 49 imps
  3. John Bee, Marjorie Gilbertson, Jonathan Hughes and Mick Mahoney +25 imp

Full details can be found here.

Marjorie Gilbertson wins Olga Cup (Ladies Pairs) - Peter Nuttall second in Buckby Cup (Men's Pairs)

The Olga (Ladies) and Buckby (Men) pairs competitions have been held.

Congratulations to Marjorie, who with Judy Hill, has won the ladies' event.

In the men's event, Peter Nuttall (playing with Rick Wilde) were second out of 17 pairs. The highest placed all-Blaby pair were John Arnold and Michael Allsopp who were third. Keith Preston (with Richard Smith) also did well coming 6th. Very well done to all three pairs.

Full details of this and how other Blaby players fared can be found here for Olga and here for Buckby.
Gimson Trophy Final

The Gimson Trophy, LCBA'a premier pairs competition, has taken place with no all-Blaby pairs taking part.

However, several Blaby members played with other partners. Well done Lyn Hilton (playing with Irene Kranz) who came 3= and Peter Nuttall (with Andy Mackriell) 5th.

Press here for all the scores.

Stanley Round Final Positions

The Stanley Trophy, an LCBA competition described as Expert Butler Pairs, has been completed. No Blaby pair finished in the prizes, our best pair being John Bee and Mick Mahoney.

You can see full details here.

Wed 23rd October 2019
League Matches Round 3 Byes both teams
Tue 29th October 2019
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7:15 pm
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
Wed 30th October 2019
Leicestershire Cup Round 1
Rothley Centre 7:15 p.m.
Teams of four with aggregate scoring
Tue 5th November 2019
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7:15 pm
Director: Martin Stone
Scorer: Michael Long
Wed 6th November 2019
Blaby A v JSH
John Storer House 7:00 p.m.
Wed 6th November 2019
Blaby B v Golf
St Oswald 7:00 p.m.
Club Duplicate
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: Dave Pollard
Club Cup Round Two
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: Chris Biggs
Club Duplicate
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold