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EBU Masterpoints Promotions latest

Not surprisingly, with so little bridge being played during the pandemic, there have been few recent promotions for Blaby members in the EBU Masterpoints Promotions list since I last posted them.

However, well done to the following who have been promoted:

John Arnold - Three Star Premier Tournament Master
Paul Loveday - 3 Star Premier Master Master
Jane Smith - County Master
Iza Crump - Area 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
Latest news

The Committee have been in close contact (not literally of course) about the temporary closure of the Club. Our view is that the situation has not changed for the better. We have reluctantly decided to keep the Club closed until the end of the month at least.

We will continue to review the matter and hope that there will be better news soon.

In the meantime look after yourselves.




A happy Christmas and New Year to all our members.

We hope to see you face to face sometime soon. Please check this website for any news as to when this may be.

Club Sessions suspended for rest of month

Following the rapidly increasing numbers of Covid Omicron cases and the Government's statement on Wednesday regarding meetings at clubs, the Committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel the club sessions for 14th, 21st and 28th December.

We regret having to take this action but believe that it is in everyone's interest.
We are monitoring situation closely and a decision will be made at the end of the month whether to re-open on Tuesday 4th January.

In the meantime look after yourselves. Have a great Christmas and hopefully a much better new year.

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.

Cynthia James


Funeral for Cynthia Roma James

Funeral service is at Randall's Park Crematorium, Randalls Road, Leatherhead KT22 0AG on Friday 15th October 2021 at 4:15 pm

For those who are unable to attend the service in person, the funeral will be live streamed and also available to watch for 7 days afterwards, using the following log in details:

Login / Order ID: 110080
Password: ambfkhfd

The Family have additionally arranged a Memorial Service at St Andrew's Church, 8 Main St, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5QX, on Friday 26th November 2021 at 14:00. 

Friends and family are welcome to join us at either event or both should you choose.



Neil and Pat Beasley Dimmie Fleming awards in English Bridge Magazine
  • Neil and pat awards
  • Neil and Pat receiving Dimmie Fleming Awards
  • Neil Award
  • Pat Award

After months of COVID-19 delays, we are delighted to report that Neil and Pat have finally been presented with their prestigious Dimmie Fleming awards by LCBA Chairman Dean Benton.

The Dimmie Fleming award is given by the E.B.U. to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of bridge at County Level. Neil and Pat are only the 5th and 6th Leicestershire recipients of the award,  following George Taylor, Marjorie Hathaway, Ramnik Samani and Robert Northage. Well deserved and thank you.


Further to this piece which we reported last year, an article about Neil and Pat winning this prestigious award has been included in the February 2021 edition of the English Bridge magazine. 


The Dimmie Fleming Award is given by the EBU to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of bridge at County Level.

We are delighted to report that this year the LCBA nominations for Neil and Pat Beasley have been accepted and were announced at the LCBA 2020 AGM. Neil has given 40 years and Pat 25 years of service to the County Association, in which through dedication and hard work they have served on several LCBA committees. Neil has been Vice Chairman, Chairman and Past Chairman, Tournament Secretary for 21 years and Master Points Secretary since 2004. Pat was Membership Secretary for 25 years and also Minutes Secretary and other positions.

Despite the problems with the Coronavirus, this has been a momentous year for Neil and Pat. In February they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. They are just starting their 60th year at Blaby. And now this award

A big thank you from all at Blaby the LCBA and congratulations on the Awards.



Club Duplicate
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: Mick Long
Club Duplicate
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
Club Duplicate
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 11th January 2022
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Tue 18th January 2022
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Tue 25th January 2022
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Tue 19th April 2022
St Pius X Church Hall 7.15 p.m.