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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
FREE BridgeBase Online League for EBU members

Some of our members may be interested in this initiative from the EBU to keep our bridge skills honed for when things get back to normal.

For all the details please follow this link


Following a committee meeting on Monday 16th March the decision was taken, in common with many other clubs in the area, to close the Club from Tuesday 17th March until further notice. The two league matches due on Wednesday at the Club are also cancelled as are the final matches of the season.

We regret having to take this action, but have no option given the current situation.

Please keep in touch with this website for further information and stay safe.


Doreen, our Secretary, has produced the following feedback from our committee meeting:

As members will be aware the Committee decided to close the Club for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus.  The AGM scheduled for 14 April has therefore had to be postponed until further notice.

Below are some items that would have been brought to you at the AGM.


Presentations will be made at the AGM when it is eventually held but the prize winners are:

Club Cup              1st          Peter Nuttall and Lloyd Danvers
2nd         Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero

Toon Cup             1st          Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero
2nd         Sandy Blades and Val Hodgson


A form for nominating the Club Officers had been circulated and completed at the Club.  All the current officers have been re-nominated.  The Officers have agreed to continue in their present positions until this can be ratified at the re-arranged AGM.

They are:         Chairman:                   Michael Allsopp
                       Treasurer:                   Dave Pollard
Secretary:                   Doreen Arnold
A Team Captain:          John Arnold
B Team Captain:          Neil Beasley
Webmaster:                John Arnold
ota Organiser:          Tricia Allsopp
Dial a Partner:            Doreen Arnold
Committee member:   Chris Bancroft

We will of course notify you when the Club is due to re-open but in the meantime the Committee wish you all to keep safe and well.

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 Latest

As you know both Blaby teams' latest matches were cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak. It seems extremely unlikely that any more matches will be played this season. When we know how the LCBA League Committee will deal with this we will let you know.

The present situation is that in Division Two Blaby A team is in 4th place on average points per match. Two matches have not been played.

In Division Three, Blaby B are in 5th place also on average points per match but with three matches not played.

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

Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero win Toon Cup

The Blaby Toon Cup awarded to the most improved pair has been won by Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero. They improved their scores by a whole 3%. In second place are Sandy Blades and Val Hodgson and third Dave Pollard and Chris Bancroft. Well done to these pairs.

The competition is over the past 12 months and compares their best 15 results with the best 15 of the previous year. The competition has been curtailed by two weeks because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

You can see the final positions under Competitions - Toon Cup in the menu to the left.

Lloyd Danvers and Peter Nuttall win Blaby Club Cup
Lloyd Danvers and Peter Nuttall win Blaby Club Cup

The Blaby Club Cup, the club's major pairs competition, has been won by Lloyd Danvers and Peter Nuttall. The competition is decided by the pair with the best three scores after the six rounds. Lloyd and Peter were equal with Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero but win on countback, their fourth best score being better. Roger and Gerry were second. Well done to both pairs. 

Third place goes to Maureen Williams and Marjorie Gilbertson.

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 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.

Blaby Charity Pairs for LOROS

There was a slightly lower turnout than usual for the annual Blaby LOROS Charity Pairs competition. There were 7½ tables. We raised the excellent sum of £182 for LOROS, comprising the table money and proceeds from the raffle. Well done everybody.

The winners of the competition were North/South - Krystyna Krzeczkowska and Sandie Hassall and East/West - Mike and Tricia Allsopp. You can  see full details in the Menu on the left under Results.

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 31st March 2020
Club Duplicate - CANCELLED
Wed 1st April 2020
Gimson Trophy Heat - Open Pairs - CANCELLED
Rothley Centre 7:15 p.m.
Tue 7th April 2020
Club Duplicate - CANCELLED
Wed 8th April 2020
Stanley Trophy Heat 7 - CANCELLED
Thu 9th April 2020
Pairs League Round 4 - POSTPONED
St Oswald 7:15 p.m.
Tue 14th April 2020
Club Duplicate and AGM - POSTPONED
St Pius X Church Hall 7:15 pm
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Club Cup Round Six
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: Chris Biggs
Club Duplicate
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
Blaby LOROS Charity Pairs
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: Dave Pollard