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EBU Masterpoints Promotions latest

Since March 2022, there have been no new entries in the EBU Masterpoints Promotions list for Blaby members:

Needless to say, any future promotions will be shown here

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).

County Bridge Club to host Social Bridge with Lunch
County Bridge Club to host Social Bridge with Lunch
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

Please note that from Tuesday, 4th April, we are moving to our new summer venue, Whetstone Baptist Church. The address is Springwell Baptist Church, Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, LE8 6LJ.

Instead of turning left into Blaby at the roundabout past the old County Arms, turn right and continue on the dual carriageway (Blaby by-pass) A426.  Continue straight on at the next roundabout but turn right at the following roundabout (signposted Cosby and Whetstone).  Continue straight on at the next roundabout (Lime Tree pub on your left – Whittle Estate on your right.  There is a new estate being built on your left.  Turn left into Dog and Gun Lane.  The Baptist Church is the new large building on your left with a large car park next to it.  There will be a map on this website shortly before we move.

We are anxious to make a success of this venture and hope you will support us. 

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. Please contact us if you intend to play.
For directions to the Club look under Information in the menu on the left.

Blaby A lead Division 3 with one match to play

Well done Blaby A. They beat the previous table leaders, Bradgate Orange, 16 - 4 in the latest round of matches in the LCBA Teams of Four League, Division 3.  They now lead the Division by one point with just one match to play.

Blaby B lost a very close match 9 - 11 against County BC Golf and remain bottom.

You can follow results from all 5 Divisions here.

George Pohl

I am sorry to report that George Pohl passed away last weekend. 

George was very supportive of Blaby Bridge Club and regularly attended club sessions and our weekends away. He was a kind and polite man with whom it was a pleasure to play bridge.

He will be greatly missed. We extend our sympathies  to his family.

The funeral will take place on Friday February 10th at 1pm in the Chapel at Gilroes Cemetery

Heating at Blaby Bowling Club

You will be pleased to know that the bridge room is now much warmer.

Presentation to Neil Beasley after 55 years on Blaby Committee

As agreed at its last meeting, the committe has presented to Neil a David Austin rose, "The Lark Ascending", in recognition of his many years service on the committee of Blaby Bridge Club. I understand that it is now safely planted in their garden

Mike Allsopp, Chairman, has received a thank you card from Neil and Pat. 


At the SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, held at St Pius X Church Hall, on 3rd May, 2022,  the following proposals from the committe were unanimously accepted:

  • Table money be increased to £3.00 per person, at both Blaby Bowling Club and St Pius X Church Hall, to enable us to cover our costs with the lower  numbers of tables we get.
  • A quorum for future AGMs be reduced to 10 members to reflect our lower number of members.

You can see the minutes of this meeting in the Members Only menu on the left.

Coronavirus latest advice

Your Committee has reconsidered the advice we give regarding Coronavirus. Things have improved somewhat with the Government easing restrictions.

We are now asking our members to adhere to the following advice

  • Do not come if you are displaying Covid symptoms or otherwise feel ill
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided on all tables
  • For the moment, the kitchen at Blaby Bowling Club is not available so refreshments will not be provided. If you wish you may bring your own drinks. We move to St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough, on 12th April when refreshments will be available.
  • We will continue to keep tables well spaced apart

We look forward to continue seeing you all.

Take care.

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: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
Club Duplicate
Director: Michael Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
LCBA League Teams of 4 - Blaby A v Bradgate Orange
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Tue 21st March 2023
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Tue 28th March 2023
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Wed 29th March 2023
LCBA League Teams of 4 - Blaby A v CBC Golf
St Oswalds TBC
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Wed 29th March 2023
LCBA League Teams of 4 - Blaby B v CBC D
St Oswalds TBC
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA