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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
Face-to-face bridge

We were delighted to welcome back our members and guests for our first session of face-to-face bridge. We had a respectable 6 tables.

Thank you to all - very enjoyable evening.

We look forward to seeing you all again next week. We hope that this will now continue without any further lockdowns, but of course we will keep you fully informed. 

Please arrive by 7:00 p.m for a 7:15 p.m. start.

To remind you -

  • It is strongly recommended that you wear a mask
  • You should be double vaccinated against COVID
  • Please do not turn up if you feel ill
  • Please do not congregate in groups on arrival or when leaving
  • Go straight to a table - if mobility is a problem please sit N/S. If mobility is not (too much of a) a problem please sit E/W. We will run a Mitchell Movement if at all possible.
  • Hand sanitisers will be provided on each table for your use
  • Please take your bidding box with you when you change tables
  • Bridgemates should be handled by only one person, usually either N or S

When you arrive you will find that the tables have been spaced widely apart and the room well ventilated. You may feel you need to wear warm woollies as autumn approaches

There will be no refreshments provided

We look forward to seeing you


Cynthia James

I am sorry to report that Cythia James died last Thursday. A popular Club member for many years she was a regular member of our teams.

I will post more details when I have them.

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.

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: John Arnold
Club Duplicate
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
Club Cup Round Six
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: Chris Biggs
Tue 28th September 2021
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 5th October 2021
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 12th October 2021
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7.15 p.m.
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold