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LCBA Master Points

A list of the Master Points obtained in L.C.B.A. events by our members for the 2019-20 season is available in the members' area.
These include ONLY the points for Teams events and the Pairs League.  All Pairs event results have been sent to the EBU as P2P files shortly after the event was played, which allocate Master Points and add the results to members NGS records

CIO Trustee Meeting Minutes

The  CIO Trustee Meeting Minutes are available in the members area. The latest minutes are of the meeting held on 25h July.

Club Email address

To contact a committee member, use the 'Committee / contact' menu item above.
To send an email to the club use CBCLeicester@gmail.com


If you want any information shown on this site or see any errors, please contact web master, Richard Smith.  Use the Committee icon and then Webmaster.


It is possible that we may need to send emails to members using the Bridgewebs email service.  It has been reported that these communications may be placed in your 'Junk Mail' box by your system.  To avoid this make members@bridgewebsmail.com one of your trusted addresses.  NOTE:  This email address will not receive any emails.  Should you wish to contact the committee, use the contacts menu item on the right of this menu.


Janet, the wife of Frank Travers our previous Chairman, passed away at home on Monday 9th November 2020.  Janet will be remembered by many members of our club.  A private cremation will take place on Thursday 19th November at 4:30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to L.O.R.O.S and Motor Neurone Disease Association c/o E. C. Gilbert LTD, 33 Oaks Road, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 9EF. Tel 0116 2712340 or online at www.ecgilbertltd.com

Last updated : 17th Nov 2020 20:28 GMT
Richard Buckby Trophy
Richard Buckby Trophy League 
  Team Played Won Drawn Lost Imps VPs
1 Krantz 6 4 0 2 102 79
2 Neville 6 4 0 2 85 71
3 Hill 6 3 0 3 -11 58
4 Halford 6 3 0 3 -15 57
5 Ayers 6 3 0 3 -53 56
6 Bell 6 1 0 4 -49 50
7 Byrne 6 3 0 3 -59 49

The Buckby Trophy Week 7 matches were completed on Tuesday and the results were Neville 18 Byrne 2; Halford 7 Hill 13 and Bell 6 Ayers 14. The full results including hand records and BBO movies will be posted Wed A.M. Well done to Team Krantz. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the event.  

Last updated : 18th Nov 2020 10:15 GMT
Ian Walkerdine - Life Membership Award

The Trustees of County Bridge Club are delighted to announce that
Ian Walkerdine has been awarded Honorary Life Membership
in recognition of the service he has given and
his substantial input to the club through his work as Chairman and Tournament Secretary over many years.
Congratulations Ian, this is well deserved


After the 2019 AGM a proposal was received from a member, Cynthia James, that Ian should be made an Honorary Life Member of the club. Stephen Ashley seconded the proposal. Cynthia’s proposal included the following:
In support of my proposal, I would like to re-iterate that although I have played no part in the most recent and finally successful effort to relocate the Club, I certainly have first-hand experience of the frustrations endured through the many previous attempts to find a suitable alternative venue. Endurance became a by word! Throughout this time Ian has shown both great patience and persistence and the fact that finally, he has managed to oversee the Club's successful relocation and enhance its own potential future viability, is an achievement which surely now deserves the Club's own formal recognition.
On 5th July 2019 the trustees agreed unanimously that Ian be awarded Honorary Life membership. It was planned to present Ian with a trophy commemorating this at our next AGM in June 2020.
Well you know what happened next. A pandemic. Our 2020 AGM had to be held remotely. We decided we would wait to present Ian with his trophy until we could do it face to face. We thought this might happen in September. But alas this was thwarted and now we are in a further lockdown. So, as the trophy is nearing its ‘sell by’ date of 2020, which is engraved on it, we have presented Ian with his trophy at a Trustee Zoom Meeting attended by the other Honorary Life members of the club.
However as soon as we can meet face to face there will be a formal presentation and a party to celebrate, a big party with bubbly, cake and proper speeches and lots of people.

Last updated : 17th Nov 2020 23:15 GMT
Online Events

All our sessions are open to non-members but you must register by filling in the form on the right hand side of the page.  You need do this only once but do it as soon as you can.  We create our 'allowed players' list from these submissions - usually several hours before the event.  This week we will run fouronline sessions on Monday and Friday afternoon and Thursday evening. On Thursday Evening players are welcome to play advanced conventions (Level 4), ther events are restricted to simpler systems (Level 2). 

The Wednesday morning session is for our less experienced players.  For those with an NGS grading, it should be 7 or below.  The director watches this event and sends comments later in the week to our players.

Last updated : 17th Nov 2020 16:24 GMT


How to quicken your chat

We recommend you make yourself familiar with "Chat Manager"

You can type messages into your chat manager and save them. A good message to store is your basic system, particularly if you are playing something different. You could store a message "Hi Opponents, We play Acol 4 card majors 12/14 NT with three weak twos."

Then every time a new round starts you can send the message to Table without it taking typing time.

You might also like to store standard replies to queries about your system, for example an explanation of what your multi two diamond opener means.

To find your way around Chat Manager click BBO Chat Manager in the left side menu

Reveal yourself!

It is nice to know who you are playing. Make sure that in Account tab > Profile > Real name you put your name in. Even if you want to keep your identity hidden in other competitions, in club play we expect you to have your name filled in. If you are at the table and not sure who you are playing click on your opponents user name and select the "Show Profile" option. That should reveal all.


Please claim as soon as you can, it speeds up the game. Remember that defenders can claim as well as declarer if they know the situation.

Last updated : 22nd Jul 2020 10:06 BST
Where to find us on BBO > Competitive > All Tournaments

This is the view you get when you sign into BBO and enter the Competitive area followed by All Tournaments. You want the pending tab. Event start time is 13:15 but register well before that to allow time for any problems.

  1. In the search bar (top right)  enter vEBU, this will list just those tournaments run by EBU virtual clubs.
  2. The County Bridge Club host will always be vEBU207910.
  3. To chat to the director (host) click on the gray box where you see vEBU207910.
  4. To enter the tournament click the white area containing "County Bridge Club Fri .....".
  5. One of the pair registers the pair, the other member of pair receives an invitation to accept. Know your partners BBO UserName and best to have you partner as a "Friend" in the People Tab..
  6. The event will not appear as pending until 2 hours prior to the event, so will not show now for instance.
Last updated : 16th Sep 2020 10:59 BST
If you are disconnected while in a duplicate session
  1. Don't panic!!
  2. If you lose connection and then log back in you will automatically be taken back to your seat. This will happen immediately if no substitute has been brought in and at the end of a hand if a substitute has been used.
  3. Once we are up and running the event will show in the running tab. So if you are struggling to get back to the table find us in the running tab and click on the host to Chat.
  4. You will not be able to "Chat" to your partner during the session so Chat to host is the option you should take.
Last updated : 23rd Jun 2020 10:50 BST
Don't forget to buy your BB$
Last updated : 23rd Jun 2020 10:09 BST
UNDOs will not be allowed

The EBU best advice is to bar the use of the UNDO button for mis-clicks, and all our duplicate sessions will follow that advice. The reason is that it removes all problems of whether the UNDO is for a mis-click or a change of mind as well as preventing a delay in the bidding or play. A mis-click is more likely to damage the pair mis-clicking than the opposition but in the event that it does damage the opposition there is regrettably no redress, the director will rule that you have to live with the apparent injustice. The mis-click must not be brought to the attention of the partner and there is no obligation to volunteer the mis-click to the opposition.

If you are prone to mis-clicks then we strongly recommend you change your Account tab > Settings > Confirm bids / Confirm cards to ON so that you have to confirm with bids with an OK button and click a card twice to play.

Last updated : 23rd Jun 2020 10:44 BST

How to play bridge online

If you have never played bridge online and feel a bit intimidated by what's involved, then please don't be!

Below are the three most popular sites, BBO, FunBridge and Bridge Club Live. CBC are focusing on BBO and we have video tutorials to help you register and use BBO. Click the boxes in the left column containing the BBO and YouTube icons to get your step by step video guides.

On the right you can click for "BBO Nuggets" which provides what we hope are useful tips to help your online experience in a question and answer format. If you have a nugget to add then please let us know.

What we are attempting to do is making sure as many members as possible are registered and up and running ready for our first BBO online duplicate session on Friday 26th June. There is plenty of help available for you and we have a number of volunteers who will practice with you. Ask any committee member or contact Richard Smith on 07555 067 346 who will get help organised. Promise you that once you have taken the plunge it really is not too difficult.

Click here for BBO site
Click here for FunBridge site
Click here for Bridge Club Live site

Your BBO Guide

We have a complete guide to playing bridge at Bridge Base Online (BBO) together with video clips to take you through step by step.

Click here for your complete BBO guide (Peter Bushby)
Click here for your complete BBO guide (Paul Gipson)
Click here for your more advanced BBO topics (Paul Gipson)


When you register a UserName it has a box for an ACBL number. ACBL is the American Contract Bridge Association. Leave this blank, do not enter your EBU number, it will only flag up that it is not a valid ACBL number. Country is "Great Britain".

Click here for BBO Nuggets
Last updated : 22nd Jul 2020 10:04 BST
Mon PM Online
Director: Ian Walkerdine
Fri PM Online
Director: Richard Smith
NGS 7 or under
Director: Ian Walkerdine
Buckby Trophy Week 7
Wed 25th November 2020
NGS 7 or under
BBO 10:30
Thu 26th November 2020
Thurs Eve Online
BBO 19:15
Fri 27th November 2020
Fri PM Online
BBO 13:15
Mon 30th November 2020
Mon PM Online
BBO 13:15
BBO Registration Tip

When you have registered you will not be able to login until you have gone to your emails, opened an email from BBO registrations and clicked the link to confirm your email address. Then you will be up and running. Until you click the link if you try and sign in it will be as though the username is not recognised.

VCBC Registration Form

You will need to register with us to play online bridge with the Virtual County Bridge Club. The registration only has to be done once and then you will be eligible for all online sessions. Non-members are welcome to register. Please complete the form below and click the "send registration" button. Thank you.

Please note that you must register with BBO before registering with CBC as we need your BBO user name