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An online Western League began on 16 January 2021. Results and schedule of matches during the Spring can be seen on the Western Counties League page of this website.

Visitor to Cornwall?

As the most popular county in England in which to holiday, all our clubs are happy to welcome visiting bridge players for some mental stimulation after a relaxing day on the beach or walking the coastline! Again, contact the appropriate club secretary via the "Local Clubs" page so they know to expect you.

New to bridge?

 

If you would like information on how and where to start learning to play bridge, of if you have played and would like an introduction to playing duplicate bridge at one of our clubs, click on Bridge Tuition (above) or contact the secretary in Cornish Bridge Clubs.

 

Welcome to Cornwall Contract Bridge Association
COUNTY TEAMS OF FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

This multiple teams green pointed event was played online on RealBridge on Sunday 28 March. Eight teams played seven 6-board matches against each other, and congratulations go to the convincing winners :  Richard Blyth (Geoff Jones, Liz Perry, Chris Kempton) who won six of their matches and finished with 103 VPs. Runners-up were Chris Bickerdike (Jo Bryant, Rob Jones, Geoff Smith) with 88 VPs and third was David Stone (Janet Heath, Joan Stone, Val Pitman) with 77 VPs. The winners will be invited to represent Cornwall in the national final - The Pachabo Cup - over the weekend 12-13th June.

 

JOHN PERKS CUP 24 January 2021

After a gap of eleven months since the last county event, twenty pairs played in the first ever online county event - our premier pairs competition, the John Perks Cup - and the results very much reflected those who have embraced online bridge.  Winners with 59.1% were Falmouth/Exeter/Plymouth pair Richard Blyth and Geoff Jones, who were quick to adapt to the new era of online bridge first came along last March. They were closely followed by Val Clifford and Sandra Bickerdike (Helston) in second place with 58.8%. Third equal with 58.0% were Tony Pickup and Geoff Firmin (St. Austell) with Rob Jones and Geoff Smith (Truro). 

Congratulations to them all. The top three (maybe four if last year's winners Rob Mabley & Sue Chippindale do not take up their invitiation to play in the final) will be invited to represent Cornwall in the national county pairs final - the Corwen Trophy - in early June. There will be no prize money for the event, but the CCBA has agreed to pay entry fees into the Corwen Trophy.

 

ONLINE BRIDGE IN CORNWALL

 

St. Austell (Tuesday 1.30pm), Helston (Tuesday 6.30pm) and Falmouth (Thursday 6.30pm) run virtual clubs through the Bridge Base Online platform. All three clubs welcome non-members to play, but remember to give your BBO username and EBU number to the club the first time you play well before bridge startsIn Devon, Exeter, Plymouth and Torquay BCs all welcome players from Cornwall to play at their online BBO club. Exeter also run a Friday afternoon session on the RealBridge platform.

St. Ives (Thursday 6.45pm) and Wadebridge (Tuesday 7.15pm) have online clubs running using the Bridge Club Live platform.

STOP PRESS mid-Feb

Truro BC (Wednesday 6.30pm) now runs a session on the RealBridge platform.

Bude BC (Tuesday 2.25pm) now runs a session on the Bridge Club Live platform.

 

ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

The annual accounts covering the period 1/7/2019 to 25/8/2020 have been prepared and audited. Despite £641.00 being spent on servicing/repairs to the duplimating machine, a surplus of £389.00 on the year is recorded, with a bank balance of £5975.00 going forward. The surplus is due to the effects of Covid-19 which truncated the season from March onwards - a time when the county normally plays several Western league matches; finances people to play in various regional and national events; thereby incurring travel costs and entry fees.

Introduction
Introduction

There are currently 13 bridge clubs in Cornwall that are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU). They meet on a variety of weekday evenings. 

Most county events are held on Sundays between October and April at Ladock village hall, just east of Truro. Postcode is TR2 4PG.

 

Results
County Teams of Four Championship
Director: Jeremy Child
Scorer: Jeremy Child
John Perks Pairs
Director: Philip Hyde-Linaker
Scorer: Philip Hyde-Linaker
John Perks Cup
Director: Chrs
Scorer: Liz