SpadeHeart  DiamondClub
Release 2.19n
Recent Updates
Home Page
26th Feb 2021 12:27 GMT
County Knockout 2020
26th Feb 2021 12:26 GMT
Western Counties League
20th Feb 2021 18:22 GMT
Bulletin
17th Jan 2021 13:26 GMT
Bulletin

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 event will be played on RealBridge on Sunday 28 March. There will be no knockout stage this year, so the winning team qualifies immediately to represent Cornwall in the Pachabo Cup in June.  Entry is restricted to EBU registered players who have Cornwall as their county of primary allegiance. 

Platform : RealBridge*

Start Time : 2.00pm with a 20 minutes break, hopefully finishing before 7.00pm.

Format : Minimum 36 boards, short 3,4,5 or 6 board matches (depending on number of entries), ideally all-play-all.

Director : Jeremy Child

Entry Fee : £28.00 per team

Entries to : Chris Bickerdike at bickerdikechris@gmail.com (01326 319321 for enquiries) 

Entries Close : Wednesday 24 March 12 midnight 

Entry Information required :

Captain's Name, Names of other team members, EBU Numbers, Email Addresses of all four players, Contact Phone Numbers of all four players.

(Phone numbers needed in case there are connectivity issues on the day)

Please pay the entry fee by Bank transfer to :

Account Name :  Cornwall Contract Bridge Association   Sort Code :  30-97-00   Account Number : 00737553  Reference : Captain's Name

* If you need some practice on RealBridge - which is much more akin to F2F bridge, as you see and hear each other - here are three suggestions :

1. Go the the RealBridge website, click on "Where Can I Play", then click on "Try RealBridge". After an 8 board taster session (twice a week) there is a short Q&A opportunity. Recommended.

2. Go to the EBU website, find the 26 January post entitled "EBU Social Bridge on RealBridge". You can book a four hour slot to play up to 20 boards with friends and not have to worry about making silly mistakes.

3. Have a game at Truro BC. They are in their infancy of using RealBridge, so they are tolerant of first-timers, as both the players and organisers are still at the learning stage. 

STOP PRESS.  Truro BC is running a FREE 15+ board familiarisation session on the RealBridge platform on Sunday afternoon 7 March 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. No need to pre-book if you are a pair. Just sign in via the Truro website at the requested time, and wait patiently for the session to start. If you do not have a partner contact Mary Robson on  01872 272748 and a partner will be found for you.

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.

 

Calendar
28th March 2021
County Teams of Four Championship
RealBridge 2.00pm
Multiple Teams of Four with winners going forward to play in the national Pachabo Cup. Entry Fee 28.00 per team.
Director: Jeremy Child
Scorer: Jeremy Child
Results
John Perks Pairs
Director: Philip Hyde-Linaker
Scorer: Philip Hyde-Linaker
John Perks Cup
Director: Chrs
Scorer: Liz
Swiss Pairs Championship
Director: Jim Barker
Scorer: Jim Barker