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Welcome to Derbyshire Contract Bridge Association

The government recommended cancellation of all unnecessary social gatherings. This obviously includes bridge and is likely to be the case for at least 4 weeks. In view of this clear, scientific-based advice, the DCBA is cancelling all of its events for 4 weeks.

This includes Teams of Eight (18/3),  Spring Masterclass (21/3),  Summer Swiss (25/3),  Atkins Cup (29/3),  Mixed Pairs (1/4),   County match (5/4),  Summer Swiss (8/4) and Vic Morris (15/4)

For the latest advice on Coronavirus click here and here. Public Health England (at time of writing) advice is to:

  • Always use them to catch coughs & sneezes. Bin after use and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Message from the Chairman

As Matt would have it, it would be nice to live in precedented times. But sadly we don’t and the current situation with COVID 19 is worrying and distressing for us all. The announcements yesterday from Boris Johnson, Sir Patrick Vallance and Prof Chris Whitty were sobering and worth listening to if you missed them. The advice is very clear. Since bridge can only be classified as a ‘non-essential social gathering’ we have no choice but to cancel all our events for however long this advice remains in place. It may well be for considerably longer than the 4 weeks, which we have cancelled so far. Some of our regular players are over 70 and advice for this group seems to be coming that they should self-isolate, probably for a protracted period of time, which will be challenging in itself. Roger Floutier will continue to update the website as appropriate.

I have not previously been a great fan of online bridge but 2020 could be the year – any port in a storm as the saying is. Many of us will inevitably be exposed to this virus but I do hope none of us will be seriously affected. The situation is developing rapidly and as soon as we think it is safe and reasonable to do so we will reactivate our calendar – but I am not expecting that to be soon.

Alastair McCance

DCBA on Facebook

The DCBA has just launched its new Facebook page.

This is the brainchild of Amanda Sowter who is working with Roger Floutier, the DCBA webmaster.

To access, click on News (at the top right of this page) to see all DCBA news from 2020 onwards.

Competition Winners
Congratulation to John & Amanda Sowter, Alastair McCance and Brian Elliott for winning the Eric White Cup.
Congratulation to Anne Townsend, Jenny Christian, Jack Judd & Peter Illsley for winning the Secretaries Cup.
Summer Swiss (BR Trophy): R Edwards, B Ross, D Smedley, J Griffin, D Robinson, T Sowter
Winter Swiss (Eric White): J & A Sowter, A McCance, B Elliott                       (Winter Plate): No winner in 2020
(Secretaries Cup): A Townsend, J Christian, J Judd, P Illsley
Brigden: R Edwards, B Ross, P Kelly, A Hogg                    India Cup: J Floutier, J Leung, A McCance and R Floutier
Mixed Teams: A McCance, J & A Sowter & B Elliott          Vic Morris: C Cockcroft, J Squibb, P Madden & H Madden
VM Plate: M & D Marshall, R Mallinson and R Edwards     County Pairs: R Gembicki & J Adamowicz    Atkins Cup: J Griffin & M Young
Hazel Whinfrey Plate: M & A Grant   Smedley Salver: D Smedley & J Griffin   Invitation Pairs: J Griffin & M Young
Bill Pratt Trophy: J Parker & S Birch   Lady’s Pairs: M Marshall & I Auld           Men’s Pairs: R Edwards & R Mallinson
EMBA Mixed Pairs: J & I Auld            Midland Flitch: J & I Auld                     Gerry Fletcher Cup: J Griffin
Derbyshire Contract Bridge Association
Derbyshire Contract Bridge Association
  • Promotes Contract Bridge in the Derbyshire Area.
  • Affiliated to the English Bridge Union.
  • Runs many County based events during each year including 6 teams-of eight leagues.
  • Most DCBA County Events are held on Wednesday evenings at The Old School, Spondon.  There is bridge most days of the week at The Old School,  Spondon click here to see.
  • Touch the 'Useful Links' Button to get to the websites of various DCBA Clubs
Webmaster: Roger Floutier -
Winter Swiss (9) Final Round
Play with an experienced player
Invitation Pairs
Winter Swiss(8)
Winter Swiss(7)
County Pairs Final
18th Mar 2020
Teams-of-eight (10) Final Round CANCELLED
21st Mar 2020
Spring Masterclass - POSTPONED
Spondon 7:30
25th Mar 2020
Summer Swiss (1) - CANCELLED
Spondon 7pm
29th Mar 2020
POSTPONED -- Atkins Cup
In the light of concerns around Coronavirus COVID-19, DCBA has taken the decision to postpone the Atkins Cup.
1st Apr 2020
Spondon 7pm
5th Apr 2020
MCL home to Notts CANCELLED
Spondon 2pm