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A few nights ago our team played a Brigden knockout team of 4 match against a team from Ripley. We have known each other for rather a long time but I would still like to record what a pleasure it was to play this match in the correct spirit. Everybody can always do better. We all make mistakes but there was no criticism, no falling out, plenty of banter and also a nice speed of play (finished by 10.15).

It was a pity one team had to lose. Even more so that the margin of victory after 28 boards was 1 IMP ! So there were 364 tricks contested and 1 trick separated the teams. Thanks to all players involved. Trevor Pilkington

County match vs Gloucestershire

There were mixed result against top-of-the-table Gloucetershire, with both 1st and 3rd teams losing.

But with help from excellent results from Paul Knighton and Mike Douglas, the 2nd team won 16-4.

You can click on the match result on the right of the home page to take you to the GCBA site or see Butlers by clicking on the County Matches link on the left of the home page.

Spondon selected for European Trial

EMBA at Spondon has been selected to host Stage 2 of the English Trials for the 2020 European National Teams Trials from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November.

It is understood that spectation is possible though space may be limited. Click here for more details.

2019 Competition Winners
Atkins Cup: J Griffin & M Young                                     Brigden:
Eric White: R Mallinson, H Madden, S Cave & C Cockcroft     Winter Plate: J Parker, M Beale, C Rogers & D Briggs
Secretaries Cup: R Curzon, A Martin, P Cardy & D Curzon    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: J Griffin & D Smedley
Hazel Whinfrey Plate: M & A Grant   Smedley Salver: D Smedley & J Griffin   Invitation Pairs: A Wells & R Gembicki
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
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