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Welcome to Derbyshire Contract Bridge Association
A word from the chair

It is somewhat more than a month since my last message. It has been a long month. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. We are ‘past the peak’ but the chances of resuming normal bridge still seem rather remote. Online bridge is providing some relief and, although I am still not an unalloyed fan, I am having some very enjoyable games with friends.

Amanda Sowter has developed a weekly DCBA club session, which is proving highly successful. This week there were 18 tables and if demand grows further, we can cope. If you would like to dip a toe in the virtual water just let her know – details of how to join BBO are also on the website. The teams of 4 format seems to work well on BBO and Jim Parker is investigating running our Vic Morris and Brigden competitions under their auspices – watch this space.

So when might we be able to return to normal bridge? No-one knows yet but when the law allows DCBA will be keen to support a resumption and are thinking about how this might be safely achieved. With appropriate social distancing, masks and good hand hygiene the risks may be less than many may fear. To quote her Majesty, ‘We will meet again’.

Alastair McCance

County Bridge Online

Online, Inter-county bridge is starting slowly and Derbyshire entered a Pilot competition on 23rd May. See details here.

If you are interested in playing in future games and have an NGS score of between K and AC, please contact

Current Trophy Winners
Previous years' winners can be found under "People" (on the left)
Summer Swiss (BR Trophy): Not played in 2020
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: Not played in 2020      Invitation Pairs: J Griffin & M Young
Bill Pratt Trophy: J Parker & S Birch   Lady’s Pairs: Not played in 2020           Men’s PairsNot played in 2020
EMBA Mixed Pairs: J & I Auld            Midland Flitch: J & I Auld                     Gerry Fletcher CupNot played in 2020
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
Wednesday Pairs
Wednesday Pairs
DCBA on-line duplicate
DCBA on-line duplicate
DCBA on-line duplicate
DCBA on-line duplicate
31st May 2020
Online Pairs
1st Jun 2020
EMBC Online Bridge
BBO 6:30pm
1st Jun 2020
On Line 7.00pm
3rd Jun 2020
DCBA on-line duplicate
Bridge Base Online 7pm
4th Jun 2020
Online Pairs
6th Jun 2020
Pachabo Cup