Want to Play Bridge in Essex?


Essex Contract Bridge Association welcomes new and existing bridge players across the county. If you would like to learn bridge, play at club or county level please get in touch - john@johnmccoy.co.uk.

Kent GP Swiss Pairs
Swiss Pairs - 3rd March 2024

Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 11am in the comfortable surroundings of Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club

7 x 7 board matches (there will be a break of approximately 40 minutes after match 3)

An opportunity to play bridge in the comfortable TWBC. Bar open throughout and an opportunity to purchase a very tasty two course lunch between sessions.

Please click here  to enter.

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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
Upcoming Essex events


Teams of Four 17 March 2024 - RealBridge. Essex members only as the winning team will qualify to represent Essex in the Pachabo.

Championship Pairs 21 April 2024 - Barleylands. This is the premier event for Essex members only. 

See Competitions and Entry Forms for more details and entry forms.

Worldwide Essex events

The Swiss Pairs on 21 February was won by a Scandanavian pair with the Wongs( nationality not known) second. Marc and Graham Beeton, in third place,  were the best Essex pair.
The next event will be on 6 March starting at 7pm on RealBridge and is absolutely free to enter. 

If you are interested in participating in this event or any future Wednesday International Event, please contact Marc Chawner at Marc.Chawner@aol.com so that a RealBridge Event Link can be sent out to you.

If you require a partner for this event, please let Marc know as there is every chance that a partner can be found for you (Especially, if you can speak fluent Swedish). 
Ray Cornell Trophy results

An impressive win by Mid-Essex B ( Ray Clarke, Petra Bromfield, Peter Oake, Simon Moorman) with +75 IMPs. Mid-Essex A (Graham Beeton, Tanya Genthe, Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting) were in second place with +43 IMPs. The combined result of the two teams means Mid-Essex qualify to represent Essex in the Garden Cities event. Chelmsford B (Audrey Hartley, David Embleton, Peter & Wendy Williamson) were third.   

Boot camps - Marc Chawner
Boot camps - Marc Chawner


Following the Boot Camps Marc Chawner has now produced three guides; Defence, Play in a No Trump contract and Play in a Suit contract 


Most of the best players in Essex were set the task of playing the hands in each category -  not always successfully.


See if you can do better, if not with Marc's hands maybe the next time you play at the club.


 Download the PDFs Defence, No trumpSuit contracts

They will give you everything you could ever want to know!


Once again the ECBA would like to express their sincere gratitude to Marc for this formidable work.

Support Your Local Club
Support Your Local Club

We are highlighting the Affiliated Clubs in Essex. They need your support, if not they may not be there when you want to play.

Loughton bridge Club

Visitors: Very welcome at Loughton  Bridge Club.

When: Monday 19:10 for 19:30 start

Where: Grange Farm Centre, Grange Farm Lane, Chigwell IG7 6DP, Map

Why: Sociable, friendly club, excellent standard 

Cost: £3.00 members / £5.00 non-members. First visit free!

Teaching/supervised: Teaching for beginners and improvers.

Hosted: No but call Linda Jenkins - 07825 017410 - for assistance finding a partner.

Website: Can be found here.


Club Tournament Director training, Suffolk and Watford


EBED is delighted to announce a new Club TD training course at Cavendish Hall Church Road Thurston IP31 3RU and St Andrews Church Hall Church Lane Watford WD17 4PY

Price £72 per session for EBU members, £80 for non EBU members.  

Day 0 (How to run a club duplicate)

Suffolk April  2024 

Watford  1 June 2024

Day 1 (Book rulings) 

Suffolk 21 April 2024

Watford 15 June 2024

Day 2 (Book and judgement rulings

Suffolk 5 May 2024

Watford 29 June 2024

Day 3 (Assessment) 

Suffilk 19 May 2024

Watford 13 July 2024

How to Book

Either, book and pay through an EBU club, a club official should email clive@ebedcio.org.uk giving details of the club, the sessions required and the EBU numbers of those attending. 

EBU members can book via myEBU, see here for a demo video of how to book via MyEBU or by calling Lisa Miller (Monday – Wednesday 01296 317217)




Essex Leagues


The Essex leagues have re-started. Entries are now closed. 

There are two leagues, for latest results and positions see HERE 

Good luck and play well!


Bridge Lessons at Falcon

New bridge courses started on 26th June, Improvers begin 9.30am then 2 hours of duplicate bridge playing with an expert to finish at 12.30pm.

Beginners begin at 10.30am on 26th June. finish approximately 12.30 pm

If you who wish to attend please contat Valdie Poter 07722516561 or Valpoter@hotmail.com

Essex Contract Bridge Association
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The ECBA was formed in 1946. We have around 1,700 members and 16 affiliated clubs. ..........

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Based on the EBU statistics for 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 (no data for 2020/21 due to Covid) we have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. ..........

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Some Website users may be unaware of a wonderful new and updated Bridgewebs feature for reviewing your results. Go to "Results", and click on "Scorecards". ..........

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Essex International Swiss Pairs 21st February
Essex International Pairs 7th February
Essex International Team of 8 Event
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
ECL v Herts
RealBridge H 1.00
Sun 17th Mar 2024
Teams of 4
Online 12.00
Sun 21st Apr 2024
Championship Pairs
Barleylands 12.00
Sun 1st Sep 2024
ECL v Northants
RealBridge H 1.00