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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
ECBA Competitions

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Margaret Curtis Pairs Event


 Saturday 26th June, 1pm @ RealBridge


24 boards, £10 per pair


Entry Form

ECBA Members

We are sad to report the death of 

Frank Morrison

He will be sadly missed and our condolences go to both his family and friends.

In Memoriam by Ian Moss

The funeral is to take place at Ingatestone Church at 2.30 on Wednesday, May 26th.  The Covid rules that are expected to be in force on that date restrict attendance to 30 mourners.  

ECBA Members
ECBA Competitions - Championship Pairs

        Championship Pairs - Congratulations       


Winners - Richard Perryman & Mike Wren


Also qualified for playing in the Corwen Trophy (the inter-county Pairs Championship) on 5/6th June 2021:

Val & Paul Mollison

John Sutcliffe & Ray Clarke 

Bernie Hunt & Petra Bromfield


Forthcoming Competitions

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EAST ANGLIAN BRIDGE WEEKEND - SAT/SUN 22ND/23RD MAY, 11:00 - Click here to enter

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KENT GP SWISS TEAMS - SUNDAY 23RD MAY, 11:00 - Click here to enter

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OBA GP CONGRESS - SAT/SUN 12TH/13TH JUNE 12:00 - click here to enter

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SWISS PAIRS - SATURDAY 31th JULY  - 12:00 - click here to enter

SWISS TEAMS - SUNDAY 1st AUGUST - 12:00 - click here to enter

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EBU - National Pairs

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for best Essex Pair at National Pairs:

44th= - Jacek Lapszys & Sandy Riach


EBU - Portland Pairs

♠   ♣    CONGRATULATIONS   ♠   ♣  

to excellent results in the Portland Pairs:

4th - Ashley Sawyer & Cath Fox

19th= - Val & Paul Mollison

27th - Ian Moss & Audrey Hartley


EBU & ECBA Clubs - Play Online

Online on Bridge Base Online (BBO) or RealBridge (RB):

Check out new sessions with Woodham Ferrers BC and Billericay Mayflower BC

(free RealBridge taster sessions - click here)

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EBU (BBO)  -12 boards - daily 2pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm, 9pm, NGS & MP


Mid Essex (BBO) - Barleylands - Tuesday & Saturday 09:30, Wednesday 19:00,,

Relaxed Bridge Thursday 09:30, (RB) -Friday 14:00 More Information here


Southend & Leigh Club (BBO) - Tuesday 19:15, Wednesday 19:15 (NGS 8 or less), Thursday 19:15, Friday 15:30 - More information here


Hutton Duplicate Bridge Club (BBO) – Monday 19:30 – More information here


Upminster & Cranham Bridge Club (BBO)  – Wednesday 10:30, Friday 19:30 – More information here

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Chelmsford Bridge Club (BBO) - Monday 19:00, Wednesday 13:30 More information here

Chelmsford Bridge Club (RB) - Tuesday 19:00, Fun Bridge Friday 13:30, Sunday 14:30, Thursday 19:00 (NGS7 and under) More information here

Chelmsford Bridge Club(BBO) - Pairings social bridge against another - Thursday14:30 and 19.30 More information here


Thorpe Bay Bridge Club (BBO) - Monday 19:15, Wednesday 14:15, (RB) - Friday 14:15 More information here


Woodham Ferrers Bridge Club (BBO) - Monday 19:30 - More information here


Billericay Mayflower Bridge Club (RB) - Tuesday 19:30, Saturday 19:30 - More information here

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This list is in the order as to when the webmaster was notified about a club's online sessions.

Please notify the webmaster if you want your club's sessions added to this list.

Other County Competitions - Wiltshire Congress

Wiltshire GP Congress

♠   ♣    CONGRATULATIONS   ♠   ♣  

Swiss Pairs - 2nd/110 - Marc Chawner & Ray Clarke

Swiss Teams - 9th/48 - Chris & Joyce Taylor with two others

ECBA Competitions - Ranked Master Pairs

National Masters/ Regional Masters Pairs

♠   ♣    CONGRATULATIONS   ♠   ♣  

2nd - June Brown & Cath Fox


ECBA Competitions


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1st - John Dagnell & Andrew Bannock

2nd - Gad Chadha & Tony Verran

3rd = Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting

3rd = Clive Owen & John Sansom


Other County Competitions - Wiltshire Congress (Copy)

Hampshire GP Congress

♠   ♣    CONGRATULATIONS   ♠   ♣  

Swiss Teams - 6th=/34 - Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting, Tony Verran & Jonathan Jacobs

EBU Competitions

♠    EBU Spring Congress - Congratulations   ♠ 

Swiss Pairs

13th - Gad Chadha & Ray Clarke

15th - Pers Gozubuyukoglu & Dennis Valtisiaris 


ECBA Clubs - Woodham Ferrers Congress

♠    Middlesex Congress - Congratulations   ♠ 

Swiss Teams

3rd - Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting, Tony Verran & Jonathan Jacobs

ECBA Competitions

♠   ♣  CONGRATULATIONS   ♠   ♣  

 Gwen Herga 

Men's Pairs - Ashley Sawyer & Gary Waller - Results

Ladies' Pairs - Pat Johnson & Fran Alexander - Results


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Bridge News by Julian Pottage in the Daily Telegraph, 17/8/2020

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(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

The ECBA was formed in 1946. We have around 2,100 members and 23 affiliated clubs. 

Based on the EBU's statistics for 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we now have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. ..........

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ECBA Clubs

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  Please note that due to poor attendence 

Thursday Evening Sessions @ Mid Essex

are suspended until further notice.

!!! Worth Watching !!!

BAMSA Conference 2021: 4th International Bridge Conference Bridging Academia, Policy and Practice.

Monday 28 June – Thursday 1 July 2021 - online link

Paul Meyer will be speaking on behalf of ECBA as part of agenda on Day 2 (Tuesday) .  It would be nice if we had a few Essex Players in the audience.

 Bridge Online

in the Sunday Express 

by Cath Fox

Based on the EBU statistics for 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we have 3 clubs amongst the 50 most active in the country. 

EBU Masterpoint Rankings

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EBU Masterpoints Rankings 2019

Essex Masterpoints Ranking 2019

ECBA Clubs - Junior Bridge


A message from Val Poter:

I am looking for buddies to help with introducing bridge into schools in the Chelmsford area.  This is not a weekly commitment only days that would fit into your busy schedules.  

 Please let Val Poter know if you can help out on 07722-516 561.

Play It Again (Sam)

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". Under each hand, there's a "Play It Again" button that's been around for a while. A new feature - the "Results Analysis" button - gives all sorts juicy statistics, including X-IMPs for teams events. It only applies where automated deal files have been uploaded. See the Help File for a full explanation. 

Championship Pairs
Online on BBO
#70990 Essex X-IMP Pairs Mid Essex
Sat 22nd May 2021
East Anglian Bridge Weekend - Swiss Pairs
Online on RealBridge 11:00
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Sun 23rd May 2021
East Anglian Bridge Weekend - Swiss Teams
Online on RealBridge 11:00
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Sun 23rd May 2021
Kent GP Swiss Teams
Online on RealBridge 11:00
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Sat 12th Jun 2021
OBA GP Congress - Swiss Pairs
Online on RealBridge 12:00
 Click for more information