EBU Year End Congress
EBU Year End Congress

Details from the EBU here.

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Club TD Training
Club TD Training

This will take place commencing 15th Jan. 2023 @ Barleylands. It is four days, finishing 26th March. You can either apply directly or talk to your club for sponsorship.

To book log into MyEBU and click on the 'Utilities' tab and 'Book Course'.

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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.

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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
Sparkling Performance Essex B - Metropolitan Cup

CONGRATULATIONS to the Essex B Division team in the Metropolitan Cup who came equal first, having beaten the team they tied with along the way.

Our team was:  Pat Johnson (capt.) & Peter Scotting, Linda Fleet & Petra Bromfield, Ashley Sawyer & Gary Waller, Albert Kitchin & Mike Harbour.

Chappeau! 

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Mixed Pairs Online
Mixed Pairs Online

 

The Essex Mixed Pairs Championship is  a one day two session event. It will be It will be a held on RealBridge.

It will be over 36 boards to allow plenty of time time play bridge and, for those round ball followers to watch England. This should  prove either that the hype was right for one more round (at least)/that they were always a bunch of overpaid prima donnas. Please delete according to your school of thought.

Of course the early finish may be better utilised to watch an old  Midsomer Murder and ponder why Bergerac can't work out that it is always the MFA wot dunnit. (MFA = most famous actor)

The Flitch Trophy, presented by Mr & Mrs Fletcher, is awarded to the highest placed married pair with the exception of the winners.

Entry Fee £12.50 per pair

Entry here and the RealBridge Link is here!

 

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Swiss Pairs Online
Swiss Pairs Online

Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

Online - RealBridge

Sunday 8th January 2022 1.00pm

Entry Fee £12.50 per pair

Entry Form here.

 

Link to RealBridge will be displayed in the Calendar

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Gwen Herga - Face to Face
Gwen Herga - Face to Face

 

Is Gwen Herga Essex's MacGuffin?

 

Most certainly not, she was the Essex Chair from 1946 until 1961. It was largely down to her that bridge in Essex flourished. To honour her sterling work, and to make sure that her efforts were not in vain please support this battle of the sex. It is two separate events, a women's pairs event and a men's pairs event. It is understood this was originally set up to allow the nicer sex a platform to compete without the male attitudes, prevalent at the time, impinging on their enjoyment.

So more akin to Emily Pankhurst than an artifice. Let's keep this great event alive by getting plenty of people playing in both the Women's and Men's events.

Book Here.

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Cup for Clubs (Club Trophy)

Many congratulations to Southend and Leigh BC for winning the Club Trophy. The winning team was Linda Marriott and Mark Hopkins, and Ashley and Russell Nicklin. 

The runners up were Loughton BC (Bary and Hazel Capal, marion beech and Colin Gilbert) and in third Mayflower BC B (Wendy and Peter Williamson, and Marcia Levan-Harris and John McCoy).

 

Well done and many thanks to all that participated.

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Fletcher Teams of Eight

Many congratulations to Thorpe Bay for a resounding win in The Fletcher. The team was:

Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer, Alan Cohen & Dennis Johnson, Chris Chorley & Paddy Murray, Richard Perryman & Steve Curran

 

The hand records on the overall Fletcher results are switched over between sessions (although the actual results are correct) so to look at the hands use the individual session results.

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The Sue Taylor Charity Event Money Raised

 

An absolutely splendid £510 was raised for charity.

£255 will be winging its way to the two charities. Breast Cancer Now! and South Essex Wildlife Hospital.

 

Many thanks to those that helped especially Marcia and Val.

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Essex Leagues Re-Starting
Essex Leagues Re-Starting

 

The Essex leagues have re-started. Your captain should have all the details.

 

Good luck and play well!

 

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Essex Contract Bridge Association
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The ECBA was formed in 1946. We have around 1,700 members and 17 affiliated clubs. ..........

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Play It Again (Sam)
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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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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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Results
Mixed Pairs
RealBridge
The Sue Taylor Charity Event
Mountnessing Village Hall
Cup for Clubs (Club Trophy)
Barley Lands
Fletcher Teams of 8
Calendar
Sun 11th Dec 2022
ECL - C & H (home)
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Sun 8th Jan 2023
Swiss Pairs
RealBridge 1.00pm
Blue pointed, all welcome!
Sat 14th Jan 2023
Gwen Herga
Barleylands 2.00pm
This will be a split event - ladies v ladies, and the uncultured v the uncultured! For the avoidance of doubt a lady's section and a man's section.
Sat 14th Jan 2023
Gwen Herga Men
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