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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Lingwood BC

Due to the lack of numbers the club has taken the sad decision to close. It is very sad to lose such a long established club.

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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
Meet the Chairman
Meet the Chairman

 

The  ECBA are very interested to hear your views and suggestions and to explain how they are looking to support bridge in Essex.


The Chairman, John McCoy, will  be holding an open forum at: 

 

Mid Essex BC 23rd August @ 12.30pm


After you are more than welcome to enjoy a session of bridge.

 

We will be providing wine and comestibles. Your views are important to us, please take the time to come along.

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Herts/Essex September Congress

Essex Contract Bridge Association & Hertfordshire Bridge Association jointly present a weekend of

Green Pointed Swiss Events online on the RealBridge platform.

Swiss Pairs: 12 noon on Saturday 17th September 2022 click here to enter

Swiss Teams: 12 noon on Sunday 18th September 2022 click here to enter

 7 boards x 7 rounds.  There will be a 30 minute break after the 4th round.

 £15 per person per day (payable in advance as £30 per pair or £60 per team)

RealBridge: If you have not used RealBridge before, try a taster session here and we strongly advise you to check your microphone and camera by clicking click here..

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The Essex Bridge Academy - Coming Soon

The Essex Bridge Academy is being set up to promote and support the teaching of bridge in Essex. It will be formally launched in the next couple of weeks - you can view the prospective website for the Essex Bridge Academy at essexbridgeacademy.co.uk. It is under development but gives you an idea of where we are heading.

 

If there are any teachers that aren't registered with the ECBA/EBU and would like to be involved with this exciting new project please contact John McCoy - john@johnmccoy.co.uk

 

 

It will also act as a information/resource portal for both those learning and  teaching bridge.

 

 

 

The Academy will also be setting up Teaching Seminars and organising the bridge players development programme. This will include play with an experienced player duplicate sessions as a friendly and unthreatening introduction to this most satisfying form of bridge. 

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National Handicap Pairs
National Handicap Pairs

 

The competition will be played as a single extended session, about 30 boards, scored by match-points (the normal pairs scoring method) across all participating venues in the country.

 

Handicaps will be based on the average NGS of the two players in each pair; the start time is 1.00pm at Barleylands CM11 2UD.

 

For entry click here.

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The Herts and Essex Summer Congress - Cancelled

 

The annual Herts and Essex green pointed Summer Congress tplanned for the weekend of 30/31st July has been cancelled due to lack of numbers. Those that have paid will be refunded and be offered a discount for the next joint event in September.

 

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Club Pairs

 

 

Congratulations to  Brendan Fenton and Pauline Hedger for a splendid victory in the club pairs. The winning club is Upminster and Cranham BC who narrowly edged out Mid Essex BC. 24 packs of cards will be winging their way to the club.

 

 

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Thanks to Outgoing Chairman
Thanks to Outgoing Chairman

 

A  massive vote of thanks to our outgoing Chairman Paul Mollison, Paul took over in turbulent times and steered ECBA for over 8 years.

The Chairman, John McCoy, presented a crystal bowl to Paul at the Margaret Curtis Pairs to thank him for all his hard work.

Paul a heartfelt Thank You!

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Thanks to Petra
Thanks to Petra

Petra has resigned as the Webmaster, initially  helping out at very short notice and then steering information output through the very difficult lock down period. An absolutely splendid effort - thank you Petra. Additionally Petra has also audited the accounts.

 

The Chairman, John McCoy, presented Petra with a token of our appreciation.

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EBU Summer Congress

EBU Link for more details.

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Junior Bridge Camp
Junior Bridge Camp

For full details click here.

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Suffolk Autumn Festival
Suffolk Autumn Festival

Join the Suffolk Autumn Festival @ Elmswell on Sunday September 11 for the Suffolk Autumn Festival.

It's a Bridge Day for EVERYONE !

Trophies in FIVE categories - Men's Pairs, Ladies' Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Veterans' (70+) Pairs plus a Handicap prize.

It's a two session Matchpoint Pairs event complete with Sandwich Lunch for just £16/head. 11.00am start of play

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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
Club Pairs
Barleylands
ECL - Suffolk (home)
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Margaret Curtis Pairs
Barleylands CM11 2UD
ECBA AGM
Barleylands
Calendar
Sat 17th Sep 2022
Essex/Herts Congress- Swiss Pairs
RealBridge online 12:00
Sun 18th Sep 2022
Essex/Herts Congress- Swiss Teams
RealBridge online 12:00
Sun 16th Oct 2022
ECL - Norfolk (home)
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Sun 23rd Oct 2022
Fletcher
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