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
Mixed Pairs Competition

The Blue pointed Mixed Pairs will be held on RealBridge on 3 December @ 1pm . Tea, coffee and wine will be available from your own kitchen.


The RealBridge link will be posted here nearer the time. It has always been a very friendly and enjoyable event - please support this fun event especially as it is only £12.50 per pair.


This event is open to non-members of Essex Contract Bridge Association. Entry Form Here.

Here is the RealBridge link 



Essex Cares - Charity Bridge Tournament
Essex Cares - Charity Bridge Tournament

Your chance to show that Essex Cares.    

This Charity Bridge Tournament is in aid of these two extremely worthwhile charities:


Blue Pointed



The charity event raised over a £1000 for the two charities. Many thanks to Marcia Levan-Harris and Val Mollison and all who helped for all their efforts for this thoroughly enjoyed event.


Congratulations to the winners Peter Oake & Robert Elliott, the runners up Pat Johnson & Susan French and third placed Bernie Hunt & Sophie Harper


Worldwide Essex events

Essex Bridge is running an International Pairs Event on RealBridge. This is a fornightly event @ 7pm on every other Wednesday.  Approximately 21 Boards

This week, 29 November, we are expecting players from





Faroe Islands


The Bahamas

With so many 'Overseas' pairs now playing, the English pairs will play against pairs from far, far away.

The event is absolutely free to enter. If you are interested in participating in this event for this coming Wednesday or any future date, please contact Marc Chawner on  Marc.Chawner@aol.com. so that he can send you a RealBridge event link. When you request a RealBridge event link, please let him know who you will be partnering.



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.


Zia Mahmood - visit to First Class Bridge

Friday 8th December

Zia Mahmood is coming to Essex. Zia is to bridge as Messi is to football.

   Bridge, A Love Story

Starting at 12.30 with a drinks reception. Zia has provided us with 12 hands that he has collected recently including some when he was playing in the World Championships in Morrocco last month. More details and booking form here. 


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

Beginners start 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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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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Essex International Event 29th November
Essex Cares Charity Bridge Tournament
Mountnessing Village Hall
Essex International Event 15th November
Essex International Bridge Event 1st November
Sun 3rd Dec 2023
Mixed Pairs BP
Online 1.00
Sun 10th Dec 2023
ECL v Northants
RealBridge A 1.00
Sun 14th Jan 2024
Swiss Pairs BP
Online tbc
Sun 28th Jan 2024
Open Pairs BP
Barleylands tbc