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Welcome to Essex Contract Bridge Association
Metropolitan Cup 2020

   Metropolitan Cup 2020 - Sunday 29 November  

B-Team - Start 11:20 on BBO, please log in at 11:00

C-Team - Start 11:40 on BBO, please log in at 11:20

♠    Good Luck to all our Players    ♠ 

ECBA Events

♠    ECBA Blue Pointed Mixed Pairs   ♠ 

Sunday 13th December 2020

on BBO

2 Sessions of 18 Boards 11am and 2.30pm  Start Times

STRATIFIED - all level of players welcome

£12.50 per pair - please pay by Bank Transfer - sort code: 20-72-89; account: 63373487

Please check whether you can offset the entry fee with 2020 refunds from cancelled games.

List of people with refunds due

Forthcoming Competitions

         PLEASE BOOK NOW       

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SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER  - 11:00  -  Booking form see above

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SWISS PAIRS - SATURDAY 30th JANUARY  - 13:30 - entry to

SWISS TEAMS - SUNDAY 31st JANUARY - 13:30 - entry to

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ECBA Clubs - Woodham Ferrers Congress

♠    Woodham Ferrers BP Congress - on BBO   ♠ 

Swiss Pairs - Saturday 30 January 2021, 13:30, 2 * 24 boards

Swiss Teams - Sunday 31 January 2021, 13:30, 2 * 24 boards

Please email Lionel on   if you are interested to take part

Other County Competitions - Kent Congress

♠    Congratulations   ♠ 

Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer

2nd X-Imps Kent GP Swiss Teams (5/32)

EBU & ECBA Clubs - Play Online

Register on BBO (BridgeBase Online) and start playing online:

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


Mid Essex - Barleylands - Tuesday & Saturday 09:30, New: Wednesday 19:00,,

Relaxed Bridge Thursday 09:30 - More Information here


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


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


Upminster & Cranham Bridge ClubNew: Wednesday 10:30, Friday 19:30 – More information here

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Chelmsford Bridge Club - Wednesday 13:30, Friendly Bridge Friday 10:00 More information here


Thorpe Bay Bridge Club - Monday 19:15, Wednesday 14:15, Friday 10:30 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.

Bridge Online - Tollemache

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The team to represent Essex in the Tollemache Qualifying Round * is as follows:

Marc Chawner (captain) and Paul Spencer

Dimitre Stoev and John Sutcliffe

Jacek Lapszys and Sandy Riach

Peter Scotting and Tony Verran

Raymond Clarke and Audrey Hartley

* (21-22 November on "Real Bridge")

ECBA Members

♠    Congratulations   ♠ 

to Robert Elliott for becoming Grand Master

Bridge Online

♠    !!!  Well Done  !!!    ♠ 

to the Suffolk/Essex team for Winning the prestigious Presidents Cup (a National Cup for the best County Teams in the UK).

Congratulations to both teams:

Essex: Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer, Ray Clarke & Bernie Hunt

Suffolk: Rick Hanley & Chris Chambers, Karen & Malcolm Pryor


Rick Hanley's full Report



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

County Matches

Friendly County Matches 

Essex vs Gloucs Spreadsheet

(A constituent member of the English Bridge Union)

The ECBA was formed in 1946. We have around 2,100 members and 26 affiliated clubs. 

We now have 3 clubs that are amongst the 50 most active in the country. 



 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. 

ECBA - Quizzes to Entertain

       !!!  Brainteaser  !!!       

Quiz 4 - Winner Brian Davies - Solution

Quiz 5 Robert Elliott

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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. 

Surrey Blue Point Event - Final & Consolation Event
Surrey Blue Point Event - Qualifying Event
Kent Congress - Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Sue Taylor Memorial Trophy
Sun 29th Nov 2020
Cup for Clubs
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Sun 29th Nov 2020
Metropolitan Cup
BBO tbc
 Click for more information
Sun 6th Dec 2020
Mixed Pairs Championship
 Click for more information
Sun 13th Dec 2020
Blue Pointed Essex Pairs
BBO 11:00
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