Alerting, Announcing and Bidding Rule Changes

Clck herefor details of some changes to the EBU regulations covering Alerting, Announcing, and some definitions of 'Strong Bids'.

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We are an EBU club and part of the Leicestershire CBA.We play club duplicate bridge, teams and other competitions. We meetat Barrowby Memorial HallonMonday and we also run ourVirtual Online Bridge Club using both Bridge Base Online (BBO) and RealBridge. New membersare welcome,but please complete the Membership Application Form.

Venues and Weekly Sessions

Barrowby Memorial Hall.We run aduplicate pairs session every Monday evening at 7pm.

Bridge Base Online (BBO). We run an onlineduplicate pairs session every Tuesday eveningat 6.45 pmand aGentle Duplicate pairs session everyWednesday morningat 9.45am.

RealBridge.(which has built in video and sound) We run an online duplicate pairs session every Thursday afternoon at 1.45pm.

If you are unsure about playing online, we are happy to run some sessions to help youget comfortable playing in the online environment - just email us and take a look at the HELP SECTIONSin the right hand column here.

Pastoral Support

You may be a club member, or know of a club member, who would like to be contacted for any number of reasons - they may be poorly, isolating, have suffered a bereavement or, more happily, be celebrating a major event in their lives. If so, Jennie Rea would be happy to hear from you and to follow up as appropriate. tel 01476 593070 or

Club News

Seeded Teams F2F Vase

Thank you everyone for making the inaugural Seeded Teams event a great success on Monday 17 October. From the six teams that entered, the worthy winners were the team of Bill Barclay, John Ronan, Tom Simpson and Jackie Simpson. They were well ahead of the rest of the field with the team of Denis Manton, Richard Turner, Joy Hobbs and Steve Potts in second place. Well done all.

LCBA Hyman Crammer Trophy Winners

Congratulations to Stuart Ennals and Andrew Humberstone pictured receiving the Hyman Crammer trophy from Pat Beasley at the LCBA AGM on Wednesday 14 September. The trophy was awarded to them for winning the Club Pairs Championship in May of this year where they were top with a score of 65%, in a strong field of 29 pairs drawn from a number of LCBA Clubs.

Children in Need

Many thanks to everyone who played at the two Children in Need events this week. Between us we have raised 220 for this very worthy cause. The leading Pairs from GBC in the national rankings are Judy Hulland and Becky Ronan who were in the top hundred for Monday. For Tuesday, Jo Spencer and Ian Smith made the top 50. Detailed results can be found here for Monday and here for Wednesday.

7th December 2022
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate
BBO 9:45am
Director: Patsy Scriven
8th December 2022
RealBridge Duplicate Pairs
RealBridge 13:45pm
Director: Jacob Florijn
12th December 2022
Monday F2F Duplicate Pairs
Barrowby Memorial Hall 7.00pm
Director: Bill Barclay
Scorer: John Ronan
Tuesday On-line Duplicate Pairs
Director: Neil Henfrey
Scorer: Neil Henfrey
Monday F2F Duplicate Pairs
Director: Rebecca Ronan
Scorer: Neil Henfrey
RealBridge Duplicate Pairs
Director: Patsy Scriven