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Lancashire has a bridge club in most major towns, with several clubs having a host system to ensure visitors can get a game. Contact details, club times are on the Clubs page though you should check before attending a new club. Beginners, intermediate classes are also listed on the Clubs page. This website has details of forthcoming competitions and results. Unaffiliated clubs may become a direct member of the EBU. This entitles you to play in Lancashire competitions, be eligible for Lancashire County Teams, and attend all Lancashire Council Meetings. Lancashire CBA has a data protection policy ref LCBA Privacy Notice.pdf


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Corona Virus

Due to the current Corona Virus, the LCBA Executive has cancelled competitons and meetings for the near future. This includes cancellation of the two competitions Madeline Berney and County Cup Challenge. The Fylde & East Lancs league have been suspended while the Wainwright Cup is cancelled. The Teams of 4 competions have also been suspended till further notice. We will need to reassess any plans for the AGM, Presidents Cup or Northern bridge league at this time as advice and circumstances changes. 

Welcome to Lancashire Contract Bridge Association
Presidents Cup 17-18 July 2021

Well done to the Lancashire team that finished 2nd of 7 teams in the Presidents Cup this weekend. Best pairs on CrossImps were Sue Woodcock/Stuart Clarke and Mike Tomlinson/Linda Smith. Full details at Presidents Cup Results

NBL 10th July 2021

The Northern Bridge League is up and running again this summer, albeit online.

In the first round on Saturday 10th July the A team of J Morrell & M Farr, B Alston & C Mitchell, S Woodcock & S Clarke, J Dearing & J Stanforth finished 3rd of 6 teams. J Morrell & M Farr, B Alston & C Mitchell were best on cross imps.

In the B division Manchester finished 4th of 7 teams. The team was J & J Brearley,  J & A Wilkins, A Kirby & S Challinor, M Nicholson & D King. J & A Wilkins were best on cross imps.

In the C division the Lancashire team was 5th of 6 teams.  The team was S Bentley & M Blake, B Brelsford & B Irlam,D Pendlebury & D Akhurst, B Irlam & P Holden. S Bentley & M Blake were our best pair on cross imps.

Results are on the NBL web site with more detailed results on Adam Wiseberg's site.

LOTL Season 6


Season 6 will start on Thursday 1st July. 27 teams have entered, so there will be 3 divisions of 9 teams.

Season 6 fixtures and tables:  Div 1   Div 2   Div 3.

For a simplified view of the fixtures and latest results click HERE.

For a copy of the Information for Captains document click HERE.

If you have entered a team and not yet paid, please pay your £22 registration fee by BACS as follows:

Account Name: Lancashire Contract Bridge Association
Bank:          Lloyds Andover
Sort Code:  30-98-97 
Account:     73560068
Reference:  Captains Surname - S6L

Austin Barnes 1945-2021

We are very sad to report that after a period of ill health in recent years, Austin Barnes passed away this morning Friday 25th June 2021. Austin had been playing bridge in Lancashire since 1972 and had served the county in various capacities from 2005 until 2018. He was Chairman of Selectors from 2005-2010 and again from 2013-2015. He was Vice Chairman prior to serving as Chairman from 2007-2010. With vast experience as a top county player and, indeed, a national one (he represented Wales in the Camrose), as a tournament director and a club administrator he was an invaluable member of the Executive Committee, taking responsibility for putting together the LCBA Handbook each year. He was an excellent Honorary Tournament Director in several LCBA competitions over the years when the occasion demanded. He has been a long standing member of Bolton Bridge Club where he assumed a lot of responsibility particularly for the 10 years from 2007 when he was both President (CEO) and Club Tournament Director.

LCBA Plate Final

The LCBA Team of 4 Plate has now reached the Final stage with Andrew Petrie's team (Veronica Petrie, Andrew Lum, David Costich) playing Ken Broadbent's team (Stephen Bentley, Paul Likely, Marilyn Blake).

John Armstrong Swiss Pairs 23May2021

Congratulation to Jackie Pye / John Holland who won the Merseyside & Cheshire annual John Armstrong Trophy held on 23rd May 2021. There were 22 pairs taking part in the Swiss Pairs competition held on RealBridge.

Bolton Congress BBO Sat 4th/Sun 5th September 2021

The 75th anniversary Bolton Congress will be held on 4th/5th September on BBO.
Championship Pairs 2 x 22 boards on Saturday 11am - 5pm
Championship Teams 7 x 6-boards on Sunday 11am - 5pm

Full details and entries at Congress Entry

Latest Ongoing Results

LCBA Team of 4 Cup Results 2021

LCBA Team of 4 Plate Results 2021

LCBA Online Teams League Jul-Aug 2021
Div1   Div2   Div3


LCBA Competitions
Madeleine Bermey Blue Pointed Sun 30 May21 £16 per pair
LOTL Season 5 Thu 15 Apr 21 £22 per team
LOTL Season 6 Thu 1 Jul 21 £22 per team
Fri 6th August 2021
Summer Meeting
Sat 7th August 2021
Summer Meeting
Sun 8th August 2021
Summer Meeting
Mon 9th August 2021
Summer Meeting
Madeleine Berney
Scorer: Mitch
LCBA Club Teams of 8
Scorer: Mitch
Championship Pairs (LCBA primary allegiance)
Director: iBex
Scorer: Mitch