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Lancashire has a bridge club in most major towns, with many having a host system to ensure visitors can get a game. Contact details, club times, beginners, intermediate classes are on the Clubs page though you should check before attending a new club. This website has details of forthcoming competitions and results. Membership of an affiliated Lancashire club  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

LCBA NoticeBoard

This area of the website is available for LCBA affiliated clubs and players to promote events and services they are offering across the county and beyond.  If you want to put something on this Noticeboard, please send an email with the information to  To keep the Noticeboard up-to-date, entries will be deleted after 1 month.

Learn to play bridge at Chorley Bridge Club - click HEREPosted 10 Jan 2022


Oliver Cowan is running a Summer Congress on 9th 10th July 2022 at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds. The flyer is at:  Oliver Cowan Summer Congress.pdf


Pls contact the WebMaster for any omissions, corrections for the site.


Events we have been asked to advertise

Oliver Cowan is running a F2F Summer Congress on 9th/10th July 2022 at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds. Details on the flyer at:  Oliver Cowan Summer Congress.pdf

More info at:

Welcome to LCBA
LCBA Competitions Season 2022/23


Because of the slow return to face-to-face bridge, it seems unlikely there will be sufficient demand to restore our regular face-to-face event calendar.  Our competitions to the end of February 2023 will therefore be all online with the following dates:

LCBA K/O Teams of 4 (Pachabo Qualifier)

              Entries close Friday 30th September


              11am Saturday 29th October - Green point Swiss Pairs

              11am Sunday 30th October – Blue point Swiss Teams

LCBA Championship Pairs (Corwen Qualifier)

              11am Sunday 5th February

LCBA Club Teams of 8 (Garden Cities Qualifier)

              11am Sunday 26 February

Conditions of Contest and entry details will be available nearer the event dates

LOP Championship Pairs

A belated congratulations to the successful pairs in Quarter 2's competition

Main Event

First Monica Cartwright ad Michael Fay Second Andrew Petrie and Jeremy Dhondy


First Rosanna and John Roberts second Arthur Southwood and David Quick

Quarter 3's competition is now underway.


Llandudno Swiss Pairs Sat/Sun 2/3 July 2022

The Llandudno Swiss Pairs returned to face to face this year on 2nd-3rd July 2022.  Congratulations to Jackie Pye playing with John Holland who won by over a match.  Results are on the North Wales site. There were 26 pairs and other good performances from Lancashire pairs were Jeff & Ann Wilkins in 5th place and Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft, Charlie Colson & Keith Stewart in 6th place.

Congratulations LOTL Winners

The 2nd Quarter Season of LOTL is now completed. Congratulations to the winners of each of the divisions.

Division 1

Winners:  Mike Tomlinson, Linda Smith, Jeff Smith, Leslie Klein, Rhona Goldenfield and David Barton.

Runners Up: John Gladders, Phil Downham, Michael Ellerby, Adrian Fontes, John Howard, Mike Perkins and Julian Sykes.

Division 2

Winners: Sue Woodcock, Nick Woodcock, Sue Fjortoft and Stuart Clarke.

Runners Up: John Morrell, Marianne Farr, Mike Nicholson, Des King and Rod Greenhalgh.

Division 3

Winners: Trevor Mayes, Brenda Begley, Marin Cousins, David De-Andrade, Sue Ozer, and Christopher Waddington.

Runners Up: Zaga Mansour, Helen Dent, Ian Douglas, George McConkey, Chris Nicholson and Janet Speed.

LOTL 2022 Season Q3 Fixtures

The fixtures for the next season of LOTL (Q3) are now available.

Div 1     Div 2     Div 3

Instructions for captains click LOTL - Information for Captains Q3_22.pdf.

NICKO QuarterFinal 2021-22

Congratulations to the Preston team of Mike Tomlinson, Linda Smith, Don Hilton, Dagmar Fazackerley and Richard Hilton who have reached the quarter final of the 2021-2022 NICKO competition. They have beaten some very strong teams along the way including Michael Byrne's Bramhall team and David Robinson's Sheffield team in the last two rounds.

LCBA EGM/AGM Wed 27 July 2022 7pm on Zoom
Notice is hereby given of an LCBA EGM on
 Wednesday 27th July, 2022 at 7pm via Zoom
followed by the AGM.      
To discuss and vote on the proposed new LCBA Constitution  with notes on the proposed changes as displayed below.
Nominations for a member to serve as an Officer*, as a member of the Executive or as Auditor, EBU Shareholder or Selector must be proposed and seconded by other LCBA members and sent to me in writing by 6th July, 2022. Nominations will be accepted at a later date for vacant posts.
Proposals, which require a vote at the AGM, from a member must be supported by 2 other LCBA members and sent in writing to me by 6th July, 2022.
The AGM Agenda, including all Nominations and Proposals, and the audited accounts will be posted on the LCBA website at least 2 weeks beforehand.
Members will only be able to access the meetings by contacting me, see below, or their club secretary. The Zoom link will be sent to these members and club secretaries no later than 26th July.
I hope that you will support these meetings (or at least 1 member from your club) and I look forward to 'seeing' you there.
Kind regards
John Brearley                   email                   07948 513863
Sec LCBA                           address  85 Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley
                                                                              PR7 6JU
* Chair,   Vice-chair,   Secretary,   Treasurer,   Tournament secretary,   Membership secretary,   Online Bridge Officer,   Education Officer,   Chair of Selectors  

Proposed Constitution click here
Notes on Constitution Click Here

AGM Agenda click  Agenda LCBA AGM 2022

Now added 

2021 to 2022 Independently examined accounts click here

2022 Treasurers Report click here

Chairman Selectors Report click  LCBA AGM Chairman Selectors Report 2022.docx

Report from LOP & LOTL click LOP LOTL Update for the 2022 LCBA AGM.pdf

LCBA Team of 4 / Corwen 11-12 June 2022

Congratulations to Ross Shine & Stuart McPhee, Des King & John Halliwell who beat Bill Alstons team in the Team of 4 Final on 31st May 2022 by 28 Imps. They represented LCBA in the Corwen finishing 18th of the 25 teams on 12 June 2022.

AGM/EGM 25May 2022

The AGM due to be held on the 25th May 2022 at Preston BC was inquorate, so will be rescheduled probably online in a couple of months.

A link to the meeting will be posted nearer the date.

All welcome.

Corwen 27/28 May 2022

Well done to the Lancashire pairs who had very good performances in the Corwen held on RealBridge on 27/28 May 2022. In a field of 78 pairs, Nick & Sue Woodcock fifnished 6th, Mike Nicholson & Des King finished 7th and Ross Shine & Alan Purdy finished 20th.

LCBA Teams of 4 Plate Final 24May2022

Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson & Linda Smith, Jeff & Ann Wilkin who have won the LCBA Teams of 4 Plate. They beat Brian Irlam & John Spencer, Paul Hepworth & Rick Bentley in the final by 3 Imps.  The LCBA Team of 4 Cup has reached the Final stage with Ross Shine's team playing Bill Alston's team.

Representing the County

County Selections for A and B Team in 2022 are now on the website under County Matches > Matches 2022

Representing the County - expression of interest

We are in the process of Selections for County Matches this year which will all be held on RealBridge so you don't have to travel to represent the county.
Playing bridge for Lancashire is very enjoyable - particualrly:

  • It enables you to be part of a team from all areas of Lancashire;
  • You meet players from other counties;
  • Playing against other county players improves your game

There are opportunities at various levels and if you would like to be considered for selection (and have not played previously), please Email either JeffSmith at or John Brearley at

Season 2 LOTL Final Results

The fixtures for the new LOTL season (Q2 Apr- Jun 2022) are now available via the links below.

Div 1  Div 2  Div 3   


LOP Open
Scorer: Mitch
LOP Improvers NGS <=10
Scorer: Mitch
LOP Open
Scorer: Mitch
Wed 6th July 2022
LOP Open
Fri 8th July 2022
Summer Seniors Congress
Sat 9th July 2022
NBL Match 1
RealBridge 11pm
Weekly Schedule (BBO)
   LOP Improvers NGS <=10 2pm
   LOP Open 7pm
   Not week 4 LOP Open 11am
   Week 4 LOP Open IMP Pairs 11am
   LOP Open 2pm
   LOP Intermediate <= 10 2pm
   LOP Open 7pm
   LOP Open 7pm
   LOP Open 2pm
LCBA Competitions
LOTL 22 Q3 Thu 7 Jul 22
Entries to LCBA Teams of 4 By Fri 30 Sep 22
LOTL 22 Q4 Thu 6 Oct 22
LCBA Congress Pairs Sat 29 Oct 22
LCBA Congress Teams Sun 30 Oct 22
LCBA Champ Pairs Sun 5 Feb 23
LCBA Teams of 8 Sun 26 Feb 23