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Lancashire has a bridge club in most of its major towns. Several clubs have a host system to ensure you can get a game. Contact details and club times are on the Clubs page though its sensible to check before attending a new club. Clubs with beginners and intermediate classes are also listed on the Clubs page. The website has details of forthcoming competitions and results. If your club is not affiliated you may become a direct member of the EBU. This entitles you to play in all Lancashire competitions, be eligible for Lancashire Teams, and attend all Lancashire Council Meetings

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Welcome to Lancashire Contract Bridge Association
EBU Pachabo 8/9 June 2019

The team of Ross Shine & Dave Costich, John Brearley & Dagmar Fazackerley represented Lancashie County in the annual Pachabo Cup competition. They finished 19th of 29 teams.

Bernard Goldenfield (1932 - 2019)
Bernard Goldenfield (1932 - 2019)

We are sorry to report the death of Bernard Goldenfield, one of Manchester's strongest and best known and loved bridge players and a constant presence at bridge events both locally and nationally for around six decades. An obituary can be found on the Manchester County Bridge site

Nicko Plate

Bury Athaneum A team has reached the latter stages of the Nicko Plate beating the Preston A team in the 3rd round. The team is Paul Worswick, Dave Hammonds, Andy Green & Paul Beckwith. Good Luck in the next round!

EBU Corwen 1/2 June 2019

Well done to John Brearley and Ross Shine who have finished 3rd out of the 94 pairs in the EBU Corwen played over 4 sessions on the June 1/2 weekend.

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs (Sun 5 May 2019)

The Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs was held at Brierfield BC on Sunday 5th May. The winners were Andrew Petrie & Don Hilton, second Andrew Lum & David Costich. Full details on Results page.

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs (Sun 5 May 2019)
Garden Cities Regional Final 28 Apr 2019

Well done Preston BC Team of 8 that finished 2nd in the Regional Garden Cities Heat at Bradford on 28th april 2019 and qualify for the Final later in the year.
The Regional Finals of the Garden Cities trophy took place over the weekend in four locations. The top two teams at each qualified for the National Finals, which will take place on 15th June. In the heat at Bradford BC,  Preston (Lancashire) finished 2nd - (John Brearley, Andrew Lum, Bob Loveridge, Mike Tomlinson, Don Hilton, Dagmar Fazackerley, Bill Alston, Andrew Petrie)

Northern Easter Festival 21 April 2019
Northern Easter Festival 21 April 2019

Congratulations to Jackie Pye who played with John Holland, Alan Mould & Michael Newman to win the Swiss teams in the Northern Easter Festival at Ilkley. Other good performaces from Lancs players were Jeff & Ann Wilkins, Linda Smith & Mike Tomlinson finished 4th, Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft finished 6th,  John & Judy Brearley, Barrie & Julie Newall finished 7th. There were 28 teams and full results on EBU web site.

LCBA Teams of 4

Congratulations to Andrew Petries Team (Veronica Petrie, Andrew Lum, David Costich and Ian Edwards) who won the LCBA Teams of 4 competition and thus qualify to play in the EBU Pachabo cup later in the year, They beat John Brearleys team (Ross Shine, Dagmar Fazackerley & Don Hilton) in the final by 47 Imps.

Preston Blue Point Pairs 14 April 2019

The Preston BP two session Pairs was held at Preston BC on 14th April. There were 24 pairs with nearly half the field being manchester Players. The winners were Andrew Petrie & Jeff Smith, second were Jackie Pye & John Holland and third John Hassett & Jeff Morris. Full results at the Preston site.

Fylde & East Lancs Bridge Leagues

The Fylde league Div 1 Team of 8 was won by Preston BC. Among players representing them were Mike Tomlinson & B Pickering, Don Hilton & Dagmar Fazackerley, Andrew Lum & John Brearley, Andrew Petrie & Bill Alston, Bob Loveridge & Nick Sutcliffe, Jackie Pye & John Holland. Full details at Fylde site. The East Lancs League Div 1 Teams of 4 was won by John Morrell's team (Jeff Smith, Brian Irlam & Paul Hepworth). Full details at East Lancs site

NWBA Spring Congress Teams 7 April 2019

Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson and Linda Smith, Jeff & Ann Wilkins who won the NWBA Spring Congress Teams held at Wrexham on Suinday 7th April with 15 teams taking part. In fourth place were Sue Woodcock & Michael Faye, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft. Full rankings on NWBA Wensite.

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs Sun 5th May 2019 1:30pm

Madeleine Berney Swiss Pairs

(Holders: Not Held in 2018)

A two session pairs Swiss event held at Brierfield Bridge Club, 2 Clitheroe Road, Brierfield, Nelson, BB9 5PT
(Tel 01282 694175) on Sunday 5 May 2019 starting at 1:30pm

Entry Fee £20 per player (juniors £10) including meal. Payment in advance or on the day.
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email:  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points Blue Pointed
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions: All players must be EBU members.

Preston BC Events

Sun 14th April Blue Pointed pairs at Preston BC at 11am

St Walburge's Gardens, Weston Street, Preston
Entry Fee £24 per pair.  Bring your own lunch!
Entries to or Tel 01772 815255 / 07734053494

Preston BC Summer Teams Festival

Preton BC is also a running a summer teams festival with events being run on the first Wed of each month at Preston Bridge club. 
Catherine Draper is running the events and all entries to her please, full details on the Flyer. If the teams are similar to those run a few years ago it will be well worth considering entering. All events start at 7pm.

Wed 3 April         Multiple Teams (1st session) (changed from Swiss)
Wed 1 May          Multiple Teams (2nd session)(changed from swiss)
Wed 5th June       Point-a-Board teams
Wed 3rd July        Multiple teams
Wed 7th August   Pivot Teams

  • Prize giving
  • Complimentary buffet

Table money                      £5/night for PBC members          £6 for visitors

Three Finals...16March19

The LCBA Teams of 4 has reached the final stage with Andrew Petries team (Veronica Petrie, Andrew Lum, David Costich) facing John Brearleys team (Ross Shine, Don Hilton, Dagmar Fazackerley).

In the Fylde League A Division, Preston BC will play Bolton BC in their final match on 20 March 19 which will determine the Division A winners.

Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith playing with John Holland and Alan Mould have reached the final of the Hubert Phillips (Mixed Pivot Teams) 2018-19 competition. They will face the winners of the other semi final between teams captained by Janet De Botton and Sally Brock.

Nat Pairs Qualifier 10Mar2019

Following their win at Deva the previous week, congratulations to another success for Andrew Petrie & Catherine Draper who won the National Pairs Heat at Bradford on Sunday 10Mar2019 and qualified for the 50 player final at Stratford on 6/7 April 2019.

Eric Howarth Cup Sun 3rd March 2019

Andrew Petrie was part of the winning team at Deva BC in the Eric Howarth Cup on Sun 3rd March 2019. He partnered Catherine Draper with teammates Dave Debbage and Andrew Woodcock

Manchester GP Swiss Pairs 2 March 2019
Manchester GP Swiss Pairs 2 March 2019

Congratulations to Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke who won the Manchester GP Swiss Pairs held at Altrincham on Sat 2nd March 2019. Sue & Stuart are pictured with Manchester CBA chairman Irene Davies. Full results at Manchester BC Website

LCBA Teams of 8 at Bury BC on 24th Feb 2019

The Lancashire Teams of 8 competition took place at Bury Bridge Club with eight teams entered  - two teams from Bury, Bolton, Poulton along with Preston and Southport.  Bolton B were leading at halftime, but Preston won at the end, with Bolton A, Bolton B and Southport close behind. Preston will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Trophy Regional Final at Bradford on Saturday 27th April.

LCBA Championship Pairs Sun 3Feb2019 Bolton BC

There were 15 pairs playing in the LCBA Championsip Pairs ably run by Rob Turner at Bolton BC. Congratulations to the Winners J Dearing/J Stanforth, second were J Smith/J Pye, third J Brearley/R Shine and fourth N Sutcliffe/BLoveridge. These four pairs have earned the right to represent LCBA in the Corwen to be held on 1st/2nd June 2019 at the Mercure Hotel, Daventry.

LCBA Butler Pairs 20 January 2019

Congratulations to Mike Tomlinson and Jeremy Stanforth who won the LCBA Butler Pairs just ahead of Sue Woodcock/Stuart Clarke and Rodney Lighton/John Currie.
There were 21 pairs in the all play all competition held at Preston BC. Full rankings on Results page.

Manchester Congress 5/6 Jan 2019
Manchester Congress 5/6 Jan 2019

Congratulations to Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye who won the annual Manchester Congress Teams playing with John Holland and John Hassett. Well done to Cros Croswell and Degsy Williams who finished 3rd in the Pairs competition. Full results on Manchester Bridge Club site.

LCBA Competitions

LCBA Competitions for the 2019/20 season are listed below.
More details and Entry Form on the Competition Entry Details page.

County Club Challenge Sat 10 Aug 19 11am Preston £8 per player inc meal
Mixed Pairs Sun 22 Sep 19 11am Poulton £10 per player
Knockout Teams of 4 By 30 Sep 19 £28 per team
Congress GP Swiss Pairs Sat 26 Oct 19 11am Preston £15 per player
Congress GP Swiss Teams Sun 27 Oct 19 11am Preston £15 per player
Butler Pairs (BP EBU members only) Sat 18 Jan 20 11am Preston £10 per player
Championship Pairs    (LCBA Allegiance) Sun 2 Feb 20 1:30pm Bolton £20 per player/meal
Club Teams of 8 Sun 23 Feb 20 11am Bury £48 per team
Madeleine Berney Sun 3 May20 11am Preston £14 per player


Sat 15th June 2019
Garden Cities Final
West Midlands BC
Sun 16th June 2019
Inter Counties Final
Sat 22nd June 2019
County GP Event
Sun 23rd June 2019
County GP Event
Fri 28th June 2019
English Riviera Congress
Sat 29th June 2019
English Riviera Congress
Sat 29th June 2019
Presidents Cup
Director: David Stevenson
Sun 30th June 2019
English Riviera Congress
Sun 30th June 2019
Presidents Cup
Director: David Stevenson
Fri 5th July 2019
EBU Summer Seniors Congress
Sat 6th July 2019
EBU Summer Seniors Congress
Sun 7th July 2019
EBU Summer Seniors Congress
Sat 13th July 2019
NBL Match 1
Sat 20th July 2019
County GP Event
Sun 21st July 2019
EBU Manchester GP Swiss Teams
Altrincham BC