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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


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

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
Val Robson 1937 - 2021

We are sorry to report the sudden death on 9th June of Val Robson at the age of 84. Val was married to Denis Robson in 1959.  They set up home in the Bury area and had five children, Alison, Jacqui, Nicole, Robert and John of whom only John plays bridge.  Denis was a top player in the North West Bridge  area for many years and former chairman of the EBU.  Val was a keen player, but only played more seriously when Denis gave up top class bridge.  After that they competed in the Manchester and Lancashire leagues, initially in a team with Maurice and Anne Super.  They sometimes played in the first division of the Fylde league.

Our condolences to Denis and family.

LOTL Season 5


Season 5 of the LCBA Online Teams League (LOTL) has now completed. Thank you to all players in the 37 teams which competed in the 4 divisions, and congratulations to the leading teams:

Division 1
Winners - Jeffrey Smith, Jackie Pye, John Holland, Rodney Lighton, Leslie Klein
Runners-up - Kate Webb, Catherine Draper, Michael Fay, Glenn Oliver, Liz Wattleworth, Andrew Woodcock

Division 2
Winners - John Morrell, Marianne Farr, Mike Nicholson, Des King, Rod Greenhalgh
Runners-up - Rose Parker, Peter Jackson, Liam Aspden, Steve Raine

Division 3
Winners - Norman Cope, Kath Lees, Ian Peel, John Spencer, Martin Cousins
Runners-up - Rosemary Price, Tony Price, Alan Crabtree, David Spencer, Catherine Curran

Division 4
Winners - Fred Hall, Lesley Willacy, Kate May, Pam Shepherd, Margaret Mitchell, Colin Liddle, Paul Holgate, Meg Henderson
Runners-up - Charles Nixon, David Quick, Kamlesh Garg, Arthur Southwood

Season 5 Fixtures and Tables:  Div1   Div2   Div3   Div4

For simplified collated Results click here.


Season 6 will start on Thursday 1st July. If your team is not continuing then we would be very grateful if you would let us know by 17 June at the latest, as this will then allow us 2 weeks to sort out the divisions. If we don't hear from you by then your team will be included in Season 6 and in that case 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

Madeleine Berney 30th May 2021

There were 22 pairs in the BBO Online Blue Pointed Madeleine Berney competition on Sunday 30th May 2021. Congratulations to the winners Sue Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, with Ray Semp & Rhona Goldenfield 2nd and Oliver Cowen & Sue McIntosh 3rd. Full ranks in the results section.

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.

Richmond BP Swiss Teams 9th May 2021

Congratulation to Jackie Pye / John Holland who shared 1st place in the six round of 6 boards Richmond Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs Competition on Sunday 9 May 2021. There were 72 pairs taking part.

Northern Garden Cities Regional Final 8thMay2021

Hard luck to the Preston team in the Northern Garden Cities Regional Final. They finiished 5th with four teams qualifying for the Final.

NEBA GP Swiss Teams 18 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Jeff & Ann Wilkins, Mike Tomlinson & Linda Smith who won the North East Bridge Association Green Pointed Swiss Teams on 18th April 2021. After a narrow defeat 9-11 in Match 1, they won all their remaining 7 board matches.

LCBA Teams of 4 Final

LCBA Teams of 4 Final

The winners of the LCBA Knockout Teams of 4 final were Jeremy Stanforth's team of John Dearing, Bill Alston and Colin Mitchell, who defeated Brian Irlam's team of John Spencer, Paul Hepworth and Rick Bentley. The match, played on 4th May, had plenty of big swings with the final result being 62-51 imps.

The winners will now represent Lancashire in the Pachabo Cup competition on the weekend of 12/13th June, to be played on Realbridge.

Madeleine Berney 30th May 2021 at 11am

A two session Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs event to be held on Sunday 30 May 2021 starting at 11am on BBO

Please put in your entry using the link below.

Madeline Berney Swiss Pairs – iBEX (


Entry Fee £16 per pair
Enquiries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email:  Tel: 07391 468820
Prizes: Dependent on the number of entries.
Master points to County Scale for top half of the field
Permissable Systems and Conventions: Level 4
General Conditions: All players must be EBU members.

LOTL Players' Survey

The recent LOTL survey is now closed.  A summary of findings can be found by clicking HERE.

LCBA Teams of 8 Sunday 28 February
LCBA ran the Club Teams of 8 on Sunday 28th Feb start on BBO. 12 teams took part. The winners were Preston (A Lum/J Brearley, A Petrie/B Alston, D Hilton/D Fazackerley, M Tomlinson/L Smith). Second were Bolton A and third Brierfield. Full results in the Results area..Preston qualify to represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Regional Final on Saturday 8th May 2021.
Champ Pairs Sun 7 Feb 2021
There were 18 pairs at the the Green pointed Championship Pairs on Sunday 7th Feb 11am start.  The winners were Mike Nicholson & Des King, with second place Mike Tomlinson/Linda Smith,  3rd John Dearing/Jeremy Stanforth  and 4th Michael Fay/Stuart Clarke. These pairs now qualify to play in the Corwen Qualifier on June 5th/6th 2021 either live or online. The event was ably run by Sarah Amos and the Ibex team. Full results on Results page.
Latest Ongoing Results

LCBA Team of 4 Cup Results 2021

LCBA Team of 4 Plate Results 2021

LCBA Online Teams League
Div1   Div2   Div3   Div4


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
Sun 13th June 2021
Yorkshire Congress
Sun 13th June 2021
Pachabo Cup
Sat 19th June 2021
Garden Cities Final
Fri 2nd July 2021
Virtual Seaside Summer Congress (Riviera Congress)
Madeleine Berney
Scorer: Mitch
LCBA Club Teams of 8
Scorer: Mitch
Championship Pairs (LCBA primary allegiance)
Director: iBex
Scorer: Mitch