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During the corona pandemic, all events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice

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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YCBA Online Spring Swiss Pairs

YCBA are holding an Online Spring Swiss Pairs competition.
6 matches throughout June Click here for more details

Online Bridge

The EBU have been providing a number of online games on BBO run at 2pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm and 9pm seven days a week. They have a guide to starting playing on BBO available and so too do BBO themselves. Results from these games can be found on the Bridgebase site. These games are match-pointed pairs, so you will need a partner, although there will be a partnership desk if you have not organised to play with anyone, or you could pay to have a robot as a partner. EBU match-pointed pairs games will cost $1.50 each and EBU master points will be issued. You will need to purchase some BB$ before playing in one of these tournaments, although you will find there are some free games run by other groups available on BBO. You will need to log in up to half an hour before the game starts, click on Competitive and then All Tournaments. You will see a list, ordered by start time, from which you will be able to select the correct EBU game.

Manchester GP Swiss Pairs 8 March 2020

There were 48 pairs at the Manchester GP Swiss Pairs event held at Altrincham on 8 March 2020. Well done to the winners Andrew Petrie & Catherine Draper. Other good LCBA performances were Jeremy Stanforth & John Dearing in 5th place and Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft in 7th place.

Introductory Offer For Non Affiliated Clubs

The EBU is offering four months free affiliation for non-affiliated clubs.  For further details click here

Harrogate Spring Festival 21-23 Feb 2020

Congratulations to John & Judy Brearley who won the Mixed Pairs at the Harrogate Spring Congress. Stuart Clarke & Sue Fjortoft finished 5th in the same event.

LCBA Teams of 8 9th Feb 2020

There were 8 teams-of- 8 in the annual LCBA Teams of 8 held at Bury BC on 9th February 2020 ably run by Stuart Davies. The winners were Bolton A (A Barnes/J Smith, S Norris/R Greenhalgh, P Evans/A Whittam, J Morrell/M Farr) with Southport 2nd and Preston 3rd. Full details in Results section. Bolton A will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Northern Regional Final on 26th April at Bradford BC.

LCBA Championship Pairs 2nd Feb 2020

There were 21 pairs at the LCBA Championship Pairs held at Bolton BC on 2nd Feb 2020. Winners were Keith Ashcroft & Rob Dixon, just ahead of second place Ross Shine & John Brearley, third were Stuart Clarke & Michael Fay, and fourth Mike Tomlinson & Andrew Petrie.  The full results are on the Bolton BC site.

Butler Pairs 18Jan2020

There were 8 tables at the annual LCBA Butler Pairs held at Preston BC on Sat 18Jan 2020.  This was well organised as an all play all with TD Stuard Davies and organisor Mike Tomlinson. The winners were Jeff Smith & Rhona Goldenfield on 60 XImps, second just behind on 58 Ximps were Andrew Lum & David Costich. Full results to follow.

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. 

LCBA Competitions

LCBA Competitions for the 2019/20 season are listed below.
More details and Entry Form on the Competition Online Entry 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 11am Bolton £10 per player
Club Teams of 8 Sun 9 Feb 20 11am Bury £48 per team
Madeleine Berney Sun 3 May20 11am Preston £14 per player

 

Calendar
Sat 6th June 2020
CANCELLED Pachabo Cup
RBG @ Park Inn by Radisson, Bedford, 2 St Mary's St, Bedford MK42 0AR
Sat 6th June 2020
Yorkshire Congress
Cairn Hotel, Harrogate
Sun 7th June 2020
CANCELLED Pachabo Cup
RBG @ Park Inn by Radisson, Bedford, 2 St Mary's St, Bedford MK42 0AR