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at Poulton Bridge club is the annual Mixed pairs starting at 11am. Entries can be made via LCBA website to Jeremy Stanforth or 
This event is just £10 to enter, tea and coffee provided throughout the day and people are requested to bring a packed lunch so that a short break can be held between sessions. For this event players from other counties may enter but must pay a £2 fee to register second allegiance to the county.
SAT 26th OCT LCBA Green pointed SwissPairs
SUN 27th OCT LCBA Green pointed Swiss Teams
Both events held this year at Preston Bridge club starting at 11am Tea and coffee provided free throughout both days. No food provided so please bring a packed lunch so that a short break can be held on both days.
Swiss Pair and teams are only £15 per person. This is the cheapest green pointed events you will find any where in this part of the country so please come out and support these events so that the bTournament secretary can report back to the LCBA committee that by keeping cost down we are increasing numbers and then hopefully prices can stay low !!
The entries for Swiss pairs and team come to me and again can go through the LCBA website or direct to me and payment on the day is OK.
Entries to: Mike Tomlinson, 65 Westwood Road, Burnley BB12 0HR Email:  Tel: 07391 468820


Lancashire has a bridge club in most major towns, with several clubs have a host system to ensure you 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. 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 Lancashire competitions, be eligible for Lancashire County Teams, and attend all Lancashire Council Meetings

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Archives 2013
Lytham Rose Bowl 9 Dec 2013

There were 10.5 Table at the  Lytham Rosebowl at Lytham Bridge Club. Winners were Andrew Woodcock and Catherine Draper. Refreshments were excellent and the tournament was run efficiently by Dave Stevenson. The final results were:

os No Players Match
Tops Score
1 10
Andrew Woodcock & Catherine Draper
448.43 720 62.28 90    
2 16
John Dearing & Anne Burgess
429.66 720 59.68 81    
3 17
Bernard Goldenfield & Rhona Goldenfield
398.24 720 55.31 72    
4 22
Ross Shine & John Brearley
396.35 720 55.05 63    
5 9
Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye
395.67 720 54.95 54    
6 6
Barrie Newall & Julia Newall
390.67 720 54.26 45    
7 2
David Olliver & Ian Kane
383.86 720 53.31 36 1  
8 1
Paul Evans & Alan Whittam
383.77 720 53.30 27    
9 21
Andrew Petrie & Veronica Petrie
379.66 720 52.73 18    
10 12
Peter Allison & John Attree
377.78 720 52.47 9    
11 15
Brian Ripley & Kenneth Renno
370.68 720 51.48      
12 4
Kate May & Judith Solomon
343.35 720 47.69      
13 19
David W Briggs & Yvonne Dickinson
340.34 720 47.27      
14 5
Julia Dearing & Godric Dearing
336.43 720 46.73      
15 3
Bill Wattleworth & Liz Wattleworth
335.99 720 46.67      
16 13
Cath Ashworth & John Ashworth
323.33 720 44.91      
17 18
David Pendlebury & Judy Brearley
316.00 720 43.89      
18 7
Sheila Judd & Christine Booth
310.35 720 43.10      
19 8
Michael Tomlinson & Brian Irlam
306.11 720 42.52      
20 20
Hettie Sutton & Glen Oliver
305.98 720 42.50      
21 14
Duncan Ault & Diane Ault
287.35 720 39.91      
Tollemache 24/25 Nov 2013

Lancashire's team finished a creditable 4th in their 9 team Tollemache Qualifier Group at Daventry this weekend winning 4 matches and narrowly losing 3 matches. The team was Austin Barnes & Stuart Norris, Jeff Smith & Andrew Petrie, Paul Hepworth & Rick Bentley and Nick & Sue Woodcock. The full Group results can be found on the EBU Website.

Pendle Witch Pairs 10 Nov 2013

There were 16 Tables at the Pendle Witch Pairs held at Brierfield on 10th November. Overall winners were Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye also winning both sessions, 2nd was Tracy Capal and Paddy Murphy. As usual the food was excellent, and Paul Hepworth ran the event efficiently despite a late problem in the final scoring.

Middle expert group winners: Mildred Newman and Margaret Tott
Middle expert 2nd Place: Diane and Duncan Ault
Non-expert group winners: Judy Solomon and Sheila Judd
Non-expert 2nd Place: Mike Scarffe and Roy Jameson
1st session winners: Wynn Sutherland and Irene Bowers
2nd session winners: Tony and Rosemary Price

Full results available on Brierfield Website at

LCBA Congress 26/27 Oct 2013

There were 18 Tables at the LCBA Swiss Pairs and 14 Tables at the LCBA Swiss Teams at the 2013 LCBA Congress. The Pairs was won by Peter Radley/Angela Booth on a split tie with Sheila Shea/Wynn Williams with Stuart Clarke/Sue Woodcock finishing third. The Teams was won by Austin Barnes/Rod Greenhalgh, Stuart Norris/Des King, with Stuart Clarke/Sue Woodcock, Bill Wattleworth/Anthony Butler second. See full details on the Results page.


Northern Bridge League 2013

The NBL Annual Meeting was held on Thursday 24 October at Bradford BC at 11am. The County entry for a team was decreased from £75 to £50. The player entry was increased from £10 to £12. There were no other major changes in the conduct of the League. Minutes of the meeting are available on the Northern Bridge League website.

The NBL final match was played on 12 October 2013. The Lancashire A team finished 2nd (of 5 teams), the B teams finished 1st (of 8 teams) and the C team were 5th (of 7 teams). Congratulations to the successful B Team pool of Mike Tomlinson, Ewart Evans, Stuart Clarke, Bill Carr, John Morrell, Marianne Farr, Richard Bentley, Paul Hepworth, Dagmar Fazackerley, Don Hilton, Nick Sutcliffe, Andrew Lum, John Brearley, Ross Shine, Brian Ripley, Barrie Newall, Alan Whittam, Paul Evans. A team will be chosen to represent the B Team in the English County Final next year.

Further details available on the NBL site at

LCBA Mixed Pairs 22 Sep 2013

Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield won the LCBA Mixed Pairs held at Bolton BC on 22 September, Gillian McMullan & Roger Hopton were second and Barrie & Julia Newall tied with Andrew Petrie & Catherine Draper in third place. There were 9 tables at the event. See Results page for the full details.

Fylde League

The winners of the Fylde League 2013-4 are:

Div 1   Preston

Div 2   Poulton A

Div 3  Bolton C

Div 4 Bolton D

Full details available on the Fylde League Site at

Blackburn Cup

Catherine Draper's Team (Andrew Petrie, Andrew Woodcock & Dave Debbage) beat Sue Woodcock's Team (Nick Woodcock, Bill Carr & Stuart Clarke) in the final of the Blackburn Cup and will represent Lancashire CBA in the EBU Pachabo Cup later this year.

Hector Barker Pivot Teams

There were 11 teams at Southport for the annual Hector Barker Pivot Teams. Winners were Dave Debbage,Andrew Woodcock, Andrew & Veronica Petrie, second Jackie Pye, Jeff Smith, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, third Bill & Liz Wattleworth, Anthony Butler.  Full results to follow.

LCBA Teams of 4

The LCBA Teams of 4 Competition has now reached the semifinal stage with:

Hepworth v Woodcock

Loveridge v Draper