LCBA Lockdown Swiss Teams

LCBA player members and clubs are invited to enter a Swiss Teams event to be run on BBO from 7 Oct to early 2021. Each team will play roughly one match of 16 boards per fortnight online in a private match on BBO against another competing team at a date and time to be agreed by the team captains.

A random draw will be made for the first round and assignments for subsequent matches will be determined by overall ranking following the Swiss Teams format. Although the rounds will be played as much as a fortnight apart, the event will be classed as a single event for scoring purpose and cumulative results will be displayed on the LCBA Web Site.

There will be no trophy or prize money at stake, but local points on the county scale will be awarded for matches won and to the top 25% in the final ranking list. The rules for the competition are in this link here.

Although there is no prize money or trophy at stake, LCBA does incur costs for running the event on BBO and so there will be an entry fee of £20.00 per team. If you would like to enter a team either as a club or an individual team of 4, please complete the form below and click the "send entry"  button. Once you have completed the form, you will be contacted with details of where to send the entry fee and you will be asked to confirm details of your team for the first round shortly before it is due to start. The closing date for entries is 30 September 2020. To avoid the need for playing ‘Triples’, in the event of an odd number of teams entering the competition, the last team to enter may be asked to withdraw if a standby team cannot be brought in to make up the numbers.

Please ensure your team members and yourself are registered for LCBA online bridge, see the form further down the page.

Virtual LCBA Registration Form

You will need to register with us to play online bridge with the Virtual Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association. The registration only has to be done once and then you will be eligible for all online sessions. Please complete the form below and click the "Send Registration" button. Thank you.

Please note that you must register with BBO before registering with LCBA as we need your BBO user name

We are now online

We are registered as an EBU Virtual Club. If you have not yet registered please do so using the form below. If you want some help and advice on BBO and how to register for our events there is a lot of useful documentation on the web sites of clubs that are running virtual clubs and we provide the links below and hope that you will support their events. 

AshbyLink to Ashby Bridge Club

BradgateLink to Bradgate Bridge Club

CountyLink to County Bridge Club

GranthamLink to Grantham Bridge Club

LoughboroughLink to Loughborough Bridge Club

Online Stanley Round 1
Sat AM online
30th Sep 2020
Zoom 19:15
7th Oct 2020
Lockdown Swiss Teams Round 1
BBO 19:15
21st Oct 2020
Online Stanley Round 2
Minutes archive

LCBA Executive Committee minutes of meetings held on 28th July are now available. 

Click here for minutes.Click image for LCBA minutes archive.