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  Charlie Bucknell Training Weekend

A training weekend has been organised to assist current and potential Lincs team members to improve their bridge. It will happen at the venue used by Louth Bridge Club (the Indoor Bowls club in Louth, ample parking and a bar for drinks and food) on 1st/2nd October (10:00 to 15:30 on Saturday, 11:00 to 16:00 on Sunday). Charlie Bucknell (bridge professional and England under 26 international player) will be running the course. Charlie is a nice guy and a good teacher. The course will cost £40:00 for the weekend. If you have played in a Lincolnshire team or just feel you would like to know more about bridge beyond the basics, I’m sure you will find much in the course that is helpful. Numbers are limited to 20. If we get more than that, selection will be based mostly on a first come, first served basis. To book a place, contact me by email County Captain or any other method. Rodney Mitchell.

 Charlie's notes on the course content:

Last updated : 13th Aug 2022 17:01 BST
  Blue Book & White Book

Please note that the EBU will be publishing a new Blue Book and a new White Book, with changes taking effect from 1st September and they will incorporate online regulations that are currently contained in the Sky-Blue Book. You can read draft versions with the proposed changes and the changes document using the links below. Finalised versions of both books will be available to view and download shortly. 

Last updated : 9th Aug 2022 08:58 BST

Lincolnshire has entered 2 teams of 8 in the Northern Bridge League for 2022. The opposition will likely be – Yorkshire, Manchester, Lancashire, and  Mersey/Cheshire in the A division and these same counties plus Cumbria, Westmorland and North East BA in the B division. The event will be played on 4 Saturdays, each day being a multiple teams contest with about 40 boards being played. It will be played on the "Realbridge" platform. The dates are:

Saturday July 9th
Saturday August 20th
Saturday September 17th
Saturday October 8th

We are looking for pairs (or individuals) who would like to play in some or all of these events. The first team will be facing very strong opposition (some of international standard) but the second team will be in a competition similar in level to Lincolnshire events at Dunholme. If you are interested, please contact Rodney Mitchell either by email ( or any other means. Selection of teams playing will made about 2 weeks before each event.

Rodney (County Captain)

Last updated : 11th Jul 2022 16:44 BST
  Paul Wokes

Our Chairman, Paul Wokes, has recently resigned primarily for health reasons. Paul has been a major contributor to the Association for many years, participating in its events, representing the County and serving on the Management Committee as Secretary, and more recently as Chairman. We offer our thanks for all the time and effort he has put into the Association and we wish him well for the future.

Last updated : 19th Jun 2022 19:31 BST
  Club TD Training

EBED have begun offering Club TD training again. Our nearest is Nottingham Bridge Club

Day 0 (How to run a club duplicate): Saturday 17th September 2022
Day 1 (Book rulings): Saturday 1st October 2022
Day 2 (Book and judgement rulings): Saturday  15th October 2022
Day 3 (assessment): Saturday 29th October 2022

Price £62.50 per session for EBU members, £69 for non EBU members. EBU members can book via myEBU, or by calling Lisa Miller (01296 317217)

Last updated : 25th Apr 2022 08:54 BST

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Last updated : 22nd Feb 2022 18:26 GMT
  Lincolnshire Bridge WhatsApp Group

This social media group is restricted to LCBA Members. For up-to-date news of events, matches, partners, requests for players, etc.
To join, please contact the webmaster.

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Welcome to Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association web site.

The Association was founded in 1946.  Its aims are to promote and further bridge in Lincolnshire, to organise competitions in the County and to participate in matches with other counties.

Lincolnshire Bridge Clubs

Last updated : 8th Jan 2022 23:01 GMT

Lincolnshire clubs are offering you the opportunity to learn to play bridge
The following links will take you to the Clubs' web pages, where you will find full details

Scunthorpe Bridge Club

Bassingham Bridge Club

City of Lincoln Bridge Club

Boston Bridge Club

Louth Duplicate Bridge Club


Last updated : 12th Aug 2022 16:13 BST


Scunthorpe Bridge Club, 55a Sunningdale Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2TW


On-Line via Realbridge

Sunday, 4th September, 13:00 - Entry Fee £5.50 each player

Uniquely among national EBU events the results are based on scores handicapped by NGS grade, so anyone has the opportunity to do well on the day, regardless of their experience level. Last year's event proved this to be the case when it was won by a pair whose NGS are 6 & 7. This event is open to all EBU members and will run in a similar format to the EBU SIM Pairs. Full details on the EBU Web Site Here.

Pre-entry is required as below, deadline noon on Saturday 3rd September 2022



Last updated : 13th Aug 2022 22:50 BST
County League

The Winter League September 2022 - January 2023

Following on from our very successful teams virtual league during the winter of 21/22, I have been asked to set up another virtual league to be played on BBO for the winter of 22/23. We are keen to encourage players of all abilities to become involved in teams bridge and firmly believe this is the best way for players to hone their skills in both bidding and play. This will probably commence around mid-September and run to the end of January, thus giving more time to get matches arranged. 
We are also hoping that the teams will enter a knock-out competition which will run from November 2022 to March 2023.

Once again, I hope that we can get 12 teams running in two divisions, although 15 teams running in three divisions would be even better.

I am now taking entries. The more teams who enter, the more divisions we can make and the greater the probability of playing against players of a similar standard. I would like to have received all entries by the 9th of September, so that I can put a programme together and perhaps get the first few matches under way by late September. To cover costs to the EBU etc, the fee for entering a team will be £20 per TEAM and this will cover the costs for about 4-5 matches and will work out at about £1 per player per match. Further details can be found under the "Competition" menu on the County web site. If you are interested but you and your partner don't have another pair, please send me your details and I'll try to find another pair of a similar standard to make up a team. If you have any other questions, please ask me and I shall do my best to help you. Guidelines for the league can be seen here: LCBA League Guidelines

Kind Regards, Roy  -  Vice-Chairman

Last updated : 13th Aug 2022 16:53 BST
SIM Pairs Test 18 July 2022
Eileen & Bill Herbert Trophy
Director: Glynn Elwick
Scorer: Roy Brixton
Hybrid Pairs Test 22nd June
Director: Roy & Richard
4th Sep 2022
EBU National Handicap Pairs
Scunthorpe BC & Realbridge 13:00
26th Sep 2022
County SIM Pairs
Various Club Venues - F2F or On-line 19:00
16th Oct 2022
Ghost Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
  FOBC Bridge Lessons


The Friendly On-line Bridge Club, FOBC, will once again be conducting free Bridge lessons commencing late September/early October. These lessons are ideal for the beginner or those players wishing to refresh their knowledge of the ACOL system. Following on from the early lessons the teaching moves onto intermediate lessons for the more advanced player. All lessons are recorded to enable players to refresh the information covered in the lessons. Full details can be found on the FOBC website.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2022 16:11 BST
  Northern Bridge League

The first Saturday of the Northern Bridge League was on the 9th July. The Lincolnshire teams involved were:
Lincs A Division
Rodney Mitchell and Edward Harris

Ron Wall and Brian Smith

Mark Wardell and Jackie Pfister

Kiat Huang and Andy Lewis

Lincs B Division

Roy Brixton and Margaret McLeod

Stuart Knox and Keiron Baron

Paul Yarwood and Rose Davey

Patricia Donaldson and Louise Lewis

The opposition A Division teams were Manchester, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Cheshire, and Lancashire.
The opposition B Division teams were - Manchester, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Westmorland and North East BA.

In the A Division, both Yorkshire and Manchester fielded very strong teams that included international players. The Lincs team did reasonably well with wins against Lancashire and Merseyside and the predicable (but not massive) defeats by Yorkshire and Manchester. We currently stand mid table in the league. The mood was very positive in the post-match discussions, and we identified several areas that could be improved. Full results at:

In the B Division, the Lincolnshire team had a hard time. We had planned to play in the C Division, but after a chaotic week caused by teams dropping out at the last minute, we agreed to play in the B Division to avoid long sit outs in both B and C divisions.  Playing against strong opposition is always good for improving bridge skills. The team won their match against Cumbria and drew with North East BA. The second teams of Yorkshire and Manchester are stronger than a lot of counties first teams and are currently top of the table. Lincolnshire are at the foot of the table. Full results at:

Kibitzing is enabled on RealBridge for the matches and we had the odd viewer on Saturday. The link for all RealBridge kibitzing is:

Last updated : 11th Jul 2022 16:17 BST
  Veterans' Pairs

The Veterans' Pairs was held at Dunholme on Sunday 12th June. A field of 13 pairs played a 3/4 Howell movement of 11 x 3 board rounds. In first place overall and clear winners were Mark Wardell & Jackie Pfister. Well Done! Runners up, Rodney Mitchell & Eddie Harris 2nd and John Clark & Chris Taylor 3rd. A great fun afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Last updated : 21st Jun 2022 17:22 BST
  Men's & Ladies' Pairs

The Mens's & Ladies' Pairs was held at Dunholme on Sunday 15th May. A field of 5 Ladies' and 8 Men's pairs were combined to play a single session comprising a 3/4 Howell movement of 11 x 3 board rounds. In first place overall and clear Ladies' winners of the Sydney Vincent Cup were Mo Parsons & Debbie Burton. In second place overall, the clear Men's winners of the Vincent Cup were Ron Wall & Brian Smith. Well Done! Thanks to all present for providing a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Last updated : 15th May 2022 19:39 BST
  Mixed Pairs

The Mixed Pairs was held at Dunholme on Sunday 1st May. A field of 20 pairs played a single session comprising a 3/4 Howell movement of 14 x 2 board rounds. The clear winners of the Hannan Challenge Cup were Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke, with runners up Mark Wardell & Jackie Pfister. Well Done! Thanks to all present for providing a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all, and it is nice to see that attendances are beginning to increase as Covid becomes less of a factor.

Last updated : 21st Jun 2022 17:22 BST
  Championship Teams

The Championship Teams was held at Dunholme on Sunday 3rd April. A field of 10 teams had entered, but sadly due to illness, only 9 teams were available on the day.  A morning start saw the field begin the Qualifier session with a stagger movement, playing 8 x 3 board rounds. First placed and winners of the D & A Brown Trophy were Mark Wardell, Jacqueline Pfister, Aaron Hutton & Kiat Huang. The top four teams proceeded to the Final session, and the remaining five teams played in a Consolation session. The first placed team in the Final and winners of the Dutton Challenge Trophy were Ron Wall, Brian Smith, Eddie Harris & Rodney Mitchell. Well done! The first placed team in the Consolation session and winners of the Turner Brumpton Trophy were Nick Hunter, Ruby Schnalke, Maureen Parsons & Debbie Burton. Thanks to all present for providing a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Last updated : 12th Jun 2022 18:05 BST
  Championship Pairs

The Championship Pairs was held at Dunholme on Sunday 20th March. A field of 18 pairs played an extended single session comprising a full Howell all-play-all movement of 17 x 2 board rounds. The clear winners were Glynn Elwick & Keith Stewart. Well Done! Thanks to all present for providing a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all, and it is hoped that attendances might increase as Covid becomes less of a factor. This event was also distinguished by the presentation by our Chairman, Paul Wokes, of Honarary Life Membership certificates to Ron Wall and Brian Smith.

Last updated : 12th Jun 2022 18:05 BST
  Lincs League

Both Divisions of the Lincs League have now been completed. Congratulations to the 2nd division winners, Girls on Tour, comprising Sue Gray (capt) Claire Rylott, Lisa Dichmont & Linda Lovell. They were closely followed with only a 3VP difference by Motorhead, comprising Peter Sturton (capt), Pam Sturton, Tina Page & Katherine Dobbs. Congratulations to the 1st division winners, Rueful Rabbits, comprising Brian Smith (capt), Ron Wall, Rodney Mitchell & Chris Barnard. They were closely followed with only a 3VP difference by Alford comprising Jackie Pfister (capt), Mark Wardell, Mark Brackley, Marion Brackley, Kiat Huang & Peter Coles. 

Last updated : 12th Jun 2022 18:05 BST
  Bainton Trophy Final

The Bainton Trophy Final was held at Dunholme VH on 20th February 2022. 10 pairs had qualified for the final, which was played with a Full Howell movement over 9 x 4 board rounds for a total of 36 boards. Every pair played against every other pair to give the overall result.
As usual, the result was a very close call for the winners. Mo Parsons & Debbie Burton had tied with Mark Wardell & Jackie Pfister. The winner was therefore decided by the four head to head boards played by the pairs, giving a 21 - 11 matchpoint win to Mo & Debbie. Both pairs will be eligible to play in the Corwen Trophy which will be held on-line on Realbridge in May this year. The competition was played in a very cordial spirit and enjoyed by all. Thanks to you all. Glynn.

Last updated : 2nd Mar 2022 08:06 GMT
  Waitrose Trophy

The Waitrose Trophy is awarded at the AGM to the Pair with highest percentage score above 70% in a club duplicate session of 8 tables or more in the previous 12 months.

Best 2022 so far

Zubair Ahmed and Dee de Wit 75%
Louth Duplicate Bridge Club, Monday 21st March 2022

Winners 2020 Kiat Huang & Ron Wall with 77.86%

Due to the Covid pandemic, there was no winner in 2021

Please notify the Vice Chairman if you achieve a contending score.

Last updated : 11th Jun 2022 18:07 BST
  Christmas Festival Pairs

Eight pairs took part in the Realbridge on-line event on Monday 27th December. Comfortable winners were Megan Williams and Eddie Harris. Well Done!

Last updated : 27th Dec 2021 21:17 GMT