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  Knockout Teams

County Knockout Teams

Nine teams have entered for the Lincoln Gold Bowl, a county-wide green-pointed knockout event for teams of four. The winners of the Gold Bowl qualify to represent the county in the national final to play for the Pachabo Cup in June. First round losers will play for the Barbara Maplethorpe Trophy. Full detail in the Competitions section

Last updated : 29th Nov 2022 15:19 GMT
  Winter League

The Winter League September 2022 - January 2023

We have twelve teams for the Winter League, split into two divisions, each team playing five matches. Full details are shown under menu option "Competitions/Winter League Instructions"

Last updated : 25th Sep 2022 17:03 BST
  Blue Book & White Book

Please note that the EBU has published a new Blue Book and a new White Book, with changes taking effect from 1st September and incorporating online regulations that are currently contained in the Sky-Blue Book. 

Last updated : 15th Oct 2022 22:32 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.

Last updated : 16th Oct 2020 09:23 BST
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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

County SIM Pairs
Monday 12th December 6pm to 8pm start to suit participating Clubs.

If anyone would like to play On-Line, Louth DBC welcomes visitors.
The link for their Realbridge is HERE


Clubs will run their normal event on that day and should upload their local results for NGS and UMS processes. The County will combine the results from the clubs and upload them to the EBU under code 2 with County level masterpoints. I will issue a deal file (.pbn or .lin) about a week before the event, and participating clubs then use this file for their normal Monday 12th December duplicate session. After they have completed their event, they send me their results files (.csv or .xml). I will then be able to combine the results to give an overall winner.

The deal file that I create will have 30 boards, which I think should be enough for all our clubs. Some clubs have dealer machines which can load the file and prepare the boards for them. Some clubs are running on-line, so they can just load the file for their event. Some clubs have neither of these advantages, and may decide not to participate. However, if any club producing their boards manually wishes to participate I can let whoever is making up the boards have the hand record. It is also possible that a Club with a dealer machine may be able to prepare boards for another Club.

Would the Clubs who wish to participate please let me know as soon as possible. Roy Brixton. 

Last updated : 26th Nov 2022 21:38 GMT


Bainton trophy Semi-final

A Green Point Competition

Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme, LN2 3SU
Sunday, 15th January 2023, 12:00 noon
Table Money £5.00

Players qualify for a semi-final by playing in a club heat and obtaining a score in excess of 50%. Any player may play in a club heat, but to play in the semi-final they must be EBU members, have given the LCBA as their county of primary allegiance, and have not played in either the heats of the Tollemache, Corwen or Pachabo for another county during the current year. A player may play in more than one club heat with the same or a different partner and use the best score to qualify. Pairs will qualify to play in the final which will be an "all play all" playing at least two boards against each other pair. The Management Committee will determine the number of pairs playing in the final according to the number in the semi-final. It will usually be 14 pairs. The first two or three pairs (depending upon EBU regulations current at the time) will represent the LCBA in the Corwen Trophy. In the event of a pair not being able to go, reserves will be invited down to and including those with a 50% score.

Pre-entry is required as below. Enquiries to Glynn at

Last updated : 30th Nov 2022 11:49 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

Bassingham Bridge Club

City of Lincoln Bridge Club

Scunthorpe Bridge Club

Boston Bridge Club

Louth Duplicate Bridge Club


Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Bridge Teaching Club

Last updated : 6th Nov 2022 09:47 GMT
Winter League The Iron v The Unreal Deal
Scorer: Roy Brixton
Garden Cities Qualifier
Director: Roy Brixton
Scorer: Roy Brixton
Winter League Alford v The Iron
Scorer: Roy Brixton
12th Dec 2022
County SIM Pairs
Various Club Venues - (F2F or On-line) 19:00
 More Info
15th Jan 2023
Bainton Trophy Semi-final
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
 More Info
29th Jan 2023
Bainton Trophy Final
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
  Garden Cities Qualifier

Six teams of eight from four affiliated clubs participated in this event on Sunday 27th November. Each team was split into two sections and the separate sections played identical stagger movements of 5 x 6 board rounds. The results were combined to provide the overall winner. Congratulations go to the Louth Diamonds team of Edward Harris & Ron Wall, Rodney Mitchell & Glyn Jackson, Mark Wardell & Jacqueline Pfister, Mary Jo Mangion & Janice Troughton having a VP score 83, well ahead of runner up Scunthorpe's 68. Everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon of teams of 8 bridge, which was significantly scored using our computer software for the first time. 

Last updated : 28th Nov 2022 08:57 GMT
  Random Seeded Pairs

The Random Seeded Pairs (Teams event) was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 30th October. Twelve pairs had entered and so we were able to make up 6 teams by randomly selecting the tables occupied by the seeded and unseeded pairs. All pairs played 30 of the 36 boards in play in a standard stagger movement consisting of two parallel rows of tables sharing boards. Congratulations to the North/South seeded pair Maurice Lynn & John Hill and the East/West unseeded pair Brigid Hughes & Keith Stewart who won convincingly.  Everything seemed to run smoothly with yours truly directing, and it seems that everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon of bridge. Roy Brixton

Last updated : 2nd Nov 2022 16:26 GMT
  Ghost Pairs

Our second event of the season was the Ghost Pairs played at Dunholme on Sunday 16th October. It attracted a reasonably healthy attendance with eight tables. Sadly, one pair failed to inform that they would default, giving the organisers something of a headache. Hearty thanks to Cathy and her partner, Gary, for stepping into the breach to make up our full table complement.  Winners N/S were Mark Wardell & Jacqueline Pfister and E/W were Colin Ryan & David Minnis. Well done both pairs. Our next event is the Random Seeded Pairs on October 30th. The event today was played in a very friendly spirit and we would encourage as many members as possible to play in all our events. There is nothing to fear.

Last updated : 16th Oct 2022 22:54 BST
  Northern Bridge League
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The last Saturday of the Northern Bridge League took place on the 8th of October. The Lincolnshire team taking part were:

“A” team 1 Rodney Mitchell & Edward Harris, Ron Wall & Brian Smith
“A” team 2 Mark Wardell & Jackie Pfister, Kiat Huang & Aaron Hutton
“B” team 1 Roy Brixton & Megan Williams, Cos Corry & Chris Barnard
“B” team 2 Paul Yarwood & Rose Davey, Patricia Donaldson & Louise Lewis

The “A” team had a reasonable day with 2 wins and a draw, but 2 heavy losses. We were placed 4th out of the 6 teams on the day. ..........

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Last updated : 10th Oct 2022 11:55 BST
  County SIM Pairs

The first "Real" County SIM Pairs took place on Monday 26 September. Six affiliated clubs provided a total of 72 pairs of all ranks and grades. A very successful result, with the honours going to Paddy Skells & Adrian Wilson from Spalding BC, closely followed by Peter Sharman & Alison Casswell from Boston BC and Phillip Harland & Sue Barraclough from Scunthorpe BC.

Last updated : 27th Sep 2022 14:15 BST
  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 6 tables or more in the previous 12 months.

Best 2023 so far

Derek & Carmel Muhl 75.89% at Falconer BC on 04/11/22

Winners 2022 Zubair Ahmed and Dee de Wit with 75%

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

Last updated : 15th Nov 2022 11:54 GMT
  National Handicap Pairs

Well Done Stephen Button and Peter Adams of Scunthorpe BC, who came 2nd nationally after the handicaps had been applied to a field of 389 players!

This Sunday afternoon event was a great success enjoyed by all who participated at the Scunthorpe venue, where Phillip Harland & Andy Lewis came out top N/S and William Milligan & Steve Mulligan (visitors from Nottingham) came out top E/W.

The overall results with handicaps applied show:
Stephen Button & Peter Adams 2nd
Tina Page & Andy Tomlinson 29th
Jane Brown & Roy Brixton 46th

Last updated : 19th Sep 2022 17:28 BST
  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 : 22nd Aug 2022 12:27 BST