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Andrew Green & Roy Hughes

I am devastated to hear the news of Andrew & Roy. Prior to moving to Devon in 2002 I partnered Andrew regularly. Playing with him was never without interest! He always insisted on playing "System" ( i.e. his system!) because it was "in the Acol Book.......". Although I never partnered Roy I saw him regularly at the bridge table. One of my best memories of bridge 'up north' was when I was NPC of a Lincolnshire Tollemache Team (containing Roy and Andrew) which qualified for the National Finals (and that was in the days when only six counties went forward). Very best wishes to all others in the Lincolnshire CBA who might remember me. Very best wishes, Julian Foster

Calendar
26th Jan 2020
Premier League (By Invitation Only)
Dunholme Village Hall 13:00
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2nd Feb 2020
Bainton Trophy Semi-Final
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
Director: Helen Barr
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16th Feb 2020
Bainton Trophy Final
City of Lincoln Bridge Club 12:00
Director: Stuart Knox
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Welcome to Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association
LINCOLNSHIRE CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
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

MEN'S & LADIES' PAIRS
Men's & Ladies' Pairs

The Men's & Ladies' Pairs event was held at Dunholme on the 19th January.  Twelve Men's Pairs and five Ladies' Pairs combined in a single event of 81/2 tables playing a 32 board hesitation Bowman.  Winners of the Men's Pairs were our Competition Secretary, Glynn Elwick partnered by Pete Stackhouse on 61.22%, hotly pursued by Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton on 60.71%.  Clear winners of the Ladies' Pairs were our Secretary Sue Barraclough ably partnered by Brigid Hughes on 54.34%.  It was another great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our Director, Stuart Knox and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.  Special thanks also to Stuart Knox for his perseverence in setting up our bridgemate service for the first time.  No more paper travellers!

The next few events are somewhat restricted.  The Premier League on 26th January is by invitation only, the Bainton Semi-final on 2nd February is for qualifying pairs from the Club heats and The Bainton Final 16th February is for the winning semi-finalists.  The next open event is the County Swiss Pairs Championship on 14th March at Dunholme.  Scunthorpe Bridge Club is also hosting a National Masters Pairs competition on 1st March, open to players below the rank of Regional Master.

Bainton Trophy Qualifiers
Alford BC Thu 28/11/19 Louth Duplicate BC Mon 18/11/19 Wed 20/11/19 Fri 22/11/19
Boston BC 15/01/20 Market Rasen & District BC Thu 21/11/19
Falconer BC TBA Pinchbeck Duplicate BC TBA
Heighington BC Mon 11/11/19 Scunthorpe BC Mon 04/11/19 Fri 08/11/19 Wed 13/11/19
Horncastle & District CBC TBA The City of Lincoln BC Mon 18/11/19 Wed 20/11/19
Louth Central BC Wed 13/11/19
Welton BC Tue 19/11/19
Semi-Final Entries: Glynn Elwick & Peter Stackhouse, Trish Herring & Mike Galey, Phil Dodge & Alec Readhead, Jeremy Wong & Deborah Wong, Andrew Lewis & Roy Brixton, Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams, Phillip Harland & Susan Barraclough, John Walker & Jackie Walker, Margaret McLeod & David Raddish, Mark Wardell & Sue York, Andrew Howarth & Alison Howarth, Janice Troughton & Rosemary Proudlove, Mark Wain & Dennis Parkinson, Maurice Ladlow & Maureen Parsons, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke, Dennis Mellor & Debbie Burton, Jean Widocks & Carole Kelly, Terry Atkinson & Lynda Foster, Roger Shelley & Margaret Shelley, Phil Batty & Bob Bolton, Ron Stuart & George Foord, Mike Stafford & Cos Corry, Alan Millington & John Hill, Bill Crymble & Mike Ashton, Mike Hirst & Pat Rimmer, Maurice Lynn & Elaine Proctor, Barry Leverett & Lesley Leverett, Sue Bell & Michael Harrison, Adrian Underwood & Andy Tomlinson, Guy Grainger & Doris Woodall, John Brocklehurst & Paul Wokes, Kathleen Taylor & Sarah Stainforth, Simon Hill & Joanne Hill, Sally Hippisley & Claire Rylott

 

All Comers Pairs
January All Comers Pairs

The first County event of 2020, the January All Comers Pairs was held at Dunholme on the 5th.  Thirteen experienced players together with thirteen less experienced players produce a tightly fought 32 board contest, the eventual victors being our President, Adrian Underwood, partnered by David Minnis, and with close runners up Margaret McLeod and Hazel Shipley.  It was a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our Director and Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the Men's and Ladies' Pairs at Dunholme at 12:00 on 19th January, closely followed by the Bainton Trophy semi-final on 2nd February

Garden Cities Qualifier
The County heat of the Garden Cities Qualifier event was held at Scunthorpe BC on Sunday December 8th. The event is a teams of Eight competition where the players represent their Clubs.  Only three of the Affiliated Clubs in the County provided a team which is a truly disappointing response from our Clubs. Scunthorpe provided three teams and Louth Duplicate and Heighington provided a team each.  None of the other Clubs raised a team.  Each team played four matches of eight boards each match so that meant 32 boards in total. The event was well directed by Stuart Knox and was played in a very friendly atmosphere.  After all the dust had settled and the results had been collected and checked it was confirmed that Scunthorpe (Llewellyn) had won the heat with a score of 60 VP's  and runners-up Louth Duplicate scored 52 VP's. This means that Scunthorpe have won the County heat for the first time in several years. They now go forward to represent the County at the Regional Final at Bradford BC in April next year. The Scunthorpe team comprised Stuart Knox & Keith Stewart, Pete Stackhouse & Glynn Elwick, Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams, Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton.  Well done to all.

The next event will be the All Comers Pairs at 12:00 on 5th January at Dunholme.
ALL COMERS PAIRS
Eleven pairs turned out for the All Comers Duplicate Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall yesterday ( November 24th ). Everybody had a very enjoyable time during the duplicate session directed by Stuart Knox. Not only did Stuart Direct the event but, partnered by Jeremy Wong, they won the event in considerable style scoring an impressive 67%. To make it a good session for Scunthorpe BC, runners-up were Andrew & Louise Lewis who scored 58.83%.  Gloria Elwick provided an excellent selection of refreshments for the half-time interval. Many players look forward more to the interval than to the bridge! Thank you, Gloria.
 
Next event Garden Cities Heat, Sunday December 8th at SCUNTHORPE BRIDGE CLUB starting at 12.00. Teams of Eight. Please let Glyn know about your Club's participation asap. Players must have been a member of their Club for at least three months. Players please note that refreshments will be limited to sausage rolls/mince pies/tea and coffee.
RANDOM SEEDED TEAMS

The Random Seeded Teams was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 3rd November 2019.  22 pairs had entered, making up 11 teams of seeded and unseeded pairs, randomly selected by our director, Helen.  Another exceptionally good turnout, and a great fun event.  We played ten 3 board rounds with a mid session refreshment break.  Congratulations go to the winning team of seeded pair Mark Wardell & Mark Wain and unseeded pair Zubair Ahmed & Brenda Louise Bassford, closely pursued by the team of seeded pair Kiat Huang & Rodney Mitchell with unseeded pair Helen Bailey & Jeff Jeffery. 

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the All Comers Pairs at Dunholme at 12 noon on Sunday 24th November, followed by the Garden Cities Qualifier at Scunthorpe BC on Sunday 8th December

GHOST PAIRS

The Ghost Pairs was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 13th October 2019.  24 pairs had entered.  A great opening event for the season with an exceptionally good turnout, which, it is hoped, will be repeated.  We played twelve 3 board rounds in a Mitchell share and relay movement, with a half hour refreshment break.  Congratulations to N/S winners Mark Wardell & Kiat Huang, closely pursued by Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton, and E/W winners Ron Wall and Edward Harris, with John Gaunt & Debbie Burton not far behind. 

Thanks to all those who supported this event, particularly to our director Stuart Knox, who spent much time sorting out and correcting all the results except one, to our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the Random Seeded Teams at Dunholme at 12 noon on 3rd November.

Inter County Bridge
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* Northern Bridge League: 1 x Team of 8: 12th October 2019 at Bolton BC
 
The Lincolnshire team converged on Bolton from multiple directions and all arrived in good time. The Bolton club is in a quirky old building but the main room provided excellent playing conditions and the half time food provided was equally good. Our bridge was not so good, and the team finished in last place on the day, but we won against two teams and scored 52 VPs which was our second best result of the series and a big improvement over the 23 VPs of the previous event. ..........
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Lincs Gold & Lincs League
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Lincs Gold Cup

The Lincs Gold Cup is the main County teams competition and is a knockout event and is played for Green Points. The draw for this event has been made by your webmaster.  The home team (first named) provides refreshments for the away team. ..........

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AGM & Herbert Trophy Pairs

The Association's AGM was held at Dunholme on Sunday 2nd June. Turn out was good with more than 30 members attending.  The Officers' reports were generally good, attendance at the County events was stable or improving and plans are afoot for the County to participate in Northern and Midland League events once more.  We also look forward to our Vice-Chair's report following his visit to the EBU meeting at the Chelsea Bridge Club in May. Paul Wokes has stepped down as Secretary and we give him our thanks for all his years of service to the County.  He will be replaced by Sue Barraclough.  All other officers and committee members remain as last year.  Following the AGM, 16 pairs fought for the Bill & Eileen Herbert Trophy.  Congratulations to the winners, Maureen Parsons & Maurice Ladlow, closely pursued by Chris Phillips & Alan Millington.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, and to our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge.

The events for next year will be published as soon as the Committee has approved them.

THE NEXT LCBA EVENT

BAINTON TROPHY SEMI-FINAL

Sunday 2nd February, 12 noon at Dunholme Village Hall

This event is restricted to pairs who qualified in their Club heats.

Director: Helen Barr

 

 

NATIONAL EVENT

♠  MASTERS PAIRS  

Sunday 1st March at Scunthorpe Bridge Club, starting at 1pm

This Competition is open to players below the rank of Regional Master.
  It will be played as a 2-session, 24 boards per session, 1-day event scored by match points simultaneously across several centres, competing for the Ann Staveley Trophy.

Entry fee £9.00 per player
Closing Date for Entries 28th February
Venue: Scunthorpe Bridge Club, Sunningdale Road, DN17 2TW
Entries to suebarra29@gmail.com 

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 this year so far:

Reg Loosley & Mary Jo Mangion with 75.60%
Louth Duplicate Bridge Club, Friday 26th July

Winners 2019 Roy Hughes & Dennis Mellor with 74.35%

Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a contending score.

Results
Men's & Ladies' Pairs Championship
Director: SK
Scorer: SK
Lincs League Elwick v Lewis
Scorer: Roy Brixton
All Comers Pairs
Director: Glynn Elwick
Scorer: Roy Brixton