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Scunthorpe Bridge Club will commence regular "Realbridge" video pairs tournaments every Wednesday evening at 7pm, commencing 25th November, session fee £2.00. This is in addition to the ongoing regular BBO Pairs Tournaments at 7:15pm on Mondays and at 7pm on Thursdays. Visitors are welcome to participate if they so wish. For Realbridge, I need your email address so that I can send out a link a few hours before start time. For BBO the tournament ID is vEBU209858, and it will appear on the BBO list at about 2 hours before start time. Also for BBO please let me know your BBO ID so that I can add you to the include list. If anyone would like to play regularly in these events, they would be expected to make a one off contribution of £5 to Scunthorpe BC. Masterpoints and NGS will be active for all events.Take care, Roy

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.

F2F Bridge & Government Regulations 07/10/20

The EBU has so far been unable to get advice from any government bodies giving details of how or when bridge clubs might be able to play face-to-face while following the regulations. Public Health England have told us that if the games are in a community hall or similar then this guidance may apply, particularly section 3c. PHE have also said “Advice regarding a venue being Covid Secure can be obtained through the Local Authority for that venue and will differ depending on the venue, its size and function.”

The EBU will not be organising any face-to-face games or competitions for the foreseeable future. Whilst clubs are responsible for making their own decisions and arrangements, they should do so in full knowledge of the latest general and social distancing regulations.



President's Cup

Has been moved on-line for 2020. LCBA will not participate

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Held at Scunthorpe BC on 1st March, the overall winners were Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton, who achieved second place nationally. The following links show the results.

Local Results

National Results

29th Nov 2020
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs
BBO 14:30
Director: Roy Brixton
6th Dec 2020
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs
BBO 14:30
Director: Roy Brixton
20th Dec 2020
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs
BBO 14:30
Director: Roy Brixton
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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 : 3rd Oct 2020 11:53 BST

The ALL COMERS PAIRS event scheduled for 13th December has been cancelled by order of the Management Committee.

New situations require inventive ways to provide BRIDGE for as many people as possible, at the level they require.  To encourage more players to seek out Tournament experience on BBO on-line on Sundays and facilitate our county team to compete at inter-county level, thus stretching their expertise and increasing the profile of Lincolnshire, the Management Committee have taken the above action. The two path approach the  committee have embarked upon results in a cancellation of the above two dates this year.  This frees up the second Sunday of the month for the County Teams to compete in the virtual Midland County League without having a date clash or dilution of expertise.

Last updated : 15th Nov 2020 16:48 GMT


BBO VIRTUAL All Comers Pairs

On-line bridge with BBO
Sunday, 29th November 2:30pm
Table Money BB$3.00

These virtual duplicate bridge events are open to LCBA members and their guests.

The sessions will be 18 (or up to 24) boards played in a Mitchell or Howell movement, dependent on numbers. Robots will be available for any player who wants to play but has no human partner. There will be a partnership desk. The sessions are expected to last about 2½ hours. Would players please be on-line in the competition area 5 minutes before a session is due to start. Allow more time if this is your first EBU sponsored tournament because you will need your EBU number. The tournaments will appear in the BBO All Tournaments list 2 hours before the start time.

There are no specific rules, but players are advised to have a look at the instructions for setting up an account on BBO and joining a tournament. These are displayed on the left side of the County web site home page under menu item “On-line Bridge”. Anyone who has not previously played in our LCBA virtual club must let me have their BBO ID and EBU number well before the start time.


Director: Roy Brixton

Last updated : 22nd Nov 2020 16:49 GMT
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Warmest greetings from the volunteer bridge players who run the Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association! We hope very much that you are well and also able to enjoy bridge, whether it is playing online, reading books and articles or discussions to improve partnership understandings. Very many bridge players all over Lincolnshire, indeed the country, miss the enjoyment of playing Bridge in person.  Because of Coronavirus,  a new term emerged for how we played our much-loved game, Face-to-Face bridge, often shortened to F2F bridge. ..........

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Last updated : 7th Oct 2020 08:46 BST
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Bridge activities for Lincolnshire players

There has been a small explosion of interest, which is growing, in all aspects of bridge, be it playing, learning, collaborating, beyond any previous boundaries of club county or country.  New partnerships and new teams have sprung up.  Players who have never been online before are discovering its pros and cons and making it work for them. ..........
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Last updated : 7th Oct 2020 08:42 BST
Lincs League & Gold Cup 2019/20
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Lincs League & Gold Cup - Suspended UFN

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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Last updated : 14th Aug 2020 08:46 BST

"Realbridge" is coming to Lincolnshire. We shall have our first Realbridge video and audio session just after Christmas. It will be a free introductory session. This is the closest we can get to F2F bridge at this time. The video lets you see your partner and opponents and the audio lets you speak to them. You simply enter a virtual room, similar to a real room, and sit at a table of your choice. Click HERE to be taken to the Realbridge web site, where you can learn all about the software and register for some 8 board taster sessions. Scunthorpe BC is holding regular sessions on a Wednesday. Visitors are welcome. Table money £2. All I need from you if you wish to play here or at Scunthorpe is your email address, so that I can send you the links.


Eleven teams have entered Season 2 of our Virtual League. Full details may be seen under the "Information" menu to the left of your screen. Six teams have been placed in Division 1 and five in Division 2. It is expected that completion of all matches will be achieved by the end of February.

MIDLAND COUNTIES LEAGUE Round 2: 8th November 2020
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Lincolnshire took their sit out on the first round in October, but Sunday 8th November saw three teams of eight players do battle with opponents from Warwickshire, with everyone playing 32 boards.  An intense and enjoyable afternoon for all I think, with many interesting boards.  The opponents were strong though, and, despite much sterling work, our three teams lost their matches. ..........

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At the Virtual All Comers Pairs tournament played on Sunday 22nd November with 9 x 2 board rounds in a full Howell movement, our congratulations go to Janet and Katy. Well Done!

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The 2020-21 National Inter Club Knock Out (NICKO) is now open for entry. At just £72 per team (cheaper than last year) we are delighted to inform you that the draw will be made with no geographical constraints as the entire Knockout will be held online. The closing date for entries is midday Saturday 21st November, with the first round taking place from 24th November. ..........

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Dear Club/County Official 
The government has just announced that starting on Monday 14th September, social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England. Although there will be some exceptions to this, none seem to cover the situation of any bridge clubs.
This removes any doubt there may have been in our earlier advice to clubs about whether clubs can run any face-to-face games, and makes clear that this will not be possible until such time as further changes or clarifications to the rules may be announced. ..........

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Notice to all Affiliated Clubs and Members of LCBA

Approximately three weeks ago, I sent an email, on behalf of the Committee of the LCBA, to affiliated club secretaries requesting that they canvass their members regarding the issue of our being unable to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) within the prescribed timeframe and format.

Thank you to all those members and the 7 clubs who have made known their opinions and preferences. Of the 7 clubs that responded, 4 were in favour of waiting until a ‘Face to Face’ AGM could be held rather than holding a virtual AGM by video link, with the remaining 3 expressing no strong preference. ..........

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*  Lincolnshire v Deva BC (Merseyside & Cheshire) - 6 teams 1st to 7th August
Result 75 - 45 VP (4.5 to 1.5) to Lincolnshire
Team Captains, Rodney Mitchell, Roy Brixton, Stuart Knox, Maria Vietri-Nelson, Patricia Donaldson & Cathy Platt
Full Result

*  Anglo-Roman Towns League
Louth/Scunthorpe v Chester
- 5 teams 2nd July
Louth/Scunthorpe win by 13.20-6.80 average VP
Team Captains, Rodney Mitchell, Kiat Huang, Mark Brackley, Roy Brixton & Megan Wiliiams
Full Result

*  Anglo-Roman Towns League
Louth/Scunthorpe v Hitchin
- 5 teams 23rd June
Louth/Scunthorpe win by 14.20-5.80 average VP
Team Captains, Rodney Mitchell, Kiat Huang, Mark Brackley, Roy Brixton & Ruby Schnalke
Full Result

*  Anglo-Roman Towns League
Louth/Scunthorpe v St Albans
- 5 teams 16th June
Louth/Scunthorpe win by 15.14-4.86 average VP
Team Captains, Rodney Mitchell, Kiat Huang, Ruby Schnalke, Mark Brackley & Roy Brixton
Full Result

*  North v South Lincolnshire 3 teams - 14th June
Overall result a draw.
South Lincolnshire 30.09 VP to North Lincolnshire 29.91 VP

Team Captains, Aaron Hutton, Alison Howarth & Roy Brixton
Full Result

Town Championship - 9th May to 14th June
Louth v Scunthorpe v Grimsby v Alford v Stamford

Grimsby 58.10 VP Team Captain Ron Wall
Louth 50.41 VP Team Captain Alison Howarth
Stamford 35.57 VP Team Captain Marcus Witt
Alford 32.84 VP Team Captain Mark Wain
Scunthorpe 22.30 VP Team Captain Roy Brixton
Full Result

*  Lincolnshire v 15 Counties MCWG Tournament (Category A) - 13th June
Result Lincolnshire 14th out of 16 Counties
Rodney Mitchell (Capt) & Chris Barnard, Ron Wall & Brian Smith, Kiat Huang & Mark Wardell
Full Result

*  Anglo-Roman Towns League
Louth/Scunthorpe v York
- 5 teams 9th June
Louth/Scunthorpe win by 13.89-6.11 average VP
Team Captains, Rodney Mitchell, Kiat Huang, Ruby Schnalke, Mark Brackley & Roy Brixton
Full Result

*  Anglo-Roman Towns League
Louth/Scunthorpe v Bath
- 6 teams 4th June
Louth/Scunthorpe win by 14.67-5.34 average VP
Team Captains, Rodney Mitchell, Kiat Huang, Mark Brackley, Roy Brixton, Megan Williams & Patricia Donaldson
Full Result

*  Lincolnshire v Warwickshire - 4 teams 30th-31st May
Warwickshire win by 2.5 wins to 1.5, although 38.38-41.62 VP to Lincs 
Team Captains, Rodney Mitchell, Mark Wardell, Mark Brackley & Roy Brixton
Full Result

*  Lincolnshire v Norfolk - 5 teams 22nd-30th May
Result 39.73-60.27 VP to Norfolk
Team Captains, Kiat Huang, Rodney Mitchell, Mark Brackley, Roy Brixton & Dee de Witt
Full Result

*  Lincolnshire v 15 Counties MCWG Tournament (Category B) - 23rd May
Result Overall Win to Lincolnshire
Roy Brixton (Capt) & David Hall, Alison Howarth & Andrew Howarth, Mark Brackley & Marion Brackley, Mark Wain & Megan Williams
Full Result

*  Lincolnshire v Wiltshire - 8 teams 17th May
Result 79.94-80.06 VP to Gloucestershire
Team Captains, Kiat Huang, Ruby Schnalke, Mark Brackley, Simon Hill, Mark Wain, Megan Williams &  Lindy Mastenbroek-Andrew
Full Result

*  Lincolnshire v Gloucestershire - 7 teams 3rd May
Result 49.52-90.48 VP to Gloucestershire
Team Captains, Aaron Hutton, Kiat Huang, Nick Hunter, Roy Brixton, Megan Williams, Patricia Donaldson & Brian Nunn
Full Result

Lincolnshire v Warwickshire - 5 teams 30th Apr.
Result 34.44-65.56 VP to Derbyshire

Team Captains, Aaron Hutton, Kiat Huang, Mark Wain, Roy Brixton & Janice Troughton
Full Result

*  Lincolnshire v Berkshire (cat A) 23rd Apr. 2 x 12 boards

Ron Wall & Brian Smith, Kiat Huang & Andy Lewis

Lincolnshire v Derbyshire (cat A) 16th Apr.  2 x 12 boards
Result 63-36 to Lincolnshire!

Ron Wall & Brian Smith, Kiat Huang & Andy Lewis

North v South Lincs Cup (cat B) 13th Apr.  2 x 8 boards
Result 50-19 to North Lincolnshire!

Janice Troughton & Mary Jo Mangion, Mark Wain & Maria Vietri-Nelson

Lincolnshire v Budapest!  12th Apr 3 x 8 boards (pivot teams)
Result 74-107 to Budapest!

Kiat Huang & Andy Lewis, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke

Town Championship : Louth v Scunthorpe v Grimsby
5th Apr : Louth (67) v Scunthorpe (30)
18th Apr : Scunthorpe (1) v Grimsby (80)
21st Apr : Grimsby () v Louth ()

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.

Winners 2020

Kiat Huang & Ron Wall with 77.86%
Louth Duplicate Bridge Club, Friday 13th March 2020

Winners 2019 Roy Hughes & Dennis Mellor with 74.35%

Please notify the webmaster if you achieve a contending score.

BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs
Director: Roy Brixton
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs
Director: Roy Brixton
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs
Director: Roy Brixton