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It is with the greatest regret that we have to announce the death of Brian Knowler. Brian died peacefully on the morning of Monday 3rd August at Castle Hill. His wife, Jenny, and his son and daughter were with him. Brian played bridge in Scunthorpe and the County for many years in the sixties, seventies and eighties, during which time he was also President of the association. Brian was a regular winner of county events, and, playing with Mike Allen in particular, he was also successful nationally. His ill health meant that he has been unable to play for many years - though he still kept an interest in what was happening in both the club and county. The County would like to send its deepest condolences to Jenny, to Brian's son, to his daughter, to his four grandchildren, and to his great granddaughter. Brian's funeral will be at Woodlands Crematorium at 12:40 on Tuesday 18th August. The service will be available on webcast until 25th August. Anyone wishing to log on should use the following information:
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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.


Scunthorpe Bridge Club is holding regular Pairs Tournaments at 7pm on Thursdays until further notice. County members are welcome to participate if they so wish. The tournament ID is vEBU209858, and it will appear on the BBO list at about 5pm. If you would like to play, please let me know your BBO ID so that I can add you to the include list. Take care, Roy


President's Cup

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



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

Click Here For Top 50

16th Aug 2020
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs 7
BBO 19:00
Director: Roy Brixton
23rd Aug 2020
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs 8
BBO 19:00
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 : 2nd Jul 2020 17:09 BST


BBO VIRTUAL All Comers Pairs 7

On-line bridge with BBO
Sunday, 16th August, 7:00pm
Table Money BB$3.00

This is the third in our second series of four virtual duplicate bridge events. Our previous events produced a lot of positive feedback which demonstrated how much the players enjoyed a relaxed and friendly session of bridge for all ranks of players. For this session, we will start at 7:00pm.

 It is open to LCBA members and their guests.

The session 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 session is expected to last about 2½ hours. Would players please be on-line in the competition area 5 minutes before the session is due to start. Allow more time if this is your first EBU sponsored tournament because you will need your EBU number. The tournament 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 : 10th Aug 2020 08:08 BST

Over the past two weeks there has been a number of significant changes in the composition of the LCBA committee. 

The resulting Committee met on 23rd June and agreed that one of the first actions actions should be that I, as acting Chair,  record on behalf  of the LCBA , our sincere appreciation, on behalf of all the LCBA (Committee and Members) for the time and effort given - and the achievements made - by those departing committee members, Adrian Underwood (Chairman), Glynn Elwick (Competition Secretary) and Sue Barraclough (Secretary). 

The volunteer roles that Adrian, Glynn and Sue fulfilled for the County are crucial in helping our much loved game of Bridge grow and thrive at a regional level and we are indebted to them and the other LCBA members who step up to help us all.

Whilst thanks are due to all, forgive me for highlighting Glynn Elwick, with whom it has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with over the past year on new Competitions.  For years the main output of the Committee for the Association was Competitions and that was all down to Glynn. In case you missed the news, in 2019 Glynn was recognized at the national level by the EBU, a well-deserved recipient of the Dimmie Fleming Award, for his tireless efforts over the decades and considerable achievements for Lincolnshire. 

A virtual Management Committee Meeting was held on 23rd June, and the following members were appointed to fill the existing vacancies on an interim basis, until such time as a general meeting can be held.

Chairman: Kiat Huang
Secretary: Andrew Howarth
Competitions Secretary: Alison Howarth

Last updated : 25th Jun 2020 17:10 BST
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.  Video calls, lessons, surgeries and videos have and are taking place.  New relationships and new ways of doing things are being formed. Lotsof private games are also being played online.  There are a lot of options to suit (nearly) everyone 👍

Bridge Learning opportunities
* Bridge Surgeries (live video Q&A chat with a "bridge doctor".  Kiat has run 4 of these so far, with Rodney Mitchell helping out on a couple of them)
* Teaching Bridge Online.  EBED ran a live video (recordings and details here and here) for teachers, with another next week (Tue)., more info here 
* Bridge video series on YouTube : e.g. Peter Hollands : Bernard Magee : Andrew RobsonOver My Shoulder Bridge
* Howto use BBO : EBU helpful info to do soCreating a Team Match 

EBU Matches online
Lincolnshire has at least one team in the "EBU Lockdown League April 2020" - Division 6 of 12 with 14 teams a division! 
   Kiat Huang & Rodney Mitchell, Mark Wardell & Jackie Pfister, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke,  Kiat Huang & Mark Wardell
   8 board matches every Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun at 6pm.  We are not doing that well, but we are enjoying it.
   Other teams enter the next league! 

Facebook group : Lincolnshire Bridge
47 members, a lot of current news and discussions with the Lincolnshire bridge community go there - not limited to LCBA members, also includes South Lincs.

WhatsApp group : Lincolnshire Bridge 
30 participants, marketplace to set up matches, urgent requests for players etc.
To join, please contact the webmaster

Anyone can create a friendly!.  If you have a pair or a team and would like help finding opponents, joining a group or have ideas, please contact Kiat Huang on 07526-810553 or

Over the Shoulder - Tom Townsend - Kiat Huang & Péter Talyigás (captains talking during the Lincolnshire v Budapest match)

Happy learning, playing and socialising!
Last updated : 2nd Aug 2020 08:11 BST
Lincs League & Gold Cup
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Lincs League & Gold Cup

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 : 19th Feb 2020 08:42 GMT

Our sixth Virtual All Comers Pairs tournament was played on Sunday 9th August. 9 x 2 board rounds in a Howell movement. Our congratulations go to Megan Williams and Louise Lewis. Well Done!


Twelve Teams have entered the Lincs Virtual League. Details can be seen HERE

Regards, Alison,


*  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 6
Director: Roy Brixton
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs 5
Director: Roy Brixton
Lincs Virtual League Rueful Rabbits v Lazy Bones
Scorer: Roy Brixton