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  Blue Book & White Book

Please note that the EBU has published a new Blue Book and a new White Book. Please see under menu option "EBU LAWS"

Last updated : 9th Aug 2023 08:25 BST

Click Here For Current Ranks

Last updated : 21st Aug 2023 16:51 BST
  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
  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 3 tables or more in the previous 12 months.

Best 2024 so far

Roy Brixton & Brigid Hughes - 77.5% - Scunthorpe BC 18th July 2023

Winners 2023 Nigel & Pat Haslam with 78.5%

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

Last updated : 25th Jul 2023 18:26 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 : 31st Jan 2023 08:57 GMT
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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

Forthcoming Events:



Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 22:50 GMT

Men’s & Ladies’ Pairs

Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme, LN2 3SU
Sunday, 3rd March 2024, 12:00 noon
Entry Fee £5.00 each player

May be held as two separate match point pairs events or as a single combined event dependent on numbers.
The Sydney Vincent Cup will be awarded to the highest placed Ladies’ Pair.
The Vincent Cup will be awarded to the highest placed Men’s Pair.
There will be a mid-session break for those who wish to bring a packed lunch.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available FOC.

Pre-entry is required as below
Deadline 9am on Saturday 2nd March 2024

Enquiries to Roy at

Director: TBA

Trophies will be awarded at the AGM in July

Last updated : 19th Feb 2024 16:21 GMT

Championship TEAMS

Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme, LN2 3SU
Sunday, 17th March 2024, 11:30 am
Teams of Four

Entry Fee £20.00 each team per session

A Qualifying session will commence at 11:30am, to be followed by separate sessions at about 3pm for the Championship Final and the Consolation Teams.
The Dutton Challenge Cup will be awarded to the winners of the Teams Championship.
The Turner Brumpton Trophy will be awarded to the Winners of the Consolation Teams.
The D & A Brown Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the Qualifier.

If there are insufficient entries a single extended session will be played and the Turner Brumpton Trophy and the D & A Brown Trophy will not be presented.

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available FOC. There will be a break after the qualifying session for those bringing a packed lunch.

Pre-entry is required as shown below. Deadline 9:00am Saturday 16th March

Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association

Enquiries to Roy at

If any Pair is seeking another pair to form a team, please contact Roy
Trophies will be awarded at the AGM in July

Last updated : 19th Feb 2024 16:27 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

Last updated : 19th Feb 2024 16:20 GMT
EBU Masters Pairs
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Director: Roy Brixton
Championship Pairs Consolation
Director: Roy Brixton
3rd Mar 2024
Men's & Ladies' Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
Duplicate sessions for same sex pairs
 More Info
17th Mar 2024
County Championship Teams
Dunholme Village Hall 11:30
A teams of four event held over two sessions
 More Info
25th Mar 2024
County SIM Pairs
Club Venues Evening
Clubs play normal Monday sessions using pre-set boards
 More Info
  Championship Pairs

The annual County Championship Pairs event was run on Sunday 18th February.  A healthy turnout of 12 tables participated in the qualifying event, for the Ernest Harrison Trophy. The top 10 pairs then competed in the Championship Pairs Final for the Arthur Wilson trophy, awarded to the overall winners. The remainder of the field played in the Championship Pairs Consolation Final, for the Bell trophy. An enjoyable day was had by all. We did experience a problem with the scoring system, and many thanks to all the players for their patience and understanding while we attempted to resolve the problem. Apologies for the fact that the results were a little delayed. Many thanks to Roy for his tremendous hard work at processing the results as quickly as he did. Congratulations to the various winners, who were as follows:

Arthur Wilson Trophy (for the Championship Pairs final):      Mo Parsons and Debbie Burton
Bell Trophy (for the Championship Pairs Consolation final):  Aaron Hutton and Kiat Huang
Ernest Harrison Trophy (for the qualifier):                              Rodney Mitchell and Mike Waters (beat Alison and Andrew Howarth on a split tie)
Margaret Briggs Trophy (highest pair both below Master):    Jeremy Wong and Helen Clapham
Lucy Osborne Trophy (highest senior pair):                           Alison & Andrew Howarth

Last updated : 21st Feb 2024 11:42 GMT
  Bainton Trophy Final

Sadly, one of our pairs had to withdraw at the last minute due to being unwell, and we were unable to raise a substitute. The remaining nine pairs participated in the "all-play-all" movement, playing 32 boards. All ran smoothly and it was an enjoyable afternoon of bridge for those taking part. The honours go to Rob Fabian & Brian Chamberlain, closely followed by Roy Brixton & Brigid Hughes and Maurice Lynn & John Hill. The top three pairs are eligible to take part in the Corwen Trophy next June. 

Last updated : 4th Feb 2024 21:23 GMT
  Bainton Trophy Semi-Final

We had a good turnout of 24 pairs for the Bainton Semi-Final playing a skip Mitchell of 11 x 3-board rounds. Despite a slight early hiccough as a result of a necessary movement change the event ran quite smoothly and was enjoyed by all. The honours go to Louise Mitcham & Sally Hippisley from Boston BC, closely followed by Anthony & Jean Lyndon-Smith from Heighington BC. Well Done! The top 10 pairs go on to the Final, which will be an "all-play-all" movement of 36 boards and for which all pairs will receive green Masterpoints.  

Last updated : 23rd Jan 2024 07:51 GMT
  County SIM Pairs

The County SIM Pairs took place on Monday 11th December. Six affiliated clubs provided a total of 84 pairs of all ranks and grades. A very successful result, with the honours going to Mo Parsons & Debbie Burton from Heighington BC, closely followed by Ann Allen & Dawn Ingham and Ian & Mike Walsh from Louth DBC.

Last updated : 12th Dec 2023 17:53 GMT
  Charles Heward Trophy

The Charles Heward Trophy (Restricted Teams of Four) was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 3rd December. Four teams had entered, two from Scunthorpe BC, one from City of Lincoln BC and one from Louth DBC.  All pairs played 24 boards from the 32 in play in a Stagger movement. Congratulations go to the winning Scunthorpe 1 team of Louise Lewis, John Mainwaring, Paul Readhead & Pam Readhead.  The restricted teams consisted of a team captain of any Masterpoint rank, and three players of rank below Master (less than 5,000 points). It was very encouraging to see many of our lower ranking players making use of the County facilities. Everything ran smoothly despite the atrocious weather and everyone had a very relaxed and enjoyable afternoon of bridge.

Last updated : 4th Dec 2023 08:28 GMT
  Garden Cities Qualifier

Seven teams of eight from five affiliated clubs participated in this event on Sunday 12th November. Each team was split into two sections and the separate sections played identical American Whist movements of 6 x 5 board rounds. The results were combined to provide the overall winner. Congratulations go to the Louth team of Janice Troughton & Mary Jo Mangion, Edward Harris & Kiat Huang, Rodney Mitchell & Glyn Jackson, Mark Wardell & Jacqueline Pfister, having a VP score 93, well ahead of runner up City Sharks 74. Everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon of teams of 8 bridge. The winning club (Louth) is eligible to enter the Regional Finals at Stamford or Bradford (F2F) on 11th May 2024. They will represent their club and the County. Details can be found HERE

Last updated : 13th Nov 2023 09:51 GMT
  Random Seeded Pairs

The Random Seeded Pairs (Teams event) was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 29th October. Fourteen pairs had entered and so we were able to make up 7 teams by randomly selecting the tables occupied by the seeded and unseeded pairs. All pairs played 30 of the 35 boards in play in an American Whist single line movement. Congratulations to the North/South seeded pair Mark Wardell & Jackie Pfister and the East/West unseeded pair Sue Barraclough & Phillip Harland who won very convincingly.  Everything ran smoothly and it seems that everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon of bridge.

Last updated : 29th Oct 2023 22:27 GMT
  Northern Bridge League
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The final session of the Northern Bridge League took place on the 14th October.

The “A” division is made up of the first teams from Yorkshire, Manchester, Lancashire, Scotland, Mersey and Cheshire, and Lincolnshire. Our team was:
Rodney Mitchell and Chris Barnard, Edward Harris and Andy King
Kiat Huang and Graham Marshall, Jackie Pfister and Mark Wardell

The “C” division has teams from Cumbria, Lancashire, Scotland, Yorkshire, Westmorland, Mersey and Cheshire, Manchester, and Lincolnshire. ..........

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Last updated : 17th Oct 2023 21:34 BST
  Ghost Pairs

Our second event of the season was the Ghost Pairs played at Dunholme on Sunday 8th October. Sadly, two pairs were lost due to illness, and so it only attracted five tables.  Winners N/S were Rodney Mitchell & Glyn Jackson and E/W were Louise Mitcham & Sally Hippisley. Well done both pairs. Our next event is the Random Seeded Pairs on October 29th. The event 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 2023 12:12 BST
  National Handicap Pairs

We only managed to set seven tables for this National heat, but it was still an enjoyable afternoon of bridge for the attendees. Congratulations to Mark and Jackie for their prowess in coming top in our heat and seventh overall in the handicap nationally.

Last updated : 16th Oct 2023 12:12 BST
  Eileen & Bill Herbert Trophy

Twenty Eight members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Association and made up seven tables for "free to enter" pairs starting  at about 3pm. A simple standard Mitchell movement of seven x three board rounds was set. The honours go to Mark Wardell & Aaron Hutton, closely followed by Mike Llewellyn & Jackie Pfister. A fun afternoon of bridge made a fine ending to this annual event.

Last updated : 16th Oct 2023 12:11 BST