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Scunthorpe Bridge Club is holding regular Pairs Tournaments at 7:15pm on Mondays and at 7pm on Thursdays until further notice. Visitors are welcome to participate if they so wish. The tournament ID is vEBU209858, and it will appear on the BBO list at about 2 hours before start time. If you would like to play, 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 the Club. 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.



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


President's Cup

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

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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 : 31st Aug 2020 08:55 BST


BBO VIRTUAL All Comers Pairs

On-line bridge with BBO
Sunday, 4th October, 2:30pm
Table Money BB$3.00

These virtual duplicate bridge events will continue every Sunday until further notice. 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. These sessions will start at 2:30pm.

 They 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 : 27th Sep 2020 17:04 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 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

The Great Northern Pairs take place this weekend, 3rd - 4th October, on BBO. The format of the event will not be Swiss but Multiple Pairs played over 2 days with 32 Boards played as 2 * 16 Board Sessions. Green Points will be awarded.
There will also be a 9 High Pairs held on the Sunday.
The entry form is available as an editable PDF document (Pairs) or (9 High Pairs), and can be downloaded, edited, saved and returned via email to the tournament secretary, Stuart Davies, Email:
Please note that payment can only be received via Bank Transfer to the details shown on the entry form. Make sure that you clearly show the reference GNP+your surname




Scunthorpe Bridge Club will be holding a tournament for the Virtual British Autumn Sim Pairs at 7pm on Thursday 8th October. All Lincolnshire players are welcome to take part. The cost will be BB$6. Registration will be similar to that for the LCBA Sunday tournaments, except that the Scunthorpe ID is vEBU209858. Would anyone who wishes to take part (except Scunthorpe BC members) please contact me at least three hours before the event starts, so that you can be added to the include list. Webmaster


At the Virtual All Comers Pairs tournament played on Sunday 27th September with 11 x 2 board rounds in a full Howell movement, our congratulations go to Andy with a robot, closely followed by Joan & Louise. Well Done!


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. If suitable changes do emerge in the future and a club wishes to consider re-opening, it will still be essential to follow our earlier advice about completing a thorough Risk Assessment Form (Word or PDF) and complying with all remaining social distancing rules. The age and health-vulnerability or risk-status of club members will also need to be taken into account when making any such future plans.
We have been making decisions for our own EBU congresses and competitions on a monthly basis, for the forthcoming three-month period. We have cancelled all such events until the end of November and will review December at the end of this month. If we feel able to hold a face-to-face Year End Congress in London, then we will also hold an online congress at the same time for all those who can’t or don’t want to come to the London congress. We will not hold a live Northern Year End Congress.
Kind Regards
Sam Kelly
Communications Officer


Twelve Teams have entered the Lincs Virtual League. They have been separated into two divisions. Matches are progressing as and when arranged by the team captains, and should be completed by the end of October. Details of the set-up can be seen HERE. Results can be seen HERE

Regards, Roy, Webmaster


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. Consequently, the next AGM will be held on a ‘Face to Face’ basis as soon as practicably possible, in accordance with members’ wishes, taking into consideration any government restrictions and the requirements for the holding of such a meeting, as set out in the constitution and manual of the LCBA.

Currently it is known that at least two key positions, those of Secretary and Competitions Secretary, will fall vacant at the next AGM. All members are invited to consider applying for these, and any other roles on the LCBA Committee. Further details will be published as soon as a date for the next AGM can be confirmed.   

Andrew Howarth

(Interim Secretary to the LCBA on behalf of the Committee of the LCBA.)


*  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.

Lincs Virtual League Ladies Well Suited v Thorn and Roses
Scorer: Roy Brixton
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs
Director: Roy Brixton
Lincs Virtual League Forlorn Hope v Ladies Well Suited
Scorer: Roy Brixton