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Last updated : 31st May 2021 08:44 BST
EBU, April 12, 2021

As we continue along the government’s roadmap for easing out of lockdown, bridge players will be excited about when they can get back to bridge across the table, and clubs are asking when they can open and what they need to do to be compliant.

Following all the rules will not be an easy matter. Full details of the EBU discussion can be found by clicking on this link.



Last updated : 26th May 2021 22:51 BST

Lincolnshire Green Point Pairs

Incorporating the annual Lincolnshire

Championship Pairs


Congratulations to Jack Terry and Ian Walsh on winning the Lincolnshire Green Point pairs event with an excellent score of 65.23%, just pipping Trevor Hails and Chris Ryall who finished with 64.55%.
The highest finishing Lincolnshire pair were Bill Crymble and Anthony (Cos) Corry who win the Arthur Wilson Trophy. Other trophy winners are Richard Tupper and Peter Sharman, for the Lucy Osbourne Trophy awarded to the highest placed Lincolnshire pair where both players have attained the age of 65+, and to Mark and Marion Brackley in winning the Margaret Briggs Trophy awarded to the highest placed Lincolnshire Pair under the EBU rank of Master. It is hoped to present these trophies at the next AGM.
The three highest ranking Lincolnshire Pairs will be invited, at the Association's expense, to represent the County in the forthcoming Corwen Trophy competition which will hosted by the EBU, on the RealBridge platform, over the weekend of 5th and 6th of June 2021.
The pairs qualifying to represent the county in this prestigious event are:

Bill Crymble and Anthony (Cos) Corry
Kiat Huang and Rodney Mitchell
Jacqueline Pfister and Mark Wardell

Congratulations to all our winners and qualifiers, and sincere thanks to all the participants for their support and in ensuring that the competition took place in such a friendly and sporting atmosphere.
Finally, the Committee wishes to express its thanks to the director on the day, Stuart Knox, and the county’s technical ‘guru’, Roy Brixton, for ensuring the smooth running of this event, and without whom the staging of such competitions would not be possible.
We look forward to welcoming you again to our next LCBA event, the Ladies and Men’s Pairs event, on Sunday 16th May 2021.

Last updated : 2nd Apr 2021 12:05 BST

Scunthorpe Bridge Club offers regular "Realbridge" video pairs tournaments every Monday evening at 7:15pm and every Wednesday & Thursday evening at 7pm, session fee £2.00. Visitors are welcome to participate if they so wish. I need your email address so that I can send out a link a few hours before start time. 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

Last updated : 3rd Mar 2021 17:22 GMT
  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

President's Cup

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

Last updated : 16th Oct 2020 09:23 BST
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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


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Last updated : 17th May 2021 11:11 BST

Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association

Notice to all Members of the Association

Provisional upon compliance with Governmental Regulations in force at the time notice is hereby given of the intention to hold an

Annual General Meeting

of members of the Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association at

Dunholme Village Hall

Honeyholes Lane

Dunholme Lincolnshire


On Sunday 1st August 2021

Commencing at 1-30pm

A ‘free to enter’ pairs event, for those attending the Annual General Meeting, for the Herbert Trophy, will take place following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting (subject to governmental restrictions.)

Further details, including the process for the nomination and election of all officials, will be forwarded to the Secretaries/Chairpersons of all affiliated clubs in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Association. Information regarding the nomination of all officials may also be found in Section 6 of the Constitution as published on the LCBA Website.

This notice constitutes a formal notification to members of the Association of the intention to hold an Annual General Meeting of members and is issued pursuant to the provisions of section 6.1 of the Constitution of the Association (2015) as amended.


Signed: A.R.Howarth (Interim Secretary to the Management Committee of the LCBA)

Last updated : 17th May 2021 11:11 BST
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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 : 10th Mar 2021 22:23 GMT
MCOL v Staffordshire & Shropshire
Corwen Trophy Overall
Lincs Virtual League 3 Nettleham v Revolution
10th Jul 2021
Northern Bridge League: Fixture 1/4
Realbridge 11:00am
17th Jul 2021
Presidents Cup
Realbridge 11:00am
18th Jul 2021
Presidents Cup
Realbridge 11:00am
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Thanks to all involved in this match and throughout the whole MCOL season. Due to a stomach bug I was feeling very fragile yesterday, so special thanks to Chris for playing as super-sub at very short notice with a partner he has never met and only 5 minutes system discussion on the phone before the game. Also thanks need to go to the Staffs and Shropshire team who gave considerable help with match setup and were very friendly throughout. ..........

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Last updated : 21st Jun 2021 17:37 BST

Season 3 of the Virtual League has now been completed and all those who participated enjoyed their matches. Congratulations to The Woldies who finished well ahead of second equal placed Rueful Rabbits and The Iron Men in Division 1, and to Revolution, closely followed by Lazy Bones in Division 2. Thanks to all those players who entered the event. Results can be seen HERE. We shall now take a break from the league and perhaps consider re-starting again in the Autumn.

Last updated : 10th Jun 2021 08:56 BST

Overall winners and winners of the Sydney Vincent Cup were Margaret Mcleod and Megan Williams. Well Done!

In second place overall and winners of the Vincent Cup were Mark Wardell and Kiat Huang. Well Done!

Last updated : 20th May 2021 08:21 BST

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Last updated : 30th Apr 2021 22:18 BST

A little later than planned, the LCBA Committee is delighted to release the results of our Lockdown survey where we invited members to give their views on a wide range of bridge related matters.  Please click HERE for details.

Last updated : 27th Feb 2021 09:16 GMT

The weekly Virtual All Comers Pairs has been discontinued. Future virtual and face-to-face events will follow the traditional County competitions approximately monthly as far as possible, subject to the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

Last updated : 15th Mar 2021 22:24 GMT

*  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 ()

Last updated : 10th Nov 2020 09:28 GMT
  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.

Last updated : 6th Oct 2020 22:54 BST