Release 2.19q

A date for your diary. On Sunday 26th of February 2023 at Scunthorpe Bridge Club there is to a be a National Green Point Event - The 'Master Pairs'. This event is aimed at players with fewer Masterpoints. It is only open for players below the rank of Regional Master taken as of 1st January 2023. This is a two-session, one-day event, commencing 11:00am. Entry is £8 per player which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. There will be a break between sessions for those who wish to bring a packed lunch. Pre-entry is not required, just turn-up and play, but it would be helpful to let the club secretary know by entering names on the Scunthorpe BC website.

CLICK HERE to link to the EBU webpage for additional details.

Last updated : 2nd Feb 2023 08:01 GMT
  Knockout Teams

County Knockout Teams

Nine teams have entered for the Lincoln Gold Bowl, a county-wide green-pointed knockout event for teams of four. The winners of the Gold Bowl qualify to represent the county in the national final to play for the Pachabo Cup in June. First round losers will play for the Barbara Maplethorpe Trophy. Full detail in the Competitions section

Last updated : 29th Nov 2022 15:19 GMT
  Winter League

The Winter League September 2022 - January 2023

We have twelve teams for the Winter League, split into two divisions, each team playing five matches. Full details are shown under menu option "Competitions/Winter League Instructions"

Last updated : 25th Sep 2022 17:03 BST
  Blue Book & White Book

Please note that the EBU has published a new Blue Book and a new White Book, with changes taking effect from 1st September and incorporating online regulations that are currently contained in the Sky-Blue Book. 

Last updated : 15th Oct 2022 22:32 BST

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Last updated : 22nd Feb 2022 18:26 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
  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


Championship Pairs

Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme, LN2 3SU

Sunday, 19th February 2023, 11:30 am

Entry Fee £5.00 per session (£10 for both sessions)

A Qualifying session will commence at 11:30am, to be followed by separate sessions at about 3pm for the Championship Pairs Final and the Consolation Pairs.
The Arthur Wilson Trophy will be awarded to the winners of the Pairs Championship.
The Bell Trophy will be awarded to the Winners of the Consolation Pairs.
The Harrison Challenge Cup will be awarded to the winner of the Qualifying Session.
The Lucy Osbourne Trophy will be awarded to the highest positioned pair in the Qualifying session who are both over the age of 65 years.
The Margaret Briggs Trophy will be awarded to the highest positioned pair in the Qualifying session who are both below the rank of Master.
If there are insufficient entries an extended single session will be played, and the Bell Trophy & Harrison Challenge Cup 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 Saturday 18th February 9:00am


Last updated : 24th Jan 2023 22:00 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 : 29th Dec 2022 09:04 GMT
Bainton Trophy Final
Director: Roy Brixton
Scorer: Roy Brixton
Lincs Gold Bowl Bootleg Beagles v Rueful Rabbits
Scorer: Roy Brixton
Winter League Supersonic v Forlorn Hope
Scorer: Roy Brixton
19th Feb 2023
County Championship Pairs
Dunholme Village Hall 11:30
 More Info
12th Mar 2023
County Championship Teams
Dunholme Village Hall 11:30
26th Mar 2023
EBU National Pairs Regional Finals
BBO or Realbridge 11:30
Any pair that gets over 55% in a club game between 5th Feb and 18th Feb will be entitled to play.
 More Info
  Bainton Trophy Final

The Bainton Trophy Final was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 29th January. Ten pairs had qualified and played a 5 table 9 round X 4 boards full Howell "All Play All" movement. Congratulations to overall winners Alan Millington & Graham Marshall, closely followed by Mo Parsons & Debbie Burton. The top 2 (or 3) pairs qualify to play in the Corwen Trophy on-line on Realbridge on 3rd & 4th June. If any of the top pairs are unable to play on-line, then substitute pairs having scored in excess of 50% will qualify.

Last updated : 29th Jan 2023 18:36 GMT
  Bainton Trophy Semi-final

The Bainton Trophy Semi-final was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 15th January. Twenty-three pairs had entered, but three unfortunately had to drop out, leaving 20 pairs playing a 10 table 10 round X 3 boards share and relay Mitchell. Congratulations to overall winners Jane Brown and Nicholas Holmes. The top 10 pairs qualify to play in the Bainton Green Point Final at Dunholme VH on Sunday 29th January. 

Last updated : 29th Jan 2023 18:37 GMT
  Chairman's Questionnaire
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A Message to all LCBA affiliated club Chairs

Hello, The lengthy lockdown caused by Covid 19 has caused a significant drop in numbers attending club bridge across the country, but I hope that bridge has been flourishing (or at least continuing) at your club. The County Association has run a variety of events this year, both face-to face and on-line, and attendance in general has been strong. Face-to-face events usually offer something different from a standard club pairs, and include variations on pairs events, as well as teams events, all played at Dunholme Village Hall. ..........

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Last updated : 18th Jan 2023 09:32 GMT
  Garden Cities Qualifier

Six teams of eight from four affiliated clubs participated in this event on Sunday 27th November. Each team was split into two sections and the separate sections played identical stagger movements of 5 x 6 board rounds. The results were combined to provide the overall winner. Congratulations go to the Louth Diamonds team of Edward Harris & Ron Wall, Rodney Mitchell & Glyn Jackson, Mark Wardell & Jacqueline Pfister, Mary Jo Mangion & Janice Troughton having a VP score 83, well ahead of runner up Scunthorpe's 68. Everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon of teams of 8 bridge, which was significantly scored using our computer software for the first time. 

Last updated : 28th Nov 2022 08:57 GMT
  Random Seeded Pairs

The Random Seeded Pairs (Teams event) was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 30th October. Twelve pairs had entered and so we were able to make up 6 teams by randomly selecting the tables occupied by the seeded and unseeded pairs. All pairs played 30 of the 36 boards in play in a standard stagger movement consisting of two parallel rows of tables sharing boards. Congratulations to the North/South seeded pair Maurice Lynn & John Hill and the East/West unseeded pair Brigid Hughes & Keith Stewart who won convincingly.  Everything seemed to run smoothly with yours truly directing, and it seems that everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon of bridge. Roy Brixton

Last updated : 2nd Nov 2022 16:26 GMT
  Ghost Pairs

Our second event of the season was the Ghost Pairs played at Dunholme on Sunday 16th October. It attracted a reasonably healthy attendance with eight tables. Sadly, one pair failed to inform that they would default, giving the organisers something of a headache. Hearty thanks to Cathy and her partner, Gary, for stepping into the breach to make up our full table complement.  Winners N/S were Mark Wardell & Jacqueline Pfister and E/W were Colin Ryan & David Minnis. Well done both pairs. Our next event is the Random Seeded Pairs on October 30th. The event today 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 2022 22:54 BST
  Northern Bridge League
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The last Saturday of the Northern Bridge League took place on the 8th of October. The Lincolnshire team taking part were:

“A” team 1 Rodney Mitchell & Edward Harris, Ron Wall & Brian Smith
“A” team 2 Mark Wardell & Jackie Pfister, Kiat Huang & Aaron Hutton
“B” team 1 Roy Brixton & Megan Williams, Cos Corry & Chris Barnard
“B” team 2 Paul Yarwood & Rose Davey, Patricia Donaldson & Louise Lewis

The “A” team had a reasonable day with 2 wins and a draw, but 2 heavy losses. We were placed 4th out of the 6 teams on the day. ..........

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Last updated : 10th Oct 2022 11:55 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 6 tables or more in the previous 12 months.

Best 2023 so far

Derek & Carmel Muhl 75.89% at Falconer BC on 04/11/22

Winners 2022 Zubair Ahmed and Dee de Wit with 75%

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

Last updated : 15th Nov 2022 11:54 GMT