EBU Annual Masterpoint Competition 2018
Lincolnshire CBA Prize Winners
Category 1 (Life Masters & Above)Maurice Lynn
Category 2 (National & Premier National Masters)Nick Hunter
Category 3 (Regional & Premier Regional Masters)Adrian Wilson
Category 4 (Star, Tournament, Premier & Premier Tournament Masters)Margaret Shelley
Category 5 (County Masters, Masters & Advanced Masters)Roy Brixton
Category 6 (District Masters & Below)Jane Brown
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
Lincolnshire's Graham Marshall from the Louth Duplicate/Central/Alford clubs recorded the very strong result of 4th in the annual EBU Seniors Congress Swiss Pairs in Eastbourne at the weekend, with his partner James Bond. This is a tremendous result, earning them 2.13 green points, but Graham also performed exceptionally well in the Swiss Teams on the Sunday coming 4th with James in the X-IMPs ranking of all pairs, in a very strong field, pulling their team of four up to mid-way in the field. A magnificent set of results!
We would like to get started on selecting a Tolle team for 2019 a bit earlier this year. The main reason is so that we can get accommodation booked in good time and that would mean that we can stay at the hotel venue. So, if you would like to be considered for selection for the 2019 team then throw your hat into the ring and let me know that you are interested. Hopefully we can get the side sorted out in the next two or three months.The event takes place on November 16/17th at the De Vere Hotel, Staverton, Daventry. Glynn
Follow this link for the full results
* President's Cup: 1 x Team of 10: 29th-30th June 2019 – at Bradford BC
The next event is
* Northern Bridge League: 1 x Team of 8: 2nd of 4 Saturdays, July-Oct 2019 - Yorks/Lancs
The following pairs represented the County in the 1st of the 4 fixtures in the Northern Bridge League A Division. Details here.
Brian Smith & Ron Wall, Kiat Huang & Aaron Hutton, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke, Paul Wokes & John Brocklehurst
We would encourage all County players who are interested in these, or other, competitions to make themselves known to Glynn and Kiat. Through continued participation we can put our County on the bridge map and, hopefully, start to contend. Selection for the teams are open to all and already we have been in touch with more than 30 of the most experienced and in-form players in the county. Additionally, if you and your partner wish to be considered please contact either Glynn or Kiat who will add you both to our availability checker (so you can show for which events you are available). We are also interested in growing opportunities to represent the county at all levels of ability from improvers up to advanced players and this could take the form of inter- or intra-county events between clubs or representative teams.
Cathy Platt reports a wonderful result at the Stamford Inter-School Bridge tournament run on Friday 21st June 2019, where Ellison-Boulters CofE Primary School , located 5 miles from Lincoln, won 1st Prize! (N/S Main Bridge Category)
Cathy was bouncing with delight and says: "There were 100 children taking part in this event from 12 different schools, mostly in the south of the county, plus Peterborough area. This school Ellison-Boulters is in a village called Scothern, 4 miles NE of Lincoln. They have 30 minute lunchtime sessions weekly. Just think what Lincolnshire kids could do with a structured programme of after school clubs?"
Lincolnshire county player and U26 England squad member, Aaron Hutton, assisted at the event with his team-mate Kripa Panchagnula recollecting: "It was a wonderful event, with 7 tables of bridge and many more tables of minibridge. It was great to help ensure the event ran smoothly and I enjoyed watching the children try to decide how to bid and how to play their contract. The children had a break half-way through, in which they were excitedly comparing their results trying to work out who had more plus scores. The event also allowed the helpers and Alan Shillitoe to spot potential talent which they can try to push forward, some of which I heard have been invited to U16 training sessions. My personal favourite moment was when I saw a young girl finesse the T with KJ96 opposite Q8, which worked out perfectly on the hand."
The Association's AGM was held at Dunholme on Sunday 2nd June. Turn out was good with more than 30 members attending. The Officers' reports were generally good, attendance at the County events was stable or improving and plans are afoot for the County to participate in Northern and Midland League events once more. We also look forward to our Vice-Chair's report following his visit to the EBU meeting at the Chelsea Bridge Club in May. Paul Wokes has stepped down as Secretary and we give him our thanks for all his years of service to the County. He will be replaced by Sue Barraclough. All other officers and committee members remain as last year. Following the AGM, 16 pairs fought for the Bill & Eileen Herbert Trophy. Congratulations to the winners, Maureen Parsons & Maurice Ladlow, closely pursued by Chris Phillips & Alan Millington.
Thanks to all those who supported this event, and to our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge.
The events for next year will be published as soon as the Committee has approved them.
Click Here for Prizes Awarded at the 2019 AGM
The Herbert Trophy has disappeared!
It is awarded to the winners of the duplicate pairs played after the AGM.
Would the most recent winners please check their homes, cupboards, lofts, sheds, garages, etc.
It would be really nice to have it back and get it engraved.
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.
Best this year so far:
Margaret McLeod & Andrew Lewis with 70.42%
Scunthorpe Bridge Club, Friday 12th July
Winners 2019 Roy Hughes & Dennis Mellor with 74.35%
Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a contending score.