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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

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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.

webmaster@lincsbridge.org.uk

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
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Welcome to Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association
LINCOLNSHIRE CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
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 : 19th Mar 2024 08:19 GMT
AGM NOMINATIONS

LCBA is run by a committee consisting of club reps and officers.
Nominations are required for officer positions for the 2024 - 25 season.  These are:
Chair; Vice-Chair; Secretary; Treasurer; Competitions Secretary.
The incumbent Vice-Chair and Secretary will stand down at the AGM. The Competitions Secretary is currently vacant.
If you wish to discuss any matters relating to this notice please email vicechair@lincsbridge.org.uk or phone Mark Wardell.
Officer Nominations must be accepted by the nominee, and be submitted by 16th June.  Please send them by email to Cathy Platt (or to Roy at the above address and I will pass them on to Cathy).

A request for a Special Resolution from a paid up Association member, which shall require a vote of the paid up members at the AGM, must be sent in writing (or by email) to Cathy by 16th June and must be supported in writing by two other paid up members of the Association.

Last updated : 25th May 2024 09:30 BST
NEXT EVENTS

Forthcoming Events:

VETERANS' CUP 23rd JUNE 202

AGM & HERBERT TROPHY 7th JULY 2024 

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:01 BST
VETERANS' PAIRS

LINCOLNSHIRE CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION

VETERANS' PAIRS

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

Sunday, 23rd June 2024, 12:00 noon

Table money £5.00 each player

A Duplicate Pairs Competition for the Margaret Balch Cup aimed at the more venerable members of the Association. Players need to be at least 60 years old on the day of the event, and the combined age of pairs must be at least 125 years. 

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 shown below - deadline 9am on Saturday 22nd June 2024

Enquiries to Roy at vicechair@lincsbridge.org.uk

 

 
Last updated : 28th Apr 2024 19:06 BST
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

LINCOLNSHIRE CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION

NOTICE to all Members of the Association

Annual   General   Meeting

of members of the Lincolnshire Contract Bridge Association

is to be held on Sunday, 7 July 2024 at

Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme LN2 3SU

Commencing at 1.30pm

A 'free to enter' pairs event, the Eileen & Bill Herbert Trophy, for those attending the AGM, will take place following the conclusion of the AGM
 

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:04 BST
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
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
Results
Swiss Pairs
Director: Roy Brixton
League Motorhead v Four Tops
League Alford v Rueful Rabbits
Calendar
23rd Jun 2024
Veterans Cup
Dunholme Village Hall 12:00
An age restricted duplicate pairs event
 More Info
7th Jul 2024
AGM & Herbert Trophy
Dunholme Village Hall 13:30
A "free to enter" Pairs after the AGM
 More Info
 
 
  Swiss Pairs

The Swiss Pairs for the Gilbert Fry Memorial Cup was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 19th May. Fourteen pairs had entered and played six 5-board rounds. Congratulations to overall winners Alison & Andrew Howarth, closely followed by Ed Harris & Kiat Huang.  A smoothly run event enjoyed by all.

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:08 BST
  Garden Cities Regional Finals

A team from Louth Duplicate Bridge Club represented Lincolnshire in the regional finals of the Garden Cities held in Stamford on the 11th May 2024.  The players involved were Rodney Mitchell, Glyn Jackson, Kiat Huang, Mike Waters, Mark Wardell, Jackie Pfister, Mary Jo Mangion and Janice Troughton.   The team played 9 matches, each against another county, winning four of them.  A very pleasing result, and a great day out! Mark Wardell. 

Results can be seen here 

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:11 BST
  Lincoln Gold Bowl

This is the county's premier knockout competition for teams of four. The final was played on 29th April 2024 between the Rueful Rabbits and Alford. The match was extremely close throughout: Alford eventually managed to win by just 1 imp, with the result in doubt until the last few cards of the last board. Congratulations to both teams.   The Lincoln Gold Bowl will be presented to the Alford team of Jackie Pfister, Mark Wardell, Aaron Hutton and Kiat Huang.  They also qualify to represent the county in the national finals, playing for the Pachabo Cup.

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:11 BST
  9-High Pairs

The 9-High Pairs was held at Dunholme on Sunday 28th April. Ten pairs had entered but sadly two pairs had to withdraw before the start. The remaining eight pairs played 28 boards in a full Howell movement. The hands were played out in a relaxed atmosphere.  Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake were enjoyed during the interval.  Our congratulations to Sally Hippisley & Louise Mitcham, who came out top for the second year.  A pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:11 BST
  Mixed Pairs

The Mixed Pairs was held at Dunholme VH on Sunday 14th April. Seventeen pairs had entered and played a 9 table 3/4 Howell of 28 boards. Congratulations to overall winners of the Hannam Challenge Cup, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke, followed by Mark Wardell & Jacqueline Pfister and Maurice Lynn & Jennifer Knowler. A smoothly run event enjoyed by all.

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:10 BST
  County SIM Pairs

The Third County SIM Pairs of the 23/24 season took place on Monday 25th March. Five affiliated clubs provided a total of 67 pairs of all ranks and grades. A very successful result, with the honours going to Ethel (Chris) Taylor & Catherine Caldow from Scunthorpe BC, closely followed by Chris Heames & Ian Clarke from Spalding DBC and Rodney Mitchell & Glyn Jackson from Louth DBC. (Sadly, Heighington BC used the wrong board set and cannot be included).

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:10 BST
  Championship Teams

The annual County Championship Teams event was held on Sunday 17th March.  Eight teams participated in the qualifying event for the D & A Brown Trophy. The field was then split with the top four teams competing in the Championship Teams Final for the Dutton Challenge Cup, and the four lower ranking teams competing in the Championship Teams Consolation for the Turner Brumpton trophy.  An enjoyable day was had by all. Congratulations to the various winners, who were as follows:

Championship Teams Final: Team Heighington A with Mo Parsons, Debbie Burton, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke
Championship Teams Consolation: Team Ruff Diamond with Bill Crymble, Cos Corry, Colin Ryan & David Minnis
Championship Teams Qualifier: Team Louth with Mark Wardell, Jackie Pfister, Ed Harris & Kiat Huang
 

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:10 BST
  Men's & Ladies' Pairs

The Mens's & Ladies' Pairs was held at Dunholme on Sunday 3rd March. A field of 6 Ladies' and 8 Men's pairs were combined to play a single session comprising a 3/4 Howell movement of 11 x 3 board rounds. In first place overall and clear Men's winners of the Vincent Cup were Alan Millington & Graham Marshall. In third place overall the Ladies' winners of the Sydney Vincent Cup were Mo Parsons & Debbie Burton. Well Done! Thanks to all present for providing a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Last updated : 19th May 2024 19:10 BST
  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 : 19th May 2024 19:10 BST
  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 : 19th May 2024 19:10 BST
  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 : 19th May 2024 19:09 BST
  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 : 19th May 2024 19:09 BST
  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 : 19th May 2024 19:09 BST
  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 : 19th May 2024 19:09 BST
  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 : 19th May 2024 19:09 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 : 19th May 2024 19:09 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 : 19th May 2024 19:08 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 : 19th May 2024 19:08 BST