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BRIAN KNOWLER

It is with the greatest regret that we have to announce the death of Brian Knowler. Brian died peacefully on the morning of Monday 3rd August at Castle Hill. His wife, Jenny, and his son and daughter were with him. Brian played bridge in Scunthorpe and the County for many years in the sixties, seventies and eighties. Brian was a regular winner of county events, and, playing with Mike Allen in particular, he was also successful nationally. His ill health meant that he has been unable to play for many years - though he still kept an interest on what was happening in both the club and county. The County would like to send its deepest condolences to Jenny, to Brian's son, to his daughter and to his three grandchildren. Details of Brian's funeral are not yet available, but, as is the case in this day and age, it will doubtless be a restricted affair.

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To join, please contact the webmaster.

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SCUNTHORPE BC TOURNAMENTS on BBO

Scunthorpe Bridge Club is holding regular Pairs Tournaments at 7pm on Thursdays until further notice. County members are welcome to participate if they so wish. The tournament ID is vEBU209858, and it will appear on the BBO list at about 5pm. If you would like to play, please let me know your BBO ID so that I can add you to the include list. Take care, Roy

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INTER COUNTY BRIDGE

President's Cup

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

NATIONAL EVENT

♠  EBU MASTERS PAIRS  

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

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9th Aug 2020
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16th Aug 2020
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs 7
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Director: Roy Brixton
23rd Aug 2020
BBO Virtual All Comers Pairs 8
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Virtual Individual Tournament

Our virtual Individual Tournament was played on 26th July. An All Play All movement with 22 boards. Although there were only 12 players, feedback suggests they all had an enjoyable evening of bridge, and we shall repeat this event later in the year. Unfortunately, it is not possible to display the results in the usual way, but you can see the hand records by clicking on your score. Masterpoints were awarded and have been uploaded to EBU. 

Our congratulations to joint winners, Rodney Mitchell and David Hall.

DAVID CALDOW

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of David Caldow on 23rd April. David had suffered long and very debilitating illnesses for many years and sadly became a victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. He was a long time member of the LCBA and Scunthorpe BC, where his name appears on most of the honours boards and many times on some. He was an able and fierce opponent at Club and County level and also participated in many National events. Our thoughts and condolences go to his daughter, Catherine and his family and friends at this awful time. Because of the current Covid-19 regulations his funeral will only be able to be attended by his very close family, but I'm sure we will all be thinking of them at this sad time.

Andrew Green & Roy Hughes

I am devastated to hear the news of Andrew & Roy. Prior to moving to Devon in 2002 I partnered Andrew regularly. Playing with him was never without interest! He always insisted on playing "System" ( i.e. his system!) because it was "in the Acol Book.......". Although I never partnered Roy I saw him regularly at the bridge table. One of my best memories of bridge 'up north' was when I was NPC of a Lincolnshire Tollemache Team (containing Roy and Andrew) which qualified for the National Finals (and that was in the days when only six counties went forward). Very best wishes to all others in the Lincolnshire CBA who might remember me. Very best wishes, Julian Foster

It is with even greater sadness that I must report a second death within a week.  Andrew Green died on Tuesday in Leicester Hospital after a short illness.  He was well known in the County and had won many competitions, including the Corwen Trophy with partner Dennis Mellor.  His death follows that of Roy Hughes, who died in the early hours of Tuesday after falling over in his drive last week and banging his head seriously. He has been a leading light in Lincolnshire bridge for many years, including (amongst other things) Chairman and Secretary of the County Association. He was the current Chairman of both Heighington BC and Bassingham BC, both of which are vibrant centres for bridge in the County.  His enthusiasm, energy and organisation will be greatly missed.  Members and Officials of the County organisation offer their condolences to all of the friends and family both of Andrew and Roy.

Funerals as follows:
Andrew Green is on Thursday December 5th at 1:00pm at Wakefield Crematorium.
Roy Hughes is on Monday December 9th at 3:10pm at Lincoln Crematorium.

Great Northern Swiss Pairs

Andy Lewis & Kiat Huang attended the great Northern Swiss Pairs over the weekend of 5/6th October.  They started off slowly with two very heavy defeats, but after that they worked their way steadily up the table. Starting the last round they were in 4th position and playing at Table 1. They were playing the best pair in the competition. The leaders had already won the event because they were so far in front.  They managed to win the last match 13-7 VP's. but that was not enough to put them above 4th place. However, a very strong showing by them. Well done

Club Director Training

Four of our members recently attended a four day Club Director Training Course, held at Scunthorpe BC.  We are pleased to congratulate our Secretary, Sue Barraclough, Fred Myers, Keith Stewart and Brian Nunn in passing their assessments, Sue and Fred with distinction.

BBO VIRTUAL CLUB

Our first four virtual club pairs tournaments seem to have been a success. All comments very welcome

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Congratulations to 1st Tournament winners N/S Bill & Martin and E/W Alison & Andrew.
Congratulations to 2nd Tournament winners N/S Paul Yarwood (aided by a robot) and E/W Rodney & Kiat.
Congratulations to 3rd Tournament winners N/S Bill & Cos and E/W Alison & Andrew
Congratulations to 4th Tournament winners Alison & Andrew

Following the fourth pairs tournament, we shall hold an individual tournament starting at 7:30pm on Sunday 26th July.
Once again, this is intended as a fun event for all ranks of players in the County. All bidding will be a done with a simple Acol convention card which can be seen in the On-Line Bridge menu on this page, or by clicking on this link.
Acol System Card
The session will be 18 to 21 boards, depending on numbers.

JOHN GAUNT 1952-2020

It has come as a great shock and sadness to report that John Gaunt died on Saturday, 13th June, after a short illness (not Covid). He will be very much missed in the bridge community as he was always a keen supporter of all County events when in this Country and also represented the County on several occasions.  John was a past Chairman of Lincolnshire bridge. Together with his wife Wendy, John taught several players to begin playing bridge and helped others to improve.  Sixteen years ago he started teaching and playing with Debbie Burton who had never played before and is now an established player. Debbie said that she owed such a lot to John for which she is extremely grateful and wanted others to know this. His death will be a great loss to Lincolnshire bridge. Our thoughts and condolences go to his wife Wendy, his 2 sons, his daughter, his grandchildren and his friends. 

Nottinghamshire CBA GP Swiss Pairs
Saturday 20th July saw a number of pairs from Lincolnshire play at the Nottinghamshire CBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs at Spondon, a well run event with 21 tables.  There were some good results by Lincolnshire pairs:
3rd - Ron Wall & Brian Smith
6th - Kiat Huang & Rodney Mitchell
 
Afternoon Tea with Gloria and All Comers Pairs

Our final event of the season was our experimental Afternoon Tea with Gloria and All Comers Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall on Thursday May 16th 2019.  It was a light-hearted and friendly event thoroughly enjoyed by all participants. The ten pairs played a 24 board 3/4 Howell movement to produce the eventual winners.  Congratulations to Fina Blake and Rodney Mitchel who managed to achieve a 1 point lead over our Vice-Chair and Rosemarie Proudlove.  Gloria's Afternoon Tea was taken mid-session, and a very special tea it was!  All you could wish for including strawberries & cream and cream scones laid out beautifully in the Jubilee Room.  

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another most enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a most delightful Afternoon Tea.

Our next event is the Association's Annual General Meeting. to be held at Dunholme on Sunday 2nd June, commencing at 1:30pm, followed by free bridge for the Bill & Eileen Herbert Trophy.

 

CALENDAR

Would all members please note that the date for the first event of the season, the Ghost Pairs, has been changed to Sunday 13th October

Bill & Eileen Herbert Trophy
Bill & Eileen Herbert Trophy

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. 

Men's Pairs and Ladies' Pairs Championships

The Men’s and Ladies Pairs Championships were held at Dunholme on Sunday 14th April 2019. Unusually, the men outnumbered the ladies by almost two to one, with14 men’s Pairs and only 8 ladies’ pairs competing together in a 14 round Howell movement.  The Men’s Pairs was a very closely fought contest, with two pairs, Paul Wokes & John Brocklehurst and Chris Phillips & Alan Millington achieving the same score, very closely followed by Kiat Huang & Rodney Mitchell.  The Ladies’ Pairs was more clear cut, with the honours going to Janet Sharman & Katy Lishman, followed by Margaret McLeod & Hazel Shipley and Trish Herring & Brigid Hughes.  Congratulations to all.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is Gloria’s Afternoon Tea & the All Comers Pairs at Dunholme at 12:00 on 16th May.

Waitrose Trophy
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 2019 Roy Hughes & Dennis Mellor with 74.35%

Trophy Presented at the 2019 AGM by Gloria Elwick

Please notify Adrian Underwood if you achieve a contending score.

 

EBU Seniors Congress Swiss Pairs
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!
County Teams Championship

The County Teams Championship was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 24th March 2019.  8 teams had entered the initial Qualifier Session, and the top four teams played in the Final Session, with the remaining teams playing in the Consolation Session.  Congratulations to winners of the final and the Dutton Challenge Cup, Nick Hunter, Ruby Schnalke, Paul Wokes & John Brocklehurst.  Congratulations also to the winners of the Consolation and the Turner Brumpton Trophy, Mike Llewellyn, Megan Williams, Glynn Elwick & Peter Stackhouse.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the Men’s & Ladies’ Pairs Championship Teams at Dunholme at 12:00 on 14th April.

Tollemache Qualifier November 2019

The following pairs will represent the County:
Kiat Huang & Mark Wardell, John Brocklehurst & Paul Wokes, Mike Llewellyn & Glynn Elwick, Andrew Green & Keith Stewart, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke 

The event takes place on November 16/17th at the De Vere Hotel, Staverton, Daventry.

LINCS GOLD
The final of the Lincs Gold was played on Sunday 17th March 2019.  Congratulations to the winning team of Mark Wardell, Kiat Huang, Aaron Hutton & Reg Loosley, who beat runners up Chris Phillips, Alan Millington, John Hill & Maurice Lynn by 19 IMPS over 40 boards. Mark's team will now go forward to represent the County in the Pachabo Cup in June. The full results are shown in the competitions menu.
County Pairs Championship

The County Pairs Championship was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 10th March 2019.  25 pairs had entered the initial Qualifier Session, and the top five placed N/S & E/W pairs played in the Final Session, with the remaining pairs playing in the Consolation Session.  Congratulations to winners of the final and the Arthur Wilson Trophy, Chris Phillips & Alan Millington.  Congratulations also to the winners of the Consolation and the Bell Trophy, Maureen Parsons & Maurice Ladlow, to the winners of the Lucy Osbourne Trophy for the best placed pair aged over 65 in the Qualifier, Glynn Elwick & Peter Stackhouse, and the Margaret Briggs Trophy for the best placed inexperienced pair in the Qualifier, Corinne & Peter Cole.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the County Championship Teams at Dunholme at 11:30 on 24th March.

SWISS PAIRS

Swiss Pairs

The Swiss Pairs was held at Dunholme on Saturday 14th March. Twenty pairs competed in five 8 board rounds, the eventual winners being our Competition Secretary, Glynn Elwick, partnered by Keith Stewart and well ahead of the joint second pairs, Edward Harris & Rodney Mitchell, Bill Crymble & Anthony Corry. Our thanks to Helen Barr for organising and directing a pleasant afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for her usual appetising buffet lunch.

Bainton Trophy Final

Congratulations to Richard Tupper and Peter Sharman (Boston Bridge Club) who were the winners of this years Bainton Trophy on Sunday 24th February 2019.

BAINTON TROPHY

Bainton Trophy

The Bainton Trophy final was played at The City of Lincoln BC on Sunday 16th February.  The winners were Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams closely pressed by Mo Parsons & Maurice Ladlow.  39 boards were played in a 6½ table Full Howell movement carefully arranged over 9 tables so that 3 sitters could be accommodated.  Our thanks go to Stuart Knox who ably directed the event and produced instant results.

We would also like to congratulate Mike Llewellyn who won enough green points in this event to enable him to qualify as a Life Master.  Well Done!

Mike & Megan, Adrian & Andy and Simon & Joanne will represet the county at the Corwen Trophy in May.

The next LCBA open event is the Swiss Pairs, to be held at Dunholme Village Hall on Saturday 14th March. 

County Swiss Pairs

The Swiss Pairs was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 17th February 2019.  23 pairs had entered, resulting in a completely new movement experience for Helen.  We played six 6 board rounds except that one round had a 3 board sit out.  The computer seemed to know what was happening and produced results after each round telling the players where to go next.  Congratulations to winners Ron Wall and Brian Smith, who seemed to spend all their time at the top table, closely followed by runners up Malcolm Hammond and Mike Waters. The results showed a tightly fought contest with only 10 VPs separating the first six placings.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the Bainton Trophy Final at the City of Lincoln BC at 12noon on 24th February, which will be followed by the Championship Pairs at Dunholme at 11:30am on 10th March.

BAINTON TROPHY SEMI-FINAL

Bainton Trophy Semi-Final

The Bainton Trophy Semi-final was held at Dunholme on 2nd February.  The 29 pairs who had qualified in their Club heats played a simple 30 board Mitchell movement with an arrow switch on the last two roundsThe winning pair was Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton closely followed by Simon & Joanne Hill.  The top 14 available pairs will play in the final at City of Lincoln BC on 16th February.  A great afternoon of bridge for all.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our Director, Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next open event will be the County Swiss Pairs on SATURDAY 14th March at 11:30am at Dunholme Village Hall

Novice team from Lincolnshire wins Harrogate Congress Swiss Teams

 

12 Feb 2019

The main teams event at the Harrogate Congress was won by a Lincolnshire team of relatively inexperienced players at this level, Kiat Huang, Mark Wardell, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke. The team played remarkably well as they had not played as a team before and had not won any previous EBU event. The Congress was run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU.

MEN'S & LADIES' PAIRS
Men's & Ladies' Pairs

The Men's & Ladies' Pairs event was held at Dunholme on the 19th January.  Twelve Men's Pairs and five Ladies' Pairs combined in a single event of 81/2 tables playing a 32 board hesitation Bowman.  Winners of the Men's Pairs were our Competition Secretary, Glynn Elwick partnered by Pete Stackhouse on 61.22%, hotly pursued by Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton on 60.71%.  Clear winners of the Ladies' Pairs were our Secretary Sue Barraclough ably partnered by Brigid Hughes on 54.34%.  It was another great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our Director, Stuart Knox and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.  Special thanks also to Stuart Knox for his perseverence in setting up our bridgemate service for the first time.  No more paper travellers!

The next few events are somewhat restricted.  The Premier League on 26th January is by invitation only, the Bainton Semi-final on 2nd February is for qualifying pairs from the Club heats and The Bainton Final 16th February is for the winning semi-finalists.  The next open event is the County Swiss Pairs Championship on 14th March at Dunholme.  Scunthorpe Bridge Club is also hosting a National Masters Pairs competition on 1st March, open to players below the rank of Regional Master.

Simultaneous Success

Mel Rowley and Peter Morgan, both from the Pinchbeck BC won the Thursday night heat of the recent EBU Simultaneous Pairs event. They won the Thursday night heat with a commendable score of 68%. This is a considerable achievement. Well done to them both!

All Comers Pairs
January All Comers Pairs

The first County event of 2020, the January All Comers Pairs was held at Dunholme on the 5th.  Thirteen experienced players together with thirteen less experienced players produced a tightly fought 32 board contest, the eventual victors being our President, Adrian Underwood, partnered by David Minnis, and with close runners up Margaret McLeod and Hazel Shipley.  It was a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our Director and Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the Men's and Ladies' Pairs at Dunholme at 12:00 on 19th January, closely followed by the Bainton Trophy semi-final on 2nd February

Inter County Bridge
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Northern Bridge League
 
* Northern Bridge League: 1 x Team of 8: 12th October 2019 at Bolton BC
 
The Lincolnshire team converged on Bolton from multiple directions and all arrived in good time. The Bolton club is in a quirky old building but the main room provided excellent playing conditions and the half time food provided was equally good. Our bridge was not so good, and the team finished in last place on the day, but we won against two teams and scored 52 VPs which was our second best result of the series and a big improvement over the 23 VPs of the previous event. ..........
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Garden Cities Qualifier
Garden Cities Qualifier
 
The County heat of the Garden Cities Qualifier event was held at Scunthorpe BC on Sunday December 8th. The event is a teams of Eight competition where the players represent their Clubs.  Only three of the Affiliated Clubs in the County provided a team which is a truly disappointing response from our Clubs. Scunthorpe provided three teams and Louth Duplicate and Heighington provided a team each.  None of the other Clubs raised a team.  Each team played four matches of eight boards each match so that meant 32 boards in total. The event was well directed by Stuart Knox and was played in a very friendly atmosphere.  After all the dust had settled and the results had been collected and checked it was confirmed that Scunthorpe (Llewellyn) had won the heat with a score of 60 VP's  and runners-up Louth Duplicate scored 52 VP's. This means that Scunthorpe have won the County heat for the first time in several years. They now go forward to represent the County at the Regional Final at Bradford BC in April next year. The Scunthorpe team comprised Stuart Knox & Keith Stewart, Pete Stackhouse & Glynn Elwick, Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams, Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton.  Well done to all.

The next event will be the All Comers Pairs at 12:00 on 5th January at Dunholme.
Dimmie Fleming Award

ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION

DIMMIE FLEMING AWARD

Our Chairman presented Glynn Elwick with the Dimmie Fleming Award at Dunholme on 13th January 2019


Glynn served on the Lincs CBA Committee for many years as the Scunthorpe Club Representative, then as Secretary for two years, followed by Vice-Chairman and then Chairman from 2011 to 2014. Since then he has been Competition Secretary.  He was a founder member of Scunthorpe Bridge Club in 1977 and has served on the Committee for most years since.

He directs at Scunthorpe BC and many County events. He has represented Lincs in the Tollemache and inter-county leagues. He is very active in promoting All Comers Duplicate sessions in the county, to encourage less experienced players to take part in county events.

ALL COMERS PAIRS
November 2019 All Comers
 
Eleven pairs turned out for the All Comers Duplicate Pairs at Dunholme Village Hall yesterday ( November 24th ). Everybody had a very enjoyable time during the duplicate session directed by Stuart Knox. Not only did Stuart Direct the event but, partnered by Jeremy Wong, they won the event in considerable style scoring an impressive 67%. To make it a good session for Scunthorpe BC, runners-up were Andrew & Louise Lewis who scored 58.83%.  Gloria Elwick provided an excellent selection of refreshments for the half-time interval. Many players look forward more to the interval than to the bridge! Thank you, Gloria.
 
Next event Garden Cities Heat, Sunday December 8th at SCUNTHORPE BRIDGE CLUB starting at 12.00. Teams of Eight. Please let Glyn know about your Club's participation asap. Players must have been a member of their Club for at least three months. Players please note that refreshments will be limited to sausage rolls/mince pies/tea and coffee.
January All Comers Pairs

The first County event of 2019, the January All Comers Pairs was held at Dunholme on the 13th.  Fifteen experienced players together with fifteen inexperienced players produce a tightly fought 27 board contest, the eventual victors being Mike Llewellyn & Rennie Bennington.  It was a great afternoon of bridge enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the Garden Cities Qualifier at Dunholme at 12:00 on 27th January, closely followed by the Bainton Trophy semi-final on 3rd February

RANDOM SEEDED TEAMS

Random Seeded Teams

The Random Seeded Teams was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 3rd November 2019.  22 pairs had entered, making up 11 teams of seeded and unseeded pairs, randomly selected by our director, Helen.  Another exceptionally good turnout, and a great fun event.  We played ten 3 board rounds with a mid session refreshment break.  Congratulations go to the winning team of seeded pair Mark Wardell & Mark Wain and unseeded pair Zubair Ahmed & Brenda Louise Bassford, closely pursued by the team of seeded pair Kiat Huang & Rodney Mitchell with unseeded pair Helen Bailey & Jeff Jeffery. 

Thanks to all those who supported this event, to our director Helen Barr and our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the All Comers Pairs at Dunholme at 12 noon on Sunday 24th November, followed by the Garden Cities Qualifier at Scunthorpe BC on Sunday 8th December

Entries for Lincs Gold and Lincs League

Lincs Gold

The Lincs Gold is the main County teams competition and is a knockout event and is played for Green Points. Each match in the Lincs League is played over 24 boards (12 boards against each pair) and each team plays each other team once. Matches have to be played by the end of the season. One player in each team has to be designated as Captain. This person organises the matches.  At the last County Committee meeting the draw for the event was made by our Chairman. Since five teams have entered this year, we will have one preliminary match and then the semi-finals.

Teams

Mo Parsons (Capt)/M Ladlow/D Burton/J Gaunt/D Mellor

Glynn Elwick (Capt)/P Stackhouse/M Llewellyn/K Stewart

Paul Wokes (Capt)/John Brocklehurst/Dave Pettengell/Nick Hunter/Ruby Schnalke

Chris Phillips (Capt)/Alan Millington/John Hill/Maurice Lynn

Mark Wardell (Capt)/Kiat Huang/Sue York/Reg Loosley/Maria Nelson/Aaron Hutton.

The preliminary match is Wardell (home) v Wokes (away). This match is 24 boards (32 boards by agreement of Captains). Please try and get this played before Christmas.This match has been played. Wardell (Huang/Loosley/Hutton) beat Wokes (Brocklehurst/Hunter/Schnalke) by 37 IMPs. Wardell will now play Elwick in the semi-final.

The semi-finals are Parsons (home) v Phillips (away) and Wardell or Wokes (home) v Elwick (away). These matches should  be 32 boards (40 by agreement of Captains). Please try and get these matches played so that we can get the competition completed so that an entry can be made for the Pachabo competition. We will sort out the home team for the Final at a later date. Good luck to all.  Glynn.

 The semi-final between Parsons and Phillips has been played. The match was won by Phillips by 66 IMPs and they now go forward to the Final. The second semi-final was won by Wardell (Huang/Hutton/Loosley) by 28 IMPs. The final will be between Phillips and Wardell. If there is a demand, a team can go forward and represent the County in the Pachabo Cup later in the season. Good luck to both teams.

 

Lincs League

We have four teams entering the competition. This makes it that each team plays three matches. I will try and make it as equal as possible because two matches will be at home and one away and vice-versa. There will be six matches in total.

Teams

Mo Parsons (Capt)/M Ladlow/D Burton/J Gaunt/D Mellor

Glynn Elwick (Capt)/P Stackhouse/M Llewellyn/K Stewart

Chris Phillips (Capt)/Alan Millington/John Hill/Maurice Lynn

Mark Wardell (Capt)/Kiat Huang/Sue York/Reg Loosley/Maria Nelson

The matches will be Parsons (home) v Elwick, Parsons (home) v Phillips, Wardell (home) v Parsons, Phillips (home) v Elwick, Elwick (home) v Wardell, Phillips (home) v Wardell. Usual rules apply. Results to me after each match. Please try to get matches played within a reasonable time. It seems very difficult to imagine that we will not be able to get six matches played before the end of the season but you never know. Good luck to all. Glynn.

Parsons beat Wardell by 22 IMPs which is 15-5 VPs and Parsons beat Phillips by 72 IMPs which is 20-0 VPs, Parsons beat Elwick by 14 IMPs which is 13-7 VPs. This  means that Parsons has won the Lincs League for 2019. However, remaining fixtures should be played. Congratulations to Parsons on winning the League. Elwick beat Phillips by 14 IMPs which is 13-7 VPs. Wardell beat Elwick by 24 IMPs which is 15-5 VPs. Wardell beat Phillips by 53 IMPs which is  19-1 V.Ps.

 

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GHOST PAIRS

Ghost Pairs

The Ghost Pairs was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 13th October 2019.  24 pairs had entered.  A great opening event for the season with an exceptionally good turnout, which, it is hoped, will be repeated.  We played twelve 3 board rounds in a Mitchell share and relay movement, with a half hour refreshment break.  Congratulations to N/S winners Mark Wardell & Kiat Huang, closely pursued by Andy Lewis & Roy Brixton, and E/W winners Ron Wall and Edward Harris, with John Gaunt & Debbie Burton not far behind. 

Thanks to all those who supported this event, particularly to our director Stuart Knox, who spent much time sorting out and correcting all the results except one, to our Competitions Secretary Glynn Elwick for producing another very enjoyable afternoon of bridge, and to Gloria for producing a very appetising buffet lunch.

The next event is the Random Seeded Teams at Dunholme at 12 noon on 3rd November.

Congratulations!

Over the last few weeks, Roy Brixton (County Rep for Scunthorpe BC ) has been attending meetings in Nottingham BC in order to pass the course to become a Club Tournament Director. Recently his Directing knowledge has been tested and he was not found wanting. I can report that he passed his exam at Distinction level.

  Well done, Roy. We now look forward to seeing you Directing events at the Scunthorpe BC. We have been needing help in this matter for a long time. Any other members who want to do the same as Roy should speak to any Committee member at Scunthorpe BC for further details.

Lincs Gold & League Fixtures 2018-2019

Contact details of Team Captains: Glynn Elwick Tel 01652654872.  Mark Wardell Tel 01507480515.  Mo Parsons Tel 01526342047.  Chris Phillips <chrisphillips959@icloud.com>  Paul Wokes Tel 01205368077.

The conversion table to convert the IMP score of each match into a VP score is:-

0-1 IMPs (10-10 VP), 2-5 IMPs (11-9 VP), 6-10 IMPs (12-8 VP), 11-15 IMPs (13-7 VP), 16-21 IMPs (14-6 VP), 22-27 IMPs (15-5 VP), 28-34 IMPs (16-4 VP), 35-43 IMPs (17-3 VP), 44-53 IMPs (18-2 VP), 54-65 IMPs (19-1 VP), 66 or more IMPs (20-0 VP)

Please refer to Competitions section on the Home Page for full details of results. 

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NEW - House of Lords visit

The fantastic work being done within the County at three of our schools is being rewarded when, in early July, a group of @ 20 young bridge players from the county will visit Parliament for a game of bridge against a team from the House of Lords along with a visit to the Upper Chamber.

This is a brilliant opportunity to showcase junior bridge in the County and a massive well done to all involved in setting this up.

If anyone in the County wants to take the initiative and help develop schools bridge where they are, contact Deidre Fell or Reg Loosley, who have gained great experience in this over the years.

 

AGM & Herbert Trophy Pairs

AGM & Herbert Pairs

The Association's AGM was held at Dunholme on Sunday 2nd June 2019. 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.

Veterans Cup

The Veterans Cup was held at Dunholme Village Hall on 08/05/2016. 14 pairs took part in the event. This meant that a full Howell movement could be played over 26 boards. This meant that the Veterans were not taxed too much and could get home early. The whole afternoon went very well and the event was played in a very friendly spirit.

When everything had been scored up the result was very close. Third were Maurice Ladlow and Mo Parsons with 56.97%. In second place came Reg Loosley and Mary Jo Mangion scoring 62.18%. The winners, by two Match Points, were Pete Stackhouse and Glynn Elwick, they scored 62.82%.

Thank you to all of the members who supported this event. We only have a couple of fixtures to fulfill now. The All Comers pairs will be held at the City of Lincoln playing room on 15/05/2016 and the AGM will finish the season off and be held at Dunhome Village Hall on 26/06/2016. We need to make sure that enough members turn up to the AGM to make the meeting viable. At least 25 members are needed to do that.

Glynn.

Bainton 2015-2016 - Green Point Awards
Best Behaviour at Bridge

All members who play in our County, be that within our clubs, or in County events, are reminded that they are expected to behave in line with the EBU standard for Bridge and the Best Behaviour code.

In particular the following points are important:-

- Greet others in a friendly manner and be a good host at the table

- All members playing in County events should have completed convention cards and be expected to give proper explainations of their bids

- The TD decisions are to be respected

 

 

Any News or Views?

  I am always keen to know about either your views about Bridge in the County or if you have any news to publicise to the other members of the County. If you have then give Glynn a call on 01652654872 or send me an e-mail at glynglo@gmail.com.

 
 
EBU Competitions

Please click the link below to access the EBU Calendar.

 https://www.ebu.co.uk/calendar