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London Members in the EBU awards 2022

Heather Dhondy wins the EBU Gold Award! Her citation (on the EBU website) reads: 'Heather has already received a Diamond Award in recognition of her playing skills. She has also been very active behind the scenes. A Board member for more than a decade, she has also chaired both the Selection Committee and the Laws and Ethics Committee, the latter co-inciding with the onset of Covid, the take-up of online Bridge and the avalanche of cheating allegations that ensued. She also served as Chair of the Tournament Directorís Development Group. In view of this incredibly wide-ranging contribution to English Bridge, we have no hesitation in presenting her with a Gold Award.'† Presenting her with the award is Ian Payn, the chairman of the EBU.

Also at the same ceremony. Sati McKenzie was awarded the Dimmie Fleming Award for services to bridge in London, while serving on the LMBA committee.

Events - LMBA and elsewhere

Event Date Further Information
LMBA Palmer Bayer Pairs Dec 4, 2022 2pm Click Here
EBU Year End Congress Dec.†27-30, 2022 Click Here

The LMBA mixed pairs winners were Stefano Tommasini and Imogen La
Chapelle.Full Results



1: Steve Lee and Gad Chadha (left photo)
2. Martin Lerner and Nathan Piper
3. Henry Rose and Imogen La Chapelle (right photo)

Teams Winners:

1. Gilly Cardiff & Ned Paul and Kath Stynes & Debbie Sandford
2. Richard Plackett & Mia Deschepper and Andrew Dyson & Glyn Liggins
3. Imogen La Chapelle & Henry Rose and Ambrose Holmes-Mackie & Stefano Tommasini
4. Jonathan Jacobs & Andrew Clery and Liz Clery & Paul Huggins

Full results at:

In Memoriam - Tony Clark

We are sad to report the death of Tony Clark, after a long illness with dementia, on Friday 15th April.  Tony was a long-term member of the London Duplicate Bridge Club and at one time was a very regular tournament player achieving many successes in partnership with Steve Burton, who pre-deceased him.

The funeral will be on Thursday 12th May at 13.15 pm at the Hastings Cemetery and Crematorium.

Winners - Cafe Bridge Tonsleys

Congratulations to the winners Agnes Wesseling & Niels van der Gaast and the runners up Susan Behrman & Malcolm Morris.

Winners - Garden Cities Qualifier

Congratulations to the team from the West London Gay BC who won the London qualifier for the Garden Cities. Well done to: Andrew Conway, Frances Motture (Liew), Neill Harcus, William Hotopf, Matt Harman, Kevin Robins, Matthew Hendrickson and Sam Nim.

Lederer 2022 Winners

Congratulations to team Harris (L-R: Ola Rimstedt, Mikael Rimstedt, Jonathan Harris, Steve Root, Dennis Bilde and Zia Mahmood) who won this year's Lederer after a dramatic finale. Scores and more details on the Lederer site.

London Teams of Four - Qualifier and Final Results


Congratulations to the top two teams in the recent London Teams of Four. The winners (l-r) were the team of Ollie Burgess, Sarah Bell, Susanna Gross and Mike Bell. Runners-up were Kevin Castner, Phil King, Stefano Tommasini and Ben Norton.  Full results at:

The play off was won by Team Castner by 28 imps. They take home the trophy and are qualified to represent London in the Pachabo Cup.

Don't miss the Home Counties League results

Now showing on the results calendar

London Winners - Congratulations


Congratulations (somewhat belated, apologies) to Nick Sandqvist & Nathalie Shashou, Glyn Liggins & Andrew Dyson who won the London Teams of Four for the Ian Gardiner Trophy in January.

Congratulations also to the winners of the Championship Pairs in March, Chris Duckworth and Brian Callaghan.


London Championship Pairs

Twenty pairs competed in the LMBA Championship Pairs on Sunday 13th. March 2021.

The 4 pairs who qualified to represent London in the Corwen are:

Chris Duckworth & Brian Callaghan
Nick Sandqvist & Nathalie Shashou
David Newman & Chris Brewin
Gad Chadha & Stephen Lee

In addition Qian Li & Tony Ye are also entitled to represent London in the Corwen as a 5th pair because they won the Championship Pairs last year and there was no Corwen last year.

London Mixed Pairs - results

The London Mixed Pairs event on Sunday 13th September 2020 was held on BBO and was greatly enjoyed by the participants. The winners were Jules Davidoff & Carla Sidney-Woollett with 57.38%. 

Full results may be found here


This was very successful with 21 teams. The winners were all from the Anorykatis family - Sam & Venetia,Theo & Harry.

Click here for the full results.

Coming Soon - LMBA Palmer Bayer Pairs

Click Here†for details

Mixed Pairs
Director: William Clennell
Cafe Bridge Chiswick
Director: David Muller
Scorer: Victor Lesk
London Congress Teams
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
4th December 2022
Palmer Bayer
YCBC 2 pm
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29th January 2023
Ian Gardiner Qualifier - 2 sessions
YCBC 11.30 am
 More Info
25th February 2023
Lederer Memorial Trophy
12.00 noon