London Metropolitan Bridge Association
The Darker Side of Bridge

Bridge has been plagued with sharp practices for many years, but recently several top players were exposed, thanks mainly to a fellow professional who became the whistle blower. You can enjoy the story by following this link 


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LMBA Ian Gardiner Teams

Jan 30, 2022 11.30 am

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Lederer MemorialTrophy  - invitational Feb 26-27 2022 Click Here
Kent One Day Green Pointed Swiss Pairs March 6, 2022 Click Here
Garden Cities Heat March 17, 2022 Click Here
London Championship Pairs March 20, 2022 Click Here


London Congress 17-18 July 2021

The London Green Pointed weekend was a great success. with 60 pairs on Saturday and 12 teams on Sunday. A huge thank you to Gary Conrad who ran the event on RealBridge. Congratulations to the winners:

Pairs: Norman Selway & Kay Preddy, James Thrower & Henry Rose - tied on 103 VPs

Teams: Nick Stevens & Clive Owen, Trevor Ward & David Kendrick - 107 VPs

Bridging Academia, Policy and Practice - online onference

An international bridge conference 28 June – 1 July 2021

The conference has eight sessions across four days, plus two playing sessions, a conference pairs tournament and a bridge taster for first-timers. (Attendance at other sessions is not a condition of registering for either the tournament or the bridge taster.) 

Each day has its own theme: 

  • Day 1:  Bridge as a Mindsport
  • Day 2:  Digital Bridge: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Day 3:  Healthy Ageing, Intergenerationality and Gender
  • Day 4:  Education, Development and Marketing

For more details, click here.

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.

Club TD courses coming up

Course information and full course calendar can be found here :

If anyone has any queries they should email Richard Banbury:

Delegates are welcome from both affiliated and non-affiliated clubs.  

Individuals can book online via the MyEBU page of the EBU website (and then Utilities/courses). Clubs can book on behalf of their members by emailing Richard Banbury (at the above address.


30th January 2022
Ian Gardiner Qualifier - 2 sessions
YCBC 11.30 am
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26th February 2022
Lederer Memorial Trophy
12.00 noon
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27th February 2022
Lederer Memorial Trophy
RAC 11.00 am
Palmer Bayer Trophy
Director: David Muller
Mixed Pairs (inc cheese reception)
Director: William Clennell
Autumn Cafe Bridge
Director: David Muller
Scorer: Victor Lesk