London Metropolitan Bridge Association
Cecil Leighton

We are sorry to announce that Cecil Leighton passed away on Friday 27 May, aged 92. Cecil played most of his bridge in Essex and represented the county on numerous occasions. He was recipient of the EBU Silver Award in 2011 following nomination by London Metropolitan Bridge Association in recognition of his truly exceptional services to the County and to bridge.

Cecil served on the LMBA Committee in a number of different capacities, including a period as Chairman, for some 54 years until his retirement at the LMBA AGM in the summer of 2011. He was a very hard and active worker on behalf of bridge in the capital during all that time. Cecil was awarded a Dimmie Fleming Award in 1992. The funeral took place on Monday 30.


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 Registrations NOW open. Please do make an effort to play. We're very keen to run face-to-face bridge having been without it for so long but this does need people to support the events!  To enter: Click here       Brochure:  Click here 

What else is happening?  


Event Date Further Information
London Swiss weekend - Pairs & Teams July 16, 17 2022 Click Here Brochure
LMBA AGM Sept. 8th, 2022 Details TBC

West of England Congress, Face to Face 

Oct. 7-9 2022 Click Here


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.

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.


16th July 2022
London Congress Pairs
YCBC, London MindSports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD 11.30 am
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17th July 2022
London Congress Teams
YCBC, London MindSports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD 11.30 am
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8th September 2022
Zoom 7 pm
The 2022 AGM will be held on Thursday 8th September. More details of the venue, timing and agenda will be published in the next edition of MetroNews and on the LMBA website.
Tonsleys, Wandsworth
Director: Chris Duckworth + David Muller
Scorer: Victor Lesk
Championship Pairs
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
Garden Cities Heat
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop