London Metropolitan Bridge Association

Starting June 15th. at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club. 

Whether you're looking for a serious challenge to keep you going between YC Superleague seasons or some light-hearted bridge to accompany your summer cocktail of choice, come join the YC’s Midsummer Swiss Teams!
Eight weekly Swiss matches, to be arranged by team captains starting week of June 15th.
Anyone, members and non-members all welcome. It will be fun!
Cost: £40 per team entry
Entries can be made online via the YC website or at
Closing date for entries:  Saturday, June 13th. Further information from the YC Club Manager, Rachel, on


Welcome to the NEW website

Stay safe and see you back at the bridge table soon!

The old website is still available at and can be consulted for past results, archival material and so on. 

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Welcome to London Metropolitan Bridge Association

The London Congress that was scheduled for July 11th-12th at the Young Chelsea BC has now been cancelled, but we are pleased to announce that a Green-Pointed Swiss Teams will still be held ONLINE on Sunday July 12th. Details & entry form here.

Gentle duplicate competition for those new to Online Duplicate and players at NGS7 or lower

  • A great way to play or try out online duplicate in a friendly and supported manner.
  • No complicated conventions.
  • Can play as a partnership (both players need to register) or can join the game and we will partner you up.
  • Please register your name and (tried and tested) BBO user name plus EBU number, if you have one, on the Surrey website - please click here.
  • Gentle duplicate is on 24 June 10am, at a cost of £4 per player.

Click on the heading to get more information

COVID-19 - online bridge

These are hard times and we hope our members will come through ithe next weeks/months safely, their own health and wellbeing intact as well as those of their loved ones.

We at the LMBA have had to cancel all our events for the time being; other clubs and organisations have done the same. But with true resilience, the bridge community is devising ways of satisfying members' passion for the game through online bridge. Social and serious bridge, including tournaments are available. Check out:

London clubs (currently YC and the EBU, other clubs working on it) offer 'proper duplicate' with reduced table money (and membership fee where relevant) and NGS, master points etc. Individual club proprieters like Ned Paul are also setting up games on BBO. 

Have a go and survive the hard times; let us hope normality is restored before too long.

LMBA - Bridge in Greater London
LMBA - Bridge in Greater London

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The LMBA (also called Metrobridge) is the county bridge association primarily serving Greater London. We complement the EBU in the provision of support services and assistance to our members and their bridge clubs.

We run county duplicate bridge tournaments for the benefit of our LMBA members. In addition, due to our unique position in the capital, we welcome many members of the adjoining Home County Bridge Associations to our events. We host 'prestige' International tournaments such as 'The Lederer'  .
We produce two copies of 'MetroNews' each year which details London-run events. We have a Youth Officer assisting the development of the game amongst our young players.
Membership of the LMBA entitles you to play in EBU tournaments, represent London in National events and have your say in how the EBU and LMBA are run.

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.



Congratulations to all the London members who played in the England
teams in the recent World Championships in Wuhan. They did very well indeed.

They were:

David Bakhshi, Artur Malinowski, Andrew Robson - Open team members who
reached the KO stages of the Bemuda Bowl and lost to a very strong USA team.

Heather Dhondy, David Gold (NPC), David Burn (Coach): Women's team who
won the bronze medal in the Venice Cup.

David Muller: Senior teams who won the silver medal in the d'Orsi Trophy.

11th July 2020
CANCELLED London Congress Pairs
Young Chelsea Bridge Club 1 pm
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
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12th July 2020
ONLINE Green Pointed Swiss Teams
BBO website 11.00 am
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
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London Championship Pairs
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
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