London Metropolitan Bridge Association
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.

Play online and stay safe!

Hope to see you back at the bridge table soon!

The old website is still available at http://metrobridge.weebly.com/ and can be consulted for past results, archival material and so on. 

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Welcome to London Metropolitan Bridge Association
AGM via ZOOM

The 2020 AGM will be held as scheduled on Thursday 3rd September starting at 7.00pm. It will however be held via Zoom. The details of how to join the meeting and attend to have your say on the organisation of bridge in London are below the agenda. Everyone is very welcome.

Agenda

  1. Registration of proxies & apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the AGM of 5th September 2019 (Note. These can be found on the LMBA website at bridgewebs.com/lmba
  3. Matters arising from these minutes.
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. 6Adoption of accounts for 2019
  7. Subscriptions (direct and UM) for 2021-2022
  8. Elections to the Executive Committee
  9. Appointment of honorary auditor
  10. EBU shareholders’ Report
  11. Any other business

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The link for the meeting can be found below. For most people, all you need to do is copy and paste the line below immediately beneath “Join Zoom Meeting” into the address line of your browser and press “enter” - this will take you to the meeting. If you have not used Zoom before you will need to download the app/software on the device you plan to use.

Topic: LMBA AGM

Time: Sep 3, 2020 06:50 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81477914562?pwd=T2FiMm1lY2dENTVYZmU1R2xZeGphUT0

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.

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:

https://www.ebu.co.uk

https://www.ebu.co.uk/online

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.

Club TD courses coming up

Course information and full course calendar can be found here : http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-training

If anyone has any queries they should email Richard Banbury: richard@ebu.co.uk

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

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.

Calendar
13th September 2020
LMBA Mixed Pairs
BBO Online 2 pm
On-line event on BBO
Director: Jon Lillycrop
Scorer: Jon Lillycrop
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1st November 2020
London League 2020-21 - closing date for entries
BBO Online
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1st November 2020
Home Counties League 2020-21- closing date for entries
BBO Online
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Results
ONLINE Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
CANCELLED London Congress Pairs
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
Cancelled - Cafe Bridge Tonsleys