|Lancashire Online Bridge League
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Lancashire Online Bridge League
The Lancashire Contract Bridge Association (LCBA) runs an online teams-of-4 bridge league. This is a great opportunity for club players to form teams (of 4, 5 or 6 players) to continue playing bridge throughout the lockdown and beyond. Matches are played on BBO so you will need an account which is free and easy to set up. You should have some experience of playing online bridge before the start of the league. Each league cycle (i.e. season) lasts approximately two months, and the cost is £22 per team per cycle.
Matches are 14 boards and normally played on Thursdays at 7pm.
Teams captains and players will not have to do much organising - the league fixtures are automatically scheduled so all that's left to do, apart from actually playing in the matches, is for the home team captain set up the match on BBO (click here
to find out how) and to enter the match results on the EBU website. Away captains will just need to let the home team captain know the names of who'll be playing in the match.
to enter your team on the LCBA website.
Lancashire Online Bridge League – summary of arrangements
- The league is played on BBO;
- There is no need to arrange any fixtures - all matches take place at 7pm on a Thursday each week and a fixture list will be published in advance.
- The league repeats every 2 months with a new season;
- Teams of all levels of experience are very welcome – novice to expert. There are a number of divisions consisting of around 7 teams but this depends on the total number of entries for each league cycle;
- Squads consist of 4, 5 or 6 players – any 4 of which can play in any match;
- Matches are 14 boards;
- Teams are allocated to a division by the organisers, based on any NGS data or any other playing information available;
- Normally, 2 teams are promoted and 2 relegated every cycle of the league;
- The league is affiliated to the EBU but NGS will not be applicable;
- The current charge is £22/team/cycle paid by BACS to LCBA;
- ‘Away’ captains are responsible for informing, by email or text, the ‘Home’ captain of their line-up by 5pm on the day of the match;
- ‘Home’ captains are responsible for:
- Ensuring all their players are registered;
- Setting up the match on BBO;
- Registering the result on the EBU’s League Management System;
- None of the IT required for this league is difficult but details of “how to do stuff” will be sent to captains;