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The county newsletter for April 2022 has been added. It is under County News Page. To receive the newsletter directly please contact Bob Pitts

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  NEW: Jim Davies Swiss Teams

The Jim Davies Swiss Teams will be held on BBO on THURSDAY 7th JULY at 7pm. Format will be 5 x 5 board rounds assigned by running score.

Our most popular, friendly Swiss Teams, usually held at Heswall Village Hall, will, as with last year, be on BBO 

Please sign up as demand from all quarters and beyond the county is sure to be strong. 

Pay on the day as usual for BBO but pre-registration of your team is essential. Full instructions on how to find the event on BBO and how to link up with your partner and teammates will be posted nearer the time.

Just $4 each - payable on the night

Kindly enter your player names (if you wish, you can enter and add/amend as necessary by email to

  John Armstrong Swiss Pairs CANCELLED

We regret that this year's Swiss Pairs event (22nd May) has been postponed. We are considering a change of date and/or format to increase interest.

  County Competitions Update

County Competitions Update

As a county we have recently struggled to achieve viable numbers entering our competitions and have as a consequence sustained some financial losses. Feedback suggests that the bridge calendar is still very crowded and after 2 years of travel restrictions many are keen to get out and do other things rather than stare at computer screens. In the light of this we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel a second attempt to run the Merseyside & Cheshire Cup this season. One event is planned before the summer holidays:

Jim Davies Trophy

A single session evening Swiss teams (5 five board matches) online on Thursday 7th July. Entry reserved to those with primary or secondary allegiance to Merseyside & Cheshire. 

County Teams League News

This competition will continue until the end of June and feedback has generally been very positive. We would ideally like more teams to enter in future years and to assist our planning, all captains were invited to participate in a recent survey.

If you wish to offer any suggestions or have any comments to make about county competitions these would be very welcome. Please email either Chris Raymond ( ) or Simon Anderson ( ).

  Deva Bridge Club News

A short note to inform County members (and others who may be interested) that Deva Bridge Club, situated East of Chester, has made a significant investment in a new Ventilation System. It is now fully operational. We hope that this, along with other improvements, will attract many players to return to F2F Bridge in the near future. It is also the intention of M&CBA to return to this venue very soon for County level events. So, as they say, Watch this space!

  Northern Bridge League Results

Congratulations to our C Division Players for an excellent effort in winning the Division with 242 VPs (60.5%)

Congratulations to those who played in the C Team this season: Judith Sutton, Barbara Serres (who played in all four rounds), Bob James and Stuart Hunter (3), Avril and Keith Thompson (2), Bernard Kaye and Bob Mitchell (2), Ray Nolan and Angie Pinnington, Stuart Hart and Jane Campion, David Smith and Laurence Stone, Peter Richmond and Bill Wattleworth, Richard Allcock and Chris Raymond.

The A Division team finished 4th of 6 with exactly 50% (200 VPs)

The B Division team finished 3rd of 7 with 52% (249 VPs) winning one round of 4.

So, an all round good effort and a Division win to show for the efforts of everyone. 

All results here:

Tables here:

  Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge League

Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge League

Latest Update

We have 21 teams signed up and playing in three divisions of seven with the season starting on Monday 13th September. More information is available under the County Teams League tab in the left column. Look out for more updates here as the season progresses and individual match results will be found as they come in on the teams league competitions section of the EBU website:-

For any queries about the league, please email Chris Raymond –


Lady Connell & Cheshire Salver Update

The final of the Lady Connell Cup (county knockout teams) took place on Tuesday 3rd May. This was a very closely fought match with only 6 IMPS separating the two teams going into the final 8 board stanza. This last session was very flat with few IMPs changing hands but the team of Laurence Stone, Mark Weeks, Chris Pope & Andy Prothero  eventually came through to defeat Ted Reveley, Bill Nichol, Al Stephenson & Stu Matthews by a margin of 9 overall. Many congratulations to the winning team.

In the consolation event (Cheshire Salver) team Stevenson have defeated team Pitts and are likely to contest the final against the team of Bob Mitchell.


10 High Swiss Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Mark Davies and Chris Randles, Deva Club regulars both, winners of The MCBA 10 High Swiss Pairs with an impressive total of 77.74 Victory Points (4 wins and one draw).

Well done also to Margaret Howe (Deva, MBC) and Frank Salt (Deva) who finished 2nd and Mike Fairclough (Merseyside BC and Wirral Duplicate) and Megan Brodie (3rd on her first day at an M&CBA event)

I am pleased to report everyone enjoyed the event and I had a very quiet afternoon directing (not one ruling required!) and we even had time for a tea break!


#39769 Pairs M&CBA Waterworth Cup
Director: Adam Wiseberg
Eric Howarth Teams
Director: Adam
#48298 Pairs MCBA 10 High Swiss Pairs
The Jim Davies Cup (Swiss teams)
Director: Daniel Miller
The John Armstrong Trophy (Swiss pairs)