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  Swiss Teams - 6th March 2022

Swiss Teams – Sunday 6th March

(Green pointed open event – The Eric Howarth)

Swiss Teams caters to all ability levels as you play other teams who have fared as well as you in the earlier matches

Sunday 6th March 2022 – 10.30 start – to be played over 2 sessions

Likely to be 7 six board matches with a break after 4

Open entry – cost £12 per person (reduced to £10 if you enter before 31 Jan)

To be played online on BBO 

To register please complete the form below

and make your payment using the bank details as follows.

If possible please make one payment for your team's entry (£48 or £40 if paid by 31st January)

using the Captain's name as reference

Account Name : Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge Association

Bank : Santander

Sort Code : 09 01 50

A/c Number : 5876354

(This is a Green Pointed event and level 4 restrictions apply to systems)

For any entry queries etc contact Laurence Stone -

  Merseyside & Cheshire Cup - 20th February 2022

The annual inter club multiple teams of 4 competition

Sunday 20th February

2 sessions with 10.30 start – approx 40 boards overall

£8.00 per person to cover TD and admin costs only

To be played online using BBO

Please considering supporting your county by taking part and representing your club at the same time!

Limited to “Jack high” pairs/player grades – we want friendly not ferocious competition!

To enter, please complete the form appended to this notice.

Though being played on BBO, for this event we ask you to pay in advance preferably as a single bank transfer for the whole team (£32.00) using the team captain’s name as payment reference. 


Account Name : Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge Association

Bank : Santander

Sort Code : 09 01 50

A/c Number : 5876354

For any entry queries etc contact Chris Raymond -

  Cheshire Salver 2022

Cheshire Salver 2022

This knockout teams of 4 competition is the consolation event for the county teams championship.

Five teams are already in the draw having been eliminated in early rounds of the main championship but we are happy and indeed keen at this stage to accept additional entries. This competition would particularly suit those insufficiently experienced or not confident enough to tackle the main event but who wanted to play more teams bridge. The competition operates in a leisurely and friendly manner with about 7 weeks scheduled for each round to be completed (likely no more than three in total). Matches are played oved 24 boards (2 stanzas of 12) on BBO with dates and times agreed between captains.

Cost per team to enter is £12.00

Closing date for entries is Friday 28th January.

To enter a team and for all queries please contact:-
 Chris Raymond  (

  Waterworth Cup


The Waterworth Cup (county pairs championship) was postponed last November due to the low numbers entered to play. We have now rescheduled this for Saturday 26th March. It is a 2 session green point standard pairs competition and will take place via Realbridge, though BBO would also be considered if feedback suggests a strong preference for this platform instead. 

Please keep this date clear and support this important county event. Remember, the top 3 pairs are invited to play in the national pairs championship with all entry fees paid by the county! 

For any queries, please contact Chris Raymond ( )

Full details and entry forms will appear here in early February.

  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 –


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!


#48298 Pairs MCBA 10 High Swiss Pairs
The Jim Davies Cup (Swiss teams)
Director: Daniel Miller
The John Armstrong Trophy (Swiss pairs)
Jack High Swiss Pairs
Director: Daniel Miller
The Eric Howarth Cup (green-pointed Swiss teams)
Director: Adam Wiseberg