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Green point SWISS

Pairs 16th May 2020 - CANCELLED

Alastair Brodie POSTPONED


Northampton Bridge Club

After 50+ years Northampton BC has moved premises - see details in "Local Clubs"


Please note - if you have been using the link - this is being phased out - you should use


Welcome to Northamptonshire Contract Bridge Association
Suspension of Bridge Programme

In the light of the current circumstances we have cancelled or suspended all events until further notice.

NCBA Events:

Alisatir Brodie Memorial Trophy - Postponed.

County AGM - Postponed. A new date will be arranged when circumstances allow.

Inter-Club leagues. We will finalise this years league once circumstances allow.

NCBA Swiss Pairs on the 16th of May - Cancelled.

ECL League matches will be postponed/cancelled by mutual agreement.

Murcie-Lerner Swiss Pairs - 22nd August - Cancelled.


We wish you all the very best in this very difficult time.





Director and teacher training


English Bridge Education and Development is conducting

Club Director training in Leicester

EBED are holding Club Director Traing over 4 Saturdays at St Oswald

Sat 15th Feb 2020 - How to run a club duplicate

Sat 29th Feb 2020 - Book rulings Day 1

Sat 4th April 2020 - Book rulings Day 2

Sat 11th April 2020 - Assessment

Bookings are made through the EBU and can be done online through

myEBU>Utilities>Book courses


Club Teacher training

EBED are holding Club Teaching Training over the weekend of

21st/22nd March at St Oswald

Bookings are made through the EBU and can be done online through

myEBU>Utilities>Book courses


Inter-School Tournament

Inter-School Tournament

Another hugely successful Inter-School Tournament took place at Stamford Bridge Club on Friday 21st June 2019. There were 100 children taking part in this event from 12 different schools either from Northamptonshire or Lincolnshire. Prizes were awarded to the winning students and the participating schools by Donna Wright, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of English Bridge Education and Development (EBED). Thanks go to Liz Dale, her team of buddies and the committee at Stamford for another tremendous achievement.

Lincolnshire county player and U26 England squad member, Aaron Hutton, assisted at the event with his team-mate Kripa Panchagnula recollecting: "It was a wonderful event, with 7 tables of bridge and 18 tables of minibridge. It was great to help ensure the event ran smoothly and I enjoyed watching the children try to decide how to bid and how to play their contract. The children had a break half-way through, in which they were excitedly comparing their results trying to work out who had more plus scores. The event also allowed the helpers and Alan Shillitoe to spot potential talent which they can try to push forward, some of which I heard have been invited to U16 training sessions. My personal favourite moment was when I saw a young girl finesse the T with KJ96 opposite Q8, which worked out perfectly on the hand."

To all Northants bridge players of all abilities – please pass on to everyone on your bridge mailing lists lets see if we can get a record entry…

The county is organising a Green pointed teams of 4 competition for Broke Cup [entry £30 per team payable after the draw made]

 open to everyone prepared to play on BBO.

All teams knocked out after 1 match get to play for Betts Bowl – so guaranteed at least 2 games.

Games will be played on BBO unless both teams happy to play with cards at a mutually acceptable venue. [Help is available to set up the matches on BBO]

Teams for each match will be classed as home or away as usual for the purpose of choosing a time and date to play.

If sufficient entries – draw will be made on Zoom – September 2nd @ 7pm -  entry fee should then be paid before first match.

To enter send names and ebu numbers of all players in your team to before August 31st.

 Open to bridge players at any level – why not get together in a team of 4 and have a go ?  If need more info, give me a call on 01832 733096

2019-2020 Inter-Club League

NCBA organises a teams of eight league for competition between clubs.

The top team in Division 1 qualifies for the Garden Cities national competition.

Results are entered into the

EBU League Management System.

NCBA Inter Club Division Tables are at:

Division 1  Division 2 Division 3 North   Division 3 South

Victory Point Scale

2019-20 Eastern Counties League

Northants has teams in all three divisions of the ECL.

Match dates are in the calendar.

Results are entered into the

EBU League Management System

ECL Tables are at:

Division 1    Division 2   Division 3

16th August 2020
ECL Norfolk (A)
Abbey Hall 14 Church Street Wymondham NR18 0PJ 14:00
22nd August 2020
Murchie-Lerner Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs -cancelled
Stamford Bridge Club 13:00
4th October 2020
ECL Hertfordshire (H)
Kettering Bridge Club 14:00
6th December 2020
ECL Bedfordshire (A)
Lakeview Village Hall 155-160 Brooklands Ave MK42 6BE 13:00
31st January 2021
ECL Cambridge University (A)
University Centre, Cambridge 14:00
7th February 2021
ECL Essex (H)
Kettering Bridge Club 14:00
Murchie Lerner Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Stamford Bridge Club
One Day Green Points Events
Director: Gary Conrad
Garden City Regional Finals
Eden Cup Session 2
Eden Cup Combined Sessions
Eden Cup Session 1
Director: Robert Miller