EBU Junior squad simultaneous pairs February 2023.

posted 19 Jan 2023, 07:01 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 19 Jan 2023, 07:03 ]

We shall once again be running this event.  Funds raised  go directly into the junior squad budgets. This year three junior teams will represent England at the World Youth Bridge Championships in the Netherlands this August.  The teams have not yet been selected, but several CBC juniors have played in the past. Claire Robinson is  the non-playing captain of the Under 26 Women.

The events will be held face-to-face on Monday morning on the 6th February and on RealBridge on Wednesday evening on the 8th, with different hands for each.
Entry £5 (to include the £2 table money).

This year these Sims Pairs games will also count as qualifiers for the National Pairs Regional Finals. Any players who achieve a score of over 55% in any club games between 5th and 18th February,  will be invited  to play in the National Pairs Regional Finals taking place online on 26th March. 

Club Christmas parties

posted 25 Oct 2022, 09:46 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 21 Nov 2022, 09:54 ]

This year sees the return of our two Christmas parties: an evening party on Tuesday 6th December and a bring and share lunch on Monday 12th December.  Everyone is welcome to come to both. The Tuesday party will be catered and be run as a fun individual, so no partner needed. Please sign up ASAP either by clicking the link on the calendar or as instructed in the attached flyer, which provides more details of the event.

CBC Bridge Weekend 2023. Friday February 24th to Sunday February 26th

posted 25 Oct 2022, 09:37 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 25 Oct 2022, 09:40 ]

For the 6th year we will be back at the Olde Barn near Grantham.  This is a fun and popular event open to players of all abilities.  
See attached flyer for more details.

Simultaneous pairs for Children in Need - 7th November

posted 10 Oct 2022, 08:51 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 11 Nov 2022, 02:02 ]

Congratulation to Eva Scott and Jill Cosh who came top at our club and 12th overall out of 1793 pairs.  

EBU Handicap Pairs event on 4th September

posted 3 Aug 2022, 03:17 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 9 Aug 2022, 10:55 by Colin Sills ]

We shall be hosting a heat of the National Handicap Pairs Championship 2022.This is a new event which will be played by multiple clubs across the country. Details about the national event are on the EBU site. To enter the CBC-run session, see below!

Date: Sunday 4th September
Venue: Townley Memorial Hall, Fulbourn Centre CB21 5BS (map)
Time: Play will start at 2pm and end at around 6.30pm
Entry fee: £8 per person (includes tea/coffee and a delicious slice of homemade cake)
Who can enter?: Everyone (including other clubs) welcome. You will need a partner to play at this event.
How to enter: One person from each pair should fill out the entry form below before midnight on Thursday 1st Sept.

It doesn't matter whether you are an experienced player, an improver or new to bridge, handicaps will level the playing field. You have exactly the same opportunity as other players. All you have to do is beat the average of your and your partner's combined NGS grade.  To help the organisers, please make sure that your EBU membership settings allow your NGS grade to be visible.

Master Points: Blue Points will be awarded to the top 1/3 of the overall field at National rate and prizes will be awarded based on the overall handicapped ranking list. NGS grading for this event will be based on the underlying local results.

- CBC Members: payment will be taken from your cashless account with the club.
- Visitors/non-members: in advance of the event, pay the entry fee of £16 per pair (or £8 in the case of a mixed pair ie non-member playing with a member).  Pay by bank transfer to: Cambridge Bridge Club, Account number: 53958308 Sort code: 09-01-51 Reference: name of the player paying.

If you have difficulty paying by bank transfer (or for any other queries), please contact the organisers by email at

British Summer Sim Pairs 2022

posted 3 Aug 2022, 02:59 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 3 Aug 2022, 03:06 ]

Fifteen pairs took part in the Summer Sims on the 27th July. Congratulations to Fred Langford and Colin Campbell who were  placed 6th nationally and David Fryer and Dominic Cooke who were placed 11th (out of 283). The nationwide results are available here

Junior Bridge Camp

posted 1 Jun 2022, 06:26 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 1 Jun 2022, 06:28 ]

EBED are running a bridge camp for juniors of any standard, whether completely new to bridge or expert. See attached.
This year's event will be held at 

KING'S PARK Conference centre in Northampton 

Postcode NN3 6LL
All booking information can be found on their website at

Competitions start this week

posted 24 May 2022, 03:53 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 24 May 2022, 07:41 ]

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday May 24 will be the first round of the Jacobs Shield x-imps pairs competition played face to face in Trumpington Village Hall.

On Wednesday evening, May 25, we’ll hold the first round of the Summer pairs competition (Abdelmoneim Cup) online on RealBridge. 

For further competition dates take a look at the calendar on our website. 

CBC Representative Teams Update

posted 24 May 2022, 03:49 by Rosemary Tate

National Inter-Club Knockout (NICKO)
The delayed 2019-20 season is finally over for CBC. In the NICKO, the 'A' team were eliminated in the semi-finals, and the 'B' team in the quarter-finals.
The 'A' team was Paul Barden, Jon Cooke, Catherine Jagger, Chris Jagger, Jonathan Mestel and Julian Wightwick.
In this year's competition (2021-22) we have three teams through to the last 16.

Garden Cities
In the Regional Final, CBC missed out on the split-tie for the all-important 4th qualifying spot by 1 VP - losing a slam swing on the final board!
The team was Catherine Curtis, Jamie Fegarty, Liam Fegarty, Paul Fegarty, Graham Hazel, David Kendrick, Jonathan Mestal and Julian Wightwick.

Return of Wednesday evening sessions

posted 18 May 2022, 02:32 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 18 May 2022, 02:53 ]

By popular demand we are reinstating our Wednesday night sessions on RealBridge. We're going to try to help match up any singletons - please come along and sit at the higher number tables to find a partner!  The event isn't hosted, although we'd welcome volunteers to host!

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