Do you have news of interest to CBC members? Please email the team! Archived news

New Tricks Bridge: A new online educational resource

posted 14 Nov 2019, 12:58 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 14 Nov 2019, 12:59 ]

New Tricks Bridge have created some interesting  new, free to access online bridge content. You can view the first episode of the Tournament Series, featuring world class players, and expert commentary: Tournament Series Episode One.

New Tricks is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to the promotion of bridge education at all levels. In addition to the Tournament Series, which acts as a great ‘masterclass’, they are also developing an innovative series of animated tutorials for beginners, with the plan to promote to schools and youth groups, and aim of bringing more young players into the game. You can find more information about the project, and view the first few tutorial modules, at
You do apparently need to subscribe to the YouTube channel in order to be notified when Episode Two comes out.

World Championship Silver Medal for David Kendrick

posted 5 Oct 2019, 13:45 by John Liebeschuetz

David Kendrick and the England Seniors team won Silver Medals at the recent World Championships in China. A massive effort. Well done!  The Ladies Team achieved bronze and the Mixed Team, captained by Paul Barden (NPC), finished a very creditable 4th. The Open Team, with Chris Jagger playing, did well to reach the quarter final, but were defeated, after putting up a very good fight, by the very strong USA1.

CBC Members at the World Championships

posted 17 Sep 2019, 10:04 by John Liebeschuetz

We wish all the best to three members of CBC who are currently in Wuhan, China, participating in the 44th World Championships. Chris Jagger, partnering Jeffrey Allerton, is playing for the England Open Team in the Bermuda Bowl, David Kendrick is playing for the England Seniors Team, and our Chairman, Paul Barden is Non-playing Captain of the England Mixed Team. At time of writing all teams are doing extremely well. You can find our more here,, or you can follow the matches live on BridgeBase Online.

Commentary for hands played on September 11th

posted 12 Sep 2019, 14:01 by Jenny Jacobsberg

Many thanks to Jonathan Cooke for writing up the hands played on September 11th.
The commentaries can be found on the results page - click on commentaries.

Under 16 European Success

posted 19 Jul 2019, 07:15 by John Liebeschuetz

Well done, Jamie Fegarty! He was part of the under 16 team that took the Bronze Medal at the recent European Youth Championships held in Oslo, Norway

Corwen Success

posted 11 Jun 2019, 01:29 by John Liebeschuetz

Many congratulations to CBC's current Chair and Vice-Chair!  Paul Barden and Jon Cooke recently won the Corwen Pairs Trophy. This national competition is for those pairs who have done well in their County's pairs championship.

Meet the Committee

posted 30 Apr 2019, 14:29 by John Liebeschuetz

At the club AGM on 24th April the new Club Committee was elected. Paul Barden is Hon. Chairman, Jon Cooke, Hon. Vice-Chair, Fred Langford, Hon. Treasurer, John Liebeschuetz Hon. Secretary and Graham Hazel, Club Captain. The Committee thanks retiring Chairman Roger Salmon and retiring Treasurer Michael Bond for their unstinting contributions to the Club.

Cambridge B qualify for the Garden Cities Final

posted 28 Apr 2019, 04:13 by John Liebeschuetz

Congratulations to Jenny Jacobsberg, Joanne Caldwell, Graham Dolan and Jon Bonsor-Matthews, Jake Dunn and Ben Tarlow, and Alan Shillitoe and John Liebeschuetz for coming second in the Regional Qualifier event despite languishing in 8th place at the half way point. Particular congratulations go to Jake and Ben for achieving second place in the Cross-imps. The team qualify for the Final which will be held in June.

County Teams Champions

posted 28 Apr 2019, 04:06 by John Liebeschuetz

Well done to the team of Carina Negreanu, Adam Bowden, Nadia Stelmashenko and Victor Milman who triumphed in the County Teams KO final. This was the first win in the competition for the first three members. The team qualify to represent the County in the Pachabo Cup in June.

National Pairs and Sims Successes

posted 11 Apr 2019, 10:29 by John Liebeschuetz

A great result for Rod and Sue Oakford who came second in the National Pairs Final at the weekend, just in front of David Kendrick in third. Congratulations to all three. Also to be congratulated are Jon Cooke and Paul Barden who, nationally, won the Tuesday section of the British Spring Pairs with a staggering percentage of 73.9.

1-10 of 159