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What's on in March

posted 6 Mar 2018, 10:41 by John Liebeschuetz

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But bridge is so delightful
And there’s nowhere better to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It might be cold outside but the competitions are hotting up. Only two more months to go for the Cradock, Jacobs Shield and Collis Plate.

On Wednesday 7th we have the Handicap Teams. Team mates will be allocated on the night. There IS a host pair available for this competition, so you can turn up as a pair.

On Tuesday 13th there is a Stratified Sim pairs. 

Wednesday 28th is the date of the Spring Equinox Handicap. Normal pairs scoring but adjusted for your partnership handicap.

What's on in January

posted 7 Jan 2018, 07:33 by John Liebeschuetz

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have some top boards now and then
at a table where opponents are our friends.
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have our hopes and reach up high
That competition’s not just pie in the sky
Let’s just try

Usual apologies - this time to Abba 

There is a sim. pairs on Wednesday 10th January.
The Club Pairs Championship will be held over two weeks - on Tuesday 30 January and Tuesday 6 February.
There will be a ‘board-a-match’ teams evening on Tuesday 23rd January. This will not be hosted so please come as a team of four.
  +  usual club competitions                                                                                   

Winter Simultaneous Pairs

posted 4 Jan 2018, 13:11 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 4 Jan 2018, 13:15 ]

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Bridge Packed New Year to All

posted 18 Dec 2017, 12:45 by John Liebeschuetz

We will start the New Year with a bang. On Wednesday 10th of January there is a heat of the British Winter Simultaneous Pairs; on Tuesday 23rd January we hold  the annual Point-a-Board Teams competition; and on Tuesday 30th Jan it will be the first session of the two session Club Championship Pairs competition.

Talk by Jon Cooke

posted 20 May 2017, 01:01 by Paul Barden   [ updated 22 May 2017, 00:02 ]

Jon Cooke, coach to the England U-25 team, gave a well-attended talk on Thursday 18th May about hand evaluation.

The presentation is attached.

EBED Sim Pairs

posted 4 May 2017, 03:58 by Colin Sills   [ updated 4 May 2017, 03:58 ]

Coming up: Tuesday 9th May, CBC will host a heat of the EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs

Results, including hand commentaries:

EBED Spring Sim Pairs

Spring Equinox Handicap 2017

posted 24 Mar 2017, 04:44 by Colin Sills   [ updated 24 Mar 2017, 04:44 ]

Congratulations to Allison Kaye & Terry Otterman, winners of the Spring Equinox Handicap for the Zakrzewska Plate.

A summary of the results can be found on the competition page here.

Club Tournament Director courses 2017

posted 8 Feb 2017, 08:41 by Colin Sills   [ updated 8 Feb 2017, 08:41 ]

The Norfolk Contract Bridge Association and the EBU (English Bridge Education and Development department) are holding club TD courses at The Abbey Hall, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH.

Saturday March 11 2017 Essentials/Book rulings
Saturday April 22 2017 Judgement rulings
Saturday May 20 2017 Assessment

Lead instructor: Nicole Cooke
Time: 10.30 - 5.00
Cost: EBU members £45/£45/£54 total £144. Non EBU members £50/£50/£60 Total £160 

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. Bring your own lunch.

Entries to Richard Banbury. Telephone 01296 317218, English Bridge Union, Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury HP19 8AZ

Local organiser: Roger Amey 01263 713476

Dimmie Fleming Award for Chris Larlham

posted 25 Nov 2016, 04:00 by Colin Sills   [ updated 25 Nov 2016, 04:01 ]

Chris Larlham Dimme Fleming Award

Congratulations to Chris Larlham on receipt of his Dimmie Fleming Award, presented on 15th November at Cambridge Bridge Club.

Chris, County Captain for 25 years, founder of Saffron Walden BC and member of Cambridge BC, was one of the five people given the Dimmie Fleming award for long service to Bridge by the EBU this year. Chris was unable to attend the presentation at the EBU AGM in London on November 23rd so it was presented to him at Cambridge BC by Chris Jagger, the previous County Chairman.    

About the Award

The prestigious Dimmie Fleming Award is given by the English Bridge Union to only 5 or 6 Bridge players a year. It is for long, outstanding service to Bridge at Club and County level. More details about the Award may be found at

News feed problem

posted 2 Sep 2016, 07:16 by Colin Sills   [ updated 2 Sep 2016, 07:16 ]

We are experiencing a problem with our news feed, causing old news items to be displayed on the front page of this website.   The News page is unaffected.

We are working on a solution to the problem - apologies, this might take a few days to sort out!

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