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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!

New calendar published

posted 20 Jul 2016, 04:46 by Colin Sills   [ updated 20 Jul 2016, 04:46 ]

new calendar 2016-17

The 2016-17 programme of events has been finalised. 

For more details, and to download your copy, visit our calendar page at .

Summer Swiss Pairs 20th July

posted 6 Jul 2016, 03:38 by Colin Sills   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 08:07 ]

The inaugural Summer Swiss Pairs will be held at Chesterton (St Andrew's Hall) on Wednesday 20 July.
The event will be organised as a single-session swiss pairs format.

There is no need to pre-register - just turn up as a pair and you will be able to play.

The event will be 'hosted' by Jenny & Terry, in order to ensure an even number of pairs.  If there is a half-table (odd number of pairs), they will go home.  Note that this means that single players (ie without a partner) are not guaranteed a game.  Thank you to Jenny & Terry for offering this service!


County Swiss Pairs 2016

posted 26 Apr 2016, 07:17 by Colin Sills   [ updated 26 Apr 2016, 07:17 ]

Congratulations to Jon Bonsor-Matthews & Graham Dolan, who won the Swiss Pairs competition on Sunday.

Full details can be found on the County website here.

Collis Plate

posted 21 Apr 2016, 13:53 by Jenny Jacobsberg

Congratulations to Paul Barden, Jon Cooke, Chris Larlham, David Kendrick, Graham Hazel and Jonathan Mestel who have won the Collis Plate for the Teams of 4 League.  They won by a substantial margin over the second placed team - all their qualifying results were over 70%.

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