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Cambridge Players shine at Crockford's

posted 3 Sep 2018, 10:13 by John Liebeschuetz

 Jon Cooke, Paul Barden and Julian Wightwick, playing with Ian Pagan, had a great result at the weekend, winning the Crockford's Cup final by 6VPs from the De Botton team. Chris Jagger and Jon Mestel played in earlier rounds.

  Also to be congratulated are Victor Milman, David Kendrick, Graham Hazel and Giles Woodruffe, who came second in the Crockford's Plate final.

Bridge Teaching Sessions raise £1,100 for the Junior Teams

posted 1 Aug 2018, 13:37 by John Liebeschuetz

The recent Teaching Sessions raised over £1000 to help fund the Junior Teams going to the World Youth Teams Championship in China, and CBC get a special mention in the EBU news-feed. Thank you to everyone who attended and made these events such a success,  many thanks to Paul Barden, David Kendrick, Catherine Curtis, Paul Fegarty and Alan Shillitoe for putting together and giving the sessions, and thanks also to those who helped organise them.
       Follow the link below to see the link to the EBU news item.

Wednesday 11th Teach-In moved to the 18th July

posted 8 Jul 2018, 07:54 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 8 Jul 2018, 07:56 ]

Due to the (unexpected?) success of the England Football Team, resulting in a rather important match clashing with Wednesday's fundraising Teaching Session, this session,on Partnership Bidding, will  be postponed till the following Wednesday, 18th July, same time.

Bridge Teach-Ins in aid of fundraising for the England Junior Teams

posted 17 Jun 2018, 12:28 by John Liebeschuetz

   Four Junior teams from England have qualified to play in the Junior World Teams Championship in China in August. Four players, Kyle Lam, Kripa Panchagnula, Liam and Jamie Fegarty, are members of CBC. Well done to them!   However fundraising is needed to help get our teams to China.

   The Cambridge Bridge Club is organising a series of bridge teaching sessions that will be run by members of the club directly involved with Junior Teaching. We welcome the attendance of players from all local bridge clubs. Any standard of player is welcome as the expert players will tailor their lessons to be suitable to all levels. There is no need to come as a partnership as hosts will be available. We have organised the following sessions: 


·         Tuesday 26th of June, 7:30 PM, Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club, Logans Way
CB4 1BL:   Paul Barden and Alan Shillitoe will lead a class on defence and signalling. Paul and Alan run the Junior Squad Training Week-ends and will do their best to offer you an authentic experience!

·         Monday 2nd of July, 10 AM, Trumpington Village Hall, 75 High St., Trumpington, CB2 9HZ:    David Kendrick and Paul Barden will focus on declarer play. David has completed a rare `trifecta’ having won the Junior Camrose, the Camrose and the Senior Camrose. This year David and Paul have also won the National Pairs. As an extra treat we will be offering a selection of delicious pastries! 

·         Wednesday 11th of July, 7:30 PM, St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Rd, Chesterton, CB4 1DH:    Paul Fegarty and Catherine Curtis will discuss bidding. As a long and very successful bridge partnership, Paul and Catherine will share some of their insight into partnership bidding. Their boys, Liam and Jamie, will be competing in China for the Under 16s

   Our junior players are very keen to also participate in the classes so you will get a chance to get to know them! 

   The expert players have volunteered their time for free. The charge per person is £7.50, of which £6 will be donated to the EBU fundraising effort. We would really appreciate it if you could get back to us via email if you would like to attend (please reply to Carina Negreanu at We are hoping that the events will be quite popular and it would really help us to know numbers. If it appears that one or more venues are in danger of being oversubscribed, those who have not replied may miss out.

We hope to see many of you there!


See Chris Jagger playing for England in the European Teams Championships

posted 8 Jun 2018, 09:15 by John Liebeschuetz

You will be interested to know that club member Chris Jagger is currently representing England in the European Teams Championship in Ostend, Belgium. He is partnering Jeffrey Allerton. It was a great achievement for them to be selected.

You can watch him play on Vugraph if you register with free bridge site BridgeBaseOnline (

Family Success in the National Swiss Teams

posted 21 May 2018, 01:11 by John Liebeschuetz

The Fegarty family made a great showing the Nation Swiss Teams on 13/14th May. CBC members Paul Fegarty, Catherine Curtis and David Kendrick, with Jeremy Dhondy making up the team, came second in the main competition.  Sons Jaime and Liam, with Andy Cope and Henry Rose were joint winners of the  B Stratification prize. 

Temporary Change of Venue on Tuesday Evenings

posted 14 May 2018, 13:17 by John Liebeschuetz

Remember that for the next 6 or 7 weeks, Tuesday bridge will be held at the Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club on Logan's Way, CB4 1BL.  7.30pm start time, as usual. There is plenty of parking at the Bowls Club.

Cambs & Hunts Swiss Teams - CBC members take the top spots

posted 3 May 2018, 13:57 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 3 May 2018, 14:02 ]

Congratulations to all the CBC pairs who took prizes at last Sunday's County Swiss Pairs event at Trumpington. Especial congratulations go to Tanawan Watts and Arie Schechter for winning the event.

1st: Tanawan Watts & Arie Schecter
2nd: Ben Tarlow & Jake Dunn
3rd: Colin  Campbell & Gladys Gittins
Ascenders: Simon Barb & John Liebeschuetz

Thanks also for the able organisation of Ken and Penny Riley, Peter Grice and Peter Last 

CBC Juniors selected for England U16 Team

posted 30 Apr 2018, 11:14 by John Liebeschuetz

  Many congratulations to Jaimie and Liam Fegarty who have been selected to play for England in the U16 World Youth Team Championships, in China in August.

  The club plans to run an event in support of the four England Youth teams that qualified for this event .

Brilliant showing in the National Pairs Final

posted 17 Apr 2018, 11:56 by John Liebeschuetz

Very many congratulations to Paul Barden and David Kendrick who won the National Pairs Final at the weekend. All in all it was a very good showing by CBC pairs as Victor and Nadia came 9th, Simon and Rod, 10th, and Carina and Adam, 16th. Well done!

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