Bidding Competition Winners

posted 7 Jun 2020, 11:14 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 7 Jun 2020, 11:15 ]

There were around 50 entrants to the Cambridge Bridge Club Bidding Challenge.  Congratulation go to the winner, Simon Barb (750 out of 800) with David Wright in second place (745). Janice Marlton, Colin Campbell Bill Briscombe came joint third on 675.

Many thanks to Jon Cooke for organising this, and getting the views of a very strong panel of experts. The hands and recommended actions can be found in the attached pdf.


posted 20 Apr 2020, 06:21 by Terry Otterman   [ updated 3 Jun 2020, 12:06 by Terry Otterman ]

Until further notice, CBC will hold the following online BBO events:

MONDAYS,  10 am, director Vic Morris.  

TUESDAYS, 7:30 pm, director Paul Barden.  Virtual Club BBO$3 *** Note new time***

THURSDAYS, 10 am, director Peter Grice.  

FRIDAYS, 2 pm, director Jon Cooke.  

SATURDAYS, 10 am, director Terry Otterman.  

The times are fixed, but the directors may change - we'd be pleased to receive offers to direct.  It's not difficult, there are no bids out of turn, no insufficient bids, no leads out of turn, no revokes.  The main thing you have to do is adjust scores when a table times out: the system can show you the record of the bidding and play so far, and a double-dummy analysis too if you ask for it.

If you want to play and haven't played a CBC event on BBO before, please let Paul Barden ( have your BBO id, so that it can be added to the list of players who can join our events.


posted 15 Mar 2020, 16:09 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 15 Mar 2020, 16:13 ]

You will be aware of many cancellations nationally and internationally aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus.Today the EBU issued new advice and it's clear that it sees most bridge events as being too risky to continue with for the time being.

The Cambridge Club Committee has discussed this urgently, and has decided, with regret, that we should stop meeting face to face to play bridge, with immediate effect (15th Mar).

We are looking into the use of bridge resources such as BBO online, to offer our members online competitions.

The Committee will keep you informed of developments during the period of suspension, and we look forward to meeting again in the future, with renewed enjoyment of playing face-to-face.

Jon Cooke is a Camrose Winner

posted 11 Mar 2020, 14:49 by John Liebeschuetz

Jon Cooke, playing with Cameron Small, earned his England spurs in the second weekend of Camrose home international competition. The team won the second weekend and Jon and Cameron were the third pair in the Butler ranking. As an  England team with a different make-up won the first weekend that meant England won the Camrose trophy overall. Congratulations !

Simon Barb and Rod Oakford sweep the board at the East Anglian Bridge Weekend

posted 9 Mar 2020, 12:51 by John Liebeschuetz

It was a Cambridge clean sweep at the EABW last weekend, held near Bury St Edmunds. Simon and Rod won the Swiss Pairs on the Saturday by a healthy margin. Jake Dunn took equal second place playing with Martin Jones. On the Sunday Simon and Rod, playing with Clive Stops and John Liebeschuetz, won the Multiple Teams by a single VP, taking the lead on the very last board. Paul, Catherine, Jamie and Liam came third. You can read more here

David Wright is National Master's Pairs Champion

posted 2 Mar 2020, 11:25 by John Liebeschuetz

Club member David Wright scored a great success last weekend. He won the National Masters section of the Ranked Masters Pairs competition, which was held at Stratford-upon-Avon. Congratulations!

Bernard Teltscher

posted 2 Mar 2020, 11:21 by John Liebeschuetz

The EBU reports that sadly the venerable and highly respected player Bernard Teltscher has died. Bernard learnt to play bridge aged 8 in Austria in 1931.  Our club owes him a significant debt as he was responsible for restarting the Cambridge Bridge Club after the war. More details can be found at

Catherine Jagger wins Lady Milne Trials

posted 28 Jan 2020, 14:54 by John Liebeschuetz

Club member Catherine Jagger, in partnership with Sarah Teshome, has won the trials to play in the
Lady Milne Trophy, the home nation's womens' championship. Very well done Catherine!

Children in Need Pairs raises over £77,000

posted 24 Jan 2020, 09:51 by John Liebeschuetz

Anna Gudge from ECATS tells us that nationally the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs raised over £77,000 pounds nationally, the best amount yet. She has sent us the attached poster to thank us for holding a heat .

Jake Dunn in Camrose Action

posted 11 Jan 2020, 05:36 by John Liebeschuetz

This weekend is the 1st weekend of the Camrose Trophy, a competition between all the Home Countries. Our own Jake Dunn is in action representing Wales. You can watch progress of all the Camrose matches on BBO Vugraph (

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