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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.

New Thursday Morning Bridge Session commencing 9th May!!!!

posted 4 Apr 2019, 07:45 by Terry Otterman   [ updated 4 Apr 2019, 23:17 by Colin Sills ]

With the success of the Monday Morning club, we are excited to announce the beginning of Thursday Morning Bridge, commencing on 9th May.

It will be held at Trumpington Village Hall. Play will begin at 10am. 

The club organisers are Sue Willcox and Suzanne Sandral.

Interested, but don't have a partner?? No problem. There will be a hosting system in place for the first 6-8 weeks. Please come along and give it a try.

Any questions, please contact Sue or Suzanne:

Family success at East-Anglia Bridge Weekend

posted 7 Mar 2019, 00:59 by John Liebeschuetz

The Fegerty family scored well in the recent East-Anglia Bridge weekend in Bury St Edmunds. Jamie and Paul came third in the Swiss Pairs (out of 48). Jamie, Liam, Paul and Catherine came third in the Swiss Teams (out of 21)

Forty Bridge Players go Wild in Sunny Lincolnshire

posted 5 Mar 2019, 00:52 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 5 Mar 2019, 00:56 ]


Last weekend the Monday Club Bridge weekend took place in Marston Lincs. Forty Players attended, and in addition to the Bridge, they enjoyed the sunshine, the hotel spa and for some golf and cycling.  We played 5 sessions of Bridge, with 4 duplicate pairs and a teams event on Sunday morning. Winners of each session were awarded with fine bottles of champagne.

The après Bridge was much appreciated with several players drinking Bourbon and G&T late in to the evening, and we’re assured that this didn’t affect the standard of bridge the following morning!

This was the second time we ran the event with 32 attending in 2018. Planning is in place for 2020 and as this is likely to be oversubscribed it’s best to apply early if you’d like to join us.

Dates for the 2020 Weekend are already confirmed for

February 28 – March 2 2020.

Congratulations to all our winners:   John Phelps, David Parish,  Graham Dolan, Zoe Dolan, Gilli Haarhoff, Tony Pike, Susan Wynn and Richard Wynn.

Many thanks to all that attended and helped to make it such a successful and enjoyable weekend.

Vic Morris and Terry Otterman



Jon Cooke in winning Camrose Team

posted 5 Mar 2019, 00:47 by John Liebeschuetz

Congratulations to Jon Cooke who, partnering Cameron Small, featured in the winning EBU team that topped the Camrose home countries Championship. They managed to beat the official England team into second place.

Cambs & Hunts win the Tolly

posted 18 Feb 2019, 12:26 by John Liebeschuetz

Cambs & Hunts won the inter-county teams-of -eight Tollemache Cup at the weekend, a great result against a high quality field, and only the second time that C&H have won the trophy (The first time was in 1980). The team was Jon Cooke and Jon Mestel, David Kendrick (also played in the 1980 win) and Paul Barden, Julian Wightwick and Giles Woodruffe and Paul Fegarty and Catherine Curtis. Seven of the team are CBC members. Well done!

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