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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!

Club Directors Course

posted 15 Apr 2018, 04:34 by John Liebeschuetz

Would you like to become one whose Word is Law, a Magister of Movements, an Arbiter of Fair Play and Decorum, and an Admonisher  (on rare occasions ..) of the Misbehaving?  
   If you would, then please reply to the advertisement below about the Club Directors course that is running in Trumpington Village Hall over May/June.  The Club will pay the course fees for anyone who wishes to attend the course, so long as they are willing to subsequently join the rota of Directors for Club competitions.

Being a Club Director is a very rewarding role, and, remember, in addition the director gets to play for free!


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                                                                                   

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