EBU Handicap Pairs event on 4th September

posted 3 Aug 2022, 03:17 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 9 Aug 2022, 10:55 by Colin Sills ]

We shall be hosting a heat of the National Handicap Pairs Championship 2022.This is a new event which will be played by multiple clubs across the country. Details about the national event are on the EBU site. To enter the CBC-run session, see below!

Date: Sunday 4th September
Venue: Townley Memorial Hall, Fulbourn Centre CB21 5BS (map)
Time: Play will start at 2pm and end at around 6.30pm
Entry fee: £8 per person (includes tea/coffee and a delicious slice of homemade cake)
Who can enter?: Everyone (including other clubs) welcome. You will need a partner to play at this event.
How to enter: One person from each pair should fill out the entry form below before midnight on Thursday 1st Sept.

It doesn't matter whether you are an experienced player, an improver or new to bridge, handicaps will level the playing field. You have exactly the same opportunity as other players. All you have to do is beat the average of your and your partner's combined NGS grade.  To help the organisers, please make sure that your EBU membership settings allow your NGS grade to be visible.

Master Points: Blue Points will be awarded to the top 1/3 of the overall field at National rate and prizes will be awarded based on the overall handicapped ranking list. NGS grading for this event will be based on the underlying local results.

- CBC Members: payment will be taken from your cashless account with the club.
- Visitors/non-members: in advance of the event, pay the entry fee of £16 per pair (or £8 in the case of a mixed pair ie non-member playing with a member).  Pay by bank transfer to: Cambridge Bridge Club, Account number: 53958308 Sort code: 09-01-51 Reference: name of the player paying.

If you have difficulty paying by bank transfer (or for any other queries), please contact the organisers by email at

British Summer Sim Pairs 2022

posted 3 Aug 2022, 02:59 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 3 Aug 2022, 03:06 ]

Fifteen pairs took part in the Summer Sims on the 27th July. Congratulations to Fred Langford and Colin Campbell who were  placed 6th nationally and David Fryer and Dominic Cooke who were placed 11th (out of 283). The nationwide results are available here

Junior Bridge Camp

posted 1 Jun 2022, 06:26 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 1 Jun 2022, 06:28 ]

EBED are running a bridge camp for juniors of any standard, whether completely new to bridge or expert. See attached.
This year's event will be held at 

KING'S PARK Conference centre in Northampton 

Postcode NN3 6LL
All booking information can be found on their website at

Competitions start this week

posted 24 May 2022, 03:53 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 24 May 2022, 07:41 ]

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday May 24 will be the first round of the Jacobs Shield x-imps pairs competition played face to face in Trumpington Village Hall.

On Wednesday evening, May 25, we’ll hold the first round of the Summer pairs competition (Abdelmoneim Cup) online on RealBridge. 

For further competition dates take a look at the calendar on our website. 

CBC Representative Teams Update

posted 24 May 2022, 03:49 by Rosemary Tate

National Inter-Club Knockout (NICKO)
The delayed 2019-20 season is finally over for CBC. In the NICKO, the 'A' team were eliminated in the semi-finals, and the 'B' team in the quarter-finals.
The 'A' team was Paul Barden, Jon Cooke, Catherine Jagger, Chris Jagger, Jonathan Mestel and Julian Wightwick.
In this year's competition (2021-22) we have three teams through to the last 16.

Garden Cities
In the Regional Final, CBC missed out on the split-tie for the all-important 4th qualifying spot by 1 VP - losing a slam swing on the final board!
The team was Catherine Curtis, Jamie Fegarty, Liam Fegarty, Paul Fegarty, Graham Hazel, David Kendrick, Jonathan Mestal and Julian Wightwick.

Return of Wednesday evening sessions

posted 18 May 2022, 02:32 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 18 May 2022, 02:53 ]

By popular demand we are reinstating our Wednesday night sessions on RealBridge. We're going to try to help match up any singletons - please come along and sit at the higher number tables to find a partner!  The event isn't hosted, although we'd welcome volunteers to host!

Free membership offer

posted 18 May 2022, 02:26 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 18 May 2022, 02:54 ]

As life returns to normal, the committee has been thinking about how best to ensure the survival of CBC as a vibrant organisation dedicated to the playing and teaching of bridge in the Cambridge area.  As part of this, we have decided to offer a free trial membership which will expire on September 1st 2022 in order to give people an opportunity to try out our club games until the beginning of September without incurring a visitor fee.

In order to make sure that our existing members are not disadvantaged by this we are extending existing membership subscriptions by three months as well. 

Return to face to face bridge on Tuesday evening

posted 13 Apr 2022, 03:13 by Rosemary Tate

We shall be returning to face to face bridge at Trumpington Village Hall from Tuesday April 19th.  Play will commence at 7.30.

The hosting system has been working very well on Monday mornings so we plan to extend the system to Tuesday evening.  Please let Vic  know if you can volunteer as a host one Tuesday - maybe because you dont have a partner or because your regular partner cannot play.  We will also need directors and scorers for Tuesday evening - see news item below.

Directors and scorers needed

posted 13 Apr 2022, 03:02 by Rosemary Tate

In order to keep our face to face games running smoothly, we need more  volunteers to score or direct.  We need people for both Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Please contact Vic Morris to volunteer.  Alternatively, please contact Rosemary if you would like training in either of these roles.

CBC annual bridge weekend

posted 4 Mar 2022, 06:51 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 4 Mar 2022, 07:02 ]

For the fifth year, a very successful bridge weekend took place from 25th - 27th February at the Olde Barn Hotel in Grantham.  Photos of the happy crowd and the prizes are attached (on the news page), together with a report of the weekend. 

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