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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                                                                                   

Winter Simultaneous Pairs

posted 4 Jan 2018, 13:11 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 4 Jan 2018, 13:15 ]

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Bridge Packed New Year to All

posted 18 Dec 2017, 12:45 by John Liebeschuetz

We will start the New Year with a bang. On Wednesday 10th of January there is a heat of the British Winter Simultaneous Pairs; on Tuesday 23rd January we hold  the annual Point-a-Board Teams competition; and on Tuesday 30th Jan it will be the first session of the two session Club Championship Pairs competition.

Talk by Jon Cooke

posted 20 May 2017, 01:01 by Paul Barden   [ updated 22 May 2017, 00:02 ]

Jon Cooke, coach to the England U-25 team, gave a well-attended talk on Thursday 18th May about hand evaluation.

The presentation is attached.

EBED Sim Pairs

posted 4 May 2017, 03:58 by Colin Sills   [ updated 4 May 2017, 03:58 ]

Coming up: Tuesday 9th May, CBC will host a heat of the EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs

Results, including hand commentaries:

EBED Spring Sim Pairs

Spring Equinox Handicap 2017

posted 24 Mar 2017, 04:44 by Colin Sills   [ updated 24 Mar 2017, 04:44 ]

Congratulations to Allison Kaye & Terry Otterman, winners of the Spring Equinox Handicap for the Zakrzewska Plate.

A summary of the results can be found on the competition page here.

Club Tournament Director courses 2017

posted 8 Feb 2017, 08:41 by Colin Sills   [ updated 8 Feb 2017, 08:41 ]

The Norfolk Contract Bridge Association and the EBU (English Bridge Education and Development department) are holding club TD courses at The Abbey Hall, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH.

Saturday March 11 2017 Essentials/Book rulings
Saturday April 22 2017 Judgement rulings
Saturday May 20 2017 Assessment

Lead instructor: Nicole Cooke
Time: 10.30 - 5.00
Cost: EBU members £45/£45/£54 total £144. Non EBU members £50/£50/£60 Total £160 

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. Bring your own lunch.

Entries to Richard Banbury. Telephone 01296 317218, English Bridge Union, Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury HP19 8AZ

Local organiser: Roger Amey 01263 713476

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