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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 (

A Bridge Quartet

posted 5 Jan 2020, 07:00 by John Liebeschuetz

At the Monday Club Christmas Party some of our multi-talented members gave a different meaning for "A four for bridge". Allison Kaye explains
"One of our members, Vic Morris, plays in a recorder quartet. They entertained us with Christmas and some popular songs. They also played some really interesting recorders, including the bass wooden recorder in the picture. It was a great morning of bridge and then everyone brought some food to share and we toasted the season with mulled wine."
   Open up the associated jpg to view them in action      

A Happy New Year!

posted 27 Dec 2019, 11:08 by John Liebeschuetz

A Happy New Year to all our Members. If you are short of ideas for your New Year's resolutions then how about..

I must remember to count my tricks after the lead to Trick 1....
I must remember to be polite to my partner no matter what calumny they have perpetrated...
I will not bid Blackwood unless I know what to do after any response from partner ...
I will be unfailingly cheerful towards opponents, even when they've made a slam by dint of three finesses...
Having said my piece and pre-empted, I promise to let partner make the final decision about sacrificing ...
I will promise not to shout "Director" in a voice of thunder every third hand

New Tricks Bridge: A new online educational resource

posted 14 Nov 2019, 12:58 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 14 Nov 2019, 12:59 ]

New Tricks Bridge have created some interesting  new, free to access online bridge content. You can view the first episode of the Tournament Series, featuring world class players, and expert commentary: Tournament Series Episode One.

New Tricks is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to the promotion of bridge education at all levels. In addition to the Tournament Series, which acts as a great ‘masterclass’, they are also developing an innovative series of animated tutorials for beginners, with the plan to promote to schools and youth groups, and aim of bringing more young players into the game. You can find more information about the project, and view the first few tutorial modules, at
You do apparently need to subscribe to the YouTube channel in order to be notified when Episode Two comes out.

World Championship Silver Medal for David Kendrick

posted 5 Oct 2019, 13:45 by John Liebeschuetz

David Kendrick and the England Seniors team won Silver Medals at the recent World Championships in China. A massive effort. Well done!  The Ladies Team achieved bronze and the Mixed Team, captained by Paul Barden (NPC), finished a very creditable 4th. The Open Team, with Chris Jagger playing, did well to reach the quarter final, but were defeated, after putting up a very good fight, by the very strong USA1.

CBC Members at the World Championships

posted 17 Sep 2019, 10:04 by John Liebeschuetz

We wish all the best to three members of CBC who are currently in Wuhan, China, participating in the 44th World Championships. Chris Jagger, partnering Jeffrey Allerton, is playing for the England Open Team in the Bermuda Bowl, David Kendrick is playing for the England Seniors Team, and our Chairman, Paul Barden is Non-playing Captain of the England Mixed Team. At time of writing all teams are doing extremely well. You can find our more here,, or you can follow the matches live on BridgeBase Online.

Commentary for hands played on September 11th

posted 12 Sep 2019, 14:01 by Jenny Jacobsberg

Many thanks to Jonathan Cooke for writing up the hands played on September 11th.
The commentaries can be found on the results page - click on commentaries.

Under 16 European Success

posted 19 Jul 2019, 07:15 by John Liebeschuetz

Well done, Jamie Fegarty! He was part of the under 16 team that took the Bronze Medal at the recent European Youth Championships held in Oslo, Norway

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.

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