Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association  


Northern Bridge League

The NBL is a teams-of-eight competition between the County Bridge Associations of Northern England and North Wales.
There are three divisions: A and B for the former County A and County B teams, and C for teams of good club standard
There is also a Junior division. The League now has its own website; please follow the links to see the information you require

Northern Bridge League results

Northern Bridge League home page

Dates for 2017 A DivisionB DivisionC Division
8 JulyKeighley Bradford Manchester
19 AugustBradford Manchester Leeds
9 September Bradford Keighley Brierfield
7 OctoberBolton Bradford Manchester
Teams for 2017:  A1 line-ups  A2 line-ups  B line-ups  C(NW) line-ups  C(SE) line-ups

Start time: 12:30 prompt; (aim to arrive at 12:00)

National Inter-County Leagues Final

The team for Yorkshire SE won the 'C' division last year, and will represent us in the final.
This will be held on 9th July at Coventry Bridge Club, start time 12:00 for 12:30
(Coventry & North Warwickshire Cricket Club, Binley Road, Coventry CV3 1HB - map)

The players selected are:
Glyn Foley (Capt) & Peter Camm, Lesley Blanchard & Stuart Fletcher,
David Duckworth & Robin Warner, Terry Jacobs & David Narcross

Please click on the heading for this paragraph for more details

The YCBA Management Board delegates responsibility for selection of players for the Northern Bridge League, Presidents Cup and Tollemache to committees. There are many factors to take into account in selection decisions, but the main considerations are:

  • Established partnerships;

  • Success in teams events, rather than pairs;

  • More weight given to good performance in high quality teams events, against less familiar opposition;

  • Consistent results over several years.

The current composition of the selection committees can be found >> Here

If you would like to be considered for any of Yorkshire's teams, please make yourself known to:-
Janet Latham , (or any member of the relevant committee) You can e-mail her at:- asstsecretary@ycba.co.uk or tel 01423 879438 by the end of February
The season has four fixtures, all on Saturdays, usually between July and October
YCBA pays the entry fees, but there is a charge made at the venue to cover the cost of
catering & hire of the venue. This is currently £12.50 per player, of which YCBA pays £5.50

Other Inter-County Competitions

(Tollemache cup and President's cup)
The entry fees for these competitions will be paid in full by the YCBA and a sum of £50 may be
allocated to each player if an overnight stay is required, by prior agreement with the Management Board