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 2018 A DivisionB DivisionC Division
14 JulySheffield Bradford Keighley
11 August Bradford Leeds Bradford
22 September Bradford Keighley Bradford
6 OctoberBolton Bradford Leeds
Teams for 2018:  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

Yorkshire SE won the 'C' division last year, for the 5th year in succession.
The final was held on 24th June at Coventry Bridge Club, and the team was:
Stuart Kay and James Carpenter, Jason Levesley and Iain Crockett, Mary Whyms and Rod Hose, Nigel Bean and Chris Gough

They finished 2nd, behind Hertfordshire. Please click on the heading above for details

2017 results

 A Division B Division C Division
 Yorkshire 13rd Yorkshire4th Yorkshire SE1st
 Yorkshire 24th  Yorkshire NW3rd

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