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 2017

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

Note: The Inter-County Finals are provisionally scheduled for 24th June 2018

Northern Bridge League home page

Dates for 2018 A DivisionB DivisionC Division
14 JulySheffield Bradford Keighley
11 AugustBrierfield Leeds Bradford
22 September Bradford Keighley Brierfield
6 OctoberBolton Bradford Leeds

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

National Inter-County Leagues Final

Teams that played in 2017:  C(SE) line-ups

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