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 2019 A DivisionB DivisionC Division
13 JulySheffield Bradford Preston
17 August Brierfield Altrincham Bradford
21 September Bradford Preston Altrincham
12 OctoberBolton Bradford Preston
Teams for 2019:  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 NW won the 'C' division this year, so they will be invited to represent Yorkshire
at the Inter-County Final, scheduled for 16th June 2019 at Coventry Bridge Club.

2018 results

 A Division B Division C Division
 Yorkshire 22nd Yorkshire2nd Yorkshire NW1st
 Yorkshire 14th  Yorkshire SE4th

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 (Items 7 & 8)

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:- tedjan12@hotmail.com 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