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  • President's Cup
    29th-30th June 2019
    At Bradford Bridge Club
    Yorkshire 'A' took 3rd place, behind Mersyside & Cheshire and Manchester 'A'
    The team was:- Mike Jackson & John Hayton, Tony McNiff & Dave Robinson
    Phil Godfrey & Mark Bratley, Richard Pike & David Waxman, Paul Brereton & Tim Prior
    Please click on the heading more information

  • Waddington Shield
    22nd May 2019
    Gisborne are the new champions
    Please click on the heading more information

  • TD Training
    A full series of Club Director courses is scheduled at Halifax Bridge Club on the following dates:-
    01 Sep :How to run a club duplicate   29 Sep :Day 1 :Book Rulings
    06 Oct :Day 2 :Book & Judgement Rulings 20 Oct :Assessment
    If you wish to join one of the courses, please contact Richard Banbury at EBED
    Full details may be seen by clicking on the heading above and following the relevant links.

  • Yorkshire Improvers Pairs
    17th March 2019
    This event was very well attended: 44 pairs competed
    Bill & Jennifer Fawkner-Corbett were the winners with 61.81%
    Sheila Dodd & Ralph Thompson were runners up on 60.12%
    Please click on the heading more information

  • New Technology Grants
    The Management Board of YCBA has decided to make funds available to clubs for technological development.
    The idea is to help as many Yorkshire clubs as possible to improve their technical resources.
    You have to agree to stay affiliated to the YCBA & EBU for at least 3 years.
    Clubs may apply for grants using the form provided. Please click HERE for a copy.

  • Harrogate Spring Congress
    8th - 10th February 2019
    Improvers Pairs
    Joan Eager & Brian Eager = 61.63%
    Open Pairs
    Kevin Higgins & Julian Hayward = 60.10%
    Mixed Pairs
    Fiona Brown & Michael Levi = 62.07%
    Swiss Pairs
    Tom Slater & Michael Byrne = 145 vps
    Improvers Teams
    Mark & Jenny Dunkley, Iwan & Maureen Williams = 28 Imps
    Swiss Teams
    Kiat Huang, Mark Wardell, Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke = 100vps
    Please click on the heading to visit the EBU website for the full results

  • Jeremy Clarkson on Learning Bridge
    Jack Stocken has sent in an amusing article about the 'mysteries' of contract bridge written by Jeremy Clarkson recently for the Sunday Times. Click on the heading to see it.

  • Yorkshire Junior Bridge
    Calling all Yorkshire youngsters, students, and those young at heart. We are looking to build the Yorkshire Youth
    (Under 25) community and organise a get-together in the near future for all ages and abilities covering both bridge
    and minibridge. If you are a Junior, parent or teacher, or are interested in helping with youth bridge in the future
    please contact Phil Morrison, County Youth Officer at yorkshireyouthbridge@gmail.com or via the new Twitter
    account @YorksYthBridge

  • Mixed Pivot Teams
    25th November 2018
    The event, at Bradford Bridge Club, was won by Jan Springett, Tom Copeland, Alan Hayward, and Stephen Berson
    Their winning score was 82 IMPs. Please click on the heading for details.

  • YCBA Development Day - Chairman's Observations
    The members meeting held at the Hilton, Leeds on Sunday 18th November together with the YCBA development day was a great success. First my thanks go to the speakers on the day which included ones from ArcScorer and BriAn, which showed us the future of how we will be inputting scores and Phil Godfrey for stepping in to do Pianola at the last moment. This was apart from his duties at discussing EBU Score and some of the new laws together with BB@B with Ron Millet. Bev Purvis, the club liaison officer at the EBU, was also present.
    Two main items came from the members meeting itself and these were the investment in technology which is going to be offered by the county to clubs. This will include, hopefully, everything from whiteboards to new technology and discussions as to how this will be implemented will be at our next board meeting in January. The idea of having seminars aimed at non-experts was brought up and it seemed that a day set aside would be a popular idea. This will be discussed at the next Bridge development meeting.
    It is likely we will be holding the members meeting at development days in the future, so if you have any ideas that you would like to be presented at one of these, please let a board member know.
    Nick Woolven

  • Tollemache 2018
    17-18th November
    Sadly, Yorkshire did not qualify, finishing 6th in group B
    You can view the details on the EBU website by clicking on the heading, above.

  • Northern Bridge League
    A division: Yorkshire 2 were 2nd, behind Manchester 1
    B division: Yorkshire were 2nd, behind Manchester
    C division: Yorkshire NW were joint 1st with Manchester 1
    The tie is split by considering the total VPs scored between the tying teams over all four heats
    This means that Yorkshire NW prevail by 43 to 37, and qualify for the National Final
    Congratulations to all involved in this achievement
    Please click on the heading to visit the NBL website for the full results
    and click on the team titles to see the names of the players

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