New Year Bonanza
5th December 2023
5th December 2023
3rd December 2023
Online League Teams of 4
Entries have closed for the Winter 2024 season of the online Yorkshire League. 36 teams have entered. They will be split into 3 leagues (10, 10 & 16). Each team will play 9 matches.
Matches will take place on Sunday afternoons: 7th and 21st January and 4th February. The fixture list will be published soon.
24th November 2023
Launch of YCBA Facebook Page
YCBA has opened a new Facebook page.to
We are reliant on our members in clubs to share your good news stories with us. You may be holding an open day, running a bridge seminar or an event you would like to advertise. In short, anything that you think will have a wider interest beyond your own bridge club.
To find the page, search for Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on Facebook.
Please send in your good news stories and ask your members to follow our Facebook page, and hopefully our site will grow over time. We hope you will “like” our contributions and comment on them, as appropriate. You are also encouraged to share our articles on your own bridge club or private Facebook pages.
Please email your suggested text to Mark Dunkley at email@example.com . All narrative should ideally be accompanied by at least one picture or photo. Facebook is a visual medium so pictures are essential.
If including people on your photos, please ensure you have permission to post their photo on Facebook.
Please give the Facebook account your support.
20th November 2023
It is with much regret that we have learnt of the death of Jim Proctor on 7th November. Jim played most of his Yorkshire bridge at Scarborough where he had many successful partnerships and represented the county on numerous occasions. However, possibly locally and nationally he will be remembered as a senior tournament director. Jim was the longest serving member of the EBU Tournament Directors’ panel at the time of his retirement in 2016. He joined the panel in 1974, and had held the top rank of National Tournament Director for several decades. At the Summer Meeting in 2016 he was made a Life Member of the EBU for his services. We extend our sympathy to Jim’s partner Kevin and all his friends around the county and country .
His funeral service is at Woodlands crematorium, Scarborough on Thursday 23 November at 2.00 pm if you wish to attend and pay your respects in memory of him.
9th November 2023
For the Harrogate Spring Congress in February, hotel bookings should be made by the 12th January to get the room allocation at the agreed rate.
6th November 2023
Free Club Seminar: Don’t miss your chance to quiz the Chief TD
On November 14th at 10.00am we will be running a free online seminar on the topic of directing club sessions. This is not a training session for new directors; rather it is a chance to discuss issues such as:
…How to keep a session friendly
…How to get help with a difficult ruling
…Recent law changes from a club perspective
…Common problems when directing and tips on how to solve them
We will have the Chief TD Gordon Rainsford in attendance. If there are subjects you would particularly like to discuss please let us know in advance so we can be sure to include them.
Book now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st November 2023
Online Yorkshire League – Winter season
Entries are now open for the Winter 2024 season and will close on 30th November. The match days are 7th and 21st January and 4th February. Teams of four representing clubs affiliated to YCBA compete in the League. Matches are played on BBO or RealBridge. For further details and how to enter, visit the Leagues pages of this website and/or contact your club secretary.
28th October 2023
Nov 25th, 2023 11:00 AM
26th October 2023
It may (but probably not!) have come to your attention that the annual members meeting will be coming up shortly. This is a meeting which is held as part of the constitution and the board would encourage you to attend if at all possible. Details of how the meeting will be run appear at the end of this article.
This is a chance for all members of the YCBA, where their first county of allegiance (or registered as a second county) is Yorkshire, to question the board, assess how we are doing, put ideas forward that we may not have thought of and for the board to give an update of what we are doing to progress bridge in the county. The good news is that there will be a free session of about 18 boards, to be run on BBO, for all members who attend (provided of course they want to play) with a prize of free entry (pairs) to the Spring Congress in Harrogate in February 2024. So how can you fail to want to attend if only to put faces to names (if you haven’t inspected the website!) of members of the board.
If you are unable to attend but would like a question/query to be answered, please let the acting secretary (Robin Jepson) have your details at least one week before the meeting.
The meeting will be held on Zoom as we feel that this offers the best approach to try and get a broader spectrum of members from across our large geographical county and the details are as follows:
Topic: YCBA MEMBERS’ MEETING
Time: Nov 25th, 2023 11:00 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 5451 1992
Should this link, for any reason fail to work, it will be on the website as well.
Let’s hope the weather is a bit better then and we hope to see you there.
David Guild/Nick Woolven (YCBA Co-chairs)
22nd October 2023
The winners of the overseas Congress Swiss Teams were
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