Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association

The YCBA promotes, manages and supports EBU affiliated
competitive bridge play in our county.

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Great Northern Swiss Pairs

Great News!

Booking is now open  for

THE GREAT NORTHERN SWISS PAIRS

This annual Green Pointed event will be held  at

The Village Hotel and Spa in Headingley Leeds

On Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd 2022

Click here for more information, and here to make a booking

YCBA Disciplinary Ruling

Following a complaint concerning the conduct of YCBA member Mr David Beck, a recent hearing of the Disciplinary Committee ruled that an offence under the YCBA Constitution had been committed.

A penalty of suspension from all competitions sponsored or licensed by the YCBA was imposed on Mr Beck. This will run for a period of two years and three months commencing from the date of the hearing, 9 May 2022.   

All affiliated clubs in Yorkshire will be advised of this penalty.

The decision was upheld on a reference to the EBU Laws & Ethics Committee.

NBL first round success

Yorkshire had a great start to the first weekend of the NBL (Northern bridge league). The A team is currently second to Manchester whilst the B and C teams head their respective groups by large margins. Congratulations to all involved and good luck for the next round (20th August).

The current league positions can be found here.

More information can be found under LeaguesInter-County competions or here

Brian Davison (1948-2022)

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Brian Davison last Friday (1st July).

His forte, without doubt, was his teaching skills. There will be numerous students who will have passed through Brian’s ‘hands’, whose abilities will have been improved with the knowledge that he imparted to them. At his home club of Olicana (Ilkley), he was responsible for running, setting up, scoring and teaching in many sessions over the past 10 years but not only this he also found time to do teaching at Leeds bridge club. He also played regularly for the Ilkley teams in the Yorkshire League.

As if this was not enough, he was an active member of the YCBA bridge development committee. Out of this came the YCBA on-line beginner’s course, for which, Brian was one of the main presenters. He also, with Jim Edwards, helped develop bridgeplay.uk, which is now being used by clubs across the county for teaching purposes.

Together with Jim and Gill Copeland he was also responsible for setting up and running the improvers’ pairs at Leeds, which was so successful, players had to be turned away some years!His contribution not only helped adults get into the game but he also ran sessions at schools in Leeds and Harrogate.

At county level he was a selector for the Northern Bridge League B and C divisions and represented Yorkshire at this event in the B team.

Brian was very generous with his time, never wanted thanks and was extremely popular with all his students and members at both Ilkley and Leeds, he will be sorely missed.

His funeral will be at Lawnswood crematorium on 20th July at 10 a.m. and all are welcome.

No flowers please and all donations to the Wheatfields hospice.

2022-23 Yorkshire League Season

There are only three months to the start of the 2022-23 season of the Yorkshire League teams of eight competition.

Mike Jackson has recently sent out entry forms to the secretaries of affiliated clubs – to be returned by 31st July.

You’ll find all the information you need about the 2022-23 season on the website under ‘Leagues`, or here

We hope the new season will see the return of many clubs, teams and players who missed 2021-22 owing to the pandemic.   

Affiliated Clubs “Teams of Four”

Affiliated Clubs “Teams of Four” Wednesday 29th June at 11am on BBO.
There will be 6 x 5 Boards with a break
This event is open to all affiliated clubs in Yorkshire (clubs can enter more than one team at the discretion of the organisers).
The Affiliated Club normally pays the entry fee for the Team as a way of saying “thank you” to the entrants for their contribution to the running of the Club especially during the Covid pandemic.
The Closing Date is the 27th June

YCBA 2022 AGM

This year the upcoming 2022 AGM will be held in person at York Bridge Club and online via Zoom on Saturday 11 June at 11:00.

Further details and related information when available can be found in the Event calendar here

Yorkshire Congress – Face-to-Face in 2022

COME AND JOIN US!

FACE TO FACE BRIDGE 
AT YORK’S NEW BRIDGE CLUB FOR

THE YORKSHIRE CONGRESS

ON THE WEEKEND  OF 11 – 12 JUNE 2022

More details and Entry form can be found here
Accommodation suggestions can be seen here

Online Yorkshire League Spring 2022

The Spring 2022 season of the Online Yorkshire League was completed on Sunday 24th April. Congratulations to the divisional winners Sheffield Buzz, Thirsk A, Halifax A and Leeds F. Full results are available here

43 teams from 15 clubs took part, playing 9 matches of 8 boards each over three match days. An innovation this season was giving teams the option of playing their home matches on RealBridge as an alternative to Bridge Base Online. This was generally well received despite some players being initially apprehensive about a new playing environment for the online game.

Thanks to all players. The next season will be in January and February of 2023.

York Bridge Club – New Clubhouse

After 15 months in construction, York Bridge Club is now open from it’s fabulous new premises.

The new clubhouse is stand-alone and purpose-built solely for bridge play. 

It includes a 25 tables capacity play room, teaching and catering facilities and extensive parking spaces. 

The club latest play schedule and location map can be found at www.bridgewebs.com/york/

The YCBA congratulate York Bridge Club on their far-sighted successful development of this project.

More information is available here

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