Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association

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

Inter-County competitions

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.

Yorkshire finished a very creditable 2nd across all three divisions this year, each team failing by having one poor match out of the 4. Thankyou to all the players who took part this year, especially those who came in as late substitutes.

The League has its own website and results pages which can be accessed using the links on the right:

Anyone interested in playing for the B and C teams next year (matches are from July to October), please can they contact Janet Latham (tedjan12@hotmail.com) or Julia Staniforth (jas361@hotmail.co.uk) by March 2022 when selections take place.

National Inter-County League

Inter-County Player Selection

The YCBA Board delegates responsibility for selection of players for the Northern Bridge League, Presidents Cup and Tollemache to selection 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 in the ‘About YCBA’ section.

If you would like to be considered for any of Yorkshire’s teams, please make yourself known to the chair of the selection committee.

YCBA pays the entry fees, but there is a charge made at the venue to cover the cost of catering & hire of the venue, part of which is paid by the YCBA.

The entry fees for the Tollemache Cup and President’s Cup competitions will be paid in full by the YCBA. If an overnight stay is required, the YCBA may make a contribution to the cost of the stay.

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