Suffolk v Norfolk27-Nov-2016

By overall measure Suffolk had slightly the better of it against neighbours Norfolk. However the county lost two of the three matches – but by less than 'B' team's winning margin.

The 'A' Team lost 8-12 VPs (-13 IMPs), the 'B' Team won, 17-3 (+66) but the 'C' lost 6-14 (-26).

See the board-by-board results.

Suffolk Simultaneous Pairs23-Nov-2016

Bill Johnston and Mike Williams retained the Suffolk Simultaneous Pairs. Prizes go to the top four pairs:

1.Mike Williams & Bill JohnstonFrinton70.22%
2.Frank Mansfield & Mike Del-BoWoodbridge68.78%
3.Paul Flavell & Bridget SmithStansfield68.40%
4.John Pearson & Clive RoweWoodbridge64.57%

125 pairs from Abbeygate, Clare, Deben, Framlingham, Frinton, Ipswich Hospitals, Stansfield and Woodbridge bridge clubs took part.

See the full results including Masterpoint awards and a copy of the commentary.

Tollemache Qualifier20-Nov-2016

Suffolk had a weekend of mixed fortunes, winning five matches (more than twice as many as 2015) but again settling into sixth place in their group.

The county were represented by David Price (Capt.), Chris Chambers, Peter Gemmell, Rick Hanley, Jane Moore, Eric Newman, Jeff Orton and Mike Sherer.

Merseyside & Cheshire266816846-56

Full results are on the EBU site (Group C).

Suffolk Club Teams-of-Eight13-Nov-2016

Correction to scores

After the scores were published on our results site it was noticed that they were inconsistent with the Victory Point scales given to players and used for the first-half results.

The changes were relatively small but they did perturb the top and bottom places. Accordingly it was actually Ipswich and Kesgrave (Tony Shearman, Robert Green, Anne Edwards, Phillip Edwards, Maria Allnutt, Debby Sutcliffe, Chris Green and Chris Chambers) who retained the Abbeygate Shield.

Ipswich & Kesgravex1031019191782018124
Colchester A10x1111141013171918123
Ipswich Hospitals179x61118191157103
Bury St Edmunds16913x17111361187
Colchester B1231910757x9577
Stratford St Mary0158148311x1666

Commiserations to Colchester; an unfortunate mistake saw them leave the event believing they had retaken the trophy.

Sea Scouts at Teams-of-8

See the results and line-ups.

The event was very well attended with ten teams enjoying an excellent day's bridge and the usual outstanding tea provided by the local Sea Scouts who are already booked for next year!.

BBC Children in Need25-Oct-2016

The Children in Need Telethon lands on Friday 18th November.

We support Children in Need

The week before you can play in the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs. ECats who run the international bridge event are again an official partner organisation of the BBC.

Four Suffolk clubs are holding heats:

There is more information (and eventually results) about the simul on the ECats website. Details of the charities, fund-raising and other events are on the dedicated BBC pages.

We would be pleased to advertise any other heats, just write to .

Club Teams-of-Four16-Oct-2016

2016 Club Teams-of-4 winners

Winners Woodbridge: from left, Dave Walker, John Pearson, Viv Mason, Tony Baker.

In the closest possible finish, in which the final placings were not decided until the last board of the day had been played, the Woodbridge team of Dave Walker, John Pearson, Viv Mason & Tony Baker won the Thornway Cup for Club Teams of Four by one Victory Point from the Stansfield team of Bridget Smith, Paul Flavell, Celia Jeal & Richard Evans with the Colchester team just one VP further away in third place.

2016 Club Teams-of-4 runners-up

Runners-up Stansfield: from left, Bridget Smith, Paul Flavell, Celia Jeal, Richard Evans.

All present enjoyed a very sociable event which included an excellent tea. It was a shame that only nine teams entered (including two from Framlingham and one for the first time from Little Clacton) with several well known clubs being absent.

See the full results, line-ups and Masterpoints..

Felixstowe Congress2-Oct-2016

A successful congress with even more participants. Suffolk players were well represented in the field though not so prominently in the prizes – whatever happened to home advantage?

Swiss Teams
1.Paul Littlewood, Fiona Littlewood, Julie Abley, Steve Abley94 VPs
2.Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, Alan Green, Frank Morrison92
3.Steven Berg, David Green, Jill Tattersfield & Roger Tattersfield91
Championship Pairs
1.Konrad Mau & Mike Bull65.71%
2.Robert Elliott & Albert Kitchin60.58%
3=Alan Sparkes & Eric Campbell60.10%
3=Dinesh Gudka & Cathy Rowland60.10%
Consolation Pairs
1.Val Mollison & Paul Mollison65.48%
2.Richard Creamer & Graham Horscroft62.20%
3.Graham Pollack & Malcolm Pollack60.71%
Open Pairs
1.Bogdan Drobny & Maureen Kimbley61.57%
2.Graham Olliffe & Keith Thompson59.48%
3.John McCoy & Ann Morgan58.97%
2016 Felixstowe Really Easy Pairs winners

Winners of the Really Easy Pairs event, Andrew Lewis & Peter Watson with Competitions Secretary, Chris Rickard (right), presenting prizes.

Really Easy Pairs (Sunday)
1.Andy Lewis & Peter Watson59.72%
2.Jan Turner & Jean Gaffer59.03%
3.Carol Durston & Sue Cooper57.64%

All in all 66 pairs competed on Saturday, 32 teams and 9 pairs on Sunday.

Use the links in the event names for the results or the Congress results summary.

Suffolk Men's and Women's Pairs14-Sep-2016

It is hard to deny this year's Men's and Women's pairs results have a familar look: of the 12 names below only three are different from the result in 2014.

Congratulations to Jane Moore and Elizabeth Tora for retaining the Women's Years and to David Morran and Julian Lang for regaining the Men's Pairs. Their streak continues: since 2010, David Price and Andrew Moore (odd years) have alternated with David and Julian (even years).

Women's Pairs
1.Jane Moore & Elizabeth Tora61.11%
2.Bim Wilson & Trissa Orange56.48%
3.Helen Mason & Sue Flin54.63%
Men's Pairs
1.David Morran & Julian Lang59.49%
2.Andrew Moore & David Price58.45%
3.Eric Newman & Mike Sherer57.52%

See the full results: Men's and Women's.

Suffolk v Bedfordshire14-Aug-2016

The first home match of the Eastern Counties League Season was an an unhappy affair for Suffolk; the first and third teams lost and it was left to the second eight to salvage some pride.

The 'A' Team lost 1-19 VPs (-93 IMPs), the 'B' Team won, 15-5 (+40) but the 'C' lost 3-17 (-62).

See the board-by-board results.

2016 Pivot Teams29-Jul-2016

Entries for this year's Pivot Teams competition are now being taken. As last year, this is a teams-of-four knockout competition played in your own homes by players who partner each of the other three team members during each match.

Entries to the Competitions Secretary, , by the end of August, please. First round draw to be made on 1st September. Entry fee just £5 per team.

Suffolk Senior Pairs13-Jul-2016

Congratulations to Andrew and Jane Moore who took the Senior pairs with an excellent score. Second-placed Roger and Jill Tattersfield took the Veterans' prize.

1.Andrew Moore & Jane Moore67.50%
2.Roger Tattersfield & Jill Tattersfield64.79%
3.Jeff Orton & Rick Hanley62.92%

See the full results.

A blue cardigan was found after the event, if you are missing one, contact

Bridge With Tea Cancelled1-Jul-2016

Regrettably Bridge With Tea on Sunday 10th July has been cancelled for lack of entries.

This is a sad eventuality after the support and appreciation for the 'Bridge With Lunch' last month. The committee recognises the social element in county events and will consider formats. If you have any comments or insights, please get in touch via the committee contact page.

Earlier entries…


East Anglian Bridge Weekend
4th/5th March 2017

A Green Point Weekend held on Ipswich Waterfront. Jointly organised by the Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambs & Hunts Associations. This year we are pleased to announce a Really Easy Pairs on Saturday.

  • Saturday 4-Mar-2017: 1:00pm, Swiss Pairs
  • Saturday 4-Mar-2017: 1:00pm, Really Easy Pairs
  • Sunday 5-Mar-2017: 11:00am, Swiss Teams

Download an entry form for more details


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Leagues & Knock-Outs

Eastern Counties League

Forthcoming Matches

  • Sun 15-Jan-2017 2:00pm Northants – Away
  • Sun 12-Mar-2017 2:00pm Cambridge University – Away
  • Sun 26-Mar-2017 2:00pm Essex – Home

Recent Results

League Cross-Table

Eastern Counties League 2016-2017
Updated 20-Aug-2016

Calendars & Brochures

'Year at a view' PDFs.

Competitions Brochure PDFs.

Forthcoming Events

  • Sun 4-Dec-2016 2:30pm Suffolk Championship Teams – Nayland Village Hall
  • Thu 12-Jan-2017 7:00pm Championship Pairs Open Heat – Kesgrave
  • Sun 15-Jan-2017 2:00pm ECL: Northants – Away
  • Sun 22-Jan-2017 11:00am Mid-Anglia Pairs – Woodbridge
  • Fri 3-Feb-2017 10:00am Andrew Robson Seminar – Lavenham
  • Sun 5-Feb-2017 2:00pm Bury St Edmunds Swiss Pairs – Great Barton
  • Fri 17-Feb-2017 7:00pm Championship Pairs Semi Final – Lavenham
  • Sun 19-Feb-2017 2:00pm Jyl Marsh Individual – Framlingham

Table Talk

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