Suffolk Mid Anglia Pairs22-Jan-2017

Two pairs were clear of the rest of the field in Suffolk's Blue-pointed event, the Mid Anglia Pairs. After a very enjoyable 54-board IMP-scored marathon hosted by the Woodbridge club, Neil Bresler and David Cooper beat Norman Less and Helen Mason by less than half an IMP.

1.Neil Bresler & David Cooper90.84 IMPs
2.Norman Less & Helen Mason90.38
3.Roger Tattersfield & Jill Tattersfield63.15

See the full results for all the placings and the Blue Point awards.

Club Tournament Director Courses in 201718-Jan-2017

The Norfolk Bridge Association and English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) are holding Club Tournament Director Courses in 2017 at the Abbey Hall, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH.

  • Saturday 11th March: Essentials & Book Rulings (£45:00)
  • Saturday 22nd April: Judgement Rulings (£45:00)
  • Saturday 20th May: Assessment (£54:00)

All courses run from 10:30am – 5:00pm and the lead instructor is Nicole Cooke.

Above costs are to EBU members and clubs are invited to sponsor attendees. (Non members, £50, £50, £60 respectively.)

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to take your own lunch.

Entries to Richard Banbury, 01296 317218; local organiser Roger Amey, 01263 713476. Answers to queries about the course can be found on the EBED Frequently Asked Questions page.

Suffolk v Northants15-Jan-2017

The county teams suffered a bad start to the new year losing all three matches against Northamptonshire.

The 'A' Team lost 8-12 VPs (-16 IMPs), the 'B' Team lost, 9-11 (-9) and the 'C' lost 3-17 (-60).

See the board-by-board results.

SCBA Pairs Championship Open Heat Extension13-Jan-2017

Additional Heat – 9th February 2017

The inclement weather conditions on the 12th January may have prevented pairs from playing in the Open Heat held at Ipswich & Kesgrave that night. Consequently we have designated an additional 'last chance' heat to be played on February 9th at Kesgrave to accommodate anyone prevented from competing for a place in the semi-final because of the weather concerns.

The semi-final will be played on 17th February in Lavenham.

Suffolk Championship Teams4-Dec-2016

Round One qualified seven teams played to the championship Round Two, the remaining five contested the plate.


Carey won all their matches and took the Plate which was settled on the day.

(Malcolm Carey & Barbara Carey, Phillip Edwards & Anne Edwards)
42 IMPs
(Con Hanson & Pauline Hanson, Clive Rowe & Patrick Grant)
(Jo Harpur & Norman Less, Patsi Barnes & Joan Watson)

Championship Round Two

From Round 2, the top four teams go through to the knock-out semi-finals. As winners of the qualifier, Hanley have the right to choose their semi-final opponent. They selected Evans, therefore the other semi-final is Price v Sherer (higher-placed teams from round two having home advantage).

(Rick Hanley & Graham Beeton, Christopher Chambers & Peter Gemmell)
88 IMPs
(David Price & Jane Moore, Rosemarie Mascall & Jenny Price)
(Mike Sherer & Eric Newman, David Morran & Julian Lang)
(Richard Evans & John Bloomfield, Peter Bushby & John Wilmott)

See the full results with all team line-ups.

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.

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


See more about the event.

Leagues & Knock-Outs

Eastern Counties League

Forthcoming Matches

  • 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

  • Fri 3-Feb-2017 10:00am Andrew Robson Seminar – Lavenham
  • Sun 5-Feb-2017 2:00pm Bury St Edmunds Swiss Pairs – Great Barton
  • Thu 9-Feb-2017 7:00pm Championship Pairs Open Heat – Kesgrave
  • Fri 17-Feb-2017 7:00pm Championship Pairs Semi Final – Lavenham
  • Sun 19-Feb-2017 2:00pm Jyl Marsh Individual – Framlingham
  • Sat 4-Mar-2017 1:00pm East Anglian Bridge Weekend Swiss Pairs – University of Suffolk
  • Sat 4-Mar-2017 1:00pm Really Easy Pairs – University of Suffolk
  • Sun 5-Mar-2017 11:00am East Anglian Bridge Weekend Swiss Teams – University of Suffolk

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