The Jyl Marsh County Individual19-Feb-2017

Dave Walker enjoyed the respectful support of his partners and the respectful fear of his opponents to breeze through the competition without a bad board – well done him. All 24 players enjoyed a very sociable afternoon's bridge.

1.Dave Walker68.33%
2.Marcus Hopkins60.83%
3.John Pope60.00%

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

Suffolk Pairs Semi-Final17-Feb-2017

Forty-four pairs sought a place in the Championship Pairs Final. The top 24 qualify by right to all-play-all final at Nayland Village Hall on Sunday 23rd April at 2.00pm. If any of those 24 drop out the next in line will be invited to play.

Thes front-runners in the semi:

1.Paul Flavell & Bridget Smith64.68%
2.Malcolm Pryor & Karen Pryor61.41%
3.David Price & Jenny Price60.81%

See the full results for all the placings and Master Point awards

If you are unable to take up a qualification place, please contact as a reserve list will be created.

2015 Master Point Lists14-Feb-2017

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Club Champions

First past the post in each club's annual Master Point race.

Abbeygate Bridge ClubJohn Bloomfield*1269
Aldeburgh Bridge ClubCarol Smith948
Bury St. Edmunds Bridge ClubKevin Fletcher357
Clacton Contract Bridge ClubMike Williams374
Clare Duplicate Bridge ClubDavid Price1007
Colchester Duplicate Bridge ClubEric Newman599
Deben Bridge ClubSally Ledger531
Felixstowe Bridge ClubGlynn Whitehead556
Framlingham Bridge ClubRichard Waters408
Frinton Bridge ClubMike Williams506
Heritage CoastMichael Shine554
Ipswich & Kesgrave Bridge ClubDiane Whitley1263
Ipswich Hospitals Bridge ClubJoan Mayhew*381
Little Clacton Bridge ClubFrank Gibson548
Newmarket Bridge ClubRoger Timmins**498
Stansfield Bridge ClubBridget Smith823
Stowmarket Bridge ClubDavid Willson**1371
Stratford St. Mary Bridge ClubChristine Cooke694
Sudbury Contract Bridge ClubMike Malin*621
Woodbridge Bridge ClubBob Webb*1085

* Club champions who retained their title from 2015

** Club champions who are undefeated since awards were first made in 2010.

Sadly (yet again) none of the county's club champions was lucky in the EBU prize draw.

Prize Winners

Leader Board Level 4(Star Masters, Tournament Masters, Premier Masters)
Mr JR Pearson43121 Star Master
Leader Board Level 5(County Masters, Masters, Advanced Masters)
Mr David Green2543County Master
Leader Board Level 6(Unranked, Club Masters, District Masters)
Mrs Carol Smith2774District Master

Suffolk's full lists are available from the dedicated EBU page.

Club Teaching Course at Kesgrave6-Feb-2017

Ipswich and Kesgrave are hosting a course run by English Bridge Education and Development (EBED) to train club teachers on Sat/Sun 29th/30th April 2017 at Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre where the club plays.

This course equips attendees to teach the EBED Bridge for All course. From the EBED website:

To help membership recruitment in your club, English Bridge Education & Development is now running an important teacher training initiative to help all bridge clubs to 'grow their own' membership through an integrated teaching programme.

The purpose of this course is to provide basic training for club members who are prepared to offer a teaching programme at their club. This needs to be as part of programme to which the whole club is committed and which is designed to attract new members into bridge and then nurture their development within the world of duplicate play.

The EBU offers affiliated clubs a discount of 20% on the course fee of £106. KWMCC is on Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 1JF; see or Ipswich & Kesgrave BC.

Applicants should apply directly to Lisa Miller (01296 317217) at EBED. Further details can be found on the dedicated webpage.

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).

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
  • Sun 25-Jun-2017 2:00pm Bedfordshire – Away
  • Sun 16-Jul-2017 2:15pm Hertfordshire – Home - Elmswell
  • Sun 17-Sep-2017 2:00pm Norfolk – Away
  • Sun 26-Nov-2017 2:00pm Northants – Home - Elmswell
  • Sun 7-Jan-2018 2:00pm Essex – Away

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

  • 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
  • Sun 12-Mar-2017 2:00pm ECL: Cambridge University – Away
  • Sun 12-Mar-2017 1:00pm National Pairs Regional Final – Various
  • Sun 19-Mar-2017 12:00 noon Portland Pairs – Great Barton
  • Sun 26-Mar-2017 2:00pm ECL: Essex – Home
  • Open Pairs Fri 31-Mar-2017 Norfolk Congress – Taverham

Table Talk

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