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Welcome to the Bracknell Bridge League.  
We have been been running a teams-of-four Bridge league in the Bracknell, Wokingham, Crowthorne, Camberley and Yateley area for more than 50 years and currently have three divisions in the League as well as a knockout handicap/pivot competition. New teams are welcome to join, although it is now, unfortunately, too late for the 2017/8 season. Team members do not need to be EBU members, or members of a local club, to play in the league.  You do need a minimum of four players (preferably 5 or 6 to provide reserves), and a venue where you can host your home matches. Please contact for more information, or if you wish to register interest in entering a team in the 2018/9 season.

Results and Match Schedule
2017/18 Season:

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3


Pivot/Handicup Cup

Participating Clubs and Teams (2017/18 Season)

-     Aerospace
-     Ascot
-     Bracknell Forest
-     Bradshaw
-     Camberley
-     Crowthorne
-     Finchampstead
-     Lilly Research
-     Woodley
-     Yateley and Hawley

Quick Links:

Access My EBU

Guide to using LMS

IMP to VP Conversion Table

Handicaps for 2017/18


There was a Committee Meeting held on 17 July, which, amongst other things, finalised the League Structure for the 2017/8 season and conducted the draw for the annual Handicap Pivot Teams knockout competition.  A copy of the Minutes is available to view here.  


League Structure 2017/18 Season.   As the number of teams has reduced to 20, the Committee has decided to restructure the League from four Divisions to three, with six teams in Division 1, and seven in each of Divisions 2 and 3.  The make-up of the new divisions is shown below:   

Fourteen Teams have entered the Pivot/Handicap Cup competition.  The result of the draw for the first round is as follows:




Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Yateley A

Bracknell Forest A


Lilly Research

Ascot D

Ascot E

Ascot B

Camberley A

Yateley B

Ascot C

Bracknell Forest C

Finchampstead B

Woodley A


Bracknell Forest E

Ascot A

Finchampstead A

Ascot F

Bracknell Forest B

Bracknell Forest D

This increases the number of matches to be played in Divisions 2 and 3 to 14 from 12.  Details of how this structure was reached have been emailed to club contacts, together with the list of playing weeks. The League information and provisional match dates are now being transcribed onto the EBU League Management System and club contacts will be advised when the system is ready to use.

Home Team


Away Team

Aerospace (Lee)


Bracknell Forest (Kirk)

Ascot (Calcutt)


Yateley (Brown)

Ascot (Chris Franklin)


Woodley (Hopkins)

Bracknell Forest (Sheppard)


Ascot (Bruce Franklin)

Bracknell Forest (Lac)



Lilly (Fairhurst)


Ascot (Clough)

Finchampstead (Ellis)


Bracknell Forest (Harman)

Bracknell Forest (Williams)



Dates for completion of each round are: 22 Oct 17; 17 Dec 17; 4 Feb 18 and 8 Apr 18 respectively. Details are currently being input to the EBU Knockout system and club contacts will be advised when this is ready for use.  

Following discussion at the AGM, there will be a change to the Handicapping system this year whereby a player’s handicap will be based on his or her NGS grade (the numerical score rather than the band) rather than the Division he or she played in during the previous season.  More information on this will be issued shortly and the handicap table will be updated early September.