Selfridges Cup

Congratulations to Robin Kennedy and Vivienne McNaughton, winners of the Selfridges Pairs.

1.Robin Kennedy & Vivienne McNaughton68.89%
2.Ken Kentea & Steve Morley56.67%
3.Peter Hardyment & Malcolm Bricknell56.11%

See full results, courtesy of 'Bridge with Ned Paul' website, from 2022-23 Selfridges Pairs (left) or direct to Ned's site.


Online Summer Handicap

This year's OSH has 13 teams and sees a return to three qualifying groups (linked from the menu-item left). The winner of each group goes through to the semi-finals along with the best second place (based on average VPs per match).


Selfridge's Pairs – Reminder

The Selfridge's Trophy is on BBO on Tuesday, 16th May 2023, closing date Friday 12th May. See link left for details and entry instructions.

Online Summer Handicap

We are again holding an Online Summer Handicap teams event.

This will be a friendly event, with shorter matches, no Masterpoints, against teams from different divisions, people whom you might well not have played previously. The event will be run by Mark Hutton, there is no fee to enter but first prize is free entry to the 2023-24 League!

If you would like to take part please submit your entry by Wednesday 10th May 2023 to . The fixtures will be released over the following weekend for teams to arrange matches.

Please note the Committee may refuse entry to teams who have not completed their LBHCBA 22/23 league matches.

Format of the event


Selfridge's Pairs – Relaunched!

The online Selfridge's Pairs at the end of March was tantalisingly close to viability and its cancellation attracted comments of disappointment. Accordingly we thought with a bit more notice we would have one more try. Therefore, after the end of the season for matches, we will hold the Selfridge's Trophy on Tuesday, 16th May 2023.

Full details are linked left, invites have been sent to team captains.


Selfridge's Pairs – Cancelled as Online Event

We regret to announce that the online Selfridge's Pairs has also had to be cancelled due to lack of interest; those few pairs who entered have been informed.

The committee is currently considering options for a pairs event.


Selfridge's Pairs – Online, Tuesday 28th March

Further to the cancellation of the F2F event below, the Selfridge's Pairs will be held on BBO, 6:30pm on Tuesday 28th March.

Full details are linked left, invites have been sent to team captains.


Selfridge's Pairs – Cancelled as F2F Event

We regret to say holding the Selfridge's Pairs as a face-to-face event has been abandoned due to insufficient participation. The few pairs who entered have been informed.

It is hoped to hold an online pairs event later this month.


Selfridge's Pairs

The annual London Business Houses matchpointed pairs for the Selfridge's Trophy is on Tuesday, 14th March 2023.

This event is face-to-face and will be held at the LONDON MINDSPORTS CENTRE, Young Chelsea Bridge Club, 21-23 Dalling Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0JD. Note that this is a different location for the YC since our least event there (2019).

Full details are linked left.



Congratulations to Civil Service (Richard Creamer & Mike Bull, Peter Brook & Roy Westwater) winners of the 2022-23 SURDOC.

1Civil Service11HAB14WHI12WAN14NAT14BUT11RHE76
2Buttons B17RDI12WAN6NAT15WHI6CIV14STO70
3=White Rabbits12TFK6CIV16STO5BUT15CAN15WAN69
3=Roehampton Diamonds8NAT13HAB16CAN9WAN14FOR9CIV69
6Stock Exchange14CAN5NAT4WHI15TFK20RDI6BUT64
7National Liberal Club12RHE15STO14BUT6CIV4WAN3RDI54
10Canary Wharf6STO17TFK4RHE12FOR5WHI8HAB52
11Roehampton Hearts3BUT4FOR12TFK14HAB0STO17NAT50
12Habeas Corpus9CIV7RHE5FOR6RDI3TFK12CAN42

Detailed results are on the BriAn site and RealBridge.


SURDOC 2022-23

The 2022-23 SURDOC will a Swiss Teams (to facilitate an odd number should that arise) on Monday 30th January 2023. Entries are now invited and full details are available from the link left.


Round 2 Draw for Cup & Plate

The first round having been completed, both draws have been made and neither contains 'either or' fixtures. The play-by date is 30th December.


AGM - Minutes

The minutes of the AGM are now available: 2022 Minutes [PDF].

Of the agenda items, the officers and committee were voted in as described below. Notes were made on duration of matches, acknowledgement of April for pre-agreed fixtures, availability of RealBridge by mutual agreement and that in LBHCBA online play, there are no undos in bidding or play (by AGM vote).


SURDOC – Date Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the SURDOC Teams will a day earlier, on Monday 30th January 2023. The event will still be held on RealBridge to facilitate the traditional multiple teams format.