About us

Cambs & Hunts Contract Bridge Association (CHCBA) is the county-level organisation representing contract bridge players and clubs across Cambs and Hunts. The county is run by the Managing Committee, which consists of reps from each of the affiliated clubs, and ultimately has most decision-making power in the county (including election of county officers, selection committee and so forth).  

To feed in your views you are welcome to contact your club rep, or to ask to be invited to a county meeting – usually people are welcome (particularly if your club rep is not an active attender). 

The managing committee appoints people within the committee and outside the committee to county posts, and is always looking for volunteers and fresh input. 


Chair Adam Bowden chair@cambsbridge.org 
Secretary Roger Courtney
MembershipPenny Rileymembership@cambsbridge.org
Treasurer Peter Last treasurer@cambsbridge.org
Competitions Organiser David Man competitions@cambsbridge.org
Teams League Organiser David Man teamsleague@cambsbridge.org
County KO Organiser Graham Hazel countyKO@cambsbridge.org
Tollemache Chairman Paul Barden tollemache@cambsbridge.org
ECL joint Captains Jenny Jacobsberg & Joanne Caldwell ecl@cambsbridge.org
Youth OfficerAlan Shillitoeyouth@cambsbridge.org
Website Manager Colin Sills website@cambsbridge.org
Vice Presidents
David Harrison
Chris Larlham
Chris Jagger

Want to volunteer?    

Please do!  There are currently two vacancies on the Committee: Youth Officer and County Newsletter.  If you would like to take on one or more of these roles, please contact us for details.  

The county and clubs are always looking for volunteers to help with the administration of hosting events, tournament directing, teaching bridge and publicity (including this website and articles for the county newsletter). 

Contact Us

If you think you could help, or have something to say, please email the County Secretary at secretary@cambsbridge.org in the first instance.

Changing things in the county/expressing views

The county management committee are always very keen to hear your views, and include a range of people, so please do contact them to express views or suggest changes in the county. 
Most matters are decided in the county by the management committee. 

Novel Bridge Events

Clubs may apply to the county for 50% of costs, up to a maximum of £50, for novel bridge events that are genuinely aimed at the wider bridge community than their own clubs.  Applications should be made to the committee and will be considered on a case by case basis.

EBU rules

Unless otherwise specified, standard EBU rules apply to county competitions and procedures.  Each event also has its own set of rules to supplement this. 

Team selection

See the individual competitions (Tollemache and ECL) for details of team selection. 

County Coaching Officer:    Chris Jagger

Role: To improve the standard of bridge in the county, including: 
  • advice on which local and national competitions to enter
  • advice/coaching on how to improve
  • co-ordinating a panel of county coaches
  • possible finding of partners
  • arranging of post mortems / discussion of hands, seminars and so on.
Anyone wishing for some advice of any sort should feel free to ask. 
Please feed in views as to what the county should do to help aspiring bridge players.


A list of bridge teachers can be found on the Play Bridge page.

Privacy Notice

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), CHCBA respects its members and their personal data.  For details of the data that we collect & use, please see our Privacy Notice

Constitution and Accounts

Our accounts, constitution and other documents are available to view online on our documents page.

Archived Website

Our old website has been archived and is available here.