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North Devon Congress
North Devon Congress

The Barnstaple Hotel
 24 to26 Feb 2017
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Northern Section
Bridge Classes
Bridge Classes

Bridge Classes
for beginners and improvers

Carol Ritzen. (EBUTA)
Phone 01271 343394
Click here to go to Carol's website for further details

SIMS
SIMS

CIN week. Click to see why SIMS results in the club differ from National onnes.

Bridge
Bridge

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The North Devon Congress is this weekend. Swiss Pairs 8pm Friday, 1pm & 8pm Saturday. Swiss Teams 11am Sunday. Click here for fuller details. In case of difficulty please contact  Carol Ritzen on 07870897447

Barnstaple is the premier duplicate bridge club in North Devon.  The club, which is affiliated to the EBU, meets on Thursday evenings at The Roundswell Community Centre, beside Sainsbury's store in Barnstaple.  There is ample free parking and easy wheel chair access.   Play starts at 7:00pm, please be seated by 6:55pm so the movement can be chosen.  Table money (£3.50 for visitors) includes tea/coffee and biscuits.  Bridgemate Scoring is used on most evenings. Duplimated boards, with printouts of the hands, are used for Teams and Prize Nights. 
Visitors are very welcome at all pairs evenings including Competition and Prize Nights.  On pairs evenings a host is usually available to play with any unpaired visitor, please check on the calendar on the left to show when teams are being played and if there is a host. Please arrive by 6:50pm if you need a partner.  

For more information click here.

Andrew Robson will be giving two seminars in North Devon on 23 March 2017. In the afternoon he will be at Bishops Tawton Village Hall covering topics more suitable for the less experienced player. In the eveninhg he will be at The Barnstaple Club at Roundswell with topics for the more experienced club player. Click for full details.

DVD Library
Through the generosity of one of our members Barnstaple & Taw Vale Clubs have been able to set up a DVD library with a complete set of 36 Bernard Magee Tutorial DVDs  available on free loan to any North Devon bridge players. Click for details.

Congratulations to the sixteen members of the club who played in the interclub teams of eight in Exeter. This year the entry was under the banner of Taw Vale. The A team of  Richard W & Alison, Sally & Harry, Paul & Brent and Carol & Richard C held onto an early lead winning 5 and drawing 2 of the eight matches to just beat Torquay A to the prize. The B team of Sam & Theo, David C  & Roger L, Jane K  & Sam  and Chris & Gill R finished eighth out of the nine teams.  Taw Vale will now send a team to the regional final at Bristol in May.  Our thanks go to Richard Watkins for organising the teams.

The North Devon Congress
The North Devon Congress
Bookings are now being taken
for the congress at
The Barnstaple Hotel,
24th to 26 February 2017.
 
Click here for a report and
 pictures from 2016 and
brochure with entry form
for 2017.  
Tha Cornwall Congress

A number of Barnstaple players took part in the Cornwall Congress at Bude over the weekend of 9-11 September. Particular congratulations go to Roger & Stephen, 2nd out of 38 pairs on Friday. Graham & David, 7th out of 48 in the Saturday Swiss Pairs and Carol, Richard C, Graham & David, 5th out of 28 in the Sunday Swiss Teams. Click for full results.

Hosts

We are pleased that the hosting system is continuing to work well and grateful for all volunteers. Do remember there will be a host available to play with any unpaired member or visitor on most pairs evenings including competition nights. Please just turn up after checkin the Calendar at the left to see when teams are being played and if there is a host.  Please do not feel that there is any absolute restriction on the number of times members may use the hosting system and be put off coming to play on any particular evening.
Please remember the system does require volunteers.  If each member is willing to host once a year, no-one should in fact need to host more than once every TWO years.

 

 Are you making the right ANNOUNCEMENTS & ALERTS?
Do you know the PERCENTAGES when you play?

How can you get two different scores when you play SIMS?
Are COMPUTER DEALT hands abnormal?
Do you know why we ARROW SWITCH?
 
Click to find answers to these questions.

Prize Nights

Are regular open pairs nights when all are welcome and non-club members may win the prizes.   There will be prizes for the pair with the highest aggregate score and for the pair with the highest score after a handicap has been applied based on the two players playing record.  Visitors will be allocated an appropriate handicap.  Click to see current handicaps.

The Barnstaple Club supports the EBU in its efforts to improve the behaviour of bridge players and the enjoyment of ALL at the bridge table. The EBU guide to BestBehaviour @Bridge, our proposals to encourage Friendly Bridge and Reminders So That All Will Have An Enjoyable Evening  are available on our notices page. Please click to go there and please read them.

Click for the latest results
Congratulations

Congratulations to NS winners Chris & Graham  with Marion & David second and to EW winners Carol & Richard with Fay & John second.

Masterpoint Rank Promotions

End of year promotions. Stephen R  to 5* Regional Master,  Freda to 1* Tournament Master,  Elizabet N to Tournament Master, Patrick to 2* Master, Paul & Jan to Advanced Masters,  Bob M to Master  and Sam A to County Master. Congratulations to all. Click to see full EBU listing.

League Table
Latest League Hands
Prize Night Hand January
Results
23rd Feb 2017
Open Pairs
16th Feb 2017
Open Pairs - Prize Night
9th Feb 2017
Open Pairs Singles 3
5th Feb 2017
Dartington
2nd Feb 2017
Teams 5
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
2nd Feb 2017
Division 2
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
26th Jan 2017
Open Pairs Julia Chadwick Qualifier
19th Jan 2017
Mixed Pairs
12th Jan 2017
Open Pairs - Prize Night
Calendar
2nd Mar 2017
Sim Pairs Devon Air Ambulance
9th Mar 2017
Teams 6
9th Mar 2017
Division 2
16th Mar 2017
Open Pairs Single 4
23rd Mar 2017
Andrew Robson Seminar
30th Mar 2017
Open Pairs
6th Apr 2017
SIM pairs
13th Apr 2017
Open Pairs
Click for the latest results
Congratulations

Congratulations to NS winners Chris & Graham  with Marion & David second and to EW winners Carol & Richard with Fay & John second.

Masterpoint Rank Promotions

End of year promotions. Stephen R  to 5* Regional Master,  Freda to 1* Tournament Master,  Elizabet N to Tournament Master, Patrick to 2* Master, Paul & Jan to Advanced Masters,  Bob M to Master  and Sam A to County Master. Congratulations to all. Click to see full EBU listing.

League Table
Latest League Hands
Prize Night Hand January
Results
23rd Feb 2017
Open Pairs
16th Feb 2017
Open Pairs - Prize Night
9th Feb 2017
Open Pairs Singles 3
5th Feb 2017
Dartington
2nd Feb 2017
Teams 5
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
2nd Feb 2017
Division 2
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
26th Jan 2017
Open Pairs Julia Chadwick Qualifier
19th Jan 2017
Mixed Pairs
12th Jan 2017
Open Pairs - Prize Night
Calendar
2nd Mar 2017
Sim Pairs Devon Air Ambulance
9th Mar 2017
Teams 6
9th Mar 2017
Division 2
16th Mar 2017
Open Pairs Single 4
23rd Mar 2017
Andrew Robson Seminar
30th Mar 2017
Open Pairs
6th Apr 2017
SIM pairs
13th Apr 2017
Open Pairs