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Barnstaple Bridge Club
 
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Northern Section
North Devon Congress
North Devon Congress

The Barnstaple Hotel
23 to 25 Feb 2018
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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

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Welcome to Barnstaple Bridge Club

At present we have no hosts listed for future pairs events. Please let Lynda know if you can host or alternatively sign up at the club. The calendar on the right will tell you when a host is available.

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.

Ten members of the club played for Devon against East Wales in The Western League on Saturday 7 October at Roundswell. Sally & Harry played in The A team with Ann Slee & Richard Lingham winning 13-7. The B team of Brent & Paul with Sam & Theo won 19-1 while the C team of Roger & Stephen and Linda & Neil won 16-4. Three excellent results. Congratulations to all.

Further success for the Anoyrkatis family winning the Swiss Teams at The EBU Riviera Congress in Torquay at the end of June, following Sam & Theo's triumph in the Under 21 Championship Pairs at The Easter Festival in London. In July Theo played in The England Team at Under 16 level in the European Youth Championships in Slovakia. The team was fourth out of sixteen countries winning ten of their fifteen matches and totaling 181 of 300 VPs and qualifying to play in the World Chmpionships in China in 2018. Click here for the Europeans Results Page.

Andrew Robson gave two highly successful seminars in North Devon on 23 March. In the afternoon 44 largely less experienced players at Bishops Tawton Village Hall learnt techniques for bidding unbalanced hands and overcalling.  In the evening at Roundswell he developed techniques for bidding with minor suit fits and handling hands with quacks. All who attended found him an excellent tutor, both lucid and amusing into the bargain, and will doubtless benefit from the seminars in future play. Our thanks go to the DBA who organised his tour of Devon and to Carol who worked hard to make the sessions a success.

 

The North Devon Congress 2107 is now over. 
Congratulations to all who made the event successful.

Click here for brief details and some pictures. 
 

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.

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

First round of the singles. Congratulations to all who coped well with some very wayward table dealt hands particularly winners Nicky & Alison on 63%, second placed John & Richard M and Mike & Richard W in third place..

Masterpoint Rank Promotions

Promotions in July and August :   John Sach to 5* Premier Regional Master, Sam Anoyrkatis to Premier Master and Paul Hide to 1* Master.  Congratulations to them all. Click to see full EBU listing.

League Table
Latest League Hands
Results
19th Oct 2017
Singles 1/Open Pairs
12th Oct 2017
Teams 1/Div 1
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
12th Oct 2017
Teams 1 / Div 2
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
5th Oct 2017
Open Pairs/ Prize Night
28th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
21st Sep 2017
Daphne Thorburn Trophy/Open Pairs
14th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
7th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
31st Aug 2017
Open Pairs
Calendar
26th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
2nd Nov 2017
Teams 2/Div 1
Host: N/A
2nd Nov 2017
Teams 2/Div 2
9th Nov 2017
Open Pairs
Host: Yes
16th Nov 2017
C I N Sims
23rd Nov 2017
Singles 2/Open Pairs
30th Nov 2017
Section Swiss Pairs
7th Dec 2017
Teams 3/Div 1
Click for the latest results
Congratulations

First round of the singles. Congratulations to all who coped well with some very wayward table dealt hands particularly winners Nicky & Alison on 63%, second placed John & Richard M and Mike & Richard W in third place..

Masterpoint Rank Promotions

Promotions in July and August :   John Sach to 5* Premier Regional Master, Sam Anoyrkatis to Premier Master and Paul Hide to 1* Master.  Congratulations to them all. Click to see full EBU listing.

League Table
Latest League Hands
Results
19th Oct 2017
Singles 1/Open Pairs
12th Oct 2017
Teams 1/Div 1
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
12th Oct 2017
Teams 1 / Div 2
Scorer: Carol Ritzen
5th Oct 2017
Open Pairs/ Prize Night
28th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
21st Sep 2017
Daphne Thorburn Trophy/Open Pairs
14th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
7th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
31st Aug 2017
Open Pairs
Calendar
26th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
2nd Nov 2017
Teams 2/Div 1
Host: N/A
2nd Nov 2017
Teams 2/Div 2
9th Nov 2017
Open Pairs
Host: Yes
16th Nov 2017
C I N Sims
23rd Nov 2017
Singles 2/Open Pairs
30th Nov 2017
Section Swiss Pairs
7th Dec 2017
Teams 3/Div 1