The score has now been corrected and the final result posted.
Our Monday evenings Assisted Play sessions are taking a break for the summer. However, play will resume on Monday 1st October at 7.00pm. Contact Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.
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Bath Bridge Club, Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, BA2 7HP
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Book now for the 2018 Paignton weekend – see below
If you'd like to enter a team (4-6 players) for the upcoming NICKO tournament, please sign up on the form on the club notice-board (preferred) or email the club with names and EBU numbers. The closing date for entries is 16th September.
For guidance as to the suitability of your team for this competition, please contact Richard Samter (email firstname.lastname@example.org). As in past years, successful entrants will have their entry fee paid by the club.
If you've not played in the NICKO before, read on ...
The National Inter-Club Knock Out – or, more familiarly, NICKO – is probably the most popular of all tournaments, with around 300 teams entering annually. The NICKO is open to all affiliated EBU bridge clubs and each club can enter an unlimited number of teams.
The early rounds are of 24 boards, increasing to 32 boards for the quarter finals and semifinals and 48 boards for the final, with the draw regionalised to reduce travelling.
The home team hosts the match, usually at someone's house or (by arrangement) at the club, and provides refreshments at half time.
There is also a Plate competition, which is open to all unseeded teams defeated in their first match of the main event, so each team is guaranteed to play in at least two matches.
For further information from the EBU website, click here.
Thanks to all who took part in this very enjoyable event on Monday 6th August – and in particular to scorer and director Christine MacFarlane and Richard Samter, who ensured that everything went without a hitch.
The hands were taken from the 1998 USA Team Trials and were originally played by Bob Hamman, Paul Soloway, Jeff Meckstroth & Eric Rodwell versus Chip Martel, Lew Stansby, Mike Becker & Michael Kamil. We played their hands 33-58, so you have to add 32 to our board nos to find the boards they played. If you follow the links below you can follow every card played at both tables in the original match.
Our local result is shown in the normal place – at the lower right of the home page.
To see the national result on the EBU website – rankings, travellers, scorecards and hands – click here.
Click here to view / replay the original hands 33-45 (our boards 1-13)
Click here to view / replay the original hands 46-58 (our boards 14-26)
The lower end of Shaft Road has now reopened.
Following the success of this year's Bridge weekend in Paignton, we're holding a similar event
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th November 2018.
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Bath Bridge Club has again risen sharply in the EBU's list of 'Top Clubs by Players'. Last year we jumped into the top 50 at position no 39, and this year we have risen a further 12 places to become the 27th most popular bridge club in England. Congratulations and thanks to all who give of their time to make our club a continuing success. Onwards and upwards!
As we're an EBU club, we use the EBU Blue Book to determine which bidding systems and conventions we are permitted to use.
For most of our sessions, we comply with Level 4, which allows most systems/conventions that most players are likely to be familiar with.
For our Thursday morning Gentle Duplicate and Monday evening Assisted Play, however, we are limited to Level 2, which limits players to fairly simply bidding systems and common conventions: Stayman, transfers and Blackwood are all fine.
If you're not sure about the suitability of any parts of your system, ask any experienced Club Director for guidance. Alternatively, click here for a link to the Blue Book on the EBU website.
What to do if this issue comes up at the table? See our guidance in Doing things right ... (you can find this via Articles in the menu, left).
What level is right for me?
With the growing choice of daytime and evening sessions now available at Bath BC, newer members and visitors may not be sure which options best suit their level of ability and experience.
If you're in doubt, click here to consult our Guide to levels. (It's also available via the menu, left.)
And, of course, feel free to consult any committee member if you need further advice.
Tues am Social Duplicate
Angela Gunning & Jane Portnall
Marion Loudoun & Paul Cooper
Tues eve - Teams
Dave Latchem, Richard Samter, Roger Karn & Andrew Parkes
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Judy Corson & Isobel Walker
Janet Anderson & Liz Doyle
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Judy Corson & Bernard Morgan
Ralph & Val Freer
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Phil Howard & Richard Samter
... but not sure how to go about it?
We have a team of volunteers happy to help. To fix up a meeting, email Chris Jones at email@example.com.
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Coming up this autumn ...
This year's congress, hosted by the Somerset CBA, will be held at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare.
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 September
The congress incorporates two Green-pointed events.
Click here for further information and an entry form.