Monday evenings (7.00pm to 9.30pm) is our Assisted Play sessions. This is your chance to practice playing in a gentle and supervised environment. To find out more about these sessions please send an e-mail to: Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: there will be no Assisted Play on Bank Holidays.
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Bath Bridge Club, Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, BA2 7HP
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... to Pat Davies, who with partner Warner Solomon won the Swiss Pairs event at the Devon Congress, held in Torquay on 7-8 April.
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Congratulations to Paul Cooper & Richard Samter, who won the Wiltshire Chairman's Cup on Sunday 8 April with 57.2%. Valerie Austwick & James Dunlop were in 2nd place with 56.3%.
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Congratulations to James Green, Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, Pat Davies & Richard Samter, winners of this year's WCBA Mixed Teams event, held in Devizes on Sunday 11 March.
We had 13 full tables for last Thursday's Sim Pairs, and raised £161.50 for the RNLI from the extra table money and individual donations. Our thanks to all who took part.
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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).
Monday evening assisted play
This new learning session is designed for those who need assistance with their bidding and play but want to play real bridge with real hands. Every Monday, we play 14 hands of 'proper' duplicate bridge, but with an EBU-qualified teacher on hand to advise and assist. The hands are taken from a recent session at Bath BC and participants can compare their results with those of more experienced club players.
These are lively, friendly and (we hope) enlightening sessions, and current participants range from learners who have never played duplicate before to improvers wanting to build up their confidence before taking off their armbands. If you'd like to give it a try, come along – you're welcome with or without a partner.
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
Jim Harvey & Judy Corson
Clare L'estrange & Claire Jackson
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
Steve Elliott & Pete van Praag
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Judy Corson & Isobel Walker
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Jim Harvey & Mary Rea
Robert & Pamela Cunningham
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
John Treble & Chris Jones
... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Following the success of this year's Bridge weekend in Paignton, we're holding a similar event
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th November 2018.
A date for your diary?
Click here for an illustrated report of Paignton 2017