Monday evenings 6.45-9.30
Each session starts with a short presentation and practice of a useful topic, followed by 12 hands of assisted play.
Presentation topics will cycle between Bidding (Christine MacFarlane), Declarer play (Chris Jones) and Defence (Trevor Purches).
Cost: £8 pp, including refreshments
For more information, contact Christine.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bath Bridge Club, Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, BA2 7HP
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Most of us know (at least roughly) our rank as determined by the masterpoints we've accumulated. But do you know your NGS ranking?
The National Grading Scheme provides a picture of your current skill level and offers a mine of information about how well you (and your partners) are doing.
As well as being a handy and accurate measure of your progress (especially if you're an up-and-coming 'improver'), the NGS will be the basis of our upcoming switch to 'stratification' scoring in our Gentle Duplicate sessions on Thursday morning, so it's well worth knowing what it's all about.
To find out how it works – and how to tap the information it provides – click here.
We had such a good time last year we're going to do it again ...
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd November 2019
This is an opportunity for players at all levels to come together for a relaxing (and none too taxing) weekend of bridge in very pleasant surroundings with experienced bridge hosts Christine and Stuart MacFarlane.
Players can attend with or without a bridge partner – and non-bridge-playing partners are also welcome. On Saturday, bridge begins at 4 pm, allowing guests time for a daytime excursion such as a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.
As in past years, this promises to be a very enjoyable weekend and excellent value for money.
Click here for more details and online booking form.
Congratulations to the Loudoun team, comfortable winners of this year's WCBA League 2 with 134 VPs, ahead of Webb (107 VPs) and Gywer (102 VPs). The winning team consists of Marion Loudoun, Rose Rogers, Andrew Clarke, William Coley and John Maggs – and during the early part of the season included the late and much missed Maureen Mobley, who would have relished her team's victory.
The top two teams will play in League 1 next season.
Click here for the completed table on the EBU website.
Congratulations to the Williamson team – Keith Williamson, Taf Anthias, Valerie Austwick, Pat Davies, Katharine Hodgson and Roy France – on winning the 2018-19 WCBA League 1 with a final score of 122 VPs, an average of 13.56 / 20 per match.
Bizarrely, there was a three-way tie for second place (out of 10 teams): The Samter, Dunlop and Blandy teams all ended the season on 109 VPs, an average of 12.11 per match. Team van Praag finished 5th with 101 VPs.
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
Sylvia Speirs & Sheila Morton
Frances Hardman & Angela Anstice
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
Alastair Spence & Bill Nadel
James Green & Pat Davies
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Mike Trevanion & Tom Keane
John Whittleton & Maurice Baker
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Peter Blackwood & Peter Ellington
Frances Hardman & Angela Anstice
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Tina Cottee & Helen Parkes
James Green & Ambrose Holmes-Mackie
... 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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Coming up ...
Saturday 11th May 10am–4pm @ Kingswood School, Bath
NOW ALMOST SOLD OUT
All proceeds will go to the Open Arms Infant Home in Malawi.
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18 & 19 May 2019 at Thornbury Leisure Centre
Swiss Pairs Sat 18th ♦ Swiss Teams Sun 19th
Saturday 15 June 10am–4.30pm @ South Wraxall Village Hall
In aid of Dorothy House Hospice
Contact Ros Key-Pugh – email@example.com
Friday 1st – Sun 3rd November
All members very welcome