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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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 averageof 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.
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A group of 15 old friends from Braunschweig returned to Bath last week on a second Bridge twinning exchange. The previous visit was in 2016. The programme was pretty full and included:
Thursday: reception and game at Bath BC (top)
Friday: Mayor's reception and sightseeing
Saturday: Swiss Pairs at Bath University
Sunday: Anglo/German Swiss Teams at Bath University (below)
Monday: Game at Queen Square followed by a farewell drinks at the Gin Bar (below) and fish & chips.
We look forward to a return visit to Braunschweig in 2021.
There was a good turnout for last Thursday's Charity Challenge Sims and £163.50 was raised on the night for the RNLI.
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At last week's AGM, Paul Cooper and Marion Loudoun were made honorary life members of Bath Bridge Club in recognition of the outstanding contributions they have made during their time on the committee. Paul stood down after 4 years as Chairman and Marion after 6 years as secretary. Both played key roles in the successful relocation of the Club from Twerton to Shaft Road, and under their guidance the club has flourished: in addition to our original three evening sessions, we now have two popular morning sessions, an evening education slot and a membership that has expanded to over 300.
Only two members have previously been made honorary life members: Jim Swan and Pat Davies.
Paul and Marion would like to thank you all for your generosity and support, and now look forward to focusing more on their bridge – and giving you a rotten score at their respective tables.
Congratulations to Pat Davies and Keith Williamson, who won the WCBA Mixed Pairs at Devizes on Sunday 17 February.
In a field of 30 pairs, Pat and Keith scored 64.7%, ahead of Roger Karn & Christine Moore on 62.9% and Anne Rogan & Peter Webb on 59.8%.
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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).
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
David Haywood & William Coley
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
Alastair Spence & Bill Nadel
Andrew Parkes & Richard Samter
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Anita Feiger & Frances Ind
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Lesley Atkins & Peggy Sorum
Robert & Pamela Cunningham
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Taf Anthias & James Green
Ambrose Holmes-Mackie & Joe Clark
... 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.
Click here to download editable Word versions from the EBU website.
Coming up ...
Saturday 11th May 10am–4pm @ Kingswood School, Bath
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