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Monday 1.45pm - Duplicate Bridge

Tuesday 2.00pm: Declarer Play Tips followed by Gentle Duplicate, plus Practice Boards for new players

 
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Weekend at Paignton: 28th to 30th October
Weekend at Paignton: 28th to 30th October

Join us for our social Bridge weekend at the Redcliffe Hotel in Paignton.  The dates are 28th to 30th October.  This will be our 7th year at this lovely hotel and I am sure we will have a wonderful time.  Please download the attached registration form and send to Christine and Stewart with your deposit of £25 to secure your place.  The total cost this year is £170 per person.

Schedule of Classes - Lookahead

Summer Bridge Programme:
Mondays 1.45pm: Duplicate Pairs
Tuesdays 2.00pm: Supervised Play + Practice Boards

Beginners Classes - October (weekly)
Starting 3rd October at 7.00pm, Learn to Play Bridge at Bath Bridge Club premises in Monkton Combe. 

Improvers Classes - October (weekly)
Starting 5th October at 2.00pm, we will run Improvers classes on Wednesday afternoons at Queen Square.
 

Bridge Holidays Lookahead
Bridge Holidays Lookahead

28th to 30th October 2016: Weekend at the Redcliffe Hotel in Paignton - spaces still available.

December 30th to January 2nd, New Year at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham (ref Mercian Holidays)

Jan to April 2017, World cruise on P&O Aurora (ref R701)

25th to 29th May 2017, Bridge twinning visit to Brunswick

5th to 24th June 2017, Cruise to Mediterranean on P&O Oriana (ref X710)

22nd to 25th September 2017: Long weekend at Brunswick Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

27th to 29th April 2018: Weekend at Chatsworth Hotel, Worthing

Teams Game and Farewell Party
Teams Game and Farewell Party

Here are our Brunswick Twinning Bridge Farewell Party team winners.  Pictured are: Rita James, Michael Seiffert, Christian and Joelle Ohlmer sporting their hard earned bridge medals.  The evening was very jolly and we would like to thank everyone who helped make this visit such a success.  A reciprocal visit to Brunswick is being planned for May 2017.  More photos are in the Photographs page.

Online edition of The Ruffian Dec 2015
Online edition of The Ruffian Dec 2015

Here is the latest copy of the EBU newsletter for students.

 
Our winners this week are.....
Our winners this week are.....

Monday 19th September:
1st N/S: Reg Richards and Robert Payne
1st E/W: Philippa and Julian Sondheimer

Tuesday 20th September:
1st=: Stuart Jackson and Jane Alder
1st=: Sue and Robert Jones

Improvers Classes start October 2016
Improvers Classes start October 2016

Now that you have learned to play bridge, if you would like to improve your Bidding, Playing and Defending skills this is the course for you.  Simply download and complete the registration form and send it to Christine.  Classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons at Queen Square starting 5th October 2016.

Beginners Summer School 2016 - Follow up
Beginners Summer School 2016 - Follow up

Summer School is over and now is the time to practice all your new bridge skills (before you forget them).  Starting Tuesday 6th September, we will have practice boards (with crib sheets) available for anyone who is not yet ready to play in the 'game' but would like to practice their Overcalls, Takeout Doubles and Stayman bids.  Play is supervised so help is always available.  Anyone who has learned to play up to Stayman level is welcome.  Start time is 2.00pm and we aim to finish by 5.00pm.  Cost is £8 per session.  For more details send an e-mail to Christine.macf@btinternet.com.

Bridgetab Scoring in action
Bridgetab Scoring in action

On Monday 11th April we started scoring with Bridgetabs.  Here are some of our happy Bridgetabs users about to press the 'Rankings' button!.

Supervised Play Tuesday afternoons
Supervised Play Tuesday afternoons

Every Tuesday at 2.00pm we host a Supervised Play session.  The format will be a short tuturial followed by a bridge playing session with assistance available for those who need it.  This play session is for those players who have learned to play bridge but would like to practice playing in a gentle environment.  There is no need to bring a partner, we will find you one.  Call Christine on 07989 440238 if you require more details.

New Master Point Rule

From 1st January 2016, Master Points will only be awarded for pairs events in which all the competitors are scheduled to play at least 70% of the boards used in the movement.  As an example, when the intention is to play 22 boards in a session, no more than 30 boards should be in play.

BRIDGE IS FUN - COME AND JOIN US
BRIDGE IS FUN - COME AND JOIN US

Friendly, enthusiastic and enjoyable bridge classes with Christine. Lessons are available for all abilities.  Christine is a keen club player, an EBU director and an EBUTA teacher. All teaching is to EBU recommended materials.

For more details please call Christine on 01761 451327, or mob 07989 440238, or send an e-mail to christine.macf@btinternet.com.

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Click for the latest results
SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH
SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH

Club name: Bridge and Games - Bath.  We are an EBU affiliated club (county is Avon).  Classes and playing sessions are held at BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 30th Sept
World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 30th Sept

Liz and Judith would like to invite you to the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' on Friday 30th September.  Click here for more details.  On Monday 3rd October, Judith will be bringing in cakes for our bridge players and all contributions will go towards the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Life is a game but Bridge is serious!
Life is a game but Bridge is serious!

Here is the beautiful painting which was presented to the Bath Bridge players from our Brunswick visitors.  The artist is Ulrike Gornemann (who is also a very good bridge player).  The Brunswick visitors have invited us to visit them next year; tentative dates are 25th to 29th May 2017.  If you would like to be included on the list, please contact Judy Spencer or Christine MacFarlane.

Twinning visitors from Brunswick
Twinning visitors from Brunswick

Bridge and Games welcomed eleven visitors from Brunswick the first week of July.  Here they are pictured with some of our club members beneath our resident dinosaur.  See 'photographs' for more details.

Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells
Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells

Our social weekend at Llandrindod Wells was a great success.  The hotel was lovely and the sun shone for us.  Here are our winners:
Friday Welcome Pairs: Kerri Sant and Dee Moss
Saturday Swiss Pairs: Pam Carwardine and Christine Ware
Teams: Richard Hill, Celia Porter, Rosa Phillips, Ann Brett.

Learn with No Fear Bridge
Learn with No Fear Bridge
Practice your new found skills by logging onto No Fear Bridge; our students are entitled to a free trial.  If you enjoy this website please ask Christine for details of the special discount code.
Calendar
Mon 26th September 2016
Monday Pairs
Queen Square 1.45pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Tue 27th September 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Queen Square 2.00pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Mon 3rd October 2016
Monday Pairs
Queen Square 1.45pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Tue 4th October 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Queen Square 2.00pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Results
Tue 20th September 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Mon 19th September 2016
Monday Pairs
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Tue 13th September 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Bath and County Club 2.00pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Mon 12th September 2016
Monday Pairs
Bath and County Club 1.45pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Click for the latest results
SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH
SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH

Club name: Bridge and Games - Bath.  We are an EBU affiliated club (county is Avon).  Classes and playing sessions are held at BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 30th Sept
World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 30th Sept

Liz and Judith would like to invite you to the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' on Friday 30th September.  Click here for more details.  On Monday 3rd October, Judith will be bringing in cakes for our bridge players and all contributions will go towards the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Life is a game but Bridge is serious!
Life is a game but Bridge is serious!

Here is the beautiful painting which was presented to the Bath Bridge players from our Brunswick visitors.  The artist is Ulrike Gornemann (who is also a very good bridge player).  The Brunswick visitors have invited us to visit them next year; tentative dates are 25th to 29th May 2017.  If you would like to be included on the list, please contact Judy Spencer or Christine MacFarlane.

Twinning visitors from Brunswick
Twinning visitors from Brunswick

Bridge and Games welcomed eleven visitors from Brunswick the first week of July.  Here they are pictured with some of our club members beneath our resident dinosaur.  See 'photographs' for more details.

Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells
Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells

Our social weekend at Llandrindod Wells was a great success.  The hotel was lovely and the sun shone for us.  Here are our winners:
Friday Welcome Pairs: Kerri Sant and Dee Moss
Saturday Swiss Pairs: Pam Carwardine and Christine Ware
Teams: Richard Hill, Celia Porter, Rosa Phillips, Ann Brett.

Learn with No Fear Bridge
Learn with No Fear Bridge
Practice your new found skills by logging onto No Fear Bridge; our students are entitled to a free trial.  If you enjoy this website please ask Christine for details of the special discount code.
Calendar
Mon 26th September 2016
Monday Pairs
Queen Square 1.45pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Tue 27th September 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Queen Square 2.00pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Mon 3rd October 2016
Monday Pairs
Queen Square 1.45pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Tue 4th October 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Queen Square 2.00pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Results
Tue 20th September 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Mon 19th September 2016
Monday Pairs
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Tue 13th September 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Bath and County Club 2.00pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane
Mon 12th September 2016
Monday Pairs
Bath and County Club 1.45pm
Director: Christine MacFarlane