This event was won by John Erdos
The Handicapped event was won by Charles Scott.
Well done, and thanks to everyone who took part.
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LARSKY CUP HEATS
The Club will hold heats for the Larsky Cup on
October 29 and December 12
These will be normal pairs evenings but all pairs who score over 50% will become eligible to play in one of the semi-finals of the cup.
There is wheelchair access and a lift. Parking is available in adjacent streets and there is a car park in St George's Road.
We operate a host system and aim to find visitors a partner, though to avoid disappointment it is advisable to contact a committee member.
Players are asked to be seated by 7.25 pm so that play can commence promptly at 7.30 pm and end at 10.30 pm.
Table money - which includes tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits, is £3.00 for members, students £2.00, visitors £4.00
Membership fees are £12 per annum.
The Ladder Competition is normally held on the fourth Wednesday each month and runs from September through to July.
There are no changes to the rules and scoring for this year.
The Handicapped Ladder Competition is played concurrently with the Ladder using EBU NGS handicaps, which are updated each month.
Thursday Improvers nights in November
We are running a 'Simple System' Improvers evenings on November 8, 15, 22, 29. Some club members will be there to play too. Please arrive at 7.15pm, so play can start promtly at 7.30pm.
The evenings will be normal club sessions in other respects, using computer dealt hands and scoring.
If you haven't attended our classes, please contact me if you would like to play in these sessions.
Our year 2 Improvers class is now full. See the 'Beginners and Improvers' tab for term dates.
We are not currently running a beginners class.
Please contact me if you would like to join a future Beginners or Improvers class, or if you have any queries:
Barbara Noble on 020 8658 4825, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Improvers are welcome to join the main bridge club sessions, provided that:
a) you can play 24 boards in 3 hours
b) there is no competition. Please check on the Calendar page of the website.
If you want a bridge partner in advance for a particular evening, or more regularly, please contact Janet Prior. Janet will email members with your email address and telephone number so anyone interested can contact you directly.
Important: Please put 'Partner Wanted' as the email subject.
Click here to send an email: Janet Prior Telephone: 020 8650 4037or 07855 409045 (Mobile)
A new Handicapped Variety Pairs competition started in January 2017. We hope this will encourage members to play with a wider variety of partners in this popular competition. The Handicapped Ladder continues in parallel with the main ladder. In both handicapped competitions, the points are awarded as in the normal competition, but using the handicapped result.
Handicaps are calculated from the gradings of the players on the English Bridge Union National Grading Scheme (NGS). In order to have a handicap, each player must be on the club database and have an NGS grade. The handicap is 50 minus the average of the NGS grades of the pair and the original percentage is modified by this amount. From now on, the results of all pairs events will include the handicapped scores.
The handicapped scores may be accessed from the "Handicap” button when calling up a result on the web. The handicapped results will also be printed out at the end of each session. The intention is to give everyone an equal chance based on their results in the recent past. The clearest beneficiaries will be the players whose bridge skills are increasing. It is hoped that improvers will be encouraged by this to enter more competitions and to reap success.