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Borders Bridge Fest                  Thursday July 6th

Members are invited to participate in an inter-club bridge evening to be held simultaneously with Peebles, Berwick and probably also Jedburgh and Kelso.In terms of play on the evening- each club just plays a normal evening. Movement not important, number of boards not important. 1 winner/2 winner not important.It will be similar to a Sims Pairs competition in the sense that all clubs will play the same hands.Grand Master Paul Gipson of Berwick has created the deal file and also a commentary - which will be posted to Berwick web site on July 6th evening.  Many thanks to Paul for that.If interested, please add your name and partner's name below.Here's hoping for a good turn-out!    

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2017 

  1. Feb. 9 (Thurs.) - West District Sim. Pairs
  2. March 12 (Sun.) - AGM
  3. March 18-19 (Sat. - Sun.) - West District Congress at Hamilton
  4. April 3-4 (Mon.- Tues.) - Celtic Spring Pairs
  5. June 3 (Sat.) 1.00pm - Bronze Teams, Edinburgh - details on notice board
  6. July 14-16 (Fri. - Sun.) - SBU Summer Congress, Peebles Hydro
  7. Oct. 24-25 (Tues. Wed.) - SBU Sim. Pairs
  8. November 13-16 (Mon. -  Thurs.) - ECATS Sim. Pairs for Children in Need (To be decided)

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS

The club is no longer using book-keepers for these sessions. Please note the arrangements for members wishing to play on these sessions.

TUESDAY EVENINGS

Members are asked to put their names down as pairs on the Tuesday Evening sheet in the club. Members wishing to play but without a partner are also asked to put their names down, and if possible, they will be paired up.

THURSDAY EVENINGS

  • Members wishing to play on Thursday evenings must arrange their own partners and are asked to put their names down on the Thursday evening sheet.
  • In order to give the TD and scorer time to set things up, members must turn up by 6.45 at the latest.

MEMPAD

The club is now registered on MEMPAD, a computerised data base with information on SBU districts, clubs and members including their Master Points ranking. For those who have not already done so and wish to log on to MEMPAD, send an Email to "masterpoints@sbu.org.uk" quoting your Master Points number (its the same number as your SBU membership number on your membership card). You will receive instructions as how to log on using your Master Points number as your user name (ID).

ARRANGEMENTS FOR MASTER POINTS

All master points gained in club sessions including simultaneous pairs are now transferred electronically to the SBU and MEMPAD. Results from all club sessions except Wednesday evening will continue to be forwarded for Master Points. 

There are still a few historical paper certificates awarded from other competitions (e.g. Simultaneous Pairs Competitions) in the small filing box in the club room for members to collect themselves and forward to:

  • SBU Dept.#16
  • 196 Rose Street
  • Edinburgh EH2 4AT

Submission forms for postage of paper certificates are available in a folder pinned to the club notice board.

 

 
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SBU Congress Peebles Hydro July 14-16

The flyer for this event gives the impression that registration can only be for both days but we now understand that pairs can register for just one day at a cost of £20 per head. The notice on the board has full particulars.

Thanks to Archie Hunter for this information.

TEACHING EVENT

Cathy will be teaching lesson 19 of the SBU course (Stayman) this Wed 28th at 1pm in the club. All welcome.

Biggar Bridge Club General Information
Biggar Bridge Club General Information

The purpose of the site is two fold.  Firstly to provide a convenient point of contact and information for existing members and secondly to spread the word to the larger community that Bridge is alive and well in Upper Clydesdale. 

Founded in 1997, the club has a membership of around 100 coming from Biggar and many places in surrounding areas. The club moved to the upper floor of the Biggar Business Park in June 2012, where it enjoys modern comfortable accommodation comprising a main playing room for up to 9 tables, a small side room used for small groups, classes and committee meetings plus a well equipped kitchen and toilets. 

The club runs regular weekly sessions in the evening (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and afternoon (Monday and Friday). Classes based on the Scottish Bridge Union Curriculum are held for beginners and those who want to just brush up their Bridge each year; these run from September through to April. In addition the club runs two league teams, "Biggar" and "Tinto" in the Lanarkshire Bridge Association; the teams are currently competing in the first and second divisions respectively. Other activities include participation in periodic national simultaneous pairs competitions and occasional workshops for more experienced members.

The picture shows the club's main playing room.


Dealing Machine
Dealing Machine
Apart from league matches, all hands are prepared in advance on the club's dealing machine for club sessions. The hands are prepared by a small group of volunteers and the picture shows two of  the volunteers, Carola Craise and Eleanor Weir, in action.

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Biggar Bridge Club Location

The club is located in the upstairs of the Biggar Business Park Building in the centre of  Biggar in the county of South Lanarkshire. The building is in Market Road, off Station Road. For directions, on the menu to the left please click on "Information" and then "Where and When" for a detailed map, and "How to Find Us" for detailed directions.

The club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and is a member of the West District.

Results
28th June 2017
Wednesday evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: Ruth Bryden
27th June 2017
Monday evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Tony Smith
26th June 2017
Monday evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: Archie Hunter
26th June 2017
Director: Helen McLennon
Scorer: Beth Wilson
21st June 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: ruth bryden
20th June 2017
Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Wallace Leadbitter
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Biggar Bridge Club Location

The club is located in the upstairs of the Biggar Business Park Building in the centre of  Biggar in the county of South Lanarkshire. The building is in Market Road, off Station Road. For directions, on the menu to the left please click on "Information" and then "Where and When" for a detailed map, and "How to Find Us" for detailed directions.

The club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and is a member of the West District.

Results
28th June 2017
Wednesday evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: Ruth Bryden
27th June 2017
Monday evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Tony Smith
26th June 2017
Monday evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: Archie Hunter
26th June 2017
Director: Helen McLennon
Scorer: Beth Wilson
21st June 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: ruth bryden
20th June 2017
Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Wallace Leadbitter