Spade Heart  Diamond Club
Looking for a partner?

 

 Make sure you have an up to date list of member telephone numbers (ask Gill if you need one)

               

 Use the members only section of website to request a partner (ask Gill if you need help)

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 Put your name on the list on the club notice board

                

 Ring Gill at home on  

0151 924 0868

or send her a text to 

0798 117 0515

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 Ask the TD to announce at start of a session


 

Telephone when open - 0751 959 5864
Social Duplicate on Thursday Mornings

Cup of Coffee Cup of Coffee

Every Thursday morning 10am to 12:30pm
Come along for some relaxed informal bridge, a cuppa and a chat
Play at a leisurely pace with help on bidding or play available
Partners not required
Any questions contact Ann Brewer on 0151 949 1329

British Autumn Simultaneous Pairs

Blundellsands Bridge Club

will be hosting a heat of the

BRITISH AUTUMN SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

on

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Table money £4 to members or £8 for visitors


The overall national winners will receive £50 per pair.

The winning pair of each heat, and each host club, will have a chance to win up to £1000 in the annual prize draw.

For scores, double-dummy analysis, and hand commentaries (after the event!) visit

www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000285  

Car parking

Free Parking

 Members and visitors are reminded that there are no parking charges for the use of the Council controlled car parks in Crosby Village after 6 p.m.  Consequently anyone attending one of our evening sessions should be able to park free of charge.

Children in Need
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Simultaneous Pairs for BBC Children in Need Appeal

Children in Need Logo

£7 per member (£8 visitors)

This is a Simultaneous Pairs Event with a difference. The event is organised on a non-profit basis by ECatsBridge.  We have been participating in this charitable fund raiser since the inaugural event in 2002 when Ray Parkinson and Bill Carr came 5th out of the 1,381 pairs who participated.  Since that inaugural event back in 2002 they have been instrumental in raising a total of £956,122.84.  This is surely an event which nobody can begrudge the extra cost.

For further information please refer to the organisers web-site.

It would be appreciated if participants arrive in good time so that the director can plan the movement
Visiting pairs are most welcome

 

Pre-Dealt Boards

We sometimes receive comments from members that they believe hands are ‘rigged’ and are intentionally made to include abnormal distributions and awkward situations that they do not enjoy. This is not the case.

The hands are computer dealt, and each set is used exactly as dealt by the dealing program (we use Bridge Composer incorporating Big Deal for this).  There is no manipulation of the hands, nor do we deal 100 and pick the ‘strangest’ 30.  They are as natural as those that would be dealt (assuming adequate shuffling) at any bridge event.  So whilst there may be a 5-0 split, or an eight card suit, this is no more likely in these than in any other bridge event that has properly random hands.  Some players who are used to hand dealing with packs that have not been sufficiently shuffled may find these hands to be more ‘lively’ than they are used to.  That is not because these hands are fixed, simply that hands dealt from poorly shuffled packs are not properly random.

There should be no difference between the computer generated hands and those that have been shuffled correctly and dealt manually.

Advantages of pre-dealt boards:

  • A hand record is available which makes going through the results (particularly the travellers) much more interesting.  If you want to improve your play, it is important to review what happened at the table but nobody can remember all the hands in a session.  Having a record of the hands is the best way to do this. It enables you to see what partner had in the bidding and play. One hears conversations which start:“ I had x and y in spades, so many hearts etc .., what should I bid?”. How much easier if you have a record of the hand!  

  • It allows you to see that you and partner are using the same system, it enables you to identify your weaknesses: when you have missed a game you should have bid or bid one you should not have, for instance. If you are not interested in this sort of post mortem, then you have lost nothing, but those who want to improve find them vital.

  • A hand record allows the director to sort out issues when cards are put back in the boards in error.

  • Computer dealing avoids the chore of shuffling and dealing at the table.  Some of us with arthritis find it difficult to shuffle adequately. (Mathematical research has shown that seven interweave or riffle shuffles are required to randomise the cards in a pack)

So why is the hand above being shown?

This was hand 7 in the evening duplicate on Wednesday 12th September 2018 - a very rare event because it was passed out by the entire room.  Random can be boring too!

Mentored Duplicate

We have discontinued the Mentored Duplicate that was previously held on the second Tuesday of each month.  As an alternative please consider the Social Duplicate on Thursday Mornings

The new year starts on 1st July

Subscriptions are now due

All of last year's competitions have now been finalised and full details can be found on the Honours Board

Calendar
Mon 24th September 2018
Rubber Bridge
At the club 19:30
Wed 26th September 2018
Club Duplicate (Bartholomew Tray)
At the club 19:30
  (Reservation)
Thu 27th September 2018
Social Duplicate (mornings)
At the club 10:00
Organiser: Ann Brewer
Thu 27th September 2018
Rubber Bridge (partner required)
At the club 19:30
Fri 28th September 2018
Club Duplicate (Championship Trophy)
At the club 19:30
  (Partner?)
Wed 3rd October 2018
Club Duplicate (Tallon Handicap Trophy and British Autumn Simultaneous Pairs)
At the club 19:30
  (Reservation)
Thu 4th October 2018
Social Duplicate (mornings)
At the club 10:00
Organiser: Ann Brewer
Thu 4th October 2018
Rubber Bridge (partner required)
At the club 19:30
Fri 5th October 2018
MCBA Committee meeting
(External Event)
Results
Club Duplicate (Peter Reid Cup)
Social Duplicate (mornings)
Club Duplicate (Tallon Handicap Trophy)