If you've signed up as Spare Partner but you are unable to play that day, please try and arrange a swap with another member, then amend the list. Julie Kamieniecka is the committee member responsible for the Spare Partner list. Any problem? Speak to Julie (01737 843546) or Kate Castree (01372 376334).
There are four club competitions: best individual average (minimum 25 events); best pairs average (minimum 20 events); most improved average score over the previous year (minimum 25 events); handicap pairs competition.
The year runs from 1st September to 31st August the following year. You can see your current average score under "Competitions" in the Menu above.
Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club is a long-established club, we are approaching our 50th anniversary. We play Duplicate Bridge on Monday and Thursday afternoons, using Bridgemate for scoring. The Club is an affiliated member of the EBU.
Our home, the Old Barn Hall, is a very attractive venue. We usually have about twenty tables. Play starts at 1.15pm (new visitors should arrive by 12.50pm). A spare partner is usually available (but check the Calendar first).
We welcome visitors. You should contact the Secretary if you would like to apply for membership. The Menu Box on the left has contact details and more information (see "Information" / "Where and When").
We played in the Dorin Salver Sim Pairs on Thursday 6th December, contributing £264 to the charity. The highest placed Bookham pair were Garry and Sheila Hayter in top spot with 65.14%, of 136 pairs at 7 clubs. You can see the full results on the EBU website.
You can read about the important work done by the QEF on their website.
There is a new feature on Bridgewebs which you may find interesting if you want to see how well you and your partner played and defended. Go to the Results page and select your pair name. Then click on the ‘graph’ symbol. An analysis screen will open.
In this analysis the computer ‘plays’ each board in the contract that was played with the opening lead that was made. It determines how many tricks can be made by a good player against good defence. The analysis then compares your play (or defence) against the target number of tricks. The analysis cannot entirely represent real-life play. It cannot take into account the bidding or the expression on your partner’s face when you play a card. But taken over a number of hands, it provides a useful indicator of how well you played.
If you didn't make all the tricks you could have made in a contract, you can try again with the Play It Again button. There is a Help button for more information.
The annual subscription this year is £15. Don't forget to pay by 13th December, otherwise your membership will lapse. Reminders will not be sent.
Roger Harrison is our newest member.
♠ The following Visitors have made three visits to the Club and are applying for membership: Heather Matthew, Mireille Fiander, Sonia Caval, Diana Balfour, Janet Baker, Judy Baker, Jenny Carlier, Jackie Cockayne, Sarah Patel, Helena Pollock, Keith Williams, Pat Rees, Michael Brown, George Romanowski, Val Busby, Janice May, Richard Arnatt and Margaret Harkins.
For more information about the procedure for prospective new members see our Rules and Procedures [click here].
NORTH / SOUTH
Garry & Sheila Hayter with 66.07%
EAST / WEST
Sandra Cape & Hiroko Canning with 62.30%
NORTH / SOUTH
Steve Lock & Sandra Cape with 64.39%
Don & Betty Attwood with 58.68%