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BBL Survey - April/May 2018

The BBL Committee would like to thank all those who took the time and trouble to complete the League survey in April/May this year.  A total of 67 individuals from all clubs responded to the survey:  50 answered the survey for current players and 17 responded to the non-current player survey.  A summary of the responses can be seen on the BBL Web Site

The results were discussed at the BBL AGM.  Following this, the BBL Committee does not propose to make any significant changes in the structure of the League, the playing season or policies regarding where and when matches are to be played.  Greater freedom will be given to teams who wish to organise their matches during the day – but this must be with the express consent of both teams. Although the majority of responses indicated that players are satisfied that the current number of matches is ‘about right’, it is likely that the number of teams wishing to play in the league next season will naturally result in a slight reduction in the number of matches to be played, and the Committee will review this when the applications from teams wishing to play in the next season have been received.

Bridge Jargon

♠ Director ruling - A revoke, where the player that had revoked realised before the trick was completed. Since the revoke was not established (law 63) the card played was withdrawn and replaced with a legal card (law 62). The revoke was by a defender so the revoke card stayed on the table as a major penalty card (law 62B1). The next non-offending player was allowed to withdraw the card he had played and play another (law 62C1).

 Claims -  If a claim has been made, you can now ask for the cards to be played, provided all agree, although it is in your interest to call the Director. This is a change introduced with the 2017 laws (see below).

♠ Tip - If you do not have a convention card that supports your system the TD may rule against you. Complete a convention card!

Roll of Honour

 

BFCB Club Competitions

 

Alf Biggs Memorial Cup

2016 - Steve Hollister

2015 - Steve Hollister

2014 - Philip Jackson

2013 - Chris Williams

2012 - Chris Williams

2011 - Philip Jackson

2010 - Steve Hollister

 

Tom Fegarty Cup

2016 - Bill Barclay

2015 - Bob Williams

2014 - Ann Llyod

2013 - Peter Muggridge

2012 - Keith Sheppard

2011 - Dave Workman / Simon Kearon

2010 - John Moor

 

Francis Cup

2015 - David Gravestock; Linsey Joyce; Ann Francis & Peter Francis

 

Committee Cup

2015 - Mark Carson

Alf Biggs Memorial Cup 2016 Winner
Alf Biggs Memorial Cup 2016 Winner

Steve retained the trophy with a total of 712 master points.