Bradgate Bridge Club
Membership Applications

Mary Johnson  Pending 

Mick Mahoney  Pending 

Jill Smith  Pending 

Welcome to Bradgate Bridge Club
CHARITY PAIRS

Monday 25th March will be this year's Charity Pairs.

Chris Allen has been invited to choose the charity this year. He has nominated Myeloma UK which is a Blood Cancer charity.

Table money will be £5. The Club will match the additional £2. Members are welcome to make any additional donations. 

The Charity Pairs Trophy will be awarded based on the handicapped scores (the handicap is calculated from your NGS).


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 18th March 2019

WEDNESDAY CHARITY AFTERNOON

At this week’s committee meeting, we approved a proposal from David Betterley that we should designate one of our Wednesday afternoon sessions as a charity session, as we already do for one of our Monday nights.

The Committee has agreed to this proposal, and it will be held annually on the first available Wednesday in June – this would be 12th June this year.  Members will be asked, if they wish, to donate an additional £2 on top of the existing table money, (more if they wish) and the club will match the amount raised by each additional donation (capped at £2 per member attending).  Donations will be voluntary.

We propose to ask Wednesday afternoon members to nominate a charity by a random draw in May each year; however because David has come forward with the proposal, we have asked him to nominate this year’s charity.

David has chosen The Normandy Memorial Trust, which is commissioning a permanent National Memorial in Northern France to commemorate those who lost their lives in the D-Day landings – see http://www.normandymemorialtrust.org/the-memorial/

It is particularly timely this year, as our June charity afternoon will be held just after the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 


Margaret Butterworth - Chairman - 6th March 2019

WEDNESDAY WINTER PAIRS

Congratulations to David Mitchell and Susie Perrett, who have won the inaugural Wednesday Winter Pairs competition for the best 4 scores in December, January and February. 

Runners-up were Terry Stevenson and Gail Tillen, with John Dignan and Lucy Pathan in 3rd place. 


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 4th March 2019

THE VISITORS GET 70%

Congratulations to Mary Johnson and  Mick Mahoney who joined the 70% Club on Monday evening.

But as visitors, they are not eligible to receive the Pam Leeson Trophy. 


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 26th February 2019

ANNE AND BRIAN WIN THE TYLER TROPHY

Well done to Anne Wright and Brian Stockdale for winning the Tyler Trophy last night.

This is a best three out of four week competition. Interestingly, six out of the top seven pairs only played three weeks. 


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 26th February 2019

THINK! 13

Our next Think! teaching session is on Tuesday 26th March. Visitors are welcome.

Please let Steve Wright know if you are coming so that he knows how many tables to expect. 


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 17th February 2019

WILDE CUP

Congratulations to David Betterley who captained the winning team in the Wilde Cup. They were the defending champions.

Also to Don Walker's team (Susie Tyler, John Dignan and Cathy Moloney) who were runners-up. 


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 13th February 2019

PAM LEESON TROPHY CHANGES HANDS

The Pam Leeson Trophy for scoring over 70% on a Monday Evening has changed hands again. This time it is Brian Stockdale and Steve Wright who have won it.

Although Brian & Steve have been in the 70% Club before, this is the first time that they have achieved it as a partnership. 


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 22nd January 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

Such is the interest in playing for Bradgate's team in the Leicestershire League, that we will be running FIVE teams next season.  This is more than any other club in Leicestershire.

The A and B teams will continue to be run by myself and Pauline Dignan, and the three lower teams will be captained by Jim Wilkinson, Julie Jones and Andy Satterthwaite

Once the current season has finished in May, we will have a clearer idea of which teams will be in which division; then, over the summer, Jim, Julie and Andy will be recruiting players for their various teams. 


Richard Rees - League Representative - 9th January 2019

WHAT DOES AVERAGE MEAN?

When something goes wrong at the table, the TD sometimes has to adjust the score.

When a player revokes, the TD often takes tricks away from the revoking side. (If you ruff and win it then you lose that trick. If your side wins any more tricks after the revoke then you lose one of those as well).

If a player hesitates and passes, and then their partner takes advantage, the TD will adjust the score if they gain an advantage. The TD just overrides the contract at the table and assigns what he thinks would have been the outcome had they'd not been naughty.

But what happens when the TD can't figure out what would have happened had the offence not taken place? For example, the board wasn't played due to slow play. In those cases the TD awards an average - but what does that mean?

An AVERAGE is 50% for that board.

An AVERAGE-PLUS is 60% for that board or your session average if that is better. If your session average is 56% then you will get 60% for that board. But if your session average is 65% then you will get 65% for that board.

An AVERAGE-MINUS is 40% for that board or your session average if that is worse. So if your session average was only 35% then you would only get 35% for this board.

So what do you score for boards that you sit-out? Do you get an average? The short answer is that you always get your session average. This is called a NOT-PLAYED and refers to boards that you were never scheduled to play. Not-Played is always scored as your session average. This means that in a skip-movement if you were the pair that skipped the sit-out table then you would not get an unfair advantage or disadvantage compared to the players that had to sit-out.


Steve Wright - Senior TD - 5th August 2018

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Results
Afternoon Pairs
1.30 pm
Director: Richard Rees
Scorer: Richard Rees
Pairs
7pm
Director: Steve Wright
Scorer: Steve Wright
Afternoon Pairs
1.30 pm
Director: Gail Tillen
Scorer: Gail Tillen
Pairs
7pm
Director: Steve Wright
Scorer: Steve Wright
Afternoon Pairs
1.30 pm
Director: Richard Rees
Scorer: Richard Rees
Pairs
7pm
Director: Steve Wright
Scorer: Steve Wright
Winter Pairs
1.30 pm
Director: Susie Tyler
Scorer: Gail Tillen
Tyler Trophy - Week 4
7pm
Director: Steve Wright
Scorer: Steve Wright
Calendar
Mon 25th Mar 2019
Charity Pairs
7pm
Table money 5 (of which 4 goes to Charity)
Director: Steve
Bridgemates: Richard & Peter
Room Set-up: Diana Bowden
  (Partner?)
Tue 26th Mar 2019
Think! 13
Host: Steve
  (Reservation)
Wed 27th Mar 2019
Afternoon Pairs
1.30 pm
Director: Brian Austin
Room Set-up: Richard Rees
Mon 1st Apr 2019
Pairs
7pm
Director: Steve
Bridgemates: Gail & Susie
Room Set-up: Dick Howard
Wed 3rd Apr 2019
Afternoon Pairs
1.30 pm
Director: Brian Austin
Room Set-up: Richard Rees
Mon 8th Apr 2019
Pairs
7pm
Director: Steve
Bridgemates: Richard & Val
Room Set-up: Gary Jones
Wed 10th Apr 2019
Afternoon Pairs
1.30 pm
Director: Susie Tyler
Room Set-up: Susie Tyler
Mon 15th Apr 2019
Davis Gentlemen's Pairs
7pm
Director: Steve
Bridgemates: Val & Peter
Room Set-up: Susie Perrett