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BULLETIN

DATES FOR THE DIARY

* CHRISTMAS PARTY: FRI. 15TH DEC. BRIDGE BEFOREHAND - USUAL START TIME 9:30. NON DINERS WELCOME .

 (DETAILS SHOWN BELOW)

* SUPERVISED PLAY 19:30 IN THE SPORTS BAR ON MONDAYS 11TH DEC / 18TH DEC / 8TH JAN 2018. ALL WELCOME (YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME AS A PAIR)  NO BOOKING REQUIRED: £5 PER SESSION. 

 

 
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SUPERVISED PLAY OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

We are pleased to announce that there will be Supervised Play sessions on the following dates: 

Monday 11th December 

Monday 18th December

Monday 8th January 

All sessions will start at 19:30 in the Sports Bar and finish around 21:30.

The sessions are aimed at giving inexperienced or rusty players an opportunity to play Bridge in a friendly environment at an unhurried pace. Regular players are also very welcome to come along as well.

There will be 2 experienced players on hand to help with those tricky bids / plays.

There will be a small charge of £5 pp. No Booking is required.

If you do not have a partner, do come along and we will do our best to pair players up.

It will be great to see you.

 

BRIDGE LESSONS FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS - AFTERNOON TOPICS Q1 2018
BRIDGE LESSONS FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS  - AFTERNOON TOPICS Q1 2018

Please find below my next series of lessons for Intermediate players.

>Monday afternoons at 14.30 starting 15th January 2018.

>£15 per lesson – no need to pre-book, just turn up and pay on the day.

>Topics, content and difficulty level below.

Please do not hesitate to email me or call me on

07958 310 344 or email me at tim@105.org.uk 

if you would like to discuss anything.

Best wishes, and I hope to see you at some of these sessions.

Tim

 

Date

Topic

Contents

Difficulty Level

15th Jan

Opener’s Weak Rebids

  • The Four Opener Rebids which convey minimum (12-16ish) hands

 

Easy to Medium

29th Jan

Opener’s Strong Rebids

  • The Five Opener Rebids which convey strong (17-19ish) hands, including bidding through the barrier (aka Reverses)

 

Easy to Medium

12th Feb

Playing for every overtrick in 3NT (1)

  • Opportunity versus Control; Communication between the Hands

 

Medium

26th Feb

Playing for every overtrick in 3NT (2)

  • To Hold Up, or Not to Hold Up; Tuning in on the Opposition Bidding

 

Medium to Tricky

12th March

The Attitude Signal

  • Attitude signals when following to partner’s lead; Attitude signals in discarding

 

Medium

26th March

Bidding to the Level of the Fit

  • What is bidding to the level of the fit?  When to use it.  Does it always work?

Medium

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY

 

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The Bridge Club Christmas party will be held on 
 
* Friday 15th December: bridge first - normal start time (9:30am for 9:45am) non diners welcome - usual table rates. This will be followed by bubbly and a delicious hot meal (veggie option available) prepared by our cullenary wizard Tanya. Tickets for this fun event are £18 pp. Please let Helena or Peter know if you would like to buy a ticket.
 
Do hope you can attend this festive event.
 

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CONTACT FOR QUERIES

Either email:  brenthambridgeclub@gmail.com

or 

Contact Peter Garvin at:

peterg2503@gmail.com 

Tel: 07794 601239 

START TIME

Wednesday start at 7.25 p.m. 

Please be seated by 7.15 p.m.

 

Friday start at 9.45 a.m.  

Please be seated by 9.35 a.m.

 

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BRIDGE LESSONS:DETAILS BELOW: INTERMEDIATE: MONDAYS (14:30) FROM 15TH JAN : SUPERVISED (19:30) MONDAYS 11TH+18TH DEC+8TH JAN:
VISITORS

Visitors are welcome at Brentham Bridge Club. If you do not have a partner - no problem - we operate a Host system so you will be guaranteed a game. 

Come and play Bridge on Wednesday evening (19.25 start ) or 'relaxed' Bridge on Friday morning (9:45 start) - click on the Information button (top left hand menu) for further details. 

THE BRENTHAM CLUB - EALING

38A Meadvale Rd, London W5 1NP

For Interactive Map click on Information then on How to find us

INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION

     The Brentham Bridge Club is part of the Social Section of Brentham Club, the long established Sports Club on the Brentham estate.  This was one of the first English Garden Suburbs, situated on the north side of Pitshanger Lane, Ealing. Other sections of the club include cricket, football, tennis, snooker and bowls. Further details can be found at www.brenthamclub.co.uk/.  Members also have access to the well-appointed bar.

 

The Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU and the Middlesex County Bridge Association .

 

Using pre-dealt hands, we play on Wednesday evenings (19:25 start). A relaxed session is held on Friday mornings (9:45 start). 

We play both sessions in the main hall which has disabled facilities and air-conditioning.      

 

 

 

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS

BRENTHAM BRIDGE CLUB - WEDNESDAY EVENING BRIDGE

The Wednesday evening bridge is very popular with players. We are a friendly and welcoming club for players of all standards. 

If you do not have a partner, we have a host so you will be guaranteed a game.

For the competitive amongst us, there are 7 competitions run throughout the year and we also participate in the EBU Simultaneous Pairs.

Bridgemates and computer scoring are used and the results are posted promptly onto our website. Master points are awarded.

Play starts at 7.25 p.m. Please be seated by 7.15 p.m.

 

 

BRENTHAM BRIDGE CLUB - FRIDAY RELAXED BRIDGE
Our Friday morning bridge session is played in a relaxed and friendly manner. Players of all standards are welcome . If you do not have a partner, we have a host so you will be guaranteed a game.
 
There is a 10 minute coffee break half way through the morning. The Brentham Cafe provides teas, coffees, snacks and cakes.
 

Bridgemates and computer scoring are used showing instant results which are posted onto our website. Master points are awarded.

Start time 9:45 a.m. Please be seated by 9:35 a.m.

 

SEE YOUR RESULTS
Go to Results/Personal Analysis and click your name to see your performance over the last year.
 
Click for the latest results
2017 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS
2017 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS

There was an excellent turn out for our two Children in Need Simulaneous Pairs Events 

A FANTASTIC £360 HAS BEEN RAISED FOR THIS BRILLIANT CHARITY

MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS AND KIND HEARTED PLAYERS 

The club winners on Friday 10th November were:

N/S [1]  Claude Simpson and Tatiana Doicin (56.59%) 

[2] Carolyn and Don Noble (56.14%)   

E/W [1] Jenny Bridge and Barbara Horada (66.82%)            

[2] Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (62.95%)      

              

National results : 57 clubs (953 players) participated.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

        53rd Jenny Bridge and Barbara Horada (62.06%)

90th  Don and Carolyn Noble (60.15%)        

         97th Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (59.94%)    

 

Friday Players: To see how you did Nationally click on the link below

(for EW players click on the NS heading that appears it will then automatically change to EW) :

http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=003633&ClubId=003633BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110

 

The club winners on Wednesday 15th November were:

        N/S [1=] Annie Hackett and Paul Stevens (64.29%)

                [1=] Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (64.29%)

E/W [1] Marlene Rose and Mike Dunn (65.48%)

               [2]  Anna Clark and Philip Middlemast 60.12%)

National results : (117) clubs  participated (2011 players).The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

      15th Annie Hackett and Paul Stevens (67.78%)

        40th  Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (65.01%) 

     Wednesday Players:  To see how you did Nationally click on the link below:

(for EW players click on the NS heading that appears it will then automatically change to EW) :

http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=006143&ClubId=006143BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110

 

2017 JOAN AND ROGER WRIGHT MIXED PAIRS CUP

The 2017 Mixed Pairs Cup was won by

Liz Stevens and Mike Kaufmann (60.20%) many congratulations.

Second were  Christine Bates and Mike Richings (59.18%)

Third were  Ken Butcher and Jane A'Court (58.50%)

2017 OPEN PAIRS CUP

The Open Pairs Cup has a habit of producing very close finishes. 2017 was no exception.

Many congratualtions to the winners:

Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (64.17%)

Second were: John and Eli Marks (63.96%)

Third were: Peter Barnes-Hoggett and Alun Lloyd (61.88%)

2017 GRIMSHAW CUP

The 2017 Grimshaw Cup came down to a three way battle.

Many congratulations to Eli and John Marks winners with a score of 63.27%

Second were Ken Butcher and Mike Richings 62.93%

Closely followed by  Sheila Barnes and David Benjamin 61.90%

 

2017 EASTER EGG CUP

To add some extra spice to this event the winning N/S and E/W pairs receive Easter Eggs. 

The top pairs were:

N/S: 1st   Jim and Janice Andrews    61.11%  

        2nd  Ruth and Peter Jaffe         58.33% . 

 

E/W: 1st  Catherine Rogers and Julie Ashdown  62.50%.

         2nd Lesley Thorne and Mike Kaufmann      62.30%.

A very close E/W finish with 0.2% separating the top two pairs.

Well played all.

2017 BBL SPRING SIMS - RESULTS

Congratulations to the Brentham Bridge Club top pairs in the British Spring Sims.

Locally the top pairs are:

1st East/West  John and Eli Marks 69.4%

1st North/South  Robert Harwood and Clive Harrison 57.4%

Nationally as at 12th April 2017 the results from 50 Clubs (831 pairs) have been received. Top Brentham positions are:

25th      John and Eli Marks 63.2%

26th=     Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes 63.1%

42nd      Robert Harwood and Clive Harrison  61.7%

If you would like to check your National position click on the link below:

www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000216/clubs/00205885

2017 SHEILA BARNES CUP

A significant majority of Wednesday players voted in favour of a format change to the Sheila Barnes Cup from Random Teams to a Pairs Competition.

Many congratulations to the winners:

Peter Barnes-Hoggett and Alun Lloyd 67.17%

2nd Sheila Barnes and David Benjamin 62.37%

3rd Inge and David Veecock 62.12%

2017 ALI MEGHANI CUP

What a close contest with less than 1% separating the top three places.

Many congratualtions to Lionel and Judy Gross on winning the

2017 Ali Meghani Cup with a score of 62.50%.

2nd  Peter Barnes-Hoggett and Alun Lloyd with 62.12%

3rd  Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes with 61.74%.

2016 CHAMPION PAIRS

Very well done to our 2016 Champion Pair:

Wiktor Staniaszek  and Gudmundur Audunsson with an excellent average of 58.44% for the year.

Wiktor and Gudmundur have successfully defended their 2015 title.

2nd were Sheila Barnes and Paul Stevens with 57.65%

3rd were Vernon Hartley and Mike Kaufmann with 56.92% 

HOSTING AND DIRECTING

Many thanks to all those who volunteer to host or director for the Wednesday and Friday sessions.

The host does not pay to play on that day.

If the host does not play their next visit is free.

The Director does not pay, however their partner is required to pay.

HAMMERSMITH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE
Brentham Bridge Club finished equal 3rd in the League for 2015/16 winning 4 out of the 6 matches played. Many thanks for the valient efforts of Moira (Captain), Liz S, Mike R & Ken, and Mike K and Vernon.
 
If you are interested in playing for Brentham Bridge Club in the Hammersmith and District League speak to Mike Richings. Matches are local and are played in peoples homes in a friendly environment. It is a gentle introduction to the world of match play bridge. 
 
QUOTE OF THE DAY

There are three types of bridge player, those that can count and those that can't.

USEFUL LINKS

Use the EBU link on the left hand side of this page for interesting, topical, local and amusing items. 

Calendar
15th December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge followed by Christmas Party (No Host)
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Colin
Host: No Host
18th December 2017
Supervised Play
SPORTS BAR 19:30 pm
Director: Peter + Ken
20th December 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Peter
22nd December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Mike
Host: Roger
Results
13th December 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Paul
Host: Peter
11th December 2017
Supervised Play
SPORTS BAR
Director: Peter + John
8th December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Annie
Host: Jenny B
6th December 2017
Duplicate Bridge with FREE Mulled Wine/Mince Pies/Prezzie for all (No Host)
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: No Host
Click for the latest results
2017 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS
2017 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS

There was an excellent turn out for our two Children in Need Simulaneous Pairs Events 

A FANTASTIC £360 HAS BEEN RAISED FOR THIS BRILLIANT CHARITY

MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS AND KIND HEARTED PLAYERS 

The club winners on Friday 10th November were:

N/S [1]  Claude Simpson and Tatiana Doicin (56.59%) 

[2] Carolyn and Don Noble (56.14%)   

E/W [1] Jenny Bridge and Barbara Horada (66.82%)            

[2] Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (62.95%)      

              

National results : 57 clubs (953 players) participated.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

        53rd Jenny Bridge and Barbara Horada (62.06%)

90th  Don and Carolyn Noble (60.15%)        

         97th Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (59.94%)    

 

Friday Players: To see how you did Nationally click on the link below

(for EW players click on the NS heading that appears it will then automatically change to EW) :

http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=003633&ClubId=003633BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110

 

The club winners on Wednesday 15th November were:

        N/S [1=] Annie Hackett and Paul Stevens (64.29%)

                [1=] Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (64.29%)

E/W [1] Marlene Rose and Mike Dunn (65.48%)

               [2]  Anna Clark and Philip Middlemast 60.12%)

National results : (117) clubs  participated (2011 players).The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

      15th Annie Hackett and Paul Stevens (67.78%)

        40th  Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (65.01%) 

     Wednesday Players:  To see how you did Nationally click on the link below:

(for EW players click on the NS heading that appears it will then automatically change to EW) :

http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=006143&ClubId=006143BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110

 

2017 JOAN AND ROGER WRIGHT MIXED PAIRS CUP

The 2017 Mixed Pairs Cup was won by

Liz Stevens and Mike Kaufmann (60.20%) many congratulations.

Second were  Christine Bates and Mike Richings (59.18%)

Third were  Ken Butcher and Jane A'Court (58.50%)

2017 OPEN PAIRS CUP

The Open Pairs Cup has a habit of producing very close finishes. 2017 was no exception.

Many congratualtions to the winners:

Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (64.17%)

Second were: John and Eli Marks (63.96%)

Third were: Peter Barnes-Hoggett and Alun Lloyd (61.88%)

2017 GRIMSHAW CUP

The 2017 Grimshaw Cup came down to a three way battle.

Many congratulations to Eli and John Marks winners with a score of 63.27%

Second were Ken Butcher and Mike Richings 62.93%

Closely followed by  Sheila Barnes and David Benjamin 61.90%

 

2017 EASTER EGG CUP

To add some extra spice to this event the winning N/S and E/W pairs receive Easter Eggs. 

The top pairs were:

N/S: 1st   Jim and Janice Andrews    61.11%  

        2nd  Ruth and Peter Jaffe         58.33% . 

 

E/W: 1st  Catherine Rogers and Julie Ashdown  62.50%.

         2nd Lesley Thorne and Mike Kaufmann      62.30%.

A very close E/W finish with 0.2% separating the top two pairs.

Well played all.

2017 BBL SPRING SIMS - RESULTS

Congratulations to the Brentham Bridge Club top pairs in the British Spring Sims.

Locally the top pairs are:

1st East/West  John and Eli Marks 69.4%

1st North/South  Robert Harwood and Clive Harrison 57.4%

Nationally as at 12th April 2017 the results from 50 Clubs (831 pairs) have been received. Top Brentham positions are:

25th      John and Eli Marks 63.2%

26th=     Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes 63.1%

42nd      Robert Harwood and Clive Harrison  61.7%

If you would like to check your National position click on the link below:

www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000216/clubs/00205885

2017 SHEILA BARNES CUP

A significant majority of Wednesday players voted in favour of a format change to the Sheila Barnes Cup from Random Teams to a Pairs Competition.

Many congratulations to the winners:

Peter Barnes-Hoggett and Alun Lloyd 67.17%

2nd Sheila Barnes and David Benjamin 62.37%

3rd Inge and David Veecock 62.12%

2017 ALI MEGHANI CUP

What a close contest with less than 1% separating the top three places.

Many congratualtions to Lionel and Judy Gross on winning the

2017 Ali Meghani Cup with a score of 62.50%.

2nd  Peter Barnes-Hoggett and Alun Lloyd with 62.12%

3rd  Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes with 61.74%.

2016 CHAMPION PAIRS

Very well done to our 2016 Champion Pair:

Wiktor Staniaszek  and Gudmundur Audunsson with an excellent average of 58.44% for the year.

Wiktor and Gudmundur have successfully defended their 2015 title.

2nd were Sheila Barnes and Paul Stevens with 57.65%

3rd were Vernon Hartley and Mike Kaufmann with 56.92% 

HOSTING AND DIRECTING

Many thanks to all those who volunteer to host or director for the Wednesday and Friday sessions.

The host does not pay to play on that day.

If the host does not play their next visit is free.

The Director does not pay, however their partner is required to pay.

HAMMERSMITH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE
Brentham Bridge Club finished equal 3rd in the League for 2015/16 winning 4 out of the 6 matches played. Many thanks for the valient efforts of Moira (Captain), Liz S, Mike R & Ken, and Mike K and Vernon.
 
If you are interested in playing for Brentham Bridge Club in the Hammersmith and District League speak to Mike Richings. Matches are local and are played in peoples homes in a friendly environment. It is a gentle introduction to the world of match play bridge. 
 
QUOTE OF THE DAY

There are three types of bridge player, those that can count and those that can't.

USEFUL LINKS

Use the EBU link on the left hand side of this page for interesting, topical, local and amusing items. 

Calendar
15th December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge followed by Christmas Party (No Host)
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Colin
Host: No Host
18th December 2017
Supervised Play
SPORTS BAR 19:30 pm
Director: Peter + Ken
20th December 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Peter
22nd December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Mike
Host: Roger
Results
13th December 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Paul
Host: Peter
11th December 2017
Supervised Play
SPORTS BAR
Director: Peter + John
8th December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Annie
Host: Jenny B
6th December 2017
Duplicate Bridge with FREE Mulled Wine/Mince Pies/Prezzie for all (No Host)
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: No Host