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BULLETIN

SUPERVISED PLAY SESSIONS OVER THE SUMMER BREAK

CALLING BEGINNERS WHO ARE TAKING LESSONS OR PLAYERS WHO HAVE A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF BRIDGE

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KEEP YOU HAND IN OVER THE SUMMER BREAK ?

LOOK NO FUTHER - WE CAN OFFER YOU SUPERVISED PLAY SESSIONS ON MONDAY EVENINGS.

WHERE:  BRENTHAM CLUB - SPORTS BAR

WHEN: MONDAY EVENINGS 5TH JUNE AND 17TH JULY THROUGH TO THE 4TH SEPTEMBER.

TIME:  19:30 TO 21:30

COST: £5 PER PLAYER.

PLAYERS: COME AS A PAIR OR AN INDIVIDUAL .

NO NEED TO BOOK JUST TURN UP IT WILL BE GREAT TO SEE YOU.

 
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IT'S PARTY TIME
IT'S PARTY TIME

You are cordially invited to the  Brentham Bridge Club

2017 SUMMER LUNCHTIME PARTY

To be held on Friday 21st July.

There will be Bridge as usual in the morning followed by Proseco and a spendid Buffet.  

Tickets are £20 per person. To reserve a place see Peter Garvin at a  Wednesday or Friday session, or email him at:  peterg2503@gmail.com.

If you just want to play Bridge that's also ok, just turn up at 9:30 as ususal.

 

FREE WEDNESDAY BRIDGE SESSION

As a BIG thank you to our wonderful Wednesday Nighters there will be a FREE session on:

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY.

Do hope you can come along.

 

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS

Afternoon Bridge Lessons for Improvers and Intermediates 

Format

  • I am trying a new format of lessons, each of which are ‘one-offs’ or in Pairs
  • The idea is to come to those lessons which are on topics of interest to you and convenient to your schedule, rather than booking a whole series
  • Generally, each lesson is self-contained – but where it is intended as a Pair this is marked
  • I have marked each lesson with an approximate difficulty level:
    • Easier:  designed for those who have done a beginner course, but are not much more experienced, or for those who want a ‘back-to-basics’ refresher on a particular topic
    • Medium:  designed for those with some level of experience, who wish to improve their game
    • Trickier: designed for those with a reasonable level of experience who wish to challenge their bidding and play
  • The cost is £15 per lesson (£30 where this is a Pair)
  • Entry:  please let me know in advance which lesson/s you plan to attend, to help me know how many copies to prepare
  • Time and Venue:  2.30pm sharp start in the Sports Bar at Brentham Club
  • Queries:  do not hesitate to email or call me if you would like to discuss anything.  tim@105.org.uk   07958 310 344

 

Schedule

Lesson Title

Date

Difficulty

Content

Major Suit Transfers

24th April

Easier

  • Purpose of transfers to major suits
  • How the system works
  • Normal continuations

Splinters

8th May

Medium

  • Purpose of splinter bid responses
  • How the system works
  • Normal continuations

Avoiding Underleading Honours against a Suit Contract

22nd May

Medium

  • Good leads against suit contracts
  • Danger of underleading an honour
  • Leading passively

Opener’s Rebids with a Balanced Hand

12th June

Easier

  • The Notrump ladder
  • When to change your rebid plan

Cue-bidding to Slam 1

26th June

Trickier

  • How cue-bidding works
  • How you know when partner is cue-bidding
  • Continuations

Cue-bidding to Slam 2

10th July

Trickier

  • Part Two of above lesson

 

CONTACT FOR QUERIES

Either email:  brenthambridgeclub@gmail.com

or 

Contact Peter Garvin at:

peterg2503@gmail.com 

Tel: 07794 601239 

RESULT QUERIES

If you believe there is an error in the scores please notify the Director before the session finishes.

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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SUPERVISED BRIDGE MONDAY EVENINGS OVER SUMMER BREAK - SEE BULLETIN: SUMMER PARTY 21ST JULY - SEE BELOW : FREE BRIDGE SESSION WED. 26TH JULY
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.

 

NATIONAL GRADING SCHEME

The EBU has launched the National Grading Scheme. Details can be accessed from the EBU website, using the NGS Info tab. Clicking on this will bring up a page showing your grade, and the grades of your regular partners. Your grade is based on your individual performances since P2P was introduced. The grade is a playing card, running from a 2 (lowest) to an Ace, which is subdivided into the 4 suits.

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
Happy 60th Anniversary - Diamonds are trumps.
Happy 60th Anniversary - Diamonds are trumps.

Many congratulations to John and Jill Rhodes on their 60th  (Diamond) Anniversary.

John and Jill are regular Friday morningers and we all wish them a very happy anniversary and many more to come.

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% 

2016 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS
2016 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS

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

A FANTASTIC £485 HAS BEEN RAISED FOR THIS BRILLIANT CHARITY

MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS AND KIND HEARTED PLAYERS 

The club winners on Wednesday 16th November were:

N/S [1] Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes (61.1%) 

[2] Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (55.9%)   

E/W [1] Ali El-Agraa and Wiktor Staniaszek (63.9%)            

[2] Christine Bates and Maureen Monaghan (57.9%)                     

Nationally: 108 clubs participated (1870 players) have been received.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

137th Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes (60.9%)

256th  Ali El-Agraa and Wiktor Staniaszek (58.4%)        

273rd Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (58.1%)    

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

   http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=006438&ClubId=006438BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110     

The club winners on Friday 11th November were:

N/S [1]Maureen Monaghan + Katherine Rogers (62.2%) 

[2] Ken Butcher and Mike Kaufmann (61.9%)   

E/W [1] Gillian Zielinski + Claude Simpson (61.4%)            

[2] Jill + John Rhodes (58.9%)                     

Nationally: 60 clubs  participated (1012 players) have been received.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

52nd Maureen Monaghan + Katherine Rogers (61.7%)

73rd  Gillian Zielinski + Claude Simpson (60.4%)        

79th Ken Butcher + Mike Kaufmann (60.1%)             

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

  http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=003981&ClubId=003981BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110​  

 

2016 JOAN AND ROGER WRIGHT MIXED PAIRS CUP

The 2016 Mixed Pairs Cup was won by

Liz Stevens and Mike Kaufmann (64.26%) many congratulations.

Second were  Eli and John Marks (59.50%)

Third were  Inge and David Veecock (58.06%)

2016 OPEN PAIRS CUP

This seems to be the season for very close finishes in the Cup competitions.

Many congratualtions to the winners: Gudmundur Audunsson + Wiktor Staniaszek (64.55%)

A close second were: Ken Butcher + Mike Richings (64.09%)

Third were: Vernon Hartley + Mike Kaufmann (60.91%)

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.

BRIDGE MAGAZINE

The last six issues of the E.B.U. magazine can now be viewed, together with articles back to 2007. After clicking HERE,  log in to the EBU site and click Home Page/English Bridge

USEFUL LINKS

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

Calendar
26th June 2017
Assisting Beginners
SPORTS BAR 7:00 pm
Director: John
28th June 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Mike
Host: Anna
30th June 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Lynne
3rd July 2017
Assisting Beginners
SPORTS BAR 7:00 pm
Director: Ken
Results
23rd June 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Colin
Host: Roger
21st June 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Robert
16th June 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Peter
14th June 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: David
Host: Lynne
Click for the latest results
Happy 60th Anniversary - Diamonds are trumps.
Happy 60th Anniversary - Diamonds are trumps.

Many congratulations to John and Jill Rhodes on their 60th  (Diamond) Anniversary.

John and Jill are regular Friday morningers and we all wish them a very happy anniversary and many more to come.

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% 

2016 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS
2016 CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS

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

A FANTASTIC £485 HAS BEEN RAISED FOR THIS BRILLIANT CHARITY

MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS AND KIND HEARTED PLAYERS 

The club winners on Wednesday 16th November were:

N/S [1] Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes (61.1%) 

[2] Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (55.9%)   

E/W [1] Ali El-Agraa and Wiktor Staniaszek (63.9%)            

[2] Christine Bates and Maureen Monaghan (57.9%)                     

Nationally: 108 clubs participated (1870 players) have been received.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

137th Paul Stevens and Sheila Barnes (60.9%)

256th  Ali El-Agraa and Wiktor Staniaszek (58.4%)        

273rd Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (58.1%)    

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

   http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=006438&ClubId=006438BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110     

The club winners on Friday 11th November were:

N/S [1]Maureen Monaghan + Katherine Rogers (62.2%) 

[2] Ken Butcher and Mike Kaufmann (61.9%)   

E/W [1] Gillian Zielinski + Claude Simpson (61.4%)            

[2] Jill + John Rhodes (58.9%)                     

Nationally: 60 clubs  participated (1012 players) have been received.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

52nd Maureen Monaghan + Katherine Rogers (61.7%)

73rd  Gillian Zielinski + Claude Simpson (60.4%)        

79th Ken Butcher + Mike Kaufmann (60.1%)             

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

  http://www.simpairs.com/localranking.asp?session=003981&ClubId=003981BrenthamBridgeClub02085675110​  

 

2016 JOAN AND ROGER WRIGHT MIXED PAIRS CUP

The 2016 Mixed Pairs Cup was won by

Liz Stevens and Mike Kaufmann (64.26%) many congratulations.

Second were  Eli and John Marks (59.50%)

Third were  Inge and David Veecock (58.06%)

2016 OPEN PAIRS CUP

This seems to be the season for very close finishes in the Cup competitions.

Many congratualtions to the winners: Gudmundur Audunsson + Wiktor Staniaszek (64.55%)

A close second were: Ken Butcher + Mike Richings (64.09%)

Third were: Vernon Hartley + Mike Kaufmann (60.91%)

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.

BRIDGE MAGAZINE

The last six issues of the E.B.U. magazine can now be viewed, together with articles back to 2007. After clicking HERE,  log in to the EBU site and click Home Page/English Bridge

USEFUL LINKS

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

Calendar
26th June 2017
Assisting Beginners
SPORTS BAR 7:00 pm
Director: John
28th June 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Mike
Host: Anna
30th June 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Lynne
3rd July 2017
Assisting Beginners
SPORTS BAR 7:00 pm
Director: Ken
Results
23rd June 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Colin
Host: Roger
21st June 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Robert
16th June 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Peter
14th June 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: David
Host: Lynne