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* INTERMEDIATE LESSONS 14:30 MONDAYS FROM 15TH JANUARY - FULL DETAILS SHOWN ON HOME PAGE (LEFT HAND COLUMN).

* SUMMER PARTY: 20TH JULY (12:30 ISH). FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

* SUPERVISED PLAY AND LESSONS: NOW EXTENDED TO JULY ALL WELCOME. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS

 
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BRIDGE LESSONS: HOT NEWS SUPERVISED PLAY AND LESSONS NOW EXTENDED TO JULY
BRIDGE LESSONS: HOT NEWS SUPERVISED PLAY AND LESSONS NOW EXTENDED TO JULY

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

 

MONDAY EVENING SESSIONS (APRIL TO JULY) START TIME 19:30

These sessions are a combination of lessons and Supervised Play sessions, all aimed at developing bridge players.  Non-members are as welcome as club regulars at any time

Charging is on a ‘pay-per-session’ basis, with the lessons being £15 per person, and the Supervised Play sessions being £7 per person

Please contact Tim Chanter on 07958 310 344 or tim@105.org.uk with any queries

Date

Session Title

Run by

9th April

Refresher Lesson - finessing

Tim Chanter

16th April

Supervised Play

Peter, Lynne, Frankie

23rd April

Lesson – Major Suit Transfers

Tim Chanter

30th April

Supervised Play

Peter, Annie, Claude

7th May

No event - Bank Holiday

n/a

14th May

Supervised Play

Ken, Annie, Claude

21st May

Lesson – Using Vulnerabilities in Competitive Auction Decision

Tim Chanter

28th May

No event – Bank Holiday

n/a

4th June

Refresher Lesson – Responder’s Priorities

Tim Chanter

11th June

Supervised Play

Mike, Claude, Phillip

18th June

Lesson – Delaying Drawing Trumps

Tim Chanter

25th June

Supervised Play

Ken, Janet, Linda

2nd July

Refresher Lesson – Opener’s Minimum Rebids

Tim Chanter

9th July

Supervised Play

John, Eli, Frankie

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.

 

Last

 

 
SUPERVISED PLAY AND LESSONS EXTENDED TO JULY - DETAILS BELOW: NEWCOMERS FIRST WEDNESDAY VISIT IS FREE : SUMMER PARTY 20TH 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 should get a game.

Newcomers Special offer: first Wednesday visit is free.

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
2018 SHEILA BARNES CUP

Our first Cup competition of the year was won by:

Ken Butcher and Mike Richings  63.69%

many congratulations. 

2nd Peter Garvin and Wiktor Staniaszek 59.82%

3rd Christine Bates and Maureen Monaghan 56.25%

2017 CHAMPION PAIRS

Wow - what a very tight finish to the 2017 Champion Pair competition only 0.05% variance between the top 2 places......

Very well done to our 2017 Champion Pair:

Alan Lloyd and Peter Barnes-Hoggett with an excellent average of 58.48% for the year.

2nd were Sheila Barnes and Paul Stevens with 58.43%

3rd were Jenny and Colin Hearn with 56.00% 

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 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%.

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
28th February 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Mike
Host: Lynne
2nd March 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Mike
Host: Gillian
7th March 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Anne-Marie
9th March 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Annie
Results
23rd February 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Colin
Host: Barbara K
21st February 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Paul
Host: Wiktor
16th February 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Annie
Host: Barbara H
14th February 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Robert
Click for the latest results
2018 SHEILA BARNES CUP

Our first Cup competition of the year was won by:

Ken Butcher and Mike Richings  63.69%

many congratulations. 

2nd Peter Garvin and Wiktor Staniaszek 59.82%

3rd Christine Bates and Maureen Monaghan 56.25%

2017 CHAMPION PAIRS

Wow - what a very tight finish to the 2017 Champion Pair competition only 0.05% variance between the top 2 places......

Very well done to our 2017 Champion Pair:

Alan Lloyd and Peter Barnes-Hoggett with an excellent average of 58.48% for the year.

2nd were Sheila Barnes and Paul Stevens with 58.43%

3rd were Jenny and Colin Hearn with 56.00% 

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 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%.

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
28th February 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Mike
Host: Lynne
2nd March 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Mike
Host: Gillian
7th March 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Anne-Marie
9th March 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Annie
Results
23rd February 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Colin
Host: Barbara K
21st February 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Paul
Host: Wiktor
16th February 2018
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Annie
Host: Barbara H
14th February 2018
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Robert