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* CHRISTMAS PARTIES: WED. 6TH + FRI. 15TH DEC (SEE DETAILS BELOW)

 

 
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CHRISTMAS PARTIES

 

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The Bridge Club Christmas parties will be held on 
 
* Wednesday 6th December: (6:00pm for 6:30pm start). After a hot meal (veggie option available) prepared by our cullinary wizard, Tanya. We will play bridge starting around 7:30 pm (non diners welcome - usual table rates). Tickets for this fun event are  £15 pp. Please let Lynne or Peter know if you would like to buy a ticket.
 
* 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) also prepared by our wonderful 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 these festive events.
 

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BRIDGE LESSONS - BRENTHAM AFTERNOON TOPICS AUTUMN 2017
BRIDGE LESSONS - BRENTHAM AFTERNOON TOPICS AUTUMN 2017

Hi all,

I hope you have been enjoying summer.  Thanks to all of you who made suggestions on topics for me to run in the Autumn.

I am going to run the Monday afternoon lessons on the same basis as I did before the summer break i.e. as 'one-off' lessons which you can attend according to your interest and diary commitments.  I have now decided the schedule - please see below.  As before I am deliberately varying the difficulty level of the topics which I have marked in the attached table, and the charge is £15 per lesson.  One point of note: the one topic I cannot do justice to in one session is 'Counting in Defence' so this is intended as a Pair of lessons.

Please do not hesitate to email me or call me on 07958 310 344 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

11th Sept

5 card major systems

Definition of 5 card major systems; opening bid structure in 5 card major systems; relative advantages and disadvantages versus 4 card majors; considerations for the opposition

Medium

25th Sept

Take out doubles

Definition of a take-out double; requirements to make a take-out double; responding to partner’s take-out double and continuations

Easy

9th Oct

Competitive doubles further into the auction

Use of competitive (negative / responsive) doubles further into the auction; agreements on when these are take-out versus penalties; continuations

Medium

23rd Oct

Complex finesses and suit combinations

Which of two finesses to take; double finesses; intra finesses; odds of success versus the drop; considerations if the opposition have bid

Trickier

30th Oct

Refresher on easy declarer play planning

Refresher on main declarer play techniques: establishing suits and length tricks; using ruffs in dummy; pitching losers on winners

Easy

13th Nov

Counting in defence (1)

Why count is important; getting the count of the hand; giving count signals

Tricky

20th Nov

Counting in defence (2)

As above, continued

Tricky

4th Dec

Doubling for penalties

When is a double for penalties; criteria for making a penalty X

Medium

 

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

 

 
OUR WONDERFUL PLAYERS HAVE DONATED 360 FOR CHILDREN IN NEED::::::::::::::::: XMAS PARTIES WED. 6TH + FRI. 15TH DEC SEE DETAILS BELOW
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 (958 players) participated.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

        56th Jenny Bridge and Barbara Horada (61.83%)

87th  Don and Carolyn Noble (60.12%)        

         98th Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (59.77%)    

 

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 : (112) clubs  participated (1923 players).The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

      14th Annie Hackett and Paul Stevens (67.82%)

        39th  Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (64.98%) 

     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
22nd November 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Peter
24th November 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Gillian
29th November 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Paul
Host: Peter
1st December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Mike
Host: Mike
Results
17th November 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Barbara K
15th November 2017
Duplicate Bridge - Children in Need SIMS
MAIN HALL
Director: Paul
Host: Clive
10th November 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge - Children in Need SIMS
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Barbara H
8th November 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Peter
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 (958 players) participated.The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

        56th Jenny Bridge and Barbara Horada (61.83%)

87th  Don and Carolyn Noble (60.12%)        

         98th Barbara Kittel and Bob Browning (59.77%)    

 

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 : (112) clubs  participated (1923 players).The top ranked Brentham pairs are :

      14th Annie Hackett and Paul Stevens (67.82%)

        39th  Ali El-Agraa and Mike Kaufmann (64.98%) 

     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
22nd November 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Christine
Host: Peter
24th November 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Annie
Host: Gillian
29th November 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL 7.25 pm
Director: Paul
Host: Peter
1st December 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL 9:45 a.m
Director: Mike
Host: Mike
Results
17th November 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Barbara K
15th November 2017
Duplicate Bridge - Children in Need SIMS
MAIN HALL
Director: Paul
Host: Clive
10th November 2017
Friday Relaxed Bridge - Children in Need SIMS
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Barbara H
8th November 2017
Duplicate Bridge
MAIN HALL
Director: Mike
Host: Peter