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Welcome to Bridge for Pleasure
2017 Bridge Fair - Better than ever!

Here’s a chance to look at tools to help you, buy equipment, discuss the issues and problems you have and generally find out what’s going on!

 

Demonstrations of Equipment/IT

  • ArcScorer - newly launched tablet based scoring system

  • Duplimate Mark V - the latest dealing machine

  • Bridge+More - a revolutionary "deal at the table, at the time" concept

Help for volunteer teachers of social informal bridge groups

  • New free teaching scheme
  • Guide to Movements for two to seven tables 

Discussion Sessions

  • What did the Club survey tell us

Meet other Bridge Organisers

Admission (to cover the cost of hiring the hall):

  • On the day, unregistered                                              £10

  • Registered in advance - use the form below                     £3

Saturday 15th July 10.00 – 13.00

Dunchurch Sportsfield and Village Hall
Dunchurch
Rugby
CV22 6PN

We have created a survey, available at www.bridgewebs.com/bridgeforpleasure, to collect information about clubs and their concerns. The returns will be collated and every club that completes it will get a summary report. It will also be a valuable tool in discussions at the Fair, so please complete one for your club even if you can’t come to the Fair. The details in the survey will be treated as confidential, and will not be provided to any other organisation, especially for marketing purposes.

FORM
Bridge For Pleasure

Hundreds, if not thousands, of us organise bridge by directing, teaching, managing the equipment, the administration, the money, the marketing etc etc etc.

Most of us are unpaid and rarely thanked. Bridge for Pleasure is a non-profit making movement hoping to prevent duplicate bridge becoming a thing of the past.

If you already run a club, however informal, or grand,tell us about your club and the issues it is facing by completing our survey.

If you don't run a club, but might like to, see below.

If you need help on any aspect of organising or teaching duplicate bridge, read on!

 

 

FORM
How to start a bridge club

A duplicate bridge club can be an extremely simple affair.

You need:

  • Somewhere to play
  • At least eight players
  • Two tables for them to sit at 
  • A plan for the number of hands you are going to play
  • That number of packs of cards and devices "boards" to store them in and pass them to other tables/the othertable
  • Some paper to score on

..... now form a club

 

Free Seminars for Bridge Organisers

We have been piloting a series of ten sessions designed to help people thinking of running a bridge club, or already doing so. These seminars will be run again in January, at Dunchurch near Rugby, from January onwards. Watch this space for dates and times. The topics are:

1. Bridge on the Internet

 

2. Bridge Etiquette, Ethics, Laws & Regulations

3. Bridge Scoring

4. What are TD’s for?

5. Planning a Duplicate Session – Movements

6. Duplicate Bridge Club Tools and Equipment 1

7. Duplicate Bridge Club Tools and Equipment 2

8. Introduction to Teaching Bridge

9. The EBU, Counties, Master Points, National Grades, Congresses, Holidays

10. Running and ensuring the future of a Duplicate Bridge Club

 

 

 

Large Print, Full Instruction, Table Cards with Guide Card for the TD.
Large Print, Full Instruction, Table Cards with Guide Card for the TD.

We are developing a set of highly usable and accessible table cards and movement guide cards.

The table cards will be really useful if you are not using a scoring system, or using a scoring system whose movement instructions are difficult to see or difficult to interpret.

The movement guide cards let the TD see at a glance what the features of the movement are, where the sitting pairs are, where the relays are, what position the boards start in etc.

The first set are a balanced three quarter Howell for four full tables. We can e-mail the associated Scorebridge movement file as well.

 

Offer of the month
Offer of the month

Have a free set of one A4 Laminated Movement Guide Card and four A5 Laminated Table Cards when you complete the club survey and register for the Bridge Fair.

BridgeTabs

We have extensive experience of this tablet based scoring system. It's now a year old. Our experience, and that of some other clubs, is available here to registered users. Register by completing the form above.

Coming Soon - Free, comprehensive teaching scheme
Coming Soon - Free, comprehensive teaching scheme

Material is being carefully reviewed and tested. Most of Bridge 1, the course for beginners, is now available.

Click on "Teaching Bridge" on the left.

Bridge 1 All ten lessons now complete and available.

Bridge Club Survey

We are building a picture of bridge club life. Bridge clubs can then have some idea if their experience is common, if their are common problems that could be tackled together, and if there are successes in other clubs they could learn from. 

This survey asks for some data about your club, but more importantly asks for the problems, successes, issues and bright spots on the horizon.

There is no catch to completing it, no charge, no subsequent marketing, though you can register for discounted admission to our next bridge fair.

We have enough returns on the survey to publish a consolidated report to those clubs who have completed the survey. Any new club completing the survey now on will have their return included and an updated consolidated report sent to them immediately.

Common issues, problems, suggestions and successes will be shared on this web site, in the registered user area in a bid to help all benefit or provide solutions.

Click here to complete the survey.

Calendar
13th August 2017
Heart of England Bridge Friendship Day
Dunchurch Sportsfield & Village Hall 11.00
The format will be multiple teams of eight players. Clubs/groups can enter up to two teams. Anyone can play but each team of eight can only have up to four players with†an EBU National Grade of 7 or above or holding a Master Point rank of Master or above. Players do not have to be EBU members. Play will commence at 11.00am. There will be two shortish sessions (fifteen or sixteen boards). There will be a break around 1pm. Players will bring their own food. Free Coffee and Tea throughout. The fee per team of eight will be £24. Entry is confirmed on payment of fee. Please provide team member names one week before the day to enable a rapid start. There will be no EBU licence, no Master Points, no input to National Grade. We'll keep it friendly†😊
Results
14th August 2016
Friendship Day
23rd March 2016
Free Seminar for Bridge Players & Organisers
16th March 2016
Free Seminar for Bridge Players & Organisers
Coming Soon - Free, comprehensive teaching scheme
Coming Soon - Free, comprehensive teaching scheme

Material is being carefully reviewed and tested. Most of Bridge 1, the course for beginners, is now available.

Click on "Teaching Bridge" on the left.

Bridge 1 All ten lessons now complete and available.

Bridge Club Survey

We are building a picture of bridge club life. Bridge clubs can then have some idea if their experience is common, if their are common problems that could be tackled together, and if there are successes in other clubs they could learn from. 

This survey asks for some data about your club, but more importantly asks for the problems, successes, issues and bright spots on the horizon.

There is no catch to completing it, no charge, no subsequent marketing, though you can register for discounted admission to our next bridge fair.

We have enough returns on the survey to publish a consolidated report to those clubs who have completed the survey. Any new club completing the survey now on will have their return included and an updated consolidated report sent to them immediately.

Common issues, problems, suggestions and successes will be shared on this web site, in the registered user area in a bid to help all benefit or provide solutions.

Click here to complete the survey.

Calendar
13th August 2017
Heart of England Bridge Friendship Day
Dunchurch Sportsfield & Village Hall 11.00
The format will be multiple teams of eight players. Clubs/groups can enter up to two teams. Anyone can play but each team of eight can only have up to four players with†an EBU National Grade of 7 or above or holding a Master Point rank of Master or above. Players do not have to be EBU members. Play will commence at 11.00am. There will be two shortish sessions (fifteen or sixteen boards). There will be a break around 1pm. Players will bring their own food. Free Coffee and Tea throughout. The fee per team of eight will be £24. Entry is confirmed on payment of fee. Please provide team member names one week before the day to enable a rapid start. There will be no EBU licence, no Master Points, no input to National Grade. We'll keep it friendly†😊
Results
14th August 2016
Friendship Day
23rd March 2016
Free Seminar for Bridge Players & Organisers
16th March 2016
Free Seminar for Bridge Players & Organisers