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Bude Bridge Club
 
Bude Bridge Club Committee

The Club Committee for 2016/2017

 Chairman:   Neil Trenaman

 Vice-Chairman:  Steven Clifton

Secretary:   Jane Koldewey

Treasurer:     Stephen Smith

Committee Members: Linda Ashworth, Ann Bennett, Maureen Fallows, Chris Nichols, Christine Theobald

 
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Directors

The Directors' rota for this year:

Tuesdays:

1st and 2nd          Chris

3rd and 4th     Steven

5th                Chris or Steven

Wednesdays: Stephen or Bob

Fridays:

1st and 3rd                   Neil

2nd and 4th                 Linda

 5th                            Neil or Linda

EBU Royalty 2017

The Club has several regular members in the 'Royalty and Honours' of the current EBU National Grading Scheme as of 1st March 2017,

Jack:  Chris Nichols, Steven Clifton,  Charles Clifton, Alan Biggs

10s:   Bob Bennett, Mary Hicks, Jane Koldewey

 

NEED A PARTNER?
 

Members without regular partners are sometimes available.  

Ann Bennett is the club's partner co-ordinator.
Please contact her on 01288 361813
or email ann.m.bennett@mail.com

 
 
TABLE MONEY

Tuesdays: Members £2.50,

Visitors £3.50 (£6.50 on Sims nights)

Wednesdays and Fridays: Members £2, Visitors £3

 

Contact Us

To contact us, please e-mail the club Secretary,

Jane Koldewey jkoldewey@btinternet.com 

or phone 01237-471111

ALERTING & ANNOUNCING SUMMARY

Click here for a summary of the new (August 1st 2013) alert/announce rules.

http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/laws-and-ethics/convention-cards/announcements-table.pdf

Andrew Robson Bridge
Andrew Robson Bridge

Click here to find tips and problems for all abilities set by Andrew Robson

http://andrewrobsonbridge.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/i/

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Mr. Bridge Quiz
Mr. Bridge Quiz

Try the 'Mr. Bridge' quiz!

Updated every Tuesday.

http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/

North Cornwall Bridge Clubs
North Cornwall Bridge Clubs

As well as Bude, there are 3 other EBU affiliated bridge clubs in North Cornwall - Bodmin, Newquay and Wadebridge.

They share a website at www.bridgewebs.com/northcornwall

 
Welcome to Bude Bridge Club
Jean Hemmerle
Jean Hemmerle

The club are sad to hear of the passing of one of our dear founder members, Jean Hemmerle.

Jean was a much-loved member always cheeful and full of fun.

She was an excellent card player and for many years developed a formidable partnership with Mary Hopgood.

Jean will be greatly missed.

Welcome to Bude Bridge Club

We meet for duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Friday at the Parkhouse Centre,

 near the Castle - arrive by  6.50 for a 7 p.m. start.

We usually finish by 10.30 p.m.

Please contact the Club Secretary to check that there are no special events on 

any particular date, or if you need a partner.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE

Wednesday afternoon  bridge has resumed!

A session for improvers (and Directors) who want more practice in a relaxed atmosphere - 14-18 boards, no Masterpoints, a bit of tuition if you want it, tea and biscuits...

At the Parkhouse Centre, arrive by 1.50 for a 2 p.m. start - finish usually by 4.45p.m.

There will be an opportunity for formal beginner lessons in the new year - please let Bob or Stephen know if you would like to sign up, or anyone new, please contact Jane, our secretary (01237-471111)

Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting

At our recent Annual General Meeting, Carole Reid and Alan Biggs picked up  the John Ridding Club Championship.

They were also half of the club Teams Champions with Steven Clifton and Dave Clarke, and Alan also picked up the John and Bill Bottle of Whisky for most Grand Slams bid and made during the season.

 

Plate winners
Plate winners

Neil and Sarah Trenaman were deserved winners of the Club Plate this year.

Monthly News Report - 1st March, 2017

 

Congratulation to Alan Biggs and Rob Mabley who  were part of the Cornwall 'B' team that narrowly lost their match 11-9 against Somerset on 4th February and represented the Cornwall 'A' Team on 18th February when they comprehensively beat Avon 18-2.

Well done to Mary Hopgood and Noreen Heslop on winning the February heat of the North Coast Wine handicap pairs.

Alan Biggs and Steve Clifton won the  qualifying heat of the Club Championship pairs and the top 8 pairs go forward to play in the final on 14th March.  Others attending will play for the Club Championship Plate and it would be  good  to see some of  our Wednesday afternoon regulars taking part.

Other winning partnerships on club evenings  during February were Chris Nichols and Jane Koldewey, who won twice, Bob and Ann Bennett, Stephen and Micheline Smith, Mary Hopgood and Noreen Heslop.

Wednesday afternoons continues to attract good attendances and winning partnerships during the month were Ian Curtis and Alan Merchant - White who won twice, Chris Nichols and Peter Rosser, Ann Bennett and Maureen Fallows, Chris Skipp and Beryl Mardon, Ann Dawson and Gillian Jolley, Veronica Chouffot and Lindsey Sandilands, Stephen Smith and Kate Holding.

March Play Problem

How would you play 6 Spades on the lead of the King of Hearts?

This seems straighforward, with the problem being to stop 2 Diamond losers.

The easiest play is to hope that the Diamond King is with East.

Draw trumps, ending in Dummy, and lead a Diamond towards the Queen. If East rises with the King, problem solved.If not, rise with the Queen and pray!

This doesn't work spo you'll then have to tackle the Clubs - to finese or go for the drop?

From the bidding, it is probable that the King of Diamonds is in the West hand.

You could draw trumps, cross to the Queen of Clubs and take the Club finesse. You could then ditch one of Dummy's Diamonds on your fourth Club.

However, this is unlikely to work.

Or you could play the top Clubs and hope that the Jack falls. Again, a 50-50 chance.

The solution - draw Trumps, ruff a Heart to eliminate the suit, then play Ace of Clubs, a club to the Queen, and then a third Club, this time finessing.

If the finesse holds, you can discard a Diamond on the King of Clubs.

If the finesse fails, West will have to lead away from their King of Diamonds, or give a ruff and discard.

Thanks to Andrew Robson for this problem.

Latest Tuesday result

Congratulatoins to Linda and Steve.Sylvia and Maureen joint Winners on Tuesday 21st March,

Latest Friday result

Apologies but scoring delayed for Friday 24th March whilst I seek help. Stephen 

Latest Wednesday Result

Deb and Geoff won the North/South section this week with 65.56% whilst Alan M-W and Ian Curtis were the top East/West with 55.71%. Congratulations to both pairs.

EBU Winter Sim Pairs

Our full club's rankings are on the EBU website:

Out of 859 pairs nationally, Alan and Rob came 23rd - well done!

Linda and Carole 68th, Chris and Jane 233rd and Steven and Mike 265th

Handicap Pairs Sponsor
Handicap Pairs Sponsor

We are delighted to thank North Coast Wine for sponsoring our Handicap Pairs competition for the second year.

http://ncwine.co.uk

LATEST PROMOTIONS
LATEST PROMOTIONS

The EBU has promoted the following club members in March 2017:

County Master- Bob Bennett

Forthcoming Events

The full diary of competitions for 2016/2017 can be found under 'Calendar'. 

The Club Championship Fimal is on March 14th.

All prizewinners will be celebrated at the AGM on April 11th.

Top Ten Club

Leading  scores during the 2016/2017 season:

Chris and Steve  75.00%   October 14th

Mary and James  72.02%  January 20th

Mary and James 70.83% May 27th.

Bob and Ann 69.50% April 29th.

Micheline and Stephen 69.44% July 12th.

Chris and Steve 68.75% Aug 5th.

Stephen and Micheline 67.71% Sept 30th

Chris and Steven 66.67%  October 21st

Alan and Carole 66.67% June 14th.

Jacqueline and James 66.67% April 26th..

Competition Winners 2016-2017

The John Ridding Club Championship: Alan and Steven

Club Plate: March 14th

Teams: Micheline and Stephen, Ann and Bob

Collian Cup:  Mike and Christine

North Coast Wine Handicap Pairs: Micheline and Stephen

Doris and Frank Clifton Trophy: Alan and Rob

June Justice Individual: Fiona

Leslie Davis Mix and Match: Maureen and Bob

John and Bill Grand Slam Bottle: April 7th

Christine Carey Cup (Wednesday Afternoons) : tbc

 

Cornwall County Bridge Association
Cornwall County Bridge Association

Bude Bridge Club is affiliated to the Cornwall County Bridge Association.

Click here to visit their web-site.

http://www.bridgewebs.com/cornwall/

Calendar
28th March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
29th March 2017
31st March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
Results
22nd March 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Scorer: Stephen Smith
21st March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
17th March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Scorer: Linda Ashworth
15th March 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Bob Bennett
Scorer: Bob Bennett
14th March 2017
Club Championship + Plate
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
10th March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Scorer: Linda Ashworth
Latest Tuesday result

Congratulatoins to Linda and Steve.Sylvia and Maureen joint Winners on Tuesday 21st March,

Latest Friday result

Apologies but scoring delayed for Friday 24th March whilst I seek help. Stephen 

Latest Wednesday Result

Deb and Geoff won the North/South section this week with 65.56% whilst Alan M-W and Ian Curtis were the top East/West with 55.71%. Congratulations to both pairs.

EBU Winter Sim Pairs

Our full club's rankings are on the EBU website:

Out of 859 pairs nationally, Alan and Rob came 23rd - well done!

Linda and Carole 68th, Chris and Jane 233rd and Steven and Mike 265th

Handicap Pairs Sponsor
Handicap Pairs Sponsor

We are delighted to thank North Coast Wine for sponsoring our Handicap Pairs competition for the second year.

http://ncwine.co.uk

LATEST PROMOTIONS
LATEST PROMOTIONS

The EBU has promoted the following club members in March 2017:

County Master- Bob Bennett

Forthcoming Events

The full diary of competitions for 2016/2017 can be found under 'Calendar'. 

The Club Championship Fimal is on March 14th.

All prizewinners will be celebrated at the AGM on April 11th.

Top Ten Club

Leading  scores during the 2016/2017 season:

Chris and Steve  75.00%   October 14th

Mary and James  72.02%  January 20th

Mary and James 70.83% May 27th.

Bob and Ann 69.50% April 29th.

Micheline and Stephen 69.44% July 12th.

Chris and Steve 68.75% Aug 5th.

Stephen and Micheline 67.71% Sept 30th

Chris and Steven 66.67%  October 21st

Alan and Carole 66.67% June 14th.

Jacqueline and James 66.67% April 26th..

Competition Winners 2016-2017

The John Ridding Club Championship: Alan and Steven

Club Plate: March 14th

Teams: Micheline and Stephen, Ann and Bob

Collian Cup:  Mike and Christine

North Coast Wine Handicap Pairs: Micheline and Stephen

Doris and Frank Clifton Trophy: Alan and Rob

June Justice Individual: Fiona

Leslie Davis Mix and Match: Maureen and Bob

John and Bill Grand Slam Bottle: April 7th

Christine Carey Cup (Wednesday Afternoons) : tbc

 

Cornwall County Bridge Association
Cornwall County Bridge Association

Bude Bridge Club is affiliated to the Cornwall County Bridge Association.

Click here to visit their web-site.

http://www.bridgewebs.com/cornwall/

Calendar
28th March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
29th March 2017
31st March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
Results
22nd March 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Scorer: Stephen Smith
21st March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
17th March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Scorer: Linda Ashworth
15th March 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Bob Bennett
Scorer: Bob Bennett
14th March 2017
Club Championship + Plate
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
10th March 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Scorer: Linda Ashworth