The Club Committee for 2019/2020
Chairman: Deb Delvalle
Secretary: Christine Theobald
Treasurer: Stephen Smith
Committee Members: Linda Ashworth, Maureen Fallows, Hilary Dorren, Alison Osborne
The Directors' rota for this year:
Wednesdays: Deb (scorer Terry)
The Club has several regular members in the 'Royalty and Honours' of the current EBU National Grading Scheme as of 1st May 2019:
King: Alan Biggs, Nick Newell
Queen: Jane Koldewey
Jack: Paul Creighton, Rob Irish
10s: Mary Hicks, Steven Clifton , Chris Nichols
Members without regular partners are sometimes available.
Ann Bennett is the club's partner co-ordinator.
Please contact her on 01288 361813
or email email@example.com
All sessions (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays): Members £2.50,
Visitors £3.50 (£6.50 on Sims nights)
To contact us, please contact Ann Bennett at the above email and phone number.
Click here to download a summary of the new (August 1st 2013) alert/announce rules.
Click here to find tips and problems for all abilities set by Andrew Robson
Try the 'Mr. Bridge' quiz!
Updated every Tuesday.
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
We meet for duplicate bridge every Tuesday at the Parkhouse Centre, near the Castle - arrive by 6.50 for a 7 p.m. start. tea and biscuits...
We usually finish by 10.30 p.m.
We also meet more informally on Wednesday afternoons - 1.50pm, just roll-up, no partner needed, and on Friday evenings, numbers permitting.
A partner for Tuesdays can usually be found - just phone Ann Bennett.
Please check the calendar to see if there are any special events on any particular date.
'On a recent, extended and lonely babysitting holiday in the Bude area, I phoned and asked if it was possible to play at the local bridge club. The response was immediate and very welcoming: partners were organised at short notice and I can recommend Deb Delvalle and Ann Bennett (who organises partners) and all the members for their friendliness and warmth towards a 'bridging stranger'. Their kindness changed the time spent there to a lovely memory'.
(English Bridge magazine Issue 280, page 59)
Friday duplicate bridge at the Parkhouse will be booked on a week by week basis. 6.50pm for a 7 pm start.
There WILL NOT be bridge this Friday, May 24th.
A session for improvers, although everyone is welcome, who want more practice in a relaxed atmosphere - 15-21 boards, tea and biscuits, but no Masterpoints.
At the Parkhouse Centre, arrive by 1.50 for a 2 p.m. start - finish usually by 5pm.
Alan Biggs and Paul Creighton are this year's Club Champions, pictured here with their John Ridding trophies.
Alan also teamed up with Rob Mabley to win the Clifton Trophy.
Sarah and Neil Trenaman teamed up with Chris Nichols and Jane Koldewey to win the club Teams Championship 2019.
Sarah was also winner of the June Justice Individual Championship.
Chris and Jane were winners of the Stratton Cup for Handicap Pairs and the John and Bill Grand Slam Bottles.
Maureen Fallows is the first-ever winner of the new Beryl Mardon Cup for service to the club, voted on by the members.
Annie Quartermain and Rob Irish were awarded the Collian Bowl 2019 at the AGM.
AGM photos by Bob Bennett
April has been a quiet month, after the A.G.M., with no competitions or cups to be won.
Alan Biggs won on 3 Tuesdays, twice with Paul Creighton and once with Bill Thomson. Mary Hopgood, Fiona Hargreaves, Mary Hicks and James Sim also won in April.
Wednesdays produced wins for Deb Delvalle and Geoff Scutt, twice; Jonathon Ball and Chris Nichols; and newcomers Peter and Kirstie Rosser, again!
How would you bid this hand?
This was a recent hand at Taw Vale (E/W and N/S reversed).
Every North/South reached a 6 Heart contract.
After 1 ♥ from North, what do you bid as South?
You are obviously looking for a slam, if possible.
If you bid 5 No Trumps, Grand Slam try, North will bid 6 Hearts.
What if you just bid a slow 1♠ ?
North will now bid STOP 3 ♥ and you can explore with some form of slam- seeking asking bid. Then the Grand, in Hearts or No Trumps, rolls in.
Linda & Steven were winners on Tuesday May 21st with 63%. Well done to them.
Congratulations to Chris and Steven, winners on 17th.May.
Congratulations to Richard & Jonathan, winners on 22nd May.
Click HERE for analysis of some recent tricky hands.
In the local heat of the EBED Spring Pairs on May 14th Mike and Rob came top in the club.
Out of 480 pairs nationwide, Jim and Mary were the only pair in the top 100, at 65th.
Full results are on the EBU website.
We are delighted to thank North Coast Wine for sponsoring our Handicap Pairs competition for the fourth year.
Monthly wine winners for 2018/19:
October: Margaret and Noreen
November: Sue and Glenys
December: Christine and James
January: Paul and Alan
February: Jane and Chris
March: Annie Q and Nick
Congratulations to Carole Reed on her promotion by the EBU to the rank of 1 Star Master in April 2019.
Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon bridge continue throughout 2019.
May 14th sees the EBU National Spring Pairs, whilst the Cornwall Sim Pairs is scheduled for June 18th.
Friday evenings will continue when numbers allow.
The John Ridding Club Championship
Steven and David
Teams of Four
North Coast Wine Handicap Pairs
Doris and Frank Clifton Trophy
June Justice Individual
Jug of Bridge Wisdom
John and Bill Grand Slam Bottle
Bude Bridge Club is affiliated to the Cornwall County Bridge Association.
Click here to visit their web-site.