The Club Committee for 2018/2019
Vice-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 December 2018.
Queen: Paul Creighton, Alan Biggs
Jack: Jane Koldewey, Chris Nichols,
10s: Steven Clifton, Rob Irish
Members without regular partners are sometimes available.
Ann Bennett is the club's partner co-ordinator.
Please contact her on 01288 361813
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Merry Christmas from us all at Bude Bridge Club, and a Happy New Year!
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.
Friday duplicate bridge at the Parkhouse will be booked on a week by week basis. 6.50pm for a 7 o'clock start.
THERE WILL NOT BE BRIDGE THIS FRIDAY, December 14th.
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.
Roll up, with or without a partner - Host system in operation!
Sarah and Neil Trenaman teamed up with Chris Nichols and Jane Koldewey to win the club Teams Championship 2018.
Chris and Jane were also winners of the John Ridding Club Championship 2018.
Linda Ashworth teamed up with Paul Creighton to win the Mix and Match trophy 2018.
Bude Bridge Club Report for November 2018.
This month saw Alan Biggs and Paul Creighton come top on the 6th November, thus winning the 2nd North Coast Wine handicap pairs. Jane Koldewey and Chris Nicholls won on the 13th, winning the Children in Need simultaneous pairs. All table money from this week was added to the receipts from the cake sales (a total over £200) and sent to Children in Need. Jane and Chris also won later in the month, making them the stand out winners for Tuesdays in November.
Deb Delvalle and Geoff Scutt were overall winners for Wednesdays, and Neil and Sarah Trenaman won the only Friday session.
During the week commencing 10th December, we will be having our Christmas gatherings. All members, guests and visitors are welcome from 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday 11th, and from 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday 12th. Partnerships will be organised at the session. Please bring a plate of something yummy!
We wish all our members, friends and guests a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
A real Christmas Cracker! Don't peek at the answer until Christmas Day...
Spades are trumps and South is on lead.
Your goal is to win 6 of the last 7 tricks. A breeze if North is on lead....
If North was on lead, this would just be a matter of drawing trumps; but South cannot do this.
If South leads winners, East and West will each win a trump trick.
There is only one solution - South must lose a trick to the singleton K♦ .
Cash the Ace ♣ , throwing the Q♥ from dummy.
Now lead the J♦ .
West must give North the lead, and South discards his top Diamonds on North's aces, leaving those tiny Diamonds as winners.
Congratulations to Sarah, winner of the June Justice Individual Championship on December 11th.
Congratulations to Neil and Sarah, winners on 7th December.
Congratulations to Chris and Jonathan, winners on 5th.December
Click here for interesting hands from the past few weeks.
The club raised £227 for Children in Need - thanks, everyone!
Jane and Chris came top in the Club with 64.81% and came 96th nationally out of 1921 pairs.
Margaret and Mary came 2nd, with 59.63%, and 253rd nationally.
Mike and Jean scored a magnificent 56.67% but slipped nationally, whilst Nick and James achieved 54.58%, 472nd in the country.
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
There were no new promotions in December.
The last regular bridge for 2018 will be on Friday 21st.
Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon bridge continue throughout the spring 2019, starting on Wednesday, January 2nd and Tuesday, January 8th (Handicap Pairs Round 4) and with the EBU Winter Pairs (January 15th) and the Teams competition on the 22nd - get your team of 4 booked now!
The ballot box for the Beryl Mardon Memorial Cup is open for nominations during January - your chance to nominate someone who has made a significant contribution to the Club.
Friday evenings will continue when numbers allow.
Leading scores during the 2018/2019 season:
and Top Five from Wednesdays:
The John Ridding Club Championship
Teams of Four
North Coast Wine Handicap Pairs
Doris and Frank Clifton Trophy
June Justice Individual
John and Bill Grand Slam Bottle
Bude Bridge Club is affiliated to the Cornwall County Bridge Association.
Click here to visit their web-site.