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Bude Bridge Club Committee

The Club Committee for 2017/2018

 Chairman:   Neil Trenaman

 Vice-Chairman:  Ann Bennett

Secretary:   Christine Theobald

Treasurer:     Stephen Smith

Committee Members: Linda Ashworth, Deb Delvalle, Maureen Fallows, Chris Nichols 

 
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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: Deb (Stephen, Bob, Neil, Chris)

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 December 2017.

Queen: Jane Koldewey

Jack: , Charles Clifton, Steven Clifton, Alan Biggs, Bob Bennett

10s:  Dave Clarke, Ann Bennett,  Chris Nichols

 

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 contact Ann Bennett at the above email and phone number.

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
Seasons Greetings!
Seasons Greetings!

A very Happy Christmas to All!

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.  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.

a partner for Tuesdays can usually be found - just phone Ann Bennett - and we are providing a host on Fridays,  so you can just roll up and be promised a game.

Please check the calendar to see if there are any special events on any particular date.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE

A session for improvers who want more practice in a relaxed atmosphere - 14-18 boards, no Masterpoints, tea and biscuits...

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

Roll up, with or without a partner - Host system in operation!

During the autumn 2017 and spring 2018, Chris and Neil will be delivering a short lesson at the beginning of some sessions, with set boards based mainly on that lesson.

Chris will deal with defence and declarer play on September 27th (opening leads), October 18th (signals), November 29th (discards), January 10th (cross-ruffing) and 24th (finessing), February 7th (Sherlock Holmes).

Neil will deal with bidding on October 11th (hand evaluation), November 1st (losing trick count). December 6th (Competitive Bidding), February 21st, March 7th and 21st.

All other weeks will be normal duplicate sesions.

 

Club Champions 2017
Club Champions 2017

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

Alan also won the Clifton Trophy with Rob Mabley.

 

Team winners
Team winners

The winners of the Club Teams Championship 2017 were  Stephen Smith, Ann Bennett, Micheline Smith and Bob Bennett.

Micheline and Stephen also won the Noth Coast Wine Handicap Pairs, and Bob joined Maureen Fallows in winning the Leslie Davies Mix and Match Trophy.

Monthly News Report - 3rd December, 2017

The EBU have  promoted Neil to One Star Master and Noreen to District Master so congratulations to both.

1800 pairs took part in the Children in Need Simultaneous pairs on Tuesday, 14th.November and congratulations to Bob and Ann who were 80th, Jane and Graham Clark 100th and Steve and Alan, 102nd and to everyone who attended and raised £133.50 for this worthwhile cause.

Chris and Jane were part of the Cornwall 'C' Team that lost 15 -5 against a very strong Devon side in their Western Counties League  match on 25th November.

The only multiple winner at evening bridge during the month was Steve who won with both Alan and David. Other winning pairs were Christine and Maureen, Bob and Ann, Fiona and james and Chris and Jane.

Wednesday afternoon winning pairs were Deb and Geoff who won twice, Alan M-W and Ian who also won twice and Alan and Jean Pearce.

Alice in Wonderland December Puzzle of the Month
Alice in Wonderland December Puzzle of the Month

South is Declarer in 6 Hearts.

What is the only lead to defeat the contract?

After any routine lead, declarer has 9 top tricks and can easily ruff 3 Clubs in dummy to make 12 tricks.

If West leads a low heart, it limits dummy to just 2 ruffs, but, alas, this costs West his trump trick so there is no gain.

To defeat the contract, West must send the Queen of Hearts to the gallows -'Off with her head!'

If declarer now proceeds to ruff 2 clubs, it will restore West's 8 of Hearts into a natural trick.

There is no way for declarer to succeed.

Latest Tuesday result

 Congratulations to Alan and Steven Winners on Tuesday 12th December.

Latest Friday result

Congratulations to Noreen, Mary, Bob and Ann, winners of the teams event on Friday 24 November 2017.  Winning score: 71 to 47!  Runners up, Linda, James Russ and Ian.

Latest Wednesday Result

Congratulations to Beryl and Chris, winners on 6th December. Scoring done manually and results sent out to participants.

 

Children in Need Sim Pairs

Our full club's rankings are on the Ecats website.

Out of over 1800 pairs nationally, three Bude pairs came in the top 102 - Bob and Ann in 80th  place, Jane with Graham Clark in 100th and Steve and Alan in 102nd.

Thanks  to Terry Abbott's cakes, the club raised £133.50 for Children in Need.

Ecats have raised over £46.000 so far.

Handicap Pairs Sponsor
Handicap Pairs Sponsor

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

http://ncwine.co.uk

LATEST PROMOTIONS
LATEST PROMOTIONS

The EBU has promoted the following club members in December 2017

One Star Master - Neil Trenaman

Forthcoming Events

The full diary of competitions for 2017/2018 can be found under 'Calendar'. 

The third heat of the Handicap Pairs is on Tuesday, December 5th.' with Open Pairs on the 12th and 19th.

Wednesday afternoon bridge continues , with a fun party on December 13th and 'normal' bridge on the 20th, followed by a Christmas Dinner at the Golf Club in the evening - bookings to Deb Delvalle, please.

The club then breaks up for the festive season and re-opens on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018.

Top Ten Club

Leading  scores during the 2017/2018 season:

Alan and Paul  73.96%   December 5th

Jane and Chris  73.50%   June 27th

Jane and Steven.72.69% October 31st.

Maureen and Sylvia.  69.17%.  April 11th

Bob and Ann  69.05%   August 25th

Steven and Chris  69.00%  May 12th

Bob and Ann  68.00%  August 18th

Bob and Ann   68.00%  September 5th

Neil and Sarah 67.86%  July 18th

Alan and Steven 67.26% Nov 14th

Competition Winners 2017-2018

The John Ridding Club Championship: March 13th

Club Plate: March 13th

Teams: January 16th

Collian Cup:  October 17th

North Coast Wine Handicap Pairs: March 6th

Doris and Frank Clifton Trophy: October 17th

June Justice Individual: December 19th

Leslie Davis Mix and Match: January 30th

John and Bill Grand Slam Bottle: April 6th

Christine Carey Cup (Wednesday Afternoons) : March 14th

 

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
15th December 2017
No bridge
19th December 2017
June Justice Individual
Director: Chris Nichols
20th December 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Deb Delvalle
Results
12th December 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
5th December 2017
Handicap Pairs 3
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
29th November 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Deb Devalle
Scorer: Chris Nichols
28th November 2017
Mix and Match Teams
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
22nd November 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Deb Delvalle
Scorer: Bob Bennett
21st November 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
Latest Tuesday result

 Congratulations to Alan and Steven Winners on Tuesday 12th December.

Latest Friday result

Congratulations to Noreen, Mary, Bob and Ann, winners of the teams event on Friday 24 November 2017.  Winning score: 71 to 47!  Runners up, Linda, James Russ and Ian.

Latest Wednesday Result

Congratulations to Beryl and Chris, winners on 6th December. Scoring done manually and results sent out to participants.

 

Children in Need Sim Pairs

Our full club's rankings are on the Ecats website.

Out of over 1800 pairs nationally, three Bude pairs came in the top 102 - Bob and Ann in 80th  place, Jane with Graham Clark in 100th and Steve and Alan in 102nd.

Thanks  to Terry Abbott's cakes, the club raised £133.50 for Children in Need.

Ecats have raised over £46.000 so far.

Handicap Pairs Sponsor
Handicap Pairs Sponsor

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

http://ncwine.co.uk

LATEST PROMOTIONS
LATEST PROMOTIONS

The EBU has promoted the following club members in December 2017

One Star Master - Neil Trenaman

Forthcoming Events

The full diary of competitions for 2017/2018 can be found under 'Calendar'. 

The third heat of the Handicap Pairs is on Tuesday, December 5th.' with Open Pairs on the 12th and 19th.

Wednesday afternoon bridge continues , with a fun party on December 13th and 'normal' bridge on the 20th, followed by a Christmas Dinner at the Golf Club in the evening - bookings to Deb Delvalle, please.

The club then breaks up for the festive season and re-opens on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018.

Top Ten Club

Leading  scores during the 2017/2018 season:

Alan and Paul  73.96%   December 5th

Jane and Chris  73.50%   June 27th

Jane and Steven.72.69% October 31st.

Maureen and Sylvia.  69.17%.  April 11th

Bob and Ann  69.05%   August 25th

Steven and Chris  69.00%  May 12th

Bob and Ann  68.00%  August 18th

Bob and Ann   68.00%  September 5th

Neil and Sarah 67.86%  July 18th

Alan and Steven 67.26% Nov 14th

Competition Winners 2017-2018

The John Ridding Club Championship: March 13th

Club Plate: March 13th

Teams: January 16th

Collian Cup:  October 17th

North Coast Wine Handicap Pairs: March 6th

Doris and Frank Clifton Trophy: October 17th

June Justice Individual: December 19th

Leslie Davis Mix and Match: January 30th

John and Bill Grand Slam Bottle: April 6th

Christine Carey Cup (Wednesday Afternoons) : March 14th

 

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
15th December 2017
No bridge
19th December 2017
June Justice Individual
Director: Chris Nichols
20th December 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Deb Delvalle
Results
12th December 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
5th December 2017
Handicap Pairs 3
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
29th November 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Deb Devalle
Scorer: Chris Nichols
28th November 2017
Mix and Match Teams
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
22nd November 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Deb Delvalle
Scorer: Bob Bennett
21st November 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton