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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: 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 June 2017.

Queen: Steven Clifton

Jack:   Alan Biggs, Charles Clifton, Chris Nichols

10s:  Sarah Trenaman, Neil Trenaman,  Bob Bennett, Mary Hicks, Jane Koldewey, David Clarke

 

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
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 will continue throughout the summer in 2017.

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.

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

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.

Wednesday Winners
Wednesday Winners

The Wednesday Champions 2017 were Alan Merchant-White and Ian Curtis, winning the Christine Carey Trophy.

Grand Slam Champion!
Grand Slam Champion!

Linda Ashworth was crowned Grand Slam Champion 2017 for successfully bidding and making 3 Grand Slams during the season, each with a different partner.

The 'John and Bill Grand Slam Decanter Label' adorns a well-deserved bottle of gin.

Mix and Match Champions!
Mix and Match Champions!

Maureen Fallows and Bob Bennett were convincing winners of the Leslie Davis Mix and Match Cup.

Monthly News Report - 1st. June 2017

Chris and  Jane were part of the Cornwall 'C' Team that won their final Western Counties league match against Herefordshire 13 -7 which meant they clinched the title. Congratulations, not only to them, but also the rest of the players who represented the team throughout the season, including Steve Clifton and Brian and Elaine Relton. The team go forward to represent the Western Counties League in the 'C" Division Inter County Final at Coventry on 9th July and we wish them every success.

Chris and Steve also did well at evening bridge at Bude during the month. They not only won as a partnership, but Chris also came top with  both Jane and Linda., Steve with Alan Biggs. Neil and Sarah also won on two occasions.

The only other winning pairs were Maureen and Jenny and Brian with Andrew Gilbey who was a visitor.

Winning partnerships on Wednesday afternoons were Terry who won with both Penny and  Alan Pearce, Anne Dawson and Gillian, John and Julia,  John and Margaret, Deb and Geoff,  Alan Merchant - White and Ian.

June Play of the Month

You are playing in 4 Spades, doubled and redoubled, with a low club lead. How do you fancy your chances?

No, silly - you are NOT South, you are West. Your '4th Suit Forcing' and then the accidental 4 Spades, rather than 4 Hearts, and then the Redouble, asking to be rescued, being left in, has led to an interesting contract! You can do it!

Win with the Club Jack and play two more top Clubs, discarding Hearts. 

Now a Diamond to the 10, a Heart to the Queen, cash the Ace of Hearts, a Diamond to the Queen and a Heart, ruffed by North and over-ruffed with the 9 of Spades.

Gosh, you've already taken 9 tricks!

You have J 6 3 of Spades and a Heart, South has the A K Q 10 of Spades and North has 4 trumps.

Now lead anything from East and you cannot be stopped from making your Jack of Spades...

The only lead that would have defeated the contract would have been a Spade.

Latest Tuesday result

Congratulations to Fiona and Mary, winners of the Bude heat of the Cornwall Simultaneous Pairs on 20th June.

Latest Friday result

Congratulations to Sarah and Neil, winners on 23rd.June.

Latest Wednesday Result

Congratulations to Veronica and Gail (N/S) and Allan and Gillian (E/W) winners on 7th.June.

Cornwall Sim Pairs

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

Out of 88 pairs from 6 Cornish clubs,  Fiona and Mary Hopgood came a magnificent 2nd  with 67.66% - well done!

Others in the top 20 were:

6th Mary Hicks and Jim. 61.91%

13th. Jane and Chris. 58.37%

18th. Neil and Sarah.  57.21%

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 June 2017

10 Star Premier Regional Master - Linda Ashworth

County Master- Fiona Hargreaves

Forthcoming Events

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

Wednesday afternoon bridge continues until the end of the summer.

The next competition is the Cornwall Charity  Pairs on Tuesday, June 20th.

Top Ten Club

Leading  scores during the 2017/2018 season:

Maureen and Sylvia.  69.17%.  April 11th

Steven and Chris  69.00%  May 12th

Linda and Chris  66.67%   May 26th

Fiona and Mary Hop  66.30%  June 20th

Neil and Sarah  66.15%   May 23rd

Mary Hicks and Jim 65.56%  June 20th

Neil and Sarah   65.00%, May 30th

Alan and Steven  64.81%. May 9th.

Jane and Chris  64.58% May 16th

Jane and Chris   64.35%  April 25th

 

Competition Winners 2016-2017

The John Ridding Club Championship: Alan and Steven

Club Plate: Jean and Michael

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: Linda

Christine Carey Cup (Wednesday Afternoons) : Alan M-W and Ian

 

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
27th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
28th June 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
30th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Results
23rd June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
Scorer: Neil Trenaman
20th June 2017
Cornwall Charity Pairs
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
13th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
7th June 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Neil Trenaman
Scorer: Neil Trenaman
6th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
2nd June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
Scorer: Neil Trenaman
Latest Tuesday result

Congratulations to Fiona and Mary, winners of the Bude heat of the Cornwall Simultaneous Pairs on 20th June.

Latest Friday result

Congratulations to Sarah and Neil, winners on 23rd.June.

Latest Wednesday Result

Congratulations to Veronica and Gail (N/S) and Allan and Gillian (E/W) winners on 7th.June.

Cornwall Sim Pairs

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

Out of 88 pairs from 6 Cornish clubs,  Fiona and Mary Hopgood came a magnificent 2nd  with 67.66% - well done!

Others in the top 20 were:

6th Mary Hicks and Jim. 61.91%

13th. Jane and Chris. 58.37%

18th. Neil and Sarah.  57.21%

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 June 2017

10 Star Premier Regional Master - Linda Ashworth

County Master- Fiona Hargreaves

Forthcoming Events

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

Wednesday afternoon bridge continues until the end of the summer.

The next competition is the Cornwall Charity  Pairs on Tuesday, June 20th.

Top Ten Club

Leading  scores during the 2017/2018 season:

Maureen and Sylvia.  69.17%.  April 11th

Steven and Chris  69.00%  May 12th

Linda and Chris  66.67%   May 26th

Fiona and Mary Hop  66.30%  June 20th

Neil and Sarah  66.15%   May 23rd

Mary Hicks and Jim 65.56%  June 20th

Neil and Sarah   65.00%, May 30th

Alan and Steven  64.81%. May 9th.

Jane and Chris  64.58% May 16th

Jane and Chris   64.35%  April 25th

 

Competition Winners 2016-2017

The John Ridding Club Championship: Alan and Steven

Club Plate: Jean and Michael

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: Linda

Christine Carey Cup (Wednesday Afternoons) : Alan M-W and Ian

 

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
27th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
28th June 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
30th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Linda Ashworth
Results
23rd June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
Scorer: Neil Trenaman
20th June 2017
Cornwall Charity Pairs
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
13th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
7th June 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
Director: Neil Trenaman
Scorer: Neil Trenaman
6th June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: Chris Nichols
2nd June 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
Scorer: Neil Trenaman