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Welcome to Burnham Bridge Club
Committe Cup Heat - Monday 16th January

On January 16th 2017 we are holding an OPEN heat of the Committee Cup (which means that non-members may participate and attempt to qualify for the final).

The final of the Committee Cup will be held at Windsor on 2 April [not 17 March as previously stated] 2017.  In order to give a greater number of pairs/teams qualifying for the Final eligible pairs/teams (all except those attempting to qualify in another heat) will all be regarded as attempting to qualify in a heat whether or not they intend to play in the Final.

All pairs who are NOT attempting to qualify in the heat are required to mark NQ against their names on the table slips provided.  Table slips will be collected at the time play starts.

Pre-Bridge Seminar, Monday 2nd January

Not only is the Club open for business on the first Monday evening in January, but we're also staging our first pre-bridge seminar of the year.

As with the previous two years, Nigel L will be leading a discussion of the problems posed in Tony Forrester's annual Christmas bridge competition in the Daily Telegraph.Tony doesn't publish his answers until well into January, but this isn't really a problem - he usually scores quite poorly in his quiz anyway.

For those of you who don't see the Telegraph, the quiz is reproduced here.

The seminar is at its customary starting time of 6.45 pm in the Garden Room, lasts half-an-hour, and is followed by bridge at 7.30 pm. There's a host available for anyone who turns up without a partner.

Can there be a better way to get your 2017 bridge off to a cracking start?.

Pre-Bridge Seminar, Monday 2nd January
NICKO News

Burnham's NICKO team [Bob Holder, David Beever, Nigels Lancaster and Marlow] won their first-round match [85-37] against a Welwyn Garden City team earlier this week.

But, as they say, every silver lining has a cloud, and we've thereby blown our chances of regaining the NICKO Plate trophy.

Results for Teams-of-4 Events

As many of you will be aware, results of Club teams events are uploaded to the EBU for input into the National Grading System. However, the NGS is based on pairs' performances, and what happens with teams events is that pairs' cross-imp results are extracted for NGS purposes.

Your cross-imp  results are obtained by comparing your result on a board with every other pair playing in the same orientation as you. The difference between your score on the board and that of each other pair is converted into imps, and the average of these is your cross-imp result on the board. Your cross-imp total for the event as a whole is the sum of these board averages.

So your performance as a pair is not directly related to your team's performance.

That being the case, we're in discussion with Bridgewebs to use a modified layout of results page on our website for teams events: the main difference is that there's an extra tab labelled X-imps. The October teams result has been modified to use this proposed revised format. The dialogue with Bridgewebs is on-going, and one [temporary] consequence is that the Teams Trophy column for October shows peculiar figures. We'll put a further note on the home page once this issue has been resolved.

League of Eight
All three of our teams have opened their campaigns, the A and B teams against one another - the A team being the 16-4 victors. The B team are now licking their wounds until the New Year. The A team followed up this early success with a 13-7 win against New Amersham B, to lead the Division 1 table for the moment, and next face Amersham Community Centre on 10 November.
 
The C team followed last season's strategy of not peaking too soon, unless you regard a 1-19 reverse as 'peaking'. They're hoping for better things in their 27 October match at home to Maidenhead A.
Burnham AGM & Prize-giving

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Winners of the 2015-16 annual competitions were:

 

Annual Pairs Championship Joan Murphy and Phil Thornton
Gwen Stoneham Teams Trophy Bob Holder
Peter Hall (Lof8): Rob Walther
Raymond Worrall Improvers Trophy David Herod and Rob Walther
Chairman’s Cup for most Masterpoints Nigel Marlow

Addis Page Trophy (best 6 scores with different partners)

David Beever

 

About Burnham Bridge Club
About Burnham Bridge Club

We have twice weekly sessions of good standard Duplicate Bridge at the very attractive South Bucks Bridge Centre - a purpose-converted 16th Century barn in its own grounds, between Beaconsfield, Maidenhead and Slough 

Our main session is at 7.30 every Monday evening, when we play Pairs, except Teams of Four on the third Monday each month except when this is a bank holiday.  A host is available to play with anyone without a partner on Pairs evenings.

We use Bridgemates, for instant scoring, with current scores displayed on a large screen.  Hand records and results print-outs are available within a few minutes of the end of every session. 

Several teams from the Club compete in the Berks and Bucks League of 8, with the A team in the first division.  We also encourage less experienced players and hold monthly free seminars before the start of an evening session.

Monday Night Host

A host is available for all Monday evening Duplicate Pairs sessions,
so anyone coming along without a partner is guaranteed a game.  This service may be used by any player not more than 6 times in a calendar year.

This does not apply for teams evenings or special events- check the calendar

 

 

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Partner or Team Mates Wanted
Wednesday IMP Pairs Entry
Results
Mon 16th Jan 2017
Teams - Committee Cup Heat
Director: David B
Mon 9th Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Mon 2nd Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve & Chrys
Mon 19th Dec 2016
Pivot Teams Christmas Party
Director: Nigel & Addis
Mon 12th Dec 2016
Duplicate Pairs Waller Bowl Heat
Director: Malcolm B
Mon 5th Dec 2016
Duplicate Pairs Seminar
Director: Nigel L
Calendar
Mon 23rd Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel & Addis
Mon 30th Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve & Chrys
Mon 6th Feb 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Mon 13th Feb 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel & Addis
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Teams
Director: David B
Mon 27th Feb 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Click for the Members Only section
Partner or Team Mates Wanted
Wednesday IMP Pairs Entry
Results
Mon 16th Jan 2017
Teams - Committee Cup Heat
Director: David B
Mon 9th Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Mon 2nd Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve & Chrys
Mon 19th Dec 2016
Pivot Teams Christmas Party
Director: Nigel & Addis
Mon 12th Dec 2016
Duplicate Pairs Waller Bowl Heat
Director: Malcolm B
Mon 5th Dec 2016
Duplicate Pairs Seminar
Director: Nigel L
Calendar
Mon 23rd Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel & Addis
Mon 30th Jan 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve & Chrys
Mon 6th Feb 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Mon 13th Feb 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel & Addis
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Teams
Director: David B
Mon 27th Feb 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Malcolm & Pat