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Welcome to Burnham Bridge Club
Pre-Bridge Seminar, Monday 8 January
Pre-Bridge Seminar, Monday 8 January

As with the previous three years, on Monday we'll be making a joint effort at solving Tony Forrester's Christmas Quiz, as published annually in the Daily Telegraph. For those members who haven't seen Tony's quiz, it's reproduced above.

So this isn't a seminar per se, it's more of a presenter-led discussion.

As with all our seminars, this discussion begins at 6.45pm, lasts half-an-hour, and is free to all. Our hosting system means that it's possible to come along without a partner and stay on to play bridge.

We look forward to seeing you for this our first seminar of the new year.

Winter Dates for your Diary

Our monthly teams session on Monday 15th January is an open heat of the Committee Cup.   Please note that teams which have attempted to qualify in a prior heat elsewhere or intend to do so in the future are requested to mark their table slip "NQ".  We welcome visitors to participate in the heat as the more teams that are attempting to qualify the greater the number of qualifying places!

On Monday 5th February we will be holding our next monthly SeminarThe half-hour seminar starts promptly at 6.45, it's free and open to all. We operate a hosting system, so you don't need to come with a partner if you want to stay on and play, which we hope you will.

Waller Bowl Final Qualifiers

As a result of competing in the Waller Bowl heat held at Burnham on Monday 27th November the following pairs have qualified for participation in the Final to be held at Windsor on Sunday 13th May 2018:

  • Charles Chisnall & Bill Godenzie
  • David Herod & Nigel Lancaster(S)
  • Malcolm Burch & Pat Scares
  • David Killick & Dougles Townsend

There were thirteen competing pairs out of 19 giving rise to four qualifying places.  In the event that any of the above pairs are unable or decline to play in the Final then the opportunity will be extended to the next highest ranking pair in the heat.

League-of-8 Scoring

Berks & Bucks has commissioned software author Mike Rothwell to produce a customised version of his Bridge Scorer program for use in scoring league-of-8 matches. The essence of this program is as follows:

  • names and results can be entered manually after the event, or Bridgemates can be used as we do now
  • the program has its own built-in movement: sharing is between tables 1/3 and 2/4, rather than between 1/2 and 3/4 as now, and it is the away team whose pairs are numbered 1-4 rather than the home team
  • the program offers both Butler and cross-imp scoring for the teams' pairs
  • the match result can be directly uploaded to the Club's Bridgewebs website, just as we do for Monday-evening events
  • results can be automatically emailed to competitors
  • there is the option for match results to be uploaded to the Bridgemate app
  • a range of printed results is available

We had intended to use the program for last week's match between our 'B' and 'C' teams, but we didn't have time to gain sufficient familiarity with its operation, However, we've re-entered the results via Bridgemates subsequently, and uploaded to the website, so anyone interested can see how things are presented. We're aware that the EBU plan to accept league-of-8 results into the National Grading System at some stage, and we expect that the program will provide this capability automatically.

Berks & Bucks CBA Events

Burnham members have featured in the first Berks & Bucks CBA competitions of the 2017-2018 season:

  • Charles Chisnall & David Owen won the Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins trophy on 1st October 2017, with Nigel Wolfendale & Callum McKail in 2nd place
  • Nigel Wolfendale & Dick Davey won the Jarrett Cup in the Butler Pairs event on 12th November 2017, closely followed by David Beever & Bob Holder
  • Bill Godenzie & Charles Chisnall, David Owen & Evelyn Crossley won the  Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy event on 3rd December 2017, with Joan Murphy & Bob Holder, playing with Dick Davey & Ed Scerri in 2nd place, and Eva Wallen & David Beever, Graham & Sue Dickens in 3rd place!

The next event is the County Pairs Qualifier to be held at Windsor on Sunday 14th January 2018.


 

Burnham AGM & Prize-giving

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The results of the 2016-17 annual competitions are:

 

Competion Winner Score 2nd Score 3rd Score
Club Pairs Sandra Belcher & Phil Thornton 59.22 Nigel Lancaster & Nigel Marlow 58.74 Chrys Poole & Steve Lee 57.79
Teams of Four (Gwen Stoneham) Bob Holder 300 Heather & Matthew Tan 277 Doug Townshend 277
League of 8       (Peter Hall) Nigel Marlow 202 Eva Wallen 113.4 Bill Godenzie 96.8
6 Partners        (Addis Page) David Beever 61.9 Nigel Marlow 61.1 Steven Gore 60.8
Masterpoints (Chairmans Cup) Phil Thornton 710 Bob Holder 608 Nigel Marlow 605

 

 

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 15th Jan 2018
Teams Committee Cup Heat
Director: David Beever
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Loddon Vale A v Burnham A
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Steve+Chrys
Wed 3rd Jan 2018
Mon 18th Dec 2017
PivotTeams Xmas Drinks 18:45
Director: Nigel L
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Burnham B v Stoke Mandeville A
Calendar
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Burnham A v Reading A
19:30
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel
Wed 24th Jan 2018
Burnham A v Thame A
19:30
Mon 29th Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Thu 1st Feb 2018
Burnham B v Bourne End A
7:30
Mon 5th Feb 2018
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Sue & Graham
Click for the Members Only section
Partner or Team Mates Wanted
Wednesday IMP Pairs Entry
Results
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Teams Committee Cup Heat
Director: David Beever
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Loddon Vale A v Burnham A
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Steve+Chrys
Wed 3rd Jan 2018
Mon 18th Dec 2017
PivotTeams Xmas Drinks 18:45
Director: Nigel L
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Burnham B v Stoke Mandeville A
Calendar
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Burnham A v Reading A
19:30
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel
Wed 24th Jan 2018
Burnham A v Thame A
19:30
Mon 29th Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Thu 1st Feb 2018
Burnham B v Bourne End A
7:30
Mon 5th Feb 2018
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Sue & Graham