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Welcome to Burnham Bridge Club
Winter Dates for your Diary

On Monday 18th December we will be holding our Annual Xmas Drinks event followed by Pivot Teams. There will be Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Nibbles available in the Garden Room from 6:45 p.m.  A sign up sheet will be available to enter your team details to enable us to gauge numbers attending. If you haven't yet signed up, but do expect to be coming along on the 18th, please email Nigel L [nigel@msgltd.uk], indicating your team-members if known, your partner if you're looking for team-mates, or whether you're looking for both partner and team-mates.

As SBBC is closed on New Year's Day we will not be holding our normal duplicate session - the first session and seminar for 2018 will take place on Monday 8th January.

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
  • Joan Murphy & Bob Holder
  • David Herod & Nigel Lancaster(S)
  • Malcolm Burch & Pat Scares

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.

Pre-Bridge Seminar, Monday 4 December

The topic for Monday's seminar is Jump-Shift Responses, i.e. where responder makes a jump bid in a new suit.

Such a bid has several possible meanings:

  • a forcing bid showing a powerful suit in the bid suit
  • a forcing bid showing at least 4-card support for opener's suit plus a good, 5-card holding [minimum] in the bid suit
  • a pre-emptive bid showing a weak hand with at least six cards in the bid suit.

The seminar will look at when and if such bids are appropriate, and will seek to provide a fairly precise meaning for each bid. We will also look at how the auction may develop further, if at all.

Our seminars begin promptly at 6.45pm, last half-an-hour, and are free to both Club members and visitors. All seminar attendees may avail themselves of the Club's hosting system if they've come along without a partner.

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 

The next event is the Mixed Swiss Teams for the Carole Mueller Trophy to be held at Windsor on Sunday, 3rd December 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
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Burnham B v Stoke Mandeville A
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Graham & Sue
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Burnham A v Austenwood A
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs Waller Bowl Heat
Director: Steve + Chrys
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Stoke Mandeville A v Burnham C
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
PivotTeams Xmas Drinks 18:45
Director: Nigel
Mon 25th Dec 2017
Club Closed
Director: Santa Claus
Mon 1st Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Teams
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Click for the Members Only section
Partner or Team Mates Wanted
Wednesday IMP Pairs Entry
Results
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Burnham B v Stoke Mandeville A
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Graham & Sue
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Burnham A v Austenwood A
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Malcolm & Pat
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs Waller Bowl Heat
Director: Steve + Chrys
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Stoke Mandeville A v Burnham C
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
PivotTeams Xmas Drinks 18:45
Director: Nigel
Mon 25th Dec 2017
Club Closed
Director: Santa Claus
Mon 1st Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Teams
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Duplicate Pairs