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Welcome to Burnham Bridge Club
Autumn Dates for your Diary

Our next monthly seminar takes place on Monday 9th October in the Garden Room.

The subject is Signals and Discards with examples of several ways to improve your defence, even though you may think you have sorted out what your signals and discards mean when playing with your favourite partner.   

The seminar is at 6.45pm, lasts 30 minutes, and is free to all. If you come without a partner and would like to stay on to play, our hosting system will guarantee you a game.

 

Burnham C v Austenwood A

Well done to the team for their 15-5 victory, and to captain Mike Lawrence for his management of the debut performance of the Berks & Bucks Interclub program for league-of-8 matches.

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.

L-of-8 Shindig

The title of L-of-8 Shindigger 2017 goes to Bob Kozlowski.  Well done to Bob, although he has to share the glory with the 19 of us who partnered him to his success.

A very enjoyable time was had by all, and the extra-curricular facilities once again provided by our host Michael Lawrence were both much appreciated and indulged in [by the hardy among our number].

Berks & Bucks CBA Events

 

The County Pairs for men competition took place on Sunday, April 23rd.  Congratulations to Burnham members who featured strongly - the winners were Dick Davey and Nigel Wolfendale;  Nigel Marlow and David Owen were the runners up.

The Mixed Pairs & Flitch took place on Sunday 21st May 2017. Congratulations to Burnham Members Liz Hayton & Kevin Colling who were runners-up in the Mixed competition.
 

League of Eight
 
Our "A" team finished in 3rd place of Division 1 of the B&B CBA League of 8, winning 6 and losing 3 matches. However Burnham "B" finished in the relegation zone of Division 1, and hence will return to Division 2 next season.
 
Our "C" team  in Division 2 won their last match which lifted them clear of the relegation zone.
 
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 18th Oct 2017
Burnham A v New Amersham A
Mon 16th Oct 2017
Teams
Director: David B
Mon 9th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Malcolm Burch
Wed 4th Oct 2017
Burnham C v Austenwood B
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve&Chrys
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve&Chrys
Calendar
Mon 23rd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel
Mon 30th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Graham & Sue
Wed 1st Nov 2017
Reading B v Burnham A
7:30
Mon 6th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Steve & Chrys
Thu 9th Nov 2017
Burnham A v Amersham CC A
7:30
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs Children in Need Sims
Director: Graham & Sue
Click for the Members Only section
Partner or Team Mates Wanted
Wednesday IMP Pairs Entry
Results
Wed 18th Oct 2017
Burnham A v New Amersham A
Mon 16th Oct 2017
Teams
Director: David B
Mon 9th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Malcolm Burch
Wed 4th Oct 2017
Burnham C v Austenwood B
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve&Chrys
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve&Chrys
Calendar
Mon 23rd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Nigel
Mon 30th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Graham & Sue
Wed 1st Nov 2017
Reading B v Burnham A
7:30
Mon 6th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs Seminar 18:45
Director: Steve & Chrys
Thu 9th Nov 2017
Burnham A v Amersham CC A
7:30
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs Children in Need Sims
Director: Graham & Sue