Bury Athenaeum Bridge Club
Welcome to the Bury Athenaeum Bridge Club Website
Welcome to the Bury Athenaeum Bridge Club Website

Bury Athenaeum Bridge Club is a great place to come and play bridge with a friendly atmosphere and games to suit all standards of player. The club operates a host system at most events with visitors most welcome with or without a partner. The club is affiliated to the EBU and Master Points are awarded at all duplicate events.

Monday night and Wednesday morning is for 'Assisted' play where relatively inexperienced players can play in a light hearted event, supported by experienced members willing to provide guidance on bidding and play. An ideal environment for improvers or inexperienced players as play is based on simple ACOL. Wednesday evenings are a simple systems only event, ideal for beginners.  Monday & Wednesday afternoons are very popular with those members & visitors who prefer not to venture out on winter evenings. Tuesday & Thursday evening are  popular club nights with Friday tending to have a party atmosphere with free refreshments available. Click here for full details of events & times

Behaviour and Etiquette

Behaviour and Etiquette

You should be polite and courteous at all times. It is improper to use facial expressions or intonation to indicate to partner what you would like to do.

Use only the proper language of bridge and try to make all your bids at the same pace. You may have a bidding problem and you are permitted to take time to think, but do not take an eternity. Try to play your cards at a uniform pace. It is improper to play a singleton with undue emphasis. Do not hesitate with the intention of deceiving declarer.

You are not permitted to try to mislead your opponents by your manner, behaviour or remarks. It is considered impertinent and bad manners to give unsolicited advice to opponents or criticise your partner. Better to say too little rather than too much.

There are occasions when we wish to discuss hands we have just played with partner. It is rude to opponents to delay play of the following hand. It can and does convey information to players at other tables who have yet to play the hand. For the movement to run smoothly, there should be as little delay as possible between hands and when moving from one table to the next. .  

 

 

All correspondence

regarding the Bridge Club should be sent to secretary@burybridgeclub.plus.com

 

Club Phone Number 0161 764 4218

or Secretary 0161 7989095

EBU Nation Grading System.
The EBU National grading system is now up and running. You can check your own rank by going onto the EBU website, look for National Gradings and click on overview or full version to see how it works. You may also hide your ranking by clicking the My Details box then ticking the Suppress NGS grades box in your personal setting on the same site.
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

The U3A have now completed the initial memory course which was judged to be a success and will continue to use the facilities of the Athenaeum during 2017 for the follow up events. 

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Calendar
17th December 2016
Christmas Teams (Provisional date)
 Click for more information
24th December 2016
Christmas Eve Party
 Click for more information
31st December 2016
New Years Eve Party.
 Click for more information
Results
5th December 2016
Monday afternoon
Director: KG
Scorer: SHB
5th December 2016
Monday eve
Director: sl
Scorer: eag
2nd December 2016
Friday evening
Director: SHB
Scorer: SHB
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

The U3A have now completed the initial memory course which was judged to be a success and will continue to use the facilities of the Athenaeum during 2017 for the follow up events. 

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Calendar
17th December 2016
Christmas Teams (Provisional date)
 Click for more information
24th December 2016
Christmas Eve Party
 Click for more information
31st December 2016
New Years Eve Party.
 Click for more information
Results
5th December 2016
Monday afternoon
Director: KG
Scorer: SHB
5th December 2016
Monday eve
Director: sl
Scorer: eag
2nd December 2016
Friday evening
Director: SHB
Scorer: SHB