Chislehurst Bridge Club
 
Teams


Don't forget Teams on Thursday 29th September

Library

Books are available on loan to club members. Visit Library.

Bridge Lessons

If you are interested in having some bridge lessons please speak to Derek.

Why Wall Street Loves Bridge

Trump or No Trump?

See here for the latest scientific discoveries...

A Bridge to Brainpower?

Need a Dealing Machine?


Here is first hand advice from EBU...wink

Tales from Aylesbury Vale


Let's Play Bridge
with Marx Brothers
   
Visit  a Bridge Village
in India.



"We all make mistakes when playing!"

 
Welcome to Derek Patterson's Bridge Club!


Lavender fields near Shoreham Village, Kent


Chislehurst Bridge Club is run by Derek Patterson.

  • We hold duplicate bridge sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evening (please arrive by 7.20, play starting at 7.25 and  finishing at 10.30.).
  • Venue: Village Hall, Church Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 5PE. Click here for a map.
  • We use electronic scoring devices - BridgePads and BridgePals (android based, home made).
  • We offer fully random hands dealt using Dealer4 dealing machine. Printed hand records are available at the end of session. Full results are available on this website within a couple of hours of the end of the session.
  • If you don't have a partner, come on your own and we'll find one for you.
  • Visitors are welcome.

Whether you are newcomer to the game or a more advanced player, you will enjoy the game in a friendly atmosphere.

Need a Partner?

If you need a partner, look on the Calendar or Message Board to see any outstanding requests. Alternatively place a partner request via website: login to Member Area, choose "Find a Partner", then tick the "Partner Required" button. The booking will appear on the Calendar page and Message Board. You can also tick whether your email and/or phone number should show when people view the booking.

OR - leave a message on the message board in the member area. The message will show on 'Message Board' on the menu.

Alternatively to ask for an email to be circulated to members.

If you don't know how to login to the member area, ask Derek or Mirna.

Results Analysis

You can see detailed results analysis on the website. Did you play well but were unlucky or played badly but had some luck? Click on 'Play it again' under a hand diagram and then on 'Results Analysis'. For help click here. Beware - somebody said that using Results Analysis is like eating Maltesers - once you start you can't stop...

Personal Analysis Graphs

We have now moved to a new release of Bridgewebs which has player performance graphs on the Personal Analysis page.  

Announce or Alert?

We have all got used to 'announcing' the range of partners opening bid of 1NT. You might be less sure about 2NT: Opening bid of 2NT is announced  "20 to 22" or appropriate range. Stayman (4 card) and transfers are announced the same way as after 1NT. 5-card stayman is alerted.  All this is summarised in the EBU Announcing and Alerting table.

Postcard from Alberobello, Italy

Greetings to all the Tuesday Red Section
From
Jenny and Brenda
World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, 3rd -17th September 2016

England Ladies team with our Derek as Non-playing Captain bowed out of the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, having lost in the quarter-finals to China.

Here is a hand from Round 1 of the Quarter-finals featured in Derek's blog. England won this round by 32-20 IMPs. Derek writes:
"Here is one of our early triumphs:

Board 14
Dlr: East
Vul: None

♠ Q T
 9 6 5
 Q J 5 3 2
♣ 6 5 2

♠ 9 6 4 2
 K
 A 9 4
♣ A K J 7 4

 

♠ A K J 8 5 3
 A 8 4
 K 6
♣ T 9

♠ 7
 Q J T 7 3 2
 T 8 7
♣ Q 8 3

Using some "Zanussi" technology (the appliance of science) our pair bid with great accuracy:

Catherine Draper
West
Fiona Brown
East
  1♠ 
2NT (1) 3  (2)
3  (3) 3♠  (4)
4♣  (5) 4  (5)
4  (5) 4NT (6)
5  (7) 5NT (8)
6  (9) 6  (10)
7♠  (11)  


1.     Forcing to game with at least four spades.
2.     Extra values and no shortage.
3.     Enquiry.
4.     At least six spades.
5.     Cue-bid.
6.     RKCB for spades.
7.     Two key-cards (not the queen of spades).
8.     Asking for kings.
9.     Either the diamond king, or both the king of hearts and the king of clubs (Fiona knew which).
10.   "Partner, we have all the key-cards, can you help me with third-round heart control?".
11.   "Yes!"

An excellent auction to an excellent contract, the reward for which was a gain of 11 IMPs...which reminds me...
...when I get home, I need to buy a new washing machine.

Derek"

Watch Round 4 of the Quarter-final on Youtube. England won this round by 35-22 IMPs:
China vs England (Round 4 OR)

Watch Round 5 of the Quarter-final on Youtube. England lost this round by 30-33 IMPs:
China vs England (Round 5 OR)

EBU Rank Promotions

Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

Brian Davies - Premier Regional Master
Jon Chapman - Premier Regional Master
Terry Boyd - 4Regional Master
Ajay Wad - 1Master
Peter Bibb - Master
Naseer Dashti - Master
Pat Gough - Master
Matthew Beddow - District Master
Elaine Wakefield - District Master
Amanda Beckenham - Area Master
Teams Results

It is possible to see how you performed as a pair when playing in a multiple teams event. Click on the Analysis above the ranking list for teams. You will see a pairs ranking list showing cross-imps for each pair. Alternatively click on Play it again under a hand diagram then  Results Analysis - All Pairs.
Note that this feature currently doesn't work correctly for KO teams as change of direction is not recorded.

Teams

From Thursday 28th April, the club is running some teams events.

The idea is that there will be a multiple teams movement - similar to the one used for a pairs movement, except that the scoring is slightly different and that players play in teams-of-four. If you would like to try the multiple teams, please try to form your team, or let Derek know that you are interested and he will help.

In addition, a knock-out teams event will be started too. People wishing to play in this, please form your teams and let Derek know so that you can be included in the draw. Again, if you are looking for team-mates, speak to Derek - he might be able to help. More specifically, the format of this event will be that a team will not be eliminated until it has been defeated three times (depending on the number of teams participating, three might become two!) and, in each round, a team will meet another that has lost the same number of matches. In this way, teams should be playing other teams of similar standard.

It is anticipated that teams' nights will be held on the last Thursday of each month, with the knock-out event progressing and a multiple teams being available for those who wish to play teams but are not in the knock-out.

Postcard from 1998

(delayed in post)

"Enthusiastic Novices"
Please send us your holiday postcards.smiley

Calendar
Thu 29th September 2016
Teams
Postcard from Alberobello, Italy

Greetings to all the Tuesday Red Section
From
Jenny and Brenda
World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, 3rd -17th September 2016

England Ladies team with our Derek as Non-playing Captain bowed out of the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, having lost in the quarter-finals to China.

Here is a hand from Round 1 of the Quarter-finals featured in Derek's blog. England won this round by 32-20 IMPs. Derek writes:
"Here is one of our early triumphs:

Board 14
Dlr: East
Vul: None

♠ Q T
 9 6 5
 Q J 5 3 2
♣ 6 5 2

♠ 9 6 4 2
 K
 A 9 4
♣ A K J 7 4

 

♠ A K J 8 5 3
 A 8 4
 K 6
♣ T 9

♠ 7
 Q J T 7 3 2
 T 8 7
♣ Q 8 3

Using some "Zanussi" technology (the appliance of science) our pair bid with great accuracy:

Catherine Draper
West
Fiona Brown
East
  1♠ 
2NT (1) 3  (2)
3  (3) 3♠  (4)
4♣  (5) 4  (5)
4  (5) 4NT (6)
5  (7) 5NT (8)
6  (9) 6  (10)
7♠  (11)  


1.     Forcing to game with at least four spades.
2.     Extra values and no shortage.
3.     Enquiry.
4.     At least six spades.
5.     Cue-bid.
6.     RKCB for spades.
7.     Two key-cards (not the queen of spades).
8.     Asking for kings.
9.     Either the diamond king, or both the king of hearts and the king of clubs (Fiona knew which).
10.   "Partner, we have all the key-cards, can you help me with third-round heart control?".
11.   "Yes!"

An excellent auction to an excellent contract, the reward for which was a gain of 11 IMPs...which reminds me...
...when I get home, I need to buy a new washing machine.

Derek"

Watch Round 4 of the Quarter-final on Youtube. England won this round by 35-22 IMPs:
China vs England (Round 4 OR)

Watch Round 5 of the Quarter-final on Youtube. England lost this round by 30-33 IMPs:
China vs England (Round 5 OR)

EBU Rank Promotions

Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

Brian Davies - Premier Regional Master
Jon Chapman - Premier Regional Master
Terry Boyd - 4Regional Master
Ajay Wad - 1Master
Peter Bibb - Master
Naseer Dashti - Master
Pat Gough - Master
Matthew Beddow - District Master
Elaine Wakefield - District Master
Amanda Beckenham - Area Master
Teams Results

It is possible to see how you performed as a pair when playing in a multiple teams event. Click on the Analysis above the ranking list for teams. You will see a pairs ranking list showing cross-imps for each pair. Alternatively click on Play it again under a hand diagram then  Results Analysis - All Pairs.
Note that this feature currently doesn't work correctly for KO teams as change of direction is not recorded.

Teams

From Thursday 28th April, the club is running some teams events.

The idea is that there will be a multiple teams movement - similar to the one used for a pairs movement, except that the scoring is slightly different and that players play in teams-of-four. If you would like to try the multiple teams, please try to form your team, or let Derek know that you are interested and he will help.

In addition, a knock-out teams event will be started too. People wishing to play in this, please form your teams and let Derek know so that you can be included in the draw. Again, if you are looking for team-mates, speak to Derek - he might be able to help. More specifically, the format of this event will be that a team will not be eliminated until it has been defeated three times (depending on the number of teams participating, three might become two!) and, in each round, a team will meet another that has lost the same number of matches. In this way, teams should be playing other teams of similar standard.

It is anticipated that teams' nights will be held on the last Thursday of each month, with the knock-out event progressing and a multiple teams being available for those who wish to play teams but are not in the knock-out.

Postcard from 1998

(delayed in post)

"Enthusiastic Novices"
Please send us your holiday postcards.smiley

Calendar
Thu 29th September 2016
Teams