Chislehurst Bridge Club
 
Library

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

Trump or No Trump?

See here for the latest scientific discoveries...

Bridge Lessons

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

Why Wall Street Loves Bridge

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!


Red Poppies in a field 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.

Thursday Ladder

 Congratulations
to
Gerald and Stuart
on winning
Thursday Ladder 2015-2016 

European Championship, Budapest

Congratulations to England Women's Team on winning the gold medal in the European Teams Championship in Budapest, after an exciting finish. The team were Heather Dondy & Nevena Senior,  Sally Brock & Nicola Smith, Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper, with coach David Burn and our very own Derek as non-playing captain. The team qualifies for the 2017 World Championship Venice Cup in France.

Also well done to England Seniors and our Pat Collins  who were second before the last day, but had a disappointing finish, ending 10th out of 24.

Pictures - Interview - Closing Ceremony

Women's Team Matches:

England vs Poland CR
England vs Poland OR

Netherlands vs England CR
Netherlands vs England OR
Turkey vs England
OR

Senior Team Matches:
Poland vs England OR

EBU Rank Promotions

Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

Colin Shaw - 2Regional Master
Steve Ripley - 4Master
Beryl Magrath - District Master
Janne Green - Area Master
Liz King - Area Master
Marion Smith - 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. Work in progress!

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 11th August 2016
Club Championship Qualifier
Thursday Ladder

 Congratulations
to
Gerald and Stuart
on winning
Thursday Ladder 2015-2016 

European Championship, Budapest

Congratulations to England Women's Team on winning the gold medal in the European Teams Championship in Budapest, after an exciting finish. The team were Heather Dondy & Nevena Senior,  Sally Brock & Nicola Smith, Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper, with coach David Burn and our very own Derek as non-playing captain. The team qualifies for the 2017 World Championship Venice Cup in France.

Also well done to England Seniors and our Pat Collins  who were second before the last day, but had a disappointing finish, ending 10th out of 24.

Pictures - Interview - Closing Ceremony

Women's Team Matches:

England vs Poland CR
England vs Poland OR

Netherlands vs England CR
Netherlands vs England OR
Turkey vs England
OR

Senior Team Matches:
Poland vs England OR

EBU Rank Promotions

Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

Colin Shaw - 2Regional Master
Steve Ripley - 4Master
Beryl Magrath - District Master
Janne Green - Area Master
Liz King - Area Master
Marion Smith - 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. Work in progress!

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 11th August 2016
Club Championship Qualifier