Claygate Bridge Club
 

President — June Buckland

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Your Committee

Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 gavin@claygater.uk

Treasurer — Muriel Hodder

Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 kay@claygater.uk

Refreshments  Yvette Barton 📧 yvette@claygater.uk

Membership — Pauline Harris 📧pauline@claygater.uk

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The Director team

The Director team comprises:

  • Julie Gardiner (Team Leader)
  • Rowena Austin
  • Gavin Wilson
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The Scorer team

The Scoring Team comprises:

  • Carol Wildig (Team Leader)
  • Rowena Austin
  • Tony Baker
  • Gavin Wilson
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Welcome to Claygate Bridge Club
 
 
  Club Championship 2017-18 League Table

Monday saw the start of the 2017-18 Club Championship, which takes place over seven Monday evenings in consecutive months until February.  We intend to show the cumulative league table on the home page for a couple of days after each of those sessions.

Remember that, even if you fared badly on Monday, nothing is lost, because it is your best four results which count.  You can even switch partners if you like, but those best four results have to be with the same partner.  And those results have to be with a club member.  For that reason, below the table I include a list of eligible members who have not yet participated in the contest.  Please alert me asap if our membership records are incorrect.

Gavin

PAIRS YET TO QUALIFY (You need 4 scores to qualify.)
Pair
Running Total from ? Sessions
14-AUG-17
11-SEP-17
9-OCT-17
13-NOV-17
11-DEC-17
8-JAN-18
12-FEB-18
EDMONDS-MCDONAGH
2 from 1 session
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
BARNES-CHAN
3 from 1 session
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
JACKSON-SIMPSON
4 from 1 session
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
MULLIGAN-ROTHERHAM
5 from 1 session
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
WILSON-WILSON
6 from 1 session
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLUNDELL-O'GORMAN
7 from 1 session
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
BAHRANI-GREEN
8 from 1 session
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
RETTER-STAINER
9 from 1 session
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
BUCKLAND-HICKMAN
10 from 1 session
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
BARTON-HODDER
11 from 1 session
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAWLINS-WILDIG
12 from 1 session
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORTON-REILLY
13 from 1 session
13
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAN-TAN
14 from 1 session
14
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALLWORK-AUSTIN
15 from 1 session
15
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADAMS-BUENO
16 from 1 session
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
HARRIS-MINARDS
17 from 1 session
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN-ENGLAND
18 from 1 session
18
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLAKELY-POSTLETHWAITE
19 from 1 session
19
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHEVALIER-JOHNSONW
20 from 1 session
20
 
 
 
 
 
 
KEFFORD-LOW
21 from 1 session
21
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCKIMMIE-MCKIMMIE
22 from 1 session
22
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORRIS-MORRIS
23 from 1 session
23
 
 
 
 
 
 
HARBER-HARBER
24 from 1 session
24
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADKINS-CHRISTOU
25 from 1 session
25
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDWARDS-RETTIE
26 from 1 session
26
 
 
 
 
 
 
LATTER-NORMINGTON
27 from 1 session
27
 
 
 
 
 
 
HARRIES-MCKERNAN
28 from 1 session
28
 
 
 
 
 
 
INNES-NORTH
29 from 1 session
29
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eligible Members (in alphabetical order of surname) who have yet to play a Club Championship session with an Eligible Member

SUE ABLETSHAUSER — TONY BAKER — BRIAN BARROW — JANE BONNEY (HALL) — VAL BORNHOFT — FIONA BROWN — MARY BUSHELL — PAULA CARTER — DOROTHEA CAVE — IAN CAVE — FAY D'ABO — GRETHE DE JAGER-TOMTEN — JOHN FRENCH — GEORGE GARDINER — JULIE GARDINER — VAL GOODHART-RILEY — JOYCE GRANT — MAURICE GRANT — ELIZABETH GRAY — BRENDA HALL — JENNY HANCOX — TONY HARDY — PAM HARRIES — NORMAN HARRIS — ROS HARRIS — TIM HOAD — PETE HOSIER — JANET JOHNSON — JACQUI JOSEPH — ALLEN LEVER — ANNICK LEVER — CYNTHIA LIEVENS — PAT MCROBBIE — JILL MELENER — ELISA MONEY — SUE OSBORNE — MAVIS POLLITT — JUNE ROSE — VIKI ROYCE — MOIRA SHEARER — MARGARET SHRIMPTON — JAMES SMITH — VIDA SMITH — JONATHAN SPRING — ROY STEW — JOHN TAYLOR — TERRY WELSH — JENNY WOOD

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  Second Version of Claygate System Card

As ever, comments please to gavin@claygater.uk

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Second Version of Claygate System Card
  Missing Silverware: Claygate Multiple Teams Cup
Missing Silverware: Claygate Multiple Teams Cup

In the handover from the previous regime, I was given a bag containing three small cups. Each of them bears the inscription: CLAYGATE MULTIPLE TEAMS.

I cannot help but feel that there should be a fourth identical cup.  UPDATE: The fourth cup has now been located, along with the VICTOR LUDORUM trophy.

Could you have a look on your mantelpieces to see whether you might have one of these goblets? Perhaps you keep it it in your kitchen for an early evening sherry. Or perhaps it's been melted down for its nickel content.

Whatever the explanation, it would be useful to know.  UPDATE: Now two trophies have been found, this article carries less force.  But if you have another Claygate trophy, please let me know.

Gavin

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  Still only 2 an evening
Still only 2 an evening
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  Please respect the Host system
Please respect the Host system

Please be aware of the date you are next due to be host at the club. In recent weeks we have had several no-shows because members were unaware of the host schedule.  It has been all the more traumatic because we have a new recruit who is joining on his own and is looking for partners. Last night he had to walk away.

The Host Rota will always be on the front page of this website. It is the best place for us to keep it up to date. The list of items on this page is above this article.  You can click on the headline that says 'Host Rota 2017', and it will take you down to that article.

The host system means breaking up your partnership for at most one evening per year, so that unaccompanied new arrivals can guarantee a game if they come. It's fundamental to generating growth in membership numbers.

If you cannot do the evening you have been allocated, please arrange a swap and notify kay@claygater.uk. 

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  SCBA Green Point Weekend in Guildford: 23rd-24th September
SCBA Green Point Weekend in Guildford: 23rd-24th September

SCBA is pleased to be holding our premier events of the season, the Guildford Green Point Weekend next month. TheSwiss Pairs runs on the 23rd September and the Swiss Teams on the 24th September. Eeach event is £25 per player, £12.50 per Junior player.  These events attract players of all abilities. Attendance is often high.

For Printable Flyer - click HERE

Entry is online via the Surrey Website 

Direct entry for Pairs - click HERE

Direct entry for Teams - click HERE

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  New version of the EBU's Blue Book now published
New version of the EBU's Blue Book now published

Each year the EBU publishes an update to its Blue Book which imposes restrictions on what you can bid and how it should be alerted and announced.  This year's version has just been published, and can be read or downloaded from http://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2820.

The new items which have already caught my eye are:

  1. If you make a non-forcing suit opening -- such as 1♠  or a weak 2  -- and your partnership agreement is that responder can change suit without that response being forcing, then you will need to alert that response (although there are a few exceptions). For example, my agreement with partner is that 2 :2  is pass-or-correct.  From 1st August onwards we will have to alert that non-forcing response.
  2. The Extended Rule of 25, used to define 'strong' openings, has been ditched.  It was a bit too complicated. Instead we have the concept of controls, in which an Ace is worth two controls, and a King one. The definition of 'strong' has now been simplified to any hand containing 16+ HCP, or 12+ HCP and 5+ controls.
  3. Short minor suit openings will need to be announced as "may be" followed by the minimum number of cards in the suit.  So five-card major partnerships will need to announce 1♣  as "may be two" if opener could have just two clubs in their hand.  Furthermore if the 1♣  opener could also have a five-card diamond suit, that also needs announcing: "May be two and may have five diamonds".

Gavin

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  New Claygate Scorecard coming
New Claygate Scorecard coming

For an experimental period, the club will be trying out a new A6-sized score card.  I felt it was important to design a card with the club's logo on it, because over the years, too many of the generic score card we bought from AL Fleming have disappeared from the closet at the Day Centre.

I also wanted to separate the score card from the system card, because most of the latter tends to be wasted if you play with the same partner and keep a separate system card.  We want Claygate members to keep a system card for each partnership, as the card is important to the implementation of various Laws of Duplicate Bridge.

The club has many copies of the old 'F56' System Card. If you don't already have a system card, you could use this to document your partnership agreements. Over the new few weeks, we will produce a new A6-sized System Card to complement the new score card. That will give you another option for your system card.

One word of warning: both sides of the new A6 score card will display your scores as you progress through the evening.  So when you're not filling it in, you should hide it beneath your bidding box or system card or, in some sophisticated instances, saucer.

As ever, your comments on this change are welcome.

Gavin

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  New 2017 Laws of Duplicate
New 2017 Laws of Duplicate

New worldwide laws of duplicate are being introduced this year, and Claygate will aim to operate under them from the 7th August session onwards. Half-day courses for directors have been scheduled by the EBU, but not all of them are nearby or ahead of the implementation date.  So please be patient with us overloaded directors as we digest the new laws and their implications.

Here is a summary of Andrew Kambites' summary, kindly sent to me by Joyce Grant. His full document is on the website at http://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwok/bw.cgi?club=claygate&pid=display_page33

  • Law 7A instructs that a board shall be left in the centre of the table facing the right way.
  • Law 9: Dummy may try to prevent an irregularity (Law 9c) but if it has already occurred dummy must wait till the end of the hand (Law 9d).
  • Law 23 is new and deals with the concept of a comparable call. An example: South opens 1NT and North bids a 2♥ before West has a chance to call. East does not accept the bid so law 31 applies: West decides to bid 2♦. North/South do play transfers when there has been intervention. Under new law 31A.2(a), North is allowed to bid 2♠ without penalty. The 2♥ transfer showed spades, and now 2♠ shows spades. 2♠ is thus a comparable callthere is no unauthorised information left from the original call that the substituted call has not made available.
  • Law 66D clarifies the situation if there is a claim of a revoke which is disputed: if one side has mixed its cards, the director automatically rules in favour of the other side.
  • Law 68D: the old law rightly said that following a claim, play ceases. Now if all four players agree to the board being played out, it can be — but then no player can subsequently ask for the director to rule on the hand.
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  Host Rota 2017

(This box has now moved from the lower left-hand panel in order to improve its visibility to members.)

If you cannot attend on the date you have been allocated, please try to organise a swap, and inform the Secretary, kay@claygater.uk, of the swap. If you need help finding a swap, please contact the Secretary.

In Surname Order:


Fiona Brown — 4 September  
Joyce Grant — 4 December   
Jacqui Joseph — 25 September 
Janet Kefford — 23 October  
Annick Lever — 6 November 
Joan Low — 27 November   
Jill Melener — 20 November 
Elisa Money — 21 August 
Jack Morris — 18 September 
James Smith — 2 October 
Jenny Wood — 30 October

In Date Order:
 
Elisa Money — 21 August 
Fiona Brown — 4 September 
NO HOST — 11 September 
Jack Morris — 18 September 
Jacqui Joseph — 25 September 
James Smith — 2 October 
NO HOST — 9 October 
NO HOST — 16 October 
Janet Kefford — 23 October 
Jenny Wood — 30 October 
Annick Lever — 6 November 
NO HOST — 13 November 
Jill Melener — 20 November 
Joan Low — 27 November 
Joyce Grant — 4 December 
NO HOST — 11 December

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  Information for Visitors about the Club

We play Duplicate Pairs each Monday, except Bank Holidays.

The club is affiliated to the EBU, so every session attracts Masterpoints for the highest-ranked players on the night.

Play starts at 7.30 pm, but all players must arrive by 7.20 pm.

A session normally consists of 24 boards, and it should be over by 10.30 pm.

Visitors are very welcome.

We always play at Claygate Centre for the Community, Elm Road, Claygate KT10 0EH.

Commonly called the 'Day Centre', its phone number is: 01372 463476    Map  

The cost per player, which covers both play and refreshments, is:

£2.00 for members, and £3.00 for visitors.

As the club is approaching its limit of 110 members, we may soon have to introduce a waiting list for membership applications.  

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Information for Visitors about the Club
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Results
14th Aug 2017
Club Championship I
Ⓓ: Rowena Austin
Ⓢ: Rowena Austin
7th Aug 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Gavin
Ⓢ: Carol
31st Jul 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Julie
Ⓢ: Carol
24th Jul 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Rowena
Ⓢ: Rowena
Calendar
21st Aug 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Julie
Ⓢ: Gavin
Ⓗ: Elisa
28th Aug 2017
No Bridge
4th Sep 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Gavin
Ⓢ: Carol
Ⓗ: Fiona
11th Sep 2017
Club Championship II
Ⓓ: Rowena
Ⓢ: Tony
Ⓗ: NONE
18th Sep 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Julie
Ⓢ: Gavin
Ⓗ: Jack
25th Sep 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Gavin
Ⓢ: Carol
Ⓗ: Jacqui
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Results
14th Aug 2017
Club Championship I
Ⓓ: Rowena Austin
Ⓢ: Rowena Austin
7th Aug 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Gavin
Ⓢ: Carol
31st Jul 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Julie
Ⓢ: Carol
24th Jul 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Rowena
Ⓢ: Rowena
Calendar
21st Aug 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Julie
Ⓢ: Gavin
Ⓗ: Elisa
28th Aug 2017
No Bridge
4th Sep 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Gavin
Ⓢ: Carol
Ⓗ: Fiona
11th Sep 2017
Club Championship II
Ⓓ: Rowena
Ⓢ: Tony
Ⓗ: NONE
18th Sep 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Julie
Ⓢ: Gavin
Ⓗ: Jack
25th Sep 2017
Pairs
Ⓓ: Gavin
Ⓢ: Carol
Ⓗ: Jacqui