Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club
Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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Club Etiquette
Please note that your Club Committee has agreed that, to avoid any risk of spillage onto the cloths, cards or bidding boxes, NO DRINKS SHALL BE PLACED ON THE BRIDGE TABLES.
Your cooperation is much appreciated.
X-IMP Scoring

X-IMP scoring is an alternative to the regular Match Point scoring system.  For a summary of how it works please click on the X-IMP Scoring tab above.

 
Welcome to Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club

Welcome to the Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club website.  We play at St Johns & Highwoods Community Centre, Colchester (CO4 9SR) every Tuesday evening. Table money is £3 (£4 for visitors) which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

Scoring is with Bridgemates and we have duplimated boards so hand records are on the website after each game. If you explore this website you will find details of this club and information regarding forthcoming club and local events.

We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and are members of the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association.  The Club supports the EBU's Best Behaviour at Bridge (BB@B) policy - click on the tab on the left for more details.

Starting Time

The Committee has confirmed that play will start promptly at 7.15pm - the movement will be based on the players who are seated and ready to play at 7.10pm.

Hosting

We regret that we are not able to operate a host system at the moment. We will review the situation after the summer period. In the meantime, if you are looking for a partner to play at Colchester please use the "Find a Partner" facility, details of which can be found below.

Stepping Stones Section for Improvers

Stepping Stones is the name for our "Improvers" section at the club and is intended as a bridge (or stepping stone) for seasoned students from local classes who wish to experience a friendly duplicate bridge evening in a local club. The Stepping Stones players play the same boards as in the main club but the results are scored separately. Usually the number of boards played in a session is between 16 and 20 and we aim to finish play soon after 10pm. Table money is £3, which includes refreshments. As they progress, it is hoped that they will integrate with the regular players and be replaced with others who have yet to start learning the game.

You can play with your regular partner but if you haven't got a partner we will try and find you one. If you require any more information or you are looking for a partner please contact Rick Hanley on 07530 883368 or 01206 752240.  We do hope you will come along and very much look forward to seeing you there!

Allocated Seating

We now allocate seating randomly. Just take a card when you arrive and go to your assigned table. Of course, if you need to be stationary (or to move) for medical reasons, you can have an appropriate seat.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Learn to Play Bridge
Interested in Learning to Play Bridge?
There are several local teachers listed below.
Vicky Potter runs the Colchester Bridge School - for details of courses click on link

Peter Bushby runs the Tendring Bridge School - for details of courses click on link
http://www.bridgewebs.com/tendringschool/

 

Upcoming Suffolk Bridge Events

To see details of upcoming Local Suffolk Bridge Events, click on the appropriate tab on the left.

Find a Partner

To use the Find a Partner system on this website click on Members Area in the menu on the left of the home page, then enter your email address and password where requested. If you don't have a password click on Set Password and you will be asked for your email address and then you will be sent a link to set up or reset your password.

When you are logged in click the Find a Partner tab for the appropriate date, tick the Partner Required (PR) box and in the note field indicate how you wish to be contacted, and then tick ConfirmA note will appear in the Calendar on the Home Page showing that you are looking for a partner. When another member goes into the system, they will find your name and contact details.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please email the webmaster at mikes@essex.ac.uk

Results
17th Oct 2017
Club Pairs 2018.1
17th Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
10th Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
10th Oct 2017
Suffolk Pairs
3rd Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
3rd Oct 2017
Pairs Evening
Calendar
24th Oct 2017
Pairs Evening
Director: Christine Cooke
Scorer: Mike Sherer and Jeff Orton
  (Reservation)
24th Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Christine Cooke
31st Oct 2017
Pairs Evening X-IMP Scoring
Director: Eric Newman
Scorer: Mike Sherer and Peter Bushby
  (Reservation)
31st Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Eric Newman
7th Nov 2017
AGM & Regular Pairs
Director: Eric Newman
Scorer: Jeff Orton and Mike Sherer
7th Nov 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Eric Newman
14th Nov 2017
CiN Sims ?
Director: Peter Bushby
Scorer: Jeff Orton and Diane Whitley
14th Nov 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Peter Bushby
This Week's Results

To see the results for each of the two groups who played this week, please click on the appropriate panel above.

Upcoming Events

To see a summary of Suffolk County Bridge Association events planned for 2017 click here or on the 2017 Events Summary tab on the left!

FELIXSTOWE CONGRESS

The 2017 Felixstowe Congress is being held on the weekend of 30th September/1st October. Open pairs on Saturday, Swiss Teams and Really Easy Pairs on Sunday.
Please click link below for further details and entry forms for the main Congress
Felixstowe 2017.pdf

and the Really Easy Pairs
Felixstowe Really Easy Pairs

Director Please
If you need to call the Director about a possible infringement of the laws of bridge you should a) politely inform your opponents that you are going to call the director and b) raise your hand and say "Director, please".  When the Director comes to the table the person who called him/her should state the facts of the matter concisely and politely.  There is a distinct difference between invoking the Laws of Duplicate Bridge and acting in an overbearing manner. The former is playing the game in a firm but fair manner - the latter contributes to some, often less experienced, players being put off playing at our Club. 

Hesitating or asking questions is not illegal, but players should be aware that both of them compromise partner's next action. It is strongly recommended that, if you plan to Pass whatever the opponent's bid means, you delay asking questions about their bids until the auction is completed.  To see the full text of The Laws of Duplicate Bridge, click on Useful Links>EBU>EBU Information: Documents>Laws & Ethics Publications>2007 Laws of Duplicate Bridge.
Results to EBU

Results are normally submitted to the EBU on the Friday after each Tuesday's game. Any queries relating to the results should be made to the scorer prior to that time.

Results
17th Oct 2017
Club Pairs 2018.1
17th Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
10th Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
10th Oct 2017
Suffolk Pairs
3rd Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
3rd Oct 2017
Pairs Evening
Calendar
24th Oct 2017
Pairs Evening
Director: Christine Cooke
Scorer: Mike Sherer and Jeff Orton
  (Reservation)
24th Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Christine Cooke
31st Oct 2017
Pairs Evening X-IMP Scoring
Director: Eric Newman
Scorer: Mike Sherer and Peter Bushby
  (Reservation)
31st Oct 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Eric Newman
7th Nov 2017
AGM & Regular Pairs
Director: Eric Newman
Scorer: Jeff Orton and Mike Sherer
7th Nov 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Eric Newman
14th Nov 2017
CiN Sims ?
Director: Peter Bushby
Scorer: Jeff Orton and Diane Whitley
14th Nov 2017
Improvers Pairs
Director: Peter Bushby
This Week's Results

To see the results for each of the two groups who played this week, please click on the appropriate panel above.

Upcoming Events

To see a summary of Suffolk County Bridge Association events planned for 2017 click here or on the 2017 Events Summary tab on the left!

FELIXSTOWE CONGRESS

The 2017 Felixstowe Congress is being held on the weekend of 30th September/1st October. Open pairs on Saturday, Swiss Teams and Really Easy Pairs on Sunday.
Please click link below for further details and entry forms for the main Congress
Felixstowe 2017.pdf

and the Really Easy Pairs
Felixstowe Really Easy Pairs

Director Please
If you need to call the Director about a possible infringement of the laws of bridge you should a) politely inform your opponents that you are going to call the director and b) raise your hand and say "Director, please".  When the Director comes to the table the person who called him/her should state the facts of the matter concisely and politely.  There is a distinct difference between invoking the Laws of Duplicate Bridge and acting in an overbearing manner. The former is playing the game in a firm but fair manner - the latter contributes to some, often less experienced, players being put off playing at our Club. 

Hesitating or asking questions is not illegal, but players should be aware that both of them compromise partner's next action. It is strongly recommended that, if you plan to Pass whatever the opponent's bid means, you delay asking questions about their bids until the auction is completed.  To see the full text of The Laws of Duplicate Bridge, click on Useful Links>EBU>EBU Information: Documents>Laws & Ethics Publications>2007 Laws of Duplicate Bridge.
Results to EBU

Results are normally submitted to the EBU on the Friday after each Tuesday's game. Any queries relating to the results should be made to the scorer prior to that time.