Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club
Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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21st Feb 2017 17:57 GMT
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Host List
To see the Host List for this year click on the Programme & Host List tab on this website.
If you cannot host on the specified day, please arrange to switch with another member and advise the Michael Sherer, the webmaster, so that the website can be updated.
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 the Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club website.  We play at St Johns & Highwoods Community Centre, Colchester (CO4 9SR) every Tuesday evening.

We have a Host system and visitors are welcome as individuals or pairs. Table money is £3 (£3.50 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 play with 19 other clubs in 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.

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. 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.

The Stepping Stones Section has been running for nearly six monthst and has been a great success. We usuallly have 3 or 4 tables every Tuesday and everyone seems to enjoy the evening. 
We play every Tuesday, please be there for 7.00pm. You can come in your regular partnership, but if you haven't got a partner you can come along by yourself and we'll find you a partner or you can play with one of several hosts who will be looking after the section.

Table money is £3, which includes refreshments. There is no 'coffee break', you go and make yourself (and your partner!) a drink when you're Dummy. We do hope you will come along and very much look forward to seeing you there!  If you require any more information please contact Rick Hanley on 07530 883368 or 01206 752240.

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.

Host List

It has been agreed that there should be a Host every week. Accordingly a rota has been developed - click on Programme and Host List on the left or look in the 2017 Club Booklet.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to host.

Learn to Play Bridge
Interested in Learning to Play Bridge?
There are several local teachers listed below.
[Other local teachers wishing to have their classes promoted here, please contact the Club Secretary]

Vicky Potter runs the Colchester Bridge School - click here for details on www.bridgewebs.com/colchesterschool.

Peter Bushby runs the Tendring Bridge School - click here for details on www.bridgewebs.com/tendringschool. 

Looking for a Partner?

Although the Colchester Club operates a host system, members are strongly encouraged to look for a partner before coming along - wouldn't you rather choose your partner beforehand rather than playing with whoever is there on the night?

To use the Find a Partner system on this website, click on Members Area, on the left, then enter your email address and password where requested. If you don't have a password, click on Forgotten Password and one will be sent to you. Two of you sharing an email address can still use this feature by following these instructions and setting up different passwords.
Once you are in the
Members Area section, click in the Partner Required box for the appropriate date.
A note will appear in the
Calendar on the Home Page showing that someone is 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 Secretary: david.morran@bt.nternet.com

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
21st Feb 2017
Pairs Evening
21st Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
14th Feb 2017
Club Pairs 2017.4
14th Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
7th Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
7th Feb 2017
Pairs Evening
Calendar
28th Feb 2017
Pairs Evening
Host: Bob Kemp
28th Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: Rick Hanley
7th Mar 2017
Pairs Evening
Host: Chris Kennedy
7th Mar 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: Eric Newman
14th Mar 2017
Club Pairs 2017.5
Host: Karen Scott
14th Mar 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: Diane Whitley
21st Mar 2017
Pairs Evening
Host: John Gan
21st Mar 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: David Morran
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.

Suffolk Championship Pairs

The semi-final of the Suffolk Championship Pairs was played on 17th February at Lavenham.  From the Colchester heat Roger & Jill Tattersfield have qualified to play in the Final on 23rd April.  A number of other regular Colchester players (Rick Hanley, Diane Whitley, Din Gudka and Cathy Rowland, Keith Belsey, Karen Scott and Phil Dolni) also qualified for the Final.  Congratulations to all of them.

Click here for more details.

About our Host system ...

We are very pleased to receive visitors or guests, and to this end we operate a host system to ensure that any visitor or guest can be partnered and will get a game. For members, the host system may be used when their regular partner is not available. It is not intended to be used as a regular partnering system. New members are expected to form their own partnership arrangements within a few weeks of joining the club.  

Results to EBU

Results are 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
21st Feb 2017
Pairs Evening
21st Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
14th Feb 2017
Club Pairs 2017.4
14th Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
7th Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
7th Feb 2017
Pairs Evening
Calendar
28th Feb 2017
Pairs Evening
Host: Bob Kemp
28th Feb 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: Rick Hanley
7th Mar 2017
Pairs Evening
Host: Chris Kennedy
7th Mar 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: Eric Newman
14th Mar 2017
Club Pairs 2017.5
Host: Karen Scott
14th Mar 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: Diane Whitley
21st Mar 2017
Pairs Evening
Host: John Gan
21st Mar 2017
Improvers Pairs
Host: David Morran
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.

Suffolk Championship Pairs

The semi-final of the Suffolk Championship Pairs was played on 17th February at Lavenham.  From the Colchester heat Roger & Jill Tattersfield have qualified to play in the Final on 23rd April.  A number of other regular Colchester players (Rick Hanley, Diane Whitley, Din Gudka and Cathy Rowland, Keith Belsey, Karen Scott and Phil Dolni) also qualified for the Final.  Congratulations to all of them.

Click here for more details.

About our Host system ...

We are very pleased to receive visitors or guests, and to this end we operate a host system to ensure that any visitor or guest can be partnered and will get a game. For members, the host system may be used when their regular partner is not available. It is not intended to be used as a regular partnering system. New members are expected to form their own partnership arrangements within a few weeks of joining the club.  

Results to EBU

Results are 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.