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Congleton Bridge Club
 
South East Cheshire Bridge League

SOUTH CHESHIRE BRIDGE LEAGUE 2018 - 2019

Result:
Congleton v Middlewich Nov 22nd - a win for Congleton by 145 IMPs to 99 IMPs (24-6 VPs).
Team;
Betty & Roger
Derek & David Messham
Dennis & Peter
Don C & John W

Congratulations to all those involved

 
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Welcome to Congleton Bridge Club
Children in Need 2018

Thank You all for supporting this event.
We had a record 12 tables. 
We raised £258 for children in need - £80 more than last year - well done!

The National Results will be found at 

https://www.simpairs.com/ranking.asp?session=004136&ClubID=b8r4nyy&offset=0

The Director('s) Bytes

Quitting a trick
You may ask to see the cards played to a trick until you turn your own face down.  A player should not lead to the next trick until all players have turned their cards.  This prevents a player trying to play very speedily and rush the others.

Revokes (and suspected revokes)
Players should not reveal cards of quitted (ie already turned face down) tricks without permission of the Director.  A possible revoke on any but the last trick will not be investigated until after play has concluded.  Never look back through tricks before then.  

 

Agreeing the Score
After the play all four players should agree on the number of tricks won/lost before any cards are returned to the board.  Be specific; agreeing "1 off" without mentioning the contract leads to difficulty if one side thinks the contract was 2S and the other 3S!

Recapping the auction
You should leave all your bidding cards on the table, even if you have passed throughout, until the opening lead is faced.  This procedure comes from the law which says: 
"Any player may ask for a recap of the auction until they have played their first card".  Unlike the play of the cards the auction is not a feat of memory.

"No Partnership Understanding"
Your partner makes a bid that has never arisen before and in a situation you have never discussed.  An opponent asks..... Reply as above.

At your turn to call or play you may enquire about your opponents' agreements whether they have been alerted or not.

Club Handbook and Director's Notes

The club first published a handbook in 1995.  It was written by our late Chairman Bill Cobbe.It has now been revised and can be viewed and printed here.  As well as giving some general information it details some of the more important ethical and procedural aspects of the game.  

Club Handbook.pdf

Another revision is in progress - if you have any suggestions please contact the club.

Announcing and Alerting 2013

The new regulations are now in force.  Click for the EBUs summary document.

 
The main changes are:
  • One level minor suit openings which could be fewer than 3 cards are now announced (strong artificial is still alerted)
  • 2NT openings and the Stayman (4-card) and red-suit transfer responses are now announced - as with 1NT
  • Only transfer completions that deny 4 card support are alerted
  • An artificial  SUIT bid on the first round (starting with the opening bid) is alerted even if it is above 3NT.
I suggest you highlight a copy of the document with your own arrangements.
 
Budding Directors Click here
I am trying to put together some notes to help director's on the more common rulings they have to make.
Latest Additions:  Dummy Plays Wrong Card;  and Dummy has too few cards
Click to find out more
 
Of course all players (and Directors who have already flowered!!) are welcome to have a look
The Laws 2017

Click here for full pdf version

The Decadual revision of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge come into force on 1st August.  There has been quite a lot of rewording but only a few changes that will affect anything.  The next section links to a useful summary of the changes which I found on the Welsh Bridge Union Website

Summary of major changes provided by the Welsh Bridge Union

Click here for pdf version of document

Things which players/directors should note ( *I have added one that I missed on 8/4/18):

  1. An unaccepted insuffient bid can now be replaced without penalty by a 'comparable call'.  Roughly speaking this includes any call with the same meaning.  So if you bid 2C over your partner's 2NT you can replace it with 3C without penalty so long as both were Stayman.  This has increased significantly the number of calls that can be made without penalty
     
  2. If a claim is contested then, with the agreement of all 4 players, play may be continued - but there can be no further referral to the Director
     
  3. A partner can request the correction of a mis-pointed card until a membership of the partnership has played to the next trick.  Previously the time limit was when a lead had been made to the next trick.
     
  4. At the end of play you can ask to see another players cards and can handle them with the permission of an opponent.  This is often useful when there is a claim and a revoke is suspected.  Less usefully it can precede deragotory comments about your partner's bidding/play
     
  5. There are several changes to the penalties when there is a call out of turn - I could never remember what the various laws were and I always referred to the Law Book.  Please do the same.
     
  6. *You are now not allowed to condone or accept a lead out of turn on trick 13.  It must be corrected!!! (
     
  7. Lastly the rules concerning information given by a penalty card have been revised.  I read the old ones many times without much gain in understanding possibly I will do better this time; give me a year or two
Previous Competition Winners

All the Pairs and Handicap Chamionship winners are on the new "Past Competition Winners" page.

Need a Partner
Click Calendar (left hand menu)
and then Bookings 
to see who needs a partner (Name in Red)

or enter the members section to make your own request.
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Click for the latest results
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Results
3rd Dec 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Sue
Scorer: derek creasy
Steward: John
27th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
26th Nov 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: David
Scorer: David Messham
Steward: Derek
20th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: susan adderley
19th Nov 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Lindsey
Scorer: Lindsey Cuff
Steward: John
13th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
12th Nov 2018
Children in Need SIM Pairs
Director: Derek
Scorer: John Whitelock
Steward: David
6th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
5th Nov 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Don
Scorer: derek creasy
Steward: John
30th Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
29th Oct 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Roger
Scorer: Roger Slack
Steward: Roger
23rd Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
22nd Oct 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Sue
Scorer: susan adderley
Steward: John
16th Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
15th Oct 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: David
Scorer: David Messham
Steward: Derek
9th Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
Calendar
4th Dec 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
10th Dec 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Roger
Steward: Roger
11th Dec 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
17th Dec 2018
Christmas Party
Director: John
18th Dec 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
24th Dec 2018
TBC
31st Dec 2018
TBC
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Results
3rd Dec 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Sue
Scorer: derek creasy
Steward: John
27th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
26th Nov 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: David
Scorer: David Messham
Steward: Derek
20th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: susan adderley
19th Nov 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Lindsey
Scorer: Lindsey Cuff
Steward: John
13th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
12th Nov 2018
Children in Need SIM Pairs
Director: Derek
Scorer: John Whitelock
Steward: David
6th Nov 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
5th Nov 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Don
Scorer: derek creasy
Steward: John
30th Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
29th Oct 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Roger
Scorer: Roger Slack
Steward: Roger
23rd Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
22nd Oct 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Sue
Scorer: susan adderley
Steward: John
16th Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
15th Oct 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: David
Scorer: David Messham
Steward: Derek
9th Oct 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
Calendar
4th Dec 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
10th Dec 2018
Normal Duplicate
Director: Roger
Steward: Roger
11th Dec 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
17th Dec 2018
Christmas Party
Director: John
18th Dec 2018
U3A
Scorer: derek creasy
24th Dec 2018
TBC
31st Dec 2018
TBC