Players are requested to be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of play at 7:15pm. Help provided by players arriving earlier than this to arrange the room and deal hands is much appreciated.
Welcome to the Crawley Bridge Club web-site. The club meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at Grattons Indoor Bowls Club (off Grattons Drive) in Three Bridges and has a bar which is usually open.
We play duplicate pairs in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Occasionally, we have a teams event. All sessions start at 7.15pm. New members and visitors are made most welcome. If you require further details or a partner, please contact Betty Lecky-Thompson on 01293-547030.
if you've got any comments or questions on this web-site, please contact the WebMaster.
Our party on Friday December 7th was the busiest that we have ever held! We had 15 tables in 2 sections - 12 in the main section and 3 in the cadets! A good time was had by all with excellent directing from Mervyn, a very tasty buffet provided by Mitchells catering and an enjoyable bridge session. We also collected £200 for Outreach 3 Way!
We also congratulated Mark on his big birthday!
A big thank-you goes to all who made the evening such a success. We will do more of the same next year!!
Cadet Night is an opportunity for less experienced players to develop their game in a competitive but relaxed environment.
Sessions start at 19.15 on Monday evenings where we play 12 boards in a duplicate format. Each session is scored and the results published on this website. The pace is gentle and there is time for discussion.
On 3rd Monday of the month, there will be a presentation on topics not covered in the Beginning Bridge course. This would include subjects like losing trick hand evaluation, discard systems, weak two openers and so on.
Cadet Nights are development status and the results do not qualify for EBU masterpoints. Consequently, entry is restricted to players with less than three years experience.
Partners are available and you can come either on your own or as part of an established pairing.
You can find the results on the ECats site. From the initial screen :-
The first 3 places in the Club Individual were taken by winner Ralph (photographed receiving his prize from organiser Helen), Bill (2nd) and Mervyn (3rd).
Thanks to Richard who had the unenviable task of shouting out the movements for every round as the bridgemates didn't give complete instructions!
A good time was had by all and we will definitely keep it as an annual fun evening in our calendar.
It's an excellent result for Carol and Mark who won the Welcome Pairs at the county Autumn Congress on Saturday October 13th. Congratulations to them both. See county web-site for article and full results.
Congratulations to the victorious Men’s team! In spite of the best efforts of all the Ladies, there was no getting away from the fact that the Men's team (all but Sisir and Bill pictured) were the better team on the night!
Thanks to everyone who took part for playing in such a good humoured way. And particular thanks to Mervyn once again, without whom we would not have been able to have such an event.
P.S. Two sets of results for this event can be seen here. The main one uses Aggregate scoring (because that's what decided the winning team) but only the travellers are really meaningful. These results are used to determine the winning team by aggregating either the Men's or Ladies scores to find that the Men won by 3030. The pair ranking list is quite dependent on which pairs were lucky enough to get most of the big hands.
The other set of results uses Match Point scoring, i.e. just like on the average club night but using an invalid pairs movement. This pair ranking list is more meaningful than the Aggregate version as regards how well individual pairs played. However, since Aggregate scoring decided the winners and not Match Points, this pair ranking list is pretty irrelevant too. Again, only the travellers can be relied upon.
Congratulations to Bill & Peter and Doreen & Stuart who won the Autumn Drawn Teams on Friday September 14th. The runners-up were Shirley & Sumi, Carol & Mervyn.
Many thanks to Richard for collecting names and making up the teams.
Crawley members are invited to joint the Horley club's weekend at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne from Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28th, 2019. See invite and application form.
Please note that there will be no bridge at Grattons on Friday December 14th (because the room is unavailable) or on Wednesday December 26th.
Go to the Sussex web-site to read about Crawley successes in the East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs event on November 17th