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Welcome to Dorking Bridge Club
NO BRIDGE THURSDAY 23RD MAY

Due to hall being used for European Elections.

We are a small friendly club with currently approximately 85 members and have been granted charitable status. 

We play duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7.15 pm for 7.30 pm, finishing at about 10.30 pm). 

We usually have up to 9 tables each evening, and EBU Masterpoints are awarded to the highest placed players.

We play with computer dealt boards and use Bridgemate scoring equipment. 

Visitors are always welcome and we have a spare partner on most evenings so if you want to come without a partner you can usually be assured of being able to play.

However, we recommend that you contact us in advance (01306 884242) so that we know to expect you.

 

New Chapter for Sam

As you all know, Sam our Chairman is moving onto pastures new.

He was not just Chairman, but he helped the club in so many other ways.

As a thank you, Sheena presented a bottle and a card to him signed by many members.

He said that he had greatly enjoyed his time with the club and that finding a local club as good as ours will be a priority.

 

Bridge Movements

Following the survey on bridge movements that was carried out last year, please see the result below:
 

 
So with this result we will use in the future:

No. of tables

Boards per round

Boards in play

No. of rounds

 
Description

2

24

12

 
8 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 

2

24

12

 
9 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 



The Committee and Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will be open to members’ views and the performance of the movements so please provide feedback.
 
The complete bridge movement table is:
 

No. of tables

Boards per round

Boards in play

No. of rounds

 
Description

6 and less

Variable

24 ( 25 for 3 tables)

Variable

 
Howell, movement cards
 

6½ or 7

3  

24

8

 
Hesitation Mitchell. Relay 3/4, arrow switch last round except table 7. Movement cards.
 

2

24

12

 
8 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 

8

3

24

8

 
Mitchell. Relay 4/5, share 1/8
 

2

24

12

 
9 table Howell, 12 rounds, movement cards
 

9

 3

27

8

 
Mitchell
 

9½ or 10

2

24

12

 
Double Hesitation Mitchell. Relays 6/7 and 10/1, arrow switch last round except tables 2 and 10. Movement cards
 

10½ or 11
 

2

24

12

 
Hesitation Mitchell. Relay 5/6, arrow switch last round except Table 11. Movement cards
 

11½

2

24

12

 
Mitchell. Relay 5/6. To avoid sharing boards the half MUST be EW at table 12 (missing pair NS)
 

12

2

24

12

Mitchell. Relay 5/6, share 11/12

More than 12

2

24

12

 
Mitchell. For an even number of tables EW skip after half the number of tables, for example with 14 tables EW skip one table after 7 rounds.
 

Calendar
23rd May 2019
NO BRIDGE
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
28th May 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Director: Betty
Host: John Kimpton
30th May 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Director: Dicky
Host: Pauline Zeronian
4th June 2019
Club Teams
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Roger McDaniel & Sylvia McDaniel
6th June 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Yvonne McConnell
11th June 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Ann Austin
13th June 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Ann Borthwick