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If playing in any event, please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time to help us to achieve a prompt start.
2018 season end dates
Individual Rubber Bridge - 14 December 2018
Duplicate Pairs - 18 December 2018
2019 season start dates
Duplicate Pairs - 8 January 2019
Individual Rubber - 11 January 2019
7pm on Thursdays
27 Sep 2018 - 28 Mar 2019
Upstairs at the Kirkwall Hotel
Contact Linda Ross
Telephone 01856 872889
Dounby Bridge Club meets on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7:00 pm every week except for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.
We take our bridge seriously but not too seriously and aim always to be a friendly and welcoming Club.
On Tuesdays, we play Duplicate Pairs Bridge. On Fridays, we play Individual Rubber Bridge, which makes it easy to accommodate occasional single visitors and new members. Players should arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Several of our members also play at Orkney Bridge Club in Kirkwall. Click on the card icons at the top left and top right of the page to open their website in a new window.
Nine pairs competed and it is clear that although there is just one more week to go of the 2018 season there is still a battle going on for the trophy, runner up and high score awards.
Unlike last week, when there seemed to be lots of slams to be made on several boards, this week there was just one Small Slam bid and made. This was by MargaretM & LindaM on board 26. Two other pairs also made unbid slams on that board. Unbid slams were also made by one pair on board 6, by two pairs on board 17, by one pair on board 20 and by three pairs on board 28.
The top scorers for the evening were DaveH & Ben with 72.92%. In second place for the evening were SheilaW & Pat with 54.17% and third were Graham & SheilaL with 53.47%
For the main trophy, Graham & SheilaL still lead with 63.19%. Roger & Dennis lie second with 63.06% and MargaretM & LindaM lie third with 62.19%. DaveH & Ben's evening score of 72.92% snatched the single evening high score position from MargaretM & LindaM who held the previous highest score of 69.44%, just ahead of Roger & Dennis with 69.29%. Still some battling to be done on the final evening.
We hope to award the trophy for the Duplicate Pairs on the last evening of the season but, if it looks too close to call and calculate quickly, the award may have to wait until January. Unfortunately, we cannot upload the results to Scorebridge and the website until Iso gets home as our wifi connection at the Dounby Centre is no longer working.
Fourteen players so there was quite a bit of running around to bid and the two short-handed tables each round.
A few players were mourning the fact that they had missed bidding slams. For example, in one round Malcolm & Iso missed one Small Slam and one Grand Slam in their first two hands of the round. Elsewhere, Pat and Gladys managed to bid and make a slam in round 2.
Top scorer for the evening was MargaretM with 5310 points. Clinton was second with 4160 points. Jean was third with 3960 points.
Graham remains the untouchable leader in the year to date rankings with a total of 60270 points. MargaretM was able to drop a low score and consolidate her second place with 54480 points, ahead of Clinton with 52150 points. It is technically possible for Clinton to catch MargaretM but he would have to have an exceptionally good score to achieve that.
The last playing evening of the season will be on Friday, 14 December and the aim is to present the Individual Rubber Winner, Runner Up and High Score trophies on that evening.
Eight pairs competed playing 28 boards over 7 rounds. Board 13 was Passed Out on one occasion. No contracts were doubled.
Several Small Slams were bid and made. DaveH & Ben bid 6♠ on board 18 and took all thirteen tricks. MargaretM & LindaM bid 6NT on board 9 and took all thirteen tricks. Iso & Malcolm did the same on board 9 and also bid and made 6♠ on board 22. Graham & SheilaL bid 6♠ on board 1. In addition to the bid slams, there were sixteen unbid slams made on boards 1 (three), 7 (four), 9 (two), 11 (one), 18 (three) and 22 (three).
Top pair for the evening were Pat & SheilaW with 56.55%. Second equal with 55.36% were DaveH & Ben and MargaretM & Linda M.
None of the leading pairs in the year to date rankings dropped a score so, with just two more weeks to go, Graham & SheilaL remain in the lead with an average of 63.19%. Roger & Dennis lie second with 63.06%. MargaretM & LindaM lie third with 62.19%.
Double the number of players this week, giving us three full tables, and some excellent goodies to eat again.
There were no really spectacular total scores for the evening, with the lowest being 1280 points and the highest 4410 points. Pat was top scorer with the 4410 points and Iso was second with 3840 points, both their scores having been boosted by bidding and making a Small Slam in round 6. In third place, was LindaM with 3830 points. For the avoidance of doubt, at the fourth time of counting, Malcolm's score was finally confirmed as the results were being uploaded at 3230 and not 4230. (You were right Graham!).
There are just two more weeks to go in the Individual Rubber Bridge competition. Graham is in an unassailable lead with 60270 points and perhaps the best that anyone can hope for is to nick the High Score award off him. MargaretM remains in second place with 53440 points. Clinton is third with 52150 points and it is still possible for him to overtake MargaretM and move into second place. Some movements may still be possible too further down the rankings. Keep trying, folks!
Sorry folks but there has been a late amendment to last night's results. Corrected names/figures are given in red below. Ten pairs competed playing 27 boards. No boards were Not Played or Passed Out.
Three small slams were bid and made by DaveH & Ben in 6♣ on board 3, making 13 tricks, by LindaR & Bob in 6♥ doubled and redoubled on board 6, making 13 tricks and by SheilaW & Pat in 6♣ on board 3 making 12 tricks . Unbid slams were also made by two pairs on board 3, by one pair on board 4 and by two pairs on board 6.
Top pair for the evening were MargaretM & LindaM with 58.80%. In second place were Roger & Dennis with 57.87% and third were DaveH & Ben with 55.56%.
In the year to date rankings, it is incredibly close at the top with Graham & SheilaL leading with an average of 63.19% for their ten best scores, followed by Roger & Dennis with 63.06%. MargaretM & LindaM lie third with 62.19%. Just three more weeks to go to the end of the season and it looks as though this could go right to the wire.
Only six players this week again. Jean Tulloch came first with 4,830, Graham Lyon second with 4,760 and Sheila Lyon third with 4,200. Both Jean and Sheila dropped a poorer score but everyone's position remained the same.
Four full tables played over seven rounds with twenty eight boards.
I think most players would agree that these were not the easiest of hands to bid this week. Saying that, a few boards made game if you could bid them but for most, part scores only. However three slams were bid, two on board 15 in 6 Hearts by MargaretM & LindaM and DaveH & Ben. The other, 6NT by Graham & SheilaL on board 17. Four contracts were doubled, going down on each occasion.
Winners this week were Graham & SheilaL with 62.50%. DaveH & Ben were 2nd on 54.17% and ShielaW & Pat 3rd with 52.98%.
In the year to date ranking, Graham & Sheila’s win has put them into first place overtaking Roger and Dennis. Margaret & Linda remain in third. As both these pairs have lower scores to drop than Graham & Sheila things remain incredibly tight for the top spot with now only four weeks remaining!
Only six players tonight so just one table of 4 players each round with the other two people playing cribbage while claiming 500 points for sitting out. Graham Lyon had the only exciting hand of the night. The bidding went 2 clubs by Graham, a negative 2 diamonds by Sheena Hay and a confident jump to 6NT by Graham. Sheena laid down 5 points in her hand and after making the 12 tricks to claim a little slam Graham announced he had picked up 28 points in his hand. On the last hand of the evening Jean Tulloch and Graham scored the only rubber of the night so another low scoring night for most. Graham came first with 4,510, Jean second with3,780 and Sheena third with3,660. Jean and Sheena both dropped a poorer score. The top six positions remain the same with Graham 60,270, Margaret M 53,440, Clinton 52,150, Iso 51,670, Pat 50,900 and Iris 50,860. Graham's lead is pretty well unassailable but the other places are all up for grabs. All that's needed is a couple of good scores before the end of the year. Thanks to Sheila for the lovely oat biscuits.
Nine pairs took part in the year’s Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs Competition.
Four slams were bid, all making. Two by Graham & SheilaL, one by Sandy & Sheena and one by George & Inga. Only one contract was doubled, going one down and board 23 was passed out once.
At club level, winner’s were Graham & SheilaL with 61.81%, 2nd MargaretM & LindaM 59.72% and 3rd DaveH & Ben 59.03%.
Once again this week there were no change in overall positions, although Graham & Sheila and Margaret & Linda did drop a score. Roger & Dennis remain in the lead but now only by 0.05% over Graham & Sheila while Margaret & Linda are less then 1% behind.
While there may be more clubs to upload results, at the moment the Simultaneous Scores show Graham & Sheila(11th) 12th in Scotland and(153rd) 103rd overall with(60.81%) 60.73%. Margaret & Linda(15th) 14th and (182nd)117th with(60.04%) 60.34%. SheilaW & Pat come in at(31st) 30th and(339th) 219th George & Inga(40th) 38th and(438th) 282nd Dave & Ben(45th) 39th and(498th) 293rd.
Assuming all scores are now in, final results are shown in red.
Full results can be found on the ECatsBridge web site.
Twelve players ventured out tonight. High winds and low scores was the story tonight as nobody reached 4000. Margaret M came first with 3,990, Iris second with 3,920 and Sheena third with 3,700. Only Sheena dropped a poorer score but positions remain the same. The only good result tonight was Margaret K's delicious fruit squares.
Four full tables this week, played over 28 boards.
Interestingly on board two, 13 tricks should be made in no trumps on the heart lead. Declarer has no choice but to go up with the king, but then by finessing the clubs twice and playing for the diamond split secures all tricks. Played in 3NT twice it only just made once and went two off the other time.
While Ruth & Margaret H were the only pair to find the small slam on board 15, board 20 was bid to a small slam on each occasion, three times in no trumps and once in hearts. Dave H & Ben got the top on this board by getting an overtrick. Graham & Sheila Lyon bid the only grand slam, 7NT on board 21.
The evening’s top scorers were Dave H & Ben with 62.50% follower by Sheila W & Pat on 61.31% and Margaret M & Linda M taking third spot on 58.33%.
Overall four pairs managed to drop a score this week but the top three positions remain the same. Roger & Dennis 63.06%, Graham & Sheila 62.78% and Margaret & Linda 62.05%.
Please note:- An incorrect entry has been corrected on board one leading to only a slight change in percentages.
Kirkwall Ladies' Bridge Club will be starting up for the winter season, meeting to play contract bridge at 7:00 pm on Thursday evenings in the upstairs room at the Kirkwall Hotel. The season will start on Thursday, 27 September 2018 and will end on Thursday, 28 March 2019. New members and visitors welcome. For further information please contact Linda Ross on 01856 872889.
Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
Dave Higgins & Sandy McConnachie
Individual Rubber Bridge
Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
Graham Lyon & Sheila Lyon
Dave Walker & David Toms
(Winner and High Score)
Pat Shearer & Sheila Walls
(Winners and High Score)
Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
The next three Club evenings and the most recent results are listed below.