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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.

Season End and Start Dates

2016 season end dates
Duplicate Pairs - 13 December 2016
Individual Rubber - 16 December 2016

2017 season start dates
Duplicate Pairs - 10 January 2017
Individual Rubber - 13 January 2017

 
Dounby Bridge Club
Dounby Bridge Club

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.

Duplicate Pairs - 21 February 2017

There has been a late amendment to the results for 21 February relating to a correction on board 15 but the report below is unaffected.

Four tables this evening and twenty-eight boards were played.

One Small Slam was bid and made by SheilaW & Pat who bid 6N on board 20 and made thirteen tricks. Only one other Small Slam contract was played, again by SheilaW & Pat who bid 6 on board 28 but the contract was brought down by one trick.

The top three pairs for the evening were MargaretM & LindaM (66.07%), Graham & SheilaL (55.95% and MargaretH & Ruth (54.17%).

In the year to date rankings, the three pairs with the highest average for the number of occasion on which they have competed in the short season to date are Dennis & Roger (average 58.27%), Graham & Sheila (average(55.48%) and MargaretM & LindaM (average 53.78%).

Individual Rubber Bridge - Friday, 17 February 2017

Fourteen players took part in the Individual Rubber Bridge competition and during the evening were able to enjoy a variety of food goodies that had been brought along. Many thanks to those who supplied these delights.

The top scorers for the evening were Iso with 5190 points, LindaM with 4260 points and SheenaH with 4100 points.

No player has yet competed on ten or more occasions this season so we are not at the stage of discarding low scores but there is plenty of competition to establish ranking position. Pat moved into the lead with a total of 23790 points. LindaM moved up to second place with 22730 points and Roger, who was not playing this evening, moved down from first to third place with a total of 21530 points.

The highest scorer on any single evening so far this season is (correction) Linda with a score of 6170 points on 10 February . The person with the highest average score at present is Roger who has averaged 4306 points.

Duplicate Pairs - 14 February 2017

It was an interesting evening for the nine pairs playing Duplicate this evening, with what seemed to be an unusually high proportion of hands being either short suited or long suited. Perhaps that was just an illusion but it certainly felt that way as we worked through the boards.

There was a cheer and big round of applause for this week's winners, Nila & MargaretK with 59.15%, ousting DaveH & DaveW from their recently reclaimed top spot following DaveW's return last week. MargaretM & LindaM kept up their consistently good play to take second place with 54.93%.  Unusually, Iso & Malcolm also put in an appearance in the top three, with 51.39%.

As it is still early in the season, no pairs have yet competed in ten or more events, but the averages of the top three in the rankings are Roger & Dennis with an average of 58.27% (played 4 times), DaveH & DaveW with 55.66% (played twice) and Graham & SheilaL with 55.36% (played 4 times).

Norvite Simultaneous Pairs

The final results for the Norvite Simultaneous Pairs competition run by SBU North can be found by clicking anywhere in this box.  

The highest ranking North/South pair was Iso & Malcolm who came 15th in the section and also 15th in the North/South Selected Boards results.

DaveH and Davie Aim came top in the East/West section and their prize money has arrived and came 9th in the East/West Selected Boards results.  Each will receive a cheque for £35 for their East/West section win.

Individual Rubber Bridge, Friday 10 February 2017

With 13 folk present again, Friday evening’s Individual Rubber Bridge saw the highest average scores of the year to date, and indeed the top individual score so far for 2017 – appropriately by Linda Milne, who won last year’s trophy for the single best evening. Scoring consistently across almost all tables (four times over 1,000) she amassed 6,170 points to take her into third place for the year with an aggregate to date of 18,470 points; second on the night was Margaret Mainland with 5,180, putting her now fourth overall, and third Hazel Foubister on 4,590: Hazel has played only three times so her aggregate is well adrift of others, but she does have the third best average for the season at 3,900.

 

After five evenings the leading two positions are still held by Roger Davies and Pat Shearer, respectively fourth and fifth on Friday: Roger has 21,530 and Pat 20,370.

Duplicate Pairs - 7 February 2017

The return of DaveW for the first time in the new season gave us the opportunity to congratulate him and DaveH on their very successful result in winning the 2016 Duplicate Pairs competition and to award them with the perpetual trophy to share for the year, the small trophies to keep and the mini trophies for achieving the highest single evening score in the 2016 season. They were also handed their certificates for being the Club leaders in the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs competition. Well done guys.

The return also meant that the partnership was in action again and they started as they mean to go on with the top score of 61.31%.  In second place were Roger & Dennis with 57.74% and third were Graham & SheilaL with 52.98%.The first and third pairs bid and made 6 on Board 6.

The same three pairs also lead the rankings average score although at this stage no-one has competed on ten occasions so it is very early days yet.  DaveH & DaveW have this evening's score as their average, 61.31%. Graham & SheilaL lie second with an average of 58.58% and Roger & Dennis lie third with an average of 58.27%.

Click for the latest results
2016 Results

Duplicate Pairs

Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
(Winners)

Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
(Runners Up)

Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
(High Score)

Individual Rubber Bridge

Graham Lyon
(Winner)

Clinton Rendall
(Runner Up)

Linda Milne
(High Score)

2015 Results

Duplicate Pairs​

Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
(Winners)

Graham Lyon & Sheila Lyon
(Runners Up)

Dave Walker & David Toms
(High Score)

Individual Rubber Bridge

Clinton Rendall
(Winner and High Score)

Iris Clyde
(Runner Up)

2014 Results

Duplicate Pairs
Pat Shearer & Sheila Walls
(Winners and High Score)

Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
(Runners Up)

Individual Rubber

Graham Lyon
(Winner)

Roger Davies
(Runner Up)

Gladys Marwick
(High Score)

Dounby Bridge Evenings

The next three Club evenings and the most recent results are listed below.

Calendar
28th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Bookings)
3rd March 2017
Individual Rubber Bridge
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Bookings)
7th March 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Bookings)
Results
21st February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
17th February 2017
Individual Rubber Bridge
14th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Click for the latest results
2016 Results

Duplicate Pairs

Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
(Winners)

Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
(Runners Up)

Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
(High Score)

Individual Rubber Bridge

Graham Lyon
(Winner)

Clinton Rendall
(Runner Up)

Linda Milne
(High Score)

2015 Results

Duplicate Pairs​

Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
(Winners)

Graham Lyon & Sheila Lyon
(Runners Up)

Dave Walker & David Toms
(High Score)

Individual Rubber Bridge

Clinton Rendall
(Winner and High Score)

Iris Clyde
(Runner Up)

2014 Results

Duplicate Pairs
Pat Shearer & Sheila Walls
(Winners and High Score)

Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
(Runners Up)

Individual Rubber

Graham Lyon
(Winner)

Roger Davies
(Runner Up)

Gladys Marwick
(High Score)

Dounby Bridge Evenings

The next three Club evenings and the most recent results are listed below.

Calendar
28th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Bookings)
3rd March 2017
Individual Rubber Bridge
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Bookings)
7th March 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Bookings)
Results
21st February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
17th February 2017
Individual Rubber Bridge
14th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs