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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

 
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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.

Individual Rubber Bridge - Friday, 19 May 2017

With thirteen players it was unlucky for some this evening. The cards were not always kind and most of the scores were quite low. 

The top three were Iris with 4650 points, Glad with 4300 points and Linda with 4240 points. Iris moved from 11th place into 9th place, overtaking Iso and Hazel.

In the year to date rankings, MargaretM remains in the lead with 47890 points for her best ten scores. In second place is Graham with 46350 points and third is LindaM with 46090 points. Behind these three there is quite a large gap to Roger who lies fourth.

Duplicate Pairs - 16 May 2017

It was back to normal on Tuesday for Duplicate Pairs after a most enjoyable weekend of bridge. Orkney were successful in beating Shetland in the Inter County Match and Orkney players also won the Duplicate Pairs and Teams of Four competitions. This was the first occasion on which one county achieved a clean sweep. Many thanks to those who organised the event and to the Shetland players who made the trip south.

In Duplicate Pairs this evening, 9 pairs competed playing 27 boards over 9 rounds. Ally & George and Bob & LindaR were competing for the first time this season and we welcome them to Dounby Duplicate Pairs.

Board 8 was Passed Out on one occasion and appears to have been Not Played on another occasion although the latter is subject to checking as it was the middle of three boards to be played and it seems unlikely to have been Not Played due to lack of time. This point has now been checked and it has been confirmed that the board was Passed Out rather than Not Played, which affects the results. The corrected information is given below in red. When entering details on the Bridgepad please be sure to distinguish between Passed Out and Not Played. The checker needs to check too!!

No slams were bid but on boards 19, 20 and 23 some pairs managed to take twelve tricks.

Top scorers for the evening were Graham & SheilaL with 61.11%, their second highest score of this season. In second place were MargaretM & LindaM with 59.03%, which was also their second best score of the season, and third were DaveH & Sandy with 54.86%.

In the year to date rankings, Roger & Dennis are in the lead with an average of 59.98%. Lying second are DaveH & DaveW with an average of 57.97% and lying third are Graham & SheilaL with an average of 57.33%. Not yet featuring in the qualifying results as they have only competed twice are the new pairing of DaveH & Sandy. They will be a pair to watch as they build up to ten qualifying results.

Individual Rubber Bridge - Friday, 12 May 2017

Dounby on the Friday saw our highest attendance for years – all 18 who have played in these sessions this year, plus Stella and Bert Robertson from Shetland en route to the Inter-County: a particularly warm welcome to them! Both were in decent form, Stella fifth with 3,640 points, Bert on 4,570 third equal with Margaret Heddle; second was Roger Davies, just ahead at 4,660; and the evening’s comfortable winner, Linda Milne, displayed impressive consistency precisely matching her 5,530 points of the previous week!

 

Margaret Mainland (47,890) still leads Graham (46,530) by a reasonable margin; Linda closed the gap, still third but now on 45,100.

Duplicate Pairs - Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Results uploaded - report later.

 

Board 25 still in error - correction soon!!!

 

OK correction made and I have to hold my hands up to not doing right the first time (forgetting to change N to E) as it has reversed the top two places!!!

Now coming top for the evening are Roger & Dennis with 60.90% and second, DaveH & DaveW on 59.76%.

The other pairs are still in the same order but percentages have changed slightly.

Simultaneous Pairs - Tuesday, 27 June

At the AGM we promised to consult with players before deciding whether or not to take part in simultaneous pairs competitions and also to indicate the total amount that will be charged if we do decide to take part. 

The first situation has arisen in relation to the Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs competition which is on 27 June 2017. The regular Duplicate Pairs players who were present on Tuesday, 21 March - which was the majority of the regulars, though one or two were not present - were asked if they wished to take part and, if so, if they were willing to pay a total table fee, inclusive of the normal room rate, of £5 for members (£6 for non members). There was unanimous agreement to participate on that basis and the invitation to take part has therefore been accepted.

If you intend to take part in that event, would one of your pairing for that evening please register for the event on the Find A Partner page as early as possible as we need to give numbers to the organisers in order to get the necessary copies of the hand commentaries that are handed out after the event.

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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
23rd May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Partner?)
26th May 2017
Individual Rubber
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Reservation)
30th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Partner?)
Results
19th May 2017
Individual Rubber
16th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
12th May 2017
Individual Rubber
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
23rd May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Partner?)
26th May 2017
Individual Rubber
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Reservation)
30th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Dounby Centre 19:00
  (Partner?)
Results
19th May 2017
Individual Rubber
16th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
12th May 2017
Individual Rubber