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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.
The Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs event will be held again this year, on Tuesday 25 June. We will play as normal and our local results will be used in our Duplicate Pairs competition but we will be using the deals provided by the organisers and the results will be submitted to Ecats Bridge to be taken into account for the Simultaneous Pairs competition.
The entry fee for the Simultaneous Pairs will be £3.15 on top of the normal table fee of £2 for members or £3 for non members. If you wish to take part in the Simultaneous Pairs event, please enter as soon as possible on the Find a Partner page on this website.
Fourteen players competed, which may be the most we will have playing on a Friday for a while as various people are heading off on holidays soon.
On the whole the scores were moderate but Graham finished with a total of 6200 points, helped enormously by a score of 2000 points in round 5 when partnered by LindaM. That round score also contributed to LindaM taking second place with 4980 points. MargaretH, despite being the donor of 1700 of the 2000 points in round 5, was third with 4360 points which was her best score since April 2018. All the players except Iso dropped a low score this week.
Graham consolidated his lead in the year to date rankings, now with a total of 49730 for his best ten scores. LindaM lies in second place with 46820 points having overtaken Clinton who dropped back to third place with 46220 points.
Correction to this week's report in red below.
apologies for the lack of reports for the last couple of weeks.
This evening we had sixteen players so four full tables and need to enjoy the situation while it lasted as we are moving into a period when several people are going to be away on holiday.
There were several missed opportunities with hands being bid to game when a slam was on or only to part game when a full game was on. And, of course, there were times when any points at all were hard to come by. All of this making it an evening of very mixed fortunes with several low scores but a few good ones.
Top player for the evening was Dennis with 6790 points (and he could have had more if Iso had not let him down in round 5!). In second place was Malcolm with 5670 points and third equal were Pat and Clinton with 5420 points.
There were several movements in the year to date rankings. Despite a very poor evening by his standards, Graham remains in the lead with 47000 points for his ten best scores. In second place is Clinton with 46060 points and third is LindaM with 45290 points.
Only nine players tonight which meant one player sitting out each round and getting 500 points for doing so.
Quite a range of scores, the lowest being 780 while the highest was 5,910. Iris Clyde came top tonight with 5,910 followed by Pat Shearer with 4,960 and Linda Milne with 4,800.
Most people dropped a poorer score tonight and Glad, Pat and Iris all improved their placing on the scoresheet.
The top three positions remain the same as last week but Linda improved her overall score tonight. Graham still leads with 45,810 followed by Linda with 44,120 and Margaret M with 39,260
Three tables this week. 30 boards were played, six per round.
Seemed to have some gremlins in affecting one of the pads, traps have been set and poison laid so we should have no problems next week!!!
Only one slam bid this time round, on board 9 by Sheila W & Pat, although 12 tricks were taken on each occasion. Board 8 too was an excellent slam opportunity, although I suspect south tended to bid straight to 4 spades after east’s one diamond opener. A take out double may well lead to a small slam in spades or clubs.
Margaret M & Linda M came top this week with 60.83%, Second place went to Dave & Ben on 59.17% and third equal were Sheila & Pat and Graham & Sheila L on 48.33%.
Amongst the pairs with ten or more scores Dave & Ben go into the lead overtaking Margaret & Linda. In third place are Sheila & Pat.
Graham & Sheila Lyon
(Winning Pair - Avg. 63.19%)
Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
(Runners Up - Avg. 63.06%)
Ben Lovick & Dave Higgins
(High Score - 72.92%)
Individual Rubber Bridge
(Winner - 60270 points)
(Runner Up - 54480 points)
(High Score - 7310 points)
Roger Davies & Dennis Paice
Dave Higgins & Dave Walker
Dave Higgins & Sandy McConnachie
The next three Club evenings and the most recent results are listed below.