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Durham Bridge Club
 
Club Membership

The annual membership fee of £5 is now due. All players have the right to join the EBU free of charge, which includes the bi-monthly magazine online, play in EBU events and an official grading scheme (similar to the ELO in Chess) to mark progress.

 
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History of Durham Bridge Club

I am continuing to compile a historical record of past members and events (1972-76, 1976-81, 1981-86, 1986-91, 1991-96, 1996-2001, 2001-06, 2006-2011 and 2011-16) - see the News Page. Please let me know of any inaccuracies in the information presented (as records aren't always complete) - Thank you, Peter Sykes (Chair).

 
Welcome to Durham Bridge Club
September Teams

The September Teams event was won by Adrian Darnell, Nigel Martin, John McCourt & Peter Sykes.

The win shows the importance of playing solid rather than flashy bridge - Only one set of four boards was won by more than 10 imps, but they only lost one set of boards (by 1 imp) and their largest loss on any one hand was 8 imps - where an unkind distribution resulted in a vulnerable game going down while opponents stayed in a part score.

Durham Bridge Club

Welcome to our website. Durham Bridge Club is a friendly club that meets on a regular basis to play duplicate bridge, usually pairs, but occasionally teams. Visiting pairs are always welcome to any session.

  • Tuesday evenings at 7:00 - 10:00pm: Standard 'level 4' conventions are permitted. The overall 'NGS' rating of players is about 55 (above average).
  • Tuesday Afternoons from 1:15 - 4:15pm:  a host system operates (no partner is necessary). There is an 'Open' section and when required a 'No fear' section. This session is popular with players with less experience, but all are welcome.
  • Monday evenings at 7.00 - 10.00pm: a supervised session  - ideal for novices wanting instruction in a 'real-life' environment or for players new to duplicate bridge.
  • Please ensure that you are seated at least 10 minutes before play is due to start.
  • Results of each Tuesday session are available immediately all hands have been played - and usually there are printed hand records.
  • The club meets at Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Centre, Front Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, DH1 5BL.
  • Want to learn to play? The club usually runs a structured training course in the autumn.
Bridgemates

The first Durham Club Session run using Bridgemates took place on 12th September 2017. After a small hic-cup, the session ran smoothly and the new software integrated seamlessly with the current (Scorebridge) scoring programme.

NEBA Swiss Pairs 6th September 2017 @ 11.00am

The Swiss Pairs event on the 6th September attracted 15 Tables and was excellently run by the NEBA chief Tournament Director (although running out of toner, meant the results had to be given verbally). The club complimented Ann Squires for arranging the event, and providing a splendid buffet lunch and showed their appreciation by presenting her with a bunch of flowers on the following Tuesday Afternoon Session.

Pairs who regularly play at Durham Bridge Club occupied positions 2 - 5 in the final rankings.

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Results
19th Sep 2017
Teams
Scorer: John McCourt
12th Sep 2017
Hosted Pairs
Scorer: John Portwood
12th Sep 2017
Evening Pairs
Scorer: John McCourt
5th Sep 2017
Evening Pairs
Scorer: John McCourt
Calendar
25th Sep 2017
Novice Pairs
19.00
26th Sep 2017
Hosted Pairs
13.15
26th Sep 2017
Evening Pairs
19.00
2nd Oct 2017
Novice Pairs (Supervised)
19.00
3rd Oct 2017
Evening Pairs
7.00 pm
9th Oct 2017
Novice Pairs (Supervised)
7.00 pm
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Results
19th Sep 2017
Teams
Scorer: John McCourt
12th Sep 2017
Hosted Pairs
Scorer: John Portwood
12th Sep 2017
Evening Pairs
Scorer: John McCourt
5th Sep 2017
Evening Pairs
Scorer: John McCourt
Calendar
25th Sep 2017
Novice Pairs
19.00
26th Sep 2017
Hosted Pairs
13.15
26th Sep 2017
Evening Pairs
19.00
2nd Oct 2017
Novice Pairs (Supervised)
19.00
3rd Oct 2017
Evening Pairs
7.00 pm
9th Oct 2017
Novice Pairs (Supervised)
7.00 pm