Farnham Bridge Club
 
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Welcome to Farnham Bridge Club.  We are now playing at the Maltings.

 
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Welcome

Farnham Bridge Club is regarded as one of the premier clubs in the area with members from other towns in the Waverley Borough, West Surrey and North East Hampshire. It is affiliated to the Surrey County Bridge Association (SCBA) and the English Bridge Union (EBU). We currently have about 150 members.

Members can enjoy playing duplicate Contract Bridge in accordance with the EBU rules and EBU membership is now included.

Bridge every Wednesday & Friday, seated by 7.25 pm SHARP for 7:30 START at:

Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey  GU9 7QR

We play in the Barley Room on both Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Please note that there will be no Bridge on 23rd Sept, 7th Oct, 14th Oct, 18th Nov, 30th Nov (as the Maltings won't be free), or the Christmas period from 21st-30th Dec.

Sylvia Rose Teams & Match Dates

The Sylvia Rose starts on 28th September. Click here for Sylvia Rose 2016 Teams Matches Rules.pdf

The fee per team of £120 should be paid on the first evening of the competition (Sept 28th), ideally by cheque made out to Farnham Bridge Club, and given to Gabriel or Mac.   Please also note that any team members who have not paid their club subscription by then,  need to complete that on Sept 28th.

Please email Mike O'Donnell Mike@lizandmike.co.uk before Sept 28th if you have any questions.

Gordon Wrenn - Presents Statistics on Card Distribution

Take the time to read two interesting articles by Gordon. They cover the topics - "Do you get more than your fair share of weak hands?" and "13 Weeks of E-W Bias" (details taken from club stats!). 

Why not put the kettle on and download Gordon Wrenn on Weak Hands.pdf?

NICKO, LADY ROSE and SURREY WINTER LEAGUES COMPETITIONS.

NICKO COMPETITION

This is one of the EBU's top competitions,  in which members of our club have had  outstanding successes in the past.   It is a Green Pointed teams of 4 knock-out competition, with losers in the first round qualifying for the plate.  All team members must be fully paid-up members of their sponsoring club, and our bridge club is happy to pay 50% of the entry fee for our teams.  Entries should be submitted to Mike O'Donnell mike@lizandmike.co.uk  by 10th September latest.

LADY ROSE TEAMS COMPETITION

This is the Surrey Green Pointed teams knock out competition which runs from October 2016 to May 2017.  It is a seeded event so that the top teams in the County do not enter until later rounds so as to make the competition suitable for teams of all abilities to enter.  Note that players that represented our club in either the Affiliated Teams of 8 or the Wanborough Cup get free entry to this competition.  Enter direct, details on  (Lady Rose Competition Flyer 2016 - 17.pdf.

SURREY LEAGUES COMPETITIONS

Surrey runs a series of winter leagues, suitable for bridge players of all abilities.  Enter direct details on Surrey Novice League Flyer 2016 - 17.pdf.

Richard Currie Swiss Pairs Competition 2016
 

On the last Sunday of July 2016 Farnham Bridge Club organised for the seventh time the traditional Richard Currie Swiss Pairs event. This year the venue was  The Maltings. It was a pleasure  to welcome so may participants from other  Bridgeclubs,

Under de Directorship of  the experienced Neil Morley,  a fierce battle developed under the banner of  Best Behaviour at Bridge with James Bond and Lorne Anderson, the winners! For full details click on this News Page Link.

3 Minute Rule - A gentle reminder

Boards may not be started if there is less than 3 minutes left on the clock.  For this purpose a board is deemed to have started once play has finished on the previous board and at least one player has taken his cards from the next board.

It is the responsibility of all players at the table to enforce this rule. It is no excuse to say that players were unaware of the time.

The director should be called and he or she will award an adjusted score (usually 50%/50%).

On the penultimate round, the director will often allow late play of the last board but he or she must be called and permission obtained. Play will not be allowed if the move has been called or is close to being called. There is no automatic time limit on the last round.

If players start a board after the 3 minute mark, the director may terminate play and may also impose a procedural penalty on both pairs.

News

Click on News Page Link - details of Richard Currie Swiss Pairs Competition, How to enter the President's Salver Competition, member John Ward, the Farnham Lord Mayor's Charity choice, Ron Ewin "An Artist in our Midst"  and a  List of 2015/2016 Trophy Winners.

Results
Sun 25th Sep 2016
Surrey Green Pointed Swiss Teams
(SCBA)
Guildford 12.00
Director: Neil
Scorer: Neil Morley
Sat 24th Sep 2016
Surrey Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
(SCBA)
Guildford 12.00
Director: Neil
Scorer: Eddie
Wed 21st Sep 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Director: Jack Goody
Scorer: Peter Symm
Fri 16th Sep 2016
SCBA Sims, Dorin Salver
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Director: james
Scorer: gabriel
Wed 14th Sep 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Director: John Spiers
Scorer: Jenny
Sun 11th Sep 2016
Surrey Simultaneous Pairs - Mon 12th to Fri 16th
(SCBA)
Clubs Varies
Calendar
Wed 28th Sep 2016
Sylvia Rose
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Thu 29th Sep 2016
Guildford Cafe Bridge
(SCBA)
10.15
 Click for more information
Fri 30th Sep 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Wed 5th Oct 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Fri 7th Oct 2016
No Bridge
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Wed 12th Oct 2016
Sylvia Rose
Farnham Maltings 19:30
News

Click on News Page Link - details of Richard Currie Swiss Pairs Competition, How to enter the President's Salver Competition, member John Ward, the Farnham Lord Mayor's Charity choice, Ron Ewin "An Artist in our Midst"  and a  List of 2015/2016 Trophy Winners.

Results
Sun 25th Sep 2016
Surrey Green Pointed Swiss Teams
(SCBA)
Guildford 12.00
Director: Neil
Scorer: Neil Morley
Sat 24th Sep 2016
Surrey Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
(SCBA)
Guildford 12.00
Director: Neil
Scorer: Eddie
Wed 21st Sep 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Director: Jack Goody
Scorer: Peter Symm
Fri 16th Sep 2016
SCBA Sims, Dorin Salver
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Director: james
Scorer: gabriel
Wed 14th Sep 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Director: John Spiers
Scorer: Jenny
Sun 11th Sep 2016
Surrey Simultaneous Pairs - Mon 12th to Fri 16th
(SCBA)
Clubs Varies
Calendar
Wed 28th Sep 2016
Sylvia Rose
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Thu 29th Sep 2016
Guildford Cafe Bridge
(SCBA)
10.15
 Click for more information
Fri 30th Sep 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Wed 5th Oct 2016
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Fri 7th Oct 2016
No Bridge
Farnham Maltings 19:30
Wed 12th Oct 2016
Sylvia Rose
Farnham Maltings 19:30