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Welcome to Farnham Bridge Club
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. Visitors and potential new members are always welcome. Email our secretary David  Kirkpatrick kpbroadoak@gmail.com in advance for details.

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.  

Richard Currie Swiss Pairs - Sunday July 29th

RICHARD CURRIE SWISS  PAIRS BLUE  POINTED Competition in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Farnham will be held on Sunday 29th July 2018

Venue:  The Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR Tel: 01252 745444

Start: 1pm finish 8pm approx

Competition: 6 x 8 board matches - EBU level 4 - Cost £30 per pair

Trophy, prizes, plated tea, raffle - Limited to 40 pairs,  Click here for   Richard Currie Swiss Pairs Competition Entry Form.pdf

Are our computer dealt hands truly random?

A number of  members have queried over the years "are our  computer-dealt hands really random?", as we have had instances of strange and unusual individual or sequences of hands. I recently  decided to investigate further.  

The Duplimate machine we have (see ww.duplimate-uk.com/) uses "Big Deal" random deal generator software.  This was developed by a group from the University of Maastrict in response to widely held concerns about previous, reputedly random, bridge software dealers.  Read the article https://sater.home.xs4all.nl/doc.html, if you want to know more; it may both interest and re-assure you.  This software is now widely used, including for the Bermuda Bowl & almost all other major competitions across the bridge world. So... my conclusion is "yes, our computer dealt hands are genuinely random",  that unusual hands and other events  do occur as a natural consequence. (Mike O'Donnell)

Volunteers Needed

Stephanie Hearnshaw, the activities coordinator at the Waverley Grange nursing home, Waverely Lane , Farnham is looking for anyone  interested in volunteering to come and play bridge with some of their residents once ot twice a week (or even Chess, Backgammon etc).

Anyone interested should contact Stephanie direct stephanie.hearnshaw@bupa.com

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

SYLVIA ROSE RESULTS 2018

Congratulations to the team of Nick Browne, Mike Smyth, Judi Coady and Marie Thomson (and their highly able substitutes) for winning the overall Sylvia Rose trophy.   The competition went down to the very last match, in which Nick and team needed to beat Graham Davison and team by 12-8 or better to claim the trophy.   In the event, Nick and team won 16-4, having been behind at half-time.

It speaks wonders for the strength and competitive nature of the competition that, after a season of 11 tough matches, only 13  points covered the first 4 teams.

Congratulations also to the team of Mike O'Donnell, Erica Currie, Liz Petts, Ann Haring-Pedrocchi, John Bryant and David Stallan, who won the plate competiition.  This again went to the very last match, between Mike's team and Mary O'Connors team.   Similar to the main competition, after a full season only 11 points separated the top three plate teams. 

Thanks to all the participants, and especially to all the team captains, for making this another  very successful and enjoyable year.

Click here for result spreadsheet Sylvia Rose Final 2018.pdf The EBU should credit all master points due within the next couple of months.

Farnham Bridge Club Supports Local Charity

Farnham Bridge Club runs two Blue Pointed charity events each year, the Richard Currie Swiss Pairs and the Sydney Chishick Pairs. This year we have raised in excess of £1000 for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

News

Sidney Chishick Teams Competition at the Maltings on Wed 4th and Wed 11th of April.

Congratulations to the winning team of Mike Kinsey, Dave Hinkin, Owen Leigh, Mike Fithyan, Mark Davies & Robert Buxton.

Results
Wed 25th Apr 2018
AGM & Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Gerald
Scorer: Michael O'Donnell
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
Surrey Seniors Pairs
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Mick Green
Fri 20th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: John
Scorer: John
Wed 18th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Hilary
Scorer: Peter
Fri 13th Apr 2018
No Bridge
Wed 11th Apr 2018
Sidney Chishick Teams
Farnham Maltings
Calendar
Fri 27th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Wed 2nd May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 4th May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Mon 7th May 2018
YHBC & Camberley Blue Point Swiss Pairs
(SCBA)
Yateley 13:00
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Wed 9th May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 11th May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
News

Sidney Chishick Teams Competition at the Maltings on Wed 4th and Wed 11th of April.

Congratulations to the winning team of Mike Kinsey, Dave Hinkin, Owen Leigh, Mike Fithyan, Mark Davies & Robert Buxton.

Results
Wed 25th Apr 2018
AGM & Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Gerald
Scorer: Michael O'Donnell
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
Surrey Seniors Pairs
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Mick Green
Fri 20th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: John
Scorer: John
Wed 18th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Hilary
Scorer: Peter
Fri 13th Apr 2018
No Bridge
Wed 11th Apr 2018
Sidney Chishick Teams
Farnham Maltings
Calendar
Fri 27th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Wed 2nd May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 4th May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Mon 7th May 2018
YHBC & Camberley Blue Point Swiss Pairs
(SCBA)
Yateley 13:00
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
Wed 9th May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 11th May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30