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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

FARNHAM BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS 2017/2018

 

Farnham Bridge

2017 – 2018

Competition Winners

Phil Garner Trophy

Graham Davison & Gabriel Hearst

Sylvia Rose Cup

Marie Thomson, (Nick Browne,
Judi Coady, Mike Smyth not pictured) 
with Graham Davison

Laker/Shannon/Moore/
Haver Trophy

Winner Graham Rose
(not pictured),
cup received by Sara Rose
with Graham Davison

Richard Currie
Swiss Pairs

2017 Winners with Douglas
and Erica Currie

Charles Chisnall and David Owen

Delft Cup

Winner James Bond with
Graham Davison

Sylvia Rose Plate

Mike O'Donnell, John Bryant,
Erica Currie,
(Ann Haring-Pedrocchi,
Liz Petts,
David Stallan not pictured) 
with Graham Davison

 

Benzimra

Nick Browne (not pictured) Ian Lewis 
with Graham Davison

Sidney Chishick Bowl &
Presidents Salver

 

Mike Kinsey, Robert Buxton,
Mark Davies,Mike Fithyan,
(Owen Leigh & Dave Hinkin
not pictured)

 

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.

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.

BRIDGE EVENTS

Farnham Festival of Bridge - on Friday, August 24th from 1:30 - 4:30 in the Great Hall, Maltings, Farnham.  If you play bridge at home, in a golf club or in a dedicated bridge club OR if you just want to try playing as a beginner, this event is for you.  Download Farnham Festival of Bridge 2018 SIGN UP DETAILS

You are invited to attend a Bridge Tea on Thursday 11th October, 2018 at St George’s Church Hall,  14 Badshot Lea Road,   Badshot Lea, Farnham GU9 9LD (car park entrance on St George’s Road) from 2pm to 5pm. Cost is £40 per table and the money will go towards the church replacement heating fund. Click here for  Badshot Lea Bridge Tea Entry Form.pdf

Also - Guildford Cafe Bridge in aid of the Samaritans on Thursday 4th October, £30 per person to include coffee and 2 course lunch. Click here for full details - Guildford Cafe Bridge booking details.

Results
Wed 20th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Judi
Scorer: Jenny
Fri 15th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: john
Scorer: gerald
Wed 13th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Hilary
Scorer: Gabriel
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Surrey League Finals Div 2
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Steve Foster
Scorer: Steve Foster
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Surrey League Finals Novice
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Steve Foster
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Surrey League Finals Div 3
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Steve Foster
Calendar
Fri 22nd Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Sun 24th Jun 2018
Surrey Wanborough Cup
(SCBA)
Oxshott 13:00
Director: Richard Banbury
 Click for more information
Sun 24th Jun 2018
Surrey Charity Sim Pairs - Monday 25 to Friday 29
(SCBA)
Clubs Varies
 Click for more information
Sun 24th Jun 2018
MiniBridge Teach-the-Teachers Course
(SCBA)
Wimbledon 10:00
Come and learn how to teach MiniBridge to your children or grandchildren. Ideal preparation, too, if you'd like to help at the Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp at Ardingly in July 2018.
Director: Douglas Wright
Host: Tim Warren
Wed 27th Jun 2018
Surrey Sims Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 29th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
BRIDGE EVENTS

Farnham Festival of Bridge - on Friday, August 24th from 1:30 - 4:30 in the Great Hall, Maltings, Farnham.  If you play bridge at home, in a golf club or in a dedicated bridge club OR if you just want to try playing as a beginner, this event is for you.  Download Farnham Festival of Bridge 2018 SIGN UP DETAILS

You are invited to attend a Bridge Tea on Thursday 11th October, 2018 at St George’s Church Hall,  14 Badshot Lea Road,   Badshot Lea, Farnham GU9 9LD (car park entrance on St George’s Road) from 2pm to 5pm. Cost is £40 per table and the money will go towards the church replacement heating fund. Click here for  Badshot Lea Bridge Tea Entry Form.pdf

Also - Guildford Cafe Bridge in aid of the Samaritans on Thursday 4th October, £30 per person to include coffee and 2 course lunch. Click here for full details - Guildford Cafe Bridge booking details.

Results
Wed 20th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Judi
Scorer: Jenny
Fri 15th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: john
Scorer: gerald
Wed 13th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Hilary
Scorer: Gabriel
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Surrey League Finals Div 2
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Steve Foster
Scorer: Steve Foster
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Surrey League Finals Novice
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Steve Foster
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Surrey League Finals Div 3
(SCBA)
Oxshott
Director: Steve Foster
Calendar
Fri 22nd Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Sun 24th Jun 2018
Surrey Wanborough Cup
(SCBA)
Oxshott 13:00
Director: Richard Banbury
 Click for more information
Sun 24th Jun 2018
Surrey Charity Sim Pairs - Monday 25 to Friday 29
(SCBA)
Clubs Varies
 Click for more information
Sun 24th Jun 2018
MiniBridge Teach-the-Teachers Course
(SCBA)
Wimbledon 10:00
Come and learn how to teach MiniBridge to your children or grandchildren. Ideal preparation, too, if you'd like to help at the Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp at Ardingly in July 2018.
Director: Douglas Wright
Host: Tim Warren
Wed 27th Jun 2018
Surrey Sims Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 29th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30