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Welcome to Farnham Bridge Club.  We play at the Maltings on most Wednesdays and Fridays.

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This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".

Farnham Bridge Club Winners 2018/2019
Farnham Bridge Club
Winners 2018/2019

Sylvia Rose Trophy winner
Varda Derwig with Graham Davison 
(not pictured 
Lorne Anderson, Simon Foale,
Jack Goody & Tim Rees)

This team also won
 the President's Salver.

Sylvia Rose Plate winners
John Spiers and Simon Bryant with
Graham Davison 
(not pictured Elaine Ewins and Ron Ewins)
Richard Currie Swiss Pairs 2018 winners
Charles Chisnall & David Owen
with Douglas and Erica Currie
Sidney Chichick Bowl was not contested in 2019
Laker/Shannon/Moore/Haver Trophy winner Janet Barnes with Graham Davison

Benzimra Cup winners Gabriel Hearst and James Bond with Graham Davison

Delft Cup winner James Bond with Graham Davison and Joyce Baldcock
Last updated : 23rd May 2019 09:00 BST
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)

Last updated : 3rd Jul 2018 17:02 BST
Shall we call the Director and other important considerations

Have you ever wondered what defines "Hesitation"  or "When is the best time to question an opponents bid"?  Farnham Bridge Club would like to thank our Chief Director, James Bond for covering these and other important areas of Bridge etiquette in his article  Shall we call the director?

Last updated : 23rd May 2019 09:00 BST
Gordon Wrenn - Presents Statistics on Card Distribution and Law of Total Tricks

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 or Click here for Gordon's analysis and article, a great way to stimulate your little grey cells. This topic is also covered by Larry Cohen in 'To Bid or Not to Bid' and 'Following the LAW'.

Last updated : 27th Aug 2018 10:24 BST