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Welcome to Huddersfield Bridge Club
Thursday Butler scoring

For the next two weeks and possibly for future dates we will be piloting Butler scoring on Thursday evenings. This scoring system is, in effect, IMP scoring in a pairs format. As such it is of particular interest for those players who will be playing in the upcoming Inter-Cities teams. 

As this can be used by members for practising teams-style bridge, we will be removing the Level 2 system requirements for Thursday evenings. Pairs can use the same systems and conventions that are allowed on other evenings at the club.

Butler scoring works by averaging the scores on each board after removing the outlier scores. This is called the datum score. Each pair's score on the board is then converted to IMPs after comparison with the datum score.

HALIFAX OPEN EVENT

  Halifax Bridge Club will soon be celebrating 70 years since it was first launched as a private contract bridge club for the peoples of Halifax and area.

To mark this there will be an open event on Tuesday September 26th.

 

The winning pair on that evening will be awarded a £50-00 prize, to be given following normal procedural checks.

 

Reservations, on a strictly “First come, First served” basis, can be made to

Grant Ward on 01422 379683 or grantgward@gmail.com.  These reservations will be confirmed by email reply.

 

Table numbers are limited at Halifax and so reservations need to be made early by both members and non-members.  Normal bar facilities, tea/coffee are available at reasonable costs and there is adequate parking.  Players are asked to observe the normal courtesy of being seated by 6-50 and table money will be the usual £6-00 pair.

Beginners lessons

We will start a new stream of Beginners Lessons from Tuesday 19th September, from 7:00 - 9:30  p.m. For visitors to this website, this is your chance to learn our great game. For club members and other Bridge players, this is your opportunity to let your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours into our secret - why Bridge is so enjoyable to play and why it's good for you! So make sure that you pass the word.

Each lesson costs £3, payable on the night. Tea and coffee are 30p per cup.

The lessons will be hosted by Frances Smith and Lisa Taylor. However, if you need any further information please contact Denis Murphy on 07802 804408 or by email: denis.murphy101@gmail.com

Beginners lessons
Advanced lessons

I will be restarting my advanced classes on Friday 15th September, 10:00 - 12:30. The lessons will focus mostly on defence, and I intend to cover the following topics, and more:

- counting

- drawing inferences

- partnership co-operation

- recognising dummy types

- card combinations

- communications

I am also open to suggestions, but don't intend to cover the basic mechanics of defence - opening leads, signals and discards - as we have done these topics previously.

All club members are welcome. Lessons cost £3 each, payable on the day. If you want any further information, contact me on 07802 804408 or on denis.murphy101@gmail.com

Wednesday afternoon bridge

Due to holidays and other commitments, the first Wednesday afternoon session will be October 18th, starting at 13:15. You can come without a partner.

Lessons for 2017-18

The lesson schedule for 2017-18 is as follows:

Level                     Timing                                 

Beginners              Tuesday evenings       

Improvers              Thursday evenings

Improvers +           Wednesday mornings

Advanced               Friday mornings

All lessons will begin in the second week of September (the week beginning 11/9), except for Beginners and Improvers+, which start the following week. Here is a short description of each level:

Beginners – we start with MiniBridge, which gets you playing cards almost immediately, and progress onto bidding after a few weeks. The course is based on the EBU red book Beginning Bridge.

Improvers – for those who know the materials covered in the red book. This course follows the EBU green book Continuing Bridge.

Improvers + - for those who have finished the first two years – both the red and green books – and want to consolidate their learning.

Advanced - for those who have been playing Bridge for some years and want to take their game to a higher level. The lessons from September will concentrate largely on defence.

To enquire further, please contact Denis Murphy on denis.murphy101@gmail.com or 07802 804408.

New Laws 2017

The EBU has completed its decennial review of the laws

and issued a poster that can be accessed by clicking on the header.

The Club TDs are in the process of familiarising themselves

with the new rule book

but please make allowance for a 'bedding in' period.

However, the laws have been simplified where possible.

National Success

Heather Hobson and Roy Garthwaite brought more success to the Club recently with a convincing win in the Summer Seniors Swiss Pairs event at Eastbourne on July 8th.

As something of a warm-up to this, they had earlier topped the YCBA John Gerrard Sim Pairs event in June and donated their prize money to the Macular Society.

Well done all round to Heather and Roy!

Free Game Vouchers

Following comments from some members, detailed analysis and research, and a discussion at the AGM, the practice of awarding free game vouchers to the winners of the regular duplicate sessions has ended with immediate effect. The last session for which vouchers will be awarded was Wednesday 31st May 2017. Existing vouchers will be honoured for a year from their issue date.

 

In future, session prize money will be awarded based on master points gained – 3p per master point gained. The money will be paid in one payment, at the AGM.

 

From the analysis we have done so far this is cost effective for the club and saves administration but more importantly is equitable and ensures many more players are rewarded for their successes.

 

 

Pearl Murphy, On behalf of the Committee

June 2017

West Yorkshire Success

Congratulations to both Club pairs who competed in Sunday's (April 23)

West Yorkshire Swiss Pairs, held in Bradford.

Stephen Crossland and Patrick Trevanion were outright winners of the event

and Carrie Babington and Lisa Taylor won the Novices section.

Club Championship Pairs

18 pairs competed for the Club Championship and the Pat Townend Trophy

on Sunday, April 2nd.

Thanks to Clive Barnett for running the two sessions event so smoothly.

Congratulations are due to Pearl and Denis Murphy, who triumphed as Club Champions,

and also to Pam Cooper and Margaret Fleetwood, who carried off the Pat Townend Trophy in a very competitive field.

Success in Scotland

The club's chairwoman, Pearl Murphy, together with Val Gibson from Darlington has won the Scottish Ladies Pairs Championship, held on March 25th in the Highlands town of Newtonmore.

Outcome of the League Season

Correction

The A Team topped Division 2 and will play in the First Division next Season

The D Team topped Division 9 and will play in Division 8 next Season

The C Team finished safely in their division, and will play in Divisions 8 next season

Sadly, the B team have been relegated to division 4.

Also the E team are relegated to Division 10.

This was extremely unlucky, since they finished with the same VP score as York E, but lost the Head -to- Head match by 9-11, and are therefore ranked lower

League Dates 2017-18

This is advance notice of the League match dates for next Season:

29 October 2017 Please note that this has been changed

12 November 2017

03 December 2017

07 January 2018

28 January 2018

11 February 2018

04 March 2018

These will be in the Club calendar in due course, but you might like to put them in your diary in good time.

Patrick

For the social media savvy amongst you ...

... find us on Facebook by searching for Huddersfield Bridge Club.

Changing Heating etc. at the Club

Can members please refrain from altering the settings on the boiler, radiators etc.

At some point in the past someone altered the boiler resulting in an internal water leak.

Apart from the hassle of having to deal with the aftermath of the leak we have a water bill approximately £700 higher than usual!


If you are unhappy with the heating levels when you are playing please speak to the Tournament Director and don’t just take the matter into your own hands.

Unauthorised Information

Please click on the heading to open this file, written by Denis Murphy

Health & Safety Policy

A new Health & Safety policy document has been produced, thanks to Vivien Aizlewood.

Please click on the heading to open the document.

Any comments should be passed on to a committee member.

Start and Finish Times

The Committee, in consultation with the Tournament Directors, have agreed that evening sessions will continue to start promptly at 19.00 and, as far as possible, will end by 22.30. Based on the number of pairs, the TDs will choose a movement to allow this 22.30 finish and will manage the movement accordingly, including reducing the length of the break if need be.

The TD may also remove a board if a table has fallen behind. Persistently slow pairs will be warned in the first instance and may then be subject to a procedural penalty.

To help the TD to achieve this, pairs are asked to be at the table and ready to play by 18.55 at the latest. All pairs are expected to stay until the end of the session (unless sitting out the last round)

Any queries or comments please speak to a member of the Committee

Book Sales

As you will be aware we have been selling second hand books to help raise some funds for the club. This has been quite successful and we are keen for it to continue.

So if you have any books you’d like to contribute please bring them in and add them to the collection.  And feel free to browse through the ones that are already there to see if there are any you would like to buy

Club Smoking Policy

The club has a strict No Smoking policy within the premises.

An area is available outside the front door for smokers. Please can all smokers ensure that they use the receptacle provided there.

e-cigarettes can be smoked within the club premises, but not at the bridge table

 

Agreed by the Committee, 21st October 2015

Maintenance Book

A Maintenance Book has been placed on the Noticeboard in the hallway of number  4. When any work on the Bridge Club property is required please make a note of the job in the book and add your name so the Maintenance Group can come back to you with any queries.

Email contact

There is an email form on the Contact Us section under Information but the club can also be contacted directly by emailing huddsbc@gmail.com

Alternatively, please feel free to contact repepper.rep@gmail.com

 

Results
21st Sep 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: Derek Calvert
21st Sep 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: David Charlton
20th Sep 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: REP
19th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening
Director: REP
18th Sep 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: I Whitehead
18th Sep 2017
Monday Evening
Director: ST Barrett
15th Sep 2017
Friday Evening
Director: REP
14th Sep 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: Derek Calvert
14th Sep 2017
Sim Pairs
Director: STB
Calendar
21st Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
21st Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
22nd Sep 2017
Teams
19:00
25th Sep 2017
Afternoon
13:15
25th Sep 2017
Aggregate
19:00
26th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
27th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
27th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
28th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
Results
21st Sep 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: Derek Calvert
21st Sep 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: David Charlton
20th Sep 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: REP
19th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening
Director: REP
18th Sep 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: I Whitehead
18th Sep 2017
Monday Evening
Director: ST Barrett
15th Sep 2017
Friday Evening
Director: REP
14th Sep 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: Derek Calvert
14th Sep 2017
Sim Pairs
Director: STB
Calendar
21st Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
21st Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
22nd Sep 2017
Teams
19:00
25th Sep 2017
Afternoon
13:15
25th Sep 2017
Aggregate
19:00
26th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
27th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
27th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
28th Sep 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00