Have you yet tried the 'Play it Again' feature available on this website via the Results Pages? Click on your name in the Rankings List to view your Scorecard. Then in the board list on the right of the screen, select the board of interest and click on 'Play it Again'. From the comfort of your own home, you can see how you could / should have made that slam!
The EBU has recently updated its policy statement, which also applies to Mountnessing Bridge Club, please.
We are a friendly medium sized (10-14 tables) bridge club that meets every Thursday evening at Mountnessing Village Hall to play duplicate bridge. Play starts at 7.30pm and pairs should arrive at 07:15: if you arrive unannounced after 7.25 you may not get a game. The club uses wireless scoring and computer-dealt boards. Visitors and players with limited experience are always welcome, but note that you do need to have arranged a partner in advance as we do not currently operate a 'host' system.
There are just three weeks left for qualification in the two Summer ladder trophies, which both run from June 1st to August 31st. For the current standings, please see the Margaret Curtis (2018) and Peter Seaton (2018) tabs beneath the 'Current Ladder Tables' menu to the left.
The Player of the Month for July was Graham Beeton. A complete historical record of past winners can be found under the 'Current Ladder Tables' link to the left.
The new regulations come into effect on May 25th 2018 and require us to have a GDPR Data Policy. Please click on this box to read the policy for Mountnessing Bridge Club, which has been based on a 'model' policy released by the EBU.
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The laws are updated about every ten years, and the latest version will come into effect in EBU events from start of August. From a player’s point of view, there are no changes to the mechanics or scoring of the game, so you can essentially continue to play your familiar game and allow the TDs to worry about dealing with any irregularities that arise.
There are, however, a couple of changes that players would gain from being aware of. One affects claims, and the other affects insuffient bids and bids out of rotation and it introduces the new concept of comparable bid. You can read more about comparable bids by clicking on this box.
Carol McCue is now the Club's 'Find a partner' co-ordinator. Carol can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone. Club members can also use the new on-line facility, as below.
If you have not already done so, please click on the 'Membership' menu item, then follow the instructions in the right-hand boxes. Enter your email address as your 'name' and then press 'Forgotten Password'. You will then receive an email with a password that will enable you to log into the membership area. NB You MUST use the email address by which the club recognises you, e.g., the one to which Secretary John Sutcliffe sends you club-related messages. Once you have registered on the system in this way, you will be able to log into the membership area, where several options are open to you. In particular, you can view the current club membership list, on which you can find your 'Club ID', which serves as your personal 'short-code' for the wireless scoring system. You can also register that you are seeking a partner. Note that in the Calendar summary to the right of this pane, if you spot the message Partner? then it means that at least one potential partner is available; if you spot the message Bookings then it means that at least one partnership has been arranged - but there could be another partner available. Click on the Partner? or Bookings message to reveal details.
We are now using the 'BridgePals' wireless scoring system, which was originally developed by John and Mirna Goacher for use at the Chiselhurst Club. We are now able to get the results loaded onto this website within about 3 minutes of the entry of the last score.
Players need to identify themselves to the system by using the Mountnessing-specific "short-code", which is just 1 - 3 figures long. There are lists of 'short-codes' available at the club, covering all members and most of our past visitors. To access your short-code, then either follow the instructions above to access the club membership list, or look on the list at the club, or otherwise please contact Alaric.
With grateful thanks to Theo Todman, the vast bulk of the old original website is available once again as an Archive record. It includes a host of things, including the results back as far as Spring 2006, old statistical summaries, old news items, various guidance documents, plus some sample convention cards that were intended for use primarily by 'scratch' partnerships. Click on this panel to be redirected to the old website (opens in a new window).
Please contact Sandra (or John or Alaric) if you are interested in exploring a regular partnership with Sandra.
Please click the heading above to open a 'Search' box.
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Membership renewals for 2018/19 are now available. Please click on this box to download an application form. Membership costs £15 per year.