Mountnessing BC
 
Charity Sims on January 26th

On January 26th we will be holding a heat of the World Bridge Federation Sim Pairs in aid of Syrian Children

 
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4th Feb 2017 09:26 GMT
 
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'Play it Again'

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!

Windmill Trophy - October 20th

The club contested the Windmill Trophy - The Autumn Pairs Championship - on October 20th.  Congratulations to Alan Eames & John Sutcliffe, who retained the Trophy, with Les Curtis & Dave Piper finishing second.  For rthe full results listing please see the Results link on the left.

Fletcher Trophy, October 30th 2016 (Copy)

The team representing Mountnessing Bridge Club - John Sutcliffe & Len Williams; Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison; Jill & Roger Tattersfield; and Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy - won the Essex Invitational Teams of Eight competition this year.  Full details can be found on the ECBA website.

 
BAD WEATHER WATCH

We are not aware of any potential adverse weather that may affect our next club session, but if in doubt, please check for updates.  

Last updated : 27th Jan 2017 09:00 GMT
Membership renewals for 2017/18

Membership renewals for 2017/18 are now open and should be paid by April 6th, please.  A renewal form can be downloaded by clicking on this panel.  Payment can be by cash, cheque (payable to Mountnessing Bridge Club), or by BACS transfer (please contact Alaric for details if you want to use this method)

Last updated : 10th Feb 2017 11:04 GMT
WBF Sim Pairs January 26th 2017

Please click this box to connect to the national and international rankings.
 

Last updated : 27th Jan 2017 19:50 GMT
Our Club in brief...
Our Club in brief...

We are a friendly medium sized (10-15 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.

Last updated : 27th Jan 2017 09:02 GMT
Player of the Month, January 2017
The Joint Players of the Month for December were Chris Megahey & Alaric CundyA complete record of past winners can be found under the 'Ladder Tables' link to the left.
Last updated : 27th Jan 2017 09:03 GMT
Ray Cornell Mountnessing Teams

The teams to represent Mountnessing at the Essex Invitational Ray Cornell Teams event on February 12th 2017 will be:
'A': Dave Piper & John Sutcliffe; Frank Morrison & Peter Franklin
'B': Chris Megahey & Alaric Cundy; Jill & Roger Tattersfield

Last updated : 20th Jan 2017 11:04 GMT
Wireless Scoring at Mountnessing

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 below to access the club membership list, or look on the list at the club, or otherwise please contact Alaric.

Last updated : 1st Dec 2016 23:32 GMT
Ladder awards 2016-17

The rules for the Ladder Awards have changed for 2016 / 17 and are now as summarised below.

Both events are only open to club members, though any sessions played partnering non-members also count.  To qualify for an award, a minimum of 20 sessions must be played during the year.  There will be separate awards for Women (Faye Wernick Trophy) and Men (Lionel Wernick Trophy).  The ladder score will be the simple arithmetic average of all qualifying scores, without, for example, any weighting to take account of the number of contestants in each session.  A maximum of (best) 40 scores will count in the final calculation at the end of the membership year.  As the year progresses, the cut-off for inclusion within the displayed tables will roll forward on a pro rata basis, starting from 1 session, and gradually increasing to 20 as the year progresses.  Full statistics for an individual player's scores during the year will be accessible through secondary menu items associated with the two Ladders.

Last updated : 17th May 2016 12:32 BST
Finding a Partner / Membership Area

Carol McCue is now the Club's 'Find a partner' co-ordinator.  Carol can be contacted on lcarolmc@gmail.com 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.

Last updated : 31st Jul 2015 09:37 BST
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Search this site

Please click the heading above to open a 'Search' box.

New to Bridge?

If you want to learn to play Bridge, we have two suggestions:

  • Some of our individual members do offer private learning and development opportunities.  If you are interested, send us a message via the 'Contact Us' link, which is accessible through the left hand menu
  • On the 'Useful Links' page you will find a link to a commercial on-line Bridge Learning experience
Kidney Research Sim pairs

This event was held at the club on July 14th.  Click this panel to view the national rankings.

Old Mountnessing Website (2006 - 2015)

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).

Calendar
23rd February 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Alaric
2nd March 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Graham
9th March 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Val
16th March 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Bill
Results
16th February 2017
Pairs
Director: Bill
Scorer: Alaric Cundy
9th February 2017
AGM (Provisional) at 7.10 Followed by Pairs
Director: Val
Scorer: Alaric Cundy
2nd February 2017
Pairs
Director: Graham
Scorer: Alaric Cundy
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Search this site

Please click the heading above to open a 'Search' box.

New to Bridge?

If you want to learn to play Bridge, we have two suggestions:

  • Some of our individual members do offer private learning and development opportunities.  If you are interested, send us a message via the 'Contact Us' link, which is accessible through the left hand menu
  • On the 'Useful Links' page you will find a link to a commercial on-line Bridge Learning experience
Kidney Research Sim pairs

This event was held at the club on July 14th.  Click this panel to view the national rankings.

Old Mountnessing Website (2006 - 2015)

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).

Calendar
23rd February 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Alaric
2nd March 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Graham
9th March 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Val
16th March 2017
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Bill
Results
16th February 2017
Pairs
Director: Bill
Scorer: Alaric Cundy
9th February 2017
AGM (Provisional) at 7.10 Followed by Pairs
Director: Val
Scorer: Alaric Cundy
2nd February 2017
Pairs
Director: Graham
Scorer: Alaric Cundy