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One page flyer about all club sessions
One page flyer about all club sessions

Pinner Bridge Club runs two different ladders each year

  • The Betty Terris Trophy - awarded to the person who collects the most EBU Masterpoints at the club
  • The Jennings Cup awarded to the person who wins the most master points on Thursday evenings.  Open only to players with a rank below Advanced Master or of similar standard.

Click on the Competitions link above for the latest standings.

Checking Your Results

Did you know?

You can check all your recent previous results on this website?

Click on Calendar/Results-> Recent Results

From there you click on your name to see all your recent results.

Checking Your EBU Masterpoints

Did you know?
You can check your EBU masterpoints online?
Go to the EBU website

The first time you use this site, enter your EBU number and click "forgot password" to have this emailed to you.

Masterpoints from events at Pinner Bridge Club are uploaded to the EBU at the end of each session, and processed by the EBU every week or so.

Getting Copies of the Hands

Did you know?

You can obtain a copy of each set of hands from the Results->Hands link.

If you have PC software that allows you to replay hands and it supports PBN format, then enter your email and send yourself a copy of the Hand File
How to use Bridgemates
How to use Bridgemates

BridgeMates II are now used at Pinner Bridge Club

If you would like instructions on how to use Bridgemates click the link above.

If you would like to try out a software simulation, click this link: Virtual Bridgemate
Click here to see how the boards get duplicated each week!

Recent Updates
Home Page
13th Sep 2014 11:48 BST
Summary of Play Sessions
7th Aug 2014 15:35 BST
News and Newsletters
3rd Aug 2014 20:21 BST
Bridge Classes
20th May 2014 12:37 BST
Parking Restrictions Proposal

New Harrow Council has announced new plans to restrict parking in Pinner. A number of the proposals will seriously restrict the ability to park near Pinner Bridge Club, especially during the daytime, but also during the evening. This will make it especially hard for members who cannot walk far to get to the Club, as there is very little other parking nearby. The council has announced a review period ending on Wednesday September 24th 2014. If these proposals will affect your ability to use Pinner Bridge Club, please send your objections to Please add your own comments and objections. You must include the word object or objection (to distinguish it clearly from comments). It must also include your name and full postal address and the reason for the basis of the objection on how you are materially affected by the proposals. Please quote DP 2014-02. There is also a petition circulating at the club. Please sign this when you are next in the club.

The council has published information on their website

Summary of changes:

Map showing proposed changes near Pinner Bridge Club

The proposals that will most affect members are

  1. Double Yellow Lines on Grove Avenue, Pinner Grove and parts of Marsh Road.
  2. Controlled Parking Zone (8:30am-6:30pm) on Ashridge Gardens and Holwell Place.
  3. Extension of the Controlled Parking Zone in Cecil Park to operate from 11.00am-12.00noon, and 3.00pm-4.00pm.
Welcome to Pinner Bridge Club

We are a thriving and successful Bridge Club situated in the picturesque and historic village of Pinner in North West London. The club was established in 1936 and we have members at all levels. Some are early beginners, while other of our members have succeeded at the very highest levels in National Competitions. Some prefer a quiet Club night with their friends, while others seek the more competitive competitions run by Middlesex and the surrounding counties.
The Club runs Duplicate, Rubber Bridge, Bridge Lessons and Gentle Duplicate sessions.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.

We operate a host system every evening, so you can turn up without a partner, and are guaranteed a game.

Affiliated to the English Bridge Union - EBU Number 204859

Tel: 020 8866 3166 (There is no one normally at the club outside game and lesson times)

Click for a google streetview Photo of Club

Welcome to Pinner Bridge Club
Bridge Lessons

There are regular bridge classes at Pinner Club for

  • Beginners  (Next starting on Thursdays in September 2014)
  • Improvers (Next starting on Wednesdays in June 2014)
  • Advanced

For further details click here

Contact Tony Staw for more information 020 8868 7205

Defence problem
You start by leading AK, partner and declarer following to both tricks.
What do you play at trick 3?

There are no more diamonds so anything you lead can be ruffed by declarer.  However you have a trump holding that may provide a trick, if declarer has to overruff high, thereby promoting a trick for your J.  If you lead Q, your partner may decide not to ruff your winner, so lead 10.  This is better than leading a low diamond, as there is a chance your partner has no trumps.

Declarer Play Problem

West leads A, then K against your contract of 4. East discards a club on the 2nd spade. West then leads a 3rd spade. What do you play from dummy?

Apart from the spades you have just one club loser.  Although you can ruff the 3rd spade in dummy, the problem if you have no high trumps, so East will just overruff, and you will lose 4 tricks.  Instead of ruffing, the winning play is to discard a club loser from dummy - a "loser on loser" play.  Another way of think about this is that you are "transfering the ruff" from spades to clubs.  East will ruff the 3rd spade (or declarer will win Q). After drawing trumps, you can later ruff a club in dummy.

Pinner Bridge Club's Website

Welcome to our club.  Our website uses bridgewebs, which gives us a professional looking website, and one which is part of an international grouping of Bridge sites.

Our bridge results, with hand records as scored by ScoreBridge with Bridgemates are on this site.

If there are any improvements you'd like to see.  Please contact Tony Staw for comments or requests for the website.

Every now and then I come across a bridge problem that I think others would find interesting, so I try and put this on the website.  If you have come across a bridge problem you would like to share with others, please contact Tony to add it to this website.

Pinner Bridge Club's Website
Click for the latest results
EBU Videos for Directors

New The EBU has created a series of videos featuring Gordon Rainsford to help club Tournament Directors deal with some of the more commonly occurring situations.

There are seven videos in the series: 

The revoke
Opening lead out of turn
Unintended call
Insufficient bid
Call out of turn

Please remember that if one of these situations arises, you should, as a player, always call the director, and not try to sort this out yourself.

New EBU Alert and Announcement Rules

From August 1st 2013, the EBU have revised the alert and anouncement rules. See the link below for details.

How to Play Card Combinations
How to Play Card Combinations

Do you ever wonder what is the best play to handle various card combinations?

Try this link to SuitPlay

This is a free DOS program where you can try any combination of cards.

1986 - The 50th Anniversary of the Club
1986 - The 50th Anniversary of the Club
Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Breaking News!
Play Vu-Bridge on your iPhone or Smartphone!

Saturday August 23rd:
Double Bubble
by David Bird

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

Free "Hand of the Week"
provided by the Vu-Bridge Team

Saturday August 23rd:
by Eddie Kantar

Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: 24 hands to play every two weeks

23rd Sep 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Tony S
22nd Sep 2014
monday pairs
Director: Geoff
19th Sep 2014
Friday Duplicate
Director: Tony
8th Oct 2014
Simultaneous Pairs
15th Oct 2014
Lever Cup (Round 1)
24th Oct 2014
Chicago Trophy
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