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Club Ladders

Starting in 2015/16, we are running  different ladders for each evening, as well as an overall ladder.

Click on the Ladders link above for the latest standings in each ladder.

One page flyer about all club sessions
One page flyer about all club sessions
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
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30th Jul 2015 16:19 BST
Bridge Classes
16th Jun 2015 20:45 BST
Club Competition Rules
2nd May 2015 13:51 BST
News and Newsletters
1st Apr 2015 16:01 BST
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.

Jan 2015 - Pinner Bridge Club has now reopened with a larger downstairs playing area of up to 11 tables.

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 
  • Improvers (Next starting on Thursdays in June 2015)
  • 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
Where Can I Park?
You can park in many of the side roads off of Eastcote Road, such as Holwell Place, Meadow Road, Ashridge Gardens or on Grove Avenue.  You may be able to find parking on any of the roads marked in pink below.
If you have a disabled blue badges you can park in Eastcote Road providing you are not causing an obstruction.
Members who can’t walk from the available parking areas should arrange to be dropped of and picked up at the club door.  Please do not use this drop-off area for parking. 
Do not park across the drop-down section of the kerb in Ashridge Gardens close to the junction with Holwell Place. The council are in attendance late evenings and many members have been ticketed.
Please note that you can park in any Residents-Only Area, or single-yellow line area in Zone A, except between 11 am and 12 noon.  Click here for a map of Zone A.


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

New! Quiz Beginner
Bidding and opening lead pratice
Three times a week in your mailbox
Provided by the Vu-Bridge Team

Click here.

Saturday August 1st, 2015:
Pushed too far? by Paul Bowyer

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

New! Quiz Expert
Bidding and opening lead pratice
Three times a week in your mailbox
Provided by the Vu-Bridge Team

Saturday, August 1st, 2015:
Out for the count by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play this hand

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

4th Aug 2015
Monday up
Director: Colin
4th Aug 2015
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Tony S
3rd Aug 2015
Monday down
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