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Competitions

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 https://www.ebu.co.uk/members/

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
4th Apr 2014 19:17 BST
News and Newsletters
14th Feb 2014 11:49 GMT
Bridge Classes
18th Dec 2013 11:47 GMT
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 tonystaw@blueyonder.co.uk 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.
 
 

 

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.

http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/laws-and-ethics/convention-cards/announcements-table.pdf

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 www.suitplay.com

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
Results
23rd Apr 2014
Director: LEWIS
22nd Apr 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Tony S
21st Apr 2014
monday duplicate
Director: lewis
Calendar
19th May 2014
Monday Special Pairs
7:30pm
2nd Jun 2014
Monday Special Pairs
7:30pm
6th Jun 2014
Worldwide Pairs
7:30pm
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