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One page flyer about all club sessions
One page flyer about all club sessions
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
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27th Nov 2014 12:45 GMT
Bridge Classes
27th Nov 2014 12:32 GMT
News and Newsletters
24th Nov 2014 23:55 GMT
Summary of Play Sessions
7th Aug 2014 15:35 BST
Pinner Bridge Club Temporary Closure

Pinner Bridge Club is going to be closed from 1st December 2014 until at least 14th January 2015 so that the Damp Proof Course can be replaced.                            
During the closure, we will be running most of our most sessions at Pinner Hill Golf Club (PHGC) except as noted below. See http://www.pinnerhillgc.co.uk/contact-us/find-us

There will be no bridge at all between 18th December and 4th January inclusive. Other dates not available are:

  • Rubber Bridge – Tuesday 2nd December and Friday 12th December.
  • Duplicate – Thursday 4th December, Thursday 18th December and Friday 9th January. There will also be no Gentle Duplicate on Tuesday 2nd December or Tuesday 16th December.
  • Bridge Lessons - All 2pm afternoon bridge lessons between 1st December and 15th January will now take place at 2:30pm at St John's URC Northwood.

All other dates will be as normal, but there will be no Saturday Teams in December or January.

Sessions at Pinner Hill Golf Club have been booked as follows (N/A = Not Available)

 

December

2014

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Day

 

N/A

 

 

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Evening

Booked

N/A

Booked

N/A

Booked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

9

10

11

12

Day

 

Booked

 

 

N/A

Evening

Booked

Booked

Booked

Booked

Booked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

16

17

18

19

Day

 

Booked

 

 

N/A

Evening

Booked

No Bridge

Booked

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

2015

 

 

 

 

5

6

7

8

9

Day

 

Booked

 

 

Booked

Evening

Booked

Booked

Booked

Booked

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Booked

 

 

 

Evening

Booked

Booked

Booked

Booked

 

 

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 
  • 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
Directions to Pinner Hill Golf Club

Post Code is HA5 3YA

The club is hidden from the surrounding suburbs at the top of the Pinner Hill, but easily found by coming up Potter Street from Northwood Hills or driving up Pinner Hill Road past  the  Clock Tower from Pinner shops and bearing right on to the private estate.

Directions from Pinner Bridge Club to Pinner Hill Golf Club click here

Please note you will have to pay for your own drinks, which are available from a vending machine for £1 each.

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: http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/td-videos 

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


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.

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
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 Novtember 7th:
Clear Path
by Paul Bowyer

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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


www.vubridge.com/QE

Saturday November 7th:
Red Cards

by Andy Hung

Click here to play this hand

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

Results
27th Nov 2014
Thursday Duplicate1
Director: Chris
26th Nov 2014
Wednesday Duplicate
Director: David
25th Nov 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Tony S
Calendar
3rd Dec 2014
Ladies and Gents Pairs
19:30
7th Jan 2015
Simultaneous Pairs
19:30
4th Feb 2015
Middlesex Mixed Pairs Heat
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