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Contacting the Club

The telephone number of the club is 0118-9573077. This is answered only during club sessions or  matches. At other times please contact the secretary John Greenhalgh on 0118-9791806 (or by email by clicking on the box below).

Club Administration

Any queries about the club should be directed in the first instance to the Secretary John Greenhalgh.

You can send him an email by clicking on this item.

If you notice any errors on this website or have ideas for improvements then please email Tony Parkinson by clicking on this item.

BBCBA County Calendar
Competition Entries

For external competitions where the entry is made by the Club you can now submit your entry via the web site. If you click on this item then an email will be generated which will be sent to the Competitions Secretary.

 

Reading Spirit Handicap Teams result

 

The results of this competition before the addition of the Handicap Allowances is as shown in the Results sections.

 

After application of the Handicap Allowances the result was:

 

!. David Barnes, Mike O'Neill, Roger Donato, Peter Hawkes:  Score +63 IMPs plus Alowance 17 IMPs  Total 80 IMPs

2. Mike Wenble, Pat Dowdeswell, Nigel Cooper, Roger Burkeman:  Score +1 IMP plus Allowance 25 IMPs Total 26 IMPs

3. Dale Thomas, Dianne Browne, John Tattersall, Doug Baker: Score -18 IMPs plus Allowance 27 IMPs Total 9 IMPs

4. Maureen Dawson, Ian Mackinder, Ilan Sirkis, Keith Goswell: Score -27 IMPs plus Allowance 27 IMPs Total 0 IMPs

5. Tony Parkinson, Giorgio Jeronimidis, Janet Barnes, Joyce Baldock: Score -19 IMPs plus Allowance 12 IMPs 

Competition results for February 2016

 

Tuesday Competitions

 

Brown Cup

1. Mike Perkins  56.86%

2. Mike Ribbins  56.72%

3. Mike O'Neill   54.65%

 

Laycock Cup

1. John Bowen  52.29%

2. Janet Barnes 51.86%

3. Tony Parkinson 51.30%

 

Thursday Competitions

Boucher Cup

 

1. Leon McArdle  61.85%

2. Roger Burkeman 60.98%

3. Pam Hanson  60.94%

(Nigel Cooper and Ken Jones would have featured but are ineligible under the rules)

 

Bilbey Cup

 

1. Roger Burkeman  55.77%

2. Clair Sirkis    52.58%

3. John Coomber 52.28%

RBC Pro-AM Thursday 21st Jan 2016

 

13 teams took part in this event, the result of which was:

 

1. Pam Hanson, Andy Fothergill, Doug Baker & John Tattersall   +54 IMPs

2. Molly Anderson, Martyn Jordan, Maureen Dawson & Giorgio Jeronimidis  +34 IMPs

3. Martina Zwieflhofer, Sarah Mitchell, David Barnes & Johnny Richards  +22 IMPs

Competition Results for June to November 2015

 

Apologies for the delay but the list of successful players for the second half of 2015 is as follows:

 

Spring IMPs (Dec 14 to June 15)

1. Pat Dowdeswell  44 mps  2. Janet Barnes  40 mps  3=. Ian Mackinder & Peter Hawkes  38 mps

 

Bridge Plus Cup Teams

1. Mike Perkins, Mike Ribbins, Pat Dowdeswell & Peter Hawkes  2. John Greenhalgh, Jonny Richards, John Howard & Chris Cooper

 

Bilbey Cup (March to August 15)

1. Leon McArdle  56.12%     2. Linsey Joyce  55.31%    3. David Salmon  54.90%

 

Boucher Cup (March to August 15)

1. Pam Hanson  62.06%   2. Sam Botfield  61.75%   3. Peter Bamford  59.81%  (Ken Jones scored 60.80% but is ineligible under the Trophy Rules)

 

Brown Cup (March to August 15)

1. Mike O'Neill  58.75%   2. Keith Goswell  57.74%  3. Roger Donato 55.72%

 

Laycock Cup (March to August 15)

1. Dianne Browne  57.10%  2. Tony Parkinson  55.42%  3. Keith Goswell  54.23%

 

Presidents Cup (Dec 14 to Nov 15)

1. Pat Dowdeswell  55.76%  2. Mike Perkins 55.48%  3. Mike Ribbins  54.81%

 

Francis Cup (Dec 14 to Nov 15)

1.  Mike Perkins & Tony Parkinson  57.98%  2. Pat Dowdeswell & Mike Ribbins  57.09%  3. Mike Perkins & Peter Hawkes  56.62%

 

Tony Parkinson, November 2015

 

 

 

BBCBA County Competitions

 

Links to the BBCBA County events are now automatically shown in the Reading BC Calendar entries in the Right Hand Column. You can click on the "More Info" button in these entries to take you to the appropriate.details on the BBCBA web site.

Tony Parkinson

RBC Handicap Competitions (Laycock & Bilbey Cups)

 

Some additional options have been added to the Bridgewebs Competitions methods which enable the Laycock and Bilbey Cups to be calculated automatically in a manner (almost) identically to that used by our own proprietary software. The difference is in the way that those without a relevant handicap are treated. In the Laycock Cup the RBC rules aver that those who have not played 10 times on Cup nights over the years are ineligible for the competition. In the Bilbey Cup the RBC rules state that anyone who did not play 6 times in the previous 6 monthly period will have a handicap of 0. The Bridgewebs system applies an arbitrary handicap of 5 in either case. The effect of these differences depends on individual circumstances but in general it will make it very difficult rather than impossible for a non-handicapped person to head up the Laycock Cup rankings and will make it much less likely that a non-handicapped player can lead the Bilbey Cup rankings. Note that in both cases we will still need to calculate the current handicaps for players in both competitions and will need to manually exclude any players who regularly play on Thursdays if their Laycock cup handicap is too good.

Director Training Successes
 
The Club is delighted to welcome 6 new fully qualified Tournament Directors to its ranks. Congratulations to James Bond, Ken Carver, Chris Cook, Pat Dowdeswell, Leon McArdle and Gill Smith for passing the EBU Club Tournament Director Assessment course – and a special well done to James, Pat, Leon and Gill for all passing with a distinction, an outstanding achievement!

          

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Results
19th May 2016
AGM
Scorer: Leon
17th May 2016
Scorer: Peter Hawkes
12th May 2016
Scorer: Gill
10th May 2016
Reading Spirit Handicap Teams
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
5th May 2016
EBU Spring Sims
Scorer: Leon
3rd May 2016
Scorer: ajp
28th Apr 2016
Scorer: Rob Sassoon
26th Apr 2016
Butler Pairs
Scorer: kg
21st Apr 2016
Scorer: Leon
19th Apr 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
14th Apr 2016
Scorer: Ken Jones
12th Apr 2016
READING B V PINNER B NICKO
Scorer: Mike R
7th Apr 2016
Take Two
Scorer: CC
5th Apr 2016
Scorer: joyce baldock
31st Mar 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
Calendar
26th May 2016
CL SPRING CUP GOSWELL v BEER
1930
Director: Keith Goswell
14th Jun 2016
Bridge Plus Cup (Teams)
19:15
18th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Neil Morley, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
19th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Teams
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Neil Morley, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
3rd Jul 2016
Teams for the Perkins Cup
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
3rd Jul 2016
AGM held in the interval of the Teams Event
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor
13th Jul 2016
Chiltern Bridge League Summer Teams
7.30
Click for the latest results
Results
19th May 2016
AGM
Scorer: Leon
17th May 2016
Scorer: Peter Hawkes
12th May 2016
Scorer: Gill
10th May 2016
Reading Spirit Handicap Teams
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
5th May 2016
EBU Spring Sims
Scorer: Leon
3rd May 2016
Scorer: ajp
28th Apr 2016
Scorer: Rob Sassoon
26th Apr 2016
Butler Pairs
Scorer: kg
21st Apr 2016
Scorer: Leon
19th Apr 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
14th Apr 2016
Scorer: Ken Jones
12th Apr 2016
READING B V PINNER B NICKO
Scorer: Mike R
7th Apr 2016
Take Two
Scorer: CC
5th Apr 2016
Scorer: joyce baldock
31st Mar 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
Calendar
26th May 2016
CL SPRING CUP GOSWELL v BEER
1930
Director: Keith Goswell
14th Jun 2016
Bridge Plus Cup (Teams)
19:15
18th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Neil Morley, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
19th Jun 2016
GP Swiss Teams
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Neil Morley, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
3rd Jul 2016
Teams for the Perkins Cup
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
3rd Jul 2016
AGM held in the interval of the Teams Event
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor
13th Jul 2016
Chiltern Bridge League Summer Teams
7.30