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Contacting the Club

The club now has a mobile phone. The number is 07761 257256. This is switched on only during normal weekly sessions or matches. To contact the secretary John Greenhalgh ring 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.

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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.

 
Welcome to Reading Bridge Club

6 Monthly Competitions Sept 2016 to Feb 2017

 

The 2017 Competition season is upon us.

There was an extremely close battle for the Thursday Handicap (Bilbey Cup) title.

The eventual result (showing the scores after Handicap Adjustment) was:

1. Martina Zweiflehofer   53.78%

2. Peter Francis                 53.58%

3. Linsey Joyce                 53.57%

4. Mel Thomas                  53.54%

5. Chris Sanders                53.42%

 

The Thursday non-handicap (Boucher Cup) result (counting ones best 8 scores) was:

1. Chris Sanders       58.49%

2. Pam Hanson          58.37%

3. Linsey Joyce         57.98%

 

The Tuesday non-handicap (Brown Cup) result (counting ones best 8 Cup night scores) was:

1. Chris Hall              54.83%

2. Tony Parkinson       54.14%

3. Dale Thomas          53. 83%

 

and the Tuesday Handicap (Laycock Cup) result (scores after Handicap Adjustment) was:

1. Dale Thomas             54.33%

2. Roger Burkeman        52.40%

3. Janet Barnes               52.33%

 

The full results are on the web site and on the board at the club, so those who missed out can check what they need to do differently in the ensuing 6 months.

 

Tony Parkinson March 2017

News & Notice of Session Changes.

 

Firstly many congratulations to Pam Hanson who has won more Master Points at Reading than anyone else in 2016.

 

Secondly the Committee has decided to abandon the Butler Scored Pairs events on the 4th Tuesday of the Spring months together with the overall Spring IMPs competition. All these 4th Tuesday sessions will revert to standard Match Point events. The Calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Reading Bridge Club Annual Competitions 2015-6

 

The Club's Annual Tuesday Competitions for 2015-6 were completed in November. This years successful members were:

 

Presidents Cup

 

1. Tony Parkinson  annual average 55.04%

2. Chris Hall  annual average 53.94%  very closely followed by

3. Mike Perkins 53.90%

4. Ilan Sirkis  53.78%

5. Mike Ribbins   53.33%

 

Francis Cup (Pairs):

 

1. Mike Perkins & Tony Parkinson  Annual Average 57.72% (retaining the title)

2. Keith Goswell & Tony Parkinson  Annual Average 54.52%

3. Janet Barnes & Mike Ribbins  Annual Average 54.09%

 

It is interesting to note that for the years 2006 to 2016 in the Francis Cup (i.e. 11 years of the competition), Mike Perkins (with various partners) has been successful 9 times.

 

Tony Parkinson December 2016

Club Telecomms and Broadband

 

Following the recent telephone failure, the Committee decided not to "invest" a significant sum in a BT investigation of the problem (BT claimed there was no fault on the line). The telephone and the existing Broadband contracts were therefore terminated. The club now has a mobile Broadband sytem installed. Directors should have received sufficient information to make use of this when uploading results.

 

There is now a mobile phone (number  07761 257256) for calls to the club, though this is only switched on during normal weekly sessions and matches. At other times, if you need to contact anyone at the club you will need to do so via someone's mobile number.


RBC Committee Nov 2016

Are you feeling chilly?

 

Apparently 4 Members (or Visitors) are since they seem to have abandoned their coats at the club.

 

If you think one or more of these might be yours please check and reclaim it (them) from the end of the rack nearest to the front door.

 

David Barnes, President, October 2016

Competition Results for August

 

There are new names on most of the Trophies after the current round finished in August. Others might have been successful if they had managed to comply with all the regulations (especially those requiring one to play with a number of different partners).

 

However those eventually successful were, firstly on Thursday:

Boucher Cup (Average of best 8 scores)

1. Sam Botfield 62.14%

2. Pam Hanson 60.24%

3. Andy Fothergill 58.71%  (Ken Jones, Leon McArdle and Roger Burkeman would have featured had their Tuesday Handicap not been too good)

 

Bilbey Cup (Handicap)

1. Roy Neall 58.38%

2. Sonia Nash 53.90%

3. Simon Fixter 53.85%

 

While the Tuesday winners were:

Laycock Cup (Handicap)

1. Maureen Dawson  55.11%

2. Tony Parkinson  52.97%

3. Janet Barnes  52.24%

 

Brown Cup (Average of best 8 scores)

1. Tony Parkinson 58.98%

2. Mike Perkins 58.60%

3. Mike Ribbins 54.37%

Tony Parkinson Sept 2016

RBC Seventy Years Young

 

Reading Bridge Club was founded 70 years ago and to celebrate this the club held a party with Bridge afterwards attended by 60 members from all groups within the club (as I was unable to attend I can't say whether the goodies consumed had an uplifting effect on the Bridge but I gather that everyone had a splendid time).

 

Special thanks are due to the Club Chairman David Barnes who generously donated the wine, to Janet Barnes for providing the food, to John and Annette Chamberlain for collaborating with the organisation and to Jonny Richards for directing the bridge. The winners of the Bridge (a 15 table Duplicate Pairs competition) were Jonny Richards and Tim Rees.

 

The photograph below shows the Clubs sumptuous Birthday cake.

 

RBC Committee 2016

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
23rd May 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
18th May 2017
Annual General Meeting
Scorer: Gill
16th May 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
11th May 2017
EBED Spring Sims
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
9th May 2017
The Reading Spirit teams of 4
4th May 2017
NICKO READING C vs CHELTENHAM D
Scorer: kEN j
2nd May 2017
Scorer: MON
27th Apr 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
25th Apr 2017
Scorer: J Richards
20th Apr 2017
Scorer: Leon
18th Apr 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
13th Apr 2017
Scorer: Leon
11th Apr 2017
Scorer: J Richards
6th Apr 2017
Scorer: KenJ
4th Apr 2017
Scorer: DLB
Calendar
13th Jun 2017
The Bridge Plus Cup teams of 4
Open to visitors and members
17th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
18th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Teams
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
26th Jul 2017
Chiltern League Summer Teams
27th Jul 2017
British Summer Sims
Open to visitors and members
7th Sep 2017
EBED Autumn Sims
Open to visitors and members
Click for the latest results
Results
23rd May 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
18th May 2017
Annual General Meeting
Scorer: Gill
16th May 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
11th May 2017
EBED Spring Sims
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
9th May 2017
The Reading Spirit teams of 4
4th May 2017
NICKO READING C vs CHELTENHAM D
Scorer: kEN j
2nd May 2017
Scorer: MON
27th Apr 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
25th Apr 2017
Scorer: J Richards
20th Apr 2017
Scorer: Leon
18th Apr 2017
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
13th Apr 2017
Scorer: Leon
11th Apr 2017
Scorer: J Richards
6th Apr 2017
Scorer: KenJ
4th Apr 2017
Scorer: DLB
Calendar
13th Jun 2017
The Bridge Plus Cup teams of 4
Open to visitors and members
17th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
18th Jun 2017
Green Point Swiss Teams
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad, Ian Mitchell, Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
26th Jul 2017
Chiltern League Summer Teams
27th Jul 2017
British Summer Sims
Open to visitors and members
7th Sep 2017
EBED Autumn Sims
Open to visitors and members