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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.

 

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
29th Sep 2016
Scorer: kj
27th Sep 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
22nd Sep 2016
Scorer: Gill
20th Sep 2016
Scorer: m Ribbins
20th Sep 2016
RBC Pairs 7 Tables
Scorer: Mick Green
15th Sep 2016
Scorer: Leon
13th Sep 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
8th Sep 2016
Scorer: Leon
6th Sep 2016
Scorer: ajp
1st Sep 2016
Tuesday Comes to Thursday, teams of 4
Scorer: J Richards
30th Aug 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
25th Aug 2016
Scorer: Gill
23rd Aug 2016
Scorer: mike perkins
18th Aug 2016
Scorer: Leon
16th Aug 2016
Scorer: Pat
Calendar
6th Oct 2016
Sims British Autumn pairs
9th Oct 2016
Swiss Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
10th Oct 2016
Nicko Semi Final Reading vs TGR
7.30 PM
7th Nov 2016
Reading C v Bourne End A
13th Nov 2016
Butler Scored Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
15th Nov 2016
Children in Need Sims
17th Nov 2016
Children in Need Sims
20th Nov 2016
Friendly Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
21st Nov 2016
Reading C v SBBC A
22nd Nov 2016
Cocktail Pairs, mixed pairs compete for the Founders Trophy
4th Dec 2016
Mixed Swiss Teams
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
13th Dec 2016
Committee Cup Qualifier (optional entry), teams of 4
10th Feb 2017
CHILTERN T4 GOSWELL v BEER
RBC 1900
Director: K.Goswell
6th Mar 2017
Reading C v Chalfont A
3rd Apr 2017
Reading C v Amersham CC B
Click for the latest results
Results
29th Sep 2016
Scorer: kj
27th Sep 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
22nd Sep 2016
Scorer: Gill
20th Sep 2016
Scorer: m Ribbins
20th Sep 2016
RBC Pairs 7 Tables
Scorer: Mick Green
15th Sep 2016
Scorer: Leon
13th Sep 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
8th Sep 2016
Scorer: Leon
6th Sep 2016
Scorer: ajp
1st Sep 2016
Tuesday Comes to Thursday, teams of 4
Scorer: J Richards
30th Aug 2016
Scorer: Reading Bridge Club
25th Aug 2016
Scorer: Gill
23rd Aug 2016
Scorer: mike perkins
18th Aug 2016
Scorer: Leon
16th Aug 2016
Scorer: Pat
Calendar
6th Oct 2016
Sims British Autumn pairs
9th Oct 2016
Swiss Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
10th Oct 2016
Nicko Semi Final Reading vs TGR
7.30 PM
7th Nov 2016
Reading C v Bourne End A
13th Nov 2016
Butler Scored Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Gary Conrad
 Click for more information
15th Nov 2016
Children in Need Sims
17th Nov 2016
Children in Need Sims
20th Nov 2016
Friendly Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
SBBC 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
 Click for more information
21st Nov 2016
Reading C v SBBC A
22nd Nov 2016
Cocktail Pairs, mixed pairs compete for the Founders Trophy
4th Dec 2016
Mixed Swiss Teams
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
 Click for more information
13th Dec 2016
Committee Cup Qualifier (optional entry), teams of 4
10th Feb 2017
CHILTERN T4 GOSWELL v BEER
RBC 1900
Director: K.Goswell
6th Mar 2017
Reading C v Chalfont A
3rd Apr 2017
Reading C v Amersham CC B