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Starting on Tuesday 25 September, Tim will be taking some one-off seminars covering difficult auctions. All of us find it easy to bid and find the correct contract when the opponents are quiet but these days many players barrage and take your space. We hope that attending these will help in being able to cope with such auctions. You can chose to attend one or as many that interest you, they are all stand alone. Class size is limited so please do book quickly. We are now taking bookings for the second of these seminars. The cost £15.00 each and they will start at 2.00pm. To book click here.
1 - 25th Sept: Bidding after an opposition Weak Two or 3-level Pre-empt Now full
2 - 2nd Oct: Tricky Partscore decisions
3 - 9th Oct: Bidding after Weak Jump Shifts / Weak Jump Overcalls / 2-suited Overcalls
4 - 16th Oct: Bidding after an opposition 4 or 5 level Pre-empt
5: 23rd Oct: Continuing the bidding when partner has overcalled
Note no lesson on 30th Oct
6: 6th Nov: Tricky High-level bidding decisions
Classes starting in September. Please click on the link below for more information to book.
Book Beginners Evening 26 September 7.30pm
Book Intermediate 2 Evening 1 October 7.30pm
Book Contested Auction Evening 11 October 7.30pm
We are also starting Beginners Term 3 with Cathy Barley on Wednesday morning September 26 10.30am. If you want to join either of this groups please contact me and I will give you payment details.
We had 19 tables for our inaugural Swiss Pairs and we hope the next one on Friday 28 September will be equally popular. As a special introductory offer table money will be as normal £6.00 Members and £9.00 Visitors. We will be playing 25 boards in 5 rounds and this alternative format will allow us more time to socialise and relax. As before it is our intention to ensure that for at least 2 rounds, you play your bridge against players of a similar standard. So don't allow yourself to worry about being out of your depth. Start time of 7.00 pm for nibbles with bridge starting promptly at 7.30pm. We hope to finish at just after 10.45pm.Please click here to book.
A reminder that Bernard is hosting a bridge weekend exclusively for Richmond members at Denham Grove on 25-27 January 2019. Bernard will be running the weekend and the seminars over the two days will be all about Slams (Identifying and bidding them) The cost will be £258 per person full board. Please telephone the Mr Bridge Office for any bookings or questions on 01483 489961. I am sure it will be a wonderful weekend. To look at the hotel please click on this link Denham Grove Rooms.
Richmond Bridge Club is housed in the old Bowling Club Pavilion in Cambridge Park, nestling between Richmond and Twickenham in South-West London. The Clubhouse and the Club are now dedicated solely to Bridge.
We offer a full range of duplicate bridge playing facilities from Monday to Friday, some Saturday Evenings and Sunday afternoons. The club also offers lessons for players of all standards to learn bridge as a beginner or to improve their bridge with various Refresher and Intermediate courses. Afternoon sessions start promptly at 1.45pm (start-time on Sundays is 2.30pm); in the evenings, play begins at 7.30pm. Special events are often held at weekends. The Club is affiliated to the Surrey County Bridge Association and the English Bridge Union.
Computer-dealt hands (with printed hand copies available after play) and the "Bridgemate" wireless scoring system (giving you instant results as you play) are used for all sessions.
The Clubhouse, extensively refurbished in 2002, is now probably one of the finest in Surrey and we can accommodate 34-35 tables.
You can now follow us on Social Media sites Facebook & Twitter
Congratulations to Richmond Members who participated in the England trials last weekend. Mike Scoltock was part of the Fegarty team who are leading division2. Ali Ahmed and James Thrower are in the Phoenix team who are leading Division 3 and Tim Chanter & Helen Wildsmith are in second place in Division 3. Good luck to them all in the next round.
Following the success ofour inaugural Cheese & Wine Swiss Pairs, we ran a short survey which made us realise that we should try the format during the day. As a result on Thursday 11 October with play starting at 1.30pm (note earlier start time) we intend running 5X5 board Cupcake & Coffee Swiss.which we hope will be equally popular. Please be here at 1.00pm to enjoy the cakes and coffee and ensure we get off to a prompt start at 1.30pm As a special introductory offer table money will be as normal £6.00 Members and £9.00 Visitors. We will be playing 25 boards in 5 rounds and this alternative format will allow us more time to socialise and relax. As before it is our intention to ensure that for at least 2 rounds, you play your bridge against players of a similar standard. So don't allow yourself to worry about being out of your depth. Please book to allow us to deal the rigth number of boards.
We are delighted to welcome back the outstanding Thai Elephant restaurant who will again be providing us with their fabulous food on Saturday, October 13 at 6.00pm. The menu this year will be Vegetable fried rice, Chicken in Oyster Sauce, Pork in Basil and Vegetable red curry plus a fantastic pudding which we are in the process of deciding.
The cost is slightly increased to £23.00 Members and £25.00 Visitors. Please note any cancellations after Wednesday October 10 will be expected to pay. Please click here to book.
I am sure you will enjoy looking at the pictures of our trip to Varna. The weather was fantastic and Bulgaria was brilliant with great food and cheap excellent wine. As you will see our party had a great time with the added bonus of getting to know each other a bit better than we do at the club. Our thanks to Stefan and his partner the lovely Dessi for looking after us so well and we eagerly await details of our next trip, when I hope more of you will join us. Please click here to see all the pictures.
Please book for our next Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs on Sunday 18 November at 1.00pm. Licensed by the EBU with master points issed to county level. I am pleased to announce increased prize money of £300 for first place pair, with smaller cash prizes for second and third. In addition a prize for the top ascender. Directed by Richard Banbury, there will be 6 X 8 board matches with duplimated hands and current round scoring using Bridgemates. The cost will be £17.50 per person, £35 per pair. Payment will be collected on the day. I would advise early booking as our Swiss Pairs fill quickly.
I am delighted to tell you that, that for the 8th year in succession we are again the best attended affiliated club in the country. (2011-2018). Please see EBU website for the list of clubs. It looks like we may be creating some sort of record so long may it continue. We know this would not be possible without the support of our incredibly loyal and wonderful members. We will continue to work as hard as possible to maintain the high level of service you so deserve.
We have introduced a new feature on the website to enable you to find a partner. Instructions were sent out to all members last week and can also be found by clicking here. These instructions are also displayed on the notice board at the club.
I thought you might enjoy seeing this video that we are planning to use on Facebook. Our thanks to Jane, Zita, Cathy, Stefan, Lee and a special thanks to Nadia who edited and produced the video. Please click on the little > to see the video although some browsers will play it when you open the page. Nadia is a very talented photographer, here is a link to her website See Nadia's work.
We have adopted the EBU recomended Privacy Notice in preparation for General Data Protection Regulation.This can be read by clicking here and will be displayed on our notice board
We have a new sign to help you know where to park in the Bowling Club. When you enter the car park and see this sign facing the entrance you know that you cannot park in that row. When not applicable we hope to turn it round so that the words are no longer showing as you come in but are facing the car park spaces themselves. Some of you have got confused by this. The sign ONLY APPLIES if you can see the words when you drive in to the car park.
All players should be seated at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Arriving late without warning is rude, and should be avoided if at all possible. If you are delayed en-route to a session, please be sure to call and tell us so that we may reserve space for you in the movement (or inform your waiting partner), otherwise you risk a wasted journey.
Please note we are now allowed to park in the bowling club car park week days from 7.00pm. We are keen to be good neighbours and if you use the car park you will leave more spaces for local residents. If you cannot park in the car park please park on the bowling club side of the road. Do not park on the residential side of the road or in Fairlawns (the small crescent on the left). We appreciate your help.
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