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The Community Centre held it's Xmas Lunch on Monay 12th. We played Fun Bridge after lunch and it seemed to be enjoyed by everybody. David Emerson and Sue Rolstone won the competition, Marlene and Muriel won the consolation prize whilst Jenny Stevens and Paul Sanderson won the spot prizes. 

The Summer Pairs on a Monday was won by Chris and Clive. The Handicap competition was won by Dee and Rosemary - well done to them.smiley

The Wednesday event was also won by Chris and Clive

 

 

 

 

 
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CLUB NEWS

An excellent result for Ian and Graham in the British Winter Sim Pairs held on Monday 9th January. Scoring 74.59% in the club they came top nationally out of 984 pairs with a magnificent 74.43%. Congratulations to both.

On Sunday 5th February we celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the Club! A free afternoon of Bridge at the Grassmoor Community Centre started at 13.30 for Tea & Coffee with play starting at 14.00. There were tea, coffee and cakes at the mid session interval with play finishing at around 18.30. Congratulations to Ian Blake & David Frape of Allestree who won the Anniversary Cups. Lyndon & Susan won the handicap. The china and cakestands were kindly lent to us by the John Eastwood Hospice and a collection box was available for donations. The afternoon was a success despite several absentees due to illness. We wish them all a speedy recovery. We will definitely repeat the Anniversay theme in 15years time!

Advance warning of a new date for your diaries : The Marjorie Mound Trophy event will take place at Chesterfield Golf Club, Walton on Tuesday 2nd May with Tea & Coffee at 10.00 for a 10.30 start of play. The trophy goes to the winners of the handicap with prizes for the winners of the scratch competition as well. There will not be a raflle but there will be a collection box for Marjorie's charity the Ashgate Hospice. Menu details will be circulated nearer the time.

 

CLUB SESSION TIMES

Club Telephone Number 07504 749948. Call TD on the night to advise late delays etc..

Teams

Matches start again on January 11th. Duplicate sessions will only be held when there is not a match, usually every two weeks but  please keep an eye on the calendar for actual dates.

We are keen to recruit more members to the squad. Even if you are only available for occasional home matches we would like to add you to our list.

.No Fear friendly duplicate Sessions

No Fear sessions  now take place  every Tuesday evening. Sessions are open to members and none members alike ,so if you know of anyone who who plays socially and would like to try duplicate in a friendly atmosphere get them to come along. A partner is always available. Just turn up. Also an ideal opportunity to test out ideas from lessons, changes to bidding systems and other ways of playing contracts.

 

Ringwood Bridge Club is an EBU affiliated club operating in Grassmoor, Chesterfield. We are complemented by Chesterfield Bridge Club and the U3A. Together we seek to provide and promote bridge in Chesterfield.

Session times and links to other clubs in the area may be found in the left panels on this page.

Members are requested to be in their places AT LEAST 10 minutes before the scheduled start of play.

Membership is £5 per year. Table Money is £3.50 for Members and £4.50 for Visitors.

 

Partner Finding

We have changed the Host system. If you know your Regular Partner is unavailable; please call or email Chris Challinor who will arrange a partner for you. A Host will be allocated to every Monday and Wednesday session by prior booking. Please do not turn up "on spec" as the Host may not be available. Contact Chris 01623 230752 or rosieandchris@tiscali.co.uk. Chris will also try to find you a Regular Partner if you are currently unattached.

Learn Bridge

Our next session will be on Feb 20th at 1000. We will continue last weeks session by looking at more hands where declarer has enough tricks provided they avoid getting blocked in the wrong hand.

We may split the session into beginners improvers and intermediate if numbers are sufficient.

Other topics to be covered inthe next few weeks are:-

  •  Finessing
  • Avoidance
  • Dummy Reversal
  • Creating entries
  • Loser and loser play
  • Unblocking

New members are always welcome for whom we will do an introduction to bridge, basic bidding and play.

 All club members might enjoy trying the new website http://www.nofearbridge.co.uk   15 minutes per day will improve your game no end..

Chairman's Remarks

Our next Committee meeting is on 18 January. If you have any matters you would like discussed please let a committee member know.

We are currently trying to make our website clearer and at the same time more informative. If anyone has any thoughts please let me know. I would also be grateful  if you let me know of  helpful bridge websites you have found. I will then provide a link for all members to access.

Clive               

 

PRESIDENT'S TROPHY
PRESIDENT'S TROPHY

Tuesday 4th October saw the competition for the President's Trophy for the first time at Walton Golf Club. An event much publicised and anticipated within the club.

MARJORIE MOUND TROPHY
MARJORIE MOUND TROPHY

THE inaugural competition for the Marjorie Mound Trophy was played on Tuesday 3rd May at Walton Golf Club. This competition, both greatly anticipated and attended, saw 15 1/2 tables competing throughout the day in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. The eventual winners were Lyndon & Susan Davies who were presented with the trophy together with a pair of cut glass wine glasses. A reward which Marjorie would heartily have approved of.

Bridge at Ringwood

Ringwood is a friendly bridge club and welcomes visitors. We operate a policy of Best Behaviour at Bridge as advocated by the EBU and we have a zero tolerance for bad behaviour. This is backed up by EBU trained Tournament Directors. We encourage all players to report any breach of Conduct and Etiquette Law (Law 74) to ensure all players enjoy Bridge at Ringwood.

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Master Point Promotions

 

Recent Promotions

Clive Case  - 1 Star Premier Master

Mrs Meg Ridley - Club Master

Mrs Lesley Case - Local Master

Mrs Ann Gill - Local Master

Michael Salt - District Master

Many congratulations!!

 

Teams of Eight - Current Positions

Division 2      http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000013-02

Division 3      http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000013-03

Division 6      http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000013-06

 

North Derbyshire Teams of Eight

Some good results for the teams this week. North Derbyshire B had an excellent 20-0 win at Allestree with the C team winning 15-5 against Belper to stay top of their division. Unfortunately the A team could not complete the hat trick, losing 16-4 against Ripley A.

Next matches are on February 8th with the A and B teams at home against Allestree Red and Matlock B respectively.

If you would like have a go at teams please let Graham wells_g1@sky.com or Dave nogmeg@mypostoffice.co.uk know. We can always find a partner if need be.

 

 

 

Future Events

 

♠ We will  be holding an event on Sunday the 5th February to celebrate 35 years of Ringwood Bridge Club. Keep a look out for further details in the coming weeks

DCBA site
DCBA site

In Derbyshire there are 14 EBU affiliated clubs and many other clubs not affiliated to the EBU but meeting regularly to play duplicate. Click this message board to be linked to a list of clubs playing bridge with details of where and when these clubs meet.

If any non-affiliated club wishes to be linked here please send information about your club and we will add the details to our list.
Calendar
Mon 20th February 2017
Winter Pairs 2016
Director: Lyndon Davies
Host: gwen needham
Dealer: Lyndon Davies
Tue 21st February 2017
No Fear Duplicate
Wed 22nd February 2017
Teams Night
Dealer: Lyndon
Results
Wed 15th February 2017
Winter Pairs
Dealer: Lyndon
Mon 13th February 2017
Winter Pairs 2016
Dealer: Lyndon Davies
Tue 7th February 2017
No Fear Duplicate
Click for the latest results
Master Point Promotions

 

Recent Promotions

Clive Case  - 1 Star Premier Master

Mrs Meg Ridley - Club Master

Mrs Lesley Case - Local Master

Mrs Ann Gill - Local Master

Michael Salt - District Master

Many congratulations!!

 

Teams of Eight - Current Positions

Division 2      http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000013-02

Division 3      http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000013-03

Division 6      http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000013-06

 

North Derbyshire Teams of Eight

Some good results for the teams this week. North Derbyshire B had an excellent 20-0 win at Allestree with the C team winning 15-5 against Belper to stay top of their division. Unfortunately the A team could not complete the hat trick, losing 16-4 against Ripley A.

Next matches are on February 8th with the A and B teams at home against Allestree Red and Matlock B respectively.

If you would like have a go at teams please let Graham wells_g1@sky.com or Dave nogmeg@mypostoffice.co.uk know. We can always find a partner if need be.

 

 

 

Future Events

 

♠ We will  be holding an event on Sunday the 5th February to celebrate 35 years of Ringwood Bridge Club. Keep a look out for further details in the coming weeks

DCBA site
DCBA site

In Derbyshire there are 14 EBU affiliated clubs and many other clubs not affiliated to the EBU but meeting regularly to play duplicate. Click this message board to be linked to a list of clubs playing bridge with details of where and when these clubs meet.

If any non-affiliated club wishes to be linked here please send information about your club and we will add the details to our list.
Calendar
Mon 20th February 2017
Winter Pairs 2016
Director: Lyndon Davies
Host: gwen needham
Dealer: Lyndon Davies
Tue 21st February 2017
No Fear Duplicate
Wed 22nd February 2017
Teams Night
Dealer: Lyndon
Results
Wed 15th February 2017
Winter Pairs
Dealer: Lyndon
Mon 13th February 2017
Winter Pairs 2016
Dealer: Lyndon Davies
Tue 7th February 2017
No Fear Duplicate