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Congratulations to Annice and Howard who are this year's winners of the Club Championship and qualify automatically for the DCBA Invitation Pairs. 

Our summer competitions have now finished with Chris and Clive winning the Scratch events. Dave and Lyndon won the Wednesday handicap.  

Well done to all.

Winter events commence on October 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Welcome to Ringwood Bridge Club
CLUB NEWS

Our New Year Event saw 16 pairs  enjoy bridge and a festive meal at the ProAct Stadium. A competitive morning's bridge became rather slower paced after lunch but we did manage to complete a full round of 28 boards. Winners of the event were Barbara Matthews and Liz Robinson with almost 60%. Dot Alderton and May Plant received the handicap prize. 

Thanks to Lyndon and Susan for organising the event and to David Emerson, scoring maestro.

 

Please note that the DCBA Teams of 8 season has restarted after the Christmas break. If you are planning to come on a Wednesday please check on the calendar whether we have a  duplicate session running. 

 

CLUB SESSION TIMES

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

 

.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.

There will be no session on Decemebr 26th or January 9th when all are welcome at our New Year event. There will be no lesson before the session until January 16th

 

 

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

 If you are a visitor to the club or you know that your Regular Partner is unavailable please call or email Chris Challinor who will try and  arrange a partner for you.  Please do not turn up "on spec" as a 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

Monday lessons are taking a break until January 8th when Clive will be consolidating the recent basic sessions especially doubling. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who have made Monday mornings so enjoyable this Autumn.

The first three sessions of the New Year will be useful for beginners, improvers and intermediates alike. We will be paying special attention to hand evaluation as a partnership ie knowing when to bid and to what level.

On January 8th we will consider hand evaluation over No Trump bids (including when opponents double)

On January 15th we will look at hand evaluation with support for partner's suit....or not.

On January 22nd the focus will be competitive bidding - use of overcalls and doubles.

As usual there will be set hands to practice bidding....and play.

At the moment the plan for the following 2 weeks is to focus on play and defence with some simple tips but this is open for discussion

 

 

 

 

Chairman's Remarks

   Attendance on Wednesday evenings continues to disappoint. The committee have therefore decided to try something new for a couple of months. On alternate Wednesdays when there is no teams match there will be a stand alone event to encourage learners and improvers while still providing competition for more experienced players. The first 2 sessions will be handicap events with a small prize to the winners.

As usual  if you need a partner please contact Chris. Details in the partner finding section.

 

PRESIDENT'S TROPHY
PRESIDENT'S TROPHY

Tuesday 3rd October saw the second annual competition for the President's Trophy. Congratulations to  Phil Thomas and Steve Mulligan who were convincing winners of the trophy. Although numbers were slightly disappointing it was good to see several pairs from other clubs which always adds interest to the competition.

Thanks to Lyndon for running the event and to Susan and  Francine for helping out with the organisation.

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.

Bridge at Ringwood
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Master Point Promotions

Recent Promotions

 

Alison Thompson - Local Master

Lesley Case - Club Master

3 Star Tournament Master - Ian Willmott

Master - Baz Davies

Area Master - Meg Ridley

Many congratulations!!

 

Teams of Eight - Current Positions

Current positions of out teams may be found by following these links.

Division 1 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-01

Division 4 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-04

Division 5 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-05

 

North Derbyshire Teams of Eight

The first round of matches produced markedly different results for our teams. The A team lost 1-19 to Derby A although this as a creditable result given that  we were fielding two scratch pairs. The B team won 15-5 at Ripley. They remain in the relegation zone but because of the closeness of the teams still retain a chance of promotion! The C team's match was postponed. 

Next matches are on 24th January with the A team at home to Ripley and the B team away at Allestree.

Anyone who has not yet expressed an interest in playing but would like to be considered for the team please let Graham Wells or Dave Ridley know. We wil make sure there is an opportunity to play before the end of the season.

Future Events

 

 

 

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
Tue 23rd January 2018
No Fear Duplicate
Wed 24th January 2018
Teams of 8 only
Mon 29th January 2018
Winter Pairs
Results
Mon 22nd January 2018
Winter Pairs
Wed 17th January 2018
Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 15th January 2018
Monday Duplicate
Click for the latest results
Master Point Promotions

Recent Promotions

 

Alison Thompson - Local Master

Lesley Case - Club Master

3 Star Tournament Master - Ian Willmott

Master - Baz Davies

Area Master - Meg Ridley

Many congratulations!!

 

Teams of Eight - Current Positions

Current positions of out teams may be found by following these links.

Division 1 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-01

Division 4 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-04

Division 5 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-05

 

North Derbyshire Teams of Eight

The first round of matches produced markedly different results for our teams. The A team lost 1-19 to Derby A although this as a creditable result given that  we were fielding two scratch pairs. The B team won 15-5 at Ripley. They remain in the relegation zone but because of the closeness of the teams still retain a chance of promotion! The C team's match was postponed. 

Next matches are on 24th January with the A team at home to Ripley and the B team away at Allestree.

Anyone who has not yet expressed an interest in playing but would like to be considered for the team please let Graham Wells or Dave Ridley know. We wil make sure there is an opportunity to play before the end of the season.

Future Events

 

 

 

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
Tue 23rd January 2018
No Fear Duplicate
Wed 24th January 2018
Teams of 8 only
Mon 29th January 2018
Winter Pairs
Results
Mon 22nd January 2018
Winter Pairs
Wed 17th January 2018
Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 15th January 2018
Monday Duplicate