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7/12/2016

Next week there will be Bridge at Pentrich followed by the Chrismas Lunch and Raffle at Marehay. Many thanks for the generous donations of Raffle prizes today.

Phil gave us a session on the 'gambling 3NT bid' which is rarely needed but cropped up on Thursday night.  

Top scores today were: Jill Sykes and John Tompkins(N/S)  59.7% and Veronica Wragg and Lewis Wood (E/W)with 66.9%

  

 

 

 

 
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Play it again feature

Have you tried the play it again feature?  It's been there a while but some people don't know about it

Look in the Results section.  Go to the results for a particular date and click on one of the pairs.  You can now select the hand and the results you're interested in.  Below the hand record, youll see the play it again button.  If you click on that it may initially give you an option of which programme to use.  It doesn't matter which you chose, you can chage it later.  I suggest the BSOL option.  You'll now see the hand with the how many tricks can be made in the different denominations by each position,.  Select the denomination and declarer and click play.  You can then go through the play of the hand.  For the hand due to play the optimum cards to play are shown in green and cards which will reduce the number of tricks that side can take are shown in yellow (colours may vary with programme).  Of course it always knows when to drop singleton Kings and which way to take a 2-way finesse..

Competition Archive (1957 to date)

The Competition Archive now has a link to all the winners of Ripley Bridge Club Competitions from 1957 to date.

If you spot any errors, please let the secretary know.

 
REMINDERS

THE JEAN HOUGH HANDICAP PAIRS COMPETITION THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER 6.45 pm. Please sign up for this competition.

RBC QUIZ 2016 - available from Pat - all proceeds to our charity of the year -Green Gables Home (Leonard Cheshire Disability). Closing date 28th November. NB Clue for Q 57 should be WH.

CLUB 'PHONE - new number 07432 040488 (this is only switched on during bridge sessions)

Teaching Presentations - copies of the notes are posted on the website - see the menu.

 

 

Last updated : 24th Nov 2016 16:31 GMT

COMMITTEE MEETING INFORMATION

Intermediate Training 2016 Bridge Training notice.pdf

New Competitions 2016 Competition Review Notice.pdf

 

 

Last updated : 20th Nov 2016 10:42 GMT
Teams of 4 2016-17

The Teams of 4 Competition has reached its mid-point.  Click hear for the tables or go to Competions at Ripley in the menu.  

In the 1st Division, Team F (Ian Roxburgh, Tony Foster, David Burns, Stuart Barlow, Roy Wood, Tim Hanson) is in the lead but Team A (Wilson Howden, Jeff Calladine, John Shaw, Kathryn Shaw) is chasing at their heels.  They play each other in round 5 in January.

Team H (Alastair McCance, Lorna McCance, John Gould, Janson Leung, Glyn MacArthur) leads the second dividon with team P (Phil Upton, Janet Goodall, Iris White, Ellis Hayward) just behind, both with 100% records so far.

Team V (Alan Edson, Joan Lawrence, John Bamford, Sheila Bamford) has a clear lead in the third division, with Team S (Ronda Sims, Eric Wilkinson, Edie Nunn, Peter Harris, Mick Buckley) chasing in second place

 

Last updated : 22nd Nov 2016 22:49 GMT
DCBA Teams of 8 League

We have 5 teams in the DCBA inter-town Teams of 8 league, split between Divisions 2, 4 and 5.  All are doing well.  Follow the link to the DCBA web site,  There are links to the different divisions on the right of the page

Last updated : 20th Nov 2016 13:33 GMT

WINTER TEAMS of 8 COMPETITION 2016/17

DERBYSHIRE CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION

2016 Teams of 8 Fixtures List.doc

Results

Wed 2nd November

                         Div 2  TEAM A v TEAM B 20 - 0              

            Div 4 TEAM C v Matlock C 13 - 7

        Div 4 TEAM E No match

              Div 5 Team D v Rolls Royce C 11 - 9

Last updated : 7th Nov 2016 16:17 GMT
Introduction
Introduction

 

Ripley Bridge Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and the Derbyshire Contract Bridge Association. We hold 3 sessions of bridge each week, on Monday and Thursday Evenings, and Wednesday mornings.

On Monday evenings we meet at St. Joseph's Church Hall,  94, Butterley Hill,  Ripley DE5 3LW and on the Thursday evening we meet at Riddings Park Community Centre, West Street, Riddings DE55 4EW.

Play starts at 7pm.  Please try and be seated for 6:50 pm.

We suggest less experienced players start with the Thursday evening at Riddings, but are welcome on either evening.

On Wednesday mornings, we meet at Pentrich Village Hall, Main Road, Pentrich DE5 3RE  from 9:45 to 12:30.  This is a Beginner/Improver session of supervised practice, instruction and play held under the direction of Phil Upton, MEBUTA. The session comprises a short introduction to a topic of interest, followed by duplicate on a 'Draw for Partner' basis so singles are welcome.

Last updated : 27th Sep 2016 21:48 BST
CONGRATULATIONS

CLUB COMPETITIONS 2016/17

PAIRS COMPETITION - 5TH & 12TH SEPTEMBER

Winners Andrew Skidmore & Ian Kayes (62.7%)

2nd Stuart Barlow & Glyn MacArthur (59.5%)

3rd Dorothy & Davin Knowles (57.6%)

QED SWISS PAIRS COMPETITION - MONDAY 18th JULY

Winners John Gould & Glyn MacArthur (73%)

Runners up Gary Watson & Roger Eley (71%)

ANDREW PARKIN HANDICAP PAIRS COMPETITION - MONDAY 27th JUNE

Winners David Ford & Bill Hamilton (67.1%)

Runnersup John Gould & Glyn MacArthur (63.6%)

JACK FLYNN MIXED PAIRS TROPHY - MONDAY 11th APRIL

Winners - Ian Roxburgh & Ronda Sims (65.6%)

Runners up - Glyn MacArthur and Rowena Innes (62.1%)

Last updated : 27th Sep 2016 21:45 BST

CHARITY BRIDGE NIGHT

for LEONARD CHESHIRE DISABILITY (Green Gables Home Alfreton)

Thursday 8th September

£193 was raised on the night. Thanks to all who contributed.

The total to date (Charity nights, Quiz and sales of produce) is £566.

Nigel & Sharon Parkes-Rolfe have already contributed £500 directly to the charity following their open garden charity fundraising event in May, attended by many of our members.

 

Last updated : 11th Sep 2016 18:05 BST

BEGINNERS' BRIDGE COURSE

SEPTEMBER 2016

CLICK FOR DETAILS

2016 Beginners Bridge Course.pdf

Last updated : 4th Aug 2016 17:16 BST

♠    BRIDGE WEEKENDS 2016    ♣ 

Chester 22nd - 25th April

Click for more photos 

 

DATES FOR 2017

21-24 April - Lytham St. Annes

22-25 September - Coventry

 

Last updated : 11th Sep 2016 17:26 BST
Pictures

The picture at the top of the page shows St Joseph's church hall and the picture below shows a Monday evening there.

Pictures
Last updated : 9th Apr 2015 11:10 BST
Click for the latest results
Start time

For the evening sessions, please can you be seated for 6:50 pm.  This allows time for assigning the host, determining the number of tables and the movement, setting up the wirless scoring system and making announcements, so that play can commence promptly at 7 pm.

Test for proposed hand of the week
Dlr: East
Vul: E/W
 10
 A Q 8 7 5 4
 10 6
 A K 10 2
Optimum
NS 6N
 K 9 8 6 2
 6
 K Q 5
 Q J 5 3
W
E
S
T
NORTH

E
A
S
T

22
SOUTH
 Q J 4 3
 J 9
 J 9 8 7 4 3
 9
  13  
11   5
  11  
 A 7 5
 K 10 3 2
 A 2
 8 7 6 4
  N
N 6 - 6 - 6
S 6 - 6 - 6
E - 1 - 2 -
W - 1 - 2 -

This is a trial for a regular hand of the week.If there's any hands you'd like listed let me know 

The hand is hand 22 from last Thursday night's duplicate (17/11/16). The question was how to make 12 tricks in hearts.  The key play, after drawing trumps, is to lead a club from south.  If W plays small, insert the 10.  The 9 of clubs dropping from East means you can now pick up all the suit, with repeated leads from south.  This is not the normal play of the suit, of course.  Usually you'd play the A first and then lead towards the K, 10, putting the 10 in if an honour doesn't come up.  Not only does this mean you'll make 3 tricks in the club suit when it splits 3-2, but also when they're 4-1 with the four onside (and sometime you'll make all 4 when the singletion is an honour)

Any comments / suggestions e-mail alankexp@hotmail.com   .

 

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
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Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Calendar
12th December 2016
Duplicate & County Pairs Qualifying Heat
Ripley 7.00pm
Director: Phil Upton
Host: Jill Clegg
14th December 2016
Wednesday Morning Improvers
Pentrich
15th December 2016
Duplicate and Christmas Party
Riddings 7.00pm
Director: Lyndon Davies
Host: No Host - just come
19th December 2016
Duplicate
Ripley 7.00pm
Director: Dove Fletcher
Host: Roy Wood
21st December 2016
Wednesday Morning Improvers
Pentrich
22nd December 2016
Duplicate
Riddings 7.00pm
Director: Stuart Barlow
Host: No Host
Click for the latest results
Start time

For the evening sessions, please can you be seated for 6:50 pm.  This allows time for assigning the host, determining the number of tables and the movement, setting up the wirless scoring system and making announcements, so that play can commence promptly at 7 pm.

Test for proposed hand of the week
Dlr: East
Vul: E/W
 10
 A Q 8 7 5 4
 10 6
 A K 10 2
Optimum
NS 6N
 K 9 8 6 2
 6
 K Q 5
 Q J 5 3
W
E
S
T
NORTH

E
A
S
T

22
SOUTH
 Q J 4 3
 J 9
 J 9 8 7 4 3
 9
  13  
11   5
  11  
 A 7 5
 K 10 3 2
 A 2
 8 7 6 4
  N
N 6 - 6 - 6
S 6 - 6 - 6
E - 1 - 2 -
W - 1 - 2 -

This is a trial for a regular hand of the week.If there's any hands you'd like listed let me know 

The hand is hand 22 from last Thursday night's duplicate (17/11/16). The question was how to make 12 tricks in hearts.  The key play, after drawing trumps, is to lead a club from south.  If W plays small, insert the 10.  The 9 of clubs dropping from East means you can now pick up all the suit, with repeated leads from south.  This is not the normal play of the suit, of course.  Usually you'd play the A first and then lead towards the K, 10, putting the 10 in if an honour doesn't come up.  Not only does this mean you'll make 3 tricks in the club suit when it splits 3-2, but also when they're 4-1 with the four onside (and sometime you'll make all 4 when the singletion is an honour)

Any comments / suggestions e-mail alankexp@hotmail.com   .

 

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Calendar
12th December 2016
Duplicate & County Pairs Qualifying Heat
Ripley 7.00pm
Director: Phil Upton
Host: Jill Clegg
14th December 2016
Wednesday Morning Improvers
Pentrich
15th December 2016
Duplicate and Christmas Party
Riddings 7.00pm
Director: Lyndon Davies
Host: No Host - just come
19th December 2016
Duplicate
Ripley 7.00pm
Director: Dove Fletcher
Host: Roy Wood
21st December 2016
Wednesday Morning Improvers
Pentrich
22nd December 2016
Duplicate
Riddings 7.00pm
Director: Stuart Barlow
Host: No Host