They have fledged!Seven keen new bridge players graduated from the kitchen today to join the rest of us in the Improvers Group.Top N/S were 'old timers' Mick Buckley and Brian Ward, whilst E/W was headed by John Newell and new fledgling William Cruise.
Please note that there will be no Bridge at Pentrich on 1st August as players will be taking part in a charity event.
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.
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, you'll 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 choose, you can change 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.
The dates for this competition have changed.
It will now be held on Mondays 25th June & 2nd July.
Please sign up if you plan to play - you need to be available on both nights.
In the event of an odd number of pairs, the last pair will be a reserve pair.
Monday 18th June will be a normal duplicate night but there is no host.
Round 6 of the Chairman's Cup / Plate has moved to 16th July.
Please check the revised calendar.
£5 Membership subscriptions are now due.
You have until June.
Please See Linda
BRIDGE WEEKENDS 2018
Cambridge - Belfry Hotel: August 31 - Sept 3
£362 for 2 people sharing a double or twin room
£226 for a single room
Contact Linda as rooms still available
Dates for your diary
Telford Hotel and Golf resort 26th - 29th April 2019
Rendezvous Hotel Skipton 1st - 4th May 2020.
(Price as the Bridge weekend in 2018)
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CLAIMS AND CONCESSIONS.pdf
PENALTY CARDS - DISPOSITION 2017.pd
CHANGES OF CALL.pdf
PASS OUT OF TURN DIAGRAM LAW 30.pdf
LAW 31 - BID OUT OF TURN DIAGRAM.pdf
The NEW number for the club's telephone is 07852 427368.
This is only available during club sessions.
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.
CLUB COMPETITIONS 2017/18
HAROLD WESTHEAD COMPETITION
1st Andrew Skidmore & Ian Kayes
2nd David Burns & Tony Foster
3rd Alan Kenny & Richard Horsley
(Same result as last year except that 1st and 2nd flipped over)
QED SWISS PAIRS COMPETITION - MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017
Winners: Gary Watson & Roger Eley (100 pts)
Runner up: Jeff Calladine & Wilson Howden (91pts)
ANDREW PARKIN HANDICAP PAIRS COMPETITION - MONDAY 10 JULY 2017
Winners: Colin Butt & May Methuringham (60.87%)
Runners up: Tony Foster & David BUrns (57.42%)
CHAIRMAN'S CUP and PLATE WINNERS 2017
Andrew Skidmore & Ian Kayes who are the Cup winners with 59.03
Roger Eley & Gary Watson who won the Plate with 52.08
1st Glyn MacArthur & Rowena Innes 56.09
2nd Pat Parkin & Jackie McNeill 56.02
3rd Tomy & Pam McCane Whitney 55.78
JEAN HOUGH 16 NOV 2017
Winners: Ruth & John Blackhurst 66.08
Runners Up: Andrew Skinmore & Ruby Bass 59.51
JACK FLYNN MIXED PAIRS TROPHY - MONDAY 9TH APRIL 2018
Winners: Kathryn & John Shaw (62.24%)
Runners up: Janet Hobbs & Wilson Howden (59.44%)
There are a couple of significant changes to the Blue Book which players should be aware.
The first relates to announcements of short minor openings.
The second is that clarification has been made to alerting "a non-forcing new response".
Congratulations to the top scorers (/88) - Ray 87, Linda 85, John & Naomi and Cynthia 84.
Thanks to Jeff for compiling the questions and to Pat for marking the answers.
£151 was raised for our charity of the year, The Motor Neurone Association.
2017 QUIZ ANSWERS.pdf
(The Charity night on 31st July raised £199.)
Thanks to everyone for supporting these events.
The picture shows a Monday evening at St Joseph's church hall.
The rearranged Shipley Country Park walk will be held on Friday 13th @ 10am
Easy walk of 4 to 5 miles followed by lunch in cafe by carpark.
If interested let Colin or Peter know, more details can be obtained from Peter.
For the evening sessions, please 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.
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2018 Data Protection Privacy Notice.pdf
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NGS Exemption Form.pdf