Eight people pressed on with their studies in the kitchen. Meanwhile, eight tables competed in the main hall after a session on slam bidding. In N/S, Jeremy Miles and Alan Bullock achieved 62.9%. In E/W, John Kelsall and Sheilagh Howells achieved 58.9%.
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.
MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2018
A cheque for £4016 was presented by Alan to Brenda Bowman (Finance Officer) and David Broughton (Group Leader) of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
David expressed his appreciation and thanks for the support he has received and to everyone who had so generously contributed to raising such a splendid sum for the charity.
Please note that the calendar has changed slightly to accommodate new dates for the Spring Cup.
They have been changed because Riddings will be closed on the first Thursday in May due to elections.
It means that some host arrangements have also been moved around so could members check the position.
The Riddings Spring Cup team event will start in March.
An entry form can be downloaded here SPRING CUP 2018 Entry Form or will be available next Thursday at Riddings.
This year’s competition will be held over three weeks rather than four and the dates are 29 March, 12 April and 26 April. The closing date for entries is 15 March.
Broadly the rules of the competition remain the same as last year SPRING CUP 2018 RULES
We are hopeful that software issues have been resolved so the competition will run more smoothly this time around.
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.
2017/2018 League tables link
Results and current positions can be found in the "Competitions at Ripley" section
2017-18 Teams of Four teams and fixtures.pdf
Congratulations to Team B (Alistair McCance at al) on winning Divison 1, with 1 match to go. Team P (Anne McLean) lead Division 2 and Team W (Ralph Woodcock) lead Division 3, though both can be caught,
BRIDGE WEEKENDS 2018
Skipton - Rendevouz Hotel: April 20-23
Skipton now full
Cambridge - Belfry Hotel: August 31 - Sept 3
Week One - CLAIMS AND CONCESSIONS.pdf
Week Two - PENALTY CARDS - DISPOSITION 2017.pd
Week Three - COMPARABLE BIDS.
Week Four - CHANGES OF CALL.pdf
PASS OUT OF TURN DIAGRAM LAW 30.pdf
LAW 31 - BID OUT OF TURN DIAGRAM.pdf
CLUB 'PHONE - new number 07432 040488 (this is only switched on during bridge sessions)
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".
CLUB COMPETITIONS 2017/18
JACK FLYNN MIXED PAIRS TROPHY - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017
Winners: Ray & Jill Sellars (65%)
Runners up: Iris White & Ellis Hayward (63%)
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
Congratulations to 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
2nd Pat Parkin & Jackie McNeill
3rd Tomy & Pam McCane Whitney
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.
Click on Links
NGS Exemption Form.pdf
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.