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We will be starting at

1.00 pm

 on Mondays and hope to finish at 4pm...

Getting old

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all for yourself. (Alfred Steinwold)

I favour light opening bids. At my age you can never be sure the bidding will get round to you again. (Owwald Jacoby)

 
Welcome to Ripley (Yorks) Bridge
RIPLE BRIDGE CLUB

     RIPLEY BRIDGE CLUB  ♦    

HOTEL DE VILLE. NORTH YORKS

We play on Monday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm

No partner needed. We suppply partners.

& Refreshments

    You are welcome to join us    

Contact Bruce by email using  "contact us" on the left hand side menu 

New member drive

The next stage of development of the club is to establish a second session on another afternoon, probably Wednesday. The reason for this is to provide more flexibility so that members can play on either or both days as they wish. Consequently doctor or dentist appointments,day visits from relatives, bank holidays or even the occasional hangover need not stop you having your weekly dose of bridge. I hope everybody will help to raise our profile and attract new members. I calculate we need another 15 members to make the second session viable.

Bridge conventions

The most important conventions are Stayman, Transfers, Pre-empts and a Slam convention. You only need one of the latter. With just these four you are well prepared to be an above average bridge player. If any members would like to learn these conventions, or extend their understanding of them, I am happy to give them some free coaching.  Bruce 

Buffet meal in October

The next buffet meal is scheduled, provisionally, for Monday,23rd October. This is the Autumn half term for the Ripley School and the History of Art crowd will not be there. We may be able to eat and play in the main room since we will have more time in the morning to prepare. The cost per head will be £6 because food has increased in price quite sharply this year.Since space is rstricted numbers will be limited to 28. Please let one of the committee know as soon as possible if you wish to attend.

Rules about revoking

Declarer may rectify a revoke before the next trick is played. The offending card becomes a penalty card, is laid faceup and must be played at the first opportunity. No other penalty.

Once the next trick has been played the revoke cannot be rectified and a penalty is imposed at the end of play. If the trick containing the revoke is won by the offender a penalty of one trick is deducted. If the offender wins a subsequent trick a second trick is deducted.

The director may impose a further penalty ih he considers more advantage had been gained.

Rules about leading out of turn

If the opening lead is out of turn the declarer has the option of accepting the lead. He then becomes the dummy and his partner plays the hand.

The following options are also available after any out of turn lead. The innocent player may refuse to accept the lead and the card then becomes a penalty card

and placed face up on the table. It must be played at the first opportunity. The innocent player may then require the lead to be from the same suit, or NOT

from the same suit, whichever is to his advantage. In this case the penalty card is returned to hand and ceases to be a penalty card.

The innocent player may refuse both options and allow any card to be led. In this case the penalty card remains on the table, face up, and is played at the first opportunity.

New scoring system

The club is now signed up to Scorebridge. This gives us far more information enabling us to analyse and discover where we went wrong or did well. To access this go to the results box in the left hand column. An almost empty page will appear. Click on the word 'event' at the top middle of the page. The results will appear. Click on Ranking, Matrix, etc. in the middle of the screen to show different aspects of the results. If you still have difficulty ask Ivan or Christine for help. They are both whizz kids at this sort of thing. 

Seed Cake

Ingredients

8oz S.R. flour

8oz butter

8oz caster sugar

4 eggs

2 tsps caraway seed

Method

Beat together the sugar and butter. Now beat in alternatively the beaten eggs and the sifted flour. Finally fold in the caraway seed. Bake in a greased tin for 40 minutes (or until the cake springs back when pressed and a skewer comes out of the cake clean). Paint sugar solution over the top and sprinkle flaked almonds on top.

Cherry Almond Cake

Ingredients    200gm butter                  200gm caster sugar

                      4 eggs                             85gm ground almonds

                      175gm SR flour               300gm glace cherries

                      1 tsp almond extract      100ml milk

                      1 tsp baking powder      2 tbsp flaked almonds

Method

Grease and line an eight inch cake tin. Cream the sugar and butter. Fold in the dry ingredients. Wash and dry the cherries, then coat in flour. Stir in  the milk and cherries. Bake at 160 Celsius for 60-75 minutes. You may need to cover with foil for the last 30 minutes to prevent over browning.

Simnel Cake

Ingredients     6 oz unsalted butter

                      6 oz soft brown sugar

                      3 eggs

                      8 oz selfraising flour

                       1 tsp cinnamon

                       1/2 tsp nutmeg              

                      12 oz currants

                      4 oz sultanas        

                      16 oz marzipan

                      mini chocolate eggs

Method          Cream the butter and sugar then fold in the dry ingredients. Now mix in the dried fruit. Add Amaretto liqueur until a dropping consistency is achieved.  Put half the mixture into an 8 inch lined tin.Roll out the marzipan and cut out an 8 inch circle. place this on the mixture  and then put in the rest of the cake mix on top. Bake at 160 celsius for 2 hours or until a skewer comes clean. You may need to cover the cake half way through to stop it overbrowning. When the cake has cooled paint the top with warm apricot jam and put another circle of marzipan on top. This should overhang by about an inch all round. Make a pie crust edge round the marzipan.  Roll the marzipan trimmings into 11 balls and decorate the top with them. In the centre make a marzipan nest for your chocolate eggs.

                    (The marzipan balls represent 11 of the Apostles. Judas Iscariot was excluded for being a very naughty boy) 

                    

 

                       

Rum and Coffee Cake

Ingredients

6 oz butter, 6 oz S.R. flour, 6 oz caster sugar, 3 eggs

8 oz sugar, 3/4 pint water, 3 tbsps coffee essence, 3 tbsps rum

1/2 pint double cream, vanilla extract, walnut halves

Method

Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin. Cream the butter and sugar, gradually beat in the beaten egg and sifted flour. Pour into tin and bake for40-45 minutes at 375degrees. To make syrup, disslove sugar in water and boil until syrupy. Allow to cool then add rum and coffee essence. Stand cake on a large plate, prick all over and pour the coffee mixture onto it. Leave to soak for 24 hours then decorate with whipped vanilla cream and walnut pieces.

Thick Lemon Tart

Ingredients

1 ready rolled sheet of shortcrust pastry

6 oz caster sugar

3 eggs

zest of 6 lemons

10 fl. oz. lemon juice

7 fl. oz. whipping cream

Line a flan tin with pastry,prick and brush with egg white. Bake blind for 25 minutes, 180 Celsius. Whisk eggs and sugar, add zest, juice and then, cream. Whisk and pour into flancase. Bake 25-30 minutes. Dust with icing sugar or glaze with reduced lemon juice syrup. Decorate with caremalised lemon slices.

Barm Brack

Ingredients

12 oz mixed fruit

12 oz strong tea

7 oz demerara sugar

10 oz plain flour

 1 large egg (beaten)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

Put the fruit, sugar, cinnamon and tea in a bowl and leave to soak overnight. Stir in the egg and then the flour. Put in a greased, lined loaf tin and bake in a medium oven for about an hour. Test with a skewer. It improves with keeping a day or two before eating. In Yorkshire you would have it with butter and a slice of cheese( Wensleydale,of course)

More bridge wisdom

Bridge is a great comfort in old age. It also helps you get there faster.

 

South: Alert!          

East:   What does that mean?

South: I am required to further misdescribe my hand.

 

Card sense is the ability to do the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time.

 

Regardless of what sadistic impulses we may harbour good bridge means helping partner avoid mistakes.

 

I'd like a review of the bidding with all the original inflections.

                               

 

Things people say

It's not enough to win the tricks that belong to you. Try also for some that belong to your opponents. (Alfred Scheinwold)

If 3NT is a viable option - then bid it. (Paul Soloway)

If you have the slightest touch of Masochism you'll love this game. (Frank Perkins)

The two golden rules

1.  Be kind to others, partner, opponents and,especially the director.

2.  Keep the kettles filled..

Bridge results- 12th June 2017

John and Rosemary   63%     1

Alan and Patrick       62%     2

Bruce and Joss         55%     3      

David and Avril        45%     4

Pauline and Lorna    41.5    5

Dorothy and Louise 33%     6

The results are hand scored because there was a confusion between boards 6 and 9.

The turnout was disappointing but I hope the afternoon was enjoyed by everyone who did attend. We need to average four and a half tables to be viable so let us hope the recent low numbers are only a temporary reflection of holiday activity.

Results
Mon 18th September 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 11th September 2017
monday
Scorer: christine Davies
More bridge wisdom

Bridge is a great comfort in old age. It also helps you get there faster.

 

South: Alert!          

East:   What does that mean?

South: I am required to further misdescribe my hand.

 

Card sense is the ability to do the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time.

 

Regardless of what sadistic impulses we may harbour good bridge means helping partner avoid mistakes.

 

I'd like a review of the bidding with all the original inflections.

                               

 

Things people say

It's not enough to win the tricks that belong to you. Try also for some that belong to your opponents. (Alfred Scheinwold)

If 3NT is a viable option - then bid it. (Paul Soloway)

If you have the slightest touch of Masochism you'll love this game. (Frank Perkins)

The two golden rules

1.  Be kind to others, partner, opponents and,especially the director.

2.  Keep the kettles filled..

Bridge results- 12th June 2017

John and Rosemary   63%     1

Alan and Patrick       62%     2

Bruce and Joss         55%     3      

David and Avril        45%     4

Pauline and Lorna    41.5    5

Dorothy and Louise 33%     6

The results are hand scored because there was a confusion between boards 6 and 9.

The turnout was disappointing but I hope the afternoon was enjoyed by everyone who did attend. We need to average four and a half tables to be viable so let us hope the recent low numbers are only a temporary reflection of holiday activity.

Results
Mon 18th September 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 11th September 2017
monday
Scorer: christine Davies