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Thursday July 26 is open pairs where members of other St James and invited clubs are welcome to attend without the need to play with an RAC member. This will continue with every Thursday in August being open before reverting in September to the fourth Thursday of the month. Charge £5 members £10 guests for all regular duplicate bridge sessions

There will be no Sunday afternoon bridge in July and August 2018 but it will resume on 23 September at 2.20 for 2.30 .

Looking ahead please note the date below in your diaries for our

Ros and Bob Bowman RAC Championship Pairs Sunday 28 October 12.30 for 1 pm start.

This is our annual flagship event, which is blue pointed with the EBU and is always popular. We play 24 boards before breaking for a substantial and tasty afternoon tea and then play a further 24 boards. It is possible to just play one session (including afternoon tea ) if you prefer, but to win the magnificent Championship cup you need to play both sessions. For new players to this event by far the majority of players play both sessions.There will be prizes for winners of each session as well as the main overall Champions prize.

This is always a popular event so please keep the day available ready to book as soon as bookings open which will be around the end of August.

Finally Thursday December 13 is our Annual Christmas black tie dinner so please put the date in your diaries now!

Enjoy the Summer and hope to see many of you next Sunday at our annual Summer lunch 

Best wishes

Sally Found ( on behalf of RAC Pall Mall bridge activity committee )

 
 
 
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Match against the House of Lords

On 12th June a match was played and narrowly won against the House of Lords. The teams were very evenly matched and the RAC, with its customary generosity, also supplied a good player to the Lords’ team (thank you, Dorette!). Interesting surroundings in a politically  exciting time.

Marina (for the Bridge Circle Committee)

Roehampton Match report

A week after RAC's triumph against the ACF in Paris many of our team were again in action hosting Roehampton on 22nd June in avery enjoyable match. The match was played in very good spirit. The RAC team was ably captained by Brigitte. The RAC team won by 26.5 IMPs! - the score for one set of four was not accurately agreed to the last IMP and in keeping with the spirit of the match they decided to split the difference!

 

 
Match Report RAC V Lords Taverners 18 -07 -18.

This match Team of 8 was played on the above date. Scored as two separate teams Red and Blue the movement made sure that all pairs played against each other. A good dinner ensured a sociable evening and a competitive match. Team Red did not excel for the first half but were saved by Blue. Down at the half RAC recovered all but 6 imps for a small loss. The teams were Terry / Marina Ross/Paul, Dorette/ Robin and Tony /David G. The cards were lively but B21 was the centrepiece and effectively decided the match. It is the subject of HOW and I refer readers to it. 

 

Last updated : 20th Jul 2018 13:49 BST
RAC Pall Mall v RAC Woodcote Park

We played our annual match against Woodcote Park yesterday afternoon and fought a competitive contest and just like England v Croatia in the World Cup it was a match of two halves. At half time Pall Mall enjoyed a well earned narrow lead of 5 Imps but, after much eating of sandwiches and cake washed down with tea and coffee, we fell into a slumber and lost the second half by 22 Imps, giving WP victory by a net 17 Imps.

Extra time, just as with England, may not have changed the result!

Tony Scouller will no doubt be tut tutting as 12 Imps out of our 17 Imps deficit arose from a missed 6NT bid on our side but we fielded some scratch pairs in our 8 which we all know makes bidding and play more tricky, compared with our opponents who wisely selected more established partnerships.

There will always be another year, as with England, except they have to wait two for their next big tournament whereas we will be playing again one afternoon at WP next July!

Last updated : 12th Jul 2018 15:40 BST
The winners took it all
The winners took it all

AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE FRANCE - PARIS

The RAC A team of 8 played splendidly in Paris and won by about 60 imps over 40 boards. This is the first time we have won in 5 years and the trophy is waiting at my home to be carried (actually driven!) to Pall Mall to be displayed in the trophy cabinet. It was a really enjoyable occasion and our hosts worked hard to make us feel welcome. The return match has already been agreed for 7/8 June next year.

The B team of 4, which I captained, managed to lose our match by 13 imps which on another evening we could easily have won. -1700 and -1100 on two boards where we overbid and they doubled vulnerable, although we did find the 3 slam bids which no other 4 in the room did.

Michael Bailey

Last updated : 22nd Jun 2018 08:25 BST
Devonshire Cup 2018
Devonshire Cup 2018

“Congratulation to the Portland Club Blue team who beat Oxford & Cambridge Omega in this year’s Devonshire Trophy final. They were presented with the Cup by Michael Bailey, Chairman of the RAC Bridge Circle. Their team, above, was Bruce Blair, David Barker, Rob Kendall and Christopher Kemp (capt).
The Plate final was won by the Polish Club who beat Roehampton Blue”.
 

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Results
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Duplicate
Thu 12th Jul 2018
Duplicate
Sun 8th Jul 2018
Summer Lunch Duplicate
Calendar
Thu 23rd Aug 2018
Open Pairs
Thu 27th Sep 2018
Open Teams
Thu 25th Oct 2018
Open Pairs
Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Open Teams
RNLI Charity Simultaneous Pairs Results
Duke of Devonshire 2018

2018 Cup Winners: Portland Club Plate Winners: Polish Club

Devonshire Trophy Draw updated 17/3/18

Devonshire Plate Draw updated 17/3/18

Devonshire Match Schedule as at 17/3/18

Hand of the Week

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Cotton Cup 2017 Finals
Country Club House
Country Club House

The Club has a second club house, at Woodcote, Epsom, Surrey. Another bridge section operates there independently.

DUPLICATE on 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Monday evening each month; and CHICAGO on the 2nd Monday each month.  For more information: www.bridgewebs.com/royalautomobileepsom or RAC Woodcote 01372 276311

Results
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Duplicate
Thu 12th Jul 2018
Duplicate
Sun 8th Jul 2018
Summer Lunch Duplicate
Calendar
Thu 23rd Aug 2018
Open Pairs
Thu 27th Sep 2018
Open Teams
Thu 25th Oct 2018
Open Pairs
Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Open Teams
RNLI Charity Simultaneous Pairs Results
Duke of Devonshire 2018

2018 Cup Winners: Portland Club Plate Winners: Polish Club

Devonshire Trophy Draw updated 17/3/18

Devonshire Plate Draw updated 17/3/18

Devonshire Match Schedule as at 17/3/18

Hand of the Week

Please click here to see.

Cotton Cup 2017 Finals
Country Club House
Country Club House

The Club has a second club house, at Woodcote, Epsom, Surrey. Another bridge section operates there independently.

DUPLICATE on 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Monday evening each month; and CHICAGO on the 2nd Monday each month.  For more information: www.bridgewebs.com/royalautomobileepsom or RAC Woodcote 01372 276311