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Freeman Random Seeded Teams
Wednesday 14th August saw the first playing of the Freeman Random Seeded Teams. Congratulations to Glynn Elwick & Pete Stackhouse and to their unseeded teammates Malcolm Broughton & Ken Thomas.

Waitrose Trophy
Congratulations to Janice Hill and David Trinder who won the County's Waitrose Trophy. This annual award is for the pair which achieved the highest percentage score in any duplicate session throughout all the clubs in the County. Although the accompanying award was substantial, nevertheless I have it on good authority that Janice was disappointed - she had oiled her trolley and was hoping for a "Supermarket Sweep"!  

Poutney Teams Competition
Congratulations to Bert Smith, David Raddish, Nettie Smith and Janice Hill who won this season's Poutney Teams Trophy. The event had a very tight finish, with the winners scoring 127VPs. This was just one VP more than both the second and third teams.

Honours Boards
A new menu item has been added to this website. You are now able to see the various winners of all of our competitions since 1980. Quite nostalgic!

Afternoon Bridge
The Tuesday Afternoon Bridge seems to have taken off fairly well, with about 7 to 9 tables playing each week. It is very encouraging to see some familiar faces once again. Sessions start at 1:30pm and usually 24 boards are played per session.

The Competitions Section now lists the John Brears Trophy and all the Annual Masterpoint Competitions for 2012/13. All of these are updated automatically as the results come in.
The final results of all 2011/12 Masterpoint competitions can now be seen in 2011/12 Competition Winners section.
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Welcome to Scunthorpe Bridge Club.

This is the home page for the Scunthorpe  Bridge Club and provides information on all aspects of the club, including results for previous weeks and details of forthcoming events.

Come and enjoy bridge in a relaxing atmosphere.


General Information

The Scunthorpe Bridge Club was established (originally as the Scunthorpe and District Bridge Association) in 1977 when all of the bridge playing factions in Scunthorpe got together as a single club.

It was decided to buy 2 Teale Street, (previously a wholesale newsagents) in the centre of Scunthorpe and convert it into a bridge club. This Club opened in 1979.

As a result of the local council's recent town improvement scheme the Teale Street premises were the subject of a negotiated sale to North Lincs. Council, as a result of which part of a disused factory was purchased and converted over an 18 month period, into our fine new premises at 55a Sunningdale Road on the South Park Estate, Bottesford, in the south of the town.

The new Club, which can accommodate over 30 tables, was officially opened in September 2009  thirty-two years after the Association's foundation. Currently we have over 170 members and duplicate is played on at least 3 nights every week.

Attendances at duplicate sessions vary between 7 and 16 tables and are generally very constant, with Mondays being the most popular session.

Table fees are very modest at 2.00 per session and the annual subscription is 10.00. The Club is managed by a very dedicated and enthusiastic committee, who all give their time freely. Luckily this Committee is a good mixture of experienced bridge players and those relatively new to the game and so any problems encountered by players wishing to start playing duplicate bridge can always be addressed.

Classes for all standards are taught on a Thursday night at 7.15 and are well attended by up to 50 students. The classes start in September and run throughout the winter months, with additional practice sessions during the summer. The fees are 2.00 per lesson (members) or 3.00 per  lesson (non-members). There is an Open Evening in September when people can come and get a taste of the game at no cost. New students are very welcome as well as people wanting to attend the Improvers' classes.

We are always on the lookout for new members and anyone wishing to join the Club should contact one of the Officers of the Club (see Committee Webpage). Playing nights are Monday, Wednesday and Friday with play starting at 6.55pm and generally finishing at 10.15pm. Sessions are scored electronically with results available immediately after play, together with hand records (we have our own Duplimate Dealing Machine).
Improvers' Class Trophy Winners 2013
Improvers' Class Trophy Winners 2013Winners of the 2013 Improvers' Class were presented their trophies by the Club President, Stuart Knox
Left to Right Stuart Knox, Roger Matthewman, Theresa Smith, Jan Selby, Mick Morley, Val Croissant, Ken Thomas
Jill Grantham celebrates her ninetieth birthday.
Jill Grantham celebrates her ninetieth birthday.
One of our longest serving members, Jill Grantham,
honoured the Club by celebrating her ninetieth birthday with us. 
Jill has been an active member for many years, and regularly 
plays with us three times a week. 
Sunningdale Road Opening Night August 2009
Opening Night a
Opening Night b
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Teaching

Teaching is the life blood of any bridge club, our Thursday evening sessions are divided into three groups.

Beginners, starting from scratch.

Improvers, a second year continuation course.

Graduation Group, who enjoy some extra practice to ease them into the normal duplicate sessions.

Click here for details for 2012.

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Beginners' Class
Beginners a 2010
Beginners b 2010
Beginners c 2010
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Ted Goodacre with his Beginners.
Improvers' Class
Improvers a 2010
Improvers b 2010
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Brenda Goodacre teaching the Improvers
Graduation Group
Graduation Group
Practice in Progress
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Calendar
Wed 21st May 2014
Handicap Pairs Competition
This is a normal pairs event, however, in addition a Handicap is given to each pair in order to determine the Trophy winners.
Mon 23rd June 2014
Poutney Teams - Week 1
Mon 30th June 2014
Poutney Teams - Week 2
Fri 18th July 2014
Freeman Random Seeded Teams
Each pair will have their team-mates selected at random
Mon 28th July 2014
British Summer Simultaneous Pairs
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