12th to 15th April - Away weekend at Crabwall Manor Hotel, Chester, CH1 6NE
Should you require a partner for either Monday or Wednesday afternoon please seek Sam`s assistance by phone, 01785 818682, mobile 07931702776, text or email.
It would be much appreciated if everyone could help in small ways at the start (getting scorecards etc out) and at the end of sessions (loading the dishwasher, checking the windows are closed and the room is tidy) don't leave the director to do everything!
Presently volunteers are requested to act as stand bys on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, please contact Terry if you are willing to do either of these dates.
If you would like to try your hand at scoring or directing please contact Terry Maltby or Michael Metcalf, more volunteers for these duties are always needed.
At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 6:45 for 7 p.m. start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start. If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the movement and scoring systems.
A host system runs on Tuesday evenings whereby if you arrive at the club without a partner not later than 7 p.m. then the "stand by" for that evening will be called in to play with you.
2018 EBU Master Point Promotions
Three Star Premier Master (20,000 MPs incl 10GP)
One Star Master (10,000 MPs)
Advanced Master (7,500 MPs)
Master (5,000 MPs)
County Master (2,500 MPs)
District Master (1,000 MPs)
Area Master (500 MPs)
Club Master (200 MPs)
Local Master (100 MPs)
For 2017 and earlier entries see website. See also the leader board.
A number of members sadly have health issues effecting their immune systems. Members are politely asked to refrain from playing at the club when suffering from infections. Super clean hands too at all times please to prevent any infection passing via the cards.
RECENT CHANGES TO THE LAWS: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2017
The laws are updated every 10 years, and effective from August 2017 many of the 93 laws have been slightly amended with just a few of these being more significant. Club TDs are advised to read the relevant law, when such an occasion necessitates, and not to rely solely on memory from previously. Some of these laws with minor changes: LAWS 6B, 7A, 11A, 12, 15, 24, 25A, 42, 45C4b, 45D2, 53, 57, 62, 75, 86.
The more important changes include:
LAWS 68-71: Claims & concessions. I suggest that the TD always be called.
LAWS 61-64: revoke laws. A few changes especially regarding number of tricks transferred and anyone, except dummy, can ask anyone "having none partner?", dummy can only ask declarer. Dummy and defenders are warned that asking could establish UI.
LAW 23: Comparable call. This is a significant amendment and will require care in the interpretation by the TD. It will cover many situations:
LAW 50E: Information from a penalty card:
Any club affiliated to the EBU must adhere to the guidelines given in the "Blue Book" and since level 3 has now been discontinued SBC plays at level 4.
A few significant changes which must be adhered to include: