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Swiss Pairs 2018 Entry List
21st Sep 2018 18:15 BST
St Albans Bridge Club
17th Sep 2018 10:35 BST
Teams Ladder 2018/19
11th Sep 2018 16:07 BST
Top vrs NGS 2018/19
11th Sep 2018 11:39 BST
Phone Number

We now have a phone for members to use if they are going to be late arriving for an evening's bridge. It will be available from about 7.00 - 7.30pm on the night only.

The number is 07772758624

St Albans Bridge Club
2nd Annual Swiss Pairs Trophy - September 24th

The Club will be hosting our 2nd Annual Swiss Pairs Trophy on Monday September 24th at 1930.  There will be a limit of 24 Tables for the night and given the recent significant increase in membership and attendance this is likely to mean visitor spaces will be quite limited.  Would any non-members wanting to play please contact Steve Lambert (steve@lamberts.org.uk) as soon as possible.  Table money will be £3.50 for members and £5.00 for non-members.  Current enteries are shown here.

Teams

Monday's Teams was run as two separate events.  To see both results use the Result button on the left of the screen.  The top five teams in the Humble Qualifier Section qualify for the next round in January.

In light of the increase in the number of Teams the Committee have decided to run a three month trial.  For October-December the Multiple Teams format will be replaced by Swiss Teams with an external, non-playing Director.  Swiss Teams is the primary format used at major congresses for large numbers of teams and we hope all members will enjoy a competition rarely available in midweek club sessions.  Results will count towards the annual club Teams Ladder and other competitions. To cover the significantly higher expenses, members' fees, for Swiss Teams nights only, will be £3.50 per person and non-members £5.  We will review member feedback on the new format early in the New Year ahead of the AGM.

Starting Times

It is difficult for directors and scorers to set the movement and to arrange the room if members turn up on the dot of 7.30. So can I ask you all to be there and seated by 7.20 (at least one player per pair) please? It might be that in the long run we will have to have a cut off time of 7.25/7.20 for participation in an evening's session.

I would also like to remind you that we do not have mobile phones on and in use in the hall during the evening, so please turn them off / on silent during the evening.

Thank you for your cooperation in this.

John M.

Welcome - no partner needed
Welcome - no partner needed

Welcome to the website of The St Albans Duplicate Bridge Club where we play competitive bridge to a good standard in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

You can come along either as a pair or without a partner as we operate a highly successful duty officer scheme. This scheme runs every week except for the regular teams competition which is held on the second Monday of every month - but please do bring your own team for these events if you wish!

There is ample parking and free tea, coffee and biscuits!

We look forward to meeting you and you don't need to contact us first - just turn up! (Before 7.20 pm please!)

 

Venue and Times
Venue and Times

The club meets at The Jersey Farm Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9RG. (please see map and travelling directions under the information button on the left of this page).

We are open every Monday including public holidays (except 24, 25 & 26 December).

Doors open at 7.15pm for a prompt please be seated by 7.20pm.

Diary Dates for 2018

Please mark the club's key Trophy events in your diaries for 2018:

15th Jan 2018  - Gerald Everitt Memorial Pairs Trophy: Winners: Gill & Steve Lambert

7th May 2018  -  Anniversary Pairs Trophy: Winners: Jane Scaysbrook & John Mathews

2nd July 2018  -  St. Albans IMP Pairs Trophy: Winners Tess Alexander & Tony Shields

24th Sept 2018 - St. Albans Swiss Pairs Trophy: Holders Maggie Moore & Walter Russell

HBA Events

We would like to encourage members to support the forthcoming HBA Events details of which can be found on the HBA website, link below:

 

HBA Website    http://www.bridgewebs.com/herts/

Need help making up a team?

 Are you are seeking another pair or single player for your team?

Or are you a pair or a single player seeking a team to join?

Please contact Steve Lambert by email at steve@lamberts.org.uk or 07990 562986

We are particularly keen to expand our monthly teams event so, if you don't yet have a team, why not give it a go ?

Calendar
24th September 2018
Swiss Pairs Trophy
Director: Ian Mitchell
Scorer: Ian Mitchell
Duty Officer: Brenda Aldworth
1st October 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve Lambert
Scorer: Rod Adams
Duty Officer: Jennie Murray
8th October 2018
Swiss Teams
Director: Ian Mitchell
Scorer: Ian Mitchell
Results
Duplicate Pairs
Director: James Rogers
Scorer: Steve Lambert
Multiple Teams inc HBA Humble Cup Qualifier
Director: Bob Turnham
Scorer: Colin Leeson
Non Humble Cup Teams Competition
Director: Bob Turnham
Scorer: Colin Leeson