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EBU BACKS 'DR DOUBLE' FUND RAISER...
The EBU is asking bridge players throughout the country to join Stansfield in supporting England's junior teams by purchasing a limited edition print of 'Dr Double' by Rui - see right.

Click on DR DOUBLE to read the EBU article

           ...AND SO DOES SUFFOLK BRIDGE              

The Suffolk Contract Bridge Association has agreed to add a minimum of £200 to the money raised by Stansfield - and it could be more.

The county is prepared to set aside £200 per club, up to a maximum of £800 for match funding, in the hope that other clubs may wish to follow Stansfield's example.

A very big thank you to Jeff Orton, the county chairman, who is the driving force behind this support. Click on SUFFOLK to read more.

 
 
 
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YOUR (FOUR) CHANCES TO GO TO CHINA!

Stansfield will host four qualifying heats for the World Wide Bridge Contest over the next couple of months.

Joan & Keith famously qualified for the all-expenses paid trip to contest the final in China in 2016 and a pair from Clare emulated that feat 12 months ago.

The qualifiers will be on Tuesday 27 MarchThursday 29 March, Tuesday 24 April and Thursday 26 April. The entry fee is £1.50p (in addition to normal table money).

TWO BRIDGE FUND RAISERS

Bridge for Fun, which raises money for St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds is taking place at Risbygate Sports Club on Friday 9 March (2pm start) - with a terrific tea promised and bridge to suit all tastes..

Click on BRIDGEforFUN to download an entry form.

A bridge evening with a reception, two course dinner and glass of wine before play gets underway is being held at Burrough Green Reading Room on Wednesday 18 April (6.15pm start) Money raised will go towards a new oven at the Reading Room. Please click BURROUGH GREEN to download an entry form

DATA PROTECTION: A NIGHTMARE BEGINS

You could be forgiven for thinking, particularly post-Referendum, that a bridge club in a small village would be immune from the worst ravages of European-wide bureaucratic red tape...
Well, think again.
On 25 May the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect and it is going to be a nightmare for bridge clubs, large or small, and virtually every voluntary organisation up and down the land. 

To read the about the implications for Stansfield and other clubs like us, please click on GDPR

HANDICAP PAIRS IN 2018 & 2019

Following the success of the inaugural Stansfield Handicap Pairs last year, the club's committee has decided to repeat the event in 2018 and 2019.

The competition is open to players from other clubs and aims to give everyone an equal chance of success by allocating a handicap to each player, based on their NGS record with the EBU.

The Handicap pairs will take place on Sunday 21 October 2018 and Sunday 27 October 2019 - 11am start.

COUNTY EVENTS IN EARLY 2018

The Suffolk Contract Bridge Association organises and runs lots of events every year for a wide range of players - including you.

Click on CALENDAR and you can see all the competitions being staged in 2018. Why not put the dates in your diary and start arranging partners!

On Sunday 25 February, the Jyl Marsh Individual is hosted by the very friendly Framlingham bridge club. Download an entry form by clicking on INIDIVIDUAL.

The Club Teams of Four takes place at Elmswell (2pm) on Sunday 4 March. A club can enter multiple teams so why not get a four together and give it a go. Click on CLUB TEAMS OF FOUR to download an entry form.

Entry forms are also available on the notice board at the club.

STOCKEN BRIDGE BREAKS
  • Ballymaloe House, near Cork
  • Beginners bridge in the French Alps
  • Casa da Calcada, Portugal
  • Chateau de Mazan Provence
  • Grand Hotel, Serre Chevalier
  • Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes, Cornwall
  • Lucknam Park, near Bath

Click StockenBridgeBreaks for more information about luxury holidays run in the UK and abroad by Zeb & Claudia Stocken

KEITH JOINS CLUB COMMITTEE

Keith has agreed to become the club's membership secretary. Many thanks to Paul who has been doing the job and is now stepping down from the committee.

The full committee is Pauline, Sheila, Denise, Tony, Keith and the two Richards (Langridge & Evans).

LEARN & PLAY

To see how to bid and play the hands at the weekly Wednesday afternoon (2pm start) Learn & Play sessions please click on HANDS

STANSFIELD VILLAGE HALL TELEPHONE NUMBER

Stansfield village hall takes incoming calls on 01284 789427. So just phone if you are running late...

CLUB TEAM NEWS

A new page listing teams representing the club in county competitions and how they get on - good or bad - is now available.

Just click on the Club Team news in the column above

Bridgemate scoring

How can you win a section on Thursday night - but end up being beaten overall by a  pair from your own section?

Confused? Then click on Bridgemate Scoring in the column above.

 
Suffolk's jolliest bridge club meets on Tues & Thurs (7pm) + Learn & Play on Wed (2pm)
LEARNING BRIDGE - THE FUN WAY

Richard runs a range of bridge courses and daily workshops throughout the year. To find out more click on BRIDGE COURSES

POSLINGFORD PLATE CONTESTED BY NEIGHBOURS

A friendly teams of eight match between Stansfield and Clare for the Poslongford Plate is set to become an annual fixture following the inaugural match on Thursday.

John Symons came up with idea of the contest, with both teams consisting of players who had not represented their club in the Suffolk Summer League teams of eight last year.

At half time, Clare led narrowly by 54 IMPs to 49 and in the second half they extended their advantage to 119-108.

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS CHARITY EVENING

Stansfield will take part in the annual Charity Challenge Cup to raise money for the RNLI on Thursday 8 March.

The events is organised by Anna Gudge at Ecats - who run the 'China Sims' which saw Keith & Joan go to Beijing two years ago to play in the final of the World Wide Bridge contest.

Although she now lives in Orkney, Anna used to play bridge in at Clare and Sudbury, and she has been a good friend to Stansfield down the years.

"Now we live on an island we are even more aware of the importance of this wonderful group of people who put their lives at risk so often to go to the rescue of stranded ships. So please please support us if you can."

The entry fee will be £3 (in addition to table money) and there will be a printed commentary of the hands, prepared by Bernard Magee.

STANSFIELD - AND RUI - BACK ENGLAND

For the first time, England's four junior bridge teams - U26; U26 Women; U21 & U16 - have all qualified for the 17th World Youth Team Championships which take place in China later this year.

There is just one problem. The EBU has to raise around £60,000 to cover the costs of getting the players to Suzhou in August, and is appealing for help from counties and clubs to make the unique achievement by the country's younger players become reality.

MONEY RAISED SO FAR: £700

Stansfield is going to help in two ways.  It will contribute £100 from club funds and a raffle generously supported by club members at the new year party raised more than £200.

In addition, players are being given the chance to buy a limited edition print of a mesmering bridge scene painted by Rui which was among the works on show at the club's art exhibiiton last year. The Stansfield member is an acclaimed painter, illustrator and muralist, whose works include illustrating Madonna's children's book which made the Top 10 New York Times Best Seller List.

The mounted prints of Dr Double - the sobriquet gained by Rui for his regular use of the double card! - measure 14½" x 11" and cost £25 (+p&p). The prints will be signed by the artist in a limited edition numbered 1 to 500. All the profits will go to funding the England teams. To order your copy please click on DR DOUBLE.

BRIDGEMATES, DUPLIMATED BOARDS, DUPLICATE EVENINGS & LEARN AND PLAY SESSIONS

STANSFIELD bridge club, formed in 2007 and situated in the heart of Suffolk countryside between Clare and Bury St Edmunds, is not only the county's jolliest and fastest growing bridge club - but also one of the most progressive with a state-of-the-art scoring system, computer generated hands and lively website.

The club meets three times a week in the village hall. On Thursday evening (6.45 for 7pm) the emphasis  is very much on having a fun evening out where less experienced players can flourish (and use 'crib sheets' or receive supervision).

There is a half-time  break when players enjoy delicious nibbles prepared by members, and a glass of wine or cup of tea/coffee. A host system is in place so visitors are welcome. Bridgemate scoring means duplicate players get the result on the night and, in addition, computer generated boards are available every week with the hands uploaded on to this website. (Click on 'Results' in right column)

In September 2013 the club voted in favour of affiliating to the English Bridge Union. Thursday nights continue to focus on encouraging beginners and improvers - while Tuesday night (6.45 for 7pm start) offers 24+ boards for more experienced players.

On Wednesday afternoons (2-4.30pm) there are Supervised Learn & Play sessions for Improvers and those who prefer gentle or afternoon bridge.

As of December 2017, the club had 129 members.

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON NEWS ARCHIVE

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
THURSDAY: 9 TABLES

Joan & Keith enjoyed a 'double' victory - winning overall and finishing top of the handicap. Elizabeth & Richard were runners-up ahead of Celia & John.

To see the scores and boards, click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to Results and click on the relevant date. To see the handicap results, click on Latest Result and then click on the Handicap tab.

GERRY'S LUNCH

More than 40 members and visitors enjoyed another of Gerry's spectacular lunches - the main course of coq au vin was voted his best ever dish by some connoisseurs - before settling down to bridge. A seven table duplicate in the main room and even more players at Learn & Play in the Green Room next door.

Many thanks, once again, to Gerry for one of the highlights in the club calendar.

The duplicate was won in emphatic style by Dulce & Nigel from Paddy & Richard and Claire & Sarah in third spot.

To see all the scores and boards played click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to Results and click on the relevant date.

SUFFOLK PAIRS SEMI FINAL

Paul & Dave recorded the highest score in the Suffolk Pairs championship semi-final on Friday and will now take part in the final contested by 24 pairs in April - when they will be joined by Bridget & Paul and John & Richard.

TUESDAY: 8 TABLES

Paddy & Richard finished ahead of Tony & Hilary, with Adele and Angie in third spot.

To see all the scores and boards played, click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to results and click on the relevant date.

STANSFIELD SECOND IN COUNTY TEAMS

Stansfield posted an excellent performance in the Suffolk Club Teams of 8 when they finished runners-up to Ipswich & Kesgrave.

Twelve clubs took part and at half time in the 44 board event Stansfield were in third spot before staying on strongly to grab second place.

The Stansfield pairings were Marcus & Bridget, Celia & John, Susan & Jackie and Paul & Richard.

Click on TEAMSof8 to see a breakdown of the results.

WHERE TO BUY YOUR BRIDGE KIT

Results
Thu 22nd Feb 2018
Social & match v Clare
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: Gerry
Wed 21st Feb 2018
Gerry's bridge lunch
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Tue 20th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 15th Feb 2018
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Bridget & Amanda
Tue 13th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 8th Feb 2018
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Richard E
Nibbles: Hazel
Tue 6th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 1st Feb 2018
Social
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Susan
Nibbles: Denise & John
Tue 30th Jan 2018
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Thu 25th Jan 2018
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Nancy
Calendar
Tue 27th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 28th Feb 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 1st Mar 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard L
Nibbles: Lorna
Tue 6th Mar 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 7th Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 8th Mar 2018
RNLI Charity Sims
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Bridget
Nibbles: Susan & Jenny
Tue 13th Mar 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 14th Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 15th Mar 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Brian
Tue 20th Mar 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 21st Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 22nd Mar 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Susan
Nibbles: Elizabeth W
  (Partner?)
Tue 27th Mar 2018
World Wide Bridge contest qualifier
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 28th Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 29th Mar 2018
World Wide Bridge contest qualifier
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard E
Nibbles: Maggie
Tue 3rd Apr 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 4th Apr 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 5th Apr 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Jane & Jackie
Tue 10th Apr 2018
EBU Sims
Wed 11th Apr 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
THURSDAY: 9 TABLES

Joan & Keith enjoyed a 'double' victory - winning overall and finishing top of the handicap. Elizabeth & Richard were runners-up ahead of Celia & John.

To see the scores and boards, click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to Results and click on the relevant date. To see the handicap results, click on Latest Result and then click on the Handicap tab.

GERRY'S LUNCH

More than 40 members and visitors enjoyed another of Gerry's spectacular lunches - the main course of coq au vin was voted his best ever dish by some connoisseurs - before settling down to bridge. A seven table duplicate in the main room and even more players at Learn & Play in the Green Room next door.

Many thanks, once again, to Gerry for one of the highlights in the club calendar.

The duplicate was won in emphatic style by Dulce & Nigel from Paddy & Richard and Claire & Sarah in third spot.

To see all the scores and boards played click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to Results and click on the relevant date.

SUFFOLK PAIRS SEMI FINAL

Paul & Dave recorded the highest score in the Suffolk Pairs championship semi-final on Friday and will now take part in the final contested by 24 pairs in April - when they will be joined by Bridget & Paul and John & Richard.

TUESDAY: 8 TABLES

Paddy & Richard finished ahead of Tony & Hilary, with Adele and Angie in third spot.

To see all the scores and boards played, click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to results and click on the relevant date.

STANSFIELD SECOND IN COUNTY TEAMS

Stansfield posted an excellent performance in the Suffolk Club Teams of 8 when they finished runners-up to Ipswich & Kesgrave.

Twelve clubs took part and at half time in the 44 board event Stansfield were in third spot before staying on strongly to grab second place.

The Stansfield pairings were Marcus & Bridget, Celia & John, Susan & Jackie and Paul & Richard.

Click on TEAMSof8 to see a breakdown of the results.

WHERE TO BUY YOUR BRIDGE KIT

Results
Thu 22nd Feb 2018
Social & match v Clare
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: Gerry
Wed 21st Feb 2018
Gerry's bridge lunch
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Tue 20th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 15th Feb 2018
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Bridget & Amanda
Tue 13th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 8th Feb 2018
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Richard E
Nibbles: Hazel
Tue 6th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 1st Feb 2018
Social
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Susan
Nibbles: Denise & John
Tue 30th Jan 2018
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Thu 25th Jan 2018
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Nancy
Calendar
Tue 27th Feb 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 28th Feb 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 1st Mar 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard L
Nibbles: Lorna
Tue 6th Mar 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 7th Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 8th Mar 2018
RNLI Charity Sims
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Bridget
Nibbles: Susan & Jenny
Tue 13th Mar 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 14th Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 15th Mar 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Brian
Tue 20th Mar 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 21st Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 22nd Mar 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Susan
Nibbles: Elizabeth W
  (Partner?)
Tue 27th Mar 2018
World Wide Bridge contest qualifier
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 28th Mar 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 29th Mar 2018
World Wide Bridge contest qualifier
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard E
Nibbles: Maggie
Tue 3rd Apr 2018
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 4th Apr 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm
Thu 5th Apr 2018
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Jane & Jackie
Tue 10th Apr 2018
EBU Sims
Wed 11th Apr 2018
Learn & Play
Village hall 2pm