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

The next course for complete BEGINNERS will be on Monday mornings (11-1pm), starting on March 6.

The next INTERMEDIATE course will on Thursday mornings (11-1pm) starting on March 23.

To find out more about these and other courses please click on BRIDGE COURSES

STANSFIELD VILLAGE HALL TELEPHONE NUMBER

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

SUFFOLK CLUB TEAMS OF 8
SUFFOLK CLUB TEAMS OF 8

STANSFIELD posted another fine performance in the Suffollk Club Teams of 8 - finishing fourth out of 10 teams who took part in the event at Colchester on Sunday.

The club side - Joan & Keith, Gerry & Paul (MacLachlan), Celia & John, Richard & Paul (Flavell) - were fourth half way through the 36 boards and maintained that position at the end, behind Colchester, Ipswich & Kesgrave and Ipswich Hospitals. To see the full results please click on TEAMS OF 8

SUFFOLK EVENTS CALENDAR

Details of all the Suffolk competitions planned for 2017 are now available. Just click on SUFFOLK EVENTS 2017

For this year's events click on 2016

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
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.

 

TO SEE WHO IS LOOKING FOR A PARTNER, PLEASE CLICK ON FIND A PARTNER IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN OR SCROLL DOWN AND LOOK AT THE CALENDAR OF FUTURE EVENTS IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN

RECORD TURN-OUT FOR BRIDGE LUNCH

Cheers, Gerry!

Bridge's master chef signs off - but daughter Emily set to take over winter lunches

Gerry cooked his final bridge lunch at Stansfield yesterday - and was rewarded with a record turnout of 49 players who enjoyed his delicious two course meal.

His inspired idea back in 2013 to offer a couple of professionally prepared lunches with wine each winter before bridge in the afternoon has been one of the highlights of Stansfield bridge club. 

Although he is stepping down, Gerry has suggested that his daughter, Emily, also a professional cook could take over.

In addition to a nine table duplicate, there were six tables in the Learn & Play section.

10th ANNIVERSARY STARTS WITH 'THE BELL' ON 19 MARCH

The Bell' has its own place in the history of Stansfield bridge club.

When the club was formed in 2007, the small ringer was used to gain players' attention and for some curious reason became a much loved accoutrement - so much so that it was presented as the trophy to the winners of an unoffical club championship. It then disappeared from view for a couple of years, presumed lost.

However, it has been discovered and will be presented to the winners of a  gentle duplicate - with an excellent tea provided once again by Esme Jolland - on Sunday 19 March, starting at 2pm. 

Please take part if you can. Click on THE BELL and complete the on-line entry form. The cost is £7.50p.

THE WORLD WIDE BRIDGE CONTEST 2017

COULD it be the turn of you and your partner to follow in the footsteps of Joan & Keith and play bridge in China?

The competition which saw the Stansfield pair travel on an all expenses paid trip to Beijing last year and play for $20,000 prizemoney is being repeated, and the club has been invited to take part.

For good measure, Stansfield will be involved in two of the eight heats being staged around the world - one on a Tuesday and one a Thursday - to give all members a chance.

The dates of the heats are Tuesday 28 March and Thursday 27 April.

When the club took part 12 months ago no-one dreamt players from Stansfield would qualify to play in China. But Joan & Keith proved anything is possible!

The cost of entry is £1.50p, in addition to the usual table money.

EVENTS TO MARK STANSFIELD'S SPECIAL YEAR
Club's 10th anniversary celebrations

Stansfield bridge club met for the first time on 6 September 2007 - and a host of events are being planned to mark the 10th anniversary.

Here are the key dates which matter so please put them in your diary and support as many as you can:

Sunday 19 March (2pm) - An afternoon's bridge and tea with the winners being awarded the Bell Trophy which has been found after being mislaid for a couple of years!

Wednesday 6 September (5.30pm) - Anniversary party with special guests and presentation of a momento to all members.

Sunday 29 October (11am) - Handicap pairs event open to players from Stansfield and other clubs.

Saturday 4 November (5pm) - Exhibition of art by members combined with a cocktail party

Sunday 5 November (2pm) - Bridge and tea 

In addition, there will be the usual annual golf-bridge day, Gerry's wonderful lunches, and much more besides.

NEW AFTERNOON VENTURE GETS OFF TO A FLYER

WOW!

14 tables for

Learn & Play

The first Learn & Play afternoon exceeded all expectations when 56 players descended on Stansfield village hall on Wednesday.

They came from far and wide and included members of the target groups for which the new sessions were designed - beginners & improvers, players who prefer a social game of bridge to duplicate and those for whom afternoon bridge holds more appeal.

Learn & Play will take place every Wednesday afternoon starting at 2pm and, following a break for tea finish about 4.30pm. Some of the afternoons will be themed to cover special topics - including this Wednesday which will concentrate on No-Trump bidding and play. Many thanks to Jackie, Pauline and Brian who assisted Richard with the supervision.

AGM & COMMITTEE

At the club's Annual General Meeting, the following were elected to the committee: Pauline, Sheila, Tony, Paul, Denise and two Richards. (Langridge and Evans). To see a report of the meeting please click on AGM

RUNNERS-UP IN SUFFOLK CLUB TEAMS OF 4

Pipped by the narrowest margin!

Not for the first time, Stansfield punched well above its weight when finishing runners-up in the Suffolk Teams of Four at Colchester over the weekend.

After playing eight five-board matches against other clubs around the county, a gnat's whisker (one Victory Point) separated Woodbridge, the winners, and the Stansfield quartet of Bridget & Paul and Celia & Richard. Colchester were just 1 VP back in third.

To see the full results please click on SUFFOLK TEAMS OF 4

STANSFIELD PAIR TRIUMPH IN COUNTY EVENT

'Really Easy' winners at the seaside

Peter and Andy pulled off a remarkable triumph at Suffolk's flagship bridge competition in Felixstowe.

The Stansfield duo won the Really Easy event, which is aimed at less experienced players in the county - but it was anything but 'really easy.' After 18 boards, they finished less than a percentage point ahead of their nearest rivals, with Sue Cooper and Carol Durston back in third.

The winners deserve huge credit for their performance, less than three years after they started learning the basics of the game and achieved in the highly competitive - and probably rather nerve wracking - atmosphere of a room filled with more than 100 of the region's leading players.

To see the results please click on PETER&ANDY

BRIDGEMATES, COMPUTER GENERATED HANDS, DUPLICATE EVENINGS - AND LEARN AND PLAY SESSIONS
BRIDGEMATES, COMPUTER GENERATED HANDS, DUPLICATE EVENINGS - AND 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 twice 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) starting on 25 January there are Supervised Learn & Play sessions for Improvers and those who prefer gentle or afternoon bridge.

As of July 2016, the club had 123 members.

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON NEWS ARCHIVE

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
GERRY'S LUNCH

Helen, chairman of Bury St Edmunds bridge club, partnered Maria to victory. They finished ahead of Gerry & Jan who just pipped Will & Angie in third. To see all the scores and boards click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to Results and click on the relevant date.

TRIUMPH IN COUNTY EVENT

Bridget & Paul scored a terrific victory on Friday when they won the Suffolk Championship Pairs semi-final, which was contested by 88 players from across the county. They will now take part in the final in April, together with Joan & Keith who qualified after finishing an excellent 11th=

MARCUS RUNNER-UP IN INDIVIDUAL

And Marcus continued the excellent run by Stansfield players, when he finished runner-up in the Jyl Marsh Individual competition staged at Framlingham on Sunday.

TUESDAY: 5 TABLES

Bridget & Paul just pipped Marcus & Tor, with John & Joyce in third spot.

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

THURSDAY: 5 TABLES

A great result as Anna, partnered by her father Martin, pulled off a notable family triumph. Susan & Jenny were second ahead of John & Celia.

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

XMAS PARTY: 14 TABLES

A great turn out for the Christmas party and some crazy bridge followed a wonderful feast. On four hands the dealer had to bid 1NT, no-one could bid spades, the bidding and play were anti-clockwise - and dummy played his hand!

The winners of the handicap event were Irene & Peter from John & Denise in second and Richard & Lorna in third.

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

HEADLINE OF THE YEAR
From The Times
Click on SchoolsBridge to read the article
Results
Thu 23rd Feb 2017
Social
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Jackie
Nibbles: Hazel
Wed 22nd Feb 2017
Gerry bridge lunch & Learn & Play
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Tue 21st Feb 2017
Duplicate
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 16th Feb 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: Paul M
Tue 14th Feb 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Thu 9th Feb 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Lorna
Tue 7th Feb 2017
Bridge England Sims
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Thu 2nd Feb 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Peter
Nibbles: Susan & Jenny
Tue 31st Jan 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Thu 26th Jan 2017
Charity night for Syrian children refugees
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Tony
Nibbles: John & Rob
Calendar
Tue 28th Feb 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 1st Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 2nd Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Bridget
Tue 7th Mar 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 8th Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 9th Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Sarah
Tue 14th Mar 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 15th Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 16th Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard
Nibbles: Celia & John
Tue 21st Mar 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 22nd Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 23rd Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Tony
Tue 28th Mar 2017
China Sims night
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 29th Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 30th Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Peter
Tue 4th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 6th Apr 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Chris
Tue 11th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 13th Apr 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Marcus
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
GERRY'S LUNCH

Helen, chairman of Bury St Edmunds bridge club, partnered Maria to victory. They finished ahead of Gerry & Jan who just pipped Will & Angie in third. To see all the scores and boards click on the Latest Result tab above or scroll down this column to Results and click on the relevant date.

TRIUMPH IN COUNTY EVENT

Bridget & Paul scored a terrific victory on Friday when they won the Suffolk Championship Pairs semi-final, which was contested by 88 players from across the county. They will now take part in the final in April, together with Joan & Keith who qualified after finishing an excellent 11th=

MARCUS RUNNER-UP IN INDIVIDUAL

And Marcus continued the excellent run by Stansfield players, when he finished runner-up in the Jyl Marsh Individual competition staged at Framlingham on Sunday.

TUESDAY: 5 TABLES

Bridget & Paul just pipped Marcus & Tor, with John & Joyce in third spot.

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

THURSDAY: 5 TABLES

A great result as Anna, partnered by her father Martin, pulled off a notable family triumph. Susan & Jenny were second ahead of John & Celia.

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

XMAS PARTY: 14 TABLES

A great turn out for the Christmas party and some crazy bridge followed a wonderful feast. On four hands the dealer had to bid 1NT, no-one could bid spades, the bidding and play were anti-clockwise - and dummy played his hand!

The winners of the handicap event were Irene & Peter from John & Denise in second and Richard & Lorna in third.

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

HEADLINE OF THE YEAR
From The Times
Click on SchoolsBridge to read the article
Results
Thu 23rd Feb 2017
Social
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Jackie
Nibbles: Hazel
Wed 22nd Feb 2017
Gerry bridge lunch & Learn & Play
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Tue 21st Feb 2017
Duplicate
Director: Jackie
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 16th Feb 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: Paul M
Tue 14th Feb 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Thu 9th Feb 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Lorna
Tue 7th Feb 2017
Bridge England Sims
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Thu 2nd Feb 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Peter
Nibbles: Susan & Jenny
Tue 31st Jan 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Thu 26th Jan 2017
Charity night for Syrian children refugees
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Host: Tony
Nibbles: John & Rob
Calendar
Tue 28th Feb 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 1st Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 2nd Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Bridget
Tue 7th Mar 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 8th Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 9th Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Sarah
Tue 14th Mar 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 15th Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 16th Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard
Nibbles: Celia & John
Tue 21st Mar 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 22nd Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 23rd Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Tony
Tue 28th Mar 2017
China Sims night
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 29th Mar 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 30th Mar 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Peter
Tue 4th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall
1.45 for 2pm
Thu 6th Apr 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Chris
Tue 11th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 13th Apr 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Marcus