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YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE...

The Host system on Thursday evenings has been in existence for a number of years and fulfills an important function - enabling players without a partner to get a game.

There have always been a relatively small number of hosts but the committee would like your views on expanding the number so that all Thursday 'regulars' take their turn. In practice that would probably mean being host about once a year - and there is a 50-50 chance you would get a game.

If you could let committe members have your thoughts, that would be helpful.

In the meantime, it is worth re-iterating that members should try to find a regular partner and not overly rely on the Host system.

 
 
 
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NORFOLK 1-2-3

Richard won the Bob Lawton Trophy for the Friday Teams at the Norfolk Congress over the weekend together with Peter Bushby, Karen Blacklock and Trish Foster. He and Peter were also runners-up in the Men's Pairs and third in the Consolation Pairs - won by Jan H-D and Rosemarie Mascall.

LEARNING BRIDGE

Bridge courses for players of all levels of ability - including Beginners - will resume in the autumn

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

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...

HEADLINE OF THE YEAR
From The Times
Click on SchoolsBridge to read the article

 My partner sits before me,
 She has gently closed her eyes,
 As if she is sweetly thinking
 Of Love in Paradise.

 So calm her smile; I wonder,
 So sunk in thought her head;
 Perhaps it is I who’s dreaming;
 I hope she is not dead.

 Is she awake or sleeping?
 It makes me sore afraid.
 She had better remember the bidding,
 And lead a bloody Spade.

Submitted by Mr Charles Leedham-Green for a competition for poems to be called 'Awake'.

'The Oldie.' April 2017

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.

 
Welcome to Suffolk's jolliest bridge club. Meets on Tues & Thurs (7pm) + Learn & Play on Wed (2pm)

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

LEARN & PLAY - AN UPDATE

Learn & Play every Wednesday afternoon has been going for 18 weeks now and its positive impact is boosting the club in a number of ways.

The sessions have atttracted more than100 different players during that time and there has been a consistent average of between eight and nine tables each week.

Learn & Play is achieving its objective of reaching out to three distinct groups: Beginners who are understandably nervous about steppping into a bridge club but discover their fears are unfounded as they practice and receive help from the three or four teachers who are present: Social players who have no wish to play duplicate but thoroughly enjoy bridge with their friends and receiving supervision where required - and Improvers who are using the afternoons as a stepping stone to playing at the club on Thursday evenings.

Half a dozen Improvers have already dipped their toe into Thursday evenings - including two pairs who finished second and fifith on their first appearance - and vowed to return. These players, and other Improvers, are hugely important for any bridge club and should help to underpin Stansfield's future.

In addition, there have been two unintended consequences. The first is financial with the £5 a head helping to swell the club coffers, which in turn (as you can see below) is benefitting all members.

Secondly, the afternoon has unearthed some spectacularly good bakers of cakes whose scrumptious offerings have to be tasted to be believed!

Pauline and Jackie have completed the EBU teachers course so they, together with Brian, can help those who attend. A very big thank you to all three of them - and Jacque who masterminds the teas.

MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM EXTRA CASH

'Nibbles' money up to £15

The boost to the club's finance from Learn & Play has resulted in the money given to club members for providing 'nibbles' on a Thursday evening being raised to £15.

The increase follows the decision to reduce Table money on Tuesdays from £2.50p to £2 and so come into line with the charge on Thursdays.

In addition, the cost of Simultaneous Pairs has been cut. The EBU currently charges about £2.70p per player. Add on table money and the club has been charging £5 per person. That will come down to £4.

The committee very much hopes these changes will be permanent but it does depend on the level of support from members, particularly on Tuesday evenings...

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE....
Two Stansfield teams will take their chance in Suffolk Summer League

Paddy has very kindly agreed to the thankless task of organising Stansfield's second team in the forthcoming Suffolk Summer League.

His decision means the club can field two sides in the Teams of Eight competition, as it did for the first time in 2016.

The first side, which is being organised by Joan, managed by the skin of its teeth to stay in the first division last year - but faces a similar uphill battle this year as it plays against the likes of Ipswich and Colchester, who are bulging with Suffolk first team stars.

The second team will be looking to build on a promising start 12 months ago when it won two matches against other clubs. If you are interested in playing, please contact Paddy

AND HERE'S A WAY TO GET A TASTE OF TEAMS

Talking of Teams (much more fun that Pairs)...

Stansfield recently staged a Teams of Four night on a Tuesday and plans to repeat the exercise on a reasonably regular basis.

If you and your partner would like to try, please get in touch with Richard.

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.

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 May 2017, the club had 119 members.

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON NEWS ARCHIVE

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON A WEDNESDAY

The annual summer party will be on WEDNESDAY 6 September - the 10th anniversary of when Stansfield bridge club met for the first time in the village hall.

In addition to the usual array of wonderful food and refreshment and bridge, members will receive a special momento to mark the milestone in the club's history.

THURSDAY: 8 TABLES

A pair partnering each other for the first time often do very well - because they 'stick to the script' and don't go off piste with their bidding or play. Jackie & Paul underlined the point when teaming up for the first time and running out handsome winners. Tony & Sheila were runners-up and John & Denise were third.

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.

TUESDAY: 6 TABLES

A fine win for Karen & Ian from Tor & Marcus, with Tony & Sue in third spot.

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

Results
Thu 25th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Wendy & Gordon
Tue 23rd May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 18th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Peter
Nibbles: Richard & Mary
Tue 16th May 2017
Teams
Thu 11th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Richard
Nibbles: Bridget
Tue 9th May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 4th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Sarah
Nibbles: Denise & John
Tue 2nd May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 27th Apr 2017
China Sims night
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Tony & Rani
Tue 25th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 31st May 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 1st Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: Richard & Sue
Tue 6th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 7th Jun 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 8th Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Jackie
Nibbles: Celia & John
Tue 13th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 14th Jun 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 15th Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Martyn
Tue 20th Jun 2017
Teams
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 21st Jun 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 22nd Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Sarah
Nibbles: .Susan & Jenny
Tue 27th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 29th Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard
Tue 4th Jul 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 6th Jul 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Peter
Nibbles: Hazel & Liz
Tue 11th Jul 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 13th Jul 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Patricia & Lesley
Tue 18th Jul 2017
Teams
Villahe hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 20th Jul 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: John & Rob
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON A WEDNESDAY

The annual summer party will be on WEDNESDAY 6 September - the 10th anniversary of when Stansfield bridge club met for the first time in the village hall.

In addition to the usual array of wonderful food and refreshment and bridge, members will receive a special momento to mark the milestone in the club's history.

THURSDAY: 8 TABLES

A pair partnering each other for the first time often do very well - because they 'stick to the script' and don't go off piste with their bidding or play. Jackie & Paul underlined the point when teaming up for the first time and running out handsome winners. Tony & Sheila were runners-up and John & Denise were third.

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.

TUESDAY: 6 TABLES

A fine win for Karen & Ian from Tor & Marcus, with Tony & Sue in third spot.

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

Results
Thu 25th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Wendy & Gordon
Tue 23rd May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 18th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Peter
Nibbles: Richard & Mary
Tue 16th May 2017
Teams
Thu 11th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Richard
Nibbles: Bridget
Tue 9th May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 4th May 2017
Social
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Sarah
Nibbles: Denise & John
Tue 2nd May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Thu 27th Apr 2017
China Sims night
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Tony & Rani
Tue 25th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Director: Richard
Scorer: Sheila
Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 31st May 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 1st Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: Richard & Sue
Tue 6th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 7th Jun 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 8th Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Jackie
Nibbles: Celia & John
Tue 13th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 14th Jun 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 15th Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Paddy
Nibbles: Martyn
Tue 20th Jun 2017
Teams
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Wed 21st Jun 2017
Learn & Play
Stansfield village hall 2pm
Thu 22nd Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Sarah
Nibbles: .Susan & Jenny
Tue 27th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 29th Jun 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Richard
Tue 4th Jul 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 6th Jul 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Peter
Nibbles: Hazel & Liz
Tue 11th Jul 2017
Duplicate
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 13th Jul 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Chris
Nibbles: Patricia & Lesley
Tue 18th Jul 2017
Teams
Villahe hall
6.45 for 7pm
Thu 20th Jul 2017
Social
Village hall
6.45 for 7pm
Host: Marcus
Nibbles: John & Rob