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Welcome to St. Bees and District Bridge Club

St. Bees is a small EBU-affiliated club with a very friendly atmosphere . We actually meet not at St Bees but nearby at Bigrigg , in the Village Hall ; our members mainly come from Whitehaven , St Bees and the smaller villages to the south.
Despite our rural Cumbrian location , we're still in touch with the modern world : we use Duplimate-dealt boards and the BridgeMates II wireless scoring system .
If  you're visiting the area and would like a game , we should be happy to welcome you ; if you don't have a partner , you need to contact the secretary in advance , and he'll do his best to find you one .
You can find out more details about us by clicking on 'Information' in the menu on the left .

    2016 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017    

 

Many thanks to Carol (left) in particular, Harriet, Di, Peter ,and other helpers,  who put so much effort into making our Christmas event this week such a great success.

What about using the Message Board ?

Just a reminder to members about using the Message Board, especially if you are looking for a partner ; at the moment, only two or three people use it (or even look at it regularly, I suspect), which obviously limits its effectiveness, but I think it would be very helpful if everyone tried to get into the habit of using it (or at least keeping an eye on it). It's very simple - no log-in required; just click on 'Messsage Board' (towards top right corner of screen)  , and write your message and/or read the messages others have left.

Have you tried 'Play It Again' ?

Whilst I'm issuing reminders , a few members have told me that they hadn't noticed the brilliant 'Play It Again' feature , so maybe others haven't either. Just click on the 'Play it again' button, which you'll find between the deal display and the results display on the 'Scorecards' screen. It brings up a display of the full deal, makeable contracts, etc, and enables you to play through the whole hand again - a particularly helpful feature is that when play starts each playable card has a number on it (adjusted after each trick if necessary) which indicates how many tricks your side can make if you play that card, so that if you simply couldn't see how anyone could make more tricks in a contract than you did, you can trace the sequence(s) producing that result. It's pretty intuitive to use, but there's a Help button if needed to explain any of the features, so why not give it a go, if you haven't already?

An excellent feature (maybe a bit more complex) recently introduced in 'Play it again' is the Results Analysis - which amongst other things compares your performance on any deal, or overall, to the optimum predicted by double dummy analysis.

NB The first time you use it , you will have to follow a simple procedure to download the free software (it is actually John Goacher's Bridge Solver Online, which itself utilises Bo Haglund's double dummy solver) ; subsequently, as soon as you click on 'Play it again' you're into the program and ready to go.

 

 

Vu-Bridge

If you click on the Vu-Bridge link to the menu on the left you can choose to play a practice hand from the Vu-Bridge site under the heading of either 'Beginner's Corner' or 'Hand of the Week' - entertaining and informative.

Message Board

I hope that this may be useful for anyone looking for a partner for a particular date , since the majority of our members now have internet access ; but you can also use it to make comments or engage in discussion on any club-related matters . It's very simple to use - no need to log in, so handier than the Members Only section ; just remember that whatever you write can be read by anyone ...

About the 'Members Only' section

This is a password-protected area ; you gain access in the first place by using the club's default password (ask the Secretary) which you then change to a password of your own choice .

Update The reports on all the committee meetings since April 2008 are now available in this section , under 'Club Proceedings' (all in pdf format) (updated April 2011)

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Message Board
Need a partner?  Want to discuss a hand?  Want to canvass members' opinions on some aspect of club affairs? Click here to put your message on this web-site , or to see what messages others have left .
Results
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Tue 12th September 2017
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Fri 8th September 2017
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Tue 5th September 2017
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Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Message Board
Need a partner?  Want to discuss a hand?  Want to canvass members' opinions on some aspect of club affairs? Click here to put your message on this web-site , or to see what messages others have left .
Results
Tue 19th September 2017
Tuesday
Tue 12th September 2017
tuesday
Fri 8th September 2017
Friday
Tue 5th September 2017
Tuesday