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Stone Bridge Club
 
Emergency Contact Number
During Club Sessions Only.
07593 653278
 
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Announcing & Alerting
Please make sure you are aware of these requirements.  They apply to everyone!
Note:Some action must be taken after every opening 2 level bid.  Also the 1C bid, if it does not guarantee 3 clubs, must be properly described. Saying 'variable' or similar is not acceptable. All bids under 3NT that do not show the suit bid must be alterted.
General Information
The guidance document for Club players has been amended.  Click here for more details.
Director's Flowcharts
Want to know what happens after an insufficient bid or a pass out of rotation?  Click here for the latest EBU guidance.
Incidentally these have been slightly modified under the new (2017) rules. If you pass out of turn you may now bid, when it is your turn to do so, as long as the bid could not have been an opening bid (e.g. 1H 2H or 1H 1NT are acceptable but 1H 1S is not.)
 
Welcome to Stone Bridge Club

The redecoration of the Club house will commence on Saturday 6 January.

You should be aware that there will be a smell of wet paint.

Whilst the staircase is being painted, notices will be placed to inform of such.

Coats must NOT be hung whilst paint dries. We suggest Members take their coats into Clubroom with them, as regrettably we are unable to accept liability for any clothing paint damage.

(Am looking forward to seeing some new pictures up, apart from Sheila's, of course.  Ed.)

 

Last updated : 14th Dec 2017 10:15 GMT
Adverse Weather
Adverse Weather
For those hardy souls that wish to venture forth, the club is
OPEN
but please check the relevant section as some sessions are not being run over Xmas.
Last updated : 12th Dec 2017 09:43 GMT

We offer the following attractions:

 
  • Stone Bridge Club is an active friendly club with membership of around 120.
  • We are currently not affiliated to the EBU as we disagreed with the pay-to-play proposal.
  • Duplicate bridge on Monday and Wednesday evenings (in your seats by 7.15 please, play commences by 7.20).
  • Additional no-fears and improvers sessions are held.  See the information page for current details.
  • Each session normally has 7 to 13 tables..
  • One large room with kitchen off is on the first floor accessible by stairs and chairlift.  A smaller room, generally used for competitions, is on the second floor accessible by stairs only.  Gents' toilets are on the ground floor with ladies' room and disabled toilet on the first floor.
  • Good (free) car parking facilities.
  • Cost per night - £3.00 each (money refunded if you win) - visitors £3.50.
  • Small membership charge of £10 per annum.
  • Tea, coffee or squash and biscuits provided free of charge during a short interval. 
  • Up to date large size tables with bidding boxes.
  • Real time scoring using new model  Bridgemates kindly funded by a donation from 
  • Fully random hands dealt using the Duplimate dealing machine.
  • Analysis of hands with optimum contracts available when session finished.
  • Computerised board and competition results available on this site within 24 hours.
  • Several trophies to play for throughout the winter and separately for the summer.
  • Men's, ladies' and mixed pairs competitions.
  • Participation in non EBU simultaneous pairs competitions.
  • Information available within the club about other bridge activities.
  • Library of bridge reference books available - free on loan.
  • Christmas party - fun supper with progressive bridge - lots of prizes.
  • An annual dinner is held mid to late April at attractive venues.
  • Group tuition available by arrangement (See Bridge Classes Page for further details).
Last updated : 1st Nov 2015 10:46 GMT
New EBU Bidding rules
New EBU Bidding rules

 

As from the 1st August, the EBU have reduced and simplified, ha, ha, the minimum requirements for opening Strong 2 bids.  For further information, click here. There are a number of other changes (e.g. affecting insufficient and alertable one level bids) which may need the assistance of a Director to resolve.

Last updated : 9th Dec 2017 12:04 GMT
Improver's Bridge Session
Improver's Bridge Session

Tuesday - Social Duplicate Bridge Evening

Come and practice those new conventions, advice on bidding and play always available.

  Please be seated by 7:15.

 No partner required.

Price - £3 members £3.50 visitors inclusive of tea and biscuits.

 

There will be no further sessions until the 9th January.

For further details contact Geoff Losh (07989 405023) or Ian Peace (01889 882332)

or e-mail geoff.losh@btopenworld.com

 

Last updated : 9th Dec 2017 12:05 GMT
Friday Bridge
Friday Bridge
Stone Bridge Club runs casual duplicate bridge in conjunction with the U3A.
Every Friday afternoon at the club - 13:40 for 13:45 start.
All U3A (Cost £1) or Club members welcome -(Cost £2).   Non-members £3.50.
No Partner Needed.  All Standards Welcome.
 
Sessions will continue throughout the Xmas period.
 
Enquiries to :Mike Beach Tel: 01785 603766
  Click here to email: 
Please park behind the club either alongside the railway on Whitebridge Way or in the adjoining car park.
 
Last updated : 9th Dec 2017 12:05 GMT
Player Seating

If you look at the bottom of the ranking page for all of the results, you will see your personal performance in the different positions for that session.  You can see these in graphical format if you click on Personal Analysis in the Results Section.  However for these results to be accurate you need to do the following:-

For Mitchell movements, where there are one or more arrow switches - sit in your normal positions and rotate the board clockwise. This will mean that N becomes W, S becomes E, E becomes N and W becomes S.

For Howell movements you should either sit N and E or S and W. This rule also applies when we occasionally play that odd Hesitation Mitchell!

Last updated : 16th Feb 2016 15:55 GMT
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Committee News
♠  New - Latest Committee News Click here. ♠ 
 
If you wish to raise an item, see one of the committee members. The planned meetings are to be held on 21st September and 16th November in 2017 and on the 18th January, 15th March, 17th May and the 19th July 2018.
 
Bidding
Bidding

Have a look at Mike Beach's website for his study of everything to do with Acol bidding.

Play It Again Sam
Play It Again Sam

There is now a new option to analyse the best line of play on any hand. 'Just' go to the hand in question - click on the 'Play it Again' tab and read the guide

Wish I was born with 20/20 hindsight.

 

Handicaps
Handicaps
If you want to know what your approximate handicap is, click here and take the difference from 50%.  (It will open in a new window). Partnerships are calculated as the average of the two handicaps.
Results
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Winter Monday Duplicate
Wed 6th Dec 2017
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Ladies' Winter Pairs
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Winter Monday Duplicate
  (Partner?)
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 25th Dec 2017
Club Closed
Tue 26th Dec 2017
Club Closed
Wed 27th Dec 2017
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 1st Jan 2018
Club Closed
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Committee News
♠  New - Latest Committee News Click here. ♠ 
 
If you wish to raise an item, see one of the committee members. The planned meetings are to be held on 21st September and 16th November in 2017 and on the 18th January, 15th March, 17th May and the 19th July 2018.
 
Bidding
Bidding

Have a look at Mike Beach's website for his study of everything to do with Acol bidding.

Play It Again Sam
Play It Again Sam

There is now a new option to analyse the best line of play on any hand. 'Just' go to the hand in question - click on the 'Play it Again' tab and read the guide

Wish I was born with 20/20 hindsight.

 

Handicaps
Handicaps
If you want to know what your approximate handicap is, click here and take the difference from 50%.  (It will open in a new window). Partnerships are calculated as the average of the two handicaps.
Results
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Winter Monday Duplicate
Wed 6th Dec 2017
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Ladies' Winter Pairs
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Winter Monday Duplicate
  (Partner?)
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 25th Dec 2017
Club Closed
Tue 26th Dec 2017
Club Closed
Wed 27th Dec 2017
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 1st Jan 2018
Club Closed