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Stone Bridge Club
 
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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.
 

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
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
Improver's Bridge Session
Improver's Bridge Session

Tuesday Evening Supervised Play

Come and practice those new conventions!

  Session will start at 7:15, no partner required.

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

Hosted by John & Anne Seymour - for further details, or if you are a club member and wish to help, either phone them on 01785 814285 or by mailing them by clicking here:- jonanan@uwclub.net

 

 

 

Last updated : 6th Dec 2016 00:06 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 or Club members welcome - cost £2.   Non-members £2.50.
No Partner Needed.  All Standards Welcome.
 
Enquiries to :Mike Beach Tel: 01785 603766
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Please park either in front of the club in designated 'Tecni-form' parking spaces only, or behind the club either alongside the railway on Whitebridge Way or in the adjoining car park.
 
Last updated : 16th May 2016 22:43 BST
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Xmas Party
Xmas Party

Monday 19th December.

Please put your names on the noticeboard by 12th December if you wish to attend.  Remember to get there by 6:30 or all of the food will have gone!

Calendar
Calendar

The printed calendar list and member's contact details are available for collection in the club.

Committee News
♠  Latest Committee News Click here. ♠ 
 
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.
Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Results
Wed 7th Dec 2016
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 5th Dec 2016
Ladies' Evening Pairs
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Calendar
Mon 12th Dec 2016
Winter Monday Duplicate
  (Partner?)
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 19th Dec 2016
Christmas Party
6:30
Mon 26th Dec 2016
Club Closed
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Mixed Pairs
Tue 21st Mar 2017
Ladies' Afternoon Pairs
1:30
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Xmas Party
Xmas Party

Monday 19th December.

Please put your names on the noticeboard by 12th December if you wish to attend.  Remember to get there by 6:30 or all of the food will have gone!

Calendar
Calendar

The printed calendar list and member's contact details are available for collection in the club.

Committee News
♠  Latest Committee News Click here. ♠ 
 
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.
Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Results
Wed 7th Dec 2016
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 5th Dec 2016
Ladies' Evening Pairs
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Calendar
Mon 12th Dec 2016
Winter Monday Duplicate
  (Partner?)
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Mon 19th Dec 2016
Christmas Party
6:30
Mon 26th Dec 2016
Club Closed
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Mixed Pairs
Tue 21st Mar 2017
Ladies' Afternoon Pairs
1:30