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2017 - 2018 Calendar

The 2017 - 2018 Calendar is now available online. Click here to go to it.

The paper version is now at the club in a yellow cover.

2017- 2018 Subscription Letter

11th September 2017

 

Your annual bridge club subscription for 2017-2018 is £20 and is due now, BACS or cheque - click here for further details.

If not paid by 30th September, then the subscrption is £25

System Cards

ALL COMPETITIONS
Pairs must have identical  systems cards available - in the EBU 20B Systems Card format.
Pairs without cards are expected to play basic Acol.
Model EBU cards can be found in various formats at  the EBU website by clicking here.

Player's tips

31st January 2017

Reserving Your Rights

What does this mean?

Well, you may hear the opposition say this after say a question is asked about a bid and then passes AND partner then leads the suit that the question was about.

Unless, the suit led is an obvious lead, say Q from QJ109 then the Director may award an adjusted score.

Now, better practice is to call the Director immediately, when a possible use of Unauthorised information is available, rather than waiting until the end of the auction or play.

There is too much information on this subject to go into detail here, but the above is just an example, Law 16 is the law to look up.. .

 

Midland Counties Congress - January 2018

16th June 2017

The Midland Counties Congress will be held Friday-Sunday 5 -7th January 2018.

Please click here for further details and entry form.

National Swiss Teams Congress - May 2018

11th September 2017

The National Swiss Teams Congress, organised by the WCBA/EBU/WMBC will be held on Saturday/Sunday 12/13th May 2018.

Please click here for further details and entry form.

 
Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon Bridge Club
Club Competitions - starting in October

 19th September 2017

The club competitions start on Tuesday 3rd October with a stratified handicap pairs in the afternoon and the Premiership Pairs in the evening

The handicap pairs competitions take place on Thursday 12th and the teams competitions on Tuesday 17th

Remember, only club members are eligible to win these, so ensure your subs have been paid.

 

2017 - 2018 Teaching sessions

Beginners/1st year course – 3 x 10-week terms

            Start date:  Wednesday 4th October 2017 start time 10:00am. 

This course is designed to introduce the game of bridge to people who have never played it before.  It is equally suitable for those who have never played any card game before and those who used to play bridge some years ago and need a refresher course. 

By the end of the 3rd term students will have been taught all the basics and will be able to play social bridge, go on bridge holidays and weekends or play duplicate bridge in the Bridge Club – starting with the easy sessions specially provided for beginners and novices. 

Cost:   Fees £75 per term + £25 for the coursebook.

Call Brian on 01789 550573  or email  teaching@stratforduponavonbridgeclub.org.uk

Intermediate/2nd year course – 2 x 10-week terms

            Start date: Tuesday 3rd October 2017, start time 10:00am

This course is designed as a follow on to the first year course, or for people who need a refresher course. 

By the end of the 2nd term students will be able to play duplicate bridge in the Bridge Club – starting with the easy sessions specially provided for beginners and novices. 

Cost:   Fees £75 per term + £25 for the coursebook.

call Peter on 01789 266373 or email  teaching@stratforduponavonbridgeclub.org.uk 

Upcoming Bridge Events at the Club
Upcoming Bridge Events at the Club

8th September 2017

 

The next event at the club is the first of a new event for the 2017-2018 season, a Stratified pairs event.

The first of these 7 sessions is on Tuesday afternoon, 3rd October.

Then in the evening, the first of 7 sessions of the Premiership Pairs.

 

Then a SIM Pairs on Thursday 5th October

The two handicap pairs events start on Thursday 12th October

The Teams events start on Tuesday 17th October

Remember that we have a Saturday afternoon bridge session, as well as the weekday sessions

 

Charity Quiz Night - in memory of Pam Croft

12th September 2017

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017

CHARITY QUIZ EVENING

HELD IN MEMORY OF PAM CROFT

FOR THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION

 

   TICKETS £10 PER PERSON

  TEAMS OF 2 TO 6 PEOPLE

 

PROGRAMME

7.00PM   COMPLIMENTARY WINE AND CANAPES

7.30PM   QUIZ STARTS

8.30PM   COMPLIMENTARY TEA & COFFEE AND PICTURE QUIZ

9.00PM   QUIZ CONTINUES

9.45PM   RAFFLE DRAW AND PRIZE GIVING

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.

FULL BAR AVAILABLE BUT IF YOU WISH TO BRING YOUR OWN WINE THERE WILL BE A CORKAGE CHARGE OF £2 PER BOTTLE.                       ON THIS OCCASION THE CLUB WILL BE DONATING £1 (OF THE £2 CHARGED FOR CORKAGE) TO THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION.

PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ENTRY FORM AND PLACE THE TICKET MONEY IN THE ENVELOPES PROVIDED AND PUT IN THE MEMBERS SUBSCRIPTION BOX.

CHEQUES SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO STRATFORD UPON AVON BRIDGE CLUB.

 

 

AGM 2017 Pictures
  • Anne brian peter susan
  • Brian
  • Brian peter
  • Brian robbie
  • Diana peter
  • Diana peter trish
  • Dominic
  • Elinor hilary martha
  • Madeleine
  • Mary rita
  • Mike chris
  • Peter trish
Pictures from the 2017 AGM
Latest Club Newsletter - September 2017

23rd September 2017

The latest Newsletter is available by clicking here.  

Previous versions can be found at the following by going to the Latest Club News on the Left Hand Side of the main web page

 

Michael Byrne Seminars - 17th November
Michael Byrne Seminars -  17th November

24th August 2017

We are fortunate to secure the services of Michael for the day on Friday 17th November.

He was part of the team that has just won the Four stars final at Eastbourne this year

(Click on the heading for Michael's biography.)

The morning session on Competitive Bidding - overcalls and doubles starts at 10:00 and finishes at 12:30. 

After a break for lunch, when you can bring your own food, or visit the local hostelries, you can speak with Michael.

The afternoon session on Further Competitive Bidding - UCBs, Two suited overcalls, Fit Jumps starts at 1:30, finishing at 4:00.

Cost will be £12 for each session, with tea/coffee and biscuits supplied throughout the day.The form is up at the club.

Any queries, please email Peter at

Pstyles520@gmail.com

 

2017 - 2018 Board Directors

Here is a list of the new Board of Directors and Treasurer. Contact details can be obtained on the left hand side under Contact Us

Roger Harris - Chairman

Maggie Bullingham - Deputy Chairman

Alison Rigg - Treasurer

Peter Randall - Bridge Team Leader 

Judith Horton - Membership Team Leader

John Caulkin - Property Team Leader

Louise Cunliffe - Social Team Leader

Peter Styles - Training Team Leader 

 

 

Beds & Northants Swiss Teams

14th September 2017

♠   Beds & Northants Swiss Teams  ♣

♣  Congratulations to Diana/Peter/Roger & Alan on coming 5th= in the above event  ♠

Click here to see the full results  

 

Great Northern Pairs 2017

28th August 2017

♠   A visit up North!  ♣

♣  Click here to see it - thanks to Roger for submitting it   ♠  

 

Updated membership lists 2017 -2018

7th August 2017

There is a new membership list available at the club, dated August 2017.

It has a bright yellow cover and white inside.

Andrew Robson event 2018

22nd July 2017

 

Super advance notice Friday 30th November 2018 for Andrew Robson, one of the country’s leading bridge player/author/multi-championship winner, to come back to our club.

Yes, 2018, unfortunately, due to his many commitments, this is the earliest date

 

 

Club Address & Facilities
Club Address & Facilities

Remember to check out the members area, when looking for a partner 

Holtom Street

Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire CV37 6DQ

 

   

Tel. 01789 297313

Dedicated facilities: 20 Tables, plus 8 for teaching/matches

Duplimated Boards, Bridgemates, instant results
EBU Masterpoints

Visitors Very Welcome

Registered in England and Wales as Stratford-upon Avon Bridge Club Limited at Holtom Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6DQ, Company No: 1631659

Want to Play- Membership-New to the Area
Want to Play- Membership-New to the Area

      Supervised/Assisted Play

 

Everyone welcome, assistance in both bidding and play in a friendly environment

1.     Mondays mornings start time 10:00am - Richard West  01789 205272 or richardntrish@gmail.com

2.     Wednesday Afternoons start time 2:00pm - Peter Styles 01789 266373 or Pstyles520@gmail.com

For further info use tool bar on left side page

Membership- Please email info@stratforduponavonbridgeclub.org.uk for details on Membership

Partner wanted(members) - 

If you need a partner for a particular session, and do not have a member in mind,  please 

use our website service in the members area. Please use our members’ area contact service. If you have any

problems or need to speak to someone direct. Please email Judith Horton or phone 07768712950. If immediate response required please telephone.

Visitors - 

If you are in the area as a pair and wish to attend a session, just come along and make yourself know to the director 

If you a single looking for a game, please email Judith Horton or phone 07768712950. If immediate response required please telephone.

 
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Results
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Lawless
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Roger Harris
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Sarah Jones
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Graeme Ramsay
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Mary Johnson
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Lawless
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Morning
Director: Richard West
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Peter Styles
Sat 16th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Graeme Ramsay
Fri 15th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Richard West
Thu 14th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Roger Harris
Thu 14th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Sarah Jones
Wed 13th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Alf Manders
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Mary Johnson
Calendar
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Brian Minto
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Supervised Play session
10:00-12:00
Director: Peter Styles
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Peter Styles
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Mary Johnson
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Lawless
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Supervised Play
2:00-4:00pm
Director: Peter Styles
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Alf Manders
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Roger Harris
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Minto
Fri 29th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Richard West
Sat 30th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Graeme Ramsay
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Supervised Play session
10:00-12:00
Director: Richard West
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Afternoon
Director: Peter Styles
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
2nd Teaching Class
10-12
Director: Jane
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Results
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Lawless
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Roger Harris
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Sarah Jones
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Graeme Ramsay
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Mary Johnson
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Lawless
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Morning
Director: Richard West
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Peter Styles
Sat 16th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Graeme Ramsay
Fri 15th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Richard West
Thu 14th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Roger Harris
Thu 14th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Sarah Jones
Wed 13th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Alf Manders
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Mary Johnson
Calendar
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Brian Minto
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Supervised Play session
10:00-12:00
Director: Peter Styles
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Peter Styles
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Mary Johnson
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Lawless
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Supervised Play
2:00-4:00pm
Director: Peter Styles
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Alf Manders
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Roger Harris
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Brian Minto
Fri 29th Sep 2017
Evening
Director: Richard West
Sat 30th Sep 2017
Afternoon
Director: Graeme Ramsay
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Supervised Play session
10:00-12:00
Director: Richard West
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Afternoon
Director: Peter Styles
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
2nd Teaching Class
10-12
Director: Jane