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Stratford St Mary Bridge Club
 
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The Stratford St Mary Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU and the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association
 
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Play it again, Sam

There are always hands which you think you could have played better. Have you tried the new Play It Again feature? Click on your name in the results list to see your scorecard and choose the board you'd like to replay. Click on Play It Again, then BS Online and you'll be able to replay the hand ... and get guidance on how it should be done! 

Andrew Robson Masterclass

Another chance to benefit from Andrew Robson's teaching - this time some slightly more sophisticated topics such as Roman Key Card Blackwood and Splinters.

It's at 5.30pm on Thursday November 2 in Assington Village Hall and costs £30/head.

To see full details and how to book your place, click here or on the appropriate tab in the menu on the left.

500 from the EBU!

You may have heard that the EBU, to which we are affiliated, is encouraging member clubs to adopt modern technology and has allocated some funds to help them to purchase Bridgemates. You will be very pleased to hear that, through the efforts of our Treasurer, Elizabeth Knowlson, the EBU has agreed to contribute £500 to Stratford St Mary Bridge Club to supplement our own expenditure.

We are very grateful to the EBU for this grant which helps to maintain the Club in a healthy financial position.

We also appreciate the extended loan of the County's Bridgemates prior to our decision to purchase our own.

 
Welcome to Stratford St Mary Bridge Club

Welcome to the Stratford St Mary Bridge Club

We play friendly duplicate bridge at St Johns & Highwoods Community Centre, Colchester, CO4 9SR

  7.00pm for 7.15pm on Wednesdays.

              New members welcome.

Suffolk Championship Pairs

We'll be playing our heat of the Suffolk Championship Pairs on October 11. That's the event where, if you score 50% or more in the Club's heat, you qualify to play in the Semi-Final next February ... and the top 24 pairs in that event qualify for the Final in April. Click here to see full details.

Upcoming Events

To see a list of local bridge events planned for 2017 click here or on the 2017 Events tab on the left. For full details of particular upcoming events, click on the corresponding tabs. Next is the Felixstowe Congress including the Really Easy Pairs. Later in the year is the Club Teams of 8 at Colchester followed by the Suffolk Championship Teams of 4 event at Nayland.

Looking further ahead, click on the 2018 tabs for next year's events.

Learn to Play Bridge

Interested in learning to play Bridge or you'd like to improve your game?

Vicky Potter runs the Colchester Bridge School and teaches at various levels including complete beginners.

If you, or someone you know, are interested, please call Vicky on 01206 501622. Click on the heading of this window to see more information on her website.

And Christine Cooke is offering help with bidding and play starting on 7th October at 10 o’clock for approx. 2 to 2½ hours (tea Included).

There will be a discussion on hands you consider difficult to either bid or play with help in Bidding and Play of No Trump hands with long Minor Suits. New conventions or something which you would like help or guidance with i.e. slam bidding, discards, etc. £3.00 per session. Also Bridge for Beginners' Course Starting 1st Week in October for 30 Weeks - 10 weeks up to Christmas.

Venue:  41 Stanley Wooster Way, Colchester. CO4 3XX

Telephone no. 07980 822 624 or email christinesbridgeemail@gmail.com

Pre-dealt Boards

Computer-dealt boards allow you to see a record of the hands you've played, together with an analysis showing what contracts could be made, alongside the results. You can then compare what you did with what you might have done.

This may be of little interest to some players but can be very valuable to those who wish to improve their game.

Other, minor, benefits include the availability of a printed hand record so that the director can easily resolve errors such as players finding they have 12 or 14-cards and a guarantee that the cards have been well shuffled. We hope that no one still thinks that these computer-dealt hands are "fixed" - the program which generates the deals is clever, but not clever enough to know how to create extra-difficult hands!

Click here to read more about computerised dealing and shuffling. 

Looking for a Partner?

To use the Find a Partner system on this website, click on Membership, on the left, then enter your email address and password where requested. If you don't already have a password, click on Forgotten Password and one will be sent to you. Two of you sharing an email address can still use this feature by following these instructions and setting up different passwords. If you have changed your email address, please advise the Secretary so that she can update the website to allow this process to work.

Once you are in the Membership section, click in the Partner Required box for the appropriate date.

A note will appear in the Calendar on the Home Page showing that someone is looking for a partner. When another member goes into ther system, they will find your name and contact details.

The system may ask you for the Club Registration Code. I am emailing this to those members for whom I have an up-to-date email address.

 

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Club Teams of 8

The Suffolk Bridge Club Teams of 8 event is being held at Highwoods on Sunday November 12.

All local affiliated clubs are invited to enter a team. Any members who are interested in playing in a Stratford St Mary team should contact Chris Rickard (paulandchrisrickard@gmail.com).

Click here for more information. 

Results
20th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Christine Cooke
Scorer: Christine Cooke
13th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Christine Cooke
Scorer: Christine Cooke
Calendar
27th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Will Pavry
4th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Keith Prichard
11th Oct 2017
Suffolk Championship Pairs Heat
Director: Paul Rickard
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Club Teams of 8

The Suffolk Bridge Club Teams of 8 event is being held at Highwoods on Sunday November 12.

All local affiliated clubs are invited to enter a team. Any members who are interested in playing in a Stratford St Mary team should contact Chris Rickard (paulandchrisrickard@gmail.com).

Click here for more information. 

Results
20th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Christine Cooke
Scorer: Christine Cooke
13th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Christine Cooke
Scorer: Christine Cooke
Calendar
27th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Will Pavry
4th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Keith Prichard
11th Oct 2017
Suffolk Championship Pairs Heat
Director: Paul Rickard