The Stratford St Mary Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU and the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association.
For all information related to the EBU, click on the EBU Information tab in the above menu.
Click on this box to reach the website showing upcoming Suffolk Bridge events and recent results.
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!
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 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.
The Club's AGM will be held at 6.30 pm on Wednesday March 28. Regular Duplicate Bridge to follow.
Click here to see the agenda.
To see a list of local bridge events planned for 2018 click on the 2018 Events tab on the left. For full details of particular upcoming events, click on the corresponding tabs.
Next is the Little Clacton Swiss Pairs.
We played our heat of the Suffolk Championship Pairs last October. 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. Two pairs entered and qualified - Dave Powell/Bill Anslow and Philippa Deman/Kathleen Murtagh. Good luck to them in the Semi-Final!
Click here to see full details.
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.
Christine Cooke is also an English Bridge Union (EBU) Trained Teacher and a member of the EBU Teachers Assoc. (EBUTA) offering Improvers Lessons and Bridge for Beginners.
Beginners Course follows the EBU Guidelines and the Course is accompanied with a FREE Student Guide Book. worth £26 for both the First and Second Year, with the First Lesson FREE.
Venue: 41 Stanley Wooster Way, Colchester. CO4 3XX Telephone no. 07980 822 624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The Suffolk Bridge Club Teams of 8 event was held at Highwoods on Sunday November 12.
Twelve Suffolk affiliated clubs entered teams and our representatives Paul & Chris Rickard, Elizabeth Knowlson/Robin Dromard, Sheila Gibson/Roger Bacon and Philippa Deman/Kathleen Murtagh enjoyed a excellent day's bridge with tea provided by the local Sea Scouts. We'll aim to achieve a better result next year ...
Results can be seen on www.suffolkbridge.co.uk or www.bridgewebs.com/scbaresults.
Click here for more information.