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Sutton Coldfield Bridge Club
 
Calendar 2016

Mon. 15th Feb.

Hallam Cup

Members Only

Closed Competition

for WCBA

Mixed Pairs Qual.

 

Fri. 19th Feb.

Swiss Pairs Fr02

 

Mon. 7th Mar.

Swiss Pairs Mo03

 

Mon. 14th Mar.

EBU StSim Pairs

 

Thur. 17th Mar.

M.C. White Cup

 

Fri. 18th Mar.

Swiss Pairs Fr03

 

Tue. 22nd Mar.

A.G.M.

 

Mon. 4th Apr

Swiss Pairs Mo04

 

Fri. 15th Apr

Swiss Pairs Fr04

 

Mon. 2nd May

Swiss Pairs Mo05

 

Thur. 12th May

WCBA Sim Pairs

 

Fri. 20th May

Swiss Pairs Fr05

 

Mon. 6th June

Swiss Pairs Mo06

 

Fri. 17th June

Swiss Pairs Fr06

 

Mon. 20th June

Lichfield Cup

 

Wed. 29th June

JH Swiss Teams

 

Mon. 4th July

Swiss Pairs Mo07

 

Fri. 15th July

Swiss Pairs Fr07

 

Mon. 25th July

EBU Si. Pairs

 

Mon. 1st Aug.

Swiss Pairs Mo08

 

Fri. 19th Aug.

Swiss Pairs Fr08

 

Wed. 31st Aug.

Edgar Foster

 

Mon. 5th Sep.

Swiss Pairs Mo09

 

Fri. 9th Sep.

Revill Edwards

 

Fri. 16th Sep.

Swiss Pairs Fr09

 

Mon. 3rd Oct.

Swiss Pairs Mo10

 

Thur. 13th Oct.

President's Cup 1

 

Fri. 21st Oct.

Swiss Pairs Fr10

 

Mon. 7th Nov.

Swiss Pairs Mo11

 

Thur. 10th Nov.

CIN Sim Pairs

 

Thur. 17th Nov.

President's Cup 2

 

Fri. 19th Nov.

Swiss Pairs Fr11

 

Thur. 24th Nov.

WCBA Cpairs Heat

 

Mon. 5th Dec.

Swiss Pairs Mo12

 

Thur. 15th Dec.

Xmas Party

 

Fri. 16th Dec.

Swiss Pairs Fr12

 

 

 
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HAVE FUN PLAYING BRIDGE AT OUR CLUB !!

Duplicate Bridge Sessions Monday to Friday: please click here for further information

Our Club is located at 160 Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 2QA. Click here for Map

Based at: THE SUTTON COLDFIELD RUGBY CLUB.

Our Club Secretary is Charlene Dyer on 07773905098 or you can email suttoncbc@hotmail.co.uk  with your query or you can leave a message on our message board via the left hand menu.

Allocation of Non-Moving / Sitter positions

The Duplicate Sub-Committee have tabled the issue of Non-Moving / Sitter positions for their next meeting.

In the meantime if you feel that you or your partner definitely require a Non-Moving / Sitter position please let the TD for the evening know as soon as possible before the session starts to see if this is possible within the confines of the standard movements used in the Club. 

It would assist the TD if you could arrive at the Club by 7:00 p.m. for evening sessions or 1:00 p.m. for afternoon sessions if you require a Non-Moving / Sitter position.

The Club at the moment do not maintain a list of players who always need a Non-Moving / Sitter position and this must currently be requested on a session by session basis. 

Restated Committee Directive: Please arrive at least 10 minutes before start time
Restated Committee Directive: Please arrive at least 10 minutes before start time

The committee have noticed that a small group of people are consistently ignoring our request that players should make every effort to arrive in the Club Room at least 10 minutes before the advertised start time. 

As BridgeMates are in use for nearly all sessions it is time consuming and tiresome to reset everything to ensure a prompt start if players are arriving late. This is particularly so for Monday and Friday Swiss Pairs events and on busy nights such as Monday and Thursday when adequate time should be allowed by players for parking now that we are into the main Rugby season.

Complaints are made about late finishes and incomplete unfair movements which a prompt start would alleviate.

The club's mobile telephone number 07749 410 362 is always switched on about half an hour before play is due to start if you want to notify late arrival.

Pairs who arrive after the movement has been set up without prior notification will now not get a game!!!

Invitation to Spring Clean Your Bookcase
Invitation to Spring Clean Your Bookcase

This is the time of year when many of us have had new books to read as presents during the festive period.

If they are not to your taste or have older books on your bookshelves gathering dust, did you know that you can donate your no longer wanted books to a good cause.  

Funds raised by the recycling book table help buy new equipment in the Club.

Books are eventually recycled to local Charity Shops so no donation is wasted.

If you are an avid reader you may be lucky enough to pick up a bestseller for a mere 50p.

Swiss Pairs Rollover Current Standings
Swiss Pairs Rollover Current Standings

Congratulations to those that did well in our Swiss Pairs competititions in January.

These are the current standings after 1 event:

Pos Monday Swiss Pairs Rollover VP
1
Nick Woosnam & Anne Woosnam
69
2
Steve Wood & John Collin
61
3
Chris Harris & Gita Kundu
60
4
John Hind & Caroline Coombs
55
     
Pos Friday Swiss Pairs Rollover VP
1
Doug Tweddle & Helen Brigham
63
2
Pat Lewis & Lesley Payne
54
3
Ted Elsworth & John Hind
52
4
Nick Woosnam & Anne Woosnam
51

 

Competition Prize Winners Jul-Dec 2015

Please Click Here For the list of Prize Winners in the Jul-Dec 2015 Competitions (NTM Jan-Dec).

Prize Vouchers will be issued in Week Commencing 04/01/2016

The full ranking lists for all the competitions can be seen by clicking here.

Forthcoming Events For 2016

 

 

Mon. 15th Feb.

Hallam Cup (mixed pairs)

W.C.B.A. heat - Final 25/05/16

N.B. Members Only Closed Competition

Fri. 19th Feb.

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 7th Mar.

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 14th Mar.

E.B.U. Stratified Sim. Pairs

Thur. 17th Mar.

M.C. White Cup

Fri. 18th Mar.

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Tue. 22nd Mar.

A.G.M.

Mon. 4th Apr

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Fri. 15th Apr

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 2nd May

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Thur. 12th May

W.C.B.A. Charity Sim. Pairs

Fri. 20th May

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 6th June

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Fri. 17th June

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 20th June

Lichfield Cup

Wed. 29th June

Joyce Hare Swiss Teams

Mon. 4th July

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Fri. 15th July

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 25th July

E.B.U. Sim. Pairs

Mon. 1st Aug.

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Fri. 19th Aug.

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Wed. 31st Aug.

Edgar Foster Teams

Mon. 5th Sep.

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Fri. 9th Sep.

Revill Edwards Cup

Fri. 16th Sep.

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 3rd Oct.

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Thur. 13th Oct.

President's Cup - Session 1

Fri. 21st Oct.

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Mon. 7th Nov.

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Thur. 10th Nov.

Children in Need Sim. Pairs

Thur. 17th Nov.

President's Cup - Session 2

Fri. 19th Nov.

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Thur. 24th Nov.

W.C.B.A. Championship Pairs Heat ( Final-TBC)

Mon. 5th Dec.

Mon. Swiss Pairs Rollover

Thur. 15th Dec.

Christmas Party - Chantrill Cup Pairs

Fri. 16th Dec.

Fri. Swiss Pairs Rollover

 

 

Update From The SCBC Committee - Two NEW Swiss Pairs Rollover Competions
Update From The SCBC Committee - Two NEW Swiss Pairs Rollover Competions

The SCBC Committee have deliberated and have decided to instigate a 1st Monday and 3rd Friday (note change) in the month Swiss Pairs Rollover competition for the 2016 calendar season.

In effect a pair's eight best Victory Point sessions (max 80 per session) in 4x6 board events will count in the separate competitions.

The events will be stratified based on combined pair NGS rankings as at 31st December 2015 with overall prizes being awarded to each of the A,B,C & D stratifications at the conclusion of each event in Dec. 2016.

Standard SCBC Prize Money and Masterpoints will be issued for each monthly event.

We hope that members and visitors will support both evenings throughout the season.

SCBC Swiss Pairs League - Session 4
SCBC Swiss Pairs League - Session 4

Congratulations to Nick Woosnam & Liz Fenwick (super-sub Sujan Kundu) combo for winning the SCBC Swiss Pairs League the final session of which took place on Friday 11th December.

Please click here for the final ranking list. Substitutes and main players will be credited with the correct number of masterpoints per match won and pro-rata any final ranking masterpoints.

Doug & Sue Win The Chantrill Cup

Congratulations to Doug Tweddle & Sue Goldman who won the Chantrill Cup held at the Xmas Party on Thur. 10th Dec.

The full ranking list can be found in the results section.

Its Now All Pointless
Its Now All Pointless

The extremely easy (sic) Xmas Party Quiz for Thursday 10th December was based on the popular BBC Pointless programme.

Several members have asked for the questions / answers to be uploaded to the Website so click here for them in PDF format.

Brian and Janet Win Dec. Swiss Pairs
Brian and Janet Win Dec. Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Brian Parker and Janet Whittaker who won the Swiss Pairs competition held on Monday 7th December.

The full ranking list can be found in the results section.

In 2016 we will be running Swiss Pairs competitions on every 1st Monday and 3rd Friday in the month with separate stratified prizes in an annual rollover event for each evening.

 

Warks Pairs Final Qualifiers - Update

We have now contacted everyone who played and have established the following qualification list for the WCBA Championship Pairs Final on Sunday 24th April 2016 at West Midlands Bridge Club 12:00 noon start. From SCBC we can qualify the first six pairs over 50% who haven't previously qualified via WPL, BPL or CPL so on the responses received we have qualified five pairs for the final.

Pos
Players Score WCBA
    % Pairs Final
1
Nick Woosnam & Anne Woosnam
61.04 Y
2
Pat Lewis & Roger Campbell
59.52 N
3
Allan Bond & Margaret Bond
58.30 N
4
Tim Daly & Rob Penny
58.17 Y
5
Nigel Argust & Joyce Cars
55.59 N
6
Steve Wood & John Phillips
54.83 N
7
Brian Parker & Pat Parker
54.13 Y
8
Gilly Herbert & Ann Bailey
53.97 N
9
Sunil Handa & Tom Welch
53.01 N
10
Joe Fagan & Anja Townrow
51.65 Y
11
John Hind & Janet Whittaker
50.96 Y
Minor Changes to EBU Blue & White Books

The latest EBU Blue Book, White Book and Announcing rules and changes effective 01/08/2015 can be found by clicking on the appropriate tab in the right hand column. 

The Clubhouse
The Clubhouse

We have two large well-lit playing areas, one of which is equipped for teaching, the rooms both enjoy views across playing fields.

We have a bar, kitchen and plenty of parking spaces.

Pre-dealt boards with available hand records are used for all main bridge sessions along with PairsScorer,  BridgeMates and BridgeWebs technology enabling a fast end of session results service.

Our club is located at 160 Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 2QA.

Based at: THE SUTTON COLDFIELD RUGBY CLUB.

Our Club Secretary is Charlene Dyer on 07773905098 or you can email suttoncbc@hotmail.co.uk with your query or you can leave a message on our message board via the left hand menu.

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Conditions of Contest 2016

Click here for the document outlining the Conditions of Contest for competitions held during 2016 at SCBC

NGS Categories January 2016

Click here for NGS Categories for SCBC Competitions from Jan. 2016 to Jun. 2016

Note that a pink shaded value has been calculated from the average of last six months performance in all duplicate pairs events at the club.

Competitions 2015 - Jul-Dec
Clark Cup
Duval Cup
John Holland Cup
Nash Plate
NTM Trophy
Whitehouse Cup
Gentle Bridge

Relaxed Duplicate Bridge

Restricted Bidding Systems

Wednesday Evenings

Starting 17/09/14

Please register your interest/enquiries to:

Roger: 0121-240-6440 (to 25/08)

Ed:     0121-378-0202

Chris: 0121-233-2538

1NT Range Announcing Rule Change

With immediate effect the committee have decided to revert to standard EBU regulations in that ALL opening 1NT bid ranges MUST be announced. Even the 12-14 range which was previously exempt in the Club by local bylaw.

EBU Blue Book 01/08/15
Blue Book Changes 01/08/15
TD White Book 2015
TD White Book Changes 2015
Masterpoints Handbook 01/08/2014
Annoucements Table 01/08/2015
Convention Cards

The Duplicate Sub-Committee requests that all regular partnerships should have a fully completed convention card especially if not playing an ACOL based system. This particularly includes five card major or short/better minor based variants used as a partnership agreement opening bid. An opening one level bid in a minor which can be made on 0,1 or 2 cards in the suit must now be announced under new EBU regulations.

Need a Partner?

Ed Laughton (0121 378 0202) has agreed that we can put his name on the website as a contact for MEMBERS looking for partners. 

There is also a list on the Club Noticeboard and you may like to try the new Message Board facility under the left hand menu.

NON-MEMBERS please click for Club Secretary contact details.

Need a Room for a Function?

The function room in the main clubhouse is available for hire by members of the Bridge Club.


It can also be hired by friends of Bridge Club members, providing a member of the club is present at the event.


Contact Club Steward Doc Morgan
Tel:  07733 975066
email;  barscrfc@gmail.com

Click here for full list of hire charges

Results
11th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
10th Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
10th Feb 2016
Whitehouse Cup
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
8th Feb 2016
Monday Night
5th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
5th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
4th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
3rd Feb 2016
Wednesday Night
3rd Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
2nd Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
2nd Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
1st Feb 2016
Monday Night- Swiss Pairs
29th Jan 2016
Friday Afternoon
29th Jan 2016
Duval Cup
28th Jan 2016
Clark Cup
27th Jan 2016
Gentle Bridge
27th Jan 2016
Whitehouse Cup
26th Jan 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
Calendar
12th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
12th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
15th Feb 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
16th Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
16th Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
17th Feb 2016
NTM Teams
7:15 p.m.
17th Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
18th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
19th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
19th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
22nd Feb 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
23rd Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
23rd Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
24th Feb 2016
Whitehouse Cup
7:15 p.m.
24th Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
25th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
26th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
26th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
29th Feb 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
1st Mar 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Conditions of Contest 2016

Click here for the document outlining the Conditions of Contest for competitions held during 2016 at SCBC

NGS Categories January 2016

Click here for NGS Categories for SCBC Competitions from Jan. 2016 to Jun. 2016

Note that a pink shaded value has been calculated from the average of last six months performance in all duplicate pairs events at the club.

Competitions 2015 - Jul-Dec
Clark Cup
Duval Cup
John Holland Cup
Nash Plate
NTM Trophy
Whitehouse Cup
Gentle Bridge

Relaxed Duplicate Bridge

Restricted Bidding Systems

Wednesday Evenings

Starting 17/09/14

Please register your interest/enquiries to:

Roger: 0121-240-6440 (to 25/08)

Ed:     0121-378-0202

Chris: 0121-233-2538

1NT Range Announcing Rule Change

With immediate effect the committee have decided to revert to standard EBU regulations in that ALL opening 1NT bid ranges MUST be announced. Even the 12-14 range which was previously exempt in the Club by local bylaw.

EBU Blue Book 01/08/15
Blue Book Changes 01/08/15
TD White Book 2015
TD White Book Changes 2015
Masterpoints Handbook 01/08/2014
Annoucements Table 01/08/2015
Convention Cards

The Duplicate Sub-Committee requests that all regular partnerships should have a fully completed convention card especially if not playing an ACOL based system. This particularly includes five card major or short/better minor based variants used as a partnership agreement opening bid. An opening one level bid in a minor which can be made on 0,1 or 2 cards in the suit must now be announced under new EBU regulations.

Need a Partner?

Ed Laughton (0121 378 0202) has agreed that we can put his name on the website as a contact for MEMBERS looking for partners. 

There is also a list on the Club Noticeboard and you may like to try the new Message Board facility under the left hand menu.

NON-MEMBERS please click for Club Secretary contact details.

Need a Room for a Function?

The function room in the main clubhouse is available for hire by members of the Bridge Club.


It can also be hired by friends of Bridge Club members, providing a member of the club is present at the event.


Contact Club Steward Doc Morgan
Tel:  07733 975066
email;  barscrfc@gmail.com

Click here for full list of hire charges

Results
11th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
10th Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
10th Feb 2016
Whitehouse Cup
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
8th Feb 2016
Monday Night
5th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
5th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
4th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
3rd Feb 2016
Wednesday Night
3rd Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
2nd Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
2nd Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
1st Feb 2016
Monday Night- Swiss Pairs
29th Jan 2016
Friday Afternoon
29th Jan 2016
Duval Cup
28th Jan 2016
Clark Cup
27th Jan 2016
Gentle Bridge
27th Jan 2016
Whitehouse Cup
26th Jan 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
Calendar
12th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
12th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
15th Feb 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
16th Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
16th Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
17th Feb 2016
NTM Teams
7:15 p.m.
17th Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
18th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
19th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
19th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
22nd Feb 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
23rd Feb 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
23rd Feb 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
24th Feb 2016
Whitehouse Cup
7:15 p.m.
24th Feb 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
25th Feb 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
26th Feb 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
26th Feb 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
29th Feb 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
1st Mar 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.