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Sutton Coldfield Bridge Club
 
Calendar 2016

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.

YOUR BRIDGE CLUB NEEDS YOU!

COMPLIMENTARY BRIDGE SESSIONS

WHEN? 1st Wednesdays in Sept, Oct, Nov

Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd

It's a free for all (***NO TABLE MONEY***)

It's friendly (guests very much welcome)

It's for all (either Gentle Bridge 18-20 boards or Main Room 26-28 boards)

Please support the club's initiative to boost attendance on what are otherwise very quiet evenings.

SEE YOU THERE!

EBU Summer Sim Pairs

Please click here for link to the EBU Website containing the national result for Monday 25th July.

In Club result can be founf in the results section.

2016 Changes to Blue & White Books

The EBU Laws and Ethics Committee have made some changes to the Blue Book & White TD Guide Book which become effective on August 1st 2016.

The new full texts can be seen by clicking on the appropriate heading in the righthand column there are also links to a summary of the changes.

Jan - Jun 2016 Competition Winners

Please Click Here to See The List of Prize Winners for the Jan - Jun 2016 Club Competitions.

Prize certificates for free entry to future club night(s) will be distributed w/c 04/07/16. 

Please Click Here to See The Full Ranking Lists for the Jan - Jun 2016 Club Competitions

Joyce Hare Teams Winners
Joyce Hare Teams Winners

Many congratulations to Nick Woosnam, Anne Woosnam, Jon Downing & Barbara Wren who won the Joyce Hare Teams held on Wednesday 29th June 2016.

Please click here for the full ranking list.

Sujan & Steve Win Lichfield Cup
Sujan & Steve Win Lichfield Cup

Many congratulations to Sujan Kundu & Steve Wood who won the Lichfield Cup pairs competition held on Monday 20th June.

The Club will be donating £40 to the Alzheimers Society in recognition of the work done in the national cycle ride inauguration of the competition by David Wing three years ago.

.For the full ranking list please see the results section.

New Cards & Bidding Boxes Now Complete

Your committee have sanctioned purchase of new cards and bidding  boxes at a significant cost and the process of gettting these into play is now complete. Thank you for your help over the last couple of weeks in getting the cards replaced in the boards.

The new bidding boxes will take a litle time to get used to but they were a significant saving on replacing cards in the old bidding boxes which were beginning to show their age.

Please can everyone try really hard not to bend the new cards or impart extraneous material to the card surface as this potentially affects the dealing machine process.

McBrides & Birches win WCBA Handicap Teams

Many congratulations to Audrey & Henry McBride, Lyn & Ron Birch who won the WCBA Handicap Teams.against a primarily WMBC Hackett combination.

The final was not without some points of interest revolving mainly around the meaning of a 4D bid, (fit jump or splinter) which the EBU powers that be determined did not make a significant difference to the eventual outcome.

So a fine acievement for our Sutton players for a job well done!

 

Forthcoming Events For 2016

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

 

 

Book Table Contributes To New Cards And Bidding Boxes
Book Table Contributes To New Cards And Bidding Boxes

The book table has undergone a major culling of old items to local charity shops.

We are therefore seeking new stock, so if you have any items 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 towards buying new equipment for the Club. Your committee in April sanctioned purchase of replacement cards and bidding boxes but every little helps towards this cost!

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.

Allocation of Non-Moving / Sitter positions

The Duplicate Sub-Committee have discussed the issue of Non-Moving / Sitter positions.

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 do not maintain a list of players who always need a Non-Moving / Sitter position and so anyone requiring this facility must 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!!!

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
EBU Blue Book 01/08/16
Blue Book Changes 01/08/16
TD White Book 2016
TD White Book Changes 2016
Competitions 2016 Jan-Jun
Clark Cup
Duval Cup
John Holland Cup
Nash Plate
Whitehouse Cup
Competitions 2016 Jan-Dec
Fri. Swiss Pairs to 17/06
Mon. Swiss Pairs to 06/06
NTM Trophy
Conditions of Contest 2016

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

NGS Categories July 2016

Click here for NGS Categories for SCBC Competitions from Jul. 2016 to Dec. 2016

Gentle Bridge

Relaxed Duplicate Bridge

Restricted Bidding Systems

Wednesday Evenings 7:15 p.m.

Masterpoints Handbook 01/08/2014
Annoucements Table 01/08/2015
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
24th Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
24th Aug 2016
Whitehouse Cup
23rd Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
23rd Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
22nd Aug 2016
Monday Night
19th Aug 2016
Friday Afternoon
19th Aug 2016
Friday Swiss Pairs
18th Aug 2016
Clark Cup
17th Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
17th Aug 2016
NTM Teams
16th Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
16th Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
15th Aug 2016
Monday Night
12th Aug 2016
Friday Afternoon
12th Aug 2016
Duval Cup
11th Aug 2016
Clark Cup
10th Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
10th Aug 2016
Whitehouse Cup
9th Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
9th Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
Calendar
25th Aug 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
26th Aug 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
26th Aug 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
29th Aug 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
30th Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
30th Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
31st Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
1st Sep 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
2nd Sep 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
2nd Sep 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
5th Sep 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
6th Sep 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
6th Sep 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
7th Sep 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
8th Sep 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
9th Sep 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
9th Sep 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
12th Sep 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
13th Sep 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
13th Sep 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
EBU Blue Book 01/08/16
Blue Book Changes 01/08/16
TD White Book 2016
TD White Book Changes 2016
Competitions 2016 Jan-Jun
Clark Cup
Duval Cup
John Holland Cup
Nash Plate
Whitehouse Cup
Competitions 2016 Jan-Dec
Fri. Swiss Pairs to 17/06
Mon. Swiss Pairs to 06/06
NTM Trophy
Conditions of Contest 2016

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

NGS Categories July 2016

Click here for NGS Categories for SCBC Competitions from Jul. 2016 to Dec. 2016

Gentle Bridge

Relaxed Duplicate Bridge

Restricted Bidding Systems

Wednesday Evenings 7:15 p.m.

Masterpoints Handbook 01/08/2014
Annoucements Table 01/08/2015
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
24th Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
24th Aug 2016
Whitehouse Cup
23rd Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
23rd Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
22nd Aug 2016
Monday Night
19th Aug 2016
Friday Afternoon
19th Aug 2016
Friday Swiss Pairs
18th Aug 2016
Clark Cup
17th Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
17th Aug 2016
NTM Teams
16th Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
16th Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
15th Aug 2016
Monday Night
12th Aug 2016
Friday Afternoon
12th Aug 2016
Duval Cup
11th Aug 2016
Clark Cup
10th Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
10th Aug 2016
Whitehouse Cup
9th Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
9th Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
Calendar
25th Aug 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
26th Aug 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
26th Aug 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
29th Aug 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
30th Aug 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
30th Aug 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
31st Aug 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
1st Sep 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
2nd Sep 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
2nd Sep 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
5th Sep 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
6th Sep 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
6th Sep 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.
7th Sep 2016
Gentle Bridge
7:15 p.m.
8th Sep 2016
Clark Cup
7:15 p.m
9th Sep 2016
Friday Afternoon
1:15 p.m
9th Sep 2016
Duval Cup
7:15 p.m.
12th Sep 2016
Monday Night
7:15 p.m.
13th Sep 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
1:15 p.m.
13th Sep 2016
Tuesday Night
7:15 p.m.