The March ecats special charity event raised £150 for RNLI
Woburn Sands Bridge Club is supporting an after school bridge club at St. Mary’s Wavendon CofE Primary School. The programme is based on the “Starter Bridge” format, which the children have taken to enthusiastically. All the boys enjoy the bridge sessions and there is a great deal of competition to win the league. This programme will continue into the 2017/2018 academic year.
Woburn Sands is a friendly Bridge Club that meets at St. Mary's Church Hall, Aspley Hill in Woburn Sands MK17 8NN. The Church Hall is a spacious venue with its own car park. There are two sessions
The hands are randomly generated by computer and dealt using a PlayBridgeDealer4+ machine. The purchase of the machine and associated material (cards and boards) has been supported by funding from Milton Keynes Community Foundation (click here for further information and a demonstration).
We are not as yet affiliated to the EBU and cannot issue Master-points
Members are welcome to bring a guest and other Visitors are welcome and requested to make contact in advance. Please contact Phil Armitage 01908 584473
East opens 1♠ , South passes, West bids 2♦ and North has to decide to get to 4♥ quickly or slowly! The perfect result would to be in 4♥ D (and making!) but wary of pushing EW into a making 4♠ . Decides to jump to 4♥ and see if he can steal the contract. East passes, South passes and West bids 4♠ as feared. North passes, East passes and South decides to compete with 5♥ which runs to East who bids 5♠ doubled by North. The play is unremarkable losing a club, heart and spade which is a good sacrifice as 4♥ should make. Nobody found the making 5♦ EW!
If you're looking for either a regular or an occasional partner, or are perhaps willing to be contacted when someone else is looking, there are two options.
One. Just click on the Membership tab opposite left and log into the secure Members'Area with your own email address and password.
Select 'New Message' and how long you want it listed for. It's then very easy to either compose your own message, or use any of the standard message templates from the drop-down menu, which can only be seen by other clubmembers also logged into the Members'Area.
Two. Anyone who needs a partner may also get in touch either by email or telephone
- by Tuesday for a partner on Wednesday
- by Friday for a partner on Monday.
with Phil Armitage (01908 584473), or failing that with any other of the Committee members .
If there is any reason for not playing on a particular date (typically adverse weather conditions due to ice or snow) Club Officers will make a decision
no later than 3.00pm on Wednesdays and no later than 11.00am on Mondays
This page on the WSBC website will be updated with the details before these times.
If in any doubt, please click here to contact any one of the Committee members after 3.00pm on Wednesdays.
2017 LAWS OF DUPLICATE BRIDGE The Club will adopt the 2017 Laws from Wednesday 2nd August
A copy of the new Laws can be downloaded from
This page also includes an informed commentary. Two of the new laws are described below.
A. When a board is to be played it is placed in the centre of the table where it shall remain, correctly oriented, until play is completed
B. No player shall touch any cards other than his own during or after play except by permission of an opponent or the Director.
Law 68 Claims and Concessions
After any claim or concession, play is suspended (NOT as previously ceases).
1. The claim or concession can be agreed; or
2. If it is doubted by any player (dummy included); either
(a) the Director may immediately be summoned; or
(b) upon the request of the non-claiming or non-conceding side, play may continue subject to all four players agreeing and the score subsequently obtained shall stand.
If they agree to playing on there is no redress at the end of the hand. TDs also need to be clear that playing on is not an option when they are called to sort things out.
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Announcements (1NT etc)
IMPs & Matchpoint Scoring