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The Children in Need SIMS events on 13th & 15th November raised £350 for this very worthy cause. 

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Woburn Sands Bridge Club is supporting an after school bridge club at St. Mary’s Wavendon CofE Primary School.  The programme started in the Spring term 2017 and continued until the end of the Summer term in July 2017. 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.

 
 
 
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CHILDREN in NEED we raised 350: Pairs Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd November
Woburn Sands Bridge Club

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

  •  Wednesday Evenings 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start (to 10.00pm)
  • Monday Afternoons  (restarts October 2nd) 12.45pm for a prompt 1.00pm start (to 4.00pm)

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).

Results are collated using Bridge Tab App on Lenovo tablets and reported on this website usually the following day together with details of the hands played.

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. Contact  Phil Armitage 01908  584473

Director's Hand of the Week 15th November

This hand was possibly the most difficult hand of the set and could pose a variety of problems to declarer depending on the lead. Most declarers were in 4 ♠ . Seven out of eleven defenders led the A♣. This is quite a risky lead and is more likely to give away a trick than gain although when East encourages with the 5 of clubs E/W can take three tricks i.e. A♣, K♣ and a ruff. Then a diamond switch poses no problems as declarer wins with the Ace, draws trumps and discards his diamond loser on the established clubs. The (normal) lead of the jack of diamonds poses problems and declarer went into deep thought at trick one. The lead was unlikely to be a singleton for if that was the case East would have 7 diamonds and might have pre-empted. Could East have led from the King of diamonds - unlikely but not impossible? Should declarer win the Ace of diamonds and then finesse in hearts looking for 11 tricks but risking going down? Or should declarer settle for a safe 10 tricks? These are the imponderables. At the table South thought for so long and then played low from dummy that East “forgot” to play the king of diamonds and South got an undeserved good score. In the post mortem South realised that had East won the king of diamonds and switched to a small club, West would win with the Ace of clubs, return a club and get a club ruff for 1 down. What a nightmare. Who says bridge is an easy game?”

 

Looking for a Regular or Occasional Partner?

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 .

Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

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

http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/new-laws-2017

This page also includes an informed commentary. Two of the new laws are described below.

Law 7

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.

2017/18 Club Membership. Annual subscription due on 6th September

The new Club Membership year begins on 1 September 2017

Renewing club members will have their website registration automatically extended for another year.

The annual subscription is £10 per person, or £5 for those joining on or after 1 March 2018.

Persons wishing to become members of the Club can apply for Membership after playing in two sessions as Visitors. 

Membership allows access to the 'Members Only' area of this website and entry into all club competitions.

Bad Weather: Checking we are playing
Bad Weather:  Checking we are playing

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.

Playing & Scoring

For more information on the following CLICK
Announcements (1NT etc)
 IMPs & Matchpoint  Scoring

Results
Wed 15th Nov 2017
Children in Need SIMS
The Club will donate the table money plus any additional donations
Director: john scott
Scorer: mike thomas
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Children in Need SIMS
The club will donate the table money plus any donations
Director: Marion Hetherington
Scorer: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 8th Nov 2017
MP Pairs
Director: ian black
Scorer: paul getgood
Mon 6th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Marion Hetherington
Scorer: Dorothy Blackburn
Calendar
Mon 20th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Mike Thomas
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 29th Nov 2017
IMP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Andrew Powell
Scorer: Ruby Powell
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 6th Dec 2017
MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: John Scott
Scorer: Graham Robinson
Playing & Scoring

For more information on the following CLICK
Announcements (1NT etc)
 IMPs & Matchpoint  Scoring

Results
Wed 15th Nov 2017
Children in Need SIMS
The Club will donate the table money plus any additional donations
Director: john scott
Scorer: mike thomas
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Children in Need SIMS
The club will donate the table money plus any donations
Director: Marion Hetherington
Scorer: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 8th Nov 2017
MP Pairs
Director: ian black
Scorer: paul getgood
Mon 6th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Marion Hetherington
Scorer: Dorothy Blackburn
Calendar
Mon 20th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Mike Thomas
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 29th Nov 2017
IMP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Andrew Powell
Scorer: Ruby Powell
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 6th Dec 2017
MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: John Scott
Scorer: Graham Robinson