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The WBF SIMS for Save the (Syria) Children events on 23rd and 25th January 2017 raised £225 for this very worthy cause. 

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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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

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.

Director's Hand of the Week 6th September

On this hand North can open 1  (2  or 3  are also possibilities). South responds 1 . West might interfere with 1♠ . After this the auction becomes a battle between North and South to play in Diamonds or Hearts. North should give way and allow South to play in 4  . On the night 3 tables played in 4  and 2 tables ventured to 6 . One table played in 5 .

Both the Heart and Diamond contract proved instructive in the play. In the 5  contract the obvious lead is K♣  (perhaps ignoring West's overcall). If North is to make 11 tricks then this lead must be ducked. If declarer takes the A♣ followed by a Diamond, this loses to the A  which is followed by a Club return. Two Clubs are lost - down one. On the other hand if it is ducked then another Club is won by the A♣  and North's third club is ruffed by the 3 . The A  is the only other loser and 11 tricks are made, Note that no other lead from East on the first or second trick can prevent North making 11 tricks.

Of the 5  contracts all made 12 tricks. Yet an opening lead from East can limit declarer to 10 tricks. An opening lead of a Spade (by 3 Wests) seems (and is) unwise. A Heart trump lead (1 West) seems safe. Two Wests chose the A . No West found the killer lead of a Club. With this lead South needs to play very carefully to make game . If you can't see how to make 10 tricks then  Play it again provides the answer. 

 

 

 

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.

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 .

Playing & Scoring

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

Results
Wed 20th Sep 2017
MP Pairs
Director: Andrew Powell
Scorer: Mike Thomas
Wed 13th Sep 2017
MP Pairs
Director: Ian Black
Scorer: Graham Robinson
Wed 6th Sep 2017
MP Pairs
Director: john scott
Scorer: mike thomas
Wed 30th Aug 2017
IMP Pairs
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Norman Wilkes
Calendar
Wed 27th Sep 2017
IMP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Paul Getgood
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 4th Oct 2017
AGM & MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Paul Getgood
Mon 9th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 11th Oct 2017
MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Ian Black
Scorer: Mike Thomas
Mon 16th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Playing & Scoring

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

Results
Wed 20th Sep 2017
MP Pairs
Director: Andrew Powell
Scorer: Mike Thomas
Wed 13th Sep 2017
MP Pairs
Director: Ian Black
Scorer: Graham Robinson
Wed 6th Sep 2017
MP Pairs
Director: john scott
Scorer: mike thomas
Wed 30th Aug 2017
IMP Pairs
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Norman Wilkes
Calendar
Wed 27th Sep 2017
IMP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Paul Getgood
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 4th Oct 2017
AGM & MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Peter Bellingham
Scorer: Paul Getgood
Mon 9th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn
Wed 11th Oct 2017
MP Pairs
7.00pm - 10.15pm
Director: Ian Black
Scorer: Mike Thomas
Mon 16th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
1pm-4pm
Director: Dorothy Blackburn