Yeovil Bridge Club Yeovil Bridge Club
Yeovil Bridge Club
 
Bulletin

Please note that the new START TIME for all Thursday sessions is now  7.00pm

 
Recent Updates
Competition Winners
23rd Aug 2015 17:32 BST
Home Page
23rd Aug 2015 17:26 BST
County News
25th Jun 2015 12:46 BST
Useful Links
25th Jun 2015 11:58 BST
 
Pages viewed in 2015
 
Yeovil Team Results

Yeovil Monthly Teams

Please click here.

Last updated : 23rd Aug 2015 17:26 BST
TD Rulings

The EBU have produced a series of videos showing how to deal with common rulings which may occur at the table.

Click in the box to view

Last updated : 27th Jul 2014 15:17 BST
Play Bridge with Vu-Bridge
Improve your Play
Why not try this excellent aid to help improve your play of the hand.
Last updated : 15th Oct 2012 11:00 BST
 
WELCOME
WELCOME

Please join us every Thursday Evening for a friendly game of Duplicate Bridge. For full details please use the menu on the left.

Last updated : 19th Jan 2015 11:22 GMT
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2015 AGM

Members are reminded that the AGM will be held on Thursday 3rd September 2015 starting at 6.15pm.

There will be the normal Agenda of Chairperson's Report, Treasurer's Report, Secretary's Report, Any Other Matters followed by Prizegiving.

If any members have any Topics for discussion - please advise David Steele on 01935 428776 or david@steele9276.freeserve.co.uk

Last seasons cup winners are reminded to return trophies to Colin Powell a soon as possible.

Last updated : 18th Aug 2015 12:59 BST
ANDREW ROBSON SEMINAR - NOVEMBER 19th 2015

For full details of this seminar - please click anywhere within this paragraph.

Last updated : 2nd Aug 2015 13:42 BST
AWARD OF THE DIMMIE FLEMING TROPHY FOR BRIDGE

Bob Warrender

The following is an extract from the minutes of the County AGM:

"I now have a very pleasant duty to perform.  Bob Warrender resigned last year, after being a member of the Committee for over 30 years, starting from the days when Somerset  was a much larger association, as it incorporated what is now Avon Contract Bridge Association.  He served in an officer position for over 25 years, mostly as our Tournament and Master Points Secretary.  This was before the days of computerisation, so it was a much more onerous task than it is nowadays. Since his retirement, Bob has continued to run the County League and the Victor Ludorum competitions, so we have not lost him completely.

In recognition of Bob’s outstanding contribution, he was awarded a life membership of SCBA a few years ago.  This year, he has been nominated by us, and chosen by the EBU for the prestigious 
Dimmie Fleming award for outstanding services to bridge.  On behalf of the members I cannot thank Bob enough for the remarkably long service he has given to the County.  I am pleased to present him with the Dimmie Fleming trophy, a certificate, and a badge. "

I think that we at Yeovil Bridge Club should also be very proud of Bob for his commitment to YBC. His untiring effort to produce teams to represent YBC in County Events, ensuring the Club is opened for Club sessions, almost always being the last to leave the club on club nights and his overall attitude to keeping Bridge alive for all of us.

So thank you Bob and congratulations for your award of the Dimmie Fleming Trophy from all of us in the Yeovil area.

Last updated : 25th Jun 2015 12:28 BST
NEW - NEW - NEW % PAIRS 2015/16

There is a major change in SCBA County Percentage Pairs for 2015-16.

 

The change reflects the individual nature of the competition. Entrants must choose a specific club at which their results are used in the competition.

Percentages in all pairs events from 2nd July 2015 to 31st March 2016 will be used.

To qualify you must play at least TEN times and the best TEN percentages will be used to calculate an average percentage. Results will only count if you elect to enter the competition by completing an Entry Form.

The top 52 from a County-wide ranking list will qualify for a 4-WINNER INDIVIDUAL FINAL at Woolavington on Sunday 8th May 2016.

You may play with the same partner each time or play with as many partners as you wish. Your partner does not need to have entered.

Entries can only be accepted from  EBU members.

To qualify for the final you must play in least TEN pairs events at Yeovil.

For the final you will qualify as an individual.

If entering at Yeovil, you need to complete the Entry Form(Click Here) on 2nd July or on the first occasion after when you play in a pairs event.

ENTRY FEE IS £3

Last updated : 21st Jun 2015 13:16 BST
PROGRAM CHANGES JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW START TIME FOR ALL YEOVIL THURSDAY BRIDGE EVENINGS

Members have agreed with the recommendation by the Committee that from the 4th June all Club sessions will now start at 7.00pm. Hopefully this will alleviate the problem of late finishes.

The following changes to the programme will also be made for the remainder of the season:

3rd Thursday of the month from June to August : Simple bidding system competition with regular / frequent partnerships being discouraged and committee members inviting infrequent attenders to play with them.

2nd Thursday in August : An Individual event. This is now easily organised with use of bridgemates (providing MT present !)

4th Thursday in August : Teams with draw for teammates, but only possible if suitable numbers present, otherwise pairs event.

 

Last updated : 29th May 2015 12:24 BST
LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING

The latest Committee meeting was held on Thursday 21st May. Please click here to see the Minutes.

Last updated : 26th May 2015 12:12 BST
COUNTY COMPETITIONS

Yeovil players featured well in the Final of the Percentage Pairs Competition held on 17 May 2015. Congratulations to Bob Warrender and Michael Toft who finished in 2nd place, Ray Bourke and Owen Simons in 4th place and John Durrant and Brian Bottomley in 6th place.

Last updated : 20th May 2015 09:32 BST
Directors List for 2014-15 Season

Directors have now been added to the Calendar. If you are unable to be present on the day - please let Bob Warrender know as soon as possible.

If you are directing, it would be appreciated if you could :

1)     arrive by 6.55 and organise dealing of boards

2)     at the end or when a board is finished remove travellers and give to Mike Toft or Tony Manickam, ‘face’ the N cards and put boards in their box in numerical order.

Thank you

Last updated : 30th Aug 2014 14:35 BST
YBC ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
Club Subscription
All members are reminded that the annual subscription for the season 2014-2015 is now due and should be paid ASAP.
The subscription is as follows:
Payment due to Yeovil Sports & Social Club ..... Seniors £6.50     Others   £10.00
Yeovil Bridge Club      £0.00 (for the 3rd year)
If you have not picked up a Membership Form at the Club you can download a form by clicking here.
 
Last updated : 4th Oct 2014 12:01 BST
National Grading Scheme (NGS)

As you may (or may not) know the EBU NGS scheme went live on 1st March 2012. ( see here:   NGS Scheme )

This scheme aims to provide members with an overview of a players current playing ability rather than the Master Point grade achieved over a players playing career.

For a full explanation of the scheme see here: 

NGS Guide

or for an overview see here: NGS-Docs

If you just want to check your own grade or someone else's grade go here:

NGS Grades

In the Search box enter a Surname followed by a comma then an Initial or First name eg  Smith,A 


Most of the displayed fields are self-explanatory but as to the meaning of the grades, you will have to read one of the documents above for an explanation.

Hopefully, this short article will have whetted your appetite to go to the EBU website to check out this new Grading System.

Last updated : 25th Sep 2012 10:16 BST
Click for the latest results
PARTNER AVAILABILITY

There are occassions when you would like a game on a Thursday but you don't have a partner. There are others like you who have the same problem.

The committee decided that it might be a good idea to keep a list of people who may be willing to play listed on this website.

Submitting your name does not commit you to anything. You are free to say no if someone contacts you but it would be nice to have a list of potentially available players.

All contact details can be found on the current 'Dance Card'.

This list show the Players and their availabilty - so give someone a call and get a game. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Players Available
Bob Warrender 2nd & 5th Thursdays
   
Mike Toft 1st Thursday
David Steele 2nd Thursday
Mike Readman 2nd & 3rd Thursday
John Ball May be available any Thurs
   
   
   

 

Last updated : 5th Feb 2015 10:06 GMT
SCBA Calendar 2013/14 - click to view
Handicapped Teams Result 2013-14

Congratulations to Mike Toft, Donne Hoong, Mary & Laurie Gordon for winning this seasons Handicapped Teams Event.

Click in box for a full listing.

Last updated : 1st Aug 2014 11:44 BST
Results
Thu 20th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Mike Toft
Thu 13th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Tony Marshall
Thu 6th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Colin Powell
Thu 30th Jul 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Bob Warrender
Thu 23rd Jul 2015
Prize Teams
Director: Colin Simcox
Thu 23rd Jul 2015
Temp Pairs
Calendar
Thu 27th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Bob Warrender
Thu 3rd Sep 2015
AGM 2015
Director: Colin Powell
Click for the latest results
PARTNER AVAILABILITY

There are occassions when you would like a game on a Thursday but you don't have a partner. There are others like you who have the same problem.

The committee decided that it might be a good idea to keep a list of people who may be willing to play listed on this website.

Submitting your name does not commit you to anything. You are free to say no if someone contacts you but it would be nice to have a list of potentially available players.

All contact details can be found on the current 'Dance Card'.

This list show the Players and their availabilty - so give someone a call and get a game. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Players Available
Bob Warrender 2nd & 5th Thursdays
   
Mike Toft 1st Thursday
David Steele 2nd Thursday
Mike Readman 2nd & 3rd Thursday
John Ball May be available any Thurs
   
   
   

 

Last updated : 5th Feb 2015 10:06 GMT
SCBA Calendar 2013/14 - click to view
Handicapped Teams Result 2013-14

Congratulations to Mike Toft, Donne Hoong, Mary & Laurie Gordon for winning this seasons Handicapped Teams Event.

Click in box for a full listing.

Last updated : 1st Aug 2014 11:44 BST
Results
Thu 20th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Mike Toft
Thu 13th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Tony Marshall
Thu 6th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Colin Powell
Thu 30th Jul 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Bob Warrender
Thu 23rd Jul 2015
Prize Teams
Director: Colin Simcox
Thu 23rd Jul 2015
Temp Pairs
Calendar
Thu 27th Aug 2015
Club Pairs
Director: Bob Warrender
Thu 3rd Sep 2015
AGM 2015
Director: Colin Powell