Abbeygate Bridge Club
Nowton Court Village, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU
Wednesday Tutorials

Nancy will be presenting more on defence on Wednesday 17th July, on Reading Partner's Lead. Next Wednesday 24th July Tony will give an introduction to Responding to Partner's Overcall. Prompt start at 6:15 for all tutorials, please be seated to play by 6:45pm

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Entries are now open for the Hospice Bridge Tea

Friday 18th October at the Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell IP30 9UH

1:15 for a prompt start at 1:30

About 18 boards at a gentle pace, with a break for a delicious home made tea, fabulous raffle prizes

Click here for a printable entry form

Click here to send a message to Bridget                                                                       

Andrew Robson at Abbeygate

Andrew Robson, probably Britain’s best known Bridge teacher, will be coming to Abbeygate Bridge Club in October

Date and Time: Tuesday 1st October, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Place: The Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to join the waiting list, please email using this link. There may be cancellations and it would be nice to have a full house!

Play Bridge on Mondays and Wednesdays at your local clubs

Did you know that all Abbeygate members are eligible to play in our Monday evening Realbridge sessions online? We usually have eight to ten tables, playing 20 boards in a little over two hours.

Abbeygate Realbridge sessions are open to Abbeygate members only, so you will be playing mostly with familiar opponents. And of course you can play wherever in the world you might find yourself on a Monday evening

On Wednesday evenings Bury Bridge Club runs an online session on Realbridge, now jointly with Cambridge Bridge Club. Abbeygate members are cordially invited to join these sessions, but get in touch with Bury Bridge Club to register your interest in playing

Online bridge has vastly improved since the days of Covid and BBO. The Realbridge platform allows you to see and speak to your partners and opponents. The platform is easy to use and director calls are almost eliminated, so we complete the session more quickly than playing face to face. Click on Realbridge player guide to learn more. You can test your microphone and camera here as well

To join a Monday online session, select 'Realbridge' from the menu on the Abbeygate website. The online bridge room opens at 6:30pm, play starting at 7:00pm

The links for the Wednesday evening session can be found on the Bury Bridge Club website. Join from 7:00pm to start play at 7:30pm

New Directors at Abbeygate
David Phil Paul Tony Sekhar

Five Abbeygate members have recently qualified as EBU recognised Club Tournament Directors following a four day course hosted locally by Abbeygate Bridge Club. All five participants found the course to be somewhat challenging, with huge relief at passing the assessment on the final day. Abbeygate, Harry Huson Bridge Club and Clare Bridge Club all contributed to the cost of training. Abbeygate member Derek Brinkley also qualified, sponsored by Stratford St Mary Bridge Club. Several other participants from across Suffolk and neighbouring counties also took part and qualified as TDs, which is a significant addition to the pool of directors now available to local clubs

Play bridge at Abbeygate Bridge Club
Nowton Court

We play duplicate bridge at Nowton Court every Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Tuesday is our regular club night, Wednesday is a more relaxed session for beginners and improvers. Visitors are welcome at both sessions. No partner needed on Wednesday, just turn up and you will get a game. If you would like to play on Tuesday evening we will try to find a partner for you, click partner broker here or on the menu to the left. For directions and times please click club information here or on the menu.

Are you interested in learning to play bridge? Our successful beginner programme restarted in September 2023, and we are planning improver courses in 2023/24. If you would like to find out more click here

Parking

Could members please be careful to park only in designated spaces at Nowton Court, one car to one space, without causing obstruction to others. We are asked not to park in spaces reserved for residents. Additional parking is available at the front of the building, but please bear in mind that we are requested not to enter the building via the main entrance.

 

Online Bridge at Abbeygate - RealBridge

ONLINE BRIDGE

Abbeygate Bridge Club is running its online Club nights on RealBridge on Monday evenings at 7 pm.

These events are open to Abbeygate members only and table money will be £2.50, for which you will be invoiced later.

See Realbridge Link in the Menu on the left hand side of this page. 

If you are unfamiliar with the RealBridge platform it does enable you to see and talk to your opponents, for more information please go to:
https://realbridge.online/player-guide.html

Please make sure you have read the guide before you log in for the first time.

You can test your microphone and camera here:
https://play.realbridge.online/camera.html

The RealBridge Room will be open from 6.30 pm on Mondays.   Please log in no later than 6.50 pm.
After clicking on the link please fill in your forename and surname, e.g. Ian Jones (not I. Jones) and ID number (which is your EBU number).  Once you have logged onto the site please sit at a table with your partner and chat to them and your opponents while you are waiting for the start.

If you require any further information regarding the event please contact Tim Evans: tim@suffolkclocks.co.uk

Edward Wallbutton has kindly offered to be the Partner Broker  edward@wallbutton.uk 

There is a dedicated tournament for Bury, Abbeygate and Stowmarket members on Realbridge on Wednesdays at 7.00 pm. Bury Bridge Club is also now back face to face at Southgate Community Centre on Thursdays, 6.45 for 7.00 pm.   See the Bury St Edmunds Bridge Club website for details:

https://www.bridgewebs.com/bury/

Many Abbeygate members also belong to Stansfield, which has tournaments on RealBridge on Tuesdays at 4.00 pm and at Stansfield Village Hall on Thursdays at 7.00 pm  Click on STANSFIELD for details

Abbeygate Bridge Club is registered as a club on Bridge Club Live (see below). Members can play at any time of the day or night.

There are plenty more opportunities for taking part in online tournaments and the Suffolk Teams Leagues on the Suffolk Bridge website:

https://www.bridgewebs.com/suffolkbridge/

Results
Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Nancy
Scorer: Richard
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sherri
Scorer: Tony
Online Pairs
Director: Celia
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Jon
Scorer: Mo
Online Pairs
Director: Chris
Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Tony
Scorer: Richard
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sherri
Scorer: Richard
Online Pairs
Director: Celia
Calendar
Mon 22nd July 2024
Online Pairs
RealBridge
6.40 for 7
Director: John
Tue 23rd July 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Nowton Court
6.30 for 6.45
Director: Jackie/Phil
Scorer: Richard
Wed 24th July 2024
Relaxed Duplicate
Nowton Court
Scorer: George
Mon 29th July 2024
Online Pairs
RealBridge
6.40 for 7
Director: Tim
Tue 30th July 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Nowton Court
6.30 for 6.45
Director: Jon/Tony
Scorer: Christine
Wed 31st July 2024
Relaxed Duplicate
Nowton Court
Scorer: Richard