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Learn to play Bridge

 To find out more about my Bridge lessons please email Pat Welsh on acebridgeclub@yahoo.com ♠   ♣ 

Covid Precautions

To keep all members safe we are asking that everyone who attends is triple jabbed (or has a medical exemption certificate)

Please do not attend a Duplicate Session if you are experiencing any Cold or Flu Symptoms

 

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Number of boards we play weekly

Following a membership vote on 13th May 2022 it was decided that we shall play between 21 and 25 boards each week. This will be reviewed at regular intervals

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Welcome to Ace Bridge Club Deal
Ace Bridge Club Committee has been appointed

The first meeting of the Committee was held on 10th June and the Officers and Committee have been added to the Information page along with their Club email addresses

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Learn to play Bridge

♠   ♣ Have you ever wanted to learn to play Bridge?♠   ♣ 

Then this is your opportunity to do just that - I am an EBED trained teacher and I run lively, fun and interactive online lessons for both Beginners and Improvers - please email me at acebridgeclub@yahoo.com and I will be happy to tell you more about this fascinating game and how you can join millions of people around the world who enjoy playing it.  Please look under Learn to Play Bridge to see details of the teaching methods I employ and some Testimonials from former and present students

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Entry Form for Duplicate Bridge Pairs Online

To enter our next event please enter your names on the form below. After you click press enter and your names should appear below. If they do not please leave the page and come back. If they still do not show try entering them again.

All Club sessions are for Members Only   New members are welcome - please contact acebridgeclub@yahoo.com to enquire about membership.  

Please DO NOT CLICK REFRESH on your browser or you may be entered twice

Please DO NOT ENTER AGAIN IF YOUR NAME ALREADY APPEARS ON THE LIST

Please only add your email address if this is your first registration for this tournament

NB Registration closes promptly at 6pm the day before the event - only pre-registered members may enter the competition

 

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Gentle Duplicate Competitions
Gentle Duplicate Competitions

   Weekly GD sessions for Ace Bridge Club will start again online in late Spring 2022.   We generally play 15-18 boards and all Ace Bridge Club GD players use the standard Acol system including a Weak NT bid 12-14 points. New members are always welcome - please contact Pat Welsh for more details on acebridgeclub@yahoo.com    

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Important Information
Important Information
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Sim Pairs

Sims Pairs 

As an EBU club each time we play on Friday the top one third of the pairs get local masterpoints,( called black points). If we have 4 tables the top 3 pairs get 18,12, and 6 points. If we have 5 or 6 tables and play an arrow switched one winner movement the top 4 pairs get 24,18,12 and 6 points. With 7 or 8 tables we play a north south and east west winning list and each direction the top 3 pairs get 30,20,10 points.

Recently at the Wednesday club they held a heat of a Sims Pairs event where the hands were played at 19 other clubs and the boards were scored locally and then re scored over the whole national field. The results were as follows,

Locally,

1st. Timmy Wright    Mark Benson.                          69.26%.      24 points.

2nd Joanna West.    Christine Symons.                   67.04%.      18 points.

3rd. Pat Welsh.          Bill Dix.                                   57.04%.      12 points.

4th. Paul and Christine Rutherford.                          53.70%.        6 points.

5th. Bill Gardner.      Nes Charles.                            53.33%.      No points.

6th. Val Thompson.  Margaret Andrews.                  52.59%.      No points.

 

When the boards were rescored nationally,

 

Timmy and Mark.  Scored.  71.26% which was top      60 blue points.  178 black points.

Christine Joanna.                  59.86%.                              44                      130

Bill. Nes.                                57.03%.                              26                       77

Pat Bill.                                  55.56%.                             16                        45

Val Margaret.                        55.00%.                              13                        39

Chris Paul.                            53.51%.                              No points.

 

The National scores vary from the local scores because a top score in the club in a small field of 6 tables may easily get beaten by a number of scores nationwide, where as if you get a “ lucky club top “ because your opponents mess up an auction and go off 1400 or worse, this can still be the top score nationally, so 2 boards that both score you 100% locally might score only 75% in one case but still 100% in the other case.

By winning nationally Timmy who is a member of Ace and Mark who was the England Cricket Captain a number of years ago, scored almost 240 points and that is the same as winning 10 or 12 Wednesdays in a row. In fact back in the good old days when a lot more clubs were playing and the numbers at each club we’re much higher, the National winners could gain 1000 points.

The Wednesday club intends playing 6-8 sims events a year. We as a Friday club have only one or two events that are run on Fridays, there is one in November for the BBC charity Children in Need. The committee have agreed to run a heat to support this charity and more information will be made available nearer the time.

Bill Gardner.

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Bulletin Board for members

I am sorry to have to tell you that one of our members who played on 30th September has tested positive for Covid this afternoon (Saturday) which is unfortunate.

They had done a routine test on Thursday evening which was negative so could not have done any more to protect all of us. 

I am sure you will join with me in wishing a speedy recovery. 

 

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Masterpoint Promotions

♠   ♣ Congratulations to our Club members who received a Masterpoints promotion♠   ♣ 

May 2022

County Master 

Jo Thompson

June 2022

Local Master

Jenny Wall

District Master

Christine Bruce

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Calendar
7th October 2022
Club Pairs
Downs Sailing Club 13.30
Director: Bill Gardner
Scorer: Pat Welsh
14th October 2022
Club Pairs
Downs Sailing Club 13.30
Director: Bill Gardner
Scorer: Pat Welsh
21st October 2022
Club Pairs
Downs Sailing Club 13.30
Director: Bill Gardner
Scorer: Pat Welsh
Results
Club Pairs
Director: Bill Gardner
Scorer: Pat Welsh
Club Pairs
Director: Graeme Akhurst
Scorer: Pat Welsh
Club Pairs
Director: Bill Gardner
Scorer: Pat Welsh