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Bridge Playing Accessories

If any members require bridge playing accessories ranging from tables to mugs then click on the EBU web site link below. This is accessible for all players, the prices are very reasonable and it helps the EBU finances

EBU Shop

 

Bridgemates

The Bridgemate scoring system is used at all duplicate sessions. Please remember your EBU number or your Player Identification Number

Online Duplicate Bridge now on Mondays AND Wednesdays

A Commentary on the hands you played in the British Virtual SIM's on 23rd July are now available. There is a link below where you will be able to see where you went wrong and where you played a blinder! On these commentary pages you will also see a link to the EBU.co.uk/sims web site which you can navigate to Wednesday within the British Virtual Summer Sim Pairs 2020. Congratulations go to Don Davis and Andy Woodward who were our best pair coming 11th overall

British Summer SIMs commentary played on 22nd July

 

 Virtual Duplicate Bridge at Ashby bridge Club which started in June now includes Monday evenings at 7pm as well as every Wednesday at 2pm. To play you need to be a Bridge Base Online member and have informed the club of your username - see below. If you have not signed up already see the details under Bridge Base Online on how to register and other useful and important information. This is the only way you can play against other Club Members in an Ashby Bridge Club Duplicate session for the forseeable future. You will require a partner and If you find this difficult please contact Robert Killip on 07865 398468 who will endeavour to pair you with another member in a similar situation

Once registered email - robert.stokes1@ntlworld.com with your username

Only Online Bridge Available Until Further Notice

Due to the Coronavirus issues Hood Park Leisure Centre is now closed until further notice and therefore all activity at Ashby Bridge Club is suspended. This includes all Duplicate Sessions, Friday Sessions, Beginners and Improvers Courses. As soon as the situation changes members will be informed via email and this web site. However since there is very little prospect of any Club Bridge until at least November and probably longer don't feel left out. Just go to our preferred online Bridge platform,  Bridge Base Online shown below, which will guide you through all you need to know to successfully play Bridge online. In addition to this wealth of information there is also an EBU  guide to click on and learn. Just in case you are unsure about any of the signing on procedures please phone either Alison on 01530 455840 or Ann on 01530 458110

Don't be afraid - Have a go it's easier than you might think

Bridge Base Online

Many of our members will have found Bridge Base Online and enjoying playing with other members during this enforced lockdown period. To start using this on line facility click on the link below which will take you straight to the web site. Click on 'Play Bridge Now'>'Become a Member (free)' and then fill in the reqired information on the next page. Be as inventive as you like with the User name and don't forget to tick the 'Terms of Service' box followed by 'Register' and the next time you go to the site simply click on 'Log in' and join the fun! You can enter your User name in the Members Only>Account area  which will then be available in the BBO column under Members Only>Membership for other members to check if you are signed on to Bridge Base Online. There is also a document in Members Only>Bridge Base Online>BBO usernames.pdf which shows all our members who have already signed up to BBO

https://www.bridgebase.com

Alternatively there are some very instructive videos available which can be accessed by clicking on the various topics shown below

First get your own username, see how here: Getting a BBO Username

Then become familar with the site, see here: Familiarise yourself with BBO.

Next learn how to join a game with a partner: Join a game with someone you know.

Plus set up your own table for use by you and three friends: create your own table on BBO.

Compare your results with others playing the same cards: Compare your results with others.

On BBO you self-alert all bids or announcements. Here's how:: Self-Alerting on BBO

The Acol Players Club (if that's what you play): How to watch or play in Acol Players Club

Set up a table to practice bidding with your partner: Practice your bidding

Buying BB$ so you can hire robots and enter EBU tournaments: How To Buy BB$

Interesting Deal From a Recent BBO Duplicate

Ever heard of a "Hastings"? It's actually a 1-0-6-6 distribution. Get it? and this deal demonstrates the considerable difficulty in bidding with this sort of hand. Only two Ashby Bridge Club Pairs managed to reach a stone cold slam. You can see the full deal and the comments surrounding it by clicking on Reflections from the Table>Recent Interesting  Distributional Hand Played on BBO. Makes thought provoking reading!

LCBA Virtual Event
LCBA Virtual Event

To get to the LCBA web site click on Useful Links within the main menu on LHS of our web site and then click on LCBA in the new window

For those of our members who are finding difficulties filling their day there are some excellent free on line seminars from Bernard Magee for you to watch. Who knows they may improve your bridge when we finally get back to playing again! Simply click on the link shown below and be prepared to sign in which is totally free.   

When you get to the site simply click on the 'sign in' box and follow the instructions. The seminars are are all there for you to watch, enjoy and learn

For Bernard Magee click Bernard

Alternatively Andrew Robson is offering Beginners, Intermediate  and Advanced daily bridgecasts. This is a subscription service costing £7.99 per month for any level. Before committing yourself you can view 2 free bridgecasts for each level on YouTube. This is an excellent reasonably priced resource recommended by some of our members and is compatible with the material we use for our improvers

For Andrew Robson click  Andrew

CLUB “FUN” LEAGUE STATUS & 2020/2021 COMPETITIONS


“FUN” LEAGUE BASED COMPETITION #1 – THE FINAL


Well would you believe it?

After 20 boards Ashok and June held a very narrow lead of 0.8 IMPS over Steph and Andy - but with difficulties in timing for further play or for a replay in order to come to a clear outcome for either pair.
So, in order to close off this event, and since the score was not within our +/- 2 IMPS tolerance, it was decided to call it a DRAW.

Congratulations to both pairs in reaching this far and with honours  remaining "even".


FUN” LEAGUE BASED COMPETITION #2


All of our 18 entrants have been notified of their leagues in which to play and a match schedule together with other match setup and play information.
We start week commencing July 20th.
We will keep a link in here to the matches as progress is made

Fun Competition League 2 week 2


2020/2021 COMPETITIONS


We have finalised the intended dates for these competitions and you will be able to find these to put in your diaries from our home page competitions tab.

For relevant competitions, any “Virtual” club sessions based on using BBO will count towards these competitions, these will supplemented by our Hood Park based sessions when we return to club face to face play – full details provided later.


 

 

 

Recent Master Point Promotions

                           July 2020 Promotions

                        Just one promotion this month

                  George Siwek                Local Master

                    Full list of promotions can be found Here

Committee Meeting

Next meeting - To be confirmed

Minutes of all committee meetings can be found by going to Members Only and clicking on Member Notices. Select the Minutes you require

 

Calendar
Mon 10th August 2020
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
7pm
Director: Shelagh
Host: Carol and Averil
Wed 12th August 2020
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
14:00
Director: Steph
Host: Alison & Gary
Mon 17th August 2020
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
7pm
Director: Steph
Host: Carol and Averil
Wed 19th August 2020
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
14:00
Director: Bob
Host: Alison & Gary
Mon 24th August 2020
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
7pm
Director: Shelagh
Host: Carol and Averil
Results
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Bob
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Shelagh
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Bob
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Bob