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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



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

Play Virtual Duplicate Bridge at Ashby Bridge Club


Important News for Duplicate Sessions

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  Duplicate Bridge Sessions

Following our survey of members it is clear that there are definite preferences for the our Duplicate sessions. In line with these results we will be playing Duplicate Bridge on BBO on Mondays and Thursdays and on RealBridge on Wednesdays. Members can log on to BBO in the usual way and will be charged as normal. The Wednesday sessions on RealBridge will now be £2.00 per session which is the same as our table money if we were playing face to face. This will be invoiced to you by email at the end of each month with instructions on how to pay. The next RealBridge session is on Wednesday 21st July commencing at 2pm. We do not need hosts for these events as RealBridge copes with half tables and there are no ROBOTS. You will still require a partner. Nearer the day there will be a link below which you click on to take you straight to the session. Then log in to the session with your name and EBU number and try and be seated by 1.45pm





                                                         Accessing Past Events on RealBridge

 To access past events and find out the bidding sequence for every board for every pair and how that board was played click on the date of that event, shown below, and you will be taken straight to the scores page. Find and click on the Board No required at the bottom of the same screen. Now click on the Contract you wish to view, which is in the 3rd column from the left. The bidding is clearly shown and by clicking on '>' you can see how it was played. The links for the past events will be displayed below for 2 weeks following that event and subsequently in Members Only





For newcomers to RealBridge or for further information on RealBridge click on the link below

                                                        A Players Guide to RealBridge


 Virtual Duplicate Bridge is played at Ashby Bridge Club on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7pm as well as every Wednesday at 2pm where we play a few less boards with slightly more playing time.To play on Mondays and Thursdays 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 by clicking on the tab 'Bridge Base Online' on the left hand side of this page.  This will tell you how to register and other useful and important information. To play on Wednesday afternoons on RealBridge you only need to click the link in the article above, sign in, log in and sit down. BBO and RealBridge are the only ways 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 or use the Find a Partner system in Members Only

Once registered on Bridge Base Online email - with your username

Something Lighthearted!

Most of us will have heard of the 'Rule of 20'. When deciding to open you may do so if the sum of your high card points plus the number of cards in your two longest suits is at least 20.

There is another little known rule of 160! If the ages of your opponents adds up to 160 don't underestimate their ability. 

You must have heard of the 'Rule of Eleven' ...... The inevitable trick total when you bid a slam!




SEASONAL AWARD WINNERS - last of our 2020/21 season trophy awards

The Stanley Cup - Joint winners DON DAVIS and ANDY WOODWARD
th Anniversary Improver Plate – GARY THOMPSON
Pat Dunham Improver Trophy - BRIAN WOODALL



No club trophy for this summer charity event on behalf of Kidney Research, KR, and the British Heart Foundation, BHF.
Your club scoring counts as usual to any club trophies, EBU masterpoints and NGS grades.

However you also have the chance to see expert commentry on the boards and compare your performance nationally across the boards played on Wednesday, see the links below.
The results may change as more clubs enter their scores,
but at the time of writing, Ashby held 4 of the top 10 national spots with Carol and Shelagh leading the way in 2nd place!!.

Our charity session was setup and directed by Dora – many thanks Dora and all went well in getting our results to ECats.

For more Ecats KR/BHF Summer Charity Sims information go to

Click on the Wednesday session 5226 from where you can then access and download the commentary.

For details results follow the links or go to    

You can see how you performed at many levels including overall, club, zonal, national

For an explanation of why your club results are different to the Ecats results from the above links please click on the FAQ tab.

This charity session is made possible by “ECats” and is in joint and equal split support of Kidney Research and the British Heart Foundation.

Donations -
Our club will be donating £108 to the Ecats charity appeal giving £3 per player for this charity event, and thank you for any personal donations you may have made.

If you still wish to make your own donation please go to the Ecats web site for details.

Thank you all for taking part and once again thanks to Dora :-)


SEASONAL AWARDS - last of our 2020/21 season trophy awards

These awards are based on players performances/improvements over our July to June season, each has its own set of qualification criteria, please refer to the “special notes” below for additional information.

THE STANLEY CUP the last scoring session for this trophy was on Monday the 28th June, (a point is given to every player finishing in the top 3 positions on Mondays and Thursdays).
This last session resulted in our season long time top 2 highest scoring contenders finally ending up matching each others points tally.

DON DAVIS drew level with ANDY WOODWARD so they will share the honours and trophy this season.

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY IMPROVER PLATEthis uses only your scores from Wednesdays, (last scoring session was 30th June) and compares this seasons Wednesday average to last seasons average as a %'age improvement. Only members with an EBU National Grading System score of 7 or less at the start of our season and have played in 10 or more sessions each of the two seasons will have their scores compared to determine our highest %'age improvement winner.

This sees our award go to – GARY THOMPSON, Gary's improvement was over 9%

(…. and only just a smidgeon more than Alison's as our second best improver).

THE PAT DUNHAM IMPROVER TROPHYLike the “50th” trophy this compares this seasons performance with last seasons performance, however all players are eligible.
This trophy is based on using only Monday and Thursday scores for comparison with a minimum of 10 seasonal qualifying scores required, (note – the last qualifying scoring sesssion was 28
th June)

This sees our award go to – BRIAN WOODALL, Brians average improved over 9%.

(Several other players had significant rises in their averages including Ashok, John M, Marilyn M and Alison).


SPECIAL SEASONAL RELATED NOTES : we of course have played all this 2020/21 season only online, starting off with playing via BBO on Wednesdays in June.
Uncertain at the time how online play would work out, we decided that we would allow Wednesday scores to contribute to the Stanley Cup and Pat Dunham trophy scoring until such time as Thursday play was in place when it would replace further Wednesdays scores.
Monday online play started in July but Thursday play did not commence till November.


Recent Master Point Promotions

                                June 2021 Promotions

                        There are four promotions this month

                          Steve Fieldhouse         2* Premier Regional Master 

                          Marilyn Morris             Advanced Master

                          John Morris                 Advanced Master

                          Jane Melen                  District Master

                      Full list of promotions can be found Click Here

Committee Meeting

Next meeting  - TBC 

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

In addition the Minutes of the 55th AGM held on Monday 12th July, together with the Chair's Report and Treasurers Report can also be found under Member Notices


Mon 2nd August 2021
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Host: Carol & Averil
Wed 4th August 2021
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Dora
Thu 5th August 2021
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Dora
Host: Margaret & Richard
Mon 9th August 2021
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Shelagh
Host: Carol & Averil
Wed 11th August 2021
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Bob
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on RealBridge
Director: Bob
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Bob
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on RealBridge
Director: Dora