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Want a Partner?

 

Any member who requires a partner can use 'Whats app'.  There is an help sheet in the left hand side menu to read first.  For more help contact Linda on 07395 685094.

Welcome to Aylesbury Aces Bridge Club
Peter Jordan SIMS - Jan 11th

The national results can be found at:

https://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000441

Congratulations to Paul and Graham on being the National Winners!!

Last updated : 18th Jan 2022 18:25 GMT
Return to Online Face to Face Bridge on Tuesday in February

You may already know that the Government has announced that the current Covid restrictions are to be relaxed or in some instances abandoned, from next Wednesday 26th January.

The committee met on January 19th and confirmed that Face to Face bridge at Buckingham Park Community Centre will resume on Tuesday 1st February at the usual start time of 7.30pm. 

Hand sanitisers will still be available and we would urge members to use them at the beginning and end of the session. The wearing of masks will no longer be mandatory, but will remain a matter of personal choice  We would also ask that members still refrain from attending if they have any Covid symptoms or are feeling unwell.

For the time being the Thursday sessions will continue online but members may expect that all online sessions will cease in the near future. The date will be announced shortly.

We look forward to seeing you all in the near future

Regards

Yvonne

PP: Aylesbury Aces committee.

 

Last updated : 20th Jan 2022 10:47 GMT
Ipads and Realbridge

Issues with iPads - message from Realbridge

On 1 December we wrote to you with some recommended changes for iPad users who have upgraded to iOS 15. Those changes related to the audio problems that users had been experiencing.  There is another problem for iOS 15 users: some players keep getting disconnected when they arrive at a table. The player would see this as RealBridge freezing, or as a "Page Not Found" error. As a director you would see the player get disconnected (turn dark grey).

We are now recommending some extra settings changes, which we think solve the freezing problem. Our web page for iOS 15 users now combines all the necessary settings changes – the ones from 1 December, and the new ones.  Please ask all of your players who have iPads, and who may have upgraded to iOS 15, to follow these instructions, even if they have already made the first set of changes from 1 December. The instructions are here:

     https://realbridge.online/media-support-ios-15.html

I’m sorry that we weren’t able to send you this advice in our earlier email. This has been quite a complex problem to solve, because only a few users are having the problem, and it depends on the other devices that are at the same table.

Last updated : 1st Jan 2022 14:06 GMT
New Beginners Classes - Feb 2022

A new set of Beginners Classes will start on February 7th 2022.  It will take place at the Oaks Coffee Shop, Elm Court, Elm Farm Rd, Aylesbury HP21 7NQ on a Monday morning starting at 10am for two hours and will cost £10 per session. The initial course will last for ten weeks. Part one covers 30 sessions and there is an optional part 2 of another 30 sessions. 

If you know someone who wants to join the course to learn how to play bridge please ask them to get in touch with me on: paulbridgelessons@gmail.com.

Last updated : 7th Jan 2022 13:51 GMT
Dates for your diary 2022

There is a provisional list below of special events for next year.

February 15th - Tuesday -  Major and Minor Championship
March 8th - Tuesday - Club Stratified Sim Pairs 2022
April 7th - Thursday - British Spring Sim Pairs
June 9th - Thursday - Mens and Ladies Pairs
July 26th - Tuesday - EBU Summer Sims
September 6th - Tuesday - Burrows Cup
October 13th - Thursday - Autumn Sim Pairs
November 8th and 10th - Tuesday and Thursday - Children in Need

Last updated : 11th Jan 2022 08:51 GMT
Accessing a summary of your payments account

Accessing your payments account details

Choose the menu option Membership.  You will be asked for either your email or your name or your EBU number.  Once you have entered your password a horizontal menu will be shown and the third option is "Payments" which will display a summary of your account.

If you don't have a password instructionss for creating one can be found here:

https://www.bridgewebs.com/guideus/page183.html

This process requires you to receive and respond to an email.  Some email systems seem to be putting these into spam or rejecting them as suspicious.  If you don't get an email get in touch with Paul (morris.dpaul@gmail.com) and I will set up a password for you.

 

Last updated : 10th Nov 2021 15:59 GMT
Aylesbury Aces Committee 2021/22

AYLESBURY ACES BRIDGE CLUB

COMMITTEE 2021 - 22

 

Madeleine Bowden        Chairperson

Yvonne Black             Secretary 

Pat Green                Treasurer 

Linda Button             Membership secretary

Paul Morris               Website / online administrator 

Christine Bufton     Fiona Scriven     John Rogers.     

Last updated : 14th Oct 2021 17:00 BST
We have returned to Face to Face Bridge

The first Face to Face meeting at Buckingham Park on Tuesday September 7th was a success and Tuesday meetings will continue to be face to face.  To ensure that the room is not too full you must book a place in advance.  Booking opens at 9am on the Wednesday before the session.

In the menu to the left there is a new entry with the description Face to Face Bridge.  If you click on this it will give you access to:

Summary of safety protocols

How to Book

Club Risk Assessment

FAQ - not available yet as no questions asked

 

Last updated : 29th Sep 2021 14:53 BST
On Line and Face to Face Bridge

Currently Aylesbury Aces is hosting two Club Sessions each week.

On a Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm there is a Club Night which follows the full EBU online rules and is Face to Face at Buckingham Park

On a Thursday evening at 7:30 pm there is a Club Night which follows the full EBU online rules and is on Realbridge.

On a Wednesday morning at 10:00 am there is a Relaxed Bridge Session for learners and improvers.  This is restricted to players or partnerships with an NGS grade of 6 or less.  It also uses Realbridge. 

If you want to join any of these sessions please contact Paul Morris on paulbridgelessons@gmail.com.

If you are interested in learning how to play bridge, improving your game or returning to playing bridge after a gap of a few years please contact Paul Morris on paulbridgelessons@gmail.com.

Last updated : 10th Dec 2021 14:40 GMT
Link for Thursday Bridge

From now on the link will appear under the calendar entry on the right hand side of this screen.  The session will open at about 18:00.

The links to previous events now appear as part of the results calendar - in the list of pairs and scores it is the final item in the menu above the table.

Alerting and Announcing
For Tuesday bridge on BBO you need to self alert and announce.  On Thursdays on Realbridge you should alert and announce your partners bids as you would face to face.  If you are having microphone issues please use the chat.  There is a full list of what needs to be alerted and announced in the menu to the left under Conventions Explained - Convention Cards.  The most frequent announcements are for 1 Club when it doesn't mean clubs, point count for 1NT and 2NT, stayman and transfers.   Alerts include any artificial bids on the first round of the auction - e.g. Landy.  If your partner makes an artifical bid you should press the alert button and provide an explanation if requested by your opponents.  If you partner wrongly gives an explanation of their own bid this is unauthorised information and you should bid as though they hadn't said anything.  

Undos are not permitted except in exceptional circumstances and if authorised by the director.

Every hour please click the redial button - two arrows (next to the eye).

Each session costs £2-50 and you will be billed at the end of the month.

Last updated : 29th Sep 2021 14:52 BST
If you are looking for a bridge club

We meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Community Centre, Prince Rupert Drive, Buckingham Park, Aylesbury.

Sessions start at 7.25 (for 7.30) and finish around 10.30.

Our aim is to provide Duplicate bridge with an emphasis on enjoyment in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

We are affiliated to the EBU and use pre-dealt boards and BridgeMate scoring which means hand records and results are usually available on the night before players leave.
In addition to the normal club sessions we run quarterly social events (often on a Sunday afternoon) where, in addition to the bridge, a sumptuous tea provided.
Visitors are welcome to come and play at normal club sessions and the social events, although there are some restrictions on Simultaneous Pairs evenings.
We are delighted to welcome new players and do our very best to provide a host to partner visiting individuals - SEE LEFT HAND SIDE BOX.

Last updated : 20th May 2018 06:48 BST
Best Behaviour at Bridge

The following paragraphs are taken from the EBU information 'Best Behaviour at Bridge' information. It is a reminder to all Bridge players that racist or other offensive comments whether general or specific, should not be shared or voiced during bridge sessions.

Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. The EBU is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. It considers it a fundamental principle that anyone wishing to participate in duplicate bridge, whether as player, official or in any other capacity, should be able to do so in a safe and welcoming environment, and not be subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious or political belief or social class than any other person. 
 
This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table. We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toll and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder. 
 

  • Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round.
  • Be a good “host” or “guest” at the table.
  • Make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.
  • Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents.
  • Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
  • Take care of your personal grooming.
  • Ensure that your mobile phone is turned off.
  • Enjoy the company as well as the game. 

Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director’s ruling, or generally to make any personal and disparaging remark. 

 

Please call the Director if you think you may have been affected by bad behaviour.  You will be helping others as well as yourselves.

 

As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, bad behaviour will be penalized ….
 
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately.  Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A.  Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties.  This can include immediate disciplinary board penalties and may lead to disqualification from the current event. In addition any violation may result in a disciplinary hearing where player(s) future participation in tournaments will be considered. 

English Bridge Union
November 2017 

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Last updated : 6th Sep 2018 17:36 BST
FUND RAISING UPDATE

 

Since our club was set up in 2009, Aylesbury Aces has been committed to raising money for charity through our annual Charity Bridge teas and Chldren in Need Sim Pairs.

At our last AGM a member asked how much had been raised over the years, After much 'digging' through the records it was a pleasant surprise to learn that we have in fact donated around £6,500; including the generous fund match from Lloyds bank, to various local charities including Age Concern, British heart Foundation, Alzheimer's Society and the Florence Nightingale Hospice as well as nearly £1,000 to Children in Need.

It's nice to know that we are helping good causes whilst enjoying playing bridge with our friends.

Last updated : 14th Jan 2018 18:21 GMT
Results
On Line Competition
Director: Paul
On Line Competition
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Peter Jordan SIM Pairs
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On Line Competition
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On Line Competition
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Calendar
Thu 20th Jan 2022
On Line Competition
Realbridge 7.25
Director: Paul
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Tue 25th Jan 2022
On Line Competition
Realbridge 7.25
Director: Paul
Thu 27th Jan 2022
On Line Competition
Realbridge 7.25
Director: Paul
Tue 1st Feb 2022
On Line Competition
Realbridge 7.25
Director: Paul
Thu 3rd Feb 2022
On Line Competition
Realbridge 7.25
Director: Paul