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We also have a group that meets on Wednesday mornings for relaxed bridge.

 

 

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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
December 1st Results

A change has been made to the result recorded on board 18 as it was obviously wrong.

Last updated : 2nd Dec 2022 09:19 GMT
Charity Tea
Charity Tea
Last updated : 2nd Dec 2022 09:19 GMT
Dates for Your Diary - Competitions in 2023

January 10th - Tuesday - Peter Jordan Sim Pairs 

March 9th - Thursday - Major and Minor Championship

May 9th - Tuesday - EBED Spring Sims

June 6th - Tuesday - Mens and Ladies Pairs

July 27th - Thursday - EBU Summer Sims

September 7th - Thursday - Burrows Cup

October 10th - Tuesday - Autumn Sim Pairs

November 7th and 9th -  Children in Need (?)

 

Last updated : 2nd Dec 2022 09:18 GMT
Charity Bridge afternoon - Weston Turville Golf Club

WESTON TURVILLE GOLF CLUB

CHARITY BRIDGE AFTERNOON

IN AID OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HOSPICE CHARITY

LADY CAPTAIN’S CHARITY

MONDAY 16th JANUARY 2023

1.30 – 4.30PM

CHICAGO BRIDGE – MAXIMUM 16 TABLES

£40 PER TABLE TO INCLUDE AFTERNOON TEA

TO RESERVE A TABLE FOR 4 PLAYERS PLEASE CONTACT:

YVONNE BLACK – 0778 308 401 or yvonneblackcats@aol.com

giving a contact name and telephone /email address.

Last updated : 2nd Dec 2022 09:18 GMT
New Member Applications

We have had membership applications from the people listed below.  The consitution requires that these are displayed on the Club noticeboard for a minimum of two weeks to allow any member to object in writing to the secretary.  As we don't have a noticeboard at the moment the names of the applicants will be listed here:

25th October 2022 - Margaret Atwell

27th October 2022 - Jan Morris, Kay Day, Joyce Nichol

31st October 2022 - Joules Lowe, Keith Lowe

2nd November 2022 - Gary Standing, Julie Standing

Last updated : 17th Nov 2022 09:31 GMT
New Continuing Bridge Course

New Continuing Bridge Course

This is the second year of the EBU course and develops what was taught in Beginning Bridge.  It covers declarer play, defence and introduces some new conventions e.g. the unassuming cue bid.  The lessons will take place at the Oaks Cafe, Elm Court, Elm Farm Rd, Aylesbury HP21 7NQ on a Monday afternoon at 2p.m.on a roughly fortnightly basis and will cost £10 per lesson, payable in advance in blocks of five.  Please get in touch at paulbridgelessons@gmail.com if you want any further information or to join the course. 

The topics that will be covered are:

Topic

Number of Lessons

Dates

Lesson Subjects

Planning the play

1

Jan 16

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

Developing the auction

4

Jan 30

Feb 13

Feb 27

Mar 13

Hand evaluation / LTC

Red suit transfers

Strong responses

Bidding the 4th suit

Defensive Guidelines

3

Mar 27

Apr 17

May 8

3rd hand play, signaling and unblocking

2nd hand play

Lead through strength and lead partners suit

Competitive bidding

6

May 22

Jun 5

Jun 19

Jul 3

Jul 24

Aug 7

The wider use of takeout doubles 

A second double

Double of 1NT

Negative doubles

More on doubles

Bidding after 1NT

Mid year play session

1

Aug 21

Declarer play

2

Sep 4

Oct 2

The Danger Hand 

Counting by declarer

Tidying up and bending the rules

2

Oct 16

Oct 30

Showing Shape

Bidding awkward hands

Defenders Play

3

Nov 13

Nov 27

Dec 11

Signals 

Count signal on declarers lead

Making tricks with trumps

Slam bidding

2

Jan 8

Jan 22

Review of what we know and use of Blackwood

Cue bidding

The final countdown

4

Feb 5

Feb 19

Mar 4

Mar 18

Landy defence to a 1NT opening bid

4441 hands

The Unassuming Cue Bid

Signals in the trump suit

Finishing second year

2

Apr 8

Apr 22

Play hands on whole year work - Revision hands for a play session.

 

Last updated : 17th Nov 2022 09:31 GMT
Master Points Promotions - October 2022

Congratulations to Fran Coombs who was promoted from Area Master to District Master in October.

 

Last updated : 17th Nov 2022 09:31 GMT
New Facebook Page

We have set up a new fac ebook page at: Aylesbury Aces Facebook Page.  Why not visit it?  If you "Like" the page you will get details of forthcoming events etc.

Last updated : 17th Nov 2022 09:31 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
Children in Need Sims - November 8th and 10th 2022

As normal the club will be supporting Children in Need by participating in the simultaneous pairs run by Ecatsbridge on both Tuesday and Thursday.  All table money will be sent and the EBU waive their fees for this event.

When the events have taken place the national results can be found here: CIN National Results

The same link can be used to find the commentary which is a description of the hands, suggested bidding and approaches to play.

The link for additional donations is: Donations Link

Last updated : 2nd Dec 2022 09:18 GMT
Aylesbury Aces Committee 2022/23

AYLESBURY ACES BRIDGE CLUB

COMMITTEE 2022 - 23

 

Yvonne Black            Chairperson

John Rogers             Secretary 

Pat Green                Treasurer 

Linda Button             Membership secretary

Paul Morris               Main Director

Other Committee members:         Fiona Scriven     

Last updated : 13th Oct 2022 15:40 BST
If you are looking for a bridge club

We meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Buckingham Park Community Centre, Jubilee Square, Aylesbury HP19 9DZ

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 : 5th Apr 2022 14:22 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
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Fiona
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Paul
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Fiona
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Richard
Calendar
Tue 6th Dec 2022
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Richard
Thu 8th Dec 2022
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Paul
Tue 13th Dec 2022
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Mary
Thu 15th Dec 2022
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Fiona
Tue 20th Dec 2022
Duplicate Pairs - Christmas Party
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Paul