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Beginners Courses - a beginners course is starting in October - see the main news item for details.  There is also a fast track course to learn bridge over two weekends.

Refresher Course - this will go over the bidding and will be on October 14th

Open Evening - the club is having an open evening for prospective new members on October 27th

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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
Charity Tea

CHARITY BRIDGE TEA - SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2022 - 2PM

 

BUCKINGHAM PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE

Jubilee Square, Aylesbury HP19 9DZ

Aylesbury Aces Bridge Club will be hosting one of their regular charity fund raising Duplicate Bridge events on the above date.

The event is open to Club members, and non-members.

Space is limited – to book places, please contact either:-madeleine.e.bowden@icloud.com or jrogers0910@gmail.com

 

The cost is £10 per person (to include refreshments)

-          Participating Club Members will be invoiced under the existing monthly invoicing system

-         Non-Members can pay in cash on the day, or, if preferred, by bank transfer in advance – contact  jrogers0910@gmail.com for details of that option.

 

A raffle to raise additional funds for charity will be held on the day.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event, or in advance at the regular Club evenings – be prepared – bring old-fashioned cash!   

Last updated : 27th Sep 2022 09:41 BST
Bidding Refresher Course

Bridge Bidding Refresher

 

One Day Course from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 14th 2022

 

Fast paced, condensed and intensive

 

Intended for people who have played bridge in the past and want to return to the game.  It will cover all aspects of basic bidding as used by the average player at a bridge club.  Each section will cover a summary of the bidding followed by a play session.  It will be assumed that people who attend will have played bridge before and will be able to play the cards with minimal assistance.

 

The course will be based on ACOL (weak no-trump and three weak twos).

 

Four sections - 

1NT and responses

Suit openings and responses

Overcalls and doubles

Pre-emptive bids and strong hands

 

The day will include a mixture of lectures and exercises with four play hands at the end of each section

 

At the end of the course you will be able to join a local club offering supervised play

 

Cost: £30

 

The course will take place at the Oaks Coffee Shop, Elm Court, Elm Farm Rd, Aylesbury HP21 7NQ.

If you want to join the course please get in touch with me on: paulbridgelessons@gmail.com.

Last updated : 27th Sep 2022 09:38 BST
Dates for your diary 2022 - AGM and Social events

Dates for your diary

October 9th - Sunday - Charity Tea - in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice
October 11th - Tuesday - AGM at 7pm
October 13th - Thursday - Autumn Sim Pairs

October 18th - Tuesday - Pro-Am with graduates from Paul's latest class
October 27th - Thursday Taster Bridge - an opportunity for non-members to visit the club and play some bridge
November 8th and 10th - Tuesday and Thursday - Children in Need

 

Last updated : 27th Sep 2022 09:38 BST
New Beginners and Return to Bridge Classes - Autumn 2022

I am taking bookings for three new bridge classes in Autumn 2022.

Full Beginners Classes

A new set of Beginners Classes will start on 24th October 2022 (postponed from October 10th).  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. 

Learn Bridge in 24 Hours

This is an accelerated version of the Beginners Classes and will take place in four six hour sessions on the weekends of November 26/27 and December 3/4.  It includes the same material as the full beginners course of 30 lessons but at a much more challenging, accelerated pace.    It will be condensed and intensive and best suited to those who have played seome bridge before or are familiar with similar card games.  Each session will be at the cafe (address above) and will start at 9:30 and end at 4 pm.

Bidding Refresher

This is a one day course for those who have played bridge in the past and need a refresher in basic bidding so that they can return to playing bridge.  It will take place on Friday October 14th from 9:30am to 4pm.

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 : 27th Sep 2022 09:38 BST
Master Points Promotions - August 2022

Congratulations to Phil Bowden who was promoted from District Master to County Master in August.

 

Last updated : 27th Sep 2022 09:37 BST
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 : 18th Aug 2022 12:03 BST
Wednesday Meetings restarting on September 7th 2022

The Wednesday morning meetings have now stopped for the summer.

They will start again on September 7th.  The first two meetings (September 7th and 14th) will be online using Realbridge.  Meetings at the Oaks Cafe will start again on September 21st.

This is a social bridge session playing about 20 boards between 10am and noon on a Wednesday morning.  You can attend without a partner and one will be found for you.

 

Last updated : 27th Sep 2022 09:38 BST
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
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
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Fiona
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Richard
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Paul
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
Calendar
Thu 29th Sep 2022
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Fiona
Scorer: Mary
Tue 4th Oct 2022
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7:25
Director: Paul
Thu 6th Oct 2022
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Richard
Sun 9th Oct 2022
Charity Tea
Buckingham Park 14:00
Tue 11th Oct 2022
Duplicate Pairs and AGM
Buckingham Park 7:25
Director: Fiona
Scorer: Paul