Aylesbury Aces Bridge Club
a friendly local Bridge Club, with the emphasis on enjoyment, welcoming all bridge players.
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Welcome to Aylesbury Aces Bridge Club - We play duplicate pairs using pre-dealt hands - We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and issue master points

The Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., at Buckingham Park Community Centre in Aylesbury. Please be seated by 7:20. The cost is £3 for members, £3-50 for non-members.

Coming to us by car - there is ample parking at Buckingham Park. Click here for a map showing our location.

Find a partner using WhatsApp

We have a WhatsApp group that can be used by members who need a partner. There is a help sheet in the left hand side of the menu to read first, under "Information." If you are not part of the group please contact Linda on 07796 685094 and ask to be added.

Guests, visitors and new members are most welcome - please contact us by email to let us know that you are coming. We do our very best to provide a host to partner visiting individuals

Contact us by email or you can call John Rogers on 07490 803769.

https://www.facebook.com/AylesburyBridge

Joining us - If you are an experienced bridge player then get in touch so we can help you to join the club.

If you are a bit rusty you might like to try our Wednesday morning session of relaxed bridge.

If you are a beginner get in touch with Paul Morris on 07956 442273 for information about lessons or go to http://www.bridgewebs.com/paulgillslessons

Christmas Party Photos
Last updated : 21st Dec 2023 10:27 GMT
2024 Dates for Your Diary
Tuesday March 5th
Major and Minor Championship
Thursday May 16th
EBED Spring Sims
Thursday June 6th
Mens and Ladies Pairs
Tuesday July 23rd
Summer Sims
Tuesday September 3rd
Burrows Cup
Thursday October 10th
Autumn Sims
Tuesday November 5th
Children in Need
Thursday November 7th
Children in Need
Last updated : 24th Jan 2024 00:16 GMT
AGM October 12th 2023 - Cup Winners
Chairman’s Cup
Graham Arnold
Ladies Championship
Mary Baker and Jean Carter
Men’s Championship
Paul Morris and Graham Arnold
Major Championship
Mike Francis and Jean Carter
Minor Championship
Lynne Padget and Pauline Cornwell
Brian Burrows Cup
Fiona Scriven and John Rogers
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Most Improved player shield
Michi Ashikaga
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Last updated : 11th Nov 2023 18:46 GMT
Aylesbury Aces wins 2023 Sim Pairs prize

At the EBU AGM this week  the 2023 Sim Pairs prize draw took place.

2 clubs were drawn from those which entered the EBED Sims and 6 from those entering the other sims. Each receives £200.  Aylesbury Aces was one of the club names drawn so we win one of the prizes.

Last updated : 1st Dec 2023 08:54 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.  To guarantee a place you can pay in advance in blocks of five - if you miss any of the five you will not be charged for that lesson.  If there are spare places for a lesson they will be available to anyone who wants to join on a first come, first served basis.  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
Date
Lesson Subjects
Slam bidding
Jan 22
Review of what we know and use of Blackwood
Feb 19
Cue bidding
The final countdown
Mar 4
Landy defence to a 1NT opening bid
Mar 18
4441 hands
Apr 8
The Unassuming Cue Bid
Apr 22
Signals in the trump suit
Finishing second year
May 13
Play hands on whole year work - Revision hands for a play session.
Jun 3
 
Last updated : 6th Feb 2024 15:46 GMT
Summary of Alerting and Announcing - changed 7th August 2023

The EBU have published a revised set of rules for alerting and announcing.  A link to a summary is under Information in the left hand menu.

Last updated : 8th Aug 2023 09:50 BST
Aylesbury Aces Committee 2023/24

AYLESBURY ACES BRIDGE CLUB

COMMITTEE 2023 - 24

Chairperson
Yvonne Black
Secretary
John Rogers
Treasurer
Pat Green
Membership secretary
Linda Button
Main Director
Paul Morris
Other Committee members
Fiona Scriven
Last updated : 20th Oct 2023 11:38 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
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

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 

Last updated : 21st Jun 2023 06:41 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
Master Points Promotions - January 2024
EBU

Congratulations to the following who were promoted during January:

Cathryn Comben
Local Master
Richard Devas
Master
New Member

A warm welcome in Indrajit De (Indra) our latest new member.

Results
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Fiona
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Paul
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Richard
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
Calendar
Tue 27th Feb 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Richard
Thu 29th Feb 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Fiona
Tue 5th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs - Major and Minor Championship
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Paul
Thu 7th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Mary
Tue 12th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Richard