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Commentaries

Our commentaries are now used by a few clubs, some of which are close by.
For reasons of security we will no longer be posting them on the website.
Naturally when you have played in a session you will be emailed the commentary that night.
They all use Standard English Acol and are suitable for Second Years+
There are 24 boards each week.
Any club who wishes to use our commentaries should contact me:
Susan.maxwell@talk21.com

More Hosts Please!

Our club is totally unique in that it offers anyone who rocks up to our club a guranteed game.
To enable us to fulfil this valuable commitment we need more volunteer hosts.

We already have a small but commited group of volunteers. We need more to spread the burden.
Identify a Tuesday session in the forthcoming months where you would be able to volunteer and drop a line to our Host Angel

maureen-sanders@hotmail.co.uk

 

Chief Host Angel !
Chief Host Angel !


Our club has always been a great advocate of 'everyone gets a game'. Just turn up and a partner will be found - every time.
It particularily suits people graduating from courses who have yet to find a regular partner and people new to the area who want to try our club (good choice!)

Our lovely Maureen is our Chief Host Angel.  Her task is to allocate volunteer hosts to session dates.
She looks a bit shocked here actually:-)

Announcing this that and the other
Announcing this that and the other
We have all got used to 'announcing' the range of partners opening bid of 1NT. Now the rules have been extended to announcing the range of the opening bid of 2NT.
Subsequent transfers and Stayman also require an announcement.
Additionally those of us that play 5-card major suit openings, a minor suit opening that could be two cards or fewer should be announced even if it is non-forcing. 
Results News
EBU Autumn Simultaneous Pairs

EBU Autumn Simultaneous Pairs 2012

On Tuesday 11th September, Aylesbury Vale Bridge participated in the EBU Simultaneous Pairs, in which we played the same hands as several clubs across the country.  Peter Malpass & Andrew Mason, and Keith Smith & Michi Ashikaga, both feature very highly on the national ranking list (2nd and 4th as I write).  Many congratulations to both pairs.

To see the national rankings in full, click here

For a list of how just our club participants performed, click here

BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need

Tuesday 15th November 2011
AVB again took part in the BBC Children in Need appeal. Last year our members competed against 1826 other pairs in bridge clubs playing on a Tuesday evening raising over 65000 in total over the week.
This year the club raised 265.42, which is now winging its way to CiN.
Andrew & Liz Thomas were the leading pair at the club, and currently (as I write) they lie 41st nationally out of a total of 2108 pairs.
Click here for the national ranking.

Children In Need
Children In Need

Tuesday November 16th 2010
We held a heat of the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs, our favourite Sim Pairs, because donations are voluntary.

The club raised 135 in donations to the charity.

As well as scoring this just as if it were a regular club night, results are compared with many other clubs nationwide (and further), to produce a national ranking list.  You can see this overall ranking list on the Ecats webpage.

Mike & Jeannie Dobson finished 22nd nationally out of a total of over 2000 pairs.