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Members please note this will be held at the club on 22nd March 2023 at 7 pm.  You will shortly receive a separate notice including a proposed new constitution for the club.

Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see Members Area for the minutes: 

Gaining access to the Members Area V2.pdf


Abbreviations used on BBO & BCL
Standard Abbreviations
Common abbreviations used in chatting
Abbreviation Explanations
:o) :) :))))) Smiles
:o(  :( Sad face
;) Wink
glp Good luck partner
gtp Good Try Partner
typ Thank you partner
tyo Thank you opponents
wdp Well done, partner
wpp Well played, partner
wpo Well played, opponents
blp Bad luck, partner
brb Be right back (usually said by dummy before going for a coffee!)
np No problem
lol Laughing out loud!
hee hee Laughter
rofl Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ttfn ta ta for now
Abbreviations used for discussing conventions and systems (these are a bit variable)
Abbreviation Explanations
wk NT weak No Trump (12-14)
str NT strong No Trump (15-17)
stay Stayman
wjo Weak Jump Overcalls
Neg dbls Negative (Sputnik) Doubles - shows unbid suits, and shortage in the opponents suit 
bw or bkwd Blackwood (Ordinary) 4NT Ace asking, 5C=0/4, 5D=1, 5H=2, 5S=3
RKCB Roman Keycard Blackwood - 4NT asking for nbr of 5 Keycards held (AAAA & K trumps) 5C=0/3, 5D=1/4, 5H=2 no Q, 5S=2+Q
McK McKenny discards UK (high card, you want the Higher suit; Low card, you want the lower suit)
Lav Lavinthal Discards US  (high card, you want the Higher suit; Low card, you want the lower suit)
UCBs Unassuming Cue Bids (bidding opponents suit usually showing support for partner and 10+ points)
rst Red suit transfers (eg over 1NT, 2D is transfer to 2H, 2H to 2S but 2S is quantitative- eg 11points if playing weak NT)
full xfers Full Transfers
dodds Discard even card is encouraging ; Discard odd card is discouraging and asks for the suit of the same colour.
unt Unusual NT (Showing 2 off 5 card suits, usually lowest unbid)
fsf Fourth Suit Forcing (Requesting partner decribe hand further,  often asking for a stop in suit for NT)