Thursday afternoon lesson / assisted play sessions with Christine MacFarlane have been temporarily suspended. They will resume in February - when known, a resumption date will appear here. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Thursday afternoons 1.30–4.00
Session suspended - see above
Lessons (£10 pp) alternate with Assisted Play sessions (£7 pp)
Tutor: Christine MacFarlane
1st & 3rd Thursdays Lesson – all other Thursdays Assisted Play
For more information, contact Christine.email@example.com
Monday evenings 6.45–9.30
Each session starts with a short discussion of one of last week's hands, followed by 14 hands of assisted play.
Tutors: Christine MacFarlane, Chris Jones and Trevor Purches.
Cost: £7 pp, including refreshments
For more information, contact Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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Bath Bridge Club, Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, BA2 7HP
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Thursday 30 January is our next '5th Tues/Thurs' teams evening. If you've already arranged a team of four for the evening, that's fine. If not, we can join up pairs into teams on the night on a first come first served basis.
All Bath BC members (and visitors as well) are welcome to play in this event – do come along and join us.
NOTE: Pairs not in a team will be paired up on the night, but the last such pair to turn up may not find partners and may therefore not be able to play. It is therefore recommended that pairs seeking partners should email Richard Samter (email@example.com) and try to get teamed up in advance. Pairs who have emailed in advance will be treated as having arrived first.
GD week 16: Revokes 1 – Established Revokes
It happens at least once every session: someone revokes – ie mistakenly fails to follow suit. What happens then depends on when it’s spotted ...
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... Keith Williamson & Pat Davies, winners of the annual WCBA Mixed Pairs, played at Devizes on Sunday 12 January, with 64.5%.
Click here for the full result.
Cash and cheques should be given either to Neil or to that evening's director.
If you've ever played bridge at Queen's Square, Box Pavilion or Chippenham BC (or Paignton, for that matter), you'll have seen BridgeTabs in action. The system uses tablets, rather than Bridgemate handsets, to enter the scores, providing a much larger and friendlier full-colour display that everyone can read.
In order to give all our members a chance to try tablet scoring – just in case we want to move in that direction some time in the future – we'll be using BridgeTabs at Bath BC for most of the sessions in the week beginning Monday 13th January*. Could be fun.
Apparently, BridgeTabs can also be used for the auction, replacing bidding boxes – the end of the line for insufficient bids? – and we might be able to try out that function as well. Could be even more fun ...
Our thanks in advance to Christine and Stuart for allowing us to use their software and hardware – and for all the hard work entailed in setting up and running the trial.
* There is a delay - the trial will be run asap, and the date will be announced HERE in good time.
Most of us know (at least roughly) our rank as determined by the masterpoints we've accumulated. But do you know your NGS ranking?
The National Grading Scheme provides a picture of your current skill level and offers a mine of information about how well you (and your partners) are doing.
As well as being a handy and accurate measure of your progress (especially if you're an up-and-coming 'improver'), the NGS will be the basis of our upcoming switch to 'stratification' scoring in our Gentle Duplicate sessions on Thursday morning, so it's well worth knowing what it's all about.
To find out how it works – and how to tap the information it provides – click here.
As we're an EBU club, we use the EBU Blue Book to determine which bidding systems and conventions we are permitted to use.
For most of our sessions, we comply with Level 4, which allows most systems/conventions that most players are likely to be familiar with.
For our Thursday morning Gentle Duplicate and Monday evening Assisted Play, however, we are limited to Level 2, which limits players to fairly simply bidding systems and common conventions: Stayman, transfers and Blackwood are all fine.
If you're not sure about the suitability of any parts of your system, ask any experienced Club Director for guidance. Alternatively, click here for a link to the Blue Book on the EBU website.
What to do if this issue comes up at the table? See our guidance in Doing things right ... (you can find this in the menu, left).
What level is right for me?
With the growing choice of daytime and evening sessions now available at Bath BC, newer members and visitors may not be sure which options best suit their level of ability and experience.
If you're in doubt, click here to consult our Guide to levels. (It's also available via the menu, left.)
And, of course, feel free to consult any committee member if you need further advice.
Tues am Social Duplicate
Peter Gooch & Sheila Morton
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
Graham Williams & Tony Monks
Andrew Parkes & Richard Samter
Wed aft Duplicate Pairs
Marion Loudoun & Rose Rogers
Jim Harvey & Gill Frith
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Anne Hitchin & Ruth Letcher
Anna Marriott & Peter Gooch
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Mary Rea & Jim Harvey
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Norman Botton & Richard Samter
If you're an 'improver' looking for a partner for Thursday morning Gentle Duplicate, click here.
Coming up ...
Sunday 12th January, 1.45 for 2pm @ Devizes, £12 pp including excellent tea.
Open to all primary Wiltshire members
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... but not sure how to go about it?
We have a team of volunteers happy to help. To fix up a meeting, email Chris Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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