Thursday afternoons 1.30–4.00
Lessons (£10 pp) alternate with Assisted Play sessions (£7 pp)
Tutors: Christine MacFarlane, Trevor Purches
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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In spite of the gale-force winds and torrential rain forecast for the Saturday, around nine tables of members (plus several non-playing other halves) converged on Paignton, on what was to have been Brexit Day, for another very enjoyable weekend of bridge and social activity in pleasant surroundings of the Redcliffe Hotel.
As we've come to expect, Christine and Stuart organised things perfectly, even adapting Saturday's programme to include the Rugby World Cup Final. From the Friday early evening welcome drinks through to Sunday lunch, a great time was had by all.
Our thanks to Christine and Stuart – and to everyone who came along to support this very enjoyable event.
For a taste of the weekend's activities, plus photos of the winning pairs, click here.
GD week 10: The other UI – Unwanted Information
‘We should have been in six.’
‘You’ve got an 18-count – you have to bid game!’
‘Sorry, partner – I didn’t realise your diamond was a singleton.’
As the hands end, the post-mortems begin and unwanted information wafts across the room ...
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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 via Articles 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 Blackwood & Phil Cooke
Jenie Rifat & Sue Corfield
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
John Maggs & William Coley
Stuart Bridge & Richard Samter
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Alan Reid & Stephen Stafford
Bill Lawrance & Jerry Hall
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Denise & Ian Kirkhope
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Sriram Chari & John Whiting
Coming up ...
Sunday 24th November, 1.45 for 2pm @ Devizes, £12 pp including excellent tea.
Open to all of NGS Jack or below (not in League 1 team)
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Sunday 24th November, starts 1 pm @ Woolavington, £12 pp including excellent tea.
All Wiltshire members very welcome.
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Sunday 1st December, 1.45 for 2pm @ Devizes, £12 pp including excellent tea.
Open to all primary Wiltshire members
... 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 email@example.com.
Click here to download editable Word versions from the EBU website.