Bath City Bridge Club
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Bank Holidays

We sometimes play on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Sometimes its a yes, sometimes a no. It all depends on how players vote as the date approaches.

 

Partner Request

If you are seeking a partner please text Peter Blackwood on

07767624637

Welcome to Bath City Bridge Club
New Players Welcome

If you are new to Bath, or just want to play duplicate bridge in a city centre venue, please come along. Monday afternoon bridge at The Museum Of Bath At Work on Julian Rd. is well established. 

The Museum is an atmospheric venue, the players are competitive, but there is a very social ambience. There is a break with freshly made tea or coffee & biscuits.  The hands are computer dealt, the scoring is via tabletop bridgemates, and the results and hands are on the web shortly after play finishes.

Play starts at 1.45pm so please arrive at least 10 minutes earlier.

You do need a partner, but if you don't have one this can usually be arranged. Just send a text to Peter Blackwood on 07767624637.

If you want to discuss anything ahead of your first session you can ring Peter Blackwood.

Last updated : 17th Jun 2022 13:31 BST
Monday Afternoon Bridge

Bath City Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge on Monday afternoons at the Museum of Bath at Work on Julian Road.  Sessions start at 13.45 but players should arrive by 13.30.  Newcomers are welcome provided they know how to play bridge and if they come with a partner.  There is no membership fee, but £4 table money is charged each week to play.  If you come please try to bring your table money in £4 of change.  We are not affiliated to the EBU so no master points can be earned. We just play for fun.  Boards are automatically dealt and scoring is carried out using Bridgemate devices.  The results of each session are calculated by a computer and uploaded to this website.

Monday Afternoon Bridge
Last updated : 17th Mar 2022 18:55 GMT
Skipping

Bridge movements are complicated and designed to produce the most equitable result (i.e. the ‘fairest given the constraints of time and the number of participating pairs).

For our club, by far the ‘fairest’ and most satisfactory movement is obtained when we have 9 full tables and play 2 boards at each table.  

Everyone plays all the boards and meets every pair of the opposite ‘polarity’.  Your true opponents are not the opposition at the table but all those pairs playing ‘in your direction’. So we have a N/S winner and E/W winner.

Similarly, 11 tables will work well but requires 11x2=22 boards.  (We do try to achieve this but sometimes have to ‘stop short’ after 20 boards if play is slow).

In fact odd numbers of tables always work well.

Now, if you can be bothered, draw a plan of an even number of tables, say 4 (10 if you insist!). Plot yourself travelling  clockwise around them - at the same time plot the cards travelling anti-clockwise disaster - you meet the same cards again at the half-way point.   Now draw a plan with an odd number of tables, say 5.  Again plot yourself travelling as before with the cards simultaneously going the other way.  

So, to avoid the clash in the middle of the even-tabled movement we skip just before the collision point.   Not ideal - but better than playing the same cards twice?

Last updated : 8th Mar 2024 23:19 GMT
Calendar
15th July 2024
1.15 to 1.30pm for 1.45pm start
Museum of Bath at Work 13.45
Director: Peter Blackwood
Scorer: Peter Ellington
22nd July 2024
1.15 to 1.30pm for 1.45pm start
Museum of Bath at Work 13.45
Director: Peter Blackwood
Scorer: Peter Ellington
29th July 2024
1.15 to 1.30pm for 1.45pm start
Museum of Bath at Work 13.45
Director: Peter Blackwood
Scorer: Peter Ellington
Results
1.15 to 1.30pm for 1.45pm start
Director: Peter Blackwood
Scorer: Peter Ellington
1.15 to 1.30pm for 1.45pm start
Director: Peter Blackwood
Scorer: Peter Ellington
1.15 to 1.30pm for 1.45pm start
Director: Peter Blackwood
Scorer: Peter Ellington