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PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We are phasing out the acceptance of cheques as payment of table money at Berks & Bucks events. At county events, table money will be cash only - cheques will not be accepted.  Cheques will continue to be accepted at the Green Point events.

BBCBA Group Email Facility

The county has set up a new e-group facility that ensures you receive occasional reminders of events and county information via email. You will receive this information automatically if your email is registered in “My Details” within your EBU Members’ area. You can change your email address or unsubscribe by following the simple instructions at the bottom of an email. If you have not registered your email with the EBU but would still like to be added to the B&BCBA list.     

Please email the B&BCBA

Membership Secretary  

Graham Dickens

gandsdickens@hotmail.com

Welcome to Berks & Bucks CBA
INCREASES IN BBO CHARGES FOR ON-LINE GAMES

 

BBO have increased their charges for online games from 30% to 40% of the table money for all games in July and August.

In addition the charge will be further increased to 50% from September onwards.

Consequently the County will increase our table money from 3 $BBO to 4 $BBO from September onwards.

Prize money for County events will still be paid but will vary according to the number of entries in each event. 

 

LEAGUE OF EIGHT 2019-2020

34 teams of eight representing 19 clubs competed in the 4 divisions of our league over the 2019/20 season.  Scores for matches that had not taken place before lockdown were assigned according to the rules. 

The final results were:

Div 1 (10 teams): Burnham A won with 122 VP (out of possible 180); joint runners up were Reading A and New Amersham A on 115 VP

Div 2 (10 teams): Loddon Vale A won in style with 137 VP; runners up were Burnham B on 113 VP

Div 3 (9 teams): Amersham CC B won with 114 VP (out of possible 160); runners up were Tessa Templeton Bridge School A on 106 VP

Div 4 (5 teams playing each other twice): Austenwood B won with 98 VP (out of possible 160); close behind were Chalfont B on 96 VP. 

Well done to all those who played. 

The League of 8 Championship will not be played in its current form for 2020-21, however, the Competitions Committee is looking into the possibility of running a different online inter-club teams of 8 event for that season. 

GRADUATE LEAGUE WINNERS 2020

Congratulations to Mary's Berries - Gary Jennison (captain), Alan McBride, Elena McBride and Sally Tilleray - on winning the Graduate League for the second year running, so retaining the Margaret Hatch trophy. All five teams in the League won at least one match and the four newcomer teams gave Mary's Berries a run for their money, with Elaine Rushforth's Ruff and Ready (who won the Student's League the previous year) in second place.

Mary's Berries were taught by Mary Sharp (hence the team name) and Ruff and Ready by Rob Wilkinson.'

TONY ASTON

   Tony Aston has recently decide to stand down from the B&B CBA Committee.   

   We would like to acknowledge Tony's many years of service, particularly to youth bridge in the county.

   We will miss having him on the Committee and thank him for all his help over the past years.

AFFILIATED CLUBS - ON-LINE BRIDGE SESSIONS
Monday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Burnham@SBBC  - 10.30 am
Contact Chrys Poole   
poolefamily@ntlworld.com
Tuesday's
South Bucks Bridge Club 
Gentle Duplicate - 10.30 am
Duplicate - 2.30 pm
Contact Chrys Poole 
poolefamily@ntlworld.com
 
Beaconsfield Bridge Club
Duplicate - 1.00 pm
Contact Jim Downie
jimbdownie@yahoo.co.uk
 
New Amersham Bridge Club
Duplicate - 7.15 pm
Contact Nigel.Wolfendale
nigel.wolfendale@btinternet.com
Wednesday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Duplicate - 10.30 am
Contact Chrys Poole 
poolefamily@ntlworld.com
Thursday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Gentle Duplicate - 10.30 am
Duplicate - 2.30pm
Contact Chrys Poole 
poolefamily@ntlworld.com
 
Reading Bridge Club
Duplicate - 7.00pm
Contact Pat Dowdeswell
patdowdeswell@virginmedia.com
Friday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Duplicate - 10.30 am 
Contact Chrys Poole 
poolefamily@ntlworld.com
        
The Garden Room Bridge Club
Gerrards Cross - 2.00 pm 
Contact Larry Doyle lawfdyle@gmail.com
Sunday's
South Bucks Bridge Club
Duplicate - 2.30pm
Contact Chrys Poole 
poolefamily@ntlworld.com

 

ENTRY FEES

The entry fee for all events (excluding the Green Pointed weekend) is £5. Juniors (under 25 years old on the day) are free!  Fees are collected at the table on the day of the competition and are payable only in cash (cheques are not accepted).

PLASTIC WASTE

B&B are keen to reduce the amount of plastic waste which result from the catering at events held at Windsor.   Firstly, we will phase out the use of plastic spoons and change to wooden stirrers.    Secondly, whilst it is not practical for B&B to totally change to using china or other re-useable cups, players are encouraged to bring their own cups if they wish to.

If you have entered an event and later find that you are unable to play or need to change your entry, please notify us as soon as possible by using the applicable online Entry Form again with an appropriate comment added.​  If you have to withdraw on the day, or are delayed in arriving, please phone the B&B Host on 07401 079752.  N.B. This is a recently changed number.    All players are asked to be seated 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of any event. These measures will help the Director plan the movement and achieve a prompt start.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Click on a event below for further details.

SURROUNDING COUNTY AND CLUB EVENTS

 

 

Results
B&B CBA On-Line "Jack High" Pairs Event
Director: Mick Green
B&B CBA On-Line "Main" Pairs Event
Director: Mick Green
B&B CBA Jack High On-Line Pairs
Director: Mick Green
B&B CBA On-Line Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Berks and Bucks 1st On-line Pairs on BBO
Director: Mick Green
Finchampstead Plate
Director: Don
Teams - Perkins Cup
Director: Steve Foster
Calendar
Sat 15th Aug 2020
B&B CBA On-Line "Jack High" Pairs Event
Bridge Base On-Line 2.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green
Sat 29th Aug 2020
B&B CBA On-Line "Main" Pairs Event
Bridge Base On-Line 2.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green
Sat 12th Sep 2020
B&B CBA On-Line Pairs
Bridge Base On-Line 2.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green
Sat 26th Sep 2020
B&B CBA On-Line Pairs
Bridge Base On-Line 2.30 p.m.
Director: Mick Green