Bradgate Bridge Club
Release 2.19o

Charity Number 1178398

Chicago Knockout

The Knockout Chicago draw has been made; see the menu on the left.

Please send all results to Steve


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 9th January 2020

Welcome to Bradgate Bridge Club

Mondays

7pm

Registration opens at 5pm

Wednesdays

2pm

Registration opens at 12noon

Online Casual Swiss Pairs

We will be launching a new BBO Competition starting at the end of June ... and it's FREE!

(We've nicked the idea from Grantham BC as they have enjoyed it so much they have repeated it twice)

This is a Swiss Pairs competition where each round you play a pair of a similar score. Do well and you get stronger opponents - lose and you get weaker opponents next time.

You will get one month to arrange to play 12 boards against your opponents on a casual table on BBO.

To enter, just complete the form below.

FORM
Hercock Summer Trophy

Starting on Monday 21st June, we will be running the Hercock Summer Trophy. This is the best 4 out of 10 scores over the Mondays leading up to the August Bank Holiday.

Visitors can play on these sessions, but they are ineligible for the competition.

When Face-to-Face bridge starts and we run both F2F and BBO sessions at the same time, then only the results from the F2F section will count towards this competition. The fewer boards you play then the more extreme the scores are - it much easier to get 60% over 20 boards than over 27 boards.


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 31st May 2021

Summer Pairs

In June, July and August we are running the Wednesday Summer Pairs, where the best four scores over the three months will count.

Visitors can play on these sessions, but they are ineligible for the competition.

When Face-to-Face bridge starts and we run both F2F and BBO sessions at the same time, then only the results from the F2F section will count towards this competition. The fewer boards you play then the more extreme the scores are - it much easier to get 60% over 20 boards than over 24 boards.


Steve Wright - Tournament Secretary - 31st May 2021

Returning to Face-to-Face Bridge

Initial results from our survey of members’ views indicate that a substantial number of players would like to get back to F2F bridge as soon as this is possible. There are still some members who have not replied, and we would welcome views from the whole of our membership, but the Committee now feels confident that we can make plans for reopening. 

The Rothley Centre will be undertaking a major refurbishment, which will close the Centre for July, August and September. We have explored temporary local alternatives, which are few, none of them very satisfactory.  However, County Bridge Club have kindly offered the use of their premises for a Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon; we are basing our plans on a temporary move to their premises at St Oswald in early July for our Monday evening session, with the hope that Wednesday afternoon sessions will follow at a later date. 

This move to St Oswald would only be a temporary measure – we are looking forward to returning to a refurbished Rothley Centre as soon as it reopens.

County BC have been working hard to make their premises as safe as possible, but their current view is that they will only consider reopening once Government restrictions of 2 metre social distancing and wearing indoor face masks are lifted.   We are hoping that this will be announced on 21st June as part of the final stage of easing the Government’s restrictions; if it is not, then F2F reopening will be delayed. For full details of County BC’s reopening plans, see the notice on their website.  

In the short term, whether we restart F2F or not, we will continue to offer online bridge on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons.  How long ‘short term’ will be, is anyone’s guess at the moment!


Bradgate Committee - 31st May 2021

Return to Face-to-Face Bridge - Your Opinions Wanted

The committee are starting to plan when and how we can return to face-to-face bridge.

To help us with this planning, we would like to canvas your opinion.

Bear in mind that the club will meet all Government and EBU guidelines that are in place at the time.

We would like to gather views from as large a percentage of members as we can so please do complete the survey below.


 

FORM
Chris Allen

We are very sad to report that Chris Allen passed away this week, after several years' illness.

Chris was a long-standing member of Bradgate, and was a mainstay of the Bradgate A team, partnering Colin Barfield in Leicestershire League matches. He was a strong and steady player, and it was a rare year when he did not win one of the club’s trophies; notably, he and Colin won the Bradgate Plate four times. He continued to represent the club in more recent years, playing with Jim Wilkinson in club sessions and in League matches.

Amongst his other interests, Chris enjoyed cricket (Jim Wilkinson remembers his days as a batsman playing for Woodhouse Eaves) and rugby. He was also a founder member and treasurer of a share club where, as Colin says, his past experience as sales director of Bostik was put to good use.

Always affable and with a dry sense of humour, Chris will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his widow Sally and the family.

 


Val Rees - Social Secretary - 8th May 2021

COMPETITIONS

HERCOCK TROPHY

Mondays 21st June to 23rd August

  • Best 4 out of 10 scores
  • Visitors can play but don't qualify

ONLINE CASUAL SWISS PAIRS

Privately arranged - Starts end of June

  • It will be played over 5 or 6 roundss (depending on the number of entries)
  • You will have 4 weeks to arrange to play 12 boards against your opponents on a BBO Casual table.
  • You can play with a visitor.
  • It's FREE to enter.

ONLINE STANLEY

X-Imp Pairs - 3rd Wednesday of the Month
February to June

  • Best 3 out of 5 results.
  • 3 BBO$ per player per heat
  • Entry via LCBA website

ONLINE GENTLE DUPLICATE

3rd Wednesday of the Month
February to June

  • Limited to NGS 9 and below.
  • 3 BBO$ per player
  • Entry via LCBA website

Online Bridge - Your Checklist

Now that you want to join us by playing at our Virtual Bridge Club then how do you go about it?

Follow the four steps below. If you need any help then click the help button for more information

1 Register on BBO
2 Tell us your BBO Username Complete the form
on this page.
3 Buy your BBO dollars
4 Get familiar with BBO
5 Get a Partner


If you have any questions then please contact one of our Virtual Bridge Club Elves of Jim Wilkinson, Julie Jones, Gail Tillen and David Twells

VBBC Registration Form

You will need to register with us to play online bridge with the Virtual Bradgate Bridge Club. The registration only has to be done once and then you will be eligible for all online sessions. Non-members are welcome to register. Please complete the form below and click the "Send Registration" button. Thank you.

Please note that you must register with BBO before registering with Bradgate as we need your BBO user name

FORM
Results
Pairs
7pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Summer Pairs
2pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Pairs
7pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Summer Pairs
2pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Pairs (Bank Holiday)
7pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Pairs
2pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Pairs
7pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Pairs
2pm
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Calendar
Wed 16th Jun 2021
Summer Pairs
BBO 2pm
  (Partner?)
Mon 21st Jun 2021
Hercock Trophy : Week 1
BBO 7pm
Wed 23rd Jun 2021
Summer Pairs
BBO 2pm
Mon 28th Jun 2021
Hercock Trophy : Week 2
BBO 7pm
Wed 30th Jun 2021
Summer Pairs
BBO 2pm
Mon 5th Jul 2021
Hercock Trophy : Week 3
Rothley Centre 7pm
Wed 7th Jul 2021
Summer Pairs
BBO 2pm
Mon 12th Jul 2021
Hercock Trophy : Week 4
Rothley Centre 7pm