The Bridge Circle
Key Links

Member Guidelines - click here

Circle System Card - click here
No need to alert/announce if you use this card.

A reminder...
A reminder...

If you register for a session, and do not get included when the session starts (ie you are booted), please always chat DarrenE and LizGahan (the TDs), because if there is a half table we can add you back in. 

We cannot, however, add you back in if there is no half table.  Sorry!

The Future...
The Future...

A message from Darren - The path from Lockdown: ...read more...

Remember!

If you are affected by a connection issue, then you are expected to return.

If your partner is affected, you are expected to remain at the table until the TD confirms you may withdraw.  Thank you.  

Can you help...

as a substitute in our events? 
If so, please chat DarrenE & LizGahan when logged in. Thank you!

Understanding the Robots

Robot's System Card

Robot's System Explained

In general, the GIB robots on BBO use the 2/1 system described in the above.
You can click on any of GIB's bids for an explanation.

Please BEWARE - When a human plays with a Robot the explanations given are
what the Robot provides and may not be what the human player intended.

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Children in Need 2022

♣   ♠  We are supporting ♣   ♠ 

 

The Bridge Circle and Warwickshire CBA

are coming together to support Children in Need, and we need your help!

Our 2022 Total: £1155 - Thank you!
(These totals will include the Circle per table donation, but do not include any donations made directly to eCats or CiN that were not marked Bridge Circle/WarksCBA)
Last year we raised £1000 for Children in Need - Thank you!

Evening Sessions, 7.15pm, (on BBO):

Full results & commentary will be available after 10pm

Links to Follow

Monday 7 November 2022 - Results & Commentary

Tuesday 8 November 2022 - Results & Commentary

Wednesday 9 November 2022 - Results & Commentary

Thursday 10 November 2022 - Results & Commentary

Friday 11 November 2022 - Results & Commentary

These sessions will be c22 boards

Player Names will appear in the results and on the eCats website

Sessions will, as usual, be free of charge, but donations (please mark as The Bridge Circle) are welcome, PLEASE, to eCatsBridge CiN
OR simply make a payment to the Circle (click here) with the payment description of CiN - PLEASE do not make a donation of £5.00
or it will be tricky differentiating it from membership payments (you are not all good at getting the payment description right...wink).  Any other amount will stand out. Thank you!

 

On the evening, search for the event WMBCircle - CiN


 The Circle will make a donation of £2 per player that plays in all its sessions during the period 7 - 11 November 2022, so even if you cannot play in the evening, you will be contributing by just playing in the afternoon  


If you are not a member of the Circle, but would like to support Children in Need and play in these sessions, please complete the CiN temporary membership (7-11 November 2022) form below and you will be added to our list for that period and welcome to play in any session during that time (two sessions per day).

 

FORM
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Bridge Circle is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. 

Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family, and we give thanks for her dedication and service to our Country.

Rest in Peace, Ma'am. 


 

Monday 19 September 2022 is the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
and as we pay our final respects there will be no Circle Sessions that day.

 


 

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

On behalf of our Members, the Bridge Circle has made a donation of £500 in support of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Thank you for your support.

 

If you would like to make a personal donation directly to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, please click here.

Christmas 2021 Bank Holiday Specials
Christmas 2021 Bank Holiday Specials

Monday 27 December 2021

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Monday 3 January 2022

Afternoon & Evening Sessions

♠ ♠ ♠  Prizes for overall placings ♠ ♠ ♠ 
(the combined NS & EW results)

1st $30 
2nd $20
3rd $10

(if a pair of Robots, then the next pair win.  Player with a Robot - player wins)

Prizes are per pair and will be shared for any tied placings

Prize awards will be in BBO$ and credited to your BBO accounts
(ie the BBO account of the individual players)

Congratulations to Winners:
 

Monday 3 January - Evening Session

Rank Name Score (%)
1 andymack3 & halfordp 64.58
2 bs3 & rog fitton 61.11
2 hobnob276 & sherpaf 61.11

 

Monday 3 January - Afternoon Session

Rank Name Score (%)
1 carolinejm & harbro 67.99
2 sallyeh & coopjune 66.20
3 alastair12 & kirancbc 62.56


Tuesday 28 December - Afternoon Session

Rank Name Score (%)
1 mike gahan & mcgillm 69.44
2 positivek & leeky9 63.06
3 petnic & hobnob276 59.17

 

Tuesday 28 December - Evening Session

Rank Name Score (%)
1 ianh1 & darrene 62.78
=2 petnic & hobnob276 57.78
=2 dineth1 & micah193 57.78
4 kenmr & gordonjust 51.67


Monday 27 December - Afternoon Session

Rank Name Score (%)
1 mercenery & elderflowe 70.83
2 carolinejm & harbro 66.67
3 hobnob276 & robot 52.08


Monday 27 December - Evening Session

Rank Name Score (Imps)
1 ianh1 & darrene 33.50
2 hobnob276 & robot 25.83
3 kenmr & stretton4 18.17
4 robot & robot 3.00
5 tailspin48 & loup -3.00
Children in Need 2021
Children in Need 2021

♣   ♠  We supported - THANK YOU! ♣   ♠ 

The Bridge Circle & Warwickshire CBA

have this year raised:

£1000 - Thank you!
(These totals include the Circle per table donation and any donations that could be attributed to the Circle/Warwickshire CBA made directly to eCats)

Anna & Mark @ eCats have said, "That’s just magnificent and I can’t thank you enough. You will make sure that everyone knows that we are overwhelmed and so so grateful for their support won’t you".

Last year we raised £1031.50 for Children in Need - Thank you!

Results & Commentary

Friday 5 November 2021 - Results & Commentary

Monday 8 November 2021 - Results & Commentary

Tuesday 9 November 2021 - Results & Commentary

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - Results & Commentary

Thursday 11 November 2021 - Results & Commentary

 The Circle made a donation of £2 per table that played in all its sessions during the period 5 - 11 November 2021, so even if you were unable to make a direct donation, you supported just by playing, so thank you all! 

 

Bank Holiday Special - Monday 30 August
Bank Holiday Special - Monday 30 August

♠ ♠ ♠  Prizes for overall placings ♠ ♠ ♠ 
(the combined NS & EW results)

1st $30 
2nd $20
3rd $10

(if a pair of Robots, then the next pair win.  Player with a Robot - player wins)

Bank Holiday Monday
(30th August)
Afternoon & Evening Sessions

Prizes are per pair and will be shared for any tied placings

Prize awards will be in BBO$ and credited to your BBO accounts
(ie the BBO account of the individual players)


Monday 30 August - Afternoon Session

Rank Name Score (%)
1 tonyb93 & el_tel_ 78.41
2 rodtrotter & montyzooma 60.80
3 galaxy222 & lanauta 57.10


Monday 30 August - Evening Session

Rank Name Score (%)
1 micah193 & illingw 68.52
2 hugechairs & jerrysta 63.27
3 sherpaf & hobnob276 61.73
Bank Holiday Specials
Bank Holiday Specials

♠ ♠ ♠  Prizes for overall placings ♠ ♠ ♠ 
(the combined NS & EW results)

1st $30 
2nd $20
3rd $10

(if a pair of Robots, then the next pair win.  Player with a Robot - player wins)

Bank Holiday Mondays in May
(3rd & 31st May)
Afternoon & Evening Sessions

Prizes are per pair and will be shared for any tied placings

Prize awards will be in BBO$ and credited to your BBO accounts
(ie the BBO account of the individual players)

 


Monday 31 May - Afternoon Session:

Rank Name Score (%)
robot & robot 65.97
1 kenmr & craigsk 58.72
2 coopjune & sallyeh 57.38
3 lanauta & galaxy222 56.51

Monday 31 May - Evening Session:

Rank Name Score (%)
1 sherpaf & hobnob276 61.08
2 vikingian & robot 60.80
3 kenmr & stretton4 60.23


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Monday 3 May - Afternoon Session:

Rank Name Score (%)
1 coopjune & sallyeh 65.04
2 rodtrotter & montyzooma 62.70
3 kenmr & craigsk 62.11

Monday 3 May - Evening Session:

Rank Name Score (%)
1 ianh1 & darrene 
Darren's prize given to 3rd/4th Place
63.07
2 readyplay1 & Rob4314 61.02
3 3gorr & penjane 59.03
4 kenmr & stretton4 58.58
Do you need a Robot Partner?

We have enabled the BBO facility for players to choose to partner with a Robot from the start of the session.  We already partner players with a Robot on occasions where there is a half table (only time we can do this) and a single player is also available and we shall continue to do this if players are available and willing (thank you) to sub in. 

Robots on BBO use 5 card Majors, 15-17 NT and 2/1

The Robot’s system card is here.

Explanation of the Robot’s system is here.

If you find yourself without a partner, and have not been able to avail yourself of the partnership facilitator, Cathy, you can, for 25BBOCents (BBO’s own fee, so you will need some BBO$ on your account), register with a partner.  Simply click on ‘Play with Robot’ on the Register screen:

Do you need a Robot Partner?
*** Saturday & Sunday Evenings ***
*** Saturday & Sunday Evenings ***

7.15pm

Having reached out to Saturday and Sunday evening players about the future of these sessions it was agreed to open them up to other BBO players.  This will have positive, and potentially some negative, consequences so what I will do is open the sessions up at 7pm with a limit of 10 tables.  If all Circle players intending to play could be registered before then (you can register from 5.15pm) it will ensure you can get a game and limit the risk of any negative consequences occuring.  Please do chat me on the night if you have any issues connecting. DarrenE

Undos

Please bear in mind...

You cannot request an undo against Robots.  You also cannot request an undo if you are (now) dummy (ie if you pass accidentally and it makes you dummy).  Also, if you accidentally pass in 4th seat following P P P, you cannot undo this either. Should either of these situations occur, you need to call the TD immediately and tell the table you have done so.

It is not in the spirit of the Circle to allow absurd situations to arise out of a misclick - we can create those in many other ways 😊!  To that end, the TD will, subject to the below, look to restore some sense of normality by way of an artificial or adjusted score..

Please remember concerning Undo’s: An undo granted, which later looks as though it may have been a change of mind, may result in an adjusted score. This is particularly likely where the misclick may lead to an advantage that would otherwise not have been available to the player. 

The TD’s decision is any matter relating to an undo is final.

Thank you.