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Dunkeld CaféBridge on Tuesday 24th October in aid of Alzheimer Scotland

Plockton CaféBridge on Thursday 26th October in aid of Rag Tag Textile

Christmas Party Bridge Lunch at Blairgowrie Wetherspoons Monday 18th December 

Congresses are good fun and good value!

The smallish Scottish weekend congresses are always good fun. Usually in a 3 star hotel, all in rates, with lots of competitive bridge and a nice town to explore. 



Newtonmore, run by the Ness Club Inverness. 


Oban, run by Oban Bridge Club

Strathpeffer, run by Dingwall Bridge Club


Montrose, run by Central District


another in Newtonmore, run by the Ness Club


Arran, run by Paisley Bridge Club



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Hot Chocolate and Cheeses on the Dunkeld CaféBridge route

Winners at BridgeDays3 on 26th September

Frances Morgan, Bob Ross and Fiona Harris. Liz Duguid, partner to Frances, had to rush away before the prizegiving. But she did get her fizz and her medal. 

Karen’s suited bunting

BirnamArts BridgeDay for Alzheimer Scotland winners

The winners EW were David Deards and Paula Fuge. Winners NS were our TD, Graham Bullock and Ron Barker. All went smoothly and the TD commented it’s the first tournament he has ever directed where there wasn’t a single call for him! We are a friendly well behaved gang of bridge players!
The results are up…in results. 
The Raffle organised by Mary Little made £125 and the day was in profit too. The start of money being raised for our chosen 2023 charity Alzheimer Scotland 

Dunkeld CaféBridge 2022 winners

Sheila and Ross Herd from Dundee won the Dunkeld CaféBridge Day with 64.08%



BridgeDays duplicates are scored using the BriAn electronic scoring system.  The BriAn system (= "Bridge on iPhone and Android") uses mobile phone technology to replace traditional tabletop scorers.  Players can use their own smart phones or other devices, such as iPads, or use android scoring tablets supplied by the club.

We believe BriAn is a very player-friendly system that has advantages over other systems.  When results are entered for each deal, the next screen shows the full lay-out of the deal, the available tricks in each suit and a full travelling score slip in a single screen. Results of previous boards and a full table of current rankings can be accessed from any device via a menu. The bridge director can create and modify games, adjust scores if necessary and create final files suitable for posting to the web.

If you have a suitable android or iPhone you can become a scorer simply by downloading the free BriAn Bridge app.  Go to the app shop in the normal way and search for "Brian Bridge". It's free to install and easy to use,  You can read more about BriAn Bridge on the website   Using your own phone, iPad or tablet is fun but entirely optional - extra scoring tablets are always available.


Phone scoring - a few pointers

Make sure you check the board number shown as well as the contract, in case the boards have been played in the wrong order. 
Names are given at the beginning of the round, so you can check that you are playing the right people. 
All scores must be written on paper travellers, even if entered on your phone. 


Common problems 

App crashes: restart app and tap screen when prompted to restore

Wrong board number: tap one of the black levers on either side of the board number to correct

No connect: first try turning WiFi off. If that doesn't work, try connecting to the venue's WiFi, or suspend phone scoring and catch up later. 

Entered the wrong score: tap the black < beside the board number to go back, then tap 'cancel score', confirm and enter the correct score. 

Raffle ladies and some winners

Murder by Natural Causes

Watch out for Helen Erichsen's first novel.

The novel follows Cilla, 22, a bridge-playing contract killer who specialises in murder that look like death by natural causes.

Feedback from BridgeDays 1 and 2

What's not to like about a grand sunny summer day out, full of mental sport and nice food , meeting old friends and making new ones, in a lovely Arts Venue by the Tay? Some comments from participants.

"We had a wonderful day and met a wonderful group of people." Sean from Elgin

"such a lovely day. Well organised well done" Jenny from Aberlour

" so enjoyable . The organisation ran so smoothly,it was nice to meet many people from different places .

"The venue was very suitable the food and staff excellent." Pam from Kirriemuir

"a great day....brought joy to so many" Mary from Dundee

"thank you for the great day...It was fun..... the staff and everything, especially using the larger space downstairs, were excellent. I even began to enjoy doing the scoring on my phone - will not be anxious about it next time!!" Vivien from Dunkeld 

"Very many thanks for organising a great day at Birnam again. Really enjoyed it and the food was also served up very well and much enjoyed " Carol from Blairgowrie 

"congratulation on another very successful day of bridge. I heard nothing but praise for the day and the organizing of it all. Again lovely lunch and not forgetting the morning scone and a well needed cup of tea to round the event off,  excellent…😁😁" from Fiona from Blairgowrie 

Thank you, everyone, for coming, from Achnacloich to Aberlour, from Prestwick to Glamis. Having fun. Plus raising some funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Hope to see you on Monday 19th September.


Looking for Suitable Prizes for BridgeDays…..

Serious business at BridgeDays3 with Fizz, Medals and Carrots to win….

“Behave to your partner and opponents as though you are hosting a tea party then Duplicate Bridge will start to thrive again. It’s such a fabulous game.”

Three spot on Times articles from Andrew Robson. 

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