Buchanan Bridge Club
Release 2.19o
Next Committee Meeting

Friday 16th April, 10.00am

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 15th April, 2021
5.00pm

Welcome to Buchanan Bridge Club
Buchanan Online

Click Buchanan Online in the menu for full information on -

  • Joining BBO
  • Buying BB$
  • Registering for a tournament
  • Inviting a visitor 
  • Online play
  • Self-alerting
  • Chat Manager 
  • Convention cards
  • Login problems
  • Disconnection problems 

The SBU have produced instructions for online play and these are summarised here. Please follow them.
Also, the SBU Laws and Ethics Committee have issued this note - Guidance on the ethics of playing Bridge on-line

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 15th April, 2021, 5.00pm
Documents have been sent to members by email. Zoom login details for the AGM will be sent on 14th April.

BUCHANAN CONGRESS 2021
BUCHANAN CONGRESS 2021

 

 This year, our Club Congress is moving ONLINE!

 Congress weekend: May 1st & 2nd

 PAIRS Saturday 1 May, start time 11:00am

 TEAMS Sunday 2 May, start time 11:00am

 2 sessions of 24 boards with a break at half time

 Master Points and BB$ prizes awarded

 Choose your event or play on both days. Entry fee only 10 BB$ pp per day

Pre-enter HERE then register on BBO on the day

Clocked or Unclocked? What’s the difference? Which do you prefer?

You can express your opinion here.

In an clocked tournament the NS pairs remain at the same table throughout and EW pairs move round as in a standard Mitchell movement. Aggregate tournaments must be run as clocked for this reason. In a clocked tournament when the clock reaches zero, all players are moved automatically at the same time to the next round (by BBO, not the TD) even if in the middle of a hand so there are no long waiting times. Unfinished boards are automatically given adjusted scores based on the play up to that point. 

Note that when it says "The director has adjusted ..." it usually means that the system has adjusted the board.

 

In an unclocked tournament the faster pairs will move to the next round regardless of the time remaining on their clock as soon as they are finished if there is another pair available which will probably be another of the faster pairs. These pairs could possibly move through the tournament at about 4-5 minutes per board although occasionally they may have a lengthy wait while a slow pair catches up. Pairs might change direction from table to table.

The purpose of the clock in unclocked tourneys is to determine if a table will continue to play the rest of the boards in the round. When unclocked, any table not starting to bid a hand with at least 3 minutes left on the clock will have the rest of that round cancelled by BBO, not the TD. Averages are assigned by BBO to both sides and players don't even see the cards.

The clock is reset for each table each time they start a new round.

Nevertheless, players should always observe the specified allowance of 7 minutes per board.

Repeated disconnections while playing on Buchanan Online
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We know some of you have experienced temporary disconnections on BBO, and we appreciate how frustrating this must be for you. ..........

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Club Closure (COVID-19)

In line with Government rules, the Buchanan Bridge Club is currently closed until further notice. 

The Buchanan has been the home of bridge in Glasgow since 1932.
The club is in a 19th century listed building and yet has all the benefits of technology with computer-dealt boards, Bridgemates on all tables, etc.  Up to thirty-seven tables in play can be accommodated over the three floors of the building.

Bridge Classes

The Buchanan offers tuition at four levels -

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate 1
  • Intermediate 2
  • Refreshers

 

   

All new classes have been suspended until further notice.

Bridge is enjoyable at all levels - for beginners and experts alike. It's mentally stimulating and for many an activity for life.

The classes run on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm and last about three hours. The new session started in September but you can still join. For full information including costs see Classes in the menu.

You can download an application form here (either for Beginners/Intermediate 1/Intermediate 2 or Refreshers/Advanced).

Beginners/ Intermediate1/ Intermediate2 Form

Refreshers Form

Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

The 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge are available for download here. A side-by-side comparison of the 2007 and 2017 Laws can be viewed here.

Calendar
Sun 11th April 2021
Sunday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
6.30pm
18 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: John Di Mambro
Mon 12th April 2021
Monday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
6.30pm
20 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: John Parker
Tue 13th April 2021
Tuesday Afternoon Buchanan MP Pairs
1.30pm
18 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: John Di Mambro
Wed 14th April 2021
Wednesday Evening Buchanan Aggregate Pairs
6.30pm
20 boards, clocked. $3.00
Director: Ron Hounsell
  (Partner?)
Thu 15th April 2021
Thursday Afternoon Buchanan MP Pairs
1.30pm
18 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: John Parker
Thu 15th April 2021
Buchanan No Fear MP Pairs
6.30pm
Director: Laurence Archer
Sun 18th April 2021
Sunday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
6.30pm
18 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: John Di Mambro
Mon 19th April 2021
Monday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
6.30pm
20 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: David Merriman
Results
Thursday Afternoon Buchanan MP Pairs
Buchanan No Fear MP Pairs
Wednesday Evening Aggregate Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Buchanan MP Pairs
Monday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
Sunday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs