Buchanan Bridge Club
Release 2.19p
Next Committee Meeting

Thursday 4th November, 10.00am

Welcome to Buchanan Bridge Club
Buchanan Online

Click Buchanan on BBO 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

BBO Down

BBO has had network problems during the day and is still down. (Thursday pm)
However, the Wednesday results are now available.

Monday 1st November Tournament on RealBridge

Members are reminded that the tournament on Monday 1st November will be run on RealBridge.
If you have not previously played in a RealBridge tournament, there are some things you must do well in advance of the event.

Please read the RealBridge Help page in the menu which gives detailed instructions on logging into the Buchanan website, paying the entry fee and entering RealBridge.

If you encounter any problems, send us details of the problem using the RealBridge Support form in the menu.

RealBridge run free 8-board taster sessions twice-weekly to let you try it and these are available here.

Jimmy Jordan

We regret to announce that Jimmy Jordan died on 13th October. A long term member, he was Captain of the Buchanan Team for many years, served as Club President and also as Honorary President.
An excellent player, playing with his ‘long term’ partner David Jolley, they carried off many trophies. As commented by a friend “Those new members who never met him have missed an awfully nice man.”
Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.

There is no date yet for the Funeral.

Tournament Update

Important changes to the schedule -

  • Sunday evening and Tuesday afternoon tournaments will continue. These are Realbridge tournaments. Payment: £2.50pp.
  • From and including Monday 1st November ALL evening tournaments will start at 7.00pm. (Previously 6.30pm)
  • From and including 1st November, the tournament on the first Monday of the month will be a RealBridge event.

If you have not yet experienced RealBridge, there are clear instructions in the menu under RealBridge Help.

Teaching Bridge at Hutchesons' Grammar School

John Di Mambro is retiring from the above position after 25 years of excellent service both to the school and to Junior bridge in general.
He is looking for a successor (paid) to take on this challenging role with talented young people.

If you would be interested in the role please contact John at johndimambro@gmail.com

Thursday AfternoonTournament

The Thursday Afternoon Tournament has been suspended until further notice.

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

   

All new classes have been suspended until further notice.

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
Thu 21st October 2021
Buchanan No Fear MP Pairs
6.30pm
18 boards, unclocked. $3.00. For players up to and inc District Master.
Director: Georgina Halfnight
Sun 24th October 2021
RealBridge MP Pairs
6.30pm
Pay Here 2.50
Director: Frances Sergeant
  (Partner?)
 RealBridge Event
Mon 25th October 2021
Monday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
6.30pm
20 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: Horst Kopleck
Tue 26th October 2021
RealBridge MP Pairs
1.30pm
2.50
Director: John Di Mambro
 RealBridge Event
Wed 27th October 2021
Wednesday Evening Buchanan Aggregate Pairs
6.30pm
20 boards, clocked. $3.00
Director: Peter Cairns
Thu 28th October 2021
Buchanan No Fear MP Pairs
6.30pm
18 boards, unclocked. $3.00. For players up to and inc District Master.
Director: David Merriman
Sun 31st October 2021
RealBridge MP Pairs
6.30pm
Pay Here 2.50
Director: Frances Sergeant
Mon 1st November 2021
RealBridge MP Pairs
7.00pm
Pay Here 2.50
Director: Horst Kopleck
Results
Wednesday Evening Buchanan Aggregate Pairs
RealBridge MP Pairs
Monday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
RealBridge MP Pairs
Buchanan No Fear MP Pairs
Wednesday Evening Buchanan Aggregate Pairs