Buchanan Bridge Club
Release 2.19q


Avoiding problems at the table

Next Committee Meeting

Saturday 9th March, 10.00am

Welcome to Buchanan Bridge Club
Current Tournaments
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If you wish to attend the club, please use the website booking system. Guidance is supplied here.

We are currently running F2F and BBO tournaments on Mondays, F2F Pairs on Wednesdays, BBO (all levels) and Bronze2 F2F on Thursdays. ..........

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New Date for your Diary: Next Sunday, 3rd March

We are pleased to announce that Angus MacDonald (SBU Chief Tournament Director) has kindly agreed to give a talk on the nuances of scoring and bidding tactics in bridge. The session will focus on understanding the differences between Match Points (MPs) and Aggregate (Teams) scoring, as well as to delve into various bidding and playing strategies.

Below is a brief outline of what will be covered during the session:

  1. Difference in scoring
  2. Explanation/practical on Match points
  3. Bidding Tactics
    • Competitive bidding
    • Differences between MPs and Teams
    • Vulnerability
    • Bidding to fit
    • Unassuming Cue Bid
    • Pre-empting
    • Exercises/discussion
  4. Game (slam) bidding
    • Differences between MPs and Teams
    • Exercises/discussion
  5. Play Tactics
    • MPs/Teams
  6. Defensive Tactics
    • MPs/Teams

The session is scheduled to commence at 11:00am and is expected to last approximately two hours.

Please note that there will be a nominal charge of £5.00 per person to cover refreshments. We kindly request all interested members to register on the website so that we can appropriately plan for attendance.  Pay by card at the club.

We look forward to an insightful and engaging session. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Allan Berrie

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our long-time member, Allan Berrie, earlier this month. I only recently learned of this news myself and regret to inform you that I do not have any details regarding funeral arrangements.
Allan was a valued member of our club for many years, known for his quiet demeanor and dedication to his bridge. If anyone has information regarding funeral arrangements or can provide contact details for Allan's family, please let us know. 

Bridge Classes






Our Improvers classes restarted in September but you can still join.

Our Beginners course started on Thursday 18th January and you can still join.

Cost:  £100 for each block of ten lessons
Pay online in the menu or by card in the club.

Course notes are supplied. Digital technology is used as appropriate.
It's not necessary to have a partner and you can still join.

Further information is available from the Secretary at francessergeant923@gmail.com

Thursday BBO

Members should note that the Thursday BBO tournament is now open to all SBU members. Players from our recent Refreshers are also welcome.

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.  

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

Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

The 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge are available for download here

Mon 26th February 2024
Monday Hybrid F2F Pairs
F2F 7.00pm
Director: Christine
Scorer: Horst
Lock Up: Colin
Mon 26th February 2024
Buchanan Monday Hybrid Online Pairs
$4.00 7.00pm
Director: John
Wed 28th February 2024
Wednesday MP Pairs
Director: Fergus
Scorer: David
Lock Up: Horst
Thu 29th February 2024
Buchanan Thursday MP Pairs
BBO $4.00 7.00pm
Director: Frances
Thu 29th February 2024
Bronze 2 Pairs
Director: Georgina
Thu 29th February 2024
West District Pairs Semifinal
Director: Horst
Mon 4th March 2024
Monday Hybrid F2F Pairs
F2F 7.00pm
Director: Kathleen
Scorer: Helen/Joyce
Lock Up: June & Paul
Mon 4th March 2024
Buchanan Monday Hybrid Online Pairs
$4.00 7.00pm
Director: Frances
Buchanan Thursday MP Pairs
Thursday Bronze 2
Wednesday MP Pairs
Buchanan Monday Hybrid Online Pairs
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#62198 Buchanan Monday Evening MP Pairs (merged)