Buchanan Bridge Club
Release 2.19o
Next Committee Meeting

Thursday 27th May, 10.00am

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

Tournament - Sunday 16th May

Please note that due to an SBU event in which our members may wish to play taking place on the same day, the Buchanan pairs on the above date has been cancelled.

CHANGES TO SOME OF OUR WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS ON BBO
We have made changes to the way we run some of our smaller tournaments, namely our Tuesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon and Sunday evening sessions. These changes (which you may or may not notice when playing) have come into effect on w/c 3rd May and should have the following benefits -

* there are no longer any excessive waiting times between rounds
* you are no longer playing against the same opposition multiple times

A consequence of these improvements is that these tournaments have a "Clocked" setting, so for 2-board rounds there will be a strict 14-minute time limit.

We have initially implemented these changes for a 1-month trial period (during May) and are awaiting feedback from members. 
You can give us your opinion here.

Our other tournaments are not affected and are running as before.
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 16th May 2021
Sunday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
Cancelled
Mon 17th May 2021
Monday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
6.30pm
20 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: Horst Kopleck
Tue 18th May 2021
Tuesday Afternoon Buchanan MP Pairs
1.30pm
18 boards, clocked. $3.00
Director: John Di Mambro
Wed 19th May 2021
Wednesday Evening Buchanan Aggregate Pairs
6.30pm
20 boards, clocked. $3.00
Director: David Merriman
Thu 20th May 2021
Thursday Afternoon Buchanan MP Pairs
1.30pm
18 boards, clocked. $3.00
Director: John Di Mambro
Thu 20th May 2021
Buchanan No Fear MP Pairs
6.30pm
16 boards, unclocked. $3.00
Director: Laurence Archer
Sun 23rd May 2021
Sunday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
6.30pm
18 boards, clocked. $3.00
Director: John Di Mambro
Mon 24th May 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 Buchanan Aggregate Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Buchanan MP Pairs
Monday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs
Sunday Evening Buchanan MP Pairs