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Bude Bridge Club Committee

 

The Club Committee for 2024/25

 Chairman: Steve Clifton

Vice Chairman: Chris Nichols

Secretary:  Val Ridding

Treasurer:    Tom Salt

Committee Members:,  Mary Hicks, Rosemary Kemble, Tertia Salt, Ian Curtis, 

Directors
Directors

The Directors' rota for this year:

Tuesdays:  Chris and  Steve 

Mondays: Chris, Alan, Robert and Neil

   
EBU Royalty 2024
EBU Royalty 2024

The Club has several regular members in the 'Royalty and Honours' of the current EBU National Grading Scheme as of 1st July 2024.

King:  Nick Newell

Jack:  Steve Clifton

10:  Chris Nichols, Rob Irish, Robert Waterhouse,  Bob Bennett, David Clarke.

 

 

Promotions
Promotions

Congratulations to Robert Waterhouse promoted to the rank of County Master by the EBU.

 

TABLE MONEY
TABLE MONEY

All sessions (Mondays and Tuesdays)   £3

EBU and Ecats Events (Members Only)   £5

Visitors £4

Annual subscription: £5

Contact Us
Contact Us

To contact us, please contact the Club Secretary 

Val Ridding on       07760284097

Mr. Bridge Quiz
Mr. Bridge Quiz

Try the 'Mr. Bridge' quiz!

Updated every Tuesday.

http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/

North Cornwall Bridge Clubs
North Cornwall Bridge Clubs

As well as Bude, there is also an EBU affiliated club at Wadebridge.

Their  website is www.bridgewebs.com/northcornwall

BUDE BRIDGE CLUB (est. October 1977)
Bridge Lessons
Bridge Lessons

Coming soon!

The only English Bridge Union-affiliated Bridge Club in the area offers Free Taster sessions and Full Course of lessons by EBED (English Bridge Education and Development)-qualified Tutors.
To be included in the latest news, please contact the Club Secretary, Val Ridding….07760-284097

Welcome to Bude Bridge Club
Welcome to  Bude Bridge Club

Bude Bridge Club meets for Face-to-face Bridge on Tuesday evenings and Monday afternoons at the Parkhouse Centre.

Tuesday evenings - Duplicate Bridge with Masterpoints - please arrive at 6.45 for a 7 p.m. start.

Monday afternoons - relaxed Duplicate bridge without Masterpoints - please arrive by 1.45 for a 2 p.m. start.

A cup of tea and biscuits will be available,

HOWEVER, please note that visitors are asked to book in advance to avoid a half table.

Please contact Val Ridding if you need a partner for Tuesdays (see below for details)

Members’ Breakfast at the Weir
Members’ Breakfast at the Weir

All Club members are invited to meet for a chat in a sociable setting.

Do come and join us on the first Wednesday every month from 10 am at the Weir.

Join us for breakfast or just a coffee. Share your ideas about events and Club organisation.

Next meeting Wednesday, August 7th 10 am.

Partner Finding
Partner Finding

Do you need a Partner for Bude Bridge Club?

Tuesday evenings are friendly-competitive, with Masterpoints, and Val Ridding organises partners for those who need one.

Her phone number is 07760-284097.

Monday afternoons are more relaxed, no Masterpoints. Should you need a partner, please contact Tertia Salt on 07702-902161

Interesting Hand of the Week

What would you open as South - and then how would you bid the North/South hands?

What does South open?
Many will open their longest suit - One Club- and this will leave North in control of bidding the Diamonds.

However, if South opens with One Diamond (playing 5-card suit) , North can now bid a game-forcing low-level splinter bid of 3 Clubs - showing suit agreement and a singleton or void in Clubs.

South bids 3 Hearts - first round control in Hearts (a void) - and North 3 Spades (Ace).

South bids 4 Clubs (Ace) and North 4 Diamonds (Ace).

South can now calculate their winners-

One Spade

2 rounds of Diamonds to clear trumps

3 Heart Ruffs

At least 5 Clubs 

At least 2 more Diamonds, depending how the Clubs break

South bids 7 Diamonds - Grand Slam bid and made (at least, by one pair…)

A Tiny Problem for July

Spades are trumps. East to lead and win two tricks on defence.....

Let's consider East's options.

Declarer would ruff a heart lead; it wouldn't matter whether West overruffed because they would have to lead to a good dummy.

A Diamond lead fares no better as it would set up declarer's hand.

The answer is to play the Club, giving up a trick to dummy that declarer couldn't reach!

South discards a Diamond but finds themselves caught in a trump coup on the next trick.

Latest Tuesday Result
Latest Tuesday Result

Congratulations to Chris and Steve. Winners of the EBU Summer Pairs. 

Latest Monday Result
Latest Monday Result

Congratulations to James and Rob with a grand stonking 77%  :) 

EBU Summer Sim Pairs
EBU Summer Sim Pairs

 Congratulations to Chris and Steven, winners locally and presently 30th out of 329 pairs  in Britain.

A special mention for  Fiona and Mary, who also gained Masterpoints, both Blue and Black.

Full results on the EBU website, under 'Competitions' and 'Sim Pairs'

https://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000525/clubs/00203243

Grand Slams 2024/25
Grand Slams 2024/25

Grand Slams bid and made in 2024/25:

Chris and Steve 18th June.

Forthcoming EBU and Club Competitions 2024
Forthcoming EBU and Club Competitions 2024

The Handicap Pairs continues on the first Tuesday every month. See 'Competitions' for the latest positions BEFORE HANDICAP is applied.

Future  national events this year include:

PLEASE NOTE

These events are for a Bude Bridge Club Members ONLY

EBU Summer Pairs, Tuesday, July 23rd 2024

EBU Autumn Pairs, Tuesday, October 8th 2024

Save the dates!

 

Handicap Pairs 2024
Handicap Pairs 2024

The Handicap Pairs continues on the first Tuesday every month.

Results each week will be sent to the EBU and then adjusted by Handicap to find a monthly winner.

The monthly winners will receive free entry to the following week’s session.

Handicaps as based on the Pair’s average over whole of 2023, rounded to the nearest whole number.

(For the monthly prize only, there is a further handicap of 2% for previous winners).

The current position can be found under 'Competitions'.

Monthly prizes  this year:

January:  Mike Newman and Rob Irish

February.  Mike and Rob

March. Andrew Moss and Bob Bennett

April:  Ann Bennett and Rob Waterhouse

May:  Mike and Rob

June: Linda and Fiona

July: Peter O and Mary Hicks

Cornwall County Bridge Association
Cornwall County Bridge Association

Bude Bridge Club is affiliated to the Cornwall County Bridge Association.

Click here to visit their web-site.

https://www.bridgewebs.com/cornwall/

Calendar
29th July 2024
Monday Pairs
Director: Steve Clifton
30th July 2024
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
5th August 2024
Monday Pairs
Director: Alan Pearce
Results
EBU Summer Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: Steven Clifton
Monday Pairs
Director: Neil Trenaman
Scorer: robert waterhouse
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: robert waterhouse
Monday Pairs
Director: Robert Waterhouse
Scorer: robert waterhouse
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Steven Clifton
Scorer: robert waterhouse
Monday Pairs
Director: Chris Nichols
Scorer: robert waterhouse