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Welcome to Burnham Bridge Club
Charles King-Farlow

As many of you will have seen on the SBBC website, Charles sadly passed away on 1st March.

In addition to being an SBBC regular on Wednesday evenings and Fridays pre-Covid, Charles was a frequent attendee on Monday evenings at Burnham, and also played league-of-8 for the Club.

Our thoughts are with his family.

Error in Results for 19th December

Many of last night's players have reported that they'd noticed an error in the results on the Club website, an error which also affected the upload to the EBU.

The problem was that everything to do with hand 3, including its hand record, was duplicated as board 4. The error has now been rectified on the Club website, and the corrected results have been uploaded to the EBU; these will take effect during the EBU's overnight NGS update run.

Thanks to everyone who spotted this and reported it.

Children-in-Need: Monday 7th November

The CIN Commentary can be found on the ECATS website, or by clicking on the result on this website - the Commentary has been added as an Information page.

The Burnham weekly duplicate on November 7th will be in support of the BBC's 2022 Children in Need appeal.  The event will be a simultaneous pairs duplicate, based on material provided by ECatsBridge;  the material includes:

  • Distribution of the hands before the event
    • A hand commentary written by a bridge expert that will be available from our web site the next day
  • The production of an international ranking based on all the results from the 100+ clubs that will be playing the same boards that we do

Table money will include an additional amount of £5.  Of this, £4.50 will be donated to the appeal, the other 50p being a contribution to the admin costs of ECatsbridge.  The EBU always waives its Pay to Play charge for this event.

This year, SBBC are contributing all of our usual £3 table charge in support of the appeal;  altogether, £7.50 of the £8 total table money will be donated to the appeal.  Burnham runs only one charity event per year.

We are hoping for a “bumper” turnout, in support of this well deserving charity.

Website Changes

We have upgraded the website to Bridgewebs version 2.19q. This version introduces changes to the presentation of results but, if this isn't to your taste, there's the facility to switch back to the previous layout.

If you have any related comments that you'd like brought to Bridgewebs' attention, please let me know.

End of the League-of-8 Seasons

Our B team completed its programme a couple of weeks ago, and finished in third position in the Berks & Bucks Division 2, respectable but well out of contention.

Our A and Chiltern League teams both contrived to keep us all holding our breath until the final two matches in their respective leagues. 

Our Chiltern team went first on Wednesday 20th, starting the day with a 2VP lead over Newbury A, but a 2-18 deficit in the match against Newbury left Burnham as runners-up.

Could the A team do any better on Thursday evening? The situation here was slightly more complicated. Burnham's match was against the formidable New Amersham A, and the title would go to the team gaining 13 or more VPs. Whereas a closer result would leave Reading A at the top of the division. But it's congratulations to Charles Chisnall and his team, as they trounced their [did I say formidable] opponents 19-1.

Winning the B&B 1st Division is a tremendous achievement, but the three captains involved [Charles, Graham Dickens, Nigel Lancaster] would like to thank all those members who took part  in this season's matches: you made our jobs easy and very enjoyable.

About Burnham Bridge Club
About Burnham Bridge Club

We have twice weekly sessions of good standard Duplicate Bridge at the very attractive South Bucks Bridge Centre - a purpose-converted 16th Century barn in its own grounds, between Beaconsfield, Maidenhead and Slough 

Our main session is at 7.30 every Monday evening, when we play Pairs, except Teams of Four on the third Monday each month except when this is a bank holiday.  A host is available to play with anyone without a partner on Pairs evenings.

We use Bridgemates, for instant scoring, with current scores displayed on a large screen.  Hand records and results print-outs are available within a few minutes of the end of every session. 

Several teams from the Club compete in the Berks and Bucks League of 8, with the A team in the first division.  We also encourage less experienced players and hold monthly free seminars before the start of an evening session.

Monday Night Host

A host is available for all Monday evening Duplicate Pairs sessions,
so anyone coming along without a partner is guaranteed a game.  This service may be used by any player not more than 6 times in a calendar year.

This does not apply for online events, teams evenings or special events- check the calendar



League of Eight
At the end of the B&B CBA League of 8 2017/18 season our "A" team finished in 3rd place of Division 1, winning 6 and losing 2 matches with 1 match drawn. Similarly Burnham "B" finished 3rd in  Division 2, winning 6 and losing 3 matches.
Duplicate Pairs
Director: BBO
Burnham Chiltern v Newbury B
Imped Pairs
Director: BBO
Duplicate Pairs
Director: BBO
Duplicate Pairs
Director: BBO
Newbury A v Burnham Chiltern
Mon 3rd Apr 2023
Duplicate Pairs
BBO 7.25 pm
Mon 10th Apr 2023
Duplicate Pairs
BBO 7.25 pm
Mon 17th Apr 2023
Imped Pairs
BBO 7.25 pm
Mon 24th Apr 2023
Duplicate Pairs
BBO 7.25 pm
Mon 1st May 2023
Duplicate Pairs
BBO 7.25 pm
Mon 8th May 2023
Duplicate Pairs
BBO 7.25 pm