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WELCOME TO BURY ST EDMUNDS BRIDGE CLUB

Joan: partner broker

Formed in 1981 we are a friendly duplicate Bridge Club welcoming new and visiting players and meet every Thursday evening for F2F play.  Play starts at 7pm.

We have around 50 members and use a well-lit room.  We have tea, coffee, and drinks and biscuits available all evening.

Currently we also play on Line on the RealBridge programme at 7pm on Wednesdays. 

Our partner broker is Joan Watson and she can be contacted on j.watson120@btinternet.com

We join nationwide Simultaneous Pairs events a few times a year.

Our address is Southgate Community Centre, Caie Walk, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2PJ.  Tel no 01284 703705

There is another Bridge club in Bury - Abbeygate Club who play duplicate on Mondays (on line on the RealBridge programme) and Tuesdays F2F at Nowton Court.  Many of our members belong to both clubs

Contacts: Joan (see above) or Helen MAson (Chairman, helencmason92@gmail.com) or Patsi Barnes (ppmbarnes@gmail.com)

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Supervised play for improvers

In January 2023 our club introduced a supervised play session that runs alongside the normal club duplicate on Thursday nights.

Supervised play is open to all players who have advanced from ‘beginners’ to ‘improvers.’ The session will be run by an experienced player or qualified EBU teacher.

Hands will be pre dealt with help and guidance on bidding and hand – play, so this will suit a player with some experience or has completed a beginner class.

Starting at 7pm the class will usually finish 9 – 9-30 pm

For more details contact:

Tim Evans (07785 973803) tim@suffolkclocks.co.uk

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SUFFOLK EVENTS

Click on SUFFOLK BRIDGE to find out about future events and the results of county competitions.

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PLAY IT AGAIN FEATURE

Don't you just wish sometimes that you could play a hand again?

Well, you can...thanks to the wonders of Bridgewebs.

The 'Play It Again' feature is not that well known, but easy to use.

Just go to Results, click on any pairing and you will see below the hand 'Play It Again' (arrowed)

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Real Bridge every Wednesday

smileysmiley click on LINK to play RealBridge on Wednesday  evening from 6.30 to 6.55pm for a 7pm start.

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Suffolk Events this Autumn

 

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The Suffolk Congress at Elmswell on Sunday 8 October (11am) is going back to its traditional format with a qualifying heat of 24 boards followed by a pairs final and consolation heats. Entry details are on the Suffolk website 

Following the success of the inaugural bridge-golf day at Aldeburgh 12 months ago, a repeat will take place at the same course on Monday 16 October, with 18 holes of golf followed by lunch and bridge.

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New monthly Duplicate Handicap

 On 29 June we held the first of  a new ‘handicap duplicate’ session.  It was a big success and attracted 9 tables.  The first winners were Denis Carter & Peter Warren.   These sessions will continue on the last Thursday of each month for the foreseeable future   

The handicap system will be based on the NGS of each player giving each pair a + or – depending upon their ranking. Players on a low NGS will have the advantage over more highly rated players.  A handicap may benefit the less experienced player by giving him or her a better chance, but it also benefits the better player by producing more of a challenge.

All club members and newcomers welcome, the usual table money of £2.50 per person applies.  Bury Bridge Club play at 7pm at Southgate Community Centre. Please arrive from 6.30pm.  

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Children in Need Sim Pairs, Thursday 9th November

A date for your diary - we will be running the Children in Need Sim Pairs on 9 November.  This is an excellent way of supporting this very worthy cause. 

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Bridge & lunch at Elmswell

 
 

We are delighted to announce another fabulous BRIDGE LUNCH prepared by Gerry Ford and his daughter Emily.  Gerry and Emily need little introduction. They have masterminded wonderful lunches for bridge events around Suffolk for 15 years, the next one is on Wednesday 15 November (THIS IS A NEW DATE) at Elmswell (12.30pm).  There is a two course lunch, with wine available, and bridge to follow.  For more details and to book click on BRIDGE LUNCH  

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Visitors and an increase in numbers 3rd August

My wife and I were made very welcome by all your club members yesterday evening. 
We really enjoyed the play and we were very impressed by all the arrangements for duplicate bridge at your club.
Bill & Katherine.  
 

We had eight tables last night, a nice increase!  We’re pleased to see new and old faces and it gives a tremendous atmosphere.  Add in the 10 in the improvers section we had a total of 42 playing.  

Wednesday
online BBO pairs 7pm
Thursday
Southgate 7PM
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On line Bridge on Wednesdays.

Since January 4th 2023 we have permanently switched from BBO to RealBridge 

The charge for this is £2 per session   You will be billed, by Joan our Treasurer, who will send you an email every two months. 

see more information below….

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Clare Swiss Pairs, Sunday 30 April

A good turn out at Clare’s Swiss Pairs, held in Lavenham resulted in Bury players taking four of the top 8 positions.   Well done to Helen & David, Mike & Guy, Pam & Tim and Jo & Dennis. 

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REALBRIDGE

REALBRIDGE.

A link will be shown on our website, simply click on that and you will be able to join

Once on the home page you will need to fill in your name and EBU membership number in the ID box and then join a table, opposite your partner, if they are already there. If they are not there just click on an empty space. It’s as easy as that!

Three more points to take note of:-

  1. Use Chrome rather than Edge as your browser – RealBridge works much better on Chrome
  2. If you lose connection – Refresh or log back in again
  3. If necessary you can control the volume when playing by clicking on the mic symbol to the right of a person’s name.

Some people have found circular blue & white icons appearing in front of their bidding cards if they are using Edge - they appear as    image001.png    and    image002.png  

It is caused by a feature of Edge called "Visual Search".  This feature should be disabled for the RealBridge site.  To do that, hover over the icon (or the upper of the two icons), so that you can see the lower icon with three dots in it.  Click on the three dots, and a submenu will appear, like this:    image003.png

Then do "hide for this site" (if you want to disable this feature for all websites you can instead do "hide always")

If you need a partner please contact Joan 01284 787286 and she will send an email round to members.

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The Anne Nunn Trophy 27 April 2023
The Anne Nunn Trophy 27 April 2023

Paul May & Tony Hines pictured here with Anne.  Anne presented this new trophy shortly before lockdown, this is the fourth time it has been played. 
The Club was pleased to give Anne lifetime membership for all her work and contribution to the Club over the years. 

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County Events

A comprehensive list of County events is to be found on the Suffolk (SCBA) website.   Left hand column, under Malcolm Pryor's picture, 'Competitions Calendar'.

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Bury Swiss Pairs
  • 2nd Place 2023
  • 3rd Place 2023
  • Ascenders 2023
  • Winners 2023

 

We had a great turn out of 18 tables at Elmswell for our Swiss Pairs on January 29th. It seems people really like playing F2F again.  Well done to the winners Andre Gray and David Willson. In second are Barry and Bob and third are Catherine and Paul. Ascenders went to Rosa and Rob!

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KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE EBU

An article on the Suffolk website gives insight about information you can access on EBU (English Bridge Union) website.  From news to competitions and checking up on your masterpoints its your way to keep in touch with all that's going on.  All you need to access your own details is your EBU number and, oh yes, decide on a password!

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COUNTY EVENTS SUCCESSES

 

Pam Pope successful with Sekhar Pillai in the Swiss Pairs 9-high element of the Suffolk Congress (ex-Felixstowe) on Sunday 2 October 2022 at Elmswell.

in the Thornaway Cup at Elmswell on 5 March 2023 one of our Bury teams came second.   Well done to Jo Harpur, Tim Evans, Chris Park and Denis Valtisiaris

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RECENT WINNERS

20th September on RealBridge

Hugh Ball and Gill Newton

21st September at Southgate

John Heath & Caro Hunt

 

 

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Calendar
Wed 4th October 2023
online RealBridge
7pm
Director: Joan
Scorer: Paul
Thu 5th October 2023
Southgate
7PM
Wed 11th October 2023
online RealBridge
7pm
Director: Mike
Scorer: Paul
Thu 12th October 2023
Southgate
7PM
Wed 18th October 2023
online RealBridge
7pm
Director: Joan
Scorer: Paul
Thu 19th October 2023
Southgate
7PM
Wed 25th October 2023
online RealBridge
7pm
Director: Mike
Scorer: Paul
Thu 26th October 2023
Southgate
7PM
Wed 1st November 2023
online RealBridge
7pm
Director: Joan
Thu 2nd November 2023
Southgate
7PM
Results
Southgate
Director: mike
Scorer: mike
online RealBridge
Director: Mike
Scorer: Paul
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: mike
online RealBridge
Director: Joan
Scorer: Paul
Southgate
Director: Jo
Scorer: mike
online RealBridge
Director: Mike
Scorer: Paul
Southgate
Director: Mike
Scorer: Mike
online RealBridge
Director: Joan
Scorer: Paul
Southgate - Handicap Pairs
Director: Jo
Scorer: Mike
online RealBridge
Director: Tim
Scorer: Paul