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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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REALBRIDGE EVERY WEDNESDAY

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

 

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WELCOME TO BURY ST EDMUNDS BRIDGE CLUB

Formed in 1981, we are a friendly duplicate Bridge Club welcoming new and visiting players, and meeting every Thursday evening for F2F play.  Play starts at 7pm, please be there by 6.50 to allow the director to pick the right movement  

We have around 70 members and use a well-lit room.  We have tea, coffee, and drinks and biscuits available all evening.

We also play on-line on RealBridge at 7pm on Wednesdays. 

Our partner broker is Pamela Pope and she can be contacted on pamelapope7@gmail.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 playing duplicate bridge on Mondays (on line on the RealBridge programme) and Tuesdays F2F at Nowton Court.  Many of our members belong to both clubs. 

Contacts: Helen Mason (Chairman) helencmason92@gmail.com & Patsi Barnes ppmbarnes@gmail.com

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Clare Swiss Pairs

The 26th Clare Bridge Club Swiss Pairs
will be held on Sunday 5th May at 10:45 for 11am, at Lavenham Village Hall.

This is a blue pointed event and will be directed by Rob Richardson.

The cost is £17.50 per player, and includes a delicious sandwich lunch.

To enter, please apply (preferably) online by completing this form. Payment is by BACS or by post. The postal address for payments is Clare Bridge Club, 29A Friars St., Sudbury, CO10 2AA.

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ANN NUNN TROPHY - 16th MAY
ANN NUNN TROPHY - 16th MAY

The annual Anne Nunn Trophy Competition will be held on the 16th May at Southgate.  As usual the committee will provide a selection of wine and small eats to be enjoyed on arrival from 6:30 pm,  with play starting at 7pm.

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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.  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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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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Bury Swiss Pairs

              

15 tables took part in the annual Bury Swiss Pairs Competition. Congratulations to Jaroslaw Grochowski and Simon Riley. Runners up were Bill Bethell and Stephen Parker, and third place went to Jill and Roger Tattersfield. Christine Cooke and Joanna Bradbury won the ascenders prize.

Three pairs shared 4th position so it was decided that the 4th prize money will be added to our donation at the next Ecats charity event.

A big thank you to Rob for setting up and directing the session, and to all those who helped with the setting up and clearing away.

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Bah Humbug Success

   

There was a great turn out at the annual Bah Humbug event at Elmswell on Friday 29th December.  24 pairs took part and excellent mince pies were provided.

The winners were Martin and Debbie Burwood from Dovercourt Bridge Club, with runners up Iain Burgess and Viv Mason, and Bury Club players Patsi Barnes and Joan Watson in 3rd Place.

Patsi and Joan won the handicap prize

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ON-LINE BRIDGE ON WEDNESDAYS

Simply click on the above Link and you will be able to join.

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

Three more points to make note of:

  1. Use Chrome rather than Edge as your browser as RealBridge works better on Chrome
  2. If you lose connection, refresh or leave and log back in again
  3. If necessary you can control the volume of players by using the mic symbol to the right of a persons name

Some people have found circular blue and 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 when using RealBridge. To do that hover over the icon, (or the upper of the 2 icons) so that you can see the lower icon with 3 dots in it. Click on the 3 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 click "hide always")

The charge for each session is £2.00 and you will be billed by Joan our Treasurer who will send you an email every 2 months.

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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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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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RECENT WINNERS

10th April on RealBridge

John Heath & Caro Hunt

11th April  F2F at Southgate

Jenny Price & Jane Hunnable

 

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Calendar
Wed 17th April 2024
Realbridge
7pm
Scorer: Mike
Thu 18th April 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 24th April 2024
Realbridge
7pm
Scorer: Mike
Thu 25th April 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 1st May 2024
Realbridge
7pm
Scorer: Mike
Thu 2nd May 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 8th May 2024
Realbridge
7pm
Scorer: Mike
Thu 9th May 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 15th May 2024
Realbridge
7pm
Scorer: Mike
Thu 16th May 2024
Southgate
7PM
Results
Southgate
Director: Tim
Scorer: Edward
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: Peter
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate - Handicap evening
Director: Jo
Scorer: Peter
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: Peter
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: Peter
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike