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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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CHANGE TO WEDNESDAY EVENING BRIDGE

 

 From Wednesday the 22nd of May, the Bury St Edmunds evening session on RealBridge will combine with the Cambridge Bridge Club

with a starting time of 7:30.

Both clubs have seen falling numbers for their session since the introduction of the EBU National League that runs at the same time.

Hopefully this joint collaboration will add several more tables making the evening a more enjoyable experience.

 All Bury players will continue to log on using the log on from the Bury website as usual. Although Cambridge will act as the ‘host’ club.

Bury will provide a ‘Director’ on a rota basis once the sessions have started to run.

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LINK for Wednesday REALBRIDGE at 7.30pm

click on LINK to join session and log in.

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ANNE NUNN TROPHY WINNERS
ANNE NUNN TROPHY WINNERS

Congratulations to Peter Tarrant and Norman Less who won The Anne Nunn Trophy at Southgate on the 16th May. There was a good turn out with 18 pairs taking part. As usual wine, soft drinks and a good selection of nibbles were provided by the committee.

Edward Wallbutton and John Walker were in 2nd place, with Nicola Mann and Peter Tebbit securing the top handicap position.

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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 SUCCESS
CLARE SWISS PAIRS SUCCESS

The Clare Swiss Pairs took place on Sunday 5th May at Lavenham Village Hall. Congratulations to Bury St Edmunds Club members, Helen Mason and Jo Harpur, who came a convincing top amidst strong opposition.

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SUFFOLK CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS SUCCESS
SUFFOLK CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS SUCCESS

 

The Suffolk Championship pairs final was held on the 21st April at The Blackbourne centre Elmswell. 26 pairs took part and Bury St Edmunds members Tim Evans and Chris Park took the trophy, ensuring their eligibility for entry to the prestigious EBU Corwen Trophy.  Richard Evans and John Bloomfield were a close 2nd.

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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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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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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

15th May on RealBridge

Iain Burgess & Alison Simons

16th May Anne Nunn Trophy

Peter Tarrant & Norman Less

 

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Calendar
Thu 30th May 2024
Southgate
7PM
  (Partner?)
Wed 5th June 2024
Realbridge
7.30PM
Scorer: Mike
Thu 6th June 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 12th June 2024
Realbridge
7.30PM
Scorer: Mike
Thu 13th June 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 19th June 2024
Realbridge
7.30PM
Scorer: Mike
Thu 20th June 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 26th June 2024
Realbridge
7.30PM
Scorer: Mike
Thu 27th June 2024
Southgate
7PM
Wed 3rd July 2024
Realbridge
7.30PM
Scorer: Mike
Results
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Paul
Scorer: Peter
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: paul
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: mike
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: mike
Realbridge
Scorer: Mike
Southgate
Director: Helen
Scorer: mike