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RealBridge Social bridge: available every Wednesday evening from 18:30 Come along as a 4 via the Carlton RB session link and play up to 20 boards for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GDPR - A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

Data Protection [GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation] can be a tricky subject.

Consider an event such as the Carlton's Russel Cup. This is a tough pairs comptition attacting players of a very high standard and runs throughout the summer. It is not limited to Carlton members and in fact anyone who can attend is welcome. Supposing it were decided to offer some form of 'Find a Partner' service to help match up would be players, particularly those in distant locations. Could you ask would be participants to put their name and contact details on a Partner Wanted list? Well no, or at least not on an open forum such as unresticted access pages of a web site. The basic GDPR objection is that private information is being displayed for anyone to see. 

Now there are features of for example Bridgewebs or Pianola web sites that allow members only access and have Find a Partner facilities should your club or organisation choose to use them. This does not work for open competitions not restricted to one club. Many open competitions, for example the Gold Cup solve the problems by using a convenor. Now a team captain is contactable usuaually in the first instance via an email address. When teams are matched against each other the convenor gives the email details of the opposing team. My interpretation of GDPR is that captains agree to resticted use of their contact details for that competition only. Convenors need to make sure of their own compliance to these restictions. Once opposing captains are in contact whatever information they exchange is their owm business and I assume therefore outside the regulation [but not outside the law of the land]. So open competitions using a convenor can easily be made GDPR compliant.

This does not help for competitions such as the Russell Cup where we do not have a fixed number of entrants and they do not need to be registered in order to play.

 

Back in ancient times [before the current crop of athletes training for the next Olympics were born] those who considered such problems came up with the concept of a Closed User Group [CUG]

 

 

 

 

 

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Days and Times

REGULAR TOURNAMENTS

Tournaments aimed at all members:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Afternoon

13.30 to 17.00

 

Match Pointed Pairs

 

13.30 to 17.00

 

Bronze Pairs

13.30 to 17.00

 

Bronze Pairs

 

Evening

19.00 to 22.30

 

Match Pointed Pairs

19.00 to 22.30

 

Match Pointed Pairs

19.00 to 22.30

 

Accumulator

Pairs

19.00 to 22.30

 

Match Pointed Pairs

19.00 to 22.30

 

Match Pointed Pairs

 

Please be seated and ready to play no later than ten minutes before the start of the tournament.  Anyone arriving five minutes (or less) before the start time will only be allowed to play at the TD’s discretion.

 

If you want to play but do not have a partner, phone the club on 0131 552 3122, and we will do our best to find someone for you.

 

Tournaments aimed at beginners, players in training or those who prefer a more leisurely pace:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Afternoon

 

13.30 to 16.45

 

June Morrison

13.30 to 16.45

 

13.30 to 17.00

 

Starts 24th April

 

Evening

 

 

 

18.45 to 22.00

 

 

 

Derek Sanders

19.00 to 22.30

 

On last Friday of Month

June Morrison

 

NB – Not all of these tournaments run throughout the year – please check with the club before coming along for the first time.

The tournament are more relaxed than normal club tournaments.  They are often referred to as “No Fears”.  Typically about twenty boards will be played.  They are supervised by an experienced person who will be happy to help and advise on all aspects of playing in a tournament.   You do not need a partner as the supervisor is happy to play if there is an odd number.  Those tournaments with a named supervisor are run by that person not the Carlton Bridge Club.  Further details are shown below:

 

 

Usual Supervisor

Table Money

Details

Tuesday Afternoon

June Morrison

£4

Match-pointed tournament.  Handout with analysis provided. 

Wednesday Afternoon

Ian Macaulay

£4

Aggregate tournament. 

Thursday Afternoon

Duncan & Margo Cursitor

£4

A new tournament starting in April.  Planned to run as teams until September.  Teams can be made up if you give the organisers notice.

Thursday Evening

Derek Sanders

£5

Table money £5 includes handout with analysis of hands.  Text 07930 144819  if you will be late and a table will be reserved for you. More info at https://www.bridgewebs.com/dereksanders/

Friday Evening

June Morrison

£4

Match-pointed tournament.  Handout with analysis provided.  Runs once a month.

 

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EBU Official English Bridge Union Site
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Mr Bridge
A useful bridge site with a library of systems and conventions and an excellent FREE magazine.
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Stafford Bridge Club
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Staffs and Shrops Contract Bridge Association
New website for Staffs & Shrops.