Release 2.19o
Supervised Play

Derek is running supervised play sessions in the club in parallel with the usual duplicate. If you are interested, come and try it out. The charge per session is £5 plus table money.

Books are available on loan to club members. Visit Library.


Let's Play Bridge
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"We all make mistakes when playing!"

Welcome to Derek Patterson's Bridge Club!


Chislehurst Bridge Club is run by Derek Patterson.

  • We hold duplicate bridge sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evening (please arrive by 7.20, play starting at 7.25 and  finishing at 10.30.).
  • Venue: Village Hall, Church Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 5PE. Click here for a map.
  • We use electronic scoring devices - BridgePals (see www.bridgepal.co.uk).
  • We offer fully random hands dealt using Dealer4 dealing machine. Printed hand records are available at the end of session. Full results are available on this website shortly after the end of the session.
  • Visitors are welcome, there is usually a host available.

Whether you are newcomer to the game or a more advanced player, you will enjoy the game in a friendly atmosphere.

Bridge Solver on BBO

Install Bridge Solver Chrome Extension to see double dummy results while you play on BBO. The installation instructions are at the end of the video above or see here. The hand diagram should be displayed in the history tab on BBO, bottom right of the screen. You have to make sure pictures of cards are off in the History under Account/Settings. Click on the little spade icon to see Bridge Solver and double dummy.

Need a Partner?

The website and the Membership Area continue to operate during the current crisis.

If you need a partner, look on the Calendar or Message Board to see any outstanding requests. Alternatively place a partner request via website: login to Member Area, choose "Find a Partner", then tick the "Partner Required" button. The booking will appear on the Calendar page and Message Board. You are advised not to tick the boxes to show your email and/or phone number on the website booking. Instead leave a message in the 'Partner/Note/System' box to log into Membership Area for contact details.

You can of course contact members directly, the contact details are in the membership area.

Alternatively contact Derek and he might be able to help you.

Personal Analysis Graphs

See player performance graphs on the Personal Analysis page. Click on the Results on the Main menu then on Personal Analysis. 

Results Analysis

You can see detailed results analysis on any Bridgewebs website that displays hand records. You can find out how well you did against double dummy or see cross-imps in teams events. On the Main menu click on Results - Results Bridgewebs and the on the session you played in. Now click on this symbol above the ranking list.
 
For help click here. On this website in particular, you can also access results analysis via the 'Analysis' button above the ranking list.

Play It Again

Have you ever tried the hand replay facility on this website? Just above every traveller and below the hand diagram there is a 'Play it Again' button. This starts Bridge Solver Online (BSOL) which lets you do this. Full details on using BSOL to "play" a hand in double dummy mode is available in this user guide, which has been written by Rees Mitchell for the website users at Vanderbilt Bridge Club, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Cross IMP Pairs

We run Cross-IMP pairs on the last Thursday of every month. What is it all about and why do we do it? - See the article on Cross IMP Pairs under FAQ.

Announce or Alert?

We have all got used to 'announcing' the range of partners opening bid of 1NT. You might be less sure about 2NT: Opening bid of 2NT is announced  "20 to 22" or appropriate range. Stayman (4 card) and transfers are announced the same way as after 1NT. 5-card stayman is alerted.  All this is summarised in the EBU Announcing and Alerting table.

Next online session is on

Tuesday 24th November

Chislehurst Reds, 6.45pm

Chislehurst Greens, 7.10pm

Duplicate Sessions on BBO

Derek is running pairs' duplicate sessions on BBO on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with everybody playing the same hands and the results appearing on the website  with full traveller and board display, Play it again, Results Analysis,  BBO bidding and play data. Master points are awarded, but not NGS at present. 
Everyone is welcome, but registration is necessary. Tell Derek in advance that you are coming, give him your name, BBO username and email address. On the day, you need to enter yourselves as a pair for the event in the 2 hours before it starts. 
The cost of entry is $3 (around £2.50), and you have to pre-purchase your $BB on the BBO website. Additional table money of £1 is also payable directly to Derek. His account details are shown in the Member Area - see member Table Money. Preferably transfer money in a batch for several sessions, to avoid numerous small transfers.

BBO Play Data on Bridgewebs

We are pleased to announce that Chislehurst Bridge Club is the first club to make use of the new Bridgewebs feature. You can now see your BBO bidding and play data in our results. Click on the PLAY on each line on the traveller.


EBU Rank Promotions


Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

 

Craig Cooper Two  Master
Helen Smithson One  Master
Bobbie Goodfellow Advanced Master
Richard Cheshire Master
Tony Urwin County Master
Philip Wolfson County Master
Yicheng Lu District Master
Sue McDonald District Master
Sue Austin Club Master
Helen Kennedy Club Master
Playing on BBO

If you have not played on BBO before it is worth reading New to Bridge Base Online?.
Also Look here for useful tips on how to play on BBO.

Beauty of the Round Pond

Marco's model yacht in Kensington Gardens Round Pond. It sails on Sundays. Designed by Marco - many passersby comment on its beauty. Last Sunday it caught the eye of the Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park Bird blogger - see his blog for Sunday the 21st October 2018 and scroll down until you get to the video. He was filming a national model yacht event across the pond when - in his words - he noticed something unusual on the other side of the pond. He looked through his binoculars and "noticed this fabulous boat". He said this was his star video of the day. Marco is member of The London Model Yacht Club.

The House of BridgePals