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Release 2.19r

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

Let's Play Bridge
with Marx Brothers
Visit  a Bridge Village
in India.

"We all make mistakes when playing!"

Welcome to Derek Patterson's Bridge Club!

Chislehurst Bridge Club is run by Derek Patterson.

  • Derek runs duplicate bridge sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evening on Bridge Base Online, starting at 6.45pm for Red Section and 7.10pm for Green Section.
  • Everybody plays the same hands and the results appear 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. If you are new to the club, 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. See How to Pay.

Prior to Covid 19, before March 2020, the club had face-to-face sessions in the Church Hall, Chislehurst. These sessions have now been replaced by online sessions on BBO.

New Announcements Table

The EBU has introduced some new announcements/alerts with effect from 1st September which you are encouraged to review and implement as appropriate. See TABLE

There are also some slight revisions to the regulations on opening  bids. See OPENING BIDS

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.

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.

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.

Need a Partner?

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.

Weekly Calendar

Mon 20th Mar 2023 - F2F
Play and Learn, 10am-1pm
Supervised Play, 1pm-3.30pm

Tue 21st Mar 2023 BBO
Chislehurst Reds, 6.45pm
Chislehurst Greens, 7.10pm

Wed 22nd Mar 2023 BBO/Zoom
Online Lesson 1.30pm-4.30pm

Thu 23rd Mar 2023 BBO
Chislehurst Reds, 6.45pm
Chislehurst Greens, 7.10pm

Gwenda's 90th Birthday

Gwenda recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Here she is at home enjoying a rare moment of relaxation with her cat Boysie.
Gwenda says: "I took a few bags of garden rubbish to the tip the other day. As I was taking a bag up the steps to the skip a show-off in yellow jacket took it from me and run up the steps to the skip. OK he was a bit faster than me, but I forgive him - he did look gorgeous.

100 next !"

Bridge Lessons

Bridge lessons by Derek - 

  • F2F lessons with mini-duplicate on
    Monday 10am to 1pm
    Pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring using BridgePals, results 'Monday Play and Learn' available on this website. Suitable for experienced players.

  • F2F lessons with supervised play on
     Monday 1 to 3.30pm
    Pre-dealt hands, hand records available on the website. Suitable for less experienced players.

  • Online lessons on
    Wednesday 1.30 to 4.30pm
    via Zoom. Personal tuition suitable for advanced players.

F2F lessons are held at Blackheath Bowls Club. Brooklands Park, Blackheath, London, SE3

Contact Derek for more details.

EBU Rank Promotions December 2022

Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

Ashleigh Barnes 1 Star Master
Adeline Fox Club Master
Neil Santamaria Club Master
Shanti Santamaria Club  Master
Tony Urwin's Blog

29 August 2022

Sisimiut, Greenland, at the completion of the solo 100 mile Arctic Circle Trail.
See blog - Arctic Circle Trail

Newton’s Principia Lecture

Message from Charles:
"I have, over the past 20 or so years, translated Newton’s famous masterpiece, The Principia Mathematica, from Latin into English. The translation, which is heavily annotated, is supposed to be intelligible to anyone with a basic training in Mathematics or Physics, and might be of interest to those who are simply curious about these things.  I recently gave a public lecture on The Principia at Lincoln, and am flattered that Derek should have arranged for this film of the lecture to be placed on the Chislehurst Bridge Club website. In case anyone wants to purchase a copy at 30% off the usual price, here is the QR code."

The House of BridgePals

Mon 27th March 2023
Monday Play and Learn