Release 2.19n
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
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.

  • 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.

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.

OR - leave a message on the message board in the member area. The message will show on 'Message Board' on the menu.

Alternatively to ask for an email to be circulated to members.

If you don't know how to login to the member area, ask Derek or Mirna.

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.

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.

Teams Results and Cross-imps

To see cross-imps in a teams event click on the 'Analysis' above the ranking list. You will see a pairs ranking list showing cross-imps for each pair. Alternatively click on 'Play it again' under a hand diagram then  'Results Analysis - All Pairs'.

Christmas Party 2019

 Christmas Party

On Thursday the 19th December we are having a Christmas Party in the club.
The bridge will be as usual. Drinks on the house and a bit of extra fun.
Please bring some party food to share if you can - entirely voluntary.

Everyone Welcome !!

Please arrive by 7pm for drinks and food.
Bridge from 7.30pm.

Sad News

Very sadly, Peter May passed away on the morning of Friday, November 15.   I'm sure that he will be missed by his friends at the club and our sympathy goes out to his family.
His funeral will be on December 12, 3:30 pm at Crown Woods Way, SE9 2AZ.

Children in Need Sim Pairs 12th November 2019

Thank-you for your kind donations - we raised £230 for Children in Need.
Click here for the expert commentaries on the hands played in this event (so you can see how you should have played them!).
Click here to see the results.

October EBU Rank Promotions


Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

 

Rodney Meredith Life Master
Val Baddams 3 Master
Frank Green Advanced Master
Postcard from the Isle of Skye

Sunset at Stein, Isle of Skye
from Pat and Marco 19th Octoner 2019

Really Easy Congress 5th-8th August 2019

 Congratulations
to
Helen and Ashley

on winning
Swiss Pairs
at the Really Easy Congress in Eastbourne
They were nearly 60VPs ahead of the next pair.
They also did brilliantly coming first on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday afternoon, both with scores over 70%.

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

Calendar
Thu 12th December 2019
Ladder