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Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs

We are running a heat of
Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs
on 
Tuesday 10th November

Bridge as normalthe donations are entirely voluntary. The table money will be as usual BBO $3 + £1. You can make direct donations to Children In Need via the EcatsBridge website. The suggested minimum donation is £3, but any amount is welcome. Results and hand commentaries will be on ECatsBridge after play and also on this website.
Click here to see how to make a donation.
Click here for the results on EcatsBridge
Commentary

Lights for Lily  

Thank you all for the incredible support for “Lights for Lily”.  It was wonderful to see so many turn out on Sunday…and, also, fabulous to see the familiar faces on zoom afterwards.  A highlight was chatting with Lily and her family after the bridge.  It is difficult to know the exact amount that we have raised but I know that it is in excess of £2,000 already (probably over £3,000 in fact). Jing and Vineet (mum and dad) pass on their sincere appreciation too.

Thank you all so much once again,

Derek :)
26th October                    
https://www.gofundme.com/f/LforL 

BBO Login

If you are playing in a BBO tournament, you have to make sure that after Login you click on Competitive. Do not click on Casual as you will not be 'pulled in' into a tournament or might not get an invitation to register.
This applies as from 11th May when BBO had a new release of their software - see Messages on BBO website.

Postcard 5: Last week on BBO

Again, plenty of you meeting up on BBO. As people become acquainted with the techniques for moving, the mechanism is becoming fairly smooth. Thank you to those who have resisted the temptation to start another board after the move has been announced - this really is quite important because, otherwise, people can be kept waiting, unfairly, for some considerable time. Also, please remember that we are playing “matchpoints”. Congratulations to all - some scores below:

Tuesday April 14

Charles and Norman
Andrew and Graham
Hilary and David
Jon and Bill
David and Roy
Graham and Bob
Dave and Pat
Eleanor and Diana
Mary and Elaine
Brian and Brian
Abdol and Richard
Mirna and John
Christine and Peter
David and Mike
62.80
62.35
61.00
56.67
55.80
55.60
55.46
54.62
53.18
53.10
53.00
50.64
50.50
50.50

Thursday April 16

Jon and John
Brad and Craig
Caroline and Luke
James and Brian
Jan and Roger
Helen and David
Jean and Paul
David and Mike
Dave and Pat
Ashley and Pauline
Annie and Brian
Joan and Tony
Brian and Brian
Diana and Gill
70.83
56.33
56.25
55.37
55.06
53.07
53.00
52.64
52.46
52.38
52.26
51.39
50.42
50.11
Scores have been presented on the assumption that each pair played at least 20 boards and that some include boards that were scored in IMPs - not an exact science !
Please take care and stay safe! Derek :)
21st April 2020
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Lights for Lily  
Derek is running an online charity bridge session on BBO on
 Sunday 25th October 2pm
hoping to raise funds for treatment of his friends' daughter Lily who is seriously ill. Bridge will be followed by a Zoom session where we can meet, have a chat and discuss hands.

Details of the whole campaign can be found at:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/LforL

Santa's Deer


Click here for Santa's Deer

New Years Eve

On New Year's Eve we are having a Zoom session to wish each other "Happy New Year".
Click Here to join.
Even if you were not able to play on BBO, please feel free to join in with the Zoom.


Everybody is welcome !

Next online session is on
Sunday 9th August 10.30 am

Zoom meeting  at 4.30pm

Postcard 4: Last week on BBO

Around 15 tables for both evenings - here are the leading results from last week. Congratulations, in particular, to Abdol & Richard and Jon & Bill !

Tuesday April 7

Abdol and Richard
Graham and Bob
Jon and Bill
David and Helen
Keith and Gill
David and Mike
Marian and David
Mirna and John
Dave and Pat
Andrew and Graham
David and Adrian

 
63.93
60.00
58.85
58.85
56.37
54.58
54.30
52.40
52.20
52.04
50.77

 

Thursday April 9

Jon and Bill
Marian and Craig
David and Mike
Graham and Brad
Helen and David
Barbara and Pat
Mirna and Roy
Barbara and Bob
Ashley and Pauline
Norman and Charles
Abdol and Richard
Pam and Chris
68.70
59.44
57.00
56.38
54.03
53.97
53.07
52.84
52.40
52.08
52.00
50.10

Please take care and stay safe! Derek :)
16th April 2020
Postcard 3: Still Going Strong!

We are continuing to play online, the idea being to start play at around 7pm, move between tables, thereby playing against various friends, and finishing just after 10 o'clock - in some respects, much like playing at the village hall !
Some like to continue for longer but that is up to them! If you would like to join us, please contact Derek for an introduction.
Last Thursday, 60 of us met and congratulations go to Christine and David for their performance and to those who were hot on their heels!




Thursday April 2

David and Christine
Eleanor and Jim
Mike and David
Helen and Peter
Tony and Joan
Jon and Bill
Graham and David
Marian and Norman
Abdol and Richard
Dave and Pat
Jan and Roger
Barbara and Bob
63.85
62.14
61.61
60.00
58.64
54.91
54.57
54.24
53.30
52.75
52.37
50.00

Please take care and stay safe! Derek :)
9th April 2020
Postcard 2: More Online Bridge

We are getting used to playing online and so, it seems, is everyone else - BBO has never been so popular!
Last week on Tuesday, we had 60 people playing in the club movement. Having overcome the initial hurdles, it is a pretty straightforward experience as illustrated by Mike and David’s result on their debut outing. Congratulations to them!
If you would like to join us, please contact Derek for an introduction. Here are some of the notable performances from that session:




Tuesday March 31

David and Mike
Tony and Steve
Ashley and Pauline
Brian and Brian
Graham and Bob
Keith and Gill
David and Adrian
Jon and Bill
James and Brian
Eleanor and Richard
Brenda and Maureen
Norman and Charles
David and David
Helen and Chris
63.61
59.13
58.61
58.00
57.80
57.14
56.67
56.00
55.71
55.45
53.67
53.30
53.00
51.01

Please take care and stay safe! Derek :)
7th April 2020
EBU Rank Promotions January 2021 (Copy)


Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

 

Barrington Beavis 3  Premier Tournament Master
Ashley Barnes Master
Lyn Parker Master
Marina Hollis District Master
Richard Bowen Local Master
A Postcard from the World Wide Web

Becoming acquainted with the intricacies of playing bridge on the internet has taken up much of our time recently. Despite the circumstances, the club has continued to run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with BBO replacing the more familiar village hall. A big, “thank you” to all of you for your patience as people learn to navigate around the site. With each session, we have been able to play with increasing confidence and last Thursday, March 26, 44 of us participated. Here are some of the notable performances:

Thursday March 26

Brenda and Maureen
Roger and Jan
Eleanor and Jim
Graham and Bob
Norman and Charles
Jenny and David
Neil and Shanti
Margaret and Val
Mirna and John
59.26
55.70
55.00
54.95
54.93
54.00
51.85
51.00
50.37

If you would like to join us, there is little to fear - just the first hurdle. Please contact Derek for guidance and to be included !
Derek
2nd April 2020