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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.

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Postcard 5: Last week on BBO

21st April 2020

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 :)
Postcard 4: Last Week on BBO

15th April 2020

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 :)
Postcard 3: Still Going Strong!

9th April 2020

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 :)
Postcard 2: More Online Bridge

7th April 2020

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 :)
A Postcard from the World Wide Web

2nd April

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