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Coronavirus and Clare

Due to Government restrictions to ensure social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak, Clare Bridge Club is suspended until further notice.. Thank you for your understanding. If we can do anything to help during this challenging time, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Committee members.

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Suffolk Championship Teams of Four

  Well done to Clare again  

The Suffolk Championship Teams of Four final was fought out over 2 days and 48 boards between two teams headed by Clare players.

Well done to the Price team of Jenny and David Price, Chris Chambers and Chris Green who beat the Moore team of Andrew Moore and Tony Philpott, Jane Moore and Cleopatra Hensby by 3 imps.

Abbeygate Shield and Plate

  Clare have done the double  

Clare Red won the Abbeygate Plate and Clare Green has gone on to win the Abbeygate Shield, narrowly beating Ipswich and Kesgrave by 3 imps.

Well done to Andrew Moore and Tony Philpott, Jane Moore and Roz Bavin, Sarah and Nick Farr and Jenny and David Price.

Can you help?

We need reserve players (or a pair) for the Swiss pairs event on 9th May (see below).

You might be called on to play if there is a late withdrawal, or if someone has Internet problems, for example.

If you (with or without a partner) would be prepared to act as a reserve, please contact Sarah Farr (sarah@farrhome.co.uk).

Many thanks

Abbeygate Plate

Well done to the Clare Red team, Will and Angie Pavry, Joyce Wood with John Symons, David Goodliffe with John Hooper and Jan Havard Davis with Gerry Ford have

     won     

the Abbeygate Plate.

Clare Green is through to the final of the Abbeygate Shield.

Abbeygate Shield and Plate

  Clare has reached the semi-final of the Abbeygate Shield and the final of the Abbeygate Plate  

Well done to all.

Clare Online Bridge Club

We play online bridge on BBO on Monday evenings at 7pm.

If you want to play with us please register by clicking on the "Register for Clare Online" button to the right.

Welcome to Conor Bignall who has joined us as our latest Director.

To find out what you have to do click on "How to join" and "how to use BBO" in the list on the right. To get more guidance on what it is like playing on BBO click on "Help for playing in an online event" in the list on the right. To understand some of the difficulties of playing on line compared with at the club, click on "Difficulties on BBO" and "Substitutes on BBO" in the list on the right.

If you have any difficulties logging in on the night, contact the director. The sooner you try to do this the more time you have to seek our help with any problems.

We are really grateful for the help and support we have received from Jacks Morcombe and Peter Bushby, without whom these on line tournaments would not have been possible.

     Jenny 07906 083999, David 07941 118797, Paddy 07884 313898, Nick 07581 308841 and Conor  07757 279643   

EBU social bridge

EBU Social Bridge, allows you to play online within your own social circle – you arrange who your partner and opponents will be, swapping around if you like.

  • Three sessions daily
    • 9am-1pm
    • 2pm-6pm
    • 7pm-11pm
  • You can play up to 20 boards at any time during your chosen session
  • You can have more than four players if you cut in and cut out
  • £1.50 per person or £5 for the whole table
  • Pay by logging in to My EBU -> Utilities -> Book Events, then send them an email to ebusocialbridge@gmail.com telling them which session you want to play
  • They will set up a table for you with your name on and send you a link to give to your players
  • They will be available at the start to help you all familiarise yourselves and deal with any problems.

This should suit those who like to play casual bridge online and those who are used to playing Chicago or rubber bridge. 

So, all you need to do is find some friends to play with, pay in My EBU, email us telling uthems when you want to play and use the link that they will send you back. This service is available now!

SIM Pairs

   Put it in your diary   

Clare will be hosting the following Sim Pairs events this year.

11 Jan 21 – EBU Winter Sims

12 April 21 – EBU Spring Sims

10 May 21 – EBED Sims

26 July 21 – EBU Summer Sims

6 September 21 – EBU Autumn Sims

Christmas Greetings

The Clare Committee would like to wish all Clare members a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year.

As we have been unable to have our usual Christmas Party this year, the Committee decided that it would be appropriate to make a charitable donation on your behalf, and so the Club has sent £400.00 to the foodbank in Sudbury, in the hope that this will support those less fortunate than ourselves at this time of year.

https://stourvalleyvineyard.org/storehouse/

 

Joyce Wood
Joyce Wood

    Joyce Wood    

Joyce has recently made the decision to step down for Clare’s Committee.  Although it has saddened me to accept her resignation I completely understand the reasons she gave me.  Joyce has been a member of the Committee for several years in the role of Minuting Secretary which has been invaluable, and  I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her support for the Club.  I am sure that she will continue to contribute to the Club once we are all back together again.

Sarah Farr

Children in Need Sim Pairs

  Well done to Jane and Andrew Moore.  

♠ ♠ They were first nationally in the ECATS Sim Pairs for Children in Need on Wednesday, held by Bury St Edmunds Bridge Club.♠ ♠ 

What do director's do?

Directing on BBO is different to directing at the club because you cannot play.

You are all so well behaved that, most of the time, we have nothing to do. So......

What do directors do? One of us does embroidery.

Partner finder

   

We have added a Partner finder button to the left of this page, below the list of items. It explains how we can help members find a partner

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Felixstowe Congress

The Felixstowe Congress took place this week end, 3-4 October 2020.

Congratulations to Andrew Moore and Tony Philpott for coming second in the Pairs A final, Sarah and Nick Farr for coming third in the Pairs B final and Will and Angie Pavry, playing with Bim and Sam Wilson were 6th in the Swiss Teams. Well done to them all.

If you want more info, click on 'Suffolk News' in the left column.

Well done to everyone who entered.

Cut and Paste on BBO

The link in the 'Playing Bridge at Clare' document to help on cut and paste on BBO is not working.

♠ ♠ You can access the help here.♠ ♠ 

Suffolk Seniors Pairs
 Second Stewards Enquiry 

After a second amendment to the scores Clare still did well. Jenny and David Price came second and won the Veterans prize. Jane Moore and Roz Bavin came third, Andrew Moore and Tony Philpott came 5th, Geoff Foster-Taylor came 6th and Richard Evans came seventh. Five of the top seven places.

Well done to all who participated

Suffolk Teams of Four on BBO

Suffolk is running a teams of four competition each month. There are four divisions. If any one is interested in forming a team, contact Malcolm Pryor, who is on the Suffolk Committee.

 The Price team, David and Jenny with Chris Green and Chris Chambers won the Division 1 May event.  

♠♠ New EBU 9-high relaxed tournament ♠♠

The EBU 9-high relaxed tournament starts at 11am every day.

Like all their other games, these will be 12 boards costing BB$1.50 each. This not only helps the EBU but also puts 1/3 of the money into a fund for supporting our clubs

They will be aimed at less-experienced players and those who have an NGS no higher than a 9

Only Level 2 agreements will be allowed (no multi 2Ds) and we expect that Acol will be the dominant system, although simple five-card majors systems will be allowed

Players who don’t follow the ethos of the games will be asked not to come back – do tell the TD if your opponents fall into this category

“Undos” will be allowed if you mis-click – but they aren’t intended to allow you to change your mind once you have chosen a call or play, just for mis-clicks

Suffolk Pairs on BBO

Suffolk are running a tournament every Sunday evening at 7pm. Everyone welcome.

  If you want to play in these tournaments, click here.  

Suffolk Teams of Four on BBO

Suffolk is running a "Summer Teams of Four League". It has four divisions, each containing six teams. It is run monthly with each team in each division playing each other. New teams are welcome and can join every month.

Why not get another three players and enter a team. It is great fun and you get to meet (virtually) other Suffolk bridge players.

   For more information click here.   

EBU Pairs on BBO

The EBU runs five 12-board games on BBO every day, all of which give master points and are processed for the NGS. The "Fast Game at High Noon" is played at 5 minutes a board for those who like to play faster than their usual games.

The remaining games are played at a gentler 7 minutes a board and start at 2pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm and 9pm. They cost $1.50, of which 50c per game will go to a fund for our clubs.

♣ ♣ ♣ For more information click here.♣ ♣ ♣ 

Clubs playing on BBO

♠ There are now more than 100 clubs and counties playing on BBO. for the full list click here.♠ ♠ ♠ 

Suffolk Championship Pairs semi-final

POSTPONED

Forty-two pairs took part in the event. The top 24 are invited to play in the Green Pointed Final at Nayland Village Hall - CO6 4JH - on Sunday, April 5th at 11.00 a.m. To enter online click FINAL.

To see the result of the semi-final event click PAIRS.

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON CLUB NEWS ARCHIVE ON THE LEFT

AGM

Clare will be holding a "virtual" AGM on Zoom onMonday 17 May at 6.30pm. It will be followed by our normal bridge evening on BBO.

Amongst other items we will be approving the accounts, voting for the committee and presenting our "virtual" prizes.

Please join us.

The winners, 19 April 2021

  

The 'virtual' sessions continue

North / South winners Jo Harpur and Helen Mason

East / West winners David Price and Tony Philpott

Well done!

Please click 'Latest Results' above to see all the scores and boards played.

PLAY IT AGAIN

You want to play the hand again?

Click on "Latest results", then on any pair. Then on the right, under the the description of the hand you have two options: "View larger" and "PLAY IT AGAIN". It is really easy. Good luck!

Results
Beryl Dorey
Director: Nick and Prices
Scorer: DAVID
EBU Spring Sim Pairs
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online pairs
Director: Prices and Nick
Scorer: DAVID
Clare Monday Pairs
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Clare Monday Pairs
Director: Paddy and Conor
Scorer: Paddy
Clare Monday Pairs ECATS Charity SIM Pairs
Scorer: Dave Allen
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick and Prices
Scorer: DAVID
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Dave Allen
Clare online pairs
Director: Jenny and Nick
Scorer: DAVID
Clare Monday Pairs
Director: Paddy and David
Scorer: Paddy
Clare Monday Pairs
Director: Nick and Conor
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online pairs
Director: David and Jenny
Scorer: DAVID
Clare Monday Pairs
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online pairs
Director: Jenny and Nick
Scorer: DAVID
EBU Sim Pairs
Director: Paddy and David
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick and Conor
Scorer: DAVID
'Virtual' club night
6.30 for 7.00
Director: David and Jenny
Scorer: DAVID
'Virtual' club night
6.30 for 7.00
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
'Virtual' club night
6.30 for 7.00
Director: Jenny and Nick
Scorer: DAVID
'Virtual' club night
6.30 for 7.00
Director: Nick and David
Scorer: Paddy
Calendar
26th April 2021
Director: Nick and Prices
Scorer: Dave Allen
3rd May 2021
Director: Paddy and Conor
Scorer: Paddy
10th May 2021
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
Director: Conor and Prices
Scorer: David Price
17th May 2021
Beryl Dorey
Director: Prices and Conor
Scorer: David Price
24th May 2021
Director: Conor and Nick
Scorer: Dave Allen
31st May 2021
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
7th June 2021
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Prices
Scorer: David Price
14th June 2021
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: Paddy
21st June 2021
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Dave Allen
28th June 2021
Director: Prices and Conor
Scorer: David Price
5th July 2021
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
26th July 2021
EBU Summer Sim Pairs
2nd August 2021
Beryl Dorey
6th September 2021
EBU Autumn Sim Pairs
13th September 2021
Beryl Dorey
4th October 2021
Beryl Dorey
1st November 2021
Beryl Dorey
6th December 2021
Beryl Dorey
10th January 2022
Beryl Dorey
7th February 2022
Beryl Dorey