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Some forthcoming events you might not want to miss!

Gentle Duplicate: Lavenham Village Hall, Fridays at 1:15 for 1:30
Next session 10th February

Note that there is no session on 3rd February when the Andrew Robson masterclass will be held.

Andrew Robson masterclasses:

  • 3 Feb 2023
Bridge Events in Suffolk

Have a look at:

SCBA calendar 2023

See below for details of:

  • Bury St Edmunds Swiss Pairs
  • Suffolk Online Teams League
Bury St Edmunds Swiss Pairs

Suffolk Online Teams League

This is an invitation to all Suffolk players to play teams bridge on line in the popular Suffolk On Line Teams League.

All experience levels are welcome, from beginner / intermediate players to county level. Teams are placed in a division suitable for their experience levels. You don’t have to have played teams bridge before. Those trying it out for the first time have really enjoyed it.

If you have a team of four players and would like to play in the League you will be welcome. Bridge teachers are welcome to play in a team with 3 of their pupils. If there are pairs who don’t have team mates we will do our best to try to match you with other pairs of similar experience levels in a similar position.

Please contact Malcolm Pryor, the League organiser, via mhpryor@btinternet.com

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Clare Bridge Club Online - BBO 7pm every Monday
CLUB TEAMS OF 4

 

The Suffolk Club Teams of Four for the Thornway Cup will be held at Elmswell
on Sunday 5 March (11am start).

This is a great opportunity for members of Clare Bridge Club to gain experience
of playing in teams events, and the club will actively support this by
paying the entry fee of £20 per team.

To enter, please complete the entry form and email the Treasurer
who will reimburse your entry fee.

 

 

 

If you would like to enter but don't have a team, please fill in the form below with your contact details.
If you would like to make up a team, please contact those listed below!

Enjoy your bridge three ways!

 

Clare Bridge Club runs 3 sessions every week

 

On Monday evenings you can play face-to-face at the Old School Hall in Clare, at 7:00 for 7:15
or online on BBO: please log in by 6:45 - play starts at 7:00

To join us in person at Clare just turn up! You can be sure of a warm welcome
To play online please register by clicking on the "Register for Clare Online" button at the top right

 

On Friday afternoons you can play "Gentle Duplicate" at Lavenham Village Hall
at 1:15 (please be prompt!) for a 1:30 start, finishing by 4:30

These relaxed bridge sessions are an opportunity for players who have never experienced duplicate bridge or for club members who would like to play face-to-face in a relaxed environment.
You are most welcome to come either with or without a partner.

 

Andrew Robson Masterclass Friday 3rd February 2023

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We are delighted to announce that Andrew Robson will be giving a Masterclass on Friday 3rd February 2023, 10:30 am - 4 pm in Lavenham Village Hall. He will be covering the following topics:

  • Planning tips around the table
  • Negative doubles
  • Elimination and throw-in

To enter, please sign up on the website or complete the application form in the flyer and return it to the club secretary, Jayne Hunnable. These events are always very popular, so don't delay! 

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Suffolk Championship Teams of Eight

  Well done, Clare  

The Suffolk Club Teams of Eight attracted nine entries. Clare was represented by Jenny Bishop and Andrew Moore, Jill and Roger Tattersfield, Mike Sherer and David Morran, and Norbert Voelker and Dennis Valtisiaris.

Clare came a very respectable third; the winners were Woodbridge and Ipswich and Kesgrave came second. More information can be found here.

Announcing and alerting

The EBU announcing and alerting rules have been amended. Click here to see the EBU ‘Announcing and Alerting Summary’ which describes all the announcing and alerting rules including the changes.

The first group of changes expands what to do over a transfer.

Opener Responder Action
INT 2S
  • If natural you do nothing
  • If transfer to clubs ANNOUNCE ‘clubs’
  • If another meaning, including showing both minors, ALERT
1NT 2NT
  • If natural you do nothing
  • If transfer to diamonds ANNOUNCE ‘diamonds’
  • If another meaning ALERT

 

The second group of changes adds responses to one of a suit.

  • If your suit responses to one of a suit are natural you do nothing.
  • If your responses to one of a suit has another meaning, such as another suit or denies a four card major, you ‘alert’ or ‘announce’ as shown in the ‘Announcing and Alerting Summary’
  • If your 1NT response to one of a suit is the normal one showing up to 10 points you do nothing.
  • If your 1NT response to one of a suit is different, such as more than 10 points or is forcing, you ‘alert’ or ‘announce’ as shown in the ‘Announcing and Alerting Summary’
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.♠ ♠ 

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

ECatsBridge for UNICEF, 23rd January 2023 - the winners

  

We held separate sessions at Clare and online

The  face-to-face winners were Dave Allen and Paul MacLachlan,
who came 2nd in the national ranking.
Congratulations!

The online winners were Sid Quattrucci and Anne Segal.

Well done!

The face-to-face results can be found here and the online results here.

The national rankings can be found here.

The hand analysis is available here and the hand commentary here.

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
Clare online pairs
Director: Jenny Price
Scorer: Paddy
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Ed Farr
Scorer: Nick Kerry
Clare online pairs
Director: Paddy Lockwood
Scorer: Paddy
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Dave
Scorer: Nick Kerry
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Sarah Farr
Scorer: Sarah Farr
ECatsBridge Winter Charity Pairs - face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Sarah and Nick
Scorer: Nick Kerry
ECatsBridge Winter Charity Pairs - online
Director: Jo Harpur
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Jenny
Scorer: John
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Ed
Scorer: Nick Kerry
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick Farr
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Norbert
Scorer: Mike
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Ed Farr
Scorer: Dave Allen
Clare online pairs
Director: Mike Sherer
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Sarah
Scorer: John
Clare online pairs
Director: Paddy Lockwood
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15
Director: Jenny
Scorer: John
Clare online pairs
Director: Jenny
Scorer: Paddy
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Sarah and Nick
Scorer: Nick Kerry
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Jenny
Scorer: Paddy
Party
Director: Fred
Scorer: Mary
Calendar
10th February 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: John Symons
13th February 2023
Clare online pairs
Director: Mike Sherer
13th February 2023
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Sarah and Nick
17th February 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Sarah
20th February 2023
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick Farr
20th February 2023
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Fred
24th February 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Will
27th February 2023
Clare online pairs
Director: Jo Harpur
27th February 2023
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Ed
3rd March 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Jenny
6th March 2023
Clare online pairs
Director: Paddy Lockwood
6th March 2023
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: TBC
10th March 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Sarah
13th March 2023
Clare online pairs
Director: Jenny Price
13th March 2023
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Sarah and Nick
17th March 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
20th March 2023
Clare online pairs
Director: Andrew Moore
20th March 2023
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Dave
24th March 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 1:15pm
Director: Jenny
27th March 2023
Clare online pairs
Director: Mike Sherer