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Some forthcoming events you might not want to miss!

Founder's Party: Sunday 9th October at 12:30 for drinks and lunch; bridge from 2pm - 4:30

Gentle Duplicate: Lavenham Village Hall, Fridays at 2:00 for 2:15
Next session 30th September

Andrew Robson masterclasses:

  • 3 November 2022
  • 3 Feb 2023
Bridge Events in Suffolk

Have a look at the SCBA calendar 2022.

See below for details of:

  • Suffolk Online Teams League
  • Sunday 2 October - Suffolk Congress Swiss Pairs
  • Monday 17 October - golf/bridge day
Suffolk Congress Swiss Pairs

We would love to see you at Suffolk's landmark bridge event on Sunday 2 October: 11am start.

A delicious sandwich lunch, a glass of wine and a day of bridge awaits you, for just £25.

Elmswell community centre,
Blackbourne Road,
Elmswell IP30 9UH

For further details, see the flyer.

Please click on this link to enter.

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

Golf-bridge day

A golf-bridge day for Suffolk Contract Bridge Association members will be staged at Aldeburgh golf course on Monday 17 October 2022.

Aldeburgh is the oustanding golf course in Suffolk and is ranked in the top 100 in the country.

The day will comprise 18 holes of foursomes, a two course lunch, 18 boards of bridge and tea. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners of the golf and bridge. 

Aldeburgh is able to accomodate up to 48 players. Further details, including an entry form, will follow in due course. In the meantime, please put the date in your diary.

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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Clare Bridge Club Online - BBO 7pm every Monday
Face-to-face bridge returns!

Thank you for supporting both online and face-to-face bridge

The weekly Monday evening sessions at Clare will continue
while there is good support for this, in parallel with Clare online

The next session is Monday 3rd October.

Come to The Old Schools of Clare, 7.00 for a 7:15 start. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Friendly match against Tyler Hill (Canterbury)

Clare Bridge Club has been invited to play in a friendly online match against a club in Kent (Tyler Hill (Canterbury)).

This will be held online (on BBO) on November 23rd at 7 p.m.

The format would be up to 10 teams of four, each playing a team of similar standard (perhaps Jack+, 8-10, and below 8).

The number of teams depends on how many of us want to play. They have done this before, like it, and so can offer 10 teams.

This could be a good introduction to teams / a welcome return, or just a fun evening.

If you (and a partner if possible) are interested could you please either send me an email or let me know at the Founders party on Oct. 9th.† I will have to confirm on Oct.10th.

John Symons

Founder's Party!


Due to the generosity of Basil Ambrose, Clare Bridge Club is throwing a party
at 12.30 on Sunday 9th October at the Old School Hall in Clare
for a delicious buffet lunch with champagne followed by relaxed bridge

Menu :

Lamb in tomato sauce/ Vegetarian vegetable tagine
Dauphinoise potatoes/Lemon couscous
Medley of vegetables

Followed by:

Rhubarb and raspberry frangipane tart
Lemon curd pavlova
Chocolate and pear delight

All members of the club and visitors, either to the Friday afternoon relaxed duplicate sessions at†Lavenham or to the Monday evening BBO sessions, are welcome.

Basil would love to be there!

RSVP by following this link

Suffolk Championship Pairs 2022-3

This year, Clare's qualifying heat of the Suffolk Championship Pairs will be held on Monday 17th October, both online and face-to-face. This will be a regular online club evening, and entry for the Championship Pairs is optional - if you do not wish to attempt to qualify you can register and play as normal.

The rules for playing in the event are as follows:

  • Any pair wishing to attempt to qualify during the evening, must tell the Director before the start of play. To facilitate this you can submit the form below before 17th October.
  • Both members of the pair must have primary affiliation to Suffolk
  • No player may attempt to qualify in more than one heat during the 2022-23 season, either with the same partner or with another partner.
  • For those pairs who have indicated their intention to attempt to qualify, a 50% score or higher is required to qualify.

For those who qualify, the Final will take place face-to-face at Elmswell on Sunday 16 April 2023. It is emphasised that the Final will be face-to-face only.

Andrew Robson Elite Masterclass 3rd November 2022

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This event is now full

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Robson will be giving a Masterclass on Thursday 3rd November 2022, 2 pm - 6 pm in Assington Village Hall, CO10 5LW. He will be covering the following topics:

  • Bidding Big Hands
  • The Cheat Seat
  • The Quick Defence

The price is £40 per head. Further information is in the flyer here.

This event is now full, but there is a waiting list - to be added to this list please email Gerry Ford (click this link) but don't make any payment until there has been a cancellation and a place is available.

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Gentle Duplicate

Lavenham Village Hall, Friday afternoons
Next session: Friday 30th September

We have a programme of relaxed bridge sessions as an opportunity for players who have never experienced duplicate bridge. This is promising to be popular, and we would now like to open it to all club members who would like to play face-to-face in†a relaxed environment.

The sessions are at 2:00 (please be prompt!) for a 2:15 start, finishing by 5:15, and you are most welcome to come either with or without a partner. We aim to achieve 18 boards during the afternoon, with a short break for tea and cake.

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, Paddy 07884 313898, Nick 07581 308841 and Conor  07757 279643   

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

The winners, 26 September 2022

The 'virtual' sessions continue

North / South†winners John Symons and Joyce Wood

Highest scoring East / West human pair Linda Mei Stevens and Anthony Aldous

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
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham village Hall 2:00pm
Director: Sarah Farr
Scorer: Sarah Farr
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Jenny
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham village Hall 2:00pm
Director: Jenny
Scorer: Jenny
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham 2:00pm
Director: John
Scorer: John
Clare online - Beryl Dorey
Director: Jenny and Conor
Scorer: Paddy
Face-to-face (Beryl Dorey)
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Andrew Moore
Scorer: Nick Kerry
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham village Hall 2:00
Director: Nick
Scorer: John
Clare online - EBED Autumn Sim Pairs - PROVISIONAL RESULT
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham village Hall 2:00
Director: Gerry
Scorer: John
#13555 Pairs Clare Online
Director: Conor and Jenny
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham village Hall 2:00
Director: Jenny
Scorer: John
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham village Hall 2:00
Director: John
Scorer: John
#48035 Pairs Clare Online
Director: Jenny and Conor
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham village Hall 2:00
Director: Sarah
Scorer: Sarah
#19221 Pairs Clare Monday Pairs
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: Paddy
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Andrew Moore
Scorer: Dave Allen
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall
2.00 for 2.15
Director: Will
Scorer: Johnl H.
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Jenny
Scorer: Paddy
British Summer Sim Pairs
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Calendar
3rd October 2022
Clare online - Beryl Dorey
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: Paddy
3rd October 2022
Face-to-face (Beryl Dorey)
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Fred
7th October 2022
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 2:00pm
Director: John H.
Scorer: John H.
10th October 2022
Clare online - British Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Jenny and Conor
Scorer: Paddy
10th October 2022
Face-to-face (British Autumn Sim Pairs)
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Sarah and Nick
14th October 2022
No bridge today
No bridge today 2:00pm
17th October 2022
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
17th October 2022
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Sarah and Nick
21st October 2022
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 2:00pm
Director: John
Scorer: John
24th October 2022
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Jenny
Scorer: Paddy
24th October 2022
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Fred
28th October 2022
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 2:00pm
Director: Jenny
Scorer: John
31st October 2022
Clare online pairs
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: Paddy
31st October 2022
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Andrew
4th November 2022
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 2:00pm
Director: Sarah
Scorer: Sarah
7th November 2022
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
7th November 2022
No Monday face-to-face this week
11th November 2022
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 2:00pm
14th November 2022
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Jenny
Scorer: Paddy
14th November 2022
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Andrew