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Club Teams of 8

The annual CLUB TEAMS OF 8 for the ABBEYGATE SHIELD will be played in Colchester (Highwoods CO4 9SR) on Sunday November 7 at 2.00pm (ends around 9.00pm).

Entry £60 per Team of 8. Tea & Coffee will be provided but please bring any food you require.

Click on ENTER for the Entry Form

Stansfield "Hybrid" Handicap Pairs

The Stansfield Handicap Pairs on Sunday 24 October (11am start) offers all players an equal chance of winning and is open to all players belonging to a Suffolk club affiliated to the EBU.

Your handicap is based on the NGS grades of a partnership so pairs with a higher grade give a percentage start to lower rated combinations.

There is a new twist to this year's renewal with entrants being given the choice of playing F2F at Stansfield or online at RealBridge. There will be a lunch break at approximately 1pm; please bring your own lunch if playing in Stansfield village hall.

To enter please click on STANSFIED HANDICAP PAIRS

Championship Teams of 4

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE SUFFOLK CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS 2021/2

The Suffolk Championship Teams competition for 2021/2 will be held online on BBO as a knock-out event. Teams losing their first match will be entered for the Plate, guaranteeing all entrants at least two matches.

Closing date for entries is the end of October and the draw will be published shortly afterwards.

For the entry form, click ENTRY

Bridge for everybody

Click on SUFFOLK to see what bridge events are on in our county.

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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Andrew Robson Elite Masterclass

*** 2 places still available ***

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We are delighted to announce that Andrew Robson will be giving an Elite Masterclass on 28 October, 2 - 6 pm in Lavenham Village Hall.

These are very popular, but 2 tickets are still available. To enter, please complete the application form and return it to the club secretary, Jayne Hunnable.

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Suffolk Championship Pairs

This year, Clare's qualifying heat of the Suffolk Championship Pairs will be held online on Monday 29th November, when Paddy is directing. 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 29th November.
  • Both members of the pair must have primary affiliation to Suffolk
  • No player may attempt to qualify in more than one heat during the 2021-22 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 Semi-Final will take place on Sunday 6 February 2022 and the Final will take place on Sunday 10 April 2022.  Face to face vernues have been booked for the Semi-final and Final, and a decision will be made nearer the time as to whether these events will take place face-to-face, online, or a hybrid of the two.

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Andrew Robson Masterclass February 2022

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We are delighted to announce that Andrew Robson will be giving a Masterclass on Friday 4th February 2022, 10:30 am - 4 pm in Lavenham Village Hall. He will be covering the following topics:

  • Modern No Trump Rebids and Weak Responding Hands
  • Take-Out Double
  • Six Card Responder

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

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Don't forget to check out the Hand of the week!

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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   

Clare Swiss Pairs

 The 24th Annual Swiss Pairs were held on Real Bridge on Sunday 9 May 2021 at 11am. 

The event was won by Rick Hanley and Mike Sherer, Jenny and David Price were second and and Helen Mason and David Mathews were third. The Ascenders Prize was won by Gillian Toogood and Barbara Biggin.

Well done to them all.

And a thankyou to Jacks Morcombe for directing the event.

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.

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.

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

The winners, 18 October 2021

  

The 'virtual' sessions continue

North / South winners Alan and Ann Savell

East / West winners Nigel Bardsley 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
Clare online pairs
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: Paddy
Tea & Bridge
Director: Nick
Scorer: Dave
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Prices
Scorer: Paddy
Beryl Dorey
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online pairs
Director: Prices and Conor
Scorer: Paddy
Tea & Bridge
Director: Nick
Scorer: Dave
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
EBU Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online
Director: Conor and Prices
Scorer: David
Clare online pairs
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: David
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online
Director: Prices and Conor
Scorer: David
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy Lockwood
Clare online pairs
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: David
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Prices
Scorer: Paddy Lockwood
Clare online
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: David
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Clare online
Director: Prices and Conor
Scorer: David
Clare online pairs
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: DAVID
Calendar
25th October 2021
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
1st November 2021
Beryl Dorey
Director: Prices and Conor
Scorer: David
8th November 2021
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
15th November 2021
Director: Nick and Paddy
Scorer: David
21st November 2021
Tea & Bridge
22nd November 2021
Director: Conor and Prices
Scorer: Paddy
29th November 2021
Director: Paddy and Nick
Scorer: David
6th December 2021
Beryl Dorey
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
13th December 2021
Director: Prices and Conor
Scorer: David
19th December 2021
Tea & Bridge
20th December 2021
Director: Conor and Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
10th January 2022
Beryl Dorey
7th February 2022
Beryl Dorey
7th March 2022
Beryl Dorey
4th April 2022
Beryl Dorey