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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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The Poslingford Plate 2019

Last year was the inaugural teams of eight match for the Poslingford Plate, between Stansfield and Clare.

This year, to quote John Symons, "by the skin of only one tooth Clare have retained this iconic trophy beating Stansfield by TWO IMPS! "

Well done: Patience and Philippa, Fred and Mo, Jenny and Peter, Robert and Derek.

Many thanks to Richard and all at Stansfield for their excellent hospitality .... roll on next year! 

Clare lose out to Stansfield in Bridge/Golf match
Clare lose out to Stansfield in Bridge/Golf match

A match consisting of 18 holes of golf and 18 boards of bridge ended with Stansfield enjoying a comfortable success over Clare at Newton Green last week.

As expected, the Stansfield team finished well clear in the morning golf - a total of 23 holes up, with all four pairs winning - but the big question was whether they could hang on to their lead when bridge followed lunch.

In the end, they did so quite comfortably with Clare winning the bridge by a margin of only four points.

A special scoring system means a hole of golf is equivalent to a board of bridge. By close of play, Stansfield finished 19 up.

Pictured are both teams.

The Clare Team consisted of Ian, Peter, Philipa, Will, Nick, Dave, Andrew & John.

Match v Colchester in August
Match v Colchester in August

The scoring system for the golf-bridge matches

GOLF

There will be four matches of greensomes over 18 holes. Each team or team captain will pick its own pairings and place them in the order of 1 to 4 and then each numbered pair will play the same numbered pair of the opposition. The scoring will be on a match play basis and all 18 holes will need to be played and a final scored reached for each match. The scores will then be aggregated and one team or the other will have a final net score to carry forward to the bridge competition.

BRIDGE

There will be two rounds of two teams of 4 matches with each round being 9 boards long. Each captain will pick two teams of 4 and they will stay the same for both matches. For the first round of 9 boards one visiting team will play one Clare team and then for the second round of 9 boards the teams will switch and play the other opposition team. For scoring purposes each board will be worth two points so that the total number of points available is the same as for the golf (72). If there is a difference of 30 points or less between the two scores on a board (e.g. 420 and 450) it will be deemed to have been halved.

CONCLUSION

Once all the boards have been played there will, hopefully, be an aggregate winner. In the event of a tie there will be a further 6 boards of bridge played against the team played in the second round of the bridge.