Release 2.19n
Master Point Promotions

Well done to the following recent Masterpoint promotions

April 2020
Peter Webb to 2* Regional Master
Anne Rogan to 1* Regional Master
Jo Seddon to 1* Premier Master
Elspeth McAinsh to Advanced Master
March 2020
David Hopkins to District Master
Malcolm Church to Club Master
Penny Shearcroft and Mandy Whitehead to Local Master
 
Devizes Bridge School
Devizes Bridge School

Do you live in the Devizes area?

Would you like to learn how to play Bridge or have you played Bridge or similar card games before and would like to improve?

Fast-Track Bridge Courses are run several times a year in Devizes.

For more details please contact Lucy and Chaz Cross to discuss your requirements.

lucyandchazbridge@gmail.com

01249 821717

Welcome to Devizes Bridge Club
Devizes at the Heart of Wiltshire
Devizes at the Heart of Wiltshire
Online Bridge

We have all been under the “Lockdown” as requested by the Government and many of you have been missing playing Bridge. Many are now playing online on clubs such as BridgeClubLive [BCL] FunBridge [FB] and BridgeBaseOnline [BBO]. Each of these Clubs presents its own benefit to each member. Our experience for each of the clubs is as follows

BCL :- mostly Acol type players but there are some that play SAYC or 2 over 1. There is an annual subscription £72 + VAT which equates to £1.70 per week. You can also join for a month or three months. They hold daily drop in drop out [DIDO] tournaments in which partnerships play 4 boards and then change opponents. There are 96 boards to play each day (so if it rains you know where to go”) There is a “Social” room in which you can play with 3 friends or 1 friend for as many boards as you wish. You will be rated in DIDO and you can compare your results against others in the Social room. You can normally get a game within a few minutes of sitting as you can advertise on the site for a partner and/or opponents.  We presently have 20 DBC members playing on BCL.

BBO:- this is a big site and caters for the American market so most play SAYC/Strong no trump and 5 card majors. It is suggested that you arrange for your partner and opponents to meet and reserve your table. This site is free to join and play in the “casual” area but playing in any tournaments requires paying about 3 BB$ + for each “session”. That equates to about £2 Table money, get your BB$ on the site. The EBU and various clubs have their own virtual clubs and they will charge table money in BB$, it could be more than 3BB$. So if you want competition against locals or UK bridge players rather than a “Social” game then this will be the site for you.

FunBridge :- We have not tried this but information says that you get 100 free deals and then 10 free ones each week. I think the subscription for all deals is about $10 per month.

Bridge4Free:- this is in the same “stable” as BCL but as we are members of BCL we have not been on the additional site.

If you require any more information or would like help to get online then contact

Chaz Cross chazrcross@gmail.com or Lucy Cross crossla60@gmail.com we will do all we can to get you “there”.

Bridge Club Live

Devizes BC is now registered on Bridge Club Live (BCL) - www.bridgeclublive.com

If you go to the BCL website you can sign up as a full member and play online bridge.  Cost is just £10/month +VAT (just 40p/day).

If you do join then don't forget to add your name to Devizes BC by clicking on 'Members' and 'Clubs' from the top menu.

You can play with your regular partner (from the comfort of your own home) and play against other DBC members or other players who are similarly online.  

Get in contact with Pete Webb if you need any help.

Any other questions? Please email webbypete@btinternet.com

Club Closure - Coronavirus

Devizes Bridge Club will be closed until further notice.

Should you wish to play bridge online then please go to the EBU at 

https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3736

for further information

Club Information

We meet twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday evenings

On Wednesday we meet at St Andrews Church Hall (map) and on Friday at the Nursteed Centre (map)

At both venues we start at 7:00pm but please arrive by 6:45pm.  We finish around 10:30pm.

We are affiliated to The English Bridge Union through the Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association.

Boards are Duplimated and the hands and results can be seen on this website after play finishes.  Scoring is by BridgeMates and is displayed at the Club.

We have a break for tea, coffee and biscuits at mid-session.

We operate a Partnering System for members and visitors.  For further details please click on 'information'

AGM
 
2020 AGM   The Chairman's and Treasurer's Reports can be viewed under "Information"
 
What's on this week and Forthcoming Events
Every club night is Duplicate Pairs except as shown below.
Programme is on hold until further notice.  It will be reorganised
when we when we start playing again. 
Swiss Pairs
Friday 27 March
 
British Spring Sim Pairs
Wednesday 08 April
 
Club championship #3
Friday 01 May
 
Teams #2
Friday 22 May
 
Club championship #4
Wednesday 24 June
Need a Partner?  Click on 'Information' on the left.
Results
Duplicate Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Peter Webb
Club Championship Pairs #2
St Andrews Church Hall
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Peter Webb
Duplicate Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Lucy Cross
Duplicate Pairs
St Andrews Church Hall
Director: Anne Rogan
Scorer: Peter Webb
Teams of Four #1
Nursteed Centre
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Lucy Cross
Duplicate Pairs
St Andrews Church Hall
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Ken Walsby
Calendar
1st Jul 2020
Cancelled
St Andrews Church Hall
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Anne Rogan
Scorer: Lucy Cross
3rd Jul 2020
Cancelled
Nursteed Community Centre
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Jim Shore
8th Jul 2020
Cancelled
St Andrews Church Hall
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Robin Baker
Scorer: Ken walsby
10th Jul 2020
Duplicate Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Lucy Cross