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Welcome to Dorking Bridge Club

We are a small friendly club with currently approximately 85 members and have been granted charitable status. 

We play duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7.15 pm for 7.30 pm, finishing at about 10.30 pm). 

We usually have up to 9 tables each evening, and EBU Masterpoints are awarded to the highest placed players.

We play with computer dealt boards and use Bridgemate scoring equipment. 

Visitors are always welcome and we have a spare partner on most evenings so if you want to come without a partner you can usually be assured of being able to play.

However, we recommend that you contact us in advance (01306 884242) so that we know to expect you.

 

Fairest Ever Bridge Pairs Competition

Dorking Open Evening - Tuesday 24th September 2019

Our aim is for this to be a fun and instructional evening.

Individuals will be paired up to give balanced equal pairs:

·         Most experienced player will play with the least experienced player

·         2nd most experienced with the 2nd least experienced etc.....

So in theory each pair will be evenly balanced and everything will depend on the bidding and play of the evening.

Please arrive promptly by 19:15 so we can set up the pairs.

We invite local players to join us on this Open Evening Competition. If you have not played at Dorking before, it will help us if you bring your EBU membership number.

Normal club charges will apply on the evening (club members £2.50 and visitors £4).

Due to the nature of the evening, the results will not be submitted for EBU National Grading Scheme NGS. If you want to know more about NGS, please see  https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/miscellaneous/ngs/very-brief-intro.pdf and https://www.ebu.co.uk/ngs-changes-2018

If you have any questions about the evening, please phone Steve on 01306 884242 or email him at stevedorking@gmail.com.

Please help promote the event.
You could help the club by sharing this flyer with anyone you know who may be interested or attach the flyer to suitable noticeboards e.g. libraries and golf clubs.
For more details, please contact Steve or the committee.

 

We are organising supervised play for those who have either completed the first year of the English Bridge Union training or who can play bridge, but want to develop their confidence and speed so they can join a bridge club in the autumn.

It will be held every Tuesday evening between 18th June and 24th September and will cost £5 per session.

For more details, please contact Sue Moss at Sumoss@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 01372 458280 07477174982.

Competition Change

The committee has decided to introduce a new competition aimed at widening the number of members who can win an annual prize.
This competition will be aimed at non-expert players and will generate 4 prize winners each year.
It will consist of a Spring event running from 1 April to 31 July and an Autumn event running from 1 August to 30 November. It will be open to all members not considered to qualify as experts. Each event will have 2 sections (Blue and Red) of equal numbers. The sections will be decided by ability as measured by their NGS rating at the beginning of the event.
The winner of each section will qualify for a prize to be awarded at the end of the year. The four sections will be called as follows:-
Spring Blue, Spring Red, Autumn Blue, Autumn Red.
Experts are defined as players who have an NGS rating of Jack or above (ie. An NGS rating of 55.00 or higher). At 1 April 2019 Dorking Bridge Club had 15 members with this rating. Therefore each section will consist of 35 members for the first Spring event.
The competition will be an individual event.
The winners will be the members who achieve the highest average percentage of all pairs events (including both Tuesdays and Thursdays) played during the period of the competition irrelevant of who their partners were.
To qualify for inclusion a member must have played at 5 times during the qualifying period.
If a player wins one of the Spring events they are disqualified from the Autumn event of that year. This is to ensure that we always get 4 different winners (plus ties).
Results achieved before a player becomes a member do not count.

On behalf of the Committee.

For the booklet with useful training ideas.

So frustrating to learn how you could have bid or made the best contract!

https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3534

Calendar
24th September 2019
Fairest Ever Bridge Evening
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Pauline Zeronian
24th September 2019
Supervised Play
26th September 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Richard Chappell
1st October 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Phyllida Neal
3rd October 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Richard Brown
8th October 2019
British Autumn Sims
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Phil Visser
10th October 2019
Duplicate
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30