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RealBridge Trial Events in December

Following the Short trial held earlier in November, 18 board trial events will be held on
Wednesday Morning 2nd December  
 and Thursday Afternoon 10th December

These events will replace the BBO sessions which are usually held at these times 
As players are likely to require some help
there will be no charge
 and they will not count towards EBU rankings.

Please see http://RealBridge.online for more information.about RealBridge.
See
Players/Player Guide for the  appearance of the screen  and options for modifying it.
Before attempting to take part in either event
 
it is essential to test your video and microphone

with  https://play.realbridge.online/camera.html

We do not recommend the use of tablets and iPads with small screens for RealBridge.
The small screens make it difficult to see and select the cards and bids

Players using Windows 8 or 10 and normal browsers should not have problems. 
Click Suitable Equipment.pdf for information about suitable equipment and browsers.

RealBridge uses a lot of computer memory and it is recommended that
all other apps should be closed while it is in use.

 Anyone wishing to take part in either of these trial events
must contact David, (david@beever.me.uk)   
He will send a link with login instructions
either the day before or on the morning of the event. 

It is not possible to login through the normal BBO link.

Hand of the Week

This hand, from the Burnham BC Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs on Monday 9th November features some surprising bidding.
Sitting East I was excited when partner open 2C, our game forcing bid, and started to envisage a slam.  My 2S was conventional and showed at least an Ace and a King or 3 Kings. .
When South overcalled and partner passed I decided that he must be waiting for me to describe my hand further before proceeding.  I bid 3NT, having rather good stoppers in their suit. 
I was surprised when partner passed, but amazed when his hand went down. I assumed  that his 2C must have been an overcall and I had not noticed an opening bid on my left.  After the normal Heart lead from South's 6 card suit 3NT makes when the Clubs break 2-2.  As it happens, a diamond lead will beat the contract

So should my partner be reported for Psyching?  The actual explanation was different: he was trying to alert a 1C opener as being possibly from a 2 card suit, but the 2 came in the wrong place and became a bid of 2C!  As he said, It's better to be Lucky than Good.

BBO Improvement
In future we will have a winner in each direction for all table numbers from 10 upwards as BBO restrictions on movements have been eased

Find a Partner
We are sometimes asked to help in finding a partner.
Members Only in the LH index provides a link to Find a Partner, where anyone can put there name down for any session. 

Results emails
We are trying a different way of emailing the resuls of every session to participants.  This leads to the result on the website and makes available details of every bid made and every card played in the event

Standby Volunteers Needed
Please contact Evelyn to volunteer as a Standby
and help prevent the need for Robots .

To see sessions needing standby pairs
Click
Calendar, Standby Pairs in the LH Index

NICKO
Entries are invited for the National Inter-Club Knock-out.
See the EBU website. We invite groups of 4-6 members to represent the Club.  Please let Evelyn or David know if you are interested

Names in Profiles
Most members have responded to requ
ests to show their full names in their BBO profile.  It is a Club Rule that  everyone should be able to see your Name

 

Members or anyone making enquiries about any aspect of the Club's online bridge
are welome to contact any of the four SBBC Company Directors.
The details below show their special interests.

Evelyn Crossley
  Chairman and Administration 

evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk   
01628 630254
Brenda Vitty
Social Activities and Membership liaison
 
brendavitty@aol.com 
07702 452890
Nigel Marlow
Finance Director. Bridge Results and Records

 marlow_nigel@sky.com  
07801 525147
David Beever
   Technical Matters. Webmaster

   
david@beever.me.uk      
01753 552717

It is unlikely that we will be playing bridge in the barn again before the New Year
We thank all those members who volunteer as standbys, avoiding the need for robots.
We are now seeking standby pairs until the end of the year

Please contact Evelyn Crossley (details above) if you can help.

Bridge Classes, 2020/21

New classes started in September for all levels of players:
Please contact Chrys Poole 01628 440600 or poolefamily@ntlworld.com 
for further details

This column lists
the online calendar
and recent results

Results
Gentle Duplicate
Monday morning
Stand-by Pair: Leon and Amanda Abecasis
Burnham @ SBBC
Stand-by Pair: Adrian King and Ian Clark
Sunday
Stand-by Pair: Michael and Maurizia Trowell
Friday
Stand-by Pair: Maura Manocha and Mark Prentice
Thursday Gentle
Stand-by Pair: Mike and Rosie Winston
Thursday afternoon
Stand-by Pair: Eric Stanley and Peter Winsall
Wednesday morning
Stand-by Pair: Rosella Emanuel and Gill Walker
Wednesday Evening
Stand-by Pair: John and Pauline Barlow
Tuesday Afternoon
Stand-by Pair: Pat Dowdeswell & Chris Hall
Gentle Duplicate
Stand-by Pair: Caroline Gilbert and Sue Purcell
Calendar
Tue 24th Nov 2020
Tuesday Afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Rosella and Lester Emanuel
Wed 25th Nov 2020
Wednesday morning
10.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Tim Davies and Gulab Rastogi
  (Partner?)
Wed 25th Nov 2020
Wednesday Evening
7.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Heather Oliver and Maggi Giblin
Thu 26th Nov 2020
Thursday Gentle
10.30 a.m.
Thu 26th Nov 2020
Thursday afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Rosella Emanuel and Gill Walker
Fri 27th Nov 2020
Friday
10.30 a.m.
Stand-by Pair: Maura Manocha and Helen Duff
Sun 29th Nov 2020
Sunday
2.30 p.m.
  (Partner?)
Mon 30th Nov 2020
Monday morning
10.30 a.m.
Stand-by Pair: Bruce Leslie and Sarah Ward
Mon 30th Nov 2020
Burnham @ SBBC
7.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: John Henderson and Madeleine Harrison
Tue 1st Dec 2020
Gentle Duplicate
10.30 a.m.
Tue 1st Dec 2020
Tuesday Afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Roger Johnston and Malcolm Williams