Release 2.19p
Reopening Plans

Reopening Plans

The possibilities of returning to face-to-face bridge following the easing of restrictions on the 19th July have been discussed at length. The primary concern is for the safety of our players and, as there is still a considerable risk, it has been reluctantly decided not to have an immediate return to the barn.. Some players will be disappointed at this delay, and  monitoring of the situation will continue.

The online programme continues throughout August and, if the situation has not deteriorated, the aim is to run a few sessions in the barn later in August with a fuller face-to-face programme from early September. The online programme will also continue.

Thank you to everyone for your support.  Hopefully we will be back in the barn very soon.

Undos in Bidding

Undos in Bidding
The Club now allows Undos for misclicks in the bidding, but not in the play.
As soon as you realise that you have misclicked you may ask for an Undo. 
The opponents will usually agree, in wh
ich case you may change your bid without penalty. 
If an opponent objects, or in case of doubt, the Director should be called.
This brings us into agreement with most other Clubs

Please note that Undos are permitted only for genuine misclicks. 
You may not ask for an Undo if you realise that you made the wrong bid.

Undos are still not permitted for misclicks during the play

Names Please!

This is a reminder that the Club expects that everyone playing must show their full name
(First and Surname) in their profile.
As a Club site, members should be able to see who they are playing against.
May we remind some of our newer players and a few more experienced ones that they should comply.

Standbys

Standby Pairs Needed

Thank you everyone who reponded to our recent request fot standby players.
There was a good response and most sessions are now covered for the next week,
but we are still asking for volunteers in August.

Have a look at Standby Pairs on the LH index and please lelt Evelyn know if you can help to fill any of the gaps
evelyn.crossley@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Competition Results

The monthly Competition Results for July were decided as follows:

Winning Pair; Neil Crawford & Phil Thonton
Winning PlayerDavid Owen
Winning Player with 4 Partners:
Tony Parkinson
Winning Jack High Pairs: Bob Kozlowski & Brenda Vitty
Winning  Jack High Individual: Steohen Silver
Winning Non-Expert:
 Michi Ashikaga & Terry O'Rourke (1st equal)

The August Competitions have now started;
current scores will be shown starting next week

Standby Pairs Wanted
We are grateful to the members who act as Standby Pairs, to avoid the need to have robots.
As always, we are seeking volunteers to fill in gaps in the list for the next few weeks.

Please have a look at the email which has been sent out and let Evelyn know if you can help

Online Events Elsewhere

We will be happy to mention other events which might be of interest to our members here

Date & Time Event Details Contact for Information
Sat/Sun 31 Jul
& 1 Aug
Herts & Essex Green Pointed Weekend RealBridge https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwop/bw.cgi?club=herts&pid=display_page8

Click on the title above to see the schedule of
bridge classes for 2021 

Please contact Chrys Poole 01628 440600 or poolefamily@ntlworld.com 
for further details

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

We have no idea when we might be abe to return to the barn
and will continue to provide online Bridge

We thank all those members who volunteer as standbys, avoiding the need for robots.
We are now seeking standby pairs for  the next few months

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

Results
Thursday Gentle
Stand-by Pair: Brenda Vitty and Clive Lewis
Wednesday Evening
Stand-by Pair: Heather Oliver and Maggi Giblin
Gentle Duplicate
Stand-by Pair: Brenda Vitty and Clive Lewis
Tuesday Afternoon
Monday morning
Burnham @ SBBC
Sunday
Stand-by Pair: Chiho and Giles Thompson
Friday
Thursday Gentle
Thursday afternoon
Stand-by Pair: Sarah and Tom Rowland
Wednesday Evening
Stand-by Pair: John Henderson and Madeleine Harrison
Calendar
Thu 5th Aug 2021
Thursday afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Chris Hall and Ian Mackinder
Fri 6th Aug 2021
Friday
10.30 a.m.
Stand-by Pair: Sarah and Tom Rowland
  (Partner?)
Sun 8th Aug 2021
Sunday
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Rosella Emanuel and Gill Walker
Mon 9th Aug 2021
Monday morning
10.30 a.m.
Stand-by Pair: Leslie Kendall and Chris Jones
Mon 9th Aug 2021
Burnham @ SBBC
7.30 p.m.
Tue 10th Aug 2021
Gentle Duplicate
10.30 a.m.
Tue 10th Aug 2021
Tuesday Afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Joy Vans Agnew and Ros Hollyer
Wed 11th Aug 2021
Wednesday Evening
7.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: John and Jenny Green
Thu 12th Aug 2021
Thursday Gentle
10.30 a.m.
Thu 12th Aug 2021
Thursday afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Jane Leonard and Richard Holt
Fri 13th Aug 2021
Friday
10.30 a.m.