Our condolences to the family and friends of Martin Rackstraw, who died on Monday July 8th.
Contact Chrys for funeral arrangements
These seminars have been very popular and successful
There are still two remaining!
Cost: £12 each
Advance booking is needed, either online by using the form
or, with payment, by completing a form at the Club
All seminars will start at 10.30 a.m. and finish at 1.00 p.m.
Click this box for more details and booking form.
Our full programme of Lessons and Supervised Bridge
for Beginnners and more Advanced learners
starts again in September
Click for Course Programme
Renovations and repairs to the Chapel were delayed, and now start this week.
We hope that it wiil be ready for use again in about a fortnight.
Watch this space for further information!
The present series of competitions runs until 26th July.
Click Competitions from the menu for current positions
Winners in the series which ended at Easter were:
All Sessions: David Owen
Best Result with 6 partners: Nigel Marlow
Monday Morning: Roger Johnson
Tuesday Daytime: Evelyn Crossley
Tuesday Afternoon: Miggy Beever
Tuesday Club: Hilda Hope & Clive Lewis (first equal)
Wednesday Club: Liz Hayton & Charles King-farlow (first equal)
Thursday Club: Colin Dale
Friday Club: Pat Dowdeswell
Best Pair; Hilda Hope and Clive Lewis
It is only permissible to make use of information provided by the bidding or play of the cards. Advantage must not be taken of information obtained in any other way, for example because of a hesitation by partner which might indicate a difficult decision.
A Psychic Bid (or psyche) is one which deliberately mis-describes the strength or distribution of a hand in a way which is very different from the system or conventions which a pair claims to be playing. Psyching is not against the laws of bridge but it is not permissible to do it frequently. If partner knows this, it is difficult not to make allowance for this unauthorised information.
There is another reason why we wish to discourage psyching at SBBC. We are a large club with members having a wide range of experience and expertise playing together. The more expert players should not try to take advantage of their greater experience by using such methods.
Our Bridge Directors often hear comments after the end of the session that someone has psyched. We ask all members to please call the Director at the time if they consider that someone has psyched. The Club keeps a record of psyches and will take any necessary action but it is important that all players involved should agree on what has happened.
We encourage players to have Convention Cards, but do not insist on it if playing a simple system. If playing an unusual system it should be announced briefly when arriving at a table and both players should have a completed convention card available for opponents to examine.
If you might be late phone 01628 668700 to notify the Director, or contact your partner.
It is very unhelpful and impolite to the Director, your partner and the other players to be late.
If you are late, without having notified the Club, you might not be allowed to play. This is especially important for the larger sessions where table numbering and movement might need to be changed according to the number of tables in play.
Please display your Blue Badge permit if you park in one of our Disabled Parking spaces.
Otherwise please use the car park behind the building, or on a very busy day it is acceptable to park carefully on the drive.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Burnham Bridge Club plays at South Bucks on Monday evening.
All are welcome at what is probably
the week's strongest regular session.
Click this item for the Burnham Club website
ith further information and results.
Our Bridgewebs web site makes "Play it Again" facilities available for any hand which has been played at a Club pairs event. It also can show detailed Results Analysis for any player in an event.
Click for further instructions
This column lists
and recent results.
8th to 25th July
See Centre Column
Please note that when food is available for purchase, or provided, at any bridge event at SBBC,
no other food may be eaten on the premises.