Release 2.19p
Face-to-Face continues for September

Playing Bridge back in the Barn

Whilst it is still unsure whether we have sufficient interest
to continue longer term at present, we have agreed,
in response to players requests, to continue until the end of September,
with face-to-face bridge back in the barn.

Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons will continue
as regular duplicate sessions, playing 24 boards – all welcome! 

Face-to-Face Gentle Bridge

In response to requests for a face-to-face Gentle Bridge session.
For the two weeks of 23rd and 30th, Thursday Morning will become
face-to-face Gentle Bridge at the Club, playing 18 or 20 boards

and Online Gentle Bridge on Thursdays will be suspended
Gentle Bridge players will, for at least this month, have the choice of playing
Online on Tuesday morning and face-to-face at the Club on Thursday

it remains necessary to book in advance
(by noon on the preceding day) for all face-to-face games
either using the booking form below or by contacting


Face-to-Face Bridge and Covid

Special arrangements have been made in the barn, as recommended by the Government for such indoor meetings:

  • Masks are not mandatory but players may choose to wear one
  • Hand sanitiser, masks and disposable gloves are available.
  • The room is well ventilated
  • There are fewer tables in the barn so that they are spread out.
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • There are fresh bidding boxes at every session. Players may take their box with them if they choose.
  • Boards and bidding boxes are ‘rested’ for at least 72 hours between sessions
  • No handling of money.

Not Feeling Well - Keep Away!

Players should not come to the barn if they are unwell or have any symptoms.
Anyone who develops any symptoms after playing should contact us straightaway
so that we can tell other players.

Standbys Needed Urgently

Standby Pairs Needed

Thank you to everyone who has reponded to our requests for standby players.
We are still short of online standby pairs for the remainder of September

Please have a look at Standby Pairs on the LH index and let Evelyn know if you can help to fill any of the gaps

Register Online in Good Time

Please Login Early for Online Games

Please register for online games in good time.  We suggest that at least 5 minutes before starting time is appropriate.
Last minute logins cause difficulties for the Tournament Diretor and players and usually cause a late start.

Competition Results

The monthly Competition Results for August were decided as follows:

Winning Pair; Neil Crawford & Phil Thonton
Winning PlayerDavid Owen
Winning Player with 4 Partners:
Nigel Wolfendale
Winning Jack High Pairs: Joy Vans Agnew & Ros Hollyer
Winning  Jack High Individual: Brenda Vitty
Winning Non-Expert:
 Michi Ashikaga & Terry O'Rourke (1st equal)

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

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.

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

Burnham Bridge Club are continuing to disallow all Undos

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

Please contact Chrys Poole 01628 440600 or 
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   
01628 630254
Brenda Vitty
Social Activities and Membership liaison 

07702 452890
Nigel Marlow
Finance Director. Bridge Results and Records  
07801 525147
David Beever
   Technical Matters. Webmaster
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.

Stand-by Pair: Rosella Emanuel and Gill Walker
Thursday Gentle
Thursday afternoon
Thursday Morning f2f
Wednesday Pairs f2f
Wednesday Evening
Stand-by Pair: Vanessa Ewbank and Bob Holder
Gentle Duplicate
Stand-by Pair: Brenda Vitty and Clive Lewis
Tuesday Afternoon
Tuesday Evening f2f
Monday morning
Mon 20th Sep 2021
Monday morning
10.30 a.m.
Stand-by Pair: Sarah and Tom Rowland
Mon 20th Sep 2021
Burnham @ SBBC
7.30 p.m.
Tue 21st Sep 2021
Gentle Duplicate
10.30 a.m.
Tue 21st Sep 2021
Tuesday Afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Stand-by Pair: Leslie Kendall and Elaine Reiff
Wed 22nd Sep 2021
Wednesday Evening
7.30 p.m.
Thu 23rd Sep 2021
Thursday Gentle
10.30 a.m.
Thu 23rd Sep 2021
Thursday afternoon
2.30 p.m.
Fri 24th Sep 2021
10.30 a.m.
Sun 26th Sep 2021
2.30 p.m.
Mon 27th Sep 2021
Monday morning
10.30 a.m.
Stand-by Pair: Leslie Kendall and Chris Jones
Mon 27th Sep 2021
Burnham @ SBBC
7.30 p.m.