Martin Rackstraw

Our condolences to the family and friends of Martin Rackstraw, who died on Monday July 8th.
Contact Chrys for funeral arrangements

Chapel Drying Out

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!

Competitions

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

Psyches, Unauthorised Information and Convention Cards

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.

Convention Cards
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.

Please arrive in good time

Try to arrive 10 minutes before the starting time for any bridge session.

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.

Parking

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. 

This column lists
forthcoming events
and recent results.

Summer Seminars

Seminars from
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.

Results
Thursday Morning
Thursday Club
Wednesday Club
Tuesday Daytime
Tuesday Afternoon
Tuesday Evening Novices
Tuesday Club
Monday Morning
Friday Pairs
Thursday Morning
Thursday Club
Calendar
Fri 19th Jul 2019
Friday Pairs
10.00 a.m.
Mon 22nd Jul 2019
Monday Morning
9.30 a.m.
Mon 22nd Jul 2019
Burnham BC
7.30 p.m.
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Tuesday Daytime
10.30 a.m.
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Tuesday Afternoon
1.30 p.m.
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Tuesday Club
7.30 p.m.
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Tuesday Evening Novices
7.30 p.m.
Wed 24th Jul 2019
Wednesday Practice Play
.1.30 p.m.
Wed 24th Jul 2019
Wednesday Club
7.30 p.m
Thu 25th Jul 2019
Thursday Morning
9.45 a.m.
Thu 25th Jul 2019
Thursday Club
1.15 p.m.