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Welcome to Farnham Bridge Club.  We play at the Maltings on most Wednesdays and Fridays.

Welcome to Farnham Bridge Club
WELCOME

Farnham Bridge Club is regarded as one of the premier clubs in the area with members from other towns in the Waverley Borough, West Surrey and North East Hampshire. It is affiliated to the Surrey County Bridge Association (SCBA) and the English Bridge Union (EBU). We currently have over 100 members. Visitors and potential new members are always welcome. Email our secretary Joyce Baldock (joycebaldock@btinternet.com) in advance for details.

Members can enjoy playing duplicate Contract Bridge in accordance with the EBU rules and EBU membership is now included.

Bridge most Wednesdays & Fridays in the Barley Room at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey  GU9 7QR. Please be seated by 7.25 pm SHARP for a 7:30 START.

 

MESSAGE MARCH 16th - FARNHAM BRIDGE CLUB HAS CANCELLED ALL BRIDGE SESSIONS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

FBC SUMMER TEAMS COMPETITION

COMPETITION  DETAILS - Click for full instructions and team list FBC SUMMER TEAMS 2020.pdf

  1. This is a 6 team “all play all” competition, over a 10 week period from Wednesday July 8th to Wednesday 16th September, with teams drawn to play one 24 board match every two weeks.
  2. Teams may choose to play matches on Wednesday evenings, or at any other time during the two week period that is mutually acceptable to both teams. Most teams will want to play on BCL, but if two teams happen to prefer to play their match on BBO, that is fine.
  3.  There is much more flexibility on team members than for the Sylvia Rose. Only team captains are restricted to playing for just their own team.  Captains hopefully will have their own preferred team of 4, but may recruit any other players to join them for any specific match.
  4. Captains should arrange matches between themselves at mutually convenient times & dates.   (Consult the Farnham Bridge club “members” page to obtain contact details as needed).  The winning captain should report the match score to Mike O'Donnell (Mike@lizandmike.co.uk), copying the losing captain, giving IMPS and VPs result.
SYLVIA ROSE CURRENT STANDING

FARNHAM BRIDGE CLUB SYLVIA ROSE 2019/20 - Final Round to be arranged between pairs

The latest standings in the Sylvia Rose, with just one match still to be played.  This is Varda's team versus Joyce Baldock's team, where Varda's team need to get 6 or more VPs to win the overall competition. 
Congratulations to Peter Langford and team, well deserved winners of the Sylvia Rose plate.

I have assigned 10-10 draws to all unplayed matches that were not essential to deciding trophy winners, so that we can deem the competion complete once the final match is played.  I will also then be able to submit results to the EBU for matchpoint processing. Sylvia Rose 2020 standings.pdf    Mike O'Donnell

 

STUNNING SUCCESS OF 100-hand Marathon Bridge Challenge

The well-known Farnham bridge partnership of Helen Mitchell and Tony Philpott took up the challenge of playing 100 bridge hands on-line in a single day in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. 

On May 27th, Tony and Helen undertook and achieved their challenge.  They started play at 8am,  with their opponents for the first 4 boards  Douglas Wright & Manda Kimbery, 3 Counties Bridge.  They completed play just before 10pm - quite a marathon!  The last 4 boards were played against Chris Lewis, chairman of the Bourne bridge club and myself representing Farnham Bridge Club, and  were recorded using Zoom, enabling us to toast Helen and Tony on their outstanding success.

Tony and Helen's initial hope was to raise £1,000 for Hospice funds. As of  28th May, the donated total stands at over £6,000, plus gift aid, which will bring the total to over £7,000.   The generosity of the Farnham bridge community, friends & family, and BridgeClubLive players has been quite amazing!    This far, far,  exceeds any bridge charity event ever run in our area!  

The generosity of the bridge community really will make a difference in these challenging times!

Mike O'Donnell for Farnham Bridge community

ONLINE BRIDGE with BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

An invitation to play bridge online at @bridge Club Live,  and potentially join a Farnham "virtual " bridge club

Gabriel Hearst and Mike O'Donnell have put together the attached invitation and guidance to enable all club members who wish (and their friends, even if not members of our club) to play bridge on-line and, if numbers allow,  to initiate a Farnham "virtual" bridge club that plays on Monday  and Wednesday afternoons.   Gabriel has very kindly offered to help members set up and learn to play, if needed.

We have built on the work and documents of Tony Philpott and Douglas Wright, who have launched similar initiatives for the Bourne Bridge club and 3Counties Bridge respectively.

We have chosen Bridge Club Live as our base, as several of our members already play there, it is a UK based organisation, and has strong ethics and standards of behaviour. 

Click on the following documents for more information: 
 Farnham bridge Club Members.pdf,   Bridge Club Live Club Login Instructions.pdf,    Bridge Club Live HOW TO.pdf

You may join on a 30 day trial special offer for the minimal sum of £1.00 plus VAT.    Alternatively, you could ask an existing member (such as Gabriel or John Spiers) to "invite you as a friend" on the BCL website, then you get 50 days free followed by standard membership charges.

BRIDGE COMPETITIONS

Watch this space for competition listings.

Results
Swiss Pairs @ 1:30 PM
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Surrey Weekly County Pairs @ 7:30 PM
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Qualifying Pairs @ 1:30 PM (final on 18th July)
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Surrey Weekly County Pairs @ 7:30 PM
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Special NGS 7 & below Duplicate Session
(SCBA)
Online
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Surrey Weekly County Pairs
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Calendar
Sun 12th Jul 2020
London Metropolitan GP Swiss Teams @ 1:30 PM
(SCBA)
Online - BBO 11:00 AM
 Click for more information
Wed 15th Jul 2020
SUMMER TEAMS COMPETITION START of WEEK 2
online
Wed 15th Jul 2020
Assisted Play - Surrey / EBED @ 2 PM
(SCBA)
Online 2:00 PM
 Click for more information
Wed 15th Jul 2020
Surrey Weekly County Pairs @ 7:30 PM
(SCBA)
Online - BBO 7:30 PM
Director: Richard Banbury
 Click for more information
Fri 17th Jul 2020
NO BRIDGE
Fri 17th Jul 2020
Assisted Play - Surrey / EBED @ 2 PM
(SCBA)
Online 2:00 PM
 Click for more information