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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). 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 is currently being played online using BCL. See information below for details.

DUE TO COVID-19 FARNHAM BRIDGE CLUB HAS CANCELLED ALL FACE TO FACE BRIDGE SESSIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ERICA CURRIE & RICHARD CURRIE CHARITY EVENT, DEC 2020

FARNHAM, THE BOURNE  & 3 COUNTIES BRIDGE CLUB are pleased to announce that THE ERICA CURRIE & RICHARD CURRIE PAIRS will be held on BridgeClubLive (BCL) in Dec 2020.  This is a charity event in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Each club is allocating one normal BCL Club duplicate evening as a qualifier event. The top 12 pairs will compete in the final for the overall trophy, with each club being awarded finals places in proportion to the number of players in their qualifier.   All other pairs will qualify for the plate competition.

Entrants need to be current BCL members with duplicate pairs experience. Full instructions will be sent to participants before the event.

There are three qualifier dates.
     - 3 Counties Bridge qualifier      Tues 1st Dec,  7pm for 7:15pm
     - Farnham Bridge Club qualifier  Wed 2nd Dec,   7:15pm for 7:30pm

     - Bourne Bridge Club qualifier    Thurs 3rd Dec,  7:15pm for 7:30pm

Pairs may enter more than one qualifier.  If an individual wants to enter with more than one partner, a separate entry form needs to be completed for each partner.

Note:  The FINAL (12 pairs, 22 boards) and the PLATE (18 boards) are on Sunday 6th Dec,  2pm for 2:15pm.

Suggested donation £20 per pair.  This link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CurriePairs  will send entry money directly to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice   If pairs enter more than one qualifier, they might like to consider an extra donation.

Click HERE to enter the competition.  A flyer Erica Currie and Richard Currie flyer Dec 2020.pdf. is provided for interested parties.
Instructions for entering BCL and playing on the appropriate evening can be found in Erica Richard Currie BCL Playing Instructions.pdf

Latest on Erica Currie and  Richard Currie (Nov 28th)

We now have 42 pairs registered to play across the three separate heats being held next week, by 3 Counties, the Bourne  and our own club.  Donations, including gift aid, now stand at just under £1,090, which is outstanding.

If you wish to participate in our own Farnham heat on the evening of Wednesday 2nd December, please register on the Farnham club website by Monday 30th November latest. Only those registered on the site will be eligible to participate in the final and plate completion on the afternoon of Sunday 6th December.

Please note that you are most welcome to participate in our club evening on 2nd December, even if you do not plan to play in the Sunday finals - no registration or donation needed, just turn up.

Finally, even if you are not participating but wish to make a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in memory of Erica Currie and Richard Currie, you may do this via the weblink https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CurriePairs

WINTER TEAMS LEAGUE-Entries due Dec 10th

This year, Farnham Bridge Club is scheduling a Winter Teams League online. Matches will be scheduled every 2 weeks, with the first round January 2nd to 15th 2021. Within these two weeks, teams may arrange any mutually suitable time to play their match. By exception, with agreement of the organiser (Mike O'Donnell) matches can be arranged outside the normal 2 week window, and a 2 week catch-up period will be built in to the end of the league.

Matches may be played on whatever platform (BCL, BBO or maybe in future RealBridge) that suits both teams best. Team captains should agree that matches are played over 24 or 16 boards on BCL, 24 or 18 on BBO. Appropriate IMPs to VP conversion scales will then be applied to results.

Team entries should state what platform(s) teams prefer to play on (BBO, BCL or both). The draw will then ensure that all early round matches are between teams with the same platform preferences.

Please send entries to Mike O'Donnell, by 10th December.Mike@lizandmike.co.uk.

FARNHAM BRIDGE CLUB DUPLICATE ONLINE PLAY EVERY WED EVENING

We would like to encourage all FBC members, whether BCL experienced or not, to consider joining us.   Play starts promptly at 7:30(Farnham Bridge Club room opens at 7:15) playing 18 boards and finishing at circa 9:45pm. Guests will also be most welcome.  There are just two provisos.   First, new players really must have experience of playing on BCL before they join us.   Second, new players should be partnered by an experienced player for their first evening. Playing on a BCL club evening is very simple, as all movements are automated, but the way it works is not always intuitive and it is all too easy for new players to get lost.  To find an experienced partner for your first evening, look at the "club results" and see if there is anyone you have played with in the past and contact them;  failing that contact Gabriel (hearstg@gmail.com) or Mike (Mike@lizandmike.co.ukand we will find a partner for your first evening.

NOTES: Mike has compiled a report with important information for anyone playing in the weekly Farnham Bridge Wednesday Night  Sessions -click here  BCL ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS Oct 2020.pdf for full report covering the following:
1. 
HOW TO ACCESS OUR WEDNESDAY BCL F2F Club session.   2.  WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU FINISH ANY BOARD.,     3.  FARNHAM BRIDGE  - HOW  WE WILL DEAL WITH "SLOW PLAY".

Click here for BCL - STEPS FOR PLAYING IN A BCL COMPETITION.pdf

Mike is the "Host" for this Wednesday evening.  You can contact Mike on 01252-719480, or via email Mike@lizandmike.co.uk   if you are looking for a partner or if you have any ther queries.

We look forward to many enjoyable Farnham Bridge club Wednesday evenings, with growing participation.

CHILDREN IN NEED SIMS

Thanks to all who participated in this enjoyable "virtual sims" event.   The final amount of money raised by  EBU ECATS is £50,110.20 for Children in Need.

 

Results
BCL Club Session
BCL Online
Scorer: Bridge Club Live
BCL Club Session
BCL Online
Scorer: Bridge Club Live
Blue Point Swiss Pairs
(SCBA)
Scorer: IDM / CC
Blue Pointed Event (Swiss Pairs)
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Nicole Cooke
Scorer: Mitch
Blue Pointed Final (Howell)
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Sarah
Scorer: Mitch
Blue Pointed Qualifying Event (Mitchell)
(SCBA)
Online - BBO
Director: Sarah
Scorer: Mitch
Calendar
Wed 2nd Dec 2020
BCL - Erica and Richard Currie Pairs Competition
BCL Online 19:30
Fri 4th Dec 2020
NO BRIDGE
Sun 6th Dec 2020
Erica & Richard Currie Final & Plate
BCL Online 14:15
Mon 7th Dec 2020
Dorin Salver Sims 7th - 11th Dec
(SCBA)
Online - enter via EBU
Wed 9th Dec 2020
BCL Club Session
BCL Online 19:30
Fri 11th Dec 2020
NO BRIDGE