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To book your place:  Ring Clive on 07786 054808 or alternatively send an email to clivebernardwood@gmail.com

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Duplicate Pairs Every: SUN, MON & WED's at 7.15pm plus every WEDS at 10.45am ..............ADVANCED/IMPROVER LESSONS every WEDS at 2pm
FOBC Duplicate Pairs
FOBC Duplicate Pairs

There are now FOUR REGULAR FOBC DUPLICATE PAIRS EVENTS taking place on BBO every week as follows:

Sunday at 7.15pm 

                             Monday at 7.15pm now available with 'video chat'

                      Wednesday at 10.45am now available with 'video chat

Wednesday at 7.15pm

Guests & visitors are very welcome to compete. All we need is your BBO username, and EBU No. if you have one, in advance. Which should be emailed to; LCA_1_6_20@yahoo.com

There is an FOBC standby/Host System at all of our Duplicates, therefore you do not need a partner

You can refer to the FOBC Duplicate Section on this website for further details by following this link.... FOBC (DPS)

MONTHLY FOBC MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS
MONTHLY FOBC MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS

Congratulations go to the following FOBC members who have been promoted to a higher rank through the EBU master points scheme:

Jane Wain - has been promoted to the rank of Area Master

Hilda Lowe, Dorothy Wilcock & Helen Gott - have all been promoted to the rank of Local Master

EBU master points can be earned by competing in any of the weekly FOBC duplicate events.

Which are currently held every Sunday, Monday & Wednesday at 7.15pm and Wednesday at 10.45am

If you would like to become a member of the EBU through the FOBC (it is all free of charge), then please contact Elsie Hay via email: LCA_1_6_20@yahoo.com

To learn more about playing in the clubs duplicate events then follow the link below....

HOW TO ENTER FOBC DUPLICATE EVENTS

FOBC PAIRS & TEAMS LEAGUE SCORESHEETS
FOBC PAIRS & TEAMS LEAGUE SCORESHEETS

Pairs League Season 3 (PL3) has now started. This is a free to enter competition for all FOBC members click on this link for further detais.... PL3

 

We now have a dedicated email address for results for Pairs and Team competitions.

Please now send all match results to

results.fobc@gmail.com

Please also use the revised score sheets below.

Please add the competition and division to the subject line in the email (eg Pairs, Division 2 or KO if a knock out match)

SCORE SHEET Pairs (12 Boards).doc

SCORE SHEET Teams of 4 (8 Boards).doc

These score sheets should open on a PC and an iPad.

To edit the score sheet on an iPad, first download the file, then edit it using Pages (free app with all iPads).

Tap on edit, top right of screen. You then need to double tap in a box on the score sheet to get the keyboard to display.

It then needs to be exported in Word format for Sharman to open it.

Click this link for instructions using Screenshots

 

 

INTRODUCING THE FRIENDLY ONLINE BRIDGE CLUB
INTRODUCING THE FRIENDLY ONLINE BRIDGE CLUB

FOBC IS HERE TO STAY

 

Formed by a group of like-minded bridge enthusiasts located in the North West of England during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent 'lockdown', our members have continued to learn, play and enjoy their bridge every day since.

Now with the FOBC membership you too can continue to learn and play bridge whenever and wherever in the world you choose.

FOBC is definitely here to stay as it continues to grow at a much faster rate than the virus ever can and just like the virus itself: The FOBC bridge bug is very contageous: there are mutant formats and: it keeps on spreading and growing!!

So sit back in the comfort of your own surroundings, 'log on' and enjoy the experience.

 

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ADVANCED LESSONS/SEMINARS EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING AT 2PM
ADVANCED LESSONS/SEMINARS EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING AT 2PM

FREE FOBC WEEKLY BRIDGE SEMINAR/LESSON

EVERY WEDNESDAY on ZOOM starting at 2pm

Forthcoming seminars:

Next Seminar is Wednesday 28th September:  Where we start a series of lessons covering DECLARER PLAY

Wednesday 5th October topic: THE DANGER HAND

Can you please inform all your bridge playing friends and associates, that these seminar/lessons are FREE TO ALL including non-members of the club.

ZOOM LINK TO BRIDGE SEMINAR

 

 

We are sad to report the death of Angela Parker (nee Platt) who passed away recently. Angela was always a keen, enthusiastic, friendly and popular player within FOBC and will be sadly missed by all

IMPROVE BY PLAYING WITH AN EXPERT
IMPROVE BY PLAYING WITH AN EXPERT

Elsie Hay aka Des is happy to play with any FOBC member at the Wednesday morning and evening duplicates, for the those players keen to improve their game. This offer also extends to an after the event discussion via Zoom on any/all of the hands played. Just email Des or Elsie stating your preference for the morning or evening slot

Bidding Practice
Bidding Practice

Want to practice your  bidding?

Its easy on BBO!

You can practice with your partner(s) and improve your understanding.

 

The process could not be simpler:

  1. Go to MSN Room  and select 'start Table' 
  2. Select the 'scoring arrow tab' in top L/H corner and alter this to  'Bidding' it's that simple
  3. Next in reserve seats' you can add the name of the players you want to practice 
  4. Then select the opposition as 'pass throughout' which is the 'normal default' or controlled by host - now you are ready to begin by selecting the final Start Table Option
  5. Selecting deal or re-deal after you have done your analysis or finished your discussion after each hand, which is found in the '3 stripes icon' in the top L/H of the table

Click this link for instructions using screenshots

FIND A PARTNER
FIND A PARTNER

Struggling to find a suitable partner; long term; short term; or just for a 1off FOBC event?

Don't worry you are not alone, there are other FOBC members and associates that have the same problem.

 Then why not contact Carol McCue who is always willing to assist?

Carol can be contacted by email on: lcarolmc@gmail.com 

Clive's Bidding Clinic
Clive's Bidding Clinic

Clive's Bidding Clinic is Back!!

Clive will run his Bidding Clinic every:

Thursday 1pm to 5pm

Friday 1pm to 5pm

Saturday Morning

If you want to improve your bidding, then why not book in for a slot and see this aspect of your game develop.

Contact Clive Wood

Free for all FOBC members.

CONTACTS
Useful FOBC Contacts

Clive Wood  - Tournaments and League Secretary. Plus help with finding partners & team-mates and bridge assistance. Email: c.b.wood@hotmail.co.uk & BBO username: clivewood

Elsie Hay - Cheif TD; general information about FOBC and bridge assistance. Email: LCA_1_6_20@yahoo.com  BBO username: LCAofFOBC

Des King - FOBC Teacher and Duplicate Scorer.  Email; kraftykeawyead@hotmail.com & BBO username; desking

Calendar
5th October 2022
Advanced/Improvers Seminar/Lessons FREE to ALL
2pm
5th October 2022
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members - 2
Virtual Clubs EBU 7.15pm
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Elsie
Host: Clive
6th October 2022
Clives Bidding Clinic FREE to members
MSN Games Playing Room 2.00pm
Director: Clive
Host: Clive
Results
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members - 1
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Des King
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members - 2
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Des King
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Des King