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Ipswich & Kesgrave Bridge Club

Thursday and Monday at 7:00pm

Thursdays: players have a choice; online on BBO or face-to-face in the Ropes Hall, Kesgrave Community Centre, Ipswich. Both sessions start at 7:00pm and although the results are not merged, all participants play the same deals. At Kesgrave we run a cashless system for collecting table money and players are billed for sessions played at the end of each month. Visiting players are welcome and must complete the Visitor Information Form.

Mondays: players in our Relaxed Pairs also have a choice; online on BBO or face-to-face at Kesgrave, both sessions start at 7:00pm. As the same boards are played, participants in both receive follow-up notes on the deals, distributed by email, usually within two days.

Before you play your first online game with us you need to register your details, using the forms, linked from the Online Bridge Club box, right.

If you need a partner, check our Partnership Desk. Non-members can be contacted by emailing Anne for their contact details – before 1:00pm on the day in question if possible.

Any questions, about any format, please let us know, we're here to help.


Rick Hanley

With deep regret, we honour the passing of Rick Hanley. An esteemed bridge player both in the club and at county level. Rick bravely struggled with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) over the last few years but it rarely stopped him from playing bridge – a strong passion. He was a member of IKBC for many years and since lockdown has played in our online game. Michael Sherer, a close friend and one of Rick's bridge partners has written movingly to Rick's passing, highlighting amongst other factors, his skills at the bridge table; read it here, Tribute to Rick Hanley. Our thanks to Michael for his input and our sincere condolences to Rick's family. He will be missed as part our our community.

Bob Kemp kindly sent us a link to the tribute to Rick from Essex University where he was a Professor in the Department of Psychology: https://www.essex.ac.uk/blog/posts/2024/05/24/tribute-to-rick-hanley

Rick's funeral will be held at Colchester Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd July at 10:45 am, followed by refreshments at Wivenhoe House.  To help the family arrange catering it would be helpful to know if you intend to be at Wivenhoe house.  A form is available on the SCBA website - click here


Club Charity Donations 2024

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Donation

We are pleased to announce that as a result of our Spring Chariry Week we are donating £350 to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

As mentioned earlier, a second Charity Week will be held in November and we would very much like to hear members' suggestions of smaller, local charities to support.


Membership for 2023-24

We have recently sent out membership invitations to all those who play at the club. We hope you will join and be part of Ipswich & Kesgrave Bridge Club. To discover more about being a member, see 'Membership' (menu-item, left, near top).


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Deal of the Week

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EBU Changes to Announcements & Regulations 2022 & 2023

Changes from 7th August 2023

Further to the changes made below in 2022, after feedback, several aspects have been revisited.

Principally the changes extend announcements and constrain alerts of doubles. These are hard to summarise without repeating letter and verse of the text and face-to-face players should consult the updated Announcements Summary.

Changes from 1st September 2022

The EBU has made changes to announcements and the rules for strong openings. The new announcements include the following:

  • Responder's transfers into a minor after a 1NT opening.
  • Wide-ranging (but non-forcing) 1NT responses to an opening suit-bid.
  • Two-over-one responses which force to game.
  • Transfer responses to a prepared club.

There is an EBU guide, "Announcements Summary", on what to announce and alert.

There are also new rules on strong and non-strong opening bids, see the first link above or the Blue Book [PDF] for complete information.

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Hintlesham Hall teaching event with Zeb Stocken

Hintlesham Hall teaching event with Zeb Stocken

Hintlesham Hall, Zeb Stocken insertSuffolk Bridge is pleased to announce it will be holding a bridge teaching event at Hintlesham Hall (IP8 3NS, between Ipswich and Hadleigh) on Thursday June 13th. The cost is £40 per person and includes Coffee/Teas upon arrival (10:00am) and a buffet lunch.

Zeb Stocken, a well-known and highly experienced Bridge teacher throughout the UK, is returning to the county and will cover Slam bidding (Jacoby 2NT, Splinters & Control-Showing Cue-Bids) in the morning session. After lunch the topics covered will be Hand Evaluation and the Play at Trick 1. (Upgrading & Downgrading your Hand + making a plan as declarer).

More details can be found on the SCBA website.

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Results
Online Relaxed Pairs
Director: Chris Green
Scorer: Chris Green
Club Relaxed Pairs
Director: Chris
Scorer: Chris
Club Pairs
Director: Bill
Scorer: Bill
Online Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Scorer: Christopher Chambers
Online Relaxed Pairs
Director: Chris Green
Scorer: Chris Green
Club Relaxed Pairs
Director: Chris
Scorer: Chris
Online Pairs
Director: Anne Edwards
Scorer: Christopher Chambers
Club Pairs
Director: Tony
Scorer: Tony
Calendar
20th Jun 2024
Online Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Chambers
20th Jun 2024
Club Pairs
7:00
Director: Bill Bethell
24th Jun 2024
Online Relaxed Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Green
24th Jun 2024
Club Relaxed Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Green
27th Jun 2024
Online Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Chambers
27th Jun 2024
Club Pairs
7:00
Director: Steve Parker
1st Jul 2024
Online Relaxed Pairs Mary Garnham 8
7:00
Director: Chris Green
1st Jul 2024
Club Relaxed Pairs Mary Garnham 8
7:00
Director: Chris Green
4th Jul 2024
Online Pairs
7:00
Director: Julie Milewski
4th Jul 2024
Club Pairs
7:00
Director: Ralph Parish
8th Jul 2024
Online Relaxed Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Green
8th Jul 2024
Club Relaxed Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Green
11th Jul 2024
Online Pairs
7:00
Director: Phillip Edwards
11th Jul 2024
Club Pairs
7:00
Director: Conrad Simons
15th Jul 2024
Online Relaxed Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Green
15th Jul 2024
Club Relaxed Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Green
18th Jul 2024
Online Pairs
7:00
Director: Chris Chambers
18th Jul 2024
Club Pairs
7:00
Director: Steve Parker