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'Play it again'

Have you yet tried the 'Play it Again' feature available on this website via the Results Pages?  Click on your name in the Rankings List to view your Scorecard. Then in the board list on the right of the screen, select the board of interest and click on 'Play it Again'.  From the comfort of your own home, you can see how you could / should have made that slam!

Player of the Month, September 2019

The Player of the Month for September was Paul MollisonA complete historical record of past winners can be found under the 'Current Ladder Tables' link to the left.

Welcome to Mountnessing BC
Our Club in brief...
Our Club in brief...

We are a friendly medium sized (10-14 tables) bridge club that meets every Thursday evening at Mountnessing Village Hall to play duplicate bridge.  Play starts at 7.30pm and pairs should arrive at 07:15: if you arrive unannounced after 7.25 you may not get a game. The club uses wireless scoring and computer-dealt boards.   Visitors and players with limited experience are always welcome, but note that you do need to have arranged a partner in advance as we do not currently operate a 'host' system.

Last updated : 3rd Mar 2017 09:58 GMT
Results October 3rd

The issues with board 2 have now been resolved and the net match points per pair now agree with values that have been confirmed by Mike Swanson from the EBU.  There was a minor - but very critical - misboard on this board and it has had to be scored as a 'split board'. Deriving the correct scores was only part of the problem - albeit a significant part.  In order to reflect the corrected number of matchpoints a series of 'fines' have been applied to the raw scores. These 'fines' (where negative they are actually a bonus) ensure that the net effect is correct. The top three scores on the board have been scored seperately from the remaining six scores.

Some scores were completely correct at the first attempt, but most have changed up or down by tiny fractions of one percent.

Last updated : 4th Oct 2019 12:34 BST
New Entry in 'The Seventy Club'

There was a new entry into the 'Seventy Club' on September 12th 2019 - Paul Mollison & Simon Moorman with a score of 74.72%

Last updated : 15th Sep 2019 20:17 BST
Summer Ladder Trophies: Final Ranking

The two Summer Ladder Trophies are contested from the beginning of June to the end of August.  The 2019 winners were:

Margaret Curtis Cup (2018 holder: Sue French): Catriona Lovett

Peter Seaton Trophy (2018 holder: Graham Beeton): David Piper

For the full final rankings, please expand the 'Current Ladder Tables' menu to the left..

Last updated : 29th Aug 2019 23:35 BST

It has always been the case that the Club has purchased stocks of single-use cups in bulk. The current stocks are running low, and that situation has led to a renewed discussion within the committee as to whether their use should be continued.

A decision has been reached not to purchase any more plastic cups, but instead to ask members to bring their own ceramic cups / mugs – a practice that is already followed by other clubs and some individual players.

The motives are three-fold:

Convenience: it takes a small amount of time at the start of the evening to set out the the cups and holders, but, worse, it takes much more time to clear away the cups that are often left ‘scattered’ all around the hall at the end of the evening. Additionally, quite often we fill the waste sack in the kitchen with used cups, and we are then expected to take it round to the disposal bin at the back of the hall.

Cost: even buying in bulk, the cost adds up, and those costs increase over time.

The ‘Green Agenda’: in fairness, this is something of a token effort, but ‘every little helps’ as one of the Supermarket chains proclaims

Current stocks of single-use cups have now virtually expired entirely, so please get into the habit of bringing your own with immediate effect. Some members already do so. Please remember to wash your cup and take it home afterwards.

Thanks for your co-operation.


Last updated : 30th Aug 2019 09:44 BST
Find a partner scheme

If you are looking for a partner, you have three basic options:

  • Log in to the Members' Area where you can view current contact details for all members, and you can optionally send email(s) to players of interest to you (see the panel below about 'Accessing the Members' Area if necessary); or
  • Use the on-line partner matching service available through this website (see the panel below about 'Accessing the Members' Area if necessary); the advantage of this method is that your request is posted immediately though the disadvantage is that you may need to wait for other players to see the post; or
  • Send an email to This action will result in an email being sent to potential partners, though there could be a delay as such action triggers a manual process.
Last updated : 13th Feb 2019 09:44 GMT
Accessing the (password protected) Membership Area

If you have not already done so, please click on the 'Membership' menu item, then follow the instructions.  Enter your email address as your 'name' and then press 'Forgotten Password'.  You will then receive an email with a password that will enable you to log into the membership area.  NB You MUST use the email address by which the club recognises you, e.g., the one to which Secretary sends you club-related messages.  Once you have registered on the system in this way, you will be able to log into the membership area, where several services are open to you:

  • You can view the current club membership list, on which you can find your 'Club ID', which serves as your personal 'short-code' for the wireless scoring system. 
  • You can also register that you are seeking a partner.  Note that in the Calendar summary to the right of this pane, if you spot the message Partner? then it means that at least one potential partner is available;  if you spot the message Bookings then it means that at least one partnership has been arranged - but there could be another partner available.  Click on the Partner? or Bookings message to reveal details.
  • You can also access documents that are restricted to club members, such as, the agenda and papers for the Club's AGM
Last updated : 30th Aug 2019 09:53 BST
New to Bridge?

If you want to learn to play Bridge, we have two suggestions:

  • Some of our individual members do offer private learning and development opportunities.  If you are interested, send us a message via the 'Contact Us' link, which is accessible through the left hand menu
  • On the 'Useful Links' page you will find a link to a commercial on-line Bridge Learning experience
Last updated : 30th Aug 2019 09:53 BST
Message for Club Members

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24th October 2019
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Val
31st October 2019
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Audrey
7th November 2019
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Alaric
14th November 2019
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Joan / Graham B
Director: Graham A
Scorer: BridgePals
Director: Alaric
Scorer: BridgePals
Director: Val
Scorer: BridgePals