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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!

Welcome to Mountnessing BC
PLASTIC CUPS AT MOUNTNESSING

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 will expire in about three weeks from now, 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 : 18th Jul 2019 17:18 BST
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 July 4th

Apologies for the late posting of the results.  This delay has been caused by a mis-board on board 11.  The board has been scored as a split board, with 4 scores in each half - one half being tables 7, 6, 5, and 4, the other half being tables 3, 2, 1 and 8, for which the North and East hands had been inter-changed.  Resolution of the problem has consumed a lot of extra time, especially by the Director, but also by the scorer. The calculation has had to be carried out manually, following a formula set out by the EBU.

LESSONS TO BE LEARNT:

  1. if the scoring device produces a message to the effect that the lead card or Declarer may be incorrect, please do not ignore it as it may mean that there has been a misboard.
  2. always leave the board in play in the centre of the table and after the play please ensure that all four hands are returned to their correct pocket.

Thanks

Last updated : 8th Jul 2019 21:59 BST
Scam prevention measure - Committee List

The Mountnessing Bridge Club website is based on the Bridgewebs facility - an approach that has been adopted by the vast majority of Clubs nationally.  Unfortunately, scammers have spotted an opportunity whereby they masquerade as one committee member and attempt to get a second committee member to authorise a fraudulent payment from Club funds.  We wish to assure all members that the committee is 'on the ball' and that no such payments have ever been made by this Club. However, we have been the target of an attempted fraud.

To make life a bit more difficult for would-be scammers, the 'Committee' page on this website is now set as 'Members only', so to access it you will be asked for your Members' Area username (typically your email address) and your personalised password.  If you have not already registered for access to the Members' area, please follow the instructions that you will be given when you try to access a "members only" page.

Last updated : 12th Jun 2019 10:21 BST
Player of the Month, June 2019

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

Last updated : 28th Jun 2019 09:17 BST
Message for Club Members

Please add members@bridgewebsemail.com to your email address book to ensure receipt of any messages sent to you from this website

Last updated : 21st Jun 2019 10:23 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 mountCM15@gmail.com. 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 : 13th Feb 2019 09:45 GMT
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
Calendar
18th July 2019
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Alaric
25th July 2019
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Joan / Graham B
1st August 2019
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Val
8th August 2019
Pairs
7.15 for 7.30
Director: Graham A
Results
Kidney Research Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Val
Scorer: BridgePals
Pairs
Director: Audrey
Scorer: BridgePals
Pairs
Director: Joan / Graham B
Scorer: BridgePals