Release 2.19o
Membership applications

We have three applications for membership which can be viewed in the members only section. Any comments to Maureen Bradford, Club Secretary  please. This route replaces applications being placed on the Club noticeboard whilst the club itself is not open.

Sad News

Sad to report that another very longstanding member June Manning passed away surrounded by her family  on Wednesday September 2nd.  Her funeral was on 16th September. Click here for more about June June Manning

YCBA on line Teams of Four League

We have entered ten teams into the Autumn League. The next matches are on Sunday 1st November. Click YCBA teams of 4 fixtures to see all the fixtures. The results can be seen on RESULTS and you will need to scroll to on line Yorkshire League. 

Quiz and Challenges

Our latest quiz and bidding challenges can be found by clicking in each link below. Good luck.

Quiz 32

Quiz 32 Answer

Declarer 22

Declarer 22 Answer

Defence 22

Defence 22 answer

I Pad Tutorial for Zoom meetings

Ivan Watling and Louise Elliott have put together a very useful short You Tube video on how to use Zoom with an iPad.

Zoom Tutorial

On line tuition

Mike Collier is currently running a weekly on line bridge tuition session on BBO on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Other Olicana members are welcome to "come along". All free. Search jmcilkley to find the table.

Cow and Calf In Ilkley

Committee Minutes

The latest committee minutes and updated telephone list are now in the Members Only section along with archived minutes too.

Welcome to Olicana Bridge Club
CLUB PREMISES REMAIN CLOSED
CLUB PREMISES  REMAIN CLOSED

ALTHOUGH THE PHYSICAL BRIDGE CLUB REMAINS CLOSED THERE IS MUCH ACTIVITY ON LINE AS DETAILED BELOW AS WELL AS NEW WEEKLY QUIZZES AND BIDDING CHALLENGES ON THE WEBSITE. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND PLEASE STAY SAFE.

NEW ON LINE DUPLICATE PAIRS

We have two NEW on line Duplicate Pairs earning master points. On Monday evenings we now run a Duplicate Pairs on BBO (Bridgebaseonline) starting at 7.15pm. On Friday afternoons we now run a Duplicate Pairs on BCL(Bridgeclublive) starting at 2.15pm. Both events will cost £2.50 per player and will play 18 boards. Detailed instructions on how to play in each event can be downloaded from the links below. Do try and support these new ventures. Members will be invoiced monthly in arrears for each game played.

BCL Olicana Club link

How to play in BCL club room

How to play in BBO club room

Host pair guidance

Bridgeclublive (BCL)

We have a well established individual club area under Bridgeclublive (BCL) which you can access by following this link.

 Bridgeclublive

BCL is an EBU affiliated Club so you can earn master points if you play in certain Tournaments. You need to be a full member of bridgeclublive to participate in club sessions and in various tournaments. The cost is £12 inc VAT per month (there are various other options too) but there are no extra fees outside this. If you have not already registered please register via this BCL registration form  which should offer free membership for 50 days to existing Olicana bridge Club members (as they are also EBU members).

Once you have joined as a full member you can set up a personal profile with your preferred bidding system(s). You should also register as an Olicana member so you need to go to Members then Clubs to click on Olicana. This will enable you to see when other Olicana members are playing. You can also add other Olicana members to your Friends list.

If you are new to on line bridge it is recommended you start in the Social Bridge section to familiarise yourself with on line bridge before moving on to match pointed Pairs and teams of four). BCL has lots of help to get you started see HELP to get started. You may want to try out social bridge with four Olicana members and using "Zoom" to meet virtually. You can also set up a private table in the Social Room see Private Table

To see a step by step guide on playing in the Dropindropout daily  tourney watch this video DIDOVIDEO

To play our BCL teams of four please familiarise yourself with this Teams guidance

Teams 20th October matches

Match 1

Team Wharmby WON v Team Clifford  by 6 IMPS

Team Andrews WON v Team Manx by 18 IMPS 

Team Hopkins LOST v Team Ebbutt by 7 IMPS

Match 2

Team Manx WON v Team Clifford  by 10 IMPS

Team Ebbutt WON v Team Andrews  by 14 IMPS

Team Hopkins WON v Team Wharmby by 18 IMPS

Please email ilkleybridgeclub@gmail.com if you would like to enter a new team for the next Tuesday  by Friday prior to that date.

We also have a regular  dropindropout (DIDO) event every Wednesday. You  can play at any time of the day but you need to play a minimum of 16 boards to qualify for the Olicana leaderboard. Here are the Olicana  results from the DIDO event on Wednesday 14th October.

Bridge Club Live - DIDO Tourney Archived Leader Board for Olicana Bridge Club UK
Dealt 14/10/2020 07:01:00  For 16 or more boards played

The Raw% is the average of the % achieved for each board
The Bds% is the result after including the number of boards played
n/a shows when the score is <=50% or fewer than 16 boards played
Starting 28th Dec 2014: DPs are issued based on the Bds%
See our webpage: Information > Tournaments > DIDO Tourney
Rank Alias Bds% Raw% mps Max mps Bds Bds Played DPs
001 PatriciaW60993 59.77 59.77 435.5 728 16 1-3 11-14 33-36 92-96 69
001 Heather H 59.77 59.77 435.5 728 16 1-3 11-14 33-36 92-96 69
003 LaurenceAnd 59.54 59.54 412 688 16 39-42 52-55 65-68 85-88 65
003 Margaret280 59.54 59.54 412 688 16 39-42 52-55 65-68 85-88 65
005 JohnW24006 58.63 57.72 515.5 890 20 3-6 50-53 68-71 81-87 91 52
005 JAK-OLICANA 58.63 57.72 515.5 890 20 3-6 50-53 68-71 81-87 91 52
007 TonyW85890 56.00 55.37 509.5 920 20 1-4 9-12 26-29 83 86-92 0
007 Scary Steve 56.00 55.37 509.5 920 20 1-4 9-12 26-29 83 86-92 0
009 TishH 51.89 51.89 354 693 16 33-36 43 54 62-67 81-83 87 0
010 LouiseE Olicana n/a 49.11 336 691 16 25-28 33-36 59-64 83 93 0
010 Ivan_at_olicana n/a 49.11 336 691 16 25-28 33-36 59-64 83 93 0
012 NIgel_RicB n/a 45.65 409.5 900 20 10-13 54-57 78-81 88-95 0
012 ShirinB62315 n/a 45.65 409.5 900 20 10-13 54-57 78-81 88-95 0
014 CarolS33016 n/a 37.90 270.5 703 16 57-61 64-66 84-91 0
015 LaurenceR24684 n/a 38.85 466 1206 28 18-21 26-29 38-41 72-74 76-84 87-89 95 0
015 Bob.S n/a 38.85 466 1206 28 18-21 26-29 38-41 72-74 76-84 87-89 95 0
017 SylviaB11509 n/a 29.07 210.5 716 16 4-7 28-31 40-45 47-48 0
018 MollieB n/a 33.48 481 1419 32 4-7 28-31 40-45 47-48 57-61 64-66 84-91 0
 
 
Bridgebaseonline (BBO)

We are now offering a weekly Olicana only Duplicate Pairs event on BBO on Monday evenings at 7.15pm. If you have not already signed up on BBO (it is free to join) please see these helpful guidelines put together by the EBU BBO guide

On line chat abbreviations

There are quite a number of on line chat abbreviations which newcomers to on line bridge might like to know. They include

WPP well played partner. VWPP very well played partner. WPO well played opponents. BRB be right back. TYP/TUP thank you partner. WJO weak jump overcall. BLP/HLP bad/hard luck partner.

Videos for Advanced Players

Thanks to Anthony Taglione for finding these from Czech player MILAN MACURA who was Junior World Champion in 2009. These are free on You Tube and are typically presented five times a week where Milan takes a hand from Funbridge tournaments and works through the bidding and then the declarer play or defence. Challenging. You might also like to look out for the Australian Pete Hollands on You Tube, he has a lot of interesting bridge videos too.

9High Daily EBU competition

There is now a daily EBU competition at 11am for players with an NGS rating of no more than 9. 12 boards, relaxed session, cost $1.50 per player. Follow the link    9high  for more details.

Bernard Magee is a popular bridge teacher (son of Mr Bridge) and initially offered FREE on line livestreamed videos. These are designed for players at all levels. You might like to search on You Tube for his series on the Losing trick count (LTC) covered in episodes 10, 11, 12 and 13.  Episode 10 is for complete newcomers to LTC, episodes 11, 12 and 13 become more advanced. Topic 24 is on teams of four tactics. Well worth a look. From July all new presentations  will be via his new website http://Bernardmageebridge.com  and you will need to subscribe at £13.99 per month.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our SIX new TD's who have successfully passed their final assessments. David Goodman, Jacqui Farrar, Tom Morton and Lindsey Wharmby passed with distinctions and John Cole and John Williams passed. Well done everyone. Hopefully they will get the chance to put their training into practice some time soon!

Calendar
21st October 2020
DIDO on BCL
22nd October 2020
On line Zoom tutorial on BCL followed by supervised play
19.00
23rd October 2020
On line Zoom tutorial on Bridgeclublive followed by supervised play
10.00
23rd October 2020
Duplicate Pairs on BCL
14.15
Results
Duplicate Pairs on BBO
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Duplicate Pairs on BCL
Scorer: Bridge Club Live
Duplicate Pairs on BBO
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Duplicate Pairs on BCL
Scorer: Bridge Club Live
Duplicate Pairs on BBO
Scorer: Oliver Cowan