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Our new term started on 13th February 2020 and runs to 25th June.  We play on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th (when there is one, e.g. 30th April 2020) Thursdays in the month.

I have again sold all of my  'guaranteed place' season tickets for the new term.  The 'pay on the day' price remains at £5 per person per session but will be significantly reduced once you have played 5 times, less this time due to the shorter term.

Welcome to Radlett U3A Duplicate Bridge Group
Suspension of meetings & Bridge Club Live online playing

Due to the current coronavirus situation and the closure of our normal meeting place for meetings I am sorry to say that there are no sessions now planned for the foreseeable future.

For those of you who would like to continue to play bridge you should look at the EBU Bridge Club Live website see https://www.bridgeclublive.com/ they have a 'drop in drop out' room where you can play groups of 4 hands with other players from around the world.  They have also recently implemented a 'virtual club' feature where we can effectively play against each other but with our usual partners.  I will send an email and update this website with details of this once it is up and running.

RadlettU3A Duplicate Bridge Group
RadlettU3A Duplicate Bridge Group

Welcome to this web site for the Radlett U3A Duplicate Bridge Group.

The Radlett U3A duplicate bridge group continues to play on the same basis, i.e. 2nd and 4th Thursday's in the month.  We normally also play on the 5th Thursday when there is one.  We will also normally continue to use the electronic scoring system, BriAn, we started using in 2015.

We have recently been regularly getting between 10 and 12 (the maximum I can have) tables and for most sessions I have had a waiting list.

Season tickets are only available to Radlett U3A members and all of which have been sold up to end of January 2020 (this was an extension of 3 session due to the surplus we were running).  For other players who just pay on the day the price will remain at £5 per person per session.  Priority will be given to Radlett U3A members but if I have any space after all of those that want a seat have got one I can make seats available to other local U3A members.  For details of how I allocate spaces please see this file https://u3asites.org.uk/files/r/radlett/docs/u3aduplicatebridgegrouphowareplacesallocated190305.pdf on the Radlett U3A website.

You do need to let me know in advance if you want to play so that I can confirm I have the space and arrange the tables and movement.  If an occasional player plays more than 6 times (the equivalent cost of a season ticket) in the term the pay on the day prices will be significantly discounted for any future times they play that term.

If you have any questions please contact me via the website or see me Gary Harding, or Sandra Solomon at the RadlettU3A monthly meeting.

Important Information
Important Information

As we are now often full I need all players to book with me in advance by replying to my eMails or contacting me via the Radlett U3A website. This allows me to plan the movement and to ensure there is space for you..

I have very limited space for members of other local U3A's (Radlett U3A members will always have priority for seats).  If you would like to play with us (space permitting) please get in touch with me as we need to come to a formal agreement with their U3A to allow you to join us.

Data Protection and Privacy

In addition to the overall Data Protection and Privacy Policies of Radlett and District U3A (see www.radlettu3a.org.uk/privacy) there are some specific notices for this group.

As you will be aware I publish the results from our sessions via BridgeWebs, an external service. This means your names appear on that website, together with the dates you played and your scores. The information for the current session is also available during and after it on BrianBridge.Net, the system we use for scoring. If you don’t want your name to appear these sites I can create an anonymous name for you. Please let me know if you NEED me to do this for you.

Note that I am now using the more secure email system that BridgeWebs provides to send out my messages about the group. They are not be allowed to use your email address for any other purpose. If you don’t want me to do this for you again please let me know, though it may mean you will not get future reminders about sessions or the results.

Presentation on Duplicate Bridge

After the session on Thursday 13th September 2018 I gave a presentation about Duplicate Bridge 

The presentation  covered:

  • The card deals and how they are prepared
  • The movements used (including a bit about ‘arrow switches’)
  • How duplicate bridge is scored to compare one pair against the others
  • The impact of the scoring on how you should bid and, if possible, play
  • An introduction to BridgeWebs where you can see the results from a session and a lot of other information

If you would like to have a look at the presentation you can see it here.

The presentation I gave in 2016 is also available on our U3A website under the Bridge - Relaxed Duplicate section - see here 

Next session

As per the main notice there are currently no future sessions planned.  I will update this entry when we can start to play face to face again but you might like to consider the 'Bridge Club Live' online facility mentioned in the main notice.

Results
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding