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Contacting the Club

The club now has a mobile phone. The number is 07761 257256. This is switched on only during normal weekly sessions or matches. To contact the secretary John Greenhalgh ring 07970 903 163 (or by email by clicking on the box below).

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Summer Competition Winners - March 2019 to August 2019

The winners of the 2019 summer cup competitions are below: 

 

Tuesday Competitions

Brown Cup 

1. Mike Perkins      60.47%

2. Peter Jackson   60.45%

3. Tony Parkinson   58.68%

Laycock Cup (Handicap)

1. Joyce Baldock    50.01%%

2. Pat Dowdeswell   48.39%

3. John Greenhalgh     48.14%

 

Thursday Competitions

Boucher Cup 

1. Oliver Dillon    59.20%

2. Ann Ellis      57.03%

3. Martyn Jordan    56.32%

Bilbey Cup (Handicap)

1. Oliver Dillon  56.89%

2. Avril Catto    55.37%

3. Monique Illingworth    55.01%

 

Congratulations to the winners and to Oliver on doing the Thursday Double

Last updated : 4th Sep 2019 12:55 BST

Founders & Cocktail Pairs  

On Thursday 21st June the clubs Open and Mixed Pair competitions were held. 15 pairs competed for the Founders (Mixed) and Cocktail (Open) Trophies. 

Mel Thomas and Martina Zwieflhofer (Right) won the Founders Trophy with a score of 58.56%. They were 2nd behind Mike Perkins and Peter Jackson (Left) who won the Cocktail Pairs. 

Congratulations to both pairs.  

Last updated : 26th Jun 2019 09:41 BST

Perkins, Greenhalgh Rees and Cooper Win the Bridge Plus Cup

The Bridge Plus Cup was held on Tuesday 12th June with 4 teams taking part. The winner were Mike, John Tim and Chris with a winning score of +34 imps from the team of Mike Wenble, Jim Chapman, James Bond and Peter Jackson on +4 imps.

This was the 7th time Mike has won the Bridge plus cup moving him into =2nd on the winners list behind T. Rees (9) (S.Johnston is also on 7 wins).

Congratulation to the winning team.
 

Last updated : 26th Jun 2019 09:41 BST

Richardson Team Wins the Reading Spirit Teams of 4

5 teams contested the Reading Spirit Teams of 4 event on the 8th May. The Handicap teams of 4 event is an "all play all" teams event where your team is given a handicap based on the grading of the players in your team. An A team player will receive no handicap, a B team player will receive a handicap of +5, a regular Tuesday player will receive a handicap of +8 and all other players will receive +10. (i.e. if you had 4 B team players in your team you would start on +20 imps).

After playing 6 boards against each team the winners by 6 impd were the team of Mark Richardson, Jennie Griffiths, Iain Mackenzie & Roger Burkeman with a score of +31 (-4 on the night and a handicap of +35). 

The team of Jim Chapman, Jonny Richards & Pat Dowdeswell & Chris Hall were second on +25 (+15 on the night and a handicap of +10).

Congratulations to the winning team! 

Last updated : 19th May 2019 16:28 BST

Annual Berks vs Bucks Match

Bucks retained the Philip Thornton Shield in the annual Berks v Bucks match played on 20th March - winning 2 out of the 3 matches. The Bucks A-team won their match by 70v33 IMPs; the Bucks B-team won by 54v37 IMPs and the Berks C-team won by 56v43 IMPs.

The RBC representatives were:

A Team          

Mike Perkins & Peter Jackson

Jonny Richards & Mike Ribbins

David & Janet Barnes

Ian Reissmann & John Howard

James Chapman & John Greenhalgh

B team

Mick Green & Gordon Maxwell        

George Jeronimidis & Cyril Berkeley

Ilan Sirkis

C Team    

Sam Botfield & Martyn Jordan

Roger Burkeman & Clair Sirkis

Carey & Dianne Sayer

Mike Nunn & Gary Stevens

John Tattersall & Doug Baker

Congratulations to all those who took part.

Last updated : 21st Apr 2019 11:32 BST

RBC Pair Win County Pairs Championship Final

The County pairs final took place on the 3rd February. Roger Donato & Peter Hawkes were the winners of the Rex Avery Trophy with 59.52%, 4% clear of 2nd place. Congratulations to both Roger and Peter.

 

Last updated : 21st Apr 2019 11:32 BST

Winter Competition Winners - September 2018 to February 2019

The winners of the 2018 Winter cup competitions are below.

 

Tuesday Competitions

 

Brown Cup 

1. Peter Jackson     62.16%

2. Tony Parkinson     59.58%

3. David Barnes        58.97%

 

Laycock Cup (Handicap)

1. David Barnes       54.38%

2. Janet Barnes         52.53%

3. Roger Burkerman  51.35%

 

Thursday Competitions

 

Boucher Cup 

1. Roger Burkeman   60.44%

2. Sam Botfield           60.16%

3. Christine Sanders   59.63%

 

Bilbey Cup (Handicap)

1. Roger Burkeman    57.14%

2. Jackie Paxford         56.61%

3. Linsey Joyce            56.23%

If you want to see how you did in these competitions then head over to the Competition Archive Section of the website.

Last updated : 11th Mar 2019 16:51 GMT

"Mixed" Success at Berks and Bucks Teams

 

The Mixed Swiss teams took place in Windsor on the 2nd December for the Carole Mueller Trophy

Janet & David Barnes, Mike Ribbins & Jonny Richards were clear winners 19vps ahead of the runners-up, Carole & Herb Mueller, David Perkins & Phil Thornton.

 

Congratulations to Janet, David, Mike & Jonny!

Last updated : 19th Jan 2019 20:39 GMT

2018 Presidents & Francis Cup Winners

The Presidents and Francis cups concluded at the end over November. These are the prestigious yearlong Individual & Pairs competitions. This year Peter Jackson has managed the double winner both competitions. 

Presidents Cup

Peter Jackson - 58.12%

Mike Perkins - 55.55%

David Barnes - 53.47% 

 

Francis Cup

Mike Perkins & Peter Jackson - 57.89%

Mike Perkins & Peter Hawkes - 55.79%

Mike Ribbins & Pat Dowdswell - 53.82%

 

Congratulation to Peter and to Mike. Next Year the competitions rules changes slightly to include every Tuesday in these competitions. See the competition page for details.   

 

Last updated : 19th Jan 2019 20:39 GMT

Success at Seniors Congress for RBC

The Seniors Congress took place in Gloucester this weekend (2nd-4th November) with Reading Bridge Club well represented.

The weekend kicked off on Friday with a qualifier and semi-final for the pairs championship. The qualifier was won by Mike Ribbins & Pat Dowdeswell  with 65.61%, with David & Janet Barnes 6th on 56.47% and Ian Mackinder & Bob Dowdeswell 11th on 54.51%. All 3 qualified for the main Semi Final. Their fine form continued in the Semi Final with Ian & Bob 6th, Mike & Pat 7th and David & Janet 13th, all qualifying for the final on the Saturday. In the Final Mike & Pat came out on top of the RBC trio finishing 3rd on 53.22%, David & Janet were =9th and Ian & Bob 14th

Alongside the final there was a Swiss Pairs event. Mike Wemble & Peter Hawkes finished =8th out of 57, with James Bond and his partner also in the top 20 in =12th.

On the Sunday the event moved onto its Swiss teams competition. Once again it was our Pairs finalists that shone. David & Janet Barnes teamed up with "the Wennells" from North Wales to finish 2nd (93vps) behind the runway winners (122vps) and Mike & & Pat, Ian & Bob teamed up to finish =8th (78vps). 

Last updated : 19th Jan 2019 20:39 GMT

RBC Tuesday Comes to Thursday 11th Oct 2018

 

14 and a half teams took part in the biannual Tuesday comes to Thursday event. 

Congratulations to the prize winners:

1. Simon Fixter, John Bradbury, Chris Hall and Peter Hawkes +42 IMPs

2. Peter Jackson, Janet Barnes, Sam Botfield & Pam Hanson +24 IMPs

3. Paul Fanning, Avril Catto, David Barnes & Roger Donato    +16 IMPs

 

Spot Prize (+0 imps) - Peter Bamfrod & Jackie Paxford 

 

Also a BIG thank you to Janet Barnes for Organising this event!

Last updated : 6th Nov 2018 13:20 GMT

Summer Competition Winners - March 2018 to August 2018

The winners of the 2018 summer cup competitions are below. There were some incredibly close events over the six months: 

Tuesday Competitions

 

Brown Cup 

1. Mike Ribbins      59.89%

2. Pat Dowdeswell   59.41%

3. Jonny Richards   59.22%

 

Laycock Cup (Handicap)

1. Keith Goswell    51.91%%

2. Jonny Richards   51.64%

3. Cyril Berkeley     51.02%

 

Thursday Competitions

 

Boucher Cup 

1. Nigel Cooper    59.66%

2. Sam Botfield      58.58%

3. Ann Ellis            58.04%

 

Bilbey Cup (Handicap)

1. David Salmon       55.81%

2. Dale Thomas         55.33%

3. Sue Mullally          54.36%

 

If you want to see how you did in these competitions then head over to the Competition Archive Section of the website.

Last updated : 7th Sep 2018 12:10 BST

In order that the level of attendance on Tuesdays can be anticipated, players intending to play on a particular Tuesday are requested to click on "Attending" in the relevant Calendar entry below and enter their name and their partner's name.     (If you later find that you cannot play, please re-submit the form with an appropriate note in the "Name" box.)

Results
Berks & Bucks Sims
Director: Martyn
Scorer: Simon
Berks & Bucks Sims
Director: Mike Ribbins
Thursday Pairs
Director: Nick Higham
Scorer: Simon
Tuesday Pairs
Director: mike perkins
Thursday Pairs
Director: Gill Smith
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Mike Perkins
Thursday Pairs
Director: Ken Jones
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Peter Hawkes
Thursday Pairs
Director: Gill Smith
Reading B vs Reading A
Thursday Pairs
Director: Nick Higham
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Jonny Richards
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Martyn
Scorer: Martyn
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
Director: Jim Chapman
Scorer: Martyn
Thursday Pairs
Director: Ken
Scorer: Simon
Calendar
21st Oct 2019
Chiltern League: Reading A vs Reading B
7.30
22nd Oct 2019
Tuesday Pairs
(Attending)
29th Oct 2019
Tuesday Pairs
(Attending)
30th Oct 2019
Reading B vs. New Amersham A
4th Nov 2019
Reading B vs. Bourne End
5th Nov 2019
Tuesday Pairs
(Attending)
10th Nov 2019
Butler Scored Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick Green
11th Nov 2019
Chiltern League: Reading A vs Newbury B
7.30
12th Nov 2019
Children in Need Sim Pairs
19:15
Visitors welcome
(Attending)
13th Nov 2019
LOF8: READING A versus SLOUGH A
7.30 pm
14th Nov 2019
Children in Need Sim Pairs
1915
Visitors welcome
19th Nov 2019
Tuesday Pairs
(Attending)
24th Nov 2019
Friendly Pairs
(Berks & Bucks)
SBBC 1:30
Director: Don Collier
25th Nov 2019
LOF8: READING A versus THAME
7.30 pm
26th Nov 2019
Tuesday Pairs
(Attending)
3rd Dec 2019
Tuesday Pairs
(Attending)
4th Dec 2019
LOF8: Reading A vs Amersham CC
10th Dec 2019
Tuesday Pairs
15th Dec 2019
Mixed Swiss Teams
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Mick Green