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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 Chris Hall ring 07796 086544 (or by email by clicking on the box below).

Welcome to Reading Bridge Club
Bridge Sessions

Following the recent survey of members, RBC are pleased to announce that the club have restarted Face-to-Face (F2F) sessions on Thursdays at 7:15pm at Jesse Terrace. The online sessions have been moved to Tuesdays at 7pm on BBO.

If you intend playing in any of the sessions, whether F2F or online, please sign up as early as possible by clicking 'Attending' on the relevant calendar entry.

Find a Partner

Find a Partner

There is an option on the website to enable members to let others know that they are looking for a partner.

Please click here for a guide to how to use the option.

Self-alerting on BBO

This is a reminder that when playing in online sessions on BBO that players must self-alert bids that would be announced or alerted when playing face-to-face. Please provide a short system summary to new opponents but remember that the point range of all NT opening bids and rebids must be stated when making the bid, including them in the system summary is not sufficient. All opening 2 bids and all conventional bids must also be self-alerted with an explanation of the bid. 

Doing this avoids confusion and saves time in not having follow up questions. Please remember to self-alert and help to make our sessions run more smoothly.

Results of Member Survey

52 members have completed the member survey as of 11th June. These are the results.

Q1. Would you play F2F or online if the sessions suited you?

  • Only F2F             9
  • Only online        12
  • Either/both         31

Q2. Preferred F2F Session?

  • Monday afternoon           7
  • Monday evening              5
  • Tuesday evening             8
  • Wednesday evening        1
  • Thursday evening          19

Q3a. Preferred online session?

  • Monday evening               4
  • Tuesday evening              7
  • Wednesday evening         2
  • Thursday evening           27

Q3b. Preferred online session if F2F takes place on Thursday evenings?

  • Monday evening             10
  • Tuesday evening            23
  • Wednesday evening         8
Member Survey

***** MEMBER SURVEY *****

Having contacted some of our members who played regularly at the club before the pandemic, but have not played regularly since, the committee think that there is sufficient interest to restart a face-to-face (F2F) session at the club. We would also like to continue an online session for those unable/not yet ready to attend a face-to-face session.

It would be much appreciated if ALL members could complete a short survey which is intended to try and identify the best timings for both the F2F and online sessions for our members. Please complete the survey even if you have already given your views by responding to previous emails.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Reading Bridge Club was held on Thursday 12 May. Minutes of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

The minutes and associated reports can also be accessed from the Information ... Meeting Minutes section of the website.

Online Bridge

So that the level of attendance for online sessions can be anticipated, players are requested to click on (Attending) in the relevant Calendar entry below and enter your name (+BBO Username) and your partner's name (+BBO Username).  

For new pairs please do this by noon the day before you wish to play and add your EBU Numbers.   If you have played before then simply add it by noon on the day. If you later find that you cannot play, please re-submit the form with an appropriate note in the "Name" box.

We usually play 20 boards in ordinary club sessions at a cost of BBO$4 per player and, at the director’s discretion, 24 boards for Sims at a cost of BBO$6 per player. A robot pair will be used when an odd number of pairs have registered to play. Scores when playing the robot pair will not be counted.

Visitors from any Berks & Bucks club are very welcome, as are any players partnering RBC members.

***** WHEN PLAYING ONLINE PLEASE REMEMBER TO SELF-ALERT ALL BIDS THAT WOULD BE ALERTED OR ANNOUNCED IN F2F BRIDGE ******

Results
Online Pairs
Scorer: Mick Green
F2F Pairs
Director: David Barnes
Scorer: David Barnes
F2F Pairs
Director: Pat Dowdeswell
Scorer: Pat Dowdeswell
F2F Pairs
Director: Mike Ribbins
Scorer: Simon Fixter
Online Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Scorer: Mick Green
F2F Pairs
Director: Peter Hawkes
Online Pairs
Director: Pat Dowdeswell
Scorer: Pat Dowdeswell
F2F Pairs
Director: David Barnes
Online Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Scorer: Mick Green
F2F Pairs
Director: Gill Smith
Online Pairs
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Online Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Scorer: Mick Green
Online Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Scorer: Mick Green
Online Pairs
Director: Mick Green
Scorer: Mick Green
Online Pairs
Director: Pete Bamford
Scorer: Pete Bamford
Calendar
Thu 11th Aug 2022
F2F Pairs
19:15
Director: Gill Smith
(Attending)
Tue 16th Aug 2022
Online Pairs
BBO 19:00
(Attending)
Thu 18th Aug 2022
F2F Pairs
19:15
Director: Mike O'Neill
(Attending)
Tue 23rd Aug 2022
Online Pairs
BBO 19:00
(Attending)
Thu 25th Aug 2022
F2F Pairs
19:15
(Attending)
Tue 30th Aug 2022
Online Pairs
BBO 19:00
(Attending)