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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
Nigel Guthrie 1940-2022

We are sad to report that Nigel Guthrie passed away on 29th August. He was a Scottish International player and a long-standing member of Reading Bridge Club and played regularly at the club until he retired and moved back to Scotland in about 2010. He played for the Reading A team in the Berks and Bucks League of 8 and in the B&BCBA Tollemache team. He won many of the club’s Cup competitions over the years, some of them several times, and his name appears in many places on the Honours boards at the club. He also won many B&BCBA competitions about half of which were in partnership with David Barnes.

His funeral will be at 9.30am on Friday 16 September at St Joseph's Church, Tollcross, Glasgow. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you'd like to send flowers they should go to Co-op Funeralcare, 1336-1342 Shettleston Road, Shettleston, G32 7YS.

His family would love to hear your memories of Nigel. Please share them on his website which also has more information about his funeral and ways to watch online, visit his memorial website:

https://nigelguthrie.muchloved.com

Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 6-monthly competitions for the period March 2022 to August 2022.

The Brown Cup was won by Roger Donato with the average of his best 8 scores being 63.03% with John Greenhalgh in second place with an average score of 62.13%.

The Boucher Cup, for players with an NGS grade of less than 55% at the start of the competition, was won by Iain MacKenzie with an average of his best 8 scores being 59.52%. Mel Thomas was second with an average of 57.66%.

The Bilbey Handicap Cup was won by Dianne Browne with Roger Burkeman in second place.

Full results can be seen in the Competitions section of the website.

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.

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
F2F Pairs
Director: David Barnes
Scorer: David Barnes
Reading A v Newbury
F2F Pairs
Director: Peter Hawkes
Scorer: Peter Hawkes
F2F Pairs
Director: David Barnes
Scorer: David Barnes
Online Pairs
Scorer: Pat Dowdeswell
Online Pairs
Scorer: Mick Green
F2F Pairs
Director: Mike O'Neill
Scorer: Mike O'Neill
Online Pairs
Scorer: Pat Dowdeswell
Online Pairs
Scorer: Mick Green
F2F Pairs
Director: David Barnes
Scorer: David Barnes
Calendar
Tue 4th Oct 2022
Online Pairs
BBO 19:00
Director: Pat Dowdeswell
(Attending)
Thu 6th Oct 2022
F2F Pairs
19:15
Director: Mick Green
(Attending)
Tue 11th Oct 2022
Online Pairs
BBO 19:00
Director: Mick Green
(Attending)
Thu 13th Oct 2022
F2F Pairs
19:15
Director: Gill Smith
(Attending)
Tue 18th Oct 2022
Online Pairs
BBO 19:00
Director: Pat Dowdeswell
(Attending)
Thu 20th Oct 2022
F2F Pairs
19:15
Director: Mike Ribbins
(Attending)
Sun 23rd Oct 2022
Berks v Bucks - Phil Thornton Trophy and AGM
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Ian Mitchell
Tue 25th Oct 2022
Online Pairs
BBO 19:00
Director: Mick Green
(Attending)
Thu 27th Oct 2022
F2F Pairs
19:15
Director: Mike Ribbins
(Attending)
Sun 20th Nov 2022
Swiss Pairs - Denys Jenkins Trophy
(Berks & Bucks)
Windsor 1:30
Director: Rob Sassoon
Sun 27th Nov 2022
Friendly Pairs - Tessa Templeton Trophy (1)
(Berks & Bucks)
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: Keith Sheppard
Sun 27th Nov 2022
Friendly Pairs - Tony Boothroyd Plate
(Berks & Bucks)
South Bucks Bridge Club 1:30
Director: Keith Sheppard