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Play it again feature

Have you tried the play it again feature?  It's been there a while but some people don't know about it

Look in the Results section.  Go to the results for a particular date and click on one of the pairs.  You can now select the hand and the results you're interested in.  Below the hand record, you'll see the play it again button.  If you click on that it may initially give you an option of which programme to use.  It doesn't matter which you choose, you can change it later.  I suggest the BSOL option.  You'll now see the hand with the how many tricks can be made in the different denominations by each position.  Select the denomination and declarer and click play.  You can then go through the play of the hand.  For the hand due to play the optimum cards to play are shown in green and cards which will reduce the number of tricks that side can take are shown in yellow (colours may vary with programme).  Of course it always knows when to drop singleton Kings and which way to take a 2-way finesse.

Competition Archive (1957 to date)

The Competition Archive now has a link to all the winners of Ripley Bridge Club Competitions from 1957 to date.

If you spot any errors, please let the secretary know.

Welcome to Ripley Bridge Club
Ripley Virtual Club - July 20th EBU Sim Pairs

The commentary for the Sims pairs hands can be found at
https://www.ebu.co.uk/sims/results/000378/display/commentary/commentary.pdf

The overall results can be found at
https://www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs/000378

The highest placed Ripley pair, at 18th, were Janet Hobbs and David Lashley

Well done both

Last updated : 23rd Jul 2020 19:05 BST
CORONAVIRUS

Following the government announcements about “social distancing” and other measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, I am sad to say that we have cancelled all Ripley Bridge Club sessions until further notice.  This includes the sessions at Ripley, Pentrich and Riddings.  The committee will monitor progress and I will announce on the web site as soon as we know we can re-start.

There will be NO f2f Bridge TFN

The following link gives the current EBU advice, whcih is against re-starting face-to-face bridge at theis time

https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3834

I encourage all members to support and contact friends in the bridge club throughout this difficult time.  I wish you all good health.  This might be the time to read a bridge book or two!

Best Wishes

Alan Kenny
Chairman
Ripley Bridge Club

Last updated : 17th Jul 2020 11:05 BST
Ripley Bridge club Virtual Club on BBO

If you would like to play in our Monday night on-line bridge and haven't signed up with us already, please e-mail me you name, EBU number and BBO nick-name.  If you don't know how to sign up to BBO let me know and I'll send you details. My e-mail address is. 
alankexp@hotmail.com

This coming Monday we are planning on 21 bioards (assuming we get 7 tables).  The table fee is BB$4

Hope to "see" you all on Monday. Please register early for the session as described below.

Regards

Alan

 

Last updated : 27th Jun 2020 14:28 BST
Self Alerting on BBO

Whereas on a normal face-to-face club night, you alert your partners bid, with online bridge you alert your own bids. The way the system works , your partner doesn’t see what you alert

There are some brief comments on self-alerting at the link below

https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/laws-and-ethics/Alerting2020.pdf

It is important that you alert all your bids that need alerting.  So please try to do so.  Generally, there isn’t a problem with over-alerting

Below are some further links to YouTube videos, showing how to alert. I hope these help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNl88Dme7QQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2UFOOVR5P8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5d7dBV1pmk

And Further information from our TD/organiser:

** What calls do you alert?
You should alert any call that would either be alerted or announced in a face to face game.
We use EBU alerting rules, so this includes all NT opening bids, transfers, stayman, penalty doubles of natural suit bids, take-out doubles of NT bids and all 2-level opening bids as well as any obviously conventional calls.
You must do this even if you have uploaded a system card or you have explained your basic system when you joined the table.

Remember you are explaining your agreement about the bid, so for example if you open 1NT, even though you know that you have 15 HCP and no singleton, you would alert it as "15-17, may include a singleton" if that is your agreement, because all your partner knows is that you should have what your agreement says.

When explaining calls, try to explain the meaning rather than give a convention name.  Many people may know Landy, but I have heard three completely different explanations of "Helvic" and two of a "Jacoby 2NT", so saying what the bid means is better than saying what you call it.

Red suit transfers are best alerted as "Hearts" and "Spades". A transfer shows 5+ cards in the next suit up and partner is often expected to bid that suit.
Other bids which show a suit different from the one called may be best described as "shows 4+ Hearts" or something similar.

It may be worth having a document open in another window which contains the explanations of the calls you may make, so you can just copy and paste rather than typing them every time.

It is useful to know that in both explanations and chat, you can include suit symbols by typing an excalmation mark and the suit letter:: !s !h !d and !c.  So a 2H transfer bid would be explained as "!ss"

Last updated : 10th Jun 2020 16:27 BST
Annual Membership Fee 2020-21

Normally we charge an annual membership fee (£5 last year). Due to the current circumstances, for 2020-21 we have decided there will be NO membership fee.

Keep safe

Best wishes

Alan
(Chairman)

Last updated : 12th Jun 2020 11:44 BST
CHARITY Presentation 2019-20

A cheque for £2000 for the DART APPEAL (Linac machine) was presented to Vicky Carey,the Charity Co-ordinator of The Royal Derby Hospital, on Monday, 9th March.

Last updated : 3rd Apr 2020 17:05 BST
REMINDERS

 

BRIDGE WEEKENDS 2021   

Contact Linda 

for any other information: 07967292298

Dates for your diary

  Rendezvous Hotel Skipton 

   16th - 19th April 2021

 

 

Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel

17th - 20th Sept 2021

Hotel is 6 miles from Beverley and 10 miles from Hull.

Both can be reached by bus from the hotel.

 

 

Please add your name to Linda's list or ring for more details.

Last updated : 18th Jun 2020 21:47 BST
IMPROVERS SESSION

The First Improvers sessions held at Swanwick Old School House was a success with 16 attendees.

Gillian had proposed more workshops to be held at Swanwick starting in May but due to the Current escalating coronavirus crisis these will NOT take place.

She is hoping to start again in the Autumn.

 

1. Using and Countering Pre-Emptive Bids

2. Simple Slams

3. Forth Suit Forcing

4. Takeout Doubles

More details can be found at www.bridgewebs.com/mansfieldschool

or Contact Gillian at

gillianrand@hotmail.com

Last updated : 13th Mar 2020 21:13 GMT
Pictures

The picture  shows a Monday evening at St Joseph's church hall.

Pictures
Last updated : 28th Feb 2020 11:45 GMT
BRIDGE CLUB WALK

 

POSTPONED TILL 2020

Watch this space

Last updated : 5th Sep 2019 17:36 BST
Tournament Director's Updates

NEW

Announcing and Alerting summary - see attachment and the following TD's hint from Stuart:- Please take note of the alerts and announcements. THEY MUST BE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY - any delay may lead to the TD being called and consideration of a penalty. In particular, note alerts and announcements for 1NT and 2NT. 

 

Click on Link: 2019 ANNOUNCING AND ALERTING SUMMARY.pdf

 

2017 updates

There are a couple of significant changes to the Blue Book which players should be aware.

The first relates to announcements of short minor openings.

The second is that clarification has been made to alerting "a non-forcing new response".

click here-2017-poster.pdf

 

TD Presentations

Click on Links

CLAIMS AND CONCESSIONS

PENALTY CARDS - DISPOSITION 2017

COMPARABLE BIDS

CHANGES OF CALL

EXPLANTATIONS 20

INSUFFICIENT_BID

PASS OUT OF TURN DIAGRAM LAW 30

LAW 31 - BID OUT OF TURN DIAGRAM

Last updated : 31st Jan 2019 11:05 GMT
CLUB TELEPHONE

The NEW number for the club's telephone is 07598 331842.

This is only available during club sessions.

Last updated : 28th Aug 2018 22:31 BST
Introduction

Ripley Bridge Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and the Derbyshire Contract Bridge Association. We hold 3 sessions of bridge each week, on Monday and Thursday Evenings, and Wednesday mornings.

On Monday evenings we meet at St. Joseph's Church Hall,  94, Butterley Hill,  Ripley DE5 3LW and on the Thursday evening we meet at Riddings Park Community Centre, West Street, Riddings DE55 4EW.

Play starts at 7pm.  Please try and be seated for 6:50 pm.

We suggest less experienced players start with the Thursday evening at Riddings, but are welcome on either evening.

On Wednesday mornings, we meet at Pentrich Village Hall, Main Road, Pentrich DE5 3RE  from 9:45 to 12:30.  This is a Beginner/Improver session of supervised practice, instruction and play held under the direction of Phil Upton, MEBUTA. The session comprises a short introduction to a topic of interest, followed by duplicate on a 'Draw for Partner' basis so singles are welcome.

Last updated : 6th Jan 2018 20:44 GMT
CONGRATULATIONS

CLUB COMPETITIONS 2019/20

JEAN HOUGH 14 NOV 2019

Winners: Rowena Innes & Wilson Howden  61.70

Runners Up: Georgi Kanarev & Alan Edson  58.99

 

JACK FLYNN MIXED PAIRS TROPHY - MONDAY 8TH APRIL 2019

Winners: Ian Kayes & Natasha Romaine  (68.86%)

Runners up: Tim Hanson & Rowena Innes  (59.32%)

HAROLD WESTHEAD COMPETITION 2018-19

1st  David Burns & Tony Foster 

2nd  Janusz Adamowicz & Jeff Calladine

3rd Alastair McCance & Roger Floutier

QED SWISS PAIRS COMPETITION - MONDAY 24 JUNE 2019

Joint Winners: Jeff Calladine & Janusz Adamowicz and Tim Hanson & Stuart Barlow (75vp's)

Runner up: Dorothy & David Knowles (73vp's)

ANDREW PARKIN HANDICAP PAIRS COMPETITION - MONDAY 8 JULY 2019

Winners: John & Kathryn Shaw (59.82%)

Runners up: Betty Gascoyne & Jeremy Miles (59.79%)

CLUB PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - MONDAY 9th & 16th SEPTEMBER 2019

1st:  John Gould & Glyn MacArthur   60.32

2nd:  Richard Horsley & Alan Kenny   60.22

3rd: Andrew Skidmore & Ian Kayes   57.77

CHAIRMAN'S CUP and PLATE WINNERS 2018/2019

John Gould & Glyn MacArthur who are the Cup winners with 62.04

and

Janet Hobbs & Wilson Howden who won the Plate with 57.87

RIDDINGS CUP HANDICAP PAIRS

Winners: Andrew Skidmore/Lyndon Davies

Runners up: Bernard Cullen/Kevin Holmes

SPRING CUP 2019

Winners: Team 12 - Jeff Calladine & Janusz, Rowena Innes & Wilson Howden - +78 Imps

Runners up: Team 1 - David & Dorothy Knowles, Kathryn & John Shaw - +45 Imps

Last updated : 5th Jan 2020 21:26 GMT
Start time

For the evening sessions, please be seated for 6:50 pm. 

This allows time for assigning the host, determining the number of tables and the movement,

setting up the wirless scoring system and making announcements, so that play can commence promptly at 7 pm.

Exclusion from NGS Grading? What action a player takes

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NGS Exemption.pdf

NGS Exemption Form.pdf

RBC 2018 Privacy Policy

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2018 Data Protection Privacy Notice.pdf

Calendar
5th August 2020
Wednesday Morning Improvers
Pentrich
5th August 2020
DCBA on-line duplicate
(DCBA)
Bridge Base Online 7pm
6th August 2020
Duplicate
Riddings 7.00pm
10th August 2020
EMBC Online Bridge
(DCBA)
BBO 6:30pm
10th August 2020
Ripley BC Online Bridge
BBO 7.00pm
12th August 2020
DCBA on-line duplicate
(DCBA)
Bridge Base Online 7pm