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Welcome to Royston (Herts) Bridge Club
ROYSTON BRIDGE CLUB - Competitive yet Friendly
ROYSTON BRIDGE CLUB - Competitive yet Friendly

Our sparkles like a , has a big and ♠♠♠ of bonhomie, boosted by beverage, biscuits, and banter before bridge begins.

Sessions held every Thursday at 7.30pm at the Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston.

The club has electronic scoring and computer-dealt hands so results and deals are available straight away.

Visitors are always welcome but need to come with a partner. If you are new to the area, use Find a Partner (Public) and the club will make every effort to provide a suitable partner for you.

For further details, see Information and Calendar.

◄ Do you want to learn to play bridge, or improve your play? See Learning Bridge.

We also feature a few interesting hands played at the club recently, see Hand of the Month.

Bridge in May

Thanks to those members who used the club's new system since February to make a reservation for the club games — see the news item below for more details.

The attendance this year has been encouraging under the circumstances, but the reservation system will continue to apply in May and until further notice, so please don't forget to place reservations for future weeks in good time if you intend to play.

Important -- Use Reservations from now on (February 2022)

As the recent email (26th January) from the chairman made clear, it is important that one member of each pair intending to play on a Thursday lets the rest of the club know by making a reservation in the club calendar.  That way all members can see that it's worth turning up on a particular week, and be confident that there'll be a reasonable number of tables to make the trip worthwhile.

Be aware that if there are insufficient reservations for four tables by the Tuesday before the event (ie less than 7 reservations), it will be cancelled. Let's all hope this only happens very occasionally, by turning out to play if possible, and — just as importantly — entering a reservation to confirm your intention, whenever you do intend to play.

If anyone needs a reminder how to make a reservation, just tick the box under PL (for PLaying) in the Member Area on the club website. You can check if your pair has made a reservation for an event by clicking the link marked (Reservations) in the calendar entry for that event.

Note that you may occasionally see (Partner?) as the link instead of (Reservations). This is because "Find a Partner" takes precedence over "Reservations" but the same information is displayed in either case.

If you are unclear how to do any of this, or simply have a comment or query about the reservation system in general, just ask. Someone on the committee will be happy to help. Full documentation on the Bridgewebs reservation mechanism (including a screenprint) can be found by clicking < here > or by going to the Documents menu on the left and clicking Using Reservations to book an event.

Club Bridge Has Resumed September 2021

As Royston members will have heard from the chairman's recent email, the club has now resumed face-to-face club bridge at Coombes Community Centre, every Thursday starting on 16th September.

Full details of the anti-Covid measures that you will find in place at the club were specified in this email. This list can also be found under the Menu item "The Club is Re-opening" towards the top left of the homepage. You should feel able to make a reasonably informed decision on whether resuming face-to-face bridge is right for you, based on this information.

Hope to see many of you there in the coming weeks and months.

Online Bridge #4 6th April 2020
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For those who are interested in playing online bridge on BBO during the lockdown, here's a summary of the various options that are available. ..........

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Online Bridge #3 30th Mar 2020
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A quick reminder about BBO — anyone who wants to play bridge on BBO can do so for free, and it's the preferred platform for EBU tournaments, friendly casual bridge and a lot more. I know that online bridge is not everyone's cup of tea, but if you are thinking of giving it a try, there's plenty of help available.

The Berwick Bridge Club guide and accompanying YouTube videos come strongly recommended for those new to online bridge. ..........

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Online Bridge #2 23rd March 2020
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They say a week’s a long time in politics… well it certainly is in the world of coronavirus and online bridge! Here’s a brief summary for those new to the world of online bridge.

Three main providers of online bridge are BBO, Funbridge and Bridge Club Live. The EBU website has information about playing online with all three of these, in particular BBO which is now hosting four games of duplicate bridge a day for the EBU, seven days a week, at a dollar a time. ..........

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Online Bridge #1 19th March 2020
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Can it only be a few days since the club announced it was to be closed "for the duration"?

Inevitably, almost every other bridge club in Herts has also announced they will be closing. In the meantime, there has been plenty of activity on the online bridge front. ..........

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This is Royston Bridge Club's official website, Dave Simmons is the current web administrator.

Please have a browse through the website. Some pages are only available to Members. To access these pages click on the link to Members Only on the top right of the Home page to login.

Any comments or suggestions for improving the website are welcome. Just email me at dave.simmons4@gmail.com or via Contact Us.

Calendar
19th May 2022
Thursday Pairs
7.30pm
Director: Jules Davidoff
Scorer: Ron Raine
  (Reservations)
26th May 2022
Thursday Pairs
7.30pm
Director: Will Parsons
Scorer: Steve Ogilvie
Results
Thursday Pairs
Director: Jules Davidoff
Scorer: Colin Barnes
Thursday Pairs and AGM
Director: Malcolm Dean
Scorer: Steve Ogilvie