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Need a partner, short term or long, member or visitor...?

Then use one of the available Find a Partner options in the main menu or from within Members Only (login required).

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 24th November

Congratulations to Malcolm & Ron who came first this week with a score of 68%.  And Royston had its biggest attendance for a long while, which is good news.

The top half of the field qualify for the semi-finals of the HBA Championship Pairs which will take place on Sunday 15th January on the RealBridge online platform. The number of qualifiers is rounded up, so the top 7 pairs are eligible to enter for the semi-final, as indicated in the results.

Bridge Reservation System

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

Please note that the reservation system will continue to apply until further notice, so 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 email earlier in the year from John Crosher to the club membership 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), the event may well 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 login to Members Only on the club website, tick the box under PL (for PLaying) within Find a Partner there and click Confirm. 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.

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. Members can email me direct, and non-members via Contact Us.

Calendar
1st December 2022
Thursday Pairs
7.30pm
Director: Malcolm Dean
Scorer: Colin Barnes
  (Reservations)
8th December 2022
Thursday Pairs
7.30pm
Director: Will Parsons
Scorer: Will Parsons
  (Reservations)
Results
HBA Championship Pairs Heat
Director: John Watson
Scorer: Steve Ogilvie
Thursday Pairs
Director: Jules Davidoff
Scorer: Ron Raine