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Fellow Bridge Nuts

If Like me, your missing your regular bridge fix, there are a few links on www.ebu.co.uk to online bridge sites.

One of these is, www.bridgebase.com , and is very easy ( and free) to register on the site.

1) Click on 'Login/Register'

2) Click on 'Become a member (free!)'

3) Create a username

4) Create a memorable password and confirm password

5) Enter Real Name

6) Leave ACBL Number blank

7) Select Skill Level

8) Select Country: 'Great Britain'

9) Click in box 'I agree to the terms of Service'

10) Click on Register.

Once there you can locate other members from the club. I would suggest using the Find a Partner section on our website to post a message detailing what you want to do and when , ie practice, casual game or event. I have posted an example message so that you can see the sort of things you need to list including your username.

If you are new to the site, I wouldn’t jump straight into an event, but go to a practice room with your partner and play against robots or random people, to get used to the process.

1) Click on 'Solitaire'

2) Click on 'Start a Bridge4 game (free)'

The main difference with online bridge is that you alert your own bids rather than partners bids. These explained alerts are communicated to your opps but not to your partner so they can’t be accused of receiving unauthorised communication.

When you are comfortable, try the EBU Matchpointed Pairs competitions. These occur every evening and start at 19:30 and 21:00. These can be entered up to 1 ½ hrs before start time. But you will need to buy some BBO $.

an event consists of 6 x 2 Board rounds and cost $1 (about 75p) to play, so very reasonable. They do attract masterpoints, but do not affect your NGS.

Be aware though that they are strictly timed. Each 2 board round is strictly limited to 14 mins and if you go over the director assigns an average score regardless of how well you were doing.

Happy playing

Paul Wright

Sarum Club Webmaster

 

Welcome to Sarum Bridge Club (Salisbury)
Welcome
Welcome

Sarum Bridge Club provides competitive and friendly duplicate bridge in pleasant surroundings.  It is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association.

Monday evenings are competitive sessions with Master Points awarded. We meet at 1845hrs in readiness for a 1900hrs start.   

Social duplicate bridge takes place on Wednesday evening (except 2nd Wednesday of each month) at 1845hrs and Thursday afternoons at 1445hrs.

We meet in the Reading Room, Stratford Sub Castle, Salisbury, SP1 3LL.  The Reading Room is opposite St Lawrence Church. 

The Reading Room is disabled friendly.

New Members and Visitors are always welcome.  The club has a stewarding system on a Monday and Thursday, which can be viewed on the Website.  If you need a partner it is advisable to check the Website in advance.

For further information about Sarum Bridge Club contact sarumbridge@gmail.com 

News From The Chairman

 Playing Bridge in a Covid World

The last year has certainly seen a seismic change in the way Bridge has been played throughout the world. We at Sarum have joined with many other clubs to take our play on line.

Naturally some members have not wished to play via a screen but we have managed to run two sessions each week for the past year. I feel very strongly that this has enabled members to still feel part of our bridge community and for many of us it helped us through the dark days of lockdown. All those who did dip their toes into the digital waters have now become very familiar with it and genuinely look forward to playing.

Like the rest of the Bridge world, we are uncertain when we will be able to reopen for face to face play. There are many issues to clarify before this can happen with safety being the overriding one, of course. But patience is the name of the game and we live in hope that we will be playing again together before too much longer.

If you are new to the area and are interested in either learning or playing Bridge, then please do contact me or any committee member. Our contact numbers can be found in the Information section of the web site.

My best wishes to you all,

Fiona.    (Chair)

Wiltshire Online Teams - League 1 Winners

Congratulations to Team Hands 

The Team, Sue Hands, Georgie Dalton, Sonia Blandy and Brian Johnson retained their title by winning the Feb-Mar Wiltshire League 1 on 18th March.

Congratulations

Well done to Colin Jones and Danny Miller (former Sarum member) who finished third in the National Life Masters Pairs after 99 Boards of Play

 

Salisbury Bridge Online

Hi All

The Friday 7.15pm Online Game has now been going for over 6 months and continues to attract an average of 10 Pairs which is a good number, but we would love to get that up to 20 pairs to make it even more competitive.

We started the Wednesday 2pm Relaxed Social Game (No masterpoints or NGS) on 23rd September and regularly attrcts over 10 pairs.

 

Hope to see you online soon

Paul Wright

WCBA Online Pairs

Dear Wiltshire Bridge Player

The County will be running a number of events over the coming months.

Boxing Day - Duplicate Pairs at 13.00 

January 3rd - Social Pairs for the Nine and under NGS

January 24th - Championship Pairs qualifier

February 14th - Championship Pairs Final and Plate competition

March 6th -  Green pointed Swiss Pairs

March 7th - Green pointed Swiss Teams

March 28th - Garden Cities

All details on the Wiltshire website. www.bridgewebs.com/wcba

Many thanks - and happy Christmas to you and yours!

Gayle

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact any of the sub-committee:

Gayle Webb                gaylewebb@blueyonder.co.uk           01985 214102 / 07753 958681

Richard Samter           richardsamter@virginmedia.com      01225 834703 / 07974 279153

Stuart Bridge               stuartbridgeuk@yahoo.co.uk             07969 610635

www.wcba.co.uk

Improve Your Declarer Play Online

Hi all,

One useful tool online to help with your Declarer play can be found at www.bridgebase.com

Click on 'Bridge Master'

There are 540 declarer play hands ranging from Beginner to World Class (currently on #280).

Each gives you the bidding (In itself a good learning tool), and then you have to make the contract.

It's effectively teams, so you have to make the contract, overtricks are not important.

If you mess it up or get it wrong, you can redeal often as you want, but if you really can't work it out, click on 'Show Solution' and it will take you through the thought process and play of the cards.

Enjoy

Paul Wright

Sarum Web Administrator

 

 

Information

Any member requiring a partner should advertise their availability by using the "find a partner" option on the left hand menu.   This system will supplement and not replace the Club stewarding system.  There will not be a steward available during January.

 

Best Behaviour at Bridge

A gentle reminder to ensure that every member of our club has an enjoyable evening/afternoon. Even when concentration and pressure take their toll these simple guidelines should be followed:

1.   Greet others in a friendly manner prior to the start of each round.

2.   Be prepared to help new players or players who may not understand bidding sequences you may use.

3.   Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.

4.   Do not criticise either your partner or opponents at the table.

5.   Ensure that you help make the session an enjoyable time for all - enjoy the company as well as the game! 

Club Honours Board 2019/20

Club Champions -    Georgie Dalton and Sonia Blandy

Mixed Pairs -            Pat Ussher and Mike Osullivan

Club Teams -            Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Dave Hale and Paul Wright

Handicap Teams -    Breda and Sid Adcock, Andy Tilling and Alan Burroughs

Handicap Pairs -      Nigel Reid and Jill Carlisle

Mens Pairs -             David Clayton and Sid Adcock

Ladies Pairs -           Sue Hands and Jenny Coates

Results
Online Pairs
Relaxed online
Online Pairs
Relaxed online
Online Pairs
Calendar
Wed 19th May 2021
Relaxed online
Online 2pm
Director: Paul Wri
Fri 21st May 2021
Online Pairs
Online 7.15pm
Director: Paul Wright
Wed 26th May 2021
Relaxed online
Online 2pm
Director: Paul Wri
Fri 28th May 2021
Online Pairs
Online 7.15pm
Director: Paul Wright
Wed 2nd Jun 2021
Relaxed online
Online 2pm
Director: Paul Wri