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  Stuart Knox

On behalf of Scunthorpe Bridge Club Committee and members I would like to express our thanks and great appreciation for everything Stuart Knox has done for the club and its membership over the last 9 years he has been in post as the Club President and for all the hard work and effort he has put into the daily requirements of the club and also for its longer term growth to create a successful and viable club that we can all be proud of.
It is extremely unfortunate that in the past few weeks he has been unfairly criticised by a few members on social media which taken together with personal issues made him assess his future and formed his decision to step down as Club President. He will be a hard act to follow by whoever is elected at the next AGM to the role.
At the Committee meeting held on March 2nd 2021 it was agreed unanimously to support the decision taken previously that Realbridge will become the platform of choice for our on-line club sessions. Therefore NO BBO sessions will be supported or facilitated by the club or made available via the club’s software. Members are obviously free, on an individual basis, to choose BBO sessions provided by BBO as they did previously before club on-line bridge was set up.
Hopefully we will all be back soon playing face-to-face in the club and we as a Committee will try to expedite this happening as future requirements for this are known and can be put in place.
An AGM will then be arranged for 6 weeks after this re-opening date.
Sue Barraclough, Club Secretary.

Last updated : 12th Mar 2021 08:23 GMT
  Use of Mobile Phones and Tablets

Slowly and surely some of us are lurching into the 21st Century, whilst others have been there since 1999. Whether we like it or not mobile technology and social mediocracy(!) have made a massive difference to our lives. However there are some occasions when we should resist the temptations that these media induce. And one of these is whilst playing bridge.

For various reasons (imminent grandchildren is one which springs to mind) you might need to keep your phone on you, but put it on vibrate so that it won’t disturb others in the room (be careful where you position it though – or you could be in for an unexpected surprise!). But please don’t answer it if it vibrates. The caller will leave a message, and if it’s really important you could deal with it out of the playing room, at the end of the round.

Text messages and emails are also (all too) frequently received. They’re not so important that they must be viewed straightaway. Again, if you are sitting out, or if there is a gap at the end of a round, then you could leave the room, check your device, and deal with anything which you consider important enough.

So there is absolutely no excuse for viewing your mobile device at the table, even when you have completed play and you are waiting to move. Indeed the EBU’s White Book, Section 2.8.4, even suggests the penalties which should be imposed if someone is seen to use them. So why not chat to your opponents  – it’s (usually) less rude!

Last updated : 8th Mar 2021 12:15 GMT
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Welcome to Scunthorpe Bridge Club
Welcome to the Home Page for Scunthorpe Bridge Club

 

RE-OPENING MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER

This page provides information on all aspects of the club, including results from previous weeks and details of forthcoming events.

Come and enjoy bridge in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Want to learn the game? Check out our lesson details.

Telephone 01724 845751 after 6:15 pm on club evenings

 

Last updated : 6th Aug 2021 08:20 BST
CLUB RE-OPENING

CLUB RE-OPENING

Club will be re-opening for sessions on and from Mon 13th September. Most Face-to-Face sessions will be as previous on Monday evening (Main Club Room only 7:00pm), Tuesday afternoon (PM Club Social start 1:30pm), Thursday evening (beginners classes and improvers duplicate, Training Room & Main Club Room, start 7:15pm) and Friday evening (EBU stratified 7:00pm).
Wednesday evening (Realbridge On-Line) will continue until 27 October and Face-to-Face (EBU stratified 7:00pm) will re-commence on 3 November. Realbridge On-Line sessions will commence on Tuesday 2 November and continue every Tuesday whilst supported (start 7:00pm).

 Tables in the main room have been reduced down to 11 to give extra space between them. All hard surfaces will be disinfected between sessions. Table cloths and chairs will be sprayed with fabric disinfectant. Hand sanitation is available as previously in all areas with additional bottles at each table, which should be used by all players prior to playing the boards at each table. North only should touch the Bridgemate and move boards to the table and onto other tables and return to Directing area at end of session. All players will be allocated a bidding box which will be marked with their name and that will be used by them at each session they attend, carrying it with them as they move tables. If members prefer they may bring their own boxes with them. Table money will be collected by a person wearing gloves but it would be greatly appreciated and safer if all members could have the correct money available and no change required. For the first few weeks no refreshments will be available and the kitchen/bar not in use – so please bring anything with you that you wish to drink while you are playing and take empty containers home with you. Toilet use will be limited to one at a time in the gents and a maximum of two at a time in the ladies. Members MUST be fully double vaccinated and must NOT attend if they have any covid/cold/flu like symptoms. All members play at their own risk. The wearing of masks and visors is at players own discretion. A Risk Assessment has been completed by the club and is available on the website (main menu - COVID RISK GUIDLINES) and will be on the notice board when the club re-opens.  Further opening for the Monday evening Training Room, Thursday Afternoon Club and Friday afternoon (Social) will be announced after the next committee meeting (14th September)

The Annual General Meeting of the Club is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm.

Last updated : 17th Sep 2021 07:27 BST
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

You will all be aware that digital communication is becoming the norm, particularly as a result of the recent lockdowns. Before lockdown the club communicated with its members mainly by means of hardcopy posted on the club noticeboard, and to a limited extent by news items on this Bridgewebs site. To bring the club more fully into the digital age, the Bridgewebs Member database has been activated and updated.

This will allow the Club to send bulk email messages to its members to advise of forthcoming competitions and other significant events.

To make the best use of the Member facilities, you need to log in to your account. Details are to be found HERE

Those club members who have never provided the EBU or the Club with an email address, or who may have recently changed their email address, will need to provide me with your name (as registered with the EBU) and your email address. You can send by email to Webmaster, or complete the form below.

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REALBRIDGE WEEKLY SESSIONS
REALBRIDGE WEEKLY SESSIONS

REALBRIDGE duplicate sessions are offered on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Links for this session are sent to all who have provided Roy with their email address. Stuart Knox has refurbished two laptop PC's which can be made available on loan to anyone who has equipment too old to handle Realbridge. The table fee is £2.00 per session, which will be collected in arrears by email invoicing. Masterpoints are awarded and NGS grades calculated. Realbridge are continuously upgrading their software. The latest news includes the ability to kibitz vugraph sessions. Access their web site HERE

Last updated : 14th Sep 2021 09:09 BST
LCBA ONLINE BRIDGE
LCBA ONLINE BRIDGE

Don't forget to periodically look at the County website to see what is being planned. Also, if you are interested and wouldn't like to think you're missing out .. why not join their emailing list?
Just a reminder, you can access the county website by the shortcut link by clicking on the County Flag at the top right of this page.

Last updated : 8th Mar 2021 22:54 GMT
LINKS TO SOME BRIDGE WEBSITES
LINKS TO SOME BRIDGE WEBSITES

Want to brush up on your bridge skills? Most are subscription-based but there is some free stuff available. Here are a few online ideas with some links:

Dominic Raynor - Bridge Teacher from Sheffield, with some interesting videos on his YouTube Channel, all of which can be found from his website.

https://www.allthingsbridge.co.uk/

Jack Stocken - Another Bridge teacher from Yorkshire, has a daily podcast - for all abilities.

https://yorkshirebridge.co.uk/jacks-daily-bridgecast/

Andrew Robson - Renowned Teacher, books, lessons and daily videos for all abilities - his website is certainly worth looking at.

http://www.andrewrobson.co.uk/

Bridge Vu - An interactive play site covering all aspects of the game.

http://www.vubridge.fr/FR/UShome.php

Peter Hollands - His YouTube channel is full of interesting content.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOaZnFbFH1OlbhVm25z4rLQ

Paul Mendelson - Bridge Teacher/Author - Online Bridge Lessons

https://www.aceoftrumps.com/

 

Last updated : 29th Apr 2020 17:06 BST
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  LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN

OPEN NIGHT

AT

SCUNTHORPE BRIDGE CLUB

55A SUNNINGDALE ROAD

THURSDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 7.15pm

COME ALONG FOR ‘A FREE TASTE OF BRIDGE’

IF YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT WHY NOT

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

(IN THE COMFORT OF OUR PURPOSE BUILT CLUB)

LESSONS START THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 7.15pm

COURSES FOR COMPLETE

BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

(2 sessions each of 12 LESSONS)

£3 per lesson for Members (£30 for 12 lessons if paid in advance)

£5 per lesson Non Members (£50 for 12 lessons if paid in advance)

Membership Fee £10

*EXPERIENCED FULLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS

*NO PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY

* PARTNERS AVAILABLE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION TELEPHONE

01724 763190 (Before 6pm)

Last updated : 15th Sep 2021 09:54 BST
  VIRTUAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP
VIRTUAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Virtual Teams Championship was held on Realbridge over two Mondays, 10th & 17th May. The Honours go to Team Watson (Stuart Watson, Lawrence Chapman, Stuart Knox & Keiron Barron) on 134 VP, followed not too far behind by Team Brixton (Roy Brixton, David Hall, Andrew Lewis & Megan Williams) on 128 VP. A very enjoyable bridge competition, despite some minor technical issues. 

Last updated : 17th May 2021 22:42 BST
  SUNNINGDALE CUP TEAMS
SUNNINGDALE CUP TEAMS

Seven Teams competed for the Sunningdale Cup on Thursday 1st April, and the honours go to Team Watson (Stuart Watson, Lawrence Chapman, Stuart Knox & David Hall) with 76 VP, closely followed by Team Keast (Susan Keast, William Keast, Ian Barnes & Peter Jackson) with 75 VP. It seems to have been enjoyed by all and I hope to run another similar event soon, perhaps on a Monday.

Last updated : 11th Apr 2021 21:32 BST
  SBC WHATSAPP GROUP
SBC WHATSAPP GROUP

For all smartphone users and Scunthorpe Bridge Club members, we have our own WhatsApp group - The intention is that it's a way of keeping in touch with one another, finding a partner (both online during these times of lockdown or looking further ahead when we're all back at the club) - - as well as arranging online matches (be them friendly or competitive). If you don't have WhatsApp it's easily downloaded from your devices AppStore (it's free). Contact Jane Brown or Roy Brixton to gain access.

Last updated : 12th Mar 2021 08:28 GMT
  TABLE ETIQUETTE HELPFUL GUIDELINES
TABLE ETIQUETTE HELPFUL GUIDELINES
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Authorised Information (AI) is made available to you from the legal calls and legal cards played by your partner (and the opposition) - All other information you receive is Unauthorised Information (UI).

UI can come from partner's comments, gestures, mannerisms, breaks in tempo, hesitations, a question partner asks (or replies to), an alert, or an announcement. ..........

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Last updated : 12th Mar 2021 08:29 GMT
  AVOIDING UI PART 1
AVOIDING UI PART 1
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Avoiding Trouble, Part 1. The best way to deal with Unauthorised Information (UI) is to try and minimise the instances of when it is transmitted. Below are a few points of helpful advice.

Refrain from ..........

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Last updated : 12th Mar 2021 08:29 GMT
  AVOIDING UI PART 2
AVOIDING UI PART 2
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Avoiding Trouble, Part 2. Following on from Part 1. A few more points.

Do not offer explanations, unless asked: Partner makes an unusual call (cue-bid for example) – don't wave your alert ca ..........

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Last updated : 12th Mar 2021 08:29 GMT
  AVOIDING UI PART 3
AVOIDING UI PART 3
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Avoiding Trouble, Part 3. The final instalment of the UI and Table Etiquette series.

In Tempo Care when making limit bids: Generally speaking limit bids shouldn't take that much thought by the virtue that they're 'limited'. Typical limit bids: Opening 1NT or 2NT, showing support of partners opening bids, inviting game over partners 1NT opening. ..........

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Last updated : 26th May 2021 16:12 BST
  NEW PREMISES OPENING NIGHT AUGUST 2009
  • Opening Night a
  • Opening Night b
Last updated : 8th Mar 2021 11:20 GMT