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  Ken Taylor

It is with sadness that we have to inform you all that long time member Ken Taylor passed away on Thursday 27th October. In the 1980’s he played with Stuart Watson and he was a regular partner of Stuart Knox since 2004. He was always a gentleman at the table and was well liked by all who knew him. Sadly, his poor health took its toll in more recent years. Would friends please meet at Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe on Tuesday 6th December at 11:20am for service and committal. No flowers please, but donations would be gratefully accepted for the NSPCC, c/o Jason Threadgold, Funeral Director, 3 Burringham Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2BA (01724 865865).

Last updated : 27th Nov 2022 18:29 GMT
  Blue Book and White Book

Please note that the EBU will be publishing a new Blue Book and a new White Book, with changes taking effect from 1st September and they will incorporate online regulations that are currently contained in the Sky-Blue Book. You can read draft versions with the proposed changes and the changes document using the links below. Finalised versions of both books will be available to view and download shortly. 

Last updated : 9th Aug 2022 08:56 BST

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 : 28th Jun 2022 22:49 BST
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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 : 28th Jun 2022 22:50 BST
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Welcome to Scunthorpe Bridge Club
Welcome to the Home Page for Scunthorpe Bridge Club

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 6:30 pm on club evenings.

Last updated : 13th Aug 2022 22:43 BST

LCBA (County) SIM PAIRS - Monday 12th December

Autumn Teams (George Marshall Trophy) - Wednesday 14th & 21st December

Table Money £3.00

Last updated : 3rd Dec 2022 17:22 GMT

Heat 12 of the Sunday Trophy is on the 11th December, start 1:30pm. Table Money £5.00. Please see Notice Board. This is a special event to celebrate Christmas.

Last updated : 29th Nov 2022 09:24 GMT

Click on this link to see the flyer for our Bridge Holiday 2023

Last updated : 19th Nov 2022 09:22 GMT

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.

Last updated : 28th Sep 2021 12:03 BST

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 : 10th Feb 2022 07:49 GMT

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.

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

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

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

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

Paul Mendelson - Bridge Teacher/Author - Online Bridge Lessons


Last updated : 29th Apr 2020 17:06 BST
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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.

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Last updated : 1st Nov 2022 16:54 GMT
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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 card and the ..........

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Last updated : 1st Nov 2022 16:55 GMT
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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 : 1st Nov 2022 16:55 GMT
Friday PM Club
Autumn Pivot Teams
Director: Roy Brixton
Thursday Improvers
Mon 5th December 2022
Monday Pairs
Tue 6th December 2022
Tuesday PM Club
Wed 7th December 2022
Wednesday Stratified Pairs
  RJ Mitchell Trophy (Autumn Pivot Teams)

The Autumn Pivot Teams was held on two Fridays, 25th November & 2nd December. A tightly fought contest between five teams. The honours go to Malcolm Broughton, Brigid Hughes, Roy Brixton, Jane Brown & David Hall with 52 VPs, closely followed by Mike Llewellyn, Megan Williams, Andy Lewis & Louise Lewis with 49 Vps.

Last updated : 3rd Dec 2022 17:21 GMT
  Autumn Pairs Championship

The Autumn Pairs Championship was played on Wednesday 26th October. Winners were Shirley Terry & Val Croissant. Well Done! It is not our best attended session day, and only 7 pairs participated. We hope to do better in future events.

Last updated : 30th Oct 2022 08:58 GMT
  County SIM Pairs

The first "Real" County SIM Pairs was held on Monday 26th September. Six affiliated Lincolnshire Clubs participated and 72 pairs played. Third overall were Phillip Harland & Sue Barraclough. Well Done!

Last updated : 28th Sep 2022 08:50 BST
  National Handicap Pairs

Well Done Stephen Button and Peter Adams, who came 2nd nationally after the handicaps have been applied to a field of 389 players!

This Sunday afternoon event was a great success enjoyed by all who participated at the Scunthorpe venue. Phillip Harland & Andy Lewis came out top N/S and William Milligan & Steve Mulligan (visitors from Nottingham) came out top E/W. Well done both pairs. Our thanks to Glynn Elwick as a spotless director and to Andrew Lewis for his excellent organisation of the event and being Master of Ceremonies.

Last updated : 26th Sep 2022 12:47 BST
  Freeman Trophy

Four teams consisting of four seeded pairs and four randomly chosen unseeded pairs fought a good fight on Wednesday 17th August. The honours go to Phillip Harland, Susan Barraclough, John Walker and Bill Barker. Well Done!

Last updated : 18th Aug 2022 23:05 BST
  Poutney Teams

       The Poutney Teams competition was held over two Mondays, 10th & 27th June. The Honours go to the Team of Roy Brixton, David Hall, Jane Brown & Malcolm Broughton on 99 VP. A tightly played set of eight teams!

Last updated : 7th Jul 2022 18:36 BST
  Individual Championship

A fun afternoon for the 12 players who had signed up for the Individual Championship. Bill Barker finished well in the lead. Well Done Bill!

Last updated : 28th Jun 2022 09:19 BST
  Championship Pairs

Due to a shortage of players, the Championship Pairs this year were the Pair achieving the best average score from the week 1 and week 2 sessions. David Hall & Roy Brixton took the honours by the merest fraction of a percentage point from Jane Brown & Malcolm Broughton.

Last updated : 5th Apr 2022 08:05 BST
  Championship Pivot Teams

The Championship Pivot Teams competition was held over two Fridays, 4th & 11th March. The Honours go to the Team of Tony Jubber, Peter Singleton, Mike Llewellyn & Bill Barker on 71 VP. Well Done!

Last updated : 12th Mar 2022 09:43 GMT
  Championship Teams

The Championship Teams competition for the Vic Llewellyn Trophy was held over two Wednesdays, 16th & 23rd February. The Honours go to the Team of Roy Brixton, Peter Singleton, Brigid Hughes, Jane Brown & Malcolm Broughton on 68 VP. A convincing win for both weeks!

Last updated : 24th Feb 2022 08:17 GMT

The following pairs have qualified for the Bainton Trophy semi-final to be held at Dunholme on 15th January 2023:

David Hall & Roy Brixton
Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams
Bill Burrows & Bob Atkin
David Raddish & Nettie Smith
Margaret McLeod & Andrew Lewis
Susan Keast & Bill Keast
Alan Davies & Brigid Hughes
Andrew Lewis & Megan Williams
Roy Brixton & Brigid Hughes
Roger Harrison & Bob Atkin
Margaret McLeod & David Raddish
Shirley Terry & Valerie Croissant

Mike Llewellyn & Tony Jubber
Andrew Lewis & Louise Lewis
David Raddish & Peter Singleton
Roy Brixton & Malcolm Broughton


Last updated : 30th Nov 2022 11:58 GMT