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  Christmas Message from Andy

Wishing all club members and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Once again we are all doing the best we can to get through the festive period with Covid lurking in the background. Let us hope that 2022 sees a resurgence in the Bridge playing community and especially at the Scunthorpe Bridge Club. It has been a tough couple of years, but I can certainly see a light at the end of the tunnel getting brighter and brighter with the passage of time. I hope you are all looking forward to playing bridge at the club in 2022 as much as I am. Andy

Last updated : 25th Dec 2021 12:32 GMT
  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
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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 6:15 pm on club evenings.

 

The legal requirement for everyone to wear face coverings at the Club will terminate on Thursday 27th January. Thereafter, the wearing of facemasks is recommended, but is discretionary.

 

IF ANY PLAYER CATCHES COVID, PLEASE ADVISE THE WEBMASTER AND THE SECRETARY
OTHER MEMBERS CAN THEN BE WARNED

Glynn Elwick tested positive on 25/01/22 - last played at club 24/01/22
Jackie Walker tested positive on 27/01/22 - last played at club 26/01/22

Last updated : 27th Jan 2022 15:06 GMT
NEXT EVENT
      CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS (VIC LLEWELLYN TROPHY)

Wednesdays 16th & 23rd February

Table Money £3.00 each

Last updated : 10th Jan 2022 23:07 GMT
THE SUNDAY TROPHY 1:30pm

Heat 2 of the Sunday Trophy is on the 6th February, start 1:30pm. Even if you missed Heat 1 you can still come along and have friendly game of Bridge. It is ideally suited for bridge players of all levels. You can experience a competition without feeling any of the stress!!! Marvellous'. Andy

Last updated : 22nd Jan 2022 12:07 GMT
CLUB RE-OPENING

Club Re-opening

Face-to-Face Sessions at Sunningdale Road

Mondays: 19:00 Duplicate Sessions
Mondays: 19:00 Social Bridge in the Training Room
Tuesdays: 13:30 Social Duplicate (No Masterpoints or NGS)
Wednesdays: 19:00 Stratified Duplicate Sessions
Thursdays: 19:15 Improvers Duplicate (No Masterpoints or NGS)
Fridays: 19:00 Stratified Duplicate Sessions
Table money £3

Friday Afternoon Sessions have been suspended until further notice 

On-Line Realbridge Sessions

Tuesdays: 19:00 Duplicate Sessions
Table Money £2

COVID RISK REQUIREMENTS MUST BE OBSERVED

 

Last updated : 18th Jan 2022 22:17 GMT
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.

FORM
Last updated : 28th Sep 2021 12:03 BST
REALBRIDGE WEEKLY SESSIONS
REALBRIDGE WEEKLY SESSIONS

REALBRIDGE duplicate sessions are offered on Tuesdays 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. Access the Realbridge web site HERE

Last updated : 6th Nov 2021 21:47 GMT
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
Results
Thursday Improvers
Director: Malcolm Broughton
Wednesday Stratified Pairs
Director: RoyBrixton
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Roy Brixton
Calendar
Fri 28th January 2022
Friday Stratified Pairs
Sun 30th January 2022
LCBA Bainton Trophy Semi-Final
Mon 31st January 2022
Monday Pairs
 
 
  Autumn Teams

The Autumn Teams competition for the George Marshall Trophy was held over two Wednesdays, 15th & 22nd December. The Honours go to the Team of Roy Brixton, Andy Lewis, Jane Brown & Malcolm Broughton on 38 VP.

Last updated : 24th Dec 2021 08:30 GMT
  Mixed Pairs

The honours go to Brigid Hughes & Roy Brixton, the highest ranked mixed pair and overall winners. This is only the second time this event has been held, and it is Brigid's second win!

Last updated : 8th Dec 2021 08:22 GMT
  Autumn Pivot Teams

The Autumn Pivot Teams for the R J Mitchell Trophy was held over two Mondays, 22nd & 29th November. The Honours go to the Team of Roy Brixton, David Hall, Andy Lewis & Megan Williams on 154 VP, followed closely by the Team of Glynn Elwick, Keith Stewart, Mike Llewellyn & Phillip Harland on 145 VP.

Last updated : 4th Dec 2021 17:01 GMT
  Bainton Trophy Heats

The following pairs have qualified to enter the Bainton Trophy semi-final at Dunholme on 30th January 2022.

Stuart Watson & Lawrence Chapman
Trish Herring & Roy Brixton
Margaret McLeod & Andrew Lewis
David Raddish & Nettie Smith
Bill Burrows & Bob Atkin
Bill Brocklesby & Val Threadgould
Glynn Elwick & Peter Stackhouse
John Clark & Chris Taylor
Jennifer Selby & Gloria Spencer
Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams
Maurice Lynn & Jennifer Knowler

Last updated : 4th Dec 2021 17:02 GMT
  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 : 4th Dec 2021 17:03 GMT
  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.

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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