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 1980ís 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).
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.†
Blue Book and White Book changes
New Blue Book draft version
New White Book draft version
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.
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. That is not to say all alerts/announcements are UI! but they can for example 'wake' you up to an 'error' call.
There isn't a social bridge player alive who hasn't at some time given out some form of UI. There are also those who are blissfully unaware that they are doing so (regularly) presumably confident in the knowledge that they're of honest and fair character.
Creating UI is NOT illegal, but acting upon UI given by partner IS. It is worth stressing that: It is a 'given' that UI is made unintentionally and similarly that it is acted upon likewise.
In the coming weeks, we will be trying to outline perhaps how each of us can improve our etiquette in bite-size simple guidelines.
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. ..........
Management Committee Meetings
AGM October 2021
AGM September 2019