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Welcome to Stoke Mandeville Bridge Club
STRAWBERRY BRIDGE TUESDAY 9TH AUGUST

The Mencap fundraising bridge with strawberry tea update.

Strawberry bridge, the new date is the 9th of August.  Same time i.e. 1.30 for a
2 o’clock start, same place i.e. at Long Crendon church house in the High Street. But please could you let us know if you are planning to be there as we do need numbers for catering. Also if you’ve asked a new person to partner you because your original partner is maybe on holiday or can’t make it this time can you Please let us know. We have had one or two people let us know that they could come but partner is away so it’s possible we could suggest a partner for you if you haven’t got one.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the 9th.
Barbara and Krzysia

Krzysiagossage@icloud.com

Banjo44@btinternet.com

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CONGRATULATIONS

 Congratulations to all our members listed below who have attained a promotion in June.

 

Jean Carter  2 Star Master
Sheila Richardson  District Master
 

ONLINE TEAMS

Wednesday 10th August - Sign-up closed.

Information on forthcoming informal Online Teams Sessions will appear here 2-3 days before each event.

We regret that Friday's Teams have been discontinued over the summer due to dwindling interest. We hope to restart in September.

Wednesday's Teams continue as normal.

(If you want to notify members of your own similar event here, please email David Barker)

 

NEED A PARTNER?

 

If you need a partner for regular Monday Pairs, please contact David Barker (click the name).

Let me know whether you want to be contacted by email or phone (provide your phone number if necessary)

Your contact details will be embedded in a hyperlink so it would take a very determined troll or robot to get hold of them.

When you have found a partner, be sure to let me know so that I can remove your name.

We also have a WhatsApp group you can use if you have a smartphone or iPhone. Details from David.

 

 

Hand of the Week 8th August

Only one slam bid (and made) this week, despite many interesting hands. I’m surprised no one found even a small slam on Hand 14 where the computer says the grand is available in clubs or (less likely) hearts although, to be fair, there is an ace missing, albeit covered by a void in the west hand. So to Hand 11 for our solo slam. A tricky one to bid, with a combined 29 points and a difficult choice of opening bid for west. Twenty points but can you open 2NT with 5251 shape or stretch to 2C? Personally, I would open 1S, but then it becomes hard to convince partner how strong you are and to keep forcing the bidding after his natural 1NT response. Not much to the play; the clubs take care of the heart loser and the diamonds split nicely. So who found it? Ah….EW 12, who were Stephen and Sarah. Well done!

STOKE MANDEVILLE BRIDGE CLUB at ASTON CLINTON PARK

Stoke Mandeville Bridge Club (At Aston Clinton Park) prides itself on providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

 

We play duplicate pairs every Monday.  Pre-dealt hands are used with hand records available and Bridgemates at the table for scoring.

Play starts at 7:30, so please arrive by 7:20

Also, we enter three teams in the Berks and Bucks County League of 8.

21/22 SEASON IS ON LINE USING REALBRIDGE

Free tea and coffee are provided.

GUESTS: Guests are most welcome. If you need a partner please contact Mary Baker as we do not operate a Host System. A few days notice is appreciated.

EBU: We are affiliated to the EBU and issue master points.

CAR PARKING: There is ample car parking at Aston Clinton Park.

 

 

Results
Pairs
Director: William Astles
Scorer: Bridgemate
Pairs
Director: David Barker
Scorer: Bridgemate
Pairs
Director: Richard Plummer
Scorer: Bridgemate
Calendar
15th Aug 2022
Pairs
Director: Fiona Scriven
22nd Aug 2022
Pairs
Director: Steve Marshall
29th Aug 2022
Pairs
Director: Mary Baker
5th Sep 2022
Pairs
Director: Richard Plummer
12th Sep 2022
Pairs
Director: David Barker
On Line League
 
 
 
On Line League for 21/22 has now finished.
This season, the matches were all played on Realbridge.
A team -  in Div 2 (captain David Barker)
B team - in Div 3 (captain Mary Baker)
C team -  in Div 4. (captain Richard Plummer)
 
The A team finished 8th and will more than likely be relegated. 
The B team finished 6th.
The C team finished 3rd.
 
Thank you to all those who played in our teams.
 
It looks like the 22/23 season will remain on Realbridge and we are
hoping to enter three teams again.

To see the On Line League results tables click here