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Welcome to the website of South Mansfield & Blidworth Bridge Club!  


We would ask players to try to take their places 10-15mins before 7.00pm to allow time for the organisers to set out the correct table movement. If you are aware that you are going to be delayed please contact the club to let them know you are on your way. 

Nottinghamshire CBA Update

Notts CBA has a FaceBook page as an additional resource to the website to keep you in touch and updated on current initiatives.  All are welcome to join.

if anyone wants further information on NCBA events contact Sue Wright (County contact)

Committee meetings

The committee will next meet at 6.30pm on Monday (date to be confirmed)

Please let Mike Gyles (secretary) have any items for the agenda 

Welcome to South Mansfield & Blidworth Bridge Club

The Bridge Club is CLOSED over Christmas and New Year.

We reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024 and look forward to seeing you all.

Masterpoint Promotions 2023

Congratulations go to the following members who have been promoted to a higher rank

through the EBU Masterpoints Scheme in 2023:

Local Master Irene Goddard (May 23), Thelma Stephens (April 23)

Club Master John Pearson (May 23)

Area Master  Tom Richardson (Sept 23) Dorothy Burton (Aug 23) Julie Rutter (June 23)

District Master  Colleen Wagstaff, Craig Wagstaff (Nov 23) Derek Kilgariff (Aug 23), Gerald Garratty (April 23)

County Master Mary Jones, Rita Mehers (Nov 23) Sally Brown (Sept 23)

Master May Scott (Nov 23)

2 Star Master Sam Boden (Jan 23)

1 Star Premier Master Sue Wright (Aug 23) 

The EBU operates a Master Points Scheme. Players obtain points from success in duplicate bridge competitions, on a scale which varies according to the success itself, the size of the competition and its status. About the top one-third of players in a competition will be entitled to Master Points.  Only members of the EBU may register their points and have their records maintained. Members may see their record via myEBU, using their membership number and password. 

National Grading System (NGS)

A very brief introduction

The NGS provides a fair and trustworthy measure of an individual’s current performance when playing duplicate bridge, which is easy to understand and reflects changes (both up and down) in an individual’s current standard of play. The NGS indicates an individual’s current playing ability based on the last 80 or so playing sessions at whatever level they play.

The NGS is complementary to the Master Point Scheme, whose existing arrangement is unaltered. The two schemes are independent.

NGS Grades

The NGS calculates a current grade and a grade band for each EBU member, which is updated whenever new results for that player are received.

The value of your current grade is the scheme’s estimate of the percentage score that you would achieve on average if partnering another player with the same current grade at Match Pointed Pairs in a field of nationally average strength.

EBU grades have been divided into 13 playing card bands, ranging from ‘Ace’ at the top to ‘Two’ at the beginners’ end. Each band covers a 2% range of grade values,with ‘Eight’ having a range of 49‐51%.

Further information is available on the EBU website. A full listing of NGS for England and individual counties can be accessed on the EBU website/NGS.

South Mansfield & Blidworth Bridge Club

We are a bridge club run by the members for the members.

Come and play bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Bridge is a fascinating game. 

We pride ourselves on being a club where everybody is made welcome.

Players of any standard are warmly welcomed at our sessions held every Monday Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.00pm 

at South Mansfield Community Association Bellamy Road, Mansfield NG18 4LN

New and returning bridge players are invited to come and join us. Contact Sue Wright on 07970 198312 for information on learning or improving your game.

For more information please contact 

Bob Laughton 077852 228554 or 

Mike Gyles 07947845305

We are fortunate to have two EBU qualified Tournament Directors to help club nights run smoothly.

Where to find us
Where to find us
Keeping Safe at the Bridge Club

As we are a vulnerable group of people, we ask you to please consider others in your interactions in the bridge room.

Please continue to take hand hygiene precautions on entering the building and maintain as much distance as is possible whilst moving around. Use hand gel if you wish

We will continue to ventilate the room so please dress appropriately.

We appreciate some people may wish to continue to wear their masks whilst in an enclosed space and we support them with this decision.

If you may have been in contact with the virus please take a lateral flow test before coming to the bridge club.

If you are feeling unwell please do not come to spread coughs and sneezes.

Fri 1st March 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Mon 4th March 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Tue 5th March 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Bob Laughton
Scorer: Bob Laughton
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Bob Laughton
Scorer: Bob Laughton
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mike Gyles
Scorer: Michael Rand