Club Christmas Party - Thursday 19th December, all SBC members very welcome to come to this fun event. Please help Janet and her team to get the food quantities right by signing up on the list on the notice board if you would like to come sooner rather than later.
Away weekend 17th - 20th April 2020, click link for information
If you know of any member of the club who is unwell please let either Pat Martin or a member of the committee know so that appropriate wishes can be sent on behalf of all members.
The quickest response will be to tell either Pat Martin or any member of the committee at the bridge session then a card can be signed & posted immediately. Alternatively, you can email the secretary.
At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 6:45 for 7 p.m. start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start. If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the movement and scoring systems.
RECENT CHANGES TO THE LAWS: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2017
The laws are updated every 10 years, and effective from August 2017 many of the 93 laws have been slightly amended with just a few of these being more significant. Club TDs are advised to read the relevant law, when such an occasion necessitates, and not to rely solely on memory from previously. Some of these laws with minor changes: LAWS 6B, 7A, 11A, 12, 15, 24, 25A, 42, 45C4b, 45D2, 53, 57, 62, 75, 86.
The more important changes include:
LAWS 68-71: Claims & concessions. I suggest that the TD always be called.
LAWS 61-64: revoke laws. A few changes especially regarding number of tricks transferred and anyone, except dummy, can ask anyone "having none partner?", dummy can only ask declarer. Dummy and defenders are warned that asking could establish UI.
LAW 23: Comparable call. This is a significant amendment and will require care in the interpretation by the TD. It will cover many situations:
LAW 50E: Information from a penalty card:
Any club affiliated to the EBU must adhere to the guidelines given in the "Blue Book" and since level 3 has now been discontinued SBC plays at level 4.
A few significant changes which must be adhered to include: