31st October - Andrew Robson Seminar at Stone
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.
A number of members sadly have health issues effecting their immune systems. Members are politely asked to refrain from playing at the club when suffering from infections. Super clean hands too at all times please to prevent any infection passing via the cards.
It would be much appreciated if everyone could help in small ways at the start (getting scorecards etc out) and at the end of sessions (loading the dishwasher, checking the windows are closed and the room is tidy) don't leave the director to do everything!
Presently volunteers are requested to act as stand bys on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, please contact Terry if you are willing to do either of these dates. Presently the Tuesday host system has had to be suspended due to lack of volunteers.
If you would like to try your hand at scoring or directing please contact Terry Maltby or Michael Metcalf, more volunteers for these duties are always needed.
2019 EBU Master Point Promotions
2 Star Master (15,000 MPs)
Advanced Master (7,500 MPs)
Master (5,000 MPs)
County Master (2,500 MPs)
District Master (1,000 MPs)
Area Master (500 MPs)
Club Master (200 MPs)
Local Master (100 MPs)
For 2018 and earlier entries see website. See also the leader board.
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: