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25th Oct 2021 13:44 BST
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St Albans Bridge Club
John Mathews - Memorial Arrangements

John's funeral has been set for November 11th with the funeral and burial taking place in East London.  After that there will be a Wake in St. Albans at 15:30 where all that knew him are invited to attend.  So that the family have an idea of numbers would all those who intend to go to the Wake please email Jane Scaysbrook on: j.scaysbrook@ntlworld.com 

On a gentler note, Alex Kent tell's me this was John's favourite hand story here.
 

Thanks

Steve

Return to Face to Face Bridge

Tonight, 25/10/21 will be the last Monday night online Teams that the CIub will be organising.  It has become increasingly difficult not to ‘compete’ against the F2F Pairs at Jersey Farm and that must be the Club’s long term priority.  We will stop for a few weeks and then I may gauge interest in an Online Teams session on a Tuesday night from the end of November but that may not be viable as people have other commitments.

Since lockdown John Stobo, John Hedges and I have arranged bridge sessions for approximately 10,000 (ten thousand) seats for club members.  In return YOUR CLUB NOW NEEDS YOU TO HELP if you feel able.  I would love those people that feel able, and particularly those already playing F2F at other clubs, to support the Jersey Farm session.  This may only be once a month but we really need the support and especially over the next few weeks.  I would be a great shame if we were unable to get a sustainable Monday night session going again given we have been by far the largest Bridge Club in Hertfordshire during lockdown.  I appreciate not everyone will be happy playing F2F at present but, if you are, please find some Monday’s to get down to Jersey Farm.  Remember it’s a 19:30 start so please be there by 19:20.  There’s no need for a partner as the Duty Officer System is back up and running.  Without a Monday F2F session we won’t have a St. Albans Bridge Club going forward.

Tonight’s final Teams matches will carry on as planned and there is no change to Thursday night online Pairs.

We hope many of you will be at Jersey Farm in the next few weeks either for the first time as new members or returning after the past 18 months.

Steve and the SABC Committee

Online Bridge on BBO

Welcome to St. Albans Bridge Club, currently playing on BridgeBase Online and affilliated to the English Bridge Union.

We currently play Teams on a Monday and Pairs on Thursday with periodic midweek inter-club Teams matches.  If you are based in the St. Albans area and would like to get involved please contact Steve Lambert (steve@lamberts.org.uk).  We will do our best to arrange partners.

Club Online results

Club Teams: Monday 18ty October

IMPs VPs
Jack Williams/Martin Sidders/George Vasdeyks/Lawrence Wybraniec Beat Steve Lambert/Gill Lambert/Paul Nesbitt/Hilary Nesbitt 43 36 12 8
Simon Cook/Bob Howard/John Graham/Sorin Butiu Beat Susie Bond/Jane Farndon/Pat Jacobs/Chris Eveleigh 22 21 10 10
Sara Barnett/Ian Kemp/Bob Turnham/Harry Silverman Beat Mick Wood/Shangara Singh/Glenys Parry/Nigel Lewis 93 14 20 0
James Rogers/Bob Veal/Denis King/Mike Fawcett Beat Keith Ashman/Mo Ashman/John Pelley/Claire Hartman 48 21 16 4
Vicci Johnson/Robin Johnson/Madhu Rawji/Manjari Rawji Beat Pam Green/Jo Mason/Alison Minns/Joan May 49 16 17 3
Rosalind Edwards/Chris Frost/Maxine Large/Didi Petit Beat Phil Minor/Linda Spiri/Brian Lambert/Bella O'Connell 41 39 11 9
Jane Scaysbrook/Walter Russell/John Wareham/Maggie Moore Beat Clare Garretty/Stefanie Weedon/Joyce Taylor/Joan Walton 73 35 18 2
Peter Hill/Asil Esenbel/Shirley Pinner/Gina Woodhead Beat Ed Jankowski/Tony Wild/Jim Fry/John Roberts 47 14 17 3
Ann Allan/David Allan/Angie Spittal/Michael Sint Beat Lynn Prentice/Karen Smyth/Peter Cridland/Roger Cook 32 25 12 8

 

Inter-Club Teams: Wednesday 13th October

IMPs VPs
John Pelley/Claire Hartman/Tony As'ad/Michael Grounds Beat Brian Crack/Shirley Goldwin/Malcolm Lewis/Nicky Adamson 39 13 16 4
Anna Blanchard/Miles Golding/Jane Scaysbrook/Dennis Spruce Lost to Malcolm Schofield/Roger Markwick/Linda Radford/Robert Shilling 15 77 0 20
Paul Wilson/Harry Sack/Nigel Lewis/Glenys Parry Lost to Simon Westerman/Janet Batson/Margaret Crawley/Michael Thompsett 23 31 8 12
Rod Adams/John Stobo/Linda Freedman/Gerald Freedman Beat Frances Gerth/Chris Brian/Jan Salvage/Kim Staples 35 18 14 6
Judith Evans/Martin Evans/John Simmons/Bob Howard Beat Tessa Musgrave/Tora Sirett/Lynne Emmett/Julia Barton 44 36 12 8
John Duthie/Jane Edrupt/Peter Cridland/Eirwen Cox Lost to Alan Everitt/Phil Westwood/Keith Marsh/Doug Smith 10 57 1 19
Phil Minor/Linda Spiri/Madhu Rawji/Manjari Rawji Lost to Avril Penrose/Pauline Lacki/Ann Davies/Tricia Pengelly 25 40 6 14
57 83

 

 

 

 

Bridgebase Tips

Please check out the following videos if you have any issues about using Bridgebase Online in St. Albans club games:

Self Alerting: Click here.                                        Chatting & claiming: Click here.

Undos: Click here.                                                Robots: Click here.

There are masses of videos on Youtube explaining every aspect of BBO so if you are indoubt, just go to Youtube and search.

Calendar
25th October 2021
Duplicate Pairs
Jersey Farm 19:30
Director: John Duthie
Scorer: John Duthie
Duty Officer: None
25th October 2021
Club Teams
BBO 20:00
Director: Steve Lambert
Scorer: Steve Lambert
28th October 2021
Duplicate Pairs
BBO 19:20
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
1st November 2021
Duplicate Pairs
Jersey Farm 19:30
Director: John Duthie
Scorer: John Duthie
Duty Officer: None
4th November 2021
Duplicate Pairs
BBO 19:20
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
8th November 2021
Duplicate Pairs
Jersey Farm 19:30
Director: John Duthie
Scorer: John Duthie
Duty Officer: None
St.Albans Open on BBO

St. Albans BC continues to operate during the lockdown with weekly Teams, Inter-Club Teams and Duplicate Pairs events being run on Bridgebase Online.  Events are open to all members, we have over 140 playing online so far.  Please contact Steve@Lamberts.org.uk if you have not yet joined us.

Inter-club matches against like-minded clubs are very welcome so let me know if your club fancies joining our schedule.  International games especially welcome following our successful games against teams in Holland, Ireland, Australia, USA & South Africa.

Steve

Results
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Gary Kendall
Scorer: John Duthie
Club Teams (18 Tables)
Director: Steve Lambert
Scorer: Steve Lambert
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Inter-Club Teams vrs Tyler Hill (Canterbury) (14 Tables)
Director: Steve Lambert
Duplicate Pairs
Director: John Stobo
Scorer: Rod Adams