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Thursday

22 April

7pm on RealBridge

Results uploaded to the EBU

Please be online by 6.45pm


CLUB TEAMS OF FOUR

The Club Teams of Four event, open to foursomes who are all members of the same Suffolk Bridge club, will be played on RealBridge on Sunday April 18 starting at 11am.

Details of the event can be seen HERE and to see the entry form click ENTRY

A link giving joining instructions will be emailed to all entrants a day or two before the event.


HOW TO FIND A PARTNER

Finding a club member as a partner for a BBO session has been made much easier. Click on PLAY and then the Partner Required symbol.


CLUB HONOURS RICHARD & PADDY

Stansfield bridge club committee is delighted to announce that PADDY LOCKWOOD and RICHARD EVANS have been awarded Honorary Life Membership of Stansfield Bridge Club in recognition of the huge effort they have put into setting up Bridge Base Online for the use of club members and guests during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We acknowledge that this has required, and continues to require, a huge commitment from them both and it demonstrates how grateful the club members are.


APRIL ISSUE OF PARISH PUMP

Several members enjoy reading Parish Pump, the newsletter which serves local villages.

Click on PUMP to read the latest edition.

If you would like to receive future editons, send your email address to pariah.pump@gmail.com and you will be able to enjoy Parish Pump at the start of every month.

Results
Learn and Play
Director: Paddy
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Thursday Pairs
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Learn and Play
Director: Richard
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Marcus
Scorer: Paddy
Thursday Pairs
Director: Richard
Learn and Play
Director: Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Thursday Pairs
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Relaxed Bridge
Director: Pauline
Scorer: Paddy
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BBO ON TUESDAY... REALBRIDGE ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
STANSFIELD TEAM WINS SUFFOLK EVENT

Some 'Reserves'!

Four club regulars who dubbed themselves the 'Stansfield Reserves' proved to be anything but when winning the Suffolk Club Teams of Four on Sunday.

Jayne & Susan and Caelia & Paddy saw off the best in the county to finish first ahead of sides from Bury St Edmunds and Colchester.

The event on RealBridge attracted 12 teams. A cracking result...and congratulations all round. Another reason to celebrate when 'normal times' return.

LARGE RESPONSE TO KEY QUESTIONS

Club survey: your views

More than 100 members respond

Responses from members to the club's future post pandemic are in and provide plenty of food for thought.

The questions focused on what type of bridge the club should offer when 'normal times' return, Face to Face, online or a mixture of both, and when the club should meet - during the day and/or evening.

The survey was sent to 'established' members who played at the club prior to last March and, separately, to newer members who have joined in recent months and played online. A total of 109 replied out of a membership of 198.

The club's committee will study and discuss the findings in the forthcoming days.

Click on SURVEY to see the answers provided by 'established' members, and RESULT to see the responses from 'newer' members. Then Click on "Responses" at the top of the page.

ANDREW ROBSON & REAL BRIDGE

The four sessions on RealBridge with Andrew Robson have been completed but Andrew's bridgdecasts and an explanation of the four topics are still available.

Here are the links fir the sessions, which offer an explanation of each topic and anlysis of all four hands:  WEAKS TWO   SPLINTERS   FOURTH SUIT FORCING   COUNTNG & CARD PLACEMENT

NOVIA SCOTIA PLAYER JOINS

Stansfield goes international!

Steve Johnson has been a familair presence at the club over the past year - partnering his cousin, Pam Pope, who landed the Stansfield Handicap Pairs last year.

However, what members may not know is that Steve lives 2,895 miles away... in Nova Scotia.

Now he has become a member to give the club an international flavour.

Brought up in England, he moved to Canada when he was 20. 

ANDREW ROBSON FEATURES HAND FROM STANSFIELD IN THE TIMES

A hand played at Stansfield featured in the Andrew Robson bridge column in The Times recently.

Dave Walker submitted Board 14, played back in August, and asked the country's top player and teacher to check it out. "I’m very glad I did — fun and games were had by all," commented Andrew.

North-South had a combined tally of 19pts but, in theory, 7 was 'cold'. Several members bid 6. To read Andrew's column in full click on ROBSON

ONLINE PLAYING SCHEDULE
ONLINE PLAYING SCHEDULE

RealBridge attracts 20 tables

After a couple of trial runs, RealBridge had its first proper test on Thursday with 20 tables and appeared to go reasonably smoothly.

The online platform developed in Cambridge will continue to be used for members-only evenings on Thursday (7pm)

The inbuilt video and audio also makes it useful vehicle for social bridge, so RB will be used on Wednesday afternoons (2pm) for Relaxed Bridge sessions. At the request of some players, next week (Feb 10) will feature stationary tables so groups of four can sit together for the afternoon.

BridgeBaseOnline will continue to be used for the time being for Tuesday duplicate afternoons (4pm)

REGISTRATION FOR STANSFIELD BBO SESSIONS

Register your interest in playing Stansfield bridge club's duplicate sessions on Bridge Base Online

You only need to do this once - not for every event.

FORM
STANSFIELD H'CAP PAIRS 2020
Pam Pope & Heather Catling (above) pipped Kate Chapman & Sue Bentley

Heather Catling and Pam Pope who are regulars at Abbeygate won the third running of the Stansfield Handicap Pairs on Sunday from the mother and daugher combination of Sue Bentley & Kate Chapman of Heritage bridge club.

The outcome was a testament to the skills of the EBU handicapping system with 'top wieght' pair of Andre Gray and David Willson finishing with the highest overall score - but they were giving the best part of a 10% start to the pairs immediately behind them and up to 16% to some other partnerhships.

The event attrtacted 18 tables with entries from far away as Berkshire. To see the Handicap results, click on SCORES and then click on the Handicap Tab at the top to see the full handicap order

GETTING GOING ON BBO

Stansfield bridge club is now virtual with 'normal' Tuesday (4pm) and Thursday (7pm) sessions on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

Click on INSTRUCTIONS  to see how you join either event.

An increasing number of club members have set up an account with BBO, have a Username and have provided it to us.

Once you have given your BBO Username to us, there is no need to do it again.

The key BBO bits you need to know

For those who haven't set up an account and obtained  BBO Username, click on BBO for a YouTube clip explaining what to do. Click on TOUR to see how BBO works.

Click on $$$ to see how you deposit BB$s into your BBO account. Click on SELF-ALERTING to see who alerts a conventional bid and how to do it.

If you need any help at all, contact Richard who will point you in the right direction.

FUNBRIDGE

FunBridge club events on Tuesdays and Thursdays have proved invaluable over the past month but they will cease after this Thursday to make way for BBO sessions. However, there are still a variety of FunBrtidge games available on the site: the daily 5-board game and Suffolk's 28-board challenge on Wednesdays (see Suffolk Bridge website for more details)

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON NEWS ARCHIVE

TUESDAY; 16 TABLES
TUESDAY; 16 TABLES

Cleopatra & David finished ahead of Dulce & Nigel.

Next action - members night on Thursday on RealBridge (7pm)

EBU SPRING SIMS ATTRACTS 20 TABLES
EBU SPRING SIMS ATTRACTS 20 TABLES
 

Very close at the top in the EBU Spring Sims on Thursday, with Elizabeth & Sue just pipping John & Richard and Bridget & David in third spot. Click on the Latest Result tab above to see the scores, or scroll down this column to Results.

However, as often happens, it was a different story when the results went into the national pool. Click on SIMS to see the overall scores.

Next action on Tuesday afternoon @ 4pm on BBO.

THURSDAY: 21 TABLES
THURSDAY: 21 TABLES

Richard & Sue won the NS section while Caelia & Marcus continued their good run of form by topping the EW group.

To see the Handicap scores, click on the Latest Results tab above, then click on Handicap.

Next action on Tuesday on BBO (4pm)

Calendar
Thu 22nd Apr 2021
Thursday Pairs
RealBridge
6.45 for 7pm
Director: Paddy
Scorer: Paddy
Tue 27th Apr 2021
Tuesday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
3.45 for 4pm
Director: Marcus
Wed 28th Apr 2021
Learn and Play
RealBridge
1.45pm for 2pm
Director: Richard
Thu 29th Apr 2021
Thursday Pairs
RealBridge
6.45 for 7pm
Director: Richard
Scorer: Paddy
Tue 4th May 2021
Tuesday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
3.45 for 4pm
Wed 5th May 2021
Learn and Play
RealBridge
1.45pm for 2pm
Director: Paddy