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If you would like to play at any of the following times you MUST contact:

Monday 1.15pm Anna McLean (01259 760687 or anna.alva12@gmail.com)

Tuesday 7pm Pat Wilson (01786 473907 or patwilson13@outlook.com)

Wednesday 1.15pm Susan Wilson (07778506406 or wilsonsusan1947@gmail.com)

 

Heather Tranter

Heather has recently died.  She was a very active member of our club for very many years and we are sorry to hear of her passing.

Jean Aitken

Jean has recently died.  She was a member of our club for many years and will be sadly missed by all her friends.

Welcome to Stirling and Union Bridge Club

This is the home page for the Stirling and Union Bridge Club. The club has been formed by the merger of Stirling and Stirling Union Bridge Clubs with effect from 2nd May 2011. The site provides information on all aspects of the club, including results for previous weeks and details of forthcoming events. If you are interested in joining our club, visit our information section to learn more about the club and how to become a member.

 

Grant Harrower - Grand Master

Grant has become a Grand Master.  Well done Grant!

Sam Punch's new book

In the course of her research project, Bridge: A MindSport for All, sociologist Dr. Samantha Punch has been able to speak with many of the world’s top bridge personalities. The best interviews are collected in
her book, and they offer fascinating insight into what it takes to be a top player, coach or even sponsor. As a bonus, each subject offers their favorite bridge tip. For more details and how to purchase the book see the flyer in the main menu.
 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE

Due to the low numbers playing, Thursday afternoon bridge has been suspended until  furthet notice.

BBO On Line

Stirling and Union Bridge club has online sessions on Wednesday Evening  at 18.30  and Friday Evening 18.30.

For anyone new to our online pairs competitions.

You must have registered your BBO user name on mempad. You can then register for this event in the 2 hours before the start time.  Log into BBO and go to competitive - all tournaments.  The tournament will appear under SBU_W_STU.  Use SBU in the search function to find the competition. The cost will be 2BBO$. To buy BBO$ click on this link    https://www.bridgebase.com/purchase/pay.php any problem contact Ivan

Both you and your partner must be online at the same time to register but only one of you issues the invitation.

Once partner has accepted the invitation you can leave the site BUT make sure  you are both logged into BBO in Competitive 15 minutes before the start of the tournament. Some people have missed out because they tried to login to late and it also allows us to ensure you are playing the most appropriate competition.

All members and friends are welcome.

If you have trouble registering your BBO user name on Mempad  phone Ivan (01877331389) For any problems with registering for Thursday afternoon phone Ivan. For any problems with registering for Friday evening phone Jim (01786823665)

We ask that people who have not played in any of our pairs competitions  register early ( from 12.15 pm on Thursday ) and (from16.30 on Friday)  so that we can sort out any problems as soon as possible.

Standby players for S&UBC online competitions

Wednesday evening 6.30pm

Thursday afternoon 2pm

Friday evening 6.30pm

if anyone would be prepared to standby, either singly and play with anyone, or as a pair playing with a partner of choice, please contact Rosemary Miller (androsemiller321@hotmail.com or 01786 832620)

Standby players log on but do not register and the TD will call them if needed.  They play for FREE!

Teams Update

Congratulations to

FIREPIT and DUMYAT  who won their respective leagues.

A HUGE thankyou to the team captains who make this competition work.

This weeks matches

Endeavour v AXIS tues 19 October at 14.00

Imps v Gartgow Wed 20th October at 14.00

Gartgow v Dumyat Fri 22nd Oct at 14.30

 

Recent Results

Imps 15 VPS v Dumyat 5 VPS

Scottish Bridge Union BBO online competitions

If you wish to enter any of the SBU online bridge competitions then you need to register your BBO name on Mempad.. If you don't then you will not be able to enter. 

S&UBC online competitions

"Undos" in online Bridge

The SBU allows "undos" in the bidding but not in the play.

S&UBC are doing the same.

"Undos" are allowed for genuine "misclicks" and not for changes of mind or other mistakes.

 

The Moira Bain Pairs will continue on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm.

The first Thursday afternoon competiton will be on the 3rd December at 2pm.

The first Friday evening competition will be on the 11th December at 6.30pm.

The number of boards will depend on the number of tables. .

You can register for this event in the 2 hours before the start time.  Log into BBO and go to competitive - all tournaments.  The tournament will appear under SBU_W_STU.  Use SBU in the search function. The cost will be 2BBO$

Both you and your partner must be online at the same time to register but only one of you issues the invitation.

Once partner has accepted the invitation you can leave the site BUT make sure  you are both logged into BBO in Competitive 15 minutes before the start of the tournament. Some people have missed out because they tried to login to late and it allows us to ensure you are playing the most appropriate competition.

All SBU members are welcome!

Some people have had trouble registering their BBO user name on Mempad.  If you are not registered please phone Ivan Condon (01877331389) or Mike Scully (07505 392596) or Jim Brown (01786823665) 

We ask that people who have not played in any of our pairs competitions register early so that we can sort out any problems as soon as you let us know.

 

STOP PRESS!

SBU has issued guidance to clubs for running online tournaments.

They ask that Directors note:

No kibitzers

Free tournaments are NOT permitted 

Any club not charging for events will be fined by BBO

So, to play in the Moira Bain Pairs from now on you will be charged 2BBO$ (One pound 52pence at present).

To register please go into "All Tournaments" instead of "Free Tournaments"

To buy the cheapest BBO$ click on this link    https://www.bridgebase.com/purchase/pay.php any problem contact Ivan.

SUBC Online Teams Competition

We are playing teams of four matches of 12 boards.  The captains of the teams find a mutually convenient time to play.  

If you would like to enter a team please contact me (aefritchie@hotmail.co.uk or 01259 751707 - I have a call blocker so please hold so that I can accept your call)

Each team would need a name (max. 7 characters) and a captain who would be the contact person (email and phone number please) and organise matches with the other teams.

Unlimited substitutes would be permitted if required.

If you have not set up a teams match on BBO I will give you details and support if needed.

If you need teammates or would like to join an incomplete team I will keep lists of available people so please let me know.

Message from Harry Smith

You will be aware that Alex Adamson & I have written a series of articles over the last 5 years.  In 2016, the first 24 of these were collected into a book 'If I Only Had A Heart', and a further book 'Bridge Over The Rainbow' was published in 2019.  We have now completed the full series of articles and the last book in the trilogy 'Double, Double, Toil and Trouble' has now been published.

The books follow the fortunes of the Over The Rainbow Bridge Club.  The membership of the Club may seem to be mainly characters from The Wizard Of Oz, but on closer examination, I’m sure you will recognise all sorts of traits you see in bridge players around you.

The hands they play have all occurred in real life, and will be of interest to players at all levels.

Some more details are in our web site

https://sites.google.com/view/bridgeovertherainbow/home

It also explains how people can purchase any of the books, and, in addition, Alex & I are offering signed copies to be posted out.  

The previous two books have had great reviews.  We hope people will have a look, and we very much hope will enjoy reading all of them.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this email to the members of Stirling & Union Bridge Club and also put the link to our web site on your web site.

Thanks.     Harry.

Bridge and the impact of Covid-19 - research participants wanted

We hope you might consider participating in this bridge research project as part of the Bridge: A MindSport for All work?  

Whilst we recognise that the health consequences of Covid-19 are by far the most important and distressing, there are also significant economic and social impacts. Government guidance to stay at home and engage in social distancing means that our everyday lives have been massively disrupted.  

Covid-19 is impacting the bridge community in a range of ways, and these changes regarding bridge may be, to differing degrees, positive or negative. As sociological researchers, we would like to understand the diverse issues that the bridge community is currently facing and how it is responding (or not) to these. 

We would be delighted if you would share your experiences of bridge in the time of Covid-19.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please read the guidance notes which you can find in the main menu under "Bridge and COVID-19" and send your diary entries by email to: bamsa@stir.ac.uk (please note that only Miriam and I have access to the BAMSA email). Feel free to forward these details along with guidance notes on to others who might be willing to participate - anyone involved in bridge is welcome to share their views. In due course, the findings will be freely available and the final report will be sent to all participants (unless you ask us not to).

The attachments can also be found via this link: https://keepbridgealive.bridgecloud.com/about/bridge-in-the-time-of-covid-19
Many thanks

Sam (and Miriam Snellgrove)

BAMSA researchers

BBO

Members new to playing Bridge on line may find the You-Tube videos by Paul Gipson helpful.

The link is https://youtu.be/9KFIpvYVl94

Covid-19

Following the Government's announcements the Board has decided to cancel all regular sessions and classes until further notice.

Building Development

The board have established a sub-committee to investigate the possible development and refurbishment of the rear premises of the bridge club. An initial appraisal document has been placed in the building development section in the main menu. Further information will be added.

Partners

If you are looking for a partner or team-mates for any session, please contact

                    Afternoons

                     Monday and Friday  Susan Wilson tel. 07778506406

                                                                          or email: wilsonsusan1947@gmail.com

                     Wednesday   Anna McLean   tel:  01259 760687

                                                                 or email: anna.alva12@gmail.com

Evenings

Mon, Wed, Thurs 

Sandra Hopkins: Home 01259 214963,

                            Mob.07858474015

                        or sandrahopkins11@googlemail.com 

Friday -          Ella Galletly Home 01786 448810

                                        or email: petergalletly@tiscali.co.uk)

Club Phone Number 01786 450244

 

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Bridge Classes

Anyone interested in bridge classes, beginner or intermediate, please contact Pat Wilson (01786 473907)  or Anne Ritchie (aefritchie@hotmail.co.uk).

 

Bridge for Beginners

September 2021

All interested parties please contact Jim Glancy (07483855487) for further details.

Results
Monday Afternoon
Scorer: van Condon
Tuesday Evening 19th October 2021
Scorer: van Condon
#8330 Pairs Friday Pair
Wednesday Afternoon
Scorer: van Condon
#1740 Pairs Moira Bain Stirling Pairs
Monday Afternoon
Scorer: van Condon
#28755 SBU Saturday Bronze Brunch