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  • If you want to know what has changed without having to trawl through all of it, the pages with any recent updates are listed in a box on the left of the Home Page.
  • This site is mobile friendly, so if you can't wait to get home and check out the results on a computer, you can see the whole site on your phone or tablet browser. It should display properly, but if it doesn't, click 'Switch to Mobile' on the left hand side of the Home Page.  Incidentally there are (paid) IOS and Android apps available for Bridgewebs. They are handy if you just want to review the results and hands.
Welcome to Stone Bridge Club
Coronavirus update
Coronavirus update

In accordance with the latest Government advice, the Club will be CLOSED until further notice.

 

Last updated : 16th Mar 2020 22:22 GMT
Online - Staffs and Shrops Bridge

Are now running reguar sessions on BBO on Wednesday evenings.  For more information look on their website.

Last updated : 19th Aug 2020 18:10 BST
Online - Newcastle Bridge Club

We have just received an update from Newcastle Bridge Club - see below.  I suggest that, if you want to pursue it, you contact Martin Aherne directly.

 
We are running a virtual club on BBO http://www.bridgebase.com every Tuesday evening, with a 6.30pm start time.
 
We are currently playing 18 boards, allowing 8 minutes per board and so should take around 2.5 hours to play.  We are looking at increasing the number of boards to 20/21 and reducing the timer to 7 minutes per board in future.
 
If you would like to join us, you need to first email me (martin.aherne@gmail.com) with your BBO username so I can add you in to our authorised list of players.  Once you have been added in, it works like the normal club, just trun up and play (or not) as it suits you.
 
The way that the club will work is by running an exclusive tournament, that only club members can register to take part in.  There is a charge for taking part which is 3 BBO$ (around £2.50)
 
Please note that you have to register for the tournament before it starts - if you are not registered to play or online ready to play at the start time, you will not be able to take part in that session!
 
Last updated : 19th Aug 2020 18:02 BST
Why not.... - Updated
Why not.... - Updated

Bored?  Sitting at home with nothing to do?  Why not have a go at Online Bridge?  Frankly it is difficult to see that circumstances will permit 'normal' face-to-face bridge sessions to recommence this year.

You can sit at home in the comfort of your armchair and play bridge against real people; with your normal partner as well, if you wish.  There are a number of sites offering this facility, but probably the best 3 for UK players are: -

Bridge Base Online - a very large online club that is free to join.  You can play casual bridge for free, but tournaments are run on a pay to play principle. The EBU are organising a number of regular sessions through the week, but these will cost about £1.30 to play - no tea and biscuits though.  Go to the EBU site for more details. 

Bridge Club Live - they are much smaller, but hence probably slightly easier to try out.  If you are an EBU member they are/were offering 50 days full membership. If not, you can pay £1 for a month's trial membership and then about £8 per month. They run knockout scratch and handicap tournaments through the year,  They have 2 new features - the ability to reserve a table for specific players and a room that is reserved for a specific club only.

Funbridge - this was originally a learning site but now appears to have extended into competitive play, possibly against robots..

Both Bernard Magee (now £14 per month) and Andrew Robson (£8 - £12 a month) have created on-line videos for you to watch several times a week and they both run club member sessions on BBO each week.

Last updated : 19th Aug 2020 18:23 BST

We offer the following attractions:

 
  • Stone Bridge Club is an active friendly club with membership of around 120.
  • We are currently not affiliated to the EBU as we disagreed with the pay-to-play proposal.
  • Duplicate bridge on Monday and Wednesday evenings (in your seats by 7.15 please, play commences by 7.20).
  • Additional no-fears and improvers sessions are held.  See the information page for current details.
  • Each session normally has 7 to 13 tables..
  • One large room with kitchen off is on the first floor accessible by stairs and chairlift.  A smaller room, generally used for competitions, is on the second floor accessible by stairs only.  Gents' toilets are on the ground floor with ladies' room and disabled toilet on the first floor.
  • Good (free) car parking facilities.
  • Cost per night - £3.00 each (money refunded if you win) - visitors £3.50.
  • Small membership charge of £10 per annum.
  • Tea, coffee or squash and biscuits provided free of charge during a short interval. 
  • Up to date large size tables with bidding boxes.
  • Real time scoring using new model  Bridgemates kindly funded by a donation from 
  • Fully random hands dealt using the Duplimate dealing machine.
  • Analysis of hands with optimum contracts available when session finished.
  • Computerised board and competition results available on this site within 24 hours.
  • Several trophies to play for throughout the winter and separately for the summer.
  • Men's, ladies' and mixed pairs competitions.
  • Participation in non EBU simultaneous pairs competitions.
  • Information available within the club about other bridge activities.
  • Library of bridge reference books available - free on loan.
  • Christmas party - fun supper with progressive bridge - lots of prizes.
  • An annual dinner is held mid to late April at attractive venues.
  • Group tuition available by arrangement (See Bridge Classes Page for further details).
Last updated : 29th Oct 2018 12:12 GMT
Improver's Bridge Session
Improver's Bridge Session

Tuesday - Social Duplicate Bridge Evening

Come and practice those new conventions, advice on bidding and play always available.

  Please be seated by 7:15.

 No partner required.

Price - £3 members £3.50 visitors inclusive of tea and biscuits.

For further details contact Geoff Losh (07989 405023) or Ian Peace (01889 882332)

or e-mail geoff.losh@btopenworld.com

 

Last updated : 6th Jan 2019 11:50 GMT
Friday Afternoon Bridge
Friday - Casual Duplicate Bridge Afternoon
 
Stone Bridge Club runs casual duplicate bridge in conjunction with the U3A.
Every Friday afternoon at the club - 13:40 for 13:45 start.
All U3A (Cost £1) or Club members welcome -(Cost £2).   Non-members £3.50.
No Partner Needed.  All Standards Welcome.
 
 
Enquiries to :Mike Beach Tel: 01785 603766
  Click here to email: 
Please park behind the club either alongside the railway on Whitebridge Way or in the adjoining car park.
 
Last updated : 10th Jan 2020 13:16 GMT
Beginner's (and Improver's) Corner
Beginner's (and Improver's) Corner

Beginners, returners, improvers all welcome in the improvers group (see the box above) running alongside the regular session.

New beginners' corner starting on Friday 6th March 2020.

 
Last updated : 10th Jan 2020 13:18 GMT
Player Seating

If you look at the bottom of the ranking page for all of the results, you will see your personal performance in the different positions for that session.  You can see these in graphical format if you click on Personal Analysis in the Results Section.  However for these results to be accurate you need to do the following:-

For Mitchell movements, where there are one or more arrow switches - sit in your normal positions and rotate the board clockwise. This will mean that N becomes W, S becomes E, E becomes N and W becomes S.

For Howell movements you should either sit N and E or S and W. This rule also applies when we occasionally play that odd Hesitation Mitchell!

Last updated : 16th Feb 2016 15:55 GMT
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AGM

Please find links to documents relating to the 2020 AGM and accounts.

Secretary's Report 2020

Minutes of the 72nd Annual General Meeting

Accounts 2019-20

 

Handicap Competitions
Handicap Competitions

In handicap competitions, there are two sets of results - the 'raw' data and the results with the handicaps calculated.

During the evening, the Bridgemates will give the actual percentages and positions and the screen will show the results after adjusting for your handicap.

On the website, the Results page will show the actual percentages.  To find the results of the competition, go to the Competitions tab on the left and click on the relevant competition.

 

Videos for Loan
Videos for Loan

The club has aquired a number of training DVDs by Bernard Magee (paid for by a donation to the club) which, in my 'umble opinion, are worth watching no matter how good you think you are!

They are free to borrow for up to 3 weeks, but you need to sign for them and leave a £10 refundable deposit.

 

Play It Again Sam
Play It Again Sam

There is now a new option to analyse the best line of play on any hand. 'Just' go to the hand in question - click on the 'Play it Again' tab and read the guide

Wish I was born with 20/20 hindsight.

 

Results
Summer Monday Duplicate
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Winter Wednesday Duplicate
Winter Monday Duplicate