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Welcome to Stowmarket Bridge Club
Virtual Bridge Club

Following a successful trial 

Bury, Stowmarket and Abbeygate have launched their joint BBO virtual club.
Sessions are held on a Wednesday evening - BBO login by 6:45pm, please.

In order to play you should: 
      register via the Bury web site
      register with Bridge Base Online (BBO
 &  purchase BBO dollars.

Results for these events (including the trial) can be found on the Bury Results Page.
The EBU has published a guide to "Starting to play BBO" (click here) and a "How to Play Bridge Online" guide on the Suffolk Home Page.
There is, what appears to be a very good beginners guide to BBO written by Paul Gipson on the Berwick Bridge Club website (click here).
2019-2020 Competition Winners

Owing to the temporary closure of the Club, a decision has been taken that the annual competitions were completed after the final session on March 13th.
(The knockout cup competitions are suspended and will restart when play resumes.)

Congratulations to all of the winners, who are named below:

Wednesday (Scratch) Competition: George Moody & Tony Aldous

Wednesday (Handicap) Competition: Ron Ion & Eric Wright
                                                                 (who finished 2nd behind George Moody & Tony Aldous)

Friday (Scratch) Competition: David Willson & Kevin Fletcher

Friday (Handicap) Competition: Andy Billinge & Sekhar Pillai

Most Improved Player: Sam Wilson

Upside Down Cup: Willson's Warriors     (David Willson, Paul Dixon, Christine Bruce & Eric Smith) 



Stowmarket Bridge Club has now closed for the foreseeable future.

At the appropriate time members will be informed by email when the Club is about to re-open.

Keep well.


Online Bridge

The EBU website is a good source of information about online bridge websites.
This a link to an item with gives a broad introduction to what sites are out there (click here).

The EBU (& Suffolk County) are organising events on Bridge Base Online (BBO) - the EBU has published a guide to "Starting to play BBO" (click here).
There is, what appears to be a very good beginners guide to BBO written by Paul Gipson on the Berwick Bridge Club website (click here).
If you are interested in playing in the organised events you should check the  home pages of both the EBU and Suffolk County.

Memebership of BBO is free but there is a charge for entrants to the EBU events.
(Here is a link to the Bridge Base Online home page.)


Apart from BBO another option is Face 2 Face Bridge club Live (BCL).

As a result of the recent upsurge in interets in online bridge BCL has introduced a "Club" facility.
Clubs can register with BCL and the BCL full members can link themselves to the club, results for club members will then appear in a league/ladder.
Stowmarket Bridge Club is now registered.
(NB this does not mean that you will necessarily be playing against members of your own club.)

Guest membership of BCL is free - there is a charge for full membership.
Until March 31st there is an offer of 30 days full membership for £1 (plus VAT) - thereafter the charge is £5.99 per month (plus VAT).

Here is a link to a Simple Introduction to BCL and this is a link to the Self Help pages of BCL.
Here is a link to the BCL homepage.


Competition Corner - March 2020

The Ron Ion Trophy Final has been delayed as we are awaiting Pam and Tom to make a return hopefully this month 

With only two more months to go the Upside Down cup leaders are still"Willsons Warriors" (David, Paul D, Christine, Eric S.) who have maintained their lead. "Riley's Rockets" and "Aldous Aces" are neck and neck in second and third places but 3 points behind the leaders. Early season leaders "Wright or Wrong" have clearly gone wrong as they now sit bottom, a bit of relief for  "Ions Steelers". "Heaths Heathens" are also dropping into the race for the Wooden spoon.

The "Myrtle Cottage Mixed Pairs" have almost reached the semi final stage with Bim & Sam, Linda & Mervyn and Nancy & Andy confimed. We are still awaiting the result of the other match.

Current leaders in our regular pairs competitions are:

Wenesday Sratch- George & Tony. Wednesday Handicap- George & Tony

Friday Scratch- David & Kevin. Friday Handicap- Andy & Sekhar

The Most Improved Player is currently led by Eric Smith with Linda Patterson and Mike Creffield joint second.

Results for ALL Competitions can be found under Current Competitions.


This month we start our two Individual Knock-outs, one over and one under a 50% NGS.  The draw will be on the website this week. Non Members are invited to enter just call or e-mail Andy Billinge for details at:- or telephone  07815101513 or 01449736895

Thats it for now folks more next month.




Stowmarket Bridge Club is an EBU affiliated club which meets twice a week - on Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons.

Visitors are always welcome - for more details see where & when.

If you need a partner, then contact Arthur Winchester (01449-612105)

For all other queries contact the club by email: (click here).

Please note that the club has a mobile phone, the number is 07394-940107.
The phone will be turned on 15 minutes before start of an event and turned off when play begins.
If you are expected and are delayed or will not be able to make it, please call to let someone know.


'Play it' again Feature

In the film Casablanca no one says    

However now ,thanks to Bridgewebs, we can all play it again.

Select the results for an event and click on any pairing
the details of the hand appear on the right hand side of the page,and just below that is the 'Play it again' button
(see the red arrow in the image on the right).








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