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LEARNING BRIDGE

Chris Green and Jacks Morcombe are offering a host of new learning opportunities for beginneers and improvers this autumn - including a free online 'fast track' course starting next month and one hour seminars aimed at plugging knowledge gaps.

For all the details click JACKSandCHRIS

KENT CONGRESS: OCTOBER 30-31

The KCBA's Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams are being held online on RealBridge starting at 11am. 7 x 7 board matches with a break of approx 45 minutes after match 3. 'Really Easy' Pairs on the Saturday.

Please click here to enter online.

COUNTY MATCHES

Suffolk enjoyed the best of the exchanges with Essex in their latest Eastern Counties League match.

Although the A team lost, the B team maintained their unbeaten record while the C team rediscovered winning ways. To see all the results click on SUFFOLK

Click on REPORT to read county captain Rick Hanley's summary.


Earlier in the season, Suffolk was been on the wrong end of 2-1 defeats against Norfolk and Northants.

While the 'A' and 'C' teams lost in both matches, the 'B' team was victorious. To see the results, click on NORFOLK and NORTHANTS. To read county captain Rick Hanley's views click on REPORT

ANDREW ROBSON MASTER CLASS

Clare bridge club is hosting a Master Class by Andrew Robson at Lavenham village hall on Thursday 28 October (2-6pm)

Now, fully booked up.

REAL BRIDGE GUIDE
REAL BRIDGE GUIDE

With an increasing number of clubs and counties staging events on RealBridge, which has built in video and sound, click on PLAYER GUIDE to see how the online platform works.

IS THERE AN IDEAL BRIDGE PLAYER?

Researchers at the University of Stirling are conducting focus groups with people aged 18 to 35 who have never played bridge (or at least not in the past five years). 

Participants will be invited to share their experiences of sports and related activities to test different ‘ideal types’ of bridge players – socialiser, competitor, self-improver, mind-gamer. The focus groups are fun and interactive and take approximately an hour to complete. If you have friends or family members that fit the profile, please encourage them to join the study. Findings will be used to develop a marketing strategy for bridge. To register interest, email: jordan.maclean1@stir.ac.uk.   

WEBMASTERS

Richard Evans & Paul Rickard are the webmasters running Suffolk's dedicated bridge website.

If you would like to publicise a forthcoming event or submit a news item for this website click Richard or Paul

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AFTER 18 MONTHS OF ONLINE, 'REAL' BRIDGE IS RETURNING...
COUNTY'S FLAGSHIP EVENT
COUNTY'S FLAGSHIP EVENT

We had hoped the Suffolk Congress could be face to face at Felixstowe again this year, but we decided the time is not yet quite right.  Instead it will be online using the RealBridge platform.
 Saturday 2 October
Pairs on RealBridge
Start time 11:00 am, two sessions with a 45 minute break after the first (expected finish by 7:00 pm)
To enter click on
PAIRS
 Sunday 3 October
Swiss Teams on RealBridge
Start time 11:00 am, 7 x 7 board matches with a 45 minute break after the third (expected finish by 7:00 pm)
To enter click on
TEAMS
Please send a pdf of your system card to 
mail@suffolkbridge.co.uk; we will send a link that you can copy into the 'chat' function to share it with your opponents.

* A volunteer standy by pair is required for the Saturday Pairs to avoid a sit out with an odd number of entries. Free entry if required to play; otherwise credit for another Suffolk event of their choosing in the next 12 months. Please email mail@suffolkbridge.co.uk if you can help.

SEVERAL CLUBS OPT FOR F2F

A number of clubs are planning to follow the example set by Frinton, Clacton and Heritage Coast by returning to Face to Face bridge this month. They include:

Framlingham on 6 September, Colchester on 7 September, Stratford St Mary on 8 September, Stansfield on 9 September, and Woodbridge on 13 September. Stowmarket resumes on Friday 17 September.

If your club has a date for re-opening and is not included in this list please e: mail@suffolkbridge.co.uk

PLAYING BRIDGE ONLINE
PLAYING BRIDGE ONLINE

Never played bridge on-line - and intimidated by what's involved? Don't be!

An A-B-C guide to playing bridge at BridgeBaseOnline (BBO) which covers the most basic points - how to get started, how to join a game - has been created for Suffolk Bridge by Peter Bushby, and even includes some very fancy film clips.

The big advantage of playing on BBO is that you can partner a real person (for example, your regular partner) - rather than a robot - and it's free.

So with no prospect of any club bridge for at least three months and probably longer don't feel left out...just click on HOW TO PLAY BRIDGE ON LINE.

In addition to the basics, the comprehensive guide also shows how you can enter Suffolk's regular Sunday evening duplicate, how to play a match between two teams of four, and much more besides.

The EBU has also produced a guide on how to play on BBO. Click on EBU to see.

IN THE PAST...

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NEWS ARCHIVE

NINTH ONLINE TEAMS LEAGUE UNDERWAY

The latest on line league for teams of 4 is underway, with 24 teams playing in five divisions.Results will be available by clicking on AUTUMN. Final results from Season 8 can be viewed by clicking on PREVIOUS RESULTS


Seven ‘Seasons.’ Five divisions of five or six teams. More than 350 matches. The Suffolk On-Line Teams League has now been going for over a year…And who were the winners? Click SOTL to find out.

I&K TEAM REACH 'NICKO' SEMI FINALS
I&K TEAM REACH 'NICKO' SEMI FINALS

A team representing Ipswich & Kesgrave is now through to the semi finals of the National Inter Club Kinock Out (NICKO)

Malcolm Pryor & Peter Sutcliffe and Chris Chambers & Chris Green reached the last four after a closely fought 32 board match against a team representing Leeds. To add to the drama, the match was tied going into the final board!

I & K prevailed by 6 IMPs. They face a team from Young Chelsea in the semifinal.

SUNDAY PAIRS SUMMER BREAK

The regular Online Suffolk Sunday Pairs will not take place in August - but will resume on 19 September.

Results
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Autumn Pairs
ECL Home v Essex
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
ECL Away v Northants
ECL Home v Norfolk
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
EABW Swiss Teams
EABW Swiss Pairs
AGM Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Club Teams of Four
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Calendar
Sat 2nd Oct 2021
Suffolk Congress Pairs
RealBridge 11am
Sun 3rd Oct 2021
Suffolk Congress Swiss Teams
RealBridge 11am
Sun 10th Oct 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
BBO 7pm
Sun 17th Oct 2021
9-High Pairs
BBO 7pm
Sun 17th Oct 2021
ECL Away v C & H
Sun 24th Oct 2021
Stansfield Handicap Pairs
Hybrid F2F & RealBridge 11am
Sun 31st Oct 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
BBO 7pm
Sun 7th Nov 2021
Club Teams of Eight
Colchester 2 pm
Sun 14th Nov 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
BBO 7pm
Sun 21st Nov 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
BBO 7pm
Sun 21st Nov 2021
ECL Away v Cambs Univ
Sun 28th Nov 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
BBO 7pm
Sun 5th Dec 2021
9-High Pairs
Nayland 11 am
Sun 12th Dec 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
BBO 7pm
Sun 19th Dec 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
BBO 7pm
Wed 29th Dec 2021
"Bah Humbug"
Elmswell 11 am
Sun 9th Jan 2022
ECL Home v Beds
Sun 16th Jan 2022
Mid Anglia Pairs
Woodbridge or Online 11 am
Sun 30th Jan 2022
Bury Swiss Pairs
Elmswell 11 am
Sun 6th Feb 2022
Championship Pairs Semi-final
Elmswell 11 am