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HERTS & ESSEX WEEKEND

Herts & Essex Green Pointed weekends are always popular. The first one will be on 31 July and 1 August, on RealBridge.

For all the details, including entry, click on HERTS & ESSEX

WHO WILL WIN THE 'CLARET JUG'?

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking this is the treasured 'claret jug' which is presented to the winner of the Open golf championship every year.

In fact, it is the new Bushby-Morcombe trophy, named after the two Suffolk members who did so much to get online bridge going during the pandemic, which will go to the winners of the online Sunday Pairs competition.

Currently, it is very close at the top of the leaderboard, with Andrew Moore & Tony Philpott just ahead of Helen Mason & David Mathews and Malcolm & Karen Pryor in third spot. The competition runs until the end of March. Click on CLARET to see the current table.

EAST ANGLIAN BRIDGE WEEKEND
EAST ANGLIAN BRIDGE WEEKEND
RealBridge in Kent

The Kent County Bridge Association's green pointed Swiss Pairs is being held online on RealBridge on Sunday 7 March starting at 11am. 7 x 7 board matches with a break of approx 45 minutes after match 4.

Please click here to enter online or here to download an entry form. 

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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CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS FINAL QUALIFIERS
CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS FINAL QUALIFIERS

Congratulations to the 24 pairs who have qualified for the Suffolk Championship Pairs final, after heats hosted by BBO were staged over the weekend and directed by Jacks Morcombe and Peter Bushby.

The top 10 pairs from the Saturday heat have qualified, and the top seven pairs from each of the two Sunday heats have qualified.

The successful pairs are asked to confirm their availability for the final by clicking HERE

The all-play-all final will be held on Sunday 14 March starting at 11 a.m. The entree fee is BBO$8 payable on the day. 46 boards will be played with a break half way through.

The three heats were won by (l-r in photo above):Tony Philpott & Andrew Moore,  Con & Pauline Hanson, and Dennis Valtisiaris & Jo Harpur.

FIRST EVENT OF 2021

Visitors grab the glory in Mid Anglia Pairs

David Willson and Rick Hanley (right) made a valiant effort to defend their Mid Anglia Pairs title on Sunday - but in the end pairs from outside the county dominated the top places.

A maximum field of 40 pairs contested the traditional new year curtain raiser held on BBO rather than as usual at Woodbridge.

Top spot went to Les Calver & Stephen Binks from Bedfordshire, who finished clear of David & Rick in second spot, with Giles Ip & Mark Hill from Norfolk in third, and Mrunalini Dewan & Martin David from Wales in fourth spot.

ABBEYGATE PLATE COMPETITION

Six teams fell at the first fence in the Abbeygate Shield Club Teams of Eight competition so a Plate competition has been set up to give them another chance of glory.To see the draw and regulations, click HERE

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BAH HUMBUG WINNERS
BAH HUMBUG WINNERS

An online version of the Bah Humbug Pairs - complete with a stream of Christmas cracker 'jokes' - helped raise the spirits of bridge players around the county on Sunday.

The event attracted 42 pairs and the size of the field meant the number of prizes was doubled for what is intended to be one of Suffolk's more light hearted occasions.

The overall winners of the North-South section were Cathy Rowland & Din Gudka (top left) while May Li & John Gan (bottom left) topped the EW section.

Just as important, there were Handicap prizes for each section, based on a partnership's EBU NGS ratings.

Barbara & Geoff Marcoolyn (bottom right) were the top NS Handicap pair while Hugh & Jen Godfrey (top right) headed the EW group.

Click on SCORES to see the results (and then click on Handicap tab to see Hcp scores).

AUTUMN PAIRS 2020
Andre & David

Pleasant birthday surprise for Andre!

Andre Gray celebrated his birthday by partnering David Willson to a comprehenisve victory in the Autumn Pairs on Sunday.

The duo recorded a 70% score in their section and when the results of the A and B groups were combined they were still comfortably ahead of Andrtew Moore & Tony Philpott in second spot.

Third placed Caroline Gemmell & Mark Honess were the top mixed pair. Fourth placed Jo Harpur & Helen Mason were the top ladies pair. The married pairs was won by John Gan & May Li.

Significantly, 44 pairs took part in the event hosted by BBO - compared to 34 pairs in 'normal' times 12 months earlier.

To see all the scores, scroll down the right hand column to RESULTS.

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.

WEEKLY SUFFOLK CHALLENGE ON WEDNESDAYS
WEEKLY SUFFOLK CHALLENGE ON WEDNESDAYS

A 28-board Suffolk FunBridge Pairs Challenge is taking place every week.

The competition will be open from 10am to 10pm every Wednesday to any FunBridge player in Suffolk. As usual on FunBridge a (very good!) robot will be your partner.

The event will be password protected. Click on PAIRS and a password will be sent to you.

To find the challenge, click on the Get Started/Practise tab, then click Exclusive Tournaments. Type Suffolk FunBridge Pairs into the View all Tournaments space.


Daily five board competiton for FunBridge players in Suffolk

The event is aimed at the growing FunBridge community in the county - and those who would like to give it a try.

Amanda Roberts who plays at Stansfield, Abbeygate, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, came up with the idea.

The name of the competition is Suffolk Bridge Clubs, which can be found in Exclusive Tournaments via the orange Get started/Practise tab.

If you are interested but have not played on the site before go to https://www.funbridge.com

BRIDGE CLUB LIVE
BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

In addition to BBO and FunBridge, Bridge Club Live is an online favourite with many players. To find out more click on https://www.bridgeclublive.com

IN THE PAST...

To see older items please click on NEWS ARCHIVE

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

Click on CHAMP TEAMS to see results so far.

SIXTH ONLINE TEAMS LEAGUE UNDERWAY

The latest on line league for teams of 4 is underway, with 25 teams playing in 5 divisions.

Results will be available by clicking on WINTER Final results from Season 5 can be viewed by clicking on PREVIOUS RESULTS

SUNDAY PAIRS COMPETITON

To join in Suffolk's regular Sunday Evening BBO online pairs (7pm start), click  ENTER 
If you've already played there's no need to register again. Results are in the column below.

CLUB TEAMS OF 8

Click on RULES for details of the competition and RESULTS to see how the competition is progressing. The winners of the event will represent Suffolk in the Garden Cities Regional Final next May

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.

Results
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Championship Pairs Heat 2 (online)
#58647 SCBA GROUP B Championship Pairs Qualifier
Championship Pairs Heat 1 (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
#69087 SCBA Mid Anglia Pairs
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Special Event - Invitation Only
'Bah Humbug' Pairs
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
Calendar
Sun 7th Mar 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
  (Partner?)
Sun 14th Mar 2021
Championship Pairs Final (online)
BBO 11.00 AM
Sun 21st Mar 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
Sun 28th Mar 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
Sun 4th Apr 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
Sun 11th Apr 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
Sun 18th Apr 2021
Club Teams of Four
RealBridge 11.00AM
Sun 25th Apr 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
Sun 2nd May 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
Sun 9th May 2021
Clare Swiss Pairs (online)
RealBridge 11.00am
Sun 16th May 2021
AGM Pairs (online)
to be confirmed
Sun 23rd May 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM
Sun 30th May 2021
Suffolk Sunday Pairs (online)
BBO 7PM