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WEEKLY SUFFOLK CHALLENGE STARTS WEDNESDAY
WEEKLY SUFFOLK CHALLENGE STARTS WEDNESDAY

A 28-board Suffolk FunBridge Pairs Challenge will take place every week, starting this coming Wednesday.

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.


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

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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ON LINE BRIDGE IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN...
TEAMS OF FOUR LEAGUE LAUNCHED

Suffolk is pulling out all the stops to offer the widest range of opportunities to play bridge during these difficult times - and today it is launching the Suffolk Online Teams League.

The league, organised by Malcolm Pryor, will consist of Teams of Four with five per division and be played on Bridge Base Online (BBO). Play will start on 13 April.

Each Team of Four will be required to play four matches a month  - 20 boards each - initially played straight through with no change of opponents.

Players of all levels of experience are most welcome to enter. For the first League we will try to ensure that less experienced teams are placed in the lower Divisions to ensure enjoyable bridge for players of all levels. Thereafter teams will be promoted and relegated based on their results.

To enter a Team of Four click on TEAMS and complete the online form. Malcolm has prepared a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to arrange and set up matches on BBO. Click on MATCHES to read.

If you have a partner but no team mates contact Malcolm by clicking on PRYOR and he will circulate a list of all such pairs so new teams can be formed.

HOW TO PLAY BRIDGE ONLINE
HOW TO PLAY 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.

Updated message - 1 April - to SCBA members from the County Committee:-

We hope you’re all staying safe and keeping well.

As we feared, the Coronavirus is proving to be very serious and it looks as though we’ll be locked-down for some time.  The County Committee hasn't been idle during this hiatus; we've met once by video conference and plan to hold similar meetings regularly.

One of our tasks was to manage the programme of county events. As a result, Bridge with Lunch is cancelled and the Summer League will not take place this year; all other County events planned up to the end of May are postponed indefinitely.  We’ll review the situation periodically and we hope to reinstate as many of the events as possible, as soon as it’s safe to do so.

The AGM is proving to be something of a problem.  Constitutionally we’re required to hold an AGM before the end of June, but for obvious reasons this might not be realistic.  We’ve provisionally rescheduled the AGM for Sunday 21st June and we’ll review the situation in early May to confirm this date or advise alternative arrangements.

Not surprisingly, on-line Bridge is becoming increasingly popular during the lock-down.    The Suffolk Sunday Pairs has become a regular feature and we’re very grateful to Peter Bushby for arranging it.  In parallel with the main event there’s a 'Relaxed Pairs' for those new to on-line Bridge who want to play at a slightly slower pace; this is an ideal way to learn to play on-line - it’s really easy.

Peter is producing an article to help people start playing on-line and arranging their own teams-of-4 games.  We’re also planning to start an on-line Teams-of-4 League, which Malcolm Pryor will run.  Look out for news about both on this website.

Take care, stay safe.

NEW EVENT COMBINING TWO 'SPORTS'

Suffolk bridge-golf day at Flempton on 12 October

The first county wide bridge-golf day will take place at Flempton golf club on Monday 12 October.

Please put the date in your diary. On-line entry details will appear here in due course.

18 holes of golf at the picuresque venue close to Bury St Edmunds will be followed by lunch and bridge. The cost will be £50 per player.

The format will be handicap pairs, with a pair's stableford points score being converted into a percentage which will be added to their bridge score.

EBU Score software means the afternoon bridge score, like the golf score, can be handicapped.

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SUNDAY EVENING PAIRS ON BBO TO CONTINUE
SUNDAY EVENING PAIRS ON BBO TO CONTINUE

Following the success of three Sunday evening online sessions organised by Suffolk Bridge, they are set to continue every weekend for the foreseeable future on Bridge Base Online.

To enter the Suffolk Sunday Pairs (6.45 for 7pm) or the Suffolk Relaxed Pairs (7 for 7.10pm - for those still finding their feet on on-line bridge), both on Sunday 12 April click on ONLINE PAIRS

Entry  to Suffolk Sunday Pairs is limited to 46 pairs due to the current usage of BBO. If you have any questions about the event or how to use BBO email Peter Bushby by clicking on SUFFOLK

BRIDGE CLUB LIVE
BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

Bridge Club Live is also an online favourite with many players. To find out more click on https://www.bridgeclublive.com

Results
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
East Anglian Bridge Weekend - Relaxed Teams
East Anglian Bridge Weekend - Multiple Teams
East Anglian Bridge Weekend - Swiss Pairs
Suffolk Championship Pairs semi-final
Mid Anglia Pairs
ECL vs Cambs Hunts (see Information Tab for X-IMPS)
Bah Humbug Pairs
Suffolk Championship Teams Round One
Suffolk Championship Teams Round Two
Suffolk Championship Teams Plate
SCBA Sim Pairs (FINAL)
Club Teams of Eight
Norfolk vs Suffolk Overall
Felixstowe Congress Relaxed Pairs
Felixstowe Congress Swiss Teams
Felixstowe Congress Pairs Qualifying
Felixstowe Congress Championship Pairs Final
Felixstowe Congress Consolation Final
Felixstowe Congress Open Pairs
Calendar
Sun 12th Apr 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.50 for 7pm
Director: Peter Bushby
Sat 18th Apr 2020
National Pairs Final
see EBU website
Sat 18th Apr 2020
Little Clacton blue pointed weekend - Swiss Teams & lunch
CANCELLED
Sun 19th Apr 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.50 for 7pm
Director: Peter Bushby
Sun 19th Apr 2020
Little Clacton blue pointed weekend - Swiss Pairs & lunch
CANCELLED
Sat 25th Apr 2020
Garden Cities regional final
Peterborough
Sun 26th Apr 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.50 for 7pm
Director: Peter Bushby
Sun 3rd May 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.50 for 7pm
Director: Peter Bushby
Sun 10th May 2020
Clare Swiss Pairs
Lavenham - CO10 9QT POSTPONED
Sun 10th May 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6:50 for 7PM
Director: Peter
Sun 17th May 2020
AGM Pairs
AGM POSTPONED
Sun 17th May 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6:50 for 7PM
Director: Peter
Wed 20th May 2020
Bridge with Lunch
CANCELLED
Sun 24th May 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.50 for 7pm
Director: Peter Bushby
Sat 30th May 2020
Corwen Trophy
Northampton
Sun 31st May 2020
Corwen Trophy
Northampton
Sun 31st May 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6:50 for 7PM
Director: Peter
Sat 6th Jun 2020
Pachabo Cup
see EBU website
Sun 7th Jun 2020
Pachabo Cup
Sun 7th Jun 2020
Suffolk Sunday Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6:50 for 7PM
Director: Peter