During July and August there will be Simple Systems Duplicate bridge at Tudor Bridge Club on Thursday afternoons from 2 p.m. until about 4. No partner required, just turn up.
Question: I understand how to score a hand of bridge, but I don't really understand how a session is scored. Can you elucidate please? Also can you explain what I am looking at when I see the scores presented on the website?
Our Expert Says: Learning how to score at bridge is not the easiest to grasp, as there are many possible variations to each contract. However, once you have mastered the basic score for each contract, then understanding how this translates into scores and the percentage you get when you play Duplicate Pairs is another topic in itself.
The object of Duplicate Pairs is to compare your score with other Pairs that played the same hands as yourself and your partner. These days Pairs scoring is done on a computer and so (click here for full response)
Congratulations go to the new winners of the Dave Watson Cup - Colin and Alan. However, the evening had more significance than a normal club session because we were able to welcome so many new players to the club. We had 5 players from the beginners lessons, plus 3 guests from Downend and it was lovely to see Dorothy again after so long. Thank you all for coming and helping us remember the great man.
The competition itself was closely fought with just 0.3% seperating the top pair from the 2 runners up. And the winners didn't have it all their own way, they lost one match in a big way when they met 2 representatives from the beginners group, Derek and Vivienne!
In a first for Tudor Bridge Club, we have joint winners for the Tudor Plate for the period to the end of June 2019 - Lesley and Nigel. Congratulations to you both.
Congratulations are also extended to Ann Triner who was 2nd and Karen who was 3rd. Well done all. Picture shows Karen (centre) presenting Lesley and Nigel with their award.
A fabulous evening of bridge with a few nibbles and a glass of vino too. Congratulations go to the winning team of Karen Monaghan, Paul Gunning, Mark Churchill and Christine May. Thanks were given to those who arranged the food, the wine and soft drinks - and the Director too, of course.
Special thanks go to those who were able to help out the club by stepping in at the last moment to make up partnerships and teams. Only Paul will ever know how close we came to losing a team or two!
The minutes from committee meetings are now published and available to the membership. The purpose of this move is not only to demonstrate transparency but also to publicise the subject areas which the committee are discussing and to encourage your input.
You will find the recent minutes located under the 'Membership' tab towards the base of the left hand navigation bar. To see the minutes you will need to register on the site. If you have any problems or issues doing this please contact Christine on 07876334921 who will do her best to help you.
Want to learn to play bridge? Used to play but need a refresher course? Try our FREE TASTER SESSION ahead of the new Beginners and Intermediate courses beginning. You can try the game (we'll have you playing the cards within 5 minutes), meet the team and enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits with us - all totally free of charge, while you decide whether you would like to join us in September. No partner needed.
For more information click here or call Christine on 07876 334 921 to book in.
Have a bidding or playing query? Fill in the attached form and your query will be forwarded to one of our Gurus. You will get an email response and your question (plus the response) may be used on the website to help other bridge players improve their game too. Names will be withheld. (Click here to send in your query).
Remember, there is no such thing as a silly question!
Just call Paul on 07833 754352 or 01454 250176 and he will do his best to match you up with someone.