Resumption of Face-to-Face Bridge

We shall resume our Friday afternoon F2F sessions on 21st May.   As in October, play will be subject to the "rule of six".  Please read  Face-to-face bridge instructions 21 May 2021.pdf.

Subsequently, we aim to restart our full pre-pandemic schedule of F2F bridge when the Government allows us the freedom to do so. Indications as at 14th June are that this may happen just before the planned date of our AGM, 20th July.  To run the full schedule, we shall be dependent on a sufficient number of directors/scorers being available and willing.  In addition, as we expect some online players to be reluctant to return to face-to-face bridge immediately, we plan to maintain online sessions in parallel while numbers justify our doing so.  

Playing Bridge Online with BBO, RealBridge and BCL

TWBC runs regular duplicate sessions on BBO.  For full information please click on the tab in the LH menu. For a list of BBO usernames.pdf click here. 

On RealBridge you can play with video and audio.  You can find information on their website here.  For details of forthcoming TWBC sessions and how to join a session see the menu on the left. 

Some of our members play on BCL.  You can find details on how to register at the BCL website here.  Once registered, you can see other TWBC members who have registered by clicking Members -> Clubs and pressing the TWBC club link on the R H side. 

Bridge Classes by Stephen Pierce in 2021

We are provisionally scheduling a programme of bridge classes and supervised practice sessions by Stephen Pierce later in 2021.  These will take place in the Club.  Details are below.

Please note that if Government restrictions are still in place the courses may not take place on the dates shown.

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New courses starting throughout the year

A range of courses for complete beginners, improvers, bridge returners and social players who wish to master duplicate bridge.

Starting September 2021 or later

Complete Beginners  - Monday 10-12am September 2021

Complete Beginners  - Monday 7.45-9.45pm September 2021

Beginners The Next Step - Wednesday 7.45-9.45pm March 2022

Beginners The Next Step - Thursday 10-12am March 2022

Intermediate  - To be advised

Inter Continuation - Wednesday 7.45-9.45pm September 2021

Inter Continuation - Thursday 10-12am September 2021

Improve Your Competitive Bidding - Thursday 10-12am January 2022

Three Weak Twos - Thursday 10-12am October 2021

Tel:- 07973 207218    E-mail:- spchair@hotmail.com

Website. www.bridgeforfun.org.uk

'Bridge with Angela' 5th edition
'Bridge with Angela' 5th edition

 

Angela Tompson has updated her guide for students and improvers;  this is the fifth edition following upon the success of the earlier versions. The basics are unchanged but Angela has taken the opportunity to include further conventions currently and commonly played, including Benjaminised Acol, commonly known as "Benji".

This book commences with the very basics of bridge and goes on to describe the essential elements of bidding.  Guidance on play of the cards and defence is included followed by explanations of conventions commonly played.

 

The price is £7.95 and it can be purchased at the club bar or phone Angela on 01892 526716.

Honours Boards
Honours Boards

 

 

 

The Honours Boards for recent years can be viewed as full-size images by going to the relevant item on the left-hand menu.  There you can see the winners of all cups and trophies awarded in Club Competitions for Pairs and for Teams during that year.  They also show the winners of individual trophies in the year.

Committee Meeting

The 2021 AGM has been postponed until Tuesday 20th July when we hope that Covid-19 restrictions will have been lifted and a proper meeting will be able to take place at the clubhouse.        The minutes of the Committee meeting on 12 May can be viewed in the members only section, and the next Committee meeting will be held on 16 June.

Members' online bridge successes

Congratulations to Norman Selway, whose team have won the Hubert Phillips Bowl.   Also came 8th out of 106 in the Corwen Trophy.

Also to Sue Best and Derek Ryan, who won the first session in the Improvers Pairs (EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress).

Also to the following, highly placed in the George Griffiths Cup:  Jeremy Willans (2nd), Frances Connell and Gerald Soper (3rd), Jean Smallwood and Eddie Lucioni (4th).

Also to Helen Erichsen, who played in the England team that won the Lady Milne, and who with her  partner Fiona Brown achieved second place in the pair rankings.

Also to Benjamin and Thomas Gardner, who won the special EBU Easter / Young Chelsea Junior Pairs.

Also to Frances Connell and Gerald Soper, who won the Kent green-pointed Swiss Pairs (98 pairs), and to Robin George who came third.

Frances and Gerald also came second in the Larsky Cup.  As a result they, as well as Philip Williams and Mike Griffiths (fourth), together with Norman Selway, will be eligible to play in the Corwen Trophy on 5th and 6th June.

Congratulations also to Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper  who played in the Kent team who won the Tollemache Cup.

We wish our team success inthe final of the Garden Cities Trophy on 19th June:  Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper,  Espen Erichsen and Fredrik Helness,  Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper,  James Lee  and Ravi Athwal.

 

Members' Contact Details

A list of members' telephone numbers and e-mail addresses is held within a private area of this website, in accordance with the Club's Privacy Policy.  Members who wish to contact other members can do so by clicking on Members Only above, and logging in.   The Club's Privacy Policy can be viewed within "Information" in the menu on the left.

New Rules of the Club

The new Rules of the Club, as adopted at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 4 March 2020, are now available under "Information" in the left-hand menu.