Wimbledon Bridge Club
BULLETIN

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please Email manager@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk or call the club on 020 8947 0147 during opening hours

For urgent matters only outside opening hours please call Janet on 07890 024 172

Weekly updates are sent by email to all members. If you don’t receive these updates, please check we have your correct email address on the membership database

Release 2.19q
Results
Friday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Harriet Chappell
Host: Ian Tree
Friday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
Dir: David Korman
Host: Dave/Ann
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Easter David
Thursday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Hilary Stewart
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Maurice Grant
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Dawn Bordbar
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Alan Wakenshaw
Host: Tony Winship
Monday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Calendar
Sat 3rd Dec 2022
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Andrew
Host: Wanted
Mon 5th Dec 2022
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 5th Dec 2022
Monday pm Online Duplicate
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Tue 6th Dec 2022
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Calum
Host: Dawn Bordbar
Tue 6th Dec 2022
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
13:15
Dir: Needed
  (Partner?)
Tue 6th Dec 2022
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Alan
Host: Easter David
Wed 7th Dec 2022
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
11:00
Dir: Shirley
Host: Graham Balin
Thu 8th Dec 2022
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Ann/Dave
Host: Dave/Ann
Thu 8th Dec 2022
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
13:30
Dir: Harriet
Host: Catherine Franklin
  (Partner?)
Thu 8th Dec 2022
Thursday eve F2F Duplicate
19:00
Dir: Vaughan
Host: Charles Dixon
Visitors and Members welcome at all sessions - Please call 020 8947 0147 for any queries
CHRISTMAS PARTY
CHRISTMAS PARTY

The Members' Christmas Party on Saturday 17th December is now full
Click here to go on the waiting list

Members only - price frozen from 2021 - still £30 each

STUDENT AND NOVICE CHRISTMAS BUFFET
STUDENT AND NOVICE CHRISTMAS BUFFET

Christmas drinks buffet for students, novices and social players Wednesday 14th December 18:30 with fun bridge from about 19:30

£10 including a welcome drink, finger buffet and fun bridge!  Quiz and prizes to be won! Click here to book

Guests welcome.

ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE
ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE

ONLINE SCHEDULE

Regular games - Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15pm - 18 boards - master points awarded and results submitted for NGS.

All our regular online games are now on the new platform - INTOBRIDGEPlease click here to sign in

 

WIMBLEDON BRIDGE CLUB
WIMBLEDON BRIDGE CLUB

Welcome to Wimbledon Bridge Club, one of the best bridge clubs in the UK, catering for players of all abilities. Visitors are most welcome, please do join us for a session.  See the weekly programme of play for our session times and descriptions. We generally have a host but please check on the calendar.  The club no longer accepts cash so visitors should bring a debit card for payments.  We use Bridgemates and computer scoring so the results are available immediately after the session finishes.  We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and Master Points are awarded for all duplicate sessions.  Special events are held throughout the year.

THURSDAY EVENING - NEW SESSION
THURSDAY EVENING - NEW SESSION

Please support the new Thursday evening session – play starts at the earlier time of 7pm, it is an 18-board duplicate, so the expected finish time is 9:30pm.  Your director is Vaughan and there is usually a host, so you can be sure of a friendly welcome and a good game!  (Up to Level 2 systems may be played, no booking required).

LEARNING at Wimbledon Bridge Club
LEARNING at Wimbledon Bridge Club

We offer a complete learning programme for all levels from complete beginners to intermediate players.  The next New Beginners Classe starts on Monday morning, 10 January 2023.

Please see the full course schedule for Beginners Term 2, Refresher and Improver courses and Intermediate Seminars.  Please CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE AND TO BOOK

For more information on our learning programme, please take a look at the Learning @ WBC section of the website.  Online and face to face classes are available.

If you need more advice, please email teaching@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk

GALLERY OF PAST EVENTS
  • Christmas Party Dec 2021
  • Bochsler Cup Winners Feb 2022
  • 500 Cup Winners March 2022
  • Memorial Supper March 2022
  • Bartlett Bowl Winners June 2022
  • Individual Winner June 2022
  • Pivot Teams Winners June 2022
  • Mens Pairs Champions April 2022 Lars and Mike
  • Platinum Jubilee Bridge
  • Union Jack Cake
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • Tuesday ladder winners Susan and Lynda
  • Wednesday Ladder winner Billie
  • Thursday afternoon ladder winner John
  • Summer Buffet July 2022
  • Summer Buffet July 2022
  • BP Swiss Ascenders July 2022
  • BP Swiss Joint 2nd July 2022
  • BP Swiss Joint 2nd July 2022
  • BP Swiss Winners July 2022
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
SUPERVISED SESSIONS FOR BEGINNERS
SUPERVISED SESSIONS FOR BEGINNERS

There are two play sessions suitable for all levels of beginners.  We encourage our students and novice players to attend at least one play session a week to practice and consolidate what has been covered in lessons.
Supervised sessions are:
Monday afternoon -
 Supervised Play. No movement and no recorded scores, play at your own pace.  Set hands available if you are not ready for random deals!
Thursday morning -  
Supervised Duplicate for those who are ready for the next step.  12 to 15 boards are played in a competitive format with help available if wanted.
Hosts are available at all sessions so you do not need to come with a partner
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Going to be LATE?
Going to be LATE?

If you are going to arrive later than 10 mins before the start of the session, it is essential that you call the club on 0208 947 0147  at least 15 minutes beforehand so that you can be included in the movement. If you don't do this you may not be able to play - Thank you -

HOSTING & ARRIVING WITHOUT A PARTNER
HOSTING & ARRIVING WITHOUT A PARTNER

If you do not have a partner for an occasional session, a host is normally available.  If you do come on your own, please arrive at the Club at least 15 minutes before the start of play so that you can be partnered in good time with another single player or the host without causing delay to the start of play. 

Members with an NGS of at least 4 are asked to volunteer to host a minimum of once a year.  To host at any session other than supervised sessions or Tuesday or Friday morning sessions you should have an NGS ranking of at least 6. A number of members are contributing to the club by hosting more frequently than this and we thank them.  Please be kind and courteous to your partner and remember that it is important to find yourself a regular partner and not rely on the host system entirely.

INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS
INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

Intermediate Seminars Thursdays at 14:00
ONLINE ON ZOOM AND REALBRIDGE

Second Hand Play (when to cover an honour) 1st Dec
The traditional maxim of 'second player plays low' is generally sound advice if you are unsure how to play.  However, in bridge there are no hard and fast rules, and there are certainly situations in which it is best for 2nd player to choose a high card - this seminar reviews layouts to illustrate when (and why) not to play low.

Please click here to book

MARIETTA ANDREE PAIRS LEAGUE
MARIETTA ANDREE PAIRS LEAGUE

Congratulations to the winners of the Marietta Andree Pairs League in November:

Gold: John Dagnall, Rizwan Akram & Andrew Bannock (Prize: £48 per ‘pair’)

Silver: Anil Bhandari & Cuneyt Sazer (Prize: £60 per pair, plus promotion to Gold)

Bronze: Ann Ingel & Denise Grimston (Prize: £60 per pair, plus promotion to Silver)

The MAPL be taking a break for December and will return on Monday 9th January

Please email competitions@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk to enter the January league.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
December 2022
Tue 6 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday 
Wed 14 18:30 Student Christmas Buffet 
Sat 17 18:00 Members' Christmas Party 
Tue 20 19:00 Christmas Cheese and Wine
Wed 21 11:00 Christmas Ploughman's
24 - 27 Dec Closed for Christmas 
28 - 30 Dec Open as normal 
31 Dec - 2 Jan Closed for New Year 
January 2023
3 Jan Open as normal 
Tues 3 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday 
Mon 9   Winter Courses Start 
Mon 9 19:30 WBC Pairs League R 1 
Mon 16 19:30 WBC Pairs League R 2 
Sun 22 11:00 Gullick Cup (Blue Pointed Pairs Championship)
Mon 23 19:30 WBC Pairs League R 3 

Click HERE for the Calendar of Special Events to August 2023

CiN SIMS
CiN SIMS

72 players took part in the Simultaneous Pairs in aid of Children in Need on Tuesday evening and Friday morning.  We will be sending £252 onto the organisers, Ecats Bridge.  On Friday, Ruby Reynolds and Thomas Wickham scored 68.75% in our club heat and finished 6th out of 579 pairs playing at 39 clubs in 4 countries – very well done!
You can see the national rankings and expert hand commentary here:
https://www.ecatsbridge.com/sims/results.asp?eventid=003633

MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS
MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to our members listed below who have attained a master point promotion in October

Premier Regional Master: Andrew Mann
1 Star Master: John Smith

Master: Tony Winship
Club Masters: Guy Boden, Tracey Childs, Joy Ward
Local Master: Nicky Morgan

CHARITY PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP


It was wonderful to see 41 pairs competing for the Charity Pairs Trophy on Sunday 6th November.  After a closely contested match, the eventual winners were Rizwan Akram and Konrad Mau, who were presented with the trophy by co-chair Denny.
Thanks to Miranda for telling us about the history of the event that Silvana Cabello promoted for over 20 years, to Shirley for directing, Ellen and Anita for the delicious tea and to Lucia Heard from St Raphael's who gave us an insight into the work of the charity and drew the raffle.

The members raised an amazing £3,636 for St Raphael's Hospice from the event, the raffle and donations.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Members' Account Balances
Members' Account Balances

To receive an Email of your balance and statement of activity, please enter your EBU number and click.
Payments into your account do not appear immediately, so recent payments may not show for a week or so.



 

 

Private Hire
Private Hire

WBC is one of the best Bridge Clubs in the country. A great venue with excellent facilities to host your Private Bridge Matches and Competitions.

To book or find out more call WBC on 020 8947 0147 or email  manager@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk

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