Wimbledon Bridge Club
BULLETIN

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please Email manager@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk or call Marietta @ 02089470147 alternatively 07887781997

Release 2.19o
Results
Online Supervised Dup - BBO
Host: Wanted
Thursday Afternoon
Ploughmans
Tuesday Morning Gentle Duplicate
Online Duplicate - BBO
Host: Wanted
Online Duplicate - BBO
Host: Easter David
Afternoon Duplicate
Friday Morning
Calendar
Thu 5th Aug 2021
F2F Duplicate - Club
13:30
Dir: Shirley
Host: Vaughan Bishop
Fri 6th Aug 2021
F2F Gentle Duplicate - Club
Dir: Steve F
Host: Wanted
Fri 6th Aug 2021
Online Duplicate - BBO
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Host: Wanted
Sat 7th Aug 2021
F2F Duplicate - Club
14:00
Dir: Calum
Host: Wanted
Mon 9th Aug 2021
F2F Supervised Play - Club
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 9th Aug 2021
Online Duplicate - BBO
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Host: Sheena Osborn
Tue 10th Aug 2021
F2F Gentle Duplicate - Club
10.00
Dir: Calum
Host: Wanted
Tue 10th Aug 2021
Online Duplicate - BBO
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Host: Easter David
Visitors and Members welcome at all sessions - Please call on 07887781997 for any queries
EBU EVENTS
EBU EVENTS

We are delighted to announce that the club will be playing the following EBU blue pointed events:

 - Mixed Pivot Teams on 11 August at the Club - cost £10.00
 - Mixed Pairs on 12 August at the Club - cost £10.00

Please click on the links to book and learn more about the events

               1. EBU Mixed Pivot Teams 11 Aug @19:00   
               2.
EBU Mixed Pairs 12 August @19:00

COURSE SCHEDULE AUTUMN
COURSE SCHEDULE AUTUMN

 Would you like to learn how to play bridge? We have some of the best teachers in the country. Please click on the link below and book your place.

Course

Start date

Location

Please click to book

Beginning Bridge 1

Mon 20 Sep @ 19:00

Club

Booking link

Beginning Bridge 1

Tue 21 Sep @ 10:30

Club

Booking link

Refresh your Bridge

Wed 06 Oct @ 10:30

Club

Booking link

Refresh your Bridge

Thu 07 Oct @  19:00

Club

Booking link

Improve your Bridge 

Tue 05 Oct @ 19:00

Club

Booking link

Improve your Bridge 

Fri 08 Oct @ 10:30

Club

Booking link

Lessons and seminars last 2 hours and combine theory with practical play,

Beginning Bridge 1 offers a basic introduction to the game for people who have never played bridge before.

Refresh your Bridge is basic bidding and play refresher course, suitable for anyone returning to bridge after a break who would like a quick refresher, and as revision for Beginning Bridge 1 to 3.

Improve your Bridge 1 is suitable for those who are confident with the basic bidding and play techniques and would like to improve their game.

For the course outline, please click on the booking link.  If you need help deciding which course is suitable for you, please contact the club on 020 8947 0147 or send an email to manager@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk and we will be happy to advise.  For further information about the course content and Learning Pathway, please see the full Learning Programme here

10-week courses cost £169.  Course textbooks are available to purchase separately.

Minimum numbers are required to run each course.  If possible, please indicate alternative dates when booking.

 

Wimbledon Bridge Club
Wimbledon Bridge Club

Welcome to Wimbledon Bridge Club which is 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. We generally have a host but please check on the calendar. Wimbledon use Bridgemates, computer scoring and you can take away a print of the hands at the end of the session. Special events are held throughout the year.

WBC offer a full teaching programme of classes designed to suit all abilities. Please email Manager@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk for further information.

 

Members' Account Balances
Members' Account Balances

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





 

 

HOSTING
HOSTING

The committee would like to remind all hosts that they are there to play with ANYONE who needs a partner. They have also decided that all hosts for standard sessions need to be NGS 7+

 

Going to be LATE?
Going to be LATE?

If you are going to arrive later than 10 mins  before the start of the session, please call the club on 0208 947 0147  at least 15 minutes beforehand so that you can be included in the movement - Thank you -

PIANOLA

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Follow us on Social Media
Follow us on Social Media

Twitter@Wbcbridgeclub

JOHN PRIOR

I am sure you know that John passed away recently. Roy his youngest son would welcome anybody who knew John to an informal gathering and scattering of his ashes  in Gomshall, Guildford on Monday 9 August @ 12.00pm. If you wish to contact Roy his number is 07878 360840.

WBC IS RE-OPENING ITíS DOORS
WBC IS RE-OPENING ITíS DOORS

F2F bridge is returning to the club w/c 26 July, we intend to start slowly with the following sessions. We are so looking forward to seeing you all again after such a long enforced break. Come and meet up with all those friends you have so missed.                     

 Monday Afternoon Social Bridge 12:30, Tuesday & Friday Morning Gentle 10:00, Ploughmans Wednesday 11:00, Thursday Afternoon Duplicate 13:30, Saturday Afternoon Duplicate 14:00.
We are also cancelling the following online sessions:

Wednesday afternoon session from 28/7, Wednesday evening session from 22/7, Tuesday and Saturday morning sessions from 26/7, Thursday PM session from 29/7,  Saturday afternoon session from 31/7

UPCOMING SEMINARS
UPCOMING SEMINARS

Intermediate Seminars with Tim Chanter (online on Zoom and RealBridge)                                                                                                                                                                 

 Seminar on Splinter Bids 29 Sept  @14:00  (Book Now)

  • These clever bids let you show trump agreement with partner AND a singleton in another suit, suggesting partner considers slam with an appropriate holding
  • Since splinter bids are always shown below game level they get across the hand type fast, but without committing the partnership beyond game.

Seminar on Planning the Play in No Trumps13 Oct @14:00 (Book Now)

  • Making a plan as declarer is vital at Trick 1, and in NT contracts usually depends on assessing your opportunities for extra tricks in each suit; while keeping a close eye on how much control you have in your weaker holdings
  • As the play progresses you can update your plan depending on how many tricks develop, and how you assess the ongoing risks

Seminar on Competitive Doubles 27 Oct @14:00 (Book Now)

  • One of the most useful bidding tools in contested auctions is the double card
  • You need a clear agreement with your partner about what distribution is shown in any situation, and what level of strength
  • In addition, you need a clear agreement about when a double is for take-out and when it is for penalty.

Counting in Defence 10 Nov @ 14:00  Booking Shortly

  • Defensive card play is arguably the hardest part of the game.
  • One of the best ways of improving is to determine how many cards in each suit your partner and declarer hold
  • This seminar focuses on giving count signals, and using them to improve your defensive play

Planning the Play in Suit Contracts: Delaying Drawing Trumps 24 Nov @ 14:00 Booking Shortly

  • One of the best general guidelines as declarer in a suit contract is to draw trumps.
  • However, there are sometimes good reasons to delay, either to ruff losers in the short trump holding or to take urgent discards 

Fourth Suit Forcing 8 Dec @ 14:00 Booking Shortly

  • This handy convention uses the bid of the fourth suit as an artificial 'mark time' bid
  • It is often the best way for one player to get more information when deciding which game is best
  • It can also be used to show slam interest.
Private Hire
Private Hire

WBC is one of the best Bridge Club 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 0208 947 0147 or email to manager@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk