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

Release 2.19q
Results
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Graham Hudson
Wednesday eve F2F Supervised Duplicate and Play
Dir: Hilary Stewart
Host: Trevor Jones
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Kevin O'Donnell
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Andrew Bannock
Host: Roger Pratt
Monday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Andrew Bannock
Host: Tony Winship
Friday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: David Korman
Host: Wanted
Friday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
Dir: Ann Lindsay
Host: Dave/Ann
Calendar
Thu 29th Sep 2022
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Ann/Dave
Host: Dave/Ann
Thu 29th Sep 2022
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
13:30
Dir: Jane
Host: Tony Winship
Fri 30th Sep 2022
Friday am F2F Duplicate
10.30
Dir: Harriet
Host: John Brooks
Fri 30th Sep 2022
Friday pm Online Duplicate
13.15
Dir: Stefan
Sat 1st Oct 2022
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Vaughan
Host: Sandy Smyth
Mon 3rd Oct 2022
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 3rd Oct 2022
Monday pm Online Duplicate
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Mon 3rd Oct 2022
Marietta Andree Pairs League - online
19:30
Dir: Richard
Tue 4th Oct 2022
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Calum
Host: Wanted
Tue 4th Oct 2022
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Visitors and Members welcome at all sessions - Please call 020 8947 0147 for any queries
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.

Marietta Andree Memorial Trophy
Marietta Andree Memorial Trophy

We are delighted to announce that the first Marietta Andree Memorial Trophy will be held on Sunday 9th October 2022.  One of our members has generously donated the trophy, which is an interesting and modern design, unlike any of our other cups.  You can see it in the trophy cabinet on the stage.

The format of the event will be a Swiss Pairs, with 6 matches of 6 boards each.  The Swiss Pairs format was much loved by Marietta as all standards of player can participate and have a chance to do well.  We have been able to get Blue Pointed approval from the EBU so Blue Points (that’s enhanced Master Points) will be awarded for each match won or drawn.  After each match, you play against a pair with the same running score so you should be matched against players of a similar standard.

The event is open to anyone but only club members can win the Trophy.  There is also a special award for the highest finishing members with NGS below 8 (that’s NGS 7 or below).  The Award is a mini version of the Trophy, (donated by the same member).

Cost for the event, which includes a sumptuous cream tea for the break is £12 per player.  Play starts at 13:00.  Please book here.

New Members' Evening
New Members' Evening

The club will be holding a free cheese and wine bridge evening on Thursday October 13th for all full members who have joined or re-joined the club this year.  This will be an opportunity for you to meet members of the committee and also to meet other new members with a view to forming bridge partnerships. 

The evening will start at 18.30 with some wine and cheese followed by bridge at 19.30 finishing by 22:00.  We will be playing Chicago bridge, which is a game where you partner several different players during the evening.  A simple system card will be provided with a choice of acol or 5 card majors.

There is absolutely no need to come with a partner.

If you would like to come please click here to book.

AUTUMN BUFFET SUPPER AND BRIDGE

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With the evenings drawing in, we have a delicious, warm and comforting menu for the Autumn Buffet Supper on Saturday 15th October. 
The menu includes Chicken Casserole with Rice, Chickpea and Roasted Vegetable Casserole, a selection of cold meats and seafood, and an array of salads, accompanied by new potatoes, followed by Homemade Apple Crumble with custard, a selection of mini deserts, and cheese and biscuits.

The cost of £25 pp includes 18-20 boards of friendly and relaxed bridge.  Everyone is welcome.  Suitable for all levels of duplicate players.  Doors open 6pm, supper at 6:30pm, bridge from about 7:30pm.

Please click here for the full menu and to book

 

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 Classes start on Monday 26 September.  Afternoon and evening courses are available.

Please see the full course schedule for Beginners Term 3, 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
  • Boschler 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 three 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 and Wednesday evening -
 Supervised Play. No movement and no recorded scores, play at your own pace.  Set hands available if you are not ready for random deals!
Wednesday evening and 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.

UNDO POLICY ON BBO
UNDO POLICY ON BBO

For Supervised Games "Undos" are allowed at any time during bidding or play

For other games or tournaments "Undo" is not allowed during the play of the hand.
"Undo" is allowed for misclicks during bidding providing your partner has not bid i.e. only your Left Hand Opponent. This follows the EBU Rule 25 for F2F play. If there is doubt as to whether an Undo should be accepted, the TD should be called. You might like to consider turning on "Confirm Bids" and "Confirm Cards". This is found on BBO under your Account and then Settings. 

INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS
INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS
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Intermediate Seminars Thursdays at 14:00

Please click here to book

Combining chances in Declarer Play
29th Sep
On some hands there are chances for extra tricks in more than one suit, and in these situations declarer must assess whether it is possible to 'have one's cake and eat it' in other words have a crack at both suits.  Frequently the specific order of play is crucial if declarer wishes to combine chances. ..........
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MARIETTA ANDREE PAIRS LEAGUE
MARIETTA ANDREE PAIRS LEAGUE

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

Gold: John Osmond and Simon Cocheme (Prize: £48 per pair)
Silver: Lars McBride and Roger Pratt (Prize: £48 per pair, plus promotion to Gold) 

Bronze: Richard Hand and Tony Winship (Prize: £42 per pair, plus promotion to Silver)  

The October MAPL starts on 3rd October, continuing on 10th and 17th. BBO as usual, with Richard as your TD and starting at 7:30pm. We normally play between 18 and 21 boards, so it’s not too onerous and in fact with IMPs scoring it’s a lot of fun. £ 15 per person per month (1 month = 3 sessions)     

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

TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS

From Thursday 1st September, Ellen will be serving complimentary toasted teacakes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Come along and have a chat with friends over a coffee and teacake before the session starts or discuss your game plan with partner!

Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs Winners, Sept 11th
  • David and Andrew
  • Frances and Tessa
  • Malcolm and Peter

Many congratulations to the winners of the Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs Competition held at the Club on Sunday, Sept 11th. This was a very successful event with 21 tables enjoying the competition (and the cake). First prize went to David Arundel and Andrew Bannock; second were Malcolm Bricknell and Peter Hardyment and third were Frances Gerth and Tessa Musgrave. Rob Griffiths and Kitty Schreiber were the highest achieving pair both having an NGS ranking of 8 or under. Well done to all the winners!

MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS
MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS

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

4 Star Premier Regional Master: Pat Bohan
Regional Master: Simon Carter

4 Star Master: David Champion
1 Star Master: Carol Matthews

Area Master: Frances Hodge
Club Master: Chris Jackson
Local Masters: Guy Boden, Julia Ellis, Colin Ives, Irmi Kirchner and Liza Robbins

MEMBERS' SURVEY
MEMBERS' SURVEY

Thank you to those members who completed the survey.

Thank you for your support and feedback!

The WBC Committee

SPECIAL EVENTS - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
August    
Tue 2 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday
Mon 8, 15, 22 Marietta Andree Pairs League
September    
Mon 5, 12, 19 Marietta Andree Pairs League
Sun 4 13:00 National Handicap Pairs
Tue 6 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday
Sun 11 13:00 Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs 
Wed 14 18:30 Open Evening and taster session
Sat 17 10:00 Open Morning and taster session
Mon 19   Autumn Courses Start

Click HERE for the proposed calendar from October to December 2022
Please note the Supper on 20th August has been cancelled.  The Marietta Cup will be on Sunday 9th October (not 23rd) and the Autumn Supper will be on Saturday 15th October (not 8th)
There will be a New Members' Evening on Thursday 13th October.

 

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.



 

 

Player protocols
Player protocols

Now that the government has lifted Covid restrictions, our protocols are common sense.  Please don't come to the club if you feel unwell in any way. Please see the player protocols for further details.

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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