Wimbledon Bridge Club
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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

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Results
Friday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
Dir: Harriet Chappell
Host: Wanted NGS 4+
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
Dir: David Korman
Host: Dave/Ann
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Calum
Mini Duplicate
Dir: Niaill
Host: Calum
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
Dir: Shirley
Host: Graham Balin
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Charles Dixon
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Alan Wakenshaw
Host: Tony Winship
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Monday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Andrew Bannock
Host: Caroline Wilkins
Calendar
Fri 14th Jun 2024
Friday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Sat 15th Jun 2024
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Andrew
Host: Wanted NGS 6+
  (Partner?)
Sat 15th Jun 2024
Gentle Play
14:00
Dir: Shirley and Graham
Sat 15th Jun 2024
Summer Buffet Supper
18:30
Dir: Shirley
Mon 17th Jun 2024
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 17th Jun 2024
Monday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Mon 17th Jun 2024
MA Pairs League
19:30
Dir: Richard
Tue 18th Jun 2024
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
10:30
Dir: Calum
Host: Wanted NGS 4+
Tue 18th Jun 2024
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Tue 18th Jun 2024
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Alan
Host: Margaret Hamilton
Visitors and Members welcome at all sessions - Please call 020 8947 0147 for any queries
SUMMER BUFFET AND BRIDGE

Please join us for the Summer Buffet on Saturday 15th June.  Doors open 6pm for a sumptuous buffet at 6:30pm followed by duplicate bridge or supervised play.

All welcome

Click here for menu and booking

FESTIVAL OF BRIDGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wimbledon Bridge Club is delighted to be part of the “Bridge It’s a Big Deal Festival”, raising funds for Cancer Research UK and promoting awareness of bridge in the community.  We have events planned for the festival week and beyond, with something for all types of bridge player. 

SAVE THE DATES! BOOKING FORMS COMING SOON!

A proportion of the entry fee for each event will be donated to Cancer Research UK

National Handicap Championship Pairs – Sunday 8th September 12 noon.  £10, including tea/coffee and cakes.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Chicago Bridge Afternoon – Monday 9th September 12:30pm.  Members £12, visitors £15, including sandwich lunch and prizes.

Play and Donate – Monday 9th to Sunday 15th September.  Every time you play in a duplicate session this week, the EBU will donate 42p per player to Cancer Research UK.

Golf day at Coombe Wood Golf Club – Thursday 12th September tee times from 10am. £75 including breakfast, lunch and prizes.

Duplicate Bridge Evening – Thursday 12th September 6:30pm. Members £12, visitors £15, including cheese and wine and prizes.  Suitable for all.

Open Morning and Taster Sessions – Saturday 14th September 10am to 1pm.  Drop in.  Free.  Tea/coffee and pastries will be served.  Bookable taster sessions will run at 10am, 11am and 12 noon.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Marietta Andree Memorial Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs – Sunday 13th October 1pm.  £15, including afternoon cream tea.

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. Visiting players are most welcome, please do join us for a session.  There is generally a host to make up numbers, so visitors don't need a partner to come along, but please check on the calendar.   Click here to see the regular playing schedule for our session times and descriptions, including sessions for beginners and novices, so you can select a session appropriate to your level.  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.

We offer a complete learning programme for all levels from complete beginners to intermediate players.  Our team of experienced teachers will guide you through the fundamentals of this endlessly fascinating game.  Please click here if you would like to register interest in learning.

SUMMER LEARNING
SUMMER LEARNING
Summer Learning Programme
Full Learning Programme available in the Autumn.
OPEN MORNING AND TASTER SESSIONS Saturday 14th September 10am to 1pm
Revision Tutorials
with Hilary

Thursdays
6:30-7:30pm

Revision of topics covered in BB1 and 2.  All welcome.  Recap of the topic; examples; followed by Q&A.
18 July: Opening 1NT and simple responses
8 August: Opening one of a suit, responding, opener's minimum rebids
15 August: Opener has a stronger hand; understanding the barrier; completing the auction
22 August: Scoring and tactics
29 August: Declarer play (make a plan)
5 September: Defence (leads and defenders' card plays)

No need to book, FREE
Supervised play
with Hilary
Thursdays
7:30-9:30pm
Supervised play will be available on Thursday evenings if there are sufficient players (minimum three)
(from 4 July to 5 September, not 25 July or 1 August).  Suitable for beginners who have completed at least term 2.
No need to book
£8 per session
Supervised Play on Monday and Saturday afternoons, Mini Duplicate on Thursday evenings and Supervised Duplicate on Thursday mornings continue as normal over the Summer.  See the WBC Weekly Sessions for details.
OPEN MORNING AND TASTER SESSIONS Saturday 14th September
10am-1pm

If you are interested in finding out about learning and playing bridge, come along any time between 10am and 1pm to meet the team.  Coffee and pastries will be served.

1-hour taster sessions for complete beginners will run at 10am, 11am and 12 noon.  If you would like to book a taster session, please click the link to the right.  Our expert teachers will have you playing a hand in no time!  Booking is not essential.

Book a taster session (optional)

 

For more information on our learning programme, take a look at the Learning @ WBC section of the website.  If you need advice, please email teaching@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk:

Many games provide fun, but Bridge grips you. It exercises your mind. Your mind can rust, you know, but Bridge prevents the rust from forming.”  – Omar Sharif

Competition and Ladder Winners 2024
Competition and Ladder Winners 2024

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Competitions

Gullick Cup (Blue Pointed Pairs Championship).  Winners: Lars McBride and John Edwards
Bochsler Cup (Teams Championship).  Winners: Andrew Bannock, John Dagnall, Conor Murphy and Imogen Davies
Martin Warner Cup (Tuesday morning Championship).  Winners:  Sue Perin and Karen Fearon
Gwyneth Sather Cup (NGS <6 Championship). Winners: Mary Dickens and Rosemary Hickson
Peel Bowl (Ladies’ Pairs Championship).  Winners: Janet Cahm and Hilary Stewart
Jim Ratcliffe Cup (Men’s Pairs Championship).  Winners Andrew Bannock and John Dagnall.
Hetty Van Os Trophy (Good Friday Individual Championship).  Winner: David Champion
Improvers Cup (NGS < 8 Championship).  Winners: Eric Humphrey and Veronica Kerslake
Bartlett Bowl (Mixed Pairs Championship) - Winners: Wendy Lancaster and Peter King
Karlsen Cup (Pivot Teams Championship) - Winners: Roger Pratt, Elisabeth Bingham, Henryk Klocek and Martha Jaynes

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023/24 Ladders (Sept to March 2024)
The Peggy Griffin Ladder (all full sessions): Calum Stewart and Janet Cahm
The Don King Ladder (Tuesday morning): Lynda Melly and Susan Michie
Norman Robson Ladder (Tuesday evening): Janet Cahm
Bill Medd Ladder (Wednesday Ploughman's): Janet Cahm
Doreen Charteris Cup (Thursday afternoon):  June Middleton
Robert Pope Ladder (Friday morning): Tanya Heasman
Winter Novice Ladder: Bozena Zegarlinska

ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE
ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE

Online Schedule:
Monday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00

Friday 14:00

ONLINE GAMES
All our regular online games are now on the new platform - INTOBRIDGEPlease click here to sign in
The games are listed as MBC & WBC, except Tuesday afternoon which is QoH and WBC.  All games are 18-board duplicates with Master Points.  NGS calculated if sufficient players are EBU members.

LEARN AND PLAY SESSIONS (f2f)
LEARN AND PLAY SESSIONS (f2f)

WBC offer a range of face to face play sessions suitable for all levels.  We encourage beginners and improvers to attend at least one play session a week to practice and consolidate what has been covered in lessons.
Monday afternoons 12:30pm -
 Supervised Play  Bid and play at your own pace with guidance if wanted.  All levels

Thursday mornings 10:30am -  
Supervised Duplicate  12 to 15 boards are played in a competitive format with guidance if wanted.  Improvers/Intermediate
Thursday evenings 7:30pm -
Mini Duplicate Introduction to duplicate. 10 to 12 boards in a competitive format with guidance and review of selected hands.  Beginners/Improvers
Saturday afternoons 2pm -
Supervised Play  Bid and play at your own pace with guidance if wanted.  All levels
Hosts are available at all sessions so you do not need to come with a partner
No booking required.
When you are ready, our shorter 18-Board Duplicate sessions on Tuesday and Friday mornings are suitable for novice pairs.
Here are our Monday afternoon players enjoying their game!

ONLINE LEARNING
ONLINE LEARNING

Supervised Play sessions run weekly on Wednesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm on RealBridge.  There is no need to book, just click on the link on the RBC website about 10 minutes before the start of play and you’ll be taken to the RealBridge login page.  Enter your full name and EBU number to log in to the session.  If you can get a table of three or four together, you’ll be guaranteed a game.  You are welcome to come as a pair or single and we will try and make up tables, but we can’t guarantee you’ll get a game.

Cost is £6 per session which will be charged to your WBC member’s account.

Counsel for the Defence/Well I do Declare! Sessions run weekly on Thursday mornings at 10:30am
These Intermediate-Advanced sessions each feature 3 particularly interesting boards for group discussion.  Each week alternates between boards from the declarer perspective (Well I Do Declare) and a defender's perspective (Counsel for the Defence).  A quiz is set in advance with questions about the given auction, and placement of cards with the other players over the first few tricks.  At a critical point the quiz asks how you would continue.  At the actual session, the boards are loaded onto BBO and we play through as a group discussing the queries via Zoom and a screenshare.  Each board is analysed in detail including an assessment of the result on different lines of play, and a post mortem to review the upshot of different bidding actions / possible contracts.  Commentaries on the quiz are issued afterwards.

The cost is £5 per person, and no booking is required.

To join, please click this Zoom meeting (from 10.20 for a 10.30 start):  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86037429431

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.

Best Behaviour at Bridge
Best Behaviour at Bridge

Regular sessions at WBC are intended to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment to play the game of Bridge, and members should conduct themselves in the spirit of this aim.  If you feel you have been affected by anything at the table that is not in the spirit of the Best Behaviour at Bridge code then the director should be called immediately.  The other players should not retaliate or enter into an argument or discussion.  Please click here to see the BB@B code.
It is hoped that most incidents can be resolved at the time.  If any player wishes to make a formal complaint, they should do so at the time so that the director can complete the appropriate report, which must be signed by all parties.  Where the incident occurs outside a play session or, if occurring at a play session is, for a valid reason not reported to the director, it must be reported in writing (or via e-mail) to the Chair or Secretary of the Club within two weeks of the incident.

Surrey County Bridge Association
Surrey County Bridge Association

SCBA supports and promotes bridge in Surrey.

Click here for the SCBA home page

SPECIAL EVENTS - June, July and August 2024

June 2024
Sun 2 13:00 Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
All welcome.
Mon 3 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Tue 4 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday
Sat 15 18:30 Summer Buffet
Click here for menu and booking
Mon 17 19:30 MA Pairs League R2
Mon 24 19:30 MA Pairs League R3
Wed 19 19:00 AGM followed by free bridge
July 2024
Mon 1 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Tue 2 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday
Thu 4 18:30 Graduation Cheese and Wine
and Mini Duplicate
Mon 8 19:30 MA Pairs League R2
Mon 15  19:30 MA Pairs League R3
Tue 23 19:30 EBU British Summer Sims
Thu 25 13:30 EBU British Summer Sims
August 2024
Mon 5 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Tue 5 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday
Mon 12 19:30 MA Pairs League R2
Mon 19  19:30 MA Pairs League R3
Sat 31 Summer Ladders End

Click HERE for the Calendar of Special Events to August 2024

Master Point Rank Promotions and NGS Increases
Master Point Rank Promotions and NGS Increases

Congratulations to our members listed below who have attained a Master Point promotion in May, especially Jamie, Bozena and Hana who are gaining a MP promotion for the first time:

Richard Hazell  Advanced Master
Olga Ansary  Advanced Master
Tony Winship  Advanced Master
Stephen Fordred  Master

Jenny Carter  District Master
Michelle Baroukh  District Master
Tracey Childs  District Master
Pearl Balachandran  District Master
Joy Ward  District Master

Sue Edwards  Area Master
Mark Gilbert  Area Master

Paula Sargent  Club Master
Janet Sissons  Club Master
Jamie Patel  Local Master
Bozena Zegarlinska  Local Master
Hana Rudcenko  Local Master

Congratulations to members who achieved an increase in their NGS in May:
Top 40 NGS Increases for Surrey Members:
> Month
> Annual

Click here to see the EBU Master Point Ranks and NGS Bands

Blue Pointed Swiss Winners June 2024

We welcomed 96 keen bridge players to our latest Blue Pointed Swiss pairs on Sunday 2nd June.  In joint first place were Elisabeth Bingham and David Wing, Mike Fithyan and Adrian Fontes.  In third place were Philip Goldenberg and Anthony Melbourne.  The prize for the highest placed "non expert" pair went to Mouna Takla and Gina Chulack.
Thanks to Richard Banbury for his expert directing and Ellen and Anita for refreshments.

Full results here

Marietta Andree Pairs League
Marietta Andree Pairs League

Congratulations to the winners of the Marietta Andree Pairs League in May:
Gold: Dan O'Farrell and Judi Lawson (Prize £36 per pair)
Silver: Mahmoud Sadek and Tony Winship (Prize: £48 per pair, plus promotion to Gold) 
We now have a 1 week break before the June MAPL restarts on 3rd June, continuing on 17th and 24th (please note the revised dates). BBO as usual, with Richard as your TD and starting at 7:30pm. There are three sessions per month and 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 (of which £3 goes direct to the prize fund).
Please email Janet at Manager@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk to enter.

Pivot Teams Winners

Twelve teams played in the Pivot teams championship on Tuesday evening, 14th May.  The Gunners led for most of the event but everything changed in the last set of 4 boards, with Lichen taking the lead until the very last board when Highlife emerged as the eventual winners.  Congratulations to the winning team of Roger Pratt, Elisabeth Bingham, Henryk Klocek and Martha Jaynes, pictured here with the Karlsen cup and TD Richard Banbury.  Thank you to everyone who entered and made this fun event a success.

Mixed Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Peter King and Wendy Lancaster who were the winners of the Mixed Pairs Championship held on Tuesday 7th May.  Here they are being presented with the Bartlett Bowl by TD Richard.  It was a good turnout with 13 tables enjoying the cheese and wine and bridge. 

Surrey Mary Edwards Cup

Congratulations to Greg and Max Blicharz who represented Wimbledon in the Surrey Mary Edwards cup for club pairs champions.  In a very strong field, Greg and Max were second, just .44% behind the winners, Malcolm Bricknell and Peter Hardyment, representing Roehampton club. 

Click here to see the full results.