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
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
Dir: Ann Lindsay
Host: Dave/Ann
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Jane Carpenter
Host: Mike Skelly
Thursday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Hilary Stewart
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
Dir: Shirley
Host: Maurice Grant
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Mike Skelly
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Alan Wakenshaw
Host: Roger Pratt
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Monday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
#19407 Wimbledon WBC Pairs Lgue Div 1 Gold
#19408 Wimbledon WBC Pairs Lgue Div 2 Silver
Calendar
Fri 27th Jan 2023
Friday am F2F Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Harriet
Host: Mary Dickens
Fri 27th Jan 2023
Friday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Sat 28th Jan 2023
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Andrew
Host: Wanted
Mon 30th Jan 2023
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 30th Jan 2023
Monday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Tue 31st Jan 2023
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Calum
Host: Nathan Nathan
Tue 31st Jan 2023
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Tue 31st Jan 2023
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Alan
Host: Wanted
Wed 1st Feb 2023
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
11:00
Dir: Shirley
Host: Wanted
Thu 2nd Feb 2023
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Ann/Dave
Host: Dave/Ann
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.

Club Competitions
Club Competitions

The Teams of Four Championship for the Bochsler Cup will be held on Sunday 12th February at 11am.  A two-session event, open to all members.  The winners will represent the club in Surrey's Wanborough Cup on 11 June 2023.  Holders: Roger Pratt, Henryk Klocek, John Osmond and Elisabeth Bingham.  Please click here to book.

The Martin Warner Cup will be held over two Tuesday morning sessions on 7th and 14th February.  The sessions are open to all, but only a pair who are members with an NGS of 8 or lower can win the Cup.  Holders: Dave Starling and Maureen Duffy  Booking not required.

BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS 19 FEBRUARY
BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS 19 FEBRUARY

We are delighted to be holding the next WBC Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs live in the clubhouse on Sunday 19 February at 13:00.
First Prize £200 per pair, smaller prizes for the second and third placed pairs and for the highest achieving pair, NGS 8 or below. 6x6 board matches. £12 per player.  20 minute break for coffee and cake (included in the entry fee)

Please click HERE to book

EBU Events
EBU Events

Junior Squad Sim Pairs - February 2023  WBC will be taking part in the EBU Simultaneous Pairs on Tuesday evening 7th February and Thursday afternoon 9th February.
All are welcome to join in the "Junior Squad Sim Pairs" which aims to celebrate and promote junior bridge in England.  The event remains in the familiar fun format, suitable for everyone to play, not just juniors!  Funds raised from the event go directly into the junior squad budgets.  This year three junior teams will represent England at the World Youth Bridge Championships in the Netherlands this August.  These Sims Pairs games will also count as qualifiers for the National Pairs Regional Finals.

EBU National Pairs: Now in three stagesany pair that gets over 55% in a club game between 5th Feb and 18th Feb will be invited to play in the Regional Finals on 26th March. There will be five regional finals held online on BBO and RealBridge and then the top 50 pairs will qualify to play in the National Pairs Final on RealBridge on 15th - 16th April 2023.  You don’t need to do anything to enter the first stage.

Click this link for more information:  https://www.ebu.co.uk/competitions/national-pairs

EBU Masters Pairs for the Ann Staveley trophy- 26th February 2023  WBC will be running a heat of this national competition at the clubhouse, start time 11am.  This event is aimed at players with less competition experience and, to enter, you must have a Master Point rank of less than Regional Master on 1st January 2023.  It is a two session event with approximately 24 boards each with a break in between for lunch.  Green Points are awarded.    Please click here 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 Class will start in April 2023 - dates coming soon.

For more information on our learning programme, take a look at the Learning @ WBC section of the website.  CLICK HERE for the current course schedule.  Online and face to face classes are available.  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

SESSIONS FOR BEGINNERS and NOVICES
SESSIONS FOR BEGINNERS and NOVICES

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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When you are ready, our shorter 18-Board Duplicate sessions on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Thursday evenings are suitable for novice players.

JANUARY SPECIAL OFFERS
JANUARY SPECIAL OFFERS

It would be lovely to welcome back to the club some of our members who have not played face-to-face in the last year.  If that is you, or you know someone who has been thinking about coming back to face-to-face bridge, then come and play for free in January!  If you have not played at the club in 2022 then your first game in January is free.  If you have played in 2022 but bring a member or visitor who has not, then you both play for free.  Please tell the session director to claim your free game.

Complimentary bacon rolls will be back from Tuesday 10th January on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

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
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
  • Class of 2022 Graduates
  • Charity Pairs Raffle Prizes Nov 2022
  • Charity Pairs Winners Nov 2022
  • MA Award Winners Oct 2022
  • MA Swiss Pairs Overall Winners Oct 2022
  • MA Trophy Winners Oct 2022
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 -

Gullick Cup Winners
Gullick Cup Winners

Congratulations to Gullick cup winners Dave Wright and Bridget MacDougall, who won the competition on Sunday by a narrow margin.  

ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE
ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE

ONLINE GAMES

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

Online Schedule:
Monday 14:00 - look for the Manchester/Wimbledon BC game
Tuesday 14:00 -  look for the Wimbledon BC game

Friday 14:00 - look for the Manchester/Wimbledon BC game

More online sessions coming soon
SPECIAL EVENTS - February to March
February 2023
Mon 6 19:30 Pairs League R 1 
Tue 7 10:30 Martin Warner Cup Week 1
Tue 7 19:00

Cheese and Wine Tuesday and
EBU Simultaneous Pairs
(supporting Junior Squads)

Thu 9 13:30 EBU Simultaneous Pairs
(supporting Junior Squads)
Sun 12 11:00 Bochsler Cup (Teams of 4 Championship)
Click here to book
Mon 13 19:30 Pairs League R 2
Tue 14 10:30 Martin Warner Cup Week 2
Sun 19 13:00 Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Click here to book
Mon 20 19:30 Pairs League R 3
Sun 26 11:00 EBU Masters Pairs Click here to book
March 2023
Wed 1 19:00 Gwyneth Sather Cup (NGS <6 Championship)
Tue 7 19:00

Cheese and Wine Tuesday and
EBU Club Stratified Sims

Thu 9 13:30 EBU Club Stratified Sims
Sat 11 18:30 Marietta Curry Night
Mon 13 19:30 Pairs League R 1
Mon 20 19:30 Pairs League R 2
Mon 27 19:30 Pairs League R 3
Fri 31   Autumn/Winter Ladders Finish 

Click HERE for the Calendar of Special Events to August 2023

Tony Fincham Memorial event
Tony Fincham Memorial event

A memorial gathering is taking place at Wimbledon Bridge Club in late February to celebrate the life of former member, Tony Fincham, who passed away on 4th December. His daughters, Gemma and Tessa, would like to invite members who knew Tony to come along to the club at any time between 3pm and 7pm on Friday 24th February to join the event, which is open to all Tony's friends and family. It will be an informal gathering, with bar and light refreshments available. So that we can get an idea of numbers, if you are hoping to attend we ask that you please contact Tessa (tessafincham@hotmail.com). Partners and children are welcome.  RSVP by 6th February.

MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS
MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS

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

Premier National Master: John Osmond
1 Star 
Premier Regional Master: Hilary Stewart
2 Star Premier Master: John Edwards
1 Star Premier Master: John Brierley
Advanced Master: Jon Crisp
District Master: Maks Blicharz
Local Masters: Maggie Dean, Peter King, Shirley Shefras

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

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

Members' Account Balances
Members' Account Balances

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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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