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
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Ann Lindsay
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Monday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
#10137 Wimbledon WBC Pairs Lgue Div 1 Gold
#10147 Wimbledon WBC Pairs Lgue Div 2 Silver
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Michael Hall
Friday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Harriet Chappell
Host: Wanted
Friday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
Dir: Ann Lindsay
Host: Dave/Ann
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Vaughan
Host: Linda Wilson
Calendar
Tue 9th Aug 2022
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Alan
Host: Easter David
Wed 10th Aug 2022
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
11:00
Dir: Shirley
Host: Pearl Balachandran
Wed 10th Aug 2022
Wednesday eve F2F Supervised Duplicate
19:00
Dir: Hilary & Calum
Host: Graham Balin
Thu 11th Aug 2022
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Ann/Dave
Host: Dave/Ann
Thu 11th Aug 2022
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
13:30
Dir: Harriet
Host: Easter David
Fri 12th Aug 2022
Friday am F2F Duplicate
10.30
Dir: Harriet
Host: John Brierley
Fri 12th Aug 2022
Friday pm Online Duplicate
13.15
Dir: Stefan
Sat 13th Aug 2022
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Harriet
Host: Wanted
Mon 15th Aug 2022
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 15th Aug 2022
Monday pm Online Duplicate
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Visitors and Members welcome at all sessions - Please call 020 8947 0147 for any queries
SUMMER WORKSHOPS with Elisabeth Bingham
SUMMER WORKSHOPS with Elisabeth Bingham

Elisabeth is delighted to offer a series of four workshops in August.  The format will be a quick recap of the topic and then play hands.  Maximum 20 participants.  Cost £15 per workshop.  Suitable for end of year one students and anyone wanting a recap of the basics (as taught in the year one course).
Tuesdays 10:30am to 12:30pm - Workshop dates and topics are:
9 August: Suit Overcalls and Responses (fully booked, reserve list running)
16 August: The Stayman Convention (spaces available)
23 August: Pre-emptive bidding (limited spaces available)
30 August: Slam Bidding (three spaces available)
Click HERE to book

FRIDAY MORNING BREAKFAST OFFER

Come along on Friday mornings for a bacon bun AND a small glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.  Vegan bacon will be available.  Breakfast will be served from 10:00am to 10:30am and it's free!

OFFER EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST

This Friday your director is Harriet, so come on down for a very friendly but still competitive game.

The scores from Friday mornings are included in the Summer Morning Ladder. The ladder runs all through the Summer and so plenty of time to make your mark.  Have a look to see how you are doing by selecting "Competitions" from the left hand menu or by clicking HERE

 

NATIONAL HANDICAP PAIRS 4 SEPTEMBER
NATIONAL HANDICAP PAIRS 4 SEPTEMBER

On Sunday 4th September we are running a heat of the National Handicap Pairs Championship.  Start time is 1pm and there will be a break about half way though for coffee and cake.  We expect to play 28 boards.  Sandwiches and salads will be available to order.  Handicaps will be based on the average NGS of the two players in each pair, so all players will need to have their NGS visible. To do well you simply have to play better than expected based on your NGS - anyone can win this event just by having a sufficiently good day!  Please click HERE for more information about the event.

Please book HERE.
 

BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS 11 SEPTEMBER
BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS 11 SEPTEMBER

We are delighted to be holding the next WBC Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs live in the clubhouse on Sunday 11 September 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

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.

GALLERY OF PAST EVENTS
  • Reopening July 2021
  • July 2021
  • 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
  • Platinum Jubilee Bridge
  • Union Jack Cake
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • AGM Presentation June 2022
  • Summer Buffet July 2022
  • Summer Buffet July 2022
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 -
 Supervised Play. No movement and no recorded scores, play at your own pace.  The hands that were played in the main session on Saturday are used so you can compare your results,
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.
Please note over the Summer, Wednesday evening is supervised duplicate only. 

Hosts are available at all sessions so you do not need to come with a partner
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EBED Junior Bridge Camp 2nd-4th September 2022

Please click here for more information and to book

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 a NGS of 5+ are asked to volunteer to host a minimum of once a year.  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. 

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 19 September.  Morning, afternoon and evening courses 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

OPEN DAYS: Wednesday 14 September from 18:30 to 21:00 and Saturday 17 September from 10:00 to 13:00  Drop in and meet members and current students and play a hand of MiniBridge.  Teachers will available to advise on the most suitable course.

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

ONLINE LEARNING
ONLINE LEARNING
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Intermediate Seminars Thursdays at 14:00

Please click here to book

Jacoby 2NT This useful bidding convention gives responder, with a major suit fit for partner, a way of exploring for slam without bypassing the safety of the 4-level.  Specifically the partnership agreement is that 1M-2NT is an enquiry asking opener how good their hand is to assess whether slam is in the offing. ..........
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Blue Pointed Swiss Winners
  • BP Swiss 24 July Ascenders
  • BP Swiss 24 July general
  • BP Swiss 24 July joint 2nd
  • BP Swiss 24 July joint 2nd1
  • BP Swiss 24 July winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs held on Sunday 24th July.  We were delighted with the turnout of 22 tables.

First place: Henryk Klocek and Roger Pratt
Equal second place: Steve Bourton and Julia Brough, John Brierley and Katy Woodman
Ascenders prize: Dan O'Farrell and Judi Lawson who came from behind to win all four of their last matches.

Thank you to Richard Banbury for directing so efficiently as usual, to the host pair Harriet and Vaughan and to Calum for stepping in behind the bar.

Here are some pictures of the event.

Booking is open for the next BP Swiss on 11 September. Book here

MARIETTA ANDREE PAIRS LEAGUE
MARIETTA ANDREE PAIRS LEAGUE

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

Gold: Graham Cunningham & Kevin Robins (Prize: £60 per pair) 
Silver: Henryk Klocek & Simon Prager (Prize: £48 per pair, plus promotion to Gold)

We now have a well-deserved 2 week break before the August MAPL restarts on 8th August, continuing on 15th and 22nd. 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

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022

On Wednesday evening we presented course completion certificates to some of the 32 students who have completed a year's course in Beginning Bridge, Refresh your Bridge or Improve your Bridge.  Please look out for our students and their mentors in our novice sessions and welcome them.  Here are some pictures of the students with their teacher.

 

Congratulations to
Beginning Bridge students: Lesley Angus, Laura Aston, Christina Berkley, Gina Chulack, Maureen Creely, Jeffrey Deakin, Nawshi Dhalla, Jackie Ellender, Sarah Fairbairn, Richard Fernyhough, Grace Foley, Deborah Gordon-Brown, Heidi Hedhli, Anna Howell, Sandra Jeffs, Gabriel MacGregor, Bob Miller, Carolyn Satterthwaite, Katrina Thomas, Carmel Williams, Carol Wright and Bozena Zegarlinska

Refresh your Bridge Students: Nazli Hutchins, Hilary Moore, Christopher Moore, Gillian Phelps, Helen Phelps-Palmer and Ann Price

Improve your Bridge Students: Jenny Carter, Tracey Childs, Sian France and Lesley Hawksworth

 

MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS
MASTER POINT RANKING CONGRATULATIONS

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

Advanced Master: Harriet Chappell
District Master: Tracey Childs and Sian France

MEMBERS' SURVEY
MEMBERS' SURVEY

This is your chance to tell the Committee what you'd like to see happening at the club.  Please click here to complete the short survey.

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.

 

Young Chelsea Events
Young Chelsea Events

August Bank Holiday
Live Bridge

Friday 26th Aug 7:30pm flagship IMPs Pairs
Saturday 27th Aug 12:30pm Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

Please click here for the event flyer

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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