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

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Results
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Harriet Chappell
Host: Ann Lindsay
Friday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
Dir: Harriet Chappell
Host: Pearl Balachandran
Friday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
Dir: David Korman
Host: Dave/Ann
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Charles Dixon
Mini Duplicate
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Available
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
Dir: Shirley
Host: Guy Boden
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
Dir: Jane Carpenter
Host: Wanted NGS 4+
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Alan Wakenshaw
Host: Nathan Nathan
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Calendar
Mon 27th May 2024
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 27th May 2024
Monday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Tue 28th May 2024
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
10:30
Dir: Calum
Host: Frances Hodge
Tue 28th May 2024
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Tue 28th May 2024
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Alan
Host: Thomas Brooks
Wed 29th May 2024
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
11:00
Dir: Shirley
Host: John Brooks
Thu 30th May 2024
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Ann/Dave
Host: Dave/Ann
Thu 30th May 2024
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
13:30
Dir: Shirley
Host: Guy Boden
Thu 30th May 2024
Mini Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Niall
Host: Available
Fri 31st May 2024
Friday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
10:30
Dir: Harriet
Host: Wanted NGS 4+
Visitors and Members welcome at all sessions - Please call 020 8947 0147 for any queries
BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS

BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS: Sunday 2 June 2024 at 1pm.  Top prize £200.  Click here to enter

Entry fee £12.00 per person, of which £3.50 goes direct to the prize fund. There will be two sessions of 3 x 6 board rounds each with a 20-minute break in between for coffee and cakes (included in the entry fee).  Sandwiches and salads will be available to order from the bar if you would like something more substantial.  First prize is £200*.

The event is licensed by the EBU.  Up to Level 4 conventions are permitted.  A standby pair will be available to avoid a 6-board sit out.  Expected finish time 6:00pm.

* the first prize of £200 is subject to a minimum entry of 15 tables.  Smaller prizes for 2nd, 3rd and highest ranked pair with an NGS of 9 or below.  Maximum capacity 48 pairs.

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

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.

Competition Winners 2024
Competition Winners 2024

Congratulations to the winners for the 2024 Competitions.  The next Trophy competition is the Marietta Swiss Paris in October and then the Charity Pairs in November. 

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

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.

SPRING 2024 COURSES AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING NOW!
SPRING 2024 COURSES AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING NOW!
We offer a complete learning programme for all levels from complete beginners to intermediate players

Don't see the course you want? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER INTEREST IN LEARNING.
For more information on our learning programme, take a look at the Learning at WBC section of the website.  If you need advice, please email teaching@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk 

Course Schedule April to June 2024
Classes start w/c 15 April, Bank Holiday Monday 6 May, Half term 27-31 May.  Last lessons w/c 24 June except Monday classes end 1 July.
Beginning Bridge Term 2 (short course) Mondays 19:00 Starts 13 May 6 weeks Click HERE to book
Beginning Bridge Term 2 Tuesdays 10:00 Starts 16 April 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Beginning Bridge Term 3 Thursdays 19:00 Starts 18 April 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Beginning Bridge Term 3 Fridays 10:30 Starts 19 April 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Improve your Bridge 2 Mondays 19:00 Starts 15 April 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to Book
Improve your Bridge 3 Mondays 13:30 Starts 15 April 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to Book
Intermediate 2 ONLINE Mondays 10:30 Starts 8 April 2024
9 weeks
Click HERE to Book
(Richmond BC)

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

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 - May and June 2024

May 2024
Mon 6 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Tue 7 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday
Tue 7 19:30 Bartlett Bowl (Mixed Pairs Championship)
Mon 13 19:30 MA Pairs League R2
Tue 14 19:30 Karlsen Cup (Pivot Teams Championship)
Mon 20 19:30 MA Pairs League R3
June 2024
Sun 2 13:00 Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
All welcome. Click here to enter
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

Click HERE for the Calendar of Special Events to August 2024

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.

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 April, especially those who are gaining a MP promotion for the first time:

Roger Pratt  Life Master
Megan Jones  Premier Regional Master
Sue Abletshauser  2 Star Premier Master
Isabel Correia  Premier Master
Charles Jones  Tournament Master
Joy Morgan  Advanced Master
Helen Guest  District Master
Rosemary Lynas  Area Master
Lindsey Carver  Area Master
Diana Babar  Club Master
Ian McDonald  Club Master
Peter Combe  Club Master
Susanne Hallergard  Club Master
Karine Luckraft  Club Master
Fiona Glennon  Local Master
Sarah Biggs  Local Master
Sally Aitken-Davies  Local Master
Christopher Davies  Local Master

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

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