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
Friday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Harriet Chappell
Host: Pearl Balachandran
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
Dir: David Korman
Host: Ann
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Easter David
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
Dir: Shirley
Host: John Brooks
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Charles Jones
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Alan Wakenshaw
Host: John Jeffrey
Monday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
#14859 Wimbledon WBC Pairs Lgue Div 1 Gold
#14862 Wimbledon WBC Pairs Lgue Div 2 Silver
Calendar
Sat 28th May 2022
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Vaughan
Host: Easter David
Sun 29th May 2022
Mixed Pairs Championship for the Bartlett Bowl
14:00
Dir: Richard
Mon 30th May 2022
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Mon 30th May 2022
Monday pm Online Duplicate
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Tue 31st May 2022
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Calum
Host: Wanted
Tue 31st May 2022
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
13:15
Dir: Stefan
Tue 31st May 2022
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Alan
Host: Wanted
Wed 1st Jun 2022
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
11.00
Dir: Shirley
Host: Wanted
Wed 1st Jun 2022
Wednesday eve F2F Supervised Duplicate and Play
19:00
Dir: Hilary & Calum
Host: Ann Lindsay
Thu 2nd Jun 2022
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
COMPETITION TIME
COMPETITION TIME

The next members only cup competitions are:

Mixed Pairs for the Bartlett Bowl on Sunday 29th May at 14:00.  Click here to enter.

The Individual for the Hetty Van Os Trophy on Sunday 5th June at 14:00.  Click here to enter

The Pivot Teams Championship for the Karlsen Cup on Sunday 19th June at 14:00.  Click here to enter

This concludes the 2021/22 competition season.  Engraved trophies can be collected at the AGM.

PLATINUM JUBILEE EVENTS
PLATINUM JUBILEE EVENTS

We have an action-packed Jubilee weekend planned for you:

Thursday 2 June - open as normal for Supervised duplicate in the morning and duplicate in the afternoon.

Friday 3 June at 11:00 Platinum Ploughman’s - your usual Ploughman’s style session but on a Friday.   Full menu available plus Platinum Jubilee Special Coronation Chicken (sandwich, salad or jacket potato).  A slice of Victoria sponge cake and a glass of prosecco is included. Please book here.

There will be no 10:00 face to face session on the 3rd but the 13:15 online session will run as normal. 

Saturday 4 June - open as normal for the afternoon duplicate.

Sunday 5 June at 14:00 – the Individual Championship for the Hetty Van Os Trophy.  This is a fun event open to members of all standards – you play each round with a different partner!  There are two standard system cards so at the start of each round you agree which one you are playing with that partner (Acol or 5-card majors).  No special conventions are allowed, even if you happen to be playing with your regular partner.  Master points are awarded but the event is not submitted for NGS.  Afternoon tea is included in the price of £12.  Please book here.

TOASTED TEACAKES IN MAY

Ellen will be serving up complimentary toasted teacakes at our morning sessions in May (Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays).

Come along and have a chat with friends over coffee and teacake before the session starts.

 

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.

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 the Autumn.  Please register interest HERE.
Beginners Terms 2 and 3, Refresher and Improver courses will continue.  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.  Trial sessions available every Wednesday evening - just drop in.
If you need more advice, please email teaching@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk

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.  This is a two-level session with
Superv
ised Play for all levels of beginners, including set hands for those who are just starting to learn the bidding, and Supervised Duplicate for those who are ready for the next step.
Thursday morning. 
Supervised Duplicate
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 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. 

Congratulations to the winners of the May Pairs League
Congratulations to the winners of the May Pairs League

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

Gold:   1st Graham Cunningham & Jonathan Hubbard (Prize: £48 per pair)
            2nd Andrew Bannock & John Dagnall
Silver: 1st: David Harris & Paul Skinner (Prize: £60 per pair, plus promotion to Gold)
            =2nd Fay Broadbar & Lee Byram (Promotion to Gold)
            =2nd Frances Hodge & Pearl Balachandran (Promotion to Gold)
Bronze: 1st Ramnik Shah & Wendy Marciano (Prize: £ 30 per pair, plus promotion to Silver)
              2nd Maggie Thomson & NIcky Morgan

The June pairs league dates are 13th, 20th and 27th on BBO at 19:30.
Please email competitions@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk to enter

CONGRATULATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to every one of the 16 pairs who took part in the 5000 Cup on Wednesday evening, some playing in their first ever competition.

The winners with a score of 70.24% were Maureen Duffy and Particia White - well done.

Runners up were Monica Marshall and Francis Hodge with 67.86%.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
May    
Mon 23 19:30 Marietta Andree Pairs League R3
Sun 29 14:00 Mixed Pairs Championship
for the Bartlett Bowl
(book here)
June    
Fri 3 11:00 Platinum Ploughman's
(book here)
Sun 5 14:00 Individudual Championship
for the Hetty Van Os Trophy
(book here)
Tue 7 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday
Mon 13 19:30 Marietta Andree Pairs League R1
Sun 19 14:00

Pivot Teams Championship
for the Karlsen Cup
(book here)

Mon 20 19:30 Marietta Andree Pairs League R2
Wed 22 19:00 AGM, Prize Giving and Bridge
Mon 27 19:30 Marietta Andree Pairs League R3

Click HERE for the proposed calender from July to December 2022

 

BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS 24 JULY
BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS 24 JULY

The next WBC Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs will be held live in the clubhouse and is on Sunday 24th July at 13:00.
First Prize £200 per pair*. 6x6 board matches. £12 per player.
Booking opens soon.

* subject to minimum 15 tables

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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