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
Tuesday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
Dir: Calum Stewart
Host: Ian Tree
Tuesday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Tuesday eve F2F Duplicate
Dir: Alan Wakenshaw
Host: Thomas Brooks
Monday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Masters Pairs Session 1
Masters Pairs Session 2
Sunday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
Dir: Andrew Bannock
Host: Wanted NGS 6+
Friday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
Dir: Harriet Chappell
Host: Vaughan Bishop
Friday pm Online Duplicate
Dir: Stefan
Calendar
Wed 28th Feb 2024
Wednesday am F2F Duplicate - Ploughmans
11:00
Dir: Shirley
Host: Denny Endicott
Thu 29th Feb 2024
Thursday am F2F Supervised Duplicate
10:30
Dir: Ann/Dave
Host: Dave/Ann
Thu 29th Feb 2024
Thursday pm F2F Duplicate
13:30
Dir: Ian
Host: Geoffrey Chapman
Thu 29th Feb 2024
Mini Duplicate
19:30
Dir: Niaill
Host: Available
Fri 1st Mar 2024
Friday am F2F Duplicate - 18 boards
10:30
Dir: Harriet
Host: Wanted NGS 4+
Fri 1st Mar 2024
Friday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
Saturday pm F2F Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Alan
Host: Wanted NGS 6+
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
Gentle Play
14:00
Dir: Shirley and Graham
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
Sunday pm Online Duplicate
14:00
Dir: Stefan
Mon 4th Mar 2024
Monday pm F2F Supervised Play
12:30
Dir: Martha
Visitors and Members welcome at all sessions - Please call 020 8947 0147 for any queries
LATEST NEWS
LATEST NEWS

MARIETTA CURRY NIGHT: Sat 9 March 18:30. Book now please!  Click here to book

GWYNETH SATHER NOVICE CUP (NGS <6 Championship) - Tue 12 March 10:30.  Holders: Gina Chulack and Yvonne Harty (no pre-entry required)

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR ALL OUR MARCH EVENTS - scroll down for the list of special events.

Marietta Curry Night Sat 9th March 6pm for 6:30pm

Booking is open for the annual curry night, in memory of Marietta Andree, who was manager of the club for many years.  Marietta was from Sri Lanka and loved fiery curries, though we have chosen a menu to appeal to a range of tastes, extra chilli sambal is provided!

Doors will open on Saturday 9th March at 6pm, to allow you to get a drink from the bar before the buffet service begins at 6:30pm.  Bridge will start as soon as dinner is cleared away and we plan to finish by 10/10:15pm.  There will be separate sections for duplicate bridge (18-20 boards) and supervised play with Terry.

Please 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 Season
Competition Season

The club's annual championships will take place between January and May this year.  These championships are for members only and, to enter a members’ only competition, you must have been a member of the club for three months prior to the date of the event.

Gullick Cup (Blue Pointed Pairs Championship) - Sun 21 January.  Winners: Lars McBride and John Edwards
Bochsler Cup (Teams Championship) - Sun 4 February.  Winners: Andrew Bannock, John Dagnall, Conor Murphy and Imogen Davies
Martin Warner - Tue 13 & 20 February.  Winners:  Sue Perin and Karen Fearon
Gwyneth Sather Novice Cup (NGS <6 Championship) - Tue 12 March 10:30.  Holders: Gina Chulack and Yvonne Harty (no pre-entry required)
Peel Bowl (Ladies’ Pairs Championship) - Sun 17 March noon  Holders: Martha Jaynes and Elisabeth Bingham
Jim Ratcliffe Cup (Men’s Pairs Championship) - Sun 17 March noon Holders: Simon Cocheme and John Osmond
Hetty Van Os Trophy (Good Friday Individual Championship) with lunch - Fri 29 March 11:00am.  Holder: Adrian Parker
Improvers Cup (NGS < 8 Championship) - Fri 5 April 10:30am.  Holders: Brigitte King and Marion Venter
Bartlett Bowl (Mixed Pairs Championship) - Tue 7 May 19:30pm.  Holders: Judi Lawson and Dan O'Farrell
Karlsen Cup (Pivot Teams Championship) - Tue 14 May 19:30pm.  Holders: Soheila Munro, Elisabeth Bingham, Malcolm Bricknell and Simon Cocheme

2024 COURSES AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING NOW!
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 January 2024
NEW EVENING COURSE
Beginning Bridge Term 1
Mondays 19:00 Starts 19 February 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Beginning Bridge Term 1 Tuesdays 10:00 Starts 9 January 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Beginning Bridge Term 2 Tuesdays 19:00 Starts 9 January 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Beginning Bridge Term 2 Thursdays 19:00 Starts 11 January 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Beginning Bridge Term 2 Fridays 10:30 Starts 12 January 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to book
Improve your Bridge 1 Mondays 19:00 Starts 8 January 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to Book
Improve your Bridge 2 Mondays 13:30 Starts 8 January 2024
10 weeks
Click HERE to Book
Intermediate 1 ONLINE Mondays 10:30 Starts 22 January 2024
8 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 twice a week on Wednesday and Friday 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.

Refresh and Practice sessions run weekly on Tuesday mornings 10:30am-12:30pm on Zoom and Real Bridge.  These sessions are aimed at refreshing your knowledge on a particular topic that you may find tricky or on which you may like to refresh your memory.  Before each session, you will receive notes. The session will start with five minutes of Q&A on the topic. This will be followed by the bidding and play of 12 specially prepared hands for you to practice. You do not need a partner.

These sessions require registration:  Please click the session on the RBC website to book by 4 pm on the day before the session to receive the joining instructions.

Have a look at the mini-clip on the booking form to see why students love these sessions!

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

Surrey County Bridge Association
Surrey County Bridge Association

SCBA supports and promotes bridge in Surrey.

Click here for the SCBA home page

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.

EBU Masters Pairs Winners

Congratulations to WBC Members John Edwards and Harriet Chappell, who finished second nationally in the EBU Masters Pairs out of 139 pairs.  John and Harriet came first in the Wimbledon heat.

Thank you to everyone who played in the face to face heat at Wimbledon, many of whom were playing in a national green pointed event for the first time.  A big thank you to Shirley for directing and to Ellen for keeping everyone supplied with refreshments throughout the day.

Click here to see the national results.

Marietta Andree Pairs League
Marietta Andree Pairs League

Congratulations to the winners of the Marietta Andree Pairs League in February:
Gold: Rizwan Akram, Andrew Bannock & John Dagnall (Prize: £48 per 'pair',)
Silver:  Anil Bhandari (Prize: £30)
We now have a 1 week break before the March MAPL restarts on 4th March, continuing on 11th and 18th. 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 Andrew at Competitions@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk to enter.

Martin Warner Cup Winners

Congratulations to Sue Perin and Karen Fearon who were the winners of the Martin Warner Cup held on Tuesday 13th and 20th February.  The top three pairs were very close:

Sue Perin and Karen Fearon 60.14%
Lindsey Carver and Mark Gilbert 59.65%
Gina Chulack and Dawn Bordbar 59.07%

Blue Pointed Swiss Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs on Sunday 18 February.  Thank you to everyone who came to the WBC BP Swiss on Sunday, the club was  full, with 24 tables enjoying an afternoon of bridge
Alex Hannon and John Cox (centre) were first with Malcolm Grimston & John Williamson (left) and Peter Rowell & Francis Kelly (right) tied for 2nd place.  The prize for the highest finishing pair NGS 9 or below went to Gina Chulack and Dawn Bordbar.
Thank you to Richard for directing and to Ellen and Anita for providing the bar service and cakes at half time.

 

Bochsler Cup Winners
Bochsler Cup Winners

Congratulations to Andrew Bannock, John Dagnall, Conor Murphy and Imogen Davies who are the winners of the Teams Championship for the Bochsler Cup, held on Sunday 4th February.  They go forward to represent the club in the Surrey Wanborough Cup in June.

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 January, especially Joy Starritt, Jan Love, Lindsey Carver and Mark Gilbert, who are gaining a MP promotion for the first time:

Vaughan Bishop  2 Star Premier Master
Paul Skinner  2 Star Master
Richard Hand  County Master
Thomas Brooks  District Master
Julia Ellis  District Master

Monica Marshall  Area Master
Maggie Dean  Area Master
Juliet Blows  Area Master

Peter King  Area Master

Judith Spencer-Gregson  Club Master
Philip Monjack  Club Master
Lindsey Carver  Local Master
Mark Gilbert  Local Master

Joy Starritt  Local Master
Jan Love  Local Master

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

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

ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE
ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE

Online Schedule:
Monday 14:00
Tuesday 14:00

Friday 14:00
NEW Sunday 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS - February and March 2024

February 2024
Sun 4 11:00 The Bochsler Cup
Teams of 4 Championship
(Members only)
Mon 5 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Tue 6 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday and
EBU Junior Squad Sims
Thu 8 13:30 EBU Junior Squad Sims
Fri 9 18:00 No Fear Teams (Taster event)
Mon 12 19:30 MA Pairs League R2
Tue 13 10:30 Martin Warner Cup Week 1
(All can play, only eligible members
qualify for the Championship)

No booking required
Sun 18 13:00 Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
All welcome.  Click here to enter
Mon 19 19:30 MA Pairs League R3
Tue 20 10:30 Martin Warner Cup Week 2
(All can play, only eligible members
qualify for the Championship)

No booking required
Sun 25 13:00 EBU Masters Pairs
Green Pointed Event
Click here to enter
March 2024
Mon 4 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Tue 5 19:00 Cheese and Wine Tuesday and
EBU Club Stratified Sims
Thu 7 13:30 EBU Club Stratified Sims
Sat 9 18:30 Marietta Curry Night
Click here to book
Mon 11 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Tue 12 10:30 Gwyneth Sather Novice Cup
(NGS <6 Championship)

No booking required
Sun 17 12:00 Peel Bowl (Ladies’ Pairs Championship)
Members only
Click here to enter
Sun 17 12:00 Jim Ratcliffe Cup (Men's Pairs Championship)
Members only
Click here to enter
Mon 18 19:30 MA Pairs League R1
Fri 22 18:00 No Fear "Pot Luck" Teams
Click here to book
Fri 29 11:00 Hetty Van Os Trophy (Individual Championship)
with lunch
Members only
Click here to enter
Sun 31 Autumn/Winter Ladders Finish

Click HERE for the Calendar of Special Events to September 2024

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.



 

 

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