The “table money” for the WBC Tuesday pairs on BBO is currently US$ 3 per person per session (of which a third goes to each of BBO, the EBU and WBC).
The session will be NGS rated and Masterpoints will be issued.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU WISH TO PLAY
WBC members (see below this section for guests)
Enter your BBO username into your WBC Pianola account (via ”my account” in Pianola. [www.pianola.net] ). You only need to do this once. Only BBO usernames put on the approved list will be able to join the sessions. If you can’t get into your Pianola account then please send an e mail to Fred Pitel with your username.
Buy BBO$ dollars in advance - please don’t leave this until just before the session - 1 BBO dollar costs 1 USD and you can buy them on the BBO website.
Session registration will be open from 5.30PM. To register, both you and your partner need to be online at the same time. One of you signs up for the tournament and enters the BBO username of your partner to invite them. You can, if you wish, register as a pair at 5.30 or later and then log off and log back in at 7.20pm.
The session name will be “Woodberry Pairs” - Please ensure you register by not later 7.20PM, BBO is very congested in the evenings and it can take multiple attempts to login. The session can be found under “All Tournaments” in the “Competitive bridge” section of BBO.
It would be really helpful if you could make sure you and your partner are finally logged in not later than 7.20pm. This will help the director of the session sort out the final logistics.
If you get the error “too many players” when trying to login to BBO, please keep trying, it will let you in eventually.
If you do not have a partner and wish to play please use the “Partnership Desk” tab in the tournament registration page.
A guest of a WBC member may play as a guest three times. The WBC member should e mail Fred Pitel with the guest’s BBO User name in advance of the session, ideally not later than 5.30pm on the date of play. If the same guest plays in a subsequent week, it will not be necessary to repeat this.
Once a guest has played three times in the WBC online pairs, if he/she or wishes to play in a subsequent week then he/she will need to become a WBC member. This involves: filling in an online BBO–related application form (which can be downloaded from this website); sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org ; and paying the joining fee and annual subscription to the WBC bank account (details are noted on the application form).
The joining fee is £10, and the annual subscription for 2020 is £20 waged/£10 unwaged. The annual subscription is however, pro-rated for those who join partway through the year as noted on the application form. For the avoidance of any doubt, joining via this BBO-related application gives full membership. When it is possible to resume normal play at the Claremont the member will therefore be eligible to play for the remainder of 2020, and can then continue as a Woodberry member for following year(s) on paying the relevant annual subscription(s).
Sadly Eric Kresner passed away suddenly on Sunday 27th October.
His funeral will be private.
Our condolences to his widow Denise, family and friends.
Eric was a founder member of the club, and played regularly with Denise until last year when illness prevented their regular attendance.
He will be much missed by all at Woodberry.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden death of John Stimson on 16th August. John was a long standing member of Woodberry Bridge Club, and will be sorely missed.
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Some pictures from the Woodberry Weekend November 2018, Eastbourne.
Woodberry Summer Meeting
You are invited to the Woodberry Summer Meeting on Saturday 23rd June.
The meeting will consist of:
The meeting is expected to finish at about 21:00.
This event is free for Woodberry members. The fee for non-members is £10.
Please speak to a committee member if you need a partner or team-mates.
Why do people take selfies when they could just ask a stranger to take a photo for them?
Fortunately the second attempt was much better! As you see from the shades Saturday morning was very sunny, at least to start with.
I heard later those who went for fish & chips got soaked more than just by vinegar!
It was lovely for me to rejoin club members and enjoy another Woodberry Weekend.
We very much were missing Gill Hutchinson who sadly passed away the week before. Many of us had know Gill and enjoyed her friendship for years. She will be greatly missed.
Here are the winners of each event. See Results on the menu for full details.
Friday night pairs winners: Nigel Freake & Chantal Girardin with 69.09% (closely followed by Steve Bush & Alan Setchell with 67.27%)
Saturday afternoon Teams winners: Eddie Richart & Winnie Godber, Sati McKenzie & Robert Balchin with +32 imps
Saturday night pairs winners: Andrew Clery & John Probst with 59.58%
Sunday Fun Pairs winners: Nigel Freake & Chantal Girardin with 64.56%
Congratulations to Nigel Freake and Chantal Girardin for winning the Allworth Salver with a combined score for the Friday and Saturday Pairs of 61.52%.
to Paul Landford for preparing a quiz night. Unfortunately bridge play finished late on Saturday night and the quiz was cancelled. The questions will be used again at another Woodberry event.
to Steve Bush for arranging with Jenny to transport equipment back tor London.
to Marg Buckley and Doug Dunn for keeping track of hotel bookings and payments.
to Nigel Freake for directing, scoring and things we don't even know about to make the weekend run smoothly.
At this year's Spring weekend in Worthing we were graced with fabulous weather. On the Saturday morning some adventurers took to the hills, while others to the shops or to the beach for a leisurely stroll.
I think everyone seemed to have a pleasant time. The Ardington Hotel thanked us all for the donation given on Sunday.
Friday night pairs winners: Sonia Griffiths & Doug Dunn with 65.87%
Saturday afternoon Teams winners: Carol Regulski, Steve Regulski, Anne Catchpole, Toby Musk with +57 imps
Saturday night pairs joint winners: Nigel Freake & Winnie Godber, Alan Setchell & Steve Bush with 62.85%
Sunday Fun Pairs winners: Martin Baker & Winnier Godber with 60.56%
Congratulations particulaly to Winnie Godber for winning two of the events.
Many thanks to Anne Catchpole and Stefanie Rohan for presenting what looked like a fun quiz on Saturday night. The winners were Team Roly (Elsa, Malcolm, Roly, Shelley and Jenny).
It was good to see newcomers and members returning after several years as well as the usual weekenders. Much appreciated!
Big thanks again to Nigel Freake for directing, scoring and organising the movements. Also to Steve Bush for getting equipment to and from the hotel and to Malcolm Morris for the photos.
The next Woodberry Weekend will be in Eastbourne on November 17-19th at the Landsdowne Hotel.