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Partner Finder

HOW TO FIND A PARTNER

Finding a club member as a partner has been made much easier. Click on PLAY and then hover your mouse over the session you would like to play in  and click the Partner Required symbol.

Save the date

Some forthcoming events you might not want to miss!

Gentle Duplicate: Lavenham Village Hall, Fridays at 1:45pm for 2:00pm
Next session: 28th June - Director: Sarah

Future Andrew Robson events:

  • Elite Masterclass - Friday 18th October (note change of date)
  • Masterclass - Friday 7 February 2025

 

Bridge Events in Suffolk

Have a look at:

SCBA calendar 2023

See below for details of:

  • 9-High Pairs
  • Suffolk Online Teams League
Suffolk Online Teams League

This is an invitation to all Suffolk players to play teams bridge on line in the popular Suffolk On Line Teams League.

All experience levels are welcome, from beginner / intermediate players to county level. Teams are placed in a division suitable for their experience levels. You don’t have to have played teams bridge before. Those trying it out for the first time have really enjoyed it.

If you have a team of four players and would like to play in the League you will be welcome. Bridge teachers are welcome to play in a team with 3 of their pupils. If there are pairs who don’t have team mates we will do our best to try to match you with other pairs of similar experience levels in a similar position.

Please contact Malcolm Pryor, the League organiser, via mhpryor@btinternet.com

9-High Pairs

The next 9-High Pairs event is being held at Highwoods Community Centre, Colchester (CO4 9SR) on Sunday, April 7th. Please be seated by 1.45pm for start of play at 2.00pm and we expect to finish around 6.00pm.

This is open to players with an NGS grade of 9 or below.

Don't know your NGS grade? Click on NGS and put your name in the Search box to find out.

We will have a mid-session break when nibbles and a glass of wine will be provided on the house

The entry fee £10/head.

For the entry form, you can click HERE.

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Clare Bridge Club: F2F and BBO - 7pm every Monday; Gentle duplicate - 2pm every Friday
Suffolk Teams of Four

Suffolk Bridge are hoping to start leagues of teams of 4, face to face , in the autumn. Clare should be able to field at least a couple of teams. If you would like to play please let me, or John Hooper or Kathy know. John Symons.

Clare Bridge Club Swiss Pairs - the winners

The 26th Clare Bridge Club Swiss Pairs was held on 5th May

The winners were Helen Mason & Jo Harpur

2nd Place - Ray Clarke & Petra Bromfield

Ascenders Prize - John Symons & Kathy Rose
 
Well done!
Monday Online Pairs - Exciting News

The Club committee has explored the possibility of combining our on-line play on Monday evenings with other clubs, and following a successful trial we are delighted to be joining forces with Swindon Bridge Club. Apart from increasing the number of tables, which were getting quite low, there are a number of other benefits. The most significant one would be that we can employ an EBU director, thus freeing up our club members who, up until now, have not been able to play.

The face-to-face sessions at Clare are unaffected and continue as normal.

Registering to play

If you haven't previously played online with Clare, please register using this form.

Registering for a session

This is a change from Clare practice: it will NOT be possible to join on the day. Instead you MUST register in advance every week, before 6pm on the preceding Sunday (ideally the preceding Saturday).

You do this on the Swindon Bridge Club website (click here): scroll down to find the event and enter your name and BBO ID, and your partner's name and BBO ID.

Joining the session

Log in to BBO as usual, and search for "Swindon" under "Competitive" / "All Tournaments".

 

It's as easy as that!

Enjoy your bridge three ways!

 

Clare Bridge Club runs 3 sessions every week

 

On Monday evenings you can play face-to-face at the Old School Hall in Clare, at 6:45 for 7:00
or online on BBO with Swindon Bridge Club: see above

To join us in person at Clare just turn up! You can be sure of a warm welcome
To play online please register by clicking on the "Register for Clare Online" button at the top right

 

On Friday afternoons you can play "Gentle Duplicate" at Lavenham Village Hall
at 1:45 (please be prompt!) for a 2pm start, finishing by 5pm

These relaxed bridge sessions are an opportunity for players who have never experienced duplicate bridge or for club members who would like to play face-to-face in a relaxed environment.
You are most welcome to come either with or without a partner.

 

Announcing and alerting

The EBU announcing and alerting rules have been amended. Click here to see the EBU ‘Announcing and Alerting Summary’ which describes all the announcing and alerting rules including the changes.

The first group of changes expands what to do over a transfer.

Opener Responder Action
INT 2S
  • If natural you do nothing
  • If transfer to clubs ANNOUNCE ‘clubs’
  • If another meaning, including showing both minors, ALERT
1NT 2NT
  • If natural you do nothing
  • If transfer to diamonds ANNOUNCE ‘diamonds’
  • If another meaning ALERT

 

The second group of changes adds responses to one of a suit.

  • If your suit responses to one of a suit are natural you do nothing.
  • If your responses to one of a suit has another meaning, such as another suit or denies a four card major, you ‘alert’ or ‘announce’ as shown in the ‘Announcing and Alerting Summary’
  • If your 1NT response to one of a suit is the normal one showing up to 10 points you do nothing.
  • If your 1NT response to one of a suit is different, such as more than 10 points or is forcing, you ‘alert’ or ‘announce’ as shown in the ‘Announcing and Alerting Summary’
Cut and Paste on BBO

The link in the 'Playing Bridge at Clare' document to help on cut and paste on BBO is not working.

♠ ♠ You can access the help here.♠ ♠ 

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON CLUB NEWS ARCHIVE ON THE LEFT

Where can I play bridge in West Suffolk?

Is twice a week not enough?

New members and guests are welcome at many West Suffolk bridge clubs. Click here to learn more.

EBED Spring Sim Pairs 13 May 2024

  

The winners were Dave Allen and Paul Maclachlan, who came 7th in the national rankings which can be found here.

The scores and boards played are available here.

Well done!

The hand commentary is available here.

PLAY IT AGAIN

You want to play the hand again?

Click on "Latest results", then on any pair. Then on the right, under the the description of the hand you have two options: "View larger" and "PLAY IT AGAIN". It is really easy. Good luck!

Results
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
Scorer: Rob Sassoon
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Dave
Scorer: Mary
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Will
Scorer: Mary
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Nick
Scorer: Sarah
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
Scorer: Rob Sassoon
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Paul
Scorer: John
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
Scorer: Rob Sassoon
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Paul Maclachlan
Scorer: Dave
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Paul
Scorer: Sarah
Beryl Dorey
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Paul
Scorer: Dave
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
Scorer: Rob Sassoon
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Sarah
Scorer: Mick
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
Scorer: Christine MacFarlane
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Ed
Scorer: Nick
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Jenny
Scorer: Mick
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
Scorer: Christine MacFarlane
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Fred
Scorer: Dave
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Sarah
Scorer: John
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
Scorer: Christine MacFarlane
EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Edd
Scorer: Dave
Calendar
28th June 2024
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Sarah
Scorer: John
1st July 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online (ECats)
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
1st July 2024
ECATS Summer Charity Pairs
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Ed
Scorer: Dave
5th July 2024
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Jenny
Scorer: Mary
8th July 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
8th July 2024
Beryl Dorey/ Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Will
12th July 2024
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Director: Paul
Scorer: John
15th July 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
15th July 2024
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Fred
19th July 2024
Relaxed Pairs
Lavenham Village Hall 1:45
Scorer: John
22nd July 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
22nd July 2024
EBU British Summer Sim Pairs
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Paul Starling
29th July 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
29th July 2024
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Sarah and Nick
5th August 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
5th August 2024
Beryl Dorey
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Paul Maclachlan
12th August 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
12th August 2024
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Dave
19th August 2024
Joint Swindon/Clare online
Register on Swindon website in advance
18.45 for 19.00
19th August 2024
Face-to-face
Combined Halls of Clare
Director: Ed