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New to bridge and want to know what it's all about?

Never played before but want to learn?

  • Here is some general information about our classes for beginners & improvers, or see below for details of upcoming beginners' classes.

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Upcoming SBC Events

Click the links tabs to see details of special events. 

Monthly Masterclass

Dominic is running a series of monthly Masterclasses.

These occur on the last Thursday of the month. Start time 10am prompt, finish time appx 12.30 (so not to clash with the afternoon session folks coming in). £10 per session.

Intended for anyone with NGS in the 50's or high 40's - or anyone who wants to win at bridge!

 

 

Monday 10th February Waddington League
Thursday 13th February YCBA Sim Pairs
Thursday 20th February W.E Dornan Mixed Pairs
Monday 24th February Open League (div 2)
Sunday 1st March EBU Masters Pairs
Tuesday 3rd March  TD seminar, 2-5 pm
Friday 6th March Special Brunch event. 10am - 2.30pm
Monday 16th March Open League (div 2)
Monday 23rd March InterCities' Teams - LOG Event
Thursday 9th April Easter Swiss Pairs 
Tuesday 21st April Vera Copestake multiple teams
   

EBU Masters Pairs

The Masters Pairs is a national competition hosted in club heats to compete for the Ann Staveley trophy. it is aimed at players with fewer Masterpoints.

Heats are hosted by individual clubs, rather than run by the EBU. This means cheaper prices, a chance to support your local club, and hopefully more participants.

Sheffield Bridge Club is hosting a heat, start time 1pm. 

This event is open to players below the rank of Regional Master. This includes: Local Masters, Club Masters, Area Masters, District Masters, County Masters, Masters, Advanced Masters, Star Masters, Tournament Masters or Premier Masters.

Players above this rank should enter the Ranked Masters Pairs.

Your ranking is taken as of 1st January 2020, and will include any Master Points which have been earned prior to that date, but not yet registered.

The competition is played as a 2-session, 1-day event scored by match-points simultaneously across several centres.

The results will be stratified with those below the rank of Master in the 'B' stratification. In a change for 2020 stratification will be based on NGS grades (the average of the individual grades for both members of each pair). Details will not be announced in advance, but will be determined once the strength of the field is known, and arranged so that approximately 50% of the National field qualifies for the B stratification.

Free entry for landmark promotion: Players who receive a landmark promotion to the rank of Master qualify for a free entry for the Masters Pairs or Ranked Master Pairs. They can play with any partner of their choice and will therefore play at the level of the highest player in the partnership. This would mean that in order to play in the Masters Pairs both players need to be a Premier Master or below. The free entry can be claimed for the competition immediately following notification of their promotion, or deferred for one year (i.e. those notified in April 2019 can reclaim their free entry in the event in spring 2020 or spring 2021). In order to claim your free entry: enter with the host club as normal, and then contact the EBU to notify us that you will be taking part.

 

Upcoming National & County Events

 

Sun 16th February Yorkshire League matches
Fri 21st - Sun 23rd February Harrogate Spring Congress
Sat 29th Feb - Sun 1st Mar EBU Ranked Masters Pairs (Warwick)
Sun 1st March EBU Masters Pairs (venues)
Sat 7th March Leicestershire GP Swiss Pairs (Leicester)
Sun 8th March Yorkshire League matches
Sun 15th March National Pairs qualifiers (Bradford)
Sun 15th March Yorkshire Improvers Pairs (Leeds)
Wed 1st April Nelson Rose Bowl (Harrogate)
Fri 10th - Sun 12th April Northern Easter Festival (York)
Fri 10th - Mon13th April EBU Easter Festival (London) 
Sun 19th April Bradford Swiss Pairs
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May National Swiss Teams Congress (Solihull)
Sun 3rd May Leeds Swiss Pairs
Sun 17th May Castle Swiss Pairs (Huddersfield)

 

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