Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • Replay this hand...

    Players who like to review the hands from their previous sessions will already enjoy the way that the results are clearly presented via Pianola. Clicking on the link to show the Travellers or Hands gives you a further option to "Replay this hand" and lets you step through the deal card-by-card analysing the best line for declarer and defenders. Alas, this feature is only available for subscribers to "Pianola Plus", to which SBC no longer holds a bulk subscription. This is available to you individually... read more...
    Friday, 16 February 2018 by Bazil Caygill
  • Yorkshire League - One match to go!

    As we look towards Match 7 in the Yorkshire League, the league tables tell a range of exciting stories. We have Sheffield A needing a 16-4 win against Leeds A at the top of Division 1 in order to win the League and represent Yorkshire in the Garden Cities. Can our team get their revenge for a 16-4 loss against the Leeds B team? Sheffield B are comfortably top of Division 2 after a series of steady results and even a 0-20 loss in Match 7might not prevent a return to Division 1. Sheffield D were... read more...
    Monday, 12 February 2018 by Barrie Partridge
  • Margery Cartwright Yorkshire Sim Pairs

    The county-wide results for this Sim can be found here. As is often the case, no pairs from SBC came near the top of the field due to the consistent strength of pairs at our Thursday evening sessions. But despite this handicap, Peter Stubbs and Colin Penn were a creditably-placed 25th with59.01%. Other Sheffield rankings can be found here. read more...
    Thursday, 08 February 2018 by Barrie Partridge
  • Doncaster Swiss Pairs

    There was several strong Sheffield performances in the 2018 edition of this popular event. 1st: Sandy Davies & Tom Gisborne 2nd: Roman Gembicki with Janusz Adamowicz 4th: Richard Pike & David Waxman with three other Sheffield pairs in the top ten. Results can be found here. read more...
    Sunday, 04 February 2018 by
  • Yorkshire League Match 6

    The current proposed line-ups for Match 6 on 11 February are: A (Away v York A) Mike Pomfrey and David Banks David Waxman and Dominic Rayner Richard Pike and Pete Waterman Sandy Davies and Keith Cornish B (Away v Harrogate A) Martin White and Raphael Grossman Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins Mary Whyms and David Fletcher John Edwards and Rob Turner D (Home v Hull A) Simon Woolham and Rob Woolham Robin Warner and Richard Gilbert Bill Barraclough and David Duckworth Terry Jacobs and... read more...
    Friday, 02 February 2018 by
  • Laura Hadfield Teams

    With tedious invariability, this one-session teams' event was retained by the 2017 winners - Sandy Davies, Tom Gisborne, Bazil Caygill & Matthew Kiggins - with a score of +50 IMPs.This is the eleventhtime this century that one (or more) of this team has left their fingerprints on the Laura Hadfieldsilverware. Chris Derrick, Martin White, Dom Rayner & Dom's mum, Dawn, were second with +29 IMPs. Result are here. Handicap winners were Claire and Bernard Vielle, Ron Muse and Wendy Pye-Smith read more...
    Wednesday, 31 January 2018 by
  • Men's Pairs

    Congratulations to Rod Hose and Rob Turner on retaining their hold on the Woodward Cup with 61%, just 1% ahead of Richard Gilbert and Barrie Partridge. Results are here. Handicap prize winners were John Reynolds and Grahan Nield, ahead of Graham White and Mike Heaney. read more...
    Wednesday, 24 January 2018 by Barrie Partridge
  • Ladies' Pairs

    Congratulations to Margaret Johnson and Pat Powell on winning the Brighton Salver with 65.6%, with Mary Whyms and Jean Rodgers just 3% behind. Results are here. These pairs were also the respective leading pairs on handicap, so the latter win the handicap prize. The same boards were played as in the Men's Pairs and a combined ranking list (just for fun) shows these two pairs still on top! read more...
    Wednesday, 24 January 2018 by Barrie Partridge
  • Musson Trophy

    David Penfold and Simon, Rosemary and Rob Woolham have seized the Musson Teams Trophy with a score of +61 IMPs. Rosemary and Rob were also the top pair on the Cross-IMPs. They and the teams in 2nd and 3rd place have qualified to represent the club in the Yorkshire Cup event for non-expert teams. Results here. Congratulations to the winners and the qualifiers! read more...
    Saturday, 20 January 2018 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League Match 5

    The current proposed line-ups for 28 January are: A (Home v Huddersfield A) Mike Pomfrey and David Banks David Waxman and Dominic Rayner Richard Pike and Pete Waterman Frank Littlewood and Tom Gisborne B (Away v Hull A) Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins Mary Whyms and David Fletcher John Edwards and Rob Turner Dave Robinson and Chris Derrick D (Away v Ilkley A) Simon Woolham and Rob Woolham Robin Warner and Richard Gilbert Bill Barraclough and David Duckworth Terry Jacobs and David... read more...
    Tuesday, 16 January 2018 by
  • Yorkshire Pairs

    David Musson and Frank Littlewood came fourth out of 31 pairs in the Yorkshire Pairs on Sunday 14 January, so will be one of the five Yorkshire pairs to qualify for the Corwen, a National Pairs Final where players represent their counties, in June. Results here. No other Sheffield pairs qualified, but John O'Sullivan & Ian Johns are 1st reserves so may yet get the call. read more...
    Monday, 15 January 2018 by Barrie Partridge
  • Ed Wilson funeral

    It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the death, on Tuesday 2 January, of Ed Wilson after a long battle with cancer. The funeral will take place on Friday 26th January at 11:15 AM at Hutcliffe Wood crematorium. All are welcome afterwards at the Norfolk Arms hotel at Ringinglow, but it would be appreciated if those intending to go there could inform Martin Pierce, Telephone 266 2731, so that numbers can be estimated. read more...
    Sunday, 14 January 2018 by Margaret Johnson
  • YCBA Bulletin & A New Bridge Magazine

    YCBA's news bulletin forJanuary 2018 is now available here. Following the sad demise of "Bridge" magazine - first published in 1926 - its former editor Mark Horton has spearheaded the creation of a new online bridge magazine. Appropriately, he has called this A New Bridge Magazine. It's completely free and will rely on advertising and sponsorship to keep itself afloat. The first issue is out now and boasts and impressive array of contributors. You can find ithere. read more...
    Thursday, 04 January 2018 by Bazil Caygill
  • Improvers League - 4th Quarter 2017

    Congratulations to everyone listed below for their considerably improved NGS grades over this quarter. Especially to Margaret Johnson for best percentage improvement, and to Richard Gilbert for just pipping her at the post if compared to the best EBU-graded player (Andrew Robson). It is good to see some of our best players still progressing. Other SBC members also making great strides this quarter were John Squires, Wendy Watson, Ian and Julie Grant – however they did not play enough SBC sessions... read more...
    Wednesday, 03 January 2018 by John Edwards
  • Stones Cup

    Congratulations to Glyn Foley & Simon Woolham who headed a field of twenty-two pairs and retained the Stones Cup (aka New Year's pairs) for another year. Results here. This, along with his earlier win of the Lord Mayor's trophy, further cements Simon's vice-like grip on the 2018 Pairs' Pentathlon trophy. Surely nobody can stop him... Handicap prize winners were: Rob Turner and Mary Whyms, Pat Powell and Morag Laycock, and Peggy Hall and Alison Ross. read more...
    Monday, 01 January 2018 by Bazil Caygill
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