Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • Saturday evening sessions to finish

    The series of Saturday evening sessions will finish after today's session (16th February). This is due to insufficient numbers of players. The Lee Trophy was introduced in 1966. The History of the Club says that attendance was low at that time but doesn't say when Saturday evening sessions started. Peter Flavell has run the vast majority of the Saturday evening sessions for the last 16 years, and our thanks to him for doing so. read more...
    Saturday, 16 February 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Martin Whyms - Funeral details

    Former member Martin Whyms passed away on 31 January after a long illness. The funeral will be held at Hutcliffe Wood at 12.30 on Thursday 28 February. read more...
    Tuesday, 12 February 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League - Match 6 - 17 February

    Line-ups for Yorkshire League – Match 6 on 17 February are as follows: A – Away v Malton A Richard Pike and Pete Waterman David Waxman and Mike Pomfrey Keith Cornish and Arthur Hughes Sandy Davies and David Banks B – Home v Huddersfield A David Fletcher and Mary Whyms John Edwards and Rob Turner Dave Robinson and Chris Derrick Martin White and Raphael Grossman Reserve - Matthew Kiggins C – Away v Harrogate B Glyn Foley and Peter Camm Simon Woolham and Robert... read more...
    Monday, 11 February 2019 by Bazil Caygill
  • Toby Harrison plays online for England

    Congratulations to the youngest member of Sheffield Bridge Club on his selection to represent his country. Toby Harrison made hisEngland U16 debut at the online North Sea Trophy tournament in December 2018. Despite winning their first two matches on BBO, the team narrowly missed out on a place in the final. Better luck next time Toby and best wishes for the future. read more...
    Monday, 04 February 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Doncaster Swiss Pairs

    Going into the final match of this popular event, three Sheffield pairs could be found on the top two tables. The dice ultimately fell kindly for Mathew Kiggins & Bazil Caygill who won the event by 2VPs with a total of 86VPs. Bob Brown & Dave Robinson also finished on the podium 6VPs in arrearswhile David Waxman & Richard Pike and Frank Littlewood & Graham Jepson also finished in the top six. Full results are here. read more...
    Sunday, 03 February 2019 by Bazil Caygill
  • Laura Hadfield Teams

    Winners this year were bookies' hot favourites Sandy Davies, Roman Gembicki, Tony Sowter and Dave Robinson, with a score of +83 IMPs. Second were Martin White, Arthur Hughes, Chris Derrick & Keith Cornish with a score of +71 IMPs. As predicted by Barrie, their runner-up score was huge enough to guarantee the handicap prize! Results are here. read more...
    Wednesday, 30 January 2019 by Bazil Caygill
  • National Non-experts event to be held at SBC

    All our members below the EBU rank of Regional Master are invited to play in the Green-Pointed EBU Masters Pairs at Sheffield Bridge Club as we will be holding a heat of this event on Sunday 24 February. The competition will be held at a number of venues across the country that day, probably twelve to fifteenvenues. There will be two sessions of 24 boards of Match Pointed Pairs, starting at 1pm and finishing around7.50pm with at least ahalf an hour break between sessions. We will charge £10... read more...
    Friday, 25 January 2019 by
  • The chairman speaks

    Further words of wisdom and inspiration from the chairman are now available. Pour yourself a stiff drink, find your comfiest chair and then head over here. read more...
    Friday, 25 January 2019 by Bazil Caygill
  • Woodward Cup & Brighton Salver

    Monika Cooper, June Dyal, Richard Gilbert and David Fletcher are the respective winners on the club's Ladies' Pairs and Men's Pairs. Congratulations! Brighton Salver (Ladies): Monika Cooper and June Dyal 62.50% Judy Jackson and Gill Woodcock 56.02% Woodward Cup (Men): Richard Gilbert and David Fletcher 62.35% Chris Derrick and Barrie Partridge 61.73% Results are hereand here. The same boards were played in both events. Curiously, ifeach event had taken the other event's scores into account,... read more...
    Thursday, 24 January 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Jacqui Anderton Funeral details

    Jacqui Anderton' funeral will be at Hutcliffe Wood at 1.15 on Monday 4 March. Jacqui passed away on 21 January and was a frequently playing member for many, many years until just very recently. read more...
    Tuesday, 22 January 2019 by
  • Lady Milne Trials

    Sandy Davies and Ilkley's Carole Kelly have qualified from the first weekend of trials to the second (and final) weekend of trials. For the first weekend, 16 pairs played 120 boards in 15 matches of 8 boards each. The leading six would qualify to join another two pairs exempted from the first weekend to make 8 pairs to slog it out on the second weekend. At the end of the first weekend, Sandy and Carole came 7th, but just 0.87 IMPs behind the pair in sixth place, thus apparently failing to qualify... read more...
    Monday, 21 January 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League Match 5 - 27th January

    Yorkshire League – Line-ups for Match 5 on 27th January as follows: A – Away v Wakefield A Richard Pike and Pete Waterman David Waxman and Mike Pomfrey Keith Cornish and Arthur Hughes Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne B – Away v Leeds B Dave Robinson and Chris Derrick Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins David Fletcher and Mary Whyms Martin White and Rob Turner Reserve: John Edwards C – Away v Garforth A Simon Woolham and Robert Woolham Toby Wall and David Gee Margaret... read more...
    Monday, 21 January 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Musson Teams

    The Musson Teams is a multiple teams event for non-expert players (i.e. those below the EBU rank of Regional Master) and was won this year by Rob Woolham, Simon Woolham, Rosemary Woolham, and Monika Cooper They are invited to represent the club in the Yorkshire Cup later in the year, as are the runners-up Fiona Drew Stephen Village, Steve Willis, Jane Kirk Lol Hinchcliffe, Mary Hinchcliffe, Bernard Vielle, Clare Vielle Good luck to all teams. read more...
    Sunday, 20 January 2019 by Bazil Caygill
  • Yorkshire Pairs

    Both halves of this event were won by Sheffield players. Bob Brown, playing with partner Richard Draycott, stormed the Yorkshire Pairs. They won the first session comfortably and never looked back - winning the event by more than 4%. They will be one of five pairs representing Yorkshire in the Corwen Trophy. Dave Robinson (playing with Tony McNiff) comfortably won the second set, but unfortunately couldn't catch up aftera disappointing start. Final rankings can be found here read more...
    Sunday, 13 January 2019 by Bazil Caygill
  • £200 raised for charity

    Thank you very much to all who helped to raise £200 which has been sent to the Homeless and Rootless at Christmas charity. read more...
    Saturday, 05 January 2019 by Barrie Partridge
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