Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • Isle of Mann Congress Swiss Pairs on BBO

    Congratulations to Julie and Ian Grant on winning the Isle of Mann Congress Swiss Pairs by a huge margin. There were 60 pairs playing seven matches of six boards each. Their 64.51% score is quite impressive over 42 boards, and nearly 6% ahead of second place. Unusually for a Swiss event, it was possible to be drawn against pairs you had already played, and Julie and Ian played the last three matches against the same pair, as both pairs were way ahead of the rest of the field! read more...
    Friday, 18 September 2020 by
  • Swiss Pairs League underway in BCL

    The first SBC Swiss PairsLeague in BCL is underway with 16 pairs participating. Taking the lead after the first match are Ron Muse and Wendy Pye-Smith with Alison Ross and Jan DeForges in second The event started on Monday, 7th September and is running for 12 weeks (6 matches) We play one match every 2 weeksby arrangement with your opps. Play in either Daily MPS (non-DIDO mode) or Social. Each match to consist of 18 boards. All organised by Ian Grant. VP scales: Max VP 50.45 10 51.38 11 52.32 12 53.30 13 54.34 14 55.45 15 56.71 16 58.18 17 60.03 18 62.78 19 9999.00 20 read more...
    Sunday, 30 August 2020 by
  • Another SBC duplicate pairs!

    Karen and Andy McDonald scored a massive 75% to win our second duplicate pairs trial event in Bridge Club Live yesterday. Commiserations to Richard Gilbert and Dave Ritchie on having merely achieved second place despite a huge 69.44%. Ten pairs competed in an all-play-all movement of 18 boards. Full results at It is intended to start regular sessions very soon on BCL. read more...
    Thursday, 20 August 2020 by
  • First SBC duplicate pairs in 5 months!

    Bridge Club Live has hosted our club's first duplicate pairs movement for some months. 6 tables took part and winners were Mary Cousins and Steve Willis with 68%, closely followed by Ian and Julie Grant on 66%. The event was of 16 boards and a Howell-type movement was played with 8 rounds of 2 boards each. I am hoping to get the full results onto this web site soon. This coming Wednesday another event will be held as part of BCL's trial runs, and it is hoped to run regular sessions probably twice... read more...
    Saturday, 15 August 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • BCL Swiss Pairs

    Congratulations to Julie and Ian Grant on finishing second out of 32 pairs in Division 1 of three divisions in Bridge Club Live's Summer Swiss Pairs, comprising 6 matches of 18 boards each spread over a 12 week period. 142 pairs took part in the three divisions and included three or four other SBC pairs. Ian and Julie are expected to be seeded 3rd in BCL's coming annual Double Elimination Knockout Pairs, the only event of its type in the world. Two years ago they beat me in the semi-final to reach... read more...
    Monday, 10 August 2020 by
  • Club Ladder Winners

    Being the end of the club year, it is time to reveal the winners of the club ladder trophies for what ended up being about five eighths of a year. Chamberlain: 1. Sandy Davies (2. Tom Gisborne _ 3. Rod Hose) Patterson: 1. Glyn Foley (2. Chris Derrick _ 3. Barrie Partridge) Jepson: 1. Elaine Fox (2. Jenny Wetherall _ 3. Vari Ainsworh) Paton: 1. Martin Pierce (2. Margaret Johnson _ 3. Don Atkinson) Sutton: 1. Elaine Fox (2. Roy Andrews _ 3. Elaine Bexfield) Frith: 1. Rob Woolham (2. Simon Woolham... read more...
    Sunday, 02 August 2020 by
  • YCBA Virtual Swiss teams

    Congratulations to the team of Chris Derrick, Keith Cornish, Graham Jepson and Chris's brother Jon who have won this on-line event. Theresults sheeton the new-look YCBA websitelacks a little detail, but Keith assures us thatthey led the field of 24 teams from start to finish. Blow-by-blow replays of the victory can be found on BBO: match #1 match #2 match #3 match #4 match #5 (Match number 2, aka "the battle of the ex-chairmen", also features Sheffield players.) read more...
    Tuesday, 28 July 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • EBU Lockdown League Promotion

    Congratulations to Bazil Caygill's Sheffield based team including Matthew Kiggins, Keith Cornish, Dominic Rayner, Chris Derrick, Jon Derrick, Ian Johns and John O'Sullivan on their promotion from Division 5 back to Division 4 of the EBU Lockdown League. Full results on the EBU web site. There will be a three week break before the fifth season starts in BBO. The other Sheffield based team including Sandy Davies, Tom Gisborne and Dave Robinson will remain in Division 2. read more...
    Saturday, 25 July 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Second Swiss Pairs in BCL

    Mary Cousins and Barrie Partridge took the lead right at the end of the second Sheffield Swiss Pairs in Bridge Club Live today. Again, the event was superbly run by Ian Grant to whom many thanks. 1 8 Barrie Partridge Mary Cousins 70 19 (v18) 7 (v3) 8 (v7) 18 (v11) 18 (v10) 2 3 Margaret Johnson Bruno Brugger 67 19 (v1) 13 (v8) 13 (v14) 13 (v7) 9 (v6) 3 6 Glyn Foley Steve Mulligan 66 11 (v12) 9 (v5) 19 (v13) 16 (v14) 11 (v3) 4 7 Ron Muse Wendy Pye-Smith 66 17 (v16) 14 (v2) 12 (v8) 7 (v3) 16 (v14) 5 2 Richard... read more...
    Tuesday, 14 July 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Swiss Pairs in BCL

    Congratulations to Bruno Brugger and Margaret Johnson on winning the first SBC online Swiss Pairs organised and run brilliantly by Ian Grant. Alison Ross and Viv Keel were leading throughout most of the event but were pipped at the end. Five matches of six boards each were played, with a tea break after three M1M2M3M4M5Total VP 1. Margaret Johnson and Bruno Brugger 15 7 16 15 16 69 2. Alison Ross and Viv Keel 20 11 11 13 12 67 3. Gill Woodcock and Steve Willis 6 16 17 9 18 66 4. Judy... read more...
    Thursday, 02 July 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Terry completes his charity 5k

    "Private" Terry Jacobs has completed his target of walking 5km, 200m at a time, to raise money for the medics who saved his three-year-old great-granddaughter’s life. In the process he has raised more than £1,300 in charitable donations. There's an article in the Sheffield Star with a couple of good pictures,here. Terry's JustGiving page is still open if you want to retrospectively sponsor him, read more...
    Friday, 26 June 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Dr. Chris Derrick

    Congratulations to Chris who has successfully negotiated the final hurdle in a long journey to achieving his PhD qualification in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. Unfortunately, after three years of diligent research into fish hearts, this now means that Chris has one reason fewer to stay in Sheffield, but we hope he'll find a way to hang around us physically. Or at least come back and visit annoyingly frequently. (We'll always have him on BBO and, of course, forever in our hearts...!) read more...
    Thursday, 28 May 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • EBU "Lockdown League" - entries are open for season 3

    The EBU Lockdown league is a friendly league competition for teams across the EBU. A "season" last four weeks with c.14 eight-board matches played on BBO on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (nominally) at 6pm. The running results for season 2 are here: Entries are now invited from new & current teams for season 3, which starts on Monday 25th May. Note that: For this third season of the Lockdown League, the EBU will be introducing... read more...
    Tuesday, 19 May 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Private Terry Jacobs - Walk to Victory

    As a fellow serviceman I’ve been inspired by Captain Tom Moore to attempt to raise some much needed funds for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital in these difficult times. Sheffield Children’s is experiencing the reality of the Coronavirus crisis daily and are feeling the additional and excessive strain on services. They need our support now more than ever. Over 1,500 frontline staff at Sheffield Children’s are working day and night to care for some of those most at risk during... read more...
    Monday, 11 May 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • New online discussion forum created

    In these difficult times, we all need a way of keeping in touch with each other. Just need a bit of a chat? Need a helping hand with errannds or deliveries and don't know who to ask? Looking for some hlelp and guidance on how to play bridge online? Looking for a partner for a game (or a bunch of people for a match) online? That interesting hand from two weeks ago still bugging you and you want to talk about it? Fear not, help is at hand,the new SBC online forumis here! Go to read more...
    Saturday, 21 March 2020 by Bazil Caygill
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