The last week of July means that it's the last round of all the club's 2016-17 ladder trophies.
First winners on to the podium are
PattersonTrophy -Mary Whyms,830.80 IMPs (44 sessions)
Roy BarberTrophy -Richard Brown, 66.4% (49 sessions)
Tom PatonCup -
Graham Jepson Trophy -
Rankin Trophy -
Chamberlain Trophy -
Margaret Frith Trophy -
Sutton Trophy -
Lee Trophy -
Allen Trophy -
A second “gentle” session (as per Wednesday afternoon),is to be introduced into the Club programme on Friday afternoons starting from 01 September. The target group is players who are relatively new to duplicate bridge or still very inexperienced. Sessions will start at 1.30pm.
Please “spread the word” to those who you think may be interested.
The team representing Yorkshire South and East, in this national final on 09 July, as winners of the 2017 Northern Bridge League 'C' division, was all Sheffield - Glyn Foley (Captain) & Peter Camm, Lesley Blanchard & Stuart Fletcher, David Duckworth & Robin Warner, Terry Jacobs & David Narcross.
On 09 July Sheffield A - David Fletcher & Graham Jepson and Mike Pomfrey & David Waxman won the Waddington Cup - a county-wide event for teams who qualify from their local club.
On a sweltering hot day in Derbyshire, Matthew Kiggins and Bazil Caygill came second in Leicestershire's Green-pointed Swiss Pairs event. Roman Gembicki and his son Jakub came third. Results* are here.
The next Green-pointed events at Spondon are:
Saturday 22nd July - Swiss Pairs (Nottinghamshire CBA)
Sunday 23rdJuly - Swiss Teams (Nottinghamshire CBA)
Saturday 23rdSeptember- Swiss Pairs (Derbyshire CBA)
Sunday 24thSeptember - Swiss Teams (DerbyshireCBA)
See NCBA and DCBA websites for details.
The YCBA have announced dates for the Yorkshire League (inter-club, teams of eight). These are as follows:
29th October 2017
12th November 2017
3rd December 2017
7th January 2017
28th January 2018
11th February 2018
4th March 2018
The 2017 season's Pentathlons have been completed.
For the Pairs trophy, the four Swiss events plus the Chairman's Pairs count towards the Pentathlon. Rod Hose won with 69 PPs (Pentathlon Points) with Sandy Davies very close behind with 67 PPs. Third was Glyn Foley with 54 PPs and fourth, Frank Littlewood with 45 PPs.
The club's five Teams events counted for the Pentathlon and Rob Turner, who won three of these events, accumulated 77 PPs out of the 100 maximum to storm away, with Mary Whyms second...
The event on 28 May only attracted a small field but was won comfortably by the Sheffield team of Keith Cornish, Sandy Davies, Graham Jepson and Dominic Rayner who were undefeated throughout the day.
Sandy Davies, Dave Robinson, Pete Waterman and Richard Pike won the Nancy Campfield Swiss Teams, just 1 VP ahead of Dawn and Dominic Rayner, Chris Derrick and Keith Cornish.
Prizes go to the winning team and the two top teams after handicapping according to the NGS, with Joan and Jeff Wragg, Margaret Johnson and Monika Cooper winning and Simon, Rob and Rosemary Woolham and June Dyal in second place. Simon and Rob had the highest Cross IMPs as a pair, and if you click "Pair rankings"...
Not much Sheffield success at the National Swiss Teams congress, nor the Leeds Swiss Pairs or the Castle Swiss Pairs, nor even theYorkshire Individual.
Some joy down in Bristol though, where Ian and Julie Grant finished a very creditable 4th (out of 100) in the Avon Green Pointed Swiis Pairs. Results here.
The healthcare arm of the EBU has branched out into new areas and is now providing services for chronic insomniacs.
If this video doesn't send you to sleep...
... then the full & updated document from the WBF will definitely do the trick: 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge
It is with great sadness that we report that Ian Johnson died on the afternoon of Friday 28th April. He passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness.
Ian had been a member of Sheffield Bridge Club for 20 years and particularly enjoyed helping Gill Woodcock with her classes.He was also the anonymous donor of the new bridge mates which we use today.
During his illness, Ian was grateful for the many messages of good wishes relayed to him from his friends at the club. He will be missed...
Long standing members will be saddened to hear of Sheila's death on 24th April 2017. Sheila was a member for many years until age made journeying from her Rotherham home into Sheffield more of a difficulty though she continued to play at the Phoenix Bridge Club.
We have received the following information regarding the arrangements.
Subject:Celebration of Sheila's life
Arrangements for the celebration of Sheila’s life are now confirmed as follows:
12.30pm on Friday, 19th May at Hutcliffe...