Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • Martin Cantor

    Longer-standing club members will remember Martin Cantor, who played at & for Sheffield Bridge Club for many years before retiring and moving to Germany. Since the 2020 lockdown there has been a regular, weekly friendly game* on BBO between Sheffield Bridge club and Bielefeld, which Martin has been instrumental in running and maintaining. As some of you will also know, Martin was diagnosed with brain cancer last year. He has undergone a gruelling series of treatments. After some setbacks, he... read more...
    Wednesday, 19 June 2024 by Bazil Caygill
  • Senior Teams Trial for World Bridge Games

    Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter and team mates have won the trial to represent England in the World Bridge Games in Buenos Aires in October. With David Kendrick and Malcolm Prior, they beat the tem of Paul Hackett, Brian Senior, John Holland, Alan Mould, Gunnar Hallberg and David Mossop by 25 IMPs in a 112 board match over 2 days at West Midlands BC. Congratulations and good luck! Photo at (Tony on left, Dave on right.) read more...
    Tuesday, 11 June 2024 by
  • National Inter-County League Finals

    Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter were part of the Yorkshire A Team that has won the A Final of this event. These League Finals were the invention some years ago of Graham Jepson when he was on the EBU Board. Second in the B Final was the Yorkshire B team including Rod Hose and David Adams. This year the event was played online. Results are at read more...
    Tuesday, 04 June 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Campfield and Musson Teams

    Two trophies were awarded at the Spring Bank Holiday Stratified Multiple Teams. The leading Non-Expert Team of Russ and Liz Harrison, Caroline Cousins and Richard Field won the Musson Trophy, while the overall winners for the Campfield Trophy were Martin White, Pete Waterman, Graham Jepson and David Fletcher with a score of +73 IMPs. Well done, all. (To qualify a team to be non-expert, their average National Grade needed to be below 48%, which is roughly the national average.) read more...
    Tuesday, 28 May 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Garden Cities Trophy 2024 National Final

    Sheffield, representing Yorkshire, has today finished 4th out of 8 teams in the National Final for the Garden Cities Trophy, having last month won the Northern Regional Final. Our team on both days was was Sandy Davies and Richard Pike Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter Mike Pomfrey and Arthur Hughes. Sheffield represented Yorkshire by virtue of our A Team winning the Yorkshire League, which it did by a long way! read more...
    Saturday, 11 May 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Waddington Shield 2024

    The team of Tom Gisborne, Sandy Davies, Mike Pomfrey, David Banks, Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter has won the Waddington Shield, the premier Yorkshire KO Teams competition and will represent Yorkshire in the Pachabo Inter-Counties event. Well done! read more...
    Friday, 10 May 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Toby Wall - funeral

    The funeral will be held on Thursday the 30th May at 10.00am at Grenoside Crematorium North, 5 Skew Hill, Sheffield. There will then be a wake for anyone who wishes to share drinks and food, held at the Rose and Crown (Minnie’s) pub in Stannington immediately after (approx 11.30-1.30ish). For catering purposes please advise Ann Wall [email protected] if you will be attending the wake. The funeral will also be streamed online at the following link: To... read more...
    Thursday, 09 May 2024 by Simon Woolham
  • Toby Wall

    We are sad to report the passing of Toby Wall on Sunday 5thMay. Toby was a very popular member of the club for more than twenty years, playing regularly in many different club sessions and with many different partners. He also took part in the Waddington and Yorkshire League teams. A staunch supporter of the club, he had been a trustee for very many years and also had a short spell on the committee as house manager before he had to step down due to ill health. Funeral details will follow when known. read more...
    Tuesday, 07 May 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Graham Lyon

    We have sadly learned of the death of recent member Graham Lyon. Graham was captain of one of the Sheffield teams in the Yorkshire League for many years. Graham was also very much involved with the organisation of the annual Sheffield Charity Swiss Teams. read more...
    Tuesday, 07 May 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • May Day Swiss Pairs

    Congratulations to Julie and Ian Grant on winning the Flo Dornan Swiss Pairs on the May Day Bank Holiday, just 1 VP ahead of Bill Barraclough and David Duckworth in second place. 28 pairs entered and the full results are on this web site. It was a day when many of our less experienced members triumphed over our more experienced members. Handicap prizes go to the three pairs that out-performed the most compared to their National Grades. The figures below the % scores by which they out-performed NGS... read more...
    Tuesday, 07 May 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • SBU Overseas Congress

    Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne have taken three titles at the recent Scottish Bridge Union Overseas Congress in Turkey. They won the Swiss Teams an Mixed Pairs and came second in the Swiss Pairs. Well done! read more...
    Saturday, 04 May 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Vice Chairman'sTeams Trophy

    Sue Curtis, Kate Lumb, Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins have won the Vice-Chairman'Teams Trophy this week, with an impressive +60 IMPs. Congratulations to them. Second with +39 IMPs were Rosemary and Simon Woolham, Martyn James and Bruno Brugger read more...
    Saturday, 27 April 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Easter Swiss Pairs 2024

    Pete Waterman and Martin White finished just 1 VP ahead of Sandy Davies and Bazil Caygill, taking the Gold and Silver trophies respectively in the Easter Swiss Pairs. Congratulations to them, and also the winners of the Bronze trophy, Martin Pierce and Jonathan Brayshaw. The Bronze is nowadays awarded on a handicap basis using the NGS. Martin and Jonathan achieved a MP score 9.5% above their par. Vari Ainsworth and Liz Fisher were close behind. Elsewhere over Easter, Richard Pike won the Swiss... read more...
    Tuesday, 02 April 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • Jeff Wragg Memorial Trophy - Monday, 11th March

    Thirty pairs enjoyed an afternoon of bridge with tea/coffee and cakes. The winners were Sarah & Bob Brown closely followed by Guy Hollingsworth & Andy Smith. Full results are available here. A total of £800 was raised for the benefit of St. Luke’s Hospice from entry fees, raffle and the sale of jigsaws. Thank you to everyone who attended, provided cakes or helped in any way. Especial thanks go to Barbara Blumsohn and Anne Camm who organised the whole event. read more...
    Monday, 18 March 2024 by Simon Woolham
  • Sheffield A Team win Yorkshire League.

    .... with a match to spare after beating York A 20-0 in the penultimate match. Sheffield B have already avoided relegation with a match to spare. Sheffield C are currently lying second equal in Division 7. The league tables can be seen at read more...
    Wednesday, 28 February 2024 by Barrie Partridge
  • EBU Life Masters Pairs

    Rod Hose and David Adams have finished 2nd in the EBU Life Masters Pairs, held on Realbridge over the last two days, with a score of +62 IMPs. Well done! read more...
    Monday, 26 February 2024 by Barrie Partridge
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