Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • SBC Open again for business!

    Eight and a half tables worth of players convened for the opening session on Tuesday evening preceded by Pimms and cakes on arrival! There is just one snag which is problems with the club computer which means that results will experience some delays while solutions are found. Please bear with us. read more...
    Wednesday, 21 July 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • Semi-Handicapped Swiss Pairs in BCL - Final ranking

    Congratulations to Judy Jackson and Martyn James on winning the Semi-Handicapped Swiss Pairs in BCL. Thanks to Ian Grant for running the event over the last 13 weeks. Here is the final ranking list: Rank Pair Num Name Name Total M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 1 11 Martin James Judy Jackson 88 13 (v13) 12 (v15) 19 (v9) 16 (v12) 17 (v20) 11 (v19) 2 19 Tom Gisborne Sandy Davies 84 19 (v10) 8 (v20) 12 (v3) 17 (v2) 19 (v5) 9 (v11) 3 18 Steve Mulligan William Milligan 75 6 (v8) 6 (v2) 19 (v14) 12 (v13) 18 (v7) 14 (v20) 4 12 Martin... read more...
    Sunday, 11 July 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • Richard Kirby

    We are very sad to report the death of past member Richard Kirby on 14th June. Richard was a member of the club for nearly 25 years until the progressive worsening of Parkinsonism necessitated giving up playing at the club. However he managed to continue playing the game he loved at home with friends. The funeral will be on July 6th(12:30pm) at Hutcliffe Wood crematorium and will be limited to family and close friends only. A live screening of the service will be available via the internet and the... read more...
    Friday, 25 June 2021 by Simon Woolham
  • Sheffield BC wins Garden Cities Trophy

    Our A Team, representing Sheffield BC, have won the National Garden Cities Trophy played over 49 boards on RealBridge today. We qualified for the National Final by Sheffield A winning the Yorkshire League 2019-2020 and a month ago finishing in the top two out of eight in the Northern Regional Final. Today, we won by 2 VP. Our team today was Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter Sandy Davies and Bazil Caygill* Richard Pike and David Waxman Arthur Hughes and David Banks This was the fourth time in nine... read more...
    Saturday, 19 June 2021 by Simon Woolham
  • Mary Whyms

    It is with great sadness we report the death of Mary Whyms in hospital yesterday (18 June) after a short illness. Mary had been a member of the club for over 30 years and was a very good player who represented the club in the higher divisions of the Yorkshire league for many years. Three days earlier, Mary had a fall and fractured her hip and was taken to the Northern General Hospital, but she had also developed a lung infection on top of her existing pulmonary fibrosis (scarred lung) condition,... read more...
    Saturday, 19 June 2021 by Simon Woolham
  • EBU Corwen Trophy (National Pairs Final)

    Two Sheffield Pairs finished in the top 10 of the 106 pairs that had qualified for the Corwen, one of two National Pairs Finals in the EBU calander. 5th were Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter and 10th were Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne Well done! read more...
    Sunday, 06 June 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • YCBA President Philip Mason RIP (1938 - 2021)

    It is with profound sadness that we have received notification that Philip Mason passed away yesterday afternoon. Many will not be aware that he was involved in a car accident on 10th May and whilst initially recovering at home he was subsequently admitted to hospital in the North East whilst staying with his daughter. Philip was YCBA Chairman for over 25 years until his retirement in 2015. A full obituary will be available on the YCBA website in due course and funeral details will be published... read more...
    Sunday, 06 June 2021 by Simon Woolham
  • EBU Spring Congress held in RealBridge

    Congratulations to Bob Brown on winning the Championship Pairs Final in the EBU Spring Congress with Alan Hayward from Leeds. Bob and Alan finished one place short in the qualifying day but then got invited to the final when a pair of juniors dropped out. In the final, they scored 60.34% and they needed it as that was only just enough to beat the second placed pair. Bob commented that he had never won as many as 8 Green Points in one day before! read more...
    Monday, 31 May 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • Frank Fisher

    The funeral of Frank Fisher who died earlier this month will be held at Dronfield Parish Church on Wednesday, 2nd June at 11:00am. read more...
    Thursday, 27 May 2021 by Simon Woolham
  • YCBA Mixed Pairs

    34 pairs competed in this event last Sunday with Bob and Sarah Brown taking 3rd place and Tom Gisborne and Sandy Davies in 4th place. Well done! read more...
    Tuesday, 18 May 2021 by
  • EBU Lockdown League - Polka Tulk win Div 1!

    Bazil Caygill with Matthew Kiggins and Dominic Rayner have become National Champions as half of the Sheffield-based Polka Tulk Blues Band team that has won Division 1 of the EBU Lockdown League. They finished more than 12 Vps ahead of the second placed team. Around 126 teams played in the Season 10, just finished The other half of the team is based in Germany and includes former SBC member, Martin Cantor. Meanwhile the other two Sheffield-based teams also won promotion, with The Dylan Boys (with... read more...
    Sunday, 16 May 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • EBU National Swiss Teams Congress

    Congratulations to Ian and Julie Grant on finishing 4th in the A final of the EBU Swiss Teams held online over the weekend. 22 teams competed. read more...
    Sunday, 16 May 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • Sheffield reach Garden Cities Final

    The Sheffield A Team, representing Yorkshire by virtue of winning the 2019-2020 Yorkshire League, and comprising Tom Gisborne & Sandy Davies Tony Sowter & Dave Robinson Arthur Hughes & Dave Banks Richard Pike & David Waxman finished 4th out of 14 in the Northern Regional Final and thus qualify for the National Final on 19 June, again on Real Bridge. read more...
    Sunday, 09 May 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • Frank Fisher

    We have received the sad news that Frank Fisher died earlier today. Frank lapsed his membership a couple or so years ago after he was no longer able to continue playing bridge but hadd been one of the longest standing members of Sheffield BC. No other details available at the present time. read more...
    Sunday, 09 May 2021 by
  • EBU Spring Foursomes - SBC pair reach final

    Huge congratulations to Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter on reaching the final of the EBU Spring Foursomes earlier today. The Spring Foursomes is one of the two most prestigious events in the national calendar and now attracts many European International players, and especially this year as the event has been held online with no travelling to England being needed. Dave's team (seeded 21) started inauspiciously by losing their first life in Rounds 1 and 2, but this is the World's only Double Elimination... read more...
    Tuesday, 04 May 2021 by Barrie Partridge
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