Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • 4th Swiss Pairs in BCL - Current rankings & Draws

    The fourth series of Swiss Pairs to be held in BCL, and run by Ian Grant, has started. This is the second series to be semi-handicapped. Here is the ranking list after Match 1 (of 6): Rank Pair Num Alias Alias Total M1 1 10 MargaretJ50053 BrunoB45732 16 16 (v6) 2 2 WendyP37846 RonaldM44833 15 15 (v8) 3 3 FionaD36323 Splinterz 14 14 (v4) 4 9 Karenmcd Andymcd 13 13 (v5) 4 11 Marty42 JudyJJ 13 13 (v13) 6 1 AnneC SandraMo 10 10 (v12) 6 7 RussD45644 ASimonW 10 10 (v14) 6 12 RichardG30234 DavidR45402 10 10 (v1) 6 14 Patchall macco 10 10 (v7) 10 5 gillformtheboro Webbysheff 7 7 (v9) 10 13 HarryKane PhilD64749 7 7 (v11) 12 4 TomGN84148 SandyD74424 6 6 (v3) 13 8 JoanW VariA42755 5 5 (v2) 14 6 SteveM WMilligan80703 4 4 (v10) Here... read more...
    Wednesday, 29 September 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • Ken Newton

    We have received the sad news that Ken Newton passed away two days ago. No further details are known at the present time. read more...
    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • Robin Warner - funeral arrangements

    The funeral of Robin Warner will be at Hutcliffe Wood crematorium at 2:00pm on Wednesday, 1st September. read more...
    Tuesday, 17 August 2021 by Simon Woolham
  • Robin Warner

    We have received the very sad news that Robin Warner passed away yesterday from cancer. Robin had been a Sheffield BC member for at least 44 years. More details when known. read more...
    Thursday, 12 August 2021 by Barrie Partridge
  • 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! Unfortunately, the club computer crashed for the last time and will be replaced. Results for the first evening might not be recoverable. Subsequent sessions have been scored but no hand records available. Please bear with us. read more...
    Wednesday, 21 July 2021 by
  • 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
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