Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • Ladies' and Men's Pairs

    Sandy Davies & Pat Powell, and Martin White & Barrie Partridge are the respective winners of the Ladies' and Men's Pairs. The Ladies' saw four pairs finishing within two Match Points, or less than 1%, at the top, so commiserations to Gill Woodcock / Judy Jackson, Ruth Ringrose / Shirley Morrisroe and Lynn Wilfin / Mary Hinchcliffe. Second in the Men's were Colin Penn and Peter Stubbs. The results are here and here. There's also, just for fun, a combined list with scoring across the whole... read more...
    Wednesday, 22 January 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League Match 5 - 26 January

    A – Away v York A David Waxman and Richard Pike Mike Pomfrey and Arthur Hughes Martin White and Pete Waterman David Banks and Tom Gisborne B – Away v Wakefield A Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins Dave Robinson and Chris Derrick David Fletcher and Keith Cornish Mary Whyms and John Edwards C – Home v Ilkley B Glyn Foley and Peter Camm Ann Wall and Toby Wall Steve Willis and Mick Lindley Simon Woolham and Robert Woolham D – Away v Doncaster B Richard Gilbert and... read more...
    Wednesday, 22 January 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Musson Teams

    David Penfold, and Robert, Rosemary & Simon Woolham have won the Musson Trophy for Non-Expert Teams with +52 IMPs. Morag Laycock, Rita Duce, Jan Coutts and Maire Reilly scored +34 IMPs but didn't qualify for the trophy as they included a player at Regional Master or above. The winning team and the team of Steve Willis, Jane Kirk, Fiona Drew and Stephen Village qualify for the Yorkshire Cup, the county event for non-expert teams. read more...
    Saturday, 18 January 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Alan Jones

    We have received the sad news that Alan Jones passed away this morning as a result of pancreatic cancer. Alan had been a member of SBC for many years until recent times. Alan lived in Rotherham and was still playing at Phoenix BC until about three weeks earlier. read more...
    Thursday, 16 January 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Jeff Wragg Memorial Trophy

    Gill Woodcock and Steve Willis have won the first annual event for the Jeff Wragg Memorial Trophy. 30 pairs attented the event on Tuesday afternoon and were treated to a home-made tea with lots of delicious cakes, biscuits, pastries and even a crumble. In second place, less than one third of one Match Point behind the winners, were Janet Thomson and Sue Burkinshaw. The event raised £750 for McMillan Cancer Support. Results are on this web site. read more...
    Wednesday, 15 January 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Raphael Grossman retires from LOG

    After about 50 years on the committee of LOG (The League Operating Group) and its predecessor the Sheffield and District Contract Bridge Association, and providing much wisdom and elbow grease, the recent turn of the decade has seen the graceful retirement of Raphael Grossman. His duration of duty is unprecedented and phenomenal. Raphael joined the S&DCBA committee around the time of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon and Harold Wilson being our Prime Minister. Our thanks to Raphael for... read more...
    Tuesday, 07 January 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League match 4 - January 5th

    Here are the current line-ups for the middle fixture for this season: A – Home v Huddersfield A David Waxman and Richard Pike Mike Pomfrey and Arthur Hughes Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter Martin White and Pete Waterman B – Away v York B Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins Sandy Davies and Keith Cornish John Edwards and Mary Whyms Glyn Foley and Peter Camm Reserves: Chris Derrick and Raphael Grossman C – Home v Sheffield D Ann Wall and Toby Wall Steve Willis and Mick Lindley Simon... read more...
    Thursday, 02 January 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • New Year's Swiss Pairs

    Congratulations to Roman Gembicki & Janusz Adamowicz; first winners of a new decade. This was despite losing their first match 0-20 VP to second placed pair, Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne. Results here. The handicap prize winners, based on NGS, are 1st. Peggy Hall and Tony Keyworth (+13.65%) 2nd. Raphael Grossman and Ruth Kerr (+8.28%) They were closely followed by Elaine Fox and Colin Monaghan (7.11%), Fiona Drew and Jane Kirk (6.81%), and Vari Ainsworth and Mary Watson (6.76%). read more...
    Wednesday, 01 January 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Rodger Mixed Pivot Teams

    Pat Powell, Margaret Johnson, Mike Pomfrey and Pete Waterman have won the Rodger Mixed Pivot Teams with +66 IMPs, to whom congratulations. Second were Clare and Bernard Vielle and Lol and Mary Hinchcliffe. Special thanks to James Ward, CEO and Founder of Pianola for uploading the results to this web site at 2.14 AM after the event, after a problem was encountered and reported. How's that for customer service! read more...
    Tuesday, 17 December 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League - Match 3 - 1 December

    Here are the current line-ups for Sunday: A – Away v Leeds B Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne David Fletcher and Arthur Hughes Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter Martin White and Pete Waterman B – Home v Doncaster A Bazil Caygill and Raphael Grossman Richard Pike and John Edwards Dominic Rayner and David Waxman Simon Woolham and Robert Woolham C – Away v Hull A Glyn Foley and Peter Camm Margaret Johnson and Pat Powell Ann Wall and Toby Wall Steve Willis and Mick Lindley... read more...
    Friday, 29 November 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Rob Turner 1949-2019

    It is with profound sadness that we report Rob Turner has lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Sunday 24 November. Rob had been a member of Sheffield BC for nearly 40 years, and had been Chief Tournament Director of this club for 10 years between 1993 and 2003. Rob served for many years with the Yorkshire CBA, including setting up the county's first web site in 1999 and developing the current web site. In addition to Web Master duties, Rob was also YCBA Assistant Secretary for about seven... read more...
    Sunday, 24 November 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Bridge History

    The Library has been fortunate enough to be donated some excellent books from the earliest days of Contract Bridge. These are 5 nicely bound volumes of Bridge World – the Ely Culbertson magazine – for the years 1933 to 1938. These include humorous articles and cartoons. The factual data includes surprising evidence for the scale of interest and participation in Bridge in these early days. There are also some harrumphing articles by British ex-military figures lamenting the US bidding... read more...
    Saturday, 16 November 2019 by John Edwards
  • Monday daytime sessions cancelled

    The 18 November Monday daytime sessions have had to be cancelled due to the building works to install a lift, as explained in an e-mail sent to members. Please note that the club will be open on Monday evening, including for local league matches. "Next week will be a very busy week as we continue to forge ahead with the building work. The electricians are working on Saturday to prepare the way for other trades. On Monday the steel work will be erected and later in the week we expect to have the... read more...
    Friday, 15 November 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Sandra Williams

    We have received the sad news that Sandra Williams died on 27 October. Sandra was one of our longest-standing members and played mostly on Tuesday evenings. The funeral is at Chesterfield Crematorium on Friday 15 November at 2.10pm. read more...
    Tuesday, 05 November 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League - Match 2 - 10 November

    Here are the current line-ups for the second fixture on Sunday 10 November: A – Home v Malton A Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne Mike Pomfrey and Arthur Hughes Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter Martin White and Pete Waterman B – Home v Keighley A Bazil Caygill and Dominic Rayner Chris Derrick and Keith Cornish Richard Pike and David Waxman John Edwards and David Fletcher Reserve: Raphael Grossman C – Home v Doncaster B Glyn Foley and Peter Camm Simon Woolham and Robert... read more...
    Monday, 04 November 2019 by Barrie Partridge
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