Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • Swiss Pairs in BCL

    Congratulations to Bruno Brugger and Margaret Johnson on winning the first SBC online Swiss Pairs organised and run brilliantly by Ian Grant. Alison Ross and Viv Keel were leading throughout most of the event but were pipped at the end. Five matches of six boards each were played, with a tea break after three M1M2M3M4M5 Total VP 1. Margaret Johnson and Bruno Brugger 15 7 16 15 16 69 2. Alison Ross and Viv Keel 20 11 11 13 12 67 3. Gill Woodcock... read more...
    Thursday, 02 July 2020 by
  • Terry completes his charity 5k

    "Private" Terry Jacobs has completed his target of walking 5km, 200m at a time, to raise money for the medics who saved his three-year-old great-granddaughter’s life. In the process he has raised more than £1,300 in charitable donations. There's an article in the Sheffield Star with a couple of good pictures,here. Terry's JustGiving page is still open if you want to retrospectively sponsor him, atwww.justgiving.com/fundraising/privateterryjacobs read more...
    Friday, 26 June 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Dr. Chris Derrick

    Congratulations to Chris who has successfully negotiated the final hurdle in a long journey to achieving his PhD qualification in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. Unfortunately, after three years of diligent research into fish hearts, this now means that Chris has one reason fewer to stay in Sheffield, but we hope he'll find a way to hang around us physically. Or at least come back and visit annoyingly frequently. (We'll always have him on BBO and, of course, forever in our hearts...!) read more...
    Thursday, 28 May 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • EBU "Lockdown League" - entries are open for season 3

    The EBU Lockdown league is a friendly league competition for teams across the EBU. A "season" last four weeks with c.14 eight-board matches played on BBO on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (nominally) at 6pm. The running results for season 2 are here:https://www.ebu.co.uk/results/leagues/EBU-000003-01 Entries are now invited from new & current teams for season 3, which starts on Monday 25th May. Note that: For this third season of the Lockdown League, the EBU will be introducing... read more...
    Tuesday, 19 May 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Private Terry Jacobs - Walk to Victory

    As a fellow serviceman I’ve been inspired by Captain Tom Moore to attempt to raise some much needed funds for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital in these difficult times. Sheffield Children’s is experiencing the reality of the Coronavirus crisis daily and are feeling the additional and excessive strain on services. They need our support now more than ever. Over 1,500 frontline staff at Sheffield Children’s are working day and night to care for some of those most at risk during... read more...
    Monday, 11 May 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • New online discussion forum created

    In these difficult times, we all need a way of keeping in touch with each other. Just need a bit of a chat? Need a helping hand with errannds or deliveries and don't know who to ask? Looking for some hlelp and guidance on how to play bridge online? Looking for a partner for a game (or a bunch of people for a match) online? That interesting hand from two weeks ago still bugging you and you want to talk about it? Fear not, help is at hand,the new SBC online forumis here! Go tohttps://sbc-online.freeforums.net/to... read more...
    Saturday, 21 March 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • National Pairs Regional Final

    Congratulations to Bob Brown on qualifying for the final after coming 20th out of 187 pairs in the regional heats, playing with Richard Draycott from Doncaster. Unfortunately, there may be a bit of a wait for the final to happen. read more...
    Wednesday, 18 March 2020 by
  • Yorkshire League - final results

    The final results are in, the dust is settling and a stunning vista of Sheffield success is revealed. A - Undefeated all season and clear winners of Division 1 by 17 VPs. They win the honour of representing Yorkshire in the EBUGarden Cities Trophy. B - Recovered from a shaky start to be comfortably promoted from division 2. C - Promoted from division 3, just sneaking ahead of local rivals Beauchief. D - In the running for promotion until the end. Comfortably top half in division 3. E - Comfortably... read more...
    Monday, 09 March 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Yorkshire League Match 7 - 8 March

    Here are the current line-ups for the final Yorkshire League matches this Sunday: A – Home v Leeds A David Waxman and Richard Pike Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter David Banks and Mike Pomfrey Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne B – Away v Ilkley A Bazil Caygill and David Fletcher Martin White and Pete Waterman David Musson and Keith Cornish Mary Whyms and John Edwards C – Home v Wetherby A Ian Grant and Julie Grant Margaret Johnson and Pat Powell Ann Wall and Toby Wall Glyn... read more...
    Friday, 06 March 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Peter Riggall - funeral arrangements

    We have received the sad news that Peter Riggall passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning. Peter had been a member of the Club for nearly ten years, playing mostly on Monday and Thursday afternoons. He also represented the ‘H’ team in the Yorkshire (Inter-Cities) League for many years. Our heart-felt condolences go to his wife and bridge partner, Christine. ==== The funeral will take place at Christ Church, Stannington on Friday 13th March at 12 noon, followed by a private... read more...
    Thursday, 05 March 2020 by Simon Woolham
  • Bridge & Lunch - Friday, 6th March

    PLEASE NOTE - THis event is now cancelled as the supplier has been taken ill and it has not been possible to make alternative arrangements. The Social Events Committee intend to reschedule this event in due course. read more...
    Wednesday, 04 March 2020 by Simon Woolham
  • EBU Ranked Masters Pairs

    The seven Ranked Masters Pairs events took place over the weekend. At the central venue of Stratford-upon-Avon, Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne finished 4th out of 12 in the top event, the Premier Grand Masters Pairs, yet will have been disappointed after leading the field by 50 IMPs at the end of the Saturday. Their final score of +30 IMPs compares with their score three years ago of +44 IMPs when they won this event. Meanwhile on the Sunday, 9 pairs competed for the Masters Pairs at the club, one... read more...
    Sunday, 01 March 2020 by Barrie Partridge
  • EBU Harrogate Spring Congress

    Congratulations to the following prize winners: Dave Robinson, for finishing 2nd in the Swiss Pairs (playing with Rob Lawy). Andy McDonald and Karen McDonald, for finishing 3rd in the Improvers Pairs. Richard Pike & David Waxman, for finishing 5th in the Swiss Teams(playing with Gill Copeland & Steve Blackburn). Results are on the EBU website read more...
    Sunday, 23 February 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Yorkshire League Match 6 - 16th February

    Here are the current line-ups for the penultimate round of Yorkshire League matches this Sunday: A – Home v Leeds C David Waxman and Richard Pike Dave Robinson and Tony Sowter David Banks and Mike Pomfrey Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne B – Away v Bradford A Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins Martin White and Pete Waterman Dominic Rayner and Keith Cornish Mary Whyms and Chris Derrick Reserve: John Edwards C – Home v Beauchief A Ian Grant and Julie Grant Margaret Johnson... read more...
    Friday, 14 February 2020 by Bazil Caygill
  • Doncaster Swiss Pairs

    There was another strong Sheffield showing in this ever-popular local event. Matthew Kiggins and Bazil Caygill scored 94VPs torepeat their success of 2019and retained their hold on this shiny salver. Sandy Davies and Tom Gisbourne were 8VPs behind in second place. Also highly positioned were Richard Pike / David Waxman & Glyn Foley / Simon Woolham. Results are here. read more...
    Sunday, 02 February 2020 by Barrie Partridge
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