Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • 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...
    Friday, 15 November 2019 by
  • 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... read more...
    Monday, 04 November 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • NEBA Congress

    Congratulations to Ian and Julie Grant on a clear win at the Swiss Pairs at the North East Bridge Association congress at the weekend. There were 68 pairs and their score of 108 out of 140 VPs was clear of second place by 7 VPs. read more...
    Monday, 04 November 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Improvers League 2019

    Congratulations to the following players whose NGS rating increased the most between 25 October 2018 and 25 October 2019. As you will see, this is a very interesting mix of well-established players continuing to improve, and newer members. Sandy Davies Helen Copper David Adams William Oliver Sandra Moody Bazil Caygill Gillian Fowler Jim Burnett Toby Wall Sue Curtis Compiled by John Edwards read more...
    Tuesday, 29 October 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League Match One

    Here are the current line-ups for the first match in the new season: Yorkshire League – Line-ups for Match 1 A – Away v Scarborough Sandy Davies and David Fletcher Richard Pike and David Waxman Matthew Kiggins and Bazil Caygill Martin White and Pete Waterman Reserve: Keith Cornish B – Home v Harrogate A Chris Derrick and John Edwards Rob Turner and Mary Whyms Ian Grant and Julie Grant Raphael Grossman and Margaret Johnson Reserves: David Musson, Keith Cornish C –... read more...
    Wednesday, 23 October 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Wednesday afternoon 30 October session cancelled

    Works to install a new lift will commence on Tuesday 29 October. It is hoped that there will be minimal disruption to club activities, but we regret that the Wednesday afternoon session for 30 October has needed to be cancelled for a particular phase of the works. Please keep tuned for any further updates. read more...
    Wednesday, 23 October 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Club TD Training

    Congratulations to Ruth Kerr on gaining a distinction at a recent series of Club TD Training courses at Halifax. Ruth actually scored the highest marks by some margin, out of the 13 candidates for assessment. read more...
    Tuesday, 22 October 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Ken Smith

    We have received the sad news that Ken Smith died suddenly and unexpectedly at home this morning. Ken had been a member for the last year or two, playing mostly on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. The cremation will be private. read more...
    Thursday, 17 October 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • EBU Sicily Congress

    Congratulations to Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne on winning the Swiss pairs at the EBU Overseas Congress in Sicily. There were 86 pairs, the largest turnout for an overseas congress for some time. The Swiss Pairs took place over two days and 80 boards. read more...
    Friday, 11 October 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • Isle of Man Congress

    Congratulations to Richard Pike on winning the Swiss Pairs at the EBU Isle of Man Congress (with local partner, John Large). read more...
    Monday, 30 September 2019 by Barrie Partridge
  • DCBA Green Point weekend

    This competition in Derby attracted a strong line-up but Sheffield players aquitted themselves well in the face of stiff opposition. The Champagne Pairs was won by Sandy Davies and Roman Gembicki. Rod Hose & David Adams were 4th in the Swiss Pairs, with Sandy Davies & Roman Gembicki not far behind (6th). Bazil Caygill & Matthew Kiggins were back in 10th but Matthew gets a special mention for his nonchalant execution of a criss-cross squeeze against England international Jason Hackett. read more...
    Sunday, 29 September 2019 by Bazil Caygill
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