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.
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:
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...
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...
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,...
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
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...
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!
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...
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.
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.
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...