Sheffield Bridge Club News

  • EBU Seniors Congress

    Congratulations to Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne on fighting their way through a qualifying round, a semi-final and then coming a very close 3rd* in the "A" final. The EBU Seniors Congress takes place at Wokefield Park near Reading. The main Pairs event takes place over two days with the first day spent in qualifying for the 20-pair A Final and the second day playing 57 boards in an all-play-all Final. Results are here. (* although not close to 2nd. Closer to 17th than 2nd, truth be... read more...
    Sunday, 05 November 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • Yorkshire League Match 2

    The current proposed line-ups for Match 2 on 12 November are as follows: A (Home v Malton A) Mike Pomfrey and Arthur Hughes David Waxman and Dominic Rayner Richard Pike and Pete Waterman Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne B (Away v Wakefield A) Martin White and Dave Robinson John Edwards and Rob Turner Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins Mary Whyms and David Fletcher Reserve: Raphael Grossman D (Home v Harrogate A) Simon Woolham and Rob Woolham Robin Warner and Richard Gilbert Bill Barraclough... read more...
    Wednesday, 01 November 2017 by Barrie Partridge
  • Gerard Faulkner Salver

    The final of the 2016/17 Gerard Faulkner Salver* took place on Sunday, and was won by the team of Tony McNiff, Bill Townsend, Dave Robinson, Richard Edwards (capt) & Robert Ross. They beat Dee Lindon, Peter Lindon, Ed Scerri and Steve Eginton by just 12 IMPs in the 48 board final. The Lindon team lead by 26 IMPs after 16 boards, but the Edwards team won each of the last four sets to edge in front by the end. * Introduced in 2002, the EBU's Seniors Knockout Teams for the Gerard Faulkner... read more...
    Sunday, 29 October 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • Yorkshire League Match 1

    The current line-ups for our teams this Sunday for Match 1 of the Yorkshire League are as below. A (Home v Bradford A) David Waxman and Dominic Rayner Arthur Hughes and Mike Pomfrey Richard Pike and Pete Waterman Sandy Davies and Keith Cornish B (Home v Doncaster A) Bazil Caygill and Matthew Kiggins John Edwards and Chris Derrick Martin White and Raphael Grossman Mary Whyms and David Fletcher D (Away v Leeds C) Steve Mulligan and Simon Woolham Robin Warner and Mick Lindley Bill Barraclough... read more...
    Monday, 23 October 2017 by Barrie Partridge
  • EBU Overseas Halkidiki Congress

    Sandy Davies and Tom Gisborne have won the Swiss Teams at the EBU Overseas Congress in Greece, with team mates Irving and Joyce Blakley. Gill Woodcock was also there and she won the Pre-Congress Pairs with Julie Staniforth. Well done, all! Results are here. read more...
    Sunday, 15 October 2017 by Barrie Partridge
  • Yorkshire League Teams Pools

    The Yorkshire League season kicks off on Sunday 29 October. Below are the current lists of players. Some are shared between pools and only their primary pool is shown. Some are back-up players for particular pools only. These lists are published here due to request and may well be out of date by the time you read this! A Mike Pomfrey Sandy Davies Tom Gisborne Richard Pike Pete Waterman David Waxman Dominic Rayner Arthur Hughes Keith Cornish Chris Derrick Frank Littlewood David... read more...
    Wednesday, 11 October 2017 by Barrie Partridge
  • YCBA Bulletin

    YCBA's news bulletin for October 2017 is now available here. read more...
    Thursday, 05 October 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • Great Northern Swiss Pairs

    The GNSP is still the best pairs event in the EBU and YCBA calendars and was attended by another strong Sheffield turn-out, several of whom flirted with greatness before falling away in the home stretch. In contrast, Matthew Kiggins showed off his youthful stamina and carried his partner to a creditable 5th-place finish. They also won the B-category - eligible to any pairs below Premier Life Master - for good measure. Full results are available here. read more...
    Sunday, 01 October 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • Derbyshire Green Point weekend

    Congratulations to Roman Gembicki who won the Swiss Pairs and was runner-up in the Swiss Teams at Derbyshire's Green-pointed weekend. Roman played with his compatriot Bogdan Drobny throughout the weekend, teaming with Mark Tilley & Ufuk Cotuk. Best all-Sheffield performances were Pairs: Sandy Davies & Bazil Caygill (3rd) Teams: Dominic Rayner & David Waxman, Richard Pike & Bazil Caygill (6th) Results here and here. read more...
    Sunday, 24 September 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • Vice-Chairman's Teams

    Congratulations to Fiona Sutherland, Graham White, Judy Jackson and Barrie Partridge who won the Vice-Chairman's Teams with +70 IMPs. Second were Rod Hose, John Edwards, Rob Turner and Mary Whyms with +51 IMPs. The handicap prize among the runners-up goes to Lesley Blanchard, Ruth Ringrose, Jonathan Brayshaw and David Penfold. read more...
    Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • Lord Mayor's Swiss Pairs

    Congratulations to Simon and Rob Woolham on winning all six matches to win the Lord Major's Swiss Pairs with a 9 VP margin ahead of David Waxman and Richard Pike. Simon and Rob were the top pair after handicapping, and other handicap prizes go to Mick Lindley and Rita Duce (who were 6th) and to Pat Powell and Pete Waterman (who were 3rd). A superb tea was provided by Ann with help from Ian. read more...
    Tuesday, 29 August 2017 by Barrie Partridge
  • The new Laws have arrived at Sheffield

    We converted to using the new 2017 Laws from Thursday evening 24 August. All our TDs have attended a three-hour seminar on the changes to the Laws. There is not really anything new that the ordinary bridge player needs to know, except that many irregularities will be resolved differently by our TDs. There is an article in the August issue of English Bridge for players who may be interested to know a little more. It therefore remains as important as ever that we call the TD whenever something goes... read more...
    Friday, 25 August 2017 by Barrie Partridge
  • Alan Gunnee

    We are very sorry to hear of the death of Alan Gunnee, a recently returned member. The funeral was held on Wednesday 23rd August 2017. read more...
    Sunday, 13 August 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • Summer minibridge

    The first week of summer minibridge (and other card games) saw a broad cross-section of players at the bridge club. Both young... ...and "young at heart" read more...
    Friday, 11 August 2017 by Bazil Caygill
  • EBU Summer Meeting

    Congratulations to Arthur Hughes and his partner, Shefton Kaplan from Sussex (whom he knew in South Africa), on winning the Seniors Pairs by ahuge margin (more than 9%) at the EBU Summer Meeting at Eastbourne. Resultshere read more...
    Wednesday, 09 August 2017 by Barrie Partridge
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