Welcome to Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club

Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union, and plays in the East District. It has two teams which play in the East District League.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, there will be no further meetings of the club until the beginning of next season in September.

The club meets twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from September to May. Play starts promptly at 7pm, so players should be there no later than 6.50pm. 

During the summer the club meets on Thursday evenings (less experienced players very welcome and there is a host).

Visitors

Visitors are very welcome - if you need a partner, or teammates on team nights, contact Christine McCreath on 01289 386302 or by email.

BBO for club members

In the current climate many members are playing on Bridge Base Online (BBO). Paul has written an introduction to playing on BBO, including many short videos, at https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/bbo. There is also a list of members who are happy to help, including their usernames.

There will be organised tournaments for club members on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for the foreseeable future. Everyone is welcome and they are intended to be fun, not just for the more experienced players. Please let Paul know if you wish to participate.

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons there will be a 16-board tournament at 2pm, matchpoints on Tuesday and cross imps on Thursday.

There is a very friendly 12-board tournament on Saturday mornings at 11am. Everyone welcome.

You need to register to play in tournaments and it is first come, first served. Seats can not be reserved in advance but we have never run out. Registration opens two hours before the tournament starts. 

Tuesday 29 September, 2-4.30pm - 16-board matchpoint pairs tournament

Tuesday 29 September, 7-9pm - BBO starter lesson - contact Paul for details

Thursday 1 October, 2-4.30pm - 16-board cross imp pairs tournament

 

12-board pairs tournament every Saturday at 11am

All BBO results can now be found on the main results page.

Winning tactics

Paul describes the scoring used in all the club and league competitions - pairs, teams, match points, cross imps, aggregate scoring - and how you should change your tactics depending on the format in this news item.

For those who are less experienced at cross imp pairs, there is a short explanation of what is a good score.

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Trophy Winners 2018-19

Photograph courtesy of Paul Gipson

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Library

The books are in the cupboard. The most recent additions are five books by Andrew Robson.

Book list

Handicaps

Thursday nights are traditionally Improvers' nights and a handicap system is operated. Handicaps are based on a formula that uses results for the past three seasons (excluding summer bridge).

Handicaps for the 2019-20 season 

2019-20 Tom Woodman team handicaps

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