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.

Face-to-face bridge is restarting at the Parish Centre on Thursday, 23 June. We will be running 20 board sessions every Thursday from 7pm until the end of August: these sessions will all be FREE and hosted, so you will be able to turn up without a partner.

RISK ASSESSMENT

We will be continuing online bridge on Tuesday evenings aat 7pm over the summer and on Thursday evenings at 7pm until we go back to the club; online Thursday bridge will cease from Thursday, 23 June.

We are an SBU Virtual Club, meaning we can charge an entry for our tournaments and award SBU master points: our tournaments are run by SBU_E_BER. Any SBU member is welcome to participate as a guest, although if you wish to play regularly please ask to join the club.

Paul also runs a popular 12-board tournament on BBO on Saturday mornings at 11am. This is not associated with the club or SBU, but it is a restricted tournament so check that he has your BBO username if you want to play.

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

Twenty-board tournaments are being run, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, and we encourage you to participate with the same variety of partners that you would do at the Parish Centre - Christine, our partnership secretary, is always ready to help.

All the events require table money, normally BB$2. In 2020, over 60% of the table money was returned to the club. SBU master points are awarded for all pay tournaments. It is a condition of the SBU’s agreement with Bridge Base Online that all players in Berwick Virtual Club tournaments are SBU members.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the committee.

Help, advice and useful, short(!) videos on using BBO are available at https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/bbo.

 

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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Trophies 2021-22

Photograph courtesy of Paul Gipson

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

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Handicaps

Thursday nights are traditionally Improvers' nights and a handicap system is operated. Online handicaps are based on online results since March 2020.

Online 2021-22 handicaps
(updated 31 December 2021)

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