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.

Berwick Congress

The thirty-eighth Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Congress will be held on Sunday, 25 April 2021 on Bridge Base Online (BBO).

1pm - Open Pairs Championship; 12 two-board rounds

5pm - Swiss Teams event with five 5-board matches

Each event will cost BB$4 per person and you must register on BBO in the two hours before the event. 

The Congress is open to all SBU members who have their BBO username registered on Mempad.

Late breaking news: Players who are members of another home union may also play, but must pre-register at https://forms.gle/YR6p5U7nuC3yScEHA so that we have your BBO username (SBU members do not have to pre-register).

SBU local master points will be awarded.

More information on the Congress page.

BBO for club members

The club calendar now shows the online program for the 2020-21 season. You will see all your favourite club competitions 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 Hall - 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 will be 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.

We are running two team events on the allocated Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These are free, do not award SBU master points but you need to be signed up for them.

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

Paul is continuing to run his popular, friendly 12-board tournament on Saturday mornings at 11am. Everyone welcome.

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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Trophy Winners 2018-19

Photograph courtesy of Paul Gipson

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Forthcoming events

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. Online handicaps are based on online results since March 2020.

Handicaps for the online 2020-21 season

2020-21 Online Thursday team handicaps

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