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 (BB). 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 team matches in the afternoon on Tuesday 31 March and Thursday 2 April. 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.

We now have a Pianola Public group for those who are interested in BBO. You can join/leave the group by logging into Pianola, going to 'My account' and changing the communication preferences: or ask Paul to help.

You need to register to play in tournaments and it is first come, first served. Seats cannout be reserved in advance. Registration opens two hours before the tournament starts.

Friday 10 April, 7-8.30pm - George Martin takes on his daughter as Berwick face a team from the West.

Saturday 11 April, 11-12.30pm - there will be a 12-board matchpoint pairs tournament open to all Berwick members, Berwick Congress attendees and Paul's friends. Please let Paul know BBO usernames if you want to play (how to register video). It is limited by BBO to 40 pairs and registration will be open from 9am.

Tuesday 14 April, 2-3.30pm - a team of 8 match against Kyle of Lochalsh Bridge Club. Kibitzers welcome.

Thursday 16 April, 2-5pm - BBO matches.

Saturday 18 April, 11-12.30pm - there will be a 12-board cross imp pairs tournament open to all Berwick members, Berwick Congress attendees and Paul's friends. Please let Paul know BBO usernames if you want to play (how to register video). It is limited by BBO to 40 pairs and registration will be open from 9am.

Tuesday 21 April, 2-3.30pm - a team of 12 match against Marmion Bridge Club. Kibitzers welcome.

Sunday 26 April, 11-1.30pm - there will be a 20-board matchpoint pairs tournament open to all Berwick members, Berwick Congress attendees and Paul's friends. Please let Paul know BBO usernames if you want to play (how to register video). It is limited by BBO to 40 pairs and registration will be open from 9am.

Sunday 26 April, 2-4.30pm - there will be a 20-board cross imp pairs tournament open to all Berwick members, Berwick Congress attendees and Paul's friends. Please let Paul know BBO usernames if you want to play (how to register video). It is limited by BBO to 40 pairs and registration will be open from 9am.

Tuesday 28 April, 2-3.30pm - a team of 12 match against Dunbar Bridge Club. Kibitzers welcome.

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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Forthcoming events

Library

To borrow a book contact Jo Rowley, or simply fill your name in the borrowers book - 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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