Plymouth Bridge Club will be running a series of bridge lessons for both beginners and improvers in the Autumn, both include lessons and practice play. Lessons are held on Zoom with Realbridge used for practice play.
We have a very special wooden cup that was played for in the bridge games at Beryl's care home and was won by Beryl herself. It was made by John Young out of lilac wood.
We have decided that it will be awarded to the pair (both being club members) with the highest % score in the year (1 March 2021 - 28 February 2022) in club events. The cup will be awarded annually.
29 March 73.81% Charles and Alex
1 April 74.6% 19 August 73.15% Charles and Bruce
3 June 73.74% Joan and Brenda
15 July 72.38% Sue and Robert
30 August 75% Malcolm and Jim
7 September 72.62% Ali and Andy
14 September 70.63% Bruce and Pete
Plymouth Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Sessions
Duplicate Sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays on RealBridge at 1 pm and Tuesdays and Fridays on BBO at 7-15 pm.
The afternoon sessions are for club members only but for the evening sessions we welcome members from other local Devon and Cornwall Bridge Clubs. If you are not a member of PBC and would like to play in our evening sessions please e-mail your details to [email protected] in order to register.
You will find a page dedicated to BBO in the menu on the LHS of this Homepage.
In the BBO page you will find a list of BBO User Names and corresponding member names to help you find a partner if required.
Multiple teams of 4 matches against other clubs
We have been invited by a number of bridge clubs to play multiple teams of 4 matches against them. The current schedule is:
Wednesday 23rd June 7.30pm vs Westhead 4 teams won 52-28
Wednesday 23rd June 7.30pm vs Tavistock Millennium 3 teams won 35-25
Wednesday 21st July 7.15pm vs Horsham lost 68-92
Thursday 16th September 7.15pm vs SW Scotland won 113-27
Wednesday 10th November 7.15pm vs Tyler Hill
Each side recruits several teams of four players with the highest NGS grades in team A, then going down for as many teams as possible so that lots of people from each club can get an enjoyable, evenly-matched game. So far they have had between 5 and 11 teams of four on each side. All the matches are played at the same time on BBO, usually over 12 boards but could be up to 2x12 according to preference.
The results of each match are converted to VPs and the club with the most VPs across all the matches played is the winner on the night.
Please contact me (individuals, pairs) if you are interested in playing. Obviously the more teams we can put together the better.
We are a friendly, thriving club in West Devon. Bridge is played in our own clubhouse complete with several playing rooms and refreshment facilities. We cater for all standards of bridge player and provide a full range of courses for beginners and improvers.
Do come and try us - bridge is a great social activity. You will be made very welcome. We look forward to seeing you. Please contact Judy Ripley on 01752 893524 or Richard Ayres on 01752 600822 for further information about bridge sessions and lessons.
Handicapped teams for the Peggy Busby cup
The first 2 matches were played on 8th September. The handicaps made for some interesting results:
Carpenter bt Pitt by 10 imps after handicap VPs 13-7
(Andy's team won the match by 29 imps but their handicap was 19 imps)
Chatterton bt Gregory by 6 imps after handicap VPs 12-8
(Sue's team won the match by 39 imps but their handicap was 45 imps)
Congratulations to Sue Gregory who has won the the Tudor Summer cup cup, to Andy Carpenter who has won the Summer cup and to Joy Woosnam and Ann Preston who have won the Alan Hughes cup.
Competitions from 1 September 2021
The competitions recognise that in the next quarter there may well be a mixture of face to face and online bridge.
1 Sep - 30 Nov Mayflower cup
Individual competition on club evenings with at least 2 different partners. Best 8 out of a minimum of 13 sessions to count.
Alerted calls with yellow border (optional) By default, a call that has been alerted is shown with a red tint. A player can choose to have a yellow border around the alerted call, as well as the red tint.
Players can find the option in the Settings screen (the cog wheel). This setting is remembered for future sessions in the same browser.
Please us the link below to access Realbridge for our Monday and Thursday afternoon online duplicate sessions:
As a club we have been successfully playing on-line during the pandemic. We have used Bridge Base Online and have experimented with Real Bridge and Bridge Club Live. Real Bridge looks as if it may be the future being a British System that includes sound and vision on the bridge platform making it more like playing bridge in the club room.
Ring Steve Lacey 01752 822493 if you need a partner
For players coming to the Club by car for the first time please arrive sufficiently early as finding a parking space can take time. The car park above the railway line (accessed from the town centre direction by turning left after Mutley Baptist Church) is free from 6pm in the evenings.
Monday Afternoons 1-4.30pm. Basic Acol only. Duplicate. No Partner needed.
Tuesday Afternoons 1-4pm. A small, friendly session.
Wednesday Afternoons 1-4.30pm. Duplicate. No Partner needed.
Thursday Afternoons 1-4.30pm. Duplicate. No Partner needed.
Friday Evenings 7-10.30pm. Duplicate. No Partner needed.