Commentary for Monday 1st November game

posted 1 Nov 2021, 08:04 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 1 Nov 2021, 12:01 by Colin Sills ]

Jon Cooke has kindly written a commentary for our first face to face game since lockdown.
It can be found attached to this news post (see below) and, alternatively, in the 'Information' tab in the results on Bridgewebs here.

Return to Face to Face Bridge

posted 27 Oct 2021, 03:00 by Rosemary Tate   [ updated 27 Oct 2021, 04:52 by Colin Sills ]

We shall be restarting face to face bridge at Trumpington Village Hall on Monday 1st of November at 10 am. 

We ask members to play in our face-to-face games only if you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.  If  not, for whatever reason, please play online. Please stay away if you have any Covid symptoms. Mask wearing will be optional.

Please aim to arrive at 9.45am and take a seat. 

There will  be a hosting system, so members coming without a partner will be guaranteed a game.

The Abdelmoniem Trophy

posted 24 Sept 2021, 09:51 by Rosemary Tate

Congratulations to Rod Oakford and Simon Barb who won the Trophy with an overall score of 394.06. Runners up were Nadia Stelmashenko and Victor Milman with 379.51. Third place were Angela Tasker and Roger Timmins with 355.93.

The full results can be found at Abdelmoniem 2021 Results

Jacobs Shield and Collis Plate

posted 22 Apr 2021, 13:07 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 25 Apr 2021, 00:48 by Colin Sills ]

Many Congratulations to:

Simon Barb and Rod Oakford, runaway winners of the Jacobs Shield  with 179.94 pts
Jenny Jacobsberg and Joanne Caldwell, 2nd with 136.98 pts, and 
Victor Milman and Nadia Stelmashenko, 3rd with 106.80 pts.

Julian Wightwick, Alan Shillitoe, Clive Stops, Dave Harrison and John Liebeschuetz, winners of the Collis Plate with 215.88 Imps
Alberto Racca, Kyung Chan Lee,  William Clennell, Dominic Cooke and Lily Kearney, 2nd with 171 Imps,
Roger Courtney, Roger Salmon, Alison Lloyd, Simon Wood, Spyros Roumeliotis and Tanawan Watts 3rd with 153.88 Imps.

Cambridge Bridge Club Weekend 2021

posted 3 Mar 2021, 09:58 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 4 Mar 2021, 07:26 ]

For the fourth year, a very successful bridge weekend took place from 26th - 28th February. With the
lockdown in place, we had to be a bit creative. Prior to the weekend, all attendees received a welcome
gift of bridge coasters in the post. Deciding to mimic the face to face bridge weekend as much as
possible, we used RealBridge as our main platform. We had 8 full tables competing over the weekend.
To allow for maximum socialization, each RealBridge session was open 45 minutes before play. All
players were encouraged to come early and move from table to table to visit other attendees. This
seemed to work quite well! Also, after the session was over, players took advantage of the extra time
and again socialized.

We started out the weekend with a duplicate session on Friday night. With a couple of connection
issues resolved, we were able to seat all 32 players and begin our weekend! On Saturday afternoon
between our duplicate sessions, Jon Cooke’s presentation on “The commonest mistakes people make at
bridge” was well attended by 23 people via Zoom. The presentation was recorded, and with Jon’s
permission, will be available to all members.

We even got group pictures taken at our Awards Presentation Zoom on Sunday afternoon!
All results are available on the website. Congratulations must be said for Fred Langford & Mike Lloyd
who won 3 of the 4 duplicate sessions!!

But the big winner is Arthur Rank Hospice. We raised over £300 in memory of David Carmichael.

           Terry Otterman

Photos of the happy participants are attached

Aardvarks on Top

posted 2 Jan 2021, 05:07 by John Liebeschuetz

Congratulations go to The Aardvarks who finished Season 7 of the EBU's Lockdown League as overall Champions. Well done Paul, Barden, Jon Cooke, Carina Negreanu, David Kendrick and Claire Robinson and non-CBC members Cameron Small and Ollie Burgess.

The Carmichael Cup

posted 1 Nov 2020, 15:05 by John Liebeschuetz

Congratulations go to Graham Dolan and David Wright for winning the inaugural version of the Carmichael Cup with a fine score of 69.1%. In second place were Peter Grice and Tony Pike with 59.6%.

The Carmichael Cup

posted 11 Oct 2020, 11:39 by John Liebeschuetz

You may be aware that David Carmichael, who was a major contributor to the club and  county bridge over many years,  passed away in August following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

As a tribute to David, Cambridge Bridge Club will be running an online tournament on Saturday October 31st, and  the winning pair will  be awarded the “Carmichael Cup”, a new trophy to be donated by David’s friends.  

The tournament will be a 24 board pairs match,  starting at 1030am, with 12 boards in the morning,  a one hour lunch break,  and then 12 boards in the afternoon finishing at approx. 2.30pm. We will run the tournament on Bridgebase Online with a fee of 6 BBO$ per player. Any profit will be donated to David’s preferred charity, The Arthur Rank Hospice. 

The normal Saturday morning BBO game will not take place that day, so we hope you will be able to join the tournament and honour David’s memory and support  the charity. 

More details will be available nearer the time, but if you think you will be able to join please reply to with your BBO ID and that of your partner. No commitment at this stage but will help us to plan for what we hope will be a very successful inaugural event.

Bidding Competition Winners

posted 7 Jun 2020, 11:14 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 7 Jun 2020, 11:15 ]

There were around 50 entrants to the Cambridge Bridge Club Bidding Challenge.  Congratulation go to the winner, Simon Barb (750 out of 800) with David Wright in second place (745). Janice Marlton, Colin Campbell Bill Briscombe came joint third on 675.

Many thanks to Jon Cooke for organising this, and getting the views of a very strong panel of experts. The hands and recommended actions can be found in the attached pdf.


posted 20 Apr 2020, 06:21 by Terry Otterman   [ updated 3 Jun 2020, 12:06 by Terry Otterman ]

Until further notice, CBC will hold the following online BBO events:

MONDAYS,  10 am, director Vic Morris.  

TUESDAYS, 7:30 pm, director Paul Barden.  Virtual Club BBO$3 *** Note new time***

THURSDAYS, 10 am, director Peter Grice.  

FRIDAYS, 2 pm, director Jon Cooke.  

SATURDAYS, 10 am, director Terry Otterman.  

The times are fixed, but the directors may change - we'd be pleased to receive offers to direct.  It's not difficult, there are no bids out of turn, no insufficient bids, no leads out of turn, no revokes.  The main thing you have to do is adjust scores when a table times out: the system can show you the record of the bidding and play so far, and a double-dummy analysis too if you ask for it.

If you want to play and haven't played a CBC event on BBO before, please let Paul Barden ( have your BBO id, so that it can be added to the list of players who can join our events.

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