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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 vic.morris@icloud.com 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.

**** SCHEDULE of CAMBRIDGE BRIDGE CLUB BBO EVENTS. ****

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 (chair17@cambridgebridgeclub.org) have your BBO id, so that it can be added to the list of players who can join our events.

CAMBRIDGE BRIDGE CLUB MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

posted 15 Mar 2020, 16:09 by John Liebeschuetz   [ updated 15 Mar 2020, 16:13 ]

You will be aware of many cancellations nationally and internationally aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus.Today the EBU issued new advice and it's clear that it sees most bridge events as being too risky to continue with for the time being.

The Cambridge Club Committee has discussed this urgently, and has decided, with regret, that we should stop meeting face to face to play bridge, with immediate effect (15th Mar).

We are looking into the use of bridge resources such as BBO online, to offer our members online competitions.

The Committee will keep you informed of developments during the period of suspension, and we look forward to meeting again in the future, with renewed enjoyment of playing face-to-face.

Jon Cooke is a Camrose Winner

posted 11 Mar 2020, 14:49 by John Liebeschuetz

Jon Cooke, playing with Cameron Small, earned his England spurs in the second weekend of Camrose home international competition. The team won the second weekend and Jon and Cameron were the third pair in the Butler ranking. As an  England team with a different make-up won the first weekend that meant England won the Camrose trophy overall. Congratulations !

Simon Barb and Rod Oakford sweep the board at the East Anglian Bridge Weekend

posted 9 Mar 2020, 12:51 by John Liebeschuetz

It was a Cambridge clean sweep at the EABW last weekend, held near Bury St Edmunds. Simon and Rod won the Swiss Pairs on the Saturday by a healthy margin. Jake Dunn took equal second place playing with Martin Jones. On the Sunday Simon and Rod, playing with Clive Stops and John Liebeschuetz, won the Multiple Teams by a single VP, taking the lead on the very last board. Paul, Catherine, Jamie and Liam came third. You can read more here https://sites.google.com/a/cambsbridge.org/public/news/.

David Wright is National Master's Pairs Champion

posted 2 Mar 2020, 11:25 by John Liebeschuetz

Club member David Wright scored a great success last weekend. He won the National Masters section of the Ranked Masters Pairs competition, which was held at Stratford-upon-Avon. Congratulations!

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