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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the announcement by the French government on Monday 5 October, bars, indoor sporting facilities and multi-purpose rooms should be closed as of Tuesday 6 October for 2 weeks.
Only outdoor facilities or activities for children may remain open.
At the Standard Athletic Club, we will keep the main entrance open to access the tennis court but the bar will be closed. The clubhouse will remain open but members are requested to respect the Government Recommendations.
Every person entering the club should use their badge on the entrance door to allow tracking.
Download the application ‘StopCovid’
No more than six persons at a table.
Wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors.
The changing rooms are temporarily closed.
Respect the maximum number of people allowed in the clubhouse - 30.
Respect the ‘gestes barrières’ and social distancing.
In general, the Government has requested that people limit their movements to the strict minimum, we hope that members will take this into account.

Bridge News - Playing Bridge safely

The FFB has communicated COVID safe play guidelines to regular (licensed) players. The guidelines are reproduced here for the casual player, who may not have seen them.

Briefly, it is now strongly recommended that everyone wear a mask, that we wash our hands often, in soap and water or with the "gel hydroalcoolique", keep a certain distance from the other players at the table by using a larger table the surface of which can be cleaned regularly and using the same bidding box for a whole afternoon/evening session. Read on for the full guidelines (in French). 

Bridge News - Licence time...

Unfortunately, no tournaments or workshops are in view, but that doesn't stop you from playing your friendly games of bridge, provided, of course, that you respect the health guidelines - see this article.
We now have three 110x110cm boards to be used to enlarge the bridge tables (with a mat underneath and another one on top) to increase the separation between players. A maximum of 2 tables should be used in the Bridge Room, but there's usually plenty of space in the main room and the bigger black tables can be used too.
It is time to renew your FFB licences - for the same amount as last year, i.e. €56 (cheque made out to the SAC Bridge Section). The Committee and the Federation need the income in order to keep functioning and if you are playing in a club or on Funbridge or BBO, you will need to have a valid licence (preferably before 1 November). A renewal form is attached to the main article but only needs filling out if your personal details have changed. 

Bridge News - Dinner/Tournament 3 March results

Winners of Tuesday night's tournament were: 1st in North-South: Remy and Alain with 65.79%; and 1st in East-West: Jeanne and Monica also with the superb score of 64.06%. 2nd in NS were Mary and Ghislaine with 56.56% and Jenny and Pat n EW who scored 54.89%. Read on for more details. Please note the date of the next Workshop - on Friday 27 March and the next dinner and tournament on Tuesday 31 March are cancelled!!

Bridge News - 28 Feb Workshop results

Attached to the In the main article you'll find the results of our little workshop tournament and the answers to the quiz on the 2 Club Landy convention, for those who could not be present. 

Bridge News (19/2) - Workshop Fri 28 Feb, Dinner/Tournament 3 March

The next Workshop is on Friday 28 February, beginning at 10.30 with a short lesson on the Landy convention - but just the 2 Club bid promising 5-5 or 5-4 in the majors and used after a 1NT opening by the opponent (see the attached quiz). At 11.15 there will be a BCSH "Souplesse" tournament whose theme is the Landy convention. Please also note that the next dinner/tournament is the following week on Tuesday 3 March.

Bridge Tournament Tuesday 4 February

Warm congratulations to the two pairs who tied for 1st place in North-South - Jane & Françoise and Claude & Dougie with 57.5%. 1st in East-West were Joyce and Jenny with 56.88%, but with only a tiny margin over Nicole and Jean-Paul who scored 56.25%! Don't forget the Workshop on Friday 28th and the next dinner/tournament on Tuesday 3 March. Read on for more details, the results and the answers to the quiz. 

Bridge News (revised) - Next Dinner/tournament Tuesday 4 February

The date of the next dinner and tournament (a simultaneous "souplesse") is confirmed for Tuesday 4 February. Please sign up as soon as possible with Ann (). Do let us know if you would like to play but do not have a partner. Read on for a short quiz and explanation of the Blackwood convention, which is the theme of the tournament. 

Bridge News - 20 January 2020

In preparation for Friday's Workshop, please find attached to the main article a short quiz on "Control-showing bids". There will be a short lesson starting at 10.30 followed by a mini-tournament and, after lunch, there will some supervised play or a little match depending on the numbers. Please let Claude () know if you can attend and whether you will also be there for lunch and/or the afternoon. Also attached for those who couldn't attend the tournament are the answers to last Tuesday's (24 Jan) quiz. The date of our next dinner and tournament is confirmed for Tuesday 4 February. 

Bridge News - January 2020

The next bridge events are the Dinner/Tournament on Tuesday 14 January and Friday 24 January for the Workshop.  The theme of the workshop will be "Controls" - making sure - before using the Blackwood - that the opponents cannot take 2 tricks on the lead even if you have enough aces to envisage a slam. Please contact and if you would like to enrol in either of the foregoing (with copy to )

Bridge News - 13 January 2020

We will again be using a simultaneous "souplesse" tournament onn Tuesday evening, the theme of which is "Leading against a 3 No-Trump contract". A little quiz is attached. There are a number of signalling conventions for leading in such a case, each card sending a different message...There's still time to sign up if you haven't already done so. For the moment, I believe we are just 5 tables. 

Bridge News - 15 January 2020

Please find attached to the main article the results of Tuesday's tournament. Warm congratulations to Richard and Leon, 1st in EW with 61.88%, and to Anne and Henri, 1st in NS with 56.88%. Very close seconds in EW - Annick and Didier - with 61.25%, and close 2nds in NS - Joan and Naomi - with 55.63%.

Coming soon

24 Oct 2020
Golf Patsome Competition
08 Nov 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Junior Football - match vs Le Vésinet
21 Nov 2020
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Junior Football - match vs British School
21 Nov 2020
02:30PM -
AGM (Zoom)