<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="utf-8"><title>Printable Note - Control - Theo Todman's Bridge Page (Theo Todman's Web Page) </title><link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <P ALIGN="Center"><FONT Size = 3 FACE="Arial"><B><HR>Theo Todman's Web Page<HR><p>For Text Colour-conventions (at end of page): <A HREF="#ColourConventions">Click Here</a></p><U>Control - Theo Todman's Bridge Page</B></U></P> <P ALIGN="Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"> <CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TH WIDTH="25%"> <a name="53"></a>Status Report</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../Bridge_Results_Theo.htm" TARGET ="_top">Consolidated Results</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF="#Clubs">Local Clubs</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF="#ConventionCards">Convention Cards</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF="#Links">Useful Links</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Kantar_Defense_V2.pdf" TARGET ="_top">Defensive Play</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../BookCatalogCategorised_34.htm" TARGET ="_top">My Bridge Books</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Hand_Control.htm" TARGET ="_top">Bidding Practice</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF="#Butler">Butler IMP & Cross-IMP</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF="#Counting">Counting the Hands</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../ECBA_Search.htm" TARGET ="_top">Search ECBA Website</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../Documentation/BridgeDocumentationControl.htm" TARGET ="_top">Generator Documentation</A></TH> </TR><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF="#Computing">Bridge Computing</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../Kambites_Partnership_Checklist.pdf" TARGET ="_top">Partnership Checklist</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"><A Href="../../../Senior_tactics-at-different-forms-of-scoring.pdf" TARGET ="_top">Teams & Pairs Tactics</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="25%"> <a name="53"></a>Why Play Bridge?</TH> </TR><TR><TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF="#MasterPoints">ECBA Master Points</A></TH><TH WIDTH="25%">&nbsp;</TH><TH WIDTH="25%">&nbsp;</TH><TH WIDTH="25%">&nbsp;</TH></TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <BR><HR> <BR>I returned to bridge in December 2007 after a long lay-off (effectively from my <a name="53"></a>Cambridge days, then 30 years prior). I played with some enthusiasm but rather mixed results for just under a decade after my  return at a number of the clubs in <A HREF="#Clubs">the table below</A>, and explored the weekend tournament scene. I took most of 2015 off, but became involved in the ECBA as webmaster in compensation, then returned to serious play in 4Q15. Ultimately (as of now!) I decided I d had enough in July 2017, and intend to play only the occasional social game from now on. We ll see. <BR><BR><HR> <a name="Computing"></a> <h2>Bridge Computer Resources</h2> </CENTER>The mini-table below is just a set of links for my own convenience (and for pointing others to). The first link is to the  Computers and Bridge section on the <A HREF = "http://www.bridgeguys.com/" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Guys</A> (http://www.bridgeguys.com/) website. It is a huge set of links, with descriptions, but no appraisal. The second is to a paper put out by a bridge club at MIT; it s a bit out of date (May 2013) but still useful. The other two links are to the best free Bridge Playing and Double-dummy programs. <BR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgeguys.com/links/computer_bridge_online.html" TARGET = "_top">Computers and Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgeguys.com/links/computer_bridge_online.html)</TH><TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF = "http://web.mit.edu/mitdlbc/www/articles/Bridge_Playing_Software_Review.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Software Review</A> (http://web.mit.edu/mitdlbc/www/articles/Bridge_Playing_Software_Review.pdf)</TH><TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF = "http://www.wbridge5.com/" TARGET = "_top">WBridge5</A> (http://www.wbridge5.com/)</TH><TH WIDTH="25%"><A HREF = "http://www.deepfinesse.com/" TARGET = "_top">Deep Finesse</A> (http://www.deepfinesse.com/)</TH></TR> </TABLE> <BR><BR><HR> <a name="Counting"></a> <h2>Counting the Hands</h2> </CENTER>Someone said that one "really arrives" as a bridge-player when one fully counts the hand. That is, keeps track of the points and distribution in all 4 hands, both by making inferences from the bidding and play, as well as keeping track of what's gone on in the play of the hand thus far. I find counting difficult - particularly distribution. I'd like to find an on-line application to help me practice this skill. There are a couple featuring Mike Lawrence, which look promising. Links to some material I've found on-line appear in the table below  on-line originals and / or consolidated pdfs I created lest the originals get lost. <BR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=1150> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "http://rfrick.info/bridge/count.htm" TARGET = "_top">Robert Frick - The Subtle Joy of Counting</A> (http://rfrick.info/bridge/count.htm) (<A Href="../../../Bridge/Frick - The Subtle Joy of Counting.pdf" TARGET ="_top">pdf</A>)</TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/counting.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Howard Schutzman - Counting Distribution</A> (http://www.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/counting.pdf) (<A Href="../../../Bridge/Schutzman - Counting Distribution.pdf" TARGET ="_top">pdf</A>)</TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "http://kwbridge.com/counting.htm" TARGET = "_top">Karen Walker - Developing Counting Skills</A> (http://kwbridge.com/counting.htm) (<A Href="../../../Bridge/Walker - Counting out a bridge hand.pdf" TARGET ="_top">pdf</A>)</TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "http://kwbridge.com/c_count.htm" TARGET = "_top">Tom Kniest - Count, Count, Count</A> (http://kwbridge.com/c_count.htm) (<A Href="../../../Bridge/Kniest - Count, count, count.pdf" TARGET ="_top">pdf</A>)</TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "http://kwbridge.com/c_doro.htm" TARGET = "_top">Bill Doroshow - The One That Got Away</A> (http://kwbridge.com/c_doro.htm) (<A Href="../../../Bridge/Doroshow - The One That Got Away.pdf" TARGET ="_top">pdf</A>)</TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "https://www.nofearbridge.co.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Mike Lawrence - Counting at Bridge</A> (https://www.nofearbridge.co.uk/)</TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/orillia/Dannys%20Musings%20and%20The%20Joy%20of%20Counting.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Danny s Musings and the Joy of Counting in Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/orillia/Dannys%20Musings%20and%20The%20Joy%20of%20Counting.pdf) (<A Href="../../../Bridge/Dannys Musings and The Joy of Counting.pdf" TARGET ="_top">pdf</A>)</TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Memory Systems at Bridge.pdf" TARGET ="_top">Memory Systems at Bridge (pdf)</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF = "http://bridgewinners.com/games/" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Winners Counting Games</A> (http://bridgewinners.com/games/)</TH> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER><BR><hr><a name="Off-Page_Link_Clubs"></a> <a name="Clubs"></a> <h2>LOCAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUBS</h2> </CENTER>Below is a table of Bridge clubs in the neighbourhood of Billericay, Essex with ready access to recent results. The left-hand column provides links to small - and unofficial - websites that I created using my own routines, which contain the then results files (usually for the last 4-5 years) and Individual and Partnership ladders for the same period. The next column links to the official websites for these clubs, where they have one. The "latest results" column provides links directly to the latest results, where there is one, and indicates when the clubs meet, and the right-hand column gives my opinionated assessment of the standard of the clubs, which errs on the side of not over-egging and frightening inexperienced or otherwise non-expert players away. <CENTER> <br><b>As of January 2018 I have no longer been maintaining these Data Repositories, as I no longer play bridge</b>. <br><BR><BR><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TH class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="25%">Club + Data Repository</TD> <TH class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="25%">Official Website</TD> <TH class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="25%">Day / Latest Results</TD> <TH class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="25%">Standard</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/MondayClub/Burstead_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Monday Club</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Monday Afternoon</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Intermediate. </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieMon/BernieMon_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Monday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Introductory - Intermediate.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Pilgrim/Pilgrim_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Pilgrim Bridge Club</a></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://pilgrim-bridge-club.org/index.html" TARGET = "_top">Pilgrim Bridge Club</A> (http://pilgrim-bridge-club.org/index.html)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Monday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Introductory. </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Hutton/Hutton_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Hutton</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/hutton.html" TARGET = "_top">Hutton Bridge Club</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/hutton.html)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Monday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Intermediate.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieTues/BernieTues_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Tuesday Afternoon</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Elementary. No Fear.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/AnnOwen/AnnOwen_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Ann Owen Bridge Club</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">None</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/ANNOWENS.htm" TARGET = "_top">Tuesday Afternoon</A> (http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/ANNOWENS.htm)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Introductory.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Mayflower/Mayflower_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Mayflower Bridge Club</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "https://www.bridgewebs.com/billericaymayflower/" TARGET = "_top">Mayflower Bridge Club</A> (https://www.bridgewebs.com/billericaymayflower/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Tuesday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Intermediate.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Apple/Apple_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Apple</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/Apple.htm" TARGET ="_top">Apple</a></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/Appleresults.htm" TARGET ="_top">Wednesday Morning</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Introductory.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieWeds/BernieWeds_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_1146_4">Wednesday Afternoon</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_1146_4"></A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Introductory - Intermediate.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/StEdiths/StEdiths_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">St. Edith's</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/hutton.html" TARGET = "_top">Hutton Bridge Club</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/hutton.html)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Wednesday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Intermediate.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Jubilee/Jubilee_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Jubilee Club</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">None</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/stockbrookresults.htm" TARGET = "_top">Wednesday Evening</A> (http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/stockbrookresults.htm)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Introductory. </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieThursNF/BernieThursNF_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Thursday Morning</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Elementary. No Fear.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieThurs/BernieThurs_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Thursday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Elementary. </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Mountnessing/index.shtml" TARGET ="_top">Mountnessing (Archive)</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/mountnessingbc/" TARGET = "_top">Mountnessing Bridge Club</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/mountnessingbc/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Thursday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Intermediate - Strong.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/HuttonUnion/HuttonUnion_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">Hutton Union</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">None</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/huttonunionresults.htm" TARGET = "_top">Friday Afternoon</A> (http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/huttonunionresults.htm)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Intermediate.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieFriNF/BernieFriNF_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Friday Morning</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Elementary. No Fear.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieFri/BernieFri_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Friday Evening</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Intermediate - Strong.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A Href="../../../Bridge/BernieSat/BernieSat_Results.htm" TARGET ="_top">First Class Bridge Academy</A></TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/" TARGET = "_top">First Class Bridge</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge/)</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Saturday Morning</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft">Elementary. No Fear.</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <BR>See <A HREF = "http://www.theotodman.com/Bridge/index.htm" TARGET = "_top">Essex Bridge Results</A> (http://www.theotodman.com/Bridge/index.htm) for a stand-alone page with the above table. <BR><BR><HR> <a name="ConventionCards"></a> <h2>CONVENTION CARDS</h2> Partners and I have drawn up various <strong>Benjaminised Acol</strong> convention cards, of varying degrees of sophistication. They appear in both MS Word and PDF formats. Follow the links below. <BR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=1100> <TR> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcol_TT_CS.doc" TARGET ="_top">CS (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcol_TT_AK.doc" TARGET ="_top">AK (MSW)</A></TD><TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../TT+TF_Benji.doc" TARGET ="_top">TF (MSW)</A></TD><TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolLF+TT_2.doc" TARGET ="_top">LF (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolAS+TT.doc" TARGET ="_top">AS (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolDaTu+TT.doc" TARGET ="_top">DaTu (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolKS+TT.doc" TARGET ="_top">KS (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolDV+TT.doc" TARGET ="_top">DV (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolLW+TT.doc" TARGET ="_top">LW (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolMR+TT.doc" TARGET ="_top">MR (MSW)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolMH+TT.doc" TARGET ="_top">MH (MSW)</A></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcol_TT_CS.pdf" TARGET ="_top">CS (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcol_TT_AK.pdf" TARGET ="_top">AK (PDF)</A></TD><TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../TT+TF_Benji.pdf" TARGET ="_top">TF (PDF)</A></TD><TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolLF+TT_2.pdf" TARGET ="_top">LF (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolAS+TT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">AS (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolDaTu+TT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">DaTu (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolKS+TT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">KS (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolDV+TT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">DV (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolLW+TT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">LW (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolMR+TT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">MR (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="9%"><A Href="../../../BenjiAcolMH+TT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">MH (PDF)</A></TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <BR><BR> <P ALIGN="JUSTIFY">I also play an artificial <strong>Strong Diamond</strong> system with one partner:- <CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=450> <BR><TR> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../StrongDiamondTT+DT.doc" TARGET ="_top">SD CC (MS Word)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../StrongDiamondTT+DT.pdf" TARGET ="_top">SD CC (PDF)</A></TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <BR><BR> <P ALIGN="JUSTIFY">I also play a <strong>5-card Majors / Strong NT</strong> system with two partners:- <CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=450> <BR><TR> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../5_Card_Major_TT+MH.doc" TARGET ="_top">MH CC (MS Word)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../5_Card_Major_TT+RC.docx" TARGET ="_top">RC CC (MS Word)</A></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../5_Card_Major_TT+MH.pdf" TARGET ="_top">MH CC (PDF)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../5_Card_Major_TT+RC.pdf" TARGET ="_top">RC CC (PDF)</A></TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <BR>Finally, I play a very basic <strong>Standard Acol</strong> system on rare occasions with one partner:- <BR> <CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=450> <BR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../AcolFoundationLevel_TT+RB.doc" TARGET ="_top">RB (MS Word)</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../AcolFoundationLevel_TT+RB.pdf" TARGET ="_top">RB (PDF)</A></TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <BR><HR> <a name="Links"></a> <h2>USEFUL LINKS</h2> <CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgebase.com/index.php" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Base Online</A> (http://www.bridgebase.com/index.php)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.okbridge.com/" TARGET = "_top">OK Bridge</A> (http://www.okbridge.com/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "https://www.bridgeclublive.com/" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Club Live</A> (https://www.bridgeclublive.com/)</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/essex/" TARGET = "_top">Essex Contract Bridge Association</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/essex/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.ebu.co.uk/" TARGET = "_top">English Bridge Union</A> (http://www.ebu.co.uk/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://bridgeshop.com/" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Shop</A> (http://bridgeshop.com/)</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Maureen's Essex Results Site</A> (http://www.bridgeresults.org.uk/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://ycbc.co.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Young Chelsea Bridge Club</A> (http://ycbc.co.uk/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://greatbridgelinks.com/" TARGET = "_top">Great Bridge Links</A> (http://greatbridgelinks.com/)</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgegreatbritain.org/" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Great Britain</A> (http://www.bridgegreatbritain.org/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.gwilliams.org.uk/index.html" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Conventions</A> (http://www.gwilliams.org.uk/index.html)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.ecatsbridge.com/" TARGET = "_top">ECATS Bridge</A> (http://www.ecatsbridge.com/)</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://bridgewinners.com/" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Winners</A> (http://bridgewinners.com/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://ubid.newinbridge.com/" TARGET = "_top">New In Bridge</A> (http://ubid.newinbridge.com/)</TD> <TD WIDTH="33%"><A HREF = "http://www.bridgeguys.com/" TARGET = "_top">Bridge Guys</A> (http://www.bridgeguys.com/)</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER><BR><HR> <CENTER> <a name="Butler"></a> <h2>Butler IMP & Cross-IMP Scored Results</h2> </CENTER>I wrote a suite of programs to calculate Partnership results in Teams tournaments, using either <A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/westmids/What%20is%20Butler%20Scoring.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Butler IMPs</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/westmids/What%20is%20Butler%20Scoring.pdf) or <A HREF = "https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/miscellaneous/ngs/ngs-for-teams.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Cross-IMPs</A> (https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/miscellaneous/ngs/ngs-for-teams.pdf) (the latter as advised by the EBU to be used for the NGS). It currently extracts data (via screen-scraping) from <A HREF = "http://www.bridgewebs.com/" TARGET = "_top">Bridgewebs</A> (http://www.bridgewebs.com/), and (in two instances) Butler Pairs (<A HREF = "http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~jasmith/" TARGET = "_top">Jeff Smith</A> (http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~jasmith/) format). It has now been overtaken by the deliverances of Bridgewebs, with which it reconciles exactly, apart from for 60-40% adjustments, which I ignore. I don t intend to produce any more of these. <BR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_11.htm" TARGET ="_top">Ray Cornell (Helliar Trophy) Feb 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_10.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Mixed Teams May 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_4.htm" TARGET ="_top">Kent GP Swiss Teams May 2014</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_9.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex/Herts GP Swiss Teams July 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_1.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Fletcher Sept 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_2.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Club Trophy Sept 2014</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_3.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex/Herts GP Swiss Teams Sept 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_5.htm" TARGET ="_top">Felixstowe GP Swiss Teams Oct 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_6.htm" TARGET ="_top">Mountnessing Butler Pairs Oct 2014</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_8.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Tony Kelvin Teams Nov 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_7.htm" TARGET ="_top">Mountnessing Butler Pairs Dec 2014</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_13.htm" TARGET ="_top">Chelmsford Autumn Teams December 2014</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_12.htm" TARGET ="_top">Woodham Ferrers Swiss Teams January 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_14.htm" TARGET ="_top">Ray Cornell (Helliar Trophy) Feb 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_16.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Mixed Teams May 2015</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_15.htm" TARGET ="_top">Collier Row Open Teams May 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_18.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex/Herts GP Swiss Teams July 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A HREF="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_19.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex/Herts GP Swiss Teams September 2015</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_17.htm" TARGET ="_top">George Curtis BP Swiss Teams Oct 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_20.htm" TARGET ="_top">Felixstowe GP Swiss Teams Oct 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_21.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Fletcher Oct 2015</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_22.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Club Trophy Oct 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_24.htm" TARGET ="_top">Bernie Butler Pairs Oct 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_23.htm" TARGET ="_top">Bernie Butler Pairs Nov 2015</A></TH> </TR><TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_25.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Tony Kelvin Teams Nov 2015</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_26.htm" TARGET ="_top">Woodham Ferrers Swiss Teams January 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_27.htm" TARGET ="_top">Ray Cornell Trophy February 2016</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_28.htm" TARGET ="_top">Collier Row Open Teams May 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_29.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Mixed Teams 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_30.htm" TARGET ="_top">George Curtis BP Teams 2016</A></TH> </TR> <TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_31.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex/Herts GP Swiss Teams July 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_32.htm" TARGET ="_top">Collier Row Random Teams July 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_33.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex/Herts GP Swiss Teams September 2016</A></TH> </TR> <BR><TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_34.htm" TARGET ="_top">Felixstowe GP Swiss Teams October 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_35.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Fletcher Oct 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_36.htm" TARGET ="_top">Essex Club Trophy Oct 2016</A></TH> </TR> <BR><TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_37.htm" TARGET ="_top">Sue Taylor Memorial Teams Nov 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_38.htm" TARGET ="_top">ECL C&H July 2016</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_39.htm" TARGET ="_top">Ray Cornell Trophy February 2017</A></TH> </TR><BR><TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_40.htm" TARGET ="_top">Collier Row Random Teams June 2017</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_41.htm" TARGET ="_top">George Curtis Teams June 2017</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_43.htm" TARGET ="_top">Warboys Heat 1, June 2017</A></TH> </TR><BR><TR> <TH WIDTH="33.3%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/Butler_Data_42.htm" TARGET ="_top"> Warboys Heat 2, July 2017</A></TH> <TH WIDTH="33.3%">&nbsp;</TH><TH WIDTH="33.3%">&nbsp;</TH> </TR></TABLE> </CENTER><BR><HR> <a name="MasterPoints"></a> <h2>ECBA Master Point Promotions</h2> </CENTER>The EBU publishes a monthly  national list of Master Point promotions. I produced the items below to make it easier to see all the promotions specific to the ECBA in two documents  one by date and the other by Club. Their production requires access to the ECBA members database, which I might not continue to enjoy. So, these are here as a record as at a point in time  namely December 2017.<BR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=450> <TR><TH WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Promotions_Club.htm" TARGET ="_top">By Club</A></TH><TH WIDTH="50%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Promotions_Date.htm" TARGET ="_top">By Date</A></TH></TR> </TABLE> <BR><h2>ECBA Master Point Lists - 2016</h2> </CENTER>Because the EBU annual master-point lists are rather a jumble, I developed routines to output the items below to make it easier to find who s done well, and who is of which rank. I also developed the reports by Club, which have no parallel in the EBU reports. The production of the reports by Club requires access to the ECBA members database, which I might not continue to enjoy. So, these are here as a record as at a point in time  namely as at the end of 2016 (currently the latest published). <BR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_Club_GPs_2016.htm" TARGET ="_top">2016 GPs by Club</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_Club_GPs_9999.htm" TARGET ="_top">Total GPs by Club</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_Club_LPs_2016.htm" TARGET ="_top">2016 LPs by Club</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_Club_LPs_9999.htm" TARGET ="_top">Total LPs by Club</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_Club_LPs_Alpha_9999.htm" TARGET ="_top">Total LPs by Name</A></TH></TR><TR><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_ECBA_GPs_2016.htm" TARGET ="_top">2016 GPs (ECBA)</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_ECBA_GPs_9999.htm" TARGET ="_top">Total GPs (ECBA)</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_ECBA_LPs_2016.htm" TARGET ="_top">2016 LPs (ECBA)</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A Href="../../../Bridge/EBU_Masterpoints_ECBA_LPs_9999.htm" TARGET ="_top">Total LPs (ECBA)</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%">&nbsp; </TH></TR></TABLE> </center><FONT COLOR = "000000"><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_1146_4"></A><BR><BR><B>Footnote 4</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>This club struggled for attendees, and expired in 2016. </li></ul> <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "000000"></P><B>Note last updated:</B> 06/07/2018 18:56:10<BR> </P><HR> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><BR><P ALIGN="Left"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U></B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018<LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</OL><hr><BR><a href = "../../../index.htm">Return to Home page</a><BR><B>Timestamp: 02/08/2018 18:34:08. 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