<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Bridge (2018 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Bridge (2018 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Work In Progress: output at 11/08/2018 10:24:06)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><center><b>The text of this report  apart from some statistics  hasn t been much changed since end September 2017 as this project is mostly in abeyance. This report is generated automatically. </b></center><BR><BR><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>I showed some natural talent for bridge <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1161.htm">in my youth</A><SUP>1</SUP>, and wanted to see how far I could get with a bit of application (but  given the breadth my other interests  without fanaticism). </li><li>However, this project has always needed to be kept rigorously in hand, something that has rarely been the case since I returned to the game. Basically, Bridge is fun  and I do reasonably well, but not well enough. </li><li>I <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_784_2">withdrew from the game</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_784_2"></A> for most of 2015, but returned in the final quarter. This absence allowed me to get things in perspective for a while - playing twice or three times a week, with the occasional tournament.</li><li>However, as from July 2017 I have now retired from the game again, though I still keep in touch with what s going on via my bridge website activities. </li></ul><BR><b><u>General Status</b></u><ol type="1"><li><B>Statistics</B>: by partner and club-category can be obtained by following these links  for the <A Href="../../Bridge_Results_Theo_Statistics_17Q3.htm" TARGET ="_top">last quarter</A> and <A Href="../../Bridge_Results_Theo_Statistics_ToDate_17Q3.htm" TARGET ="_top">to date</A>. </li><li><B>Recent Results</B>: Follow this <A Href="../../Bridge_Results_Theo.htm" TARGET ="_top">link</A>. Further information can be found from my <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1146.htm">Bridge Page</A><SUP>3</SUP>. </li><li><B>Local Points</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>33,768, bagged to date, including 1,175 Blue Points, 98.56 Green Points and 0.22 <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_784_4">Gold Points</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_784_4"></A>. </li><li>That makes me a <b>National Master</b>. My next aim  if I play again  will be to achieve Premier National Master status (40,000 LPs, including 100 GPs)  so <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_784_5">just there as far as GPs are concerned</A></U><SUB>5</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_784_5"></A>, but still a long way to go for local points. </li><li>I think I had about 5,000 LPs from my student days, but never registered any, more s the pity. </li></ul></li><li><B>EBU Grading</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>My rating continued to decline in 3Q17, and was down to a mid Q by the time I stopped playing. </li><li>See <a name="W225W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.ebu.co.uk/ngs/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> for full details of the scheme, and the <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_846.htm">summary</A><SUP>6</SUP> and previous reports for my detailed meanderings over time. </li></ul></li><li><B>Summary of Progress to Date</B>: I ve hived off the history to a <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_846.htm">separate document</A><SUP>7</SUP>. </li><li><B>Further Details</B>: of time expenditure against task are given below, extracted from the relevant version of my <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975.htm">Summary Task List</A><SUP>8</SUP> (which is regularly updated between Quarterly Status Reports). </li></ol><BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=08 --> <B><U>Summary of Progress during July - September 2018</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I spent 6 hours in 3Q18 on this Project, or related work (44 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 34% of the planned effort (101% YTD). Overall, 2% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 2% YTD) - as against 8% planned (2% YTD).<!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li><b><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_784_9">YTD Activity</A></U><SUB>9</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_784_9"></A></b> <BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=12 --> <b><u>Bridge</u></b> (Total Hours = 44.25)<ol type="I"><li><b>Bridge - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 16.5)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23145.htm">Chawner (Marc) - To Bid or Not to Bid</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13195.htm">Reading - Bridge - Magazines</A>" (Read, 15.75 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Bridge - Admin</b> (Total Hours = 21.5)<ul type="disc"><li>17Q3 Status Reports (2 hours)</li><li>18Q2 Status Reports (0.75 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Alaric re League Div 1 (0.5 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Convention Cards for Trish / Albert (0.25 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Discussion with Jon & Coral (0.25 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Discussions with Albert (0.25 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Discussions with Tony (Emails, Pub, etc) (15.5 hours)</li><li>Bridge - ECBA Website - Committee Involvement (0.25 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Email to Colin (0.25 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Email to David (1.25 hours)</li><li>Bridge - Margaret re Jurek (0.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_13/PaperSummary_13193.htm">Admin - Bridge - Admin</A>"</li></ul></li><li><b>Bridge - Play</b><ul type="disc"><li>Holiday - Estimation Whist / Black Maria (6.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12600.htm">Admin - Bridge - Playing</A>"</li></ul></ol><br><!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li>Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975.htm">Summary Task List</A><SUP>10</SUP>. </li></ol><BR><B><U>Plans for the Near Future</B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>As I hope to meet up with a recently-retired bridge-partner who may be keen on a game, I ve planned 3 hours a week on this project for 18Q3. </li><li><b>Bridge  Repositioning</b>:-<!-- FUNCTOR_ID=09 --> <ol type="I"><li>Meet up with the post-retirement Colin!</li><li>Return to playing bridge once a week if encouraged to do so. </li><li>Read <a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13195.htm">Reading - Bridge - Magazines</A>". </li><li>Play Estimation Whist or Black Maria with friends on holiday. </li></ol><!-- FUNCTOR_END --> </li></ul></P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_784_2"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_784_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>When not playing, I didn t miss the game at all, but maybe this was mainly because acting as the Essex County Bridge Association (ECBA) Webmaster performed as a psychological substitute. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_784_4"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_784_4"><B>Footnote 4</A></B></U>: These have been amortised over the years. <a name="On-Page_Link_784_5"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_784_5"><B>Footnote 5</A></B></U>: Taking into account the BPs, which are converted at the rate 300 BPs = 1 GP. <a name="On-Page_Link_784_9"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_784_9"><B>Footnote 9</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>As this project is substantially inactive, I don t update the text between quarters other than at the end of the academic year. </li><li>Hence, the YTD Activity is to make this task easier, and to give a clearer idea of what  if anything  has been going on in the interim. </li></ul></center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_784_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 62)</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/10/2017 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">7550</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_43017976.htm">Status: Bridge (2017 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">20/07/2017 14:34:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">8472</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42936607.htm">Status: Bridge (2017 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">10/04/2017 23:38:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">10034</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42835985.htm">Status: Bridge (2017 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/01/2017 20:18:14</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">9803</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42749846.htm">Status: Bridge (2016 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">9262</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42657927.htm">Status: Bridge (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">21/07/2016 16:12:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">8468</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42572675.htm">Status: Bridge (2016 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2016 23:19:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">9287</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42465972.htm">Status: Bridge (2016 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/01/2016 00:59:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">7361</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42376041.htm">Status: Bridge (2015 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">8567</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42284019.htm">Status: Bridge (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">02/07/2015 23:12:29</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">7669</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42187967.htm">Status: Bridge (2015 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">23/04/2015 21:14:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">6145</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42117885.htm">Status: Bridge (2015 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">13/01/2015 19:07:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">7762</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_784_42017797.htm">Status: Bridge (2014 - December)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">11/08/2018 10:24:09</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">784 (Status: Bridge (2018 - 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