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Status: Bridge (2019 - March)

(Text as at 05/04/2019 10:36:29)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Rationale for this Project


General Status
  1. I’ll not add “progress over the last quarter” this time round as play has been infrequent and rather casual, though it has been going surprisingly well.
  2. Statistics: by partner and club-category can be obtained by following these links – for the last quarter and to date.
  3. Results: Follow this link. Further information can be found from my Bridge Page4.
  4. Local Points:
    • 33,7765, bagged to date, including 1,175 Blue Points and 98.65 Green Points.
    • That makes me a National Master. My next milestone6 will be to achieve Premier National Master status (40,000 LPs, including 100 GPs) – so just there as far as GPs are concerned7, but still a long way to go for local points.
    • I think I had about 5,000 LPs from my student days, but never registered any, more’s the pity.
  5. EBU Grading:
    • My rating continued to decline in 3Q17, and was down from AD mid 17Q1 to a mid Q by the time I stopped playing. It has recently been going up a bit, and I am just short of a K.
    • See EBU: NGS for full details of the scheme, and my Summary of Progress to Date8 and previous Status Reports for my detailed meanderings over time.
  6. Summary of Progress to Date: I’ve hived off the history to a Summary of Progress to Date9 document, though this hasn’t been updated since October 2017.
  7. Further Details: of time expenditure against task are given below, extracted from the relevant version of my Summary Task List10 (which is regularly updated between Quarterly Status Reports).

Summary of Progress during January - March 2019
  1. I spent 43 hours in 19Q1 on this Project, or related work (63.5 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 168.8% of the planned effort (123.2% YTD). Overall, 6.9% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 5.2% YTD) - as against 3.7% planned (3.7% YTD).
  2. The main item to note for the last quarter was that I did play 6 times with David. 4 of these sessions went really well, and were encouraging in that I managed to re-internalise the Strong Diamond system without too much trouble and managed to play reasonably competently. Also, it was good to reacquaint myself with some on my old cronies.
  3. Progress (if any) in the current quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List11, and YTD here12.

Bridge (Total Hours = 43)
  1. Bridge - Reading / Writing
  2. Bridge - Admin (Total Hours = 7.5)
    • 18Q4 Status Reports (1 hour)
    • Bridge - Bernie / John re 'Contact Webmaster' (0.25 hours)
    • Bridge - Discussions with David (1.25 hours)
    • Bridge - Emails to David (2.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Emails to Margaret (0.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Results Database updating (0.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Strong Diamond - Convention Card Update (0.75 hours)
      → See "Admin - Bridge - Admin" (7.5 hours)
  3. Bridge - Play (Total Hours = 18.75)
    • Bridge - Mayflower (David Tennet) (6.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Mountnessing (David Tennet) (12.25 hours)
      → See "Admin - Bridge - Playing" (18.75 hours)
  4. Bridge - Study (Total Hours = 14.75)
    • Bridge - Session Reviews (David Tennet) (6.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Systems Review (Strong Diamond) (8.25 hours)
      → See "Admin - Bridge - Study" (14.75 hours)

Plans for the Near Future:



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 64)

Date Length Title
06/01/2019 23:36:58 6311 Status: Bridge (2018 - December + Ongoing)
10/10/2018 16:43:41 5714 Status: Bridge (2018 - September)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 7550 Status: Bridge (2017 - September)
20/07/2017 14:34:05 8472 Status: Bridge (2017 - June)
10/04/2017 23:38:24 10034 Status: Bridge (2017 - March)
14/01/2017 20:18:14 9803 Status: Bridge (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 9262 Status: Bridge (2016 - September)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 8468 Status: Bridge (2016 - June)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 9287 Status: Bridge (2016 - March)
07/01/2016 00:59:02 7361 Status: Bridge (2015 - December)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 8567 Status: Bridge (2015 - September)
02/07/2015 23:12:29 7669 Status: Bridge (2015 - June)



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