Afternoon Bridge Club
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Coming up - forthcoming events

This year’s qualifying heat for a place to play for the Barclays Trophy will be on Thursday 26 October.   Click on the ‘competitions’ tab to the left of this page for the qualifying procedure.  The Barclays Trophy which is a County event will take place in December.  

Only a few tickets left for the BLUE POINTED ALL DAY pairs on Thursday 30 November so be quick if you want to avoid missing this great event.    Tickets £12 available from Val Bobbins on 01379 740065 or Barbara Baker on 07765112368 or at the club on bridge afternoons.  Coffee and tea on arrival at 10.30 and for lunch a warming jacket potato (various fillings) and a hot pudding.

NCBA is now a charity

There was an Extraordinary General Meeting of Norfolk Contract Bridge Association at Bawburgh Village Hall at 1.30pm on Sunday 23rd April with two items on the Agenda:

  • Wind up the existing NCBA and transfer its assets to the new Charity (which has the same name), and
  • Elect two additional Trustees

The original NCBA was duly wound up and its assets transferred to the charity and Paddy Seligman and Karen Read were elected as new Trustees.

They join the existing officers of the NCBA management committee who automatically became trustees. They are Peter Cotes, John Dennis, Graham Hardman, Gabriel Ip, Maureen Kimbley and Neil Tracey.

News Update from David Earl in Bratislava
News Update from David Earl in Bratislava

Hello to everybody at the ABC.  I am now back in Slovakia for the time being where Spring is well on the way.  No more snow!

When I got back to Bratislava I found our family had grown by one exchange French student (at least for a short while) to help with my daughter who will have all her lessons in French next year.

All family activities in full swing including football, dance and (early) driving lessons....

For myself I have to be content with internet Bridge (Shark bridge), squash and some golf - also trying to get a bit fitter.

I wish everybody at ABC well and thank you for putting up with my old fashioned and quirky bidding for the last six months!

Regards

David

Congratulations to our Swiss Teams winners
Congratulations to our Swiss Teams winners

A record 21 teams competed in this year's blue-pointed Swiss Teams competition and the winners were Graham Hardman, Christine Buchanan, John and Penny Stroud. Congratulations to them on their hard-fought victory.

And well done to the joint runners up teams of Matt Milson, Adrian La Chapelle, Roger Amey and Michael Whiting and Maureen Dewhurst, Cheryl Plunkett, Bogdan Drobny and Maureen Kimbley.

The lunch was provided by the club's in-house catering impressario Nigel Simpson who whisked up chicken casserole for the meat eaters and a rather delectable veggie sausage version for the vegetarians.

Picture is of players at the 2017 All Day Swiss Teams

Calendar
25th October 2017
Club Pairs - individual handicap
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
26th October 2017
Barclays Qualifier
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
1st November 2017
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
2nd November 2017
Winter Trophy 2
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
Results
19th October 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Peter Pennington Smith
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
18th October 2017
Anne Short Trophy
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
12th October 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Jane Edwards
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
11th October 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
NCBA Forthcoming Events

Click the heading of this article to be taken to the Norfolk Contract Bridge Association's website for a full list of their events together with other events of interest. 

 

 

Oh joy - they've moved the goalposts!
Oh joy - they've moved the goalposts!

Now in my opinion bridge is quite complicated enough as it is without the EBU issuing a new red book - which isn't even red any more.

And changing all our favourite things we call the TD about, like a Call out of Turn. Or Claiming, when one of the opponents is still harbouring a trump which s/he fondly imagines Declarer has forgotten about. As if ...

But Nigel, our highly esteemed mentor, hastens to assure us that these modifications, improvements even, will only affect us greatly if we play at county events. And we don't need to worry about them at all. No, really.

He writes a great Director's Note. Click here for his jewelled words.

Find a Partner and Bridge News
Find a Partner and Bridge News
Hello - I'm Jane Scarfe and I run the ABC Find a Partner Service - better known as FAPS.
 
If you need a partner just click on this story to send me an email with your availability and how you would like to be contacted and I will do my best to help.
 
Affiliations

The Afternoon Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU and the NCBA (Norfolk Contract Bridge Association).

 

Calendar
25th October 2017
Club Pairs - individual handicap
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
26th October 2017
Barclays Qualifier
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
1st November 2017
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
2nd November 2017
Winter Trophy 2
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
Results
19th October 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Peter Pennington Smith
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
18th October 2017
Anne Short Trophy
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
12th October 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Jane Edwards
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
11th October 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
NCBA Forthcoming Events

Click the heading of this article to be taken to the Norfolk Contract Bridge Association's website for a full list of their events together with other events of interest. 

 

 

Oh joy - they've moved the goalposts!
Oh joy - they've moved the goalposts!

Now in my opinion bridge is quite complicated enough as it is without the EBU issuing a new red book - which isn't even red any more.

And changing all our favourite things we call the TD about, like a Call out of Turn. Or Claiming, when one of the opponents is still harbouring a trump which s/he fondly imagines Declarer has forgotten about. As if ...

But Nigel, our highly esteemed mentor, hastens to assure us that these modifications, improvements even, will only affect us greatly if we play at county events. And we don't need to worry about them at all. No, really.

He writes a great Director's Note. Click here for his jewelled words.

Find a Partner and Bridge News
Find a Partner and Bridge News
Hello - I'm Jane Scarfe and I run the ABC Find a Partner Service - better known as FAPS.
 
If you need a partner just click on this story to send me an email with your availability and how you would like to be contacted and I will do my best to help.
 
Affiliations

The Afternoon Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU and the NCBA (Norfolk Contract Bridge Association).