Afternoon Bridge Club
 
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We have standby partners available on the last Wednesday of each month as follows. Just turn up and be sure of a game:

Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Mark Hill

Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Nigel Simpson

Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Barbara Hacker.

(The Costessey Centre is closed the last week of December).

 

 
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Coming up - forthcoming events

Important Change of Date –  the Swiss Teams open event will now take place on Sunday 29 April 2018   This is a change from the date published in the booklet due to the hall not being available.    Further details and entry forms will made available nearer the time

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There will be no bridge on 27 and 28 December as the Costessey Centre will be closed.  Play resumes on Wednesday 3 January 2018 with club pairs.

 

Holiday Weekend

Val Bobbins has been hard at work researching the perfect venue for our third annual ABC weekend away and has come up with that well known 2017 UK City of Culture Kingston upon Hull. Even if elite arts aren't your thing their fish and chips can't be battered😀

We will be staying at the Holiday Inn on the Marina - either from Thursday 22nd March 2018 per person for four nights at a cost of £299 or £239 for three nights from Friday. If you require a room to yourself it is £9.99 pppn for single supplement.

The holiday is with the UK arm of Bridge Overseas - take a look at their brochure http://online.pubhtml5.com/vizf/uzyx/#p=1 . The programme is on page 4 and details of the hotel can be found on page 8.

There is limited availability so if you would like to go let Val know ASAP to avoid disappointment - call her on 07801 352939 or see her at the club.

Andrew Robson event
Andrew Robson event

Clare Bridge Club are hosting Andrew Robson's seventh master class at  Lavenham Village Hall on Friday 2 February 2018, cost £35 to non-members. Session times are 10.15 for 10.30am finishing by 4pm and coffee and a two-course lunch with a glass of wine are included.

Click on this story to download the application form for full information, to print if required and to buy tickets.

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.

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
20th December 2017
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
21st December 2017
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
27th December 2017
No bridge
28th December 2017
No Bridge
Results
14th December 2017
Club Pairs + Bubbly
Director: Peter Pennington Smith
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
13th December 2017
Chairman's Trophy + Bubbly
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
7th December 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Peter Cotes
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
6th December 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
20th December 2017
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
21st December 2017
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
27th December 2017
No bridge
28th December 2017
No Bridge
Results
14th December 2017
Club Pairs + Bubbly
Director: Peter Pennington Smith
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
13th December 2017
Chairman's Trophy + Bubbly
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
7th December 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Peter Cotes
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
6th December 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).