We have standby partners available on the last Wednesday of each month as follows. Just turn up and be sure of a game - so long as we can recruit willing volunteers.
Jan Wells has kindly volunteered for Wednesday 31 October.
Many thanks to Jan Pooley who is now on standby for Wednesday 28 November.
And Mark Hill has kindly offered to cover Wednesday 30 January 2019. (We shall all be stuffing Christmas leftovers on the last December Wednesday).
If anyone can think that far ahead there's always Wednesday 27 February Let me know if you can help!
Christmas is coming and our parties will be on 19 and 20 December when there will be mince pies, nibbles and a drink for us all.
The party on the 19th doubles as the Chairman’s Trophy, a single session Pairs event.
Congratulations to our magnificent eight-strong team who were runners-up in the prestigious Allwood-Wharton trophy event by a considerable margin.
Our star performers were Christine Buchanan and Chris Cunnington, Lena Taylor and Nigel Block, Suzanne Gill and Bindumadhava Bhadrinath and Alan Hourd and Margaret Motch.
These impressive ABC performances are turning into a bit of a habit, following on the heels of our Committee Cup team's sucess in April, where we were also runners up.
Well done to one and all!
Congratulations to Gillian Hall, Gary Putman, Eileen Townsend and Roger Amey who won the first ever Wendy Gee Memorial Bowl Teams event in aid of Cancer Research UK. The bdautiful cut glass bowl was a generous gift from Wendy's husband Ron, pictured presenting it to the winning team - who also received ABC glass paperweights to keep. Club Chairman Sarah Chamberlin is on the left.
Ron has himself recently learned to play bridge and observed with great interest at different tables during the afternoon - and promised that before too long he would himself be up to playing at ABC!
The Teams competition raised £160 for Cancer Research UK. The charity raises money to fund research, and also to support people with cancer through literature and a help-line and education to help prevent the evil collection of diseases with C in their names. Cancer Research UK also works to influence Government policy. Click anywhere to go to their website for more information.
Details of the 2019 Norfolk Congress have been announced. The three day event will be from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March.
This year the Pairs competition on the Saturday will be a Swiss Pairs stratified event with prizes and trophies in the B and C category as well as the overall winners.
And an opportunity of gaining some Green Points on the Saturday and Sunday.
Click on the heading for an entry form or get your hard copy in the January edition of Talking Bridge.
For more detail and all other events of interest go to the NCBA website www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk/
Let's talk about conventions. You know. When your opponent opens One Club and her partner mumbles something about: "Could be as few as two". Or my nemesis - the dreaded Multi Two Diamonds. Multi what? Chocolates? Weak 2? Killer hand with shape?
They say the UK and USA are two nations divided by a common language but they have nothing on some bridge players. And the higher they fly, the more conventions they use, which can confuse us lesser mortals.
Fortunately our esteemed Nigel is at hand as always to simplify and streamline The Rules about getting to the bottom of exactly what those pesky opponents are talking about. Click here and all will be revealed ....
The Afternoon Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU and the NCBA (Norfolk Contract Bridge Association).