Afternoon Bridge Club
 
Stand-by Partner

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 March 2018 - Barbara Hacker.

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

 

 
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Welcome to Afternoon Bridge Club
Final flooding report

Andrew Brown has been in touch to say that last week's flooding is now a thing of the past and all routes are clear.

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

 

 

2018 Bridge Weekend Update
2018 Bridge Weekend Update

There's a new kid on the block for the ABC bridge weekend as the Hull one has been cancelled. Apparently the organisers couldn't get enough bookings for it despite it being the City of Culture.

Fortunately we've come up with Plan B, which is a Mr Bridge event hosted by Bernard Magee at the Chatsworth Hotel in the centre of Worthing from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 April 2018. The seminar topic is Ruffing for Extra Tricks and it costs £258 full board. Take a look at it on their website - www.mrbridge.co.uk/ukbreaks.php.

The good news is that this weekend is booking well and definitely going ahead. They say they can accommodate our likely numbers at present, including single room requests, but we need to confirm who's going almost immediately. So, if you fancy an April bridgefest on the South Coast, click on this story to get straight on to Val and email your reservation. My bucket and spade are good to go!

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service
Norfolk Accident Rescue Service

 

Andrew Thurston has nominated one of our charities for 2018 which is Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. As you know, we designate a couple of sessions a year for good causes. The only strict criterion is that they need to be based in Norfolk.

NARS, which has been in existence since 1970, provides expert help at the scene of serious road accidents and other life-threatening medical emergencies. Their biggest category of call-out is to cardiac arrests. 

The doctors and paramedics who volunteer to NARS have received extra training to provide specialised trauma care and can administer more drugs at the scene of a crash or cardiac arrest, vital during the critical moments of an incident. Click on this story to go to their website and read more about their work.

NARS is based in Hethersett and receives no Government funding. All the money raised goes on updating specialist equipment and training because the doctors and paramedics are all volunteers who donate their time for free.

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
18th January 2018
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
24th January 2018
Club Pairs - individual handicap
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
25th January 2018
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
31st January 2018
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
Results
17th January 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
11th January 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Peter Pennington Smith
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
10th January 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
4th January 2018
Winter Trophy 4
Director: Andrew Thurston
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
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
18th January 2018
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
24th January 2018
Club Pairs - individual handicap
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
25th January 2018
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
31st January 2018
Club Pairs
Stafford Hall - The Costessey Centre 1.30pm
Results
17th January 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
11th January 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Peter Pennington Smith
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
10th January 2018
Club Pairs
Director: Nigel Block
Scorer: Michael Harvey
4th January 2018
Winter Trophy 4
Director: Andrew Thurston
Scorer: Deborah Rabbidge
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).