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 Pooley has kindly offered Wednesday 27 February and we are still looking to fill 27 March and 24 April.
Please let me know if you can help!
Our club’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Costessey Centre on Thursday 28th March starting at 1.15 pm. Any motions for the agenda should be sent to our Club Secretary, Robert Piller by 17 March. Click here to send Robert an email. A free afternoon’s bridge will follow the AGM
The calendar will be updated shortly with our 2019-2020 fixtures and competitions. Meanwhile, ……..
The Summer Trophy will be on the first Wednesday of each month starting on 4 April through to and including 5 September, and
Charity Pairs on Thursday 11 April – the beneficiary will be Musical Keys, a charity which provides music and arts activities for people with disabilities and additional needs in Norfolk and the surrounding area.
There's now one website where you can find all you need to know about playing bridge in Norfolk.
It's got info on everything from teaching in schools, U3A, fast track learning, individual tuition and clubs from easy starters to county level. Plus links to the EBU, NCBA and EBED and the low-down on the county's affiliated and non-affiliated clubs.
So, if you've just moved to Norfolk and are interested in learning bridge from scratch or improving or awakening your skills, you know where to go. PBIN's primary aim is to get more people playing in clubs - but their secondary objective is just encouraging more people to learn and play wherever! Tea and cake in the kitchen anyone?
Click here to find out all about it.
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. A hard copy of the entry form was 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/
Finally. Are we bovvered? Let's leave it all to them and get four spades down. Perhaps 5H would have made but Andrew Robson always says the five level is for the opposition.
So what to lead? If we don't cash that heart ace quick it'll go away - A♥ - OOPS lead out of turn!
Never happened to you? Pull the other one. But, apart from feeling a complete idiot, can you remember Declarer's endless list of options? No, nor me. But, fortunately, in the bridge world it's not what you know, it's who you know. And we know Nigel, who will explain it all to us in words of one ..... Click here to avoid disappointment.
The Afternoon Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU and the NCBA (Norfolk Contract Bridge Association).