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Bulletin. Host Rota

osHosts for forthcoming Thursday evening events are as follows 

Nov 1st S.Jackson, 8th E.Coldicott, 15th No Host, 22nd S.Fairweather, 29th S.Warr.

Dec 6th T.Hallam, 13th No Host, 20th R.Battelle, 27th Club closed. 

This list is given for guidance.If you are not available for dates shown please arrange a swap and amend the Official List on the Club Notice Board

 

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Events 2018
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Welcome to Allestree Bridge Club
Welcome to Allestree Bridge Club
Welcome to Allestree Bridge Club

Congratulations to Stephen Read for qualifying T.D course with distinctions.

-Members please note Club will be closed on Thu 27th & Friday 28th of December, reopens again on 30th Dec.

-The qualifying heat for the Derbyshire County Pairs,to be held at Allestree Brige Club on Thursday 20th Dec 2018.If you wish to take part and not already a member, please contact Ian Blake on either 01332-521648 or email igblake@aol.com There are only a finite places available.You need to be seated at 6.30pm to start 6.45pm.The County Pairs final on 27th Jan 2019 will take place at Spondon.

FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS CLICK  ON NEWS PAGE

Beginners classes by Ian Blake

♠  It is never too late to learn to play Bridge, just come along Thu 10-12 or ring Ian Blake on 01332-521648 or email: igblake@aol.com  ♣ 

Introduction
Introduction

Allestree Bridge Club  is probably one of the youngest Bridge Clubs in Derbyshire affiliated to the English Bridge Union & Derbyshire Contract Bridge Association.  The Club was established in 1990 by Derek Povah and celebrated its 25th Anniversary on 12th Sept 2015.

We play at the Memorial Hall, 1 Cornhill, Allestree, Derby. DE22 2GG.Tel: 01332-557801 (Answered only on Bridge days).

Timing bridge starts, please click on Club information-When & where.  

Web  Master: Any information or news which you would like to appear on this website, please contact Jogindra Baksh  or email  jbakshi007@hotmail.com  Tet: 07711522706

We play Duplicate Bridge Level 2 on Thursday & Friday afternoon & Level 4 on Thursday & Sunday evenings. All players are requested to be seated 10 minutes before the game starts unless you have made prior arrangements. Please note that late comers may be turned away. A host system is in operation on Thursday evenings, except on Championship events.For further information contact Club Secretary Simon Jackson - 01332-841182.

Touch the Useful Links button to get to the Websites of Various DCBA Clubs.

Charity Fund Raising. Massive achievement by Allestree Bridge Club Members, PADDY OLDAY AND JO BUNN.

ALLESTREE CLUB IS VERY PROUD OF  PADDY & JO FOR THEIR HARD WORK TO RAISE THE MONEY FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE .Thank you to  both of them & members for  their support.

Paddy Olday and Jo Bunn have been raising funds for Help for Heroes via jam making.Their final total raised was  £11,750. Now money raised will go to MacMillan Unit at Royal Derby Hospital. Total amount raised for the MacMillan Unit  is now  £6,420.

Letter from Hospital is on the notice board and lists what money has provided for patients in the unit.  Paddy and Jo would like to thank everyone for their continuing  support. 

Overall  Jam /Marmalade and Lemon Curd Donations total amount raised is £18,170.Sheila Gwinnett has been making lemon curd & orange curd. Sheila would welcome any small jars people may wish to recycle.Thanks go to Sheila for her contributions & support.

REGISTER MEMBER'S ONLY SECTION

-Allestree Bridge Club is encouraging players to use Members only section  to find a partner on the Web.To do that you need a password to register which can be obtained from  Web master Jo Bakshi by email jbakshi007@hotmail.com or telephone.01332-549747. Thank you. 

CAR PARKING

Please note that the Club pays for car parking at the rear of the Evergreen Hall on Thursday evenings. Please make sure you are either behind one of our members' cars, or on the front row of the cars. We have  general permission to park on Friday and Sunday evening at the Evergreen Hall, providing we park with discretion at the rear of the Hall. Do not block Art class attendees.

DO NOT PARK IN THE RED COW CAR PARK. THE LANDLORD IS THREATENING TO CLAMP YOUR CAR.

OVERCOMING THE WEATHER

If we have really bad weather  the following will apply.

The web site will be updated ( heading Urgent Message) before or by 12.00 noon on Thursday and Sunday and by 10.00 on Friday if play is cancelled.

Will anyone reading the website news please take it on themselves to inform their partner, and any other pair they know who do not have access to the website or do not consult the Allestree website on a regular basis.If you are in doubt  please ring Jogindra Bakshi on 07711522706 or a colleague you are aware of who does consult this website, to check the situation if the weather is bad. 

IN MEMORY OF COLIN BAND
IN MEMORY OF COLIN BAND

April 2015  -  In memory of Colin Band, for many years secretary of, and a leading light in, the Club, it has been decided to sponsor a guide dog puppy through his training.  The puppy's name is Isaac - see picture - and we will receive regular updates as to his progress over the next two years.  Colin was a supporter of the RNIB, and hopefully this will be a fitting tribute.  

DEREK POVAH
DEREK POVAH

Allestree Bridge Club is proud to announce that John Derek Povah was awarded the Dimmie Fleming Award for 2011 and was presented with his certificate on 6th September 2011 at Spondon at the end of the Summer Swiss Team competition.These awards are made annually by the EBU for services to Bridge, and this award to Derek was as a result of Derek's activity in the field of Bridge over many years without thought of personal reward and in particular establishing our Allestree Bridge Club.

ALLESTREE MEMORIAL HALL - HOME OF ALLESTREE BRIDGE CLUB
ALLESTREE MEMORIAL HALL - HOME OF ALLESTREE BRIDGE CLUB

The Hall was initially constructed in 1904 as the Allestree Institute and was re-named The Allestree Memorial Hall in 1962. The Institute building, and the land on which it had been built, was purchased in 1957 with money raised by Allestree residents in a Memorial Fund established in remembrance of Allestree villagers who had lost their lives in the Second World War. Having fallen into a poor state of repair, the building underwent major improvement during 2006, with financial assistance from the National Lottery, Allestree Bridge Club, Derby City Council and the Land Fill Environmental Group. Allestree Memorial Hall now provides a very acceptable venue for local Allestree Clubs and Societies, including the Allestree Bridge Club. 

Hand of the week

16th Dec Sunday Board 3. N/S can make 6NT or 6S.Only 1 pair bid 6S, all N/S made 12 or 13 tricks. On our table South -P-West opened 3H-North -DBL, East -P, South-3S  and N bid 4S ,South making 12 tricks.North holding 21 HCP should rebid  4NT-South -5C-1 or 4 Key card than, North to bid 6S or 6NT.How bidding went on your table?

Results
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Ian Blake
Scorer: Ian Blake
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Peter Illsley
Social Duplicate Bridge
Director: Sue Illsley
Calendar
20th Dec 2018
Social Duplicate Bridge
13.15
Director: S.Illsley
20th Dec 2018
Q- Heat - DCP
18.45
Director: Ian.Blake
Host: R.Battelle
21st Dec 2018
Duplicate Bridge
13.15
Director: R.Wood