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Next session: 24th Oct
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Congratulations to the team of Jennie Corfield, Bruce Franklin, Adrian Smith and Chris Jones, on convincingly winning the Pivot Teams event on 5th June.
Congratulations to Bill Barclay on winning the end-of-season pairs at the final event of the Bracknell League on 31st May. Ascot pairs finished well with Dave Calcutt and Dave Green in 2nd place, and Derek Johnson and Adrian Smith in 3rd.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Brian Lee, a former chairman of the bridge club and founding member. While he had moved away from the area a few years ago, he will be fondly remembered for establishing many of the guiding principles of the club, namely fostering a bond of friendship between the members and playing the game in the correct spirit.
Congratulations to Ascot B on winning the Bracknell League title after a very close fought season, with four teams in with a chance of the title going into the final set of matches. The winning team was captained by Barry Read, and includes Kim Sedgwick, Phil Steward, Derek Johnson and Anthony Collins.
Ascot teams also finished 2nd and 4th in Division 1. Well done to Ascot E in Division 3 who captured one of the promotion places with their final match of the season - captained by Mark Lehman.
Congratulations to the Ascot A team of Tony Solomons, Mike Corfield, Dave Green and Dave Calcutt on finishing as Runners-up in the Berks & Bucks CBA Committee Cup on Sunday 8th April. As a pair Dave Calcutt and Dave Green also finished as the highest-ranked pair in the event, topping the cross-IMP table.
Congratulations to our A team in the County League of 8 who have earned promotion from Division II back to Division I at the first attempt, showing great character by coming back from heavy losses in the first two matches of the season and winning all the other seven! Final league positions are yet to be confirmed.
Well done to the team: Dave Calcutt (captain), Jennie Corfield, Mike Corfield, Bruce Franklin, Dave Green, Derek Johnson, Andy Margetts, Michelle Margetts, Tony Solomons and Phil Steward.
Congratulations to Bob Holder and David Owen on winning the Berks & Bucks Senior Pairs competition for the Directors Cup on 18th April. This is David's fourth win in the competition, having previously won in 2011, 2013 and 2016.
Well done to Dave Green and David Calcutt, who were runners-up in the County Pairs event held on Sun 4th February.
We are sad to announce the death of Ron Every on 21st April. Ron was one of the great bridge characters in the area over a period of many decades: he will be remembered for his ready wit, whether at the table or away from it. The funeral has been arranged for Fri 18th May, 3-30pm at Wisley Church.
We are sad to announce the death of Janet Dodsworth after a short illness on 27th March. Janet was an extremely kind and amiable lady, who loved playing bridge and participated in the league for Ascot for many years..
Congratulations to David Owen who won the Foster Cup for the Bourne End Swiss Pairs event on 28th January, playing with Nigel Marlow.
Congratulations to David Owen on winning the County Swiss Teams event held on Sunday 3rd December.
The first event in the county calendar took place on Sunday 1st October for the Denys Jenkins Cup.
Congratulations to David Owen on winning (and retaining) the event, playing with Charles Chisnall.
We are extremely saddened to hear the news that Mary Hughes died peacefully and suddenly on Sat 13th January. She played a very active part in the running of Ascot Bridge Club, as a committee member and a valued competitor. Our sympathies are with David and her family.
The funeral will take place on Sat 27th January, 2-00pm at Easthampstead Crematorium. In order to determine expected numbers, please can you email Jennie if you would like to attend. No flowers please, donations in memory of Mary to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK via the 'just giving' link http://www.justgiving.com/PHAUKMaryHughes
Congratulations to Barry Read and Kim Sedgwick for winning the Ascot heat of the county-wide Sim Pairs held on Tuesday 19th September - but also for being the best pair in the county from all the clubs that participated on Tuesday night. The full results are available by clicking on this panel.
At the club's AGM on 1st August, the following prize winners were announced for the year:
Mabel Cory Individual: David Calcutt
Jubilee Pairs: Adrian Smith & Chris Jones
Pivot Teams: Jennie Corfield, Bruce Franklin, Michelle & Andy Margetts
Monday Ladies Individual: Tricia Bidston
Monday Mens Individual: William Smyth
Monday Best Improvers: Anne & Peter Clough
Monday Pairs: Barry Read & Anthony Collins
Tuesday Ladies Individual: Josie Ridgers
Tuesday Mens Individual: Les Anthony
Tuesday Best Improvers: Derek Johnson & Phil Steward
Tuesday Pairs: Mary Hughes & David Owen
In the "Play with the Experts" bridge that followed the formal proceedings, the winners were Chris Jones and David Calcutt (N/S) and Josie Ridgers and Hilda Hope (E/W).
We are sad to announce that Mary MacBrayne has died following a short illness at the age of 89. She was a great supporter of the club, more recently only on Monday afternoons, always cheery with a smile on her face. Her funeral will be at Easthampstead Crematorium, Friday 6th October, 11-15am.
The 25th anniversary of the annual Ascot-Burnham challenge took place at Ascot on 27th July with the one of the closest matches in history - Burnham winning by a very narrow margin of 3 IMPs. Click on this panel to see a cross-imped listing of the pairs together with the hand records and travellers.
Daytime roadworks are planned on London Road, North Ascot between Fernbank Road and Priory Road so please allow extra time attending Monday afternoon sessions if coming from Ascot High Street.
Click on this panel for further details.
Lynwood Village Bridge Drive
30th October 2013
If you enjoy a game of Bridge, then why not have an extra special Bridge session where monies are donated to charity while you play.
We are excited to be holding a fundraising Bridge Drive on 30th October 2013 and you are invited to come and enjoy your favourite card game in our large comfortable Claude Wallis lounge at Lynwood Care Centre.
The afternoon of Bridge, played either under duplicate or Chicago scoring rules, will have an excellent refreshment break and a fun raffle.
£7.50 per person- playing cards, bidding boxes and tables will be provided. Please do not worry if you do not have a bidding partner, as we will have spare bridge players to make up tables.
To request your place, please contact:
Clive Dent on 01344 874250
or e mail:
Congratulations to David Calcutt on winning the Mabel Cory Individual event held on 29th June. This is his third win in this event (and probably means he gets to keep the trophy!)
Click on this panel to view the full results.
The results of the Bracknell Bridge League End of Season Pairs event held on 1st June are available by clicking on this panel.
Well done to David Owen in finishing as runner-up in County Mens Pairs, held on 23rd April. Barry Read and Anthony Collins also did well finishing in 3rd place.
Congratulations to Jennie Corfield and Bruce Franklin for winning the Senior pairs on Wednesday.
Congratulations to Ascot (Franklin) - Chris Franklin, Chris Purvis, Mark & Sue Lehman - who just pipped their rivals Ascot (Clough) by 7 IMPS once the handicap was factored in - to win the final of the Bracknell League Knockout Handicap Pivot event for 2016-2017. Commiserations to Peter & Ann Clough, Alan & Kay Parsley.
Congratulations to Adrian Smith and Chris Jones on winning the Jubilee Pairs, a handicapped pairs event, on 7th March. They had a winning gross score on the night which was successful to hold on to the nett result once handicaps were applied.
Click on this link for the full result.
Congratulations to Ascot C on winning the Bracknell Bridge League Division 2 league title by an impressive margin with a match to spare. Captained by Tony Solomons, the team were represented by Jennie Corfield, Bruce Franklin, Adrian Smith, Pat Jones and Martin Lister.
Congratulations to Anthony Collins and Barry Read on winning the County Pairs title on Sun 5th February. They will go on to represent Berks & Bucks in the national Corwen Trophy event.
Congratulations to Bob Holder, who was part of the winning team in the recent County Swiss Teams competition held on 4th December.
Well done in addition to Mary Hughes and David Owen who were part of the team finishing as runners-up.
Congratulations to Andy & Michelle Margetts (N/S) and Adrian Smith and Chris Jones (E/W) for winning the main prizes at the Christmas Party.
A Merry Christmas to all our members with a reminder that we are closed between Christmas and New Year, resuming on Tues 3rd January, then Mon 10th January.
Congratulations to Bob Holder, who is part of the winning team in the national seniors knockout-event for the Gerald Faulkner Trophy.
Congratulations to David Owen on winning the County Swiss Pairs on Sun 9th October. Playing with Charles Chisnall, they were undefeated in their seven matches.
Well done also to Mike O'Neill, defending champion, who finished as runners-up.
The annual friendly match took place on 18th August between Ascot and Burnham bridge clubs, with one of the closest results in recent years, Burnham taking the honours by a narrow margin of 15 IMPs. Click on this panel to see a Butler analysis of the pairs plus the hand records.
Congratulations to Chris Purvis on winning the Mabel Cory Individual played on August 25th. Click here for the full results.
The AGM for Ascot Bridge Club was held on 2nd August attended by 42 members. The prizes for the "Play with the Experts" went to Mike Corfield and Tony Solomons (N/S) and Adrian Smith and Chris Jones (E/W).
In addition, the following members were announced as competition winners for the past year:
Jubilee Pairs: Janet Dodsworth/Chris Franklin
Pivot Teams: Beata Felmer/David Gravestock/Marguerite Ehinger/Paul Scott
Monday Ladies Individual: Anita Stonehouse
Monday Pairs: Barry Read/Paul Cockayne
Monday Best Improvers: Chris Joyce/Geoffrey Taylor
Tuesday Ladies Individual: Vanessa Ewbank
Tuesday Mens Individual: Tony Solomons
Tuesday Pairs: Mary Hughes/David Owen
Tuesday Best Improvers: Alan & Kay Parsley
Well done to Mary Hughes and David Owen, who were part of the team who finished in runners-up spot in the green point Swiss Teams event on 19th June.
Congratulations to the winning team of Marguerite Ehinger, Beata Fellmer, David Gravestock and Paul Scott, following their success in the Pivot teams event on 7th June.
Congratulations to Mike Corfield and Mike O'Neill on winning the End of Season Pairs event for the Bracknell Bridge League, held on 19th May. They were so dominant that their margin of victory was over 10%!!
The English Bridge Union, specifically EBED, are seeking feedback through an online survey.
There is a commonly held view that those playing bridge tend to remain alert into their 80s and 90s, but is it true that the game can help maintain brain fitness? This online survey explores the effect of bridge, in tandem with social participation more widely, on wellbeing and quality of life.
They seek responses from everyone:
Please take part and encourage as many friends and family as possible to take part - we hope that there will be thousands of responses. Simply click on this news item to take the survey.
Well done to Bridget Hughes and Hilda Hope in finishing as runners-up on Sunday, 24th April !
Congratulations to David Owen and Charles Chisnall who won this event on Wednesday and also to Bruce Franklin and Jennie Corfield who finished third.
Congratulations to the team of Barry Read, Paul Cockayne, Derek Johnson and Phil Steward, who were runners-up in the Club Teams Championship for Berks & Bucks, played at Windsor on 3rd April.
Special mention also to Mary Hughes, David Owen and Bob Holder, who were in the team that finished 4th.
The annual friendly match against Wentworth Bridge Club took place on 17th February, with Ascot victorious by a small margin of 15 imps. Well done team!
We are sad to announce that Jonna Sorensen, a regular until recent months on Monday afternoons, has died following her battle with ill health.
*** Road now open ***
*** Plus added disruption for users of Fernbank Road, as emergency water work repairs near LVS school side entrance, mean that this route is no longer an option as a diversion for next 6 weeks ***
From Monday 18th January, the approach road to the North of Ascot Bridge Club will be closed at the junction of Long Hill Road/Locks Ride/Priory Road, meaning that all access to the club from the North will no longer be possible for the duration of the roadworks, necessitating a detour either via Ascot Racecourse or through Bracknell.
This will last for a total of five weeks, during which time the only access to the club will be from the South via the junction of Priory Road where the Royal Forresters pub used to reside. Please click on this panel to view the suggested detours.
Well done to our Christmas winners - Adrian Smith & Chris Jones (NS) and John Thrower & Geoffrey Taylor (EW). A very enjoyable evening, with an excellent buffet spread at half-time.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our members.
Congratulations to Mike O'Neill, who with Roger Donato, won the first county event of the new season, the Swiss Pairs for the Denys Jenkins Trophy on 4th October.
It is with sadness that we learn of the recent death of Elsie Mold, a long-time member of Ascot Bridge Club on Monday afternoons.
Her funeral will take place at Easthampstead Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd February at 12-45pm, followed by a reception at The Stirrups Hotel, Brockhill, Warfield at 14:00.
The club's 40th AGM took place on 4th August with the usual formal proceedings followed by bridge "Play with the Experts". This was won by Mike Corfield/Dave Green (NS) and Bob Holder/Bob Kozlowski (EW).
During the AGM, the presentations to the winners of the annual competitions were made as follows:
Mabel Cory Individual: Una O’Doherty & Mike Corfield
Jubilee Pairs: Adrian Smith & Chris Jones
Pivot Teams: Jennie Corfield, Bruce Franklin, Adrian Smith & Chris Jones
Tuesday Pairs: Mary Hughes & David Owen
Tuesday Best Improvers: Margaret Tulloch & Anita Stonehouse
Tuesday Ladies Individual: Sarah Ward
Tuesday Mens Individual: Adrian Smith
Monday Pairs: Barry Read & Paul Cockayne
Monday Best Improvers: Eileen Hoare & Liz Wilson
Monday Ladies Individual: Mary MacBrayne
Monday Mens Individual: William Smyth
The annual challenge match against Burnham Bridge Club took place on 20th August. The usual bonhommie was washed down with some serious bridge, for which Burnham were victorious by a margin of just over 30 IMPs. The hands and Butler pairs scores are available by clicking this link.
Sadly we have received news that George Somerville died on 2nd September, aged 80. He was a true gentlemen of the game and a valued member and teammate at Ascot Bridge Club and before that Slough Bridge Club, winning a total of seven county events stretching back to the 1970s and 80s.
Well done to Mary Hughes and David Owen, who finished as runners-up in the recent Essex Herts Swiss teams events. They were partnered by teammates from Burnham bridge club.
Congratulations to Bob Holder, who was part of the winning team in the BBCBA Green Point Swiss Teams, held on 21st June.
Congratulations to Jennie Corfield, Bruce Franklin, Adrian Smith and Chris Jones, for winning the Pivot Teams competition on June 2nd.
Ascot finished the season in good form with the top 3 places at the annual end-of-season event on 30th April. Joint winners were Chris Franklin/Janet Dodsworth and Ian Lewis/Simon Oldham, with Ian Clark/Steven Robinson in 3rd place - congratulations to all!
In the league itself, Ascot H were crowned winners of Division 2 (Barry Read capt, Paul Cockayne, Derek Johnson and Phil Steward), with Ascot B also promoted back to Division 1.
Congratulations (once again) to Barry Read and Paul Cockayne for completing a hat-trick of county titles by winning the Men's Pairs on 12th April.
Well done in addition to David Owen and Bob Holder, who finished as runners-up.
Congratulations to Barry Read & Paul Cockayne who finished as runners-up in the recent EBU Life Masters event.
Congratulations to Bob Holder on winning the County Mixed Pairs event on Sun 1st March, with his partner from Burnham Bridge Club, and to Jenny and Charles Chisnall who finished third, narrowly missing out on second place.
It is with sadness that we learn of the death this week of Marion Willmott, at the grand old age of 104. Marion was a founder member of Ascot Bridge Club back in 1975 and continued playing bridge at the club well into her 90's. She was always friendly and courteous to everyone at the bridge table.
Well done to our Christmas winners, Mary Hughes and David Owen (NS) and Terry Martin and Tony Solomons (EW).
Merry Christmas to all our members and best wishes for 2015!
Congratulations once again to Paul Cockayne and Barry Read for winning the second county event of the season, the Butler Pairs for the Jarrett Cup. That's a 100% record in the first two events of the season!
B&B's 2014-15 event season kicked off with Swiss Pairs in which 28 pairs competed. It was won by Barry Read & Paul Cockayne - seen here being presented with the Denys Jenkins Cup by Dick Davey. Runners up (only 2VP behind) were Mary Hughes & David Beever. David Owen & Bob Holder were third (1VP behind). Well done.
This year's annual challenge took place against Burnham Bridge Club on 21st August. Sadly we came a distant second but all agreed it was a very sociable and fun occasion. Click on this panel to reveal the dreaded scores !
A very healthy turnout of 56 people attended the AGM on 5th August. Following the formal preceedings, in the bridge which followed, playing with the expert English Women Venice Cup winners of 1985, the prize winners were Mary Hughes / David Owen (N/S) and Margaret Rinaldi / Margaret MacFarlane (E/W).
The winners of the annual club competitions were announced as
Mabel Cory Individual: Rae Kennedy
Jubilee Pairs: Marguerite Ehinger & Barry Read
Pivot Teams: Mike Corfield, Addis Page, Dave Green & Dave Calcutt
Tuesday Pairs: Mary Hughes & David Owen
Tuesday Best Improvers: Rosemary Power & Bridget Hughes
Tuesday Ladies Individual: Marguerite Ehinger
Tuesday Mens Individual: Chris Jones
Monday Pairs: Mary Hughes & David Owen
Monday Best Improvers: Hilda Hope & Kathy Hughes
Monday Ladies Individual: Kim Sedgwick
Monday Mens Individual: William Smyth
Congratulations to Mary Hughes, David Owen and Charles Chisnall, who were part of the team that finished as runners-up in the final county event of the season, on 13th July.
As a consequence of this, David also finished as runner-up in the County Victor Ludorum, which is the aggregate competition over all county events for the season, a truly outstanding and consistent performance!
Congratulations to Mike Corfield, Addis Page, Dave Green and Dave Calcutt on winning the annual Pivot Teams competition held on 2nd June.
The seasonal presentations for the Bracknell Bridge league took place on 1st May, with Ascot teams presented with the Div 1 and Div 4 trophies.
In the pairs event played afterwards, the winners were another Ascot pairing, Barry Read and Paul Cockayne. Congratulations to them all!
Photos for the prizewinners are available by clicking on this news item.
As the Bracknell Bridge League Season for 2013-2014 season draws to a close, it is pleasing to again report some Ascot successes.
In Division1, Ascot A have won the division handsomely losing just the single match all season. Congratulations to Bruce Franklin, Jennie Corfield, Mary Hughes and David Owen.
In Division4, Ascot G won the division by the close of February and thus are promoted to Division3. Congratulations to Chris Franklin, Janet Dodsworth, Sue and Mark Lejman, Chris Purvis, Rae Kennedy and Bridget Hughes.
In Division3, Ascot E got their single point from their last match to gain promotion to Division2.
Well done to Mary Hughes and David Owen, who were runners-up in the county pairs final on Sun 16th Feb. Just behind were Barry Read and Paul Cockayne in third place.
The results of the Charity Pairs evening at Wentworth are available by clicking this link.
Congratulations to Josie Ridger's team, including Kathy Hughes, Hilda Hope and John Thrower, which won Ascot's heat of the County Committee Cup Heat on 3rd Dec. To see which teams have qualified for the final on 30th March 2014 please click this panel.
A wonderful Christmas party was enjoyed by all the members present on 17th December. Congratulations to the winner's Mike Corfield/Dave Green (NS) and Jean Schmidt/William Smythe (EW).
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our members!
Well done to Phil Adler and Jerry Carlsson, who won the Ascot heat of the Waller Bowl, held on 28th January. They proceed along with 4 other pairs to the final on Sun 27th April in Windsor.
Click on this news item for a full list of qualifiers and results.
The format of the supervised play sessions at Ascot Bridge Club is changing to pure supervision of playing boards, with no pre-set topic. Additionally, these sessions will now be reduced to the first Wednesday in each calendar month, with the next session scheduled for April 2nd, followed by the subsequent on May 7th. All members are welcome to attend, no partner is required, cost £3 per person.
Monday Ladies Individual: Janet Hughes
Monday Men's Individual: David Owen
Monday Best Improvers: Elsie Mold, Jeff Budden
Tuesday Gold Pairs: Alan Brown, Barry Read
Tuesday Ladies Individual: Mary MacBrayne
Tuesday Men's Individual: Mike Corfield
Tuesday Best Improvers: Wendy Sherwin, Adrian Smith
Pivot Teams: Alan Brown, Barry Read, Jennie Corfield, Bruce Franklin
Jubilee Pairs: Janet Dodsworth, Chris Franklin
Mabel Cory Individual: David Owen
In the "Play with the Experts" bridge event following the AGM the winners were NS Derek Johnson/Phil Steward and EW Barry Read/Alan Brown