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Derek Marshall's 90th Celebration
Derek Marshall's 90th Celebration

Long term member of the Ashby Bridge Club, Derek's milestone was celebrated at the Club with a small memento to remember the contribution he has made to our success including two stints at Chairman. Well done Derek

Bridge Playing Accessories

If any members require bridge playing accessories ranging from tables to mugs then click on the EBU web site link below. This is accessible for all players, the prices are very reasonable and it helps the EBU finances

EBU Shop

 

Bridgemates

The Bridgemate scoring system is used at all duplicate sessions. Please remember your EBU number.

Ashby Bridge Club ....Sign up for The Knockout
Introduction To The Club

Ashby Bridge Club is an EBU-affiliated club.  We welcome players of all standards and run five sessions a week.  New members will be made very welcome.  Non-members may play up to three times before joining the club.

PLAYING TIME

Monday: 6:45pm to10:15 pm - duplicate bridge, host available
Wednesday: 9.15am to 12.30 - relaxed duplicate bridge, no partner required (starts again Sept 2018)
Wednesday: 12.45pm to 4.00pm - duplicate bridge, partner required
Thursday: 6:45pm to 10:15pm - duplicate bridge, partner required.
Fridays: 9.30am to 12.30 pm - informal bridge, no partner required

If you wish to apply for membership please see Information>New Member Application Form or Information>New Member Application Form Online from the drop down menu on the left hand side of this web page

For full details of where to play, whom to contact and our find-a-partner systems please see our information page. Here

The club has three teams in the Leicestershire Leagues.  The A Team plays in Division 2 and both the B and C Teams play in Division 4

 

Bridge Tuition - Intermediate and Beyond

A new series of classes  started at the club on Thursday 22nd February and continues on the 4th Thursday of every month. The sessions run from 9.30am until 12.30 at Hood park Leisure Centre. They are run by Robert Killip assisted by Robert Missenden. The first six topics to be covered were 'Essentials of Bidding', 'Declarer Play', 'Defence', 'Progressing the Bidding', 'Stayman' and 'Roman Key Card Blackwood'. Full details of these topics can be found under the 'Members Only' Tab. Just sign in as normal and click on the 'Tuition' tab and then the appropriate Tuition Notes headings. Look out for the next session and be ready to sign up on the notice board 

A Slam in all 4 Suits!

Yet another interesting hand can be found by clicking on 'Reflections from the Table'>'A Slam in all 4 Suits'. This submission shows how powerful some of the conventions can be!

Competitions

1. Knock out Competition - sign up (played November to April) - NEW

We have put up the sign up sheet for pairs enrolments for the KO competition very early this year, we hope this can act as an encouragement to participate in this great fun event - your matches can if desired be played in the more “social” environment of your home.
The deals are made manually at the table and can provide a great leveller
 and away from the glare of club sessions.
Bidding boxes are used as normal and paper scoring, (using the clubs scoring cards), the hands can provide for some very exciting and even unexpected outcomes.
There is nothing to lose, and even if you don't know how to score doubtless your opponents can explain.

The draw will be made known in good time for the first round of matches in November.
So c'mon, give it a go!!

2. NEW - The most improved player – Pat Dunham award for 2017/2018 (July - June) – WINNER

This award is based on the improvement from the previous season across all scored sessions.
With some considerable explaining to do to the runner up, (
Josie Baker), our winner John Baker wins the inaugural award of this prestigious trophy.
John and Josie finished in the top 2 spots using any improvement measure you might consider, they finished a little ahead of Dora Hague -
WELL DONE JOHN.

Other members who finished in our leading positions included, Diana Light, Steve Lilley, Andrew Billson, Margaret Randall, Patricia Thomas, and Toni Capewell.

3. NEW - The Stanley Cup award for 2017/2018 (July-June) – WINNER

This is awarded on the basis of players scoring a point for every top 3 finish in our evening scored sessions.
Don Davis wins this annual award – WELL DONE DON.
Don finished well ahead of the 3 other leading contenders, with Robert Missenden a whisker ahead of Barry Davis and Laurence Hudson.

2018/2019 Competitions.

We will shortly be putting up the dates for all the club competitions for this season.

ALL 2017/2018 Competitions results.

All of our results for last season, (2017/18), are visible via our web site - click on the “competitions” tab from our home web page and you will find them all listed.
Thank you all for participating in these and looking forward to even more members competing in our forthcoming 2018/19 competitions.

 

Recent Master Point Promotions

 July 2018 Promotions

Two promotions this month

Advanced Master                Barry Davis

Area Master                        John Brown         

Full list of past promotions can be found Here

Committee Meeting

Next meeting Tuesday 14th August 2018

Calendar
Fri 17th August 2018
Social bridge
Dealer: Robert & Janet V
Mon 20th August 2018
Duplicate bridge
Director: Bob
Wed 22nd August 2018
Duplicate bridge
Director: Robert
Thu 23rd August 2018
Duplicate bridge
Director: Ann
Fri 24th August 2018
Social bridge
Dealer: Claire & Janet K
Results
Duplicate bridge
Director: Robert M
Duplicate bridge
Director: Carol
Duplicate bridge
Director: Ann
Duplicate bridge
Director: Steph
Duplicate bridge
Director: Ann