Long standing member Joan Benton recently celebrated her 90th birthday at the Leisure Centre. Joan is a 5 Star Master which for those of us with aspirations know how far we have to go!
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
The Bridgemate scoring system is used at all duplicate sessions. Please remember your EBU number or your Player Identification Number
On the evening of 27th May there will not be a duplicate bridge session. The Leisure Centre is closed
Ashby Bridge Club is an EBU-affiliated club. We welcome players of all standards and run four sessions a week. New members will be made very welcome. Non-members may play up to three times before joining the club.
Monday: 6:45pm to10:15 pm - duplicate bridge, host available
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
For full details of where to play, whom to contact and our find-a-partner systems please see our information page. Here
The Annual General Meeting of Ashby Bridge Club will take place at Hood Park Leisure Centre on 8th July commencing at 6.30pm in the bar area. This will include cheese and wine and will be followed by Relaxed Pairs Bridge. Resolution Forms and Nomination Forms for places on the Committee are available by down loading from the tab AGM>Nomination and Resolution Forms on the left hand side of this page
A sign up sheet for next season is now on the club notice board. Please register your interest to participate in this most rewarding and exciting way of using your bridge skills, representing and promoting Ashby Bridge Club
Want to improve your Bridge? Well we now have a valuable resource available to all members covering every conceivable part of the game. There are numerous books and DVD's which can be borrowed from our library in exchange for a small deposit. Log on to 'Members Only' in the usual way and click on the 'Books and DVD's' tab to see the complete list of titles and whether they are available. Then contact Dora Hague either at a club session or via email or phone - contact details can be found in the 'Members Only' area under 'Member List'
Thursday Morning Teaching Seminars
We will be taking a break from repeating the sessions held last year. The following four seminars will be based on Robson’s “Dos and Don’ts” tips. At each session, there will be a mixture of things you should be doing at the table – both bidding and play – and also some things you definitely should NOT do!
These will be graded in difficulty, using the suits as headings (not in the play of hands of course):
♣ 28thMarch Predominantly aimed at the less experienced
♦ 25thApril (Pt1) Predominantly aimed at intermediates/improvers
♦ 23rdMay (Pt2) Predominantly aimed at intermediates/improvers
♥ 27thJune Predominantly aimed at improvers/advanced players
As usual, Arrow Cards will be used for all sessions so that those attending will get practical experience of playing hands to reinforce the various tips.
Even the session on 27thJune will be well within the capabilities of most who attend our duplicate sessions – so don’t be put off by the title!
You will need to preregister as space is limited so look out for the sign up sheet on the notice board
The Knock Out - THE FINAL - Winners (April 30th)
No “big” birthday present for Richard, (happy birthday non the less!), but instead a tense, close run and intensive final, (only 60 points in it to board 18), and with few games made in the end result. However from starting out our competition last November and with on the night excellent defence, Andy Woodward / Ian Woodward defeated Richard Shanks / Mike Ferguson to win our Silver Salver trophy.
Well done to both pairs for reaching the final.
All the preceeding KO results/dates can be found under Competitions>Knockout Draw 2018/2019.
MAY Competition (Afternoon Wednesday 22nd) - Winners of the Cottage Shield (for Scratch Pairs)
Tight at the top with good scores from our top 3 placed pairs, but Andy Woodward drawn with Terry Delahaye (on just over 62%) finished ahead of our joint second placed pairs of Janet Kirkland drawn with Betty Vos and Pat Perry playing with Ashok Bagri - both pairs on almost 61%.
Well managed by our director Bob Stoke - thank you!
JUNE Competition (Evening Wednesday 19th) - The Teams of Four Cup
PLEASE SIGN UP AS A PAIR via the sheet on our notice board, the sign up sheet will be in place on May 16th.
Closer to the competition date the teams, each of 2 pairs, will be arranged. You will remain in your partnership and can of course use your own bidding system.
Whilst the competition itself is not handicapped an attempt at making each team as equivalent as possible will be made.
2018/2019 ALL Competitions.
The dates for all our club can be found from our club home page via the left hand side tabs - click on "Competitions" then click on "This Seasons Winners and Competition Dates", you will see the dates and as we progress updates to the competition winners - you can also see previous competition winners from the "Competitions" tab.
April 2019 Promotions
Three promotions this month
1 Star Masters Shelagh Rumbelow and Barry Davis
County Master Alan Nevill
Full list of past promotions can be found Here
Next meeting Tuesday 13th August 2019