The Barnstaple Hotel
22 to 24 Feb 2019
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for beginners and improvers
Carol Ritzen. (EBUTA)
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Click to see the calendar for Barnstaple from September 2018-August 2019
The Club AGM, Dinner & Prize Giving
held on 12 July at The Cedars
was attended by forty members
Click here for a brief report and photos.
Click below for the AGM minutes.
Barnstaple is the premier duplicate bridge club in North Devon. The club, which is affiliated to the EBU, meets on Thursday evenings at The Roundswell Community Centre, beside Sainsbury's store in Barnstaple. There is ample free parking and easy wheel chair access. Play starts at 7:00pm, please be seated by 6:55pm so the movement can be chosen. Table money (£3.50 for visitors) includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Bridgemate Scoring is used on most evenings. Duplimated boards, with printouts of the hands, are used for Teams and Prize Nights.
Visitors are very welcome at all pairs evenings including Competition and Prize Nights. On pairs evenings a host is usually available to play with any unpaired visitor, please check on the calendar on the left to show when teams are being played and if there is a host. Please arrive by 6:50pm if you need a partner.
Congratulations to Sally who partnered Heather Dondy in The Lady Milne, the home countries womens teams of four championship from 13 to 15 April. Sally and Heather played together in the winning team nine times from 1990 to 2000. Despite Sally joining the team as a late replacement she and Heather were the most successful of the eighteen pairs competing, topping the Butler ranking, though England was just pushed into second place by Scotland in the teams competition. Click to go to the website for full results.
NORTH DEVON CONGRESS
About 40 local players joined over a hundred visitors to compete in THe North Devon Congress at The Barnstaple Hotel at the end of February. Congratulations to all prize winners and to all who made the congress so successful Click to get a report, photos and full results.
The Anoyrkatis family won the Swiss Teams at The EBU Riviera Congress in Torquay at the end of June 2017, following Sam & Theo's triumph in the Under 21 Championship Pairs at The Easter Festival in London. In July Theo played in The England Team at Under 16 level in the European Youth Championships in Slovakia. The team was fourth out of sixteen countries. In December 2017 Sam & Theo played for the England Under 21 team in The Channel Trophy near Brussels, their team coming second in a four nation competition. Sam & Theo represented England in February 2018 in The Peggy Bayer, the Under 21 Home International Series, beating both Scotland and Northern Ireland 60-0 and Ireland 50.55-9.45. An outstanding performance. They have now been selected to play in the Under 21 team in The World Youth Championships being held in China in August 2018. Click for more.
Through the generosity of one of our members Barnstaple & Taw Vale Clubs have been able to set up a DVD library with a complete set of 36 Bernard Magee Tutorial DVDs available on free loan to any North Devon bridge players. Click for details.
Are regular open pairs nights when all are welcome and non-club members may win the prizes. There will be prizes for the pair with the highest aggregate score and for the pair with the highest score after a handicap has been applied based on the two players playing record. Visitors will be allocated an appropriate handicap.
The Barnstaple Club supports the EBU in its efforts to improve the behaviour of bridge players and the enjoyment of ALL at the bridge table. The EBU guide to BestBehaviour @Bridge, our proposals to encourage Friendly Bridge and Reminders So That All Will Have An Enjoyable Evening are available on our notices page. Please click to go there and please read them.
10.5 tables on the week after the AGM with David & Carmen as clear winners on 65% . There is an adjustemnt to be made in respect of board 13 which was played fouled at one table.
Promotions in April and May: Regina Thomas to 5* Premier Master, Roger Luckham to * Regional Master, Sam Anoyrkatis to Regional Master, Les Ellis to 3* Master, Jane Keatley to Advanced Master and Ruth McMeecham to Club Master. Congratulations to all.