The Barnstaple Hotel
22 to 24 Feb 2019
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Sally Anoyrkatis (a very experienced and succesful player) is now running classes in North Devon.
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Please let me have any comments, including suggestions for changes or additions.
Happy Christmas to you all.
20 Dec is Christmas Fun Bridge at Roundswell after Mulled Wine and Mince Pies from 6.45. No partner is needed and all are welcome.
The first bridge after Christmas is Open Pairs on January 3.
On Thursday there appeared real interest in Brent's offer to provide a commentary on some of the hands we use. The first one is reached from the link on the right. Please read, consider and get involved either by sending him feedback on the message board on this site or email him direct. Thankyou Brent.
We were saddened to hear of the recent death of Keith Evers at 102. Keith played regulaly and at a very high standard in North Devon for over forty years. The Barnstaple Honours listings show him winning both the League and The Championship Pairs in 1974 and other club and section events thereafter; until well into his nineties in 2011 playing with Betty Bradford he was in the team which won the Northern Section League. Shortly after that he moved to be with his son on the Isle of Wight. Keith will always be remembered as a perfect gentleman both at the table and away from it. Our sympathies go to his friends and family.
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.
North Devon booklet for 2018/19 with The Barnstaple Bridge Club section from page 15
We are most fortunate that Sally Anoyrkatis ( a very experienced and successful player ) is now running classes in North Devon. Click here for details of The Improve Your Bridge Sessions she is starting in High Bickington on Wednesday afternoons or email Sally at email@example.com
Many members of the club played in this event on Sunday 4 November. Results and a brief report is on the North Devon website. Click to go there.
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. In December 2017 Sam & Theo played for the England Under 21 team in The Channel Trophy near Brussels. 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 played in the Under 21 team in The World Youth Championshipsin China in August 2018. Meanwhile Sally has represented England in The Lady Milne again.
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.
Third round of the teams. The big winners this week were Neils Team in Div 2 with 20 and Carol in Div 1 with 18. John Boxall leads Div 1with Penny 9 behind, and Neil leads Div 2 with Alan White just 5 behind. Congratulations to all. Click below for table and hands as usual.
Promotions in November: Malcolm Percival to 2 * Regional Master and Mike Dixon & Jan Ward to 1* Master. Congratulations to all three.
Some thoughts on the hands on December 6