Congratulations to Graham Ledger & Lindsay McDougall on winning the Mollie Simmons Cup.
We collected £310.00 which will be paid to St Michael's Hospice.
There were 11 tables for an extremely enjoyable event. Well done to Chris, Sam and Helen for running and organising the event.
The March newsletter is now out.
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(although of course you can see all of the newsletters by clicking on News and Items)
Many members do not realise what goes on at the EBU and how it interreacts with Clubs and Counties.
Well, it is a membership-funded organisation committed to promoting the game of duplicate bridge. It is made up of 39 County Associations each with nominees holding shares based on the number of members within their respective Counties . At its AGM in November, the shareholders elect a Board of eight directors to run the organisation and determine policy in the government of the game and general matters.
As it happens, our club has 2 (Richard Ray & Keith Bennett) of the 3 Shareholders for Hamshire and attend the meetings.
Richard always compiles notes of the meetings as he believes that the membership needs to know what is going on and that the EBU does work on its members behalf. If you wish to read the latest November notes, click on the link on the LHS under EBU Shareholder Notes. May's notes are also there.
The EBU have now updated the videos on the new laws. They are very easy viewing and even if you are not a director, they're worth having a look.
Either click on this link or the "Useful links" box on LHS.
Chris Kinloch, a grand master and former chairman of the club, runs beginners’ classes on Tuesday evenings from 7.15pm to about 10.15pm from September to July. These are open to members and non-members alike. There is usually about half an hour of teaching,with the rest of the evening devoted to playing and discussing hands based on the topics covered.
Students always receive a hand-out of notes on the session and solutions to problems from the previous week, plus some new problems to tackle for the next session.They also receive copies of the hands they have played, together with commentaries.
For more information phone Chris on 01264 333175
People can then move onto Thursday evening which is a gentle introduction to Duplicate. Anyone can come along without a partner as the organisers will play if necessary. There are often nine or ten tables. Thursday members are encouraged to try Monday and Friday evenings.
Chris also runs a series of sessions for improvers throughout the year. There is about 20-30 minutes teaching followed by lots of hands to play simultaneously and discuss.
One day Seminars:-
Christine Ray is a professional EBUTA teacher who coaches and teaches students at Southampton University. She is also available for one day seminars on any topic.
For more information phone Chris on 023 80253239 or email email@example.com