Monday evenings 6.45-9.30
Each session starts with a short presentation and practice of a useful topic, followed by 12 hands of assisted play.
Presentation topics will cycle between Bidding (Christine MacFarlane), Declarer play (Chris Jones) and Defence (Trevor Purches).
Cost: £8 pp, including refreshments
For more information, contact Christine.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bath Bridge Club, Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, BA2 7HP
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Bath BC took the honours in the WCBA Championship Pairs Finals, played in Devizes on Sunday 3rd February.
Congratulations to Taf Anthias & Pat Davies, who won with 60.68%, the tiniest margin ahead of Roger Karn & Stuart Bridge, in second place with 60.55%. Richard Moore & John Treble were in 3rd place with 55.41, and Ambrose Holmes-Mackie & James Green came 4th with 54.09%. Well done, everyone!
Click here to see the complete result
The good news is that as at February 1st, 75% of our 300-odd members have renewed their annual subscriptions, as requested.
The not so good news – you've guessed it – is that 25% (that's around 75 members) have not. And that's in spite of the best efforts of the committee members concerned – all volunteers, by the way.
If you're among the 25%, please take the trouble to pay your £15 subscription as soon as possible. This can be by cash or cheque (in a suitably labelled envelope) or by direct transfer using the bank details emailed to you at the beginning of January.
As well as saving you £1 per session, it will also save us having to spend time chasing you up.
This year's AGM will be held on Thursday 21 February and as usual will be followed by a FREE session of duplicate for the Chairman's Shield. All members are welcome to attend.
Starts at 7.00 pm – please arrive in good time
Many congratulations to Bath B - Valerie Austwick, James Dunlop, Susie Gall, Trevor Purches, Marianne Lewin, John Perry, Richard Moore and John Treble - who proved the club's selectors wrong by winning the Wiltshire heat of the national teams-of-8 Garden Cities competition. They beat Bath A by 1 VP after a scoring error was discovered.
We wish them luck in the South-west Regional Final on 27th April.
Cash and cheques should be given either to Neil or to that evening's director.
As we're an EBU club, we use the EBU Blue Book to determine which bidding systems and conventions we are permitted to use.
For most of our sessions, we comply with Level 4, which allows most systems/conventions that most players are likely to be familiar with.
For our Thursday morning Gentle Duplicate and Monday evening Assisted Play, however, we are limited to Level 2, which limits players to fairly simply bidding systems and common conventions: Stayman, transfers and Blackwood are all fine.
If you're not sure about the suitability of any parts of your system, ask any experienced Club Director for guidance. Alternatively, click here for a link to the Blue Book on the EBU website.
What to do if this issue comes up at the table? See our guidance in Doing things right ... (you can find this via Articles in the menu, left).
What level is right for me?
With the growing choice of daytime and evening sessions now available at Bath BC, newer members and visitors may not be sure which options best suit their level of ability and experience.
If you're in doubt, click here to consult our Guide to levels. (It's also available via the menu, left.)
And, of course, feel free to consult any committee member if you need further advice.
Tues am Social Duplicate
Jim Harvey & Judy Corson
Chris & Theresa Franklin
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
Taf Anthias & Pat Davies
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Lesley Irving & Ann O'Reilly
Michael & Sarah Ferguson-Davie
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Fred Hart & John Whittleton
Sylvia & Alan Young
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Chris & Jan Dixon
John Maggs & Paul Cooper
... but not sure how to go about it?
We have a team of volunteers happy to help. To fix up a meeting, email Chris Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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