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About Bath Bridge Club
About Bath Bridge Club
The club plays duplicate bridge three evenings a week at Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club and has also started a programme of daytime bridge:
 
Tuesday evening 7 for 7.15: Duplicate Pairs
Wednesday afternoon 1.05 for 1.15:    NEW    Social Duplicate
Wednesday evening 7 for 7.15: Social Duplicate
Thursday morning 9.45 for 10:    NEW    Gentle Duplicate
Thursday afternoon 1.15 for 1.30:    NEW    Play & Learn (Assisted Play)
Thursday evening 7 for 7.15: Duplicate Pairs
 
Visitors are always welcome, and there is ample free parking.
 
Bath Bridge Club, Registered Charity 1150133 

email bathbridgeclub@gmail.com  |  phone 01225 834135 (club hours only)

News from Eastbourne
News from Eastbourne

Our congratulations to James Green and Alex Lawton, winners of the Brighton Plate for being the top 'non-expert' pair in the Swiss Pairs at the EBU Summer Congress last weekend. James and Alex were the highest placed Bath BC pair, finishing equal 70th in a strong field of 269 pairs.

Congratulations too to James Dunlop, who finished first in the bridge element of last Monday's Bridge & Golf individual event at Eastbourne.

A reminder about our ...
A reminder about our ...

... inaugural daytime Social Duplicate session

Wednesday 31 August - play starts 1.15

(Please arrive by 1.05 latest.)

 

   Hosting available - you can come without a partner

   There will be inaugural cakes at half time

   All welcome

Play & Learn Library

We have started a small lending library for our Play & Learn players – see the Play & Learn page for details

Tony Road

We are sad to report that Tony Road has died after a long illness. Tony was a long-standing member of Bath Bridge Club and played regularly on Wednesdays from the time that the Club was based at Catherine Place. He willingly offered help to the Club whenever it was needed, including training to become a director, subsequently directing on Wednesdays. He was half of a successful partnership with Robin Drummond and they reguarly came in the top three each week. Tony won the Committee Prize in 1999 and the shield that he received then was a treasured possession.

Ann Trevanion

Starting at the end of August ...
Starting at the end of August ...

A second weekly session of

Social Duplicate 

1.15–4.30 on Wednesday afternoons, starting 31 August

In response to the rising popularity of social duplicate at our club we're delighted to be able to offer a second weekly session for the first time in our history. We're hoping that the new daytime slot will attract new players as well as providing a more convenient playing time for some of our regular Wednesday evening players. And of course anyone who's really keen will be welcome to bring sandwiches and stay on for both sessions.

We look forward to seeing you for our inaugural session at the end of the month.

Paul

... and coming up in October
... and coming up in October

Welcome to Bridge – a course for beginners


A course of nine weekly lessons given by Christine MacFarlane of the Bridge School of Bath. The course will be held at the Club at 7.00 on Monday evenings starting on Monday 3 October 2016. There will be a maximum of 24 learners in the class.


The fee for the course is £90, which represents a 25% discount on Bridge School of Bath fees. Full-time students receive a further £30 discount.

Registration is now open – email christine.macf@btinternet.com or call Christine on 07989 440 238. A deposit of £25 is required to reserve a place.

     The next Play & Learn session is on Thursday 1 September, 1.20 for a 1.30 start.    

Go to the Play & Learn page to see this week's Hand of the Week

Gentle Duplicate


We meet every Thursday morning, 10.00–1.00, for a friendly game of duplicate played at a leisurely pace. Experienced players are at hand to act as partner-mentors.


If you'd like to come along to learn, to help or just to play – with or without a partner – you'll be very welcome. 

Our next session is on Thursday 1 September, 9.45 for 10.00 am. Finishes at 1.00.

We've moved to

Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, Monkton Combe, Bath, BA2 7HP

Turning into Shaft Road from North Road at Combe Down, the new premises are a couple of hundred yards down the road (right at the road sign announcing entry to MONKTON COMBE) on the right hand side. There is a large stone monolith at the entrance to the large car park. Entrance to the club is through the double doors facing the outside seating area.

The new premises are fully accessible and there is ample parking. When parking please be considerate and leave spaces nearest the entrance for our less mobile members.


Click here for a map.

Archived news ...
Learning @ Bath BC

We're pleased to announce our initial programme for learners at our new premises.


♦  Beginners' classes  

♦  Assisted Play  

♦  Gentle Duplicate  

Click here for details – please spread the news to anyone who may be interested. A flyer is available.

Click here for an emailable flyer
Congratulations to last week's winners ...

Tuesday
Chris Jones & Trevor Purches


Wednesday
Alan Reid & Steve Stafford
Pam Carwardine & Christine Ware


Thursday
Ed Leatham & Nick Forrest

Results
Thu 25th Aug 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Rita
Scorer: John
Thu 25th Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Frances
Scorer: Grant
Wed 24th Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Alan
Scorer: John
Tue 23rd Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Grant
Scorer: James
Thu 18th Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Trevor
Scorer: Stuart
Wed 17th Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Roy
Scorer: Lesley
Calendar
Tue 30th Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: James
Scorer: Paul/Richard Moore
Host: Marion
Wed 31st Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Les
Scorer: Lesley
Host: Cheryl
Wed 31st Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Thu 1st Sep 2016
Gentle Duplicate
10.00
Friendly, unhurried and fun
Director: John
Scorer: John
Thu 1st Sep 2016
Play & Learn
1.30 pm
Assisted play for improvers
Director: Chris
Scorer: Chris
Thu 1st Sep 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: James
Scorer: Paul
Host: Angela
Learning @ Bath BC

We're pleased to announce our initial programme for learners at our new premises.


♦  Beginners' classes  

♦  Assisted Play  

♦  Gentle Duplicate  

Click here for details – please spread the news to anyone who may be interested. A flyer is available.

Click here for an emailable flyer
Congratulations to last week's winners ...

Tuesday
Chris Jones & Trevor Purches


Wednesday
Alan Reid & Steve Stafford
Pam Carwardine & Christine Ware


Thursday
Ed Leatham & Nick Forrest

Results
Thu 25th Aug 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Rita
Scorer: John
Thu 25th Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Frances
Scorer: Grant
Wed 24th Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Alan
Scorer: John
Tue 23rd Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Grant
Scorer: James
Thu 18th Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Trevor
Scorer: Stuart
Wed 17th Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Roy
Scorer: Lesley
Calendar
Tue 30th Aug 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: James
Scorer: Paul/Richard Moore
Host: Marion
Wed 31st Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Les
Scorer: Lesley
Host: Cheryl
Wed 31st Aug 2016
Social Duplicate
Thu 1st Sep 2016
Gentle Duplicate
10.00
Friendly, unhurried and fun
Director: John
Scorer: John
Thu 1st Sep 2016
Play & Learn
1.30 pm
Assisted play for improvers
Director: Chris
Scorer: Chris
Thu 1st Sep 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: James
Scorer: Paul
Host: Angela