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
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Bath Bridge Club, Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, BA2 7HP
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Around 30 members, some accompanied by non-playing other halves, enjoyed a splendid bridge weekend at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton, during the weekend leading up to Guy Fawkes Night. Christine and Stuart organised the perfect mix of bridge and social activity in very pleasant surroundings. From the Friday early evening welcome drinks through to the excellent Sunday lunch, a great time was had by all, and we're crossing our fingers that we'll all be able to go again next year. Our thanks to Christine and Stuart - and to everyone who came along to support this very enjoyable event.
For a taste of the weekend's activities, plus photos of the winning pairs, click here.
Members will be saddened to learn that Maureen Mobley, a club stalwart for over 50 years, died in her sleep at the weekend. Maureen's bridge heyday was playing the Vienna club system (brought to this country by refugees back in the 30s and still licensed by the EBU) with her great friend Trish Holland and together they won many events, including the Avon pairs and the Wiltshire-Avon Congress pairs. Central to the system was that all hands over 17 points were opened 1NT irrespective of shape: opponents could never cope with that aspect.
Members will fondly recall Maureen's habit of looking at their convention card – this was in wistful memory of the Vienna system and opponents' regular failure to study her convention card.
After Trish's death Maureen played with several partners and enjoyed club success on a regular basis - indeed her last club outing was the day before she died, partnering Angela Gunning.
Maureen was a widow and a retired teacher and leaves three sons to whom we extend our heartfelt condolences.
Maureen's family kindly timed her funeral so that bridge players could toddle off from the wake at Combe Grove direct to the club and that is exactly what a large number of us did. The sons gave heartfelt eulogies to their mother and a granddaughter baked a fitting cake, as you can all see (right). RK
Thanks to all who came to our first autumn seminar on Hallowe'en – and to Jacky Ceeney and Marion Loudoun for their help with the excellent lunch. We hope it was a treat and that you learned a few tricks.
As we weren't able to accommodate everyone on the waiting list, we're hoping to run a repeat session on Monday 14th January. If there is enough interest, the session will be in the afternoon (coffee/tea at 1.45 for a 2 o'clock start), fuelled by some splendid cakes instead of lunch, and the cost will be £15 per head.
If you'd be interested in attending, please click here and add your name to the list.
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
Heather Spalding & Doreen Vivian
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
Alan Reid & Pete van Praag
Chris Chatfield & John Whiting
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Graeme Dalrymple & Steve Stafford
Keith Radmall & Barry Shephard
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Sylvia Speirs & Graeme Dalrymple
Robert & Pamela Cunningham
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Keith Radmall & Barry Shephard
... 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 email@example.com.
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